Friday, April 24, 2015

A to Z: U is for Unbelievable, a Feline Friday Post

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

Pet me, please!  Your hands are softer than rubbing on the bars!

The blurry cat pictured above is named Fuzzy, although i call her Fuzz-pot.  She wants to be petted, right now!  It was very difficult to get her to stay still for a picture.

When you are petting or loving on her, she is the sweetest cat in the world, snuggling and making friends with everyone.

When she has to be given medicine, wrap her in two towels and grab the forceps to get it into her or she will do a good job of trying to take your hand off.

That's not the only reason this Fuzzy is unbelievable, at least to us at the shelter.

She had a prolapsed rectum.  It didn't bother her, she snuggled and loved on people, and she was too loving to give up on.  She had surgery.

The first surgery didn't hold.  The vet said a second surgery would do it.  Then the third would do the trick, and a fourth...

By the time we took her to a different vet who specialized in this problem, and he had to try three times (on his dime, we can't afford to pay for that much medical care for one cat), we had all but given up hope for her.

Meanwhile, she lived at the vet's office and became their mascot for a while.

Now she's back, and unbelievably, the final surgery seems to be holding her hind end in where it belongs.

She has to be on special $80/bag food for the rest of her life, and of course quite believably, she isn't crazy about it.  Any other food, and she could go right back to the same problem, so we have to be strict.

Meh, it's edible, I guess!

She still, unbelievably, is as sweet and loving as ever, as long as you aren't doing anything medical to her.  She holds no grudges about it.

Someone get me out of here and adopt me!

Today is

Ambivalence Day -- a holiday to tell your friends about, or not

Arbor Day -- US

Austin Food and Wine Festival -- Austin, TX, US (superstar chefs and sommeliers, over 40 cooking demos and wine seminars, private grand tastings and more; through Sunday)

Cape May Spring Festival -- Cape May, NJ, US (ten days of spring activities highlighting the Victorian lifestyle)

Concord Day -- Niger

C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) -- Chicago, IL, US (through Sunday)

Dandelion Day/Springfest Weekend -- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US (annual celebration used as a respite to diffuse tension around exam time)
DNA Day -- a day for teachers, students, and everyone to learn more about genetics and genomics sponsored by and the Smithsonian

Feast of Eros -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Genocide Remembrance Day / Martyrs' Day-- Armenia

Hairball Awareness Day -- sponsored by Furminator (which product actually does work, by the way) and Hills Pet Nutrition

Happenstance and Coincidence Evening -- Fairy Calendar

Interstate Mullet Toss / The Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party -- FloraBama Bar, Gulf Shores, Alabama, US (fish flingers stand on the Alabama side of the property and toss them onto the Florida side, with proceeds going to charity; through Sunday)

Kapyong Day -- Australia (Battle of Kapyong, 1951)

Loktantra Diwas -- Nepal (Democracy Day)

Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive -- Mississippi River valley of southeast Missouri, US (several scenic small towns along the valley have homemade goodies, quilt shows, history tours, entertainment, and more; through Sunday)

National Dream Hotline® -- sponsored by the School of Metaphysics, any time from this evening until Sunday night, call in and get your, or someone else's for that matter, dream interpreted 

National Teach Children to Save Day -- sponsored by the American Banking Association

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- NOLA, US (the best music and food festival around! through May 3)

Panoply® -- Huntsville, AL, US (comprehensive arts festival, including music, theater, dance, and a juried art show; through Sunday)

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Spring Cat Cleaning Day -- because someone, somewhere, thinks you need to bathe your cat; ask the cat, he will refuse, and if you become insistent, be careful

St. Ives' Day (Patron of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England)

St. Mark's Eve*

Undiagnosed Children's Day -- sponsored by SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name), supporting families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions; this year's theme is "It's A Mystery"

Vallenato Legend Festival -- Valledupar, Colombia (one of Colombia’s most important music and folk festivals; through May 2)

World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival -- Ocean City, MD, US (carvings and sculpture of all sizes, for competition and for sale; through Sunday)

World Meningitis Day 

*A young lady may eat a boiled dove's egg sprinkled with salt and place
a tulip, sacred to St. Mark, in a vase next to her bed, and so she will 
dream of the man she will marry.

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots marries Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris, 1558

Birthdays Today:

Courtnee Draper, 1985
Kelly Clarkson, 1982
Eric Balfour, 1977
Chipper Jones, 1972
Cedric the Entertainer, 1964
Djimon Hounsou, 1964
Michael O’Keefe, 1955
Eric Bogosian, 1953
Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1952
Doug Clifford, 1945
Barbra Streisand, 1942
Richard M. Daley, 1942
Sue Grafton, 1940
Jill Ireland, 1936
Shirley MacLaine, 1934
Stanley J. Kauffmann, 1916
Robert Penn Warren, 1905
Michael J. Dady, 1850
George N. Bascom, 1836
Anthony Trollope, 1815
Robert Bailey Thomas, 1766
Edmund Cartwright, 1743

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dancing at Lughnasa"(Play), 1990
"Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons"(Oratorio, Haydn H 21/3), 1801
The Boston News-Letter(Newspaper), 1704 (first successful newspaper in the British colonies)

Today in History:

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut, BC1479
Traditional date for the Greeks entering Troy using the Trojan Horse, BC1184
The appearance of Halley's Comet causes monks in England to predict evil happenings, 1066
The Boston "News-Letter" becomes the first successful newspaper in the colonies, 1704

"La Marseillaise" is composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792
The Library of Congress is established, 1800
A patent is granted for the first soda fountain, 1833
William Price of the Washington Star becomes the first reporter to be specifically assigned to the White House, 1897
The fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented, 1928
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Cosmonaut  Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, the first person to die during a space mission, 1967
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations, 1968
The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched, 1970
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine, 1990
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, 2005
Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea, 2005
Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime, 2007
Scientists in Kamchatka, Russia, report sighting the first adult white orca to be seen in the wild, 2012


  1. oh how I LOVE THIS
    we (ok I ) could learn from the hold no grudges.

  2. She'd be the one I'd adopt. The one that needs you and most. Okay, I admit it, I'm a sucker for the underdogs of the world. What a great story.

    Our Little Bit has to have special food too. Very expense and thank goodness she loves it. We're most fortunate. there.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday. Tons of scritches to Fuzz-pot. ♥♥♥

  3. May I send a small donation to help to offset cost of the cat food? Please let me know. Thank you! xo

  4. Aww! I hope it all holds and she stays well, had to laugh at

    or she will do a good job of trying to take your hand off. heheh!

    Have a great weekend :-)

  5. ah ha we know all about cats taking hands off or at least trying!
    Our Lucy has gum issues and needs teeth cleaning every year- I'd rather brush her teeth, but that is NOT happening!
    I am so glad Fuzz Pot is finally ok!

  6. I haven't heard about this problem with cats. I hope the problem has been fixed.

  7. Ah, I feel terrible for poor Fuzz-pot. She's obviously such a loving sweetie. It's gratifying to know that there were vets willing to do pro bono work. I hope she's okay now and will be adopted. I also hope she gets let out of her cage on occasion.

    (Thanks for the advice about the Linky. I think your idea is the first one that may work.)


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