Delilah: We are all such blessed kitties because we have so much to be grateful for.
Sampson: We sure are! We have a mommy and a daddy who love us very, very much.
Sophie: We have each other! 
Sassy: We get three yummy meals every day. 
Caster: And we have a warm and comfortable home.
Delilah: We are all grateful for these things, but we each have our own particular things we are grateful for too. 
Sampson: We thought our furiends might enjoy reading about a few of our favorite things…
Sophie: Just a few? But I love everything!!!
Sassy: *rolls eyes* 
Caster: I can think of four things that I’m grateful for…
Delilah: Okay, okay… I’ll start!


I am grateful for the patience and love of my brofurs, sisfurs, and Mom and Dad. You see, I was Mom and Dad’s first kitty, and it was just the three of us for a while until Sampson joined us. He and I became fast friends, but it has taken me a long time to accept the others. I’ve never been quite sure if I liked them. I always felt they were intruding and getting in the way of things. During group play time, I would always keep to myself, and I never liked it when Sophie or Caster would get too close to me. But lately, I’ve realized that they aren’t really so bad! I’ve been cuddling with Sophie, I’ve been playing fun games of chase with Caster, and I’ve even been participating in group play time! It’s been so wonderful. So thank you, Sophie and Caster for being patient with me while I took my time (1+ years) deciding if I liked you… 
Photo: Delilah & Sophie

Me cuddling with Sophie

Photo: Group play time

Me participating in group play time!


I am grateful for Mommy! And Mommy’s neck. Don’t get me wrong, I love Daddy lots too, but Mommy and I are especially close. When she’s home, I am right there with her always. I don’t let her out of my sight. I don’t even let her go to the bathroom without me! She likes it that way too. Oh, and her neck — it’s the best neck for suckling!!! In the morning, as soon as she opens her eyes, I move up the bed to get to her neck for my morning suckles. Then when she is getting dressed for work, I like to jump from the floor onto her back, wrapping wrap my arms around her neck to get some good suckles in. She usually only lets me suckle for a few seconds at a time because she says it tickles, but I am so grateful for those few seconds!!!
Photo: Sampy and Mom

Me cuddling with my mom, as usual

Photo: Sampy & Mom

Me resting my head on Mom’s knees while she crochets


I am grateful for Daddy, Daddy’s face stubble in the mornings, and STICK!!! Like Sampy and Mommy, Daddy and I have a special bond. He calls me Daddy’s Little Girl. One of my favorite things about Daddy is his chin and stubble. I love to rub my face all over his stubbly face in the morning, and I also like to bite his chin. It’s just the best thing ever. Besides STICK!!! Stick is my wand toy. It’s a broken wand toy that is nothing but the wand and the string – no attachment. I am obsessed with it and will run around the house chirping, trying to get Mom or Dad’s attention so that they will play Stick with me. If they don’t listen, I will perform my special moves – like climbing up the back of the couch or jumping from the arm of the couch onto the floor. These moves took a lot of practice (I’m wobbly, remember?), but they are pretty effective at getting Mom and Dad’s attention, so they are worth the extra effort. 
Photo: Sophie & Stick

Me, waiting on someone to come play with Sticks

Photo: Sophie giving chin bites

Me giving Dad some good chin bites


I am grateful to have my own territory upstairs and to not have to put up with the other 4 crazies in this house! Aren’t they annoying?! I have three rooms all to myself, and lots of Cat TVs (windows) to watch. I have my very own scratching post, my very own litter box, my very own toys, and my very own bed. I don’t have to share anything! Except Mom and Dad, of course. It is wonderful – my own little slice of heaven ๐Ÿ™‚ Mom and Dad keep telling me that they think I would enjoy playing with the other kitties, but I’m just not so sure about that. I like things just the way they are! 
Photo: Queen Sassy

That’s me, Queen of my Domain

Photo: Sassy & her scratching post

Me on MY scratching post


As I said before…. I can think of 4 things that I’m grateful four. Delilah, Sampson, Sophie, and Sassy! They are the best toys a cat could ever want. I can wrestle them, bite them, whap them, anything! And it’s always so much fun!! Now Sassy I don’t actually get to see, but I can body slam her door and try really hard to get into her room. I’m always up for a good challenge. Oh, and one more thing — fleecy blankets. Nothing beats a good fleecy blanket. Like Sampson, I like to suckle. But not Mom’s neck. Only fleecy blankets. 
Photo: Caster suckling

Me suckling my fleecy blanket

Photo: Delilah & Caster

Me about to put the whappy paws on Delilah

So… what are YOU grateful for?

We were recently invited by our furiends the Cascadian Nomads to co-host a #ShareGratitude Blog Hop, along with Oz the Terrier andLoved by a Collie. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving with our blogging furiends. We are so looking forward to reading all of the #ShareGratitude posts, and we hope that many of our readers and furiends will join in. All you have to do is grab the badge if you’d like, link your post up to the Linky List below, and use the hashtag #ShareGratitude. You have until November 30th to link up!

By Emily


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    I have so many things to be grateful for that I don’t think I could even list them here!

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    Austin Towers

    We kitties are all very very lucky to have such loving caring homes! Such sweet pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Brian Frum

    That was a great post gang and y’all are so purrfect ofor each other!

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    Oz the Terrier

    Oh my…you all have such wonderful things to be grateful for! Necks, chins, stubble, privacy, brothers and sisters, toys…I bet the list could go on and on. I hope you and your family have a pawtastic Thanksgiving!
    Cairn cuddles,

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    What a great list of things you are grateful for. All so wonderful!
    Sampson, I love the photo of you and mom cuddling together. So sweet. I feel ticklish just by reading you like suckle your mom’s neck ๐Ÿ™‚ Sophie, my Goro loves to play with string with no attachment, too. He says it’s better with no attachment! Sassy, you are very blessed kitty to have wonderful pawrents and upstairs all for yourself. Like they say, I think you will enjoy playing with other kitties. But please take your time…I know your pawrents are very patient and understanding, and will let you decide when you are ready ๐Ÿ™‚
    We are very grateful to have met (virtually..but maybe actually, some day!) you all!

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    Wait. You get three meals a day? Oh my. I better not tell Amelia that or she will begin to throw her spinach snack at me! Your family dynamic is so fun… You’re kind of like The Breakfast Club: the wise, shy one, the momma’s boy, the daddy’s girl, the loner, and the wrestler! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your gratitude and for co-hosting the hop!

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    Those sure are some wonderful things for which to be thankful, gang! ๐Ÿ™‚
    We’re grateful for the love of family and friends. Thank you for your purrs and prayers for Moosey, and for posting the lovely badge that Miss Ann created for us. Moosey had his first insulin shot this morning, and the vets (he’s staying there all day) say he’s doing fine so far.

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    The Island Cats

    You all have such great things to be thankful for. We’re thankful for our furever home and tasty noms and lots of toys to play with. But most of all, we’re thankful for all our blogging furiends…like you guys. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Dezi and Lexi

    Oh wow, weez all had da leaky eyes readin’ yous Fankfullnesses. Y’all awe just so adowably cute. And what a pawsum hop. Weez not sure where, but weez saw one (and didn’t gwab da badge at da time) ’bout postin’ fankys all week, so weez been duin’ just dat. Luv, Luv, Luvved yous stories.
    Luv ya’ bunches
    Dezi and Lexi

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    Kitties Blue

    We will link up for a Thanksgiving Day post. We loved hearing each kitties’ list of things for which they are thankful. Astrid sat on Mom’s lap and looked at Sampy’s photos. We are all super grateful today ’cause we got a new mini cat tower for the kitchen, and we all love it. Even kitties who never used the original cat tower, which has been moved to the stair landing, are enjoying it. It helped that Mom put some of our homegrown catnip on it. If we are not in touch before Thursday, have a happy Thanksgiving. Sending all our love. Astrid is sending catnip flavored kisses to her Sampy. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    Ellen Pilch

    That was beautiful, I am glad all of you kitties have such a great home with lots of love.

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    Lots of thankfulness in your house.
    I had a kitty similar to Sampson who eagerly awaited my arrival home from work every day so he could lay on me and nuzzle into my neck & hair. Oh, the drool…..I actually miss it.
    You are all very fortunate to have so much to be thankful for.

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    What a sweet, sweet post. We loved hearing what each of you kitties is grateful for, what special relationships you all have with your Mom and Dad, Sampy it is so cute that you are a Mama’s Boy, I am too! Neytiri & I are grateful for getting doted upon and for all our blogging friends.

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    Athena and Marie

    Sweet post! And what a lovely family:)
    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    Wonderful list of THANKFULS…….I have a lot to be thankful for too and it starts with my Mom and Dad and the great home and love they give me. I’m grateful for all my friends too – like you!!!
    Hugs, Sammy

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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    Great post guys. and Sassy, we did not know you chose to love alone. Bet you will one day discover, just like I have, how to live with another cat.

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    Melissa & Truffles

    What a sweet post! We’ll be joining your hop tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

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    da tabbies o trout towne

    total lee awesum gratitood post guys !!! 984 paws UP !!!
    and heerz two a grate week oh end with plentee oh pie, spuds & NOE BURD ♥

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    Purrfect Kitties

    Awww, that’s a wonderful list of things you are grateful for, sweeties! Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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    Nerissa's Life

    Oh what wonderful, WONDERFUL things for which to be thankful. I can certainly see why you’re all such happy kitties. Your lives are filled with love.

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    Talent Hounds

    Our cat Nala passed away over Canadian Thanksgiving after 17.5 wonderful years. We are grateful to have shared them. She was always grateful for chicken, a good massage exactly where and how she liked it, sunshine and a cosy spot. Kilo the foster pug is thankful for treats, toys, walks and cuddles, and we are thankful for Kilo (most of the time LOL) Happy Thanksgiving.

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    You all have a wonderful home and pawrents! Sampson, Levon is a Mama’s boy too! In fact he is on the desk as she types this ๐Ÿ™‚ And Sophie, Mitalee is a Daddy’s girl! We are thankful for the love we mutually exchange with our family every day! And we are thankful for all the people in the world who love , understand and protect animals.
    the critters in the cottage xo

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    Terry Cramer

    What a bunch of cuties! Lovely getting to know you!

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    Melissa & Truffles

    What a sweet post! We’ll be joining your hop tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

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