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Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Frankenstein scrabble tile pendant ~ indyandcleo.etsy.com

Wait ~ what? Frankenstein Friday you say? 


Yes! Frankenstein Friday is celebrated on the last Friday in October and celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best known horror characters dating back to the late 1800's. We can't imagine the Halloween season without the presence of Frankenstein lurking somewhere in the darkness.

Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21 wrote the story "Frankenstein".

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Okay, there are three known Frankenstein "days', and because of this, a bit of confusion. We have Frankenstein Friday, National Frankenstein Day, and Frankenstein Day. Some explanation...

Frankenstein Day is on August 30. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30, 1797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. This day in in honor of her birth.

Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October. This special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997.  Note: Ron's hometown of Westfield, NJ. is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family. So, Ron's interest in Frankenstein comes as no surprise. Ron picked Friday to celebrate this day for the "FR" connection, and because more people can party on Friday than on other night of the week.

National Frankenstein Day Google posts this as October 29th. This has not been verified as a true National Day. Latest research suggests this day is really Frankenstein Friday.

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Frankenstein scrabble tile pendant ~ indyandcleo.etsy.com

Are you still confused? Why not celebrate all three days! Need suggestions? How about reading the novel and/or watching a Frankenstein movie?

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[ Thank you to checkiday.com and holidayinsights.com for portions of this post. ]

Friday, October 23, 2015

CavLife 2016 Calendar Contest



























The CavLife 2016 Calendar contest is here!


Hey guys, polls are now open and it is time to cast your favorite Cavalier votes!


Running mates ~ Cleopatra (Cleo) and Humphrey Bogart (Bogey)


Cleo ~ sweetest girl in the whole world (sweeter than cotton candy) wishes for your love and VOTES in the CavLife 2016 Calendar contest! Pouring over hundreds, no ~ maybe even thousands of photos, these are a few of Cleo's very personal paw~selected favorites!

Please and woofy thank you! ~ Cleo



























Bogey needs your love and VOTES in the CavLife 2016 Calendar contest! Just a few of Bogey's faves, he thought he looked especially handsome in these photos. A portion of each calendar sale will be donated to CavalierRescueUSA ~ which is very near and dear to Bogey's heart, as that is where he was adopted/rescued from! ❤

Tail wags and woofy thanks! ~ Bogey


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If you are so inclined, please go to CavLife on Facebook and find these fabulous photos to cast your votes. Put your best paw forward ~ voting ends October 25!


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

National Black Dog Day ~ October 1st
























Celebrating National #BlackDogDay ~ October 1st


Our boy Bogey is a tri~colored Cavalier with much more black than most, and for whatever reasons was given up by someone when he was just a pup. We adopted him from CavalierRescueUSA a few years back, and he has been a loving member of our family ever since! (Cleo loves her brother Bogey!)


Did you know??? 


"...black animals are the least adoptable pets in shelters because of their color. All too often, black dogs are overlooked because of many stigmas such as; the color black is evil, (the same stigma cats have), black dogs do not show up as well in photographs as multi~colored or light colored dogs, and black dogs look scary or intimidating because their facial expressions cannot be seen as easily, etc. They are easily overlooked when searching for a new dog and the first to be euthanized in overcrowded conditions.

Please think about adopting a black dog and show the world how much light they have inside and out!"


{ Thank you to Colleen Paige, the founder of nationalblackdogday.com for portions of this post. }

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hello October


Oh hello October ~ 


Welcome, and please, do come in!



Welcome to my humble abode. Would you like a cup of tea? Pumpkin~spice perhaps?

Let's sit down together and enjoy all things October . . .

Cooler days, fall, autumn leaves, sweater weather, boots & scarves, pumpkins, scarecrows, daylight savings time, pumpkin pie, candy corn, pumpkin latte (extra dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon please!), costumes, the pumpkin patch, ghosts and goblins, roasted pumpkin seeds, Halloween, witches (both good and bad), jack~o~lanterns, carmel apples, haunted houses & trick~or~treat!

What other things do you enjoy in October? 

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