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August 26, 2015
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.
★~ 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!
★~ 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!
★~ 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:
♥~ 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
★~ Dog Gallimaufry:
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)
♥~ 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,