Happy Fourth of July to all of our American friends out there. Fire works quite well as long as it's contained, and these fireworks are under extraordinarily tight control. Not an ember is going rogue at this party!
Here are the titular threesome -- Dani, June and Teddy -- on the Truman Balcony at the White House. For those of you who are not familiar with it (and I wasn't prior to today) here's a quote from Wikipedia:
"The Truman Balcony is the second-floor balcony of the Executive Residence of the White House, which overlooks the South Lawn. It was completed in March 1948, during the presidency of Harry S. Truman."
It's a great place for watching all the fireworks on July Fourth. Of course you have to have special access especially for VIPs (Very Impawtant Pussycats). Teddy already lives here, so it was a no-brainer.
Dani is trembling with excitement and the effort of trying to capture those balloons. Even one would do, but they keep floating up toward the balcony ceiling. You may have to jumpstart it, Dani!
And here's June, just taking it all in and hoping for a little breeze to kickstart her windmill. Go ahead, it's good for a kick or two at the very least. Either that or just blow on it. Sheesh!
And this is Teddy Roosevelt.
Did you know that the very first teddy bear, as we know it now, was created by him? And named after him. Teddy is short for Theodore which is his first name. If you want to know more about how Teddy came to be here's a link:
The teddy bear turned 100 in the year 2002, so now he is 120 years old.
Best be gentle with him!
What a great tradition!