Sunday, February 24, 2008

Update on Suzu

Suzu started licking her incision.

And my daughter tried to make her a cone to go over her head. But she kept taking them off.

She needed something to keep her from bothering her incision.

Queen Elizabeth the first

I looked up cones for cats on the Internet and found that they are called Elizabeth collars or e-collars for short because of the way they look.

What do you think? Does it look like Queen Elizebeth's colar?

We went down to our local pet store today, and found one.

$12.95 and it fits. She hates it of course, but she can't get it off and it keeps her from damage herself further. Plus we get the bonus of laughing at her antics as she slinks around the house giving us dirty looks.

"Oh you think this is so funny human? You just wait!"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spay and Neuter your pet

I keep all our pet either Spayed or neutered.

SO when my daughter's cat got a little older she got the surgery. In fact just yesterday.

As to the cost we did have a little help. My mom bless her brought me a paper that said that our local animal shelter was having a program; if you were one of the first 200 persons to sent in $5.00 dollars that's all it would cost you to spade or neuter your cat.

The day after her surgery and Suzu is bright eyed and bushy tailed.
The Vet did a nice job, and made nice small stitches.

My daughter is still sick so they are consoling each other.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Name Generator

I was playing with a name generator and this randomly popped up.

We’ve generated a name for your D&D character. It is…

Janlyassa Tarmikos
(Female Human Rogue)

Also known as...

Janlyassa the Rogue
Lady Janlyassa
Lady Tarmikos
Lady Janlyassa Tarmikos the Rogue
Lady Janlyassa Tarmikos the Conqueror
Janlyassa Tarmikos the Hunter

Hmm, how about I call my blog Lady Janlyassa the Rogue? Oh I know the conqueror has a nice ring to it.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Today is was Presidents day

History of the HolidayThe original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency).

Washington, according to the calendar that has been used since at least the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was born on February 11. At least in 1796, many Americans celebrated his birthday on the 22nd while others marked the occasion on the 11th instead. By the early 19th century, Washington's Birthday had taken firm root in the American experience as a bona fide national holiday. Its traditions included Birthnight Balls in various regions, speeches and receptions given by prominent public figures, and a lot of revelry in taverns throughout the land.

Then along came Abraham Lincoln, another revered president and fellow February baby (born on the 12th of the month). The first formal observance of his birthday took place in 1865, the year after his assassination, when both houses of Congress gathered for a memorial address.

While Lincoln's Birthday did not become a federal holiday like George Washington's, it did become a legal holiday in several states. In 1968, legislation (HR 15951) was enacted that affected several federal holidays. One of these was Washington's Birthday, the observation of which was shifted to the third Monday in February each year whether or not it fell on the 22nd. This act, which took effect in 1971, was designed to simplify the yearly calendar of holidays and give federal employees some standard three-day weekends in the process.

Apparently, while the holiday in February is still officially known as Washington's Birthday (at least according to the Office of Personnel Management), it has become popularly (and, perhaps in some cases at the state level, legally) known as "President's Day." This has made the third Monday in February a day for honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cat and bird

My daughter thought it was too cold for our pet pigeon pidgie to stay out side, so she moved her inside. But her five month old kitten Suzu thinks she is so gosh darn fascinating she keeps getting on top of the cage!