Hoodie Hoo Day, Love Your Pet Day, Cherry Pie Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 20, 2014

In love with the sun

★~ 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:

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.


★~ Love Your Pet Day:

Rascal and Scooby

Love your pet day

Love Your Pet Day

Love your pet day

★~ Cherry Pie Day:

cherry pie

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:


♥~ 1792 – President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act. Letters delivered up to 30 miles cost six cents to mail. For letters up to 150 miles, postage was 12-1/2 cents.

♥~ 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.

♥~ 1962 –  John Glenn, astronaut, became the first American to orbit Earth as he flew aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. “Godspeed, John Glenn. You’re cleared for orbit.”

♥~ 1989 – Tone-Loc’s Wild Thing was certified double-platinum in the U.S;  the single  sold two-million copies.

★~ Born Today:

Joe Birthday

♥~ 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 [1963]; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, To Sir With Love, Sneakers

♥~ 1946 – Sandy Duncan dancer, actress: Peter Pan, Pinnochio, Roots, The Hogan Family

♥~ 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

Yes, I know you Pup has a fur coat. But can they have too many?

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…

Odd Loves Company!


17 thoughts on “Hoodie Hoo Day, Love Your Pet Day, Cherry Pie Day

  1. Morno,
    I can’t wrap my head around the fact that someone would pay that much money on misc pet stuff. if you told me they paid that for a medical treatment for the pet I could understand. But the rest of it just seems wrong. That money could be spent to help animals in a significant way. My opinion.
    Hoodie Hoo. I’m on it. I like Cherry pie.
    Happy Birthday Joe, I hope Jerry and Joe have met and become pals. Cole’s card is terrific.
    Stay dry. I guess a nice change from staying warm. I’m off to eat breakfast and then we are heading out to golf.

    • Well of-course that money could be better spent. The best part is I’m not even sure the pets would like a lot of that stuff. It’s all show.
      I hope so too! Joe was a huge Grateful Dead fan.
      Hope you had a good game.

  2. No doubt Joe loved that card. Wonderful picture of the two of you.
    Happy to holler Hoodie Hoo and support the warm up effort, I like cherry pie. All I can say is thank goodness we just have one goldfish who seems happy enough in a clean bowl with a pirate ship. I’ll give Finn (I know, original) an extra flake of gold fish food. Although, I can see him with a small silver crown on his head and maybe a diamond or two. If our ship comes in we will consider it.


    • It was warmer today (at least here) I think we made a difference. I think Finn needs something more than an extra flake of food…I really liked the idea of a small silver crown–an Irish gold fish prince! Awww….so lovely.
      Thanks. I think we celebrate Joe’s birthday on a larger scale now than when he was alive 😀

  3. Over the top dog gift ideas. I guess it’s all relative to personal income. I have always gone the extra mile for my dogs & wouldn’t do it any other way. I will put a bow on Saturday’s two veterinary invoices & present it to Nik.
    That’s a smokin’ VW card for Cole’s dad complete with peace sign headlights.
    Enjoy your thunderstorms! Temps here lately have been too warm for my liking.

    • Funny. I know Nik appreciates her great care. Funny thing is all they really want is to be with us. Oh, well, Rascal would love a mink coat and if if I had the income I might buy her one from minks that had died naturally.
      Crazy weather but better than too hot too soon.
      I liked the peace signs too. One friend commented that the car looked like it had wings. Yep, those are grovin’ wings for sure. Not. 😀

  4. Thank Heaven for Michigan and its cherries!
    If hollering Hoodie Hoo at noon today will drive this beastly winter away, then let’s do it!
    Great picture of you and Joe, and Cole did a super job with his card. I know this must be a nostalgic day for you both; rest assured, Joe is watching. And hang onto those good memories!
    Those pampered pet gifts are too much — Dallas doesn’t need a tiara to be king in my home!

    • Well said! Of-course Dallas doesn’t NEED a crown or anything BUT what about a Roberto Cavalli’s satin bathrobe, or if that is too warm perhaps silk shorts?
      I yelled Hoodie Hoo!
      Oh yes, Joe was a dead head. So I am certain Coles card was a hit. We make it a fun day using it as an excuse to eat out some place fun with good company.

  5. Oh YES I will be shouting Hoodie Hoo. I am so ready for winter to be done. I pamper our pup with beef jerky treats from time to time. He seems happy enough.
    Loved Cole’s birthday card. My brother was a huge Grateful Dead fan.
    Hope you don’t wash away with the snow.

    • Beef Jerky sounds like a fine treat. If he wants sirloin tell him to get a job.
      Joe loved the Grateful dead. Me? Not so much so 😀

  6. Miss Millie is the Royal Monarch of the household, but if I had the money to spend on those trinkets for her, you can bet they would be on my person instead of her ungrateful head. She has 3 big bins FULL over the top of every kind of doggie toy there is and yet she expects a new one every time we come home from the grocery store. Actually pouts and gives us the cold shoulder if there is none.
    I hate cherry pie..never have liked it. A great card Cole made for Joe. He has been gifted with a enjoyable talent.

    • Ok. But have you ever recycled a toy from the bin and pretended like it was a new toy???
      I think you should go for matching tiaras. Red rubies and diamonds, perhaps.
      Thank you. I’ve enjoyed Cole’s art a lot. The card surprised me.

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