Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July


Everybuddy has a different definition of Patriotic, which is this week’s theme in the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge. This is hosted by The Lazy Pit bull and can be entered by anyone with a social media account using the hashtags #52Snapshots or #TLPB, They don’t discriminate if you don’t have a blog.

For Gramps, Patriotic meant enlisting in the Army Air Force during WWII. For TW, it was protesting against the Vietnam war in the early 1970s. For me, it’s red, white and blue shmousy toys.

The peeps thought they had it made every July 4th. They used to watch the Macy’s fireworks from our courtyard. They didn’t have to go into the city or elbow their way through crowds. Only people who live in our complex could partake. A few years ago, the new mayor in NYC, decided to switch the fireworks from the Hudson River to the East River. Sadly, the peeps’ free show was cancelled.

Don’t cry for us IkeandTina Argentina cos we see plenty of patriotic fireworks all year around. Just last weekend there was fireworks for Gay Pride Day. We also saw fireworks for Chinese New Year, the NYC Marathon and lots of other events. Still to come is the Shakespeare in the Park and New Year’s Eve displays plus many others. It seems they’re always celebrating something noisy with gorgeous fireworks in NYC.


There’s nothing more patriotic than watching the 4th of July fireworks with the Empire State Building flashing red, white and blue in the background. The sight is enough to bring goosebumps. TW’s cheap little click and shoot doesn’t do fireworks but you can pretend that those really look like fireworks.


TW even dresses up the table for July 4th with special place mats and plates to make it look patriotic. Of course, there’s nothing edible on that plate for The Cat. Yuck! What is that slop? Where are the hot dogs? The bacon?

Now permit me to do a patriotic switcheroo and participate in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie from across the pond. I created this in Pizap since TW couldn’t come up with anything that met with my approval in Photoshop.


Enjoy your 4th of July picnics, stay away from fireworks and enjoy your freedoms. Most of all follow the lead of our forefathers and don’t ever vote against your best interests.

How did you guys spend your July 4th? I hope it wasn’t spent hiding UTB.

34 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What is that - a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich? That may not make me hungry, but my human wants some!

Clooney said...

We love you getting patriotic with your shmousy toys, CK...what a cute pic! Love the placemat, plate and your art pic...Have an awesome July 4th and holiday weekend!

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy 4th of July!

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy July 4th !
People around here seem to find lots of reasons to have fireworks :/
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Tamago said...

Love the photo with your red, white and blue shmousy toys :-) You look very cute and patriotic! And the art image is beautiful! Happy 4th of July. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Brian said...

I agree, those red, white and blue toys are just purrfect! Happy Independence Day CK!!!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy 4th! When we moved here we found that we could see several fireworks displays all far enough away to be fairly quiet. We even get to see the State Fairgrounds show. Quietly.
And mommy doesn't get bit by sketos.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Happy 4TH!
We hope you have a great and safe holiday...without too many boomies!
Annabelle,Boo,Ping, and Mr Jinx

Janet Keefe said...

What great reminders that today is all about celebrating our freedom, no matter how we choose to do so. We'll take peace and quiet here! Happy Independence Day!
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Independence Day, CK, TW and Pop! Stay safe, and let freedom ring!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Fourth! Those patriotic mousey toys look awfully cute and pristine... Was there carnage after the photoshoot?
xxoo
Maggie

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Love your patriotic mouses! Happy 4th to our fun friends.

Cats of wildcat woods

Jody Miller-Young said...

The patriotic mice are super cute! Didn't realize you live by NYC. I miss it up there! Enjoy your 4th. Be safe.

Patty Woodland said...

Happy 4th of July CK. There will be no fireworks here this year. They are banned because it is too dry. I can't say I'm unhappy 'cause I hate them. Crazy people shooting them off at all hours scaring the goats. I hope you, TW and Pop have a great weekend

Jean Neilson said...

Happy 4th of July my American buddy. I love your red mouse....striking. Have a great day.

Shoko

Caren Gittleman said...

I loved this post! Happy Happy 4th to all of you! Be safe! Love the red, white and blue mousies!!

Anonymous said...

Yous look gawjus CK. And yous wight, Patwiotic can mean so many fings to so many peeps. Weez very patwiotic at our house and dat means weez luv this countwy and support our wights, and soldiers 100%. Have a pawsum day and stay safe.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Flynn said...

Happy 4th of July to you TW and your Pop, CK.

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your patriotic mice ! Happy 4th of July ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

We hope you're having a great 4th of July, CK, despite the fact that the fireworks got moved.

Marg said...

Happy Fourth to you. Hope you are having a great day. We love your red, white and blue toys. That is the best. Have a good evening.

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

Your artwork is beautiful and your mice are SO cute! Quiet 4th here...which is a good thing because for the last 2 years the 4th of July has been crappy!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Independence Day from a bunch of independent felines!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Wowwie! Lots and lots of fireworks!
Happy Fourth of July Gurrl Furrend, mes KNOWS yous will has fun!
Kisses
Nellie

Sweet Purrfections said...

Great holiday artwork. We also like your patriotic mice!

Happy Independence Day from Truffle and Brulee. We hope you don't have to endure too many of those annoying firecrackers today.

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy 4th Of July Stunning Keisha! We love all your cool art work.
Hugs,
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Mom

Christy Paws said...

Love your patriotic mousies! Sorry TW let you down on the art but you did an excellent job!

M. K. Clinton said...

Happy 4th of July weekend! You make a very patriotic, CK. Purr-fect ♥

Marie Symeou said...

Great pics. Hope you had a great 4th!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

When the cat is away said...

Wow, you've got so many different mice?? Our Mom is so stinky, she doesn't buy us several toys. Hmpf. Our national colors would be white and blue, so we think we should get at least 2. But... Mom has taken us abroad, and we're staying in Germany over the summer. The German flag has 3 colors, black, red and gold, so we think she should buy us 3 mice as well!

Thank you for coming over, we've somehow missed your blog until now!

Emma said...

How can you choose which mouse to play with? Hope your 4th of July was nice including the patriotic mice ;)

Gattina said...

Tthree mousies to play with ! How nice !

Ann Staub said...

NYC sounds like Texas. People like fireworks here and any reason to do them haha. Love all your patriotic photos!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great day, Keisha. We love your artwork and now we're hungry :D Pawkisses :) <3