Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Toys for Girls and Boys plus Our Christmas Card

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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 we’re thankful that we got to contribute to hopefully a Merry Christmas for some boys and girls who have next to nothing.  Sure, we continually give to and support our local animal shelter, including at Christmas.  We’ve not always taken the time to help the younger humans in our community like we should, but we changed that. 

This year the Mom and Dad started early, like ten months ago early.  Every time they when somewhere where toys were available they bought one or two or three or four.  After doing this all year we ended up with our sleigh full of toys.  One of our local police departments collects toys for those kids in need and they were most happy when our sleigh arrived.  We hope those children have a happy holiday this year and in the years to come.  We’re thankful to be able to brighten their holiday.


Speaking of Christmas, today is Christmas Card Day and we’d love it if you’d grab one of ours.  We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and we’re thankful for all of you, each and every day.


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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Amber DaWeenie and Mom

Beautiful card. Merry Christmas to all of you as well…

2 years ago

What a special blessing for those kids! We do the Angel Tree, which is fun. Merry Christmas!

2 years ago

We love your beautiful card, sweet pals. And what a wonderful thing your wonderful parents did for those kids in need! XO

2 years ago

This is just wonderful! Sharing and giving is caring. Have a fantastic holiday season, gang!

2 years ago

You are such caring people, for furbabies and young humans alike!!!!

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog posts … sorry I have not been around to comment much. Hoping things calm down soon!

2 years ago

You will be making some kids very happy this season! Yay!

2 years ago

Oh, what a grand idea for holidays and next year we will do it, too! Maybe even do a few this year as there is time left. We are thankful for your generous, kind mama and papa and you four BEEOUTIFUL kitties. Elegant are you!


Wow, that is more toys than we have ever seen other than in a toy store!

We are thankful for your beautiful Christmas card! And all of our wonderful friends!

2 years ago

what a cute card… and so many thanks to you for thinking about the kids in need… you are fantabulous!!!!

2 years ago

Your Mom and Dad are so special – making Christmas happier for so many deserving kids. Special blessings to all of you from me and my Mom………and thank you for giving us a place to talk about being thankful every week!

Hugs, Teddy

2 years ago

Holiday blessings to you both, with love and gentle paw hugs, Ann and June

Derry and the biped
2 years ago

That was such a wonderful thing your mom and dad did, Brian. And very smart to start early and buy a bit at a time, all through the year!

Your card is lovely; thank you!

2 years ago

Your mom and dad are such thoughtful and giving peeps. Your Christmas card is just beautiful!

2 years ago

Your parents are such wonderful people to other humans and to all the furry ones out there. Love your Christmas card. We have not made ours yet this year.

Lucy and Xena
2 years ago

We absolutely love your card and wish you a Merry Christmas too! What a wonderful idea to buy toys throughout the year. Maybe we could suggest our peeps buy us (and the shelter) more treats throughout the year. Then, if the shelter didn’t want them, we could help out… XOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and Riely

Katie Isabella
2 years ago

What a great idea! That would be the ultimate and handy way to collect things for the kids! I have a lot of beanie Babies from long ago in the 90’s when they were craze. I would like to donate them to the police dept. but don’t know if they would accept them.

2 years ago

thank you for the Christmas Card, we love it, have a Merry Catmus! that sleigh is mind boggling and what a super idea… there will be a lot of happy kids this year in your town

The Florida Furkids
2 years ago

Wow, what a wonderful thing for your parents to do. Mom is always amazed at the generosity of people for her GAL kids who are in foster care.

Mickeys Musings
2 years ago

What a pawsome way of gifting to those who do not have a lot!
Those gifts will make many kids very happy 🙂
Your card is pawsome too!!!!!
Purrs, Julie

Ellen J Pilch
2 years ago

That was so kind of you and I am sure a lot of kids are going to happy Christmas morning because of your folks. Thanks for hosting and for the beautiful Christmas card. XO

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Oh wow guys, that’s an epic toy haul and the kids will love it! MEW ARE EPICALLY EPIC!

Happy Purrsday and thanks as always for hosting and being wonderful!

Little Binky and Granny
Little Binky and Granny
2 years ago

What wonderful people you are, it touches our hearts💗Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday to all of you🐾😽💞

2 years ago

We’ve been doing toy drives for years and we also do the food banks. It’s good to give back to those in need. We are indeed so very fortunate.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and my best to your wonderful and thoughtful peeps. ♥

2 years ago

That is a lot of presents! Looking good in the photo 😀

Eastside Cats
2 years ago

Whoa, that’s a great pile of goodies!
I donate to cat rescues all over the world, and it’s easy because my company matches my donations!

Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

Your car is loaded with so much love and joy…for lots of girls and boys.
Well done on the very pretty card too
Hugs Cecilia

A ShutterBug Explores
2 years ago

Sweet Xmas card and soooo creative and what a sleigh full of toys! Wow ! You are a giver ~ bless you ~ Xo

Happy Days to You,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

LA Paylor
LA Paylor
2 years ago

your sleigh full of donations makes me cry with gratitude for your family… thank you from the bottom of my heart for being who you are and putting it into action

2 years ago

OMG – Brian, your parents are awesome/pawsome – so important to remember those who don’t have much when others have more than we need. Bless Mom & Dad!

Kathe W.
2 years ago

what a wonderful way to donate. Hugs to you and all your furry buddies!

2 years ago

You guys are the best Christmas Elves EVER! What a wonderful thing to do. THANK YOU for making children smile and thank you for your wonderful Holiday Card! It is FABULISHIOUS!

2 years ago

Wow! Your Mom and Dad are wonderful and generous. They have lots of love and are so thoughtful in sharing with others. The card is so nice…Merry Christmas to you and your humans.

Seville at Nerissa's life

That’s an ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL thing for which to be thankful. Really and truly, it is.

Me? For what am I thankful? I’m thankful that my peeps have stayed healthy and safe durin’ these past two years, even if they can be pains in the tail, if you know what I mean. MOUSES!

Love & purrs,

Millie & Walter
2 years ago

What a wonderful thing for your parents to collect all those toys throughout the year to donate to children. We know that haul will make lots of them very happy.

2 years ago

Wow! Your generosity is heartwarming! There will most definitely be smiles on faces Christmas morning. Each year my grand girls put together Operation Christmas Child boxes through Samaritan’s Purse. The boxes include necessities as well as fun items and then are mailed to children in third world countries. Love your Christmas card! Wonderful photos of the four of you. X

The Gang at LLB
2 years ago

What a wonderful idea!! We can just imagine all the boys and girls your pawrents will make happy this Christmas!!
Rosy, Jakey & Sunny

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
2 years ago

dood…984 pawz UP timez 30 for what yur mom N dad haz done for de kidz 🙂 may they bee blessed ~~~
thatz total lee awesum….N speekin oh way kewl; yur cardz sooooper grate…thanx for it and we hope everee one haza merre Christmas anda most happee healtheez 2022 ~~~~ ♥♥♥♥3

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
2 years ago

What a sleigh full of wonderful gifts!!! That is so kind of your peeps. Our Mom and Dad take Christmas Angel cards from the tree at church and find gifts for boys and girls in need too. It really should be the season of giving.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Ernie the Island Cat
2 years ago

Wow! Paws up to your peeps for donating all those toys and things to the girls and boys. Your card is beautiful, too.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That is very generous of your mom and dad to get all those toys for the children. Thank you for the card, it is lovely. I was to late to ask Ann to do one for me this year so I need to get on and make one.

jp@ A Green Ridge
2 years ago

You know that’s a GREAT idea collecting toys for those who are without and for the animals that need our help too!! The Christmas card is a great idea too…maybe I can get Katniss to particiapte…LOL!!…jp

Melissa & Mudpie
2 years ago

What a haul! Your peeps are so kind and generous. And I ADORE the card!!!

Crystal And Daisy Mae
2 years ago

Daisy Mae and I love your beautiful Christmas Card. Merry Christmas to you all and have a pawsome Christmas.
The back of the vehicle sure is full
Good way to show kindness, love and generosity.

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

A tip of the tail to your fantastic parents.

Cathy Keisha
2 years ago

Thank you for the beautiful card! Pop used to spearhead the Toys for Tots drive at his place of business after the complany stopped doing it. He said his fave part of the holiday season was when the group of them dropped the toys off with the Toys for Tots Marines.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

this post brought TEARS to my eyes!! Oh my you are going to make sooooooooo many children happy!! This is sooo special!!!! Wish I could give you and Celesta a GROUP HUG!! Oh and I just saved your Christmas Card, it is beautiful! Thank you and thank you for being the special people that you are! xoxo

Darla M Sands
2 years ago

Your humans are the best. ~hugs~ And your Christmas card is adorable.