Monday, May 11, 2015

Awww Monday: New Crop of Kittens

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These kittens were at the shelter Friday.

Ahhh!  We love the hammock!

While i couldn't quite get a picture of him doing it, the brother at the bottom was not quite asleep.  Every time the sister at that side of the hammock flicked her tail over the edge, he would reach up and bat at it!

He's stretching to bat at his sister's tail!

If they could read the note on top of their cage, they might say, "We didn't know we were broken!"

Today is

Aso ote Tala Lei -- Tuvalu (Gospel Day)

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first cmmercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

Ma Zu, Goddess of the Sea’s Birthday -- Buddhism; Taoism

National Geographic Geography Bee -- National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington, D.C., US (through Wednesday, with the finals aired then)

National Mocha Torte Day

National Technology Day -- India

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned proceedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

Women's Check-up Day 2015 -- US (always the Monday after Mother's Day, encouraging women to be proactive about their health

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910
Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982
Jonathan Jackson, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Boyd Gaines, 1953
Robert Jarvik, 1946
Mort Sahl, 1927
Bernard Fox, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852
Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949
Israel joins the United Nations, 1949
In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997
In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011


  1. It's a good idea to "fix" strays before offering them for rehoming, you should see the stray cats in Greece. But funnily enough they often look quite happy, they carve out territory on the seashore and the rocks like in my header photo, and seem reasonably well fed. Many are very endearing and friendly.

  2. the child? she loves her doodle. she is BEGGGGING FOR A CAT. :0)

  3. Aww, so cute. Hope they find great homes with loving families!

  4. Aww! they looks so cute don't they :-)

  5. Awww, they are so cute. I'll take them all. I sure wish I could too.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

  6. We have three cats and that's more than plenty, but if I'm not careful, the idea that there's always room for one more will override my common sense. Must not give in to the cuteness.

  7. spaying or neutering is a true act of kindness. Happier and healthier cats and dogs !

  8. So cute; they almost make me want one. If only Mrs. C. wasn't allergic.

  9. Awww. Those kitties aren't broken at all. So cute. My Bubba might have looked something like that as a kitten, though he just has a little white spot on his chest and one white toe. We got him as a 5 year-old, so I don't have his baby pictures. Those kittens are sooo cute. My son just emailed me from Australia about saving a kitten stuck in barbed wire and he's sort of adopted this kitty at the hostel. So cute!

  10. Awww, kittens! It's hard to resist a pile of kittens! Rescued are the best breed too!