As I lay here under my mom’s chair smelling the sweet and amazing smell of candied yams, and the pungent and strangely meaty smell of collard greens cooking, I think that it’s time that I made up my list of things to be thankful for. After all, I live an amazing life. I’m not dead, and that’s good. I was rescued from the pound and that’s great! Lots of my doggie sisters and brothers (and some cats too) have not been as lucky as me. I have to take stock and express my thankfulness for my situation.
So here goes.
I am thankful for my family. They take good care of me even though I don’t get as many walks as I used to and people are always playing loud xbox games instead of walking me, and sometimes my hu-brothers forget to put the extra little cheese or rice in my kibble so that it tastes better. I am thankful for them.
I am thankful for my soft bed even though mama whisked it away yesterday and washed all the good smell out of it.
I am thankful for my bully stick… oh my bully stick…. My precious, wonderful bully stick!
I am thankful for my daddy who gives the best belly rubs in the world and lets me sleep at the foot of the bed. I’d rather sleep nearer his head, but maybe not ’cause he snores so loud.
I am thankful the special treat I know I’m going to get in my bowl!
I am thankful for the mail carrier who never complains about all the mean things I say to her as she trying to put mail in the mail slot. Luckily, she doesn’t understand doggie language.
I am thankful for the squirrels that give me something to chase in my yard. I am especially thankful for the really fat one that that keeps falling out of the tree. He’s especially fun to chase. I almost got him by his furry little tail yesterday!
I am thankful for my grandma and grandpa who give good belly rubs and think that I should be fed more meat, and lots of treats.
I am thankful for all my toys even though some of them are in the toy hospital ’cause I tore holes in them.
I am thankful for Mama who sews up my chewed up toys and lets me chew on her slippers a little bit and sneaks me one of the boys’ old socks when she finds them irredeemably full of holes.
I am thankful that she hasn’t figured out who put the holes in them in the first place.
I am thankful for my boys who give me lots of pets and love.
I am thankful for the car even though lately we’ve only gone to the groomer and the vet.
I am thankful that I don’t have anything wrong with me that requires “OUTRAGES” from the vet.
I am thankful for my big black nose ’cause mama loves it so much.
I am thankful for all the wonderful things in my life that make it wonderful.
I am thankful for all the lovely people who rescue doggies and even cats like me.
I am thankful for all the lovely people who are kind to animals, children and each other ’cause it’s really the best way to be.
Well, I’m sure I’ve left something off fellow bloggers, but mostly I am thankful for you all for reading my blog EVEN when I wasn’t paying much attention to it.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!