Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day!


A long time ago in the early 90's with Chica and Yoko.

We are very lucky to have a great Pop who loves us, feeds us and even cleans the litter boxes. He had cats even before us - White Kitty and Yellow Kitty.  Not very imaginative names but he loved them just the same.

Thank you Pop for letting Mom take all of us in and even move with us to a new town.  We appreciate all that you do for us.  Mom is taking him on a Garden Tour of one of the historic neighborhoods in Asheville - he loves stuff like that.  What are you doing for your Dad today?

Pop loving on Sweetpea and Yoko

Now for some fun trivia about Father's Day - did you know.....
Father's Day originated in America. The first Father's Day celebration (unofficial) was held in Spokane, Washington, on 19th June 1910

Pop shares the office chair with Darby.


The person credited for inventing the concept of Father's Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, of Spokane WA,  whose father had raised his six children single-handedly.


It was in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.

The declaration of 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day was signed as a law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon, in the year 1972.  

Two Spot getting a snuggle.

In most of the countries around the world, like USA, UK, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Japan and even Hong Kong, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. 

Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased. 

P.S. Mom did a tribute to Grandpop (her Dad) on her other blog. Go here to read it.

23 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Father's Day to your Pop.

We had Mom go to the store and get stuff to make a yummy dinner for Daddy. Something called Tournedos Eva with filet mignon and langstinos and Bearnaise sauce!
The Florida Furkids

Julia Williams said...

Happy Father's Day! MOL @ White Kitty and Yellow Kitty.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy Father's Day! I am featuring a post about my dad on Sunday... and I do NOT mean my human's boyfriend. ;-)

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Father's Day! Purrs!

Mariodacat said...

Awww nice tribute to your daddy. Happy Father's Day.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad

The Paw Relations

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope your Dad has a great Father's Day with lots of kitty kisses.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad and to wonderful Fathers everywhere! We loved your Mom's wonderful tribute to her day too.

Marg said...

Happy Father's day to Don. He does take good care of all you kitties. Hope you give him some extra head bumps today. Take care.

Meg & Quill said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad!!

Madi and Mom said...

Mom has a theory about men who love cats....that theory is THEY ARE KEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPERS!!!
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How neat to see a photo of your mom and dad on (Happy) Father's Day.

Cathy Keisha said...

Those were inneresting facts, all unknown to me. Happy Father's Day!

Flynn said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad and all the dads everywhere.

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad.you kitties are blessed. xoxoxo

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know all that stuff about Father's Day. Thanks for sharing.

And Happy Father's Day to your Pop!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you so much for sharing those facts about Father's Day. We never knew!

Happy Father's Day, and Happy Cat Daddy's Day, to your awesome dad!

Caren Gittleman said...

That Father's Day photo was priceless!!
Hoping you had a great one!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

I hope you had a great Father's Day!
Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee bee lated fatherz day ta yur dad guys...hope he got lotz oh ham samiches N friez N taked a nice nap ore 7 after de tour :)

Annie Bear said...

Happy Father's Day to your pop! What a great guy! So sweet to see Chica and Yoka. I enjoyed reading the info on Father's Day. I'm so glad it was made an official day.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice about Simba.

catsynth said...

What a sweet Father's Day post. Yay for all the cat dads :)

queencatlady said...

Mewz Dad is pawsome and a REAL man! Purrs to mew all! Love, Ms. Phoebe

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