Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Declaring My Independence

Declaring My Independence
Does this make noise?

HAH! TW thinks she a comedienne. A few nights ago she was picking up the toys on the floor. She picked up the ice cream cone. She picked up the tickle pickle gherkin and then she picked up …

I'll let her tell it in her own words.
Another sentence I never thought I'd say: "I reached in the semi dark and grabbed something hard and furry. Either it was a dry hairball or a dead mouse. I'm glad it was a hairball."
HAH! I've declared my independence from that nasty hairball!

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This country has a sick fascination with any kind of ammo, explosives and fire power. Firecrackers are illegal here but we can still hear and sometimes see fireworks and explosions in surrounding towns. The hood used to sound like a war zone when TW was younger but it hasn't been bad since I've been here.

The ASPCA has a bunch of useful tips on keeping your pets safe this summer. Remember to give any calming treats, etc. before the aural assault starts so they have time to work.

In addition, here are some infographics I've shared on my Facebook page.



28 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Idiots here have been shooting them off since Thursday. I hate fireworks. Just waiting on the fire call. It's bound to come. It always does

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I thought Americans loved their pets - I don't get what the deal is with all this noise and crap that actually hurts our ears! When are people going to wise up, and celebrate in a way that doesn't harm us?

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Independence Day! It's 7:00 am, and the first booms are starting. Gonna be a noisy day!

Brian said...

Happy Independence Day from all of us CK. We hope it's a quiet one!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy 4th CK!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family CK!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Fourth, CK and family!
This is Rufus the Red's second Fourth with us. He's our outgoing, forcibly friendly, confident cat. Mickey Mouser is our, well, mousy scaredy cat. Mickey doesn't mind the fireworks noise. Rufus is terrified. We wonder if he had a really bad experience when he was on the streets. Always expect the unexpected when you live with cats.
xxoo
Maggie

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy 4th CK! Glad you don't have to worry about noises on your street...

The Mom likes to go see fireworks, but street fireworks are too noisy and they makes us scared. I hides under bed now... -Chiquita.

Katie and The Katz said...

Thanks for the posters! They is goods to share. oh and yay for Independence from Hairballs too. -Katie kitty Too

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

TW is lucky it was a dry hairball she picked up. Eric used to leave fresh wet ones beside the bed right where I would put my foot if I got out in the dark during the night. The first time my foot squished down on something wet and furry I thought it was a live mouse!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I forgot to say,happy 4th July to you and all our US friends.

Katie Isabella said...

Happy 4th dear CK. Happy 4th to you, TW and Pop.

Kitties Blue said...

Sounds as if it will be quiet for you, C.K. We've been getting neighborhood boomers for the last few days. Pffft. Our humans will watch the fireworks, which are about a mile away, from our upper deck. We'll be inside with the TV on. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

edie said...

Happy 4th. I'll be glad when it's over.

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

Glad you freed yourself from the nastiness, CK!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy 4th! Can you still see the fireworks from your condo?



The Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th CK. We too don't unnerstand all da fascination with fireworks. Nopawdy has any money, yet they sure have enuff fur all those loud boomers. We hope all stays quiet and calm in your neck of da woods. We're gonna be hudcclin' and cuddlin' with mommy. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

The big firework show on the river starts in about an hour or so. It's gonna get really noisy around here. We'll be closing all the windows and doors and hope that helps. Happy 4th of July, CK!

Mariodacat said...

Those are great tips CK for keeping our pets safe. It is a scary time. I usually hide UTB until all the banging stops. I'll be doing a blog post on it either tomorrow or the next day - probably the next say as tonight is getting away from us M says. I had to laugh when I read your title because we know you declared your own independence a few years ago!!! Happy 4th of July. Hope it was a great one.

Nellie Kowalik said...

Big Sigh! In Midway, our American neighbors ALWAYS shoot it up on July 4th! The guns go for almost 2 hours after dark...it scares the heck out of all the animals! (Including the wild ones)
Oh well, Midway had extra long fireworks this year for Canada's 150th!
Hope you had a great Independence Day!
Love Bar
PS I just go the word that Marvelous is coming with the next courier around the middle of July!

Cathy Keisha said...

We can still see it from the courtyard in back of the Umpire State Building.

Tamago said...

Happy independence from the hairball, CK :-) We've been hearing fireworks all weekend. I hope it didn't get too loud in your neighborhood.
Happy 4th of July!

Jean Neilson said...

Happy Independence Day TW and CK.

woo hoo

Shoko and Kali

meowmeowmans said...

We hope your Independence Day was quiet, CK. We always have some knuckleheads shooting those damn exploding fireworks off here. Fortunately, Gracie and Zoe are pretty chill about them.

The Menagerie Mom said...

We sure hope your Independence Day had some semblance of peace and quiet, CK. We've been hearing fireworks go off in our neighborhood for a week now. One last night sounded and felt like a bomb went off, and was shortly followed by lots of sirens headed in that direction. Fireworks are technically illegal here, but people love to go to the state next door, where they are legal, and buy them there. Hooligans. At least the furbabies here don't mind them. Well, purrs to you, CK!

Caren Gittleman said...

Hoping you had a quiet and happy 4th! For the first time that I can remember, Cody WAS bothered by the fireworks, (Dakota always is). Thankfully this year they seem to have ended MUCH earlier than in years past. That is a GOOD thing!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Hope you guys all had a pawesome 4th!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Yep, fireworks are illegal here too, but that doesn't stop our neighbors. I even heard them last night, too!