Friday, March 6, 2015

Feline Friday: What is that!

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

It's easy to participate.  Just post a picture of a cat -- your cat, a LOL cat, or even draw a cat -- and link up!

Speaking of cats, our cats want to know, what in the world is that!

Dansig is very concerned about what is going on here.

Enigma is not going to get too close.

SissyCat is not amused.

Friend Chris had a customer who was about to go to the vet to have this sweet guy euthanized because his plans to breed and sell Cocker Spaniels wasn't paying off as he wanted it to.  Now we are puppy-sitting until Little Girl's friend at school, whose parents have approved them adopting this dog, can take him on Saturday.

 Too cute, isn't he?

The poor cats.  First a duck and a chick, and now a puppy.  It's no wonder all of my cats are a bit off.

Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Aldo Leopold Weekend -- Wisconsin, US (celebrating Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic; through Sunday)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Friday:  Middle Name Pride Day, established by Jerry Hall as a day in which to tell at least 3 people who don't know it what your middle name is, and be proud of it

Dress in Blue Day -- US, for colorectal cancer awareness

Employee Appreciation Day

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Holi -- Hindu (Festival of Color, where everyone gets doused with colored water, or powder, or paint, or all of them; it's been described as an iridescent madhouse)
     officially recognized holiday in Guyana; India; Nepal; Suriname
     Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsay -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

International Festival of Owls -- Houston, MN, US (a great way to celebrate and learn about the wonderful creatures that are owls; through Sunday)

Kaziukas Fair -- Vilnius, Lithuania (traditional craft fair dates back to the 17th century; through Sunday)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

Midnight at the Oasis -- Yuma, AZ, US (nostalgic festival featuring cars and music of the 50s and 60s; throughy Sunday)

National Day of Unplugging -- sponsored by Reboot, encouraging recharging your spiritual life by unplugging your technology from sunset today to sunset tomorrow
National Doodle Day -- UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)

National Frozen Food Day

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

National Salesperson Day

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)

Words by the Water: a Cumbrian Literature Festival -- Lake District, The Theatre by the Lake at Keswick, Devon, England (a lively literary festival; through the 15th)

World Day of Prayer-- International and Ecumenical; a day for Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action; this year's International Committee is meeting in the Bahamas 

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Amy Pietz, 1969
Connie Britton, 1968
D.L. Hughley, 1963
Tom Arnold, 1959
David Gilmour, 1946
Rob Reiner, 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944
Dave Gilmour, 1944
Ben Murphy, 1942
Willie Stargell, 1941
Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937
Lorin Maazel, 1930
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928
Alan Greenspan, 1926
Ed McMahon, 1923
Will Eisner, 1917
Lou Costello, 1906
Bob Wills, 1905
Ring Lardner, 1885
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619
Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986
"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952
"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933
"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853
"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834
After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836
Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869
Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951
United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981
Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992
A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994
Picasso's painting TĂȘte de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997
Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013


  1. Geesh, they would put down a dog because their plans didn't work for breeding? Makes you hope they never get another dog. Sorry....just touched a nerve here. We had a beautiful gorgeous corgi that came from a line of champions, pure bred, AKC, you name it. We made the choice when we first got him as a puppy to neuter him rather than "stud him out" because we wouldn't know who the pups would go to and we wanted to be responsible pet owners (we lost him to cancer this past December, still devastated by it).

    I am glad you are house sitting until the dog can go to a home that will love it and that you helped save its life.

    Cute cats :)


  2. so glad he has a home!!! good lord, people! animals are not throwaways!

  3. What kind of monster would put down a puppy?

  4. What Joe said. Why would you put down this precious baby. Good grief. Our babies are part of the family.

    Have a fabulous day. Your family rocks. :)

  5. Hard to believe anyone would consider euthanizing such a beautiful creature.

  6. Crikey why would anyone wanna d that with such a gorgeous puppy :-(

    At least he now has a home waiting for him awww!

    Have a puppytastic weekend :-)

  7. WHAT?! He bought a cocker to breed and then decided it wasn't making enough money and decided to KILL the dog??!! Special place in hell reserved for people that selfish and unfeeling.

  8. It is so interesting watching animals.
    Strange guy though not wanting to keep this dog alive. I sometimes wonder why people breed animals when they don't even like them.

  9. Oh, my word... I try to be even tempered about people and pets, that just (censored) me off! He was going to do that pup in because it didn't dump puppies all over the place?? SNARL...
    I hope the kitties are calming a bit. It probably would be a bit confusing with a pup-chick-duck, whatever around. Let the sniffing begin!


  10. If it were up to me, I'd get a puppy and dump the cats. Cute little cocker spaniel. Too bad you have to give him back.

  11. You can send the puppy over to us - Jo would love to have him! I have no suitable name for the person who was going to put it down.