Wh-wha-WHAT??? It’s … Monday? Again? Already? Are you sure? I’m not ready to start another week yet. Sigh. Well, the upside of it being Monday is that … I get to spend a bit of time with you guys, my friends! Even though I was caught off guard, I see that Jolly has laid out a spread fit for a king, so help yourself to a cuppa and a bite to eat, and let’s go find some fun stuff, shall we?
Jolly!!! Where’s Benjamin’s milk???
Why? Just … why?
I suppose it was inevitable … only a matter of time. I like scented candles … we have probably 20 Yankee Candles from seasonal to holiday, floral to pine. But, I’m not likely to run right out to get this latest in “aromatherapy”. McDonald’s of Big Mac fame has introduced a line of scented candles: 100% Fresh Beef, Ketchup, Pickle, Cheese, Onion, and Sesame Seed Bun. “Burn together for maximum deliciousness,” reads a description of the candle pack on the fan club website.Frankly, I never thought a McDonald’s burger smelled all that appealing to begin with. But wait … that’s not all. The candles are a part of a new line of … McDonald’s merchandise that includes matching Quarter Pounder mittens for couples, a calendar, a Quarter Pounder with Love locket, a fan club T-shirt and pin, and an “I’d rather be eating a Quarter Pounder” bumper sticker.
I cannot even begin to guess what prompted all this, but … seriously??? But, even more surreal is the fact that people are actually buying this stuff! I went to their website to snag some pictures, and except for the calendar, everything is “Sold Out”! No longer need I wonder about the sort of people who support Trump (oops, sorry, I let a bit of political snark sneak in there … it won’t happen again). $25 for a bloomin’ calendar??? I don’t think so! But, take heart! They do have McDonald’s clothing still available!
* Credit for this story goes to my special granddaughter Natasha, aka Miss Goose!
Your daily “Awwww” moment
A man named Brett was having a drink with his mates at The Amble Inn in Corindi Beach, in New South Wales, Australia the other night. By the time the night was done, Brett had saved a life. He noticed a gecko in his beer, but at first assumed the staff was playing a prank on him. The staff, however, denied it and said the gecko must have fallen into his beer. Well, Brett did what any of us would do … he fished the little fellow out and … gave him CPR! Watch …
Doesn’t that just warm the cockles of your heart? Some say the gecko was likely only playing dead, one of the defense mechanisms used by such critters to trick predators, but I like to think ol’ Brett saved his little life!
Meet the “Wag Brigade”
I came across this in my virtual travels, and thought it was a pretty cool idea! According to the article in Bored Panda …
Feeling down? Stressed out about flying? Is Life giving you lots of lemons and you can’t make lemonade fast enough? Well, if you’re passing through San Francisco International Airport, you might just run into the Wag Brigade: a group of 22 fluffy and adorable dogs (+ 1 precious airport therapy pig named LiLou) who are at your service and ready to melt all your worries away.The airport partnered up with the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to introduce passengers to dogs that are certified by the Animal Assisted Therapy Program. The animals roam around and help improve everyone’s mood.
The Wag Brigade program started in December 2013 and ever since then, the doggos have been meeting and greeting everyone who’s feeling a bit down or in need of a pick-me-up.
And LiLou the pig joined the team not too long ago. She’s hypoallergenic (instantly a 10/10 for me), she knows how to do lots of tricks: she can greet you with a wave, stand on her back hooves, and perform with her toy piano! (Obviously, not all at once, though that would be impressive.)
According to Jennifer Kazarian, the manager of the Wag Brigade program, back in 2013 they …
“Had noticed a trend with a few other Airports that had started similar programs and I was asked to take a look at those programs to see if I could create something fun and unique to SFO. The idea for therapy dogs in Airports got started the day after 9/11 when an airport employee at SJC brought his therapy dog into work to ease passenger jitters and anxieties.”
We were curious to find out where the animals go and what they do when they’re off duty.
“All of the Wag Brigade animals are personal pets and when the animals are off-duty they accompany their human handlers as they go about their day-to-day routines. Most of the animals live in San Francisco and they enjoy fun dog activities like playing fetch at the beach or the park! Some even pick-up additional volunteer shifts at local hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, and Puppy Dog Tales Reading (PDT) Programs.”
For more information and pictures, check it out on Bored Panda!
How about some funny memes to bring a chuckle?
And, a few toons?
And as always, if it’s Jolly Monday, then there just must be a funny or cute animal video! I loved this one … it brought both smiles and a tear.
Okay, folks … I do hope you found something to get your week started with a smile. Now, go forth and share that beautiful smile … show the world how it’s done! Keep safe and have a wonderful week! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!