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Before i show you these very bad photos, i have to tell the story. A few weeks ago, Ms. GA and Mr. BA spotted a new cat eating from the cat buffet in their back yard. It was skittish, skinny and had a mangled back leg. All attempts to befriend it were rebuffed, and it took a long time to trap it.
Finally they were successful, and a "Good Samaritan" organization took him in. It turned out he was basically healthy although very undernourished. What was left of his leg was removed, he was neutered and given all of his shots, and he's been officially adopted from the organization and is recovering from surgery in Ms. GA's bathroom.
Now that he can't run away, he's a sweet attention seeker, so his name is Sweet William. It's hard to photograph this handsome tuxie because he wants pets!
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, we hope she comes back soon. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!
This week the theme is Opposite Day.
If someone's being nasty
What if you were kind?
If you act with understanding,
Could you help to change their mind?
We see a lot of ugly
In this world of toil and sin,
If we put out the opposite,
Could a change begin?
Even if you're not feeling like it's
The high road you want to take,
Please act the opposite of mean,
See what a difference your action can make!
Alasitis Fair -- Aymara Indians, Bolivia (offerings to the god of prosperity, now celebrated in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Feast of Our Lady of Peace, for whom La Paz is named)
Beer Can Appreciation Day -- the first canned beer went on sale today in 1935
Belly Laugh Day -- at 1:24pm local time, join the Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World!
Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day
Economic Liberation Day -- Togo
Elementary School Teacher Day
Eskimo Pie Day -- patented this day in 1921
Fairy-Four Paganalia -- Fairy Calendar
Gold Rush Day -- US (gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill, sparking the California Gold Rush, in 1848)
National Compliment Day -- begun by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin, a day in which to compliment at least 5 people
National Heroes' Day -- Cayman Islands
National Peanut Butter Day
Opposite Day -- internet generated, and fun if you play it right
Paul Pitcher Day (So called because it is the eve of the Celebration of St. Paul's Conversion on the road to Damascus. Cornish tin miners would traditionally set up a water pitcher in a public place and throw stones at it to destroy it. A replacement pitcher was then bought and filled with beer, which was drunk and replenished through the day. These miners were great inventors for reasons to celebrate, and they did this to rebel against the rule that only water was to be consumed during the work day.)
Sailing of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (people sailed the Nile to converge on Bubastis and celebrate the cat goddess; date approximate)
Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra, begins -- Roman Empire (one of the few dating approximate items on the Roman Calendar, as each area of the Empire celebrated according to the timing of a local magistrate, but now through Feb. 2 was a typical time)
Social Sipping and Nibbling Rehearsal Day -- a day to practice cutting a piece of cake on a paper plate, using a plastic fork, and also balancing a napkin and punch in a paper cup; or practicing what clever thing you will say if you drop it all
St. Francis de Sales' Day (Patron of authors/journalists/writers, confessors, deaf people, educators/teachers; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; against deafness)
TV Game Show Day -- birth anniversary of Mark Goodson
Wellington Provincial Anniversary Day -- Wellington, New Zealand (obs.; trad. date 22nd)
Ziua Unirii -- Romania (Unification Day)
Popeye meets Olive Oyl, 1929 (in Elzie Segar's Thimble Theater comic strip)
Mischa Barton, 1986
Tatyana Ali, 1979
Ed Helms, 1974
Matthew Lillard, 1970
Mary Lou Retton, 1968
Nastassia Kinski, 1960
Jools Holland, 1958
Yakov Smirnoff, 1951
John Belushi, 1949
Warren Zevon, 1947
Michael Ontkean, 1946
Sharon Tate, 1943
Neil Diamond, 1941
Aaron Neville, 1941
Ray Stevens, 1939
Maria Tallchief, 1925
Jerry Maren, 1920
Oral Roberts, 1918
Ernest Borgnine, 1917
Jack Brickhouse, 1916
Mark Goodson, 1915
Granny D, 1910 (formerly Granny Haddock, or Ethel Doris Haddock, political activist)
Edith Wharton, 1862
"I, Puritani"(Bellini Opera), 1835
Today in History:
Caligula, known for his cruel despotism, is assassinated and succeeded by his uncle Claudius, 41
Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders, 1639
The first Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland, 1656
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga, 1776
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia,1857
The Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza, with Bucharest as the capital, 1862
General Baden-Powell's publication of Scouting for Boys starts the Boy Scouts movement, 1908
The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective from February 14(NS), 1918
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost, 1961
Jackie Robinson is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II, 1972
Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered, 1978
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, 1984
Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus, 1986
Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe,and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States, 1990
Lara Giddings becomes the first female Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania , 2011
European Bioinformatics Institute scientists announce they have successfully stored audio and text on fragments of DNA, and retrieved them with 99.99% accuracy - the first time in history DNA has been used for data storage, 2013
On this 10th anniversary of the Opportunity rover landing on Mars, NASA announces the rover has discovered clay minerals indicating water flowed on Mars early in the planet's history, 2014
Officials at the World Health Organization state that the number of new Ebola cases is rapidly declining, signaling a reversal of the epidemic, 2015
Seventeen temperature records are broken in South Australia, including the highest ever recorded for the capital Adelaide at 46.6C, 2019