National Donut Day

Whether you spell it “doughnut” or “donut”, it really doesn’t matter. It’s National Donut Day across America.

donuts:  in the bakery case

Miss Egypt loved her cake donuts. We bought cake donuts special for her, national day or not. Definitely, on her day and holidays. It is safe to say, Egypt would “cat-approve” this day.

Miss Egypt having her cake donut (Oct 2006)

Have a donut, or two, to celebrate and cap off your week.


With Midnight having her yearly check-up, yesterday, we mentioned National Donut Day to our vet, Dr. Ramsel, and how Egypt loved her cake donuts. Dr. Ramsel wrote a reminder to herself, using a Sharpie pen on her hand, to have a cake donut for Egypt .

For more on National Doughnut Day, read the Wikipedia article here.


Black Cat Friday

It is a Black Moon Friday.

before a New Moon: a waning crescent (5:50 am, Sep 21 2015)

Our resident black cat, Miss Midnight, says it should really be a Black Cat Friday. There are no other kind of Black Friday’s except for the black cat kind.

Miss Midnight, top cat regent

Black moons occur when there is a second new moon in the same month. The lunar orbit cycle is 28 days. The first new moon of this month occurred on September 1.

While some conspiracy theorists have suggested this marks the beginning of the end times, they may have forgotten about the last two (January and March 2014).¹ If you are a student of Greek mythology, new moons are associated with the Greek goddess, Hecate. She is the goddess that oversees crossroads, magic, ghosts and the dead. Hecate continues to play a part in the Wiccan tradition. For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, this occurrence of the black moon will be in October.²

References –

  1. from Wikipedia entry on the black moon
  2. from the CNET article on the black moon

National Donut Day

Not exactly an important day, but important nonetheless. It is National Donut Day.

donuts, mmm …

more donuts, mmm …

It is best consumed with your favorite beverage.

Several years ago, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who railed against snack foods, soda, and other assorted items that he deemed to be harmful, banned “oversized” sodas in the morning yet fully embraced National Donut Day a scant hour later. Perhaps, it was those free Krispy Kreme donuts that were calling to him.

Moreover, it is a special day that is cat-approved.

Miss Egypt enjoying her cake donut

Hostess Donuts, look around enough, you will be able to find them.

Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!

A few days late, but their day was not forgotten. They are five years old.

Miss Pinky


Miss Susie


Rather than sit for a nice portrait, they went about their regular activity of bird watching. It makes for a much better time when the weather is agreeable versus a springtime blizzard. And, better than sitting for the camera.


Happy Birthday Susie and Pinky!