Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day Mewsings By The Cat

Independence Day Mewsings By The Cat

Dunno what all the fuss and pyrotechnics over Independence Day on July 4th is. 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. I busted out and entered my new furever condo as supreme ruler. After their own independence day, all cats 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. Er, now why are you innerupting me TW.

OK, so our country is celebrating a birthday and that's what the big to do is about. Apparently America was also held against their will by a bunch of tyrants and bullies although I can't imagine a cage large enough to hold an entire country. Unlike myself, they have a very loud and raucous celebration with all kinds of loud fireworks. Peeps go to barbecues and eat burnt meat and potato salad that's been sitting out in the sun too long. I'm glad my peeps stay home even if they insist on eating those long test tubes and other food that doesn't appeal to me at all.

Independence Day Mewsings By The Cat
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A few years ago, Petfinder.com put together this infographic for keeping your cats safe on this day. The best advice I would have is keep all cats and even woofies in the house after the pyrotechnics begin.

TW took this picture from our courtyard of the Umpire State Building all decked out in red, white and blue with the Macy's fireworks blowing up all around it. I'm gonna post another one she took last year on my Facebook page so stop by if you have a chance between hot dogs.

Independence Day Mewsings By The Cat

Stay safe, celebrate quietly and have a very Happy 4th of July Independence Day.

27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Every day is Independence Day for kitties because no one can own us! That said, happy Fourth to all the U.S. humans, who needed a piece of paper to do the same thing.

Janet Keefe said...

Happy 4th of July! Let's all enjoy our independence safely and peacefully!
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

Molly The Wally said...

Wishing you all a very happy 4th of July. Sorry we have been away for so long but we think of all our friends often. Have a lovely time Madi and mum.
Best wishes Molly The Wally

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy Independence Day!! We're already tired of the boomers, no worries about us staying inside (not that we ever go out anyway, but seriously too loud out there!)

Brian said...

No wonder pets run off with all those obnoxious booms all night long. Happy Independence Day CK!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a great photo of the fireworks and the building all red, white, and blue! Happy Independence Day, CK!

Tamago said...

We hope every shelter kitty will be able to celebrate their Independence Day, too!
Happy 4th of July. Have a safe and fun day!!

Anonymous said...

Dat's a great foto CK. It's good enuff to be a postcard or somethin'. We don't do anythin' special today so we'll just be nappin' and watchin' teevee. Mommy's gotta help us get caught up on our commentin'. Stay safe and have fun.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Colehaus Cats said...

We wish every day that all shelter cats will have their Independence Day, and soon! Have a good day!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy 4th of July! We think your Independence Day is one to be celebrated too!

The Florida Furkids

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Independence Day ! Purrs

Marg said...

That certainly is one terrific way to remember Independence day. We sure hope lots and lots of cats can become independent from the shelters. So a very Happy Fourth to all of you.

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

I love your take on Independence Day, CK! I guess Mommy decided to celebrate early because mine doesn't come until next month!!! --Mudpie

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy 4th CK! You are definitely independent :)

The Island Cats said...

We're hoping for a quiet 4th of July...but we don't think that's gonna happen. Happy 4th to you, CK!

Caren Gittleman said...

CK you are one of the most articulate kitties I know! Hope you are having a pawesome 4th!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Jean Neilson said...

We enjoyed the Empire State building in the US colours. We especially liked you in the fore ground CK.

Shoko

Nellie Kowalik said...

Happy 4th of July to all of yous! Someday Mommy would likes to goes down to New York and see Independence Day fireworks.
CK, mes hopes that it is as quiet for yous as it was for mes on Canada Day!
Kisses
Nellie

meowmeowmans said...

If only the boomies had a "mute" button. Happy Independence Day to you, TW and Pop, CK. Love ya!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Hope all the celebrations were fun and not too noisy. It's raining here and the big booms are thankfully over for another year xo

Katie Kat said...

"I purray between now and next July 4th, every shelter cat can celebrate their independence and leave their cages behind." Me too. -Katie Kitty Too.

The Menagerie Mom said...

I'm sorry I missed this yesterday, CK. This is a wonderful post, and I hope you and your humans had a wonderful, safe 4th of July!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hope you had a quiet night. Neighbors were throwing firecrackers each night of the weekend. Glad they stopped before midnight! Sometimes they can't tell time.

Christy Paws said...

Hope you had a great Independence Day, CK, even if it was noisy. Your fireworks photo is super. We don't have fireworks near us so it was very quiet.

Three Chatty Cats said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you, CK! I too hope that every shelter cat can celebrate their independence and leave their cages behind!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

BTW, I like the new graphics!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

BFGF I didn't like the noise this year. I shivered a bit and never left Mom L's office floor rug until it was over