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February 20, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
★~ Hoodie Hoo Day:
Walk outside at high noon today (whatever the time zone you live in), extend your arms above your head, wave them around rapidly while doing your favorite little dance, and shout “hoodie hoo.” Apparently, this Hoodie Hoo sound is supposed to scare winter away and prepare for spring, which is exactly one month away.
HOODIE HOO DAY!
★~ Love Your Pet Day:
★~ Cherry Pie Day:
George Washington’s cherry-tree-chopping story has long been debunked by historians as nationalistic myth, but according to his biographers, our first president did love cherries, which may be why the cherry pie is associated with him.
English tradition credits Queen Elizabeth the First with having created the cherry pie dessert, but I am simply not falling for the idea that Queen Elizabeth spent a lot of time in her kitchen pitting cherries!
In case you are wondering, President Lincoln’s favorite dessert was apple pie. America produces about 300 million pounds of cherries each year, 75 percent of which come from Michigan.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1872 – Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine for manufacturing paper bags. Patent #123,811 allowed for the bags to have two longitudinal inward folds.
♥~ 1872 – Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley of Granville, MA patented the toothpick manufacturing machine.
♥~ 1952 –The African Queen, opened at the Capitol Theatre in New York City. The film starred Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, under the direction of John Huston. Critics accused Huston of larking when he adapted the famous book to film. And he laughed all the way to the bank.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1925 – Robert Altman – This iconoclastic filmmaker was master of satire, ensemble casts and the long take. His long and lauded career included such classic films as M*A*S*H (1970), McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971), Nashville (1975), The Player (1992) and Gosford Park (2001). Altman received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 2006. Born at Kansas City, MO, Altman died Nov 20, 2006, at Los Angeles, CA.
♥~ 1927 – Sidney Poitier Academy Award-winning actor: Lilies of the Field ; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, To Sir With Love, Sneakers
♥~ The five children of Ralph and Carolyn Cummins of Clintwood, Va., Catherine, Carol, Charles, Claudia, and Cecilia were born Feb. 20, 1952; Feb. 20, 1953; Feb. 20, 1956; Feb. 20 1961; and Feb. 20, 1966.
♥~ 1954 – Anthony Stewart Head, Actor: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
♥~ 1957 – Joe Ruscitti: great dad, passionate, dreamer, soul mate
♥~ 1966 – Cindy Crawford supermodel, actress: Fair Game, Sex with Cindy Crawford, The Simian Line
★~ Did You Know: In case you are in the mood to shop for your pampered pup today!
Mink Fur Coat for Dogs – $725
22k Gold-Thread Pet Mattress – $3,000
Originally the company that makes these makes them for humans at a hefty $30,000 price tag, but when one customer requested a bed for her Maltese the company realized there’s a market for pampered pets.
Versace Barocco Pet Bowl – $754
Is this bowl fine enough for your kitty dine? 22K gold leafed porcelain bowl to presented there seafood in.
Louis XV Pet Pavilion – $23,990
Perhaps your pup would like to snuggle into a custom made18th century French Rosewood commode?
I Love Dogs 52-carat Diamond Dog Collar – $1.8 Million
Trinket, I’m sure had this on her birthday list! Studded with more than 1600 hand-set diamonds on 18 K white gold attached to a crocodile leather collar. This $1.8 million collar might give your pup the bling they have always desired.
Sexy Beast Dog Perfume – $65
If you feel pressured to wear a high end fragrance imagine how your dog must feel? After all your dog is constantly being judged by the other dogs based on the way it smells. Don’t worry about getting your pooch the wrong scent because the Sexy Beast Fragrance is unisex with a mix of natural patchouli, mandarin and nutmeg oils.
Super Dog House with Plasma TV and Spa – $410,825
You know times are tough when Duke’s dog house only has a 52″ Plasma Tv instead of the 57″ but at least he doesn’t have to sacrifice the temperature controlled spa or self cleaning food bowls. This super dog house features a retina scan entry to keep out neighborhood mutts (and probably hobos).
Roberto Cavalli Designer Pet Clothes – $110 – $1,200
Roberto Cavalli’s line of pet clothes caters to “pooch couture.” The collection features a variety of elaborate satin bathrobes, silk shorts and velor tracksuits.
Swarovski Dog Throne
While most people struggle to keep their dog OFF of their expensive sofa, some folks are spending insane amounts of money on Swarovski Studded Thrones. The companies doesn’t disclose the price, “if you have to ask you can’t afford it.”
Cat Cabin – $1396
The Cat cabin made of wood and lined with a dirt repellent pillow gives your cat a safe comfy place to nap. It’s for the cat that likes deco.
Emmy Swag for Pets – $1,200
It’s no secret that celebs get all kinds of swag for going to fancy events, but we had no idea that even their pets gets expensive gift bags. The EXTRA Awards Lounge gave away $1200 worth of goodies for doggies. The set included an embroidered Doggie Diaper Bag, Sushi Pups dog toys and a Year of Your Dog tag from Bark Avenue Jewelers and tons more.
Dog Tiara – $4.2 Million
And when a Tiara is over kill the company also makes hair clips. Lets see you could pair this tiara to the collar above and your pup would really be putting on the Ritz.
What on your shopping list for your precious fur?
Birthdays are hard but memories make them sweeter. Check out Cole’s Birthday Card for his Dad. Joe was a huge Grateful Dead fan. How could he not love the card.
Rain expected Raining, lighting and thunder is current washing away all the snow. We made the most of yesterdays mild temps and sunshine and rain is a nice change over snow. I love a good thunderstorm. My pups not so much so…
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