Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Well, i wanted...

...to be able to make this post differently, but it is what it is, and it will have to do, and it's all good news even if it's not the way i planned it.

Yesterday someone reminded me that i haven't done my duty and reported what happened to our precious Lorax.

He had his surgery, and it was a doozy.  His cleft was worse than they thought, and he took a lot longer to recover than they thought.

The original plan was that he would come back here for a day or two before being taken home by his new owners.

Miss W. was on duty the day he was discharged from the vet, and she didn't know that, so she sent him straight to his new owners.

They are thrilled with him, and love him like crazy, and even though he had to have a second surgery about a month after he got out of the vet from the first one, they couldn't be happier.

They have also not answered our request for one last visit with him, to see how he is doing.

My plan was to post pics of him, ending with one of him with his new mistress, showing how happy he is now.

Instead, i will just report that he's doing great, and here is my favorite picture of the little guy, before we even knew he had the cleft palate.

The Milk Mustache Pic!

Since he's happy, i am, even if i would have loved one more chance to see him.

Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Touch a Heart Tuesday

Birthday of Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

First Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Heroes Day -- Namibia

Ilmatar Day -- Finland (Water Mother, goddess of the heavens)

Make Your Own Luck Day -- for those who refuse to sit around and wait for it

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Day of Repentance -- Papua New Guinea

National Dog Day -- sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation

St. Adrian of Nicodemia's Day (Patron of butchers, prison guards, soldiers; against plague)

Tvimanuor -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means "Double Month", and the origin is uncertain; perhaps because winter is coming and it's time to double up on the preparations)

Umhlanga -- Swaziland (Reed Dance for the Zulu King; a fascinating week long ritual with beautiful costumes, dancing and singing, culminating as well as in a speech in which the King addresses the people, on Sept. 1)

Women's Equality Day -- US (commemorates Women's Suffrage)

Yoshida no Hi Matsuri -- Yoshida, Japan (fest to mark the end of Mt. Fuji climbing season; through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Chris Pine, 1980
Macaulay Culkin, 1980
Christopher Burke, 1965
Branford Marsalis, 1960
Ben Bradlee, 1921
Mother Teresa, 1910
Albert Bruce Sabin, 1906
Christopher Isherwood, 1904
Peggy Guggenheim, 1898
Lee de Forest, 1873
Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria, 1819
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, 1743
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, 1740

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Cincinnati Reds vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Doubleheader(first MLB games televised), 1939
"Lightnin'"(Play), 1918
"Elijah"(Mendelssohn Op. 70 MWV A25), 1846

Today in History:

Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pieta, 1498
The Pennsylvania Ministerium, the first Lutheran denomination in North America, is founded in Philidelphia, 1748
John Fitch is granted a US patent for his working steamboat, 1791
Charles Thurber patents a typewriter, 1843
The first news dispatch by telegraph is made, 1858
Major eruption of Krakatoa, 36,000 dead, 1883
19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the vote, takes effect, 1920
The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, 1939
The USSR announces the first successful test of an ICBM, 1957
The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec, 1977
John Paul I is elected Pope, 1978
The agreement on how to divide the Czech Republic and Slovakia is signed, 1992
Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia, 2008
Israel requests that Germany arrest Klaas Carel Faber, a Nazi war criminal who killed 20 Jews at Westerbork concentration camp, 2010


  1. i am so sorry they've not answered your request to visit! that's quite sad and cruel. you've done so much for this little guy. but, that said, i am glad they love him dearly. that's what counts going forward. so glad he's doing well.

  2. Thanks for the update. You know how partial I was to this little guy. I was hoping he had a successful surgery. I'm so happy he's thriving. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  3. At least he ended up in a good home. I hope he has a happy life.


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