Thursday, May 7, 2009

True Colours Thursday

Before I get into TRUE COLOUR - I want to ask all pups to say a special prayer for Golden Boy Luke today -  he's having surgery - and his mom is very nervous - I imagine Luke isn't too happy either.  I just hope there are no thunder storms in Houston to increase his anxiety!   We're thinking of you buddy!

Today's TRUE COLOUR is  CERISE  According to Maerz and Paul in their Dictionary of Color, the first recorded use of CERISE as a color name in English was in 1858.[1] However, it was used at least as early as 1846 in a book of crochet patterns.[2]  The CERISE color name comes from the French word meaning cherry. The word "cherry" itself comes from the Norman CERISE.  So I guess CERISE is  cherry pink  cause it sure isn't DEEP RED.
there is an azalea called "CERISE"  -  we have one -  there is probably a rose that is colored CERISE - but we don't have any of those  -  Bumble bee is an extra treat~

this is the bag that the tooth fairy leaves  "golden dollars" in for Livy - it's CERISE
one of mom's favorite artists is Elisabeth Maria Becker...this is one of her original water colors, Elisabeth likes the color CERISE -  unfortunately the flash detracts but mom can't figure out how to turn the flash off -  this is one of the reasons we didn't have RAINBOW last week!
this is a Taos Sunset - also by Elisabeth Becker - with a CERISE sunset -  mom has several other Becker pieces with CERISE in them...but they are nudes and mom worried about them offending someone - one of them is mom so I think she's just too embarrassed  to put it up  - but she was young and thin and cute when it was
this is a pair of mom's shoes - you knew she'd have shoes to go with the True Colors didn't you?
this is mom's I-phone....yep, she's got a hot pink cover! does this qualify as CERISE?
this is mom's laptop that's what I call HOT PINK but mom says CERISE

so, to recap  today's  TRUE COLOUR is  CERISE  -  if you'd like to play along - drop by Blue's  TRUE COLOUR  blog - let her know you're playing and link back to her.  Next week's color is TURQUOISE.  - that should be interesting........

Mom wants to apologize to all for her rants about the X-DIL -  she said this is not the forum for it and she shouldn't have done it.  She thinks, after reading, that it all sounds like white trash drama and, of course mom is not WT! [no comment on the x-dil]  Bottom line is that the X-DIL has mental problems,  and in spite of the diagnosis of her being bi-polar the family court judge continues to allow her to do this, we're just going to have to find a way to make the little one be happy.  We promise no more rants on her.


  1. We don't play TTC anymore... Not enough hours in the day, well, thats what Mummy says.
    Big licks to you

  2. Hi Checkers

    Lovely cerise colours particularly the azalea. Little man's mum says everyone is allowed a little rant now and again and we really hope you get it all sorted.

    lots of woofs

  3. wow maybe your mum is cerise the superhero she's got so much of it.... lovin your post and major energy and superpowers to golden boy luke from me and my family! licks doyle ;D

  4. Lovely post, especially enjoyed the artwork - made me wish I'd given PiCassie a plug now!

    I should have called Cerise HOT PINK, as remember my mother refering to this shade as so.

    Love, pats & pets

  5. Hi Checkers,

    You did a great job finding cerise things. I hope to find a few things later today. Mom doesn't have time now, she has to get ready for work.

    Wags & wiggles,

  6. Hi Checkers,

    Mommy loves the story of the iris. It's wonderful that your Mom has a tradtion like that. It makes things so special. WE live in Houston so we'll go over and say hello to Luke and offer out support.


  7. Hi Checkers,

    Nice cerise collection! The hot pink/cerise iPhone case was Orielle's favorite even though mom won't let us have iPhones yet.


  8. Beautiful cerises! Haven't visited for a while and we are sorry! Mom's been running around like a crazy fool, trying to get through all the work lately. But we love to sniff around every moment we get!
    Hugs and Licks xo

  9. Good luck on the surgery to your pal.
    Glad to see you've made your blog post type bigger - some of us have old eyes!
    And love that color and your examples. Cute shoes!
    Don't let Checkers gnaw on them!

  10. Cerise is such a great color! Love the cerise azalea. :) And those shoes too! :)

    As for the worries, everyone needs to vent sometimes. ;) Just hope she doesn't read it.

  11. Great cerise items, Checkers! Mom has problems taking photos of paintings under glass too! It works if you take them outside but that's not always possible!
    Our paws are crossed for Luke!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Very Cerise post, or Hot

  13. My collar is cerise. Well, it's purple actually, like my real name.

  14. That azalea is very striking. Lovely cerise's Checkers. :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  15. Hi Checkers,

    I tried to comment on your cell phone post but it wouldn't let me. I love your shoes! They are so pretty...can I chew on 'em for awhile? I promise I'll give 'em back when I'm done..if you can catch me..BOL!

    Sniffs and licks,


  16. Very nice cerises, Checkers and Mom. The paintings are beautiful and woo hoo, look at that laptop cover - very cool and chic.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  17. Very beautiful cerises, love the azelia, the lap top bag my mom's favorite. =)

  18. You really had a sucessful hunt looking for cerise colors and so gorgeous! Nice job!
    Hey everyone needs to vent, the best thing to do is just listen when someone needs to speak and take turns- it helps everyone,