Thursday, October 8, 2020

Culprit (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Dog Poem/Cat Poem (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


Yes, I know she shouldn’t have.

Yes, I know it was her, even though she tried to deny it.

No, I don’t hold a grudge and she won’t be in that much trouble, even though I was looking forward to having a couple of them myself tonight after dinner.

When every single one of the home made peanut butter cookies has disappeared from the cabinet you thought was locked, and you found the plasticware container under her bed, and you know you didn’t eat them, that only leaves one answer.

Yes, I know the dog did it.

If she could talk, when it comes to peanut butter, and especially peanut butter baked goods, she would say that resistance is futile.

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



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.

Gosia has been having a bit of trouble with her blog, so there might or might not be a link up this week.     

Somebody got a new fence:


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

Dog’s Poem:

My kitten is warm,

My kitten is fluffy,

She likes to snuggle,

I call her Muffy.

I hold her close,

She counts on me

To keep her safe

She’s my baby.

Cat’s Poem:

Don’t laugh,

He’s a good blanket.


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

Today i am thankful that we have Coda visiting again!


Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

American Touch Tag Day -- go outside and remember how much fun it is to play tag

Arba'in-e Hosseini -- Iran (40th day after Ashura)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Octopus Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all the eight-armed species

Children's Day -- Iran

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date, others who recognize the saint celebrate on July 23; Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage

Lovable Lawyers Day -- internet generated, and if you love one, good for you

National Depression Screening Day® 2020 -- US (find out how to help spread the word

National Fluffernutter Day

National Pierogi Day -- this day in 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., produced Mrs. T's Pierogies samples and took them to a local grocery store; eat a pierogi today in his honor

Navy Day/Battle of Angamos Day -- Peru

New York Comic Con -- NY, NY, US (through Sunday)

San Ernesto Day -- celebration of Che Guevera as a saint who answers prayers for rain among Bolivian campesinos

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day -- US (the feats for which he earned the Medal of Honor in 1918 were accomplished on this date)

St. Demetrius' Day (Patron of Belgrade, Serbia; Salonica, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; against evil spirits)

St. Pelagia the Penitant's Day (Patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (Patron of fallen women)

Tube Top Day -- if you dare. i don't

World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (This year's Call To Action is "Vision First")    

Anniversary Today:

Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard, 1935

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970

Darrell Hammond, 1960

Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956

Bill Elliot, 1955

Sigourney Weaver, 1949

Sarah Purcell, 1948

Chevy Chase, 1943

R. L. Stine, 1943

Jesse Jackson, 1941

Harvey Pekat, 1939

Paul Hogan, 1939

Clodagh Aubry, 1937

Rona Barrett, 1936

Faith Ringgld, 1930

Juan Peron, 1895

Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676

Heinrich Schutz, 1585

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cagney and Lacey"(TV), 1981

"Sugar Babies"(Revue)< 1979

"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(Radio), 1944

"Capricorn Concerto"(Barber Op. 21), 1944

"In the Shadow of the Glen"(Play), 1903

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314

Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480

The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604

The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633

First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822

The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840

The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and occured on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873

Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896

Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are incorporated as cities in Canada, 1904

New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956

Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967

Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978

A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005

Australian mare Black Caviar ties the horse racing record set by Phar Lap with an unbeaten run of 14 wins, 2011

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, 2014


  1. A very new fence.
    Love your poem too.

  2. That fence is a veritable fort, and your poem so funny. Clever dog, did you ever find out how it got through a locked door?

  3. Morning coffee and a smile. Thank you once again, Mimi for a delightful read as I ready for work. btw, they'll always look you right in the eye, their eyes expressing "what? me? no, must have me confused with someone else..." :D
    Your poem. Says it all, doesn't it, lol
    Perhaps bake an extra batch of cookies for Coda? :)

  4. Mom doesn't like anything with peanut butter, so it is rare we even get any around here, but we do love it. Hope the pup didn't get sick from eating the cookies! No privacy fence for us. Mom like us to be able to look out of the yard, and she wants to as well, but lots of people like to be locked in.

  5. Ah ... good fences are back.

    God bless.

  6. and... and! if there is a lifeform that deserves understanding for a moment of weakness before temptation, it is surely our canine friends.
    fun Six

  7. Can't get mad at our babies. They just do what they do.

    Love the poem. So cute.

    I'm thankful you and I have been blogging buddies for so many years.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  8. That was a fun doggy story! Those were cute poems and I'll bet Coda is thankful you are caring for him. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. A new fence, comfy and cozy couple, and my kitty is aloof! Have a great one Today!

  10. Mimi,

    Your Dog's Poem and Cat's Poem cracked me up. It even made DH laugh. :D Thanks for making us laugh. Have a good day and don't worry about visiting little ole me on time. CAAC is open 24/7 so anytime is a good time, just do it at your leisure. Oh yeah, don't worry about WP's fickleness. I spot check my Spam folder frequently. ;)

  11. LOL! I giggled out loud at the Dog's Poem! And, yes, that is certainly a fine, new fence. Oddly, now I have a desire to make peanut butter cookies. xoxox

  12. Tee hee great story and the dog and cat poems were great! Cheers!

  13. I too would've been snagging those peanut butter cookies because they are my all time favorite. - I LOVE the dog/cat poem, especially the cat part. - I am thankful that fall has truly arrived out here.

  14. that poem is the best !!!!!

    we had a bulldog in my "yooth" who liked peanut butter better than his canned meatballs in gravy ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  15. I love peanut butter cookies too, they are my fave! I love that both dog and cat got to do their own poem - the cats poem made me giggle.

  16. Cute SSS, and I am sure the smell of those yummy cookies was super hard to resist.

  17. Had a giggle at the cat's reply to the dog's sweet poem.

  18. I love the poetry of loving friendship between cats and dogs.
    The beauty of friendship regardless of type.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

  19. Love the six - peanut butter cookies are hard to resist... ahh, any cookies really! Now I want a cookie.

  20. Dogs ARE more intelligent than cats, no matter what cats would have you believe.