Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Veterinarian Sense of Humor Again (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by River at Drifting Through Life.    

This week's words are:

1. controlled
2. strolled
3. belongings
4. shook
5. leather
6. reminded


1. pedal
2. black
3. digs
4. sheepdog
5. sample
6. routine

The tourists stood in a group watching the BLACK SHEEPDOG do his work.  The shepherd in his LEATHER boots, jacket and gloves CONTROLLED the dog with a whistle.

He went through his ROUTINE, showing just a SAMPLE of what he and the dog were capable of doing together.

After the demonstration, he STROLLED among the crowd, answering their questions.  Sometimes as he gathered his BELONGINGS and got on his bike to PEDAL toward his DIGS, he SHOOK his head in remembrance of some of the things he was asked.

It REMINDED him of how glad he was he'd grown up with this life.


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Constitution Day -- Russia (constitution approved in nationwide referendum 1993)

Feast of Masa'il (Questions/Mystery) -- Baha'i

Gingerbread House Day -- because today is as good a day to start making one as any

Hovercraft Day -- the first prototype of a hovercraft was patented this day in 1955 by British engineer Christopher Cockerell

Independence Day -- Kenya (Jamhuri)(1953)

Miracle of the Roses / Our Lady of Guadalupe -- Catholic Christian; related celebrations
    Fiesta del Virgin de Guadalupe -- Mexico
    Las Mananitas -- Puerto Rico

National Ambrosia Day

National Cocoa Day

National Ding-A-Ling Day -- an unofficial day on which to honor all the ding-a-lings you know, and even act like one yourself if you wish

Neutrality Day/National Day and Student Youth Day -- Turkmenistan

Poinsettia Day -- death anniversary of Joel Roberts Poinsett

St. Finnian of Clonard's Day (Father of Irish Monasticism; going to bed without supper tonight means you risk being carried away by the fairies)

St. Lucy's Eve -- Austria (night of the shining that some use to predict the future)

Thorn Cutting Ceremony -- Glastonbury, Somerset, England (a sprig from the tree supposedly planted by Joseph of Arimathea is cut, with great ceremony by the eldest child of St John’s Infant School, and sent to the Queen, to decorate her table on Christmas Day)

Unmentionable Thoughts Festival -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Goblins, and naughty Fairies)

Yuletide Lads begin arriving -- Iceland (Jolasveinar trolls, children of Gryla and Leppaludi, who come one each day to bring gifts and mischief from now until Christmas)
    Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stekkjarstaur -- Sheepfold Stick, who will try to drink the milk from the farmers' ewes

Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 1957
Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Mayim Bialik, 1975
Rey Mysterio, Jr., 1974
Madchen Amick, 1970
Jennifer Connelly, 1970
Tracy Austin, 1962
Sheila E. 1957
Cathy Rigby, 1952
Robert Lindsay, 1949
Tom Wilkinson, 1948
Emerson Fittipaldi, 1946
Dionne Warwick, 1941
Connie Francis, 1938
Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit, Jr., 1932
Edward Irwin Koch, 1924
Bob Barker, 1923
Bob Dorough, 1923
Joe Williams, 1918
Frank Sinatra, 1915
Edward G. Robinson, 1893
Edvard Munch, 1863
Gustave Flaubert, 1821
Stand Watie, 1806
William Lloyd Garrison, 1805
John Jay, 1745 (Old Style date)
Erasmus Darwin, 1731

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Valse"(Ravel ballet), 1920
St. Louis Post-Dispatch(First edition), 1878

Today in History:

The Battle at Ninevah: Byzantine emperor Heraclius defeats Perzen, 627
The Order of the Dragon is created by Sigismund, King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje, following the battle for possession of Bosnia, 1408
Isabella crowns herself Queen of Castile and Aragon, 1474
Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III, 1479
In Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn, 1792
Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the US, 1822
The first Canadian coins are circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent), 1858
Rudolph Dirks' first Katzenjammer cartoon strip appears in the NY Journal, 1897
Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded, 1897
George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee, 1899
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 1901
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India, 1911
Oscar Straus becomes US Secretary of Commerce, the first Jew to be a US Cabinet member, 1906
The first all metal aircraft, the Junkers J-1, is test flown in Dessau, Germany, 1915
In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys, 1917
The first prototype of a hovercraft is patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell, 1955
Guinea joins the United Nations, 1958
The Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR, 1991
An asteroid named 4179 Toutatis, over 3 miles wide, passes within 4.3 million miles, or 18 lunar distances from Earth, 2012
The International Space Station suspends some of its non-critical systems after an ammonia cooling pump fails; the station and six crew members aboard were not in danger, 2013
French President Francois Hollande proposes that terminally ill patients should have the right to be sedated until death; the proposal does not suggest assisted termination of the patient's life, 2014


  1. Lovely take on the prompts. Seeing a working dog and its handler is an amazing sight.

  2. Excellent. I was trying to do it in a few sentences as possible, but your is so much better!

  3. Wow! Guess we have to start coming by more often, look at all we learned today ... now, Ding A Ling Day: really like that one!

  4. I like the idea of an Unmentionable Thoughts Festival...
    I imagine a bunch of people standing around giggling and saying, "Nope, I can't tell you..."

  5. Very interesting prompts. They seem to be the same. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Love the signs. Cute.

    I love how you use ALL the prompts. These would be very difficult for me.

    Standby on the linkies. Mr. Linky just won't let me share anymore. I'm moving to new links starting Friday.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  7. I'm glad the Vets have a sense of humor!

  8. Have you seen the Thoughts of Dog twitter? . It brings me so much joy.



  9. The hover craft you mentioned was the SRN1 It operated from Cowes in the ISLE OF Wight to Southsea Beach , A ten Mile trip. I rode on it in 1956-7.
    My words are on my blog this week.
    Loved your doggy story "Woof Woof"

  10. Very funny :) And well done on the story.

  11. Cute signs at the animal hospital. I would be struggling to put the prompts together in a story. You did it very well. Have a wonderful day!

  12. I never gave my sheepdog a color but I called him Charlie in my story.

  13. I love your story and I quite enjoy seeing a working dog in action too.

  14. Fun signs ~ love the Baa Humbug!

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

  15. I love the humorous signs at the vet's office. I'd take my pets there if they were local.

  16. This blog is endless source of trivia for me!
    I love it!!

    - Lisa


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