Category : Monthly News from Rockin’ Rooney

01 Jul 2020

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

Happy July! And welcome to the Dog Days of Summer, which starts July 3 and goes to Aug. 11. But I have a bone to pick about why the hottest, sultriest days of summer is called “dogs days.” I get it. It refers to the period that the star system Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the Sun, from July 3 –Aug. 11. But the Greeks and Romans connected the Dog Days with heat, drought, sudden […]

01 Jun 2020

Rockin’ Rooney welcomes June!

I’m back! Sorry I missed my blog last month, I got so into sheltering in place and chillin’ by binging my favorite shows on Netflix, such as season one of “Dogs,” and rewatching “Benji,” and “The Secret Life of Pets 1 & 2” that I forgot a had a blog to do! I don’t know what day it is much less what month it is! So, it looks like we’re slowly getting back to “normal,” whatever that is. My concept […]

25 Apr 2020

With Shelter in Place We Can Once Again Celebrate the Art of Porch Sitting

Rockin’ Rooney Blog Porch Culture… With everyone Sheltering in Place (or is it Shelter at Home, Safe at Home, Safe in Place? I get so confused!), I’ve noticed that many people are taking to the front of their homes — especially their porches — to get out of the house and get away from all that baking, binge-watching and Zooming. Could this be the return of the Front Porch Culture? Sitting on the porch was something that used to be […]

31 Mar 2020

April News from Rockin’ Rooney

Rockin Rooney Sheltering in Place with his dad.  Helping cook! Normally, I would be making jokes about April Fool’s, but this isn’t a normal time. I’m all for a good prank, but it doesn’t seem like a good time for pulling tricks and pranks on others. I know I’m just a dog and it’s hard to wrap my head around this whole situation we’re all in, but dogs can also hear and we’re also very intuitive, so we can sense […]

29 Feb 2020

March News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy Irish American Month! While we’re at it, Happy Music in Our Schools Month, National Nutrition Month, National Women’s History Month, Red Cross Month, and Social Workers Month! March, of course, is best known for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 (also National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day, which makes sense), but two days later, on the 19th, it’s Spring (Vernal) Equinox, or the first day of spring! And that means the last day of winter, too! March also marks […]

01 Jan 2020

January News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy New Year! Is everyone glad to be finished with 2019 and start fresh in a new decade? I know I am! I’m already working on my New Year’s resolutions, but they’re probably much different than yours. You see, you humans are mostly concerned with a few things: weight/fitness, money and dropping bad habits (smoking, excessive drinking, reducing stress). And while 60 percent of you make resolutions, only 8 percent are successful in achieving them. In fact, more than half […]

01 Dec 2019

December News from Rockin’ Rooney

Wow, here we are, the last month of the year. Where did the year go? Wait, don’t we always say that toward the end of the year? Maybe it just seems like the year just rushes by us in a flash. So, what I’d suggest for the last month of the year is take your time, relax, enjoy the waning days of 2019 and be refreshed when 2020 arrives. I know, I know, easy for me to say. I don’t […]

31 Oct 2019
November News from Rockin Rooney

November News from Rockin’ Rooney

Wow, can you believe we’re less than a month away from Thanksgiving 2019, and less than two months to Christmas 2019? Before you know it, 2020 will be upon us! November is a month of thanks and gratitude, but don’t wait until Thanksgiving to express your thanks and gratitude to the ones you love. Besides, Thanksgiving is really late this year, coming on Nov. 28, two days before the end of the month! In other words, start giving thanks early! […]

02 Oct 2019
October News from Rockin Rooney

October News from Rockin’ Rooney

Welcome to October! Well, you know what that means. A chill in the air, pumpkins and pumpkin spice everything, shorter days, and coming up with your Halloween costume! I know Mom is working feverishly on costumes for all of us in the Bulldog Parking Lot. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for me. Hope it’s a superhero — don’t laugh! So, what are the hot costumes for this year, at least for you two-legged types? We’re a little more […]

02 Sep 2019
September News from Rockin Rooney

September News from Rockin’ Rooney

Well, it’s September and summer has come to an end. Well, fall doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 23, the Autumn Equinox, but Labor Day, Sept. 2, is usually considered the last day of summer for most people. And why aren’t people supposed to wear white after Labor Day? Seems kind of silly to have a time when you can’t wear white! And why Labor Day? I get that it’s a federal holiday that celebrates the American labor movement and the […]