It’s Tuesday! I know, many people grumble for the 1st half of the week and start feeling better towards the last half, but know what? I’m grateful for Tuesday, and honestly I was pretty grateful for Monday too. We had a lovely anniversary dinner that we cooked together, and was truly delicious. The rest of the evening was peaceful and relaxing, which is always a good thing after a busy day at work. There are so many things going on in the world to have negative feelings about – and trust me, after reading the news stories I feel a combination of rage, indignation, disgust, fear and shock, that dealing with the normal day to day progression through the week really isn’t all that traumatic. Focusing at least a little attention on the fun things in life to celebrate – that while they may not be important in the grand scheme of our lives, they do lighten up the load a bit – allows me, and I hope you too, to just let all the bad stuff go for a small space of time. (I can’t resist using this picture for Tuesdays – that little face looks so much like my Tibbi when she was that age that it always makes me smile.)
Pistol Patent Day – Well, hm, this one could be a difficult one to celebrate . . . unless you have a new design for a pistol that you need to get a patent for today! Not that I wouldn’t LOVE to have the knowledge to come up with something awesome, but I don’t. And since most of us won’t, we can just appreciate that this is the day Samuel Colt patented his six shot revolver in 1836.
Spay Day USA – This one is SO important, and one I can get behind 100% Today is Spay Day USA. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International are always pleased to announce that it takes place every last Tuesday in February, during Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It is exactly what the name implies, an annual campaign that promotes spaying and neutering as a proven, effective means of preventing the overpopulation of pets and saving animals lives. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there are just not enough homes for them.
Across the United States and in dozens of countries around the world, there will be events at spay and neuter clinics offering discounted or free spaying/neutering. The Humane Society partners with the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the ASPCA, The House Rabbit Society , the Humane Alliance, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Petfinder, and PetSmart Charities to put on this very worthwhile event. If you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered, and you just haven’t had the money to do it, please visit worldspayday.org to find an event near you. Responsible pet ownership saves lives.
This Day In History –
1836 – Samuel Colt patents the revolver.
Food Celebration of the Day –