Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful

When Mom, Mr Karate, Mimmay and Pippay sit down to Thanksgiving dinner today, they will hold hands and each will tell what they are thankful for. Here are some of the things for which I am thankful:

1. Life. I am thankful for being alive. I had been hit by a car, and would surely have died had Malcolm not rescued me.

2. Food. I have access to good food and fresh water each day. Feral cats do not. Even some beans don't have that.

3. Shelter. It's nice to have a safe place. It's even nicer when it is warm and dry and away from the elements.

4. Medical Care. Even though us cats hate the v-e-t visits, they keep us healthy with immunizations and medicine. In many cases, the v-e-t-s are lifesavers; they saved Chance, Lilly Lu, and many others, including me.

5. Comfort. I am thankful that I have Mom to give me pets and scritches when I want. Last night, for example, she came home from her day hunting and lay down on her bed near me. I snuggled next to her and she petted me to my heart's content. I purred and purred and purred.

6. Love. Mom doesn't just give me what I -need- she gives me extra stuff just because she loves me. I have a beautiful Gizzy Quilt, I have toys, I have a heated cat cup, I get treats.

7. Family. I am a member of a loving extended family that includes Mom & Mr Karate, Mimmay & Pippay, the Karate Lady, Mr Big & Little Mr Big (aka the Boy). Family members love you no matter what.

8. Friends. When I came to live here, there were two older geezer cats, Gizzy and Jasmine. Gizzy became my dearest friend. Now I have many friends. Even, -gasp- some woofies!

9. Play. I am lucky enough to have fun toys to play with. It sure does make life interesting.

10. Meaningful Work. I have the very important job of doing Quality Assurance on each and every Gizzy Quilt that Mom makes. I love my job.

11. Blogging. Never in a squillion years would I have ever imagined I would have friends all over the world! It wouldn't have happened without my very own blog. I love sharing my stories with you, and reading yours.

12. The Cat Blogosphere. The cats and their beans in the blogosphere are the most thoughtful, caring, considerate, helpful creatures on the planet, and I am proud to be a member. Together we have helped save lives, raised money for an injured babybean and had a lot of fun. Mom and I are very thankful for the outpouring of sympathy we received when Gizzy and Jasmine each went to the Rainbow Bridge this year.


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

33 comments:

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
well said, Millie.
us kitties of the cat blogosphere haf so much to be fankful for, and you (an ur's Mom) are one of them.
Purrs, KC

Dragonheart said...

That is a wonderful list of things to be thankful for, Millie. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I enjoyed celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving last month. :)

Hot(M)BC said...

Purrfect, Millie.
Happy Fanksgiving to yoo and yore Mommy!
Purrrrrrrrrs!
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Parker said...

Millie, you are a very wise kitty! Happy Thanksgiving!
Smooches!

Sassy Cat said...

Thanks Millie for stopping by and wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving and I want so say the same to ya. I hope we will get to know each other better and become friends. This bloggin stuff is fun, you meet a lot of good pae friends.

cyclone cats! said...

happy thanksgiving, Millie and mom! Hope you gets some turkey!

Forty Paws said...

Happy Thanksgiving Millie! We hope they sneak you some turkey home!

Luf, Us

The Meezers said...

Happy Thanksgiving Millie!!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Yes, you do have much to be thankful for... and we are thankful for YOU! Happy Day to you and your family.

Angus said...

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, Millie. I hope you and your mom and Mr. Karate have a warm and yummy day!

Angus

Jan said...

Hey, Millie and Millie's mom,

We can't forget to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful your mom did such a wonderful job on our Gizzy quilts and your quality assurance checks were superb. Keep up the good work.

Jan's Funny Farm

PrincessMia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Millie and family! I thoroughly enjoyed your list. Well said!

michico*Adan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Millie~!!!
These are great things to be thankful~!!! I am also very thankful to be your friend~!!!

You are a wonderful friend of mine!! Please kiss your mommy for me :)

Vincent and Mike said...

Those are wonderful things to be thankful for Millie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your peoples.

Lux said...

It's good to remember all the things we have to be thankful for, and you've got a lot!

Happy Thanksgiving, Millie!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

happy thanksgiving millie, mommie and mr. karate

Rascal said...

I really like your list. Happy Thanksgiviing Millie!

Daisy said...

Millie, those are some very good things to be thankful for. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Mickey said...

Millie,that is a wonderful list for Thanksgiving day!! I agree that we cats are the luckiest cats going and also very caring. We like to help others.
I hope you and your Mom have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Millie, those are very nice things to be thankful for.

I received my Gizzy Quilt and I LOVE it. I think I smelled you on it because I spent about 30 minutes smelling it before I plunked down on it. Now I lay on it all the time, it is very comfy.
I haven't been able to post pictures yet because my Mum has been sick, but hopefully this weekend she can get the flashy box out.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Fat Eric said...

I am going round the blogs saying Happy Thanksgiving to all my Mericky friends! I am furry jealous that we don't have a turkey day here today but mum says I only have to wait till Christmas...:-)

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! That's a wonderful list of things to be thankful for. You are truly blessed.

Tiger Lily said...

That is an excellent list Millie! I am very thankful that I know kitties like you and others in the Cat Blogosphere!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Hoppy Gobble Gobble Day!

DaisyMae Maus said...

You ... like us ... have much for which to be thankful.

I'm thankful for YOU, Millie.

Happy Thanksgiving to your fambly! Eat as much (burp!) turkey as you can manage!
DMM and the Feline Americans

Anita said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope you have a good day!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssss.

The Furry Kids said...

That's a wonderful list. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys!

Derby said...

A wonderful TT for Thanksgiving. Purrs to all of you.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Millie! We are so glad that we have got to know you this year!
Your FL furiends,

China Cat said...

Millie, that was such a wonderful list you wrote about what you are thankful for today! Willow and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Skeeter And LC said...

WOW! and, um wow... That was a great list!

Karen Jo said...

That's a wonderful list of things to be thankful for Millie. Happy Thanksgiving!

THE ZOO said...

Happy Fanksgiving.