Saturday, April 3, 2021

Cats and More Cats, a Ten Things of Thankful A to Z Post


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It's Thankful Day, and it's time to be thankful to the letter C.  Of course that means cats.

Can i be thankful for 10 or more cats, or things about cats?  If you have to ask, you aren't from around here, are you?

We have six cats of our own for which to be thankful.  

Charismatic Enigma SissyCat (Little Sissy)

Tripod SissyCat

Link (Linker Stinker)


Little Girlie

Little Sissy doesn't like any of the other cats.  Tripod SissyCat doesn't like Little Girlie and the feeling is mutual.  Horizon stays out of it, he's scared of his own shadow and won't fight, just hides UTB (under the bed).  Link and Dansig are best friends.

It's okay, we like all of them!

Then there are the things at the cat shelter for which to be thankful.

Lots of clean cages up front.

Lots of clean cages in the back.

Curious Lola kitty.

Shy kitty.

Little kitty.

Friendly kitty.

Everything is slow now because the spring kittens haven't gotten big enough to come rolling in and be put up for adoption.  Once that happens, we'll be busier than a one-armed paper hanger.  Meanwhile, we are thankful for the respite.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

American Circus Day -- the first circus in the US opened this day in Philadelphia in 1793

Anniversary of the Second Republic -- Republic of Guinea

Cold Food Day -- China (especially celebrated in the Shanxi Province, a commemoration of Jie Zitui, a loyal servant; no fires are to be lit and all food is too be served cold)


Day Sacred to Bona Dea and Day of Proserpina's Rise from the Underworld -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day -- and unless you have a really great job, we know your decision

Every Day is Tag Day™ -- make sure your pet has an up to date tag or microchip, just in case!    

Find-A-Rainbow Day -- a day to paint bright and colorful wishes for your friends, family, and sweetheart; if you actually find a rainbow in the sky, that's a plus, send a pic to the RainbowBrite site     

Hanshi a/k/a Cold Food Festival -- China (second day of the Quingming Festival)

Holy Saturday -- Christian (a/k/a Black Saturday, Holy Saturday, Easter Saturday, or Easter Eve)

International Pillow Fight Day -- yes, really (and since they cannot have big events this year, do yourself a favor and have a small one at home with family, it's fun)    

National Chocolate Mousse Day

Overcome a Handicap Day -- on the day, in 1981, when one-legged Canadian high jumper Arnie Boldt cleared 6 feet 8¼ inches, only about a foot under the world record at the time

Pony Express Day -- US; inaugurated this day in 1860

Second Republic Day -- Guinea

Shower Dance -- Fairy Calendar

St. Irene of Thessalonica's Day (Patron of girls, peace)

St. Richard of Chichester's Day (called Ricardus, ri for ridens meaning "laughing", car for carus meaning "dear", dus for dulcis meaning "sweet"; Patron of coachmen and of the Diocese of Chichester, Sussex, England)

Tangible Karma™ Day -- set aside an hour today to become purposefully aware of the needs of someone around you, and to fulfill that need; because giving feels as good as receiving    

Tweed Day -- a day to consider the costs of political corruption, on the birth anniversary of "Boss" Tweed

World Party Day -- anyone and everyone is invited to join the party   

Anniversaries Today:

Isle Royale National Park is established in Michigan, US, 1940

Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, 1043

Birthdays Today:

Amanda Bynes, 1986

Leona Lewis, 1985

Cobie Smulders, 1982

Jamie Bamber, 1973

Jennie Garth, 1972

Picabo Street, 1971

Robert Chapin, 1964

Eddie Murphy, 1961

David Hyde Pierce, 1959

Alec Baldwin, 1958

Bernie Parent, 1945

Tony Orlando, 1944

Leona Lewis, 1943

Marsha Mason, 1942

Wayne Newton, 1942

Jane Goodall, 1934

Calvin "Baby Vet" Graham, 1930

Max Frankel, 1930

Virgil "Gus" Grissom, 1926

Jan Merlin, 1925

Marlon Brando, 1924

Doris Day, 1924

Herb Caen, 1916

Sally Rand, 1904

Henry Robinson Luce, 1898

Leslie Howard, 1893

John Burroughs, 1837

William Magear "Boss" Tweed, 1823

Edward Everett Hale, 1822

Washington Irving, 1783

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Endgame"(Play), 1957

"TV Guide"(Publication), 1953

Today in History:

Edward the Confessor is crowned king of England, 1043

The US Pony Express begins its first run, 1860

Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for his engine, 1885

Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality, 1895

The US House of Representatives accept the "American's Creed," a patriotic contest winner by William Tyler Page, as the official creed of the US, 1918

The building of the RMS Queen Mary is commissioned, 1929

President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, 1948

Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, 1968

The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, 1973

Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default, 1975

Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record, 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), 2007

Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2009

Following the News International phone hacking scandal, James Murdock resigns as Chairman of BskyB, 2012

France outlaws the hiring of models who do not meet new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period of time before and during a modeling job; the law aims to prevent promotion of anorexia among models and people who emulate them, 2015

Captain Brett Crozier is cheered as he leaves his ship after being fired for requesting more help for his sailors infected with Covid19, 2020


  1. Cats have their own interesting character. That shy kitty is trying to hide from the camera!

  2. I am always thankful for cats. And well understand sharing your life with much loved cats who don't get along.

  3. Thank you Lord.

    God bless. Happy Easter Mimi.

  4. Grateful for your sweet kitty photos ~ home and at the shelter ~ So glad they have you ~ Xox

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  5. Wonderful thankful list. Nice to see all your kitties. Link reminds me so much of my Brody. XO

  6. We enjoyed seeing your kitties and all of the shelter sweeties too!

  7. Mimi, I am thankful for you! Thanks for introducing us to your cats! It is always a pleasure to meet new cats,m especially a friends cats. And I love your list of thankfuls! We hope you have a blessed and Happy Easter weekend.

  8. I knew you had cats but I had no idea you had six!

  9. Your first two pussy cats are very similar in appearance to my Remy and Shama. :)

  10. purrrfect List!
    (I didn't read the above comments, as I know someone(s) has surely grabbed the pun ahead of me).

    Have a good week.

  11. So many warm and wonderful things to be thankful for! Your paper-hanger quote made me laugh! My go-to 'busy' quote has always been "busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest".
    Love your kitties!

  12. Another great catful list of gratitude. Yay cat shelter!

  13. I could write ten things EVERY week with the subject of cats. I love them, too!

  14. How fun to read about all these kitties and their individual personalities. That was a lesson I learned quite young in life - that animals had their very own personalities.