Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Being the Elder Has Advantages

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Hello gang, here we go again, welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always so very 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 I’m thankful for being the elder and for having the upper paw. Yes, the upper paw. On what you say? Well, you can see I’ve got a little bit of the airplane ear thing going on. That’s because silly Simon is down below and he’s contemplating a bit of a pounce in my direction. That’s why I’m thankful to be the elder kitty and I’m thankful I’ve got the upper paw from up here on the green bench.

Being the elder gives me the advantage and I know just how to give “the look” which makes Simon go on and play with one of his toys. He’s so funny. Simon just wants to play and I keep telling him that’s why he has all those toys MOL! I do still play some but when that dude plays he goes all out.

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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3 years ago

Being the oldest does have its advantages. Have a great Thursday!

3 years ago

That’s a good “listen to your elders” look, Brian. We can see why Simon got the message. 🙂

Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb

Brian! You are a terrific elder. Simon and Seal are so lucky to have you! NOTHING makes Marv stop! Have a marvelously Happy Day!

3 years ago

I don’t know about this elder stuff. My human is the oldest one here.

Anne Robinson
3 years ago

Being the baby I don’t understand the being the oldest concept but I Know the ones I was related too were extra bossy. I sure love the photos you share. Thank you and enjoy your Thursday! HUGS across the miles everyone!

Timmy Tomcat
3 years ago

Now that I think about it being an elder is pretty cool. I know just how to let Rumpy know that is not nice play and still do THoE around the house with Toby. We really appreciate Thankfuls

3 years ago

we agree… we are too close in age to found out who has da upper paw… so we still work at that front… mostly with 180 decibel LOL

3 years ago

Meowse Brian dear furiend, thank you for hosting this blog hop.
Exciting times. Purrseidon

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I hope Simon took note of your airplane ears!

Mickeys Musings
3 years ago

You do have that look Brian and it appears that Simon heeds it too 😉
Sometimes you want to play and sometimes you want to relax.
Purrs, Julie

Last edited 3 years ago by Mickeys Musings
3 years ago

Well Brian, I am sure the others know YOU are “THE MAN” to be respected as the elder statesman of the crew. Thanks again for hosting this chance for us all to be THANKFUL “out loud”.

Hugs, Teddy

3 years ago

If you gave me that LOOK I would know you mean business. and look great while doing it.. you have the power of the paw down pat for sure…

3 years ago

Being the family baby has advantages and being the older one has advantages. I’m sandwiched in the middle and am not sure if this is a good spot or not.

Ellen Pilch
3 years ago

Glad you have Simon under control. You look so cute on your bench. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day! XO

The Florida Furkids
3 years ago

It’s impawtent to have the upper paw!!

The Florida Furkids

A ShutterBug Explores
3 years ago

You are one handsome kitty ~ great photo ~ and agree being the ‘elder’ does have its advantages ~

Moment by moment…..

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cathy Kennedy
3 years ago


Our inner kitten wants to play but it’s the limitations of our where we are now a far more mature kitty that can’t quite keep up. You have that “not now” look down pat. Have a furtastic day, my furriend!

Charles Huss
3 years ago

With age comes wisdom. 🙂

3 years ago

You are the Patriarch of your clowder and should always have the upper paw cute boy!

3 years ago

Being an elder does give you an edge. I’m glad that Simon knows when to back off.

I’m thankful I found you and your peeps.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

Cecilia Upchurch
3 years ago

Brian OMCs you are on my bench today…clapping wildly I love that bench.
Yes being the elder does have its advantages….
Hugs Cecilia

The Oceanside Animals
3 years ago

Charlee: “Having the high ground is very important.”
Chaplin: “Yeah, just ask Anakin Skywalker!”

3 years ago

Being elder has advantages for sure! And younger ones are lucky to have you as their elder and wise kitty to look up to 🙂

Kathe W.
3 years ago

awesome paw being the elder! Have a splendid day keeping Simon in line!

3 years ago

You are a grand elder, Brian! I’m sure “the look” is a powerful directive to Simon!

Victor S E Moubarak
3 years ago

There’s always something in life to be thankful for.

God bless.

Emma and Buster
3 years ago

Yes, being the elder citizen have advantages.

3 years ago

Brian, Jackie told me I should inform you that cats always have the upper paw 😉 Even the dogs have accepted she is the boss 😁.

3 years ago

Oh Brain, you know that playing with another cat is more fun at times instead of toys!! haha….Besides, you can’t be so old that you don’t like to play. But then again, it is nice to know that you have the upper han…..I mean paw.

The OP Pack
3 years ago

So there are perks to being the elder, eh? We told that to Mom and she just smiled:)

Woos Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Create With Joy
3 years ago

Magellan the younger sure misses seeing that look these days!
You wear it very well! 🙂

3 years ago

It’s great being the oldest (eldest?). But it comes with a lot of responsibility too. 🙂 Today, I’m thankful I don’t live in or around Washington DC!!!

Millie & Walter
3 years ago

Good thing you had the upper paw and Simon listens to you.

The Poupounette Gang
3 years ago

I know what you man, Brian. I am the elder here and find it important to keep the upper paw!


A Green Ridge
3 years ago

Being the “elder” most certainly does matter! I was just able to schedule an appointment for the Pres’ COVID vaccine..WOOT! WOOT!…:)jp

Darla M Sands
3 years ago

‘Airplane ears’ is a new term. Thank you! It made me chuckle. Best wishes, my dears.

Feline Opines
3 years ago

I agree, being the elder affords me a few perks (and being the only female in the Tribe). And your “airplane ear” gives you a rakish look, it suits you!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

Melissa & Mudpie
3 years ago

Mudpie says much the same about being an only child! MOL

3 years ago

You have the knowledge too! Great photo <3

Fraidy Cats!
3 years ago

::sigh:: if only being older and having the high ground worked with sharpie…


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

We are sure you are a kind and benevolent boss.

Cathy Keisha
3 years ago

Sometimes a cat just needs another cat to play with. That’s why I keep TW around.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Oh, being the eldest is the best, mew don’t have to take any fluff from anypawdy! MOL Today we’re thankful that the P.A.’s business didn’t get flooded last night, although more rain is coming tonight so paws crossed again that its all ok overnight! Happy Friday fluffies XX

Jan K
3 years ago

We sure wouldn’t mess with you, Brian! 🙂

3 years ago

Brian we need you around here to put your paw down on a few things!