There are all kinds of wonderful smells from the kitchen this morning.
And the ZH and Poppy Vic are clattering and banging pots 'n' pans, and rushing to-and-fro.
So, I asked the ZH "what's going on?"  And she told me that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day,
so I asked her to tell me what that was ...
and she said, "it is a time to be thankful for all we have in our
lives, and to share if we can with those who have less". 
So, I asked her, "do I really have to be thankful for all things in my life? 
There are some things I don't like at all!"
And she replied, "yes, ZoZo dear, be thankful for even those things you do not like, be
thankful for those things that are hard and difficult, or make you unhappy ... because,
little one, if you learn from those times, they are the very things
that make you stronger, and make you better."
So, I left the kitchen and went to take a little rest on my hammick. And I
thought about what the ZH said.  Of course, I am very thankful
for my family, and friends, and all of you. 
And for the turkey and ham that will soon fill my bowl!
But I think she is probably right about those "other things".
So, I will be thankful for Maggy ~ cause if I didn't have her,
who would I swat, whap and hiss at?
And I'll be thankful for and share my treats and foods with our
feral family, cause I really do like to sit on the window ledge
and watch them, and I feel good they are well fed and happy.
And I'll even be thankful for all the little beans who, when they come to visit,
chase me and make me hide under the bed.
While I've been thinking about what I have to be thankful for,
the thought crossed my mind ...
I wonder if I can have the wishbone?
The ZH is thankful for the 37 years she has shared
love and life with a very special guy ...


  1. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am glad you have Maggy! Little beans though... are scary!

  2. Happy Anniversary to Ann and Vic! Wishing happiness, health, wealth and good luck for you both. xx

  3. Those are very wise words Zoey and we should all take heed of them.

  4. What a wonderful blog post. And we are very thankful for all of you.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

  5. Beautifully said...

    Hap-Pee Thanksgiving to all of you!

  6. Beautiful, wise words, lovely post.

    Happy anniversary and happy Thanksgiving too.

  7. Happy Anniversary Ann and Vic! We hope you have many more happy, healthy years together.

    Truffle and Brulee

  8. you have a very wise mom.

  9. Happy Anniversary to Vic and Ann - we hope the next year will be a good one.
    Luv Hannah, Lucy & Sue xx xx

  10. What a great post! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! oxoxox

  11. Wonderful things to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Wildcat Woods!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving my furriends!

  13. What wonderful thanks yous shared with us. Thanks yous and yous has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. Happy Anniversary Ann and Vic! beautiful post. We all have a lot to be thankful for!

  15. Why happy anniversary to the ZH folks! And happy thanksgiving to you too!

  16. Lots to be thankful for there sweet friend and yes your mum is wise and so true. Have a great thanksgiving and a Very Happy Aniversary to your lovely mum and dad Ann and Vic ...Hugs GJ xx

  17. Such a very special and touching post. Thank you for reminding us of the meaning of being thankful.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. Sounds like you (and ZH) have a lot to be thankful for. :)

  19. Hooray fur Ann & Vic!! Mai mom & pop has annifurrsary on Friday. xxoo Bhu