Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’re always very happy when you stop by. I know you know this, but every Thursday we tell everyone about the things for which we are most thankful and today is no exception. We all love it when you join us for our blog hop and we really get excited when we see new blogger pals hopping in for the first time. Your thankfuls always make us smile!
Today I’m thankful for light, or I probably should say lights, and lots of them. Let me set the scene for you. First, you know we have a feral family of about 9 or so special kitties. In the wee hours of the morning Wednesday, around 3:30 AM, I heard something out back. I hauled butt to the bedroom and took Sisters Dolly and Zoe with me. Something was out back and it was making a strange noise. We have a riding mower out back with a cover over it. Something was making a ripping noise around the cover. Honestly, I think it was a coyote after one of our feral family who likely took cover under the riding mower.
I woke up the Mom who woke up the Dad but by the time they looked out whatever it was left. Wednesday morning when the Dad went out to feed the ferals their breakfast he immediately noticed the mower cover was ripped and had a great big hole in it. We did see our ferals so they are fine, but this will never do. The Dad spent lots of time yesterday putting up some more bright spotlights. Hopefully that will help since those predators usually don’t like areas with bright lights. We’ll all be on guard, especially the Dad, he won’t stand for that at all. Let’s just say he only has to see one of them once.
So, I’m thankful we’re able to try something else to help ensure that our feral family is safe. What about you? What are you thankful for today? Tell me in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
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Oh no! Coyotes are bad news. Either dogtipper or cattipper had a post today about what to do if your pet gets bitten. My beau Buzz Lucas was mauled by one and left for dead but his quick thinking mom got him to the vet to save him. I hope the lights work and chases the coyote away.
That’s scary about the coyote, Brian. We’re glad your dad is so on top of this, and does such a great job of looking after the ferals!
yoW! Brian, that is scary! we sure hope whoever it was struck out and your feral family is all safe. we are thankful your dad is so caring and protective of your extended family. purrs,
pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL
Oh Brian, that sounds so scary. We’re so glad every kitty’s okay. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Yikes! There are coyotes in Midway.All of the houses along the river have those motion sensor lights. But you always know when they are hanging around as the dog network starts barking as they go by… They don’t often come to our side of the river though…
Purrs and Love
I’m so glad your human takes such good care of your feral family, and works so hard to keep them safe.
We too are thankful that all the ferals are safe and your dad put up lights that hopefully will keep away any thing trying to do harm. Hugs and nose kisses
your dad is super nice… and we hope the lights will help your feral furmily… lights always chase da dark things away, right?
Meowser, dear furiend, I’m very, very glad your feral family is safe! Let there be light!
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Your ferals are lucky that you look after them so well! We hope they wlil stay safe.
How scary to think a predator came into your yard.
We purr the extra lights will deter them from coming after the ferals.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
Oh we hope extra lights keeps the feral family safe…..that’s scary indeed! I’m thankful for many things today but the most important one yesterday was when Mom and Dad left home and were gone gone gone aLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL day, they actually did come home in time to keep me from starving to death! I wish they wouldn’t make me worry all the time like that. Tee Hee
They are never fun to mess with. Great they are all fine. Hopefully the lights do the trick.
Oh my, we are glad the ferals were able to find a safe place to get. The geese took refuge in our backyard one morning and Mommy wonders if something was after them. They are friends with Fenris and we guess they didn’t think Tui was a threat.
Wow, that’s scary!! I’m so glad all the ferals are okay!
Well that is pretty darn scary. Hope the brighter light keeps the naughty ones away and the feral cats stay safe. You all have a great day.
I, too, am thankful the cats are all ok. May you be able to continue to protect them. P.S. We joined your blog hop today for the first time. 🙂
Wow, that is pretty scary! Glad the kitties are alright.
We know your Dad will take good care of those ferals! We have a lot of lights around here to protect our birds and they do seem to work well. Today we are thankful that we might finally be done with that darn fox (as long as he was the only one). We’ll just say that our Dad took care of that as well!
OH that is awful, Brian, You three were on the patrol and helped the feral family tremendously. I’d say you were right Brian, someone was trying to take refuge under the cover of the mower. I am so glad that your dad has a great solution with light to keep them at bay. Mom said we have a bad coyote population too. I’d be very scared if I were outdoors.
We sure hope those lights keep the coyotes away…and the ferals safe.
That is scary! I am glad the feral hid and managed to survive. Coyotes are evil, that sound they make is eerie. Thank you for hosting.
Brian, I too would be up in arms if someone or something was messing with my ferals! Am glad to hear they are okay, and woe be it to whatever comes around to stir up trouble, or rip the cover again!
I can see your dad doing this. His love for animals know no bounds. What a wonderful post.
Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your wonderful peeps. ♥
Yikes sounds like you need to hire some back yard Pawlice to keep the introooooders at bay. I hope the lights do the trick
Hugs madi your bfff
Thank cod the ferals are okay!
So happy to hear that Dad Terry added more lights to keep the ferals safe. That’s a good thing for you to be thankful as is the fact that all the ferals are safe and accounted for. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
We are glad everyone is ok for right now. Hopefully, the lights that dad put up will keep any danger away. We are glad he is doing the best job to keep them safe. Happy Thankful Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Oh, how scary this must have been for all of you, Brian. We are so grateful that all of the feral kitties are safe, and that your dad has put up lots of lights to help keep them all safe. We’re not fans of coyotes around here either. We live in the middle of the city, so we don’t have coyotes around our house, but a coyote attack is how Evan became hind limb paralyzed. The person who found Evan indicated that he had been living in a barn out in the country with his mama cat and litter mates,… Read more »
EEEKKK!!!!! Coyotess terry-fye mee Brian. Thee coyotess went to thee farm an tooked mee Pappaw King George an then a few nitess later came back fur Aunty Shelley!!! ***shuddersss*** mee still traumy-tized an mee not even there… Mee knowss yur Pappaw will keep yur feral furendss safe. Thee litess are a grate idea. Mee iss purrticularlee fankfull that mee not beein wresseled with to take mee Apoquel. Mee put mee paw down yesterday (an sort Ginsu clawed LadyMum….butt mee dye-gressess…) LadyMum iss now crushin thee meddysin inn to a powdur an addin it to mee food!!! MUCH better! 😉 An… Read more »
We don’t like you having coyotes in your yard. We pray you are all safe and the lights keep them away
dood……984 pawz up for alertin dad ta what waz goin on out side…they IZ a trubull sum lot; we haz em round heer two….984 pawz up ta dad all sew for installin sum mor litez…
coyoteez R knot much inta noize either… if dad can figures out how ta trip a sound deevize onze they iz on yur propurrtee it wil help all sew ~~~~~~ we iz buzzed happee de outside crewz oh kay ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥
That was a close call! We are too far inside the developed zone for coyotes.
We hope that those bright lights scare away whatever that was out there. We heard that there are some sort of sprinklers that turn on when there is motion. That might help too.
We are most thankful for the a/c in our home. The heat is just getting ridiculous.
Woos – Lightning, Misty and Timber
OMC that scares us, Brian. We’re Thankful that the ferals and you are safe and thank Cat for a daddy like yours to put some light out for them 🙂 Pawkisses and purrayers for safety are on the way💗💗💗
Hopefully the coyote won’t be back.
We love your Dad even more than we already did!!!!!! He is a Godsend!!! Praying the light helps!
We know how you feel. Truffle has been upset lately with something outside our back door, so Mom Paula has turned on the lights in the back and is leaving them on.She says she is going to buy some motion detector lights for the back of the house.
We’re thankful for your Dad, Brian. He’s a tireless advocate for cats and very supportive of friends. That means a lot to us.
Oh dear, how scary for your outdoor family! We are happy your dad is on the case, though. Our aunt lost her cat to a coyote many years ago and we know how awful that can be!
OMC…we sure are glad you have a vigilant Dad! Coyotes are pretty scary!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Hope those lights do the trick! Glad all of the ferals are accounted for.