Holidays

Greetings blog aficionados. Frodo here today for your reading pleasure.

Today in the United States, people are celebrating something called Presidents Day. It is a day to celebrate the birthday of the first President, George Washington, as well as a day to celebrate Abraham Lincoln. Do do so, people go around and chop down cherry trees and they avoid theaters. I jest. That is my idea of humor.

Basically, people are supposed to think of the two notable men as they take a day off work. As I understand it, government offices are closed, banks are closed, schools are closed, mail is not delivered, but most retail businesses, restaurants and entertainment businesses like movie theaters are open as usual. One would THINK theaters would be closed. But they didn’t ask my opinion.

We have talked about Presidential pets in the past, so I won’t dwell on the details. But I will provide you with some resources should you be home today and you are finished scrolling through social media. Here is an article with plenty of information about the presidents including interesting photos. My apologies for the ads.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/reviews/g744/presential-dogs/

Should you be feeling lazy and not want to read, here is a video – albeit a bit dated. It is from last year, so the Biden’s late dog Champ is referenced. Still, the other facts are interesting and the commentary a bit amusing in places:

https://youtu.be/vyzI-rENQ2c

Today, here in Nova Scotia, we are celebrating a holiday called Heritage Day. It is day to recognize the “people, places and events that have contributed to our unique heritage.” Each year, a particular person, place, culture or locale is honored for its historical significance. Examples have included the Mi’kmaq peoples, the African Nova Scotian community, a famous folk artist-Maud Lewis, and a historical site which commemorates the Acadian people- the Grand Pre World Heritage site.

To celebrate our past – most things are CLOSED today. Most businesses (with the exception of pharmacies) will not be open. A quiet day to reflect and relax. Tell that to the Imp.

Speaking of the whirlwind, Her Highness attempted to train him with the “easy” button again. This time he clearly understood the concept, but as he himself noted previously, he finds the task silly. He became so annoyed with the concept, he began pummeling the device with both paws. The lesson was fairly quickly aborted, as he would likely have broken it. I believe he smiled when she picked it up.

We have a rally practice match coming up this weekend – and both the Imp and I are entered. This is in preparation for a real trial coming up in March. I will again make an attempt at the Masters level, and the Imp will be entered in Novice. The youngster has potential, but then he has a perfect model to follow. If I don’t mind patting myself on the back. He’s not quite at my level yet, but then I DO have a few years on him. I’m quite seasoned.

Well, almost time to take the cyclone on his walk. Imagine him as a Presidential pet. No doubt he would provide excellent grounds for impeachment.

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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