Golden retrieves good news lemons

Sure…golden retrievers don’t drink lemonade but we do know a happy and golden undertaking when we see it.  The great state of Utah just legalized lemonade stands and other businesses run by kids.

lemonade sign
Come and get your fresh lemonade

Who would ever think that necessary?!..seems odd…but now Utah kiddies no longer need a $30 permit to exercise their entrepreneur spirit…earning money to so such things as shoveling snow and setting up a lemonade stand.  I’m clapping my paws together for these industrious kids…Utah’s state motto is “industry” and for those adults who passed a good golden rule law for “the Beehive State.”

Get ready to walk your dog to your neighborhood lemonade stand and support those golden kids.  Good on ya!

Uncomplicated Thoughts: Leader Bees

Honeybees could run congress.
Busy and productive honeybees cross-pollinate.
Unfortunately, honeybees are becoming extinct & it’s a mystery as to why.  Read this so you know how to help.

 

cross-pol·li·nate

(krôs′pŏl′ə-nāt′, krŏs′-)

tr.v. cross-pol·li·nat·ed, cross-pol·li·nat·ing, cross-pol·li·nates

1. To pollinate (a flower) by means of cross-pollination.
2. To influence or inspire (another), especially in a reciprocal manner.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

 

Brodie barks about a special tree that come every Christmas Season since 1923

My golden dog sled is ready to take me to the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the South Lawn (the backyard) of the White House on Thursday, December 1.  But wait, how did this 94-year-old tradition get its start?

Pres. Calvin Coolidge lights the first outdoor Christmas Tree on the White House Lawn
In 1923, Pres. Calvin Coolidge lights the first outdoor Christmas Tree on the White House Lawn

When our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, along with his family, celebrated their first Christmas in the White House…they decided to have a tree for all of the people.  So, on December 24, 1923, the first official National Outdoor Christmas Tree was lite.

This event has evolved into a huge televised celebration with entertainment and something for every peep that continues throughout the holiday season.  For instance, The National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 25, 2016, 4 p.m.

I’ll close with some words to the wise.  Trees inside can blow a dog’s mind… we become challenged to maintain our cool with the tree and decorations and all…so think about how to help us do the right thing...help us avoid watching the sad clean ups and pet shame…we want a happy and calm time.  I’m just saying…Here comes the season to be jolly (and wise about the four legs in your home.)

P.S.  For you cats out there…maybe this will help ya’ll stay off the tree and on the floor.  Good luck with that.

 

Brodie cautions -No creepy clowning around

Yeah…scary Halloween clowns are not the good look this year… due to the creepy clowns that keep surfacing throughout the United States and now into Europe…Germany has announced “zero tolerance” for the creepy clowns.  So…sweet clowns give us laughs through their kindness and innocense…but these creepy clowns have crossed over the spirit of this 2,000 year old autumn celebration.

Be safe this Halloween and have a golden trick or treat.

 

Check out the article that appeared in The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/29/germany-announces-zero-tolerance-policy-against-creepy-clowns-ahead-of-halloween/