MEOW! Hissy Fit Jones here. We’re enjoying a long holiday weekend. Let me tell you all about it.
Monday is Memorial Day in the United States. It’s a day set aside to honor the men and women who died defending this country.
Here in the South, this weekend we have Decoration Day, an annual informal event where folks go and clean up the cemeteries where their family members are buried. Back in the day humans had picnics in the cemetery too, but I think that practice stopped after the first zombie flick hit the screen.
For lots of people, it’s a long weekend that signals the unofficial beginning of summer. As a cat I never understood that, because summer doesn’t start until the middle of June. Same with school starting signaling fall, when in reality it’s still hotter than three hells when the school year begins here. Maybe it used to be different before climate change, but I’m too young to know.
Because humans can’t celebrate anything without having a sale, there will be lots of Memorial Day sales and shoppers will be out in force. There will also be cookouts. How ridiculous! People died for us, so let’s celebrate by saving 20% on a mattress and eating bratwurst!
Jen will be working her 2nd job some this weekend. She delivers groceries to people. It’s really hot outside and it makes Jen feel tired when she gets home. We cats will nap and dream of the humans who died and the animals at the Rainbow Bridge who provide them love and support. I like to think of Rumpy planting big, wet, sloppy kisses on the faces of soldiers and DeDe telling them how beautiful they are. June Buggie? Well, not every animal can be a support animal. Right?
We hope that whatever you do this weekend, you take some time to remember the sacrifices soldiers make. Regardless of your personal beliefs about the military and war and stuff, fallen soldiers have family members who miss them very much.