Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s July 19, Martyrs’ Day in Myanmar and a hot day in Chicago. On this day in 1848, the U.S.’s first woman’s rights convention began at Seneca Falls, New York. On July 19, 1903, Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France. He won it the next year, too, but was disqualified for some unspecified form of cheating. And on this day in 1976, Sagarmatha National Park was created to protect Mount Everest and the surrounding regions. I’ve hiked there twice, and consider it the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.

Notables born on this day include Edgar Degas (1834), while those who died on this day include Margaret Fuller (1850) and Alan Lomax (2002). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is spouting the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., but Cyrus shuts her down.

Hili: I have a dream.
Cyrus: What dream?
Hili: That dogs and cats can be friends, like us.
Cyrus: Forget it. Nature has its rights.
In Polish:
Hili: Mam marzenie.
Cyrus: Jakie?
Hili: Żeby wszystkie psy i koty tak się lubiły jak my.
Cyrus: Zapomnij, natura ma swoje prawa.

Leon and his staff are scouring southern Poland looking for an old wooden house to move to their land near Wroclawek—their future home. But it’s been raining, causing a problem for The Dark Tabby:

Leon: Is it worth to get my paws wet?


And a creative Canadian elaborated on a “Don’t Feed the Squirrels” sign. From the great website Meanwhile in Canada, courtesy of reader Taskin. It is well known, of course, that squirrels are duplicitous.


Meanwhile in Montréal, business is good at the Café Sauvage (note the new sign, which has French on one side and English on the other, as required by Quebec law):


Finally, we have Gus, looking noble in Winnipeg:



  1. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    It is well known, of course, that squirrels are duplicitous.

    That would explain why I kept losing last time I played Texas-hold-Nuts against the furry little scoundrels.
    OK, roulette only in future – somewhat harder to cheat.

  2. Graham Head
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    I would say Gus looks imperious.

  3. E.A. Blair
    Posted July 19, 2016 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Gus’ pose is a common one for cats who have a strong sense of self-esteem (which is almost all of them).

    Also on this day in 1692, Rebecca Nurse was hanged. This was the second execution resulting from the Salem witch trials. All of the executions were by hanging (Giles Corey died under torture before he came to trial). Contrary to a popular notion, burning was not the #1 method for executing witches; it was hanging, with burning alive reserved for heretics.

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