Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July 2102 !

Sending  BIG, BRIGHT Happy 4th of July Wishes to everyone in America!
and to those of  you who are in far away places,
I send BIG, GIANT Happy Random Wednesday in July wishes!

The day dawned sort of misty, rainy.... gray.
 the husband looked out the living room window thru the drizzle ....
 And what to his wondering eyes should appear?
 Why it was a flock of swan boats being launch very near!
Well look at that.... it must be true the "Swan Festival" is today!
Otherwise, why would we have giant plastic pedal powered swans on the river at 7:45 on a Wednesday?
Oddly the girl in the gray t-shirt looked across the river at me with a camera and said, "Look at that, she's taking a picture!?"  Hmmmm, like I'm the odd one in this scene.  I yelled back across, that we usually only see REAL swans....we don't get a lot of plastic ones drifting by our front lawn propelled by humans. 
Worry not fans of "Duck" boats... clearly they believe in equal rights for webb footed water fowl!
Aaawwww, look ~ I think they are in love!

Next, we are off to the festival..... and the "Pet Parade"!
Which way to the parade you ask?
It's That a way!
No... wait ~  It's THAT a way!
Notice how the cat barely stops cleaning herself for these antics and  takes almost no notice of Captain America there.

Let's clip clop off to the main even shall we?
p.s. I swear i didn't notice his shirt until I got home and looked at the pictures....
There were about 22 entrants to this parade.....
You've got your dog....
Your cat.
Your little dog ~ who's got the awesome flower leash!
And you've got your BIG dog...
And your patriotic mini horse!
Yeah, that's right ~ it's Cricket!
Kippy came along too.
His friend is ready if the tide comes up quick...
(he would also go on to win "Most Wareham" for his life jacket sporting ways!)

No shortage of big dogs today!
Another snappy dresser.....
This little piggy didn't go to market ~ nooooo, she went to the parade instead!
And she squealed Weeeeeeee Weeeeeee Weeeeeeee when her owner picked her up!
She's supposed to be Ham and Egg I heard tell....
A patriotic pooch with grooovy stripes ~ but no stars?
No worries ~ he's got the stars covered!
From left to right: Kippy- my little buddy, my Mum, Carl the pet sitter's hubby, Cricket the Wonder Pony, Scott the Wonder Husband, and Lee our "Pet Sitter"
Where am I?
I'm the camara crew..... "behind the scenes".
So there you have it..... come back soon and I'll show you around the garden next!

p.s. for those of you who are wondering why the St. Bernards didn't go too;
It was way to hot and humid for them to stand in the sun for hours... plus, in their exhuberence to meet the other dogs/animals, I would have been face down on the hot pavement being dragged along like a sad little rag doll.... They were safe at home on the cool slate floor, lying in front of the fans.
  The good news is that Cricket won 2nd place for most Unique (the pig won 1st, and the cat got 3rd). 
The prize was a dog toy, dog bowl, and bag of yummy bacon treats ~ which Cricket was more than happy to give his furry Brother(s) and Sister!
A story with a happy ending if I do say so myself!


  1. Oh what fine and wonderful times you lot have over there!! I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July, happy day to you all. It looks crazy really. What with the swans and all that? I love those big dowgies, but you were right to keep yours cool at home. They would have stolen the show, literally! At least they got some reward. :)

  2. Happy 4th of July Melody!
    What an awesomeness of animals...a postitive preponderance of parading patriotic pets! Congrats to Cricket for his prize and to all the family, sitters and camera crew!
    Love the swan and duck boats!
    I think we should always celebrate a Random Wednesday in July here - cool idea!
    Ali xx

  3. Happy 4th, Melody!! I love your random Wednesday wishes for the rest of the world :) Looks like a fun day!

  4. Oh, this is so cool! The duck&swan boats, the pet parade... and Cricket winning second place, congratulations! That is what I would call a day to remember.

  5. Oh, this is so cool! The duck&swan boats, the pet parade... and Cricket winning second place, congratulations! That is what I would call a day to remember.

  6. Congratulations Cricket ... well done.
    Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

  7. I have seen swan boats before - but never a duck boat! Now that I have seen one I start wondering why.....Did the boats go on the pet parade as well? Well done Cricket - and Scott of course for training the tiny horse. Who chose the costume by the way?