The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
~ Madame de Stael (French – Writer / April 22, 1766 – July 14, 1817)
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Celebrate by staying home and turning the lights out. The only good thing about the COVID-19 Pandemic is that less people are using planes, trains, cars etc so there have been improvements seen in the air quality. Hopefully after the social distancing measures are no longer required we will remember the environmental benefits of using less gas/oil and reduce our non-essential travel.
A real friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
~ Walter Winchell
(American – Journalist / April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972)
Caramel Popcorn Day
World Health Day
International Window Cleaning Day
April 7th is also my birthday. I always booked the day off of work and insisted it was so I could celebrate International Window Cleaning Day. It is my favorite thing to do on my birthday. I start out with the best of intentions and usually get quite a few done before company starts to pop in. My sisters stop by for tea(or a glass of wine), my children stop in for dinner and after supper friends usually stop in. Well, this year my husband and I will be celebrating alone as COVID-19 circles the globe and our family loves us enough to practice social distancing.
World Health Day seems like a more appropriate celebration this year as we all pray for COVID-19 to come to an end and stop spreading.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada was 16,667 and the number of deaths was 323 as of April 6th, 2020.
The USA still continues to be ravaged by the effects of the pandemic. With about 10x the population of Canada, the number of COVID-19 cases in USA according to Wikipedia:
The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him,
and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (French – Diplomat / February 2, 1754 – May 17, 1838)
Let sleeping dogs lie.
~ Robert Walpole (August 26, 1676 – March 18, 1745)
One of those quotes that I never knew who got the credit for it.
August 26th also happens to be International Dog Day.
My dog, Rickie certainly would never want to miss an opportunity for a walk through the local conservation area. His perma-smile lights up his face so often I almost forget that not all dogs smile. Rickie was one of 268 dogs in a Tampa Bay shelter that was scheduled to be euthanized. A local radio station decided to sponsor the over crowded shelter and had all the dogs on “special” for $20. So my $20 dog joined our family. He was very ill with a severe case of Kennel cough, anemia and ear mites. The initial vet bill cost me 10 times what we paid for him. He instantly became ingrained in our family and still charms everyone he meets. Sometimes it seems as if he knew we saved him from the needle.