Rosh Hashanah and Day of Peace 2017

FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:

Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion. The two-day holiday begins at sundown and celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, Jewish people take the time to appreciate and accept God as their king.

The Jewish calendar, which runs on the lunar cycle, determines the date of the holiday each year. The celebration begins at sundown and the following day marks the first full day of the celebration. Jewish calendar dates end at nightfall, which means this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebration will begin at sundown on Oct. 2 and end at nightfall on Oct. 4.

In Hebrew, “Rosh Hashanah” means “Head of the Year” and it’s also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the day that God completed the creation of the world and highlights the relationship between God and humanity.

While Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe the holiday over the course of two days, most Reform Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana for one day.

An important tradition during this holiday is Tashlich, which calls for Jews to go find a body of water, be it the ocean, river or stream, and cast away their sins. This is done symbolically by throwing bread into the water and the act allows people to reflect and correct themselves so they can focus on a new year.

At home, families gather for dinner prior to attending service the night of the holiday. They recite blessings over candles and wine. Families also indulge in challah bread or apples dipped in honey.

This year it is extra special that the

 FIRST FULL DAY of

 Rosh Hashanah coincides with:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

May peace be around you and inside of you.

I’m a Lusty Sheltie on International Talk (Bark) Like a Pirate Day!

“I be so happy t’ see you all today! It’s Captain Dakota Sparrow and welcome!!! Today I be celebratin’ Bark Like A Pirate Day!! Give me a bark out and let me know what your plans for t’ day are!”

WANT TO KNOW

HOW INTERNATIONAL

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY BEGAN?

READ ABOUT IT HERE!

Thanks to Ann from Zoolatry 

for this great graphic!

Join us over at Speedy’s
for MORE PIRATE DAY FUN!!!
 
 Don’t forget its Speedy’s  Pirate Party on Tuesday 19th September right through to 22nd
 so send in your photos of you in your best costumes either
by Email  to rachel.dejong28 at googlemail.com 
or direct to Speedy’s  Party event on Facebook

We Remember

I took this photo late in 2016. It was hanging on the wall at LaGuardia Airport in NYC

 

A Dog’s View of Labor Day

 

 

Happy Labor Day to those celebrating!

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. Wikipedia

For everyone else, Happy Monday!

Love Dakota’s tie? So do we!! It’s from Mirage Pet Products and we will be featuring some adorable products of theirs this October and November!

Lazy Day

Today is my kind of day! It is “Lazy Day!”

FROM DAYS OF THE YEAR:

“Here’s a special day you can celebrate without getting up from the sofa. Lazy Day is an ideal excuse to take a break and enjoy some precious “me” time, without feeling guilty about it.”

“Now’s your chance to stop tearing around doing chores and organising events. Sit down and relax, or go back to bed for a nap. You could even mark the occasion by pampering yourself with a massage treatment or visit to a spa – if getting there doesn’t seem too much like hard work, that is.”

 

“The founders of Lazy Day aren’t known, possibly because they were too busy chilling out to keep a record of their efforts! However, their idea has caught on, with many people enjoying the chance to get away from everyday stress. So lie back on the couch, give your TV remote control some exercise, and enjoy a well-earned rest”

Mom says that for a Sheltie I am one of the LAZIEST dogs that she knows! I have no idea what she is talking about! Just because I don’t love taking walks it doesn’t mean I am lazy! I work security around my den 24/7 and in my opinion that is FAR from being lazy!

Barks and licks and love

Dakota

 

International Kissing Day!

Today is International Kissing Day! It’s not just for  lovers either! It’s a day to show appreciation for friends, family, pets, anyone you wanna plant a big ‘ol juicy kiss on!!!!

I LOVE TO KISS MY MAMA!!

MY AUNT NANCY GETS TONS

OF MY KISSES!!

KISS AWAY MY FRIENDS!!

Are YOU Next???

PUCKER UP

SO I CAN GIVE YOU

A BIG 

SHELTIE SMOOCH!!!