Fourth of July


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




As you celebrate today, please remember that this can be a scary and dangerous holiday and not just for us kitties. Please keep children and pets away from all fireworks. Every year, humans are injured and fires are started by improper handling of fireworks.

Our pawrents always watch our city’s fireworks from the safety of home. (The center photo of our collage was taken by our dad from the deck above our catio.) We remain safely in the house with all the doors and windows closed.


Celebrating Our Freedom


We have chosen our angel brofur, Madison, and Astrid to represent us today as their furs look stunning with the addition of the USA filter from Dreamscope.

As America celebrates the 240th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, we are proud to be Americans and members of this great nation. Below is a copy of the document that made it all possible.



Wishing you a safe and sane holiday, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo