Friday, July 4, 2014

Stunning Fireworks on Independence Day


I’m celebrating July 4th with my red, white and blue smousy toys. Independence Day means many things to different people/species. As a holiday, citizens in the U.S. of A. celebrate our independence from the British.

Independence Day for me came on January 29, 2006, the day I declared my freedom from the little shelter in Hillsborough, NJ. It’s more commonly known as a Gotcha Day but once we leave their buildings, we also leave behind the confinement, the cages and the sorrow. We enter our new furever homes as rulers of our castles. We become the bosses and the humans best obey us. I purray between now and next July 4th, every shelter cat can celebrate their independence and leave their cages behind.

My peeps aren’t happy this 4th. Macy’s® has decided to screw them out of their semi-private fireworks show on the Hudson River. The powers that be decided for some warped reason to relocate the fireworks to the East River for the next five years! As you know, the peeps go out in the courtyard and enjoy the show with many of our neighbors. You can see a video she took with the Umpire State Building in the foreground last year on YouTube. The human singing in that video is some distant relative of TW’s. This year, unless they can see Jersey City’s display, they’ll be out of luck; but, hey, it’s gonna pour anyway. HAH!

Here’s a stunning fireworks display for them and you.

Have a safe 4th of July! More pets get lost on this holiday than any other so keep your fur children safely at home.

33 comments:

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Your Gotcha Day is my grandpa's birthday!Happy 4th!!!--Truffles

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

The dog that lives here is deaf, so nothing fazes her!

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy 4th of July!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy Independence Day to our furriends! We hope you have minimal noise crackers at your house today.

dezizworld said...

Happy 4ff gawjus.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy 4th of July, CK! There won't be any fireworks where we are on the 4th so for that, we are thankful!

Bev Green said...

Happy 4th sweet one and we hope all peeps keep an eye on their precious ones..we have never gone to a New Years party in 12 years because we stay put with the kitties and pups...they smell better and are more fun anyway ;) hugs Fozziemum xxx

Tamago said...

That's true, the day kitties leave shelter for new homes, it's the Independence Day!
Thank you for your comment. Goro gets not so aggressive but becomes like a crazy cat, running and flying all over the house :-)

Love your image with fireworks. Have a happy holiday!

Flynn said...

Happy Independence Day to you and all our friends in the USA.
I hope your peeps get to see some fireworks. I am glad when we have them in the UK that they are in the distance. I still hide under the duvet though.

Brian said...

You look terrific as usual CK! Happy Independence Day!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I love your dream, CK. "every shelter cat can celebrate their independence and leave their cages behind."
Freedom from want, fear, hunger, homelessness for all.
Happy Fourth to you and your peeps! And congratulations on being featured on Rascal and Rocco's Pet Parade today!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We love the idea that independence day is the day you leave the shelter. We hope your peeps can see the fireworks, even if they took your private display away. At least that means it should be quieter for you, right?

Sweet Purrfections said...

How lucky that your Gotcha Day was the same day you got independence from the cages.

Happy Independence Day to our furiends! We hope you have a safe day and can avoid all of those noise crackers!

Truffle and Brulee

L. E. Mastilock said...

Happy 4th & looking good on the Pet Parade! -Rascal and Rocco

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hey, we're with you on that, CK. We sure wish every shelter cat would get a happy home.

Happy 4th. How neat you are the Pet parade's Featured Favorite this week.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

So sorry your fireworks got ruined!!! Not cool!!! I love your definition of your own personal independence day! You da bestest CK!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh dear CK we are sorry to hear that TW and Pops won't get to see their annual fireworks! (Our Mom just watches them on TV)

Happy Independence Day!
Annabelle♥Boo♥Jinx♥Ping
Angels Abby♥Gracie

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I so agree that the best independence day is the day of freedom from cages. Happy 4th to you all.

The Island Cats said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your peeps, CK. Sorry to hear about the fire-boomers being moved. We'll be heading UTB when the start here later tonight.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy 4th of July!

Caren Gittleman said...

that's a complete bummer!!! I remember your fireworks from last year. Ugh! Don't feel bad, we are going to be watching the Macy's fireworks here in Michigan, on TV! Come on over CK! Bring the humans too! xoxo

Patty Woodland said...

Have a stunning 4th - fireworks or not CK

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We are TOTALLY behind celebrating feline independence day like you are doing! What a FAB idea!!

Austin Towers said...

Happy 4th to you and your peeps, CK, though I expect you are not too bothered about the noisy fireworks. Feline Independence Day is much more important to us kitties without the noisy boomies of course.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Happy 4th of July, CK..to you and TW & Pops!
Sorry about Macy's... they're always messing stuff up.

We hope TW & Pops manage to see SOME fireworks. We've got a couple of sparklers here just in case of any fireworks FAIL's.

; )

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Purrthday America!

Now, time to hide from the fireworks...

Clooney said...

Awesome post CK, but too bad about the fireworks for sure! Love your two graphics here. Wishing you, TW, and your Pop a wonderful 4th of July!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy 4th.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy 4th of July ! But we agree, Feline Independence Day is worth to celebrate, and less noisy ! Purrs

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Hope your mom and dad found a nice fireworks display to enjoy! Happy Gotcha Day to the US!

meowmeowmans said...

That sticks about the Macy's fireworks moving, CK. But things being a little less noisy IS a plus.

Happy Fourth of July weekend! :)

Jobi Harris said...

OMC, CK. There is much to do in the next year! I suggest you boycott Macy's since they are not who they used to be anyway. Then get out your realtor hat again and rent the Hudson River condo out for a hefty price, then hop on over to the East River side and find a good deal on a condo over there for the next four years.
And, all the while you are doing that, get an army of pets and pet lovers ready to declare independence. Power to the Paw!

I am going to take a nap now and I suggest you do to.

Kitties Blue said...

We don't know how you did that fireworks photo, but it is the coolest thing, and the purrfect way to enjoy fireworks. No noise. XO, Lily Olivia, Maurico, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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