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A weekend or so ago i was taking care of Ms. GA and Mr. BA's cats for them while they went to see a relative.
Of the indoor cats, only Abigail is always friendly. Big Red darts away, then when you call him, comes back for petting. Puddin' and Little Orphan Annie run when anyone but mom or dad approach, although Puddin' will let me open the door for him to go in the garden.
Then there's Oliver Twist. He's dumpster cat skinny despite being allowed to free-feed with dry food at all times and getting canned food twice a day, and yes he's been to the vet his thyroid and everything else is normal. He's just the cat equivalent of the guy who can eat everything on the planet and stay skinny.
He also holds grudges, and remembers years ago that i helped catch him, twice, to give him meds. He does not forget, and he generally does not forgive, so he won't stay in the same room with me most of the time, only letting me open the door for him to go in the garden like Puddin'.
The thing is, Oliver loves his canned food, and apparently he loves it enough that he's decided to tolerate being in my presence to have it.
Of course, once the grub was eaten, he skittered to the door, hid under the credenza until i opened the door, then scooted out before this evil person could pull any nefarious tricks. He's not going to be taken in just because i feed him, after all.
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 on a blog break and is sorely missed. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. .
This week the theme is Throw a Party/Canadian Thanksgiving, our choice.
It's time to throw a party,
That's what i'm going to do.
It's gonna be a good one,
Because it includes you!
We'll play some oldies music,
Eat plenty of great food,
It'll drive away any blues we have
And change our attitude.
Maybe we'll play board games,
Some might want to dance,
We'll keep it very casual,
No need to be fancy-pants.
It's gonna be a good time
We'll keep on 'til we fall asleep!
The best part of a party, you know,
Is the company you keep.
(In the past, i've been able to travel to different parts of the country to visit, and party, with friends i met online. If i could, i'd love to have all of you come down here to "pass a good time," as we like to say. it really has been too long.)
Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia
Cephalopod Awareness Days: Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies
Columbus Day/Discovery Day/Two Worlds Day/Anti-Columbus Day/Native Americans Day/Pan America Day -- observed, several countries
American Indian Heritage Day -- AL, US
Columbus Day (obs.) -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
Dia del Respet a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina
Fraternal Day -- AL, US
Native Americans' Day -- much of the US formally; almost everywhere informally (a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans)
Commonwealth Culture Day -- Northern Mariana Islands
Constitution Day -- Sint Maarten
Dia Nacional de la Mujer Boliviana -- Bolivia (Bolivian Women's Day)
General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")
It's My Party Day -- so go have one!
Lotu-a-Tamaiti -- Samoa; Tokelau (Day after White Sunday)
Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)
National Heroes Day -- Bahamas
National Kick-Butt Day -- a day to kick yourself in the rump, jump start yourself to doing something you've been wanting to do and making excuses for not doing; begun by Sylvia Henderson
National Sausage Pizza Day
Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day -- Norfolk Island, Australia
Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar
Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia
St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)
Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)
Thanksgiving -- Canada (Interfaith)
Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day
World Rainforest Week begins -- International
"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space
William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975
Emily Deschanel, 1976
Stephen Moyer, 1969
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969
Jane Krakowski, 1968
Luke Perry, 1966
Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
David Morse, 1953
Daryl Hall, 1948
Robert Gale, 1945
Ron Liebman, 1937
Dottie West, 1932
Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerome Robbins, 1918
Charles Revson, 1906
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)
Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984
"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975
"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971
"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929
The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887
Today in History:
Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007
A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013
A TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, the world's best restaurant, 2017
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes an emergency landing when the rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, 2018
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmen for the peace deal with Eritrea, 2019