A to Z: Oh, Gracious and OMG, a Random Tuesday Post

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It’s Tuesday, time for linking up with Stacy’s Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.  
We interrupt this week to say, Oh, Gracious!  Yesterday i received a call from the shelter.  A foster who was bottle raising three kittens got word a relative had been in a serious accident and she needed to fly home immediately.  Could i take the kittens, since it was such an emergency?
Can we say of course? 






The orange tabby boy is so small i am almost convinced he is not from the same litter as the other two.  If he is, he is way behind in development.
The larger of the two calico females will not drink milk but insists on getting canned food.  In over thirty years of bottle raising kittens, this is a first for me.
They do seem healthy and happy, which is the most important thing.  Because i could only find one heating pad in the house (i think Bigger Girl moved out with the other one), i gave it to them and went to the store to get myself another.  As i always say when i have to give up something to the babies, they are worth it.
Yes, it is still cool enough at night here that i need a heating pad.  Since such cool weather means no A/C is needed yet, i will take it.
If i can get them to cooperate, i will try to get better pictures by Friday.
Dr. D kept me hopping yesterday.  While i agree with the mother who said she was too smart to stick her hand under her son’s bed, i am willing to stick a broom under Dr. D’s.  Seldom do i use the expression OMG, but i think it applies when you find twenty-seven pairs of shoes and a ton of Persian cat hair under one small bed.
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Today is:
American Academy of Arts and Letters Charter Day
Bat Appreciation Day — sponsored by Bat Conservation International, at the time of year when bats begin awakening from hibernation
Blah, Blah, Blah Day — sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Eighty-Niner Days Celebration — Guthrie, OK, US (commemoration of the Oklahoma Territory Land Run of April 22, 1889, celebrating their heritage with chuck wagon feeds, “gunfights”, a parade and carnival; through Sunday)
Ellis Island Family History Day — US (by proclamation of the nations governors and in conjunction with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, a day to celebrate the achievements and contribution of the immigrants and their descendants who came through Ellis Island; on the anniversary of the day, in 1907, when 11,747 immigrants were processed through the island, the most in one day)   
Equality Day — Canada (the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force on April 17, 1985, guaranteeing equality without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability)
Flag Day — American Samoa
Ford Mustang Day — International (on the “birthday” of the vehicle)
Income Tax Pay Day — US
    related observances:
    Freak Out Day 
    National Griper’s Day (after all, you have to pay your taxes)
    Tax Resistors’ Day — good luck!
    That Sucks Day (appropriate, isn’t it)*
Independence Day / Evacuation Day — Syria
International Day of Peasants Struggle
Myanmar New Year — Myanmar
National Cheeseball Day
National Haiku Poetry Day — sponsored by The Haiku Foundation     
Nimble Fairies’ Scattering — Fairy Calendar
Nosy Neighbor Appreciation Day — to be celebrated, if you dare, by greeting and thanking your neighbor for being nosy
Nothing Like A Dame Day — a day to pay homage to the unique wit, wisdom, style and strength of dames past and present, and to cultivate the dame in you or in your life
St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Day (Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people who have lost their parents, people ridiculed for their piety)
St. Stephen Harding’s Day (Co-founder of Cistercian Order)
Thargelia — Ancient Greek Calendar (two day festival for the birthday of Apollon and Artemis; date approximate)
Toothbrush Appreciation Day — think of what it would be like without one!
Verrazano Day — New York, US (Celebrates discovery of New York harbor by Giovanni Verrazano, Florentine navigator)
Women’s Day — Gabon
World Hemophilia Day
*If you want to add others reasons why today should be considered “That Sucks Day”, please go share your horror story of the day at http://www.thatsucks.net
Birthdays Today:
Victoria Beckham, 1974
Jennifer Garner, 1972
Liz Phair, 1967
Lela Rochon, 1966
Norman Julius “Boomer” Esiason, 1961
Sean Bean, 1958
Olivia Hussey, 1951
Don Kirshner, 1934
Cynthia Ozick, 1928
Harry Reasoner, 1923
William Holden, 1918
Thornton Wilder, 1897
Nikita Krushchev, 1894
Adrian Constantine “Cap” Anson, 1852
J.P. Morgan, 1837
Samuel Chase, 1741
Debuting/Premiering Today:
Caveman(Film), 1981
“McCartney”(Album), 1970 (first solo album)
“No Time for Comedy”(Play), 1939
Today in History:
Geoffrey Chaucer tells his Canterbury Tales for the first time, at the court of Richard II, ten years to the day after the pilgrimage actually began, 1397
Christopher Columbus signs his contract with Spain to find the Indes, 1492
Martin Luther stands firm and refuses to recant before the Diet of Worms, 1521
Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America, 1797
The first Sino-Japanese War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1895
A one day record 11,747 immigrants are processed at Ellis Island, 1907
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed by the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company, 1924
Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut, 1937
At midnight, 26 Irish counties officially break with the British Commonwealth and form the Republic of Ireland, 1949
The Bay of Pigs Invasion fiasco begins, 1961
Ford Motor Company unveils the Mustang, 1964
Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air, 1964
The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely, 1970
Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 1982
The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends, 1986
NJ Devil Martin Brodeur becomes the 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game, 1997
The 5th Summit of the Americas takes place in Port of Spain; Trinidad, thirty-four heads of government attend, 2005
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, causes 15 deaths and major damage to nearby buildings, residences, a nursing home and middle school, 2013



6 thoughts on “A to Z: Oh, Gracious and OMG, a Random Tuesday Post”

  1. Awww on the kitties. I know you will take great care of them. It’s how you roll.

    I laughed out loud with the ton of cat hair under a small bed. That’s a lot of cat hair.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥


  2. Those kittens are too cute. That was sweet of you to give them your heating pad. When I help my mom clean, I find about 100 ( really) crumpled Bounty that she uses as tissues. 🙂


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