Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Grin and Bear It

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Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You all know that I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today we’re thankful that we could grin and bear it for our neighborhood kids, yes, seriously. The young kids who are not having school need some different things to do too, don’t you think? Our neighborhood had a Bear Hunt for the young ones. They asked peeps to put a stuffed bear in a front window and then the parents drove them around to see how many bears they could find. That sounded like fun so the Mom put a stuffed bear on the back of our couch.

Simon seeing if the bear passes the sniff test
Seal was sitting with the bear and waving

We are thankful we got to purrticipate and made like a little more interesting for the young humans stuck at home with their parents. The neighborhood is also planning a drive-by scavenger hunt too. Hey, we’re always thankful for creativity.

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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Mickeys Musings
2 years ago

Drive bys are popular where we live too 🙂
Purrs,Georgia and Julie

2 years ago

They’ve started to do that here, too, and the parents are biking around the neighborhood with the kids and letting them look for bears. It’s a great way to help the parents entertain the children.

Just Ducky
2 years ago

Mum has bears but we don’t know of any bear hunt in our area. If we do, we will put out a bear.

2 years ago

What a wonderful activity in your neighborhood for the kiddos! That’s so neat that you and your folks get to participate. 🙂

2 years ago

How cool! They had something like this here, and unfortunately the windows that face our street (the master bath) are all frosted. At one point, my human tried opening the window just enough to sit a bear in the screen, but it was during a cold snap, and it made the whole bottom floor of our house freezing!

2 years ago

that is a super idea!!! so the kids have something to do and social distancing is in the game too. here the kids are over da top, we grin too, because now da parents know what they really have ha!

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That was a good idea, and it was nice of Seal to wave to the cars too.

Pat Hatt
2 years ago

Great thing to do and great of you not to try and eat the bear, not sure we would leave it there lol

The Poupounette Gang
2 years ago

That bear hunt sounds like a great idea! We live at the end of a lane and nobody can see into our windows without actually coming onto the property, so we wouldn’t be able to do it.

Tama and Genji

2 years ago

At your house it may be more fun to count how many kitties are in the window!

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

The P.A. has been putting a different bear in the window every day since last Thursday, we don’t know if they’re doing the bear hunt in our tiny village but there are some kiddies here, so we hope they see the different bears waving at them every day! MOL [The P.A. collects plush anipals – OOPS! MOL]

Love your panda, he’s epic! XOX

Eastside Cats
2 years ago

Our neighborhood kids have asked us to put our stuffys in the windows, so they can tote up all of the animals they see as they walk around too! They are also putting positive messages in chalk on the sidewalks; it’s very uplifting.

2 years ago

Meowser Brian dear furiend, that is an excellent idea about a bear hunt! Up until today, humans have still been allowed to walk dogs (and cats on leashes) as long as a respectful six foot distance is maintained, but at midnight tonight a stricter phase of this strange isolation begins… Hopefully respectful evening strolls will still be acceptable.

Cecilia Upchurch
2 years ago

Oh what fun!! I am so proud of your peeps and you kitties for pawticipating in this wonderful event for the kiddos in your ‘hood. I hope they let you know how many bears they find
Hugs Cecilia

2 years ago

Big says he is thankfull he was rescued from the nasty old shelter.. mama says she is thankful she rescued him

Catscue Catmom
2 years ago

That is such a fun thing to do for the kids! We don’t have a stuffed bear, can you believe it?! If our neighborhood does this, we’ll have to get one next time we go on a TP run! You are all so cute, I bet the kids will enjoy seeing the kitties much more than the bears.

Rene S
Rene S
2 years ago

We heard about this and the hearts project too. It’s good to see some uplifting things during this time.

Ellen Pilch
2 years ago

I heard about the bears. We need to put one in our window. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day! XO

Millie & Walter
2 years ago

We are curious to know if any of those kids mistook Seal for a stuffed toy too. BOL!

2 years ago

What a fun thing for the kids to do. It’s got to be hard for them to survive this lock-down. Great idea.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It’s important to be thankful.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties and my best to the peeps. ♥

Timmy Tomcat
2 years ago

We are really thankful for so many peeps thinking up fun ways to keep the kids, of all ages, having a bit of fun. Purrs friends and hello Bear

2 years ago

We have a teddy bear driveby going on for the kids but our house is so far from the street way up on a hill I’m sure nobody is seeing our little teddy bear on the front door! Stay safe…..and happy………

Love, Teddy

Little Binky and Granny

Oh, we love that game…don’t know if they do that here too, it sure would be fun😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

Bell Fur Zoo
2 years ago

Dat are pawesome. They are going to be doing dis in our neighborhood too buts Mama gots to go dig around fur a bear big enoughs to see. Her did put our bunny decorations in da window early so they could see those.

Matilda (& Matt)

2 years ago

These days call for extraordinary creativity. A super idea for the scavenger hunt, and glad you participated with a bear AND furbabies! Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday!

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

That is such a cute idea. I’m glad people participated.

Peppulady (Dora
2 years ago

A bear hunt that sounds like fun…

K Bear
2 years ago

What a fun neighborhood you are in! It’s wonderful to hear how people are helping each other out!

2 years ago

This is a wonderful idea to keep the kids occupied, and it was really nice of you to help by keeping the bear company!

Kathe W.
2 years ago

the bear hunt sounds like fun! WE live in a little neighborhood that doesn’t have little kids….and I do not have a Teddy bear….so we are missing out on that fun. Take care and stay well! Thanks for Thankful Thursday!

Jan K
2 years ago

What a fun idea! It certainly looks like your crew enjoyed helping out. ♥

Athena and Marie
2 years ago

That’s a really sweet idea!

2 years ago

That is sure nice of you to help out. Maybe next time they could have a drive-by to count the number of pussycats they see in the windows. Winks. Purr purr purr.

Cathy Keisha
2 years ago

This is such a nice thing. We have a giant stuffed Peep rabbit in our window but we’re on the 4th floor so only the birds and squirrels can see it.

The Island Cats
2 years ago

A bear hunt sounds like fun. Around here, they’re planning a scavenger hunt to entertain those little humans.

Create With Joy
2 years ago

What a wonderful idea Brian – so glad you could participate !
I know I’d be happy to see the bears in the windows but overjoyed to see both the bears AND the cats!
Have a wonderful week – stay safe – blessings to you! 🙂

Melissa Lapierre
2 years ago

I was just reading about this in our neighborhood too!

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
2 years ago

Those are really sweet ideas. Having the kitties participate is an added bonus !

World Of Animals, Inc.

Happy Thankful Thursday!! This was such a wonderful idea to keep the kids busy. What an excellent idea. We hope you are all doing well. Have a fantastic rest of your day.

William's Kith & Kin
2 years ago

Those are going on here, too. We think there should be a Cat in the Window hunt!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
2 years ago

That is an awesome idea. Your parents are a little to fun to participate.

Chirpy Cats
2 years ago

That’s funny, our neighborhood also did something similar, but our mom was too busy being an essential employee! We are now thankful that since Tuesday she can now work from home. Now we have two human laps to choose from for afternoon catnaps! The mom is thankful that she still has a job even though she now has mountains of work to do! Stay safe my furiends. Virtual social distance kisses from the Chirpies xoxox

Anne Robinson
2 years ago

One day my fast fingers won’t create two posts identical in nature. Love seeing the sweet photos you share and appreciate you hosting. Thanks. Sray safe and healthy everyone!

2 years ago

I hope lots of children saw your cute bear. We had a nearly normal Thursday. The humans worked, but did it from home.

Three Chatty Cats
2 years ago

That is such an awesome idea! We’ve seen some bears on our walks. We saw a huge one sitting in a car as if he were driving. It was very cute.

Ruth Epstein
2 years ago

Hi Brian and thank you for the Thursday blog hop. The bear hunt sounded so much fun and a scavenger hunt is awesome also,, hmmm should tell Mom to do one for me in the house. We are thankful that we are alive and healthy and spending quality time together. Please be safe with a woof from Layla

2 years ago

Cuddles for all <3