"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Thursday, April 30, 2009

There was a National Hairball Awareness Day and I missed it?!?

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE HOSTS
“NATIONAL HAIRBALL AWARENESS DAY” EXHIBIT AND PROGRAM ON APRIL 27, 2008

Temporary display of human and animal hairballs on display from April 25 – May 4, 2008

April 17, 2008, Washington, D.C. – The National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (NMHM) will commemorate National Hairball Awareness Day on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., with a special presentation and hands-on activity for the general public. Visitors will learn why hairballs develop in the stomach and will have an opportunity to handle an actual hairball. The Museum is located on the campus of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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Why would anybody want to handle an actual hairball? Should I be inviting people over when my two "hairball machines" do their thing? *shudders*

4 comments:

Heather Cherry said...

How COULD you???

*sobbing uncontrollably*

Dr. Julie-Ann said...

OMG! I TOTALLY missed it! I'm so sorry. I'll bake a cake for next year's celebration.

I also chuckled when I read your query about inviting people over because I just now posted a blog message about how to have guests over and actually enjoy them. I say, the hairballs would make for, um, interesting conversation, at least!

Hairball said...

There, there, Heather. *offers tissue*

Dr J ,

Mmm, cake!

I better come over and read your post. I need to brush up on what proper etiquette is regarding hairballs and guests. lol

Amy said...

oh dear I missed it too, had I known it was in existance I would've celebrated it here with you from the other side of the world lol, maybe you could get together with friends and compare hairballs?