Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  The Memorial Warriors

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Hello everyone, 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 I’m thankful for those I will call The Memorial Warriors who graciously show up with their graphical weaponry when someone loses a beloved pet.  If you’ve lost a furry family member you know how nice it is that someone took the time to share their art, time and skill during a difficult time of lost.  The memorials get shared, bloggers and friends visit and we grieve knowing we’re not alone during the process.

I want to spend a special thank you to Ann from Zoolatry and Ingrid from Meezer Mews & Terriertistical Woofs for the beautiful memorial graphics they  create when one of our beloved furry family members passes.  I also want to get a big meow-out to Mom Linda from Da Weenies of Florida for all the hard work in maintaining Our Rainbow Friends, which is published monthly on the 15th (Ann also assists with this site) and to Cecilia from Power of the Paw Blog.  Your artistic talent and dedication is so appreciated by so many, thank you so much.

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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48 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  The Memorial Warriors

  1. Teddy

    Sadly we say so many goodbyes in this world as our beloved pets just aren’t with us as long as we wish they could be. But when one says farewell there are lots of people who try to make the parting less painful with words of encouragement that mean EVER so much. Losses seem to come in groups in this world which doubles the difficult times for all of us.

    Hugs, Teddy

  2. The Poupounette Gang

    That is a very nice and thoughtful thankful post, Brian. Ingrid has been so kind to us with beautiful graphics when we have lost family members, and it is so nice of you to thank them like this.

    Tama and Benny

  3. Molly

    These wonderfully caring talented people are a Godsend at such overwhelmingly tough times and we sure do appreciate them♥

  4. Zoolatry

    Thank you, Brian and family for your kind and caring words. I am proud and honored to stand beside Linda and Ingrid and remember our beloved friends, important to all of us. And I’d also like to add a thank you and paws-up to Miss Cecilia from Power of the Paw, who not only posts Memory Images but shares “purrs and prayers” for our pets, and for our humans who may be in need.

  5. MadSnapper

    when I saw your title I thought I had missed veterans day or memorial day. this is a perfect thank you to these ladies and we all aprreciate the work they do for us… good job Brian.. we need to remember not only to be thankful but to SAY thank you to those that need it

  6. The Florida Furkids

    They create such beautiful images for those who have flown away or who need purrs and prayers. We are very thankful that they share their talents with all of us in the Cat Blogogosphere.

  7. Sandee

    This is spot on. There are so many wonderful folks that comfort us when we need comfort and artists that help memorialize our precious family members when they go to the bridge.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Cecilia Upchurch

    Oh dear Brian, dad, mom and siblings…Memorial Warriors what a wonderful hat to wear and I thank you for including me.
    Thank you too for all that you do on Cat Blogsphere and all the other devoted Warriors
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Catscue

    The first time I experienced the Memorial Warriors I was overwhelmed. Their kindness and generosity is amazing. They really do make a very difficult time a little easier. Hooray for our beloved Memorial Warriors!

  10. Katie Isabella

    I was so glad to see this Brian. I too am exceedingly glad to see the memorials when our beloved fur babies pass on. It’s a horrible time and seeing that someone cared to help us with our grief is so wonderful. I didn’t get one for Admiral when she passed, as we must not have been doing them then; but many many many kind loving people wrote to me on her blog to be with me while I suffered her loss. And suffer is the right word. I did however, commission a picture of her to be done along with the next upgrade of her blog page graphics as a memorial.

    I made one myself for when she passed that was straight from one of the free graphics pages. I am completely inept trying to do graphics so I could not be imaginitive and do a fine job. I was so grateful to be able to commemorate her life because of the site.

  11. 6 Fur Angels' Mom

    I love this title of “Memorial Warriors”! And I am thankful for each of them! When first Bogie and then Ducky left us, I was inconsolable. These ladies created such beautiful graphics of my beloved angels that I literally cried with gratitude. And the Rainbow Bridge friends blog posts are always so thoughtful. These ladies are so very talented, and kindhearted, they deserve a multitude of thanks from all of us.

    I’m also thankful for all of you, my fellow bloggers. You all made me feel so much better with your kindness and compassion. I strive to return the kindness, but I don’t always know when it is needed.

  12. Leah

    I too appreciate the efforts of those who kindly create such beautiful and meaningful memorials. At those terrible times it’s good to know that others understand how hard it is to lose a pet.

  13. A ShutterBug Explores

    Sweet kitty photo ~ And I too am ever grateful for the Memorial Warriors ~ I love my Zoe’s memorial photo Zooalatry created ~ a treasure ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in all your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom

    To Brian and your very special Mom and Dad…..Thank you so much for your post today. I am also thankful for your friendship and recognition of the dedication that Ann, Cecilia, Ingrid, and I have toward remembering our friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The work we do is very heartbreaking and tears are often shed as we try to put together a special remembrance photo. But remembering them is what it’s all about.

  15. Anne Robinson

    I sure love all the thankfuls you have here. What talented, kind and artistic folks who care for others. Nicely done and thankful for all of you today and always.

  16. Anne Marie Robinson

    Your kindness abounds. I am thankful for all these wonderful folks too. Making the sadness of loss just a tiny bit better with reaching out for kindness. These are great thankfuls and always grateful to be here to say hello and wish you all well.

  17. databbiesotrouttowne

    dood….what an AWESUM thanx full thurzday post; we iz all sew thanx ful for everee thing de “warriors” due..
    yur dad dee servez thanx az well for keepin everee one updated over ther on blogsphere ♥♥

  18. Lynn Riley

    I’m grateful for the cat bloggers who are so friendly and welcoming.
    I do appreciate the memories of the ones that pass over the bridge of life
    and see the art offered for them.

  19. Mary McNeil

    Nice reminder Brian ! We all appreciate these thoughtful posts. Even if we didn’t know the fur friend we all know the pain of loving a dear one.

  20. Iean Neilson

    We hate to so many kitties lost many months this monthly. Time is slowly movin’ easy ro loose our womderful kits.. A very hard kities left to move along to the Rainbow River.


  21. Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

    The Memorial Warriors are epically epic, and we thank them most sincerely for the great job they do in times of such sadness and grief! We know the cat blogging community is the best ever, with the best peeps and best friends for life!

  22. Little Binky and Granny

    They’re a wonderful, talented team. We’re very thankful for them too, Brian💛 Pawkisses for a Happy Hoppy Easter. Hope to be around next week again. Here are a few Extra Pawkisses for all of you in case you’ll miss me…MOL🐾😽💞

  23. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    Wow, I never thought of myself that way.
    I just feel it is a small thing I can do to help lessen the pain bereft fur-parents are feeling when their fur-babies become angels.
    I do enjoy making those images…even if its for a sad time for the recipient(s).
    Thanks so much for this post!!

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