Thursday, July 19, 2018

Celebrating the Nationals

Have you ever thought about celebrating the National _____ Days?  I think it would be so much fun to do.  I researched the web and discovered Foodimentary.  Foodimentary lists daily and monthly National celebrations.

July is chock full of celebrations!  For example, tomorrow is National Ice Cream Sundae Day.  This one is doable.  Today's not so much - National Daiquiri Day.

July is also National Hot Dog Month.  We don't eat hot dogs very often but we did on the Fourth.  And they were delicious.  Rather than eat more hot dogs this month.....

we decided to rescue another puppy.  Today!  It is hot outside so I think this may count as celebrating National Hot Dog Month.

We visited an animal shelter and brought home the sweetest little baby boy. He is 13 weeks old and some kind of terrier mix. He is smaller than Lilah at the moment but he has huge feet.  Most likely he will grow bigger, bigger, and BIGGER.

Not the best picture but they've been running around and it is hard to get a "still" shot.  He is mostly dark brown, light brown, and white.  He has long shaggy hair and soft green eyes.  We've named him Winston (for Winston Churchill).

Lilah and Winston have become fast friends.  I am hoping tonight goes well.

Are you celebrating any Nationals?


  1. I don't eat much hot dogs but I will have to say a sundae now and then is good :)
    Congrats on your new family member and it is so good to hear that Lilah is getting along well with Winston too!

    1. Connie, I do love hot dogs but I know they are not good for me. I only had two on the Fourth.... and chips and dip and deviled eggs and dessert....

      I am so thankful that Lilah and Winston are buddies! ♥

  2. Hi Gina!!

    So good to see you online again!! I have to admit that I haven't been that great about blogging, posting or any other social media...or snail mail. I'm just not sure what works for me. But, I do love you and love that you are back to blogging.

    I have never thought about celebrating National anything days, but that list looks fun. The only problem would be that I would gain 15 pounds that first month! I could actually do just the the hot dog month, we don't eat them often either, but I do like a good hot dog occasionally. And I'm with you, ice cream sundaes are always a welcome treat.

    What an adorable little dog! Winston is a perfect name for him, I can already tell that he feels right at home, who wouldn't with your cute little Lilah. I love that you adopt your dogs, they know that they are loved!

    So happy to see you back, sweet friend! Love you tons!


    1. Thank you, dear friend. I love you too.

      You and me and hot dogs! Yum! I'd rather have a hot dog than an ice cream sundae but I think a little of both is best. I think all this running around with the puppy is going to melt away the pounds. Win Win

      They both do know they are loved. xx

  3. Congratulations on your new rescued pup, Gina! Yes, I celebrated National Ice Cream Month, by making ice cream with two of my grands.

    1. Kitty, what fun! I bet it tasted good! I can't remember the last time I made ice cream..... xx

  4. Glad you are back at blogging Gina. And what a handsome fellow Winston is!!

    1. Thank you, Arlene! Winston is a sweetheart no doubt about that! xx


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