Happy 4th!!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

We live too far away from DC to see them but they're SPECTACULAR!

We live too far away from DC to see them but they’re SPECTACULAR!

 

Today will be a long day around here…………..Mom and Dad are going next door later for a cookout with friends, then coming back over here for fireworks and croquet……….where will I be?  INSIDE TAKING COVER!   Actually I’m not scared of fireworks so who knows – maybe I’ll ask Mom to let me sit on the front porch while they do their thing way down in the front yard.

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THANK YOU so much everyone for sending purrs and prayers to my friend Raz’s Dad who had a cath and surgery yesterday.  He’s fine and will get to come home today after a successful “repair”……….obviously his family is relieved but so are ALL of us.   When something is wrong with one of us – it’s wrong with all of us right?   Anyway, HUGS to you all for your thoughts – I know Raz appreciated that.

Today the 4th of July is being celebrated all over the blogosphere but one spot where I’m involved is the Tabby Cat Club – with my friends Raz and Gracie and all of you kitties who are tabbies and part of the club.   We’re having a blast – you don’t have to be a member of the Club to see the photos and comment if you like so come on by to visit us HERE.   Now if you ARE a tabby cat and would like to join?  Please do!  We have tons of fun.

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We’re also celebrating the 4th on Cat Scouts (I’m a busy guy aren’t I???) – with an all day picnic and a float parade.  Floats?  Yep – like the Rose Parade only with cats…hahaha…My Troop is called The Wildcats – I’m the Troop Leader and all four Patrols in my Troop are making floats for the parade.  I’ll share photos with you on Saturday’s blog!

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Over and above these celebrations my Mom can’t help but think about her Dad today – he was VERY patriotic – he loved serving in the United States Air Force, which he did for his entire career.   Whenever he had the occasion to, he was in his uniform proudly saluting as the flag or a member of the Armed Forces walked by in a parade or at an event.  Maybe nobody else noticed, but my Mom did – often a tear would escape his eye because he was so full of pride when he saw the flag…..my Mom got that sense of pride of country from him.  Of all the songs written about the USA or celebrated by people in the USA, this remains her favorite:

GOD BLESS AMERICA (by Irving Berlin)

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Celebrate the day………..be careful…………have fun………..!

Your Pal, “Uncle” Sam (haha)

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94 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. guineapigsqueak
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 03:25:36

    Wow, Sammy, you really do get out there in the community! Leading Cat Scouts, being part of the prestigious Tabby Cat Club – you’re an admiration to us all! Have a great day, mate!
    The Pigs xx

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  2. Lone Star Cats
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 03:43:05

    Happy 4th of July!

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  3. Ann "Paws" Staub
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 03:50:32

    Sounds like you will have a fabulous 4th! We are going to see lots of fireworks at the lake. :)

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  4. Sparkle
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 04:15:22

    Happy Independence Day, Sammy! Don’t let all the noise bother you too much!

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  5. Basil
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 04:36:55

    I hope you have a fab 4th july!!

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  6. fozziemum
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 05:28:38

    Wow Sammy you really are the brave hahaahah :) you look ‘Samtastic’ yep you heard me hahahah :) I am so glad you are such a Patriotic puss and I agree to be proud of our country is a wonderful thing..i will think of your mums dad today and hope all the celebrations go well and that fun and love and friendship is abundant in your street :) and we are ready to roll at the TCC love and hugs Fozziemum and the whole can of peanuts here xxx

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:48:31

      Hi FozzieGANG! Happy Friday….and thanks for the July 4 wishes at the TCC and here too! It will be a long day of eating and fun around here and I’m READY……..I have to wear several “hats” today – the TCC, Scouts and my blog – I ought to be exhausted enough not to care about the loud fireworks in my front yard tonight!!!

      Hugs and Love
      Uncle Sam

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  7. Animalcouriers
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:01:01

    Hope you all have a fab day Sammy – lots of nosh and not too many loud bangs!

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  8. Genevieve Petrillo
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:44:30

    You are VERY brave to wear that outfit, Sam. Mom’s dad was also a patriotic veteran guy. She remembers when they moved from an apartment to a house, the very first thing he bought was a flag to hang out front. God bless America.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:46:52

      Hi Cupcake! God Bless America indeed……today is a day to celebrate how lucky we are to live here (even if there’s scary fireworks once in a while). I hope you and your Mom have a really great day today….my parents are going to a cookout where they’re having crabs to eat and Mom promised to bring me some leftovers. Sending you Patriotic HUGS!

      Uncle Sam

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  9. Ingrid
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:48:52

    Happy 4th of July, Sam and Pam!

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  10. Clowie
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:51:16

    Happy Independence Day, Sammy!

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  11. Dianna
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:00:08

    Happy 4th, Sammy: you ARE a busy guy! Your Mom’s dad sounds like a fine person.

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  12. The Florida Furkids
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:05:30

    Happy 4th of July Uncle Sammy ;)

    We’re so grateful for all of the purrs, prayers and woofs for our Dad. We can’t wait to get him back home!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  13. Flynn
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:11:50

    Happy Independence Day to all our friends in the USA.

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  14. easyweimaraner
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:12:27

    Uncle Sam hahaha, good one! I understand what your grampy felt on a day like that and it’s a great feeling to be a part of it and sometimes this feeling is just overwhelming. And that’s wonderful isn’t it? To be a part of it because you want it and to be a part of it with heart and soul, that’s really a reason to be proud. I hope for a firework with silencers, like your mom promised and a fabulous day at casa Kimmel and at the cat scouts!

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:37:44

      Hi Easy! It was an amazing July 4th – Mom and I spent the day working on things at Cat Scouts but she kept having to LEAVE to do stuff like cook, visit the neighbors, drink (oops)…….finally they came back home but stayed in the front yard doing fireworks and making noise! Imagine that…..but overall it was tons of fun and I’m having my OWN kind of fun today catching up with naps! Hope you have a fabulous weekend……

      Uncle Sam (oops……I guess today I’m just plain old SAM!!!!)

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  15. Pix Under the Oaks
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:49:40

    Happy 4th of July Sam and Family! Enjoy the day and the FOOD! And the fireworks!!! Potato Salad.. oh yeah!!!!!

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:36:07

      Hi Miss Pix! Hope you all had a nice 4th – we did here too although maybe it was just a bit too noisy later in the evening…… ;) Mom’s potato salad got ALLLLLLLLLLLLL eaten up at the cookout. They had a bazillion crabs too and Mom brought me back some!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  16. kittiesblue
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 07:57:58

    Uncle Sam, You are going to be so busy today popping back and forth from Scouts to Tabby Cat Club. So nice of you to say something about Friends Furever dad. Such good news about him. Please be careful if you go out during the fireworks. Wishing you and your humans a fun 4th. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Job

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:35:13

      Hi Kitties Blue! Please make sure Mau knows how much I appreciated him doing the cake walks for the picnic yesterday – I think everyone had a blast. I sure did even if I didn’t stay for the entire day – I think we all needed to take a break here and there – it was a lot of work too wasn’t it?!?!?!?! Also happy to hear your Mom got to go swimming in the pool. YAY! Have a nice QUIET weekend.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  17. hutchagoodlife
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 08:46:13

    Happy 4th July and stay safe with those fireworks!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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  18. Ranger
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 09:28:34

    OMD…. you’re Uncle Sam? You must be really RICH!
    Have a happy 4th of July.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:31:52

      Hi Ranger!!!! Yep – I’m uncle Sam – too bad about the rich part though because it seems THAT part about being me isn’t “working”!!! HAHAHA

      Hope you had a fun 4th
      Sammy

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  19. Brian Frum
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 09:45:36

    Happy Independence Day Sammy!

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  20. Will and Eko
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:03:34

    Happy 4th, enjoy the day!

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  21. The Island Cats
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:24:48

    Happy 4th of July, Sammy…to you and your peeps!

    pee ess…I’ll see you at Scouts! ~Wally

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  22. Nerissa's Life
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:51:18

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Stay safe and have lots of fun.

    Purrs,
    Nissy
    #Niss4Senate

    PS. How’s Arthur treatin’ you? He’ll be visitin’ us tonight or tomorrow, I think. purrs

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:29:14

      Hi Nissy! I hope Arthur doesn’t bug you too much……he brought us some much-needed rain and some breeziness but nothing we couldn’t handle! Our forth was FAB……noisy but FAB!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  23. Kitty Cat Chronicles
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:58:09

    Happy 4th of July! Sampson is having a great time over at Scouts today!

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:28:37

      What a great time we all had at Scouts yesterday! I got tired and had to leave early (plus my parents had to go to a cookout!!!)……..but when they came home we checked things out on the site and it looked like everyone had a blast!!! So happy about that.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  24. edithchase
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 11:18:56

    Happy 4th of July Sammy. That is one of my favorite songs too. My sister and I love America and love to wear the red, white and blue. The other day we were looking at American flag shirts and this lady says “if you get that you can only wear it 2 days out of the year, the 4th of July and Memorial day” I thought my sister was going to have a stroke ;) She wears America’s colors proudly almost every single day of the year.

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  25. baileyboatcat
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 12:06:51

    You busy bee! Happy 4th of July Uncle Sam! Cookout sounds yummy… I hope you get lots of bacon! Enjoy the fireworks my furiend!

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:27:05

      Hi Bailey! I enjoyed the fireworks until they started getting too close and too loud – then it was into the garage (my new “safe place”) for me!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  26. Jean P Neilson
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 12:47:09

    You certainly are busy Uncle Sam! I loved your informative blog. Have a great Independence day my friend.

    (((Shoko)))

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  27. Traveling Cats
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 13:02:28

    Happy 4th of July!

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  28. purrfectkitties
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 14:00:52

    Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a wonderful time! :-) xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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  29. katsrus
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 15:39:00

    Happy 4th of July Sammy. Have a fun day.
    Sue B

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  30. maxwellnfaraday
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 16:25:44

    We’re so glad the cath went well. bellieve it or not our dad used to do surgeries on “restenosis” – when the placque grows back into the stent – with his radiation stuff. It worked REAL well. But we are still hoping he won’t need the services of someone like our dad – ever. We’re headed over now to send them paws of encouragement!

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:25:13

      Thanks for sending Raz and his family some encouragement – his Dad is feeling better already…..he’s had several stents before – how pawsome that there’s a way to get rid of the placque when it comes back……medicine is amazing!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  31. Two French Bulldogs
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 17:44:08

    Happy July 4th
    Lily & Edward

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  32. Austin Towers
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 19:00:10

    Aww! Sammy Happy 4th July to you buddy. Have a great day! I’ve missed everything this week, but I hope you are safe from the storms and your mom recovered ok from the dentist trip!! Yuk!! xox

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  33. Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 19:18:26

    Happy, and safe 4th of July dear ones.

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  34. Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha)
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 22:34:45

    Happy Independence Day and Happy 4th to the peeps! I’m not scared either but there was one loud one tonight that startled both me and Pop.

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:22:14

      I was surprised how many we had in the neighborhood last night – they were ALL around us – we felt like cowboys surrounded by Indians on the prairie! (HAHA) This morning it’s quiet so I’m napping to make up for lost sleep!

      Hugs, Sam

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  35. Alasandra Alawine
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 23:09:55

    Happy Independence Day!!!!!! ~Socks & Family

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  36. speedyrabbit
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 03:34:18

    Happy Belated 4th of July Sammy,Hey we’re both not afraid of fireworks cool,xx Speedy

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  37. Noodle
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:22:32

    Hope you had a happy 4th and are having a wonderful weekend!

    Noodle and crew

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  38. dezizworld
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:38:31

    Pawsum posty Sammy. Wees didn’t know da TCC wus celebwatin’ tu, but dat’s okay meez did at least make it tu cat scouts fuw a while. :)

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 16:33:36

      I am glad you were able to get to Scouts to celebrate with us Dezi! It was a lot of fun…….So sad to hear about your Mom having so many problems – we sure wish they’d find out what’s wrong with her and make her ALLL better!

      Love and Hugs, Sam

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      • dezizworld
        Jul 06, 2014 @ 03:05:35

        Meez had a pawsum time Sammy. And meez wishes they kuld find out what be wong wiff mommy tu, but is okay, wees fink God might be takin’ cawe of it all. :)

        Luv ya’

        Dezi

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        • onespoiledcat
          Jul 06, 2014 @ 07:08:26

          Dezi, God DOES take care of it all…..my Mom says it’s all part of His plan for each of us and we just have to trust there’s a reason for everything!

          Hugs, Sam

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  39. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 16:43:47

    Sorry we missed this yesterday Sammy! You sure DO have to be BRAVE to wear that! MOL! Love, Cody

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  40. Nylabluesmum
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 21:59:09

    Unckle Sammy fer shure n we lubz yer outfit!!! We salutez ya **2 pawz up**
    Hope ya had a ‘bang-up’ day dere (Mum said diz weed make ya laff)….
    We iz happy fer Raz’z Dad too!!! Hurrah :)
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too <3 <3

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    • onespoiledcat
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 07:10:50

      We certainly DID have some bangs and booms and a lot of hiding out in the garage….but it was quiet last night so I guess we’re good in the firework department for another year – oh wait – New Year’s Eve is before NEXT July 4th…..oh well…….

      Hugs, Sammy

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      • Nylabluesmum
        Jul 08, 2014 @ 12:01:18

        Firewerkz are purrty butt dem noisey onez just jangle me nervez!! We nott haz dem fer New Yeer’z so we iz lucky dat way…
        So glad ya gott thru da boomer fest wifout too much stress ;)
        Lub Nylablue <3

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  41. Katie Isabella
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 07:11:31

    You are sure right. When one of us is sick, we are ALL affected. The CB is a loving community.

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  42. Mélanie
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 10:49:23

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  43. Misaki
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 16:13:56

    Hope you had a lovely time Sammy. You look fab in your yankee doodle Sammy outfit:-)

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