Jolly Pizza Monday!

Good Monday morning, my friends!  Come in out of the heat … it’s brutal out there, isn’t it?  And, in the usual way of humans, it won’t be long before we’re cursing the cold!  So tell me … how was your weekend?  Did you do anything special or fun?  Daughter Chris’ band had two outdoor performances on Saturday and they were all miserable in their wool kilts and knee-length thick wool socks, so she was pretty much tuckered out by the time she got home around 7:00 that night.

Today is … pizza day here on Jolly Monday, so Joyful and I have put together a few concoctions that we think you’ll like.  So, grab a slice or two, then let’s see what we can find to start this week with a smile!


This past weekend was the 38th anniversary of the New Jersey balloon festival, and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the unique balloons that took part in the festival.  The festival is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.


And now for the ‘toons you’ve been waiting for all week!


Throw in a few memes for a few chuckles …


While Joyful and I were baking pizzas, we sent Jolly in search of a cute animal video to round out Jolly Monday … I think he did a great job with this one …


Well, my friends, it’s time for us to be productive in some way.  We hope we helped you start the week with a smile and that you’ll share those smiles throughout the week!  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

24 thoughts on “Jolly Pizza Monday!

  1. We had a great weekend. Left the cats with a catsitter (except one sick cat at the vet’s) and took off for the city five hundred kilometres away where there was horseracing, and our 2 year-old filly Halory’s Comet (nicknamed Ginny) being trained to learn how to race. We got to watch horses run around in big circle, do a bit of gambling, and spend quality time with our girl for the first time she was born. All in all a great weekend. We ended up plus $200 in our gambling efforts.
    Then Tuesday we picked up poor little Halvi from the vets. He has pinkeye in one eye, and a nagging cough that makes him sound like he is choking. The vet also found ulcers on his tongue and the roof of his mouth, indications of possible kidney disease, or diabetes. Samples were taken and sent away for all three issues. Medicines were prescribed. Boarding fees for five nights and six days were compiled. Total cost, $2300! And we still don’t have the results of the tests. Big Ouch! But he seems to be better than he was. Poor little guy…

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    • I’m so glad you and Gail got away and did some fun things! And so glad you got to visit with Ginny … did you get lots of pictures? Your $200 winnings sounded good until I saw the amount for the vet bill … now I think you needed to win a whole lot more! Poor Halvi … I hope they can find the cause of all his problems and cure him! How old is he? Give him a hug from me.

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      • He is only three-point-five. Has a lot of living ahead of him, I hope. But vets prices are ridiculous. They think all pet owners are rolling in dough, not kitty litter.
        I’ll see about getting you some pictures.

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        • Vet prices are indeed ridiculous. Our Boo was in the hospital for two nights and it ran well over $1,000, though I don’t remember the exact amount. I’ll never forget a cat we had back in the 1980s who became very ill and almost died. He spent a full week in the hospital, cost nearly $5,000 even back then! But, he recovered and came home … only to get out and get run over by a car two weeks later!

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          • That is a sad story. My last cat to get run over by a car, right in front of me, was in about 1955. I was still a kid and had not learned about death yet. It was a horrible introduction.

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            • I was just about that age when I lost my first pet … my dog, Shadow, was killed by a car. Well, actually it was a parked car and Shadow ran headfirst into it. As you say, it was a horrible introduction to death, though by that time I had already lost a grandfather and a baby brother to death, so I was probably getting a bit used to it … although even now I’m still not inured to it.

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    • You are most welcome! I presume you went for the bacon pizza. I think your indigestion is more likely from the pizza rather than the laughter! Yes, the dead wife one was my favourite … I laugh every time I see it! Happy Monday … which means tomorrow is Tuesday, your special day of the week!
      Cwtch

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  2. Yummy pizza! Would love to go on a Hot Air Balloon ride sometime.
    Great comics as usual! Always count on you for some laughs! “A micro wave” Haha!!
    Poor doggie being trapped with country music. Though I can think of worse!
    Poor Kitty! Never listen to the dog! 😶🤚!
    You made me ..”smack my head” .. on the dead wife one! LOL

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    • Glad you liked the pizza … I tried to make sure there was enough variety that there would be something for everyone! I’ll have to pass on the balloon ride, for I’m afraid of heights! I can have chest pains just from looking at a picture taken from the top of a tall building! I loved that dead wife one! Not out of the realm of possibility, either! Have a great week ahead, my friend!

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  3. I think they have a lot of fun with pandas in China, while elsewhere in the world solitary pairs in zoos create lots of angst as everyone wonders if they will ever have a baby! At Edinburgh zoo the only pair in the UK, on loan from China, live separately as they would in the wild and Tian Tian has just been artificially inseminated as poor Yang Guang had to have his bits cut off a few years ago because of a tumour! Yes, the pandas in China do have more fun and don’t appear to be solitary creatures at all!

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    • Indeed they do have fun when in their natural habitat! Sometimes I think we humans are a bit over-aggressive in our attempts to help animals who might have been far better off left in their natural habitat. That said, I applaud those zoos that are protecting animals who are in danger of extinction, or helping them to be ready to live in the wild again. I do wish Tian Tian the best of luck with her pregnancy … I looked up the gestation period for a panda and it’s 95-160 days … quite a spread there!

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