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'...


Bouncing Bertie said...

Happy 4th July Suka (if we are allowed to say that this side of the Pond!
Your outfit is truly splendid and historic.
Toodle pip!

Finn said...

Happy fourth of July! Love your hat and scarf!!

Mr. Pip said...

Happy 4th, Suka! I am wishing the same thing for this country and the whole world! Now go cool off inside.

Your pal,Pip

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy 4th. Love your outfit. Is that a real bird ... Oh My! Have a wonderful day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Amber-Mae said...

Happy 4th of July, Suka!!!

Tanner and Beth said...

Today we are clebrating the red, white and bunnies too! Wait till you see my post on wednesday. The bunnies are everywhere at my house too!!

Puppy Kisses,

Schnauzer Days said...

Hi Suka, just dropping by to wish you a Happy 4th July, hope you have a great day and the fireworks aren't too loud for you. Dex & Lou xxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ooh, blogger ate our comment. We were saying how very lovely and patriotic you look in your scarf and hat. The celebrations of 1976 were just wonderful - it was a great time for all Americans. Mom remembers how fun it was. We hope you are enjoying the day despite this brutal heat and humidity.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


The khrossed paws get me evFURRY time!

Happy FoURth of WOOOOOO-ly!


bbes tribe said...

Hey Suka. Thanks for stopping by. We love having you visit. Nice scarf & hat - good for winter, maybe a bit warm right now. Good for you being such a good sport and posing for Mom!!!!
We wish the same thing for our country & everyone else.
HOpe you have air conditioning....

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Suka
I love you outfit,,, its so patriotic.. and colorful
I want to wish you a Happy Freedom Day,, and I love your song!

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Independence Day, Suka. You are looking quite handsome in your spirit of 76 gear. That is when our Mommy was born. Does that make her ancient?!:) We hope you had a great day.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

GRAÇA said...

Suka the Xixo has been ill with a pleumonia, but is improving, has had pratamento vip
The Quazi guess you hit that you say I'm sweet, what does sweet things fasem food is ... a, may try again because I let my friend full of sugar at all the comments makes me
Many of ronronzinhos friend
Kisses for your mami mami

Full of Grace said...

You and Porgy look so very patriotic :) Hope you had a great day and night :)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goodness... you look adorable, Suka!! And who's your birdie friend? Mommy used to have a budgie and a parrot. She says they're so smart!

Hope you had a very happy and safe 4th of July!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Remington said...

Awesome pics, my friend!

Jon Terry said...

My pal Suka, you make me & mommy laugh so much with your rhyming lyrics :)
You do look great in that outfit of yours and too bad Porgy doesn't have one, it would be interesting to see you both wearing the same thing but then again, Porgy might be all wrapped up in it. LOL
Independence and freedom is greatly sought after but yet not many realize that it comes together with accountability!

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Peggy Frezon said...

Love your hat and scarf! Happy 4th (and 5th!)

Alfie said...

looking amazing, my friend! :D my people tried to make me wear something but im so happy that they werent able to find anything! barharhar!

hope your holiday was amazing!

Joan said...

What an AWESOME post, Suka!!!! Absolutely love your very Stylin' Outfit!!! You look wonderful.

Hope you are having a fantastic day. (sorry it has been high temps over there...keeping our paws crossed it will cool down a tad bit for ya!)
Pug Hugs,
Joan and Little Janie

GRAÇA said...

Suka little friend sent an email with your photos ums I gave a Geita is attentive to the mail, let me know if you would like
Turrinhas loving this cat friend from Portugal, I never come to like much of a bitch so far, but averdadeiras amisades distancias.Te race or do not choose love always with kind words and very attentive
Kiss to your mami

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Suka, you and K and Porgy put together a fantastic post--filled with history, hope, and Spirit! And you did it very stylishly! We so agree with what you say!

Cocorue said...

happy belated 4th SukaSuka....we just loooove U

coco and tiffy
pee ess: mumster always threaten to exchange US for U!!!
we told her the grass Always seem greener on the other side,ha!!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Friday woofs & hugs! :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We love innovation but sometime momma stops our creativity...like our great idea to help reduce the amount of cat poop in the world by rolling in it and eating it. SHE said absolutely not and threatened to lock us ALL inside if a single one of us even had a whiff of Whiskas smell about him/her!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Happy 4th July (belated, sorry) to you all too. Your costume looks great, but I think it would be more suitable for our weather at the moment...
You had me humming that Yanky-Doodle song of yours while reading it...funny! It's kinda catchy!
Sending lotsaluv

Huffle Mawson said...

I think you look great in your hat and scarf, even if you nearly melted :)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Saturday woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Oskar said...

This is a great patriotic post! And the song rocks.

Nubbin wiggles,

GRAÇA said...

Suka Mami is sad .. no one will vote in my paw board maybe you are lying, but she's thinking and that people do not believe ..
You can go vote in my paw for her to be happier?
Turrinhas of

Chicco said...

Sorry for my absence, Suka.
Happy 4 of July even if late.
I love your photos, so creatives!!!
Have a great week.
Woof, woof,


Life With Dogs said...

I hope you enjoyed a perfect holiday weekend - and thank you for stopping by to say hi, you have been missed. :)

FiveSibesMom said...

Love your vintage Fourth pics! And that is a very funny little ditty! It's actually stuck in my head now...!!!

♥ Sallie said...

Happy belated 4th of July!


GRAÇA said...

Yesterday was day friend
You have a stamp on my blog for you
Ronrons of

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Just stopped by to say "hi" and to let you and K know we are thinking of you all. Do you feel our White floofy paws around you? Sending good thoughts and positive energy.