by Janet Blue on July 4, 2017

Independence Day 2017

Some people don’t like kitties. They say we are too independent. But this post isn’t about that. Today’s Independence Day celebrates the birth of our nation 241 years ago. Wow, that’s a long time ago. We can’t count that high even if we use all our toes.

But never mind. The most important thing is that we kitties feel fortunate to have a home in the USA…the home of the free and the brave. As you celebrate today with your picnics, parades, barbecues and fireworks, please remember and thank all those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom.


Kitties Blue celebrate Independence Day.


And here are a few things to think about today, with gratitude to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence.

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Peaches and Paprika and their Mom Carol have created a Catriotic slideshow featuring many of our blogging friends. You can view it on YouTube by clicking here.

Have a happy, quiet and save 4th.

Purrs & pawpats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy



Toby July 6, 2017 at 4:14 am

Lovely patriotic art!
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie July 5, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Hope you guys all had a pawesome 4th!
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Canadian Cats July 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Hope all had fun.

Shoko and Kali
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The Menagerie Mom July 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

We’re sorry we’re a day late, Kitties Blue, but we sure do hope you all had a fun, festive, safe, and sound Independence Day!
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko/ July 5, 2017 at 2:05 am

We hope your Fourth was wonderful…and those quotes were like a breath of fresh air to us.

Nellie (The Cat From Hell) July 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Happy Independence Day guys! I hope yous is warm, happy and safe and you all got extra treats!!!
Love Barb
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Happy Independence Day! Hope you all are enjoying your 4th! Love the poster. It’s almost like 3-D! 🙂
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The Island Cats July 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Happy 4th of July, furiends! That Thomas Jefferson guy was really wise.
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 4, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Happy 4th July to you and all our US friends.

Annabelle July 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Katie Isabella July 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Happy 4th all of you.

Da DB Boyz July 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Happy Independence Day!!
Arty & Jakey
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BeadedTail July 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Happy 4th to all of you! Thomas Jefferson was very wise!
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caren gittleman July 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

those quotes were just fabulous. Thank you for this post!! Wishing you a happy, safe and QUIET 4th!!

Brian Frum July 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Happy Independence Day from all of us. We hope it’s a quiet one in your neck of the woods.
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Ellen Pilch July 4, 2017 at 11:56 am

You all look wonderful. Happy 4th dear friends! XO

Stephanie B July 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

Happy 4th of July everyone! May it be a festive but calm evening for all.

Roby Sweet July 4, 2017 at 9:20 am

Have a safe & happy Fourth!
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mariodacat July 4, 2017 at 8:45 am

Happy Independence Day friends. What a beautiful post you have today. We agree with you 100% on every point. Happy 4th of July!
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McGuffy's Reader July 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

Happy Independence Day to our special friends. Much love & hugs.
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Teddy July 4, 2017 at 4:42 am

Happy July 4th Everybody! Independence Day reminds me of freedom and the price of gaining it and keeping it……but it also reminds me that I do love being “independently dependent” on my Mom and Dad for keeping me safe and secure. Today we will try to stay cool and just hang out together waiting for the boomers to come tonight. Humans seem to like NOISE on July 4th – I prefer otherwise but let them have their fun I say! We hope you have a delightful Independence Day!

Love, Teddy and Mom
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Summer July 4, 2017 at 3:00 am

Happy Fourth!
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