Daily Archives: December 7, 2009

New Puppy

This is Tiffany (Tiffy) our new puppy.

Tiffy, click to embiggen

Tiffy, click to embiggen

She is a Yorkshire Terrier/Bichon Frise mix. One hybrid club calls this mix a Borkie, another calls it a Yo-Chon.  Because the Bichon hair is curly and the Yorkie hair is straight, this poor baby has half and half and is having a perpetual bad hair day.

Yorkies have stand up ears and Bichons have floppy ears, hers start to stand up, then flop.

She’s got mostly the white of the Bichon and the tan of the Yorkie with only a little bit of the Yorkie blue here and there.

We are working hard on potty training (she mostly hits the pads) and some simple commands like sit, come, and answering to her name.

She’s 4 months old.

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Early on a beautiful Sunday morning 67 years ago, the world changed.

At 7:55 a.m. December 7, 1941 the attack begins.

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to remove what it saw as a threat to the empire’s southern expansion. The Pearl Harbor attack hurt us badly, but it also hardened our resolve and brought us fully into WWII.

Snopes has some photos that were purported to be found in an old Brownie camera years after the attack. The story was untrue, but the photos are archival and genuine.

Pearl Harbor Attack
Pearl Harbor Attack

The U.S. Navy has a Pearl Harbor site with more photos.

Chris at A Large Regular has linked to this National Geographic Pearl Harbor site in the past. It has a multimedia timeline, survivor stories, kid’s section, and more.

We’ll probably pop in our DVD of the blockbuster movie Pearl Harbor