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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top of the morning to all you wee green folks today. Our friend Tank and his assistant
posted a limerick yesterday in honor St. Pat's Day. They invited other bloggers to do try their hand with a Limerick. (If you have never visited Tank's blog,
you should do so ASAP..he is one funny Pup.)
Here is our attempt:

There once was a cat named Madi
She told all she was no fatty
She jumped high and low
Ran to and fro
Just to prove it was a fib told by the ratty.

Here are a few interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day

1. It is a religious feast day and the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick in the fifth century.
2. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.
3. It normally falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast on a traditional meal of Irish Bacon and cabbage.
4. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in the USA. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762.
5. Chicago is famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green. This tradition started in 1962 when the city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river, enough to keep it green for a week.
Have a Great Green Day,
Madi and Mom


  1. I had some wonderful St. Patty's Day in Savannah many years ago!
    Mother always made green scrambled eggs and grits for breakfast!

  2. Happy St. Patricks Day!

    The limerick is so cute, very Irish. I just glanced up and saw Tank's comment about dyeing his blog green, I sort of did the same thing.

    We hit seventy today, it was gorgeous. I hope your spring arrives soon.

    Cindi Lou

  3. Top O' the Morning to Ya! Oh, Madi, you are a Most Talented limericist. (Is that a word?) And you're right. You are not fatty! Thanks for the great info on St. Patrick's Day. This is my first one since I was adopted and it seems all sorts of fun.

    Wiggles & Wags,

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  5. You are one talented and very informed Diva, Madi! Happy St. Patty's Day!

  6. Hi Madi & Mom

    Thanks for telling about St Patick's day
    I see it on all blogs but now nothing from it !!
    Now I know all .... LOL

    St. Patrick's Day is with us,
    The day when all that's seen
    To right and left and everywhere
    Is green, green, green!

    Happy St.Patrick's day :-)

  7. Happy St Patrick's Day Madi and Mom - great interesting facts about the day itself.
    Good research.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. That was FANTASTIC Madi! Have a very green day!

  9. Ya know Madi...the saying 'you learn something new every day' is absolutely true with you..every day I learn something new!! Gosh, soon I might be 1/100th as smart as you are!! Thanks for helping me get there!! xxxxLautrec
    P.S. green water doesn't sound good to me..does it sound good to you?

  10. Happy St. Paddy's day to you too Madi!!! We like the limmericks. Mom writes poetry so we know she'll be able to come up with something! Hope you're getting some corned beef today!

  11. Happy St. Patrick's Day! We love your limerick!!

  12. Oh Madi, I NEVER said you were a fatty, or even fat!!!

    Cloud the ratty

    PS. BOL!!!

  13. Hi Madi, I know your Mom is probably already in bed but I know you are up on the cuter, right??
    Yes, you are reading this. In the am tell Mom she did real good with that limerick!! Happy and I just loved it!!
    Kit E mailed me and said she was wrong and I was right.My tree is a Japanese Magnolia not a Maple.
    Head taps to you Madi, Happy & Fern

  14. I see you got whatever it was fixed because I see today's post!! You're brilliant and you don't even know it! :)

  15. That was a very good limerick, we just hope you got that rat!...We never ever think of you as fat, Madi, you are just purrfect...Happy St. Patrick's Day, Madi!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  16. Happy holiday from the Green Mountain state! :)

  17. Hapy St Patrick's Day Madi and Mom! Been a bit hectic around here this week... Hope you guys are doing well!!

    Licks from me!!

    Olive :)

  18. Hi Madi, I'm glad you gots this post straightened out, it was well worth it. We would be sad to have missed it.
    Great facts. We loves your limerlick. (And you is no fatty!)
    I hopes you had a good St. Patrick's Day.


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