Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks



Hi everyone, Katie here.

So I'm told that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. In preparation for this holiday, I'd like to draw your attention to what I consider to be the must-have of etiquette bibles, 'Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Cat Behavior.' Judith Martin and I go way back. At her request, I consulted with her on this very special edition of her now famous etiquette guide for modern cats in a modern world.

Judy has a cheeky sense of humor and likes to throw in little stories and pictures. In the Thanksgiving chapter there is talk of things like roasted turkey, pumpkin pie and which fork Aunt Candy mistakenly used for pickles. She has a great how-to section on making sparkling dinner conversation and chewing with your mouth closed. There's even a full page spread devoted to carving the turkey and how to know when it's time to put down the carving knife and pull out the claws. She describes an unfortunate accident when Uncle Casey, a clumsy Main Coon, catapulted the cooked bird out the sliding glass door while trying to carve it with his unusually large and misshapen claws.


AUNT CANDY & UNCLE CASEY


There is even a very special chapter devoted to being kind to your neighbors, even if they are dogs wearing headdresses.


NEIGHBORS IN HEADDRESS


Unbeknownst to me, Judy decided to throw in a couple of costume ideas. This is HER idea of cheeky. Mind you I did NOT pose for these photographs. I wouldn't be caught DEAD in a pilgrim outfit. Even though it IS a true fashion classic in black & white. Come on... an apron and A BONNET for crying out loud!? I don't think so.




But there was nothing in the guide about why this holiday is called "Thanks" giving. Glogirly says it's a time for us to reflect on the people and things in our life we are grateful for. She says though that "things" aren't supposed to be "stuff." You know, like a fast car or a 24 count case of catnip mice. Instead, "things" are like a place to call home, a healthy mind and body, enough food to never be hungry and plenty of love and friendship. This may be HER idea of "things" but I'm telling you, I've never seen any of them at Target or on Ebay. She also says that it would be really nice if I thought about what I'm thankful for. She says I have to list three things. Since when does Thanksgiving require homework?

So I guess this "Thanks" giving list thing is going to require a little out-of-the-box (not litter) thinking on my part. So here goes.

I am thankful for:

-1-
My super nice and good looking (can I say that?) blogging friends for leaving me comments of love, laughs and support.


-2-
My girl, Glogirly, for attending to my food and poop needs and loving me unconditionally.


-3-
And of course, Gloman. For not picking me up when I don't want to be picked up, for our conversations about life and love, and for choosing me and bringing me home to my girl.



HAPPY THANKSGIVING
with love, from Katie

(... stupid pilgrim costume)

40 comments:

  1. What a great post Katie! All us cats in the blogosphere have so much to be grateful for! Everyone is so kind and our moms and dads are pretty awesome too!

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  2. It's a very fetching costume (I hope you got extra turkey for allowing your likeness to be used)

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  3. We're thankful for you, Katie, and for Glogirly and Gloman. Have a happy turkey day!

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  4. We're thankful that we were lucky enough to meet you and all of our other blogging pals.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

    pee ess - you look kind of cute in that Pilgrim outfit!

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  5. We are very thankful you found us, and we found you. You and GG make us smile every day. Have a happy Thanksgiving and if you choose, some turkey.

    Um I won't bring up the pilgrim outfit...

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  6. What a beautiful post Katie. We hope that you get lots of turkey and then you can head over to our place and get some apple cake. It's made with all cat friendly incredients including the cool whip topping.

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  7. Hi Katie! Thanks so much for the nice comments on my blog. I'm so glad I found yours as well! So clever!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I'll be checking in regularly!

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  8. Katie! Wow--you and the pilgrim outfit, YOU make it work!! Being a cat makes you SO versatile! :)

    Tommy says GloGirly reminds her of a 1940's Hollywood Ingrid Bergman movie star quality--I don't know who that is-but Tommy says it's good thing. If not, I'll bite her for you.

    Noir

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  9. We all have so much to be thankful for!! Well...maybe not that pilgrim costume!

    Hope you, Glogirly and Gloman all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. You remind us how much we have to be thankful for, Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. What an odd concept...chewing with your mouth closed! I don't even think I can do that. Hmmm...

    Anyway, you have much to be thankful for Katie! We are thankful for your sense of humor and we are happy you are our friend. Now see what you can do to figure out how Uncle Casey figured out to do such an amazing stunt with the birdie! We'll be standing by to catch it.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Katie, Glogirly and Gloman! You remind us of things we should be very thankful for. I am also thankful for all my online friends.

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  13. I really enjoyed your Thanksgiving pictures!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

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  14. We thought it was a day to be thankful for birds.
    But a home and friends and people taking care of you are plenty of reason for thanks giving too.
    Enjoy your eating of the big birds day.

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  15. Happy thanksgiving Katie, and to Glogirly and Gloman too.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving Katie ~ we're thankful we met yoo! And we like your costume!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to the glofamily. We hope you all have a fabulous day and eat far too much.

    Smooches

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  18. That was a beautiful post. We are very thankful to have friends like you!!

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  19. Thank you so much for coming to visit me I love visitors.. I love your blog and your humour and think I am going to enjoy visiting you. I added you to my page. Happy Thanksgiving.. Hugs GJ x

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  20. This looks like a great book idea! I called the mom over and we, because we are thankful for each other, read your post together. I too am thankful for so much this year. I am now an inside kittie, spoiled rotten, and have so many new friends in the blogging world, which you are. Blessing and best wishes to you, your family, and friends this Thanksgiving Day.

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  21. Wonderful post!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~ The Bunch

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  22. We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!@!! And, purrsonally, we think you look super sweet in your pilgrim outfit!!! GET LOTS OF TURKEY!!!

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving! I finks you makes a purrty pilgrim and I is glad you is in a furgiving mood.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrs

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  24. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, Katie, and also to Glogirly and Gloman! We're thankful to have met you recently to add you to our blogging friends, we really enjoy our visits here.

    (And by the way, we love your name, The Mommy has a bean-niece named Katie so thinks it's a *wonderful* name for a gorgeous kitty as well.)

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew and The Mommy

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

    Loki xoxoxox

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  26. You look too cute for words in your costume! Happy T Day !

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  27. Katie, You do have so much to be thankful. Your people are such good people and they give you space to do your cat things. I know red dog can get to be too much, but a stuff animal is better than the real panting and chasing variety. Keep up the routine, eat, sleep, and poop, and you will go far.

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving! We are glad you came to visit us at our blog.

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  29. Happy Thanksgiving, furiend!
    We are so thankful for great furiends like you and Glogirly too!!

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  30. Happy Thanksgiving! Fanks fer stoppin by, we love getting new visitors.

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  31. Hello sweet friend!
    Happy thanksgiving and I wish you a beautiful holiday weekend with the little friends there!
    This post is really beautiful!
    God bless you
    mommy Léia and little Luna

    ** I need to say you have such a lovely smile!!!

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  32. Hi Katie,
    You sure have a lot to be thankful for. I think your Pilgrim outfit is very becoming.
    Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

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  33. We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Ours was wonderful ~ we ate and napped and ate and napped ~ life was fine!

    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

    p.s.: I am glad you visited my blog and I have added you to my friends list.

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  34. Katie
    We are so thankful that you joined the blogosphere...it is a much better place with you here.

    purrs
    Abby

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  35. I LOVE your pilgrim costume soooo much. I would like one too...
    except I would look like ET meets Witness!

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  36. HEY GUYS, Thanks for popping by to see us. We love all your special Pilgrim outfits. FAZ

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  37. We are thankful that you are our friends :-)
    Happy holidays !!
    ((HUGS))
    Kareltje =^.^=

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  38. Fanks for stopping by our blog and for da reminder of da Pilgrims. Yoo look nice in yur pilgrim owtfit. What a nice guy yoo got in yur life to bring yoo to Glogirly. An he has an awesome flashy fing dat we know Mom would be reeely fankful to haf! Have a great rest of da weekend.

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