by Janet Blue on June 14, 2015


Flag Day


Cat Scout Mauricio is doing a special Sunday Selfie for us today in honor of Flag Day. Cat Scouts will be celebrating this impawtant day with members giving reports about their state flags.

But today is the official day to celebrate our American Flag. The idea of an annual day to celebrate the Flag is thought to have originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School District 6, proposed the pupils observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of our Stars and Stripes) as Flag Birthday.

The official establishment of Flag Day (the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777), however, did not happen unril May 30, 1916, with a Proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after the proclamation, but it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.

Here’s the song Scout Mau was singing when he snapped his selfie.

Our Flag

by Linda Brown

(Tune: “Three Blind Mice”) 

Stand up tall.
Head up high.

Waving your flag.
Letting it fly.

Our star-spangled banner
Is such a sight,

With thirteen stripes that
Are red and white,

And fifty stars that
Are always bright.

We love our flag!

Cat4-001Wherever you are today and whatever you are doing, we hope you will take just a moment to snap a selfie and share it with us. And please try to visit the blogs of at least some of the other entrants. We have made lots of new friends by way of our blog hop, and you can do the same.

To display the hop on your blog, grab the code below. But please, if you decide to do this, display our badge and/or link back to The Cat on My Head.

Have a great easy Sunday.

With many thanks, purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Cat Scout Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

LP June 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Mauricio, we think your face should be on that flag forever! Those stars really suit you 😉

the critters in the cottage xo


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal June 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

That is a beautiful selfie of you Mauricio!
Hope you had a pawsome event at the Cat Scout`s , my hopeless mom-person was working most of the weekend 🙁



Kitty Cat Chronicles June 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm

We love how this special Flag Day selfie turned out! It looks very neat, and also very patriotic. Nice job, Mau! Hope you all enjoyed Flag Day!
Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every flag in the world, and we all send lots of love!


Clooney June 14, 2015 at 11:40 pm

That is a beautiful selfie of you Mauricio! Hope you all are having a great weekend, kisses and cuddles to F & G…
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Sand Spring Chesapeakes June 14, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Love love love the photo today, stopping by to say Hi from Sand Spring Chesapeakes.
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Annie June 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Mauricio, that is indeed a special selfie! Happy Flag Day!

p.s. Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop. We always have a lot of fun!
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mariodacat June 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

That is a great picture – the best I’ve ever seen. You did an awesome job. Happy Flag Day.
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McGuffy 's Reader June 14, 2015 at 7:14 pm

You are creative and very cool! Bill is back on the road. We are alone again, and trying to get into a routine. We really needed Dad home, though. It was so wonderful.
We will be back around regularly, now. Hugs, my friend.
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Melissa & Truffles June 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm

That is such a beautiful selfie and we just love your song!
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Marie June 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Beautiful selfie! Happy Flag Day 🙂


The Swiss Cats June 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

How did you do it ? Your flag selfie is pawsome ! Happy Flag Day ! Purrs
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Linda Arthur Tejera June 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Such a beautiful and patriotic selfie! 🙂
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Kwee Cats and Art June 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Hi you guys! We LOVE how you did your photo with the Flag. Truly made us smile, its beautiful. Hey! We got a Sunday Selfie! We are so happy to be participating with you. Thank you so much for doing this. You guys have a great day. Hugs and love to you all.
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles June 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

That is a wonderfur and patriotic Flag Day Selfie!


Dezi and Lexi June 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Pawsum posty and gweat foto. May looks gweat. And Concats on hims purrmotion.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Talent Hounds June 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Pawesome flag selfie. Love the post and poem. Happy #selfiesunday and Flag Day X Susie and Kilo


Bailey June 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

Lovely poem and a pawesome selfie! Happy Flag day sisfurs and brofur!
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Noodle June 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

Happy flag day!

Noodle and crew


Annabelle June 14, 2015 at 11:12 am

What a fabulous Selfie you did today! WE love it and your song also Mau. We need to put Mom on notice to do something special for us on special days but she is so forgetful!

Hope you have a terrific Sunday!
Annabelle, Boo,Ping and Mr Jinx
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Gus at As The World Purrs June 14, 2015 at 11:10 am

That is a beautiful selfie!!!!!!
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Earl Lover June 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

We think your selfie is awesome. Good job, our feline pals!

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Sherri-Ellen T-D. June 14, 2015 at 9:55 am

Grate Pawtriotick Selfie Mauricio!!!
An yur song iss berry good also….
Wee has posted mee selfie an wood like to join thee bloggie hop when Lady Janet has a moe-mint to ‘hook us up’, mew mew mew…….
**nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx
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Savannah's Paw Tracks June 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

*claps paws* pawsome selfie Mauricio. we are so focused on our move we did even know it was Flag day
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The Florida Furkids June 14, 2015 at 9:32 am

Allie is hyperventilating at that fantastic photo of her guy!!! ConCats on being purrmoted last night.

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Austin Towers June 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

Happy Flag day, Mau! That’s a great poem 🙂
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Lola and Lexy June 14, 2015 at 9:16 am

Happy Flag Day! That is a pawtastic selfie.
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Ellen Pilch June 14, 2015 at 8:53 am

Excellent post and song.
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The Island Cats June 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

What a cool selfie, Mau. I did a flag selfie today too. ~Ernie
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Brian June 14, 2015 at 8:24 am

That is an absolutely terrific selfie. Happy Flag Day everyone!
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The Daily Pip June 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

Happy Flag Day, my friends! Very nice song and tribute.
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Peaches & Paprika June 14, 2015 at 7:14 am

Love the flag and cat picture…we wanted to do something with stars…didn’t have time…will enjoy yours instead!
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Sammy June 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

Beautifully done flag selfie…………..we have our Scouts flag story ready to post too! Concatulations on the “Arrow” designation at Scouts last night to Mau!!!!!

Hugs, Sammy
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Little Binky and Granny June 14, 2015 at 4:38 am

That’s a very special Selfie, Mauricio. Now we’re going to sing with you. Pawkisses for a Happy Flag Day 🙂 <3
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Basil June 14, 2015 at 4:21 am

Happy Flag Day! XOX
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Summer June 14, 2015 at 3:57 am

What a cool Flag Day selfie!
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Lone Star Cats June 14, 2015 at 3:34 am

Happy Flag Day!
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Flynn June 14, 2015 at 3:31 am

That is a lovely selfie in the flag. I am sorry to the others on the blog hop that I won’t be able to visit them. I have been abandoned for a couple of weeks but my mum doesn’t like to tell everyone on our own blog until we get back.
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Athena June 14, 2015 at 2:26 am

Very beautiful!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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prancer pie June 14, 2015 at 2:13 am

Your flag selfie is ah-ma-zing!
Just like you!
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Gattina June 14, 2015 at 1:21 am

Very patriotic selfie !
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Penelope June 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

Most excellent selfie! Happy Flag Day!
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Glogirly and Katie June 14, 2015 at 12:29 am

Ear worm! Ear worm!

Beautiful selfie!!!
Happy Flag Day, friends!
: )
Katie, Waffles & Glogirly
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Katnip Lounge June 14, 2015 at 12:11 am

We love the selfie, and now Mommy has an ear worm…SCORE on both counts!
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meowmeowmans June 14, 2015 at 12:06 am

Happy Flag Day, sweet friends! Nice song, Mau … you’re so patriotic!

Thank you so much for hosting the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

P.S. – meowmeowmans had some great time with Swizzle on Saturday. She even sat on his lap (which is not a common thing for her to do)! 🙂
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