Wednesday, May 10, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday; Don't let Tripod's...

...sweet, gentle look fool you...

...just a few hours ago, she was a raging lunatic when she...

...tried to bite me, scratched the vet tech, and peed all over the vet, the exam table, the floor, and her carrier!

To say this one doesn't like the veterinarian is an understatement.

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.

Today is: 

Bonnie Blue Horse Show -- Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA, US (a major, A-rated, all-breed event of the American Horse Show Association; through Saturday)

Clean up Your Room Day -- one of those holidays that no one knows how it got started, but it's a good idea, especially if your house is decorated by teens in "Recently Ransacked" style!

Constitution Day -- Federated States of Micronesia

Golden Spike Day -- finishing the first US Trancontinental Railroad in 1869

Mother's Day -- Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico 

National Bike to School Day -- US (encouraging kids to have fun, get their exercise, and get to school under their own steam) 

National Nightshift Workers Day/Third Shift Workers Day -- US (remembering those intrepid souls who keep things running smoothly through the night)

National Receptionist Day -- US (because that first impression is important; National Receptionists Association

National School Nurse Day -- US (the school nurse is there to help!) 

National Shrimp Day

Royal Windsor Horse Show -- Windsor, England (through the 17th)

St. Cathal's Day (Patron of blind people, drought relief, epileptics, paralyzed people; Taranto, Italy; against blindness, drought, epilepsy, hernias, paralysis, plagues, storms)

St. Father Damien of Moloka'i's Day (Patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS; Hawaii)

St. Job the Patriarch's Day (Patron against depression and ulcers)

Trust Your Intuition Day -- practice, and you'll get better at it

Visakh Bochea -- Cambodia (Buddha Day)

Birthdays Today:

Kenan Thompson, 1978
Amanda Borden, 1977
Jason Brooks, 1966
Paul "Bono" Hewson, 1960
Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957
Donovan, 1946
Dave Mason, 1946
Marie-France Pisier, 1944
Judith Jamison, 1943
Gary Owens, 1936
Barbara Taylor Bradford, 1933
Pat Summerall, 1930
Ara Raoul Parseghian, 1923
Nancy Walker, 1922
T. Berry Brazelton, 1918
"Mother" Maybelle Carter, 1909
David O. Selznick, 1902
Fred Astaire, 1899
Max Steiner, 1888
Karl Barth, 1868
George Ross, 1730
Emperor Fushimi of Japan, 1265
Emperor Claudius, 213

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Twister(Film), 1996
"The Rest of the Story"(Radio), 1976
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major(Shostakovich Op. 102), 1957

Today in History:

The Roman armies under Titus open a full scale assault on Jerusalem, 70
Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb, 1267
Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I, 1291
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves on a voyage to the New World, 1497
Christopher Columbus "discovers" the Cayman Islands, 1503
Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland, 1534
Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary, 1559
England forcefully annexes Jamaice from Spain, 1655
Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod, 1752
Louis XVI becomes King of France, 1774
The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America, 1801
New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels, 1837
In India, the first war of Independence begins, 1857
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike, 1869
Romania  declares itself independent from Turkey, 1877
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883, 1893
The first Mother's Day is observed, 1908
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the FBI, 1924
First successful launch of a V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, 1946
Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts, 1954
The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth, 1960
The Federated States of Micronesia  becomes self-governing, 1979
Fran├žois Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic, 1981
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president, 1994
Deadliest day on the mountain: a rogue storm on Everest claims 8 lives, including experienced climbers, 1996
The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world's largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix, 1997
Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest Justice and third woman nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Microsoft announces plans to purchase Skype, 2011


  1. oooh so much yes and recollection here :-)
    I used to help a friend get her cat to the vet and it made my 145 lb dog seem SIMPLE in comparison!!

  2. No pets like the veterinary, poor darling, they do prefer stay calm and peceful at their beloved home :)!!!

    Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week
    I'm sending hugs and my dearest love to you

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

  3. Messymimi,

    Maybe cat to see the veterinarian is the equivalent to a human going to see the dentist. I've been known to get a little crazy (on the inside) when faced with time in the dentist chair. :) I think I'll use the "Clean Your Room Day" to work miracles in the kitchen. lol Have a good one!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    #WW Fairy Houses

  4. I don't like to go to the doctor either!

  5. I hope it was for a checkup and she is not sick. Sounds like a calming collar would help her.

  6. Tripod doesn't like to visit the vet!

  7. I've never had a cat that liked any vet. Our Little Bit loved her vet. They were pals. Funny how that works.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

  8. oh my- Lucy isn't happy at the vets...but is a bit better! Have a great day regardless!

  9. So she really got everyone's attention?

  10. How do pets know you are going to the vet's even before you put them in the car?

  11. Aww! Don't be mad at Tripod. Surely she didn't know what she was doing and was just scared. :)

    With Love,


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