Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Veterans Day Holiday

Yesterday was Veterans Day, and today is the federal Veterans Day holiday.  In honor of the occasion, I am wearing my patriotic skirt.  Why aren't I wearing a top? I do not know.
Anyway, today I want to share something special with you. The man in this picture is my great-great-great-great... grandpa. I call him that because he was really great! He went to the Rainbow Bridge for people a long time ago, but I wanted to share this article about him.
See, for a while in Casper, he was the last surviving veteran of the Spanish-American war! If you read the article, you can see he was a real character.  He attributed his longevity to smoking cigars! My Mommeh says she can still remember him a little bit. I sure wish I could have met him.
Happy Veterans Day holiday everybuddy, and a big Thank You to all of our veterans! 

ps: Today on the PetMeds Pet Talk blog, you can read a Veterans Day poem I wrote!

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34 Notes for Daisy:

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

How marvelous that your mommeh still has that article!

I do not know why you are not wearing a top either, but you sure look cute anyway!

Have a purrfect day, honey pie!

Poppy Q said...

You look very sweet sweetie.

We are in awe of all of those who have fought for our countries and the freedom of others.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

weaverpat said...

That's a great-great-great-great Veterans Day tribute! What a feisty character!

Top or not, Daisy, you are cute as can be!

Keisha said...

Thank u to ur Great Great Great Granpaw. :) And all the veterans. :)

Marg said...

Your many greats grandpa sure sounds like a great guy. We love that he attributed his longevity to smoking cigars. We sure are so thankful for all the terrific veterans.
Have a super day.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Wow, Daisy! That sure is along, long time ago, but isn't it wonderful to remember all these great people?!

Lin said...

Wowee! He sure was a great guy! Now I know where Harley gets his spunk from! :)

The Meezers or Billy said...

that is so cool!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We enjoyed reading about your great (more times) grandfather - it is important for us to know how our ancestors lived in "their" times. It was so interesting t read the newspaper article too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

ooonaughtykitty said...

American History is the best! What an honor it is to have a relative that contributed to the story of American Greatness. I wish more people would learn about American History. It is truly inspiring.

Have a great Day!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our paws are UP for all veterans...

Katie Isabella said...

Daisy, I LOVED reading that article about your many times great grandpa. That's the spirit and reason for our Veteran's Day, to celebrate folks like him both long ago and presently who fought and sometimes gave their all for our Country and other Countries too.

D Ma said...

Sounds like he was a great man. I'll have to start smoking cigars... Now go put on a top.

Prancer Pie said...

Heh-heh, sounds like the G-pa was a hoot! We think you're not wearing a top to celebrate and honor Veteran's Day - The Right To "Bare" Arms! MOL!

Katie and Glogirly said...

That's a very cool article! You're right! He was quite a character. I think Glogirly needs to get me 4-5 nip cigars! MOL!
Thanks for sharing this with us today.
Hope you find your top.
; ) Katie

Patty Woodland said...

How nice of you to remember your great, great, great Daisy. It sounds like he was a very interesting man.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is cool about your great great... what wonderful service! And you look PAWSOME as always!

Angel and Kirby said...

He was a great man! I am sure he was full of energy and fun to talk to!

Katnip Lounge said...

Daisy, you have a cool family! 13 tails are salutin' Casper--thank you.

Sparkle said...

Thanks for sharing your great-great-great-great grandpa, Daisy! He sounds like quite a special guy! I bet he would have liked you!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

way veree big huge godzilla size kinda thanx mews ta yur grate grate grate grate grate grate gram paw N all de veterans daisy !!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Mowzers, our mommy never shows us anything from our "greats" - you are truly special Daisy! And we agree with Sparkle - we bet your great-great-great-great grandpa would have LOVED you!

We're very grateful for his work in helping protect our freedoms to be snarky kittehs on the interwebs!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a nice tribute
Benny & Lily

StarSpry said...

That is a great article and tribute, Daisy! You look cute in your patriotic skirt :)

FURKIDSMOM said...

How very cool that you have that article!!

The Florida Furkids

crazykittykat1 said...

You look cute in your skirt. I wouldn't have thought anything of no top. That is a fun article about your great great great grandpa. My mom loves old photos and family history. I wonder if he liked cats?

Tamago said...

Oh Daisy, your great great great great...grandpa was really great!
You look stunning in your patriotic skirt. I'm sure he would wish he could meet you, too :-)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

What a lovely tribute my dear.

Rose said...

How neat that you were able to share a little about your great great relative today. Of course your patriot skirt is a great nod to the holiday, too.

Karen Jo said...

I think it's wonderful that your Mommeh kept that article. I like your patriotic skirt. Thank you so much for your kind words about Herman. He and I found each other at just the right time and he gave me as much as I gave him.

BeadedTail said...

What a wonderful tribute to your great, great, great grandpa! Happy Veterans Day for all our veterans!

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Wow! Daisy that is pretty cool! Your ever so great grandpa was a great guy!
Kisses
Nellie

Cotton said...

Looking very pretty, Daisy!
Cotton

Selina said...

Daisy thank you for sharing this! MomKatt & I just read it - your grandpa really DOES sound like a "character"! Wow!

PURRS!
Selina

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