by Janet Blue on November 25, 2021

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


CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE November 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Thanksgiving
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Ellen J Pilch November 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Thanksgiving! Although it is hard to be happy knowing Pete is gone. XO
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Stephanie B November 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm

Happy gotcha day and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🦃🦃🦃. So sorry to hear Dad Pete 😪🙏

Brian Frum November 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Sawyer, we sure love ya pal. We’re awfully sad about dear Pete too, just awful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!
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Canadian Cats November 25, 2021 at 4:33 pm

Sawyer, you are the tops in our books whether you’re feeling grumpy or happy. We get ticked too. It’s easy to get ticed when the furless ones say something dumb or worse yet they get stingy with the treats.

Einie’s dad passing was a shock to us all. He wil be remembered for his kindness, quick wit with the kitties and thoughtfulness.
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The Swiss Cats November 25, 2021 at 3:50 pm

We’re so sad for Dad Pete, he was so kind and so thoughtful, it’s heartbreaking.
Happy Gotcha Day, Sawyer, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all ! Purrs
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Marjorie at Dash Kitten November 25, 2021 at 2:07 pm

We are doing our tribute on Sunday. We are just gutted Pete’s gone

BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum November 25, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Happy happy Gotcha Day Sawyer an Happy Thanxgivin to all THE Kittiess Blue an Aunty an Unkell an even Miss Kit!
Astrid sure iss heelareeus thinkin Miss Kit iss an Axe murderer…with a name like KIT shee iss purrfect Kitty Sitter 😉
Sawyer wee are trulee thanxfull you were found an came home…
It was a furry l-o-n-g 24 dayss an 12 hourss without YOU!!!!!
An wee too are devvystated over PawPaw Pete leevin this werld. BellaSita Mum mew him fore allmost 20 yeerss….shee meowed to mee shee felt like shee losed a Brothur. An shee keepss brakin out inn teerss…
PawPaw Pete was a speshell Hu’man fore sure….
Hee an Timmy Tomcat an THE otherss reeunited….that iss only guud thing…. **sighss**
~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

Service Cats U.S. November 25, 2021 at 1:20 pm

Happy Gotchaday. And, Happy Thanksgiving.

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby
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Lucy and Xena November 25, 2021 at 11:39 am

We’re glad everyone is (mostly) getting along. We understand that sometimes that can be harder for you cats than for us dogs. Happy Gotcha Day, Sawyer, and we are very glad you are home (ok, home away from home) where you belong. Our sympathies are with Pete’s family and all the bloggers who also loved him.
XOX Xena and Lucy and Chia
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Annabelle November 25, 2021 at 11:33 am

A very happy Gotcha Day Sawyer.
We too were so sadden to hear of the passing of Pete. He was just a dear dear man. Praying now for his beloved animals.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Annabelle & Boo
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meowmeowmans November 25, 2021 at 10:45 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Sawyer! That is certainly a wonderful thing fir which to be thankful. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family.

We are crushed about Dad Pete’s passing. He was a great man, and such a good friend to so many of us. We will miss him so much.
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Sandee November 25, 2021 at 10:22 am

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Sawyer,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

So sad about Pete indeed.

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•。★ Thanksgiving ★。* 。
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* Grateful ♫•*¨* Blessed♪♫•*¨*
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The Island Cats November 25, 2021 at 8:52 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Sawyer! You hit the jackpot when you became a Kitties Blue. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

pee ess…the mom and me are very sad about Mr. Pete. He was such a good cat dad and will be missed by us all.

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Katie Isabella November 25, 2021 at 7:24 am

I want to wish you a very good Gotcha Day, Mr. Grumpy pants. XXXX

Mom is very very sad about Dad Pete. She still finds it hard to believe.

Noelle November 25, 2021 at 6:51 am

Dear Sawyer, How did I miss your Gotcha Day? I am soooo happy you were gotcha’d and so thrilled to be your girlfriend. You look so adorable in your first photos!!

We are all very sad about Dad Pete. He was a super nice guy and will be missed.

Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Thanksgiving.

Love and whisker kisses,
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Teddy and Mom Pam November 25, 2021 at 5:07 am

First of all – HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all Hoppers here…..and to the family of humans and kitties who HOST it every week. We are grateful for your friendship and caring. We love Sawyer’s “grumpiness” – he’s precious and has a lot to bear but is still a snuggly little guy in spite of that. We think Kit is a blessing! Hope the Blue Mom and Dad are enjoying their first break in a long time with family. Of course everyone is sad about Mr. Pete but we also know in our hearts his spirit will be around us forever.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Summer November 25, 2021 at 2:58 am

Happy gotcha day, and happy Thanksgiving, Sawyer. We too are very sad about Timmy’s human.
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Loulou November 25, 2021 at 2:49 am

We did not know Mr Cusack but we are sad about this news. Clearly he was a lovely human being and shall be sorely missed by many.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs November 25, 2021 at 12:33 am

Thanksgiving time will forever be rather bittersweet in the Blogosphere from now on…Mr Pete will be so missed, he truly was a big part of all that happens here and in his own furmily with all his kitties, he was one of a kind.

Happy Gotcha Day!!

To all:
Happy Thanksgiving!
Let us remember all our many blessings and be thankful…now and always.
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