Dress Up Your Pet Day, Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
January 14, 2013

Winter sunrise

~ Today’s Quote:  The question isn’t whether you are capable of godlike work. (You are.) The question is: Are you willing? ~ Seth Godin. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

~ Dress Up Your Pet Day:


Today is the perfect opportunity to break out the bejeweled collars, sassy sweaters, and fashion accessories.

A Weimaraner named Man Ray is arguably the most famous dressed-up pet in American history. In the 1970s he collaborated with his owner, photographer William Wegman, to produce a collection of internationally acclaimed portraits.

I’ve been known to dress up our pups a time or two. . . Rascal loves to play dress-up. Really!  She has an impeccable sense of style, and frankly, I think she gets tired of her dog suit and wants a change from time to time…what girl doesn’t?

~ Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day:

Pastrami made it to the United States in the late 19th century, thanks to Romanian Jewish immigrants from Bessarabia and Romania. The name was probably changed to pastrami to sound more like Italian salami. It’s always nice when your meats rhyme, isn’t it? There is a dispute as to which New Yorker created the first pastrami sandwich, but we do know it was created between 1887-1888.

Celebrate Pastrami sandwich day, by heating up some Pastrami, introducing it to rye bread and condiments (sometimes people slap on some coleslaw and Russian dressing) and enjoying a perfect hot sammie lunch or dinner. MMMM Good!

~ Today in History:


~ 1968  Super Bowl II (at Miami): Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14. Packers had won every Super Bowl to date. MVP: Packers’ QB Bart Starr. Tickets: $12.00.

~ 1972 – Comedian Redd Foxx, whose last name was really Sanford, debuted on NBC-TV in Sanford & Son. Demond Wilson starred as Fred Sanford’s son. Quincy Jones composed the catchy theme song.

~ 1976 – The Bionic Woman, starring Lindsay Wagnerdebuted on ABC-TV.

♥~ 1990 – The Fox network’s animated show The Simpsons premiered. “D’oh!”

~1999 – A Danish man was fined $312 for taking his dead father on a 3-hour farewell motorcycle tour of Copenhagen. They had even stopped at Dad’s favorite bar and nobody seemed to notice.

~ Born Today: 

♥~ 1861 – David Wesson American chemist: Few scientists have had more impact on the edible oils industry than David Wesson, whose vision and energy played a key role in founding the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). Inventor of Wesson Oil.

♥~ 1919 – Andy Rooney Emmy Award-winning news writer, TV commentator: 60 Minutes.

♥~ 1941 – (Dorothy) Faye Dunaway Academy Award-winning actress: Network [1976]; Don Juan DeMarco,Casanova, Beverly Hills Madam, Christopher Columbus, Mommie Dearest,Voyage of the Damned, Three Days of the Condor, The Towering Inferno,Chinatown, The Deadly Trap, Little Big Man, The Arrangement, Bonnie & Clyde

♥~ 1948 – T-Bone Burnett Grammy Award-winning record producer [2002], O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, and album Down from the Mountain [2000]; member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review tour [1975]

♥~ 1967 – Emily Watson actress: Breaking the Waves, Hilary and Jackie, Gosford Park, Cromwell & Fairfax

♥~ 1969 – Jason Bateman, Actor (“Arrested Development”)

~Did You Know: Dogs have team spirit too…..

♥~ 49ERS










I’m sure at some point today I will dig into the costume box and play dress up with my pups…People often wonder how I talk pups into keeping their glasses, hats, and strapless gowns in place–I will try to get my act together and post some pictures with some tips later today.

Lets Go Monday. Lets Go!!

14 thoughts on “Dress Up Your Pet Day, Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

  1. Morno,

    No pets to dress up so I will have to live vicariously. We have a deli not far from work that makes a great hot pastrami sandwich. I haven’t had one in awhile I will drop by today for lunch.
    Go Falcons!
    Have a good one.

  2. who are the two dobes in the picture? the only dress up i do for dogs has been a sweater or coat. yeah, boring. nik has a natty suede & fleece coat. she dresses better than me…..
    have never watched the simpsons. always enjoyed andy rooney’s few minutes though.
    the ferret looks fierce with that lower fang.
    raining again. can’t complain since we do need it. hope agility class is not canceled tonight. we need that, too!
    good day!

    • The dobes? Oh please….Trinket and Rumor of-course :-D. A coat can be fun dress up.I got caught listening to Andy Rooney last night while I searched out a video for El Morno. Such a great curmudgeon. Like you, Simpsons have never appealed to me.
      I will keep my fingers crossed agility is not rained out!
      Good Day to you!

  3. I remember the time you dressed up George and Max in the Duluth vests and hats – and they made the big time in the Duluth online marketing mailing!

    Matt has been a loyal Duluth customer ever since. And we still have that great photo on our fridge.

    • That was such fun! It was George and Max turn to be in the spotlight for a change….because you know who, is always photo bombing :-D. Uhm, has Matt tried out Duluths new jeans?

    • Happy New Year Jane!!! Would EL Morno lie? Never. Ok. Maybe. But not today!! It is indeed Pet Dress Up Day! FUN. Hope your daughter has lots of photo opportunities!

  4. I have enough trouble getting my Sheltie to wear a raincoat and booties when the snows and downpours hit — I’m sure he wouldn’t cotton to play dress-up. That’s why I’m eager to read your tips — must be something I’m doing wrong!!

  5. Katybeth, the Dobes are Dazzle and Rumor! And don’t try to tell me all Dobes look alike!
    We’re having left overs for dinner but a hot Pastrami sounds very good.

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