Monday, July 30, 2018

“Biscuts” Finds a Home (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

This week's Awww is a story as well as photos.

There's a cat at the shelter named Hibiscus, but i call her "Biscuits" because she is the color of raw biscuit dough and she's at least two biscuits shy of a Pillsbury tube.

No, I do not want to turn around for a picture!

She does not like women very much, she adores men.  She is overweight, but we've had her on a diet.  She has the run of the shelter most of the time to get her some exercise, and she likes to try to scoop fallen kitten food from under the kitten cages, so while the diet is helping, she really needs to be where she has only her food.  

The problem has been that Biscuits is the perfect cat if you have always wanted to have an abusive relationship with your cat.  She always didn't mean to play nice then turn around and bite or claw you, and she always promises it will never happen again.

Anyway, there's this cute young couple that adore her, biting, clawing, and all.  They have been coming to visit her for months, but they couldn't have pets where they lived.

Don't you speak cat!  My posture is telling you to go away!

Then Biscuits caught a break.  Their lease was coming up, and somehow (we all wonder how, NOT!) she still hasn't been adopted.  We will hold a cat at the shelter for up to seven days before you have to pick it up.  Exactly seven days before their new lease, at an apartment that allows pets, they came in and made it official.

Hibiscus has a home!!!  They come for her this Wednesday, August 1, their move-in day.

Had to go down the hall where she couldn't see me to get any cooperation.

After they adopted her, they petted and kissed on her and she swatted them both and they laughed.  They are going to be perfect for each other.


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay

Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too

Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")

Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest)

Martyr's Day -- South Sudan

National Cheesecake Day

National Support Public Education Day -- wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems

Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books

Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)

Sumiyoshi Matsuri -- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan (Osaka's last major summer festival, through Aug. 1)

Anniversaries Today

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011

Birthdays Today

Hope Solo, 1981
Jaime Pressly, 1977
Misty May-Treanor, 1977
Hilary Swank, 1974
Tom Green, 1971
Simon Baker, 1969
Vivica A. Fox, 1964
Lisa Kudrow, 1963
Alton Brown, 1962
Laurence Fishburne, 1961
Kate Bush, 1958
Delta Burke, 1956
Ken Olin, 1954
Jean Reno, 1948
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
William Atherton, 1947
David Sanborn, 1945
Paul Anka, 1941
Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
Buddy Guy, 1936
Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933
Thomas Sowell, 1930
Sid Krofft, 1929
Christine McGuire, 1926
Henry W. Bloch, 1922
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898
Casey Stengel, 1891
Henry Ford, 1863
Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857
Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855
Emily Bronte, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984
"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762
The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608
In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619
An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629
Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756
First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863
In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930
Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965
David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971
Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003
Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013


  1. I am THRILLED for Hibiscus/Biscuits and her new family.

  2. See? There's somebody for everybody...

  3. Hibiscus or Biscuits sounds like a very challenging pet to have. Good to know that the nice couple adores her and she will be having a home and family.

  4. That is so great that Biscuits has a new home. Sounds like the perfect family for Biscuits. You all have a great day.

  5. Awww on Biscuits. Too cute and I'm glad she finally has a forever home. A match made in heaven.

    I love your Spark. Spot on.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  6. Yay for Biscuits! Definitely a smart cat to successfully 'supplement' her diet, but I'm glad she now has a home to keep her on it. :)

  7. Biscuits is adorable, I am so happy she has a forever home now. I have 2 cats that behave this way. They are very loving, but something triggers them to go off.Great spark too.

  8. Mimi,

    What fabulous mews that Biscuits has a home! I don't care how adorable any animal is if a cat bites and claws then it wouldn't be welcome in my house. When we were first married, my BIL & his wife had a cat named Mischief. Really quite the suitable name given her nasty personality. She didn't want anything to do with another individual. If you got near her, forget touching, she hissed and pawed at ya (thankfully she didn't have any claws) and sometimes try to nip you. That cat was Satan's twin mean to the very core. Cats generally do not scare me but this feline was the exception. I remember one time we house sit for them. One morning, I woke up with Mischief sitting beside the bed just starring at me. I'm sure she was plotting how to kill me in my sleep while making it look like an accident. That totally creep me out!

    Excellent quote. We are the pilot of our time! Have a blessed week, my friend.

  9. What a beautiful kitty so expressive with the body language ~ Great Spark too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. glad Biscuit has her furever home! She sounds like a lot of fun. And, she is lovely!


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