Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Cats and Geese and Funnies, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 


Buster has really gotten warmed up to me, even rubbing his forehead against mine. 


He has not similarly warmed up to Sweetie, which is unusual.  My husband generally has an affinity for animals and they seem to trust him easily.


One day while we were on our way over there, Sweetie got a call from his old college roommate.  He told Tom what we were doing, and Tom said, "Well, gee, I never thought I'd catch you in a cat house!"


Why yes, they still are college boys at heart, why do you ask?


The other day i was - oh horrors! - late.  It was Sunday, i was on the way to stay with Becca, and the Canadian geese were crossing the street, and stopping in the middle to preen, then walking a bit further, then stopping to squabble with each other, then walking a bit more, etc.








They rule the road and they know it, little rascals.  You have to build in more travel time for the goose parade.


 Okay, how about some neat stuff and funnies from Grandma:






The crow and the dog became such good friends, the dog's owner built this special harness/perch.

These two became fast friends after being rescued from a forest fire.

This cat and duck were raised together and are best friends.  The duck won't get in the water and doesn't know he can fly!











Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!






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Today is:


Autonomy Day -- French Polynesia


Camera Day -- internet generated, but a fun one to celebrate


Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul -- Christian

     St. Paul, Patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers

     St. Peter, Patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves

     a recognized holiday in Chile; Holy See; Italy; Malta[l-Imnarja]; Peru; GR and TI, Switzerland; Wallis and Fortuna

     Haro Wine Festival -- Haro, LaRioja, Spain (a festival that includes a Battle of Wines, where wine is thrown from buckets at opposing teams; on the feast day of the city's patron, San Pedro)

     Rat-Catcher's Day -- often cited because some of the earliest legends of the Pied Piper claim he took the children on the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul


Hug Holiday -- while the National Hug Holiday Week has been moved to the beginning of May, this is the original day, and was for quite a while, so go give someone a big hug!


Independence Day -- Seychelles


National Almond Butter Crunch Day


Oharai/Grand Purification Festival -- Shinto


Runic Half-month Feoh (wealth) commences


Waffle Iron Day -- don't know why today, but it's a great gadget, and if you have one, pull it out and use it today


Wicked Fairies Summer Debate -- Fairy Calendar (i'd love to hear this!)



Birthdays Today:


Prince Aristide Stavros of Greece and Denmark, 2008

Amanda Donohoe, 1962

Sharon Lawrence, 1962

Fred Grandy, 1948

Richard Lewis, 1947

Gary Busey, 1944

Robert Evans, 1930

Ray Harryhausen, 1920

Slim Pickens, 1919

Bernard Herrmann, 1911

Nelson Eddy, 1901

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900

James Van Der Zee, 1886

William James Mayo, 1863

George Washington Goethals, 1858

Julia Clifford Lathrop, 1858



Debuting/Premiering Today:


Moonraker(Film), 1979



Today in History:


An Irish monastic chronicler records a solar eclipse, 512

Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island, 1534

The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground, 1613

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario, 1786

Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island, 1850

Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864

France annexes Tahiti, 1880

The first known recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", is made on a wax cylinder, 1888

Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation, 1891

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government, 1895

France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes," 1922

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives a patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles, 1937

Isabel PerĂ³n is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, 1974

The Seychelles  become independent from the United Kingdom, 1976

The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station for the first time, 1995

Two car bombs are found at Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London, 2007

News that European Union members agree on a deal to help some struggling Eurozone members causes world stock markets to soar, 2012

The Beijing Times reports that up to 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared, partly due to natural forces of decay and partly due to people stealing bricks, 2015

Iraqi forces retake the remains of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from the Islamic State; it was the symbolic site where their leader had declared a "caliphate", 2017

14 comments:

  1. Those jokes are so funny! Thanks.

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  2. Great photos. I liked the Canada geese.

    God bless.

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  3. That is the best excuse for being late, I ever heard.

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  4. I guess Canadians are little rascals. LOL Have a great Tuesday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul
    ( Canadian rascal )

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  5. Love all the funnies and wow on those trees. They will find a way to survive. Way cool.

    The geese do that don't they. They can sure leave a mess too.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

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  6. Fantastic post ~ great photography and great sayings ~ fun! Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. due knot get uz started on de geeze crozzin de road ~~~~~~ ;)

    and we CRACKED UP aat de kitteh meme....we due hope de old ladee waz abe bull ta get up !!! :) ☺☺♥♥

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  8. We get geese on parade here too. Those were terrific photos and great funnies too!

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  9. Around here we get a turkey parade instead of geese. I love the cursive one. :)

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  10. I was late because the geese were crossing the road definitely has "the dog ate my homework" undertones.

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  11. Love the trees managing to grow in inhospitable places.

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  12. What a beautiful area the geese (and you) are in! You definitely need to build in more travel time to accommodate the geese. ;)

    Those trees are AMAZING!! And I LOVE the baby deer with the kitty. One of our indoor/outdoor cats has apparently befriended one of the local youthful deer - the hubby saw her out there lollygagging on the ground while the deer stood over her looking at her like she was nuts. He went in to grab his phone to get a pic, but by the time he came back out there, the deer had moved further away into the front yard while Shorty stayed put. He did get on video them in close proximity, and the deer looked like a dog trying to get Shorty to play (you know the bow/bob move). :)

    Your funnies, as always, are hysterical! :)

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