Monday, November 13, 2017

Who's here!?! (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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The other day when i went to the cat shelter, i saw this sign on the back door:

It's very unusual to see such a thing in a place that specializes in

But there they were.

Someone had tied them to the back fence.  The adult poodle was sweet and friendly enough, but the not quite fully grown pit bull was the poster dog for the saying "It's not the breed, it's the owner."  Every person who came near her was her absolute new best friend, and she wanted to do nothing but lick everyone within an inch of their lives.

A dog rescue had asked us to keep them for a day until they could find a foster home, and when the nice lady came to get them, someone made the mistake of taking them out through the building instead of out of the gate and around the building.  To say we had a cat explosion is putting it mildly, Sweetie and i had to spend almost an hour cleaning the floor and refilling the food and water bowls that had been emptied by cats in a tizzy.

All's well that ends well, though, and they are in great hands now.


McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day is a reminder not to let the commercialization of the holiday season run roughshod over us.

Today is:

Cartagena Independence Day -- Cartagena, Columbia

Heir to the Throne Day -- Tuvalu (Prince of Wales birth anniversary celebration)

Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter
    Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn

National Day -- Myanmar

National Indian Pudding Day

National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality

Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)

St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)

St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)

St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)

Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar

World Kindness Day -- promoting a more compassionate world, on the anniversary of the first World Kindness Movement® conference   
    Kindness Day UK  

World Orphans Day -- originally an initiative of The Stars Foundation; cannot find a current sponsor, although there is a Facebook page for this day, stating April 20 is the correct date, and here is a site where you can find out more about orphans in the developing world  

Anniversaries Today:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, 1982
The Holland Tunnel opens, 1927

Birthdays Today:

Monique Coleman, 1980
Gerard Butler, 1969
Steve Zahn, 1968
Tracy Scoggins, 1959
Jimmy Kimmel, 1967
Vinny Testaverde, 1963
Chris Nth, 1957
Whoopi Goldberg, 1955
Chris Noth, 1954
Shella E. Frazier, 1948
Joe Mantegna, 1947
Jean Seberg, 1938
Gary Marshall, 1934
Madeleine Sherwood, 1922
Oskar Werner, 1922
Nathaniel Benchley, 1915
Louis Brandeis, 1856
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
Edwin Thomas Booth, 1833
James Clerk Maxwell, 1831
Edward John Trelawney, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Lion King"(Play), 1997
"As the Girls Go"(Musical), 1948
Fantasia(Disney animated film), 1940
"Grand Hotel"(Drake play), 1930

Today in History:

English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002
Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553
Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775
Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789
The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841
The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851
The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895
French cyclist Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter, 1907
Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947
A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970
The Double Eagle V becomes the first hot air balloon to make it across the Pacific Ocean, 1981
Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985
The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992
In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994
NASA announces that water has been discoved on the moon, 2009
A total solar eclipse occurs over parts of Australia and the South Pacific, 2012
The Vatican announces that restrooms being remodeled in St. Peter's Square will include showers for the homeless, and encourages other churches to do the same, 2014


  1. Good morning dearest friend and thanks most sincerely both for sharing such an interesting post and for hosting !

    Wishing you a beautiful Monday and new week,
    I'm sending blessings across the many miles

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

  2. I am glad that the dogs have found a new home! Have a wonderful new week!

  3. oh oh oh I need that adult poodle <3

  4. Mimi,

    I can only imagine the chaos created by someone forgetting to take the dogs the long way around to avoid the catastrophe inside. I bet those cats were reaching for their nerve pills after that encounter. Great "Sparks". I hate that any holidays are blown up like they are making retailers more greedy and forcing families to be apart. All it takes is people staying out of the stores on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday to show retailers who's the boss. But, that's never going to happen!

  5. I am glad the dogs are safe, too bad the poor kitties had to get upset though. I love your spark, I think it is awful when stores open on Thanksgiving and even at 1 am, it stinks for the workers.

  6. I want to see photos of the "cat explosion". World Kindness Day could use a little more participation. Have a blessed week.

  7. I can't believe someone would take those dogs inside the kitty sanctuary. What were they thinking? Oh wait, they weren't.

    Love your Spark and I'm with you on this.

    Have a blessed Awww Monday and a day of peace. ♥

  8. Sweet photos of the kitties and dogs ~ but hate to see them in cages .

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. I bet that was very scary for the cats to have two dogs go through. But they were such cute dogs. Have a great day.

  10. Hopefully those dogs will find loving forever homes.

  11. Those poor dogs--tied to a fence? But I'm glad they found a new home, and I certainly hope that it is there forever home.

  12. UGH mean people need to be tied to a fence! WHat beauties! I hope someone will love them forever and then some! Have a beautiful week! Thanks for sharing and sorry about the cats! Those felines are sure finicky about stuff! HUGS

  13. That's a great quote. I agree. And I wish all the best for shelter animals. What a disturbance to have dogs show up out of the blue! I'll have to share that story with my spouse.

  14. I am pleased that the dogs found their way to people who care. I hope they get their forever home quickly! Your Sparks for the week is one that many agree with. Thank you, Mimi. You are wonderful. Hugs.

  15. Some people don't deserve to have animals and I agree it's not the breed it's the owner :-)

    Have a wooftastic week :-)

  16. How could someone tie those dogs to a fence and leave them? I'll never understand some people. Thanks to all who are helping take care of them until they find their furever home.

  17. I hate seeing animals tied up or stuck in cages. One of my rescue dogs was in a cage for a very long time, but she has a good life, now. She roams throughout the house, runs in the yard, and sleeps between us in the bed. Such a rough life!

  18. Hope those dogs find a good home! Feel bad for all those confused kitties but glad you were there to help!

  19. It's so sad that people just drop their pets off like that. Hope they're all happy now.

  20. I hope the puppers find fur-ever homes. They look adorable. I'm with you on not letting the commercialization of the holidays overshadow the joy of the season. I, for one, will not be shopping on Thanksgiving! I have much better things to do. :-)

  21. Oh my goodness I can only imagine the chaos from those dogs but thank goodness they are going to find some good homes and the kitties will all recover. A very good thought about Thanksgiving.


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