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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rain ~ Bruiser ~ Brush-hogger Dave ~ Dude ~ Raven ~ Signs ~ Picture of the Day ~ Quick Light Orange Chicken ~ 3 Weird Things ~ National Rescue Dog Day

Good 51ยบ dark cloudy raining on top of my mountain morning. I hope it stays up there, because Brush-hogger Dave is due back to finish the upper pastures. 
I keep a cup of water on my desk for Bruiser, otherwise he wants to drink my water! He lays down and puts his face in the cup and just slurps!
Yesterday Dave got here about 8am. He started the brush-hogging...

Dude kept an eye on him...
As well as the Raven....

After Dave left, Bruiser went out in the pasture was after a mole or vole....
The pasture was also filled with birds ... looking for bugs and critters displaced from the brush-hogging.

"We will heel you
We will save your sole
We will even dye for you."

At an Optometrist's Office:
"If you don't see what you're looking for, You've come to the right place.”

On a Plumber's truck
"We repair what your husband fixed.”

On another Plumber's truck:
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”

On an Electrician's truck:
"Let us remove your shorts.”
Photo of the Day
The most amazing feature of this building is the parking garage with a facade made to look like a row of books lined up on a shelf. Each of the books is 25 feet high and 9 feet wide with 22 well-known volumes displayed in the facade.

Recipe from Kevin, the Closet Cook

20 Minute Light Orange Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutesServings4
A quick, easy, light and tasty Chinese orange chicken dish that is way better than takeout!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chill sauce such as sambal oelek or sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  2. Add the mixture of the orange juice, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chill sauce, garlic, ginger and the mixture of the water and the corn starch, toss to coat and cook until the sauce thickens, about a minute.
  3. Remove from heat and serve garnished with sliced green onions.
  4. Serve on a bed of rice.

Option: Replace some or all of the honey with orange marmalade.
Option: Add some vegetables to the mix such as broccoli, peas, peppers, etc.

Historically this date.....
1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long IslandNew York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
2012 – At least 27 people are killed and 50 others injured when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy.
2013 – An EF5 tornado strikes the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people and injuring 377 others.
And births this date include....
1818 – William Fargo, American pioneer expressman, co-founder of Wells, Fargo & Co. (d. 1881)
1908 – James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
1919 – George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
1936 – Anthony Zerbe, American actor
1946 – Cher, American singer & actress
1958 – Ron Reagan, American talk show host
This is weird.... exactly one year ago I had this very same thing for dinner......... an artichoke and corn on the cob!!!
Also one year ago, Dave was here brush-hogging on the 20th! And the other morning I woke up to a runny poop mess in the dining room that Dude made. The coup de gras is that he did this one year ago also! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.
No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.
Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. As emotional support companions, rescue dogs help to relieve anxiety, depression, and PTSD among the military or those who suffer from mental illness.
They make excellent teachers, too. Rescue dogs show children about caring and kindness. Rescue dogs can even be trained to rescue us from dangerous situations or help to investigate the cause of a fire.
When it comes to four-legged friends, they improve the human condition by leaps and bounds, barks, and yips. It’s hard to imagine a more helpful, worthy companion. Give them a treat!
Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs. There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love.
  • Volunteer at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
  • Shelters always need donations. Financial donations are always welcome. Most shelters have a list of constant needs, such as blankets, bleach, toys, treats, and leashes.
  • If there is room in your life for a rescue dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
  • Consider fostering. Many dogs abandoned to shelters require some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
  • Remember to spay and neuter your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
Is there a rescue dog in your life? Share your rescue dog stories and use #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.
Tails That Teach founded National Rescue Dog Day on May 20 to honor the inspiring ways rescue dogs become apart of the human family and increase awareness about the number of dogs in shelters. Given a chance, they would fill their forever homes with unconditional love and unabandoned joy with every belly rub.
Lisa Wiehebrink, author and founder of Tails That Teach, wrote Love Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, inspired by Cooper, her rescue dog from a Los Angeles shelter. 
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Rescue Dog Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.