Jolly ‘n Joyful Monday … Sans Gwammie

When me ‘n Joyful reminded Gwammie last night dat we needed to get a start on Jolly Monday, she threw a water bottle at us and told us to … erm … [insert bad word] Jolly Monday.  We think Gwammie is in a funk or somethin’.  But, me ‘n Joyful talked it over an’ … well, we know you guys count on Jolly Monday to start your week off good, so we did da best we could.  Joyful made some cookies ‘n other tweats, while I found some ‘toons I think will make you laugh, so have a snack and see da ‘toons, okay?  We’re sowwy there’s no bacon dis week, guys …

 



I almos’ forgot, but Joyful minded me ’bout da cute animal video!  We hope you like dis one ’bout a doggie an’ a parrot dat become good fwiends!

Now go have a good week, and wemember to smile, ’cause it makes other peoples happy, yeah!  Love ‘n hugs from Jolly ‘n Joyful … an’ Gwammie too!

Jolly Monday Sans Both Jolly & Joyful

Jolly and Joyful seem to have left the building today … I have no idea where they are for they didn’t even leave a note, but they aren’t here, meaning I have to do Jolly Monday all by myself and I’ve largely forgotten how.  However, since I cannot let you all go out into the cold, cruel world without starting your week with a warm drink, some humour, and some hugs, I shall give it the old college try.  Just don’t expect too much, okay?

Grab a snack, such as they are, and let’s try to find something funny in the news, shall we?


Ever-GivenBy now, you’ve all heard about the ship Ever Given that’s been blocking the Suez Canal since last Tuesday, right?  Yes, it’s still stuck, and I read that as a result, we can expect a new toilet paper shortage, so y’all might wanna stock up today!  But that’s not what this story is about.  This story is similar, but it’s about a 40-foot boat, not a 220,000-ton ship, and it’s blocking a Florida highway, not one of the world’s major waterways!

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Turns out, the boat fell off a trailer, turned sideways like the Ever Given, and blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 10 in Crestview, Florida, for hours.  Unlike the Ever Given, however, this boat was finally moved by the Florida Highway Patrol.  Hmmm … maybe we should send the FHP to the Suez?


And since I’m quite literally lacking both Jolly and Joyful, let’s move on to some ‘toons …

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And a few memes I found over at Phil’s place …

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And last but not least, I found a cute animal video Joyful had picked out before leaving for parts unknown with Jolly, so I won’t have to disappoint you on that!


Let’s hope that Jolly ‘n Joyful find their way home soon, for this place is like a tomb without them and I really miss the smiles they bring me daily.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa (and the missing miscreants Jolly ‘n Joyful)!

Jolly Monday — Spring Is HERE!

Monday-sleepy-2Good Monday {yawn} morning, my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready {yawn} to face the world this week.  But, just in case you aren’t Jolly, Joyful and I will try our best to help you get off on the right foot, anyway.  I can’t promise anything for the rest of the week, but we’ll try to start you on your way with a full belly and a smile.  So, grab a bite and a cuppa and let’s see what we’ve got … OH … and please be sure to leave a piece of the Strawberry Pie for Larry … he missed out last week and was not even comforted by an extra serving of b-a-c-o-n.


My island!

For the last several years, I’ve thought how wonderful it would be to live on a deserted island … just me, perhaps a few people who are near and dear to me, and nature.  Well … for the price of a small house, I could own that island!  That’s right … according to United Press International …

An auction house announced an entire 11-acre island in the Scottish Highlands will be auctioned online with a starting bid of $111,700.

Auctioneers Future Property said Deer Island, on Scotland’s west coast, is a space that can be “enjoyed with zero chance of intrusion.”

Property manager Stephen McCluskey said the island is being sold for the first time after being owned by the same family for the past 500 years.

Deer Island is completely undeveloped, according to McCluskey …

“It’s rock and trees really at the moment — there’s nothing on it — and never been anything built on it, or any application to have anything on it. There’s nothing at all. It’s been completely uninhabited for 500 years.”

deer-islandMy DREAM!!!  I must have this island!  Deer Island is expected to sell for $209,000 to $279,00 in the March 26 online auction.  Here in the U.S., that’s about the price of an average house … I wonder if I can get financing?  I have an idea … I have about 5,000 followers here on Filosofa’s Word … if each kicked in just $56, I could buy that island!  What would you get out of it?  Well … I’d invite you for a visit after I got a guesthouse built!  And while visiting, you’d have access to Joyful’s wonderful cooking, you could lounge on the beach all day, fish to your heart’s content … no news, no politics, just … peace.


Greetings, Mr. Salmon

In Taiwan, nearly 100 people have registered to change their name to ‘Salmon’.  Why?  A restaurant chain called Sushiro’s has promised free sushi for customers whose names include the Chinese characters used to spell the name of the fish. The restaurant requires customers taking advantage of the promotion to provide official ID, inspiring some to change their names legally.

The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior urged residents not to change their names for the promotion, pointing out that the Name Act only allows a person to change their name three times — meaning some of those who change their names for the promotion could be stuck with the name for the rest of their lives.

sushiI guess it would depend on how much free sushi they’re promising … if it’s for a lifetime, then heck, it might be worth it!  Oh wait … sushi is raw fish … I don’t eat sushi.  Never mind.


So, now are you ready for some ‘toons?

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I found a few funny signs over at Phil’s Phun …

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And last, but not least, a cute animal video is a must for a Monday morn … I bet you can’t watch these baby stoats without smiling … maybe even laughing!


I wish you all a beautiful week and I’ve left a few extra smiles by the door, so feel free to take a few and share them with those who seem to need one, ‘k?  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful.

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Jolly Funday Monday!

Well, folks, it’s back again … Monday.  It seems like we just had Friday a couple of days ago … where do the weekends go???  Did you all do something fun and exciting over the weekend?  Me?  Oh, well, I … er … watched the grass grow.  No, actually in addition to writing this blog, answering comments, etc., I worked on taxes!  Now that’s a real treat, isn’t it?  I do hope your weekend was more exciting than that!  But now it’s a new week, and just 11 more days ’til Spring!!!  So, let’s kick off the week with some humour, shall we?  Grab a snack … I don’t know what Joyful has cooked up, but she’s been in the kitchen for hours … and then we’ll find something to start the week with a smile.


It’s probably my mood, but all the funny news stories I came across seemed … unfunny to me.  Either they were a bit on the macabre side or just plain not funny.  So, instead of any humorous news this Jolly Monday, we have extra ‘toons, memes, funny signs, cute animal pics, and of course a cute critter video!  So, let’s start with the ‘toons …

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Just two cute animal pics to make you go “Awwwwwwww …”

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A few funny signs …

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I found this interesting.  When I look at it, I see a grey shoe with aqua laces.  I showed it to the girls last night, and while granddaughter Natasha also saw what I did, Chris saw a pink shoe with white laces!  I don’t understand it, but it is further proof that not all of us see colours the same, as our friend rawgod pointed out last week!  What colours do you see?

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And a few funny memes …

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Last but not least, if it’s Jolly Monday, there must be a cute animal video around somewhere, right?  This one is just a little longer than usual, at 12 minutes, but oh so worth the watch!  Thank you, Jerry M for sending me this one!


Well, that’s all we’ve got for this Monday, folks.  We hope you found something to put a smile on your face and start your week off right!  Keep safe, wear your masks when in public, and have a great week!  Oh, and remember to share those smiles I see on your faces … we all need those!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — It’s MARCH!!!!

Good Monday morning, friends!  It’s MARCH!!!  No, Joe … not that kind of march … the month of March.  And you know what that means … SPRING is just around the corner … sunny skies, warm weather, walks in the park, turn off the heat and open the windows!  Just 18 days, 432 hours ‘til SPRING!  (Need I say that I’m tired of cold and snow and clouds, or could you tell from my voice?)  So, how was your weekend?  Mine?  Same ol’, same ol’ … literally.  Laundry, writing, the furthest I strayed was to the back patio to give the squirrels some peanuts.  Whoopee, eh?  Anyway, it’s a new week and so let’s start it on a jolly note with some snacks, some humour and some smiles, shall we?


Desperate times call for drastic measures?

A man in Sussex in the UK was wanted by police … I’m not sure on what charge.  Finally one day last week, he turned himself in, because according to police …

“Peace and quiet! Wanted male handed himself in to the team yesterday afternoon after informing us he would rather go back to prison than have to spend more time with the people he was living with!”

I know that being confined in close quarters even with the people you love most, you will step on each other’s toes from time to time, get on one another’s nerves, but still … I’d rather be in my own home with my family than in a prison cell!  Perhaps he has a bunch of noisy children …


I don’t want to be his patient!

A plastic surgeon in California, Dr. Scott Green, was scheduled for a video court appearance regarding a traffic violation.  He logged on to the court at the appropriate time … from inside the operating room, where he and another surgeon were operating on a patient!

Beeps of medical machinery could be heard during the Zoom call, and the patient’s procedure was taking place just out of view.  A courtroom clerk asked Dr Green: “Are you available for trial? It kind of looks like you’re in an operating room.”  The doctor confirmed that he was in the middle of surgery, but urged the court to proceed.  Dr Green appeared to continue working with his head down while he waited for Thursday’s trial to begin.

When the judge arrived (they always have to be last, in order to make a grand entrance), he decided it was best to set a new date for the hearing, saying …

“We want to keep people healthy, we want to keep them alive. That’s important.”

Ya think, your Honour?  The Medical Board of California says it is looking into the incident, and expects surgeons to follow the standard of care when treating their patients.


And now for some cartoons ‘n memes!

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A few funny signs … some will have you scratching your head and wondering … why???

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You know if it’s Jolly Monday, there must be a cute critter video lurking somewhere …


I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and that we see a few sunny, relatively warm days this week!  Please be sure to share your smiles with those you meet this week … nothing brightens the day quite like a warm, friendly smile.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday With Bacon 🥓

Good Monday morning, my friends!  Come in, take a load off!  Only 27 more days until the official start of SPRING!  I can’t wait … I don’t think I’ve been warm for two months now!  So, how was your weekend?  Do anything special?  No, we didn’t either.  Stayed home, cooked, wrote, did laundry … same ol’ same ol’.  Well … actually, we did get fish ‘n chips from Red Robin on Saturday, so that was a nice treat.

Well, since it’s Monday, the start of yet another week, let’s see what we can find to help us start the week with a smile, shall we?  But first, grab a snack and a nice hot drink!  Oh, and Larry … just one plate of bacon, okay?  I’m afraid one of these days Emily is gonna deck you for hogging all the bacon!  And rawgod … we remembered your tea this week … sorry ‘bout last week!


Just beer, please

I was raised in a household with a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, so religious holidays were always a strange thing in our house, often leading to a knock-down, drag-out fight between my parents.  Lent, however, was always observed and I was told to choose something to give up.  I always tried to give up something like spinach, cabbage, or anything green and referred to as a ‘vegetable’.  So then, when that failed, my mother would tell me she had decided I would give up candy, which wasn’t so bad, for I was diabetic and rarely got candy anyway!

I’ve heard of people giving up some strange things for the 40 days of Lent, but I think Del Hall of Cincinnati, Ohio, takes the prize.  He has given up … mostly every consumable with the exception of beer, water, black coffee and herbal tea!  Seems to me that might not be a very healthy thing.  I can see it for a few days, maybe even a week, but 40 days?  Says Hall …

food-beer“I only have three to five beers a day. It’s not like I’m drinking constantly. If you eat your standard diet, it gets boring. You don’t eat the same thing every day. So, I am definitely not going to drink the same thing every day.”

After 3 days of his Lent diet, he says he’s already lost 5.8 pounds.  Okey-dokey then … I wish him the best.


An expensive gift

A man in Dubai wanted to get his girlfriend a nice gift.  His neighbor on a nearby farm raises expensive camels, so the man thought to steal one, but … turns out stealing a full-grown camel isn’t as easy as you might think, so at the last minute, the man made off with a newborn camel instead of an adult one.

The farmer reported the theft of the baby camel, but no clues had been uncovered.  More than likely the man would have gotten away with it had he just kept his mouth shut, but instead, he called the police and told them that a stray camel had wandered onto his farm, which is about 3 km, or just under two miles from the farm from which he had stolen the camel.

Just as the man wasn’t a very good thief, he also wasn’t a very good liar, and it took police only a few minutes to debunk the man’s story and extract a confession from the man.  Police arrested both the man and his girlfriend … not sure what she did to deserve arrest … and the camel has been returned to its rightful owner.  Let this be a lesson … um … don’t try to steal a camel?  Or, if you do, don’t rat yourself out?


Okay, obviously I’m struggling for humour here, so lets find some fun ‘toons ‘n such to make us chuckle …

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Oh, I almost forgot … for the bacon-lovers in the bunch – Florida Larry, Texas Larry, David, Emily, rawgod, and the rest … I thought you guys might enjoy these ‘bacon-themed’ memes …

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Just a few cute pics this week …

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And what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal video?  A lot of people don’t like bats, but I do … if you look into their little faces, they are as cute as any critter you’ve ever seen … well, except maybe a quokka … quokkas still win the cuteness prize.  Anyway … take a look at this one and tell me this little guy didn’t win your heart …


And Hugh … if you made it to Jolly Monday today, this one’s for you …

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I hope you all have a decent week ahead, and please remember to share your lovely smiles … your smiles warm my heart, so I know they would warm other people’s hearts, too.  Keep warm, well, and safe my friends.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful.

Jolly Monday — Is It Spring Yet???

Good Monday morn, dear friends!  Be careful of the ice on your in … Jolly salted the sidewalk, but it’s so cold I’m not sure how much good it did.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr … come in, warm yourselves by the (imaginary) fire!  So, how was your weekend?  Did any of you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?  It isn’t a holiday that I celebrate in general, but a special someone sent me and the girls chocolates from ‘cross the pond, and that brought a big smile to my face.

Joyful has been concocting something in the kitchen, but she won’t even let me in to see what it is, or to offer my expertise, so we’ll just have to mosey over to the table and see what delicacy she has prepared for us!  Then, we’ll proceed to find something to start this week out on a positive note and with a smile on our faces!

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Jollys girlfriend Joyful  Can’t forget the bacon lovers, now can we?


Lucky dog!

Lulu is an 8-year-old border collie who, until recently, lived with her human, Bill Dorris.  Sadly, Bill died late last year, and now Lulu lives with Martha Burton, who sometimes took care of Lulu when Bill was out of town traveling on business.

When Mr. Dorris’ will was read a few weeks ago … imagine Lulu’s surprise to find that Bill left her $5 million!!!  In it, he stipulated that Lulu is to reimburse Ms. Burton for ‘reasonable monthly expenses’.  Wow … the dog’s a multi-millionaire!  I suspect Lulu’s reasonable monthly expenses are likely to come to several thousand dollars per month, eh?


A Valentine’s Day … gift?  💔

This from the Associated Press

A North Carolina sheriff’s office is giving people a chance on Valentine’s Day weekend to show their former lovers they’re still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a “Valentine’s Day Weekend Special,” which it described as “a special too sweet to pass up.”

The “offer” posted on its Facebook page includes what the sheriff’s office described as a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, free transportation with a chauffeur and a one-night minimum stay in “our luxurious (five-star) accommodations.” It tops the offer with a special Valentine’s dinner.


And on that note, it’s time for some ‘toons!

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In the mood for a few funny signs?

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And last but not least, if it’s Jolly Monday, it must be time for a cute animal video, yes?  I just know you’re gonna fall in love with this baby fox!


Well, my friends, it’s that time once again … time for us all to be useful in one way or another.  I’ve really enjoyed our time together today, and I hope you have too.  Have a great week, and please share those smiles … tough times with the pandemic and the political situations in so many countries … just a smile sometimes makes it all seem bearable.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly (COLD) Monday … I’m Tired Of Winter!

Yep, my friends, ol’ Monday has rolled back around again … already.  It’s blustery here, but we only have an inch or so of snow, whereas in other parts of the eastern half of the U.S., they have much more!  My friend Herb in the wilds of Pennsylvania tells me they are getting between 8-9 inches tonight, added to the 3 inches they already had.  It’s been a few years since we’ve had that kind of snow, but I remember it well.  I remember one year decades ago when we got some 20 inches the week of Christmas, and I didn’t yet have all my Christmas shopping done!  Luckily, the liquor store was within walking distance, so I was able to at least finish my shopping and stock up on supplies!  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to face a new week head on!  My weekend?  C-c-cold. Since it is Monday, we should probably try to find some chuckles this morning and get this week started out on the right foot, yes?  Joyful wouldn’t let me come see what she was working on in the kitchen, but I see she’s loaded up the snack table, so let’s go see what treats she has for us, shall we?

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Lawyer Jokes

I didn’t find any funny stories last night for our Jolly Monday, so I decided to start with a few jokes … lawyer/courtroom humour straight from Reader’s Digest …

SIX DUMB QUESTIONS REAL LAWYERS ASKED IN COURT

“How many times have you committed suicide?” “Were you alone or by yourself?” “Was it you or your brother who was killed?” “Without saying anything, tell the jury what you did next.” “Was that the same nose you broke as a child?” “Now, doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?” From The Dumb Book (Reader’s Digest Books)

A LITTLE TOO LITERAL

If you’re interested in becoming a lawyer, you’ll need a degree. But as these court transcripts reveal, the question is, in what?

Attorney: “How was your first marriage terminated?”

Witness: “By death.”

Attorney: “And by whose death was it terminated?”

Witness: “Guess.”

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Attorney: “Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?”

Witness: “All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.”

ROLL CALL

I was in juvenile court, prosecuting a teen suspected of burglary, when the judge asked everyone to stand and state his or her name and role for the court reporter.

“Leah Rauch, deputy prosecutor,” I said.

“Linda Jones, probation officer.”

“Sam Clark, public defender.”

“John,” said the teen who was on trial. “I’m the one who stole the truck.”

PROTESTING TOO MUCH

Arrested on a robbery charge, our law firm’s client denied the allegations. So when the victim pointed him out in a lineup as one of four men who had attacked him, our client reacted vociferously.

“He’s lying!” he yelled. “There were only three of us.”

RUNNING THE SHOW

I am a deputy sheriff assigned to courthouse security. As part of my job, I explain court procedures to visitors. One day I was showing a group of ninth-graders around. Court was in recess and only the clerk and a young man in custody wearing handcuffs were in the courtroom. “This is where the judge sits,” I began, pointing to the bench. “The lawyers sit at these tables. The court clerk sits over there. The court recorder, or stenographer, sits over here. Near the judge is the witness stand and over there is where the jury sits. As you can see,” I finished, “there are a lot of people involved in making this system work.”

At that point, the prisoner raised his cuffed hands and said, “Yeah, but I’m the one who makes it all happen.”


Luckily, our friend Phil over at Phil’s Phun had a good selection of ‘toons and memes to start our week out right!

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I haven’t heard from our friend Hugh for a bit, so I’m thinking let’s send him something special …


We need an ‘Awwwww moment’, so take a look at these adorable pics …

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And of course we cannot end Jolly Monday without a cute animal video, now can we?  This one, at 8:38, is a wee bit longer than I usually post, but the monkeys are just so darned cute … I couldn’t resist!


Okay, folks, let’s get this really big shew on the road, as Ed Sullivan used to say!  Have a great week ahead, keep safe, wear your mask when in a public venue, keep warm, and share those beautiful smiles, please?  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — Again, Already

Monday-sleepy-2Good {yawn} Monday morning folks … didn’t we just {yawn} do Monday a few days ago?  Seems like the older I get, the faster Monday comes ‘round.  I wish there were some sort of a switch we could use to slow down time!  We still have our Christmas decorations up … the girls took down the tree a week ago, but all the what-nots, village houses, and lights are still up, and I’m wondering if I should just leave ‘em up, for at this rate, Christmas will be back around by the time I get everything packed away!

So, how was your weekend?  Mine?  Peaceful, and I’ll settle for that at the moment — no police standoffs, no shootings here in da ‘hood, and no major cat fights — life is good.  Joyful has been ‘cross the pond visiting Roger’s girls, Karlyn, Trelli, and Arketre, and she just got back last night, so she hasn’t had time to do any baking this morning, but she promises me she made bacon for the bacon-lovers in the group, and that she’d whip up something with Jolly’s help.  I always cringe when Jolly goes near the kitchen … you remember the episode last year, right?  But, Joyful has promised not to let him near the stove or oven, so it should be alright.  So, let’s go see what’s on the table and then we’ll find something to start our week out with a smile.


Give me the peanuts🥜, or else!

I’ve taken great delight the past month or two from the squirrels that visit each day.  I buy 3 pounds of unsalted, unshelled peanuts every week and feed them every morning.  They delight me, watching their antics, watching them stalk birdies, and I think they’re beginning to trust me, for they only move a foot or two away when I come out in the morning to feed them and the birds.  But if I ever see one of them wielding a knife, I might have to re-think this!

That’s what happened to Andrea Diamond, who lives in the Rosedale area of Toronto.  One morning Andrea stepped out into her backyard and spotted a squirrel that had picked up a paring knife she had left near a tent outside her home.

squirrel-knifeShe said the squirrel gnawed on the knife handle for a while before abandoning the tool. She said the animal returned a short time later to chew on the knife a little longer.

Fortunately, neither Ms. Diamond nor the squirrel were injured in the incident!

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Da dog has empathy!

Russell Jones of London (the one in the United Kingdom, not Kentucky) broke his ankle not long ago, and is using crutches to walk without putting wait weight on the broken appendage.  Now, Russell has a dog, named Billy, and he noticed that Billy was favouring one leg, refusing to put weight on it as he walked alongside Russell.

Concerned, Russell took Billy to the vet, and after X-rays and an exam, the vet could find nothing wrong with Billy.  The veterinarian told Jones his dog was imitating the way he walks with his broken ankle. Jones said Billy had been limping since the day after his ankle injury.  And this only cost poor Russell £300, or about $400 USD.


I always enjoy seeing humorous signs, don’t you?  Here are a few …

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I’ve had a harder time finding ‘toons this week, partly because Phil over at Phil’s Phun didn’t post very many … but here are a few, plus some fun memes.

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Oh I can so well relate to this one!!!

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for … {drumroll} … a cute critter video — I love the hedgehog … and the bear in the sidecar!


I hope you found something here that helped to start your week off with a smile, and if you did, what say you share that smile?  The fun thing about smiles is that they’re rather like love … you can give and give, and your own share gets even bigger as you do!  Have a safe and happy week, dear friends!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly C-c-cold M-m-monday!

Good Monday morn, my friends!  Oops … looks like Joe slipped on the icy sidewalk … I salted it, but I guess I missed a couple of places!  Hope you’re okay, Joe … come in and warm up!  Brrrrrrr … it’s so cold … I’m ready for Spring!  And speaking of which, it is only a short 60 days until Spring arrives!  Well, another weekend has come and gone … why is it they go so fast?  Anyway, to start the new week Joyful and I have baked up a few sweet treats and found a few things to kick the week off with a smile, while Jolly went in search of ‘toons.  So, help yourself to a fresh-baked treat and a cuppa something warm, and let’s start this week off right!


And who doesn’t love Pooh?

yawn-poohToday is National Winnie the Pooh Day, in honour of author A.A. Milne’s birthday in 1882.  Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie. Winnie lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.

Pooh1This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. E.H. Shepard beautifully illustrated the books.  Their adventures took them and millions of children through the Hundred Acre Woods. Each character played a unique role in the books. Whether the wisdom of Owl or Rabbit leading the group awry, a celebration ensued and the story’s characters became beloved around the world. 

In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.

Pooh-headerMilne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today.  National Winnie the Pooh Day has been observed since at least 1986, though nobody seems quite sure who the originator of the day was.  Today is also Martin Luther King Day, but I will have a separate post on that later today.


My kind of job!

A U.S. website is offering $500 for an unusual short-term job: a “professional binge watcher” willing to watch Netflix and eat pizza.  BonusFinder, a website dedicated to reviewing and offering deals for legal gambling sites, said the “professional binge watcher” will be called on to watch and review three series on Netflix while eating pizza takeout from various locations.

The selected candidate will be required to review each series based on story and plot lines, “Netflix and Chill” suitability, acting quality and cheesiness, satisfaction of episodes and series endings.  The person will also rate the pizzas they sample for appearance and color, base texture and taste, topping ingredient quality, flavor, cheese gooeyness and value for money.

The “professional binge watcher” will be paid $500 for completing the tasks.

Now, if I watched television, I would certainly apply for this job, for I do eat pizza!  However, I find that television typically bores me and I need to be doing something with my mind … that, coupled with my near deafness make television pretty much taboo for me.  But, if any of you guys are interested, you can apply on BonusFinder’s website.


And now, for some fun & funny ‘toons!

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"Between you and me, I thought the whoopie cushion on the throne gag was hilarious."

“Between you and me, I thought the whoopie cushion on the throne gag was hilarious.”

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Our friend Hugh has been under the weather, so Maxine brought him a little something to cheer him …

Feel better, dear Hugh!  We love you!!!  💖💖💖


And of course there must be a cute critter video.  Since our friend David likes parrots, and since today is his birthday, but don’t let on that I told you …


I hope you all have a decent week, and that you can keep those smiles all week long.  Hey, how about sharing a few of them, too?  Everybody could use a bit of good cheer these days!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!