Friday, May 25, 2018

A #MemorialDay Weekend #FlashbackFriday Visit Down Memory Lane

It's here! While Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicks off the summer season here, it is also important to remember why we celebrate, as my flashback poster above featuring Wolf depicts.

Thank You, Heroes...

Remembering our K9 Heroes...

Honor Your Veteran, Share A Memory

Share a Remembrance | National Memorial Day Concert | PBS: Honor the fallen: Share your memories of a friend or loved one on the National Memorial Day Concert's Wall of Remembrance.

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”- ~James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery

Thank you to all our veterans - male, female, and K9 - who gave the ultimate sacrifice in order for us to enjoy the freedoms we can enjoy.

This holiday weekend is also a time to get together with family and friends, gather for picnics and barbeques, open up swimming pools, and get yards into summer shape. This second flashback photo dates back over three years ago and is of my now furangel Gibson supervising the opening and readying of our pool! Ahh...I'm ready to go in, how about you?!

Please be sure to take extra care to keep beloved pets safe while enjoying some early summer fun. This third flashback photo is from several years ago of our Harley as a cover dog model for American Pet Magazine, along with some of our FiveSibes holiday safety tips:

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Light a candle for a fallen veteran, 
human and K9, 
say "thank you" to a living veteran, 
and have a safe and happy 
holiday weekend with your family!

Woo! It's Flashback Friday here all week! Have a pic of your pet(s) early days? Gotcha Day? Birthday? Share it with us and join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane by grabbing our badge and linking up any time during the week! And be sure to pop over and visit other blogger's as well! What a great way to remember those early days, and a fun way to kick off the weekend! JOIN US! Maybe you even have a pic from Memorial Days past with your pets to share!


  1. Love this flashback Friday! Gibson looks about ready to hop in the pool and thanks for sharing your Memorial weekend safety tips. I didn't even realise it was a holiday there, thought it was only here in the UK. Boy am I out of touch with my former homeland!! Have a great weekend with your pups.

  2. That was terrific and I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

  3. No swimming for us this weekend but Mr. N's cooling harness/coat has already made an appearance. It's been a warm spring!

  4. Aww so cute. Love the memories. Enjoy the long Memorial day holiday. Much respect to all the soldiers past and present that several this country. Let us never forget their sacrifice.

  5. People sometimes disapprove of people getting together and enjoying Memorial Weekend but it is the reason these women and men fought for their country, for the ordinary things, the safety, the cats and dogs at home being themselves - without worry.

    My respects to your servicemen and women. Have a good and blessed weekend.

  6. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. 🇺🇸

  7. What a great flashback to wonderful memories. That pool pic looked super inviting, too!

  8. Hope you have a great Memorial day weekend!

  9. I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend. Thanks for posting these including the tribute to dogs of armed service personnel.

  10. This is a beautiful post, Dorothy! It's easy to forget that this day isn't just about BBQs and fun in the sun, it's about the sacrifice that so many have made for us so that we can enjoy the wonderful & SAFE life we have. I love the photo of Gibson by the pool, LOL! Great safety tips too.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  11. So important to remember the canine heroes. Every dog is a hero at heart, even though not all get to show it in battle.

  12. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend while you remember the importance of the day. This week will be Truffle's 7th birthday, so I will have lot of kitten photos of her on her BD.

  13. Happy Memorial Day, Y'all! I love reading & watching stories of how dogs are helping & supporting our veterans. If would be great if, next year, a whole mess of bloggers tackled this topic on the same day last year!

  14. It's always important to remember the reason we celebrate. Not in the US so not a holiday for us ... but we have similar days set aside.

  15. Happy Memorial Day to you guys as well! On my facebook page I'm flashing back to when I visited Andersonville, GA last summer. This is the deadliest POW camp during the Civil War. In about a years time there was over 13,000 deaths. It's a sad reminder how far this country has come.

  16. We owe a lot to our veterans (canines and humans alike!) I hope you have an enjoyable Memorial Day!

  17. Dogs provide a huge role to play in everyday law enforcement and military acts. So Thankful for them and our soldiers.