Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Observant Friends Are the Best

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Howdy gang, thanks for stopping by and 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 my blogging friends, specifically those of you who are pretty darn observant and noticed something about me on one of my blog posts. Here was the picture that so many commented on…

Many of you got a squee alert and said how much you loved my pink paw pads. That was mighty nice of you and I’m sure thankful for so many complimentary comments. That got the Dad and the Mom pondering and here’s why…

See that? Yes, my paw pads aren’t supposed to be pink, they are supposed to be black. Yikes! Something wasn’t right so it was time for the Dad to discuss with our wonderful Vet. Turns out I have Pillow Paws, who knew?!?! I’ve got antibiotics that I have to take every day for 2-3 months. Goodie, another med, but that’s okay.

I’m really thankful that so many of you commented on my pink paw pads and hopefully the medicine will help, they are a bit puffy and hurt a bit. If you want to send some purrs and prayers my way I’d appreciate that too.

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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52 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Observant Friends Are the Best

  1. Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb

    Brian! Wow! We have never heard of Pillow Paw! We are so glad that your Dad noticed there was something wrong and took you to the vet. We are so very thankful! And Brian your Parents are AWESOME! We are so glad that you are having a marvellously Happy Day!

  2. Timmy Tomcat

    We have heard of those puffy paw pads but never had a friend with them. We are sending lots and lots of purrs and prayers your way Brian. We hope they don’t taste yucky!

  3. Teddy

    Brian my friend! We did notice your pinkie foot pads but didn’t realize it was something BAD…..not familiar with pillow paws but we sure do hope that your medicine works and your paws aren’t sore any more! Sending you POTP……….

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Madison

    Wow, that is interesting. We have never heard of pillow paws but hopefully your meds will help that situation. Olivia has pillow pads but that is just what Mom calls them because they are so big and soft, there isn’t anything wrong with them.

  5. Katie Isabella

    Brian, I sure learned something! I didn’t know there was such a thing. Thank goodness you are getting something to help them! I wonder what circumstances cause that?

  6. Cathy Kennedy


    Not having a kitty around for years I had forgotten that your paws are supposed to be dark. How on earth did you get a paw infection, did the doc say? I hope the meds clear this up and your paws feel better soon. It’s no fun having pain. I’ll say a little purrayer for you, furriend. I’m thankful your furriends flagged the dad and mom about it. Have a blessed day!

  7. MadSnapper

    I know nothing about cats so did not notice, so glad people called it to your attention. their paws must be like humans fingernails, my brothers DIL looked at his nails while they were eating out and said, Dad your nails are not right, you need to go to a derm doc. he did and found he had amyloidosis, a protein blood cancer. he is a five year survivor because she called attention to his nails. thankful for the people who pointed out the pretty pink paw pads, that should not be pink. wow. so sorry you have to take more meds

  8. Purrseidon

    Meowy-wowy, I have pink paw pads all the time, and had no idea this could be an issue!
    Be well soon, dear furiend!
    Oh, and thank you for hosting this blog hop.

  9. Millie & Walter

    Sorry you have to take more medicine but it’s good that your readers (and your pawrents) discovered you had a problem. We have our paws crossed that you feel better soon.

  10. Sandee

    I’ve had kitties, but this I didn’t even notice. You’re so handsome that’s all I noticed. I’m glad your peeps are on top of things. You take your medicine and get better soon.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Prayers coming your way. ♥

  11. Catscue

    That’s wonderful, I’m so glad folks pointed that out and very thankful that I now know there is something called pillow paws – I’ll keep an eye out on our kitties paws too.

  12. The Creative Cat

    Wow, what a great catch! PIllow foot or pododermatitis can be very painful and very serious, and very difficult to eradicate if the paws are allowed to get really bad, but your dad would have noticed it long before that. We’ve seen really bad cases in a few ferals and community cats, and a friend’s cat had it. Good luck!

  13. Leah

    Wow, that’s a condition I hadn’t heard of before, good catch! So glad you have meds for your paw pads now, Brian, and I hope they are all better soon!
    We are thankful today that the weather wasn’t worse in our area than it was and we hope everyone still affected by it comes out okay. (We and all cats are fine. We had to be away from the computer awhile and we will catch up with posts but likely won’t go back and comment on everything.)

  14. Caren

    oh my I never heard of that!! I missed that post but I still wouldn’t have realized that they shouldn’t have been pink!! Thanks for this info……..never knew this! Hoping you are feeling better soon Brian! xoxo

  15. da tabbies o trout towne

    sorree bout yur toez buddy; heerz hopin that de meds werk soooper fast and yur feetz ree tern ta how they shuld bee…..bye like fry day…hay, thatz two morrow !! 🙂
    st francis’ blessingz ~~~~~ ♥♥

  16. WolfSong

    Oh goodness…I’ve never heard of pillow paw and went to look it up. It sounds painful.
    I hope you feel better soon and that your toe beans come back to their proper colour soon. <3

  17. Mary McNeil

    Wow ! Good catch ! We read about a shelter cat with “pillow pads” and they were really painful. He finally got better and got adopted, but it’s good you didn’t have to go through that ! Purrs !

  18. Create With Joy

    Wow – pillow paws? Who ever heard of such a thing? So thankful for the eagle eyed viewer who brought this to your attention! Thanks for hosting – hope you are healing and leaving those pink paws behind you!

  19. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    You never would have known about your pink feet if you didn’t blog. Our readers are the best.

  20. K Bear

    I am grateful for those observant blog friends too! My goodness, if it’s a couple of months of antibiotics, that’s a pretty serious thing. I sure hope that you start to heal really soon.

  21. Kitties Blue

    Brian, Mom says she has never heard of pillow paws and will have to look it up. We are sorry that it is painful, and we are sending POTP that the antibiotics take care of it. Good luck! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  22. Indulgedfurries

    Oh my gosh, it’s amazing that a blog post helped you realize something was amiss with your paw. That’s a long course of antibiotics, but hopefully it will get your paw back in tip toe shape.

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