Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.
Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.
Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you. What better way to start the week than with a smile!
A few days ago, Sweetie and i saw a dog wandering in our yard. It had a tag but wouldn't hold still, so i snapped a picture and barely made out the name Waldo and two phone numbers. Calling the first, i asked the nice lady on the other end if she'd lost a dog.
"No," she said, "I haven't...wait! The fence is open! Yes!"
She was my neighbor two doors down, so she came and got him. If Waldo manages to roam again, i'll know where to bring him. Trying to get a picture turned out like this.
As i said, he's cute but he doesn't hold still!
Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week. While she no longer blogs, i like to post an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is on a blog semi-break and her poetry is sorely missed, we hope she comes back soon. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!
This week the theme is Babies.
A baby is a wonderful way
To start a brand-new life.
Just look around the world,
With examples it is rife.
They start so small and tender,
You can't help but get fond,
They squirm and coo and smile,
Makes it easier to bond.
Be careful with that little, though,
It's not just the choochy cheeks,
Here's a fair warning for you,
That little baby leaks!
Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan
Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock
Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year
Community Day -- M, Spain
Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)
Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; begins at sundown, and runs through sundown on the 5th, but local dates and official government observances may vary)
Flag Day -- Poland
Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain
International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency
King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible
Melanoma Monday -- learn how to check yourself for skin cancer, and how to get someone else to check your back, the most common spot for melanoma
National Education Day -- Indonesia
National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day 2022 -- US (you are only obligated to celebrate this if you love meetings, love to plan meetings, or have a meeting planner in your organization to humor)
National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!
National Truffles Day
Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order
Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day -- US
St. Athanasius the Great's Day
St. Zoe's Day
Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran
Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i
Sarah Hughes, 1985
Jenna Von Oy, 1977
David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Elizabeth Berridge, 1962
Christine Baranski, 1952
Larry Gatlin, 1949
Lesley Gore, 1946
David Suchet, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Satyajit Ray, 1921
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885
Henry M. Robert, 1837
"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984
"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936
"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932
Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885
"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750
Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611
Today in History:
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008
Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013
New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018
For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney for transplant, to a hospital in Baltimore, MD, US, 2019
Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci (from Queen Elizabeth's collection) is revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, 2019
A clean-up on Mt Everest ends, having removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks, 2019
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record, lifting 501kg (1,104lb), 2020