Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Woof Wednesday

They never talk about themselves
but listen to you while you talk about yourself,
and keep up an appearance of being interested
in the conversation. - Jerome K. Jerome

Friday, February 22, 2019

PAWS N Translate

  • afrikaans = pote
  • bangla = পা
  • chinese = 爪子
  • dutch = poten
  • esperanto = paĉoj
  • french = les pattes
  • greek = πόδια
  • hebrew = כפות רגליים
  • italian = zampe 
  • japanese = 足
  • korean = 앞발
  • latin = quæ incedunt quadrupedia
  • mongolian = сарвуу
  • norwegian = poter
  • punjabi = ਪੰਜੇ
  • russian = лапы
  • samoan = paʻu
  • thai = อุ้งเท้า
  • uzbek = piyonlar
  • vietnamese = bàn chân
  • welsh = paws
  • xhosa = paws
  • yoruba = owo
  • zulu = amaphuzu
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Coast Guard Mascot of WWII

    from Life Magazine

    SINBAD spent 11 years in the Coast Guard
    aboard the USCGC Campbell
    because a grouchy landlord's rule against pets. 

     A crewmember bought the mixed-breed dog as a gift for his girlfriend,
    but when she could not accept him, the sailor snuck him aboard ship.

    SINBAD went on to earn many service ribbons during World War II,
    which he wore on his collar. 

    Take a Break


    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    In case you missed it, the movie streams
    on Amazon Prime or you can rent the DVD.

    You can also purchase or rent it on YouTube.

    The Book can be found HERE 
    or with other providers.

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Alley Cat Allies

    ALLEY CAT ALLIES ... is the nation’s leading cat advocacy organization standing in the forefront of the global movement to protect and improve the lives of all cats. 

    Visit their website HERE for more information or to donate.

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Mastiff Monday

    AKC photo
    Courageous, Dignified,
    Good-Natured, Protective,
    Courageous, Calm
    Brindle, Fawn, Apricot
    6-10 years

    For more information, see AKC website: HERE

    Sunday, February 3, 2019

    DOGS N Shakespeare

    DOGS have long been used as metaphors to describe determination, loyalty, as-well-as tenacity. 

    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE too uses these descriptions, but also describes DOGS in relation to their role in war and fighting, and his writings have formed a key part of our study of the English language, theatre and the arts, and Tudor history.

    Julius Caesar is considered one of Shakespeare’s tragedies and in its lines can be found arguably one of the most famous quotes about DOG symbolism. In Act 3, Scene 1, the play’s namesake has just been murdered when Mark Antony enters. After the others have left him, he speaks a large soliloquy ending with the lines:

    … All pity choked with custom of fell deeds;

    And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,

    With Ate by his side come hot from hell,

    Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice

    Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war,

    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth

    With carrion men groaning for burial. 

    Here, DOGS are used as a metaphor for mindless and indiscriminate killers who will do simply as their masters order. They also represent those who seek revenge despite the violence that will prevail as a consequence.

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    The CAT's Pyjamas

    an English tailor in the late seventeen
    and early eighteen hundreds
    made fine silk pajamas for royalty
    and other rich patrons.
    His name was E. B. Katz.

    His marketing
    as well as his workmanship
    was considered outstanding.

    King George III
    favored Katz’s pyjamas
    for its fine color and silk
    over any other sleepwear. 

    The phrase
    "the cat's pyjamas"
    became popular
    in the United States
    in the 1920's.

    During that time, pyjamas
    were a relatively new fashion style.

    In addition, the word CAT
    was used as a term to describe
    the flappers of the jazz era - and men
    who were fortunate enough to see
    a beautiful woman dressed
    in fashionable lounging pyjamas
    would comment on his luck as being
    the cat’s pyjamas.