Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  The Road Trip

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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 the most recent road trip, really.  Oh, it wasn’t me, it was Seal.  You might remember that Seal was auditioning a new Vet since her most previous one totally dropped the ball with us and failed to give us the results of her blood work and urinalysis from back in February.  So, Seal got to take a road trip to visit her new Vet.

How did it go?  It went great.  The place is really nice, the front desk crew was amazing and the Vet Techs were top notch, kind and caring.  Boy did they fall in love with Seal.  Anyways, the Vet was really, really nice and guess what else?  The Vet has 8 cats of her own. She also got Seal’s test results from her previous Vet and her urinalysis was purrfect.  Her blood work results were normal too and the Vet went over the results line by line and explained everything in detail.  She is a super nice Vet and Seal passed with good grades all around.  We’re all thankful that Seal is a healthy kitty.

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The Dad kept trying to close the Sleepypod so we could go home but Seal kept popping her head out.  She must have liked everyone there!

Then there was a second road trip.  The Dad had his appointment with his Vascular Surgeon, a really super nice Doc, and guess what???  The bottom line is he says the Dad is fine for now.  The diagnosis he had was based on an aortic ultrasound.  Fortunately, when the Dad had his appendix out he had a CT Scan, which is the refined view of choice.  There is not really any sign of an aneurysm and the calcium build up on his aorta, while visible, isn’t all that bad either.  He said the aneurysm diagnosis was an overestimation of the size  He told the Dad to do all the things he knows he should be doing for a healthy lifestyle and that he should be fine.  We’re all thrilled, relieved and thankful for that news too.

Okay, that’s it for me toady, what are you thankful for? 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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Eastside Cats Blog
2 years ago

Two positive sets of test results…fantastic!
And of course everyone fell in love with Seal.
But did everyone fall in love with your Dad, at his appointment?
Inquiring minds want to know!


2 years ago

Hooray! That was some awesome road tripping, for sure! We love that the ew vet for Seal is so wonderful, and that Seal got a clean bill of health. And a new and amazing vet! And yippee for Dad getting the thumbs-up, too! We all love him, and want him around for a long time to come, so we are thrilled at that good news.

2 years ago

Wow! Congrats you two. It’s good news for you both. I think all those pawsitive wishes from the Cat Blogosphere must have had something to do with it.

Now you and Seal can both kick back and relax. The new vet and crew must be good ones, because Seal gave her Seal of Approval. She would rather schmooze than snooze. Awesome.

We’re so thankful that you, Terry and Seal are good to go. No worries, mates!

2 years ago

Me alegra que los dos esten bien. Les mando un beso.

2 years ago

A Happy Snoopy Dance for the great news!!!

2 years ago

That is just marvelous news! Good reports for the Dad and Seal both, yay! And the new vet being so nice is just icing on the cake!

Marvelous Marv
2 years ago

What terrific Thankfuls! We are thankful that Seal and your Dad each have such great Doctors! AND that the prognosis for both is great! We will contunue to keep you guys in our purrayers. Purrs Marv

2 years ago

It good to have positive results any doctor animal or human.
Coffee is on and stay safe

2 years ago

It’s great that the road trip for Seal went smoothly, Brian.

2 years ago

that are so much good news! we are so happy for your daddy and we think it was no wonder that all loved you at the new vet…

2 years ago

We are SOOOOOO glad for your dad. Hey, that’s a poem! That aorta stuff is worrisome…but that is GOOD news. Eat that fish, Dad! And Seal, what wonderful reports for you, you gorgeous kitty. And do you know the incredible musician who is named after you, haha? Lovely man, we met him once when he came to look at mama and papa’s for sale house. A lovely guy. So hurrah for all your good, good news.

Little Binky and Granny

Oh, Seal and Dad Terry, we’re so happy… and relieved for all the good news today, a three in a row, what more do we want, huh💗Extra Triple Pawkisses for all of you🐾😽💞

2 years ago


Memories of Eric and Flynn

That is great news that both Seal and dad Terry got good reports. A vet that has 8 cats of her own has to be a good vet!

2 years ago

Well we sure are glad to hear all this good news. We were hoping all was well with your Dad and of course Seal so we are doing happy dances for both of them. It’s always good to stay on top of our health – we all want to be here as long as we can right?

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom)

2 years ago

We love waking up to wonderful news and we are so happy for Seal and your dad, Brian!

Lucy and Xena
2 years ago

We didn’t understand all that technical medical talk, but we do understand that your Dad is OK, as long as he takes care of himself, Brian. And you know you’ve found the right vet when you don’t want to leave! Yay for that and the good checkup and results from the (boo!) previous vet. We bet you guys are celebrating today! XOX Xena, Lucy, and Xena

2 years ago

Such great news. We were really worried about your dad as the heart is nothing to mess with. Hopefully Sean and your dad will continue to stay healthy for a long time.

2 years ago

Wonderful news for the Dad and Seal!
It’s a excellent Thankful Thursday.
Stay well, friends.

2 years ago

WOW, thise road trips sure produced worthwhile results. Yeah for Seal and Dad.

Derry and the biped
2 years ago

Wonderful news for both Seal and your dad, Brian! Yay! We’re doing a happy dance for you all. 🙂

6 Fur Angels' Mom
2 years ago

WOW!! That really is great news times two!! And a relief to all of you! So happy for you all!! Angels Bogie and Ducky were watching over you along with all of your own angels!

The Florida Furkids
2 years ago

That’s a whole lot of happy news to be Thankful for!!! We’re glad Seal and your Dad are both okay!

2 years ago

We’re grateful for your Daddy and Seal and their health!
[I guess we’re thankful for a good vet … but don’t tell anyone]
~Latte and Ellie Mae

2 years ago

Absolutely nothing better than good test results for human and feline. Wonderful news.
Seal you look just gorgeous peeking out of your carrier. Not wild eyed like someone I
know who lives here. Guess your dad was not wild eyed at his doc’s either.

Ellen Pilch
2 years ago

This post has made me very happy. So happy to see double good news. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day. XO

2 years ago

Today on my thankful list is seeing your handsome face Brian, hearing Seals fantastic news of good health and Dad’s good health made me tear up a little. also on the list is thankful for a new vet that sounds purrfect. that cat sleep pod is Wow. I am feeling good now that I read all your good news report

Katie Isabella
2 years ago

I am, as the Tabbies would say, buzzed happy that the two of you have great news and results from your doctors today! I couldn’t bear an other news than this great news.

2 years ago

Great news for Seal and for Dad. I’m doing a happy dance for the both of you. The best thankful you can get is a clean bill of health.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

Millie & Walter
2 years ago

We’re so glad to hear that Seal and your dad had good visits with their doctors. That’s great news for all of you.

Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

What wonderful news on the new Vet…will Dad switch all of you over that that practice. Sounds like they know their stuff and excellent care and hospitality is at the top of the to do list
Happy Dance for Dad too. Good news and kindness are the kind of road trips I like!!
Hugs Cecilia

Cathy Keisha
Cathy Keisha
2 years ago

Great news about the dad and Seal! Did Seal go to Dr D? That would be so cool. I know she’s not that close to you.

LA Paylor
LA Paylor
2 years ago

wowie! great week of doctor visits! hooray!

2 years ago

Double the good news – yay! I’m so glad you found a good Vet – nothing better than having the right Vet, that’s for sure. Shame on that old one for not sharing the test results. As someone who fell in love with the first photo of Seal, I know how those office folks feel, Seal is GORGEOUS!

2 years ago

This is such good news! We all really need good news right now, don’t we? Please take care of yoorselves because my little heart just can’t take anymore sad news. Love yoo all! Dori

Laila and Angel Minchie

Good news all around! Lots to be thankful for!

2 years ago

Great news about Seal and your Dad! Definitely a wonderful thankful post!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Wonderful news!

I’m grateful for your good news!

A ShutterBug Explores
2 years ago

Oh so glad that Seal and Dad are a healthy duo! Wow! great news ~ Xo

Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

2 years ago

Thank Bast for all the good news! Glad everyone’s fine and healthy. *hugs and kitty kisses*

Service Cats U.S.
2 years ago

Such pawsum mews Brian!!! We’re so happy to hear that all is well with Seal and uncle Terry. We’re sending lots of hugs and purrayers fur all.

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby

Adventures of the LLB Gang

Woohoo!!! We are so happy there was good news all around!!
Rosy, Sunny & Jakey


Hooray for good news on all counts!! We love that all is well:)

Seal, you are so cute playing peekaboo in the carrier.

2 years ago

So glad to here the really good health news for everyone.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

oh thank COD!!! I was holding my breath while reading this (for both of you!!) Thank COD!!!!!!! I am soooooooo happy for both of you and am so happy you love the new Vet for Seal!!!! Who WOULDN’T fall in love with her! I am sooo happy for you!!

2 years ago

Glad to hear everyone had a clean bill of health this week!

The Poupounette Gang
2 years ago

What a wonderful thankful post! We in turn are thankful that all is well with Seal and your Dad!

Tama and Benny

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
2 years ago

So much to be thankful for ! Greaat news !

The Island Cats
2 years ago

That’s great news about the new vet…and Seal’s test results. And ditto about your dad. Yay!

Melissa & Mudpie
2 years ago

That’s really good news all around!

Darla M Sands
2 years ago


Charles Huss
2 years ago

I’m glad you found a good vet and that Seal is doing well.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD

Oh, that is such good news for both Seal and Dad! Road trips aren’t so bad when you’ve got compassionate docs on the other end. 🙂

Kathe W.
2 years ago

oh wow! Thumbs up on all the good news!

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

That is news that is worthy of a Thankful Thursday. Congratulations.

Veronica Lee
2 years ago

Wonderful news that both Seal and dad Terry got good reports.

Have a great weekend!

Anne Marie Robinson
2 years ago

Wonderful news to hear about Seal and your dad! T H A N K F U L is filling the air here today. Happy dance all around and prayers for continued good health.

Anne Robinson
2 years ago

It is always so good to hear goos news. Hooray for Seal and your dad. Good health is important and when you get the care you need and deserve, it is a real thankful blessing.

2 years ago

This is all such great news! I’m glad that the new vet is so much better than the old one.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

We’re thankful for your pawsitive news, it’s all epically epic guys! Thanks as always for hosting and here’s wishing mew all a supurr happy weekend!

Ruth Epstein
2 years ago

Thanks for the Blog Hop and I am so happy to hear the blood test results were purrfect, awesome pawsome and Layla woofs there is so much to be thankful as we parents keep us fur kids healthy

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

seal….YAY & HOORAY !!!!! we iz buzzed happee for ewe…..AND for dad….thiz iz total lee awesum nooze 🙂 🙂 🙂

we noe momz happee az well; heerz two a grate week o end with lotz oh SUNshinez and open windowz ♥♥♥

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

That’s all very good news.

Królowa Karo
2 years ago

I wish you both good health!