24 July 2011

It's A Cruel, Cruel Summer...Redux

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

~~ St. Francis of Assisi

Wake me when Summer's over.

That is not drool. Really. I am manifesting snow, but it keeps melting.


Francois Boucher, The Rising of the sun, circa 1753

Bonifacio Veronese, An Architectural Capriccio with Elegant Figures and Animals Promenading in an Ornamental Garden, circa early 16th Century

Back to me...


Is Summer over?! Please let me see snow!

*sigh...No snow. And Summer is still here, stronger than ever. Nap time again. I hope I don't get muscle atrophy.

I am aware of fried green tomatoes, but is there such a thing as fried black and white malamute? If not, there might be if this heat doesn't end soon. I'm just sayin'...

04 July 2011

Happy 4th of July

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

~~ The Declaration of Independence, Ratified on July 4, 1776

Let Freedom Ring! Happy 4th of July! On this day 235 years ago the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, thus giving the colonies their independence from Great Britain and King George III. As you can see, I am celebrating by wearing my "Spirit of 76" hat and scarf set. It is an original purchased in 1976 during the year-long 1976 Bicentennial Celebration of America's 200 years of Independence. Pretty snazzy, huh?

Paws crossed for America, and the World, to live in Truth, Honesty, Integrity, Kindness, Courage, Compassion, Joy, Happiness, Goodness, Peace, and Love.

O.K., it is about 90 degrees out, I am a little hot here.


John Trumbull, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, circa 1819

John Binns, Declaration of Independence, circa 1818

Back to me...

I flew in to join in the festivities!

But where's my "Spirit of 76" gear?

Porgy, quick, look over there!

No, wrong way, look over here! Hurry!

"Suka, I don't see anything." BOL! I love teasing Porgy!

To get into the spirit of July 4th my human, K, was humming "Yankee Doodle Boy" (a great watch, especially for vintage lovers!). Not to be outdone patriotically, I decided to howl "Yankee Doodle." K approved of my pick and explained how the British brought the tune to America during the French and Indian Wars. It was used sarcastically, to mock the appearance of the colonial "Yankees." However, in true American fighting spirit, when the Revolution began the Americans adopted the song as a rallying tune and made it their own. When the British surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, the American army band played "Yankee Doodle" to celebrate the American victory. So, in true Suka fighting spirit, I will make the song my own!

"Yankee Suka took a walk,
and there he saw a bunny;
he almost had him in his mouth,
but it farted and that was funny."

Well, it rhymes. I'm just sayin'...