Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  Lights, Camera, Action

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Hello everyone, thanks to you all 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 thankful for lights, cameras and action, well, sort of action but maybe lack of action.  You see, our property borders a wooded area and when the Mom and Dad moved here a long time ago they were out in the country.  Now, the city has grown and now encompasses a large portion of where we live.  City life is a lot more dangerous these days and crime has moved in our direction.  Also, many predators and critters have lost their homes and sometimes pass through our place. 

We’re thankful we have flood lights out back along with lots of security lights and security cameras.  Predators are not fond of the bright lights at night and neither are criminals.  That helps us get a lack of action out back at night and that’s a really good thing.  That means that our ferals and all of us are safer and we like 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
9 months ago

Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe is very impawtant, Brian.

9 months ago

Siempre es bueno invertir en seguridad y estar agradecido por estar bien. Te mando un beso.

9 months ago

Brian, you look spiffy! Lights are indeed a big help with keeping everyone safe at night!

9 months ago

There really is no truly safe place, not totally, you just do as much as you can and know you’ve tried. I’m glad you feel safer with all the security measures you have in place.

9 months ago

We’re sorry civilization has encroached so much on your place, Brian, especially since it makes for more of that potential traffic. Good on Mom and Dand for setting up that lighting that helps lessen the action, though. Hugs!

9 months ago

I am thankful for very many things. I am alive, I love every day.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad the security lights keep you safer. We have a security light on the front and back door, but that is mostly to light it up when we go outside. The only problem is that in the summer the bats keep triggering them. They don’t seem to be as active in the winter. Maybe they hibernate.

9 months ago

We’re glad you all are safe and secure – it’s sometimes not a very friendly world out there so security is more important than ever. Happy Remember Me Thursday and thanks for hosting Thankfuls Brian – we have a LOT to be thankful for.

Hugs, Teddy

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat

Most cats aren’t fans of bright lights, either! Well, unless you’re Bear and you like the stage …

9 months ago

Brian, we are thankful that we had three more monarch butterfly hatch in the house and the last one will fly away today. We are thankful that we might get a slim chance of rain which we are beginning to desperately need.

My GBGV Life
9 months ago

It is scary when the city starts creeping into your territory. In just the time Mom has lived here, most of the fields are gone and homes are now there, or stores. It’s still safe here and actually it has removed most of the coyotes and fox that used to roam through the neighborhood but where do they live now?

Kim and her angels
Kim and her angels
9 months ago

It’s good you have some security measures in place, Brian, and I hope you don’t ever have any problems. I find the endless urban sprawl and loss of natural habitat (everywhere) very depressing. It wouldn’t be so bad if developers put money into GOOD planning, built plenty of green space and parks in their developments, rooftop gardens, etc. but of course it’s all about squeezing in as many homes, as tightly as possible, for maximum profit. :-(

Anyway, there still is MUCH to be thankful for in life, and right now I’m very thankful for coffee! LOL.

Katie Isabella
9 months ago

I live in town even though the back half of my property (as well as everyone else up and down the street) is on our privately owned green belt all the way to the County line. So animals’s habitat is not encroached on here…but they are certainly in my yard and walking up and down the sidewalks. I have flood lights but keep them off a lot as they shine right in the neighbor’s homes when they come on. (movement operated). Homes are closer together here.

9 months ago

we have the same issues here, the more people, the more crime. also our neighborhood was 100 percent owner occupied and now we are surrounded by rentals.. we are thankful you have those lights to protect the ferals. My son has those lights also. he also has cameras everywhere and a two moniotors over his big green TV that allows him to watch the outside of his house… a sad world we have become

A ShutterBug Explores
9 months ago

~Things change and not always for the better ~ so glad you are all safe ~ be well ~ Xo

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

Ellen J Pilch
9 months ago

I am thankful for people like your folks that care for ferals. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day. XO

Millie & Walter
9 months ago

Staying safe is a good thing to be thankful for. We live out in the country and so far, the only things that come around at night are the wild animals that live around us.

9 months ago

Looking good Brian! We have lights and cameras too. I love it when our camera shows the possums waddling by.

The Z Kids' Mom
9 months ago

I’m glad your property is protected by flood lights and security cameras and the like!
I’ve got security stuff set up as well, though living on a busy road does have its advantages in that regard as well. I just wish it weren’t quite so busy as it is at times.

Cecilia Upchurch
9 months ago

Standing ovation to this thankful.
Earlier this week we heard the population of Greater Raleigh is now 1.6 million.
We stay in our little comfort zone in N. Raleigh always. We might venture out to a new cafe but everything we need for day to day is with a block of our house.
Hugs Cecilia

The Florida Furkids
9 months ago

It’s good that you have lights to keep everyone safe! We do too.

The Oceanside Animals
9 months ago

Charlee: “Mogwai don’t like bright lights either! So you are probably safe from them, too!”

9 months ago

change isn’t always for the better… peace is always good

9 months ago

Many places are getting more dangerous. It’s sad. I’m glad you’ve done all you can to keep your home as safe as you can.

I’m thankful that our outside kitty is now hanging around most of the time. He/she doesn’t run from us anymore, but won’t get very close. We hope to eventually make him/;her and indoor kitty. Hubby is picking out names already.

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 the peeps. ♥

The LLB Gang
9 months ago

What a wonderful, and very important, thankful today!!
Sunny & Rosy

9 months ago

Good to know that you and the feral are safe!

9 months ago

Thank you Brian. Glad you are keeping your world safe. Aloha!

9 months ago

You have to do whatever you can to stay safe! We have motion lights and love the security they give us.

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels Three

You can’t be too careful

Darla M Sands
9 months ago

Oh, do be safe. ~hugs~ Many of our neighbors have installed outdoor cameras.

Melissa & Mudpie
9 months ago

Stay safe, guys! It’s a crazy world out there now…


Glad the light shines to keep the things that are dark loving and evil away from all of you, both indoors and out.

Dawn Hart
9 months ago

So glad you have security lighting to help keep you all safe, we have it too as Spaniels are the highest stolen breed of dog in our area, mum never wants to experience being a victim of dog theft again after 4 of our family members were stolen in 1987, keep safe. Boris & Eko xxxx

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Brian dude, we loved today’s post, and it is sad how the habitat loss displaces the local anipals. We’re supurr thankful that mew have such good measures in place for your purrsonal security! Today we’re thankful that the P.A. has nearly finished a report to file to oppose a new build directly opposite BBHQ and that perhaps next week we’ll get time to hop in on the right days! MOL

Angel Binky, Peachy, Stippie and Granny

We’re glad you have the lights, Brian, it’s not an unnessary luxury nowadays to feel safe😺Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day to all of you🐾😽💞
Ps we’ll be back to catch up soon😺