Billie Holiday

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of her birth. Somehow missed by us, despite her importance to C&B!


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55 Responses to “Billie Holiday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:56 am on April 8th, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! The WOOF review must have clouded OFA’s vision yesterday and that’s probably why he missed that anniversary. We are sure it is on his calendar!
    More unpredictable spring weather here today…mid 80’s and boomers then in the 60’s on Friday. Crazy!
    We are still keeping Larry and ML and Wose and Stqff and Dawson and BooBear’s mom and Conan and Diane and maybe just everyone in our pawrayers. Have a wonderful, wet or windy Wednesday.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:28 am on April 8th, 2015

    Good morning. Happy Birthday, Billie.
    It is back to chilly and damp here. It is 44 degrees right now, and that is the high for today. We are supposed to have rain today, tomorrow, and Friday. Friday’s weather may be severe, as in thunderstorms, and EEEK!!! a tornado chance!!!
    Come on summer! (and you never thought you’d hear 3 Sibes say that!)

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:40 am on April 8th, 2015

    Somehow I don’t think Billie will mind us being a day late with our birthday wishes. Happy Birthday Billie!

    We are having all that strange weather too. Severe storms and then nice and mild for the weekend.

    Working again today. The newest excuse is that her husband and either the 8 yr old or 11 yr old have the flu. Not sure why she has to stay home if Daddy is there. Huummm.

    OK, checked out the urban slang for “walking the dog”. Never would have guessed that one! I am fairly certain that is not what our sweet Mary Lou had in mind. teehee

  4. Herd of Hounds
    8:43 am on April 8th, 2015

    O’H, we are with you. The white stuff is lots of fun. Mud and boomers are not good, no they are not. Mud causes baths, don’t know why. And boomers make us guard the peeps from under the bed 🙁 Hey, maybe 2 leggers are right, it’s a god’s life!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:45 am on April 8th, 2015

    Gah, DOG’S, not god’s. Hey, but not far off.

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:03 am on April 8th, 2015

    “Lady Day” had a very sad tough and died at age 44. So sad to see such talent wasted by a lifetime of abuses.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:05 am on April 8th, 2015

    Woof, bark, growl! Our job just got fun! Four guys in bright yellow vests are in our neighbor’s yard climbing trees and holding tools that buzz. We are doing our best to bark and warn everyone but the Boarder in the Basement isn’t happy with us, something about working graveyards? Is that where he works?

    Hey more fun to bark at, the other neighbors have the Bug guy spraying. We like him, he brings us cookies! Life is good.

  8. B.Stover
    9:43 am on April 8th, 2015

    I read about the birthday anniversary the other day.

    Rain here as well.

    Good morning all.

  9. Tupper's Mama
    10:24 am on April 8th, 2015

    Morning all. Rain/snow mix here. Bleh.
    A friend has written up a whole legal document accusing Winter of being a stalker. Cease and desist! Now!

  10. Tupper's Mama
    10:38 am on April 8th, 2015

    To those of you who love #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books – Alexander McCall Smith is holding a live Q &A on FB.

  11. Diane C.
    10:50 am on April 8th, 2015

    Good Morning All–First, prayers going out for Larry as well as anyone else under the quilt. Bright (and warm) blessings to all of you.
    Thank you all from me and Conan–we had a nice visit yesterday during which he kept heading for the parking lot and away from his luxury suite at the hospital. His energy seems much improved so I hope to have him home (and probably on a diet of stuff like pumpkin) very soon. I know his time under the quilt is mostly responsible, although I’ll give the attendants some credit as well.
    Masquers!!! Is Bunny Beer a real thing? Is it readily available? (I’m also looking for Rite of Spring Beer if anyone knows of such an item.)
    T and G–It sounds like your Mama has earned a day or so off–good job on the closets!
    Everyone–After a pause to remember and celebrate the life of Stan Freburg, have a Wonderful Wednesday.

  12. BearSpiritDog
    11:17 am on April 8th, 2015

    Walk’n the Dog…It was on Nana’s Screensaver when she worked at the Busy Place.
    Walking the Dog (or Walkin’ the Dog) is a Rufus Thomas song. It was released on his 1963 album Walking the Dog. It was his signature hit and also his biggest, reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1963 and remaining on the Hot 100 for 14 weeks. The lyrics make frequent references to children’s nursery rhymes. The song was covered by The Rolling Stones in 1964.

    Royal Mum: We Here Love the #1 Ladies Detective Agency Books!
    There was a TV series, but it only lasted One Season. A shame if you ask me.

  13. Masquers
    11:19 am on April 8th, 2015

    Happy be-lated B-day to Billie Holliday.
    DianeC: We join you in saying so long to Stan Freburg, who stepped gently over the Bridge at 88.
    (and yes, Bunny Beer is real…see link from yesterday)
    Happy to hear Conan will be home soon.

    Here are some very young (and a bit fuzzy) Rolling Stones.

  14. Masquers
    11:28 am on April 8th, 2015

    Tupper’s Mama: Snow?..really? (love the idea of the legal document.)

    HOH: Not sure if I agree with dogs/gods but I know BSD will.

  15. Masquers
    11:29 am on April 8th, 2015
  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:42 am on April 8th, 2015

    Tenz: The Quilt was a Big Comfort last night. Thank You.

    Staff: Forgot to say…loved the Video of Henry. He is a very loving kitty-kat.
    But what about Keiko? She looks like she could hold her own in a Kat-Fight. Is it any wonder Abbie is Leery of Close Encounters.
    Alice, on the other paw, has nothing to worry about. Heh.

    Maggie&Lucy: Looks like more and more Barb’s “Part-time” Job is turning into a 40 Hour Work Week.

  17. Diane C.
    12:56 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Tupper’s Mum and BSD–I am quite fond of Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the cast (except her loathsome ex-husband) but I REALLY wish Mr. MacColl Smith would find an alternate phrase for “tiny white van”–it’s getting so I feel like punching someone when I read that particular combination…

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    1:35 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Diane – really? We always loved that expression, and had a lovely mental image of the Traditionally Sized Mma Ramotswe climbing into it, and seeing it settle considerably on one side. The small blue van was just never quite the same thing.

  19. Masquers
    2:07 pm on April 8th, 2015

    DianeC: Here’s that link:

  20. Siber's Mom
    3:41 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Only because of C&B do I know what Billie Holiday sounded like.
    I only knew the name.

    I am glad Conan is much improved. I hope he is like every dog I have ever known that loves pumpkin right out of the can.

  21. Siber's Mom
    3:42 pm on April 8th, 2015


    I sent you and SDD. You can read it this evening while watching the Rockies win another game.

  22. Tupper's Mama
    3:49 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Whew – home from a very trying meeting. Brother’s former employer was still trying to bill us for brother’s last two months of health insurance co-pay.
    They now understand in no uncertain terms that there will not be any remuneration, that there need be no further communication on the subject, and that bulldozers may or may not become involved if there is any additional requests.
    So there!

    Hope Conan is on his way home and feels so much better.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    4:07 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Mom missed a lot while she was taking care of the grans puss’n boots today. Glad their people come home tonight. Diane, wwe got a kick out of Bunny beer and since it is oreganic, it must be especial!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    4:33 pm on April 8th, 2015

    The neighbors mentioned the herd had 4 whole dogs (mom refrained from commenting on half dogs). She is having this sent to them:

  25. Siber's Mom
    5:19 pm on April 8th, 2015

    HOH, I like that!

    I can’t imagine dude going into a bar and ordering a Bunny Beer.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    5:45 pm on April 8th, 2015

    SiberHMom: But the Dude can always drink it in the Privacy of his own Casa.
    The Chocolate Bunny looks pretty Cool.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    5:47 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Hounds: We Agree with your Sign. Dogs Rule!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Crap!…I guess I missed out on the Alexander McCall Smith facebookie talkie thingy…grump!…Not that I could have gotton out there to read about it…sniff! …I do love Mma and her assistant with the blue sho-es…snorkel!

  29. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:20 pm on April 8th, 2015

    The walking the dog that Nana had on her screen saver is NOT the same as the urban slang, believe me.

    Sorry to say we have never read the McCall Smith books.

  30. Tupper's Mama
    6:31 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Barb – WHAT? You never read them? Oh my.
    We remember when we first discovered them, and mentioned it on the blog. We had found the first book of the series at a used book sale, and fell in love. A certain Most Awesome Plunderer then sent us a whole stack of the series. And we have read all the ones that have come out since too.
    We always thought that our Friend was a kindred soul to Mma Ramotswa – always honest, sensible and wise.
    We always felt like Grace….kind of an awkward sidekick who sometimes speaks before thinking.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    7:52 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Our mom loved that series of books and shows, too. She thought the premice was excellent!

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Behind!…After doing a search I found out I am behind in keeping up with Mma Ramotswa ….snort!….I need to get an Amazon Gift Card for my upcoming birthday..wink!wink!

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Howlers!…When did Fern make the Range-Free chicken commercial for Geiko?…..snort!…She is most excellent in it. Traveling around the country enjoying herself…heh!heh!

  34. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    8:01 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Rio, American Idol is on for two hours again tonight. I’ll try to make it to the end

  35. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    8:06 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Many years ago Sammie’s girl and Daddy went to an American Idol show. They sat two rows behind Simon. Sam’s girl was so into that back then.

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on April 8th, 2015

    WOW!…Mollysmaw, my pug-eyes are popping out thinking about that!…snort!snort!

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on April 8th, 2015

    MollysMaw!….Who was the winner that year they were at the show?…snort!…It is going to start here in a few minutes. There are a very few we are always looking forward to hearing….chuffle!…I must make a prediction soon!

  38. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:06 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Rio, it was a long time ago but I’m guessing it was Fantasia.

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on April 8th, 2015


  40. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:30 pm on April 8th, 2015

    I googled the list of winners. It must have been year three or four – Fantasia Barrino or Carrie Underwood.

  41. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Joey!…We are waiting for Joey Cook to get the Nod!…snort!….She HAS to go through….guffle!

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on April 8th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…Do you think they would let a Pug go to the show?….snorkel!

  43. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:41 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Rio, if you have a good-enough disguise.

  44. Tupper and Gilly
    9:42 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Rio – we’re guessing “no”.

  45. Tupper's Mama
    10:01 pm on April 8th, 2015

    We’re calling it a night here.
    g’night, family

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Disguise!….I could wear Agent Wookie’s big hat and his mustache..sniff!…I could even borrow Beau’s kool sunglasses…gurgle!…Or just take them. What about that?…snuffle!

  47. Staff
    10:35 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Corgi love….beautiful.

    Almost as cute as the black kitten cuddle.

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Tyanna!…Oh my dawg! She sang a song about her grandma, “I just want you to stay…”…snuffle!…Me and my friend broke down completely during and after that song…sniffle!…We here love Tyanna the best of all right now…snort!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Kats!…Gah! Not what I needed to see right now…sniff!

  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Voting!…So Idol has this vote-off thing at the end of the show, but it always says, “Voting is Closed” by they time we here see it…grump!…So what? Just the East Coast gets to vote on who goes or who stays…sniff!…Totally unfair. This is not going to “fly” very far…grump!

  51. Thieves!
    11:27 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Ole Doc doesn’t like sharing. Belle Starr doesn’t like being denied. But, somehow this happened:

  52. ML
    11:34 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Good morning, uh night. I lay down for a little siesta after I fed the dogs and put them outside. Next I knew, it was 9:30! Poor doggies were alone all day and then tossed in the yard all evening. When they came in, I put them to bed. Bad mommy. I just hope I can get some sleep now..

    Hugs to all under the quilt.

    Nite framily

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    11:48 pm on April 8th, 2015

    Thieves – must be because it is a “love seat”

  54. BearSpiritDog
    12:24 am on April 9th, 2015

    Hey, Royals, We thought youse were Going to Bed.
    As are we. Nite-All

  55. Masquers
    8:56 am on April 9th, 2015

    Wunderfluffing appointment this morning!
    Talk to everyone later ^..^

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