Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Flexible Does Not Mean Bent Out of Shape

thankful thursday blog hop brian 05032018 - Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Hello gang, it’s time again for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, the first one in May. Can you believe it’s May already?  As you know, each and every Thursday we tell everyone about the things for which we are most thankful. We’re are always thrilled when you join us for our blog hop and we love to see our new blogger pals hopping by too. Your thankfuls always make us smile!

Today I”m thankful for peeps that are flexible, yes, flexible.  I’m also thankful that they never get all bent out of shape when an opportunity to be flexible arises.  What in the world am I talking about?  Well, I’m going to tell you, and you can probably relate.  I know you will relate if you have kitties, maybe it even applies to some doggies too.  There has even been some pretty funny kitty cartoons about it.

One of the definitions of flexible is able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions.  Okay, in our case I’m referring to food, yes, food.  We each have our favorite foods, right?  Right.  Then the Dad buys a whole big bunch of it and then, when we see it all stacked up, we change our minds and don’t want that one anymore.  Has that ever happened to you?

So, our peeps, being flexible, buy something else or something new, but not too much of it.  Then, of course, we love it and we don’t have enough of the new food to get through the week.  MOL!  Then, the peeps stock up on the new one, we see it, then we want the old food back again.

I’m really thankful that our peeps are so flexible, really thankful, and they just seem to go with the menu flow.  We’re all happy about that.  What about you, what are you thankful for today?  Tell me in the comments and then hop on in on our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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5 years ago

Flexible peeps are the best kind of peeps, Brian! We, too, are thankful for peeps who are willing to do whatever needs to be done to keep us kitties happy and healthy. 🙂


Gracie and Ava

5 years ago

Being flexible is important. It’s great that your peeps are flexible with your foods. We’re all pretty flexible around here, well, except my Dad….he needs to stretch before he gets out of bed or he hurts himself!

caren gittleman
5 years ago

oh you kitties have them eating out of your paws!!!!!!! Cody sometimes pulls a stunt where suddenly he will act like he doesn’t like his food…then I put a few treats on top and he gobbles it all up (food and treats)…..I think he does it just to get more treats MOL!

5 years ago

Flexibility is the key! Your pawrents is fabulishious!
Mom keeps me flexible. She buys 3 different kinds of food and I get a different one each day! Plus I’m still pretty young and am a bottomless pit? I eat any and everthing!

5 years ago

yay for having such fab flexible people… and you haven also the ones with a BIG heart of gold ;O)

Little Binky and Granny

MOL…I can so relate to this, Brian. I order, get my meal, turn around and go away and hear Granny say, you don’t like it huh…well, I don’t eat something when I don’t like it either and then I get something else…MOL 😀 Granny is the softy over here, Grandpaw says you have to eat what you get…forget it!…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Meal to all of you 🙂 <3

5 years ago

My human never buys food by the case anymore! She says it is more flexible that way.

Mickey's Musings
5 years ago

Yup, that happened here too.
Mum just bought some other food and we liked it so she was happy.
WE like flexible humans too 🙂
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Fur Everywhere
5 years ago

We can definitely relate to that here, MOL!!! Te Mom buys us variety packs of stuff so we don’t get too bored with our noms.

5 years ago

Flexibility is fun – trying out new things is good for US and for our humans too!!! I “go with the flow” most of the time but I do have my limits!! 🙂

Hugs, Teddy

Marjorie at Dash Kitten

I am trying to get Harvey to eat proper renal food but, nope, he is even fussier than you are!

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD)

You have such nice humans, ours just tells us to be thankful we have food, although she does humor the dogs, she has to sit by Fenris to get him to eat.

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

haha yep, that happens here all the time too. Good to have flexible peeps.

5 years ago

Now I know I am not the only one surrounded by picky cats! Bought really expensive special food, and after three days gave 95% away to the local shelter?. Never a dull moment with cats!

5 years ago

Yup, you kitties there are very lucky that you drew that Mom and Dad that you have. They are the greatest and flexible too. You all have a really fine day.

5 years ago

Ah, so you’re thankful for a flexible staff with lots of cupboard space!

Madi and Mom
5 years ago

Oh Brian do you have a nanny cam in our fridge. Mom currently has 4 cans of opened Purina Beyond and Fancy Feast. Earlier this week she opened all of them in hopes of tickling my taste buds…which she did now she is trying to use up what is in the fridge before opening more. Ummmmm at least she puts warm water on it before she serves it to me
Hugs madi your bfff

The Island Cat
5 years ago

Brian, you should see all the food that we have in our house! Each of us wants to eat something different. It’s frustrating for the mom, but she keeps buying us the food that we want.

Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

Being flexible is good for humans and cats 🙂 Thank you for hosting. XO

Sheltie Times
5 years ago

What flexible humans. Thanks for hosting.

5 years ago

MOL Brian, the same thing happens here, a bulk cat food delivery arrives and we turn our noses up at it!!! MOL MOL

Too funny dude, but mew know we have to keep the peeps on their toes don’t we?

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

Comedy Plus
5 years ago

Yes, I can relate. You have to be flexible. Kitties like something one day and not the next. The peeps can’t let that spoil their day and they don’t. Excellent.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your patient and flexible peeps. ♥

The OP Pack
5 years ago

And that is just one of the many reasons you have such a wonderful home with loving peeps!!!

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

The Menagerie Mom
5 years ago

This sounds like the same kind of flexibility that goes on at our house, Brian! Can you believe, though, that the main culprit is the dog? Pup Astrid wants a new kind of food every 1 to 3 days. Her food bin is filled with more variety than the kitties’! Purrs to all of you!

5 years ago

yes, adopt!! I couldn’t despite loving cats, because of allergy but I would for sure. My friends do! Thankful for y’all!

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
5 years ago

dood….we iz CRACKIN UP !!!!!! 🙂 oh, N for de record.. we thinked ya waz
gonna rite a post two day bout gumby & pokey….may bee next time
huh 🙂 ♥♥

Sailor Edgar
5 years ago

Sounds like you kitties are kinda picky! Good thing your humans don’t mind. 🙂

5 years ago

You kitties are lucky. Around here, it is eat it or be hungry for cats and dogs. We dogs and cat bro Bert all enjoy our foods, Sophie sometimes complains, but then does eat.

Mike Golch
5 years ago

flexability is a good thing.

5 years ago

That is something to be thankful for, Brian. I’m thankful for that too. My mom is pretty flexible about my foods, too. There are several varieties of treats in my cupboard, ’cause I don’t always like the same ones everyday. There are also two brands of kibble, for the same reason. And when I don’t like any of those things, Mom will usually go to the store for something else for me. Tee hee hee. I think we lucked out in the humans department. Other humans may not be so-o flexible.

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
5 years ago

Mew mew mew Brian LadyMum wood have kittenss if mee switched food like that! NYLABLUE used to do that an it drove LadyMum a bit crazy shee told mee. With mee IBD mee iss a good man kat an eatss mee propurr vet food an mee Blue Tuna an mee tasty kibbull…. butt then mee iss just one kitty; with all of youss’ that game wood bee more fun rite?? Mew mew mew
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx

Mollie Hunt
5 years ago

Flexible is good, but I don’t think Tyler agrees. He is very anti-change.

The Swiss Cats
5 years ago

Flexibility is indispensable when you feed kitties, MOL ! Purrs

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

My dog is extremely picky and he has a sensitive stomach on top of it. We’ve finally found a dry food he likes and can chew with his little teeth. Only thing is we have to warm up a little wet food and mix it in or he won’t eat it. Just a little spoonfull and he’s fine. lol He’s so goofy.

The Gang at LLB
5 years ago

OMD…Does that work??? You kittes are pretty darn lucky…we have a mean ole Mama who makes us finish our old stuff before trying something new!
Arty, Jakey and Rosy

5 years ago

I am so glad your peeps are flexible! With Labs in our family, they aren’t picky about what they eat so we haven’t experienced that one. However, they are picky about their toys… It will appear that they like one kind of toy so we’ll buy a couple of that kind. Then, that kind no longer amuses them… but a new kind does! Ha ha – You can see where this story is going! We are thankful that we are warm in our house today. There was a spring snowstorm overnight and all morning. We lost our power and our… Read more »

Eastside Cats
5 years ago

Really? You guys do that to your peeps? Hmmmm,…

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I can definitely relate to that, Brian. Eric and Flynn were always doing that to me so I used to stack the out of favour food in the garage for a month or so. When I brought it out again it was the tastiest food you could imagine, well for a couple of weeks anyway.

Jan K
5 years ago

Oh yes, we can relate to this one! And we thought it was just Samantha. Flexibility is a necessity for anyone with a cat, apparently! MOL
Today we are thankful for some unexpected summer-like weather the last couple days. It was so nice, I just had to be outside, so there was no blog post today! 🙂

Deziz World
5 years ago

MOL Oh Brian, we haven’t been that well stocked up since sis Lexi went to heaven. Mommy says our noms be too ‘spensive fur stockin’ up, altho’ she’d luv to be able to do that. We are purretty [icky tho’, so we don’t offen change our minds ’bout what kind’a food we like. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

William's Kith & Kin
5 years ago

Brian, you hit the nail right on the head! We do that, although Caroline the princess is definitely the worst.

Pam Jackson
5 years ago

Brain, I am thankful for so much but for one…finding your blog! I love it.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

I am glad your parents are both flexible and understanding.

Kitties Blue
5 years ago

We are really thankful this week that the comment-a-thon we had for Allie’s birthday was so successful and Mom was able to make a significant donation. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Three Chatty Cats
Three Chatty Cats
5 years ago

Sounds like your peeps are both flexible AND patient! The best kind of peeps.

Angel and Katie the Mom

yeppers we are furry thankful that Katie Mom am flexible!!
I likes Hormel turkey fur treats but sometimes I don’t… I will beg and beg fur it so her gives me some
and then i sniff it and think oh that too salty and walk away and there am the bit of turkey on my plate …
not eaten. -Purrz from Angel the Fetch Kitty.

Oh and do purz fur the kittens. Two are going to a rescue and one am going to hims home today.

Bell Fur Zoo
5 years ago

MOL I am easy peasy lemon squeezy I only like one type of kitty food and one type of treat. Buts Mama nose da struggle cause Matt him changes his mind every 2.5 seconds on what food him likes (eye roll) 😉

Matilda (& Matt)

5 years ago

Your humans are very flexible! Our humans give the kitties different flavors often enough that they don’t often have a mutiny but the dogs don’t get nearly the same variety as the kitties! They do get more treats though ;p

the critters in the cottage xo