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On Thanksgiving Day, once the Macy Parade is over and Santa has officially ushered in the holiday season (at least in my estimation), it's time to watch the dog show.
While i'm not sure which one they play on Thanksgiving Day, it's one of the big, official AKC ones and we love looking at the dogs and seeing if we can remember which breed is which and who can call out the breed name first. (Yes, we are easily entertained.)
When the Komondor came up, Bigger Girl said, "Mom, can we have one, please? It could run around the house and dust mop all the floors!"
|Komondor, sometimes called a dust mop dog!|
We all laughed, of course, although i do like the look of those dogs. Once when a family was on tour down here, their youngest son fell in love with the look of the local breed, the Catahoula Cur (sometimes called Catahoula Leopard Dog).
|Catahoula Cur, with the typical ice blue eyes. (Hard to tell in this photo, i know.)|
Because his family had been talking about getting a dog anyway, they decided to at least ask their tour guide, Boudreaux, if he knew of any reputable breeders. Of course, "Boudreaux know ever'body!" as he himself would say, so he took them to his friend, a breeder named Hebert (pronounced a-bear).
As luck would have it, there were pups which were going to be ready to go to new homes just a couple of weeks after the family got home, so they paid a deposit and discussed arrangements to get the pup Hebert helped them pick transported to them when the time came.
When they were leaving, the breeder asked the young man what he was going to name his new friend. The boy said that he wasn't sure, and Boudreaux slyly say, "How 'bout you call it Hebert?"
The boy, who had been confused by Boudreaux's accent during all of their tours, looked at him with a dazed expression and said, "Don't you think I should call it a dog?"
Dita e Clirimit -- Albania (Liberation Day)
Electronic Greetings Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Fairy Flute Fantasy -- Fairy Calendar
Festival of Saturnia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (for the Sons of Saturn; Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto)
First Sunday of Advent -- Christian (start of the Liturgical Year in the Western Church) related observances
Lighting the Candle of Hope
Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along -- East Room of the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA, US (two seatings available for this beautiful and enjoyable event, singing along with a master choir and orchestra)
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People -- UN
Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (Muslim pilgrimage to honor the memory of Sheikh Amadou Bamba; through tomorrow)
National Chocolates Day -- yes, another one
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Unity Day -- Vanuatu
St. Andrew's Eve -- in many traditions, a night to fortell the future, especially whom you will marry
St. Saturnius of Toulouse's Day (Patron of Toulouse, France)
Square Dance Day -- internet generated, and fun to do, but here's some information about square dancing
Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the third "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)
William Tubman's Birthday -- Liberia (it's longest serving President)
Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin, 1916
Jon Knight, 1968
Don Cheadle, 1964
Andrew McCarthy, 1962
Kim Delaney, 1961
Cathy Moriarty, 1960
Jeff Fahey, 1956
Howie Mandel, 1955
Joel Coen, 1954
Garry Shandling, 1949
Petra Kelly, 1947
Chuck Mangione, 1940
Peter Bergman, 1939
John Mayall, 1933
Jacques Rene Chirac, 1932
Diane Ladd, 1932
Vin Scully, 1927
Madeline L'Engle, 1918
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., 1908
C.S. Lewis, 1898
Busby Berkeley, 1895
Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1876
Louisa May Alcott, 1832
Wendell Phillips, 1811
Christian Doppler, 1803
Charles Thomson, 1729
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"(Beatles single release), 1963
"Bells Are Ringing"(Musical), 1956
"Kukla, Fran, and Ollie"(TV), 1948
"Gay Divorce"(Musical), 1932
Today in History:
Jews of Augsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349 (Sometimes, it seems, the more things change...)
King Philip II devalues Spanish currency, 1596 (See above...)
Sir James Jay invents invisible ink, 1775
San Jose, California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, 1777
Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent, 1803
First Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC), 1825
Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph, 1877
The first motorcycle race ever is held in Surrey, England; the distance was one mile and the winner was Charles Jarrot in a time of 2 minutes, 8 seconds, 1897
The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine. 1910
Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California, 1915
Howard Carter opens the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public, 1922
Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole, 1929
The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, 1944
The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine, 1947
Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space, orbits earth twice, and is successfully recovered after splashdown, 1961
Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2, 1965
Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California, 1972
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan, 1983
The Czechoslovakian Parliament votes to end Communist rule, 1989
The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by the following January 15, 1990
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique, 2007
Pablo Picasso's electrician reveals 271 previously unknown works he claims were gifts from the artist, 2010
NASA announces its space probe MESSENGER has almost certainly found water ice buried beneath the surface of the north pole of Mercury, 2012