Hug You Cat Day, Old Maids Day, Cheese Day,Cognac Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 4, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote:  Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.  Arnold Edinborough

★~  Hug Your Cat Day:


Hug Your Cat Day is one of those pleasingly straightforward holidays. Cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats. The more dedicated amongst them will not need this encouragement, of course.

The obvious downside to the day is that people without cats may be left out. However, don’t despair just Hug Someone Else’s Cat.

★~ Old Maid’s Day:

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Old maid, otherwise known as a spinster, is a woman whose grown old and never married. Typically they’re thought of a being bitter and cranky, and victims of their own fussiness. But I’m not so sure, as our good friend and old neighbor, Mary Newman Mary Newman, use to say, “there are far worst things than being alone.”  Celebrate Old Maids day by playing the card game, count  un-popped popcorn kernels, which are called Old Maids or check out  Old Maids and Grumpy Old Men Names, just for fun

★~ Cheese Day:


Say ‘Cheese: Why? Because it is Cheese Day of course, and EVERYONE loves Cheese Day. Even skunks.  Here is a good to know cheese fact; it is the favorite food of skunks. Put a piece of cheese in your pocket and a skunk will follow you anywhere. .

★ National Cognac Day:

Why are you putting on that big hat and dark sunglasses? Silly you! It’s not incognito day. It’s Cognac Day. Easy mistake to make. Just put down the hat and sunglasses, and pick up a snifter (a glass, not a Kleenex!) of Cognac instead. Cognac is a sophisticated spirit hailing from the Cognac region of France. Cognac is actually a type of brandy that is double distilled and processed according to strict guidelines. A grade is assigned to Cognac to indicate its quality. Examples include VS for ‘very special’ and XO for ‘extra old.’ Cognac connoisseurs are currently at work on a new grade called OMG!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1896 – In a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Henry Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motor car. After more than two years of experimentation, Henry Ford at the age of thirty-two, had completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the “Quadricycle,” so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle fueled Ford’s automobile ambitions, leading ultimately to the founding of Ford Motor Company in 1903.

♥~ 1919 – Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the vote.

♥~ 1937 – The Humpty Dumpty supermarket in Oklahoma City introduced the first shopping carts. Store manager Sylvan Goldmandecided to boost trade by putting an extra-large shopping basket on wheels. It doubled the store’s business.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1928 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Karola Ruth Siegel)sex therapist; author; TV celebrity. ”  Yes, I was trained as a sniper in the Israeli armed forces. This was after the Holocaust. I was a very good shooter. I once went with my grandson to a county fair where you shoot a water pistol at the clown’s mouth. We came home with twelve stuffed animals and a goldfish.”

♥~ 1937 –  Robert Fulghum was born in Waco, Texas. In 1989 he became the first author in history to have both the #1 and #2 books on the New York Times best-seller list: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

♥~ 1975 – Angelina Jolie (Voight) Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight

★~ Good To Know: FUN! 


Of all the field rushers to ever interrupt a sporting event, this furry interloper is the only one every fan present wanted to adopt.

The NCAA baseball tournament matchup between Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton was interrupted last Saturday night when a rogue Siberian husky wandered on to the field, according to SportsGrid.

It was the bottom of the second when Fullerton catcher Chad Wallach noticed something strange going on behind the pitcher. He stepped away from the plate, holding up a hand in a way that said “Whoa, bros. There may or may not be a husky in the outfield.”

Sure enough, the cameras turned to show a big beautiful Siberian husky trotting happily around the infield, which raised the game’s adorability levels by nearly 10,000,000.

The general consensus among viewers was “Ahhh!! Puppy!!”

No worries. The pup was chipped and returned to his owner.

I loved this comment:  “oh sure, this guy runs around the field, during a game, completely naked, and gets a friendly usher out the door. I do the same thing and I get chased, tased, and beat down. Speciesism at its most blatant.”


This sums of the weather in Chicago the past couple of days. Sing it with me….


Have terrific Tuesday! And remember is it makes you If it makes you smile, giggle or laugh…Do it again!


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14 thoughts on “Hug You Cat Day, Old Maids Day, Cheese Day,Cognac Day

  1. Morno,
    Beautiful day here too. I don’t have a cat, but if the opportunity arrises I will offer a hug or at least a pat. A good cheddar cheese works for me. I’m more of a beer kind of guy or a glass of wine to class things up a bit.
    Husky must have been a real hit
    Have a good one!

    • Mike,
      That’s nice that you are friendly to cats. Cheddar is my favorite cheese…although Brie is a close second. I think the Husky save everyone from being bored to death…seems like it was a slow game.

  2. bet watching the husky romp was a thrill live. i know i enjoyed it! nik could only be so lucky!
    i enjoy cheese & have had cognac a time or two.
    dr. ruth…..that voice….quite a character!
    nik is boarding at the farm this 1st week of recovery. if a cat happens to wander into the house, i will certainly pet it.
    the rascal’s song is such a great summer song.
    good day!

    • Have been singing that song for the last two days. Glad to hear you are recovering without too much pain. Hopefully you will be as good as new before you know it! The voice just kind of makes Dr. Ruth come alive! 😀

  3. Good Morno,
    I have a cat! And I will hug him for everyone. Pacific is a great cat. Love him to pieces.
    What a great video and beautiful dog. Glad it was reunited with it’s owners.
    I’ve never met a piece of cheese I didn’t like. I’ve never had cognac, but would love to try a snifter.
    I’m singing it. Have a great day.

    • Please do…and maybe a treat too! Cheese is so good on everything although I am not a fan of bleu cheese. Should be easy to order a Cognac the next you eat out after dinner–or buy a small bottle for home! Impresse your friends!

  4. It’s a beautiful mornin’
    I think I’ll go outside a while
    An jus’ smile
    Just take in some clean fresh air boy
    Ain’t no sense in stayin’ inside
    If the weather’s fine an’ you got the time
    It’s your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day
    Either way
    It’s a beautiful mornin’

    Oh…Hi…I was singing with you. Morno! The kids have places to go and people to see so we are on our way. Have a great cheesy sort of day.

  5. I saw that Husky on TV, and it was precious! Looked extremely happy to be trotting around the field, too.

    Not terribly fond of cats and would be too leery to give one a hug. I’ll just hug the Sheltie instead and pretend he’s purring, ha!

    It’s beautifully sunny here, so I have to do outside things while I can. Tomorrow’s supposed to rain. Yuck, just what we need — more rain.

    Dr. Ruth is a spunky ole gal, and I can just see her being that accurate a shooter!

    • Rain and storms, but short lived. Late afternoon so I don’t need to water. I can live with this kind of cool weather, it was just so hot last year. The Husky made me smile too–he was having such fun while his owners were worried to death I am sure. Glad it was a happy ever after story.
      Your right about Dr. Ruth you just know she could take someone down if she needed to 😀

  6. Rather a sleepy morning for me after a very late night. And I had to be in class bright and early. Can’t say I was very much of either.
    But, the sleepy morning was worth it because I was at the Stones Concert, with Ben. It was ahhhh-mazing. I’m a huge Stones fan to begin with, and that is one group who knows how to put on a spectacular show! Taylor Swift was a special guest too – which impressed Ben no end.

    Ben and I were certainly Midnight Ramblers, but we got What We Wanted – Satisfaction!!! All in all, well worth the sleepy after effects.

    • He did love being on the field. Bet his owners were relieved to have him back home tho….He was a bat dog!

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