Monday … So Smile for a While and Let’s Be Jolly!


Good Monday morning, once again.  It sure does seem to roll around fast these days, doesn’t it?  I still think it’s a government conspiracy to take all our free time away from us!  Hey … think I could be a guest on Sean’s or Alex’ shows and promote my conspiracy theories?  I mean heck, mine make every bit as much sense as theirs do!  And I can practice, and probably get that red-in-the-face-rant thing down pat … I shall have to ponder upon this.  But first, let’s enjoy our Monday morning together and find some happy, fun things to start the week out, shall we?

Contributing to the delinquency of … a raccoon???

marijuanaThe folks in the Wayne Township, Indiana, fire department were having a slow night last Monday.  A slow day or night in a firehouse is a good thing … it means nobody has set their kitchen afire like some people who shall remain nameless!  But then … the doorbell started frantically buzzing at 2:00 a.m.

“As many times as the doorbell on the firehouse was pushed, the firefighters were quite certain that something bad was going on outside.”

raccoonWhen Fire Captain Mike Pruitt raced to answer the door, he found a woman holding … a raccoon!  The raccoon was lethargic, and there was no mystery about it, for the woman plainly told the firemen that the raccoon had smoked too much marijuana!  Yes, folks, you heard me right … wacky weed, pot, Maryjane … whatever you call it, the raccoon was high as a kite!  I don’t think he voluntarily smoked the weed, as the woman said he had been exposed to too much of ‘someone else’s’ marijuana smoke.  Ahem … a likely story.

The raccoon will likely be fine, as the firemen told the woman, there was nothing to be done but to wait a few hours for the effects to wear off.  I wonder if he had the munchies?

$500 reward offered for … a teddy bear?

The Earley family of New York vacationed at Disney World in Florida this year, with their three-year-old daughter, Morgan.  On the way home, as they passed through North Carolina, the little girl apparently stuffed her beloved teddy bear out the window.  Nothing too unusual there … some kids actually try to force their younger siblings through the window of a moving car!  But little Morgan was bereft at the loss of her bear.Morgan and bearNow, personally, I would have stopped at the closest Toys ‘R Us, bought the kid another bear, and been done with it.  But Morgan’s parent a) are nicer than I am, and b) have more money than I do.  They are offering a $500 reward for the safe return of the bear, named only Baby Bear.  There is even a Facebook page  with a few thousand sappy, empathetic comments from people around the country trying to be helpful.

Talk about ‘draining the swamp’ …

There is a lesson to be had in this story.  If you’re going to run from the cops, know where you are running to, else just let them put the pretty bracelets on you and go quietly.

Paul Andrew Smith swamp 2Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over … or rather, tried to pull over … Paul Andrew Smith last Tuesday after he nearly hit their cruiser.  Only Paul had other ideas and jumped from his car, running as fast as he could run … right into the swamp … where he promptly sunk in up to his neck.

A K-9 named Knox is credited with finding Smith, and it took several deputies and some time to free Smith from the muck.  Knox, it is said, kept licking him.  After being freed from the swamp, do you think Mr. Smith was grateful?  No sir … he cursed the police up one end and down the other, though he did seem to enjoy Knox’ licks, nearly laughing at the dog’s antics.

Turns out Smith was wanted by authorities in neighboring Hernando County, too.  The guy gets around.

It’s just a cat, man!

I came across these adorable pics on Bored Panda last week and I couldn’t resist sharing them today.  This is known as a Sphynx Cat and his name is Loki.  Loki lives with his human family members, Sara and Brent, in Brooklyn, New York and they say he is nowhere near as grumpy as he looks!

“This cat has more personality and sass than any animal I have ever met. We are inseparable. We are best friends. Loki is incredibly affectionate, cuddly and chatty. He loves napping on our bellies, eating chicken and scrambled eggs and receiving hearty head scratches.”

It could be that he isn’t too keen on all the strange outfits his humans keep putting on him.  For more fun pictures of Loki, check him out on Bored Panda

And now, dear friends, it is time for us all to get this week rolling.  You go earn the bacon, I’ll wash the laundry, and the rest of you will go write wonderful books for us all to read!  Please share your smiles, give hugs freely, and remember to be kind.  Keep safe and have a great week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and the Significant Seven!Mother Theresa quote

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19 thoughts on “Monday … So Smile for a While and Let’s Be Jolly!

    • 🤣🤣🤣 I’m not even going to ask how your cats came to smoke pot! And yes, I thought of Yoda when I saw that cat … at first I thought “how ugly”, but the more I looked at him, the cuter he started looking!

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  1. Ah, yes. That employee handbook is probably the one most businesses would like to hand out. The present workplaces seem to be getting closer to this attitude from what I hear.I hope the little girl finds her teddy. I bet she won’t do that again. Sometimes it’s hard to understand the reasoning of children. Maybe she thought he could fly. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Yes, I have many friends still in the workplace, plus my daughter, and for the most part, they all tell the same story, that employees are treated as an expendable, rather than an asset. It’s too bad, for it also discourages company loyalty. I went to work for a publishing company in the 1990s and when i started, there were many people there who had worked there for 40-50 years, ever since they graduated from college. The company was sold to an investment firm, management changed, and the employees were no longer highly valued. When I retired in 2008, most all of the older employees had left. I left because the new management expected me to play games with the financial statements, but I refused and instead gave them my resignation.

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    • Awww … I really liked Loki! He reminds me of my late mother-in-law when she took her teeth out! You have a great week also! No, I have not received the book yet. Mail delivery seems to be slow these days. Remember it took over a week for my check to get there. And it took 4 days for Herb’s birthday cared to go the 500 miles, when in the past it’s always only taken 2 days. I blame it on Trump! I will definitely let you know as soon as I get the book!

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  2. You exaggerate as usual. I did not set fire to the kitchen, I had a teensy weensy accident with the grill when I forgot the polystyrene box on top with my coffee pods and my crisps and I lit it ready to cook my sausages. I saved the sausages .ps don’t name me, I shall remain incognito. Duh.

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