Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Wise Enough to Keep Warm When the Cold Hits

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thankful thursday blog hop brian - Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We always love sharing things were thankful for and we sure enjoy hearing from you as well. I know I’ve mentioned several times the many ways in which we like to keep warm here. I’ve been loving the fireplace and some of my sisters love to snuggle in the blankies on the big bed. Sister Seal likes to bury herself under the bedspread at the foot of the bed. Brother Simon? I’m not sure he gets too cold but he does sometimes curl up under the accessibility stairs by the big bed.

We’re plenty smart when it comes to keeping warm. Today though I’m thankful for the ferals who are wise enough to try to keep warm when the big chill arrives, and it’s been below freezing at night in our neck of the woods. We have two feral houses and it’s wonderful to see the ferals using them. The Dad smiles when he takes their breakfast out and they pop out of the houses to get their early morning meal. The younger ferals seem to make more use of the houses than do the older ferals. I guess the older ones have their preselected hidey places to keep warm.

Actually we have a big doggy igloo for them out back too and the Dad has another house that has yet to be built, but they will have it soon. Oh, the funny part is that one of the houses is close to the sliding glass door in the dining room and one of the kitties peeks out and looks like he is playing hide and go seek with Sister Seal when she is looking out the door.

We’re thankful to be able to provide some warm shelter for our feral family. They are like family and we always do what we can for them. What are you thankful for today? Tell me in the comments and then hop on in on the Blog Hop!

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43 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Wise Enough to Keep Warm When the Cold Hits

  1. caren gittleman

    God Bless you for sure….you take amazing care of your ferals. Love that cozy photo too. We are grateful to be warm (we have a snowstorm outside, about 8 inches total)……..and we got our Secret Paws today and are soooo grateful!

  2. Marv

    Dear Brian, I am thankful that I have a wonderful home and Mom here Canada and that I am not a feral on the streets of Tehran. I am thankful that you guys take such good care of your ferals and I am thankful that we can donate to the local feed the feral program!
    Purrs Marv

  3. easyweimaraner

    that is so nice to have a warm place for the feral friends… hugs to you, I wish all people would think about others… specially this time… what a wonderful world we had…

  4. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    It’s just wonderful that you all are able to help your feral family make it through the cold of winter AND the heat of summer with food and shelter. We don’t have ferals here but we do have a couple of “visitors” who stop by and apparently are let out at night to roam – we have a heated house on the front porch and give them a nice breakfast when they show up in the morning. CARING is important……you all do that better than most peeps we know! I know those kitties are THANKFUL and we want you to know we are thankful that you have this great blog hop every week!

    Hugs, Teddy

  5. Rachel Adams

    I liked what you wrote. In our home, it is a win-win situation. It is too hot in the summer to share any spaces really. But in the winter, cat gets to snuggle on bed next to human and on top of feather down covers. While human gets to be kept warm by snuggling cat. That is really important, because the heating is broken in the dormitory at the moment. As for the feral cats that live outside, they are fine. Not THAT cold here. Nobody freezes. Just when it rains, you’d think you have to go looking for Noah’s arc. So here, the feral cats either get to find shelter under the door’s entrance cover if they are up front (there are also some plastic chairs with cushions there to snuggle against when humans are not sitting there), and if they are in the back of the house, then they get temporary refuge through a window in the wash kitchen.

  6. Marg

    We are so thankful that you take such good care of the feral cats. We just know that they so appreciate those great houses and good food in all this cold weather. So many thanks to Terry and family.

  7. KB

    I am so glad that you all, including the ferals, have ways to stay warm. You and your siblings have a wonderful life, Brian! I am thankful for you.

  8. Emma

    Those kitties are lucky you provide some shelter for them and I bet Seal is real good at communicating with them through the window.

  9. Maggie

    I’m grateful to know so many people who care about the welfare of cats – whether I volunteer with you at a shelter, or meet you through blogs; Thank you!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  10. LP

    It hurts our hearts to think of cats being homeless and out in the cold but we are grateful that you view the feral cats in your community as part of your family. We know they are thankful for everything you do for them. XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  11. The OP Pack

    We too are so very thankful that we have friends like you in our lives who are so kind and caring and give such wonderful help to the ferals. Bless you.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. Mary Kirkland

    The lady across the street puts out pet carriers with blankets in them for the feral cats in the neighborhood. She puts out food for them as well. Right now she has 3 that come and snuggle in the blankets and eat the food.

  13. Suzanne Dunaway

    I am happy thankful that Ii am not a feral any longer and that kind anthros like you have provided shelter for the many ferals who are not able to find homes, warmth and snuggles. Thank you, Brian.

  14. Kitties Blue

    We know those ferals are very happy to have your family to look out for them, Brian. We are thankful for all our blogging friends and all the nice Christmas wishes they have been sending us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  15. Chiquita and Katie Kat

    Brian, we are so ever thankful that your family looks after the ferals and gets to feed them. Did you know that in our neck of the woods you can got to jail fur feeding stray cats? Am thats just the saddest thing?

    -Purrz from Jeremiah Midnight who am furry thankful to be loved and cared about
    and thanks fur purring fur my journey tomorrow. Now Katie Mom haz to gets some sleeps.

  16. Basil

    A beautiful post Brian ❤️

    Today we are thankful fur all the pawesome peeps in the wurld, just like mew **SO PAWESOME**, that do so much fur kitty community!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

  17. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Yur Pawentss are THEE BEST Brian an mee iss fankfull to them fur helpin thee feralss effury day! An mee iss fankfull that wee are furendss.
    An mee iss fankfull mee LadyMum iss stayin home today so wee can snuggull (as shee has had appointmintss all most efurry day this week…)
    An mee iss fankfull her Speshellist gave her thee Lidocaine innjecktionss! Shee iss feelin much less pain! WOO HOO!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

  18. Eastside Cats

    Brian, looks like you are thankful to have your hoomin’s legs to cozy up to! We have a couple insulated shelters for our Friendly Ferals, The ‘O’ Cats, and they get fresh water twice a day (it freezes solid) and plenty of kibble too. I try to get some wet food out to them, when the sun is high in the afternoon and the wet food doesn’t freeze.

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