Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My Shopping Is Done

thankful thursday blog hop brian 12132018Hello everyone, welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, you know we are always so very happy to see you! We do this every Thursday so now it’s time for us to post about things we are thankful for today. We always look forward to reading about all of the things you are thankful for too and we sure love it when we see new blogger pals hopping in to join us!

Today I’m thankful that I got my shopping done for my Brother and my Sisters.  My paws are pretty tired from all of that tappin’ on the keyboard.  Actually they are pretty easy to shop for since they like most anything new, even if it looks like something they already have.  I can’t really tell you what I got them since they read the blog too, but let’s just say that Cat Scratchers are pretty popular around here as is anything with Catnip. I know, I know, you would have never guessed that one.

You’re probably thinking scratchers, really, look at that ottoman?!?!  Well, I didn’t do the creative shredding on the ottoman.  Okay, let me put it this way…I didn’t do the creative shredding on the ottoman all by my self.  The artistic ottoman shreds is a collective endeavor of many of us throughout the years.  The peeps haven’t bought a new ottoman yet because we’ve got this one broken in so nicely.  We really are fond of this one, can you tell?

I’m also very thankful that over the years none of us artists have gotten into any trouble for this.  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!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop



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5 years ago

Your ottoman looks like a very attractive scratching spot. My Mom has kept an upholstered love seat because all the kitties have enjoyed occasionally sinking their claws into it. Thankfully, we haven’t gone at it like you all have gone at your ottoman, but it’s here just in case I ever get the urge to get my claws into some fabric. Our other furniture is leather and it’s absolutely off limits in the scratching department. Mostly we all have favored cardboard scratchers.

Canadian Cats
5 years ago

We are so thankful today. Budd is expecially thankful as he hasn’t been in a warm house for some time. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday every week. You’re the best.


5 years ago

That ottoman looks “well-loved.” Yes, that’s what it is called around here. 🙂

We bet your siblings will love their gifts, Brian!

5 years ago

Can’t wait to see the gifts! You look so relaxed. Love the long stretched leg. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

5 years ago

we hear ya…. and we are still busy with finding something special for the staff and for us ;o)

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad you have been able to get all your shopping done, Brian. The ottoman looks very well loved. Eric used to like the laundry basket in the bathroom and when anybody came I used to turn it around. I had to remember to turn it back again when they left so it had one presentable side.

Mickeys Musings
5 years ago

WooHoo for having your shopping done Brian!
We like that your folks are leaving your ottoman there.
It’s just getting broken in 😉 MOL!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

5 years ago

We’re not even close to finishing the shopping here! Eeek!

5 years ago

We sure do have a lot of thankfuls this time of year. This week we were thankful we didn’t get a lot of snow but next week I’m sure we’ll have a NEW bunch of thankfuls – there’s always something that makes us smile.

Hugs, Teddy

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

haha yeah, we never get into trouble for such art either. Your gifts are far more pg than what we give to the humans.

Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

Your ottoman looks very comfy, we are thankful for good friends like you. Mom is thankful the Christmas shopping is done, now she just has to get them wrapped.

Margaret Elmendorf
5 years ago

You kitties did such a good job decorating that ottoman. We love to decorate things around here. You all have one really nice day.

5 years ago

Oh dear. My kitties have never ruined any stuff with there super dangerous claws, but they have scratchers they love all over the house to use.

Pam Greer
5 years ago

We wish we had our shopping done!

Cathy Kennedy
5 years ago

Congrats on getting all the Christmas shopping done! We have our youngest daughter and SIL to buy for, as well as my parents then we’ll be done. Yay! It’ll be a modest season for gift giving with our recent car purchase but then we were never ones big into giving elaborate presents anyhow. I like giving and getting simple gifts to honor the Christ child not take away from His birth and the wonderful gift to all mankind. It’s so easy to lose our focus on Christmas’ true meaning with all the shopping frenzy. Hopefully, after the new year, I… Read more »

cecilia upchurch
5 years ago

Yay Brian…now you can sit back and relax on that designer ottoman!!
Hugs Cecilia

The Island Cats
5 years ago

We still need to do our shopping!

5 years ago

Brian, dear furiend, you’re correct, we’re thankful for our oak tree limbs, which we use for scratchers! We’re also thankful that you take the time to host this hop every week. Thank you!

Jan K
5 years ago

A scratcher and comfy place to sleep all in one! We would let you keep it too. ♥

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

How nice that you all worked on the ottoman together 🙂 Thanks for hosting. Have a great day! XO

Charles Huss
5 years ago

A new ottoman would mean you guys would have to start all over. I can see why you are thankful.

Comedy Plus
5 years ago

I’m guessing you kitties won’t get in any trouble at all. You sure wouldn’t at my house either. I think you’ve all done some great artistic work on that ottoman.

I switched likies to the one you’re using. Mr. Linky doesn’t want to share with others. Too bad.

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

The LLB Gang
5 years ago

We are almost done with our Christmas shopping too! We think you all are very talented artists…the pulls on your masterpiece ottoman are just pawfect!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Sailor Edgar
5 years ago

If your people bought a new ottoman, you kitties would just have to scratch it into the condition you wanted! 🙂

Eastside Cats
5 years ago

Brian, good for you, that you’ve finished your shopping! As for the ottoman…well, it was designed without cats in mind, otherwise they would have wrapped it in sisal!

Anne M Robinson
5 years ago

THanks for hosting! I am finishing the gift shopping but not the wrapping. The hubby is a great gift wrapper and he has tons of overtime these days! Good to see you here. HUGS

World Of Animals, Inc.

We are very thankful today. Glad you now can relax and rest up after all that Christmas shopping you got completed already. Looks like the ottoman has seen better days but the new scratcher and catnip will be purfect presents. Thanks for the share. Have a great rest of your day.

5 years ago

Brian we are creative shredders too. Mom put a cover OVER the sofa so now we can attack THAT and she is OK with that. It’s the only piece we all go after she can’t figure out why?? But she is ‘thankful’ for that. MOL Glad all your shopping is d-o-n-e!

5 years ago

Hi Brian, glad you had your shopping done for your furblings. Now you can relax and wait for Christmas!
Your ottoman is a work of art 🙂

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5 years ago

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Emma and Buster
5 years ago

What a great brother you are!

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

Glad to hear you got all the ordering done. I finished all my shopping as well.

5 years ago

I think you guys have got that ottoman just where you want it, Brian. I’m thankful this day is over…or is it?

Melissa & Mudpie
5 years ago

Finishing your Christmas shopping is definitely something to be thankful for!

5 years ago

It sounds very right to be thankful for people who don’t yell when you shred the furniture. Happy Thursday!

The OP Pack
5 years ago

You are a very kind and thoughtful Brother, Brian. We bet your brother and sisters will love whatever they receive. That ottoman looks like it has been well worn from love.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

William’s Kith & Kin

That ottoman, MOL! Brian, your folks’ reason for not replacing it is the same reason why our mom won’t recarpet our house! Pick pick pick!

Anne Robinson
5 years ago

Good to get a head start on the shopping. I need a gift wrapper. My most unfavorite thing to do. The hubby is so good at it but he is working lots of overtime these days. Felines find so many interesting scratching posts. Hmmmm……….Have a wonderful weekend. THe days are flying by. HUGS

Kitties Blue
5 years ago

Brian, we were so intent on looking at your magnificent dangle that we didn’t even see the ottoman! Your humans love you all so much, we know you’d never get in trouble for your artistic work on that ottoman. Our thankful is that Mom won us that cool automatic litter box. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

caren gittleman
5 years ago

other than something for our Vet’s office, and a couple more gifts we are done too! (we are doing Chanukah on Christmas lol)

Cathy Keisha
5 years ago

My peeps are thankful that I don’t show my artistic talent on the furniture. I can’t wait to see what you bought me … I mean bought your sibs.

Kyna Bear
5 years ago

I love your ottoman! It’s a treasure trove of memories!

Thank you so much for hosting the blog hop. The middle of the week (Wed-Thurs) gets super super busy for me so I rarely have time to visit others on the hop or give you a proper thank you in my post. Sorry about that. I am so grateful that you host the hop!

The B Team
5 years ago

Hey Brian dude, congrats on getting all the shopping done – we’ve done nothing here yet – OOPS!!!

And today we’re thankful the P.A. remembered to join the hop!!!! MOL

Happy Firday

The B Team xox

Bell Fur Zoo
5 years ago

Da back of our couch has some creative shredding buts I blame it on Matt…. 😉 Glad you got all your Chrissymas shopping done!

Matilda (& Matt)

Three Chatty Cats
5 years ago

Oh yeah, it’s obvious that’s a good ottoman!

Deziz World
5 years ago

You be lookin’ so handsum Brian. We can’t believe ya’ll actually scratched the ottoman. Really? That was ya’ll? We can’t wait to see what ya’ll got fur Christmas. That’s our favorite thing to do. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

Katie the Mom and the Katz

thank you so much fur the Christmas card! -Purrz from the Katie Katz. P.S. Only bloggers can see our blog now…

also what ever happened to the Best Friends Village? seem like the mom can’t find anything online about it – hope that is a good thing.

Mary (cactus catz)
5 years ago

hmmm, your paws are tired from shopping and tapping …… or from shredding and scratching? it’s an even bet, I’m thinking

The Swiss Cats
5 years ago

Thanks to your family work, your ottoman is unique ! We’re sure your siblings will love your gifts. Purrs