Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Practice Sure Pays Off

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It’s time for our Thankful Thursday Blog and it’s just a few short days before Easter gets here. For those of you who celebrate, are y’all ready for Easter? See, I already got sidetracked. Thanks to each of you for stopping by today. We always have something to be thankful for to share with you and we really do enjoy reading about the things you are thankful for too. If you’re new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we get super excited when we see new blogger pals hopping in to join us!

Anyway, no I’m not grumpy. I was trying to take a snooze and Brother Simon just went running by like his tail was on fire. Beats me, but he sure was in a hurry. Okay, I know, I really need to get off of the weather topic, and I will, but it tis the season here. Remember on Monday I blogged about the importance of having an emergency plan? Yes, we were practicing for a weather emergency.

Just to update you, we actually did have one on Sunday evening, but we weren’t real sure about it until later in the day on Monday. Of course our Monday blog was long since done. Sunday evening, around 9:30 PM, we were placed in our carriers and then carried one by one to our small interior bathroom. Then some of the great big bed pillows were placed over us. Then the Mom and Dad came in and shut the door. A little while later the Dad went and checked and it looked and sounded like things had settled down. So, we came out and resumed normal kitty duties around 10:15 PM.

We found out, after the National Weather Service investigators were around for a damage assessment, that there was an EF1 tornado that breezed by us and made several touchdowns along the way, a few of which were pretty darn close to where we live. We didn’t hear anything really scary but it was out there. We’re all most thankful that nothing happened at our place or in our neighborhood. About five minutes away was a bit of a mess.

So, 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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50 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Practice Sure Pays Off

  1. jan

    We lived in a town once where a tornado flattened all the houses on one side of the street but didn’t touch the ones on the other side. They are very scary. Be glad that you are so well taken care of.

  2. Pam

    Easter has just popped up so fast. Actually it is hard to believe that it is mid April already. Been living in my own little world for months now so it surprises me to realize how fast things are moving along. OH NO on the weather stuff. So glad that mom and dad look after you and the other kitties like they do and made sure that you all were safe. Makes my heart happy to know that. Glad all is well.

  3. meowmeowmans

    Whoa. That’s real scary, Brian. We sure are glad you have an emergency plan, and that the tornado bypassed you. That happened to us last year … a tornado was headed our way, and lifted off the ground about a mile from our house.

  4. Sandee

    I’m glad you were all okay and didn’t get scared. You all did a great job training your peeps on what needs done.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    You all have a safe and fun Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ♥

  5. Purrseidon

    My goodness, Brian dear furiend, I’m so very glad to know that you escaped that nasty tornado! Stay safe, dear furiend. Also, before I forget, thank you for hosting this blog hop.
    Have a happy Easter!

  6. easyweimaraner

    we are thankful too that there was no huge damage and no hurt peeps and pets…. we hope the weather will improve a little and the storms will slow down before they reach ourt villages and towns…

  7. Mickeys Musings

    We do not live in an area that gets tornadoes. We are happy for that as they sound very scary.
    Good to hear that you were not affected and your folks took precautions with you 🙂
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  8. Cleo

    Whoa, that’s scary. We have our weather radio here so we can stay informed. After what happened around here this past year I don’t put anything past mother nature.

  9. Teddy

    So glad you were all OK with that scary tornado. Angel Sammy and my Mom and Dad were lucky with the tornado that came through here too some years ago. They are scary but the key is being PURRRRPARED which you all were! Thanks for hosting Thankfuls – we ALWAYS have something to be thankful for!

    Hugs, Teddy

  10. Amy L Sandy

    We hope Brother Simon’s tail fire got put out. That sounds scary. And thanks for letting us join your blog hop! Xena and Lucy. Pee S Happy Easter and may the bunny leave you good to eat things.

  11. Madison

    We have tornadoes here, and they are so scary. A few years ago, according to Mom, one did a lot of damage just over a mile from out house. Stay safe!

  12. Catscue Catmom

    I’m so thankful y’all are o.k. Tornado season is SO SCARY! I love the look on your face this morning, Simon must have been moving at a super high speed – MOL!

  13. Cathy Kennedy


    Oh, that sounds like a scary situation to be in! It makes me think of the time I was a teenager visiting my uncle & his wife in Columbus Ohio one summer and that was my first tornado experience. Although, I don’t think one actually touched down. We road the warning out in the basement of my aunt’s sister’s family. Tennessee gets them but in East Tennessee, we’re blessed to have rare ones that pop up. I’m glad y’all are okay. Thanks for joining me this morning in my latest A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch ‘Pearl’!

  14. Ellen Pilch

    I am glad you are all safe. You have such good parents. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful day. XO

  15. Katie Isabella

    You have good parents. My mom decided to put me in the hallway or under the house in the crawl space if there is time. Our place is very small so we both have thought hard. WE get a lot of tornados in our area. They call it Dixie Alley.

  16. Jodi Stone

    THAT is so scary!! I’m glad your mom and dad paid attention and took precautions, I can’t even imagine how scary that was for them. You really do have something to be thankful for today!

  17. Cecilia Upchurch

    I just love your bench and and thankful you share it with your fans every now and then.
    More crazy weather passing thru the south tomorrow. Just April and I’m sick and tired of storms
    Hugs Cecilia

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    tornadoez iz….hope thiz seezon izzza safe one anda happee trout thurzday ta all 🙂 ♥♥♥

  19. Annabelle

    OH goodness that was scary to hear. WE hope no one gets hurt in those nasty storms. WE hear some bad weather is headed our way tomorrow. *sigh* We thank you for stopping by today with a comment, it was what Mom needed to hear.

  20. Charles Huss

    I’m glad the tornado missed you. I had cousins whose house was barley clipped by a tornado. A few feet in the wrong direction could have destroyed the house.

  21. The OP Pack

    We are all very thankful that you are all OK. We figured those storms had to be pretty close to you. Stay safe, and good thing for that plan.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  22. Jan K

    Oh, that’s so scary! We are also thankful you are all OK. I remember one time a few years ago finding out a tornado had gone through just about a mile from our house, and we never knew how bad it was! We don’t get many around here, but that was definitely too close for comfort.

  23. The LLB Gang

    Wow…we are so thankful you all are safe and sound! The one thing we don’t miss about living in Texas are bad storms!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  24. Laurie

    I am thankful that we are having Easter today with my youngest son and his family. Tomorrow we travel 2000 miles to visit oldest son and celebrate Easter again on Sunday!

  25. Cathy Keisha

    Brian, I wish all my furrends could live up here and be safer when it comes to tornadoes and hurrycanes and bad weather. I get so worried when our weather guesser, Pop, tells me about tornadoes around down there.

  26. Angel Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    Oh my gosh that is something to be thankful for. We are thankful that you are all safe

  27. Jeanna

    I heard about all those tornados, I guess it’s that time of year (although there are still stubborn piles of snow here). I’m thankful you guys are okay too! No one likes to be put in a cage and carried anywhere but it has to be done, think of it as a successful fire drill, Brian.
    As for me, I’m glad my standoff with an escalator at the ballpark ended without incident yesterday.

  28. Kitties Blue

    We sure are happy you were prepared, and everyone was safe. We had a tornado today about 30 miles away. Sawyer is thankful that all his fur on his legs has grown back. Unfortunately, he had a Grand mal seizure today, but they are now stopping without a need for a trip to the emergency vet. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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