Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Bark From The Park, Happy 4th of July.

Molly The Wally says happy 4th July.

Talking Turkey! Molly The Wally says happy 4th July.

It is Independence Day across ‘The Pond’ so we take this opportunity to wish all our American friends a happy holiday. Skipping right past the history bit we take a look at a topic close to our hearts, FOOD!

1Hot Dogs!

One of out every four pork hot dog consumed in the U.S. originates from Iowa, If not Iowa, then likely North Carolina or Minnesota. An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th.

There goes my hot dog,
It should be mine,
But it was stolen
At a quarter to nine!
Now I’m so hungry,
I sit here and whine,
It really is so unfair
Oh, I want to dine!
What shall I go and do?
I am in a deep despair!
My hotdog was stolen!
I wonder who did dare!
2 Lone Star Beef!

One-sixth of all beef production comes from Texas. If your beef hot dog, steak, or burger didn’t come from Texas, there’s a good chance it originated in Nebraska or Kansas.

There was a herd of cattle all standing on a hill when an earthquake struck. All of the cows fell down, but the bull remained standing. The farmer noticing this went out and asked the bull, "Why didn't you fall down like the rest of the herd. The bull replied, ‘We bulls wobble, but we don't fall down.’

3. Sunshine Lettuce & Tomato!

75% of all lettuce production comes from California while 71% of all fresh tomatoes come from California or Florida.

A family of three tomatoes were walking downtown one day when the little baby tomato started lagging behind. The big father tomato walks back to the baby tomato, stomps on her, squashing her into a red paste, and says, ‘Ketchup!’

4 Pass the Potato Salad and Chips!

You guessed it.. approximately half of the nation’s spuds are produced in Idaho or Washington.

Beautiful potato,
When I gaze into your eyes,
All I think about
Is making you into french fries.

I want to appreciate you,
I know I really can,
But I appreciate you most
With two eggs in a frying pan.

I love you potato,
And swear my heart will break,
If someone else devours you,
With butter after you bake.

Beautiful potato,
When I gaze into your eyes,
All I think about
Is making you into pies.

5. Some Baked Beans Please!

36% of the nation’s dry, edible beans are produced in North Dakota (the most in any state).

Baked beans,
Butter beans,
Big fat lima beans,
Long thin string beans-
Those are just a few.

Green beans,
Black beans,
Big fat kidney beans,
Red hot chili beans,
Jumping beans too.

Pea beans,
Pinto beans,
Don't forget shelly beans.
Last of all,
Best of all,
I like jelly beans!

6 National Turkey!

The state game bird of Alabama is the turkey. Alabama has one of the largest per acre populations of wild turkeys of any state.

7 Cranberry!

Most of the U.S. cranberry crop is grown in only five states: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington.

What’s the difference between a pirate and a cranberry farmer?
A pirate buries his treasure, but a cranberry farmer treasures his berries!

8 Chicken Licking Good!

The amount of chicken purchased the week before the holiday is 700 million pounds.

Five little chickens by the old barn door,
One saw a beetle, and then there were four.
Four little chickens under a tree,
One saw a cricket, and then there were three.
Three little chickens looked for something new,
One saw a grasshopper, and then there were two.
Two little chickens said, "Oh what fun!"
One saw a ladybug, then there was one.
One little chicken began to run,
For he saw a kittycat, then there were none!

9 BBQ!

More than 74 million Americans will have a BBQ today.

10 Tea!

Skipping past the ‘Boston Tea Party’

Cheers and we hope everyone has a fabulous day!


  1. GruffHello there! Thanks for coming to see me - wowzers, what a brilliant home you have here, I love what you have done with it - ooh my place so needs decorating, I am not sure about my hearts, something Mummy2Legs 'plastered' all over the place during one of her more sentimental moments! Your home here looks really warm, inviting and friendly - and it is blue, my favourite shade of grey that - brilliant! ...all them hotdogs and chickens making my mouth water - and as puppy I used to love tea! Hopefully see you again soon, love Barnie x

  2. I'm not American, but I enjoyed your post very much, because it is very interesting and funny at the same time! Well done!
    Best regards

  3. Wow I love your Independence Day Picture Molly! All that talk of delicious foods has made me soooo hungry!

    Love and licks, Winnie x

  4. MOLLY DARLIN'! You must have CLOSETS full of hats, you darling pooch, YOU!

    I AM HERE IN MINNESOTA and let me tell you that we DO produce many hot dogs!!!

    We are having an infernal heat wave go through here this week and so our fourth of July festivities will be drenched in A LOT OF water and other "libation!"


  5. Molly, you look so hot in your pink hat. We should have a glamour shot with our cowgril hats on together ;)

    I'll be back,

  6. BOL! I didn't know all of this about the hot dog! Have a great day!

  7. Molly, you are smart Foodie. Love your hat!

  8. Thanks Molly for all the informative information! Today is the BIG hot dog eating competition in Coney Island, NY. Of course, we pray they are food hot dogs they are consuming and NOT doxie's dog's!!

    Happy 4th!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  9. OH MOLLY... What a FABULOUS Post... THANK YOU fur putting this all together fur those of US across the pond.
    PeeS... glad that you skipped the Tea Pawty!!! BOL BOL.

  10. Not sure why I feel hungry.

  11. Hey Molly!
    Wow, this is probably the best Independence Day post ever! This was so creative, fun and interesting. I agree with Goose, I'm starved now! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate and for giving me such a big chuckle and wag!
    Grr and a Patriotic Woof,
    Sarge, American

  12. We bulls wobble, but we don't fall down. Bawhahahaha! I am chip and potato guy myself. This post sure made me hungry!

    Your pal, Pip

  13. Morning Molly
    OMD that Fuschia hat is so you!! Would you like to borrow my hot Fuschia nail polish? I'm all about food too and this made me hungry
    Hugs from your BFFF

  14. Yooo's made me hungry tooo. I'm gonna ask Humom for HOT DOGS !
    Big huggies Mollie x

  15. Woah. This post was super interesting! We feel really sad that most of the beef from kansas is from cows who are not treated very well. *sigh*

    We still love our state though!


  16. The BBQ pic is very funny but we suspect he will eat them all!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  17. What a great post! You've got me tapping my toes while I look for something to eat! LOL!

  18. Hey, Molly...você me achou lindo? que legal! você também é muito linda!
    E adorei sua visita em meu blog!!!
    Volte sempre...
    Nossa, quanta curiosidade sobre o lugar onde você mora!..ops...seu dono/ ou dona!
    Queria que aqui em minha casa acontecesse o que está escrito no número 9!! Adoraria comer uns pedaços de carne escondido!!!
    Que o seu dia também seja fabuloso!!!

  19. Ha! What a fun postie :D Have a happy day across the pond yourself :D

    Waggin at ya,

  20. Thanks for posting about the fourth of July Molly! You are after all from our mother country :)

  21. Molly, I was born in the US, but now call Canada my home. I moved as a puppy so I don't know much about the US. Thanks for educating me.

    Hailey Bug

  22. I'm loving the hat Molly. Very fetching.

  23. WOW ... that is a great post! Especially the parts about FOOD! BOL!!!

    Our dad is going to grill hot dogs for us this afternoon ... we can't wait! We love hot dogs!!!

    Love your hat!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  24. *licks lips*'s way past bedtime here and now we're starving...

  25. You have lots of good information and mom really likes the last pic of the piggy in the tea cup. Have a wonderful day Molly!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  26. you are soooooooooooo funny!!!!! Did you write all of those poems yourself? OMG they were soooo funny!

    That was sweet of you to acknowledge July 4, thank you!!

    Remember "we bull wobble but we don't fall down!!" lol!!!


  27. Hi Y'all,

    Thanks for stoppin' to visit me!

    Hope y'all are havin' a wonderful safe week! Y'all sure made my day! Love the post! Still BOL!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  28. Yeppers, we had hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, and baked beans today! And ribs and watermelon too. Happy 4th of July to you--even though you're on the other side of the Pond! :)

  29. Wow
    What an awsome post you did to honor our 4TH of July!
    Thank you so much!

  30. Very interesting post!
    Happy Independence Day to our friends!
    Kisses and hugs

  31. Thank you for the happy thoughts on this July 4th! I love hot dogs but I wouldn't be happy if someone tried to steal mine!

  32. That was a pawesome post!! I think my tummy might be growling now!!! BOL!!


  33. BWAA-HA-HAAA! We bulls wobble...! *snicker*