Sunday, September 30, 2018

Going To The Dogs: Cajun Joke and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus has quit hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.

While we usually major on cats in this house, we love dogs and have a few of them around.  So i've decided this week is going to the dogs as much as possible.

Boudreaux done be havin' trouble wit' hims new hound dog, Rex, dat he got for to train to hunt wit' Phideaux.  'Most right away he done start havin' him trouble wit' de new dog, it be tryin' to run away an' find it ever' female dog in de parish.

Fin'ly Boudreaux decide he goin' take de dog in to de vet an' get him "fixed."  He done make de 'pointment, an' on dat day he done take Rex in to de vet office.  He check in wit' de reception, an' she ax, "Rex be here for de surgery, right?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui!  Dis dog done goin' to make me crazy, so I done brought him to get him put in neutral!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  

Ms. R and her husband, Mr. K, love their cat Jumper.  They really love their dogs.  More artwork from their home:

Some of their doggy figurines:

A few pictures of past pets:

And one of the current residents:


Today is:

Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)

Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia (disputed territory on the Black Sea)

Do Something Wacky With A Grandparent Day -- just not the monkey bars, please; old bones don't knit fast enough; whatever you do, take some pictures!

Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the Greater Mystery Rites, date approximate; mystery rites of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, one of the most sacred times of their year)

Fryeburg Fair -- Fryeburg, ME, US (a week-long celebration with aggricultural exposition, draft horse competition, a midway, nightly shows, Woodsmen's Day, Firemen's Muster, a juried crafts show, and more; through next Sunday)

Gold Star Mother's Day 2018 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)

Independence Day -- Botswana

International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators    

Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)

Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)

Monkey Bars Day -- a day to go see if you can still do tricks on the monkey bars, because the internet wants to kill us and let the machines that would never do anything so silly take over

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial

Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival -- Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, Groton, and Marshfield, VT, US (all 7 towns take turns welcoming visitors during the famous fall foliage season, with local food, music, culture, and more; through Sunday)

St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; Patron of Armenia)

St. Jerome's Day (Patron of archaeologists, archivists, Biblical scholars, librarians, libraries, school children, students, translators; Saint-Jerome, Quebec) 
    also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint

World Rivers Day -- International   

Anniversary Today:

Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960

Birthdays Today:

Dominique Moceanu, 1981
Marion Cotillard, 1975
Jenna Elfman, 1971
Crystal Bernard, 1964
Eric Stoltz, 1961
Fran Drescher, 1957
Deborah Allen, 1953
Victoria Tennant, 1953
Marilyn McCoo, 1943
Z.Z. Hill, 1935
Johnny Mathis, 1935
Angie Dickinson, 1931
Elie Wiesel, 1928
W. S. Merwin, 1927
Truman Capote, 1924
Deborah Kerr, 1921
Buddy Rich, 1917
William Wrigley, Jr., 1861
Rumi, 1207

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990
"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984
"Cheers"(TV), 1982
"Love Child"(Single release), 1968
"The Flintstones"(TV), 1960
"Tea and Sympathy"(Play), 1953
"The Red Skelton show"(TV), 1951
"Porgy and Bess"(Opera), 1935
Little Women(Publication date), 1868
"Les pecheurs de perles/The Pearl Fishers"(Bizet opera), 1863
"Die Zauberflote/The Magic Flute"(Mozart opera, K. 620), 1791
The Gutenberg Bible(first section, publication date), 1452

Today in History:

Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199
Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846
German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861
The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878
The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947
The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954
James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962
General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965
BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980 
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005
A case of Ebola virus is diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, US, 2014


  1. A big awww to the dogs, past, present and ornamental.

  2. Lovely dogs and love Boudreax's "put him in neutral"

  3. So many dogs of all sizes and shapes!!

  4. Yay! for dog week!
    And monkey bars.
    I LOVED monkey bars as a kid. All kinds of hanging, crawling, contorting, and dangling to be done... ;-)

  5. While allergic to cats, I do love them dogs!!

  6. Those dogs and dog things are super cool!

  7. Neutral seems so cruel, that is why I preferred female dogs.

  8. Neutral sounds accurate :) Very nice dog art. Have a great day!

  9. Love the joke. Thanks for the belly laugh.

    Love dogs too, and kitties. our last baby was a dog named Little Bit. She was the best girl ever. It will be three years on October 22 and we still miss her horrible.

    Have a fabulous and blessed Sunday. ♥

  10. Loved all the doggy pics and figurines so cute aren't they heheh!

    I do hope Boudreax is now happy Rex is in neutral LMAO

  11. My son's girlfriend is from Armenia. So, I thank you for telling me about St. Gregory Day today, I just looked him up. Very interesting, I had no idea.

  12. Awesome series of doggie photos ~ very creative!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores


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