Happy Monday, peeps. Hopefully our U.S. readers have recovered from any food comas and everyone else had ‘furbulous’ adventures over the weekend. We’re back from our travels and are ready to resume our regular routine. [Free translation = insanity since the end of the year seems to be well-packed with loads of activities and commitments].
Norman is clean as a whistle and ready for new adventures at hospital. He’s prepared to bring lots of smiles to nurses and patients. Over the weekend on our walk, he couldn’t help but wonder why a few people didn’t stop to receive his special kind of therapy.
Here’s wishing your last Monday this month is a good one and as you enter December, you are set to enjoy this wondrous time of year. For our Jewish friends, we send you our very best Chanukah wishes. Whichever holiday season you celebrate, make it great.
Live, love, bark! 🐾
62 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ November 29, 2021”
Happy Monday from Tuesday. Cheers to a clean Norman who is ready for the new week. Enjoy!
Thanks, Frank. He really went to the mat yesterday bringing joy and smiles to loads of patients and healthcare workers.
I think I was an emotional support dog in another life … I remember a therapist I had once told me that not everyone wants to talk through their problems. I get it … now.
Sometimes just a soft look or nose nudge makes a huge difference to the receiver. Norman did both yesterday and brought some joy and a few peaceful moments to cancer patients.
You always find great cartoons! Happy beginning of December to you! December always bring me cheer. My birthday is in the beginning of December. I just don’t know how it came so fast!
Thanks. That was a lucky find. Happy early birthday. My daughter’s birthday is in mid-December and my mom’s was Christmas Day. We had such great celebrations.
Glad your Thanksgiving was memorable. Now everything is normal once again,…normal? At this time of year?? Well, maybe by January, LOL!
Norman had a good workday, too, that is great how he can bring some smiles into those lives…and that s a cute cartoon. Right up your alley!
The cartoon seemed perfect today. Yeah, thanksgiving had a bit of a hiccup (car meets deer, deer loses) but no humans were injured. Being with family was the balm for it.
Oh, NO! Deer can be such thoughtless creatures, hogging the road and not having their lights on so we can see them. I see way too many deer at night when I go home form my work…after ten years, I have had some close calls, but no hits, thankfully.
I’d never had an encounter before either but driving at dusk seems to bring them out of the woodwork. I must have seen nearly 2 dozen who’d been hit. So sad, they are such pretty creatures.
In Michigan, our county has one of the highest deer/vehicle encounters…
I’m just grateful I never encountered one when I owned a MG Midget!!
Haha! Those emotional support dogs, you can’t get anything past them!
Nope, clever insightful blokes!
Thanks for the chuckle. mol
Our pleasure. It seemed so apropos since we were going to be doing a session of pet therapy today. 😊 Happy Monday!
Mew mew mew Sweet Norman if wee lived there an BellaSita walked bye yore place an you barked to her; shee wuud come rite over an meow all her trubbless to you 😉
Shee sorta usess mee like a Therapee Kitty butt mee iss not a grate lissener (sorry….)
Yore comck iss funny an true….
Thanx fore Chanukkah wishess!
Let mee send you Chanukkkah ****kissess**** Sweet Norman/
***purrss*** to you to elsa an Miss Monika an <3 BellaSita Mum
Thanks for the Chanukah kisses! We had good visits today and now are taking a nap 💤
Mee lovess a guud ‘happy nappy’ two Sweet Norman! <3 <3
I’m almost ready for a nice Labor Day weekend.
We didn’t overeat or gain weight on Thanksgiving. I know that’s surprising, but we watch our intake very closely.
Love the funny. I laughed out loud.
I’d love to love on clean Norman.
Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a big hug to you. ♥
He always smells soooo good after a bath. But alas, he could care less (although he’s been enjoying the extra attention). 😉
Hard to believe it’s the end of November. 2022 will soon be here. Adam is all recovered and spent the the Thanksgiving holiday with us, along with his younger brother. It was a great Thanksgiving this year. Hope yours was good and you have a good Christmas season, too. Enjoy your busy week with Stormin’ Norman!
I’m so glad Adam has recovered and was able to spend the holiday with you. I was thinking of you guys as we we’re getting ready this morning.
Wishing you a super week, Monika.
And to you and the pupsters as well. 😁
I agree with Derrycats — my pups get very confused when we walk by people without giving them some canine love.
Thanks Amy. They just don’t get it when people pass them by, do they?
Gracie can’t bear it when people don’t pet her when we’re out for a walk. She looks at me as if you ask what’s wrong with these people??
That’s the same look I get from Norman! He cannot fathom why he was ignored. Too funny.
How can he keep walking? You cannot get better therapy than this!
It’s beyond my comprehension, too. 😊
Poor guy – doesn’t realise what he is missing.
That’s a fact, Jack.
Super cartoon….and a lot cheaper than going to a shrink.
Smoked fish again today…we made way too much….this time smoked fish and goat cheese souffle to see off the end of it!
Smoked a fish? Did you use Leo’s pipe or just roll it in papers a la Gitane? :snorf:
Poisson en papillotte de Gitanes mais?
No, Leo went mad on seeing the price for middle cuts of horse mackerel, so we brined the lot and loaded up the smoker – which has its own shed – with green guava wood next day and smoked it. Carting it all down to the shed I began to wonder whether he had bought Moby Dick…Luckily it freezes well!
At least we all now know the answer to “What’s for dinner?” at the Devries household. I’ve never used green guava for smoking – always well dried stuff from patches of trees we’d clear in Hawaii. Horse mackerel in Japanese is “aji” and it’s also definitely among the top choices at sushi bars around here. Goes for $6.00 for 2 small pieces.
😲 $6 for 2 pieces??!! Holy ‘mackerel.’ 😉
Yup. ‘Flation has hit hard our sushi restaurants. Used to be 2 pieces of common nigiri sushi would set ya back maybe $4.75 but it’s now $6.00 most places.
What! And there were we despising it as not being a patch on our North Sea Mackerel….
Oooh, smoked mackerel sounds delish!
Here’s the souffle recipe…dead easy and foolproof.
Outstanding! Thank you for sharing that recipe. I am completely smitten with goat’s cheese anything!
People worry about souffles…but they are fine.. the recipe is for ramekins, but I make it as a whole brute and give it 30 – 35 minutes.
Excellent since I only have a couple of ramekins.
Head shaking 😇
Just doing our best to hijack your lovely post, Monika. As usual.
And you do it sooo well, too. 🤣
Domestic terrorists R Us……or no doubt we soon will be as they seem to extend the categories…
omd… I’ll be right over for therapy
I would listen to the dog… better than to see lucy’s crib where I had to pay 5 cents ;O)
Dogs generally work for free and make us feel emotionally better.
Enjoy the week, without too much stress! 🙂
Not driving nearly 2000 miles will go a long way to that! 😆
😀 Great cartoon!
Thanks, it made me smile and is absolutely spot on whenever Norman encounters anyone on our walks.