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This is Meg.
Meg is a cute kitten, and in addition she has a happy story. Last Wednesday, when i went to change the litter box in her kitty condo, she wouldn't get out of the litter box. Some kittens do that on occasion, so i picked her up and set her on the rug of her condo. She flopped, and i knew something was wrong. When i picked her up to try to get her to stand, she couldn't use her back legs or stand at all.
That's when i ran with her to the medical/intake room and put her in a lined carrier of her own and put in an emergency call to shelter staff. The staff member on duty, who was going to come in by 8am, said she'd come get her to the vet.
Meg had some kind of bacterial infection that was causing neurological symptoms. She's now on two antibiotics and is walking and eating (making up for lost time on that front). Two of her siblings in the same kitty condo had started limping and are on the same course of treatment. All of them are expected to make a full recovery.
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a break due to her husband's health. Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, too. This week the theme is the Festive Card.
It is that special time of year
When you send a festive card.
It doesn't take all that much time
And isn't really hard.
It can bring others a lot of joy
To get some real live mail
That isn't just a piece of junk,
This brings a smile without fail.
First you open some junk mail you got
There should be free cards in one or two
That they just sent as a "gift"
Trying to get money from you.
Then go get your address book,
And i don't mean on your phone,
The one that has the number and street
Of everybody's home.
Clear a spot at the table,
Find a good working pen,
Maybe after everyone's bedtime
You can actually do it then.
Just write in "Merry Christmas"
And your name, that much will do,
Address it and then peel the stamp,
In no time you'll be through.
Oh, you forgot those relatives,
And the friends so far away?
Time to dig out more old cards,
So you can make their day.
Eventually it will get done,
Yes, i know, it's 4am,
But you don't want anybody
To think you forgot them.
After all, it's the special time of year
To send that festive card,
Don't forget that special trip to mail it all,
It's really not that hard!
Bonifacio Day -- Philippines
Cider Monday -- celebrating the drink of the season, hot, spiced apple cider
Cities for Life Day -- commemorates the abolition of the death penalty in many countries
Clear Up The Clutter Day -- internet generated, and what!?! in one day!
Computer Security Day -- International (sponsored by The Association for Computer Security Day; often held by some organizations/companies on another day of the week if it falls on a weekend)
Cyber Monday -- another excuse to buy stuff, the traditional beginning of the online shopping season
Dia de la Abolicion del Ejercito -- Costa Rica (Miliary Abolition Day; yes, really, they abolished the military after the 1948 revolution, are one of Central America's oldest democracies, and has only the Police Guard forces)
Feast of Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads -- Ancient Roman Calendar (also revered by the Greeks, Egyptians, and came from the Carians of the Bronze Age)
Guru Nanak Jayanti -- India; Nepal (celebration of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak)
Ham and Roast Beef Night -- internet generated, but a good idea for a make your own sandwich dinner
Independence Day -- Barbados(1966); Yemen(1967)
National Day -- Benin
National Meth Awareness Day
National Mousse Day
Perpetual Youth Day -- Dick Clark's birth anniversary
Provincial Anniversary Day -- Chatham Islands, New Zealand; Westland, New Zealand
Regina Mundi Day -- South Africa
Saint Andrew the Apostle's Day (Patron of anglers/fishermen, fish dealers/fish mongers, maidens, old maids/spinsters, single lay women, singers, women who wish to become mothers; Spanish armed forces; Achaia; Greece; Russia; Scotland; Amalfi, Italy; Antey-Saint-Andre, Italy; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Burgundy, France; Cartosio, Italy; Confienti, Italy; Constantinople, Turkey; Encinasola, Huelva, Spain; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Grongnardo, Italy; Lampertheim, Germany; Luqa, Malta; Patras, Greece; Plymouth, England; Samolaco, Italy; San Andreas, California; Victoria, British Columbia; against gout, sore throats) related observances:
National Day -- Scotland
Sfantul Andrei -- Romania
Stay Home Because You're Well Day -- sponsored by the Wellness Permission League -- if you get in trouble with the boss, make sure they will take the fall!
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day -- if you've had it since Thanksgiving, and haven't frozen it or eaten it yet, get rid of it
Whisp and Thread Fair -- Fairy Calendar
Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz, 1940
Elisha Cuthbert, 1982
Clay Aiken, 1978
Jessalyn Gilsig, 1971
Sandra Oh, 1970
Amy Ryan, 1969
Ben Stiller, 1965
Bo Jackson, 1962
Colin Mochrie, 1957
Billy Idol, 1955
Shuggie Otis, 1953
Mandy Patinkin, 1952
David Mamet, 1947
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Ridley Scott, 1937
Abbie Hoffman, 1936
G. Gordon Liddy, 1930
Dick Clark, 1929
Joan Ganz Cooney, 1929
Robert Guillaume, 1927
Richard Crenna, 1926
Shirley Chisholm, 1924
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 1923
Gordon Parks, 1912
Winston Churchill, 1874
L(ucy) M(aude) Montgomery, 1874 (Anne of Green Gables)
Mark Twain, 1835
Oliver Winchester, 1810
Jonathan Swift, 1667
Philip Sydney, 1554
"Thriller"(Michael Jackson Album), 1982
"The Wall"(Pink Floyd album), 1979
Brian's Song(TV movie), 1971
"Bwana Devil"(Film, first 3-D movie), 1952
The Joy of Cooking(Publication date), 1931
"Le Cid"(Opera), 1885
Today in History:
Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics, 1523
Death count by plague in Venice is officially set at 16,000, 1630
Beijing earthquake causes 100,000+ deaths, 1731
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence, 1782
Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day, 1786
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France, 1803
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal, 1824
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking, 1829
Work begins on the first US underwater highway tunnel, in Chicago, 1866
The first international soccer football game is held, in Glasgow; Scotland-England 0-0, 1872
The first commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY, 1886
A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles, 1900
American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor, 1902
Pike Place Market is dedicated in Seattle, Washington, 1907
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire, 1936
Baseball's Negro National League disbands, two years after major league baseball integrated, 1948
In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space, 1954
Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company, 1998
Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings, 2004
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York, 2005
The first human face transplant takes place in France, 2005
Enzo di Fabrizio, physics professor at Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, successfully takes the first photograph of DNA, 2012
UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List, 2016
Two Chinese scientists make it to the Guinness Book of World Records by recording the world's longest lasting rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range, 2017