Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Silly Sunday is Going to the Dogs

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs.  The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!
  1. Post a joke.
  2. Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
  3. Read my joke.
  4. Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
  5. Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.
  6. Go to Sandee's site, linked above, and get the Silly Sunday code for your blog, too!

Yesterday was a lovely day with Grandma and Grandpa.  We did have an adventure.  

Lulu was outdoors with us while Grandma was watering the plants on the patio that don't get any rain.  The hose always sprayed water where it connects to the faucet, and Lulu decided to attack the water.  Then suddenly Grandma noticed there was no water coming out of her hose -- Lulu had bitten several holes in the hose itself and was trying to attack the water where it was spraying out of each spot!

We ended up with a very silly looking wet dog who looked like she'd lost her best friend when we turned the hose off and dried her well.

Boudreaux done had him some trouble wit' his huntin' dog, Phideaux.  He take de dog to de vet'nary an' de vet'nary say, "Let's see what we got here" an' pick up Phideaux.

Den de vet'nary say, "Oh, I's goin' have to put him down!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, what you mean?  You ain't even done examine him, an' you already sayin' you goin' have to put him down?  Why?"

An' de vet'nary say, "Because he be too heavy fo' me to carry!"

Today is:

AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America --  Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA, and Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown, VA, US (special events and exhibits through December 10)

Audacity to Hope Day -- to encourage all to have the audacity to keep hope

Celebration of the Arts -- Community Center, Yorba Linda, CA, US (fine arts and music festival for all ages)

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Day of the Rice God -- Chiyoda, Japan (rice transplanting festival to honor Wbai-sama, the Shinto rice god)

Emancipation Day -- Tonga (trad.)

English Riviera International Dance Festival -- Torquay, Devon, England (learn ballroom dance, or take a master class, all levels are welcome, with Gala Evenings where you can dance the night away; through the 9th)

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Festival for Hercules Custos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Hercules the Custodian)

Flag Day -- Estonia

Flag Day -- Finland (Armed Forces observe the birth anniversary of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim)

Hug Your Cat Day -- yet another date for this noted on many sites; if you celebrate all of them, your cat will be well hugged! 

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression -- UN

Jarila's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Festival of Jarila, god of the sun and fertility)

Lassie Day -- the first dog to play the role of Lassie, in the movie Lassie, Come Home, was born this day in 1940

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

National Cheese Day -- not to be confused with Cheese Lover's Day earlier in the year

National Cognac Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day -- not to be confused with the Frozen Yogurt Day celebrated on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, where the temperatures make such a thing possible

National Unity Day -- Hungary

Old Maid's Day -- supposedly established after WWII, when there were so many eligible young ladies who weren't getting any younger

Plynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival in Athens in honor of Athena; date approximate)

St. Petroc's Day (Patron of Cornwall and Wales, as well as many locations in Cornwall, Wales, and England, and Saint-Meen, France)

Whit Sunday / Pentecost -- Christian
     Hvitasunnudagur -- Iceland (sleeping in on Whitsunday is detrimental to your health, but monsters are asleep through the day and can be taken by surprise)
     Romeria del Rocia -- Huelva, Spain (pilgrims transport an image of the Virgen del Rocio [Our Lady of the Dew] through Andalucia, with no motorized transport allowed, accompanied by Gypsy Caravans; when the image gets to the shrine, there is mass and a few days of fireworks and celebrating)

Birthdays Today:

Evan Lysacek, 1985
Russell Brand, 1975
Angelina Jolie, 1975
Noah Wyle, 1971
James Callis, 1971
Scott Wolf, 1968
Cecilia Bartoli, 1966
Sam Harris, 1961
Eldra DeBarge, 1961
Keith David, 1956
Parker Stevenson, 1953
George Noory, 1950
Bettina Gregory, 1946
Michelle Phillips, 1944
Joyce Meyer, 1943
Freddy Fender, 1937
Bruce Dern, 1936
John Drew Barrymore, 1932
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 1928
Dennis Weaver, 1924
Robert Merrill, 1919
Rosalind Russell, 1907
George III, 1738
Aesop, BCE620 (not certain, but close enough)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Born in the USA"(Album release), 1984
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(Film), 1982
"Cavalcade of Stars"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

Chinese astronomers make the first recording of a solar eclipse, BC781
Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina), 1584
Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, 1615
New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians, 1760
A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history, 1769
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon), 1783
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1792
The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title, 1878
Henry Ford test drives his first prototype automobile, the Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage, 1912
A patent for the ATM is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain, 1973
The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, 1989
Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989
Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,2010


  1. Now you have sort of a sprinkler. Like the 'put down' funny. Have a great day.

  2. That was funny, scared me for a second though :)

  3. Well Lulu created a hose for the children to run through. You can but one of those and Lulu created one cheap. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a great Sunday Mimi. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

  4. LOL @ Lulu attacking the water and hose :-)

    Oh dear Boudreaux got the wrong end of the stick heheh!

    Have a sprinkletastic Sunday :-)

  5. Hug Your Cat Day - there are 365 of those a year in our house!

  6. Pups get into all kinds of trouble, but we let them.

    Love your jokes. I get the heavy part.

    Have a woof woof Silly Sunday. ☺

  7. Lulu enjoys the water spray. It is fun and funny to watch dogs going after the water spray and getting all wet. Have a great day!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.