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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Poisonous Frogs ~ No-Fuss Salmon Casserole ~ Bruiser ~ National Pet Day

Good 44º heavy cloudy super dark no sun morning. UGH~!
Throw Back Thursday... When Maggie was a puppy with me in the hot tub! She was born 3-15-1999....
Yesterday sun at first, then clouds. Got really dark and gloomy and we felt like we were freezing at 52º! Then we warmed all the way up to 55º!

Picture of the Day... posted by friend Lori Roe Bouquet who took the picture... "that time of year" ....
Interesting about poisonous frogs...

The harlequin frog is indeed poisonous, it is also known as harlequin poison-dart frog (Oophaga histrionica), is a species of poison dart frog found in the El Chocó region of western Colombia. The frog is normally found on the ground of tropical rain forests, among fallen limbs or leaf litter. Harlequin poison frog has a variety of color morphs, which differ from one valley to the next in its native range. The base color is a bright orange, with a webbing of black over the entire body. Of the color morphs, the base color may be of clear to dull orange, yellow, red, white, or blue.

The web pattern varies from small lines to big lines or speckled, incomplete lines, or a completely black frog with just a few spots. The various color morphs can be found in surprisingly close proximity, with different populations on adjacent hillsides. The Bilsa Biological Station (operated by the Jatun Sacha Foundation) boasts three color morphs—red, yellow, and orange—within their protected area located within Ecuador's Mache and Chindul coastal mountain ranges.

I never knew there were poisoness frogs. None in the USA fortunately, but most in countries way to the south....
Lots of pictures on this site and where they are located...

Salmon Casserole....

Hit the pantry instead of the high seas for the main ingredient in this easy salmon casserole that's so rich and thick it almost tastes like a hearty soup. No-Fuss Salmon Casserole is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family!


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans red salmon, drained and flaked (skin and bones discarded)
  • 2 (10 -ounce) cans condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sliced carrots, drained
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salmon, soup, carrots, macaroni, onion, cheese, milk, and pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; mix well then sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until heated through and topping is golden.

Historically this date....

1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.


And births this date include...
1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American wife of Robert F. Kennedy
1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
Later it was wine, TV, and the Bruiser napping on my lap!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

April 11 is National Pet Day.  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.  Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption.
Sometimes their human companions aren’t well.  Making sure their forever furry friends are receiving the best of care will help relieve stress and worry.
National Pet Day is an excellent time to do a few checks for your pets.
  • Go through your furever family member’s toys. Throw away any items that are no longer safe.
  • Maintain your pet-friendly home. Keep cords and toxins secure from your four-legged friends. This includes phone chargers.
  • Verify when vaccinations are due and schedule an appointment to update if they are due.
  • Check collars to ensure tags are secure and numbers are current. We sometimes forget to update this information when we move or change numbers.
Take supplies to those pets in shelters.  Help a friend with pets who is recovering from an illness.  Adopt a pet. 
Founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in 2005. More information on National Pet Day can be found at