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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hairballsandhissyfits
10 days ago

Always a wise choice to take the higher ground!

messymimi
10 days ago

High ground is the best, in morals and in floods. Hope you don’t get too much rain.

meowmeowmans
10 days ago

Ooh, we’re glad you have an upslope there, Brian. Stay safe from that Mustang Hurricane Sally!

Kathe W.
10 days ago

Sending oodles of wishes for no water showing up in your home….hugs!!

The K Clowder
10 days ago

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!
Purrs
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and angel Nellie

Peppulady (Dora
10 days ago

I recall Howdy Doody and Capt Kangaroo with Mr Green Jeans

Timmy Tomcat
10 days ago

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

Summer
10 days ago

Paws crossed that things don’t get too bad with Sally!

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I hope the weather guessers are wrong again and the hurricane stays away from you. You keep safe up on your higher ground, Brian!

Ananka
10 days ago

Great photo 😀

Spitty the Kitty
10 days ago

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.

easyweimaraner
10 days ago

we agree with you… da higher ground gives us a better purrs-pective..

Mickeys Musings
10 days ago

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.
Purrs,Julie

Big Boy
10 days ago

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..

Madison
10 days ago

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.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
10 days ago

I remember Howdy, Captain Kangaroo and the rest. Man, we’re a buncha older dudes and dudettes!

Eastside Cats
10 days ago

Brian, in these troubled times, it’s always best to take the high road, smile, wave, and just keep on truckin’!

Teddy
10 days ago

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

Sandee
10 days ago

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. ♥

Purrseidon
Purrseidon
10 days ago

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.
Purrseidon

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
10 days ago

You are a smart kitty. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful day! XO

Cecilia Upchurch
10 days ago

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

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Happy Thursday dude, oh yes higher ground is always better for sure! MOL MOL XOX

Millie & Walter
10 days ago

We are keeping our paws crossed that you are on high enough ground from any flood waters.

The Poupounette Gang
10 days ago

We hope you will stay safe through the storm.

Purrs,
Tama and Genji

Catscue
10 days ago

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.

A ShutterBug Explores
10 days ago

Good vantage point and great photo of you ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cathy Kennedy
10 days ago

Brian, 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.… Read more »

The Florida Furkids
10 days ago

Raz is impurressed with your dangle!!! We hope Sally stays away from you.

The Florida Furkids

The LLB Gang
10 days ago

It’s always smart to seek the higher ground Brian, and we hope you all stay safe(and hope the weather peeps are wrong again BOL!)

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
10 days ago

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

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
10 days ago

pea ess….we hope sally ternz ta sea; for ewe N everee one ♥♥♥

Catwoods
10 days ago

Higher ground is always best! We hope that you have no problems from Sally.

lisa
10 days ago

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

Jan K
9 days ago

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!

Create With Joy
9 days ago

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! 🙂

Melissa & Mudpie
9 days ago

Hope Sally doesn’t do any damage to your neck of the woods. I wasn’t around for Howdy Doody but think he was really cute!

Kitties Blue
9 days ago

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

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
9 days ago

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.

Anne Robinson
9 days ago

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

K Bear
9 days ago

I agree, Brian. It is always best to take the higher ground, as you show us. I sure hope that Sally dwindles to nothing before you see her.

Three Chatty Cats
9 days ago

I’m glad there are cats like you who take the higher ground.

Pat Hatt
8 days ago

The flooding staying away is a win indeed. And yeah, the weather guessers are always wrong anyway haha

Cathy Keisha
8 days ago

I hope the weather guessers by your are wrong too.

Peabea
8 days ago

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.