Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: We Survived the Great American Eclipse

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Hello everyone and welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop where we always take the opportunity to share what we are thankful for on a weekly basis. We always have so much to be thankful for, but today we’re thankful that the Great American Eclipse is over and that we all survived the craziness!

I was glued to the window all afternoon watching and waiting. Okay, I actually wasn’t glued to the window, that would surely have hurt a bit, but I was there watching. I was a little disappointed too. I was lead to believe that because of the eclipse we might actually catch a glimpse of Bigfoot or the locally famous LizardMan. Rumor had it that they would be rousted by the eclipse and venture out of the woods. They didn’t, or if they did they weren’t anywhere near our neck of the woods.

It actually did get pretty dark here and, just like predicted, the birds went to bed early and the outside insects were singing up a storm. Here’s a few clips from our Stick Up Cam that we use to monitor the feral activity on our back deck.

This was taken about an hour before the eclipse started and you can see how bright and sunny it was out back.

This video is the moments of the total eclipse. It lasted about 2-1/2 minutes but I cut the video to about 50 seconds because just looking at dark was boring.  Oh, it did get a wee bit dark…this was taken at 2:38 PM EST.

We are thankful we got to see the Great American Eclipse! So tell me, what are you thankful for today? Let me know in the comments and better yet hop on into our Blog Hop. See you soon.

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Mee-you Brian that was sum Eclipse!!! it gotted onlee 60% purr cent dark here butt it was kewl anyway…..
How many feralss do youss’ have now? thee one snackin sure liked thee food!! 😉
**nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

caren gittleman

Wow it got REALLY dark there! I saw some video from the ocean in SC and it was incredible! I think you guys had the eclipse the best!

When the Cat is Away

Birdies going to sleep?? We kind of hoped they’d flatter around, in panic, not knowing what to do, and asking a helpsom cat for advice. /Tessa and Kajsa

The Dash Kitten Crew

You need to add a bitty bit of music to this and submit it to the challenge. We love the eclipse!!!

I am submitting a Place for Cats post this week (I have to go to work – yeah I forgot…….) You did such a great job for us last week, I am lost in admiration we had so many welcome visitors and some comments!


Whoa! Look how dark it got at your place! We had 71% coverage here, and even that was cool!


Fantastic videos. Some-kitty had a good meal before the eclipse hit. It’s neat how dark it got in the second video. We had 80% eclipse, but it just got less sunny like a cloudy day.

Cathy Keisha

Whoa! We had cloud cover but it didn’t get dark at all. The only sign that there was something going on was the temperature dropped and it got windy, so says TW who was out shopping.


That’s cool that you got so much coverage – we didn’t. Was the kitty in the first video a relative of Simon’s and Seal’s?

Fraidy Cats!

very cool, Brian! wouldn’t it have been great if Bigfoot or LizardMan had strolled across your deck? 😀 thank you for sharing the video

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL


wow that was impressing! we saw nothing of da eclipse butt maybe that is good… I’ve heard it drives dogs crazy… and an eggstra crazy weimaraner would be a public danger hehe

Zoe and Raja

Those are cool videos. We got a total eclipse here with clear skies. Mommy wouldnt let us out until after it was Total though, cuz Mommy was afraid we would freak out and people shot off fireworks. Mommy made a pawrty for some friends and family. Everyone had a great time.
Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip

Carol Roe

Very cool video of the eclipse. We saw it too at 96% totaling.
We also joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop here. . .

Mickey's Musings

WOW! That was pretty cool!
We are thankful for Nature.
So much to see and enjoy and all for free 🙂
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Angel Sammy and Teddy

Pretty cool pix from your outside camera! It didn’t get quite that dark here – more like twilight with weird shadows – but I didn’t see a thing because I was asleep……Mom and Dad did though and are glad they got to see it in spite of passing clouds. I’m thankful that BIGFOOT didn’t come out and visit you there!

Hugs, Teddy

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Glad you survived! And I’m really glad no bigfoots or lizardmen started roaming around!! It only got twilight-y dim here, not so dark.

Pam Greer

I am thankful to have been able to watch the eclipse! It really was such an amazing experience!


The eclipse was just amazing. I really enjoyed being able to see it. It didn’t get very dark here either. You all have a fantastic day.

Ellen Pilch

It did get dark where you live. We only had 60 % coverage so I wasn’t really excited about it like those that live in areas of full coverage.

The Menagerie Mom

Wasn’t the eclipse so cool, Brian? It didn’t get very dark for us here, but it did dim a bit, the temperature dropped, and the crickets all started to sing for us. Purrs!

Madi and Mom

Brian we heard the cheering in the background on the last video. Did that come from your neighbors?
Great videos and thank you for sharing.
Hugs madi your bfff

Jeanne Foguth

Our area experienced about 80% eclipse… it was amazing & pictures on Tuesday’s blog (

Kitties Blue

Oor area had a 90.38 % eclipse, but it didn’t get dark at all, not even as much as on a cloudy day. The crickets did start going crazy, however. It still was very cool. Mom is thankful for kitty kisses and wrote a poem about it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Pat Hatt

That stinks that Bigfoot didn’t come out for a stroll. Could have got rich if you caught him on camera.

Eastside Cats

Seriously cool footage of the moon’s shadow! Thanks for sharing!

Mags, Pooh and Chancy

We are thankful you all are our blog friends, we love your blog and really enjoy when we get to visit and see what you all are up too. The eclipse was a little over 80% here so we weren’t too excited and Chancy and I slept through it. Mumsy had seen a partial eclipse before so she just kept on cleaning and didn’t pay any attention to it. It really got dark at your place. Hugs and nose kisses Pooh…Chancy and Mumsy too

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne

cranbeereez guyz….a 90 foot lizard wooda made fora grate bar bee q for de naybor hood ~~~~~ hay yur moveez rocked; we gived em pawz up over ther at that you tube place !! knot much in the way oh outside act shun heer; bass terd burds still kept a sing songin a way ~~ 🙂 ♥♥

Sweet Purrfections

We had a 100% total eclipse and Mom Paula says it was amazing!


No monsters, eh. Since cats are so perceptive, I’ll take your word for it. That’s crazy cool you were in THE path.

Katie Isabella

Ours was 100% too as you saw on my Katie bloggie but only ;lasted 30 seconds. BUT that is a bunch better than NO seconds! Yours is fantastic! How great that you had the feral cams.

Jan K

Thanks for sharing that….we could barely even tell an eclipse happened here!

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil

Great videos – the feral kitty in the first one certainly seemed to be enjoying his noms ! We are thankful you shared your videos !

The OP Pack

Mom say about a 99% eclipse through the clouds. It kept dancing in and out, but she says it was amazing. We are thankful that the rains stopped and the clouds opened enough for her to catch a glimpse. We didn’t see anything but we sure did hear those noisy cicadas.

Woos – Lightning and Misty

The Poupounette Gang

Wow! That’s pretty impressive! It was a non-event in Europe, so thanks for sharing yours with us!

The Chans

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Thank you for sharing. We only got a tiny nibble out of the bottom of the sun here in the UK. We were in the path of 100% totality 18 years ago , and because of where we live high up and a clear view for miles across Cornwall we could see the darkness rolling across the landscape towards us.

Hobo Hudson

That’s a great video of the eclipse, Brian. The feral cat seemed to savor the food and wasn’t in any hurry to eat before the eclipse.

William's Kith & Kin

It’s just like we were there, Brian! Thanks for sharing those videos! Sorry about the no-shows–if we had been in the path, we would have been looking for the chupacabra!

Sailor Edgar

We were sure you all would survive the eclipse. 🙂 It didn’t get real dark here, and I doubt that our kitties noticed anything.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

It was really cool that you were in the path of the eclipse. Thanks for taking the video

Mark's Mews

The 85% eclipse went about as we expected here. Clouds. Couldn’t even really tell when it was happening.

McGuffy's Reader

That was awesome, guys! xo


WoW! Mr Brian, I slept through the eclipse. My Mommy says she is thankful she works at a company of geeks. They had an eclipse party in the the parking lot at work with pin hole cameras, 4 telescopes and scores of the funny paper glasses. Everybody had a half hour party and then went back inside to do their geeky things they do at her job. And Mr Brian, I am thankful that I have such a wonderful new home. Lots of things to do and see and a Mommy who loves and cuddles me (even if I get… Read more »

Patrick Tillett

If only you could chill out. You look so tense!


There wasn’t much to see here as it was all cloudy and dark because of a rain storm. Glad you kitties survived.

Deziz World

Dat is so cool. We didn’t see anythin’ here. Mommy says it’ll be da next one befur we’l be able to see it. big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena