I hope all my pals had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was nice largely because Mommy sprang for the expensive maple honey ham that I love. My brother bought it at the deli when he picked up my family's traditional Christmas pizzas. I think it is great that the humans in my house give in to traditions since traditions can be so important in life. Mommy always tells us the story of the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims came over on a cruise ship--probably that Norwegian line. I've read that most of the ships don't fly under a U.S. flag so they can get out of the Coast Guards many safety concerns. Whenever there is a problem like the Titanic going down, the humans start counting lifeboats and lifejackets. If I were President, I would demand that everyone who goes on a cruise ship should know how to swim--just in case they hit an ice berg or UFO or something like that. Don't think that life was easy for those early Pilgrims. Their cruise ships did not have all the games or swimming pools. It was a hard voyage that only included all you can eat buffets. Even in the old days, you had to have something interesting to get the humans to go on board. The Pilgrims ship pulled in at Plymouth Rock, and the Pilgrims said, "Why is there only a rock here? Where are the casinos?" Obviously, they traveled here to gamble at the Native American Indian casinos. There was no casino in Plymouth, and it was winter and cold so the Pilgrims got back into the ship and cruised to the Bahamas where they had great all you can eat buffets, and it was nice and warm. After enjoying a few days at Disneyworld and Universal Studios (which were very popular even in the 1700's), they got back in the ship and returned to England. However, they told all their neighbors back in Europe how much fun the trip had been so the shipping lines started scheduling regular trips from Europe to the new world. Some of the people enjoyed the touristy stuff so much that they decided to stay which is how the new world became populated with so many people of European descent. If you want to read more about this subject, I suggest you read the book, Meet the Pilgrims by John Wayne (yes, the actor). Meanwhile I hope those of you reading my blog had a nice Thanksgiving, and may you have been given the expensive ham--not the cheap stuff!
Demon Flash Bandit (Dog Who Enjoyed Thanksgiving)