Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

We have a lot to be howling about! Just one week from today is Thanksgiving, and while I was caught up in my nightly Husky Huddle of hugs, wet noses, and chatty woos, I started reflecting upon all the things to be thankful for. There are so many, but these top my list:

  • 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. 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 WoosTurbo the SibeGone to the Snow Dogs, Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom, Remington, Lorenza, Steve, Kat & Wilbur,  Fern of animal lover, quilt loverHolly 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!

And to ALL our furpals, friends, readers, and commentors...
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!



  1. Thanks for visiting us. I have some cookie recipes that I have tested out on my pals and I would be happy to share one. But since it is after midnight and I'm sleepy, I will have to do it tomorrow after I get some sleep.

  2. Bless your soul!
    I am thankfull for all the things you are too...what a rich full life we have to live with our human anbd furry families!!
    Washashe mare and I send our snorts and nickers hugs and kisses to you and yours!!

  3. What a beautiful post! You are very fortunate to have such a long and great list of things to be thankful for! I, and my human, K, are thankful for having "met" all of you! We love reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful photos of the FiveSibes! I wish I could join you pups in all your fun, but I think I live too far.

    Sorry we missed the blog hop! My human was so busy today that time got away from her and it took a lot of woofing to get her to blog tonight. How very cool that we are both featured on The Teacher's Pets! Couldn't have picked a better bunch of pups to be featured with!

    Suka (and K)

  4. I was reading your fab post and nodding laong saying I agree and then i read your thank you to me...I was really touched. I've found so many friends too through blogging and am delighted to have met you.Although there are no wet noses here to hug (unless Hubby has a cold) I am still thankful for what I have. Hugs to you all.

  5. We had the same experience as the commenter above us ( Thank you so much for including us in your special thanks. We love that we have found you and your beautiful furries.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. Thanks for stopping by from the blog hop! You have a great blog here!

    Elyse and Riley

  7. Oh boy, we love doggie recipes! We will dig around and see what we can send in!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  8. No, thank woo! We are also so thankful for the modern technology and the wonderful chance to connect with other dog lovers like you. We have many things to be thankful for. Thank you for being part of our blog too!

  9. Great list (and we are honored to be on it). So much to be thankful and all we have learned from other bloggers is certainly high on that list.

  10. Those are pawesome reasons to be thankful for!
    I have your blog in my fav list but for some reason your posts did not appear. I put it again and I hope it will work!
    I love to come and visit you!
    Kisses and hugs