In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” This design was created by Francis Hopkinson, a Continental Congressman from New Jersey and a consultant to the design of the Great Seal of the United States. – Wikipedia
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Happy Memorial Day!
The animal stocking are always hung so that they can’t get to the contents, or so we hope. I think that Mini, Sofie, and Louise have other plans.
Did you get something new for the holiday? The dogs got some cool new chew bones and the cats got these neat catnip mice in weird wire balls.
Mom said that many humans think that today marks the end of the world. Actually, she wishes that today would mark the end of the violent world as we know it and the beginning of a new peaceful one with no more killing of innocents or war or any hate stuff. But alas, we have been told that our Mom is a big dreamer.
For us, today is the first day of winter, and hopefully, that means that white stuff will start falling from the sky soon. We love white stuff. It is fun to eat and romp in. We really do hope the sky falls soon.
Mom’s family came from Northern Europe and there they celebrated a festival at midwinter called Yule. We like festivals. From today on in the Northern Hemisphere, the days will start to get lighter and that is really welcome.
From A to Z, it seems like most cultures needed festivals at this time of year to help them survive the winter. Mom started to tell us all their names and became overwhelmed: Beiwi, Brumalia, Chawmas, Christmas (we know that one), Maidyarem, Dongzhi, Goru, Hanukkah (we know that one too), Hogmanay, Inti Raymi, Junkanoo, Karachum, Koleda, Wren Day, Lenaia, Lohri, St Lucy’s Day….. So we decided we are going to celebrate every day because somewhere, someone is, so we will too!
Happy Solstice everyone and may the sky fall on your head and you catch it on your tongue and taste its sweetness – SNOW BALL FIGHT!!!!!
Throw the snow ball at someone and let us know who in the comments so we can throw one at them too!
Originally posted on 12.21.12 – Happy Solstice everyone!
Is a cat’s temperament determined by color? I have been reading some interesting studies. Mini Cooper says she is never ‘naughty!’ Does your color match your temperament?
|“-” indicates no info||Persian (Longhair)||British Shorthair||Moggies (mixed breed)|
|Black||loyal, suspicious of strangers||good-natured||stubborn, friendly, sociable|
|White||calm, peaceful||streetwise and friendly||timid|
|Red (Ginger)||polite||–||shifty, unpredictable, unfriendly, laid back but with fiery tempers|
|Blue (Grey)||gentle||quiet, affectionate
Possibly inherited from interbreeding with Korats and Russian Blues
|Tortoiseshell||maternal||quick-witted||Naughty, hot-tempered, temperamental|
|Calico (Tortie & White)||calm, sweet-natured||–||Naughty, lively|
|Black & White Bi-Colour||placid||even-tempered, friendly||wanderers.|
|Tabby||equable||good-natured||Languid, home-loving, good pets.|
|Black Smoke||relaxed||good natured (inherited from Persians)||–|
|Pewter/Shaded Silver||very affectionate and sweet natured||–||–|
|Colourpoint/Himalayan||gentle, spirited but not demonstrative
This colour originated in Siamese cats.
These colours were introduced from Himalayans i.e. trace back to Siamese.