Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

Today is the day we, in the United States, celebrate our independence from Great Britain. It is a way for us to remember the freedoms we have won, and the rights that are so important to us. It is hard to believe that there are still so many out there in this world, who do not have the same rights and freedoms that we take for granted every day. We are all extremely lucky, and should feel very proud of what we have with our democratic society.

I would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our service men and women, both at home and abroad, for the greatest commitment, and often times sacrifices, that they give to protect not only OUR freedom, but also to help those in less fortunate countries, try to gain their freedom and stand up for their rights. Although there are some people do not support what they are doing, we should always support the people who are willing to put their lives on the line for the freedoms we live with each day.

So, remember to not just celebrate this July 4th holiday with fun, family and fireworks, but to remember WHY we celebrate it, and just how lucky we are to live in such a great country.

Also remember to remind your humans to keep you doggies safe. This time of year is the busiest time for shelters due to dogs and cats, who are frightened of the loud noises. It is always much better to leave us home than to take us with you! Believe me, we will be much happier!

(I'll be hiding in the basement)


Marvin The Dog said...

Happy Day Holly! Although I am so sorry you are independent from me here in Great Britain, as I would have loved to meet you, you know!

Never mind, Independence Day is a good and wonderful celebration.

Happy Day once more! love licks, Marvinxxxxx frae Bonnie Scotland :0)

Joe Stains said...

happy fourth!! I will be hiding in the bathroom!!

The Daily Echo said...

Oh Holly, if you were here in PA you wouldn't be hiding. It's noisy fireworks. You're absolutely right about the true meaning of the day.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo Holly.. I am currently dictating to mom from the bathtub (since the fireworks have begun). Happy 4th to you and a HUGE thanks to all of our service men and women!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Holly
I hope you had a great day!
Are you still in the basement??

Peanut said...

Holly hope you are out of the basement by now. My dad says thank you for thanking the service men and women.

PiratesGrrl said...

Happy 4th!

Tucker & Dot are drugged and seeing things. We hate fireworks!

We hope you had a great day!

The Brat Pack

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy Independence Day Holly

~ girl girl

Lee :) said...

Hope you had a happy 4th! We also greatly appreciate the work that the service men and women commit to for our country. WAHOO.

We had no fireworks here so Amici was safe and rained. Tonight, he'll be safe in the house while we head off to see the fireworks.

The Husky in the Window said...

Holly we had a quiet day too! Mom made peanut butter oat cookies for us and she posted the recipie. Check it out.
We support our service men and women too! They are wonderful.

Freda said...

Hey Hollys,

Thanks for the bark. There is ANOTHER Holly that signed my guestsbook in Mays. She is from Saint Louis. 1,2 1,2 two Hollys, impossibles.

Hope you had a great and quiets 1,2 1,2 4th. And hopes you are keepin' cooools. It's only 1,2 1,2 106° here right now. Ouch!



Sasha said...

Hope everyone had a happy 4th! I was hiding in the bathroom.

Kapp pack said...

I sympathize...I hid in my human's closet last night.

-Kelsey Ann

IndyPindy said...

Happy 4th! It was pretty quiet here. We went for a long walk in the morning and in the evening it rained hard. We were just lazy. It was great!