It’s Thanksgiving. It’s time for American cats to show their appreciation for the humans that normally receive our mockery and scorn, and then receive a large meal complete with bits of stuffing and morsels of turkey. Since this is also the time that Santa is making his list of naughty and nice felines, I intend to do this gratitude thing right. My wish list is extensive this year, so I’m highly motivated…
I know there are lots of kitties and people less fortunate than I am. I am thankful that I have a warm home, healthy food (even though it’s diet), fresh water, and clean litter boxes.
I am grateful to have been adopted by a human who grooms me, cuddles with me, and lets me lean on her when I feel insecure. I am thankful that she is concerned about my health enough to encourage fun exercise (remember the kukui nut?) and watch my caloric intake. I do wish she would stop brushing my teeth, although I appreciate the concept of dental hygiene.
I am thankful for the ambition and means to begin pursuit of my lofty career goals. I am grateful to have been able to start on that path with this blog. I am thankful that I am a beautiful cat with amazing whiskers, gorgeous ear tufts, fancy red Soft Claws, and a fun cow-spotted coat so that I can attract visitors. And I’m very thankful that I am intelligent and witty enough to keep their interest and turn them into adoring fans.
I’m especially grateful for the community of bloggers that I’ve found and their support. They are sometimes comical, sometimes surly, and sometimes deep and meaningful, but they are always THERE. I had no idea that as I was starting to build my fan base with this blog, I would also be building a family.
I would also like to show my appreciation for Kitty. She pretends to hate me, but I know she really loves me. I appreciate her sharp wit and sarcastic (sarCATsic) humor. I enjoy playing tag and hide-and-seek with her, and I enjoy giving her the long baths I know she loves.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the genius who invented Black Friday. While my human is battling fellow shoppers for the best deals and enduring painfully long lines in the middle of the night, I appreciate that I will be able to shop for my deals online in the comfort of my couch. And I am thankful that my human is big and mean enough to win any wrestling match over a new appliance or gadget.
In closing, I would like to say again that I am thankful that I am stunningly handsome and exceedingly charming. And I am very, very thankful for the little nibbles of turkey skin I’m expecting to receive. And maybe for a dot of whipped cream on my lovely nose.