Thursday, January 17, 2019

It Just Happened, That's All (Six Sentence Story) and Sunbeams (Good Fences)

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)    


You can call it fate or destiny or whatever you want, it really came down to the fact that i was getting equipment out of the car, and Sweetie went to the door first.

He rang the bell to let the clients know we were there, and even from the car i could hear the dog was barking before the door opened.

Henri, the Bichon Frise, apparently doesn't like the doorbell, and barks even when he hears one on TV.

He pushed his way past the door as soon as it was opened and defended his territory, biting Sweetie's leg; the very thick jeans he was wearing protected him, but one tooth actually caused the denim material to scratch his skin, without the tooth even penetrating the material.

A bit of rubbing alcohol and a band-aid was all that was needed, and it has scabbed and is healing well.

The clients were more upset than we were, and Henri let both of us pet him once he calmed down, he's really a good dog, just excitable when he hears the doorbell.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Destiny.       


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

It wasn't so much the fence as the sunbeams that made even an old fence look more interesting than it usually is:


Today is:

Apple Wassailing Day -- Carhampton, England (ancient tradition to bless the trees, waking the tree spirits and scaring away bad spirits)

Blessing of the Animals -- Hispanic Christian (in association with St. Anthony's Day)

Creativation -- Phoenix, AZ, US (largest Craft and Hobby Association show of the year; through the 21st)

Ditch Your New Years Resolutions Day -- no info on origin, but probably someone who gave up; will you?

Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring the goddess of good luck)

Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo -- Espace de Fontvielle, Monte Carlo (the best circus acts and performers from five continents; through the 27th)

Festival of Janus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (main festival for the god of beginnings, endings, and doorways)

Hot Heads Chili Day -- no clue what this one means, but i guess we can have chili for dinner

Kid Inventors' Day -- celebrating how inventive kids are; on the birth anniversary of Ben Franklin, who invented swim fins at age 12

Liberation Day -- Poland (liberation from the Nazis in 1945)

Make Your All-Time Top Ten Favorite TV Characters List -- because nothing says you can't make your own top ten lists

Milwaukee Boat Show -- Milwaukee, WI, US (where boys can find their big toys; through the 27th)

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Nosso Senhor de Bonfim Festival -- Salvador, Brazil (Our Lord of the Happy Ending Festival, at the church by that name, the celebrations begin with washing the steps of the church today and celebrations run through this Sunday and to the next)

Patras Carnival -- Patras, Greece (the town crier announces the opening ceremony, with festivities through Clean Monday)

Patrice Lumumba -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (Heroes' Day)

Popeye Day -- The Sailor Man debut in the comics this date in 1929

Professional Boxer's Day -- Ali's birth anniversary

St. Anthony the Great's Day (a/k/a Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Patriarch of the Abbots; Patron of amputees, animals/domestic animals, basket weavers, brush makers, butchers, cemetary workers/grave diggers, epileptics, hermits, monks, relief from pestilence, swine/hogs, swineherds; Hospitaliers; Burgio, Sicily, Italy; Canas, Brazil; Castrofilippo, Agrigento, Italy; Fivizzano, Italy; Fontainemore, Italy; Mook, Netherlands; Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy; against eczema, epilepsy, ergotism, erysipelas, pestilence, Saint Anthony's Fire, skin diseases and rashes) related observance
    Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral -- Church of San Antonio, Mexico City, Mexico (where this saint is San Antonio Abad)

Uzhavar Thirunal -- PY, TN, India (Farmer's Day portion of the Pongal celebrations)

Wings Over Willcox -- Willcox, AZ, US (tours of the playa and wetlands, birding, workshops, and more; through Sunday)

Zirgu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (Day of the Horses)

Anniversaries Today:

George Burns marries Gracie Allen, 1926
Octavian marries Livia Drusilla, BC38

Birthdays Today:

Kid Rock, 1971
Naveen Andrews, 1969
Michelle Obama, 1964
Jim Carrey, 1962
Susanna Hoffs, 1959
Anthony Glise, 1956
Andy Kaufman, 1949
Muhammad Ali, 1942
Maury Povich, 1939
Shari Lewis, 1934
James Earl Jones, 1931
Don Zimmer, 1931
Vidal Sassoon, 1928
Eartha Kitt, 1927
Betty White, 1922
Al Capone, 1899
Nevil Shute, 1899
Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1899
Mack Sennett, 1884
David Lloyd George, 1863
Anton Chekhov, 1860
Anne Bronte, 1820
Benjamin Franklin, 1706

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frontline"(TV), 1983
"The Goldbergs"(TV), 1949
"Popeye the Sailor Man"(Comic character created by Elzie Segar, in the Thimble Theatre comic strip), 1929
"The Cherry Orchard"(Chekhov Play), 1904
"The Rivals"(Sheridan Play), 1775

Today in History:

Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon, 1377
Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna, 1501
Giovanni da Verrazzano begins his voyage to find a passage to China, 1524
The Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France, 1562
England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War, 1648
An avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switzerland, kills 53, 1718
Capt James Cook becomes the first to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S), 1773
The first cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873), 1871
Queen Liliuokalani is deposed, the Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic, 1893
Sir Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen, 1912
The first fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented, 1928
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, is arrested by secret police in Hungary, 1945
The United Nations Security Council holds its first meeting, 1946
The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs, 1949
The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts, 1950
The world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, makes its maiden voyage, 1955
A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident, 1966
Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V, 1991
The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union, 1996
Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people, 2002
Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, which resulting in at least 200 deaths, 2010
Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 2013
Academics report that a pelvis bone discovered in Winchester 1999 may belong to King Alfred the Great or his son, Edward the Elder, 2014


  1. Love those beams of light, and glad that no major damage was done.

  2. You combined the two prompts well.

  3. Very nice six. I've had the identical dog bite one myself!

  4. I was bitten by a friend's dog the same way your Sweetie was bitten. I had a blue black on the thigh. Good thing I was wearing a thick jeans too. I like the sun beam shading the fence.

  5. That was a good story, except for the ouchie part of course. Hey, we don't like the doorbell on TV either.

  6. Sorry about Sweeties bite. Glad it wasn't bad.

    We used to tease my brother's dog. We would pull up youtube videos of the doorbell ringing just to make the dog run to the door. At some point, the dog caught onto what we were doing and would just look at us when we tried to play the trick on him again. It was fun while it lasted though. :)

  7. Glad Henri is ok ~ and what a unique looking fence ~ ^_^

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

  8. Very territorial, our canine friends are... prime-directive level stuff: defend the home.
    Good that it wasn't more serious.

  9. Yikes on that almost bite. I'm glad it didn't turn into something more serious. Bog bites are very painful.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

  10. Poor Sweetie. Glad it wasn't a bad bite. Poor Henri was just doing what he thought was his duty.

    The pics captured a beautiful effect as the sunbeams highlight the old rickety fence.

  11. Ow! Barking dogs are scary! You don't quite know what to expect - are they friendly or mean! Thank goodness the bite was not serious. Makes you wonder what happened to Henri that he reacts so to the sound of a doorbell??

  12. We had to disconnect our doorbell when we had a dog like Henri. Problem solved.

  13. I am glad your hubby was OK. When we had a dog, she would always bark at the doorbell- even on TV, but would never bite.

  14. We need to popularize the Happy Endings Festival...
    I like that concept!

  15. So the barking dog does bite... You never know with animals , we had one that would wag its tail even to the strangers.
    Hope the recovery was fast.

  16. Some dogs need to be desensitized to the sound of doorbells. Mine stopped getting upset but never did stop barking.

  17. There's a ring of truth to your tale.


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