Friday, September 18, 2015

Feline Friday: Fond, Sad Farewell

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While i was out of town, Sweetie decided to take KidaMosquito to the vet.  Dr. Bea decided to do blood work to see if she was hyperthyroid.

It wasn't that, and she called to leave a message, asking if we wanted her to call the lab and order more tests, or if we had already put her through enough, because now the signs were pointing to kidney failure.

Sweetie waited a few hours for me to get home and for us to talk about it, and we were going to let Dr. Bea know the next morning.

That evening, KidaMosquito didn't eat much, and by the next morning, she didn't come out to eat at all.  She went peacefully in her sleep in the night.

We had told the vet that the morning that she didn't come howl at me to be fed would be the day, but she didn't make us go through with it.

She was loved and will be missed.

Classic KidaMosquito when she was in her prime.

Close-up of KidaMosquito a few days before i left on my trip.

Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)

Chiropractic Founder's Day -- celebrating the first chiropractic adjustment ever performed, by D.D. Palmer on Harvey Lillard, on this date in 1895

Clean Up the World Weekend -- it's a big challenge, but we can try 

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through October)

Ear Wig Fitting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 8, Human Rights (sponsored by We, the World)

Great British Beach Clean -- UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Monday)

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day -- they are generally anonymous, often underappreciated, so today, give one a hug! (if you know any, that is)

Independence Day -- Chile

Jeans for Genes Day -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (58th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

Morton Pumpkin Festival -- Morton, IL, US (the Pumpkin Capital of the World; through Sunday)

National Cheeseburger Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day -- US 

National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- US 

National Respect! Day(sm) -- US (encouraging abused women to respect themselves enough to get out)

National Tradesmen Day -- US

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

Paryushana Parva -- Jain (eight day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement, and a celebration of the natural qualities of the soul; local observances of the dates can vary)

Plataia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Rhishi Panchami -- Nepal (continuation of the women's festival, a holiday for Female Employees Only)

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow) 

St. Joseph of Cupertino's Day (Levitating saint, and so Patron of air crews, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, pilots/aviators, students, test takers; Cupertino, Italy)

Summerset Festival -- Clement Park, Littleton, CO, US (a big, fun good-bye to summer; through Sunday)

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)

The Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through Oct. 4)

Thimphu Drubchen -- Thimphu, Bhutan (start of one of Bhutan's biggest tshechu festivals, sacred masked dances dedicated to Bhutan's protective spirit; tourists may watch but are strictly prohibited from taking pictures; through the 22nd)

Tzom Gedalya -- Judaism (Fast of Gedalia, a dawn to dusk day of fasting to lament the assassination of Gedalia the righteous governor of Judea)

World Water Monitoring Day -- International 

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964
The United States Air Force becomes a separate military service, 1947
Hull House opens, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Jada Pinkett Smith, 1971
Lance Armstrong, 1971
Alsha Tyler, 1970
James Gandolfini, 1961
Ryne Sandberg, 1959
Frankie Avalon, 1939
Robert Blake, 1933
Scotty Bowman, 1933
June Foray, 1920
Jack Warden, 1920
Rossano Brazzi, 1916
Agnes DeMille, 1905
Greta Garbo, 1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 1905
John Diefenbaker, 1895
Joseph Story, 1779
George Read, 1733
Samuel Johnson, 1709
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus, Emperor Trajan, 53

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Baseball"(Documentary), 1994
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"(TV), 1967
"Get Smart"(TV), 1965
"The Addams Family"(TV), 1964
"Wagon Train"(TV), 1957
"The Paul Winchell Show"(TV), 1950
"Johnny Belinda"(Play), 1940
"Strictly Dishonorable"(Play), 1929
"Disraeli"(Play), 1911

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Ft. Ticonderoga, NY opens, 1755
The British capture Quebec City, 1759
John Harris builds the first spinet piano in the US, 1769
President Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, 1793
Royal Opera House in London opens, 1809
A horse beats the first US made locomotive, near Baltimore, 1830
Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City; the store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", 1837
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is first published, 1842
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times, 1851
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
The banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia declares bankruptcy, which starts the Panic of 1873 and a severe economic depression, 1873
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time, 1879
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination, 1885
In appreciation for all she had done for the tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse, adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe, is made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, 1891
Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment, 1895
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong, 1906
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I, 1914
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote, 1919
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air, 1927
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel, 1928
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, 1948
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, 1960
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash, 1961
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations, 1962
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations, 1973
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people, 1974
Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together, 1977
Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station, 1980
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic, 1984
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations, 1990
ICANN is formed, 1998
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast, 2009
Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary oof their independence, 2010
After a large storm that took the roof off of Stadium Southland in Invercargill, 100,000 people in New Zealand are left without water, 2010


  1. Aww! that is sad RIP KidaMosquito :-(

  2. Sorry for your loss, pets are real family members.

  3. I'm sorry. I know it hurts when they pass.

  4. i'm sorry your little old one is gone...

  5. I'm so sorry you lost your girl.

  6. Oh so sad- we've been through this so many times. Our deepest sympathies- Kidamosquito was a sweet kitty.

  7. Our pets are such a huge part of our lives. My condolences.

  8. I'm so very sorry for you loss. I know how these precious ones become part of the family. We have our Little Bit and she's not doing all that well. Everyday with here is a blessing.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Big healing hugs. ♥♥♥

  9. Oh we are so sorry. That is really quick for Kidney failure but maybe she had had for a while and just didn't show any signs. We sure send many purrs and hugs too.

  10. I hope she's happy up there on the Rainbow Bridge.

  11. So sorry. I hope she's purring in her new found sleep.

  12. Oh I'm so sorry you lost your girl. I know firsthand and recently how very painful that is. It's such a heartache. Hugs to you.


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