- Being alive.
- Being part of a wonderful family.
- Having a beautiful daughter who is my best friend.
- Having beautiful, loving Huskies.
- Having an adorable abandoned cat accept and adopt us .
- Having good friends.
- Having good health for family, friends, and furbabies.
I've now added to this list some new friends we are thankful for--both furpals and human. Thanks to the wonderful thing called technology that includes Tweeting, blogging, chatting, texting, and communicating via other social networking systems, the FiveSibes and I have "met" some truly nice, inspirational, and supportive folks and their furbabies. It's great to have the capability of talking about our pets and their love, devotion, and crazy antics with others who share the same passion.
It's great to have a network where we can reach out through happy, fun, difficult, learning, and challenging times to talk about our pets with other Hu-parents who share in the love, care, and compassion for animals. Even with all the love, loyalty, and devotion we receive from our pets, there are also - as with everything in life - sometimes sad and tragic experiences as well. It is nice to have a place to come to and join others to share in some of those sad trials and glorious tribulations. A network of support. A comfortable haven.
So added to my list of things to be thankful for are the connections the FiveSibes, Smokie the cat, and I have made through this blog and social networking. We wholeheartedly thank you for your support, your readership, and your conversation.
And...in the same vein, there are some folks the FiveSibes and I need to give a shout (or "woo") out to ...
Our very first "virtual" Sibe friends Shiloh and Shelby of Gone to the Snow Dogs for welcoming us and helping to spread the word about our blog to their Sibe friends and furpals when we first sledded into the blogosphere last February!
Our very first commentors, The Op Pack from Chronicle of Woos, Turbo the Sibe, Gone to the Snow Dogs, Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom, Remington, Lorenza, Steve, Kat & Wilbur, Fern of animal lover, quilt lover, Holly and Khady, Suka, SibeFamily, Kira The BeaWootiful, and The Thundering Herd.
24 Paws of Love for our very first blog award, "Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits!"
PetsDirect for our very honorable "Inspirational Top Blogger" award!
Facing50withhumour for our most recent awesome blog award, "Stylish Blogger!"
(Please note that the Huskies and I are preparing to pay-it-forward by nominating some blogs soon for awards as well. I'm happily reading lots of great blogs to them for their pawsome input).
The Teacher's Pets for spotlighting our blog this week as their part of their Thankful FUR 3 Thursday Blog Hop.
Debbie Does Coupons for highlighting our Canine Cooking Corner & FiveSibes as a "blog to follow" on her site!