Today we will give thanks for the children and grandchildren who fill our lives.
Today we will give thanks for friends near and far.
Today we will be very thankful for the many new friends made during our
years as part of the pet blogging community.
Today we thank each and every one of them for their comments, their emails,
their friendship and their support in difficult times.
Today we give thanks for the home that we live in, for the food on our table,
the warmth of a fire, and two sweet furry kitties who lay beside it.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Today, more than anything I will give thanks for Poppy Vic.
Just this week we celebrated 36 years of marriage.
Just this week, as he reached the half-way point in his difficult chemotherapy
treatments, we learned from test results that his
cancer is fast fading away ~
faster than that imagined kitty above who sat too close to the fire!
It was good news, great news.  Today and everyday, I am thankful.
And my wish for each and every one of you is a day that is
full and blessed with all that you need ~ and some of what you want.
Happy Thanksgiving
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Original artwork scanned from "A Child's Book of Prayers", Illustration by Masha, Random House, (c) 1941


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! We are so happy that you have great news. We are purring for you, Poppy Vic

  2. We are so glad to hear your good news about Poppy Vic! YEAH! Now that is something huge to be thankful for this year!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all enjoy the turkey today.

  4. What a wonderful Thanksgiving for your family this year!! May you continue to be so blessed!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving dear friends. We too are thankful and happy that Vic continues to LIVESTRONG. What wonderful news as you approach your 36th anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

    Thank you for your warm and kind friendship. May you and your entire family, and the furries, have a wonderful celebratory day, and a happy and healthy and wealthy coming year.

    Jan and Peter xx
    Milo and Alfie xx

  6. Anonymous11/25/2010

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and hugs to Poppy Vic!!

  7. We are so happy to read the good news re: Vic and continue to purr and purray and send Light.

    We wish you all a wonder-full and blessed Thanksgiving.

    (((Hugs))) and *kitty kisses*

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. That is wonderful news that Poppy Vic is winning his battle.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too. We are so thankful that Vic is doing so well. And we are thankful to have you as our friends. Take care and have a wonderful day.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and that is wonderful news about Poppy Vic!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Enjoy all da turkey you can eat! Happy nomin!

    Da Critters

  12. And all of your reasons to be thankful make all of us very happy. Especially the part about Poppy Vic.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. Oh, such good news is reason enough to celebrate. We're all happy for you and Poppy Vic.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. We are thankful for furiends like you!! And that is such good news about Poppy Vic!! We continue to purr for him!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  15. We believe in the power of the purr and continue to send our warm loving and healing purrs to Poppy Vic! What wonderful news!

    We are thankful to have you as our friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving! We are so happy to read the good news about Vic!



  18. We were doing a happy dance when mum read that Poppy Vic is giving that nasty disease a hearty kick up the butt. We know he had been feeling awful with the chemo but this must make it feel so very worthwhile.
    We are revving up our purrers so that we can carry on with the mega purrs.
    Luv to you all from Hannah, Lucy
    and mum Sue xx xx xx

  19. Congratulations to Vic on his good results!!!

    Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy Thanksgiving :-)

  20. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary!!!

    Sending many healing prayers your way!

  21. So many wonderful things to be thankful for; Happy Anniversary Ann and Vic and glorious news about Vic=we are so grateful and thrilled for you all with this incredible, heartwarming news!!...Happy Thanksgiving precious friends; we hope you all have a lovely day together…kisses and hugs…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

  22. So many things to be thankful for when we are members of a furever home. I am especially happy to hear that Poppy's treatments are going good. Will keep the good thoughts and purrrs coming for his health to be as it was.
    Sending best wishes to you and your family across the miles as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day!

  23. We are so thankful that Poppy Vic is on the road to recovery. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Hootie & missing Scuby

  24. We are very thankful that we met you through the blog and that we became friends ( dear friends ) We are thankful for the wonderful news for Vic. Happy Aniversary. Here is to many more and to many more years of friendship.. With love Carol . Barrie and GJ xx

  25. We're so happy to hear the good news about Poppy Vic!!

    Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for great friends like you!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  26. Good news is the best thing ever!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  27. Happy Thanksgiving! We are happy to hear the good news about Poppy Vic.

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Hunter, Sunny, Sky, Silver, and Rico)

  28. So glad that Poppy Vic is doing well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. :)

  29. Those are great things ta be thankful for...

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to you all!

  30. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

  31. We are SOOOO happy to hear that!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

  32. Happy Thanksgiving! Happy 36th Anniversary! And the best of all!!! Happy that nasty ol' cancer is fading away into oblivion!!!


  33. We're still purrrring for Poppy Vic. So glad that nasty cancer is fading away.

  34. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!! We are so far behind!!! Working retail is lots of work especially this time of year!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!
    ((((((HUGSSSSS))))) from Your TX furiends,
    and Chandra