Category : Monthly News from Rockin’ Rooney

01 Sep 2020

Is it really September, the ninth month of the year?

Is this really happening? Is it really September, the ninth month of the year? And summer is almost over? Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day, so not only is summer officially over, but I can’t wear white after Monday!  But I do have a serious question. If Sept. 7 is the end of summer and the first day of fall is Sept. 22 (autumn equinox), what season is it between the two dates? Summall? Sumfa? Can I wear white in […]

01 Aug 2020

Dog Days of Summer

Wow, is it August already!? We’re really in the Dog Days of Summer now! They supposedly end Aug. 11, but I have a feeling the “dog days” will continue, especially since Aug. 26 is National Dog Day! In my humble opinion, I think every month should have a National Dog Day. I mean, if a cat can have nine lives, why can’t we have one day a month? C’mon, throw us a bone here. Literally. I could use a bone […]

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! […]