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Cats Understand Real Thanksgiving

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Is it just me or does Thanksgiving feel different this year? Have we grown more compassionate enduring a pandemic or wary? Will we appreciate our loved ones more or decide to nix a holiday gathering? What do we really feel grateful for? I’ve blogged about Thanksgiving for over 10 years and didn’t want to do a same old, same old post, so I looked at all of them. Scrollers: Bonus treat at end.

Oh my pumpkin pie and whipped cream! What a cornucopia of Thanksgivings over the years. Of course it’s the cats that teach us everything we need to know about Thanksgiving. It made me consider gratitude with fresh eyes. Maybe it will do the same for you.

Odin knows a thing or two about gratitude

It’s been a long journey from the simple A to Z of Gratitude in 2011. There were unexpected surprises like broken links (fixed) but also pure delights. I used this color for the edits and commentary. Read and be prepared to feel something different even if you’ve read it before.

Just a few posts in random order. + a sweet bonus.

2015 Super Sweet and Sad Caturday Gratitude Talk about Divine timing. Recent poems from Sherry, the writer I mention in this post, brought me to tears of gratitude.

2015 Merlin The Cat’s #1 Holiday Season Tip For Humans An eye-opener. Forgot about this. Those darn cats!

2014 Cats Talking Turkey Odin looking cute and a Thanksgiving poem.

2018 Gratitude On Thanksgiving When Life Isn’t Purrfect

2017 Purrs Of Gratitude From Cat Wisdom 101If in a rush, this is all you need.

A huge THANK YOU for being here today. May you feel true gratitude in your heart this week and the holiday season.

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Layla, Odin, Nou Nou and the Angels

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  • Skeeter and Izzy

    This is a belated Happy Thanksgiving!
    Every day that I can open my eyes is a blessed day and I am thankful.
    Every time I can take a breath I am thankful.
    Every time I am able to eat food and drink water I am thankful.
    Every time I am warm when it is cold I am thankful.
    Every time I can help another being I am the most thankful of all.
    Give all away and you will receive an abundance that will see you thru anything for that I am thankful and blessed and grateful forever.
    Luvs to all! Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang and the Angels >^..^^..^<~
    Learn to be grateful and thankful for everything be it viewed as "good or bad" because it shapes who you are and who you will become.

  • Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs


    For me every day is a new one to be thankful for, and I go to my work a few days each week, and I see peeps who seem to have the worst thrown at them…and even they are grateful for each new day…we SMILE together, and I am thankful I can have the privilege of caring for them. I have to work today…so I get a chance to tell them Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for allowing me to be part of those whom you allow to care for you…

    When you have been very ill, with a guarded prognosis and yet can be healthy and strong even 14 years later, that is an immense blessing, and I am filled with thankfulness in my heart.

  • Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

    Happy Thanksgiving Layla! My life has changed so drastically in the last 2 years, yet somethings remain the same. Through it all, I have learned that, “It is Impossible to feel grateful and depressed at the same time.” I choose gratitude! Thank you for the links, I will savour them for my American Thanksgiving feast! Stay strong! Love Barb

  • Sandee

    I know I’m more thankful this year than last. I’m guessing it’s because we can have Thanksgiving with our loved ones when we couldn’t last year.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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