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 Ring.com 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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44 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: We Survived the Great American Eclipse

  1. Nylabluesmum

    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 =^,.^=

  2. 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!

  3. Raven

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Summer

    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?

  6. 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

  7. easyweimaraner

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Marg

    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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.
    WooHoo
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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 ~~ 🙂 ♥♥

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Marvelous

    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 excited and bite).
    Purrs
    Marvelous

  21. 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

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