Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Le Quatorze Juillet


Being a very perceptive wire fox terrier, I figured out what day today is when I heard Mom wake Dogdad with a full-throated version of the Marseillaise. Just Harry and I were a little offended because usually we wake them up with an even fuller-throated two-part series of our best barks (just to alert them either that the neightbor's car has pulled out of the driveway or, worse yet, that those yappy dogs across the street are out promenading -- in our cul de sac no less).

If the truth be told, my sensitive terrier ears were also offended at the slightly off-key rendition of what they were hearing. But to Dogdad's credit, he just muttered, "thank you, sweetie," and rolled back over. It was, after all, 6:00 am.

Too early, I guess for frites and saucissons to celebrate in good French style :(
But let not my idle kvetching take away from the celebration of le quatorze, or as we Americans call it, Bastille Day!!! After all, the fireworks were all the way on the other side of the ocean!! Just stay away from Mom or she may sing again!!!

Woofs, mes amis,
Jake

24 comments:

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, are frites and saucissons french fries and hotdogs?? We're coming right over!
Happy Bastille Day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Allons enfants de la patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé ! Véronique was singing this morning when she was watching the parade on the Champs d'Elysée on TV .... Yes, she is half french / half swiss...what a mess !
Kisses, Faya
PS : my brother is french (Lyon)...
woohooo !

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Gus said...

Oh My...we had to hear muzzer sing that, it is stirring. Made me want to go outside and howl. (no howling in the house you know!) Well, as Astarette said: Bijoux mon founts.

my french is not so good, but my intentions are three benny

gussie

Sophie Brador said...

Bien oui mes petite garçons. It is Bastille Day, although you wouldn't know it here. Well, not on my street anyway. All is quiet. Maybe they will have some fireworks down at the Old Port tonight. That would be kind of cool.

xo
SB

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. The family really appreciates all the support.

Live Mona

wally said...

Ooooooh! You guys know how to celebrate the storming of the bastille! Let's storm the kitchen!

wally t.

Joe Stains said...

I don't think it is EVER too early for French Fries!! Happy Bastille's Day!

Asta said...

Jaques et Awwy
I hope you got to eat the saucissons et les fwites..hehehe..I wish I could have heawd youw Mom singing ,I bet it was faboolous..my Mommi has the wowstest voice evew..vewy off key, so she didn't even twy,
Joyeux quatowze to you!!!
love and smoochie bisous
ASTA

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Mmmmmm...food...mmmmm hot dogs....mmmmmm Fries!!!! Ohhh yea, you got my drool flowing!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Moco said...

What a wonderful dinner. We shall all come and sing with your mom.

Snowball said...

I love the last picture the best. Its definitely French! Can I have some too?

Happy Bastille Day.

Luv
Snowball

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

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Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Blue said...

You guys are so cosmopolitan.
We Brits DO NOT celebrate Bastille Day - LOL!

I've just given you an Award & tagged you too.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

You are a good watch dog and should be rewards with fries and hot dogs. I hope you got some.

Levi's mom

Jackson said...

Did you get saucisson on Bastille Day? Not even a sniff of anything like that in our house! Pah! J x

Petey said...

Hmmm, French fries! Vive la France!

Your pal,

Petey

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Glad you had so much fun. Did you know the Key to the Bastille can be found at George Washington's house at Mount Vernon, Virginia? Dog Dad even got to see it.

Essex & Deacon

Noah the Airedale said...

Bonjour mes amis..comment ca va?
Hmmmm frites!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Simba said...

I don't like fireworks, but the food looks good.

Simba x

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

H-Mom grew up in Paris and just had to open a bottle wine for the DAY! She, however, did not sing ...

Cassidy said...

Wow, that food looks sooo tasty! Hope you had a good 14th July.

Nibbles
Cassidy x

Eric said...

I take it you two didn't have to sing for your supper? Tres bonne...

wagging, Eric x

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Thanks so much for all the kind words & prayer for my Anint Annie. She left us yesterday. Me and the Mommy have been reading all our DWB friends bloggies all day because she said it make her laugh & smile.

Thanks for being my friends...Mona