Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pad (Six Sentence Story), Short and Cute (Good Fences), Dog Walk Man (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday.

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"What in the world did you put on her feet?"

"Doggie booties."

"Why did you do that, she's lifting her feet like she's trying to step out of them, she looks so funny!"

"When it's hot outside and we take a walk, the sidewalk burns her paw pads"

"Walk her in the grass."

"She won't go in the grass to walk, there are stickers that get in her pads, so, doggie booties."

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

(Yes, Little Girl's dog, Coda, wears doggie booties to walk!)


Gosia at 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.

These fences were short and rather cute looking, although i would think not much good for keeping anyone or anything in or out.    


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

Everywhere I go,
I'm the leader of the pack
With all these leashes
(And my dog mess sack
'Cause I am not ever
The make a mess kind,
This is my job, I won't
Leave that stuff behind!)
The owners all trust
That I really, truly can
Keep their dogs happy,
I'm the Dog Walk Man!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

This week i am thankful Little Girl's tax papers have come in.  Because of circumstances beyond our control, she had to file an extension.  She's been nervous, and that makes me fidgety about it, so i'm glad the papers are here and she can take care of it.


Today is:

Air Force Day -- US (declared by President Truman in 1947)

Anniversary of the Founding of Scouting -- first day of Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began Scouting

Armed Forces Day -- Lebanon

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival -- Davenport, IA, US (fifteen bands at 3 venues and a great time for all; through Sunday)

Emancipation Day -- Barbados; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grendines; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands (Trad.)
    Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus / Procession of the Cross and Dormition Fast -- Orthodox Christian

Feast of Kamal (Perfection) -- Baha'i

Festival at Sandpoint -- Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint, ID, US (internationally renowned summer concert series in a casual and relaxed atmosphere; through the 11th)

Fiesta de Santo Domingo -- Managua, Nicaragua (patron saint; through the 10th)

Girlfriends' Day -- a day to celebrate the women who enrich your life

Harriet Quimby Day -- first woman to earn a pilot's license, this date in 1911

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri -- Hirosaki, Japan (through the 7th, parade and purification ritual to rid the the town of future illness and bad fortune)

Homowo -- Ghana (a festival of thanksgiving and remembrance, among various groups of Ga peoples, all through August and September.)

Imps Charity Scramble -- Fairy calendar (Do they scramble the imps, or do the imps scramble for something?)

Independence Day / National Day -- Benin(1960)

Kalends of August -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances
    Feast of Spes (personification of hope)
    Festival for Victoria (goddess of victory)

Lammas Day / Lammac Tide -- Christian, a Cross Quarter Day (called the Gule of August in Wales, and known as August Eve and Lady Day Eve)

Liberation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafari

Lollapalooza -- Grant Park, Chicago, IL, US (through Sunday)

Lughnassad / Imbolc -- Wicca and Pagan (based in the Northern Hemisphere on the Celtic Feast of Bread, beginning of the harvest season)

Minden Day -- British Armed Forces

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival -- Asheville, NC, US (celebrating the cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian Mountains; through Saturday)

Nagaoka Festival -- Nagaoka, Japan (through the 3rd, samuri procession, traditional music and dances, fireworks)

National Day -- Switzerland (where it is also called Swiss Confederation Day, when Switzerland became a single unit in 1291)

National Minority Donor Awareness Week -- US (bringing awareness to the fact that there are fewer minorities who are organ donors)  

National Non-Parent Day -- sponsored by The National Organization for Non-Parents and No Kidding!

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Parents' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

Respect For Parents Day -- with information here 

Ribfest -- Kalamazoo, MI, US (live festival and cook off; through Saturday)

Rockhound Gemboree -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (expeditions to prime mineral locations as well as dealers, demonstrations, swapping, and the chance for rockhounds to have a great time; through Sunday)

Rounds Resounding Day -- sponsored by Rounds Resounding Society (Grab your friends and sing a few songs that go in rounds, like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "Frere Jacques".)

Social Resistance Day -- North Cyprus

Spiderman Day -- he first appeared today in Amazing Fantasy #15, released Aug. 1, 1963

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori's Day (Founder of the Redemptorists, a/k/a Ligourians; Patron of confessors, final perseverence, moralists, scrupulous people, theologians, vocations; Pagani, Italy; Sant'Agata de' Goti, Italy; against arthritis, scrupulosity disorder)

World Breastfeeding Week begins -- International (the theme this year is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding") 

World Scout Scarf Day -- wear your Scout Scarf in public today 

World Wide Web Day -- what would become our current ability to waste time reading blogs and doing other fun stuf/f was begun as an idea at CERN during August back in 1990

Yorkshire Day -- Yorkshire, England

Anniversaries Today:

Colorado becomes the 38th US State, 1876

Birthdays Today:

Tempestt Bledsoe, 1973
Robert Cray, 1953
Giancarlo Giannini, 1942
Jerry Garcia, 1942
Yves Saint Laurent, 1942
Ronald Harmon "Ron" Brown, 1941
Dom DeLuise, 1933
Tom Wilson, 1931
James Hill, 1916
Herman Melville, 1819
Maria Mitchell, 1818
Francis Scott Key, 1779
William Clark, 1770

Debuting/Premiering Today:

M2(TV Network), 1996
"The Rush Limbaugh Show"(Radio), 1988
MTV(TV Network), 1981

Today in History:

The future Caesar Augustus, Octavian, enters Alexandria, Egypt, and brings it under the control of Rome, BC30
Japan sends Ono no Imoko to the Sui court in China as envoy, 607
The Swiss Confederation is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter, 1291
Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile drive the Jews out of Spain, 1492
Henry Tudor, soon to be Henry VII, sails with his army to England, 1495
The first black Americans arrive in Jamestown, Virginia, 1619
Oxygen is "discovered" for the 3rd time, by Priestly, 1774
The Act of Union is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1800
Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire, 1834
First coast to coast automobile trip, from San Francisco to New York, is completed, 1903
The first Jeep is produced, 1941
Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary, 1944
The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), 1957
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
Peat cutters discover Lindow Man, Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England, 1984
CERN physicists begin discussing building what would eventually become the World Wide Web, 1990
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency, 2001
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies and is succeeded by Prince Abdullah, 2005
Buddhist treasures buried during the Mongolian Communist Purge in the 1930's are rediscovered in the Gobi Desert, 2009
Russia grants NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden one year of temporary political asylum; Snowden leaves Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, 2013


  1. Aww nice to have the protection for those tender paws.

  2. Doggie booties are a good idea.
    And I love your poem about the very busy dog walk man.

  3. great photo and man with dogs

  4. Doggie booties are good for protecting and keeping clean our pet's paw when out walking. I man walking the dogs is doing a marvellous job. The dogs are so well behaved.

  5. Oooh, I'd love to go see a gondola race!

  6. We wear shoes in the winter when it it below zero as the cold will hurt our paws, but in the summer we are good, walking on the concrete or grass.

  7. Good six. I'm stunned by the fact that Lily Tomlin is 80! Every thing this week has reminded me I'm getting old! You always deliver in these sixes. And I love your fences. It's such a good gripper.

  8. Wonderful 'Leader of the Pack' photo ~ fun 6 sentence story and delightful fence photo ~ ^_^

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

  9. That was a cool story and we do hope all is well on the taxing front! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Love the booties. Little Bit wouldn't walk in them. She would just stand there. Bless her little heart. We sure miss her.

    Love the poem.

    Yay on the paperwork to get the taxes done. Always a good thing when that's off ones plate.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  11. imagine if this guy had to put booties on all these dogs !! ☺☺♥♥

  12. Summers in 100+ weather burns paws when they walk on sidewalks. Puppy booties help!

  13. I get it, I wear people booties on the hot sand at the shore.

  14. Great 6 sentence story! Beats me how you come up with such fun and varied topics. Nice fence, too!

  15. I am impressed by the dog walk man!


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