Thanksgiving

A SPARK ABOUT FAMILY & A DOODLE AWWW

Sparks

After spending a few days celebrating Thanksgiving with family, I thought it would be appropriate to share a Spark about family. I found one from Virginia Satir, which I particularly like.

 

family spark: A family photo with the Blue, Schmitz, Davis and Sperling families.

 

The man seated on the left is Dad Tom’s nephew as is the man standing to my right in the photo. The third brother is the one with a daughter at UVA. If you are curious, you can see him on this post, “Thankfuls & Times Gone By.” I truly am thankful for Tom’s family and blessed to be part of it.

The author of today’s Spark, Virginia Satir, was an American author and psychotherapist, who passed away in 1988 at age 72. Her pioneering work in the field of family reconstruction therapy gained her the title “Mother of Family Therapy.”

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

Awww Mondays

Today’s Awww photo is of another woofie, Huckleberry, and our great nephew, Davis.

 

A teenager asleep with his head resting on a Goldendoodle.

Huck is also a Goldendoodle. I have shared him on the blog previously. Davis had all four of his wisdom teeth out on Tuesday, so spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday sleeping and drinking milkshakes.

There is no doubt this is an Awww photo, so Davis and Huck will be participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop. Click on the Awww badge  if you’d like to join.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

It is time again for Stinky to plan Periwinkle’s and his Tuesday adventure. I am not certain what he has planned. He mentioned they might be helping me with Christmas decorating, but I think that was just to throw me off track. I do know that whatever they get up to, they will be overjoyed if you come along with them. They’ll be looking for you tomorrow.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

KITTES BLUE WISH YOU HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is always the day we share our thankfuls with you for Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. So, it’s totally appropriate that Thanksgiving here in the U.S. always lands on Thursday.

Kitties Blue are thankful they have the entire bed to themselves.

 

Thanksgiving Kitties Blue: grey cat sleeping under the bed covers with only her head sticking out.

 

Kitties Blue also are thankful that the treat lady is tending to their needs while their humans convort with dogs.

Dad Tom and I are thankful to be spending Thanksgiving with family.

We all are thankful for our friends, followers and supporters.

Kitties Blue will be participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you’d like to do the same, click on the Thankful badge,

🦃 Wishing All a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. 🦃

 

PTU PLAYTIME & THANKSGIVING SPARK

Awww Mondays 

The PTU is not such a scary place if the cat is not the one going to the vet. In fact, jostling for the opportunity to inhabit it can make for some fun playtime, as demonstrated by Raleigh and Kizmet.

 

A light-furred ginger tabby cat and a grey cat spend some playtime in a PTU (personal transportation unit), also known as a cat carrier.

Kizmet and Raleigh will be popping over to Comedy Plus to join the Awww Mondays blog hop. To participate, click on the Awww badge.

Sparks

With Thanksgiving in the United States just a few days away, I wanted a Spark representing gratitude. This quote from Joseph Auslander is not what I was looking for, but with the wars between Israel and Hamas and Ukraine and Russia, it seemed totally appropriate!

 

 

Joseph Auslander was an American poet, anthologist, novelist and translater of poetry. He graduated from Harvard University in 1917, and became an instructor in English at Harvard while studying for an advanced degree in 1919. From 1921 to 1922 he attended the Sorbonne in Paris on fellowship. Auslander was appointed the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and served from 1937 to 1941. His best-known work is “The Unconquerables” (1943), a collection of poems addressed to the German-occupied countries of Europe. He received the Robert Frost Prize for Poetry.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Tomorrow is that special day each week when Periwinkle and Stinky set out on a new adventure. Tomorrow they will be taking off from Periwinkle’s home over at Friends Furever. I know the kitties are looking forward to sharing their adventure with you, so please don’t let them down. Their adventures are always worth a few minutes of your time.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CLXXVI

Train Trip

Stinky is anxious for Periwinkle’s arrival so they can get started on today’s adventure. They will be making a whistle-stop tour around Stinky’s home state of Virginia. When he hears the familiar whoosh from the teleportation tunnel he is waiting with open paws to intercept Periwinkle. After some whisker kissing and paw hugs, Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her back into the tunnel for a a very quick trip to the train station in downtown Roanoke. 

When they arrive at the station and Periwinkle sees what Stinky has planned, she claps her paws together & exclaims, “Oh goody, a train trip. This is so exciting.”

“I hope our friends will think so,” says Stinky.

“Why wouldn’t they?” asks Periwinkle.

 

Two cartoon tabby cats dressed in warm coats and hats at the Amtrak Station in Roanoke, VA.

 

USA/World Spay Day

“Well, because they aren’t coming along. You know, Periwinkle, those who adventure with us are well aware of how important it is to spay and neuter their pets and companion animals as well as feral cats living in colonies. And last year, over on your blog, we did a special PSA for USA/World Spay Day. In fact, if our followers want to read more about it, they can click on the link to that post.  So, while we are busy spreading the word around my state, we are going to give our readers the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite past adventures from my blog.”

“I like the idea that I get to spend the day with you riding on a train, so I hope our readers won’t mind that they won’t actually be joining us today,” replies Periwinkle.

“Periwinkle why don’t you select a favorite adventure first,” says Stinky.

Tea Party

“That’s easy. I loved the Tea Party you had for me on June 8, 2020!”

(To visit any of the past adventures, click on the photos.)

 

A ground hog, rabbit, squirrel and robin at a tea party with two cartoon tabby cats.

 

“That was a great adventure, Periwinkle. I got to invite some of the woodland creatures who hang out in our yard.”

“I loved meeting all of them. They were so kind to me.”

Double Date with Tyebe and Cooper Murphy

“I really enjoyed our trip to Sandstone Falls in West Virginia on March 30, 2021, when we went hiking, fishing and picnicking with Cooper Murphy and his girlfriend Tyebe.”

“That was great. It’s fun to include friends in our adventures occasionally; though, I do prefer when it is just the two of us,” Periwinkle tells Stinky.

 

A white cat, and orange tabby cat with two cartoon tabby cats (all wearing hats and holding fishing poles) at Sandstone Falls in West Virginia.

 

Tortola, BVI

“Stinky, visiting your parents favorite vacation spot on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on May 10, 2022, was one of the most exciting and romantic adventures ever! I’d like to visit there again.”

“It really is beautiful there, Periwinkle. We can definitely go back sometime,” Stinky tells her.

 

Two cartoon tabby cats sitting on a roof over looking Long Bay in Tortola, BVI.

 

Eagles

“Our trip on the James River on April 27, 2021, to visit the Eagles was one of my all time favorites,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“Oh, Stinky, me too. We were so lucky they liked us and didn’t try to eat us for their lunch!”

 

Two cartoon tabby cats, wearing hats, and sitting on a branch with two eagles.

 

Preparing for Thanksgiving

“My turn again, Stinky. I had so much fun when we went to Mau’s Bake Shop on November 26, 2019, and he helped us make Thanksgiving pies, and we made you a Gotcha Day Cake.”

“That was a great one, as Mau was still with us then. And I really liked my cake,” replies Stinky.

 

A collage of two tabby cats wearing chef's hats and a tuxedo cat in an apron and chef's hat in front of a bakery and with a cat face cake.

 

“Those really were great adventures, Periwinkle. I hope our friends had fun revisiting them.”

“I sure know I did, Stinky. We have had so many great adventures…176 to be exact! And I am happy we were able to remind everyone how important it is to spay and neuter their pets.”

“It looks like it’s time to return to my house for a snack and a visit with all my fursibs.”

“Sounds good to me, Stinky,” replies Periwinkle.

After a snack, visit and quick nap, it is time for Periwinkle to return home. She and Stinky spend several minutes whisker kissing and paw hugging. With a final wave, Periwinkle hops into the teleportation tunnel for the trip home.

Stinky heads to the bedroom for a nap already thinking about seeing Periwinkle next Tuesday.

The End

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THANKSGIVING THANKFULS, A DOG & A POEM

Thankful Thursday

As today is Thanksgiving, Kitties Blue and I are beginning our post today with our thankfuls and by joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Dad Tom and I are thankful to be spending Thanksgiving with family; though, we do miss Kitties Blue.

We also are thankful we have this cutie pie (Lula) to give us love and kisses. She thinks she’s a lap dog. (Please don’t tell our gang we are cheating on them.)

 

Mushroom colored golden doodle dog.

 

Kitties Blue are thankful treat lady, Chris, is taking care of them for part of the time. I’m thankful my friend, Etna, will be there when Chris cannot be.

As always we are super thankful for our friends, followers and supporters, especially those of you reading and commenting on our “Looking Back” posts. 

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by  Brian. To participate click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

One of the posts I have the most fun with each week is the poetry challenge hosted by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. They provided an inspiration photo, and the participants write a poem based on that photo. If possible, I try to add one of the Kitties Blue to the photo. This week, you will find Raleigh helping out.

 

Boy toddler sitting atop a green toy train with an appalled expression on his face as he spots an orange tabby kitten on the tracks.

 

This toddler has the most incredibly shocked expression on his face, which I think is even more believable with the addition of Raleigh. The poem is from the toddler’s point of view; though, I am certain his vocabulary wouldn’t contain as many words.

 Life Is Not Fair

Hey, dumb cat get off the tracks.
I don’t know how to stop this train!
The cowcatcher’s going to give you a whack—
Smash your body and splatter your brain.
This isn’t a cat versus train game.
I’ll probably puke if I see your blood,
And be sent to timeout; though, I’m not to blame.
And, if you survive, you’ll get treats and hugs.
Pbbbt!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/23/2022

If you haven’t been participating in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, I recommend you to give it a try. It’s the perfect opportunity to use your imagination and creativity. Check out Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, for next week’s inspiration photo. And please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He aways writes a great one!

WISHING EVERYONE CELEBRATING

 

TODAY A HAPPY AND BLESSED

 

THANKSGIVING.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CLXII

Stinky anxiously awaits Periwinkle’s arrival. He knows time is flying by and it will soon be Christmas, but for him the individual days seem to drag on and on. He finds having to wait an entire week to see his girlfriend Periwinkle is agonizing. When he hears that familiar whoosh from the teleportation tunnel, he begins bouncing up and down on his back paws and spreads out his front ones to catch Periwinkle as she comes tumbling out. The two tabbies share their usual paw hugs and whisker kisses, and then Periwinkle asks the inevitable question, “What’s on the agenda today?”

Thanksgiving Traditions

Stinky tells her that he doesn’t think it’s a good time to travel anywhere because of the Thanksgiving holiday and because so many places are having super bad weather. He explains that he has planned an at home, educational adventure. Periwinkle rolls her eyes. She likes learning about new places when they travel, but sitting at Stinky’s house learning “stuff” doesn’t get her excited.

Luckily for Periwinkle, Stinky does not see the eye roll, as he begins telling Periwinkle what they are going to do. “As Thanksgiving is just two days away, I thought it would be fun to learn about Thanksgiving traditions in other countries.”

Periwinkle gives him a curious look, and replies, “I didn’t know other countries celebrate Thanksgiving. I thought that was totally an American tradition.”

“It is not called Thanksgiving in all the other countries. They have their own name and traditions for the celebration. The places that actually call it Thanksgiving are the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Liberia,” Stinky explains.

Periwinkle puts her paws over her mouth to stifle a yawn. “Stinky, this might be interesting, but to be truthful, I am really bored by the idea. And I bet our readers will be as well. Is there something else we can do?” asks Periwinkle.

“What would you like to do?”

Thank You to Friends and Family

“Can we make some cards for our friends and family to thank them for being in our lives?” asks Periwinkle.

“Periwinkle, that is a great idea. To be honest, I was that excited about just talking about Thanksgiving. I’ll collect some supplies for us!”

The tabbies get busy making cards and chatting about some past adventures. When finished, they share their creations with each other.

Periwinkle shares her first card, which is for her mom.

 

 

“Periwinkle, your mom is going to love that,” says, Stinky. “Here’s the one I made for my mom. We pretty much had the same idea for what we wanted to say.”

 

 

“Good job, Stinky, I think our moms are going to be so excited when they see what we have made for them. I need to thank my dad too, as he helps us with lots of our adventure photographs. Should we thank our fursibs next?”

“Definitely! I’ll go first this time.”

 

 

“That’s nice, Stinky. Now it is my turn. ” says Periwinkle.

 

 

“Reesie, Raz and Noelle are really going to appreciate that, Periwinkle. You are a great sisfur. I have the most special card to share now.”

 

 

Periwinkle blushes when she sees Stinky’s card. “Stinky, it is beautiful. Thank you so much, I love it and I love you,” says Periwinkle as she throws her paws around Stinky’s neck and gives him a big hug and whisker kiss. “Here’s my card for you.”

 

 

“I love you too, Periwinkle. We are fortunate to be together and have the opportunity to travel and do so many fun things.”

Periwinkle replies, “We also are blessed to have friends and followers who enjoy our adventures as much as we do. Let’s make a card for them as well.”

“That’s a terrific idea,” says Stinky.

 

 

“Stinky, I am not too sure about that pilgrim hat, but I do think we made a nice card. Do you think our friends will like it?”

Happy Tuesday

“Yes, I am certain they will. And let’s not forget to join the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus, as our Tuesdays are always happy.”

 

“Purrfect, now let’s go visit those kittens and the other Kitties Blue,” says Periwinkle.

The tabbies hunt down all the other Kitties Blue, give them their cards and paw hugs as well. Then Stinky’s mom gets treats for everyone while they visit.

Too soon it is time for Periwinkle to head home. She and Stinky wish each other a happy Thanksgiving and share lots of paw hugs and whisker kisses. As Periwinkle enters the tunnel, they give each other final waves. And with a whoosh Periwinkle is headed home, and Sawyer retires to his mom and dad’s bed for a nap so he can dream about Periwinkle.

The End

 

 

THANKSGIVING GOTCHA DAY & SAD FAREWELL

Thankful Thursday

Today is my fourth Gotcha Day, and for that I am very thankful. This was my first official photo taken that evening.

 

Thanksgiving gotcha day

 

This was my second official photo taken the following day. I may have been just about the grumpiest cat on the planet.

 

Thanksgiving gotcha day

 

I have to admit, I am a bit grumpy today, as Mom and Dad are not here to spoil me, but as I now have a second Gotcha Day (the day Mom brought me home from my walkabout) on July 21, I have decided to cut them a little slack. Because I can have a seizure at anytime, Mom has not left the city limits since October 2018. And I am certain she will tell Kit I need to get extra treats today.

I am slowly making friends with Kit. As Kit puts it, Astrid still thinks she’s an axe murderer. On the other side of the coin is Kizmet, who slept with her last night. The remainder of the gang are taking this unusual event of a “live-in” cat sitter with aplomb. As long as they are getting their meals on schedule, they really don’t care who is feeding and looking after them.

Anyhoo, I really am thankful as are all the Kitties Blue that Mom and Dad are spending Thanksgiving with family.

Profound Sadness

We are all in shock at the loss of our dear friend, Dad Pete Cusack, from Tomcat Commentary by Tim. Pete and his furry gang have been our friends and following us from the very beginning. They also were with us on our Sunday Selfies blog hop from week one. We have found that pet bloggers are incredibly caring and compassionate people, and Pete was at the top of that list. He was a kind, thoughtful, generous and loving individual. We are thankful to have known him and had him as a friend and supporter. We will miss him terribly, but he will remain in our hearts always.

I am going to pop over and join Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop and then sign-off.

All the Kitties Blue, Mom Janet and Dad Tom wish
everyone a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving.

 

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer

 

THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CX

Stinky is more excited than ever for Periwinkle’s arrival. He thinks he has planned a first-rate adventure for them, and is thrilled when she arrives a bit early. With the usual whoosh from the teleportation tunnel Periwinkle tumbles out into his waiting paws. After the usual whisker kisses and paw hugs, Periwinkle asks for details of their destination. Stinky refuses to tell her, grabs her paw and leads her back into the tunnel.

The First Thanksgiving 

When they arrive at their destination, Periwinkle blinks several times, as it appears that they have traveled back in time a few hundred years.

“Where are we, Stinky?”

 

 

“This is what is now known as Plimoth-Patuxet, previously Plimoth Plantation. It is a replica of Plymouth Colony, the site of the first Thanksgiving in 1621,” Stinky explains.

“Wow, this is the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving. That is very cool!”

“Yes, it is. It was a celebration of the Plymouth colonists first autumn harvest and took place over three days sometime between late September and mid-November,” Stinky tells Periwinkle. “Fifty-two colonists and 90 Wampanoag native Americans celebrated together.”

 

 

“This garden doesn’t look very well tended, Stinky? Is this where they grew their pumpkins and sweet potatoes and green beans?”

“Periwinkle, this is a replica from the 17th century, and the Pilgrims didn’t have any of those things to grow or eat,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“That doesn’t sound right. Those are traditional Thanksgiving foods. Please tell me that they at least had turkey,” replies Periwinkle.

“Maybe. Though wild turkeys are native to the area, it is just as likely that they ate ducks, geese or swans. The only first-hand  account of the feast says they did eat fowl. The birds would have been stuffed with herbs, onions or nuts. They also had venison, as the Wampanoag killed five deer for the occasion. There really is no first-hand account that lists other food they might have had.”

“Interesting. So, how come we celebrate for only one day at the end of November if the first feast took place sometime between late September and mid-November and lasted for three days?” asks Periwinkle.

Stinky tells Periwinkle that the Continental Congress and several Presidents, including Washington, Lincoln and FDR were involved in proclaiming a day in November  as Thanksgiving, with the first being in 1777.  It was not until 1863, however, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to officially fall on the last Thursday of November. That’s when the modern holiday was first celebrated nationally.

With some deviations, Lincoln’s precedent was followed annually by his successors. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring the next to last Thursday that year as Thanksgiving Day. He did that again for two more years, but some Americans refused to honor his declaration. So, on November 26, 1941, FDR admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law making the fourth Thursday in November the official national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.

“Wow, Stinky, that certainly was a long and drawn-out process. Thanks for the history lesson, but can we look around some now?”

“Of course, I have lots of additional information, but I can walk and talk,” Stinky tells her.

Periwinkle gives Stinky an eye roll and look of exasperation, which he doesn’t see either.

Touring Plimouth-Patuxet

 

 

“Stinky, their houses sure were shabby looking. I don’t think they had heat or A/C,” Periwinkle exclaims.

Stinky points out the chimneys to Periwinkle and tells her they heated in fireplaces with wood. Also, he tells her that temperatures are cooler here in Massachusetts, and especially were 400 years ago, and they didn’t need A/C. Not to mention, they didn’t have electricity.

Stinky then asks Periwinkle if she’d like to see a replica of a wetu. Periwinkle gives him a quizzical look, and Stinky explains that wetu is the Wampanoag’s word for house.

 

 

“Sheesh, Stinky, I don’t think I would like to live here either,” blurts out Periwinkle.

Stinky giggles before telling Periwinkle that families erected these houses at their coastal planting grounds and lived in them throughout the growing season. But when the weather turned cold, the Wampanoag returned to the protection of inland villages. Dwellings in the villages were either long (50 to 60 feet usually), multi-family residences or smaller, round wetuash (plural of wetu). He knows Periwinkle wouldn’t enjoy that.

Stinky can see that Periwinkle is getting bored and says, “I will tell you how they constructed the wetu some other time.”

“Oh thanks, Stinky, as I do not ever plan to build one of these wetu-thingies I’d prefer not to hear about it.”

Visiting the Mayflower Replica

“In that case, lets head to the Mayflower II,” Stinky replies.

 

 

“Stinky, this reminds me of the pirate ships from Meow Like a Pirate Day. But I don’t understand why it’s called the Mayflower II.”

Stinky tells Periwinkle that Mayflower II is a reproduction of the 17th-century ship Mayflower. It was built in England in 1955 and ’56. It was sailed to America in 1957, recreating the original voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. As they tour the ship, Stinky refrains from telling Periwinkle more about the ship. Instead he decides to regale her with some information he has learned about turkeys.

Turkey Trivia

“Periwinkle, do you know to what extinct creature the wild turkey is related?”

Periwinkle thinks for a moment before answering with a question in her voice, “The Dodo bird?”

“You know that is not a bad guess, but the Dodo did not live in America. It is actually the T. Rex and the Velociraptor,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.

“I remember hearing that before, Stinky. I just forgot.”

“An adult wild turkey has 5,000 to 6,000 feathers, and turkeys have been around for nearly 10 million years; though, they almost went extinct twice. Also, wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour, and they sleep in trees.”

Periwinkle tells Stinky that those are all interesting facts, but that she knows something that will really surprise him. “Male turkeys are known for their gobbling sound. Female turkeys, however, cluck like a chicken, yelp when agitated or excited or purr like a cat when they are contented. Isn’t that the coolest thing, Stinky?”

“Wow, Periwinkle, I would love to hear that.”

“Me too, Stinky!”

“Periwinkle, I think I’m ready to head home and get some noms. How about you?”

“Oh, yes please. I am famished.”

Paw-in-paw the tabbies head back to the teleportation tunnel. Moments after entering, they arrive at Stinky’s house and Stinky’s mom fixes them some Fancy Feast turkey and giblets with some treats on the side. When they’re full, they visit with Stinky’s fursibs and take a nice long nap.

Finally it is time for Periwinkle to head home. The tabbies share lots of whisker kisses and paw hugs and wish each other a happy Thanksgiving. Then Periwinkle is gone in a whoosh.

The End

 

 

The tabby turkeys are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

 

ART FROM SUPERHERO SIDEKICK KIZMET

Caturday Art

Today’s art features Kizmet.

 

SUPERHERO SIDEKICK KIZMET

 

I used my favorite, tried and true app, Paint, to create this. The effect is “It’s Really Just Art After All” with the hard light filter. As usual the frame is from favpng

I made a puzzle for you as well.

preview117piecePurple Cat

Kizmet is participating in the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. You can do the same by clicking on her badge.

Superhero Sidekicks Calendar

The original photo from which I created today’s art may be the one Helen Woodward Animal Center uses in the 2022 Superhero Sidekicks Calendar. As we were unable to travel to California for a photo session, Dad Tom took a couple of photos for HWAC. At this point, we have no idea which photo was selected for the calendar. We also don’t know which month she will represent

What we do know is that you can pre-order your calendar now by clicking on the graphic below. The Calendar is $18 with a shipping fee of $5. All profits benefit HWAC.

 

Once again, Kizmet, Dad Tom and I want to thank everyone who made a donation to HWAC and voted for Kizmet in the contest. Here’s the link to the post where I announced her eighth place finish, “We Couldn’t Have Had a More Thankful Week.”

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Can you believe we are winding down to the conclusion of another year of sharing our selfies on Sunday? I don’t know where the year has gone, but it will soon be no more than a memory. So, it’s time to pop in front of that cell phone or camera and snap your very own selfie. As Thanksgiving is just a few days away, dress it up with a fall or Thanksgiving theme if you would like. I am not certain which of the Kitties Blue will be your host tomorrow, but I am fairly certain there will be some bribery (treats) involved in securing their selfie.

Until then have a terrific Caturday.

 

OUR OVER-STUFFED TURKEY CAT

Late post today and not because I was Black Friday shopping. I was just too over-stuffed and pooped last night and didn’t feel like doing it. But I already had done my fill-ins and prepared a Feline Friday photo, so I decided I couldn’t punt all together.

Feline/Friendship Friday Friday

For those of you who follow Dad Tom on Facebook, you will have already seen this photo (but not as a meme). However, I couldn’t let him have all the fun with it.

May I present our very own 20-pound, catnip-stuffed turkey.

 

OVER-STUFFED TURKEY

 

Yesterday we had a gorgeous day with a temperature in the low 70s. We spent a good portion of the day on the catio with Kitties Blue. I suggested we put out the last of this year’s catnip. To be fair, Cooper Murphy shared a tiny amount with Astrid, Misty May, C.J. and Sawyer. On the unfair side of this equation, Cooper Murphy was the only cat to get a small bite or Cornish game hen.

Cooper Murphy is joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy. You can do the same by clicking on the appropriate badge.

Friendly Fill-Ins

Kitties Blue and I are sending a big post-Thanksgiving thank you to Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) for providing us with the fun activity of completing four sentences especially selected by them. Here are this week’s sentences with my fill-ins in teal italics.

1. Why is veterinarian care so expensive?

2. On holidays, I always have a second serving of nothing in particular.

3. I’m eternally grateful for being a senior citizen.

4. ‘Tis the season for spending time with friends and family; though, that is a no-no this year.

If you would like to join in the fun of Fill-Ins, check out Ellen and Lorianne’s blogs on Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge above.

Praying everyone stayed in their pod and still managed to have a great Thanksgiving. Regardless of the virus and the myriad of natural disasters that have occurred this year, we still have much for which to be thankful. At the top of that list for Dad Tom and I and Kitties Blue are our friends, which include all those who follow and support us. Thanks again!