Monday, April 3, 2017

B for Big Baby, an Awww Monday Post

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Meet Josh!

Josh is Ms. S's dog.  He is 50% Labrador, 50% Great Dane, and 100% Coward.  If you don't believe this big baby is a coward, just pull out the vacuum cleaner!

Are you talking to me?

Today is:

American Circus Day -- the first circus in the US opened this day in Philadelphia in 1793

Anniversary of the Second Republic -- Republic of Guinea

Day Sacred to Bona Dea and Day of Proserpina's Rise from the Underworld -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day -- and unless you have a really great job, we know your decision

Find-A-Rainbow Day -- a day to paint bright and colorful wishes for your friends, family, and sweetheart; if you actually find a rainbow in the sky, that's a plus, send a pic to the RainbowBrite site 

Hanshi a/k/a Cold Food Festival -- China (second day of the Quingming Festival)

National Chocolate Mousse Day

Overcome a Handicap Day -- on the day, in 1981, when one-legged Canadian high jumper Arnie Boldt cleared 6 feet 8¼ inches, only about a foot under the world record at the time

Pony Express Day -- US; inaugurated this day in 1860

Second Republic Day -- Guinea

Shower Dance -- Fairy Calendar

St. Irene of Thessalonica's Day (Patron of girls, peace)

St. Richard of Chichester's Day (called Ricardus, ri for ridens meaning "laughing", car for carus meaning "dear", dus for dulcis meaning "sweet"; Patron of coachmen and of the Diocese of Chichester, Sussex, England)

Tweed Day -- a day to consider the costs of political corruption, on the birth anniversary of "Boss" Tweed

World Party Day -- anyone and everyone is invited to join the party 

Anniversaries Today:

Isle Royale National Park is established in Michigan, US, 1940
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, 1043

Birthdays Today:

Amanda Bynes, 1986
Leona Lewis, 1985
Cobie Smulders, 1982
Jamie Bamber, 1973
Jennie Garth, 1972
Picabo Street, 1971
Robert Chapin, 1964
Eddie Murphy, 1961
David Hyde Pierce, 1959
Alec Baldwin, 1958
Bernie Parent, 1945
Tony Orlando, 1944
Leona Lewis, 1943
Marsha Mason, 1942
Wayne Newton, 1942
Jane Goodall, 1934
Calvin "Baby Vet" Graham, 1930
Max Frankel, 1930
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, 1926
Jan Merlin, 1925
Marlon Brando, 1924
Doris Day, 1924
Herb Caen, 1916
Sally Rand, 1904
Henry Robinson Luce, 1898
Leslie Howard, 1893
John Burroughs, 1837
William Magear "Boss" Tweed, 1823
Edward Everett Hale, 1822
Washington Irving, 1783

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Endgame"(Play), 1957
TV Guide(Publication), 1953

Today in History:

Edward the Confessor is crowned king of England, 1043
The US Pony Express begins its first run, 1860
Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for his engine, 1885
Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality, 1895
The US House of Representatives accept the "American's Creed," a patriotic contest winner by William Tyler Page, as the official creed of the US, 1918
The building of the RMS Queen Mary is commissioned, 1929
President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, 1948
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, 1968
The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, 1973
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default, 1975
Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record, 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), 2007
Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2009
Following the News International phone hacking scandal, James Murdock resigns as Chairman of BskyB, 2012


Nancy Chan said...

Josh sounds like a safe dog to be around. I had a pet dog who was afraid of thunder and fire crackers.

Nicola said...

What a cutie, and he knows it :) Sending Josh a big cuddle. Have a lovely week.

pilch92 said...

He looks sweet :) Have a great week!

Cruisin Paul said...

Good morning Josh. You look very relaxful this morning. Same with you Mimi. I mean have a great day. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a beautiful dog and big! Vacuum cleaners are seldom pet favorites.

stephen Hayes said...

I've yet to encounter a dog, big or small, that liked vacuum cleaners.

Sandee said...

Awww, our Little Bit hated the vacuum cleaner too. She would hide. What a fond memory.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ☺

Jenny Woolf said...

I used to be scared of the vacuum cleaner too till my mother explained what it did! :) just seemed like a big roary monster.

cube said...

It's OK Josh. Most dogs don't like vacuum cleaners either.

My German Shepherd skulks out of its way slowly, but my sister's pit bull used to want to fight it. She'd bark and lunge at the vacuum until my sister yelled at her to stop. Happened every time she vacuumed.

Daniela said...

Your Tod has truly won my heart !

Wishing you a most lovely new week,
I'm sending blessings across the many miles

XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

Girl Who Reads said...

I have a couple of little babies as mine are small dogs, but I couldn't imagine life without them. For my B post I'm sharing my trip to Biltmore House. Donna from Girl Who Reads

Annesphamily said...

What a handsome furry friend you have! So nice to see you both here. Happy Monday! Enjoy a wonderful week. HUGS

Josie Two Shoes said...

Looking at his white muzzle, I'm guessing Josh isn't the youngest kid on the block either, even if he is a big baby. Such a sweetie! :-)