Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Thanks to Everyone

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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 we’re really thankful for two things. First, the outpouring of love and support over the loss of our dear Dolly. We were touched by the hundred or so comments on our blog, the personal messages and emails along with the hundreds of comments on social media. Each meant so much to us all. We miss that sweet gal so much.

Secondly, you may or may not have heard, but our Dad became ill the following day, ended up going to the Emergency Department at 2:00 pm and had surgery at 6:30 pm for Acute Appendicitis. That quick turn around included tons of labs and a CatScan (I didn’t know they had cats there). He had to spend the night at the hospital and he came home around 5:00 pm today. We’re super thankful for the professional, prompt and immediate care he received. It’s one of the best hospitals around here, our Dad used to work there, and yes, he knew the amazing surgeon that was on duty.

Okay, that’s it for me, 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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Millie & Walter
1 year ago

We’re so glad to hear your dad is home and recovering well. What an upsetting few days you all have had. We are keeping our paws crossed that your dad makes a full and quick recovery.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
1 year ago

I am thankful that your dad is home, Brian and alright. Love to all of you.

1 year ago

It’s so good to know your Dad is okay! As i was preparing my post for tomorrow, i was wondering if he’d feel up to hosting today. Whether he did or not, i was going to be thankful anyway!

Gigi and Buddy and the Human

We are super-extra thankful that your wonderful dad did so well with his surgery and that he is home with all of you. You need to give him lots of purrs and licks and comfort! We know sweet beautiful Dolly is keeping watch over him from across the Bridge. We wish you a peaceful time together as your dad recovers and all of you begin to adjust to all that’s happened in these past few days. We love you and send lots of good vibes to your Dad! XO & purrs from Buddy and Gigi and the Human

Lily Le Mew and Jan
1 year ago

We are glad your Dad is home. Purrs and prayers for all of you.

1 year ago

What a wild and really difficult few days you have all had, dear friends. We are so glad Dad Terry is okay and home. Sending you love, purrs, and prayers.

Marjorie Dawson
1 year ago

We are SO GLAD to hear from you!! We heard, thanks to Ann Adamus that Dad was in hospital and have been waiting for news. We are so glad Dad is home. Brian, keep an eye on this guy OK?

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

What a week from hell. I hope now you can start healing physically and mentally.

Just Ducky
1 year ago

Lots of excitement at your house. Glad the Dad is back home after his surgery and hope he is healing well.

1 year ago

I’m SO glad to hear your human is home and healing!

1 year ago

It’s so wonderful to hear that your dad is recovering and home now, Brian. Please take good care of him, the rest of the gang and of course yourself too!

Anne M Robinson
1 year ago

Double Drat! Mr. Linky would not let me change my photo as I accidentally used the same one. Althoguh I wrote a bit about 2 black cats I know, they were different. Ah…it is late. We will pray your dad is healing nicely. THat happened to me at my girfriends wedding where I was the maid of honor. My other friends dad was my anesthesiologist. He was pulling hairpins out of my upswept hair while the nurse took the polish off my fingers and toes. My gf married two days after Christmas so I wore red hahahaha Dad, get well… Read more »

Little Binky and Granny

So Thankful that your Dad is home, Brian, now we wish him a speedy recovery and send Healing Pawkisses for him and for all of you Soft Pawkisses as we know that wasn’t an easy week for all of you🐾😽💞

1 year ago

we are so glad, that the good doctors helped your dad immediately… we wish him all the best and we cross our paws that he is back at home soon…

Memories of Eric and Flynn

It has been a terrible week for your family, Brian. I am very thankful that he was able to have the operation so quickly and is now safely back home to heal.

1 year ago

Oh, thank heaven for a good hospital and friends there. We are thankful today that you dad is better!!!


Hooray that your Dad is home and recovering well, Brian.
What a week of upheaval you all have had.
Lets hope the next week and following will be much calmer and brighter too.

Sending hugs and good wishes to all of you.

((( ♥ )))

1 year ago

Brian we sure are glad your Dad is home and I’m sure all of you missed him and of course miss Dolly too. We hope you have smooth sailing in your house now……we all have sadness in our lives but TWO sad things at once is hard. Sending you lots of hugs – enough to go around to everyone!!

Love, Teddy

1 year ago

Good morning, Brian, I was so happy to see this post up this morning and doing a happy dance your dad is home and recouperating. Take good care of him, give him lots of purrs and rubs. We are all thankful with all of you today that Daddy is doing good… your hearts will hurt for a long time while Missing beautiful Dolly and ours will hurt with yours

ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

We are so glad Dad Terry is OK. Healing purrs for him and paws crossed for a speedy recovery. And a great big ((HUG)) for everyone, we know you still miss Dolly so much and always will.

1 year ago

We are so happy that your dad is home with all of you, Brian. We send him lots and lots of healing vibes and AireZen!

Derry and the biped
1 year ago

We’re so glad your dad is home and recovering, Brian; we’d hoped for an update! Purrs, purrayers and hugs to you all. ♥

1 year ago

You all have had a rough week. We still can’t believe precious Dolly is gone. Thankfully your dad got great care and is home with you all to recover. Get some rest and love lots on each other.

1 year ago

Brian buddy, what a week you’ve had! Ms. Purr has been purraying for you and your family and the rest of us do our best to help – Purrseidon is our in=houses purramedic.
Remember, feelings are basically a choice, so I hope y’all choose happiness – Pawsephone claims it has a higher frequency, which aids healing.

Charles Huss
1 year ago

When it rains, it pours. I hope your Dad is recovering well. I had an appendectomy almost 40 years ago. They said my appendix was “perforated” which is deadly. I was in the hospital for five days. I think I am lucky to be here now.

Ducky's Mom (Sue)
1 year ago

Oh my goodness, you’ve all had such a rough time lately. I’m very glad your Dad is home and okay. I’m sending you all warm gentle hugs and extra healing energy for your Dad. I hope his recovery is full and swift.

Lucy and Xena
1 year ago

Our biggest thank you today is that your dad is home and recovering, Brian. We know his heart will take longer to heal than his body, but it will happen. Lots of love from us all. XOX Xena, Lucy, Chia, Riley and our Mom

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
1 year ago

I am glad your dad is home. Hoping for a speedy recovery. Hugs to your family.

1 year ago

Me and my dad are hoping your dad makes a quicker than quick recovery now that he’s safely back home post-surgery. And yeah, that’s a lot to have to have dealt with over the course of two sad, scary days.

Jan K
1 year ago

Well, we are certainly thankful that your Dad is OK, but we’re so sorry he had to go through that, especially right after your loss of sweet Dolly. What a tough time for your family. Our hearts and prayers are with you that things get better from here on out. ♥

Eastside Cats Blog
1 year ago

We’ve been sending tons of purrs to your house, Brian.
So sad that Angel Dolly earned her wings so suddenly.
And as for your dad, tell him to relax and heal; it’s been a rough few days!
More hugs and purrs from us.

1 year ago

Whew, what an awful few days for the family. Glad dad is home and recovering nicely. No jumping on his belly!

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
1 year ago

I am thankful that your Dad is OK and home. Thank you for hosting. XO

Wylie Hudson
1 year ago

I wish your dad a quick recovery from the surgery, and I’m sending healing thoughts to all of you.

1 year ago

What a rough time! I’m very glad that your Dad got help so fast and is now home! That’s the best place for healing. We hope he has a fast recovery!

1 year ago

I’m still leaky eyed over the loss of precious Dolly.

I’m glad you came through your surgery so well. Don’t laugh or cough for a while. You’ll be back to your old self in no time. Prayers continue.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Scritches to the kitties and healing hugs to you both. ♥

A ShutterBug Explores

So glad is home and wishing him a speedy recovery ~ Dolly is sooooo missed ~ sweet girl ~ Xo

Wishing you lots of love and peace in your day ~

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cecilia Upchurch
1 year ago

Dear Brain, Seal, Simon, Dad and Mom,
I am most thankful that you all shared your Sweet Dolly with us and that your Dad is home and recuperating from his appendectomy. You kitties MUST remember not to make any biscuits on his tummy.
Hugs Cecilia

KB Bear
1 year ago

I am so glad that your dad is OK. I wish you lots of healing from his surgery and from the terrible loss of Dolly.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
1 year ago

dood…two day we iz thanx ful yur dad iz home;
we noe thiz haz been a $#!Tz time for him, mom. you, seal and simon
heerz hopin dad stayz on de road ta ree coveree ree N healthee
heerz hopin mom iz aye oh kay we noe itz mega ruff on her
heerz hopin ewe N seal N simon never forgetz dolly lovez ewe all ways

1 year ago

I’m so very thankful your Dad got treated quickly and at such a good hospital with a surgeon he knew, that’s pawsome! Good to hear about all the support you got for the loss of Dolly – everyone loved that gorgeous little girl and you all are always so very supportive to the blogging community, I’m glad you got some of that back when needed.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

OMG TERRY!!!!!! I can’t believe this!!!! Thank COD you are ok! OMG OMG OMG!! Sending tons of healing purrs!!! xoxo

The Florida Furkids
1 year ago

It hurts our hearts when we think of Sweet Dolly. We are so thankful that your Dad is okay and back home with you.

Adventures of the LLB Gang

We are so very thankful your Dad is home!! Sending POTP for a speedy recovery!!
Jakey, Rosy & Sunny

1 year ago

So glad you and the hospital people diagnosed that appendicits well and got right on it. So sorry you have had so much stress this week with Dolly’s unexpected flying off and Dad’s surgery. Here is to good healing and much better days ahead.

Cathy Keisha
1 year ago

Brian, I am thankful your dad is home and recovering. You must have been so confused with Dolly suddenly gone and your dad too. I will ride on the next Twitter Tribute Ride for Dolly. Love all of you and no more emergencies for awhile.

1 year ago

We are all so thankful that your Dad is OK Brian. We’ve been purring up a storm and glad he is on the mend and back home. We hope now you also can have some time to heal in other ways as well. Purr purr purr

1 year ago

The only thing I can think of right now is I’m thankful your Dad is ok.

1 year ago

Rough week for all in your house! Good to hear your dad got the attention he needed and is home to recuperate.

The OP Pack
1 year ago

It’s been a difficult for your family this week, but we are so thankful that Dad Terry is going to be OK. Thinking of all of you with prayers and crossed paws.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber, and Mom too

Mike Golch
1 year ago

I did a Thankful Thursday this week. as relates at a good memory that I had back in 1972-1973 when I was assigned to McClellan AFB

1 year ago

So glad to hear the dad is home and is ok now. Your family sure has had a tough time time week!
Thinking of all of you, Big hugs!

Cathy Kennedy
1 year ago


Oh goodness, I’m sorry to read the news about the dad. I’m happy that he got seen so quick with a prompt diagnosis and swift action. I know he’s happy to be home. This has been a rough week for your family. I shall continue to keep you all in prayer. Sending love and hugs to y’all!

Create With Joy
1 year ago

We are so glad that Papa Terry is home safely (Mom has her entire Bible Study group praying for his speedy recovery) as well as for healing from the loss of beloved Dolly. We love you all and are glad that you have so many online friends to uplift your spirit with their outpouring of love as well!

Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

So glad your dad is back home. Purrs that he heals quickly. You guys have been through way too much this week.

Mickeys Musings
1 year ago

Mum and I are so very happy to hear you are recovering well!
That was quite a scary event after dealing with such a sad event with Dolly
We are SO happy you are recovering well.
Hugs and purrs,
“Mum” Nancy and Julie

Angel Amber DaWeenie and Mom

We are so thankful for having such wonderful friends as you guys!

Sending prayers for a speedy recovery, Terry.


Ivan and Izzy from WMD

We’re grateful your dad came through that with flying colors, Brian!

1 year ago

Esperó que estes mejor de salud. Les mando un beso y cuidensen mucho.

The Island Cats
1 year ago

Brian, I am so sorry your dad became so ill and had to go to the hospital. I purr that his recovery is quick and complete. What a terrible week you all have had! I purr for all of you! ~Ernie

Emma and Buster
1 year ago

So sorry to hear that Dolly had ran off to the bridge. Our heart is sad. Hugs to all of you.

HOpe your daddy is so much better now. Dang that appendicitis, it shows up unannounced all the time. Take care.

1 year ago

Take care, sound like it been stressfull.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Veronica Lee
1 year ago

So glad to hear that your dad is recovering well.

Sending lots of hugs and positive vibes to all of you.

Have a great weekend!

Ruth Epstein
1 year ago

Layla and I are so thankful your Dad is home and recovering well. Thank you for your Thankful Thursday Blog Hop which is helping us spread the word about the Ukraine Crisis and how we are thankful for all the help pouring in for the pets and humans. Be safe with a woof from Layla

The Poupounette Gang

We’re so glad your Dad could get seen to quickly, Brian, and wish him a speedy recovery.

Tama and Benny

Darla M Sands
1 year ago


Seville at Nerissa's life

Oh my mouses! That sounds so very scary, both for you and your dad. Relieved to hear he was treated promptly and is now on the mend.


PS. Sendin’ a batch of healin’ purrs your dad’s way, ASAP. PURRS

1 year ago

OMC! Thank Bast that your dad’s ok. That’s a lot for one family to deal with in one week. I’m so sorry you’re family is going through all this. Wish I had something more than words for you. Sending lots of love. *hugs*

Stephanie B
Stephanie B
1 year ago

Sending lots of hugs for your Dad’s quick recovery 🙏💜

Fr. Tom Fish
1 year ago

Hugs to you all and what we’re thankful for here is your dad’s now being home after surgery and that all went well.
We hope he’ll get even better day by day. ~ Tom, Penny, Bridget and housekeeper Julie

The Oceanside Animals

Charlee: “We sure are glad your Dad is back home after that! What a scare!”
Chaplin: “We are sending lots of purrs for his continued improvement!”
Lulu: “And I send fluffy tail wags!”

Three Chatty Cats
Three Chatty Cats
1 year ago

I hope your dad is feeling better, Brian. Please take good care of him!

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Guys, we are so sorry for your loss, and beautiful Dolly will be remembered always at BBHQ.

And we’re so glad your dad is on the mend, appendicitis is dreadful and we’re sending oodles of healing purrs and hope that he’s 100% better really soon! ❤️❤️❤️

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I’m so glad they were able to figure out what it was and fix it. Feel better soon.

1 year ago

Take care dear Brian. Sending get well soon wishes and much love to you and yours.

Prayers and love .