By Clyde, feline editor and author with quirky Independence Day/July 4th cat art and practical safety advice from a straight-shooting old black cat.
You’d think a hard of hearing cat like me would not mind fireworks, but I hate them. They go off here and there in the neighborhood and startle me because my world is calm and quiet. I’m vigilant at the top of the stairs for any sights or sounds like the food servants. Or seeing Odin sneaking up every morning to steal my food. I have everything worked out and comfortable and detest surprises, or worst, our annual display in the park nearby which is as loud as thunderstorms on steroids. We’re written about why and how to keep your cats safe during July the 4th festivities
My brother Domino scrambles under the bed to hide. We make a point of not letting him outside at all on July 4th. In previous years, he got so spooked, he’d hide for days. It must have been compounded by past traumas from his feral years outdoors.
Odin and Nou Nou are curious about the fireworks and not disturbed in the slightest. Out cat household is 50% afraid of 4th of July fireworks and 50% not afraid. How about you?
Did you know we feature cat art every Monday at our BlackCatsofIG group on Instagram? This week, there is a giveaway.
It’s the long weekend of the Canada Day holiday and Independence Day in the U.S. on July 4. If you have to work today, it’s annoying not having a long weekend but to amuse you, here is a fun card designed by Katie Ruby. She designed our Instagram logo and known for her punny greeting cards.
My humom Layla, tweaked these old cards with her odd sense of humor. She is after all an ex-pat Canadian. Whatever you’re celebrating this week or not, stay safe and enjoy the July 4th fireworks. Let’s make America purrfect again.
This is generic and could be shared or Pinned for other occasions. July the 4th is Uncle Sams’s Birthday but it could be for anyone.