02 Jun 2019
June News from Rockin Rooney

June News from Rockin’ Rooney

Welcome to the start of summer! Or, as we call it, June Gloom! Memorial Day was the unofficial start of summer, but summer actually doesn’t officially start until June 21, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and when the sun reaches its highest point. Not that it helps us, it’s forecast to be 62 degrees and cloudy that day! Our real summer doesn’t start until late August and early September anyway. June is one of those placeholder […]

01 May 2019
May News from Rockin Rooney

May News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy May Day! Hope you’re having a great spring! Spring officially came on March 20 and summer doesn’t come until June 21, so May Day is a day around the world to celebrate spring with dancing, singing, gathering of flowers (for your May Basket!), and in some places dancing around a Maypole. Since I don’t do any dancing, I’ll just have to enjoy all you silly humans do it. And remember, don’t confuse May Day with the distress call Mayday! […]

01 Apr 2019
April News from Rockin Rooney

April News from Rockin’ Rooney

I would like to announce today, April 1, that this will be my last column and I will be throwing my hat in the ring as a Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America. Why not? What are there now, 16 entered in the race? Yes, it’s a very diverse group with women, people of color, a gay man, veterans, a mayor, governors, congresspeople, businessmen, but no dogs. Until now, that is. So add one French […]

21 Mar 2019
Chatterbox Talks - What is UGC?

What is UGC?

More than 100 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day, making UGC among the hottest trends and ways for marketers to showcase their brand, celebrate their consumers and drive revenue on the Internet. But what is UGC? Is it just another passing fad or marketing buzzword? Actually, UGC has been a “thing” for quite awhile now. Short for user-generated content, UGC describes any type of content, including videos, blogs, digital images, audio files that are created by the consumers […]

28 Feb 2019
March News from Rockin Rooney

March News from Rockin’ Rooney

For a month named for the Roman God Mars, March sure has a lot of days dedicated to peaceful, happy and inspiring things. Not only is it National Women’s History Month, but it’s also Red Cross Month, Social Workers Month, Music in Our Schools Month and Irish American Month. There are also a number of days dedicated to these happier things. For example, the month kicks off with a doozy: March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day, National Salesperson Day, Peanut […]

30 Jan 2019
Rockin' Rooney February 2019

February News from Rockin’ Rooney

I know that February kind of gets lost in the shuffle, maybe because it only has 28 days, so it’s not considered a “full” month. It also comes after January, when everyone is making resolutions hoping for fresh starts and taking a breather after two months of holidays at the end of the year. But there’s a lot going on in February: It’s American Heart Month and Black History Month, there’s Valentine’s Day (14th), President’s Day (18th), Ground Hog Day […]

31 Dec 2018
Rockin' Rooney January 2019

January News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy New Year everyone! I still can’t figure out what happened. It was 2018 and then a few days passed and then it was 2019, but it still seemed like 2018 to me. Did something happen while I wasn’t paying attention? Not that it’s unusual that I don’t pay attention, I have better things to do: napping, going out with Mom and hanging out with my siblings. It’s easy to miss things when you’re having fun. Be that as it […]

04 Dec 2018
Rockin Rooney December 2018

December News from Rockin’ Rooney

We all made it! Well, almost. Only one more moth to go until 2018 is over. How was your year? Ours is ending on a little sad note because we lost our dear, sweet Ava. Even though she was the newest member of the Chatterbox team, she was the wisest and gentlest. Like the rest of her Frenchie family, she was a rescue dog, 12 years old, and also Princess Lulu’s sister. As Mom said, “She was our zen, our […]

01 Nov 2018

November News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy November! Glad to see you made it through Halloween OK. Time to pack up the jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and skeleton decorations and time to break out the tinsel, holly and jingle bells! November is a strange month. It comes after Halloween and Thanksgiving is toward the end of the month, so many people see it as a bridge or a tunnel between the two holidays with nothing much in between. But there’s a lot going on between the two holidays. […]

01 Oct 2018
October 2018 Rockin Rooney

October News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy October! Well, you now have a month to come up with your Halloween costume, so get busy! There’s a lot to choose from, from Star Wars characters (always a favorite), to video games like Fortnight, to Black Panther, characters from TV, such as Riverdale, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones and, of course, all the animated movies such as Frozen, Hotel Transylvania, The Incredibles and Minions. Or you could go for the classics, hot dog, unicorn, bunnies, Toucan Sam, […]