Thankful Thursday: Sharing the World with Friends


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We, as were many, many others, deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Eric from Eric and Flynn’s Adventures.  There have been so many leaving this world lately and our hearts truly ache for their families.  But that got me thinking.  We are a unique breed, us pet bloggers.  We share our lives with our friends, the good, the bad and the ugly.   Often the sad things are the hardest to deal with.  It’s difficult because our virtual friends just seem like such a part of our family to us.

But we are thankful today, thankful for the humans that bring us into their world and the world of their loved ones.  You bring those precious personalities alive, right before our eyes.  We feel as if we know each of you, your likes, your dislikes, your fears and your passions.  My Dad has met quite a few pet bloggers, and he tells me that when you meet a pet blogger for the first time in person, it seems like you have known them all of your life.  The conversation just picks up like you were talking to a life-long friend.  That’s our blogging world, we are who we are, on the computer, tablet screen, or in real life.

We are so glad to be on this journey with you.  Thanks for taking us along.


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Feeling Beachie - Hilary

Brian, such a true post, but we are able to bring you guys to life on our screens because you all are so sweet, special and have such great personalities… We are lucky to have each other, and our fur babies… I know that when we lost Alex I don’t think I could have coped as well as I did without the love and support from my pet blogger friends (and family)

11 years ago

Such a lovely post Brian, brought a tear to my eye xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Father Tom
11 years ago

Oh, shoot, Brian..we just went to pieces. We couldn’t agree more with you about all of the wonderful people and furriends we’ve met. Their loss is our loss, too and we do our best to ease the pain if we can.

We hope to meet up with you all sometime soon and I’m sure you’re right–we’ll feel like we’ve known each other forever!

Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker & Anastasia


11 years ago

Oh Brian, you have never spoken truer words. The support of the blogging world is so awesome. We are very attached to all our blogger kitties and humans too. Our Mom always sheds buckets of tears for the ones that have gone to the bridge or that are sick. And we have felt that love in the past couple of days. We are so thankful that we have Splitters home with us. We still have long road but hopefully we are on the upgrade. Thanks for this wonderful post. It brought a little tear to the Person eyes. You are… Read more »

Cat's Cats
11 years ago

Brian I agree wholeheartedly!!!! A kitty who has crossed the bridge is a kitty gone for all of us. It is very difficult to lose one of our beloved fur babies, but to know the grief is shared makes it a little easier.

Pat Hatt
11 years ago

Yeah such a sad day to see one go, as along the way we do get to know.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

You are right Brian. The bloggers and the babies that they help with their blogs are equally precious as you said. Talking to one of the bloggers when you get to meet them (I hope to one day) or when you speak to them on the phone is like family. We really do get to know personalities of the mom and dad and the blogging pet. The love and the grief we share when a baby flies to the Rainbow Bridge is from the heart.

Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

We are so thankful for meeting you and your lovely family and we are so very proud of all the work you do helping cats and dogs get adopted. The whole pet blogging community is truly pawsome.

Laila and Minchie
11 years ago

How true, Brian! We have met three pet bloggers and one (Mom Paula) even spent two nights with us! We are thankful for your friendship.

Fuzzy Tales
11 years ago

Wonderful post, Brian. It’s here out in cyber space that we get to connect with other Beings who truly understand what it means to have other-species companions of the heart, where often so many humans have family members or friends or co-workers who just don’t “get it.”

easy rider
11 years ago

That was a very touching post, Brian … some tears are rolling here. Have a wonderful Thursday…

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

We are glad it’s Thankful Thursday today Brian as we are thankful for having made friends with you all – you are a very compassionate and caring family.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Layla Morgan Wilde
11 years ago

We’re leaky-eyed too! So true and look forward to meeting you in person at Blogpaws.

Ann Paws
11 years ago

So sweet Brian. I have not met another pet blogger IRL yet, but I can imagine it would be just like you explained it here.

11 years ago

Very handsome picture of you pal. Your dad is so right – M has met a few blogger/Twitter pals, and she says the same thing. Seems like you have known them forever. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful community.

11 years ago

Oh Brian, you make me cry.
But the post is very very sensible!!!!
Love yoU!

Riverfront Cats
11 years ago

Our lives have all changed for the better in making new friends online through pet blogging. Tis true that we share so much on this journey and love the support through good and bad times.

I don’t know if I can make it to Blog Paws as that is a very busy weekend with my regular job, but I hope we can meet soon!
Christine Michaels, Founder

11 years ago

You’re right Brian! Mom and I are so glad we started my blog and have met so many wonderful people and animals!

11 years ago

You are so very right, Brian! I’m thankful that I can share the world with other bloggers, especially that we share the love for animals!

11 years ago

My human says the same thing yours does about meeting cat bloggers for the first time – it’s not like meeting a stranger, it’s like seeing a friend… again! When she hung out with the Katnip Lounge and Quill’s humans, it was like picking up in the middle of a conversation.

Katie and Coccolino
11 years ago

That’s such a nice post, Brian. Made us appreciative to know you!

Piggy kisses,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Madi and Mom
11 years ago

Brian Mom says your dad took the words right out of her mouth!!! I don’t have a clue what she means….purrfectly said!!

A few years ago Mom and Dad met a Golden Retriever and his blogger peeps. Mom said she had to keep reminding herself not to go running up to grab the Golden ’cause he REALLY did not know her. MOL
Hugs madi your BFFF

Gin and Bailey
Gin and Bailey
11 years ago

My mom & me are very grateful to know such great people who first & foremost have great love & compassion for the little furry ones like me & some have become friends of ours. We thank you & your family Brian for being special to us…..woof woof….

Cats of wildcat woods
11 years ago

A lovely post today and so very true. we cherish all our online friends and could not imagine our life without them.

11 years ago

It is amazing how many tears have been shed by me and mom when friends we never even met in person have passed, but it is so terribly sad and we feel like we have really known them!
On another note, since Triberr went down the other day, I am not seeing your posts in my stream, is your info working correctly? Maybe it is my stream but I am slowly getting most of the post I got before the crash. Just wanted to mention it since I enjoy sharing for friends :)

Random Felines
11 years ago

that is so very true….mom said the first time she met Miss Chrystal to pick up kitties for a transport it was just like that. we are so very glad to have friends like you :)

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
11 years ago

What a wonderful post. I am not a blogger but; I have so met so many wonderful bloggers and pet lovers through blogs, FB, and Twitter.

11 years ago

we feel the same way.
Eric’s crossing hit us so hard because we’ve known Eric (and Flynn and his pawrents) nearly since we started blogging. He belongs to Mom just like we do.

But, you’re right on with your post. We all get to know each other so well and even though it’s virtual we are all closely bonded.

Caren Gittleman
11 years ago

Ohhhh you made me cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thank YOU for taking US along! I am grateful for having met you in person and online…can’t wait to see you again!

Tillie and Georgia
11 years ago

Brian, you have expressed what we all feel so wonderfully :)
The pet blogging community is indeed a comfortable place and we feel as if we know everyone so well :) It is a great support system too.
That certainly is something to be thankful for !
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Cherry City Kitties
11 years ago

Brian, what can we say… you do so much, share so much, love so much… we’re happy to be your friends.
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Derby and Ducky
11 years ago

While when our kittie furiends run off to The Bridge, their beans can share the news. We share the grief, and in the long run, it isn’t all on a few people.

The Island Cats
11 years ago

Brian, you said that so well! We are thankful for our pet blogging furiends. We all understand each other.

the Cat Street Boyz
11 years ago

Well said Brian, we feel the same, it is so sad when you won’t see their faces, cute antics and adventures anymore. We have visited those two for a very long time. Eric will be missed by many and by now his Mum, Dad and brother Flynn have felt the warm huggs sent from all over the world. ….

Emma and Buster
11 years ago

we are thankful we belong to the cat community. we are thankful for our servants, er humans.

11 years ago

Well said Brian! Is yous a philosopher? Yous should be!

Texas, a cat in New York

That is so very true! Thank YOU too!

Adan & Lego
11 years ago

Thank you for always sharing your comment and your life to us everyday.
We are also grateful to that. :)
Sharing daily feeling to each other around the world and we care each other,
that really feels good, even that is a sad thing.

Oui Oui
11 years ago

So true! Although we haven’t met any bloggers eye to eye yet, we hope to change that at BlogPaws in May. When we first started blogging it was so hard to keep all the kitties straight, but now it seems like we’ve known them forever. And its so upsetting to lose them when they cross the Bridge.

11 years ago

A very lovely and heartfelt post that has brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing.

siku marie
11 years ago

You said so well what we all feel…the connection of our blog family is so warm and giving and supportive. We are proud and honored to be a part of the most wonderful group of two- and four-legged in the Universe. thanks for such a fine tribute to sharing the journey.

Fur Everywhere
11 years ago

We agree! It is like a hug family here, and when someone or a kitty leaves, it is very, very sad.

We are so glad you is our friend, Brian!

Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

11 years ago

We are thankful to share in your experiences too and to have you as friends,sad times just bring home how important you all are,xx Speedy and mum

Molly The Wally
11 years ago

Bravo, well put Brian. We agree totally. Sorry to read about Eric. There has been quite a few sad events and worries recently. We wish everyone well.
Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

11 years ago

very true Brian xx

11 years ago

Our Mommy feels the same way and she has cried a lot for our friends the last few weeks; funny how we all feel so close to one another without ever really meeting…Our Mommy thinks that because the humans blogging share an unconditional love for animals as family, they also share a part of their hearts…We are so grateful for friends like you guys=you all really do feel like family to us…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

So true! Last night TW was talking to a Twitter friend on the phone and it was like they knew each other forever even though they only met for a few minutes at Blogpaws. I feel blessed that I found your little blog/world.