But--also like a cat--I totally get the spirit of the celebration. Being independent, free to make (at least some of) my own choices is, on the whole, a good thing. And, although there are plenty of choices I'm not allowed to make--courtesy of a plethora of pesky rules, regulations, and laws (not all of which I agree with)--it's certainly better than the alternative. (See? Just. Like. A. Cat.)
"Mommy, de only boom-boomz we needz today iz ME."
Oh, and our friendly public service reminder... If you absolutely insist on risking your own life and limb today with some of those exploding paper packages? Please keep your pets inside, safely away from your temporary insanity.