Sunday, April 29, 2018

Medical Mayhem (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee, of Comedy Plus, has stopped hosting the Silly Sunday hop, don't expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.

A few days ago, i got an email from Addie at the shelter letting me know it was time for my kittens to get their second dose of wormer and their first shots.  When i went in on Friday to clean, i picked up three doses of 4-in-1 and a big syringe full of Strongid.

Little Brother took his medicine with hardly a squirm and his vaccine without a peep.  Big Sister made a tiny "mew" when i gave her the shot, but that was it.

Then there was Little Sister.  She screamed.  She squirmed.  She moved around so much that she ended up bleeding just a little after, and she would not keep still for me to put pressure on it, so she made it that much harder on herself.

You would think, from the way she behaved, that i haven't got a clue what i am doing, and i used to be the only one they called when they had to give subcutaneous fluids to cats at the shelter because i've done it so much.  It reminds me of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux.

Boudreaux done know dat Thibodeaux needed him a operation, so he ax, "Thibodeaux, how did de operation go?"

An' Thibodeaux say, "It don't go, I done run away from the operatin' room, an' I ain't goin' back!"

So Boudreaux say, "Mais, what happen dat you run away?"

An' Thibodeaux say, "I done hear de nurse say, 'It be okay, don' be nervous,' an' den she say, 'You don' have be afraid, dis be a small operation,' an' den I gets outta dere quick!"

Den Boudreaux say, "But Thibodeaux, de nurse jes' be tryin' to make you feel better!"

An' Thibodeaux say, "Mais, no!  She don' be sayin' dat to me, she be sayin' it to de surgeon!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  

We have a lovely view from our front porch swing.  We can see the pet geranium, the Sago palm that is regrowing after it froze this winter, and watch sunsets.


Today is:

Arita Ceramic Fair -- Arita, Japan (finest porcelain in Japan; during Golden Week until May 5)

Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page   

Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day -- Taiwan (352nd anniversary of the landing in Taiwan of Ming Dynasty loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung to oust the Dutch colonists)

Feast of the Secret Masters -- can't find any real info on this one, and why should i if it's such a secret, but it is fun to think about

Fish Cleaning Night -- sponsored by David Letterman (it's okay if you don't have an audience, or Mariel Hemingway)

Full Pink Moon -- a/k/a Full Sprouting Moon, Grass Moon, Egg Moon, White Moon, Virgin Moon, and Fish Moon; in other traditions
    Bak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Tagu Full Moon -- Myanmar

Helena Railroad Fair -- Helena, MT, US (largest railroad hobby event in the area)

International Dance Day -- International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner   

Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows.  This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)

Milk-Curdling Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International) 

National Adult Public Skipping Day -- because somebody out there either wants you to feel like a kid again, or make a fool of you

National Shrimp Scampi Day

"Peace" Rose Day -- an explanation of this name for the Rosa 'Madame A.' Meilland variety    

Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family

Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Weapons -- on the day chemical weapons were outlawed in 1997

Ridvan, Ninth Day -- Baha'i (one of the festival days on which work and school should be suspended)

Runic Half Month of Lagu (water) begins

Showa No Hi -- Japan (Showa Day, the birth anniversary of Emperor Showa, begins the Golden Week holiday period of four major national days, through May 5)

Solar Alignment at Teotihuacan, City of the Gods -- Teotihuacan, Mexico (the ritual cave opening aligns to the sunset on Aug. 12 and Apr. 29, the same horizon position of the setting of the Pleiades)

Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival -- Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, AL, US (through next Sunday)

St. Catherine of Siena's Day (Patron of fire prevention, firefighter, nurses, nursing services, people ridiculed for piety, sick people; Europe; Italy; Theta Phi Alpha Sorority; Allentown, PA, US; Siena, Italy; Verazze, Italy; against bodily ills/sickness, fire, miscarriages, sexual temptation)

Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan

Vaisakhi/Baisakhi -- Sikh (celebration of the spring grain harvest and of the rebirth of the Sikh religion in the 15th Century)

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery    

World Wish Day -- from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, marking the date in 1980 that local police let seven-year-old leukemia patient Chris Grecicius be an officer for a day, sparking the idea of the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Zipper Day -- while i can't confirm it, the modern zipper was supposedly patented on this day in 1913

Anniversaries Today:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, marries Catherine "Kate" Middleton, 2011
Mike Nichols marries Diane Sawyer, 1988
Princess Irene marries Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma, 1964

Birthdays Today:

Andre Agassi, 1970
Uma Thurman, 1970
Carnie Wilson, 1968
Eve Plumb, 1958
Michelle Pfeiffer, 1958
Daniel Day-Lewis, 1957
Kate Mulgrew, 1955
Jerry Seinfeld, 1954
Nora Dunn, 1952
Dale Earnhardt, 1951
Johnny Miller, 1947
Zubin Mehta, 1936
Lane Smith, 1936
Rod McKuen, 1933
Robert Gottlieb, 1931
Celeste Holm, 1919
Tom Ewell, 1909
Hirohito, 1901
Duke Ellington, 1899
William Randolph Hearst, 1863
Oliver Ellsworth, 1745

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hair"(Musical), 1968
"ABC's Wide World of Sports"(TV), 1961
"Young Dr. Malone"(Radio), 1940
"There Shall be No Night"(Play), 1940
Roget's Thesaurus(Publication date), 1852
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major(Mozart K. 454), 1784

Today in History:

The Moors arrive at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, 711
Joan of Arc arrives at Orleans to relieve the siege, 1492
Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet, 1587
Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru, 1623
The Ming Dynasty occupies Taiwan, 1661
James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia, 1770
The French Fleet prevents Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope, 1781
Peter Roget publishes the first edition of his Thesaurus, 1852
The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus  – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin, 1882
Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, NJ, receives a patent for the zipper, 1913
The North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden, the biggest in world, officially opens, 1930
The telephone connection of England-Australia goes into service, 1930
The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast airs, and episode of "Space Patrol" shown over ABC affiliate KECA in Los Angeles, 1953
The first military nuclear power plant opens, in Ft. Belvoir 1957
A cyclone strikes the Chittagong  district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless, 1991
Oldsmobile  builds its final car ending 107 years of production, 2004
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation, 2005
Economic losses mount and class action lawsuits are filed as the U.S. Coast Guard plans a controlled burn to remove spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
The discovery in China of a new birdlike dinosaur with membranous wings similar to those of a bat is announced, 2015


  1. Oh wow, I had no idea today was so special! In all serious, though, vaccines are a hard job for mamas and humans - we have to some how convince our children and pets that this painful stick in the leg is good for them!

  2. Your veranda views are indeed special. Heart balm at its best.
    Sigh on the strugging kitteh front. I suspect you hurt more than she did.

  3. Your porch looks like a beautiful place to sit and watch the sunset. vaccines aren't popular with anyone, I guess, including the germs! :)

  4. You are so brave. I would be the last one to vaccine the cats. I love your front porch view. So spacious!

  5. That pinhole photograpy site is going to keep me happily occupied on my Couch of Illness today - thank you! :-)

  6. If I heard a nurse saying that also, I run too. LOL. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Yikes on the kitten. She wasn't having whatever you were dishing out. Some kitties are that way.

    I always love your Cajun jokes.

    Have a blessed Sunday. ♥

  8. It seems like everything reminds you of a Boudreaux and Thibodeaux story. Don't change!


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