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August 26, 2014
Chopper is laid back about National Dog Day.
★~ Today’s Quote: “Meow” means “woof” in cat.” ― George Carlin
★~ National Dog Day:
Happy Dog Day!
This Howladay supports all breeds and varieties of dogs and discourages purchases from unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills; instead, they encourage us to support reputable breeders and adopt from rescue organizations or humane societies.
I support this position completely and would only add that it’s important to ask yourself before you adopt any pet, “Am I willing to provide a home for this animal for the rest of its life.” Many things in our lifetime have become disposable — a pet isn’t one of them.
Of-course, on Odd, I’m preaching to the choir we are pet loving fools! And I like that about us! Check out new pup pictures on Camp Run A Pup’s Facebook page
★~ Toilet Paper Day:
According to the online Toilet Paper Encyclopedia, toilet paper is one of the most taken-for-granted conveniences of the twentieth (and twenty-first) century. However, it hasn’t always been this way. There once was a time when humanity was fraught with skid marks and rashes as they fought to wipe up. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep’s wool—and, later, thanks to the printing press—newspapers, magazines, and pages of books. The ancient Greeks used clay and stones; the Romans, sponges and salt water. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one’s teehineyhocus started about 150 years ago, right here in the U.S.A. .
Nothing celebrates useful inventions like actual use, so show your toilet paper your appreciation by grabbing a book or magazine, taking a seat for a while, and celebrating National Toilet Paper Day with the grace and in the tradition of all those who have gone before you.
Bonus Round: Here’s the real reason Canada likes us. The US is the largest exporter of toilet paper in the world. On the other side of the coin, Canada imports more toilet paper from the US than any other country.
★~ Cherry Popsicle Day:
One bite and you’ll want to paint the town red!
You can skip the lipstick today if you’re planning on indulging in a cherry ice pop or two. This sweet frozen treat is sure to turn your lips red and put a smile on your face.
Summer may be slipping away but it’s not over yet, so cool off with a rich popsicle while you still have a chance. It’s a cheery way to get your cherry fix, plus these little red berries are so, so good for you.
You can pick up a box of pops on the way home or if you want a little more from your popsicle, make your own variation. Cherry especially pairs well with yogurt, chocolate, cantaloupe and even a whiskey sour!
Chocolate Cherry “Ice Cream” Popsicles
Cantaloupe and Cherry Popsicles
Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1873 – The first public school kindergarten in the U.S. was authorized by the school board of St. Louis, MO. The school was opened by Susan Elizabeth Blow.
♥~ 1498 – The master artist, Michelangelo, was commissioned to make the Pieta. Originally intended as a monument for his tomb, Michelangelo’s Florentine Pieta has interested historians for centuries because the four-figure sculpture does not feature the perfect proportions that are the hallmark of Michelangelo’s work.
♥~ 1959 – The British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable–at a price tag of less than $800–Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history
♥~ 1973- The University of Texas at Arlington became the first accredited school to offer studies in belly dancing.
♥~ 1991 – A Gallup Poll revealed that ice-cream lovers take more baths and are less likely to be nervous than people who seldom eat ice cream.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1910 – Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) Nobel Peace Prize-winner : missionary, humanitarian; died Sep 5, 1997
♥~ 1946 – Valerie Simpson songwriter [w/husband Nick Ashford]: Ashford & Simpson: Never Had It So Good, One Step at a Time, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need to Get By, Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand, Remember Me
♥~ 1980 – Macaulay Culkin actor: Home Alone series, Getting Even with Dad, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, The Good Son, My Girl, Uncle Buck, Only the Lonely, The Pagemaster, Richie Rich
★~ Pupcake Gallimaufry:
When Cousin Carla visited Chicago in July one of our adventures was going on a cupcake tour. Included on the tour was a stop at Sprinkles, which lays claim to being the first cupcake bakery. One of the coolest things about Sprinkles is the 24 hour Cupcake ATM. The machine looks a lot like an ATM, except it dispenses cupcakes, not cash. Using the touch screen, you pick the cupcake you want. The dozen or so choices include: S’mores, Cinnamon Sugar, Ginger Lemon, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and regular Red Velvet, Chocolate Coconut, Strawberry, and Peanut Butter Chocolate.
After you make your selection, you swipe your credit card. A live video feed of the robotic arm inside the Cupcake ATM retrieving your cupcake pops onto the screen. Your cupcake is placed in a pink cylinder, which rotates to open, and the cupcake of your choice is delivered to you in a small brown box.
I chose to take home pupcakes for my pups. They loved it in one bite. However, at $2.50 a bite Sprinkles pupcakes were not destined to be a regular treat. But with a little sleuthing, I found this recipe for pupcakes and none of my pups have complained that it is not the real thing. I’ll share the recipe in honor of National Dog Day.
½ cup whole wheat flour (can substitute other if wheat sensitive)
1 teaspoon baking powder
⅓ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons honey
For the Frosting:
3 tablespoons yogurt
1½ tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 6 wells of a standard muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the vegetable oil, applesauce, egg and honey, and whisk gently to combine. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes. All the pupcakes to cool completely before frosting and serving.
To make the frosting, stir together the yogurt and peanut butter, then spread on top of each pupcake before serving. The pupcakes can be kept for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Off to the start of a terrific Tuesday. I hope you are too!
Odd Loves Company
12 thoughts on “National Dog Day, Toilet Paper Day, Cherry Popsicle Day”
Harry wants to know when it is National Cat Day? Nice pictures. I’d wish everyone a happy dog day but I don’t want to upset Harry.
Popsicles are good. I think there is a box in my freezer from the last popsicle day. Do popsicles age well?
When it come to tp I am flexible.
Have a good one.
I think we just had cat day. Did you miss it?? I hope Harry doesn’t find out. If he does it won’t be pretty.
Popsicles seem to be ageless. They might have a few ice crystals but otherwise they should be fine.
Flexible? What is that all about?
What cute pictures. Loved Smiley and the Bully dog.
I can get on board with a cherry popsicle. No debate the tp should go under.
Happy Dog Day to dog owners everywhere. Sorry Harry it’s just not your day ^.
Bingo. We have a tp winner. Under. Yes.
Always good to see you Geri and I know Mike misses you.
Dallas is taking his National Dog Day nap — of course, with him, EVERY day is National Dog Day, Haha!
TP goes over (B in your drawing). Guess it’s what you get used to, as long as it’s available.
Haven’t had a cherry popsicle in years. Probably ought to remedy that, huh?
I got Dallas some Frosty Paws just this morno — I sneaked them into the freezer before he had a chance to notice, so he’s going to have a real treat when I bust them out!
It’s a dog’s life.
No. It doesn’t. It goes under. And I thought we were so compatible.
I always have popsicles in the fridge. Great pick me up.
Frosty Paws! Dallas will be so excited.
I support National Dog Day, too. That’s the only way responsible dog ownership should be.
If I had to choose, it would be the red popsicle 1st. Orange 2nd.
2nd toilet paper option here.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Mini. Will probably never own one, but think they’re neat!
Your boarders always look like they’re having fun! Social butterfly Nik would fit right in.
B? Interesting. Not right but interesting.
Cherry popsicles are tops. Your El Morno score just improved 😀
I think Mini is cute. The mini has Cole’s approval but not because of cuteness.
Nik would fit in and is sure welcome.
The second tp option is B. All wrong.
Option B.. OVER.. for TP. Only way. Cottonelle my choice for TP, I even take it on vacation.
Ashford and Simpson.. now that’s some music!
And you travel with your tp?
Ashford and Simpson we can agree on.
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