Monday, March 6, 2023

Best Behaved Pups (and a Kitten) (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


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!

When i went to a gathering of ladies from our church, these two dogs wandered in an out among guests with all kinds of delightful food and never offered to beg or even go near the table.  It was a delight to have them around.  Their kitty friend wandered in, too, and they never offered to chase or molest her in any way, she seemed as comfortable around them as they were around her.


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 Cookies.          


The little cookie cried,

and sang a little song,

"Why does mommy have to

be a wafer so long?"

Most cookies have an average IQ

of the brilliant there is no glut,

but a really smart cookie is

a real acadamia nut.

Hyenas have a favorite cookie

as you know if you use your noodle,

I shouldn't have to tell you,

their love is for snickerdoodle.

He went to snitch a cookie,

and someone said, "It's a trap!

Don't you see the warning sign,

the plate has a ginger snap."

When two cookies became enemies

at each other they began to mumble,

but it soon became an all out brawl

when one said, "Get ready to crumble!"

The child who snitched the cookie dough

very soon became morose,

he felt so ill, his mother said,

"You've had an overdoughse!"

A thief tried the rob the Keebler elves

but he wasn't so smart, you know.

When caught and asked why he did it,

he'd thought they had a lot of dough!

The gingerbread man went visiting

a friend who was kind and sweet

who asked, "How should I make your bed?"

"Just use a cookie sheet!"

The scientist served metric cookies

because he was no slacker,

the only kind he ever made

were of course, the gram cracker.

I told my shrink I have trust issues

'cause when chocolate chip I was cravin',

I was offer a cookie and took a big bite

and, eeeewww! it was oatmeal raisin!"

I hope you like my cookie poem,

for when our friend Diane does call

and ask us to put on our thinking caps,

sometimes I just let it "snowball."


Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Casimir Pulaski Day -- Illinois, US (celebration of the Polish-American Revolutionary War Hero)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Monday:  Fun Facts About Names Day, enjoy looking up things like, what is the name of the Monopoly dog, or do Ken and Barbie have last names

Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day -- Guam (formerly Discovery Day / Magellan Day)

Hamilton Lavity Stoutt Holiday -- British Virgin Islands (in lieu of Mar. 7)

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Holi -- Hindu (Festival of Color, begins at sundown, through sundown tomorrow, where everyone gets doused with colored water, or powder, or paint, or all of them; it's been described as an iridescent madhouse)

     officially recognized holiday in Guyana; India; Nepal; Suriname

     Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsay -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

Labour Day -- WA, Australia (a/k/a Eight Hour Day)

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

National Frozen Food Day

National Heroes and Benefactors Day -- Belize

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Purim -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through sundown Tuesday)

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979

Shaquille O'Neal, 1972

Amy Pietz, 1969

Connie Britton, 1968

D.L. Hughley, 1963

Tom Arnold, 1959

David Gilmour, 1946

Rob Reiner, 1945

Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944

Dave Gilmour, 1944

Ben Murphy, 1942

Willie Stargell, 1941

Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937

Lorin Maazel, 1930

Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928

Alan Greenspan, 1926

Ed McMahon, 1923

Will Eisner, 1917

Lou Costello, 1906

Bob Wills, 1905

Ring Lardner, 1885

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806

Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791

Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619

Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986

"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952

"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933

"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853

"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521

The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788

York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834

After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836

Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853

Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869

Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899

The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951

United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957

After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981

Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992

A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994

Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997

Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013

The Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia, 2014

NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, 2015

The world's oldest message in a bottle is found in Western Australia, thrown from the German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886), 2018


  1. They deserve a barking big awww! heheh! :-)

    Have a wooftastic Monday 👍

  2. Love how the dogs and cat even match each other! Great spark with the tough cookie and such a creative story using cookies. Well done!

  3. I really like those dogs. We had similar.

    God bless.

  4. Labs are great dogs. Our daughter has a black lab. Wylie is nine years old and beginning to show his age. Have a blessed week.

  5. Wow! ~ what well behaved fur babies ~ and great spark and your poem is delightful ~ You are a treasure ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Awww on the well behaved pups and kitty. Very usual. Perhaps they knew to behave because they were among church ladies? Could be.

    Love your Spark and love your poem. Brilliant.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug and lots of love. ♥

  7. Purrfect Moanday! Mom is pointing out to us the dogs and cats who did not bother peoples while they are eating! She LOVED the tough Cookie Spark. It is going on the affirmation wall and the poem about cookies ROCKED! Purrs Marvelous Marv

  8. Good doggies...and kitty!
    Sometimes a 'snowball' is just what we need. Brilliant! Puns in rhyme? Doubly brilliant!

  9. Cute kitty and pups. Great spark and such a fun poem. XO

  10. Those visitor critters were very cool. That was sure a good Spark and a good poem too.

  11. At least your uninvited guest were civil critters. I love your poem - which is quite sweet! :)

  12. Poems, pups, kit cats and everything here is always fun to see.


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.