Monday, May 22, 2017

Awww Monday: Hibiscus

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We have a cat at the shelter named Hibiscus, but i call her "Biscuits" in part because of her color and in part because she's a couple of biscuits shy of a Pillsbury tube.

Should I pose this way?

Or maybe like this?

Oh, I think this is my best side.

Wait, I think I have a whisker out of place!

I'm sorry, but we will have to pick this up at another time.

Today is:

Abolition Day -- Martinique

Bear Waking Day -- Norway (traditionally said to be the day the bears awaken from their hibernation, at least according to many sites)

Buy a Musical Instrument Day -- even just a kazoo, and have some fun making music; maybe if this one spreads around the world and enough of us do it, it will foster some harmony in our lives

French Open Tennis Tournament -- Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France (part of the Grand Slam of Tennis, annually since 1925; through June 11)

Harvey Milk Day -- The Harvey Milk Foundation 

HerrinFesta Italiana -- Herrin, IL, US (a whole week of celebrating all things Italian, with a Midwest Pasta Sauce Contest, races, music, grape stomp, and more; through Memorial Day)

Independence Day -- Montenegro

International Day for Biological Diversity -- UN

National Maritime Day -- US (commemorating the first transoceanic voyage under steam power)

National Sovereignty Day -- Haiti

National Vanilla Pudding Day

Sovereign's Day Holiday / Commonwealth Day-- Belize 

St. Julia's Day (Patron of torture victims; Corsica, Portugal; Livorno, Italy)

St. Rita of Cascia's Day/La Abodada de Impossibles (Patron of desperate causes, difficult marriages, forgotten causes, illness, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, sterile people, victims of physical spousal abuse, widows, wounded people; against abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, sterility, wounds, unhappy marriages; Cascia, Italy; Dalayap, Philippines; Igbaras, Philippines)

Toad-Pinching Day -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies)

Toothpaste Tube Day -- the tube was invented on this day in 1892 by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield, who wanted to replace the unhygenic practice of dipping the brush into a jar of dental cream

Unity Day / National Day -- Republic of Yemen

Victoria Day -- Canada

World Goth Day -- Get Your Goth On around the world! 

Birthdays Today:

Apollo Anton Ohno, 1982
Ginnifer Goodwin, 1978
A.J. Langer,1974
Naomi Campbell, 1970
Morrissey, 1959
George Best, 1946
Paul Winfield, 1941
Michael Sarrazin, 1940
Frank Converse, 1938
Richard Benjamin, 1938
Susan Strasberg, 1938
Garry Wills, 1934
Peter Nero, 1934
Charles Aznavour, 1924
Judith Crist, 1922
Sun Ra, 1914
Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Mary Cassatt, 1844
Richard Wagner, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"(TV), 1967
"Paulus / St. Paul"(Oratorio, Mendelsshon Op. 36), 1836

Today in History:

The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus, BC334
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo, 1176
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, 1377
Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England, 1455
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason, 1807
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time, 1809
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20, 1819
HMS Beagle  departs on its first voyage, 1826
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, 1840
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, 1842
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened, 1897
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine", 1906
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, 1915
The most powerful earthquake ever documented, the Great Chilean Quake, measures 9.5 and strikes southern Chile, 1960
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores, 1968
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man, 1980
Microsoft  releases the Windows 3.0 operating system, 1990
Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show after 30 years, 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations, 1992
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, 2002
Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship, 2012


  1. I've been thinking about buying a ukukele for ages - perhaps today is the day to do it!

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  2. Hibiscus or Biscuits is beautiful. Love all her poses. Have a beautiful day!

  3. The children had two little kittens (outdoor pets) years ago named Butter and Biscuit. They were an adorable pair. Unfortunately they disappeared one night without a trace. We were all heartbroken that they left. I always enjoy reading your "This Day in History" section. I loved playing Pac-Man in the 80s! I got addicted to that crazy game and would often drop a couple of dollars or more in quarters into that arcade game every day. It got where I'd hear the Pac-Man mewsic and sounds playing in my head long after I'd stopped playing the game. That's when I knew I had to quit. lol I hated seeing Johnny Carson stepping down from The Tonight Show. He was a great host! Thanks for making me think about some things and putting a smile on my face this morning. Have a good week, dear!

  4. She is adorable, looks a lot like my boy, Millie.

  5. What an adorable cat - and how creative! I never thought of using a tray for entertainment. Have a lovely week.

  6. Aw. Too bad I'm allergic to cats.

    On another note, have you ever seen It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World? Rat Race is a modern version of that movie, which is also quite funny.

  7. Pets can provide hours of entertainment for their owners. I think I'd call her "Biscuits" to. It's much more down to earth.

  8. I like the new name. I think is far better. What a ham.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

  9. Successful post – Awww! :) Although a couple of biscuits short of a pillsbury biscuit tube? Should Hibiscus be offended? lol.

  10. LOL what a fun cat Hisbiscus is and what a name to call after a few wines heheh!

    Have a bloomintastic day :-)

  11. Biscuits, I think, is, a more appropriate name for a white cat like Hibiscus. Whatever, she's a beauty by any other name. She strikes me as the model type.


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