Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Taking the Higher Ground

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Howdy Doody everyone, thanks for coming to 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!

Hey, speaking of Howdy Doody, our Dad says he remembers the Howdy Doody show, what about you, do your peeps remember the Doody dude?  Anyways, back to the topic at paw.  Today I’m thankful, for taking the higher ground.  Really I am.  Maybe that’s why I’m up on the back of the couch.  Of course the tippy top of the Cat Tree is higher, but this is probably high enough.  

I think it’s always wise to take the higher ground.  That’s true in lots of cases, like always being kind and not slinging mud around amongst your own species, or any other species for that matter.  Today I’m thankful for our higher ground on top of an upslope.  That pesky Hurricane Sally is supposed to come up our way and our weather guessers are calling for flooding on our area, again.

Well, we live in a community with a lake and the lake might get high but it has only overflowed once that we know of, and it never got anywhere close to the houses on the lake front.  I’m thankful for that upslope and I’m thankful that we’re across the street from the lake.  Oh yea, I’m also thankful that our weather guessers are usually wrong, MOL!  We have our paws crossed for anyone in the path of Mustang Sally, I mean Hurricane Sally.

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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45 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Taking the Higher Ground

  1. The K Clowder

    Being on higher ground is always the best! And Brian, your best at that! Wes hoping that all the bad weather by passes yous guys! and that your lake stays where it is!
    And wes is especially thankful for all of yous guys|! Yous brightens our day!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and angel Nellie

  2. Timmy Tomcat

    We sure do remember Howdy Dootie. Dad said he used to make sure not to miss a show and was thankful for the fun. Taking the higher ground is really an important part of life and we are also thankful for friends that remind us us of these simple truths. Hope you all stay dry

  3. Spitty the Kitty

    The Human remembers Buffalo Bob and the Peanut Gallery and Clarabelle and Howdy and the rest! We are super thankful that today the air is out of the hazardous and unhealthy category and back in the “good” column! But we are very sad too for all the people who lost their homes, or worse, their lives, in all these terrible fires.

  4. Mickeys Musings

    I am happy that you are not too close to that lake.
    Purrs that hurricane does not cause you trouble!
    The back of the couch looks quite comfy and I can see why you like it too.

  5. Big Boy

    I should have added the thankful for higher ground on mine today, we are on the highest point in our county…and i am really thankful for that. hope you weather person is wrong again..

  6. Madison

    We think the weather peeps enjoy making a situation look like it will be a disaster with a lot of hype, but then it al peters out. Stay safe and we hope the storm won’t be too bad in your area.

  7. Teddy

    We cats are not tall like humand and being “up” – WAY up or almost up – helps us see what humans see. Not that we’re interested in the same things mind you but we CAN keep an eye on things when we’re ABOVE IT ALL !! Thanks for giving us a chance to HOP with you Brian!

    Hugs, Teddy

  8. Sandee

    I was born in 1951 so I remember Howdy Doody.

    Taking the high ground is a good thing. Weather wise or people wise.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Purrseidon

    Meow-meow Brian dear furiend, please keep to your high ground and out of the clutches of that nasty Sally!
    Thank you for hosting this blog hop.

  10. Cecilia Upchurch

    Yes Brian
    Yours truly remembers Howdy Doody and Pink Lee…of course I’m older than dirt.
    We are in for the duration of the monsoons predicted for Raleigh.
    Mustang and Poke Salad Sally go away
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. Catscue

    Always good to take the high ground in just about any situation, well not tornadoes! You are awfully handsome up on that high ground Brian, we’re sending purrs and prayers for you all in the path of Sally.

  12. Cathy Kennedy


    I’m thankful for the cooler weather in our immediate forecast. Hurricane Sally doesn’t pose much threat for East Tennesseans. I think it’s projected to stay south of Knoxville. I’m thankful we finally were able to take the Avalon to the body shop after last November’s incident when a tractor trailer wanted to share our lane. Let’s hope they can make it good as new again. I’m thankful Daddy is doing better since his fall off the ladder last Thursday. He’s still in the hospital with 4-5 broken ribs but I think the greatest concerns is his lungs & heart. He has black lung which makes breathing tricky and when being in pain makes it even more difficult for him to get enough oxygen. Consequently I think the years of exhausting work from his lungs has caused some heart damage. I think he’ll see a cardiologist while hospitalized. He’s a stubborn man. I hope he listens to what they say. Y’all stay indoors where it’s dry now. Have a blessed Thursday, dear furriend!

  13. da tabbies o trout towne

    DOOD !!!! how total lee awesum ta livez bye a lake !!! how kewl iz THAT !!! tell dad ta take ewe fishin sum time 🙂 ♥♥

  14. lisa

    Very happy to hear you are out of harms way with Sally. Higher ground is good on a number of fronts. I wonder why more people don’t opt to take the higher ground in their lives? X

  15. Jan K

    We hope you and your family stay safe, Brian! Weird as it sounds, we were hoping that hurricane (weakened, of course!) would head our way. We are in a drought and really need some rain!

  16. Create With Joy

    We are right there with you – we’re all about taking the higher ground!
    Happy Thursday to you and the crew – in everything give thanks –
    Have an amazing weekend! 🙂

  17. Kitties Blue

    As we celebrate Misty May and Angel Mau’s birthday, we are super sad that Mau is at the Bridge but very thankful he was in our lives for almost 16 years. We have had 2 inches of rain so far from Sally. More expected tonight. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  18. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    I am glad your are on the upsloop. We should be like the cats and when they go low we go higher in the tree.

  19. Anne Robinson

    My dad builtvour home up high so we would be protected from flooding. My dad was a smart man. I hope the water does not get too high and you all remain safe. It is fun to watch the elements from behind your comfy home isn’t it? HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO XO XO

  20. Peabea

    Sorry…had problems linking and ended up with three of the same link. I watched Howdy Doody as well as Clara Bell and other kids shows of the 50’s. Agree, higher ground is the best way to handle situations. Kindness always.

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