Daily Archives: 03/17/2016

Happy St Patrick’s Day

You don’t *have* to be Irish to enjoy this day – happy St Patrick’s Day!

Make sure you are wearing something green or you may get pinched… then again you might like getting pinched – snort LOL. I think daddy has his lucky green Irish shirt out to wear today and mom is wearing her green Irish socks. I think they are safe. I think they need to put my green vest on so I can be festive as well. Perhaps mom will get camera happy and take a picture for later on for every one.

I’ve got some St Patrick day facts for you – how many did you know?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.

Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock. Did you know that mom and dad have been to restaurants on this date where the sweet tea is green! Shocking huh? But the bigger shocker is that the actual color of St Patrick’s Day is blue. Green became associated with St Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

Popular Irish toats on St Patrick’s Day include, “May the roof above us never fall and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

20130216-212048.jpgSt Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.

In Chicago on St Patrick’s Day, the rivers are dyed green.

In Seattle on St Patrick’s Day, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Savannah, Georgia is the second biggest parade party for St Patricks day. Savannah holds a special place in my heart as well as my parents. Did you know that mom and dad adopted me from a little town about 80 miles from Savannah called Broxton. Small world huh?

Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal for young and old, was created in 1963 with it’s popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Do you remember the tune?

Hearts, Stars and Horseshoes – Clover and Blue Moons – Pots of gold and rainbows – And the red balloon. That’s the luck of me lucky charms! Their magically delicious!

20140217-042725And of course, no posting would be complete without me attaching a silly picture of my dad.  What can I say?  Dad is such a great person to play along with my silliness of the holiday.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friends from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson ❤


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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Dixie Lullabelle Poplin

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this new series!

Name:  Dixie Lullabelle Poplin

Age:  10 years

Location:   ​Deliverance, NC

Web/Blog Page:  You can find me on Facebook.  (My friends, Dixie will be checking in throughout the day for comments/messages.  Please welcome Dixie to the blogville world.)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Originally, I thought, WTF, but then I realized that the Daddy always makes sure that everyone in the home is well-fed. The Mama provides very warm armpits in the middle of the night. She refers to it as something called hot flashes, but I call it Chihuahua heaven!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I built a puppy Stonehenge under the bed with doggie poop and they didn’t take me to the pound.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   ​Refer to the question/answer above

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  ​My daddy. He has a high tolerance for most things, and loves to feed me whatever he’s eating. The Mama, however, runs a tight ship, which includes outside pee breaks, regardless of rain, sleet, snow or bitter cold. Sometimes I even pee little ice driblets.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? My personal humans know that I’m actually a super-hero. Outsiders mistake my irreverence for ignorance. They shall be taken care of hastily.


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Dixie – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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