Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cats and Dogs

I was reading on Facebook that Bruce likes dogs. I didn't know know he liked dogs. I know he likes cats. I guess now I know he like dogs. And family get-togethers. And red wine. So says Susan Rapp of Urban LifeStyle Decor who posted a photo of Bruce's on Facebook on The 4th of July.

Cats. Dogs. This got me thinking about The Declaration of Independence. It was written on July 4, 1776. That is 233 years ago and still is a symbol of democracy.

It begins:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident:

"That all men (And cats and dogs I might add!) 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......."

Ah, happiness. Happiness! How can we say happiness and not feel happy? I'm happy. Bruce is happy. Susan is happy. Bruce and Susan (And me!) had a great family gathering at our home on July 3rd. I got to go outside with them and Bruce's son, Daryl, petted me. Meow! On the 4th of July Bruce and Susan went to Stanley Park in Westfield, MA for their first "letterboxing".

Here is a photograph that Bruce took at the park:

Bruce says he is happy to get support for his photography from Urban Decor Sue and others; people like Leslie Carothers. Leslie lost her Grand Ma this past week. I feel sad about the loss and wonder how Leslie's Grand Pa, Jerold Frederic, the famous pianist, will be.

I will think happy thoughts for all my friends.


  1. Hi Nadine! We thought we'd drop by to visit your blog. You look like a very nice kitty:)

  2. Hi nadie we maxie lilly and iris we three cats who live with a dog and twin bups we thought we say hi

  3. What a pretty kitty you are. We'll drop by again.

    Come visit us!

  4. Hello Nadine!! We came by to say welcome to Cat Blogging!! We'll be back to see you again!
    Your FL furiends,

  5. Hi Nadine :) thought we'd stop by and say Hi! You are a beautiful kitty and someone sure knows how to take lovely photos of you.

  6. Hi Nadine! You are a very gorgeous kitty, and your Dad Bruce takes wonderful pictures of you! You are lucky ... our Momma hasn't even got the camera out or updated our blog in forever! Stop by the Cat Blogosphere to meet lotsa new furriends!
    Purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam and Simon, The St. Louis Meezers

  7. Hi, Nadine! You are very very lucky to have a Daddy who takes beautiful pictures of you! I don't have a daddy, and mama doesn't take many pictures of me. Lucky, Lucky You!!
    I will make my mama put you in our new linkie list so we can come back and more kitties will stop and purr and headbutt you, too.

  8. Hi Nadine! I wanted to drop by and welcome you to the Cat Blogosphere. You are a very pretty lady!

  9. Hello, it is so nice to meet you! We just read about you on the CB and had to come and visit! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! Come and see uSSSSS!!!

  10. Hello from your new friends Brian, Sascha, Gracie & Zoe. The Cat Blogosphere is a wonderful place to be, you'll make lots of new friends here. Stop by and visit us on our blog sometime. We're adding you to all our favorite lists.

  11. Hi, Nadine!
    What a beautiful ladycat you are and we're very happy to meet you!
    Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & Honey (the FurryPurries)

  12. Hi Nadine, my name is Poppy Q and I thought I should pop in and say hello. You are a beautiful kitty and your beans take such lovely photos of you.

    Sweet dreams.

  13. Well hello, Nadine. Aren't you lovely.

    Welcome to our cat blogging community. Stop over and see us some time.

    George, Tipper, Max & Misty
    The Crew

  14. hi nadine, we is glad to meet you. moms likes the photos bruce took. moms takes lots of photos of us but is too "busy" to post lately. we signed up to follow you.

    yuki, kimiko, kintaro, & tt
    aka y2kt