Labor Day

Hi Peeps! 

Labor Day – another excuse for Mom to put the flag banner on the front porch railing! HAPPY LABOR DAY…………….

Today is Labor Day……..all the humans who usually dread going back to work after the weekend have an extra day today to recover from their weekend of watching sports on TV and overeating  household chores. 

I don’t think there will be a lot of laboring going on at my house today.  I know there wasn’t any laboring happening Saturday or Sunday either.  In fact, since my parents retired, there’s not much laboring EVER.  But they worked hard for years and years to be able to retire so they deserve not to have to labor.   My parents labored hard enough in fact that they were able to retire before what used to be the “traditional” age of retirement here, which is 65.  Their hard labor paid off.

Mom looked up Labor Day and what is REALLY is all about and this is what she found:

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

Well we’re not having any parties today (although the neighbors are planning a cookout if it doesn’t rain), and there will be a parade of deer through our yard but not because of the holiday, and as for athletic events, unless you count Mom carrying the laundry basket up and down the stairs a couple of times an athletic event – well – there won’t be any of those either!

So for Labor Day at my house, there will be no labor going on to speak of……….I certainly won’t be laboring – that’s for sure! 

“Laboring” the day away with naps!

Happy Holiday if you’re celebrating it – otherwise Happy Monday – don’t labor too hard WHATEVER you do!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀

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  1. 1

    Enjoy your Monday, whether working or not. Our Labour Day is 1st May which is also my birthday. So it may have had a different meaning for my mother!

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    • 2

      Indeed Isobel…! It will be a quiet day here – we’ve had rain from the “leftovers” of Hurricane Isaac – we needed the rain badly so no complaints. Hope you have a lovely day as well.

      Pam (and Sam)

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  2. 3

    Have a lovely day :-). Love the house xxx

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  3. 4

    Have a nice labor-monday…we haven’t a labor day, but if this day symbolisizes the end of summer, we deserved labor-weeks or months since june :o))) btw: mentioned someone gifts for dogs at labor day?

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    • 5

      Hi Easy……it’s not traditional to give a gift for Labor Day but I still give MYSELF a gift – the gift of being a total and absolute BUM and sleeping most of the day away! 😀 I’ll pass that gift on to you buddy – feel free to lie in bed with the covers over your head and take it easy (recover from your birthday!!).

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  4. Sammy you are so funny! Won’t be any laboring going on here on the Tiny Ten either. We met family for a Chinese lunch yesterday and today I think we will toss some hot doggies, not real doggies(!!!!)and some Italian sausage on the grill and have a glass of wine. It is going to be HOT AGAIN here until Thursday so we will stay on our cool porch. Hmm, Chinese for lunch yesterday, Italian sausage for dinner. Guess we are having an international kind of food fest for our Labor Day.

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    • 8

      Hi Miss Pix! Wow….sounds like you’re going to be EATING your way through the holiday weekend! We’ve got rain, rain and more rain here (which we do need), so no cooking out. It’s in the 80s for a change too which for us is “cool”. As for the glass of wine – Mom says rain or shine that’s always a good choice! 😀 😀 😀

      Have a great Labor Day……..
      Love and Sammy Hugs, Sam

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    Dianna Says:

    Aw….another sweet picture of my sweet Sammy!
    No big plans for us around here today either. Looks like more rain, so I’m glad my folks don’t have any outdoor activities to worry about.
    Happy Nap Day, Sammy!
    Love, Sundae

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    • 10

      Hi Sundae! Yep – rainy days are (as you and I both know) great days for a snooze. I hope you enjoy your window seat watching today and maybe some lap time with your Mom too – she likes it when you’re “visiting” up on her lap!

      Love, Sammy

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  6. 11
    Mollie Says:

    You looks sooo sweet Sammy 🙂 Have a great lazy, I meanz Labor day 🙂 xx00xx

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    • 12

      Hi Mollie! You’re right – Labor Day could EASILY be called Lazy Day – both my parents are just hanging around and I’m doing the same. It’s raining outside so nobody’s going anywhere…….just RELAXING! Hope you have a nice Monday too….

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  7. 13

    We luvs that bootiful pigture of yoos Sammy! Yoos is sososososo cute! 🙂
    Have a verreh happeh (non)Labour day!
    Piggeh kisses,
    Poppy and Clover
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • 14

      Aw shucks girls…..you’re too kind…..Mom says I’m cutest when I’m sound asleep (I think she’s just saying that because it’s the only time I’m QUIET and not bugging her!!).

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Your picture, Sammy, seems to me to be a great illustration of Labor Day 😉
    Purrs to a great Monday!

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  9. Sammy Mom and I labored allll weekend getting all of our blogs for the week done! Now THAT’S labor!! Now….I intend to do what you are doing….NOTHING! Happy Labor Day! Love, Cody

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    • 20

      Wow Cody that IS “labor” for sure! With two blogs to do, your Mom has her hands full (and you have your PAWS full). We’re just enjoying a quiet day here – it’s been raining (YAY) and I suppose the closest I’ll get to labor today is moving from one nap spot to the next!

      Happy LD to you too buddy……..
      Kitty hugs, Sam

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  10. I love the beautiful front porch, Sammy! I think it’s so wonderful and heart-warming to see how your folks celebrate the holidays and take the time to decorate like they do. You always remind me to stop and smell the roses. I hope you have a fabulous Labor Day!

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    • 22

      Hi Miss Trish! As busy as you are writing your novels you don’t have a lot of time to stop and smell the roses but you SHOULD! 😉

      Kitty Hugs and Happy Labor Day to you and the doggies too!!
      Sammy (and his Mom)

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  11. 23
    Katie Isabella Says:

    Happy Labor Day. I am napping to get energy to eat some more. Xxoo

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  12. 25
    catfromhell Says:

    Happy Labor day to yous too! Me is having a easy Monday relaxing in the sun!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • 26

      Oh Nellie – you have some sun huh? It’s raining here….a snuggly, cuddly, snoozy kind of rainy day. You’ve been terribly busy lately so you should be relaxing – you deserve it!

      Kitty Hugs and Kisses, Sammy

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  13. 27

    Happy Labor Day! We sent Mommy off to work bright and early.

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    • 28

      Oh my – well there are a lot of people who DO work on all holidays here too but since most of the peeps around THIS neighborhood are government types they barely work even when there ISN’T a holiday much less ON a holiday (but don’t tell them I said that OK????).

      Labor Day Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  14. 29
    Linda Says:

    I love that flag drape on the porch! Enjoy your day of Labor as you rest…I am taking it easy today too – recovering from yesterday!
    Hugs, Linda

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    • 30

      Hi Miss Linda! I’ve been napping, napping and napping some more today. Laboring away at finding the BEST napping spot! Life’s tough isn’t it? HAHA 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  15. 31

    Hope you enjoyed the day off, I miss labor day, actually I miss the bbq pre labor day.
    Remember, you cannot wear white from now on.

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    • 32

      Oh yeah…..I always found that rule about wearing white rather amusing….but I have to admit – if I TRY to wear white after Labor Day I can almost hear my Mom’s voice saying “uh uh uh….that’s a no-no!”……:D We usually have a BBQ for Labor Day BUT it’s raining here and has been for two days. 😦

      Pam

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  16. hey sammy, hope you enjoyed your long weekend:-)

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    • 34

      Yes indeedy I did Misaki! I know you’re anxious to get back outside and have some walks and stuff but at least while you’re inside and can’t visit your friends in the park, you can curl up somewhere and catch up on snoozes!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  17. 35

    We’ve been doing a lot of non-laboring today too!!

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    • 36

      Excellent! That’s exactly what we’re meant to do. I guess for humans Labor Day is a big deal because they get an extra day off from work BUT for those of us of the feline persuasion it’s just another day full of naps and leisure anyway! Kinda swell huh??? 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  18. oh yeah! I am so liking your approach to Labor Day Sammy..purrfect!

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  19. No parties here… but we’ve been napping up a storm! That’s MY perfect Labor Day. Ok, come to think of it, it’s my perfect EVERYday!
    ; ) Katie

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    • 40

      Hi Katie! I’m with you……every day is perfect for napping and as far as I’m concerned the laboring ought to be left to those who do it SO much better than we felines – like humans for instance! 😉

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  20. 41
    Sparkle Says:

    My human spent most of Labor Day weekend, including today, at a vintage film festival in Hollywood. So I got most of the time off too!

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  21. 43
    orientallily001 Says:

    Here in Canada, we have Labour Day… but I think it’s pretty much the same thing. Just that ‘u’ business, you know. purrs
    Nerissa from Nerissa’s LIfe.

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    • 44

      HA! Hi Nerissa…..indeed…..Labor or Labour, it’s all about work (or should I say wourk??). Hope you had a nice day yesterday my friend…and hopefully your peep’s hand/wrist are even better this morning!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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