Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 26, 2015

Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

Kitkat and my favorite nut 

★~ Today’s Quote:  A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.
Robert Wagner

★~ National Dog Day:

Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle 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!

★~ Cherry Popsicle Day:

National Dog Day, Toilet Paper Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

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!

Cherry Yogurt Popsicle

Chocolate Cherry “Ice Cream” Popsicles

Cantaloupe and Cherry Popsicles

Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles

★~ Today in History:

Mini, National Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

♥~ 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:

Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

♥~ 1910 – Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1979]: 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

★~  Dog Gallimaufry: 

Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

Enlarged – Dogs of all Nations

♥~ This 1936 map ^ by E. Frantz and published by Judy Publishing Company (then the Publishers of Dog World Magazine) shows the geographical distribution of 164 of the world’s dog breeds, at the time, all the “known pure breeds of dog on the face of the earth.” (The American Kennel Club now lists 184.) It is an illustration of how “the sun never sets on any portion of the earth where man’s best friend is not found.” Click to explore ,downloaded, print the map 

♥~ The sweetest Puppy Shoot (people are crazy, but I don’t mind)

♥~ How much does it cost to be owned by a pup? 

♥~ 1o Types of Service Dogs and What The Do 

♥~ The bat dogs of the Trenton Thunder baseball team. It turns out that the job of picking up bats during a game is a family business, starting with a Golden Retriever named Chase and continuing to this day through Chase’s son, Derby.


Since it is always Dog Day around here, I might suggest that my pups fix my lunch, clean up and let me nap in the sunshine. As I type, Rascal just gave me her “you amuse” look. Fine. Pictures of my precious furs are posted on our Facebook page and Instagram. I’m sure they’ll be a few more today. And I’ll be back to treat you to a video of all my pups enjoying my new Woof Washer. I might even tell a camp tale. It depends on if I get that nap or not!

Pat your pups from me and have a great day.

Odd Loves Company,

8 thoughts on “Dog Day, Cherry Popsicle Day

  1. Morno,
    I’ve been on the road a few days. I need to catch up.
    What a great picture of Cole and that BIG dog. What breed of dog is Kitkat? Harry wants to know when National Cat Day is? But he likes that cartoon.
    My daughter has been a popsicle lover ever since she was a little thing. She usually keeps a box in my freezer. I’ll have to check on the box and the color.
    Have a good one.

    • Kitkat is a Mastiff. Tell Harry I’ll get back to him on Cat day but there we do celebrate cats. Often it seems. Glad he liked the cartoon.
      Hope you enjoyed a popsicle!

  2. Happy National Dog Day! That’s one immense Mastiff(?) Cole is carrying on his shoulders! He reminds me of an old-time shepherd toting a wandering lamb!

    I had a cherry popsicle just the other day — finally, I’m synching with the food of the day!

    Hmm, must be something in ice cream that calms one’s nerves, right? If so, better to have a bit of that if one is feeling anxious!

    • Kitkat was so confused when Cole picked her up.
      Aren’t cherry popsicles great! So refreshing. Glad to see you are keeping up 😀
      More ice cream can’t hurt….

  3. Happy belated National Dog Day! I like the knock knock joke. Makes simple sense. Dogs of All Nations map is interesting & informative!
    I get a kick out of the Mini. It’s impractical for me to own unfortunately.
    Cherry popsicles were a favorite as a kid. I don’t know the last time I turned my lips red with one.
    Looks like your temps are behaving!
    Good evening!

    • I had a family pick-up their pup in a mini last week after going camping–2 teen boys, 2 adults, camping geering and a large luggage wrap on top. The pup hopped right in. Delighted to claim her postage stamp spot between the two boys. It was all pretty comical.
      Popsicles are good for any age. Especially on a HOT day.

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