Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  Hooray for Happy Ferals

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Hello everyone, it’s me Maxwell and I’m here for Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Thanks to you all for stopping by. 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 Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today I thankful that we have happy ferals.  Well, let me clarify that.  I think we’ve always had some pretty happy ferals.  I know that first paw because Seal and I were ferals out back with the others.  Happy ferals are happy when the food is on time and the food is good.  They also enjoy their fresh water and shelter from bad weather. 

Today though they are a bit happier because the Dad has finally gotten the leaves raked and the grass cut back there. There must have been 9 million leaves back there but now they are out of their way and they are sure happy to have their yard back the way it is supposed to be.  We’re all really thankful to see our feral family each day, they make us smile. 

Here’s a quick backstory thing.  The long hair back cat that looks a little ratty looks that way because there is still straw in the feral houses and he loves the straw.  He often comes out all covered in straw.  Here is something you probably didn’t know.  That long hair black kitty is my Fur Daddy, his name is Chet. 

So, what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  Hey Pet Bloggers, don’t forget to leave your daily link over at The Cat Blogosphere for a chance to grab an entry for the end of the month drawing.  Okay, that’s it for now!  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Eastside Cats
18 days ago

Aww, happy ferals make me happy too!

Cecilia Upchurch
18 days ago

Hey Maxwell bless your itty bitty kitty heart what a wonderful thankful and video.
The Ferals surely know when it is din din time…and they arrive very orderly too
Hugs Cecilia

messymimi's meanderings

I’m so very glad you have such a well-managed feral colony, it’s a tribute to your parents’ hard work.

Marjorie Dawson
18 days ago

How great to see them. I am glad you mentioned the straw it looks a bit dramatic (not worrying just a bit erm.. bitty!!)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder

Dearest Maxwell, This was a most touching post and what a story about your your Fur Daddy Chet. It is so heart warming to see people like your human Dad care so much for the feral kitties that have no human family. If both of us would be healthy and younger, we too would do the very same. Well, when we came home the other night with our car, a ratty looking black cat came out of our cat door from the garage! Guess looking for leftovers in the bowls. One never knows from where they come. There is another… Read more »

18 days ago

We’re so grateful for how your family takes such good care of the ferals, Maxwell. They most certainly do look happy! And we see the resemblance between you and your Dad Chet! XO

18 days ago

Maxwell, I can see where you get your furry good looks, such a handsome fur daddy! It’s wonderful to see the feral guys so well cared for. After many years of no newcomers, cats are moving around this spring and we have a few stopping by. The newest is ear-tipped … Everyone is being kept fed.

18 days ago

meow Maxwell, did anyone tell you that you are getting handsomer and handsomer? Yes, you are!


Nice that those ferals get taken care of so well! And you look so much like your fur daddy, Maxwell!!
We used to see feral cats around here years ago, but we hardly ever see any cats except in windows ,now.I guess that is a good thing, though.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Your ferals have a good life. I couldn’t get here earlier as it said your site was down for maintenance. All back to normal now!

Teddy and Mom
18 days ago

Yay for the lucky ferals at your house! The video was fun…..and how nice to meet Chet!! We also are very THANKFUL that you have THANKFUL THURSDAY so we can all focus on the things in our lives that makes us thankful.

Hugs, Teddy

2 Senior Girl Kittens
2 Senior Girl Kittens
18 days ago

Maxwell, you have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you for telling us 😸😺

18 days ago

Wow I didn’t know that you all were on youtube! So nice.

lynn and precious
18 days ago

I bet Chet is happy to know his son is in the house where the weather is always good and dry and warm. How wonderful you are there to look out the window at him and the others and wave a paw and make sure food dad is on time with their food.

18 days ago

Watched your daddy video twice, you do look a lot like your daddy and they look so happy with their nice back yard and free buffet.. I know you are happy to be among the inside cats now

My GBGV Life
18 days ago

The eight of you are the luckiest kitties around to have such a great home, but those feral kitties are the second luckiest to have such a great place to eat, drink, and have shelter. Your humans are amazing!

Lucy and Xena
18 days ago

Hey there Maxwell. It must be nice to know who your cat Daddy is. We don’t know our dog daddies. But we have a super great Dad here with our Mom, so we don’t really care too much. Our Mom still has to finish raking the leaves by the back fence. There’s probably a half dozen big garbage bags full, if not more. Have a great Thankful Thursday! XOX Xena and My Gang

18 days ago

Lookin good, Maxwell. You have a super human Dad!

18 days ago

how many fur feral are there out back. I think it is really cool that mom and dad feed them and give them warm homes to sleep in. I left the two fur feral containers I made for the other house for the two feral there. Hoping they were able to enjoy them when there was all that snow out there, and with all the rain we are having. The little loves need a dry place to be.

Laila and Angel Minchie

What gorgeous ferals that your dad takes care of! They sure do live the good life! Now we know where are you get your good looks from Maxwell. I too used to be a feral kitten and am so happy that I got caught and found a wonderful forever home here with my mom.

Katie Isabella
18 days ago

Maxwell! I am tickled to meet your fur Daddy!!! Love his name too! Yours as well. He chose a nice name for you! Is your fur Mom still there? LOVE the video and always look forward to any your mom and dad let us see.

The Florida Furkids
18 days ago

Thanks for sharing your sweet ferals with us.

Ellen J Pilch
18 days ago

How nice to see the feral family. Your dad is so kind to care for them. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day.

Millie & Walter
18 days ago

Your parents take such good care of your ferals. You must also be thankful that you can keep an eye on your dad so you know he is okay.

18 days ago

ohhh your daddy… yes I see the resemblance. The ferals get along well, and yea for raking up the leaves in spring, the clean up feels like a fresh start

18 days ago

You’re so wonderful to take care of the ferals. Bless you both for that. They need us and we have two kitties that were abandoned. We’re proud to have them as family members.

I’m thankful I found you and so many other kitty and pup peeps.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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

18 days ago

That’s so very nice of your mom and dad to care so much for ferals. I know they’re very happy, too. 🙂

The Oceanside Animals
18 days ago

Charlee: “You guys are so good to your ferals! We’re glad to see them happy and healthy!”
Lulu: “We don’t have any ferals who come around here but I can tell you that the flycatcher bird is always happy when Dada cuts the lawn. It comes swooping in to get all the bugs who don’t have tall grass to hide in anymore.”
Oona: “Yes Oona is also a fan of the happy flycatcher. She could sit and watch it hunt ALL DAY LONG.”

Mollie Hunt
18 days ago

9 million leaves! Good job, Dad!

Angel Binky, Peachy, Stippie and Granny

That’s wonderful that you still can see your family, Maxwell, and how we loved that video💗Double Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday🐾😽💞

Seville at NerissasLife

Feral kitties who are happy are DEFINITELY somethin’ for which to be thankful. Yup, definitely and for sure. PURRS

18 days ago

Mornin’, Maxwell – I appreciate your sharing your feral family with us, especially your daddy Chet. We also feed ferals and they do appear to be happy. We’re down to about 4 regulars (well, 5 if you count the kitty next door who hangs out here for free meals!) as some through the years have passed on. There are also a few non-regulars, meaning we don’t see them very often, but suspect they sneak over here as there is always food. We use a large round plastic serving platter that has 5 divided slots for hors d’oeuvres or appetizers. We… Read more »

The LLB Gang
18 days ago

We are so very thankful for your pawesome pawrents and all they do to keep the ferals happy!
Sunny & Rosy

18 days ago

Gosh Maxwell, you are a savvy cat! Love you buddy

18 days ago

I love the feral’s feeding station!

mary McNeil
mary McNeil
17 days ago

It is nice to meet your Daddy !

Darla M Sands
17 days ago

You know who fathered you? That’s rare in the cat world as far as I know. Either way, you’re a doll; I’m thrilled you got a good home and that the feral kitties also receive such awesome care from your parents. Be well!

Melissa & Mudpie
17 days ago

You take such wonderful care of them!

A ShutterBug Explores
17 days ago

Awww ~ so glad to see happy ferals ~ they are well cared for ~ hugs,

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

17 days ago

Siempre es bueno es cuidar a los animales no afortunados. Te mando un beso.

Kitties Blue
17 days ago

Thanks for sharing the ferals with us, Maxwell and introducing us to Dad Chet. XOCK, angels Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta & Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels Three

Your house is a feral paradise.

Fur Everhywhere
17 days ago

Your daddy works hard to make sure you are all happy – he’s the bestest, isn’t he, Maxwell?

Ruth Epstein
17 days ago

Hi Maxwell, thank you for sharing about the ferals in your yard and your Dad, Chet I love reading the stories. What am I thankful for today, is being healthy and that Layla at her age is doing great, thank you for your Thankful Thursday Blog Hop of course also

veronica lee
17 days ago

Thanks for sharing about your feral family, Maxwell! Your dad’s care for them is heartwarming. Today, I’m thankful for good health and loved ones. Happy Thankful Thursday! 🐾

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Awwww dudes, we love happy ferals! Smooch was once one of them, and he’s the most epically epic dude ever! And so today we’re supurr, epically thankful for our little tripawed dude, who we love more than all the stars in the cosmos!

Wendy and Dani
17 days ago

That is really cool, Maxwell. At least you know who your genetic Daddy is, and it’s great that he’s a part of your feral family. Your inside Daddy is so kind to help all the ferals and clean up their yard for them.

Cat and Dog Chat With Caren

oh my goodness!! That’s nice that you have your feral Daddy right near by!! That’s funny that he likes rolling in the straw so much! (reminds me of the movie Young Frankenstein when the lady kept singing “roll, roll, roll, roll in the hay!!” lol) that movie is one of my faves

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
15 days ago

Your peeps are so good to the ferals. they should be happy AND thankful ferals. We hope they all are able to find forever homes too.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber