Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: First Responders and Neighbors

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Hello gang, thanks to you al 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!

During the Christmas holiday there was a horrific Winter storm that attacked those living in the Upper Midwest and North as well as several other areas. Today I’m thankful for the First Responders and neighbors that answered the many calls for help, and there were plenty of calls for help. The loss of life is so sad for too many families.

The First Responders were there working around the clock and the many successful outcomes made our hearts smile. They were everywhere, helping to dig out, going door to door checking on those affected, helping with housing and replacement gifts. Neighbors were helping their neighbors in so many ways it’s impossible to count. With all the bad the good was present and we’re thankful for those rendering assistance when they could. The experts are calling it the Winter storm of the century, let’s hope that’s it for another hundred years or longer. Everyone would be thankful for that.

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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Eastside Cats Blog
1 year ago

Yes, we are thankful for those who go where others fear to tread.

1 year ago

I do love our first responders, the true heroes.

My heart aches for all the damage and those suffering and i hope the rest of the winter is meek and mild by comparison.

1 year ago

That storm was so terrible and monstrous, but we were so heartened to see how so many people rose to occasion to help others. Thank God for them!

Memories of Eric and Flynn

In times of trouble and disaster it is always heartwarming to see how many help out in various ways.

1 year ago

All First Responders have had way more than their usual workload this Winter so far with the storms, floods, and endless amounts of snow and ice. We also are thankful for them! We’re also thankful for you Brian as you host this day of thankfulness every week.

Hugs, Teddy

1 year ago

we have enjoyed all the stories the news is sharing with us, of the many rescues by so many different people in all walks of life. gives new hope for mankind that kindness is still alive and well. in 2020 we had the plague in 2022 the year of devestating storms, hurricanes and fire and tornados and now snowmageddon. I am thankful we have survived and that all our blog friends are alive and well, even if a little colder than normal.

1 year ago

We are used to the cold and snow, so most people around here just stay home. It is really bad for those who lost power and heat, that would be a real tough thing to deal with.

The Poupounette Gang

It seems to us that each year, the winter storms get worse and worse. Kudos to the first responders and all those who looked out for others. Stay safe, everyone.

The Chans

Lucy and Xena
1 year ago

Yes, the Buffalo area was especially bad with many deaths. First responders are very special people.

Mickeys Musings
1 year ago

Indeed, that was a very sad event, and we are thankful for first responders!
Times like that do bring out the best in people and that is really good.
Mum and I also hope that it will be a very long time before anything like that happens again!
Purrs, Julie

1 year ago

Always appreciate the first responders and all the ways people help each other through seriously bad weather. Saw that here in 2011. Hoping for no more bad snowstorms this winter. Nice picture of you Brian. Those cute paws …

Millie & Walter
1 year ago

We’re thankful for everyone that responds to those types of calls. There have been lots of stories about people helping those in need during that storm. We were lucky to not be hit by that horrible storm.

Ellen J Pilch
1 year ago

My heart goes out to all those people affected as well as all the poor kitties that live outdoors. Thanks for hosting. XO

1 year ago

First responders and good neighbors are so precious. I’m so glad there were so many that helped. I can’t imagine that kind of storm.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday and rest of the week. Scritches all around and my best to your wonderful peeps. ♥

Cecilia Upchurch
1 year ago

Brain I say quadruple AMEN to your thankfuls.
Hugs Cecilia

1 year ago

Our first responders are our true heroes, and we can’t ever thank them enough!

The Oceanside Animals

Charlee: “Oh, yeah, this is a good one, Brian!”
Chaplin: “We are also thankful for the first responders, they came and got Dada when he had serious trouble that one time!”
Lulu: “And the neighbors were looking out for him, so we’re thankful for them, too! Even if I did get a little scared when they tried to bring me back inside the house after the paramedics left with Dada …”

1 year ago

I just love it when people help one another and to do that for a living is truly remarkable.

1 year ago

yea! to people who care and help. This was a deep cold for us in CO but last night’s snow was even more at 7.5″ so today will be digging out. They refuse to plow the streets here in Aurora so those will be dangerous for weeks. Mother nature is changing, thank you all who help each other thru hard times

1 year ago

We are so glad too with all those who work so diligently and hard to help others in need.

A ShutterBug Explores

Pensive photo of you sweet kitty ~ and lovely thankfuls ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

1 year ago

We are so delighted you folks came through the storm okay and join you in being grateful for the first responders and everybody trying to help and build up instead of just complaining and tearing down without reasonable alternatives. Best wishes to the best people

1 year ago
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To Everyone!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

you are so right Brian! Sadly though, the ball seems to have been dropped in Buffalo. Many lost their lives in the most recent storm they had. It’s sooooo sad!

Katie Isabella
1 year ago

I am very grateful that except for TVA rolling power outages because of the intense demand for electricity with the below 0 temps, we stayed warm enough in the short intervals without…and warm during times the electricity stayed on.

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

it’s nice to hear that people were helping each other during this storm.

1 year ago

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Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

It’s pretty wonderful when people pull together during times like this.

1 year ago

Siempre hay que dar las gracias por los que ayudan a los demas. Les mando un beso.

ruby rose and the blg little angels 3

When things are at their worst people can surprise you

Marvelous Marv
1 year ago

We too are happy for all the Peeps around here who go above and beyond to keep everything running smoothly with all the crappy weather we have been having. We are especially happy that we have had no power outages and that our winter temperatures are more like we are used too (and not super cold) though we are still getting tons of snow! Keep being awesome! Purrs Marv

Ruth Epstein
1 year ago

I am thankful for First Responders world wide as they do such amazing work we are all blessed to have them part of our community

Angel Binky, Peachy, Stippie and Granny

It’s wonderful to see how people come together in times of need, Brian💗Soft Pawkisses for effurryone who was in that horrible storm🐾😽💞

Dorothy "FiveSibesMom"

We so agree and are also thankful for First Responders. They do brave and tireless work to help others in need.

Cathy Keisha
1 year ago

NJ sent a bunch of first responders up to Buffalo. They certainly got a lot of snow. I feel for those feral cats who froze to death after getting buried alive.

Dawn Hart
1 year ago

I’m thankful that a barbers was open late on Christmas eve and was able to fit me in and cut off my really long and thick messy hair into a nice short hairstyle. Hope you all had a great Christmas xxx

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

We are thankful for that too Brian; without those epic peeps, we’d be stuffed! Happy Mew Year!