Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Father's day is a secular holiday celebrated around the world on various days throughout the year. In many countries it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. There are several possible origins of the celebration; from a 1908 service in a United Methodist church organized by Grace Golden Clayton, commemorating the deaths of 361 men in the West Virginia Monongah coal mine explosion, to the 1909 event inspired by mother’s day, organized by Sonora Smart Dodd, in Spokane Washington, in celebration of her father who had raised her after the death of her mother. In 1956 a Joint Resolution of Congress recognized Father’s Day and in 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed the law, officially recognizing Father’s Day as a national holiday in the United States.

In honor of father's day, we are posting
photos of the boys from "pre-blog" days.
These photos are from May 10, 2006.
The boys were just over three months old.

After just a few trips outside,
the boys got bolder.

Tanj still looked a little tentative...

and sought assurance from his new Dad.

Uh-oh, Tanj was pumped up...

You can tell from his fluffed tail.

Uschi knows the game is on.
His ears went back and
his tail fluffed.

Tanj stalked one way...

and Uschi stalked the other.
(nice tail Usch)

"You better not attack me Uschi"

They circled each other slowly.

Tanj pranced by Uschi.

"Tag! You're it!"

Now its Uschi's turn...

and he bounded away from Tanj.

Tanj rested with a big smile.

Uschi was ready for more.


Run Tanji, here he comes!

Later the whole family sat in the car,
parked in the driveway.

Tanj struggled to keep his eyes open...

but soon fell fast asleep.

Uschi rolled around in the back window...

Going, going, gone.

The baby boys naped after a good day of play.

Hope you enjoy this Father's Day!

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Daisy said...

Awww! What could be cuter than puffy-tailed kittens playing. Tanji and Uschi sure were adorable babies. Happy Father's Day!

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I love how they fall asleep at the end of the day! Looks like they got really tired out, hehe!