Happy Thanksgiving! A Day of Gratitude & Reflection, Family & Friends, Fun & Food!

Thanksgiving Day with the FiveSibes...

 Watching the parade...
"Woo! Will we see Santa Paws?!"

Helping Mom in the kitchen...
"Well someone has to lick up the crumbs!"

Dessert Tasting... 

Woo, is that turkey cookie for US???!!!
(Thanks, Sassy's Goodies!)

 Still waiting on baby hu-brother...

A little Nanny-to-be retail therapy while waiting led to these adorable Husky baby outfits!

Six days past due date! What will come first, the baby or the turkey?!

Guess Mr. Turkey won!
(for today)

Of Thanksgiving past: Harley, Chloe & Gibson eyeing the stuffing!

Badge by Ann of Zoolatry
Today I am remembering my dear Mom and my sweet furangel Gibson, who I am so thankful I had in my life. Gibson will always hold a very special place in my heart. I sorely miss his presence every single day with his larger-than-life personality, his deep soulfulness, his loving connection to me, and his flare for the comedic. Above is one of my favorite photos from a Thanksgiving several years back when I placed the platter of stuffing on the window sill to cool off. This is the first Thanksgiving he is at the Rainbow Bridge, and may he and my Mom be together and know how much they are forever loved and missed.

I'm so very thankful for so many things. For my family, whom I love dearly. My husband, whose love I can count on and he is always there for me and our family. For my daughter, my very best friend and constant support and confidante. For my first grandson she is carrying, who is due any time now. For my son-in-law for his caring and humor. For my now angel mother, my biggest cheerleader who was so supportive and loving throughout my entire life. My wonderful FiveSibes: Harley, furangel Gibson, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit, who fill our lives with joy and companionship. For our sweet adopted feral kitty Binx. For good health. For the gift of writing. For a creative eye in which to view the beauty of the world in which we live. For having wonderful friends. As many of you know last year was an especially tough year for me, devastating really. I lost my beloved mother on November 15th, then my wooly boy, Gibson, a month later on December 16th. When Gibson suddenly fell ill, Ann of Zoolatry created a special badge as a pawcircle of prayer for him, and when he passed, yet another badge (above) to honor my sweet boy. I still do not even know how she knew, but she's an angel. How do I say "thank  you" to each and every one of you amazing friends in this wonderful placed called Blogville for all the caring thoughts, prayers, comments, and notes you sent to me during and after Gibson earned his wings? I'm still reading them...and they have touched my heart forever so. Thank you, thank you, dear Blogville friends! Wishing you all many blessings and much happiness in the year ahead.

We hope you all had a very wonderful Thanksgiving!

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” 
~ Harold Kushner

I'm taking Friday off to be with family, so please enjoy our Thanksgiving Day wrap-up post here featuring my Flashback Friday Thanksgiving photo of Harley, Chloe, and Gibson above! And if you are doing some Black Friday holiday shopping, be sure to read my #ShopSmall Saturday post HERE to support small businesses, and see the specials on my books for the readers on your holiday gift list!

The Flashback Friday Blog Hop is brought to you by us - the FiveSibes!  We welcome our co-host Love is being Owned by a Husky! We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our Blog Hop each Friday! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box.  Come join us! We'd love to see your pets' Flashback pics! Just grab our badge below:


We are also joining in Dory's Backyard "Thanks Blogville" Blog Hop!



  1. That baby boy is going to come when he is ready - all the best to the new parents-to-be.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  2. We hope you had a totally terrific Thanksgiving!!! Hopefully the wee one will be there soon.

  3. We love all the fun husky pictures, and hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving day. Thank you for being our friends! Golden LOVE & Woofs, SUGAR

  5. The Best Buy 2018 Black Friday Sale has arrived with great Black Friday deals ... a promotion is Sold Out for this event, it will be available on Thanksgiving Day 2018 Deals.


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