Thursday, December 30, 2021

Doggie Magic (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


There's just something about a pet, isn't there.

Right now, it's Coda, Little Girl's dog.

No matter how tired i am when i get home from work, she can charm me into taking her for a good walk and a run through the field across the street.

It's just about impossible to say no to those puppy eyes when she begs for treats.

If we didn't have cats sleeping in our room already, i know she'd find a way to be in our bed with us.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for our puppy ride around the neighborhood with the windows rolled down -- there's so much to see and smell around here!

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


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!

This fence up the road surrounds a very nice back area.


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

I do enjoy living this close to the sea,

In my lovely house on stilts.

I'm practically a mermaid, you know,

So we're right on the sand and silts.

When the tide goes out, I wade right in,

When it's in, I go further in still,

I feel most at home here at water's edge,

I don't want a big house on a hill.


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 to be able to take Little Girl's car in for an oil change while she's away.  Since she allowed me to use it for Christmas weekend (making it possible for me to get to NOLA early), i'm going to return it in better shape than i found it.


Today is:

Araw ni Rizal -- Philippines (commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1896, as well as all victims of the Spanish government during their rule of the Philippines)

Bacon Day -- for those tired of the same old winter holidays, see

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Ecclesiatic Province -- Slovakia

Fairy Frequent Fliers' Awards

Falling Needles Family Fest Day -- gather the family, watch the needles fall from the tree, and have a party; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Feast of the Holy Family -- Catholic Christian

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute -- internet generated, and i'm not sure i'm up to it

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Nia(Purpose)

Lhosar -- Gurung People of Nepal (sometimes called the Tamu People; Losar is celebrated by the rest of Nepal in February or March)

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day -- shouldn't this be on Jan. 1, to help us get over the indigestion from the night before?

No Interruptions Day -- let people finish up what needs to get done before the New Year at work, and silence the devices at home that keep us from spending uninterrupted time with family 

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Ruggero of Canne's Day (Barletta, Italy)

Anniversary Today:

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, opens, 1940

Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984

Kristin Kreuk, 1982

Eliza Dushku, 1980

Laila Ali, 1977

Tiger Woods, 1975

Sean Hannity, 1961

Tracey Ullman, 1959

Matt Lauer, 1957

Meredith Vieira, 1953

Patti Smith, 1946

Davy Jones, 1945

Concetta Tomei, 1945

Michael Nesmith, 1942

James Burrows, 1940

Del Shannon, 1939

Joseph Bologna, 1938

Noel Paul Stookey, 1937

Sandy Koufax, 1935

Russ Tamblyn, 1935

Bo Diddley, 1928

Jack Lord, 1920

Bert Parks, 1914

Stephen Leacock, 1869

Simon Guggenheim, 1867

Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let's Make a Deal"(TV), 1963

"The Roy Rogers Show"(TV), 1951

"Kiss Me, Kate"(Musical), 1948

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987

A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066

Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703

The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817

Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875

Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879

The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903

Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906

Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922

Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927

The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948

In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981

Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993

Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005

The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009

The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km, 2012

San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon becomes first female to coach an NBA team after Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is ejected in a game against the LA Lakers, 2020


  1. How I would love to live close to the see.
    And of course Coda has you wrapped around her paw.

  2. Who can resist those puppy eyes! I'd love that house by the sea too. All the best, and read you next year, Mimi!

  3. You can't get any closer to the sea than that house! I love it :)

  4. Compromise ... wooden fence, metal gate.

    God bless.

  5. We pups have a way of laying guilt trips on our humans. Mom would work a lot more if we didn't let her know we wanted to take our evening walk or go outside and play during the day. It is good for us dogs and the humans we live with. Relax and enjoy!

  6. Wow, that's a strange place to build a house. But I love your poem!

  7. Perfect lifeforms, yo, perfect lifeforms

  8. Mimi,

    Good poem! I've always marveled over houses built on stilts on the water's edge but you know I don't think I could rest comfortably in such a home. I don't like it storms on dry land and I know turbulent weather near the water can be lots worse. Have a blessed new year, dear friend!

  9. Coda has a way to melt your heart. I know the look. Lol! I like the poem.

  10. I can't have pets in my loft which I why I get so much pleasure reading about yours!

    I love living just a few steps from the sea, but I'd give anything for a house even closer like that one!

  11. Sweet post with lovely photos and poetry and thankfuls ~ Xo

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. I know all about those puppy eyes. Can't say no.

    Love the poem. I could be on the beach or up on the hill. I just want the view of the ocean.

    You're so good to take care of your daughters car. She'll appreciate it.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  13. I'm glad you're enjoying the Coda pup time and I know Coda is loving it too. Cute poem and an excellent thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  14. Awww good for you to take those puppy walks together, your daughter was so kind to lend you her car and repaid her by being kind also! A house on stilts right in the water? Wow what an amazing thing to do! Happy New Year!

  15. There sure is, Mimi! Dogs have a special magic and charm especially when they want to go for a walk :D
    Oh, to live once again by the water. Maybe not that close, lol

  16. Nice story. Pets are always appreciative of what we do for them. Great poem too. ANd how sweet of your daughter to loan you her car and you to get an oil change for her. XO

  17. Coda is just like Cinnamon! And I LOVE your Poem about the house beside the sea. We are thankful for you! Mimi - you ROCK!

  18. Love dogs. I'm trying to have my son get one so I can get the puppy love from time to time without the puppy work and responsibility...kind of like grandchildren.

  19. Love your sweet pups! This bunch gathers round like they never had a treat! I am too generous so a few of the pups are needing to watch their waistline so everyone's treat was cut in half. D R A T !
    Love the poem.
    Love the photos and especially love your kind and giving heart.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 - enjoy many thankfuls too.

    HUGS and LOVE

  20. Briliant (as always!) the sea and IN the sea are decidedly two different things when it comes to where you want your house! LOL

    Happy New Year
    Hugs, Pam and Teddy


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