Monday, March 19, 2018

Who’s In Charge? (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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One of the advantages of working at a veterinarian's office is you get to take your dog with you to work.  Our vet's secretary has Rico:

The vet tech has Hank the Tank:

The best part is, Rico is the boss and Hank the Tank is afraid of his Chihuahua attitude!


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 was inspired by a concert at church yesterday by the local concert band:


Today is:

Act Happy Week begins -- acting happy releases the body chemicals that aid health, mental and physical

Birthday of Wenchang Wang, the God of Literature -- China

Commemoration of the Victory over Kadhafi -- Libya

Corn Dog Day -- some sites say the 20th; #2 Son will celebrate both days, if i can afford that many corn dogs

Dia de Benito Juarez -- Mexico (a Fiestas Patrias)

Greater Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (largest festival to Dionysos, lasting five days; date approximate

Kashubians' Unity Day -- among Kashubians in northern Poland

Let's Laugh Day -- a holiday spread by ecard companies, because any day is a good day for a laugh

Mojoday -- Discordianism

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Oil Nationalization Day -- Iran

Pet Passport Day -- today in 2000, the UK passed the pet passport law, allowing pets into Great Britian without quarrantine if they met certain criteria

Poultry Day -- a day to honor the role poultry plays in our lives

Quinquatria -- Roman Empirical Calendar (celebration of Minerva and Mars, especially the birthday of Minerva today; through the 23rd)

See If You Can Find Someone Who Remembers Honey West Day -- internet generated trivia question

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day -- despite what you think, the bird you saw there yesterday was not a swallow, the natives will tell you

St. Joseph's Day (Patron of bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, emigrants, expectant mothers, families, fathers, happy death, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, Oblates of St. Joseph, people in doubt, people who fight communism, pioneers, protection of the church, social justice, travellers, unborn children, wheelwrights, workers; Universal Church; over 50 cities, diocese, and countries; against doubt and hesitation)
    As Patron of fathers, his day is also Father's Day in Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
    Valencia, Spain has it's biggest day of the Las Fallas Festival today, with the fireworks.

Time Zone Day -- US Congress passed the Standard Time Act to sort out the fact that different states and cities used different times, with no rhyme or reason

Wellderly Day -- and the start of Wellderly Week, focusing on the health of the elderly

Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week begins -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Michael Bergin, 1969
Bruce Willis, 1955
Glenn Close, 1947
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1937
Ursula Andress, 1936
Phyllis Newman, 1935
Renee Taylor, 1935
Phillip Roth, 1933
Ornette Coleman, 1930
Patrick McGoohan, 1928
Brent Scowcroft, 1925
John Joseph Sirica, 1904
Earl Warren, 1891
Edith Nourse Rogers, 1881
Charles M. Russell, 1864
William Jennings Bryan, 1860
Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847
Wyatt Earp, 1848
Sir Richard Burton, 1821
David Livingstone, 1813
Thomas Mckean, 1734
William Bradford, 1590

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Kate and Allie"(TV), 1984
"A Child of Our Time"(Oratorio), 1944
"Amos and Andy"(Radio), 1928
"Faust"(Opera), 1859
"Die Braut von Messina"(Schiller Play), 1803

Today in History:

A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China, 1279
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men, 1687
The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, 1863
Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet, 1915
Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history, 1916
The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time, 1918
Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today, 1954
Gumby makes his debut, 1957
The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction, 1965
Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup, 1966
India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty, 1972
The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN, 1979
Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating the Falklands War with the United Kingdom, 1982
Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election, 2002
A cosmic burst, GRB 080319B, that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed, 2008
After two decades of being closed due to civil war, the Somali National Theater reopens in Mogadishu, 2012
The papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis is held in St. Peter's Square, 2013


  1. Those little dogs are not afraid of anything.

  2. I am not in the slightest bit surprised that Rico has Hank bluffed. It is so often the way. Little dogs (like little men) have attitude in spades.

  3. Mimi,

    Good quote on mewsic which indeed enlightens the soul making me realize I am never alone in this world. God uses people's talent to surround us all things beautiful. I haven't had a corn do in forever. I'd love to have one but it's not going to happen today. :( Thanks for sharing. Have a sparkletastic week!

  4. Cute dogs, Rico is a fancy dresser. Excellent spark too! Have a great day :)

  5. Many a large dog get a bad reputation as being bad to the bone, when they are actually afraid of their own shadow. Hank the tank is a handsome young pup.
    Okay, count me in on "Corn Dog Day"...both times. Have a blessed week.

  6. Great post with lots of great info and Spark! Favorite, of course, are the doggies ~ Xxx

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

  7. I love it that the little dog has made the big dog scared. Funny how that works. A huge Awww.

    I love your Spark. It's spot on.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  8. Have a wonderful Monday Mimi. Spring has Sprung my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. How wonderful to be able to take your pet to work :-)

  10. Chihuahuas are known for their bigger than life attitude! :-)

    I love your Spark! I think that music is a part of God's energy that connects all created things. Love is the force that binds us together.

  11. I love your share today! Music is good for the soul. I love the Sparks share too. Thanks for sharing with us. HUGS

  12. Little dogs have large attitudes! Have a lovely day!

  13. Fun photos of mankind's best friends.

  14. I don't know if I'm more excited about it being the birthday of the God of Literature or because it's Corn Dog Day!!!

  15. I agree about the music. I love the dog's hierarchy thing going on.

  16. Sweet pups! And what a bittersweet quote since we've lost Mr. Robins to the musical ether. Thank you for sharing. And your corn dog mention made me laugh.

  17. OOPS, I think I put a whole blog of pics up. Sorry. Thanks for the facts and I hope that you have a wonderful week.


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