Monday, December 11, 2017

Dogsitters (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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!

We are dogsitting again.

She's an Australian Cattle Dog, a/k/a Blue Heeler, and is up for adoption.


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

Today is:

Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Empire; also observed
    Festival for Diva Palatua -- guardian of Palatine Hill
    Septimonia -- to honor the Seven Hills of Rome

Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)

Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar

International Mountain Day -- UN

Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen -- Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)

National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso

National Noodle Ring Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Malawi

Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar

Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, Philippines

Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)

St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)

St. Pens' Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)

Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)

Anniversaries Today:

Unicef is established, 1946
Edward VIII abdicates, 1936
Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816

Birthdays Today:

Rider Strong, 1979
Mos Def, 1973
Mo'Nique, 1967
Gary Dourdan, 1966
Curtis Williams, 1962
Jermaine Jackson, 1954
Ken Wahl, 1953
Susan Seidelman, 1952
Teri Garr, 1949
Brenda Lee, 1944
John Kerry, 1943
Donna Mills, 1943
David Gates, 1940
Tom Hayden, 1940
Rita Moreno, 1931
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
Carlo Ponti, 1913
Naguib Mahfouz, 1911
Marjorie H. Buell, 1904
Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882
Annie Jump Cannon, 1863
Robert Koch, 1843

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989
"Magnum, PI"(TV), 1980

Today in History:

Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359
Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282
The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719
The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812
Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844
Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907
Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909
The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919
The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001
In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011
Pope Francis is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," 2013


  1. Dearest Mimi,
    thanks most sincerely for hosting and sharing such a wonderful post!

    Wishing you a most wonderful Monday and new week ahead

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

  2. Im so so so excited to dog sit over christmas too!
    huge benefit to nottravelingnotmyhoiday!


  3. Beautiful blue heeler - they are so handsome, but then I'm probably biased being Australian.
    Your spark is perfect.

  4. Mimi,

    What a wonderful dose of inspiration to dream big! We should all reach for the stars and if we're blessed to achieve even a tiny portion of what we dreamed for then we need to thank God for giving it to us. :) Magnum PI was one of our favorite TV shows from the 80s. Tom Selleck was purrfect in that role - good looking and funny. I remember reading once where he said, he was clueless as to what his wife saw in him. Now, that's the words of a humbled man. Thanks for sharing today and for visiting. Have a sparkletastic week!

  5. Love your 'Spark' ~ neat photo too ~

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

  6. Oh my, I love those pupper ears! I hope he finds a furever home soon. And your Spark made me grin from ear to ear! I believe inside all little kitties are "big cat" dreams.

  7. Beautiful Blue heeler! Sometimes dream big is necessary! Lol!

  8. Aww on the pup. I hope it finds its forever home soon. So precious.

    I love your Spark. I always have dreamed big.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday and may your day be filled with wonderful Sparks. ♥

  9. What a sweetie. My daughter has a blue heeler - lab mix. This makes for a smart, but stubborn, breed.

  10. I would snap him up in a minute just from the picture, but Mrs. C does not want a dog.

  11. Aww! what a lovely dog hope she finds a loving home

    Love the reflection kitten pic very cute :-)

  12. Cute dog and I love your spark.

  13. Cute dog. Isn't it's body a bit small for an Australian cattle dog?

  14. Oh, I love that dream big picture. Hope that dog finds a home.

  15. Oh, my word. I love herding dogs. Heelers are a favourite! After Sheltes and Border Collies.
    YES! Your Sparks is wonderful. Purrfect! Mimi, you are wonderful. Hugs.


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