Friday: Hili dialogue

Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another work week, and if you’re reading this you made it through alive. And by the time you read this, I’ll most likely be flying to LA. for a few days of R&R. As I noted, posting will be light until my return on Tuesday. It’s June 17, and on this day in history Mumtaz Mahal, wife of emperor Shah Jahan, died while giving birth. The result: her grieving husband built her a marvelous tomb, the Taj Mahal. Along with Machu Picchu and Mount Everest, it is one of the three most beautiful things I’ve seen on this planet. On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French, arrived in pieces in New York Harbor. In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled 8–1 that schools could not require that students recite Bible verses or the Lord’s Prayer in public schools. A great victory for secularists! Finally, it was on this day in 1972 that 5 people, who turned out to be employed by the White House, were arrested for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. That ultimately led to the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon’s resignation.

Notables born on this day include Igor Stravinsky (1882) and Nobel laureate and geneticist François Jacob (1920). Not many notables died on this day; one is dancer Cyd Charisse (2008).  Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is not only coopting Cyrus’s bed, but sticking her butt in his face:

Cyrus: Hili, there are limits.
Hili: Of what?
Cyrus: Of my patience.
In Polish:
Cyrus: Hili, są granice.
Hili: Czego?
Cyrus: Mojej cierpliwości.

And out in Winnipeg, Gus is chilling, but also showing that he’s the Most Photogenic Cats in Canada:


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  1. Jacques Hausser
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    The kiss of the cat…

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    LA California. Welcome to the most populated county in the USA. All trays and seat backs should be in the upright position.

  3. Dominic
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Surely Hili is on the beautiful list?😉

  4. Posted June 17, 2016 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    June.🙂 Just thought someone should point that out.

  5. Paul S
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    PCC, you wrote July 17th instead of June.
    Not sure if you’re rushing through summer or just keeping us on our toes.

  6. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Dawww, pink cat tongue!

    In other news Microsoft is developing software for the catnip … ahem, marijuana trade. [ ]

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted June 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

      Maybe they’ll field trial the software on the catnip market?
      Using a felid field trial? Sorry.

  7. Posted June 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m a huge Gus fan, his frostbit and injured ears may be horrible to contemplate but he sure is a handsome cat!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted June 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

      Ironic that he looks like a snowdrift on legs.

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