"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, May 24, 2019

Early Awww Monday May 27, 2019

Previous image removed as I unknowingly
used it thinking it was a free photo.
See below comment from photographer.
You are using my photograph without permission. (That's my orange cat, Waffles, with the American flag.) As a blogger, I would hope you'd take the time to select photos for your posts that are not copyrighted or owned by someone else. There are thousands of stock photos that can be purchased for pennies, or Creative Commons photos that allow free usage, or you can create images yourself. Just because you find a photo online through a google search, etc...does not mean it doesn't belong to someone. Please understand there is a person, a photographer, an artist on the other side of many photos circulating online. And copyright infringement, whether intentional or not, is never cool. Debbie Glovatsky GLOGIRLY - Tails of Two Funny Cats & Their Girl URL of the above photo: https://www.glogirly.com/2013/05/happy-memorial-day-from-katie-waffles.html 
In remembrance of all the lives spent for freedom...    
and lives endured during the fight for freedom.
Never forget. I won't.


  1. No, i will always be grateful for all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

  2. Aww! cute kitten heheh!

    Nice post, Happy Memorial Day from London :-)

  3. Cute patriotic kitty. I won't forget either.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  4. That is a beautiful Memorial Day tribute! Prayers for all who serve today and everyday.

  5. you are exactly right, we must never forget! Love the photos you chose and the sentiment

  6. Happy Memorial Day to you. What a sweet kitty. I love your header photo
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. What a sweet special kitty photo ~ I won't forget either ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I am thankful to all who have served.

  9. We will always remember our heroes, always.

  10. Happy Memorial Day- we celebrate Remembrance day in November in Canada

  11. Kathe,

    What a lovely tribute to our fallen heroes from the greatest generation we'll ever know! DH's dad was in WWII. He did not see active combat as his training finished incidentally just as the war came to end. I'm thankful he did not have to go into battle because that's a living hell for all who's done it. I'm going to link this post to the 4M dance floor because it's all about the mewsic. We don't care what kind ya have just as long as you share and play along. ;) Have a boogietastic week and thanks for visiting!

  12. If not for this country taking in my family, I might have had family in that tribute. My father served in the Army Air Force and one of his sisters was a WAVE. That sister served in Europe (Great Britain), I believe. So many sad and tragic stories of that time, and I think of all the soldiers who never came back so we can be free today. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com.


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