Today marks a national federal holiday (Presidents’ Day) in the U.S., originally implemented by Congress in 1879 to honor George Washington, the first president and ‘father’ of the country on his birthday, February 22 but subsequently switched to the third Monday in February on January 1, 1971 by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, honoring both Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Both Ranch Hands will tip their hats to the office of the presidency today so we may be somewhat late in responding to comments or reading your posts as Norman be visiting nurses and patients this week. As usual, I am merely the designated driver.
After a weekend filled with grooming, baths and more dog hair than I could have imagined, Norman is all fluffed and spic and span clean to mark Presidents’ Day at the same time Winter decided to reappear with a vengeance with snow and bitter cold temperatures for most of the week. Tomorrow’s HIGH is only expected to be in the single digits which makes today’s smile seem all too appropriate. Guess I’d better re-locate the extra warm gloves.
However you mark today’s holiday, we hope you’ll stay warm and snuggly. Here’s to a super Monday. And remember there’ll be no postal deliveries and bank’s will be closed.
Live, love, bark! 🐾
65 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ February 21, 2022”
I love my Snugli!! My son got me one for Christmas. 🙂
Good for you. Bet they’re real toasty on a cold evening.
Lulu: “There’s enough room in the snuggie for everyone!”
Charlee: “That’s not usually what ‘snug’ means …”
When it’s this cold, personal space becomes a secondary consideration.
I remember Snuggies! Hope after “spa” day, you are all snuggled down and staying warm!
Not until we get home after today’s hospital visits. 🥶Then we’ll snuggle.
Nope,that will not do for a high temp . .not at all . . .
Tell me about it. It’s 0ºF currently.
The extra warm gloves … are those the ones Elsa ate? Hahaha.
Surprisingly, she doesn’t savor gloves. She’s more into eyewear. 😉
Go Norman Go! You have no idea how many people LOVE seeing you! You bring smiles – the most important medicine in the whole world!
He brought lots of smiles to folks yesterday and will do so again today. Such a sweet boy.
Happy President’s Day!
Thank you. It was a cold one!
USA weather has gone berserk!! Global warning they say.
Quite true. And yet “Nero” continues to fiddle. Sigh.
I still checked the mail anyway…. no bills is always a good day.
Illinois used to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday (Feb 12) instead of Presidents Day, but it seems they’ve reversed course since the days when I went to school…
A bill-less day IS a good one. Funny thing, I caught myself automatically checking the mailbox too.
Have a good therapy dog week Norman. They’re the best ones! XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia
Thanks girls. Will do. The trick will be staying warm enough-it’s zero this morning. 🥶
Your cold front must be making it’s way down here. The wind has picked up and the temps are dropping. Bummer as it was in the 60s yesterday!
The temps dropped like a rock today. I think this is a big front, though I suspect not much moisture in it. Just bloody cold 🥶
Glad to know Norman spiffed up for the occasion. Shhhhh …. I golfed today.
Good for you. Norman is happy for ya. 😊
Its 51F here, today…
And bright and sunny!
But we still like to snuggle!
So jealous…it’s 0ºF right now.
Happy Purresident’ss Day there miss Monika an Elsa an Sweet Norman!
Yore comick iss heelareeus!
**nose bopss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
Thanks sweet kitty. It cracked me up too.
I get he will make everyone happy with his clean fluff and happy face!
He sure did!
We’re home today and I’m happy about that. We had a great cruise with our friends, but we’re so tired now. First cruise is always tiring. We are both bone tired.
Love the funny. If the dog or cat has something it’s theirs for sure.
Have a fabulous President’s Day and week. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a big hug to you. ♥
Glad you had a good first cruise of the season. Today I may be wearing a snuggie-it’s currently 0ºF right now! Awk 🥶
It’s a holiday in Canada too. It’s Family Day. Norman seems to be on a par with Shoko. She is not into cold. Tyebe on the other paw is out no matter what the weather is like.
Family Day…I like THAT. Getting to hospital today will be interesting. It’s currently 0ºF and Norman has no interest in going outside.
we hope all have a warm place and we pray for those outside….
0ºF this morning will leave Norman not as excited about going today. Or me either. 😉
Stay warm out there! <3
LOTS of layers will be the motto today. I’m not very good when it’s 0ºF 🥶
we put on Milo’s night sweater when it’s cold since we’re cold, but he might need a couple of them this week
He ain’t the only one! 🥶
Poor Norman! He won’t appreciate the weather…..no stiff upper lip where that is concerned.
Nope and I’m right there with him. I certainly won’t fault Norman today, 0ºF is too bloody cold for me too.
I would expect Norman to want one of those snuggies!
Most definitely. He doesn’t handle the cold very well. I’m stopping by a pet supply store to pick up a new puffer insulated jacket after our shift. #wimpybutsweet
I know! Poor little Brit. They are such wimps… 😉
Bwahahaha! If 0ºF is the wimp benchmark, then I’m in the same camp. 🥶 #toodangcoldtoday
0ºF is rather cold… and, as much as I’m that tough Canadian used to cold and able to handle it? I am less and less enthusiastic about it. I’m rather done with the too dang cold!
Afraid I’ve grown somewhat wimp-ish when this kind of cold lands, myself. Every winter we experience cold spells, but they sure take their toll anymore. I just looked outside, it’s now snowing. Sigh. I had hoped it was too cold to snow but…no. 😢
What is up with that? I used to not even flinch at going out with Zeke in -30℃ (-22℉)… Once I have managed to get my arse out the door, it’s fine but it takes a lot of nagging on my own part! But, on the bright side, you guys need snow snow…
We do. We just don’t need the sub-zero temps. 😉
Right! Of course. I am so DONE with this blasted cold!
Once I see signs of spring, it’s hard to embrace multiple layers to stay warm. My hands never seem to get warm and the dogs don’t cooperate by relieving themselves in the yard. Walking them requires removing the gloves to pick up after them. Brrrr.
I guess I am lucky that there have been zero signs of spring here! And can I say that I don’t miss that part of having a dog? At all.
I have to chuckle about it. Especially when they insist on doing their business in the deepest snow. I just love picking up warm poop in ice cold snow piles.
Oh, how lovely of them! Zeke did NOT like going in the deep snow for his bidness! (Lucky me)
No doubt he’d enjoy one that plugs in. 😉 As it is, he seems to enjoy warmed towels after a bath.
Hah! I bet! And can you blame him? You are such a lovely Mum!
You’re too kind and I so appreciate you. Thank you.
The feeling is mutual, I assure you.
All jokes aside, I could so see us enjoying a beverage and a chin-wag!
Stay safe out there!
Thanks, gonna give it a shot. Stay warm in the Sierras.