Monday, December 10, 2018

New Puppy (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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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!

Trying to take a picture of a client's new puppy went like this:


Best i could do!


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Chief Red Cloud Day -- marking the Sioux leader's death in 1909; defender of Native rights, son of Lone Man and Walks As She Thinks

Constitution Day -- Thailand

Dewey Decimal System Day -- anniversary of Melvil Dewey's birth

Do Something Wild and Crazy with Velveeta Day -- guess they mean besides turn it into Hillbilly Hor d'oeuvres (melted with Rotel and served with chips)

International Animal Rights Day

International Human Rights Day -- anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

Jane Addams Day -- Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL, US (sponsored by the American Association of University Women-Illinois

Lux Mundi -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring Libertas as the bringer of light into the world)

National Lager Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Malawi

Nobeldagen -- Sweden (Alfred Nobel Day, presentations of the Nobel Prizes at the Stockholm Concert Hall)
    Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony -- Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway

Sister-Friend Day -- internet generated, but if you have a sister who is a good friend to you, it's worth celebrating

St. Eulalia of Merida's Day (Patron of runaways, torture victims, widows; Merida, Spain; Oviedo, Spain)

Whirling Dervishes Festival -- Konya, Turkey (through the 17th)

Anniversaries Today:

Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817

Birthdays Today:

Raven-Symone, 1985
Bobby Flay, 1964
Kenneth Branagh, 1960
Susan Dey, 1952
Gloria Loring, 1946
Dan Blocker, 1928
Harold Gould, 1923
Dorothy Lamour, 1914
Chet Huntley, 1911
Hermes "Pan" Panagiotopolous, 1909
Mary Norton, 1903
Melvil Dewey, 1851
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, 1787

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Fellowship of the Ring(Film)2001
"Wings Over America"(Album release), 1976
Lawrence of Arabia(Film), 1962
"The Mighty Mouse Playhouse" (TV), 1955
Grand Ole Opry (first radio broadcast), 1927

Today in History:

Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton's paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
The Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes the first American Colonial government to borrow money, 1690
The metric system is formally established in France, 1799
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
Women's suffrage is granted in Wyoming Territory, the first in the US, 1869
Women are granted suffrage in Tasmania, 1902
The 10,000,000th Model T Ford is assembled, 1915
The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut, in Nashville, Tn, 1927
UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1950
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia, 1981
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland; the closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages, 1993
An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali, 2010
Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company, 2013
Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them "the new normal", 2017


  1. What a cutie - and you got there in the end.

  2. oh, man, now I really want a dog...!

  3. Awww, that little puppy is adorable!

  4. At last you get a good shot with the puppy looking up into your camera. The same thing happened whenever I tried to take snapshots of my friend's doggie.

  5. Our oldest granddaughter and her husband just welcomed a chocolate Lab puppy into their home. One of the best breed of dogs there is. You just have to like big dogs and lots of shedding. But they are very smart and oh so lovable. Have a blessed week.

  6. What a cute puppy. Mimi, I love dogs especially puppies. My daughter just picked up a new dog and we all love the dog except one of her two cats. They will have to get rid of one of her cats since they don't get along. The other cat gets along with the dog. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. A new puppy right before the holidays has got to be a dangerous challenge.

  8. Awww is right ~ what an adorable puppy ~ fun photos !

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

  9. I think you did very well. Photographing a pup isn't easy. A huge Awww.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday and week, my friend. ♥

  10. That's a cute little pup and a great Spark too!

  11. Nothing is cuter and more innocent than a new puppy.

  12. Such an adorable puppy. And great spark too.

  13. Mimi,

    Cute pix! Love the sparks quote, too! ;) Have a joyful Christmas season, dearie!

  14. A cute, lovely little puppy...checking out his new home. Sweet little fellow. :)