Thursday, May 18, 2017

TToT - 5/19/17

Ten Things of Thankful

Welcome to Ten Things of Thankful!

We gather here each weekend to share our posts about the things we are thankful for in our lives, and sometimes just to report that we've survived a difficult week; when we start focusing on the positives and the silver linings, we are able see that life is good. We also encourage each other by sharing pieces of our own journey. The people who participate in TToT are a truly awesome bunch from all age groups and all walks of life; I hope you'll join us and invite your blog friends to do the same, everyone is welcome!

At Ten Things of Thankful we believe that there are many little things in our lives to be thankful for each day as well as the big things that stand out. Keep in mind that you are not required to list ten things if you can't come up with that many, nobody is keeping score, just do the best you can!  You'll find that once you get started, more things tend to pop into your head! There is no specific format required for your post, you are encouraged to do it your way. Variety makes it interesting!  :-)

This week's TToT link-up will open shortly after midnight (Central Time) on Thursday night, and will remain open until Tuesday night, so you have plenty of time to work on your post.

Please visit as many of the links as possible, sharing your thoughts is what this group is all about; and PLEASE check back next week for new links that were added later, those folks will appreciate your comments too!

Thank you for your part in making our Ten Things of Thankful blog such a blessing,
Josie Two Shoes
TToT Administrator

Please take a moment to answer the following questions in the comments section below. It's a fun way for us to get to know each other a little better.  Did you have a favorite pet when you were growing up?  Do you have pets now?


  1. With growing up on a farm, there were so many animals including so many stray cats that people dumped off and then found their way to our farm. I pretty much liked most of the animals. We had a very tame and gentle parakeet in the house. He didn't peck hard enough to bite. I enjoyed taking him out of the cage and putting him on my shoulder. We never were able to teach him to talk, but he carried on in parakeet language. :-) I still remember the softness and the smell of newborn farm animals, of discovering litters of kittens up among bales of hay in the barn, of feeding calves with a "suck it bucket" or bottle, wanting to take young bunnies out of their hutch so I could play with them, and the list could go on.
    At this point in our lives, we do not have a pet, but in recent years we always had a dog, and got very attached to them.

  2. We grew up with lots of pets of many kinds (including turtles and snakes), and i don't think i could pick one favorite.

  3. We lived in a house in North London and we three sisters had to sneak a kitten in . We kept him in the garage for ages, but eventually he was welcomed by our parents.
    Couldn't have a cat now as I get asthma quite badly when I go anywhere near one. It even stops me visiting family if they have one .

  4. When I was very small we lived on a farm and had outdoor cats, I loved them. When we got older and lived in town we had a cat, and then a Pomeranian... beautiful dogs, but very high strung. I like dogs, but cats are still my favorite; we have four of them ranging in age from 3 years to 13 years old.

  5. Didn't really have pets until high school, then the family had first one...then two...then three dogs. No pets living on my own until after I was married and now we have three cats. Rotten ones. Want any? :D

    1. When I say "didn't really" I mean no four-legged pets. I had goldfish - George and Kiki. They were awesome. I also had a stuffed blue dog named George at some point. It seems George was a thing.

  6. There was a family cat who came after I went to college (Tallulah). My love of a pet is my Grand dog - a white rescued poodle named Cobee.

  7. When I was little we didn't really have pets. However, an elderly lady across the road became too unwell to care for her budgie so we took him in. That reinforced my love of birds :) I now have a dog (Cookie) and a cat (Charlie) who bring a lot of joy into the house and, on the whole, get on well with one another!


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