Independence Day and Watermelon

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. We celebrate that event with Independence Day here in the United States. We hope that your holiday is safe, with family and friends, and festive.

One of the traditions of Independence Day is a picnic. And no picnic is complete without Watermelon. Certain Siberian Huskies, say like Dave over at the Army of Four, are known for their love of watermelon. But what about The Herd Annex?


Treat formation has been called!


Hmmmm, this doesn’t smell like our usual treat.


Tartok took his watermelon ball into the dining room for closer inspection.


And then decided it tasted pretty good after all.


Mmmmmmm – rug licking good.


  1. houndstooth on July 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

    We’ll have to try watermelon at our house! It looks like something we could really get into!

  2. Suka on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Happy Independence Day! Hope you and yours had a fantastically fun time at your picnic and lots of food dropped for you pups! ;->

    I have yet to taste watermelon but I think after seeing how much Tartok enjoyed it my human is willing to let me have a nibble.


  3. KJ Pierson on July 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    All of my huskies I’ve had have went nuts over watermelon. They didn’t even hesitate, just munching it straight down lol.

  4. Kari on July 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Happy 4th of July

    Stop on by for a visit

  5. Lorenza on July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Grrreat way to celebrate!
    Happy Independence Day to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Huffle Mawson on July 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Happy Independence Day! I have never tried watermelon.

  7. Sam on July 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Sam loves watermelon – although, Monty thinks we are trying to poison him.


  8. RumpyDog! on July 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    *sends Jen to buy some watermelon*

  9. Sankissjuice on July 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Wah, you guys get watermelon on Independence Day. I think I am going to have to give piggies some real yummies today too. We have a summer blockbuster released today. Check it out on our blog.

    I’ll be back,

  10. The Ao4 on July 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Wooooo! Hey Tartok and Ruby – can I come over!?!? I don’t know how this happened, but we are OUT of watermelon! Isn’t that illegal or something?
    Happy Independence Day! We’re going to celebrate by listening to Mom read the Declaration!

  11. jane on July 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Bruce loves water melon lol

  12. Ice 'n Ayla on July 4, 2012 at 5:59 am

    My Dad, Ice, does the same thing. If the hu-Mom or hu-Dad give him something different, he won’t eat it in front of them, he takes it into the livingroom and rolls it around on the rug a few times, checking it out from all angles, then decides whether or not he wants to eat it. Most times, he does, whether he likes it or not, just to keep ME (Ayla) from getting it.

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