Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: The Snow Is Almost All Gone

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Howdy 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!

If you can’t tell, I’m all snuggled up on Mom’s leg and I sure am comfy! Today on Thankful Thursday I’m thankful that just about all of the snow from our Winter Storm is gone, but we’re supposed to have some more this weekend.  It sure could have been a lot worse.  We had 7.5 inches of snow here, but the dreaded accumulation of ice that was supposed to bring down trees and power lines didn’t happen.  We did have lots of sleet thought, which is pretty dangerous too.

Most of our ferals survived the storm, but sadly I think we lost three of our most senior and valued ferals.  We haven’t seen them since right before the storm hit on Sunday morning.  We’re all pretty sad about that, they had been with us for a long, long time.  We still hold out hope that they might show up, but as each day goes by…well, you get it.

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

Me a legra por la nieve y espero que todos esten bien. Estoy agradecida porque termine de darle el tratamiento a mi perra Franchesca y espero que mejore. Te mando un beso

2 years ago

That is sad about the older ferals. The weather at your place is harsher than normal this winter.

2 years ago

We are glad the weather was not as bad as some anticipated, Brian. But we are sad about your older ferals.

2 years ago

It’s very sad when the oldest and most fragile of the ferals disappear. That’s why i hope Ms. G can convince her feral, who is getting very friendly and even snuck into the house to explore the kitchen today, will one day agree to come in and stay in. It’s so much better.

Homestead Prowlers
2 years ago

You definitely look comfy and I bet Mom’s lap is warm, too! Glad the snow is going away for you. I bet you that your feral friends show up, they might just be hunkering down. Sometimes we don’t see Mario for awhile and then we turn around and boom, there he is and we are thankful to see him, that’s for sure! Enjoy your Thursday!

2 years ago

we send lots of hope that the feras come back…


Never give up hope…maybe they found some good shelter…we send our pawyers for them.

Glad you are warm and cozy and the snow is leaving. No ice is a good thing, though like you say, sleet is bad, too.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

You look nice and warm and cosy, Brian. It is sad the oldest ferals have gone missing. I hope they do reappear.

Mickeys Musings
2 years ago

While we are more used to winter weather where we live, our Winter has been strange.
We had snow last weekend and it was cold!
This week, we had cold and then rain then more cold!
Today is starting out as rain, but will get colder as the day goes on.
With this yoyo weather, I am happy to be an indoor cat!!
Purrs, Julie

Little Binky and Granny

We’ll purray that they’re still alive, Brian🙏Stay safe my furriends. Pawkisses for a Happy Day to all of you🐾😽💞

2 years ago

Glad you didn’t get ice or more snow…..we were supposed to get a bunch more but looks like maybe only a couple more inches – Mom and Dad (especially Dad) are happy about that. I hope your senior ferals show up again…..We sadly lost our senior feral visitor last week but he went to the Bridge here so we were able to give him a nice garden spot where we’ll be able to visit him. He was a sweetheart. Thanks for hosting the thankful hop – we all really DO have lots to be thankful for.

Hugs, Teddy

2 years ago

Winter storms have to be very hard on those who live outside the home. We cross paws and fingers for their safety.

2 years ago

Don’t give up…they might show up in a couple of days.

2 years ago

That is great you avoided the ice storm. Snow is wonderful in our opinion, but we have no time for any ice storms they are bad for everyone and everything. We are super sad that 3 of your elderly ferals may not have survived. Living in the elements is so hard for cats and dogs. We have our paws crossed that those 3 suddenly pop up when the snow is gone.

2 years ago

So sad abot the ferals. I really hope they do show up. Fingers crossed.

Katie Isabella
2 years ago

This time, you got more snow than we did. Usually we march along neck and neck.

I am really sad about the older ferals. They had shelter with you, but the snow was deep for their short little legs, to get through.

2 years ago

.you look soooo good in your moms lap and happy also. yay for snow melt and yowsa on sleet. I have lived where sleet used to come and it was scary. sorry about your senior ferals, but keep in mind, us seniors, and I speak from almost 8 decades of life, it is sometimes better for us to go than stay.

The Florida Furkids
2 years ago

We’re purring and praying for those ferals. We hope they hunkered down somewhere and will return.

Eastside Cats Blog
2 years ago

We understand how awful such conditions are, when it’s not a normal situation!
Michigan is frigid with cold, but we aren’t experiencing much precipitation.
Hopefully your missing outside cats will reappear; we are purring for them!

Millie & Walter
2 years ago

Snuggling on mom’s lap is a great place to be. We have our paws crossed that your senior ferals show up soon.

2 years ago

Snuggling up on mom is always a good thing. You’re so handsome.

I’m glad the storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been and it’s so sad that some of your senior feral kitties are nowhere to be found. I have my fingers and toes crossed that they show up.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

Cathy Kennedy
2 years ago

We surprised when folks more south and east of us got more of the wintry mix. We got about 2 inches of snow. There probably was some ice in there, too. We didn’t go out and I don’t recall if news reporters said anything about it. It sure has been nasty cold this week and like you, we’re expected colder weather for the next couple of days. I’m really tired of this stuff. I’m thankful to have a DH to keep me snuggly warm. My toes are always cold, so it’s nice to bury them under his leg while we’re… Read more »

Ellen Pilch
2 years ago

You had more snow than we did. I will be praying for the missing ferals. Thank you for hosting. Have a nice day. XO

2 years ago

Sad to hear you haven’t seen the older feral cats. Your humans are wonderful caring for the feral cats in your neighborhood. Weather people are now telling us no snow, but ice tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as they are predicting. Or if it is, there are now power outages. Nice that you have warm laps cuddle on.

2 years ago
Reply to  Patricia

That should be NO power outages!

Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

Brian we have 2-5″ of snow predicted for tomorrow..I’ll be happy to give it your GPS if you want some more
Hugs cecilia

2 years ago

We didn’t get as much snow as you – 1″ –weird I know but my son 32 miles away got 8″. Mom sure is lucky to have a handsome lap cap. Stay safe.

A ShutterBug Explores
2 years ago

Oh you sweet kitty you look so cozy, safe and warm ~ Do hope the ferals show up soon ~. Xo

Wishing you lots of loving moments,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

you got 7.5 INCHES OF SNOW???? OMG!! It must have been a nightmare because you guys sure aren’t used to that! Do you believe we got ZERO??? Levi’s breeder in Ohio (only about 2 and a half hours away or so) got 22 inches!!!!! I hear there is bad weather coming your way this weekend. Be careful and stay safe and cozy!!

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

dood…..we troo lee hope de feralz ree tern….heerz hopin they finded a place ta chillax and ewe will see em all soooper soon 🙂 we iz thanx ful de ice we had iz now hizzzzzzzz tree ~~~~ 🙂 bee safe ♥♥♥

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
2 years ago

We are sorry about your ferals, We always woorry about out outdoor kitties too. We had more than a foot of snow here in NE Ohio, and more brutal cold is forecast.

Kathe W.
2 years ago

Oh dear- I sure hope and pray the ferals show up!

Create With Joy
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about the ferals… I hope the worst of your wintery weather is past.
Hope you ad the rest of your human and feline family are doing well.
Thank you for being a blessing to us all!

The Island Cats
2 years ago

I’m glad your snow is almost gone. That’s the difference between here and there…when we get lots of snow, it never seems to go away fast. ~Ernie

Pamela Jackson
2 years ago

Well, I am thankful that your dad and mom took care of and loved from a distant on those older ferals. I hope they do re show but if not, you know mom and dad took amazing care of them. My heart however is low at hearing the news. For our 4th snow of this Jan, we really got just a dusting. Sleet before hand and there is always that thought of lines breaking and having no power, but we did not have that. I however, failed to prop open the deck door so Chey could go out and when… Read more »

Melissa & Mudpie
2 years ago

Sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers that your precious babies are somewhere safe, and will return to you once this harsh winter is over.

Kitties Blue
2 years ago

Brian, like us, you are enjoying a warm human. Very smart. Our eight inches of snow has melted very little, and our high tomorrow is supposed to be in the 20s. We are going to be praying that your elderly ferals are merely hunkered down and will return.

Marvelous Marv
2 years ago

We send healing purrs. Winter’s snow, ice and cold is so very cruel. Our ferals have made it through as they are taken care of. Thanks to the blogosphere we have discovered chicken heaters! Some racoons have taken over one of the places. Brian we are thankful for you guys and your wonderful blog! We hope you guys have a marvellously happy week.

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

We are sorry and will say a prayer for the missing ferals. When it is their time, and they go to the Bridge, they will forever be part of your pack.

Cathy Keisha
2 years ago

That is so sad about the ferals. I hope they didn’t take refuge in car engines and get driven away. We had one in our hood who luckily is OK. I hope they turn up and you don’t get much snow this time. It’s supposed to go out to sea before it hits us so we’re thankful for that.

Mark's Mews
2 years ago

We are sad for the elder ferals. But we all cross The Bridge sometime. Winter is hard, but it might have been their time annyway, ya know? Peace and freedom to them… They will finally romp in the fields of mousies and feel happy and healthy .

Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

Hi Brian,
Thank you for hosting!

A Green Ridge
2 years ago

Hey Brian…jp here. I am so sorry to hear about not seeing the regular ferals during this brutal cold and sleet you’ve been having. The other morning, Katniss told me about little paw prints on both the deck and along our front walk. We haven’t seen them since, so we are hoping, the feline found refuge and is hunkered down warm and toasty. P.S. When I went to use Linky to hook up, there were pix of other bloggers…get rid of those because I don’t know how. But if you do know how, scoot me an email once you get… Read more »

2 years ago

That is a LOT of snow Brian! I’m glad you are staying warm and cozy. Ferals are a constant worry, we’re hoping those elder ones show up and are OK.

Darla M Sands
2 years ago

Missing kitties makes me sad. ~hugs~ Seeing your sweet face makes me happy, though.

Three Chatty Cats
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about the senior ferals. That’s very sad.

The OP Pack
2 years ago

That is so sad about the senior ferals. We hope that maybe they found a warm place to hide. Our snow is gone now too, but that is a lot for your area. We are still having bitter cold, but Mom braved the temps today and took each of us for a good walk. She says she needs it as much as we do:)

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Anne Marie Robinson
2 years ago

Aw.. you are comfy and cozy. Life is good like that, don’t you agree? Enjoy your weekend and thank you for being here for all of us.

Królowa Karo
2 years ago

A bit tired ….

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Awwww guys, we’re so sorry about the older ferals and hope they turn up, we’re sending oodles of pawsitive vibes that they do! Thanks as always for hosting, we love to hop along every Purrsday!