28 May 2012

Happy Memorial Day 2012

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.

~~ Joseph Rodman Drake, Early American Poet, 1795 - 1820


Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...

~~ Thomas Moore, Irish Poet, Singer, Songwriter, and Entertainer, 1779 - 1852


They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.

~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet and Educator, 1807 – 1882


On this Memorial Day, my paws are crossed in remembrance for those who have died in our Nation's service.

And paws crossed for those left behind to weep.


Epigonos (?), Dying Gaul, circa 230-220 BC (Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy)

Dying Warrior, fragment of sculpture from the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, circa 490-480 BC (Glyptothek Museum, Munich, Germany)

Back to me...

Legend has it that King Arthur will awaken from his slumber at Avalon and come back to help when he is needed. I think he is needed. There are too many bad humans running around the world wrecking havoc. They need to knock it off.

I know King Arthur would make me a Knight. I would look rather stunning in my shining armour.

But what would I call myself? Sir Sukalot? Sir Sukahad? Sir 007 Sukabond? Decisions...

I exhibit all the Chivalric Virtues and I already follow much of the Code of Chivalry so Knighthood seems to be the natural progression for me. For example, I always use my "power to protect the weak and defenseless." Yummy bunnies are the exception. I "never refuse a challenge from an equal." Ninja Cats and Kung Fu Bunnies are not equals. And I always "obey those placed in authority." Actually, I don't. I am an Alpha Male, no one is above my authority! O.K., so I may need a little work on the Code, or they could just tweak it for us canines. I'm just sayin'...


Nola said...

Great post, Suka!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a very lovely post. And we always love seeing Suka, and we think simply Sir Suka has a great ring to it.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo SO had me at the khrossed paws -

Just sayin'

Khyra and Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Sir Murray of The Manor ;-)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Day n enjoy the festivities. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Scrappy said...

I would certainly KNIGHT you...just sayin'

Beautiful quotes and photos:)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Suka
Such a lovely post- your tribute was beautiful!
Your crossed paws speak so many words!
And I do think you need to be crowned also!
I agree that some miracle needs to happen- soon!
Happy Memorial Day

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Beautiful Memorial Day tribute. And we agree with OP Pack, Sir Suka rings of the nobility and pureness of heart a knight needs. These are times that indeed call for those of goodness and courage to stand up in the Spirit of King Arthur to put things back on track. You have a White Dog Army ready to fight at your side to change the world.


Hi there Suka,
I agree...what a wonderful post. In my mind, the biggest virtue of a knight is being a soldier of peace.
You are knighted in my eyes.
Happy Memorial day!
With love

Raelyn said...

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." ~~ Joseph Rodman Drake, Early American Poet, 1795 - 1820. That is beautiful. Very good. I like that.
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Of course you'd be knighted! And there would be much rejoicing.

As Aventuras de Billy said...

Hey, amiguinho!
Sua visita é sempre muito bem vinda em meu cantinho...
Td bem? eu não apareci por aqui por um tempo, porque estava de castigo, minha mamãe me pegou fazendo travessura!..haha!
Sobre a minha postagem, batata pode comer se for COZIDA...CRUA não pode..causa probleminhas no nosso organismo!!!
Tá bom? Então pede p/ sua mamãe cozinhar e você devora!!!!

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh Heh I'm thinkin Sir Sukalot would be quite fitting ;) You're right. We need our own Code! And I would say there is no one more qualified to write it than you Sir :)

Waggin at ya,

Remington said...

Love the pics! You are awesome, my friend!

Mr. Pip said...

I like Sir Sukalot!

So good to see you, Suka! I always enjoy your posts. The quotes are lovely and my paws are crossed with yours for all those who have lost their lives in service.

Your pal, Pip

Peggy Frezon said...

Awww I love those crossed paws. Thanks for such a nice post. Hope your weekend was great.

haopee said...

Hello dear Suka. How was your Memorial Day?

Suka!!! I didn't know you were a he.. LOL. I truly thought you were a she. Oops! Sorry about that.

Huggies and Cheese,


Chicco said...

Oh Suka,
what a beautiful post for your Memorial day.
I think you can be a perfect Knight! I like the name Sukalot :)
Have a great day.
Woof, woof,


Berts Blog said...

That is a beautiful post and yes, you would be The perfect Knight. Sir Sukalot is my choice.

Keisha said...

My hoomin's Dad was in the Army. Thank u for the awesome post. :)

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yeah! Go with Sir Sukalot!! Excellent post and we sure do hope that you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend! We love the pic with your paws crossed!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

As Aventuras de Billy said...

Ei aUmigo!
passanaod pra desejar um ótimo final de semana!!!!!
Brinque bastante!!

Oskar said...

This is a wonderful tribute!

Nubbin wiggles,

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

just Sir Suka will do, cant have you changing yur name to much we wont remember it.

As Aventuras de Billy said...

Oláá Sukaaa!!!!
Como voce está? eu brinquei muito com minhas mamães! E com minhas irmãs também!!! que eu até cansei...
Eu já ia vir aqui mesmo, para contar dos selos que eu postei lá no meu blogger!
Que bom que você gostou...eu fiz de coração!
É para todos os meus amigos cães que queiram colocar no blogger deles!!!

Duendes said...

Hello Suka,

For me you are a perfect Sukabond 007!!! Because you have a lot of charm!


brudy1120 said...

I Like "Sir Sukalot". Sounds very Knightly.

Doggy Kisses,

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka,

Thank you so much for your support and for your nice words about the earthquake here in Italy.
We hope it will end soon.
We love you.
Woof, woof,


Ian said...

Great post.

Arise Sir Suka.


GRAÇA said...

Minha querida amiga me desculpa de só hoje vir mas a mami tem andado aflita da coluna mas fiquei muito feliz com as tuas visitas
Espero que tenhas um resto de semana bom e que tua mami esteja boa! Muitos ronrons da sempre amiga
Kika e beijos da mami para tua

♥ Sallie said...

You can be my knight in shining armor anytime!