Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: New Toys and the Run of the House

thankful thursday blog hop brian 01042018 Hello everyone and welcome to the first Thankful Thursday Blog Hop of 2018!  It’s hard to believe we’re starting a new year, but that is a good reason to be thankful.  As you know, we take this opportunity each week to share the things for which we are thankful.  Of course we really love it when you join us too.

As you can see, I’m busy playing with one of my new toys.  It’s a nice big fish.  Even better, it has this wind up thing and it runs down the hall wiggling it’s funny tail.  Right now I’m putting the bitey on it so it will behave long enough for the Mom to get a photo of us.  I might let it run on down the hall after a bit, but now right now.  It is fun, especially when it chases Brother Simon or Sister Seal down the hall.

Today though we’re all thankful to have the run of the house again.  Oh, nothing was closed off, except the upstairs Sister Precious suite, but I’ll explain.  Our Christmas Tree came down on New Years day but everything didn’t get packed up and put away until now.  We had quite a few boxes stacked in the dining room and some in the living room too.  Now that most everything is put away the house sure seems a lot bigger.  We’ve all been exploring and checking things out.  Dang, you would think we had a new house or something.  Brother Simon and Sister Seal have been ripping and running like they’ve got new space.  Sometimes when normal comes back it’s a good reason to get excited.  We’re thankful all the normal spots are back and we’re thankful we can make full use of the whole house again.

What are you thankful for today?  Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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6 years ago

What a cool fish! It I bet it would look cool chasing Seal and Simon.
And I am so furry happy that I too have the run of the house! especially tomorrow…Kozmo…Jo Jo and Cinnamon go back to Midway tomorrow.

6 years ago

It must be fun, having all that extra room after not having it for weeks!

6 years ago

A big fish and extra space in the house – very nice! We are grateful to have Willow home once again! Yah!!

You all enjoy your Thursday, those don’t come around very often.

6 years ago

oh how great, you found Nemo… now the movie has a real happy end ;O)))

Little Binky and Granny

Phew…right in time for dinner…MOL :D That’s a cute little fishie, Brian :D Pawkisses for a Happy 1st Thankful Thursday of the Year :) <3

Angel Sammy and Teddy
6 years ago

Wow that new fishie is totally COOL! There sure are some neato toys for kitties………I hope you enjoy catching and re-catching that fish in the hallways now that you have lots more room. Thanks for the Thankful Hop Brian – here’s to another year full of thankfulness……

Love, Teddy

Mickey's Musings
6 years ago

The house always seems bigger when the tree comes down and things get put away.
Bet you even found a few lost toys ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Fur Everywhere
6 years ago

Mes kind of likes it when there is boxes around ’cause mes loves to sit on and in boxes, MOL! But space is good, too, ’cause then yous can run around with the midnight crazies a lot easier! MOL.


The Poupounette Gang
6 years ago

We are thankful to have a nice warm house, away from the storms that have been battering Europe for the past few days.

Our tree is still up, and we like it that way. It provides some light in these dark days. It probably won’t be coming down until early next week!

The Chans

Pat Hatt
6 years ago

Sure does seem like a new spot with everything away. A great toy to put in its place too.

Pam Greer
6 years ago

We are thankful that our house is warm because it is sooo cold outside!! Looks like a great toy!

6 years ago

That is such a cute fish. Glad you all have the run of the house again.Sounds like great fun. You all have a great day.

6 years ago

Enjoy your new toy!

Ellen Pilch
6 years ago

Sounds like you are all having fun. Thanks for hosting.

Sailor Edgar
6 years ago

I’m sure you got lots of great new toys, and now you can run around in the house (most of it) as you wish! :-)

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da tabbies o trout towne
6 years ago

dood…that fish iz awesum bee yond awesum ….N joy :)

happee new yeer two ewe all; heerz ta happee nezz healtheez N grazz oh plentee ☺☺♥♥

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
6 years ago

All our Christmas things are back in storage too, but the house looks so bare now. Maybe we are just wishing Christmas could last a little longer.

We are thankful that Timber’s surgery went well. Nice to have him home again.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber.

Eastside Cats
6 years ago

Excellent fishy toy, Brian! And don’t those youngsters just run and run and run?!? We are thankful that The ‘O’ Cats seem to be okay this morning, but we won’t be happy until the temps get above 20 degrees F at least!

Jan K
6 years ago

That toy sounds like a lot of fun!
We love the Christmas season and the decorating, etc., but there is something really nice about getting the house back in order again!

Laila and Minchie
6 years ago

Glad you have all your open spaces back!

caren gittleman
6 years ago

we’re thankful for this blog post because you made us smile!!!

The Swiss Cats
6 years ago

What a cute fish, it looks like a lot of fun ! We’re thankful that storm Burglind was not too bad for us. Purrs

Kitties Blue
6 years ago

Today Mom and Dad are thankful that Lily Olivia was in their lives for such a long time, and we are all thankful for the many kind comments and condolences we have received from our friends. That fish sure sounds like lots of fun. We’ve never seen one like it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Guido the Italian Kitty

Your Cwismus Fish is meowvalous! I’m coming over to play at your house!

Madi and Mom
6 years ago

Oh gosh I know what you mean. As soon as our tree is down and the white chair goes back to that corner it seems like we grew a new room. Currently due to last night’s snow the Highlander is in the garage so Mom can’t get to the decoration or Christmas tree boxes (her excuse anyway) we are hopefully by the end of the weekend things will be back to normal.
MOL MOL a wind up fish now that would be this cat’s meow too
Hugs madi your bfff

Seville at Nerissa's Life

Oh my mouses that looks like a fun toy. You put the bitey on it? Good for you! Now tell me, did it taste kinda fishy to you? purrs

6 years ago

I’m happy to see you playing, Brian! Your house sounds like a lot of kitty fun these days.
The winds are howling, blowing the snow around here, I’m grateful we are warm and safe.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That fish sounds like lots of fun! It must be funny to see it chasing Seal and Simon.

The Island Cats
6 years ago

Brian, you’re right…with all the decorations and tree gone, the house does seem lots bigger. We’re glad our normal napping spots are back.

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
6 years ago

Berry kewl fishie toy there Brian!! LadyMum has been lookin fur a toy like that fur mee butt no luck yet.
Mee iss fankfull thee Slippurry elm stuff calmed mee bowelss down because mee had a flare uppy yesterday an felt ruff. Mee doess have a V-E-T appointmint Katurday if mee not better…mee werkin at feelin better! An mee iss fankfull mee gotted to go fur a breef walk last nite all so.
**Hi-5’sss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Fraidy Cats!
6 years ago

that looks like a great toy, Brian. also the sort of toy our mom would get to torture us with :) we are adjusting to our mom going back to work this week after being off for two. we are thankful she is easing into things by working kinda short days :)

pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

The Dash Kitten Crew
6 years ago

Yaaay we made it. first TT of 2018 and we are in!!!

Cathy Keisha
6 years ago

Even though I love Fraser, I can’t wait for normal to come back and my tunnel to come back too.

6 years ago

I’m so glad that you have the whole house for romping again, Brian. Your new toy sounds really fun but don’t scare Seal or Simon with it! You are the wise older brother…

6 years ago

That looks like a real fun toy, Brian! We bet those boxes were fun, but it must be nice to have all that space to run again. Our tree went back in the box today, too, so we understand!

The Menagerie Mom
6 years ago

Oh, what a fun fish that must be, Brian! We bet it sure is exciting to chase it down the hall. And we’ll be taking down our Christmas tree and decorations this weekend. We know there will be lots of places that will seem like new and it will be so fun to explore it all! We are so thankful that you host this blog hop each week!

6 years ago

Happy Mew Year and what a pawesome fish that is Brian!!!

Wishing mew a fab 2018

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Deziz World
6 years ago

You’re so right. We luv it when we get space we lost to somethin’ back. Enjoy and have fun. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena