Good 40º wispy clouds morning.
It was clear blue sky sunny and no smoke all day yesterday and we topped at 80º.
By early evening the smoke moved back in....
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Interesting about Greyhounds.....
The Greyhound is a breed of dog which has been bred for coursing game (Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs—chiefly greyhounds —catching their prey by speed, running by sight, but not by scent, and Greyhound racing. Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet.
It is believed that the origin of this breed can be traced back to the ancient Celts in Eastern Europe. It has been bred specifically for hunting, chasing game, and racing.
According to Merriam-Webster, a Greyhound is "any of a breed of tall slender graceful smooth-coated dogs characterized by swiftness and keen sight", as well as "any of several related dogs," such as the Italian Greyhound.
It is a gentle and intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds exceeding 40 mph. The Greyhound can reach a full speed of 43 mph within 98 ft, or six strides from the boxes, traveling at almost 66 feet per second for the first 820 ft of a race.Males are usually 28 to 30 in tall at the withers, and weigh on average 60 to 88 lb. Females tend to be smaller, with shoulder heights ranging from 27 to 28 in and weights from less than 60 to 75 lb. Greyhounds have very short fur, which is easy to maintain. There are approximately thirty recognized color forms, of which variations of white, brindle, fawn, black, red and blue (gray) can appear uniquely or in combination. Greyhounds are dolichocephalic, with a skull which is relatively long in comparison to its breadth, and an elongated muzzle.
Greyhounds can be aloof and indifferent to strangers, but are affectionate with their own pack. They are generally docile, lazy, easy-going, and calm.
Greyhounds wear muzzles during racing, which can lead some to believe they are aggressive dogs, but this is not true. Muzzles are worn to prevent injuries resulting from dogs nipping one another during or immediately after a race, when the 'hare' has disappeared out of sight and the dogs are no longer racing but remain excited.
Greyhound owners and adoption groups consider Greyhounds wonderful pets. Greyhounds are quiet, gentle and loyal to owners. They are very loving, and enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs. Whether a Greyhound will enjoy the company of other small animals, such as cats, depends on the individual dog's personality. Greyhounds will typically chase small animals; those lacking a high 'prey drive' will be able to coexist happily with toy dog breeds and/or cats. Many owners describe their Greyhounds as "45-mile-per-hour couch potatoes". Greyhounds live most happily as pets in quiet environments. They do well in families with children, as long as the children are taught to treat the dog properly with politeness and appropriate respect. Greyhounds have a sensitive nature, and gentle commands work best as training methods.
A very common misconception regarding Greyhounds is that they are hyperactive. This is usually not the case with retired racing Greyhounds. Greyhounds can live comfortably as apartment dogs, as they do not require much space and sleep almost 18 hours per day. Due to their calm temperament, Greyhounds can make better "apartment dogs" than smaller, more active breeds.
Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
are a fun twist for Taco Tuesdays! This easy recipe is taken to the next level with taco seasoning and Colby jack cheese.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 package taco seasoning (or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Seasoning)
- 6 ounces Colby Jack cheese - cut into cubes
- Mix beef, bread crumbs, eggs, milk and taco seasoning until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Scoop out 4 tablespoons of beef mixture, flatten then place cheese cube into the center. Bring the edges together to form a ball. Ensure that the meatball is completely sealed.
- Transfer meatballs to a greased rimmed baking sheet or line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake 15 minutes in a 400º oven.
- Serve as an appetizer or with the usual taco fixin's or on top of spaghetti. If serving on spaghetti, heat some spaghetti sauce or canned taco sauce or tomato sauce with taco sauce added in, add meatballs, and serve on the spaghetti.
Special birthday today.... pal Dale Yellin (LASD SEB Motors ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE!!
Historically this date......
1789 – The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the "Department of Foreign Affairs").
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
And births this date include....
1857 – William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1930)
1890 – Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, American actor
1961 – Dan Marino, American football player
Later dinner was Schwans cod nuggets, Culinary garlic sauce (I get at Costco) for dipping and green beans.
Bruiser had gone outside with Dude about 5pm. Then he didn't come back until 9:45! By then I was nervous and worried about him! He came in and climbed into my slippers for a nap!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo