What Day is It

What Day Is It? National Dolphin Day!

Dolphin Day  4/14/2015,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Dolphin Day 4/14/2015,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Flap your flukes! It’s National Dophin Day!

National Dolphin Day, an “unofficial” national holiday,  is listed as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Health Awareness Events.

Dolphins are cetacean mammals, closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera. They vary in size from 4 feet long— Maui’s dolphin, to 30 feet– the orca. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves.  Dolphins are carnivores, eating mostly fish and squid. They use echolocation to find their prey and often hunt together by surrounding a school of fish, trapping them and taking turns swimming through the school and catching fish. Dolphins will also follow seabirds, other whales and fishing boats to feed on the fish they scare up or discard.

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What Day Is It? National Joe Day!

Joey, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Joey, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

It’s National Joe Day! Here’s a Joey. Haha.

There are several ways to celebrate National Joe Day:

1.  Honor all people with the name “Joe”
2.  Change your name, just for the day, to a name of your choice.
3.  Everyone change their name to “Joe” for the day.  Females may use  “Josephine” or “Jody”.

Incidentally, my middle name is “Jo”, so I’m good.