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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75 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Thanks to Everyone

  1. Millie & Walter

    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.

  2. messymimi

    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!

  3. 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

  4. meowmeowmans

    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.

  5. Marjorie Dawson

    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?

  6. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

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

  7. angiesrecipes

    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!

  8. Anne M Robinson

    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 and know we are praying for you.
    we love allof you and love seeing your sweet faces here. Please know we loved Dolly and will miss her too. She was a beauty. Life is hard. I am going to pray. HIGS and Meows to all

  9. 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🐾😽💞

  10. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    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.

    ((( ♥ )))

  11. Teddy

    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

  12. MadSnapper

    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

  13. Molly

    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!

  14. Derry and the biped

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

  15. Madison

    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.

  16. Rumble

    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.

  17. Charles Huss

    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.

  18. Ducky's Mom (Sue)

    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.

  19. Lucy and Xena

    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

  20. Cleo

    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.

  21. Jan K

    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. ♥

  22. Eastside Cats Blog

    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.

  23. Diane

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

  24. Leah

    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!

  25. Sandee

    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. ♥

  26. 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)

  27. Cecilia Upchurch

    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

  28. da tabbies o trout towne

    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

  29. Catscue

    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.

  30. Simba

    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.

  31. Cathy Keisha

    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.

  32. Annabelle

    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

  33. The OP Pack

    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

  34. Mike Golch

    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

  35. Martha

    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!

  36. Cathy Kennedy


    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!

  37. Create With Joy

    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!

  38. Mickeys Musings

    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

  39. The Island Cats

    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

  40. Emma and Buster

    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.

  41. Ruth Epstein

    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

  42. 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

  43. Pumpkinpuddy

    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*

  44. Fr. Tom Fish

    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

  45. 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!”

  46. 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! ❤️❤️❤️

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