Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: The Early Warning System and a Construction Plus On the Back Forty

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Hello everyone, thanks once again 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 three things, our neighborly early warning system and construction on the back forty. Yes, really, those two things do exist. Not everybody has an early warning system. Our early warning system has four paws, and nope, they are not cats.

Our early warning system are some nice neighbor doggies. We have doggies to the left of us, doggie to the right and we’re stuck in the middle with mews. There are two dogs to the left, one big and one small. Then to the right there’s a small Cocker Spaniel. Believe me, nothing gets by them. They don’t overly bark a lot so when they do the Mom and Dad know it’s time to look out the window and see what’s going on.

Then, for some time now, there’s been construction going on behind us. It’s so noisy and loud and sometimes the house vibrates so much it shakes your insides. Well, the “Plus” on the back forty is that we’ve not seen any coyotes for a long time. That’s a real plus for our feral family and hopefully the backyard is a bit safer without them dropping by unannounced.

So what’s the third thing? I’m sure you’ve all heard by now but we’re so very thankful that Sawyer is home!

We’re thankful for all of these things. 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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2 years ago

We have a golden retriever living next door, her name is Ivy.
Coffee is on and stay safe

2 years ago

Your early warning system sounds awesome, and yay for no coyotes!

Hooray about Sawyer! Best news ever!

2 years ago

We have a dackel living next door and he barks a lot…and if he barks, the one downstairs follows…a party, I am telling you.

2 years ago

The doggies are very good at letting you know something is up, Coda does that when she’s here.

As much as i love wildlife, i am glad the coyotes might not be such a big menace to your feral family. Everything has to eat, but it makes me sad sometimes.

Hooray for Sawyer!

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad those dogs give you an early warning system. That was the best news about Sawyer!

2 years ago

it#s good to have such a warning system ;o) we have cats to the left and to the right, that’s a hard job to warn them both for intruders and noisy two leggers…

2 years ago

Of course we’re thrilled Sawyer is home too! Miracles DO happen (as his Mom said!)…..I bet you wish the construction project would conclude but at least one GOOD thing is it’s scared all the coyotes away!

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats
2 years ago

Brian, we know what you mean about the early warning system!
While I am glad the coyotes have made themselves scarce, I hope the construction isn’t ruining some perfectly good land, causing all kinds of critters to have to move.

2 years ago

We keep our house and neighbors alerted to any happenings in our neighborhood too. Our kitties run for cover sometimes when we get loud about something. Nice the coyotes are not around. We like them but they don’t belong in domesticated areas.

Katie Isabella
2 years ago

I hate construction noises and I’m sorry you guys all have to deal with it including the feral family. Sawyer being home is a miracle!

2 years ago

Brian dear furiend, I never thought about it but we have an ‘early warning system’ too! Puppers to the West of us, Puppers to the South and a great big (but not too wise) doggy to the North… the road is to our East. I must pay more attention to what they are yipping about… Generally, with the ones to our South (we call them the Pupperazi) they get excited beyond belief whenever they see/smell Pops – he is one of their favorite humans, so they act crazy as teens for a rock star when they sight Pops.

Ellen Pilch
2 years ago

As much as I can’t stand barking dogs, I am glad they are keeping coyotes away. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day. XO

The Florida Furkids
2 years ago

Mom always called Angels Cubby and Clifford our doggy doorbell! We’re thrilled that Sawyer is home.

The Florida Furkids

Millie & Walter
2 years ago

You sure have lots to be thankful for. We’re glad your neighbor dogs keep you aware of what’s going on outside and aren’t a nuisance. It’s great to hear Sawyer is home safe and sound.

2 years ago

The best news of all is Sawyer is home. What wonderful news that was.

Yes dogs are very good early warning systems. Sometimes you get a neighbor that has a dog and barks all day long. We had that. When they went to work we heard barking until they came home. We’re thankful that they moved.

Love it that the feral kitties are much safer with out the coyotes. That’s a very good thankful.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

2 years ago

We have nice doggies on either side too, they’re a great early warning system, we give them treats as payment for the service. You look very relaxed and handsome today Brian, and we agree – it was such good news to hear Sawyer is home!

Cecilia Upchurch
2 years ago

Brian with those K9 neighbors you are safe w/o the peeps having to use all their treat money on a security system.
Hugs Cecilia

Kathe W.
2 years ago

Yes doggies can be excellent early warners….but oh my they can be noisy too! l that Sawyer is back home- we are very thankful for that! Have a great Thankful Thursday!

Laila and Angel Minchie

Truly a lot to be thankful for today! Especially those coyotes staying away. Must keep your ferals safe!

2 years ago

the best news of the day. welcome home Sawyer, and we will never know just where and what and why and how of your 24 day walkabout. so happy you are safe now…

Timmy Tomcat
2 years ago

We are so glad you have that warning system and that there are fewer Coyotes. They are scary and the outside kitties feel better too we bet

2 years ago

Doggies do make a great early warning system! LOL on “stuck in the middle . . .” And while I wasn’t glad to have construction nearby in our area, I am glad that we don’t hear coyotes as often now. Brian you are looking good today in your photo!
And what marvelous news that Sawyer is home!

The LLB Gang
2 years ago

What wonderful thankfuls this week Brian and YAY for Sawyer being home!

Mama sometimes wishes we would turn our alarm system off for awhile…they are painting our next door neighbor’s house and we are on alert!
Rosy and the Gang

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da tabbies o trout towne
2 years ago

dood…..theez R all sum grate thanx fullz two day; we haza warnin system half a street over who must have a broken mechanizm …cauz him barkz de live long day 🙂 ♥♥

Seville at NerissasLife

Oh my mouses, my pals, you are SURROUNDED by doggies, for sure! We’ve got ’em here, too, but I usually just see ’em in passin’. You know, when they pass by my house on their way to the lavatory. MOUSES!

Create With Joy
2 years ago

Sounds like you have lots to be thankful for this week!
Great photo. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Charles Huss
2 years ago

Those are all good things. sawyer coming back is close to a miracle. No coyotes near the ferals is certainly a plus, and barking dogs, while sometimes annoying, really are helpful in protecting us.

Ernie the Island Cat
2 years ago

That’s good news about no coyotes. I hope they’re gone for good.

Melissa & Mudpie
2 years ago

We’re SO happy about Sawyer! It’s always good to pay attention when neighborhood doggies are barking.

Mickey's Musings
2 years ago

I like that the doggies are a warning system and that the coyotes are not around!
Sawyer being back home is SO pawsome!!!!!!
I am thankful that he is well after being gone so long!!!
Purrs, Julie  

foley monster and pocket
foley monster and pocket
2 years ago

I am sorry you have construction behind you. I wish our parents appreciated us as an early warning system.

2 years ago

Alert dogs are useful. Shaking house wouldn’t be nice. Hopefully that ends soon! And hopefully the coyotes have found a new territory and won’t bother your ferals.

2 years ago

Our early warning system is our motion based sprinkler system – it even tells me when the UPS man is coming down the driveway! You look so comfy on the couch … great place to watch the world go by!

2 years ago

Honestly, I think if the ruckus keeps away the coyotes, I’d take the ruckus! My human loathes coyotes.

Little Binky and Granny

It’s good to have a walking alarm around, don’t you think, Brian😸We’re still in hibernation…eh…I mean staycation, but wanted to let you all know that we are safe from the floods. Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead to all of you🐾😽💞

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Guys, today we are jumping for joy that Sawyer is home! Best news all week! Happy Friyay! XX

The Oceanside Animals
2 years ago

Charlee: “We heard that Sawyer was home! That’s very good news!”
Chaplin: “And it’s good to have an early warning system! Sometimes there’s no early warning system at all, even when there’s, say, a dog in the house …” *casts side-eye at Lulu*
Lulu: “Why are you looking at me? AmI getting a belly rub?”

2 years ago

We are all so glad about Sawyer <3

Darla M Sands
2 years ago


K Bear
2 years ago

I love your early warning system. It’s great when dogs don’t bark much except when it’s important!!! — Have a great weekend!

2 years ago

THIS is hilarious!! “ We have doggies to the left of us, doggie to the right and we’re stuck in the middle with mews.”………….MOL MOL MOL!!!!!!

Jan K
2 years ago

It’s always nice when something good can come out of something bad! We had a coyote visit last week….luckily our guinea fowl were the early warning system, and the Dad made sure that thing would not come back! We are thankful everyone is fine.