Thankful Thursday: Creature Comforts


Adopt cats, we deserve it!

Maybe it’s because I’m laying here on my nice soft blanket or maybe it’s because the temperature is going to be close to 100 degrees tomorrow, but today I am so very thankful for creature comforts. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? A nice safe house, with air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. A wonderful place where there is always a clean litter box and plenty of food in the bowls. A home with a nice big bed where you can hide when something scares you. Oh yes, and lots of toys for girls and boys!

When the weather goes to extremes, in either direction, I always worry about our outside pals because they do not have the luxury of enjoying these creature comforts of ours. Feral cats are a good example, they don’t have a home, they may or may not find a dry spot during a storm, and they often don’t know where their next meal is coming from nor are they safe and secure. We try our best to make sure the ferals here have plenty of food and fresh clean water, and Dad feeds them twice a day. I just wish we could send them out some nice cool air too.

So, while I really am thankful for our creature comforts, I will be even more thankful when more humans help more ferals. Let’s all try to remember the less fortunate among us, regardless of the species.

Adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Feeling Beachie - Hilary & Alex

Brian, Alex and I feel the same way… where we live there are a lot of feral cats too and we always worry about them. Fortunately, there is a great TNR program in my town and the cats are taken care of…

Alex wants Gracie to know that today is one year since he had his tail amputated and he couldn’t have made such a wonderful recovery without her love and TLC

11 years ago

That is so true. Those feral kitties are so important.Our Mom feeds some feral kitties too and tries to make sure they all have fresh water. We sure do thank your Dad for helping and feeding the feral kitties around your house. Hope you all can stay cool during this next hot spell. Take care.

11 years ago

Brian ~ you are one cool kitty… in many ways. 😉
xo Catherine

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

We don’t have any cats where we are but in the nearest city there are some. The RSPCA try and catch them all and neuter them.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cats of wildcat woods
11 years ago

You guys do so much to help ferals! We like that since most of us were ferals! We are thankful Mom took us all in.

Random Felines
11 years ago

yep – mom worries about them too – especially now Allie since she may have decided to be “our” feral cat….

11 years ago

That’s so true. There is an abandoned house near our place which we think is being used by the stray and feral cats during very hot or rainy weather. They are all pretty well fed as there are quite a number of cat friendly houses in the area.

11 years ago

Great post. We are thankful too and hope that all the beans will continue to help those who don’t have great homes to go to.

Have a great day…. pawhugs, Max

11 years ago

Brian, I love you!

11 years ago

Heat waves, fires, storms – ferals always get the worst of things! The more we all can help, the better.

Ms. Stella
11 years ago

A Noble Sentiment indeed! Here, Here! Brian for President!


11 years ago

i knows just what you mean.

Shelle Pennington
11 years ago

You are definitely right, Brian. We are SO thankful for all the comforts and peeps and love and furiends… gosh, the list could go on and on. 🙂

We are saying prayers that all the puppies, kittehs and people can have a respite and experience the same sort of unconditional love we all have.

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

11 years ago

Ferals & stray doggies make my stomach hurt when I think about it. Since I’m a doggie that came from a breeder, I’ve never known a bad day in my life. My mom person makes sure to tell me what a lucky boy I am though. Thanks for the reminder, Brian.

Thank you for stopping by & leaving birthday wishes!

Nubbin wiggles,

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
11 years ago

Beautiful Brian! You are so wonderful, thoughtful and kind!! Awwwww!!! We’re so glad and very grateful for the many humans out there who help these sweeties too!

p.s. we read your dad’s article about the importance of microchipping – yes it’s so important to keep microchip details up to date when you move etc and to have this done as a matter of course for the safety of the animal !! take care

CCL Wendy
11 years ago

You are so thoughtful, Brian. Your concern for others seems limitless. I am purring for all those homeless kitties out there wherever they may be, that they can find a safe place to live, have food in their tummies, and know the pleasure of a caring touch. A touch of cool air, too, of course.

11 years ago

oh yes, the poor ferals and other critters that ha ve to be outside. I’d be happy to feed the ferals, but we don’t have any in our neighborhood., We don’t have a very big problem with that in our city. i’m not for a minute saying we don’t have any as I’m sure we do, but in all the years we have lived here, I have never seem one.,

Caren Gittleman
11 years ago

Brian this is a good reminder and we thank you. Our heart breaks for the kitties without a home in any extreme weather or EVERY DAY

11 years ago

Oh, Brian, you think like we do!! We’re keeping a close watch on our ferals here, too, and putting ice in the bowls of water (and bird bath) to help keep it cool for them. But it sure would be nice to blow some of the cool air out for them! It’s a hot one here today.
You are, as always, so smart to be grateful for what we do have.

Sweet Purrfections
11 years ago

We do have a lot to be thankful for!

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

Amen!When we had the house, we had homes in the shade on the porch for the ferals or they could rest in the tall, cool grasses. And speaking of clean litter boxes … WOMAN!!!!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

Mom and I always and ever worry about the feral kitties and it breaks our hearts when they suffer. I’m grateful for mom and my comforts and I wish so much that we could afford more and more to help ferals. xoxox

11 years ago

We have a small group of ferals we take care of too. We worry about them just like you do. We wish for all homeless a home…we really do.


Eric and Flynn
11 years ago

It is rare that we see feral cats where we live. Occasionally we see cats in the fields but they always look well fed and cared for. They are most likely from the local village looking for mice. We feel sorry for the cats that are feral and have to suffer the extremes of weather conditions. When we go on cruises to the Mediterranean countries I always take cooked meat from the buffet to feed any I see. Yes I know we aren’t supposed to take meat ashore, but needs must.

11 years ago

We have two beloved feral born cats in our furry family. Our Mickey Mouser was 11 weeks old and weighed only 2.2 ounces when we got him. I think we found him just in time. I wish all cats had a good home, or at least faithful caretakers, if they would rather not live with humans.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble)

It has been so hot outside in Dallas lately, we have been keeping water outside for the birdies. They look it and Sassy and Callie love watching them!

Savannah NanaMo
11 years ago

yup Brian!! ya got that right! We are the lucky ones…the outside homeless felines are the ones we need to fret about. I do realize that some cats just can’t live as indoor cats…but IMHO…to the degree that they can, then the peeps should step up and let us live inside. Outside is dangerous..for so many reasons I can’t even begin to elaborate (vocab builder)…just my humble Savvy thoughts…

Team Tabby
11 years ago

We were born feral. Our mom and dad had never had cats before we came, but we changed that and have been with them ever since. Mombean says that in our city there are several TNR groups and lots of dedicated humans feeding the ferals. We are glad that we are in a home of our own for the past ten years.

Mindy & Moe

The Island Cats
11 years ago

Brian, we agree. We worry about the outdoor kitties when the weather is either very cold or very hot. We hope they will be safe.

Mark's Mews
11 years ago

I’m glad the garden tour was today an not tommorrow here, cuz THEY say it will be 104 outside tommorrow here!!! I wouldnt go outside in THAT. ~ Iza

Oui Oui
11 years ago

We worry about the ferals too, and the other wild creatures . They have it so hard.

Thanks for coming to our party! We were so happy you could make it, and we were excited to meet all your sisters. We had a great time because of all of you.


heat wave here as well but probably not as bad as down south. Stay cool with the AC.