In the neighborhood where we live, we humans celebrate Independence Day each year on a day on or near the The 4th of July. This year, we celebrated on July 5. It turned out to be a good call as it was pretty rainy up here on the actual 4th thanks to Hurricane Arthur. The 5th turned out to be a glorious summer day. Here comes our parade with our Grand Marshal John O’Brien leading the way.
Most of the time when we celebrate Independence Day, Olive the pug can’t do anything but watch the parade in the morning because a pug just can’t tolerate the hot weather. But yesterday with the weather being so fine, she was able to go to the party for a while and mingle with dog and human alike. What a day she had!
Here are some friends she met.
This beautiful little Sheltie is our neighbor’s dog. He is actually on a leash, but because we were celebrating Independence Day, I cloned it out. He’s a sweet little guy. Doesn’t he look dashing in his summer haircut?! It is my human weakness that I can’t remember his name. I’m sure Olive remembers, but she’s not talking.
This is Freedom. He sure has an apt name for the day. He and Olive have been friends for all of Olive’s eight years of life.
Of course, making new friends is always good, like this beautiful seven month old Boxer pup. We like to welcome new pups to the neighborhood.
Sometimes partying gets to be too much and a pug has to take refuge under a picnic table, but she will usually poke her head out if someone says they are willing to give up a stray piece of kielbasa or is willing to give a nice ear rub.
Olive and I are hoping all you fellow citizens of the USA have had a safe and fun Independence Day weekend!