5/30/2011

The View from the Moo: Moomorial Day

We wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!
We remember our wonderful
men, women, and canines
serving in our military, past and present.
We're furry grateful for your service.

We salute woo!
And I declare this as "Moomorial Day", too. I'd like to thank everyone for their good vibes & wishes for me during my little toofer-adventure. I'm feeling back to normal, I even dragged Jack around in the yard, just for the fun of it! All kidding aside, he really is a great brofur, and was furry caring & protective when I was feeling under the weather. What a guy!

The peeps have been busy. They moved a whole lotta stones out of the ground in our play area to a big circle by the trees, and then mom put lots and lots of dirt in the circle. Dad's been digging and taking dirt out of a whole lot of holes in the ground. Weird, huh? The peeps say it will all make sense. In the meanwhile, we're not allowed to do zoomies thru the holey part of the yard. *sigh* humans can be soooo confusing! and that's today's View from the Moo!

Have a good Moomorial Day, everyone! Remember to share your cook-out with your bestest canine pals!

Toodle-woo!
Miss Moo

………….PART TWO…………..
We almost furgot - today is Sarge's
PEEPS ON PARADE!
We'll tell woo a bit about our peeps-
Dad loves numbers. He thinks about them ALL the time. He even teaches numbers & math to new Naval cadets who will soon be heading off to the Naval Academy just as soon as he teaches them about some really cool advanced number stuff like calculus during their preparatory school. When he's not teaching, he plays Sodoku, and he is really really good at it. He also likes to build stuff and that requires using a lot of numbers too. Pretty much, if there are numbers involved, Dad (whose people name is Joseph) likes it.

Dad also gives good hugs. Jack loves ear skritches & hugs from dad.
Now Moo knows how to work the camera while she gets her hugs.
About our other peep, Mom….
Mom is an artist and draws lots of different stuff for a living. When she has time, she likes to draw & paint other things, like animals, too. She's usually chained to the computer and tablet, but we pry her loose once a day fur a walk, plus we let her out to cook meals and drive us around & things like that. We keep her busy so she doesn't wander off & get into trouble.

Mom loves to take pictures of us, but that means she isn't actually in many pictures with us. Since its Memorial Day, she thought it would be nice to tell woo about her special Memorial Day 2 years ago. At Battleship Cove, in Ma., they have a PT boat museum. The PT boats were made of wood and used during & after WWII, now only a hand full still survive. Mom's Dad was a Motor Machinist (engine mechanic) on a PT Boat, and when he passed away many years ago, he donated all his photos & memorabilia to the newly founded PT Boat Museum- but that was before they documented the names of donors.
Today, people are not allowed up on the boats… unless you are either a former Navy PT Boat Sailor or the descendant of one. and as a furry special favor, she was allowed to raise the flag on a PT Boat on Memorial Day. The director had arranged a little ceremony, several retired Navy men stopped by too. They even played a recording of TAPS, and saluted, while she raised the flag in memory of her father, John N. It was furry touching, a LES moment fur sure.
Mom was finally able to get copies of her dad's service records, so that he is entered into the proper museum records in honor of his service as a crew member on the famous PT Boats.

13 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says something about ACDC and an earworm -

I'm not sure what she means -

SERIOUSLY, I'm furry glad to see woo are doing well -

When Mom khan gather the green paper$, I'm supposed to have my own dental spa day -

Happy MOOmorial Day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Khampers

T. Maxx said...

Happy MooMorial Day!!

Cheers,
Maxx

Wild Dingo said...

wow, what a nice thing to read about your peeps! I don't know if woo know it, but Mr. Wild Dingo is a Naval Acadamy graduate and retired military officier. we went to his ancient reunion last year: http://www.wilddingo.com/2009/10/30/tree-fallin/.

It's a very touching story and photo of your mom!

The Thundering Herd said...

We think Moomorial Day is a terrific idea. And very cool about your hu-granddad and the PT Boat.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Good to hear you are doing fine, Moo. And we can't help but wonder what all that digging is about - but we are sure it will something very nice.

Thanks for sharing about your peeps. Mom is a numbers person too, and she loves sudoku. Very cool about your grandfather. Your Mom must be very proud of him.

Happy Memorial Day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sarge said...

Hey Moo!
Wow, great post about your peeps! My dad was in the Navy so he really thinks what your dad does is very cool. Mom loves art and she's glad to meet your mom too! Great post for today being Moomorial Day. Thanks so much for pawticipating and I'm really glad to meet you and your peeps!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Suka said...

hey Jack-a-roo and Miss Moo,

What a very nice Memorial Day tribute, and such a sweet tribute to your brofur Jack! So furry happy you have healed, Moo! But I think being able to do zoomies around the holes and rocks would help you feel even better. ;->

Loved your "Peeps on Parade!" You have such lovely humans, and they are so interesting! Your mom's story of her father is awesome. She must be so proud! Thanks for sharing!

Suka

FiveSibesMom said...

Such a nice "Moomorial"...very glad your Mom was able to get her dad's records. Enjoyed hearing about your hu-parents. SO happy you are feeling all good again, Moo! I'm sure Jack is glad too! Nice photo - FiveSibes is hosting a "Patriotic Pets" photo contest - you guys should think about submitting that photo! Have a happy and safe Memorial Day. Husky hugs!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur letting me know I should khome bakhk fur some peeps on parade floats ;-)

Great pikhs and stuffs!

Furry furry khool!

Another pawesome post by Miss Moo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and The Golden Khampers

Elyse K said...

Wow, Jack and Moo! That is a furry neat story about your granddad and the PT boat!

Could woo please have hu-dad give you some pets and ear scritchies from me? Happy Moomorial Day!

Huffle Mawson said...

It's good to learn more about your mum and dad!

Benny and Lily said...

Nice to meet you guys. And what a nice tribute
Benny & Lily

ForPetsSake said...

What a special day that must have been for you! It must have been noce to see the retired Navy men and get a glimpse into what their experience was...
Glad everyone's feeling better!