National Pet Day is April 11.. IF you’re a pet owner, you know there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t celebrate your animal companion! So hug your hedgehog, bond with your bunny, and cut your kitty some catnip! The critter that makes you happy — and that’s not all. Over the past 10 years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been a partner in research to determine the physical and mental benefits of having a pet. It turns out that not only can pets steal our hearts, but they also contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels.

NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY .. April 11th, honors the day the United States Navy acquired its first modern commissioned submarine. On April 11, 1900, the Holland VI became the Navy’s first modern submarine.

Designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896, he launched the Holland VI on May 17, 1897, at Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon’s Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The United States Navy later purchased the Holland VI on April 11, 1900. As the military’s first commissioned submarine, the Navy renamed it the USS Holland (SS-1).


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A “Look Back In Time”..

Back on March the 23rd, I just happened to find a website that was interesting to me.

As all of you who are following us know, the website advised its readers of Special Items of Interest for each day of the year.

So I began to explore it. And I really enjoyed what I found. However, little did I know, little did I suspect, just where this was going to lead us!

I began pulling on a short-thread-of-knowledge.  I quickly came to realize that I was pulling on an extremely long thread with no real idea as to how long the little thread was!

Then I learned that there are SEVERAL different websites that advise its readers of Special Items of Interest for each day of the year.

I quickly assigned it a Category Name .. National Today Is What Day?

And here I am on April the 11th. An hour or so ago I checked the category .. National Today Is What Day?. I found that, on nineteen (19) Posts, from March the 23rd until April the 10th, I had used the category fifteen (15) times. IF I keep going at this rate, soon this one category .. National Today Is What Day? .. will be too large to be of any real use! 

Step One. I have closed the category .. National Today Is What Day?

Step Two.  I have a monthly category .. NATIONAL DAY – MARCH .. NATIONAL DAY – APRIL .. etc.

Step Three. Does The Shadow Know? IF even this gets too unwieldly, will I simply delete the entire category?

As with every one who hosts a website (Web LOG or BLOG) knows, we can’t read our followers minds! 

As I sit here, I am unsure if I should even continue the category. It really doesn’t give you any details of what the Daily Special Items of Interest are!

However, even if I discontinue the category, I am going to continue, at least for awhile, seeing what Daily Special Items of Interest each day has because I really get a chuckle out of this!



Cap and Patti

5 thoughts on “APR 11, 24 .. NATIONAL TODAY .. AND RIGHT HERE I STOPPED!

  1. Michael

    Hmm, thoughts? Way-y-y to early for this fan to think, Cap! Yet, with the help of my fresh, hot cup of home-brewed Starbucks roast I do have A thought. How about a National Day of Cap blogging Only on Days ending in ‘Y’, Day? Me thinks you already have been there, and are doing it! lol
    Have a Truly Blessed Day, my fine friends!
    Love you both,
    Me and Little Bit

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Thanks Michael and Little Bit! Great and humorous comment! So far, for a year and a half, I have been posting writings ONLY on days ending with “y” Michael. Smiles .. Cap and Patti

  2. Olga from Chita

    Hello, dears,
    I think Michael’s suggestion is quite reasonable! ☺
    As for me, I thank you for your congratulation on the National Pet Day. ♥♥♥ Yes, Cap, everything said in your paragraph about pets is related to my two cats. ☺ If it weren’t for them (and for your messages, calls and posts ☼), I wouldn’t be physically and mentally fine. ☺ They’ve been supporting and disciplining me for more than 14 years already. They are great friends and even relatives, frankly speaking!…

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Thank you Olga for YOUR support and comments and for your faithful interest in our “doings”. Yes Michael too is a very close friend and Ally. Cap and Patti

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