Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kitty Love for our Veterans

KATIE:  Today is Veterans Day in the United States. And Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in other parts of the world. Waffles and I would like to pause in remembrance and honor of the men, women and animals that have served and are serving our country to protect our families, our homeland and our freedom.

It takes a very special individual to give of themselves through service. Today we hold two very dear US Marines close in our hearts– Glogirly's dad and her stepson, Gabe.


WAFFLES:  One of the most special things Glogirly can remember ever hearing came from my buddy Gabe (her stepson), on the day he graduated from Basic Training at the MCRD in San Diego. That's the same place that her dad was a US Marine recruit 74 years ago. Gabe told her that he'd learned a lot about the men that came before him. Like the men that served in WWII. They volunteered without hesitation and with courage. They were the heart of the Marine Corps and to him, they were the REAL heros. "Like your dad." 

I think I'm going to keep Gabe around. He's one of the best kinds of people a cat could ever love.




Happy Birthday USMC!
Yesterday marked the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. That's a lot of candles and a lot of heroes. 

The Marine Corps adopted Semper Fidelis as its official motto in 1883. Translated from Latin, it means "Always Faithful." U.S. Marines use an abbreviated verbal version, "Semper Fi," to voice loyalty and commitment to their Marine comrades-in-arms. 

~ Semper Fi ~


31 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful post Katie and Waffles.

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  2. absolutely purrfect, so special...the photos are just exquisite and so moving!
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  3. Waffles, dat pic of you and Gabe is da best!

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  4. What an awesome human and Marine Gabe is! Paws up to our veterans.

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  5. We're thankful for all the men and women who serve the country to keep us safe!

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  6. Beautiful post! We're thankful for all the men and women who serve our country to keep it safe too! 😍🎉🌹

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  7. What a nice way to honor our veterans...and our Marines. Paws up to them!

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  8. We will remember them and we thank them.
    We like the pic of Gabe and Waffles :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  9. Lovely post! We remember and thank all our veterans and our allies.

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  10. Yes, our veterans deserve our thanks today and every day.

    Waffles, I think you love Gabe!

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  11. Beautiful post and tribute,xx Speedy

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  12. You know a real Marine ? A true one ? Wow ! You can be proud of your grandpa and of your buddy Gabe ! Purrs

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  13. Semper Fi and PAWS UP to all our veterans and all those who are currently serving in the armed forces! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth ad Calista Jo

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  14. Thank you Gabe and all of you other Veterans out there!

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  15. Oh that ' Real marines' pic - total adoration!!!!

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  16. Waffles I think you and Gabe look so sweet together! Yes we indeed honour all veterans who have served in the cause of freedom. xxx

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  17. Happy Veterans Day to all veterans everywhere!
    Thank you for your service!

    Noodle and crew

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  18. Fank you and yous gwampaw and bwofur. Purrlease give them our deepest gwatitude and hugs. Weez fank all who have and do serve to keep us safe and furee.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy A

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  19. What a great post. YOu always say things to sell. Love the pictures - that closeup of Katie is gorgeous.

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  20. What a wonderful post and what an honor. Thank you to your Dad and Step-son :)

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  21. Nice post. Thank you to Glogirly's Dad and Gabe for their service.

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  22. What a lovely post! We love our veterans (including our dads, uncles and our nephew), and are thankful for their service, every day. Please give Gabe and Glogirly's Dad our heartfelt thanks.

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  23. I loved this post. I loved seeing Gabe and a loving comfortable Waffles and I loved reading the story of the family. My brothers (human) were Marines too. xxoo Semper Fi.

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  24. I missed commenting here on such a special important day! Thank you American heroes and Canadian heroes and thank you Gabe!! All the best! X

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  25. So cute! Waffles loves his big brother!

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