Hello everyone, thanks to you all for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We are 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!
This might be a rather long post today. As you know, our dear Brian departed for his Rainbow Bridge on Monday, October 9th. Our world is different here at Brian’s Home as we struggle a bit to find our new normal. Us kitties want you to know that the blog will always be Brian’s Home Blog and that his most important Thankful Thursday Blog Hop will continue as it was Brian’s pride and joy. All of us will take turns posting daily as we always have.
Before we start, we want to say thank you to Dr. Schmitz, Brooke and the entire staff at Five Forks Animal Hospital for their compassion, caring, professionalism and kindness with Brian and with our Mom and Dad too. They were totally and completely there when we needed them.
We want to thank all of you for the outpouring of love and many of the sweetest memories of our dear Brian. Your messages touched all of our hearts and many tears came along as we read each of them. We also want to thank each of you that included news of Brian’s passing on your own blogs, that was so very thoughtful. Our Dad will try to thank each of you personally but it will likely take a little while.
We want to thank Ann from Zoolatry for the beautiful images and the new header for the blog. We also want to thank Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs for the beautiful memorial to Brian.
Now we’d each like to say just a few words…
SIMON: I’m thankful that Brian let me live here and I was always thankful for his quiet strength as he checked out all visitors to make sure they were safe. I will sure miss the sense of security Brian provided.
SEAL: I’m really thankful that Brian welcomed me into his home and that he was kind and gentle with me from day one. Inside was all so new to me and Brian sure made it easy. Brian would often head-butt me, I will miss that.
KIKI: I was a walk-on family member having been left behind from my previous family. I couldn’t believe how Brian said “come on in and make yourself at home”, which I did. I will never, ever forget that kindness as I finally found my real forever home. Thank you Brian.
MAXWELL: I came in as a wee kitten I do remember seeing this great big guy looking at me and I remember thinking gosh he looks friendly. Indeed he was and he was the best big brother, always making sure I understood all the mini-mancat rules.
MACY: As you know, I came in as a wee kitten with Maxwell. We were both really scared, but our fear lessened when we came downstairs and were put in our playpen. Brian came over and laid down up against the playpen and watched us for hours. I knew we were safe and that he would watch out for us. Thank you Brian for welcoming us home.
MOM & DAD: Mom and Dad would like to thank Brian for being who you always saw on his blog. Brian was kind, caring, happy and above all he was calm. Brian, Mom and Dad thank you for all the love and joy you brought every single day. Brian will never be forgotten and will always loved, forever.
Okay, that is all for today. Somewhat normal programming will return tomorrow. 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!