Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!


Every July 4th, aka Independence Day, the peeps head out to the courtyard to grab a good seat to watch Macy*s 4th of July fireworks. They've been kind enough to have it on the Hudson River for the past few years. There are no big crowds—only neighbors who live in the complex—and no traffic to contend with. Here I'll mention that I'm left alone in the apartment while they're out there oohing and aahing. There were a couple of nice fireworks' displays in June that the peeps could watch from their window, whether they took place in Central Park, Times Square or da Bronx.

Here's a short video that TW took of a small part of last year's Macy*s fireworks display from our courtyard. Please excuse the quality. If you look closely at the 2nd part, you can see the Empire State Building lit up in red, white and blue in the background. You can watch it on YouTube here. The music is a song called Independence Day by the Orphan Trains. The lady singing is somehow distantly related to TW although they've never met.



Enjoy July 4th safely. Be responsible and remember that fireworks can scare your furry family members so keep your cats indoors and keep a leash on your dog so he/she doesn't run away. The Durham-Middlefield Patch has some good tips for keeping us safe on this holiday. You might also enjoy into Infographic from the good folks at Petfinder.com. Click to biggify it.

Hope you enjoy our new summer look, created by the very talented Glogirly. Even ghetto kittehs have to go to the beach once in awhile. Excuse me while I rifle through these unattended beach bags to see if there's any green papers noms. For a great header or for any of your design needs, look no further than Glogirly Designs. Disclaimer: I was NOT paid to say that.

27 comments:

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We LOVED the song, and the bestest fireworks we've seen (Mommy has seen a LOT of them--*ahem*).
Have a wonderful spoiled kitty and guardian day!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human has always wanted to celebrate the Fourth of July in New York City. This year she ain't going nowhere - she's sick and trying to finish a story that is past deadline!

Prancer Pie said...

Happy 4th of July, CK! Your bloggie looks stunning. (much like yourself!)

Molly The Wally said...

Keisha we wish you and your peeps a very happy 4th of July. Enjoy the day and we hope the boom booms are not too bad.
Best wishes Molly

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We won't mind the fireworks if the only noise they made was sweet singing like in your video. :)
Happy 4th of July, CK!

Simba said...

Happy Independence Day CK and family. Our humans went to a concert and firework last night - not as fabulous as the Macy's ones, but more convenient :-)

We really like you new beachy look, especially the shades.

meowmeowmans said...

Love your summer look, CK!

We hope you TW, and Pop have a great Fourth. Hopefully the fireworks won't be too loud.

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th Keisha!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy 4th, CK! Our head peep loves fireworks and thinks it's great that TW can see them without going farther than the courtyard.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Happy 4th of July, CK!!!
That's a really HUGE fireworks show TW and Pops get to see! We have a big one here just a couple of blocks away. This year Glogirly's concerned it might scare Waffles. ...she really ought to be more concerned about ME scaring Waffles.
; ) Katie

Thanx for the super sweet call out! You're the best! XO

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Love your new look on the blog. Happy 4th to you all - we got lots of rain today - yeck!

cats of wildcat woods

Patty Woodland said...

Fireworks are much better without all the noise

Brian said...

Happy Independence Day CK! We are supposed to have a monsoon at firework time here...paws crossed! You're header is beachie good CK!!!

Claire Bertolini said...

Happy Independance Day ! The new summer look of your blog is really cool. Purrs. Loupi and Zorro

CATachresis said...

Happy 4th July CK. Stay safe xox

Love the song! I think I am a country boy :)

Kitties Blue said...

Loved the video and especially the song which mom says she'd never heard before. Our humans can watch the fireworks from our upper deck; though, they aren't as great as those Macy's ones. This year will probably be a washout, however, as it is raining cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets, bears, otters and every other animal on the planet. Plus the river is way out of its banks, and the fireworks are always set off from next to the river. Hope you have an enjoyable evening. Happy 4th. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Island Cats said...

How cool that your peeps get to see the Macy fireworks! We aren't too particularly fond of fireworks...too loud! We hope you all are enjoying the 4th of July.

Tamago said...

That's a great video of fireworks. Your humans have such a nice view! And with no crowd or traffic! It's been raining today, so we might not have fireworks...which is good news for my boys :-) Have a safe and fun day. Happy 4th of July!

Katie Isabella said...

What a great video dear CK. And I love your summer look. Did I hear a rumor that you want Waffles Too to come and stay with you for the summer? Hm?

michico*Adan said...

Happy Independence Day to you as well.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Luvs da video... got lots of fireworks but no thundering!

Happy Independence Day to you dear Keisha!

Thanks for posting the Safety Poster,
Purrz,
Katie Kat
and the Katz Gang.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That was a cool song. Wow--your Peeps have a front row seat on the fireworks, eh? No that that means anything to the kitty except hiding UTB with your little pawsies over your tender ears.

Now CK, I have to warn you about our post tomorrow afternoon. The *Human* thought it would be funny, but *I* know that blue cushion is yours whenever you want it. So don't blame ME! Heh heh.

Ann Staub said...

Hope you guys had a nice day! Great fireworks in the video. We get to watch fireworks from our house too. The city launches them in the park across the street every year. And almost every weekend in summer, the minor league baseball field over there launches some too. Tonight, both the city AND baseball field launched their fireworks at the same time. Pretty cool!

Fisher and Staff said...

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! It looks like you are located in a perfect area.

Caren Gittleman said...

The Macy's fireworks have always been our faves (we watched on TV last night!)
How lucky you are to be able to see them right at your own place! Too cool!!!
One year we are gonna get to NY to see them and will let you know! (don't hold your breath!)
LOVED THE VIDEO and the song is fabulous, it DOES suit you!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good place to see all there is to see without the crowds. We like that. Purrs...

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

CK girl, that song is YOU!