Buster has really gotten warmed up to me, even rubbing his forehead against mine.
He has not similarly warmed up to Sweetie, which is unusual. My husband generally has an affinity for animals and they seem to trust him easily.
One day while we were on our way over there, Sweetie got a call from his old college roommate. He told Tom what we were doing, and Tom said, "Well, gee, I never thought I'd catch you in a cat house!"
Why yes, they still are college boys at heart, why do you ask?
The other day i was - oh horrors! - late. It was Sunday, i was on the way to stay with Becca, and the Canadian geese were crossing the street, and stopping in the middle to preen, then walking a bit further, then stopping to squabble with each other, then walking a bit more, etc.
They rule the road and they know it, little rascals. You have to build in more travel time for the goose parade.
Okay, how about some neat stuff and funnies from Grandma:
|The crow and the dog became such good friends, the dog's owner built this special harness/perch.|
|These two became fast friends after being rescued from a forest fire.|
|This cat and duck were raised together and are best friends. The duck won't get in the water and doesn't know he can fly!|
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Autonomy Day -- French Polynesia
Camera Day -- internet generated, but a fun one to celebrate
Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul -- Christian
St. Paul, Patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers
St. Peter, Patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves
a recognized holiday in Chile; Holy See; Italy; Malta[l-Imnarja]; Peru; GR and TI, Switzerland; Wallis and Fortuna
Haro Wine Festival -- Haro, LaRioja, Spain (a festival that includes a Battle of Wines, where wine is thrown from buckets at opposing teams; on the feast day of the city's patron, San Pedro)
Rat-Catcher's Day -- often cited because some of the earliest legends of the Pied Piper claim he took the children on the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul
Hug Holiday -- while the National Hug Holiday Week has been moved to the beginning of May, this is the original day, and was for quite a while, so go give someone a big hug!
Independence Day -- Seychelles
National Almond Butter Crunch Day
Oharai/Grand Purification Festival -- Shinto
Runic Half-month Feoh (wealth) commences
Waffle Iron Day -- don't know why today, but it's a great gadget, and if you have one, pull it out and use it today
Wicked Fairies Summer Debate -- Fairy Calendar (i'd love to hear this!)
Prince Aristide Stavros of Greece and Denmark, 2008
Amanda Donohoe, 1962
Sharon Lawrence, 1962
Fred Grandy, 1948
Richard Lewis, 1947
Gary Busey, 1944
Robert Evans, 1930
Ray Harryhausen, 1920
Slim Pickens, 1919
Bernard Herrmann, 1911
Nelson Eddy, 1901
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900
James Van Der Zee, 1886
William James Mayo, 1863
George Washington Goethals, 1858
Julia Clifford Lathrop, 1858
Today in History:
An Irish monastic chronicler records a solar eclipse, 512
Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island, 1534
The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground, 1613
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario, 1786
Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island, 1850
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864
France annexes Tahiti, 1880
The first known recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", is made on a wax cylinder, 1888
Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation, 1891
Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government, 1895
France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes," 1922
Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives a patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles, 1937
Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, 1974
The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom, 1976
The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station for the first time, 1995
Two car bombs are found at Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London, 2007
News that European Union members agree on a deal to help some struggling Eurozone members causes world stock markets to soar, 2012
The Beijing Times reports that up to 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared, partly due to natural forces of decay and partly due to people stealing bricks, 2015
Iraqi forces retake the remains of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from the Islamic State; it was the symbolic site where their leader had declared a "caliphate", 2017