Tiger Lily's Pad

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
– President George Washington

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
— General George S. Patton

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
– President Harry S. Truman

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
– President John F. Kennedy

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

 – General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

“I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”
– President Ronald Reagan

These words are just as important now as they were when they were first spoken. Today as we remember those brave men and women who are gone, let us also honor what they fought and died for - our freedom.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen!

Even our cactus is celebrating our risen Savior:

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

We have a really good reason to be happy this new year and we all say "Thank you Lord!"

My woofie Sushi was very sick for about a squillion years and we were all very concerned about her. (Mom just told me it was more like 4 days but what does she know?) Anyway Sushi stopped eating anything and would not even sniff at her favorite treats. Then she could not jump up onto the couch or the bed. Then she started drinking a lot of water and then she started throwing up all over the house (Mom and my Daddy spent a lot of time cleaning up after her) and doing a lot of what Mom told me is called whimpering. Then she made a nest in the leaves in the back yard and would not come in the house even when it was very cold so Mom had to carry her in. Then Mom and my Daddy talked about how these were the same symptoms my woofie Zeke had before he had to leave us early last year and Mom had a very hard time to keep from crying.

So on Monday Sushi ate a little bit of my woofie Marco's breakfast and wagged her tail and followed Mom around the house a little bit before she took a long nap on her bed in the living room. On Tuesday she ate all of Marco's breakfast (she would not eat out of her own bowl so Marco ate Sushi's breakfast) and took a walk around the park with my Daddy. Then she ate most of her dinner out of her own bowl and even ate a treat. Then last night she was able to jump up on the couch and the bed all by herself.

And today Sushi is almost all the way back to being her old happy and active self. She even yodeled at our neighbor from our back yard!

So we all hope that your New Year has started as well as ours has! And we hope that you have a very wonderful 2014!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day 2013

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
 —Patrick Henry
Our thanks go out to all of you who have been vigilant, active and brave for your willingness to put your lives on the line to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's Constitution Day in the U.S.A.

"Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens." (from Constitution Day). There is a lot of good information at this site.