Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Patriotic Day AND Happy birthday!

We're taking a lesson from Holden's school and calling today "Patriotic Day".
Holden's school has turned this day into a day of honor and remembrance and ends the day with a "silent dismissal" which is led out by teachers carrying American flags.

So handsome!

Even though I'm a VERY patriotic Pug, I don't function well in the this flag idea for me wasn't working well...

Here I am posed with Holden and Maya (our friend that lives across the street). I was looking at the gorgeous sunrise and watching for the Evil Cheesewagon.

Happy Friday everyone and HAPPY PATRIOTIC DAY! Mom has vowed to use her powers for good today and I have agreed to join her by throwing up only on blankets instead of the carpet!

We ALSO want to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Great Grandpa Conrad!!! He's turning 93 today!!! We love you Great Grandpa (even if you DO believe that dogs only belong on FARMS!)
Happy Birthday Great Grandpa!!!!!


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Oh Salinger...I understand your not a morning dog...neither am I. If Mom would allow me to lay in the bed all morning I would (I would even skip breakfast for extras time). We like Holdens flag shirt. Happy Patriotic Day!!!

Petunia (and Sequoia)

Aniemother said...

Happy birthday Salingers great grandpa!! And what a nice tradition Holden's school have made.


Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Happy Patriotic Day and Happy Birthday to Great Grandpa!!! I'm not a morning pug either, but it was very nice of you to indulge your momma and stand with Holden and the flag for morning pictures!!!



Rosie said...

Very nice patriotic attire both by Holden and the little girl - cute. Hey - I have a great gandma who will be 92 in March - maybe we can hook them up hahahaha. Happy Barkday Grandpa!!

Pearl said...

What a great post, Salinger! I could just squeeze Holden in his patriotic shirt. He is too cute. It's nice that his school has Patriotic Day.

I happen to be a morning pug, and Momma hates it! I am ready to PLAY around 5:30 AM! muhahaha

Happy birthday to your G-G-pa!

Harry Pugalicious said...

Salinger, I's not a morning pug either. Mornings are for sleeping!

It's really nice that you and your Mom are doings good today instead of your usual ;-)

Happy B-day to your great grandpa!

Stubby said...

Salinger dude - I used to be a morning person but now that I am old, I could sleep in all day. Just keep this in mind for my visit to Indy good buddy.

I love how the schools are becoming more involved in this day of rememberance. Mom would have me wear patriotic things and display the American flag all year long if she thought she could get away with it.

93 used to seem old but it's just an age. Happy birthday to your great grandpa and just because he thinks dogs belong on farms doesn't make him crazy. Maybe we would love farm life. Farms have pigs, so sign me up!

Stubby xoxo

Oakley and Swisher said...

We are not morning people or dogs at our house Salinger buddy so we totally understand. You couldn't believe they were trying to take pictures of you early in the am, huh? Poor little buddy. It was good of you to pose for Patriotic Day pictures they were very nice pictures. Happy birthday to your great grandpa. All dogs belong on a farm, BOL!

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

Deefor said...

Happy birthday to your Great Grampa. He looks great. It's sad and good to remember today. Have a great weekend.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Oh Salinger - I think that Holden's school is doing a wonderful thing today.

And a great big shout out to Great Grandpa Conrad...Happy Birthday!

Pug Posse said...

Happy Birthday to Great Grandpa! We have a great grandma who just turned 94 last week! But why do you look so grumpy in that last picture?

Pug hugs and kisses,
The Pug Posse

Hank said...

Sal, buddy! Great pic o' you and yer great gramps!

And Holden looks real nice in good ol' red, white and blue!

dw said...

Salinger, you and Holden both look very patriotic today. Thank you both for honoring this day. And a happy birfday to your great grandpa!

Nevis said...

Happy Birthday Great Grandpa Conrad!!!!

And I like "Patriotic Day" too! You look very smart in the photos, Salinger, no matter what time of day it is.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi salinger!
oh what a wonderful post!

you look so cute with your great grandpa!

emmitt and i are wishing him a wonderful birthday!