Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Day for Giving Thanks

A Day for Giving Thanks

We have a sign outside our door that simply says "Give Thanks." TW hangs it up every November after the Halloween sign comes down. The first year it was up, a neighbor made a point to tell TW how that simple sign inspired her. She was feeling down and those two words made a difference in her life.

I won't lie; we've had a rough year. I had a hard time with my asthma earlier in the year, TW has had many more trips to the human vet than she would have liked, all the noisy construction work outside and to our own condo community, our taxes and maintenance have increased significantly while Pop's salary stays the same and, apparently, my food budget is being cut. (More about that next week.) I'm not even gonna bring up what's happening on a larger scale to the country we live in or that our team didn't make the playoffs once again but wound up trading the only good player they had.
A Day for Giving Thanks

Still we have many things to be thankful for: we still have a roof over our heads, the peeps can put food on the table even if it's store brand, TW still permits me to have this blog and Pop has his health and a job that he enjoys going to most days even if the commute is hell. And, hey, the Cubs won the World Series finally.

The Cat is warm, safe and happy in a forever home where there's no other cats to steal my food and my peeps' hearts. I can bite and attack Pop with no consequences. I have tunnels to run through and toys to play with. Life isn't all bad although that can change with that reduced food budget I'm being handed. TW says it's because I'm not pulling in enough Blogpaws' campaigns to help pay for the good stuff. Whatever.

Above all, we're thankful for you—our furrends and readers—and hope we've entertained you over the past year. Reading your comments have put smiles on our faces. You guys are the best!

Now permit me to say Grace.

GRACE! Now bring on the turkey!!!

A Day for Giving Thanks
A Day for Giving Thanks

33 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Farm cats are thankful they have good furriends on the internet like you CK.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your humans, CK! We do have lots to be thankful for here too.

Austin Towers said...

Happy thanksgiving once again, CK. Have a lovely time :) xx

Brian said...

We are so thankful to have you are our friend CK! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

Deb Barnes said...

We like simple....simple is good. Thanksgiving blessings from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

It has been a rough year for many but we still have things to be thankful for. We like your Give Thanks sign especially! Love to you on Thanksgiving.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx & Angels Abby & Gracie

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It's been a rough year for a lot of our friends, but we are SO thankful for your friendship. Happy, happy thanksgiving, CK! We hope you, TW, and Pop have a wonderful day.

meowmeowmans said...

We agree, CK. It's been a rough year. But like you, we are so grateful for the blessing we have. And your friendship is one of the biggest of those blessings. Wishing you, TW and Pop a Happy Thanksgiving, with love and hugs!

Dash Kitten said...

Have a lovely peaceful and family day CK

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

Katie Kat said...

Been a rough year for many, yet we are so thankful to have friends and to be blessed with knowing you all and purring fur you evfurry day.
Happy Thanksgiving! -Katie and the Katie Katz.

modern nomad said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Noodle and crew

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Thanksgiving, CK and family! At times like this, we need to focus on the good stuff. Cats, the big WWW that helps us gather together, family and friends.
xxoo
Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

Flynn said...

I am thankful to have you as a friend, CK.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and all my US friends.

Mariodacat said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends. We hope you had an enjoyable one. We have much to be thankful for also. We are very thankful for all our friends in the blog world, Twitter, Face Book, and local friends. We'll have to tighten the belt M says too because this living arrangement is very expensive compared to our house, and we haven't even started paying for the "assisted living" part yet. And who knows what's going to happen this year in the country!!!!!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We couldn't be for thankful for friends such as you! Hope you're having a purrfect Thanksgiving!!!

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaaaaw CK, we're so fankful to have ya'll fur furiends. Sorry 'bout dat budget thing. Mommy's cut everythin' to make sure we get our noms. She says she just can't afford da VET bills and 'pawrently, we're some sensitive kitties dat be purrone to some issues.? Anyways, we're sendin' purrayers dat da rest of this year, da next and every year after will find ya'll blest. Big hugs and Happy Fanksgivin'.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

You're right, CK...despite everything that's going on, we all have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you, TW and Pop...and thanks for being our friend.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! We are thankful for your friendship. I hope you have a better year next year. XO

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Thanksgiving! No matter how many things bother us during the year, we are always thankful for what we have now.

The Florida Furkids

Nellie Kowalik said...

CK Grrl Furrend and TW and Pops, yous is all is in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping this day holds all the warmth, contentment, and love of a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.
Kisses
Nellie (& Kozmo & Jo Jo & Cinnamon & Mommy)

Tamago said...

It's been a very rough year for me, too, at so many levels, but I'm also very thankful for all I have!
Happy to see you being safe and happy, loved dearly and you can attack pop with no consequences, haha :-)
Happy Thanksgiving to you, TW and pop!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

What a wunnerful sign to put up! Happy Thanksgiving Day. Hope you got special foods.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, CK. It's good to count your blessings in between all the bad things that happened...we know all about it ;) Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend and one extra for better times :) <3

The Menagerie Mom said...

We're sorry we missed this post yesterday, CK. We hope you and your peeps had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for friends like you!

Katie Isabella said...

CK, I know all of you had a loving time together yesterday. That matters so much being together. I too am grateful. I don't know what would have happened to me without having been adopted, thanks to Admiral. XX

Colehaus Cats said...

We're taking inspiration from your sign too, and being thankful for all we have. It has been a rough year but we are together and we give thanks we can come and visit you here. Have a good weekend!

Caren Gittleman said...

CK and fam, we feel your pain (with moolah changes), but...we share in your gratitude. We are grateful for the many, many years of friendship that we have had with you and we look forward to many, many more. Know that we ALWAYS CARE ABOUT YOU!!!! (((hugs)))) catchatwithcarenandcody

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Sorry it wasn't the best year for you guys! But you met us right!?? Amarula wants to know how could that not make it the best year ever!? And thanks for telling us about the contest - we are trying out! thanks hairballsandhissyfits.com

Jean Neilson said...

We're late....we made it though. Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific.

Shoko and Kali

Dash Kitten said...

We hope you enjoyed a good dinner CK. Happy Thankful Thursday blog hop!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I'm thankful that you make me laugh, CK. I know that you and TW put a lot of energy into your blog and I look forward to reading each and every post. You and TW have been very kind and supportive to me as a new blogger this year, and I am very thankful for that as well. I look forward to seeing what's in store for 2017!