The Funny Farm

Today is National Sibling Day.   I’m the oldest of 9 kids.  To celebrate this made-up holiday, I won’t send my sisters and brothers any chocolates or flowers (that’s expensive), but instead will describe them all as an animal.  We grew up on the Funny Farm…so it’s only fitting.

  • #2—Tamera the Tortoise.  She’s a slow walker.  When we spent a semester in Israel together, we drove each other crazy walking anywhere.  I would be several steps ahead telling her to speed up…and she would lag behind ignoring me (thinking in her head, “Shut up!”).  Despite her slow walking flaw, I love her so much! Continue reading

Knick Knack Paddywhack

Ginger’s excited today.  This holiday is one she awaits eagerly each year (starting this year, because it’s the first I found out about it and told her; but now that she knows, I know she’s already counting down to next year).

What holiday is so exciting, you might ask, that a dog would nudge one of her people siblings off the computer to post on Facebook about it?

Well, I’ll tell you, but it’s definitely for the dogs.


If you have a dog, like I do, then give them an extra treat today.  They’ll appreciate it.  The holiday promises this. Continue reading