Monday, March 23, 2015

Awww Monday: Mom and Dad

Awww Mondays is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's a great way to start the work week, with a smile.

Just post a picture that makes you say, "Awww!" and link up!

Last year, we bottle raised a purebred Persian kitten named Lorax.  He turned out to have a severely cleft palate, but was adopted by a family that promised to love and care for him and pay for further surgeries if needed.

They've kept their promise, and are taking great care of him.  They haven't sent us any pictures, which is a bit disappointing, but it's nice to know he's happy, and they love him dearly.

Over the past several weeks, the lady who owns his parents has been having serious trouble in her own life, and cannot care for them any more.  They were dumped at her place by her daughter, she never signed up for purebred Persians with all the extra care they need.  She called our shelter and begged for help.

So Lorax's parents are now at the shelter and up for adoption  Two of the cutest Persians ever.

Mother cat Giselle.

His daddy, Lieth.

Just for good measure, a picture of Lorax when he was here:

The Lorax, snuggling with another foster kitten.

Today is:

Ancient Roman Calendar Celebrations on this date
     Day of Mouring -- leading up to the festival for Hilaria
     Invocation Day of Mars and Saturn
     Tubilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony to purify the trumpets used in sacred ceremonies)

Cuddly Kitten Day -- because the cats can't let the dogs get all the attention

Dandelion Dance -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship -- Hungary and Poland

Day of the Sea -- Bolivia (Dia del Mar)

Labour Day -- Christmas Island

Liberty Day -- today in 1775, Patrick Henry said, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Lieldienas -- Ancient Latvian Calendar ("Big Days" or "Long Days", four day celebration of spring, each day devoted to a different deity)

National Arts Advocacy Day -- US; through tomorrow

National Chip and Dip Day

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day -- encouraging you to adopt a shelter pup today

Near Miss Day -- commemorates the mountain sized asteroid that was a near miss on this day in 1989

Otago Provincial Anniversary -- Otago, New Zealand

Rally for Decency Day -- Commemorates the first Rally for Decency, prompted on this day in 1969 by Jim Morrison

Republic Day -- Pakistan

St. Turibius de Mongrovejo's Day (Patron of Latin American bishops, native rights; Peru)

Toast Day -- supposedly for the invention of Melba toast; a recent article says it takes 6 steps to toast bread the "right" way; i say if you can't put bread in the toaster and butter it when it comes out and need long sets of instructions, you shouldn't be let loose in society!

World Meteorological Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

The University of California is founded in Oakland, California, 1868

Birthdays Today:

Michelle Monaghan, 1976
Keri Russell, 1976
Richard Grieco, 1965
Amanda Plummer, 1957
Chaka Khan, 1953
Louie Anderson, 1953
Roger Bannister, 1929
Wernher Von Braun, 1912
Akira Kurosawa, 1910
Joan Crawford, 1905

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Bold and the Beautiful"(TV), 1987
"Detective Story"(Play), 1950
"Truth or Consequences"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Eighteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 1066
The first dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published, 1490
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London, 1743
Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, 1775
After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home, 1806
Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City, 1857
The Boers and Britain sign a peace accord that ends the First Boer War, 1881
President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22, starting a Land Run, 1889
The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes, 1903
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world, 1956
NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young), 1965
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans, 1980
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President, 1996
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji, 2001
In Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks reports that radioactive iodine in city tap water is two times the recommended level for infants, 2011


  1. you win!! :-)
    LIETH did make me instinctively go "AWWWW"

  2. awww. i hope they will go to a good, loving, caring home.

  3. Awww, you know how much I love Lorax right. I'm sure you do. I think of him often and this post put a smile on my face.

    Thanks for a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  4. Gooooood morning. Interesting friends you have there, especially the white cat. I like her face. Very cute.
    Have a great day Messymimi. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I am so happy to read a Lorax update! You and your family are amazing! Huge Hugs!

  6. I hope these parent kitties fid good homes.

  7. I wish the best for these dear kittays. I wish them to find a loving home.

  8. Cute cats! I do hope they get adopted out!


  9. Awww...I see why you named him Lorax. The whole family has those cute little beards. If I lived closer, I'd be tempted, but I'd never put a cat through that kind of travel to a new home. I'm sure they will find a home soon.

  10. that is so sad about Lorax's parents. Pray they find furever homes soon. Would love to follow your blog, if you could please install the "follow by email" widget, please let me know. Thanks!

  11. We sure hope Lorax's parents find their furever homes soon! They are beautiful kitties!

  12. It is always nice to find that perfect forever home! I liked this share, it brought smiles! Have a great week. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Oh my...I love the Lorax. ❤

  14. Oh my...I love the Lorax. ❤

  15. Aw for sure! Sweeties, all! And the name Lorax is wonderful! :)