Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

The fambly will be coming to my house for the big celebration today, and when they sit down to eat, they will all hold hands and each one will tell what they are thankful for. I am thankful for Mom, but this year, Mom has a few things she wants to say, so I am turning this over to her.

Millie's Mom Lynne here...

Our lives and the world change every single day, and often by events that seem at first, very insignificant. I want to thank Millie for changing my life.

Not only was I the proud "parent" of a feral kitten who was fun to watch, but I instantly became part of the Cat Blogosphere with friends all over the world. When Gizzy, and then Jasmine, went to the Rainbow Bridge, my newfound friends provided comfort, for which I was very thankful.

When we were able to help SweetBean after her accident, I was very thankful.

When MomBean asked me to be Sprout's godmother, I was very honored and thankful.

When I spent a perfect week with Sprout's family in July, I was happy to be considered part of their family. For them, I am very thankful.

When the Cat Blogosphere and all the other wonderful folks joined together to collect funds to send me to Sprout's funeral in August, I was stunned, overwhelmed, and profoundly thankful.

I know many of you by name, but I know there are many more I do not know. To each and every one of you, I say "Thank You." Thank you for caring enough to help cats get the medical care they need. Thank you for helping "beans" when they lose their jobs or their home. Thank you for helping provide medical care to little sticky people when they get hurt. Thank you for sending a grieving Auntie to attend the funeral of her beloved godchild.

Beyond all that generosity, I want to thank you for the generosity of your spirit. You all make me laugh each day and by sharing your stories, you all make me feel a part of your family, and the family known as The Cat Blogosphere.

You have changed my life, and enriched it greatly. For that I am very, very thankful.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am sending virtual hugs and kisses, pets and scritches to each and every "bean" in the CB, and each and every cat (and dog) who is a part of it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks Millie!


Parker said...

Dear Millie and mom Lynne,
That was beautiful. We're thankful to be a part of the blogosphere and grateful to have met wonderful people like you and groovy kitties like Millie (and Jasmine and Gizzy).
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving -
with Turkey smooches,
Parker and family.

Kikky said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynne & Millie.

ZOOLATRY said...

Thank you, Lynne, and darling Millie.
The world is a sweeter place with you and yours in it, and so our world is a sweeter place as well.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Maggy and Zoey and Ann

The Island Cats said...

That was beautiful! We are thankful for all of the friends we have made in the Cat Blogosphere, both furry and not!

Happy Thanksgiving!

seriously amused said...

That was truly beautiful! (Mom got all emotional while she was reading your post.)

We live in Canada and just recently started our kitty blog, but we're thankful for the opportunity to make new friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Divine Ms. P and Cinza

Monty Q. Kat said...

Who would have thought that such a tiny kitten could bring such large amounts of love?

We all love you and Mom. Thanks for loving us. :)

Anonymous said...

That was so sweet, it made Mom's eyes leaky again. The Cat Blogosphere is one of the nicest surprises and blessings we have ever had, too! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! -Gandalf, Grayson and Mom Barb (WillThink4Wine)

Puffie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Angus Mhor said...

Thank you, Millie's mom, for so completely expressing what my own heart feels. Our hearts are with you all today!

Happy Thanksgiving, Millie! Happy Thanksgiving, Lynne!

SophieKitty said...

How beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Spyderlady said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your Mom, and her family. As someone whose kitty friends have gone to the rainbow bridge years ago, I see all your pictures and feel sweetly reminded of friends gone.

peggy and The Cats said...

Oh Millie's mom,
I have leaky eyes from your wonderful post. I wish I could write as well as you. Thank you for taking in Millie way back when. You inspired me then and you still do with your kindness and talents. Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know we are thankful for you.

Poppy Q said...

Dear Millie and Lynne,
that was a lovely post. We are thankful you are in our lives too!! Have a nice day with the family and say hi from us in sunny New Zealand.

Pumpkin smooches
Julie and Poppy Q

Fat Eric said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Mericky friends!

Aoise said...

A truly heartfelt thankyou. My miewmie too feels honoured to be part of this blogsphere and to gain friends all over the world.

The Meezers said...

Thank you for adopting Millie and allowing us to continue to know her and to get to know you. Thank you so much for your generosity when I was going through a hard time. I will be forever grateful


Mickey said...

Beautiful post. Made Mom cry!!
We've been following Millie since the day Malcolm found her in the street and saved her!
There really IS a lot of goodness in the world!!!

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie & the Mom

Derby said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Millie, Mom Lynne and all of your family. You are welcome and thanks for being a furiend.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Skittles, The Huntress

DaisyMae Maus said...

Lynne ... and Millie:
Well said and sincerely spoken. We are profoundly thankful for YOU.

Happy Fangs-giving! Gobble, gobble, gobble ... 'urp!
DMM and the Feline Americans

Black Cat said...

What a beautiful post! I, too, feel blessed to have been so welcomed into this community. My eyes are all leaky (well two of them are, lol - just realised what I said!). You are a blesing to Millie dear Lynne. I hope you're both having a great Thanksgiving:) xxx

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear ML & Millie,
You madez da momee here haz leaky eyezballz. We give tanks dat dere iz so much love in dis world & on da bloggo-spear. We hopes dat you & yourz haz a peeceful day.
Dr T

Anonymous said...

What a great heartfelt post of thanksgiving! We hope you had a great one.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

Max said...


Ollie and his mom Nikki said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful time with the family. Thank you, Millie & Lynne, for sharing your lives with us!

Love, hugs & scritches!

Gretchen and Mike said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Your thankfulness, Millie's Mom, spills goodwill and thankfulness onto all of us kities and Beins...

Millie, ya got a GREAT Mom...

Milo said...

Dear Millie and mom Lynne,

This posy made mom cry a little as it is so beautiful. She said that cat beans are very special people ... and the cats and other fluffies are special and adorable too.

Mom and i are really happy and thankful that Miliie found such a wonderful forever home with you.

We are very sad about Sprout, and yet thankful that she is at peace in Heaven until you meet again.

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Oh Millie, our mommy's eyes are leaking reading your mom's words. We are all so very thankful for you and your mom and all our dear friends in the Cat Blogosphere (far and wide). We hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and got lots of turkey and scritches.
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Forty Paws said...

That was very wonderfully said Lynne. Yes, the Cat Blog is a wonderful place full of loving, caring beans and their fur babies. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Luf, Us & Maw

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Mom Lynn that was beautiful and we are so thankful to have got to know you and Millie!! Happy Thanksgiving to you both and may your days be blessed as ours are blessed by knowing you!!
Your FL furiends,

Lux said...

That was a beautiful post. We're sending virtual hugs and kisses back to you!

I hope you had a lovely day,

Fin said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving. What a delightful post. The CB is a special place, we couldn't agree more!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post!
hehe Momma just at down tonight and asked dadda to guess how many posts she had to catch up on.. eventually he got it.. 182..Momma is sittign here with her eyes hanging out of her head from tideness just trying to catch up on one more post.. and Dadda said, hehe "do you sometimes wish you never started helping Vic bloggie" this point I was very very scared... but Momma replied with " I have never met such a nice group of people ( I thinks she meant kittehs), and I am still overwhelmed how caring and wonderful each and everyboddie is"
I was like "HAH thank goodness!".. but what I found extra funny is that Momma does usually not really like peoples, she always sees their faults.. selfish, greedy.. proud, liars blah blah blah, so for Momma to say this must really mean something..
Millie your Momma has put it into words the way I think each bloggie kitteh feels, even though I iz still fairly new I can feel the abundance of loves already! :))