Monday, October 2, 2017

Share and Share Alike (Awww Monday)

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

Dumpling and Comeaux share.  They are not from the same litter, but they've become like siblings, and they do almost everything together.

They even share a drink at the water bowl.

Today is:

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that ends at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Batik Day -- Indonesia (UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage)

Buttering-Up Quarter Finals -- Fairy Calendar (I have no idea what this means, but anything to do with butter sounds good.)

California Rideshare Week -- California, US (designed to encourage commuters to take personal responsibility for reducing traffic and smog by pledging to rideshare); it all started with
    Ride-Share Week 2017 -- Ventura County, CA, US (encouraging car dependent Californians to drive less, save money, keep the air cleaner, and carpool)

Child Health Day -- US (as established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928)

Chusok -- South Korea (start of the three-day Harvest Moon Festival)

Country Inn, Bed-and-Breakfast Day

Day of Appearance of the Primordial/Eight Great Netjers -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Gandhi Jayanti -- India (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary)

Go for a Stroll After Dinner Night -- because it's healthy

Guardian Angels Day -- recognize and thank your own Guardian Angel
    Feast of Guardian Angels -- Spain (patrons of the police force)

Independence Day -- Guinea(1958)

International Day of Non-Violence -- UN, in honor of Gandhi's birth anniversary

Labour Day -- ACT, NSW, & SA, Australia

Mehregan -- Iran (pre-Muslim Zoroastrian festival of Persia to honor Mehr, which means friendship, affection, and love; also called Persian Festival of Autumn)

Name Your Car Day (and i hope you don't have to name it "Old Unreliable")

National Custodial Workers Day -- US

National Fried Scallops Day

Old Man's Day -- Braughing, Herts, England (in honor of a 16th-Century man's escape from premature interment; he left money for a street sweeping and celebration on this day which is still observed)

Pageantry in Oslo -- Oslo, Norway (Storting [Parliament] convenes to decide the date for its ceremonial opening, which is usually the following weekday, when the King opens the session in the presence of the Corps Diplomatique, preceded and followed by a military procession between the Royal Palace and the Storting.)

Peat-Cutting Day -- Falkland Islands (Spring Holiday)

Phileas Fogg's Wager Day -- he made his famous wager, according to Jules Verne, this day in 1872

Queen's Birthday -- QLD, Australia

St. Leger's Day (a/k/a Leodegar; Patron of blind people, millers; against blindness and sore eyes)

Territory Day -- Christmas Island

Thanksgiving Day -- Saint Lucia

World Architecture Day -- International Union of Architects 

World Farm Animals Day

World Habitat Day -- UN (Habitat for Humanity

Anniversaries Today:

Redwood National Park is established in CA, US, 1968

Birthdays Today:

Paul Teutul, Jr., 1974
Kelly Ripa, 1970
Lorraine Bracco, 1955
Sting, 1951
Annie Leibovitz, 1949
Donna Karan, 1948
Don McLean, 1945
Rex Reed, 1938
Moses Gunn, 1929
George "Spanky" McFarland, 1928
"Sheriff John" Rovick, 1919
Alex Raymond, 1909
Graham Greene, 1904
Bud Abbot, 1895
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 1895
Groucho Marx, 1890
Cordell Hull, 1871
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869
King Richard III of England, 1452

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moon Over Buffalo"(Play), 1995
"Ben Casey"(TV), 1961
"The Twilight Zone"(TV), 1959
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"(TV), 1955
"The George Gobel Show"(tv), 1954
"The Jimmy Durante Show"(TV), 1954
"Comedy in Music"(Victor Borge one man musical), 1953
Peanuts(Comic strip by Charles Schultz), 1950
"Ah, Wilderness"(Play), 1933
Volkskrant(Dutch newspaper, first edition), 1919

Today in History:

Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders, 1187
Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal), 1535
Kazan is conquered by Ivan the Terrible, 1552
Jan Lippershey completes a prototype of the modern reflecting telescope, 1608
George Washington transmits the Bill of Rights to the States for ratification, 1789
The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales against Mexican troops attempting to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, and meeting with stiff resistance, 1835
J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener, 1866
John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system, 1925
The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, 1928
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950
The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television, 1959
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court, 1967
NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11, 2001
American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan, 2004
NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico, 2005
The parliamentary election in Georgia is determed by the OSCE to be "fair and free", 2012


  1. Thanks most sincerely for hosting and for sharing another wonderful post of yours, darling friend !

    Wishing you a most wonderful Monday and new week ahead

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

  2. I think I'll take a stroll after dinner tonight. I haven't named a car in years. I had a frog green pick-up that we called Kermit. I'm not quite sure how to celebrate World Architecture Day, but as a member of that profession, I think it's a great idea. Have a blessed week.

  3. That is so sweet. Have a great week!

  4. Awww, it's good to have a buddy to pal around with. Very good.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday you two. ☺

  5. Mimi,

    How cute! Share and share alike as it should be! :)

  6. In the case of these two "siblings", water is thicker than blood. Do you get in?...ehhh. Corny joke, huh?

  7. Aw love your fur persons! ^_^ and very informative post ~ thanks,

    (A ShutterBug Explores) aka A Creative Harbor

  8. When we had a Corgie we also had one of those water dispensers, but the sound scared her and she wouldn't drink from it.

  9. Sweet post, and just so you know, I'm wearing a blue shirt today, coincidentally on blue shirt day. :-)

  10. awwwsome kitties! have a lovely day!

  11. Good morning Mimi. I just got back from my chirpractic time. My back feels better. I'm so bad hearing about the situation Las Vegas. I wonder what this world is coming to?
    Have a good day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. For some reason we've never had cats that did more than tolerate each other, so it's cool to see that the kitties are such good buddies! Thanks for sharing that!

  13. Aww! how very cute mates sharing some water heheh!

    Have a tanfastic day :-)


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