Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Getting the Parts Working Again

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Hello gang, thanks for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. 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 I’m thankful for working parts. Oh, not for me, but for the Dad MOL! So far my parts are all working okay, but I do take it slowly up and down the steps these days. The Dad is getting older and some of his parts haven’t quite been working the way they should. So the Dad has been off to some repair shops.

A good while back the Dad had cataract surgery to fix his eyes. He was, shall we say, thrifty, and went with the single vision procedure for distance vision. That didn’t work out that good since he didn’t consider the in between vision like working on the computer and reading. He should have gotten the multivision lenses but he didn’t . Not too long ago he went and got a prescription for progressive lens glasses. Now he can see again.

Then, he’s always had a nose problem, congested lots, so his smeller wasn’t very good. It’s funny though because the Mom says he smells quite often. Then, the huh happened, yep, more and more too. The Mom would say something and the Dad would say huh? The Dad said he wasn’t paying attention but the Mom didn’t think that was it.

So, the Dad got a referral to an ENT Doctor to address both of those. The nose is pretty much cleared up now and the Dad says he can breathe easy. again. The Dad has, according to the Doctor and the Audiologist, mild to moderate hearing lost in both ears. The Dad is going on Monday to get his new hearing aids.

So, today I thankful for new working parts for the Dad. Just think, now he can see us and see what we need. And soon he’ll be able to hear us when we meow for something. And now that his nose is cleared up he can smell whenever we…oh, never mind that one, we’ll stick with two outta three!

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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51 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Getting the Parts Working Again

  1. messymimi

    Isn’t it nice that they can help us with some new parts these days! So far, i am thankful my parts seem to work, as long as i don’t twist my knee the wrong way or lift to much to make my back protest.

  2. Timmy Tomcat

    That is really great Dad has his parts all polished up and working again. Ours recently went to a new store on the internet and got some fancy glasses. They are just for reading and are Pink. He says that way he knows which are which. I am thankful for pals like you

  3. Summer

    I’m glad your human got his parts fixed and working! My human did something to her ankle, and she is getting that fixed. She is already lots better.


    Well, mama had that hearing loss suddenl and she LOVES, LOVES her Phonaks….the best, self charging in a little box by her bed and so easy to use. I hope so much your papa can use those as they are magical, mama says. As for those other things, at least he doesn’t see double but I think two of you would be a joy every day!

  5. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I am glad your dad has got all his parts working properly again. I had new varifocal glasses to replace my old varifocals but can’t read with them so I have to go back next week to have them redone.

  6. Teddy

    WOW – a newly refurbished Dad…..I wonder if my Dad would consider getting a refurbishment too – he needs it!

    Hugs, Teddy

  7. Madison

    Getting older is not an easy thing. Parts do start to wear out but it sounds like all your dad’s stuff can be fixed, so that is the main thing. Take good care of him!

  8. Martha

    So glad the dad went to the repair shops and got all fixed up! I think we could use some repair work around here too.

  9. Ellen Pilch

    Glad your Dad is going to be able to hear better soon. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day. XO

  10. Derry and the biped

    Ah, isn’t getting older fun? But better to get older than not to have the opportunity!

    The biped would be curious re: your dad’s lack of smell, as she hasn’t been able to smell for almost 20 years — that sense waned, then disappeared altogether, after she adopted cats. LOL. But there could be another unaddressed issue. So she’s wondering about your dad’s diagnosis, Brian, if it’s not a private matter.

  11. madsnapper

    congratulations to dad on the new parts. Beaus dad needs new knees and new hearing aids, they don’t last forever and his are 6 years old. it is very important for dad to be able to see and hear all of you. if a cat meows in the kitchen and no one hears, is it still a meow?

  12. Eastside Cats

    Brian, we are in the same boat as your Dad! Our bodies just aren’t the way they were when we were 20 years old!
    P.S. Sure, my hearing a slightly reduced, but I don’t listen to The Hubby when he’s on and on and on and ON about basketball, football, politics, government, etc….*hehehe*

  13. lapaylor

    the 6 million dollar man, huh? (huh? huh? wha…?)
    I can relate only I haven’t gotten the replacement parts yet!

  14. Millie & Walter

    We’re glad to hear your dad’s parts are working better now…or at least he will have the equipment to help him use them better. It’s important that he hears you when you tell him dinner is late. BOL!

  15. Sandee

    It seems something is always in the repair shop as we age. We have to work hard to keep up with what we need. You made me laugh out loud with this Thankful post.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

  16. Catscue

    Glad the Dad is back in working order, that is good news. I have to say from personal experience, getting older is not for the faint of heart. Take care and be well all!

  17. Leah

    Good to read that your Dad is getting all parts shipshape, Brian! We all need a few repairs as we get a little older.

  18. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….we iz glad yur dadz gettin de ree pare partz him kneadz….de gurl can rememburr when her gram kneaded a hearin dee vize….her said it was amazin what her COULD heer afturr that !!! heerz two a grate week end two all 🙂 ♥♥

  19. Caren

    OMC your poor Dad!!!!!!! I’ll tell ya, this getting old stuff is for the birds!!! You’re not alone my furiend!! xoxo

  20. Guido the Italian Kitty

    Catzowey! I’m so so so thankful for all of YOU who made me purr on earth and now still making me purr up here at the Heavenly Cloud Catpuccino Cafe! Life is meowvalous as an Angel …. hee hee my Staff always called me “lil devil”!

  21. Patricia

    It’s a wonderful thing that we can get some of our parts repaired when they start wearing out. Good to hear your dad is taking advantage of the upgrades available. I am thankful for my good health and happiness.

  22. Anne M Robinson

    I worked for an ENT doctor for 14 years. They made so much money selling hgh end hearing aids, especially to the SPanish speaking community who always paid cash upfront. Good luvk with your dad’s new HA’s. I love your photo.

  23. Cathy Keisha

    HAH! Fun post! Pop needs his ears checked. TW’s ears work fine for someone who’s been to hundreds of loud concerts. The rest of her body doesn’t

  24. Diane

    Glad dad’s failing parts are getting taken care of. That happens to all of us after a while – not fun.

  25. foley monster and pocket

    Your dad may have some miles on him but the engine is still running strong.

  26. Pamela Jackson

    HAHA….poor dad. I hope all went well. I do understand the working parts that stop working or just run out of gas….oh wait, that is not an issue! haha

  27. jp@A Green Ridge

    As you lie there and are just SOOOO beautiful, I’m sure that now that your Dad has new glasses he can see you clearly. As for the knees, that takes time especially if they’re worn out (trust me). Now the ears is somethings that we deal with hear too. “Huh? What?” are very common and have become a regular part of the daily vocabulary. BTW, Katniss says “meow”…jp

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