Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sugar Love

Our next door neighbors have a new dog.

She is a Basenji mix names Sugar.

She and Hazelnut are now BFFs, or whatever the current acronym is that describes the friend you spend lots of time with. So when the neighbors had to go out of town overnight, and we had to dog sit, Hazelnut was beside herself with joy.

The Cats were not. Kida the Mosquito, the cranky, asthmatic Siamese, said it all, with her tail. "Another One!" her tail language screamed, as she growled to make sure the enemy, who might not speak cat tail, would understand. "How could you!"

Hope, HiHi, and Girlie just avoided Sugar, but Badlands Blackie really put his 'tude on. He knew that Sugar was a bit intimidated by all the cats, and she really didn't want to walk past them much. Well, you can't blame her, with all the growling and hissing that was going on. So he kept chasing her downstairs, then laying across the top step to make sure she stayed down there!

It was actually kind of funny, but after we rescued her from down there a couple of times we brought her into the kitchen to stay nearer Hazelnut and the kittens. She liked the kittens.

So we have a neighbor dog that is friendly, and just right for a Hazelnut companion. That's the kind of Sugar that is good for you.

Today is:

Canadian Aboriginal Festival -- Toronto, Canada

Day of the Covenant -- Baha'i

Day of the Tan-Wallopers -- Fairy Calendar

Good Grief Day (in honor of Charles Schultz)

Guadelajara International Book Fair -- Guadelajara, Mexico (through Dec. 4; Latin America's largest book fair)

Hijra -- Islam

Holodomor Remembrance Day -- Ukraine

Independence Day -- Mongolia

National Cake Day

Ngan Girra Festival -- Albury area, NSW, Australia (Bogong Moth Festival, now an indigenous cultural showcase; date approximate)

Sojourner Truth Day -- died this day in 1883

St. John Berchmans' Day (Patron of alter servers)

St. Siricius' Day

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842
Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909

Birthdays Today:

Natasha Bedingfield, 1981
Tina Turner, 1939
Rich Little, 1938
Robert Goulet, 1933
Charles Schultz, 1922
Eugene Ionesco, 1912
Eric Sevareid, 1912
John Harvard, 1607
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288

Today in History:

The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43
Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476
The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716
Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, 1778
The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established, 1784
The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789
The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832
The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867
The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885
The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams, 1917
King Tut's tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922
Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name "The Beatles", 1962
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament, 1998
Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England, 2003
A male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct, 2004


  1. That's sweet. It sounds like when my neighbour's dog comes over to visit Benny.

    The first event on your list caught my eye. The schedule timing is off though. The Canadian Aboriginal Festival was last weekend. My son and his girlfriend went and brought me a dreamcatcher wreath, some sweetgrass smudge and a yummy red wine and cherry jelly.

  2. Oops! Sorry, i got it off what i thought was the official web site. Next year, i'll double check.


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