Monday Musings ~ September 6, 2021

Today is Labor Day in the U.S. and Canada where working people are honored and recognized for their contributions to the labor movement. The idea of celebrating a “workingmen’s holiday” on the first Monday in September caught on in the U.S. following a strike by employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago on May 11, 1894 as well as the  Haymarket Riot of 1886. Across the country, state legislatures (with Oregon being the first) began recognizing Labor Day in 1887. Federal recognition in 1894 became a watershed moment in American labor history by bringing workers’ rights and contributions into public view. The first Labor Day parade was held on September 5, 1882, when 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City. Labor Day weekend is  considered to be the symbolic end of summer.

The Ranch hands know exactly how to celebrate but theirs will be a somewhat low-key celebration. We hope your holiday is safe and enjoyable. Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do.

Norman & Elsa

Live, love, bark!🐾

53 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ September 6, 2021

  1. Of course, we ARE a working breed, but Mom says it was a very lazy day here for all of us yesterday. We think it was actually quite nice.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Yeah, I wondered if anyone would pick up on that. LOL You win the prize as the only one who mentioned it! 🏆

  2. Few know that Labor Day was originally devised to honor pregnant women. That’s right, it was conceived (hehe) in Pennsylvania by a group called the Pregnant Ladies of Philadelphia or PLOP. There was a branch in Kersville Ohio that was called KER-PLOP. The idea was to bring more attention to the difficulties of women in labor. So, now you know the whole tory. The more you know…

  3. Aw, look at the both of you. You sure do know how to celebrate Labor Day.

    Have a woof woof day and week. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a big hug to mom. ♥

    1. They’ve got Labor Day down to a science…every day of the week actually. 😄 hugs and tail wags.

      1. Thank you and
        Tee hee… I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to January 2 – not enough to make time go faster than it already is – but to say buh-bye to this bloody 10k per day challenge!!

        1. You mean you aren’t loving it? 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

          1. Ummm. No. Actually, that’s not a whole truth. What I’m not loving is being able to take a day and say fuck it. Today? I don’t give a rat’s ass if I don’t get more than 1K 🙂 I’m remaining in my PJs and watching TV all day and munching on snacks… 😉

  4. We all played hard at the park, just the four of us, today, while Mom slacked on the bench and occasionally filled our water bowl. There was that one time she had to let the escapee back in the fence. We’ll let you guess who that might have been. XOXOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and Riley

    1. Oh no, not a prison break! Umm, let me guess, a certain little puppy with short legs? That’s not slacking time guys…your mom deserves to have a few moments of peace and calm. 😉

      1. Sometimes that peace and calm happens at night when that certain little puppy with short legs falls asleep on her lap. But not when he’s leaping off Daddy’s lap and OVER HER HEAD! XOX Xexe

  5. While pawppy has off today…petcretary has to go and labor at her work at the nursing home…of course being in health care…well, that never takes holidays! (Its my turn to work the holiday, even though mostly I do not work on Mondays.)

    Enjoy the relaxing, pups! We are doing that too!

    1. Sorry Petcretary has to work. You’re so right, there are no holidays in healthcare. Hope it isn’t too busy.

  6. Looks like your two are in for a grooming session?? Or did that already happen and they are in recovery mode (I see brushes, scissors, etc. on the table!!). Whatever you do – enjoy your LABOR(LESS) Labor Day………we are!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    1. Ugh, we had fireworks last night at the baseball game. Luckily they didn’t last long. Have a safe Independence Day! 🇨🇷

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