a time for cats to give thanks and get turkey in return

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.


23 comments on “a time for cats to give thanks and get turkey in return

  1. Pedro, you are a cat with manners the rest of us can only aspire to. I wish you all the very best turkey in the world. Spread out in edible amounts of course. Otherwise, it would be a mess.

    • Thanks! I try to be mannerful (?) but it’s hard sometimes…

      I almost forgot – I am thankful that I have all of my whiskers and that I live with Cranky Kitty instead of Stompy Stripey Pants… (Was that one of those unmannerful things to say?) 😀

  2. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast (including the dot of whipped creme on the nose!) and spending some quality time with Kitty and your human on this day of thanks. I’m jealous that you get to have some turkey skin though…..sniff……my Mom denies me little treats like that although I am able to successfully beg for a “dot” of butter on occasion. Well, plain turkey will do….but take my advice – back awaaaaaaaaay from cranberry sauce. Ewwwww!


    • Happy Thanksgiving, Sammy! I wouldn’t normally get a treat like turkey, but on holidays my human lets my diet slide just a little… I hope you got a nibble of something special today, too!

      Good call on the cranberry goo. Can you imagine what color that would stain me?

  3. Pedro, I love this post! You obviously are one very appreciative feline. No wonder you’ve made so many friends here in blog-land. Although I’m a brand new fan, I’m so happy to have made your acquaintance.
    You are a very beautiful, I mean – HANDSOME kitty!
    And I love Sammy’s comment about the cranberry sauce!! Hope he doesn’t get jealous about the handsome remark…. you know that he and I do a little cyber-flirting!
    Have a good day and good luck with the turkey skin and whipped cream (yum!).
    Your new friend, Sundae

  4. Pedro…..You’re doing a very good job with showing your thankfulness. Santa will definitely be good to you this year! You’re a cat after my own heart as I also enjoy buying presents online rather than going and fighting humans, etc…..have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy what morsels of food you get for dinner and keep up the good work! By the way, love your colorful claws!!

  5. Mrrrrrrrrrr. Mrrrrrrrrr. [squeaky-type quacking sound] Mrrrrrrrrrr. [head-butt, head-butt, turn around and whap tail in face, turn around, head-butt.] Your friend –Bugs

    I think Bugs likes you, Pedro. I don’t just like you. I l-o-o-o-v-e you. Your adoring fan –Nadbugs

    • Awww, Bugs! Thanks for the head butt. And Happy Thanksgiving!

      Awww, Bugs’ Bean! You’re making me blush. I hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to give Bugs a tiny nibble of something special!

  6. You are so handsome and charming. Sprockey wants to grow up to be just like you. I am thankful that one day you will rule the world because I think it would be an improvement on our current situation. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us, and allowing Kitty to share her wit and wisdom.

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