Monday, January 12, 2015

Awww Monday: Baby

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's easy to participate, just post a picture that makes everyone say, "Awww!"  We can all use a dose of cute at the start of the work week.

It's not kitten season, but i dug into the files for this one:

Bottle-feed kitten from a while back.
While i don't remember all of them, or all of their names, i do remember i had someone snap this photo because this kitten loved to suck our fingers when she wasn't actually hungry.

Speaking of kittens, for the next two Thursdays Little Girl and i are taking the evening shift cleaning the cages only at the shelter.  The cages are for kittens and the few sick cats we have there.  Our regular Friday duties are also being tended, but we are subbing for someone who is out since we have plans to be out in February.  After our first time doing only cages and not colony rooms, Little Girl commented, "Oh, that was too easy!"  Indeed, it is.

Today is:

Clean Off Your Desk Day -- me and what army? (Note:  some sites put this as always on Jan. 9, some the second Monday of January; either way, my question remains)

Compitalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (slave festival to the Lares and Manes, household gods)

Curried Chicken Day

Eat Crackers and Try to Whistle Day -- just to see if it's as much fun as it was when you were young

Eugenio Maria de Hostos' Day -- Puerto Rico (birth anniv. obs.)

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day -- an internet generated holiday with whatever purpose you decide to give it

Goblin Gala -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies not invited)

Hen Galan -- Gwaun Valley, Dyfed, Wales (New Year Celebration begins -- yes, they still use the old calendar)

Little League Girls Baseball Day -- girls were finally allowed to play this date in 1974

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

Memorial Day -- Turkmenistan

National Clean Off Your Desk Day -- so that, at least once each year, you can see the top of your desk and prepare for the year's upcoming paperwork

National Marzipan Day

National Pharmacist Day -- US

North American International Auto Show -- Detroit, MI, US (a showcase for the world's vehicle introductions; through the 25th)

Peddler's Village Quilt Competition and Display -- Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA (handmade quilts of all types, open daily through Mar. 29)

Plough Monday -- UK (farm work is resumed the Monday following the 12 Days of Christmas, and ploughs are brought to the church to be blessed)

Rubber Band Veteran Day -- to commemorate the warriors and heroes of rubber band fights around the globe and in your very own school or office

Seijin-no-hi -- Japan (Adult's Day, or Coming of Age Day; celebrating all who have reached age 20, full legal adult age, in the past year)

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day -- because it's too soon to give up

St. Benedict Biscop's Day (Founder and Patron of English Benedictines, and Patron of musicians, painters; Sunderland, England)

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- Tanzania

Birthdays Today:

HAL, 1997 (according to A. C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Jeff Bezos, 1964
Oliver Platt, 1960
Kirstie Alley, 1955
Howard Stern, 1954
Rush Limbaugh, 1951
Joe Frazier, 1944
Glenn Yarborough, 1930
Ray Price, 1926
Ira Hamilton Hayes, 1922
James Farmer, 1920
Luise Rainer, 1910
Tex Ritter, 1905
Joe E. Lewis, 1902
Jack London, 1876
John Singer-Sargent, 1856
Edmund Burke, 1729
Charles Perrault, 1628
John Winthrop, 1588 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dynasty"(TV) 1981
"All in the Family"(TV), 1971
"Batman"(TV), 1966
"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"(TV) 1949
"Ottone, re di Germania"(Handel's Opera, HWV 15). 1723

Today in History:

Tsarina Elizabeth establishes the first university in Russia, 1755
The first US public museum is established, in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1773
Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in California, 1777
The first cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez, 1812
Anthracite coal is first used to smelt iron, in Mauch Chunk,Pennsylvania, 1839
The Royal Aeronautical Society is founded in England, 1866
The Dow-Jones closes above 100 for the first time, 1906
A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, 1908
The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees, 1911
The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote, 1915
Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens, 1918
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate, 1932
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation, 1967
An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, 1991
A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali, 1992
Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning, 1998
The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage, 2004
Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, 2006
The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal, 2006
Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years, 2007
An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 230,000 and destroys most of Port-au-Prince, 2010


  1. Awww, you and your kids do so many wonderful things. Your family is an inspiration.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. :)

  2. I agree, very inspirational! And that picture is so adorable it should be illegal!!

  3. what a sweetie pie! Love kitties! Speaking of which-what happened to the kitty ( cannot remember his name) that had a cleft palate? Is he ok now. I remember he had the surgery, but lost track after that.
    Big hugs to you and all your caring family!

    1. Kathe, he had his surgery, which was more extensive than they thought it would be. He did recover and go to his new home, and i assume he's charming the pants off of them like he did us.

  4. You really should have a warning label on this blog. That much cuteness can be fatal to a bad mood.


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