I’m a Yankee Doodly Dandy, Yankee Doodle Do Or Die Doodles or High Five Doodles…Seventy-six Trombones and a hundred and ten cornets and a gazillion Little Drummer Boys.  Uh, oh.   Wrong holiday.   Scratch the Little Drummer Boys and save them for stable duty in December.   It’s a Grand Old Flag, it’s a high-flyin’ Flag…Oh, Say can you see by the dawn’s early light?   The Red Man can see but the old woman Slow truly can’t see anything much these days and Pretty’s too busy working to even look and we can be sure she won’t be catching any of dawn’s early light but hey we Party Hearty for the 4th of July because we love us some Freedom and Independence and Liberty.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all Peeps and Pups are created Equal and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.   Ring that Liberty Bell Once and then Ring it Again in Case Anyone Missed It The First Time in 1776!!   Hey, yo, that was 235 years ago, right?   Right?   We’re talkin’ 235 years ago, and that bell just keeps on ringing!   So, I say go ahead and Ring It Right Now in case anyone missed it the first time!! 

Ring-a-ding-ding – bells pealing in background as The Red Man proclaims the 4th of July Holiday an Equality Day for all Peeps and Pups everywhere so go on and make a  parade of marching bands and theme floats or have a picnic in a park or ride in a boat on the lake or get too much sun  at the beach or eat too many hot dogs or slices of watermelon or bowls of homemade peach ice cream or drink too much beer or have too many Buddy Biscuits or gnaw on too many rawhide treats or go to the General Store to buy lots of candy like Squirrel Nut Zippers.   That’s right – pick your own favorite things to do on Equality Weekend and live it up!

Of course, let’s face it.   Some of us are more Equal than others.

Have a fun-filled Fourth, Sports Fans, and make that Pursuit of Happiness idea work for you…catch you later…