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December 22, 2014

Be My Valentine

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Mudpuppies.

May your day be full of love, friendship, and that special surge of productivity that comes from viewing excessive cuteness.

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  1. Zyxomma says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, my fellow mudpuppies! The tradition started with the Romans (or possibly pre-Romans), who called it Lupercalia, and celebrated from February 13th to 15th. They based it on their observations of nature; today was the usual day birds began courting in preparation for mating in the spring.

    I think those Shar Pei pups could not be cuter. Years ago, my milliner created a hat collection I admired. The pilgrim hat had a brim folded like a shar pei, and that’s what she called it. I said, “I want the mushroom crown with the shar pei brim, but I want the mushroom crown “shar peid” as well. She did what I asked, and I own the most beautiful grey winter hat in the world. When I lent it (on her behalf, for the Contemporary section) to the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art’s “Hats!” exhibit years ago, a guard was standing right next to it, because mine was the one hat everyone wanted to touch. Unfortunately, the museum took several months to return it to me, and I had to make do with my other, less toasty hats. I survived.

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