Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Festival of the Kitchen Goddess


November 7th and 8th

Sadie Hawkins Day, Festival of the Kitchen Goddess

From the 1930s comic strip, the character Sadie Hawkins overstepped the boundaries of propriety when she asked a man for a date. And, though we have come a long way since those days of male domination, many still feel that it is the man’s place to do the asking. So, on this day many schools and social organizations reverse the role and make it ladies’ choice.

In Japan, November 8th is set aside to honor the Goddess Uke-Mochi-No-Kami—she who possesses food—and the kitchen Gods Oki-Tsu-Hiko and Oki-Tsu-Hime. The God of the kitchen range Kamado-no-Kami is also greatly honored and venerated in most households. On this day, all the pots and pans are washed, and offerings of rice and rice wine are left in honor of the hearth side deities.


Special Kitties of the Day for March 21

Mr. Tinkles, Garfield, the Cat of the Day
Name: Mr. Tinkles, Garfield
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Persian, Exotic short hair
Home: Burbank, California, USA
Ihave two beautiful kittens. Well, not kittens anymore, but for me they are! Here are some of their pictures and I hope you enjoy. They are one and a half years old brothers from the same littler. One is a completely white from head to tail, and the other one is an Orange persian. Garfield is the Orange and Mr. Tinkles (who got his name from the movie “Cats and Dogs”) is white.

Even though they are brothers, the sure have different personalities. Garfield is more outgoing and more friendly! More a people’s cat and according to himself the king! of the house.

The other one is more shy and not so much a people’s cat. Only with my partner is he not shy. Both cats are sweet boys and we just love them to death.

Mr. Tinkles, the white cat, is shy with other people except with us. He’s a sweet loving cat and loves to play with stick that has a feather. He always tries to take it with him and hide it. He also loves playing with the sheets and he has a weird way of drinking water. He likes to lay on the floor and drink it while kicking the water container. He loves to pay with his brother Garfield and he loves to sleep during the day in my underwear drawer. He is a big jumper and can jump really high if he wants too.

Garfield is the orange one, and is more energetic, extremely playful and he thinks he is the king of the house. He loves to run around the house with his brother. He loves getting pampered and loves getting into closets and boxes. He’s a loving cat and every time I get home. he’s waiting for me. He also loves to pose for pictures and he knows it when people take pictures of him. He loves to play with the stick and the feather thing, they both goes nuts over that.

As you see even though they are brothers, they sure have different personalities but one thing is certain. They love each other and I don’t think they can ever be apart from each other and US!