Happy Furrth-of-July 2017 to little baby-orange!

Dear honey baby,

This is our first 4th of July without you and it’s really awful. We miss your great spirit and wonderful demeanor. We miss your spunky attitude.

Every day, as I hope you know, I say a special prayer for your safe passage into Pet Heaven and I visit you often. It warms my heart that you are in such a special place among so many great people but it doesn’t lessen the pain of missing you nonetheless.

I can fondly remember such beautiful memories of previous 4th of July events that we spent together. Those were so special and incredible times. I will cherish those precious memories forever. Thank you for being such an absolutely perfect daughter.

Unfortunately, I have bad news to share about bubby but I must share. After another terrible vet-visit to get him sedated for his nails trimming, he had a growth removed which turned out to be cancerous again. He will have surgery soon and we will shower him with love in the interim.

Although our house is full of activity, it still lacks your personality, to be very honest. On this 4th of July holiday I simply hope that you are in comfort in the most wonderful place in the world in Pet Heaven at Rainbow Bridge. It’s my hope that you can enjoy a pet’s version of BBQ with whatever food of your pleasure.  We miss you baby!!!

Love,

Daddy

Furryth-of-July 2017

July 2, 2017

Dear my sweetest of furr-balls,

Happy Furryth-of-July’s!!!

As the 241st anniversary of the United States of America Independence Day is upon us I cannot but reflect on all those who have fought and sacrificed for our ‘Independence’. First, and foremost, I am so proud of my immediate family members that proudly served our country.

Lynn, Gene, Carl and Leonard (left to right in the photo below), you have all earned our nation’s utmost respect and have served our country so honorably. God Bless you all.

Now imagine that you are a little baby and it’s your very first Independence Day, 4th of July, celebration. This will be the case for both Gracie, our 8-month-old puppy, and Bleu, our 3-month-old kitten. I’m sure we all will have a delicious holiday as Brandee always has some nice meal planned even as something as BBQ becomes a special event and it’s always scrumptious.

The 2017 version of the Neal Furryth-of-July will be represented by Jack, Gracie and Bleu. We are so blessed to have them as a part of our current family.

However, it’s important that we remember the past as well.

Two such lovely furry ladies that I love so much are Misty and Bella.  Misty was a neighborhood ally-cat that found her way into our home (literally) at about age 20-years and we whole-heartedly welcomed her as our own.  Bella, of course, was our tiny baby for nearly 15 beautiful years and she still is, and will always be, the most precious baby for me personally.  I miss you Baby Furr.

So, for this Furryth-of-July, from the Neal furry family, we want to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Independence Day. Certainly, go enjoy your time at BBQ’s, parties or other events, but please give some time to reflect on those who have made our special day, exceptionally great.

Love,

Kevin