July 2, 2017
Dear my sweetest of furr-balls,
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.