Jul 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

We hope you all have a super Independence Day (or a great Furriday if you're not in the US). I am keeping an eye out the door for Redcoats. I've never seen anyone in a red coat before, so it should be interesting if any come by. But I heard they're scary, those Redcoats, so I'd have to run and tell everycat in the neighborhood. I'm afraid if I see one and run tell everycat, though, that they'll rename me from Boni Maroni to Boni Revere, and I like Maroni better. I'll risk it. Besides, birdies fly by here too and they're fun to watch. After Pepi takes over watching for Redcoats, I'm going to go have a nap then purractice having a big pretty signature like that John Hancock guy.

Oh, and here's some fun Independence Day type facts.

A lot of stuff in the United States Declaration of Independence was based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights. and that was based on the English Bill of Rights 1689! Hard to believe huh? Well the English weren't so bad, but that King George wasn't so good and that ma

The Virginia Declaration of Rights says:
That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

The US Declaration of Independence says:
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.

Interesting, huh? We're purroud to be Furginians.
Mommy was born in North Carolina, and Alexander Martin of North Carolina was the first governor to issue a state order (in 1783) for celebrating the independence of the country on the Fourth of July. (Ref here)

Boni Maroni
Boni Maroni is not as skinny as macaroni

Adios Stifler, our hammy bud.