Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: The Barn Got a Good Cleaning

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Hello there gang, 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 am thankful that the Dad was finally able to clean up the barn MOL!  No, we don’t have a barn, so let me explain.  Our ferals have two feeding stations and sometimes when the ferals eat their stinky goodness it can be a bit messy with food getting all over the floor of the feeding station.  That’s okay and the Dad usually keeps it clean.  But we’ve had so much rain lately there was no cleaning it until this past weekend.

The barn?  Well, like I said, we don’t have a barn but the Dad said that the feeding station smelled like a barn.  I’m thankful that the feral feeding stations got all cleaned up.  That kind of smell can also attract varmints and predators.  Speaking of which, we’ve got a coyote problem again and sadly it got two of our favorite and most loved by everyone ferals.  We’re all pretty sad about that but hopefully there will be one less coyote in the world soon.  The ferals will be most thankful for that too.  Right now they’re pretty scared all of the time.

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Ivan and Izzy from WMD

That is very sad about the ferals. Coyotes are bad news and every time our mom sees a cat out and about around here, she worries about them because we have coyotes too.

2 years ago

Before we moved to a condo we had indoor/outdoor cats and we are pretty sure when 2 disappeared and the other only hung out on our deck and no longer went in the woods that a coyote or fisher cat had a 20 lb lunch. After our move all of our cats became indoor only.

2 years ago

That’s so sad that a coyote got two of your ferals. Yes, i know, they have to eat, too, but i wish they wouldn’t go after pets.

Eastside Cats
2 years ago

Oh no, I mourn with you at the loss of your friends.
Just because we cannot pet them, doesn’t mean we don’t love them dearly.
Our feral feeding station is much too clean…

2 years ago

Oh my, so sad that the coyotes took away two of your favorite feral cats. The circle of life can be much more vicious than we like!

2 years ago

We’re so sad that coyote got your feral friends. Thanks to your dad for taking such good care of the ferals at your place, and keeping the barn clean.

2 years ago

:-((( Poor ferals…I can’t really blame coyotes because they need to eat too..but how come so many coyotes in that area?

2 years ago

Paws up for getting the feral stations cleaned out!

Lone Star Cats
2 years ago

Those coyotes are scary.

2 years ago

we are so glad the weather was better and we hope you can get rid of wile e. coyote and his friends….

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That is very sad about the ferals. I hope the coyote is soon history.
Well done to your dad getting the feeding stations cleaned up.

2 years ago

Once upon a time, our feral family (in Florida) would lose members, likely to gators, t’was sad and distressing to know this … farewell to yours as they have crossed their Rainbow Bridge.

2 years ago

We are so sad to hear about the coyote getting some of the kitties. How terrible. We have coyote and fox in our neighborhood sometimes and worry about them getting small animals.

2 years ago

so much to be thankful for and now the ferals are living in a world turned upside down by a coyote, just like us by the pandemic.. we have coyotes here, but have not seen one on our streets we walk since a few months after we got Big, scared me to death to see him on our walking street but that was almost 3 years ago

Derry and the biped
2 years ago

We’re glad your dad was able to clean up the feeding stations…and we’re glad that you have such wonderful humans to care for the ferals. We’re so very sorry that the coyote got two of them, though…It’s hard, because humans have encroached on their territory and there’s nowhere for them to go, and they (and their families) have to eat too. That doesn’t make it any better; it’s just that Nature is often cruel.

2 years ago

So sad about the ferals that the coyote took. I’m glad dad got the barn cleaned up. It’s good to have a clean place to go eat. Prayers that the coyote goes far away.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

Lucy and Xena
2 years ago

Was that your nice way of saying your Dad has a gun and isn’t afraid to use it? We have coyotes too close to us too, and it scares our Mom, not for her but for Xena and Chai, our “littles.” XOX Lucy

The Florida Furkids
2 years ago

We’re glad your Dad got to clean up the “barn’ but we’re really sad about the coyote getting two of the ferals.

Ellen J Pilch
Ellen J Pilch
2 years ago

That is so sad about the ferals. My hubby would gladly shoot it for you if we lived near you. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day. XO

The Poupounette Gang
2 years ago

We were so sorry to read about the lost ferals. We hope the rest will be safe.

Tama and Benny

2 years ago


2 years ago

MOL about the “barn!” Good luck at the Vet today Brian!! xoxo

2 years ago

How sad about the feral kitties.

Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

Woohoo everyone will enjoy the squeaky clean quarters
Hugs Cecilia

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Great news about the cleanup, but very sad about your feral furiends, we are so sorry to hear of their untimely departure at the paws of a coyote, we will pray that no other kitties fall victim to it. Sending oodles of hugs xx

2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss, the poor ferals having to deal with predators – it is a worry for all feral caretakers and really nothing can be done. Those ferals knew they were loved and cared for and that is so very important.

Marv and Mom
2 years ago

Coyotes! We have them around here…Mom says we are lucky that they are not habituated and mostly avoid the village, but because we live on the river, we are NOT allowed out after dusk. We all know the rules and are good about coming in. And we have some messy eaters in the house! The table gets a good scrubbing almost every day! We are thankful for you guys! We LOVE coming to your blog and seeing what you guys have been up to! Thank YOU!

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

I’m sorry that the coyotes got two of the ferals. We have coyotes here too and have to be careful about letting our little dogs out without a leash.

A ShutterBug Explores
2 years ago

Sweet kitty photo ~ Dad is a treasure cleaning the ‘feral feeding’ area ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The LLB Gang
2 years ago

You sure do have the best Dad EVER! We love what good care he takes of you, and all the ferals.

Sending lots of POTP in hopes those Coyotes hit the road and never come back!
Jakey and the Gang

Create With Joy
2 years ago

I am SO sorry to hear about the ferals – we have a coyote problem here too!
A friend of mine lost her cat to coyotes.
Hope that everyone remains safe (and glad the “barn” is now clean!)

The OP Pack
2 years ago

We are sad to hear about the coyotes reappearing. We hope they move on to a different area soon.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

2 years ago

So sad to hear about the two ferals and the coyote. Sometimes it is hard to understand the ways of nature.

Mickeys Musings
2 years ago

Yay for getting the feeding stations cleaned 🙂
I am so sorry about the 2 ferals though.
It is nice that they have a good place in your yard.
Purrs, Julie  

The Island Cats
2 years ago

I’m sure the feral kitties will appreciate a clean “barn.”

Buddy and Gigi
2 years ago

We are sorry about your two ferals. Our Human feeds some ferals near here and there are coyotes around. We really hope the kitties are waaaaaaaay smart! They’ve been around for a lotta years, so we think probably they know how to stay safe. Hope you are feeling good Brian. XOXOX From Buddy & Gigi (and Spitty’s Human too)

2 years ago

Your dad seems like a warm and loving guy.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Cathy Keisha
2 years ago

Oh no, that coyote needs to be stopped! I feel so bad for the ferals.Thank your dad for cleaning up after them and feeding them.

foley monster and pocket
foley monster and pocket
2 years ago

Your dad should be the patron saint of cats

Melissa & Mudpie
2 years ago

I’m so sorry about the coyotes taking two of your precious ferals 🙁

Darla M Sands
2 years ago

Coyotes are a concern here, too. I’m sorry about these looses. On a cheerful note, your close-up is absolutely stunning. Stay safe!

Jan K
2 years ago

Ugh, you know we hate those coyotes too! We have not seen ours for a while (though we did have a bobcat visit, which was no better!). We heard about this stuff we could put around our yard – wolf urine – and it seems to be helping. We know your Dad will do all he can to keep these away for good, but if he wanted to know more about what we’re using, I’d be happy to share a link.


So sad that the hungry coyote thought it was OK to gobble up a kitty, even a poor helpless feral one. Your Dad is so helpful to the ferals that depend upon him for food and such like.

We sometimes have foxes and coyotes here too, but have not seen one lately. Our yard is fenced, and said fence is buried 12 inches to make digging under it difficult.

Ruth Epstein
2 years ago

Thanks for the blog hop and I am thankful fhis week that Layla is on the way to being healthy again phew