Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Shelter Edition

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It's been a bit of a while since i did a whole thankful post about the shelter, so let's remedy that now.

We are thankful to have such a nice cat shelter at all, that took years of fundraising.

Donated litter is a big thankful.

The washing area was not piled up into a mountain.

The work went really well, and there were people adopting while we were there.

Adoptions have been steady, as seen on the adoptions board.

A strong husband to help get all the garbage out is a thankful.

He won't let me take a picture, so i had to sneak!

The kittens are relaxed and happy.

The two isolation rooms, for ringworm cats and upper respiratory infected cats, are totally empty!!!

This gent, Lane, is getting more comfortable (he had a huge spat with his brother the other day!).

Jody, who is very slow to warm up, let me pet her.

Best i could do petting and taking a photo.

Ten happy things about the shelter, some with pictures, as Clark would say, the completion or near completion of a task is, in itself, a thankful thing, and i think that makes ten plus a bonus!

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Today is:

Albany Tulip Festival -- Albany, NY, US (celebrate spring and Albany's Dutch heritage; through tomorrow)

Astronomy Day 2019 / Spring Astronomy Day -- Saturday at or before the first quarter moon between mid-April and mid-May 
    sponsored by The Astronomical League; find out what your local astronomy society is doing today, and go enjoy

Birth Mother's Day -- the day before Mother's Day, for all the women who have made an adoption plan for their babies

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day -- shedding light on this rare genetic condition    

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Giro D'Italia -- San Lorenzo Al Mare to Milan, Italy (one of cycling's three Grand Tours; through June 2)

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first cmmercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Jamestown Day -- Jamestown, Williamsburg, VA, US (special demonstrations and programs for the anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America's first permanent English colony)

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive -- US (place non-perishable food items by your mail box, and help stamp out hunger in your area)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

Martin Z. Mollusk Day -- Ocean City, NJ (if the hermit crab sees his shadow, summer comes a week early)

National Babysitter's Day -- US, giving recognition to the babysitters who make your date nights possible

National Bake Sale Day -- US (recognizing the tradition of raising money and expanding waistlines through the old fashioned bake sale)

National Miniature Golf Day -- this one should be in every country, mini golf is too much fun to hog!

National Mocha Torte Day

National Technology Day -- India

National Train Day -- US (it used to be a day to explore why trains matter, with events sponsored by Amtrak, but budget cuts mean you have to celebrate this one on your own now)

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships -- Austin, TX, US (presented by The P.U.N.Y. [Punsters United Nearly Yearly])   

One Day Without Shoes -- originally sponsored by Toms Shoes, to raise global awareness for children's health and education, which can be compromised when they do not have shoes  

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned proceedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over     

Stay Up All Night Night -- as declared by George Mahood of Northampton, England, everyone needs to relive the excitement of staying up late like you always wanted to as a kid at least once a year

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Sun Awareness Day -- like Melanoma Monday, a few days back, a day to remember the damage the sun can do to skin and stock up on sunscreen, if you haven't already

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Windmill Day -- Netherlands (on the second Saturday of May each year, more than 600 windmills, including many that are now national monuments, are open to the public)

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

World Belly Dance`Day --  to celebrate the wonderful art of belly dance      

World Fair Trade Day -- sponsored by the World Fair Trade Organization; this year's theme is "Fair Trade Innovates." 

World Migratory Bird Day -- original date second Saturday in May, but the WMBD organization encourages you to celebrate when birds are migrating in your area; this year's theme is "Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation"; one celebration that is on this date:
    International Migratory Bird Celebration -- Chincoteague, VA, US (walks, talks, tours, art, and children's activities, all outdoors with the birds)

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910
Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982
Jonathan Jackson, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Boyd Gaines, 1953
Robert Jarvik, 1946
Mort Sahl, 1927
Bernard Fox, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852
Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949
Israel joins the United Nations, 1949
In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997
In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011
Chinese scientists break a world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation, 2012
Two art works set world records at a Christie's auction in New York, with Pablo Picasso's painting 'Women of Algiers Version O' selling for $160 million and Alberto Giacometti's sculpture 'Pointing Man' selling for $141.3 million, 2015


  1. WONDERFUL news that the isolation rooms are empty. Long may they stay that way.

  2. The shelter looks beautifully clean and well stocked too, with happy kittens as well, it looks a nice place to work. Lane reminds me of my missing Angel.
    Nice to see a long "adopted" list.

  3. The shelter is in very good hands and everyone has contributed to make the place neat and clean. You and others have taken good care of the cats to get them healthy for adoption.

  4. We are always so thankful for everyone helping at shelters!

  5. I love that it's "Eat What You Want" Day on a day when I'm going to the world's best breakfast place with friends!

  6. You are so wonderful Mimi to assist these cute animals. Without you and others, you have to wonder what might of occurred with you lovely people. You all are angels my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. It's a great day at the shelter. Sometimes it goes that way and you have to enjoy it while it lasts.

    Have a fabulous day and a most blessed Mothers Day, my friend. ♥

  8. All wonderful thankfuls- especially no sick kitties in isolation.

  9. Your cat shelter is truly blessed and sweet kitties too ~ along with hubbie ~ ^_^

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

  10. very fun "Mimi takes her friends to visit the shelter' TToT
    (photos, while not the exact same thing as being there is interesting in that not only do we Reader get to see what's there, we enjoy the perspective of the photographer... the things that you see).

    'cellent application of Secret Rule 1.3!

  11. It makes me happy to see that adoption board with so many names on it! It's a dream to think there'd come a day when animal shelters weren't needed but in the meantime thank you for helping out!

  12. No one in isolation, long list of adopted cats--looks like the shelter is doing a great job! Thanks for all your hard work!


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