Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Nothing Like the Feeling of Security

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Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Each and every Thursday we tell everyone about the things for which we are most thankful and it has been quite a week here. We always have so much to be thankful for each day, I know you all can relate to that. We all get excited when you join us for our blog hop and we love it when new blogger pals hop in too. Your thankfuls always make us smile!

Today I’m very thankful for security, of course we all love the security and safety of our home, but there’s more to it than that. As most of you know, our blog was hacked by a nasty evil hacker somewhere in the world. Let me set the stage a bit. We use the Wordfence security plugin, premium version, that serveral of you recommended to us and we’ve used it for a number of years. We also make sure we have the current version of WordPress and all plugins are always updated to the latest verions. We backup daily too, but of course the bad stuff gets backed up too. SIGH.

Today I am most thankful for the tech team at Wordfence who literally worked around the clock to get things cleaned up and back to a normal state. I can’t say enough good things about their level of support. We all love normal.

Now then, let me give you another Sister Zoe update. On Tuesday it became obvious that she was having a constipation problem, still not eating, and her glucose numbers kept going up. So this morning (Wednesday) the Dad took her back to her Internal Medicine Vet. A quick x-ray did show a backup so the poor girl had to have an enema. She also had to have 1/2 a unit of insulin to get her glucose back to the normal range. Unfortunately she might have to be on insulin for a while. She’s back home, resting again.  That poor girl sure has been through a lot.  Keep those purrs and POTP headed her way please.

So what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and join us for our Thankful Thurday Blog Hop if you can. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

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The Island Cats
5 years ago

It’s scary that you do everything right to keep your blog secure and you still got hacked. We use the Wordfence free version and so far, that’s worked well for us. We’re glad you’re back up and running again. And we send mega purrs to Zoe and hope she is feeling better soon. Our Zoey know all about being backed up and those nasty enemas.

Three Chatty Cats
5 years ago

Oh gosh, poor Zoe! I hope she feels better soon. Glad you got your site back and working, although sorry that happened in the first place.

5 years ago

We’re glad things turned out okay with your blog. There are some bad people out there, for sure.

We haven’t stopped purring and praying for Zoe! Poor kitty.

Yael from Playing In Catnip

Poor Zoe. I hope she is better soon. I’m glad to hear that you have gotten your computer protected.
Yael from

5 years ago

Praying for sister Zoe! We had no idea about hackers! Thats scary

5 years ago

Poor Zoe. I’m sending lots of purrs her way. I’m glad I don’t have to purr for your blog – it sounds like the Wordfence humans took care of that!

Mickeys Musings
5 years ago

We are thankful that you got your blog back again.
We will send lots of purrs to Zoe and hope her issues will settle down so she feels well soon.
Our Georgia knows about constipation.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

5 years ago

Those evil hackers seem to be able to sneak by any fences or blocks or security that we use and we do wish they’d find some other form of “entertainment” than messing with all of us who are just having fun with our blogs! We’re sorry about Zoe’s problem but maybe now that her system is back to normal she will feel a whole lot better at last. Sending POTP.

Love, Teddy

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

Great that they were able to get the crummy hackers away. Being backed up sure is no fun. Hopefully she can finally get back on the mend.

Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

Healing purrs for Sister Zoe and we are thankful for friends like you, and that you were able to get your blog fixed so we could come visit.

Pam Greer
5 years ago

I didn’t know you got hacked! Even with Wordfence, that’s scary! Hope Zoe feels better!

5 years ago

Poor Zoe, we so hope she gets on the mend soon. We sure have all of our paws crossed for her. So glad the problem was solved with the computer. Have a terrific Thursday.

5 years ago

Glad your site is back up. Blogging is wonderful except when the blog gets broken or attacked. Poor Zoe, hope she gets back to feeling well soon.

Sheltie Times
5 years ago

Hacking is just nasty. Hope Zoey is feeling better soon.

5 years ago

Enema???? Oh meow is me, I thought the thermometer was horrid…. what new torture will vets come up with?!?!?

Kitties Blue
5 years ago

Getting your site cleaned-up snd back on line so quickly really is something for which to be thankful. Yeah for Wordfence. We are so sorry that Zoe continues to have problems. We will definitely have our mom continue to pray for her. All the Kitties Blue send purrs and prayers. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

I am praying for Zoe. I am glad wordfence saved your blog.

William’s Kith & Kin

It sure helps to have a good security team on your side! We hope Zoe feels better soon, the poor girl.

Sailor Edgar
5 years ago

Glad the site is working okay again.

Sorry to hear about Sister Zoe!

Comedy Plus
5 years ago

I’m glad you have your computer all fixed up. I hate it when a bug gets through.

Poor Sister Zoe. Prayers continue. I hope she gets back to normal soon.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. ♥

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

guyz….sorree yur site waz hacked….nothin ever good comez frum a hackin less
itza hairball on itz way out….N zoe…we iz sorree ya had two go bak two de place
oh eeeeeeevil N we hope itz de LAST time fora LONG time……st francis’ blessingz

The Poupounette Gang
5 years ago

Those evil hackers really are nasty people!

We are so sorry to hear that Zoe continues to have issues. We hope she can be stabilised and back to being comfortable very soon.

The Chans

Lola The Rescued Cat
5 years ago

We’re thankful for friends who know a lot and share their knowledge! We want to switch to WP but we’re scared. Purrs to beautiful Zoe to feel better soon.

Eastside Cats
5 years ago

Oh no, I didn’t know that you’d been hacked! Sending HBO words to that idiot!
Poor Zoe, she’s been through the wringer! Hold on there, Zoe…get better!

The OP Pack
5 years ago

Hackers are evil – so stupid too. We are glad you were able to get it fixed.

But poor Sister Zoe – she has been through so much, but she is so lukcy to have your Dad and Mom there to be sure she is getting the very best of care. Lots of POTP from all of us for her.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Kathe W.
5 years ago

Zoe is so lucky to have you!

madi and mom
5 years ago

Zoe darlin’ I feel your PITT…I had to have an enema about 2 months ago….H O R R I D turn of events for sure. After that Dr. S. put me on 1/8 tsp of Miralax 2xs a day.
Sending purrs and kitty kisses
Madi your sister in PITT problems

Cathy Keisha
5 years ago

I’m thankful you’re up and running again and you gave the bad code the heave-ho. I’m also thankful I’m not self-hosted and am on Blogger. We feel so bad for Zoe. A cat shouldn’t have to go through all the pain and suffering she has but she’s in good hands. Sending more healing purrz. I have to send out for a new supply of those healing purrz. They’ve been going quickly.

Kyna Bear
5 years ago

Wow, did the hacking of your blog just happen recently? I didn’t even see a glitch from my side. I’m glad that Wordfence saved the day.

Sending POTP to Sister Zoe. She has been through a lot. I want her to have smooth sailing again!!!! She’s lucky to have you.

Feline Opines
5 years ago

So sorry for Sister Zoe. Sending lots of purrs, prayers and encouragement because I too endured the place with the white coats and several surgical…”cleansings” shall we say. I was so sick but The Humans have me on medication and pumpkin powder and I’m feeling like my old self again.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Tucker & The Tribe of Five

The Dash Kitten Crew
5 years ago

We are thankful Zoe is still here and that you are OK. WordFrence sounds worth it doesn’t it? Maybe I can afford to upgrade…..

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
5 years ago

Continuing purrayers & POTP for Sister Zoe…glad you got your hacker dealt with.

5 years ago

Oh my, Zoe sure has been through a lot, sending human purrs her way. That is quite a handsome photo, btw.
I have a virus scanner but may not even know if one of my blogs or website had been hacked. I thought WP was supposed to be the safest platform, just goes to show you nothing is really safe.
I guess I’m thankful I’ve never had a site popular enough to hack.

5 years ago

I’m glad your blog is back to normal. It’s sad that you do everything you can to protect against hackers, but they somehow find a way.
More purrs for Sister Zoe. That girl has had more than her fair share of difficulties the past few months.

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
5 years ago

Mee-you Brian what a crazy week youss’ have had!!! Mee iss so happy yur back online!! No one keeps Brian an thee gang down! Beein hacked iss nevurr fun. PHOOEY!
An mee iss sendin Sisfur Zoe POTP. Wee REELLY are worried fur her. Poor gurl. Mee will purray all so.
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Wylie Hudson
5 years ago

I’m wishing Zoe a quick recovery from her problems and hope she’ll have her appetite back in no time.

Jan K
5 years ago

Oh, poor Zoe! We’re so sorry she’s having such a tough time of it. We will be keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.
We are glad you got the help you needed for the blog though, and you didn’t have much down time at all.

5 years ago

So glad your blog is back. It’s really scary those hackers find the way in even with all the security measures.
Purrs for sweet Zoe. I hope she will feel better soon xo

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
5 years ago

Me and my family are grateful for furriends and friends in the CB. And we are grateful thatSister Zoe is getting what she needs. WE love her dearly.

Mark's Mews
5 years ago

We are glad the hacker problem was fixed. Probably a Vishur Deer. Purrs for Sister Zoe

Bell Fur Zoo
5 years ago

Awe poor Zoe! Hoping she feels all betters soon and so glad you got your blog back up and running.

Matt & Matilda

5 years ago

Sorry to hear about sister Zoe! My baby, Shadow had the same problem a year ago. After spending $800. On unnecessary testing, the vet said give him a teaspoon if Duralax. Sold in drugstores for people. Now he has no problem, he’s back to his old self & it cost less than $10.00. He’s on his 2nd bottle. I just sprinkle a small amount over his dry food. Shake it up & he’s good to go. It takes him a couple if days to eat through the dry food bowl but he loves it & will choose his special kidney… Read more »

5 years ago
Reply to  Shadow08742

Correction. That’s 1/8 of a teaspoon of Duralax per food dish once a day and keep an eye on your cat to make sure it’s not too much if ya know what I mean !!

The Menagerie Mom
5 years ago

I sure wish those nasty hackers would find a worthwhile hobby. I’m glad everything is back as it should be for you. And we are sending lots and lots of purrs and prayers to sweet Zoe! Get well, Zoe!

Little Binky and Granny

Poor Zoe 🙁 Will continue Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers your way, sister Zoe and hope you’re feeling better real soon💗💗💗
It must been pawful to get hacked, Brian, glad you are purrotected now, that must feel so much safer. Pawkisses for a Happy, Healthy and sunny Sunday 🙂 <3

The Swiss Cats
5 years ago

We’re glad the people of Wordfence could help you and bring everything back to normal. We send tons of purrs to Zoe. Purrs