Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July Everybody!!

sorry the photo is a little blurry

"Ohhhh say can you see, by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming ...."

 Oooops! Hi!! You caught me singing The Star Spangled Banner, the National Anthem of The United States Of America. If you would like to read the rest of the lyrics you can do that here but it won't be as delightful without my melodious voice serenading you as you read.

Why am I singing the National Anthem? Because today is a very impawtant day. Today we celebrate America's birthday which we also call Independence Day.
If you aren't  from The United States and aren't familiar with the history behind July 4th, you can read about it here

People like to celebrate America's Independence a variety of ways.

 Some people have barbeques

 Some people  go to baseball games

My Mom is a Cleveland Indians Fan
because she is originally from Cleveland
I was born in Michigan so as you can see
I keep the Detroit Tigers just a paw pad away

 some people  have picnics

Let's see
catnip? Check!
Kibble? Check!
Canned food? Check!
Put some ice on this baby
and we're good to go!

Some people sunbathe

 some people swim

 There are so many different ways that Americans celebrate The 4th Of July.

The biggest celebrations usually involve firework displays:

Image from associated content from Yahoo

I purrsonally don't care for the scary and loud noise that they make.

They hurt my ears.

Nope! I don't like them one bit! 
 Not me! You can keep 'em!
  I want no part of them!

Ohhh noooooooooooo!!!

I hear



I gotta go!

If you need me

I'll be

if you look closely
you can see my gray fur peeking out on the left

Right HERE!!!

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!!
Keep your Kitties and Doggies
safe from those scary fireworks!


  1. Happy 4th you all of you too, hope you and your family have a great day, with out too much loud booms for Cody. :) All our babies hate um too.

  2. MOL.. Cody, I would do the same as you if I were there : )
    Happy 4th of July to you and your family
    and I love love your photos, I hope I will see more !

  3. Happy 4th of July Cody! Loved your post, it is awesome! I bet you packed a great picnic, make sure there's extra num-nums! And do stay undercover when theese fireworks start! (And thanks for your sweet words and purrs, I so appreciate them!)

    Luv Your Buddy Cloon

  4. Happy Independence Day to you all. Have a lovely day and hope the big bangs don't frighten you too much :)xx
    p.s we loved the picture of the kitty sunbathing hee he

  5. Personal fireworks are illegal here in Los Angeles, and I can handle the noise from the city fireworks shows because they are far away, so I will be having a nice Fourth! I hope yours isn't too loud!

  6. Oh, Cody, you made such a fun Happy 4th Greeting. We like the photos lots. But we hate fireworks, too, and so do the two big dogs who live with us (we all worry for one another in our various hiding places - and when it all over for another year we come out and are a family again).
    ^.^ Shiva Lullaby, Willow, Pyewacket, Pilgrim, Onyx, Soxy ^.^

  7. @Coupon Queen thank you, nothing exciting going on here today, some of the boomies started last night! Ugh!!! Hope you have a great day too!

    @Lydia thank you! I am glad you liked it!! Ohhh your poor doggies! Dakota was going nuts last night cause the boomies started here. Say hi to Shiva Lullaby, Willow, Pyewacket, Pilgrim, Onyx and Soxy for me!

    @Sparkle I think they are illegal here too (but I am not sure) but people have them. We live where we can see/hear other suburbs setting theirs off. Poor Dakota was having a fit last night with all of the noise and there will probably be more noise tonight! You are lucky Sparkle, that you don't have to deal with it! Have a great fourth!

    @Princess Jasmine thank you!! My Mom loved that kitty too!

    @Cloon Hi my buddy! I am so happy you stopped by. Thank you for your beautiful words on my Mom's post about Grandpa Bobo.She is so sorry about your Mom's first "Soul Kitty" too and for you cause you miss that kitty so much. We are hoping that you feel better soon!! Love you Cloon! xoxoxo

    @Mr.Puddy thank you so much! Nope, you are braver than I am for sure! I don't think you would hide from the boomies!! You would want to go and fight them! MOL! Love you Puddy! xoxo

  8. Happy 4th of July for you and your animals. I love the pictures, especially the sunbathing one. And thank you for participating in my Dear Sparkle giveaway. Purrrrrs xoxo

  9. Happy 4th of July Caren!
    Hope you have a great holiday!!

  10. Hi Avalon thank you so much!!! The sunbathing one isn't mine (figures you liked that one! KIDDING!!!) Ohhhh of COURSE we would participate in that give-away! We ADORE Sparkle!!! And you! Thank you for your sweet comment on my Bobo's post too! xoxo

    @Jen thank you so much Jen!!! Same to you! Give the "Big Guy" a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG HUG from me!

    @The Paw Relations thank you so much! You too!

  11. Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a fun and safe day. We'd stay under that blankie!

  12. Happy Happy day.... What great pictures. Hope you all have a great time.

    pawhug, Max

  13. We wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July!

  14. Thank you! You all have a nice, fun and safe 4th also. Loved the pictures. Hugs and nose kisses

  15. @Mario thank you soooo much!! Happy 4th to you too!! We love you sooo much! xoxo

    @The Monkeys Happy 4th to you too! My Mommy and Daddy just took an hour long hike (actually OVER an hour! Wow!) Hope you are having a great day! xoxo

    @Max thank you and Happy 4th to you and the boys too!! Thank you!!!!!! My Mom and Dad just took a super long hike!! ((((hugs)))))

    @Fuzzy Tales thank you and the same to you and yours! :)

    @chancy thank you!! You too!!! My Mom saw the CUTEST little garden shop today while she and Dad were out. You would have loved it! xoxo

  16. Have a Wonderful Independence Day!

    We are under Mommy's bed. Poor Sylvester almost lost his fur suit he was so scared. Thank goodness it's almost all over.

  17. We loved you post it made us feel so patriotic!
    Happy 4th!


  18. Awww sweet Cody!!!! Just stay safe and cover your gorgeous ears!!! Yay!!! Me and Charlie wish you and Dakota and mum and dad a very HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! Take care

  19. Own!
    Here my cats don´t like the big noises too.
    Anyway, have a great 4th July!!!!

  20. @Katnip Lounge, Ohhhh Nooooo! Poor Sylvester! How could it almost be over? You wrote that in the afternoon, aren't there fireworks tonight? I think we have more coming tonight!

    @Repositorio thank you so much! Give your kitties a hug from me!

    @The Whiskeratti, THANK YOU!!! You too!

    @Old Kitty THANK YOU!!! Tell Charlie that yep I am going to cover my ears!! Sending you love! xoxoxo

    @Abby awww thank you!!! xoxoxo

    @Benny and Lily thank you!!!! Happy 4th to you too!

  21. Happy fourth to you too. Fortunately we live in a quiet area without much fanfare.

  22. haha, Cody is too cute!

    I hope you had a happy 4th of July!! :)

  23. I'd sunbathe with you Cody, anytime! Isn't it wonderful that there are so many celebcations this month? har har har *evil laughs*

    July pin-up boy,

  24. Happy Independence Day. May you have no big fireworks to scare you and lots of treats from the BBQ!

  25. What a beautiful homage! So Happy 4th July!

  26. @Mrs Tuna thank you!! We had LOTS of fanfare last night but it didn't bother me one bit! :)

    @Au and Target, thank you! We had a very nice day!

    @Cat-from-Sydney yep Brad you are celebrating this month for sure!

    @AmyLynn thank you! Yes we had a great 4th! Hope you did too!

  27. Love this post! Hope you guys had a great holiday!

    My three fur babies hid for most of the evening, but they were safe :)

  28. I love those pictures! I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day! We spent a lot of time under the bed protecting the dust bunnies from the firework boomies!

  29. The pool and sunbathing pics made me laugh, but I am glad that the 4th is behind me. (They can continue fireworks here for a day or two after the fourth though). I had a horrible headache last nite and tried to go to sleep at 11:30 p.m. but the dang fireworks were making so much racket, and the kittehs were all hiding under the bed.

    Did you ever hear back from your Science Diet contact person, about the food giveaway? I still have not received anything. That was such a long time ago!! It makes me wonder if all they wanted was some free advertising.

  30. Cody, I love your big beautiful eyes!

  31. @Julia, yes I did. I gave her your info...I believe everyone else received their coupons because I haven't heard anything else from anyone. If you want to email me privately I will give YOU her email address and you can contact her directly if you would like to. My email is cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

    @Mom2acat, thank you and I am sooooooooooo sorry about your baby! (((((hugs))))))))))

    @Brian and @Yvonne, yes, we did! Thank you! xoxo

  32. julia I have tried to email you twice but your email will not accept it. My email came back to me twice.