When I read that Cat of The Whimsical Gardener was beginning a 30 Days of Thanksgiving challenge, I thought this would be a perfect way to slow down and count my blessings this season. I'm starting late, and don't know if I can post every day, or always post about the garden, but I shall try my best. [Here's Cat's original post about the challenge and what inspired her to do it. ]
Today I'm thankful for my pets, my two cats, Pickles and Cleo. They are not skittish hide-under-the-bed cats. They are good little companions who follow us from room to room, hang out with us while we watch TV, and Pickles likes to join me outside in the garden. He sits on the deck, either directly in the sun or hiding among plants to better watch the birds. He is content to sit peacefully outside, observing.
I am thankful that my Pickles and Cleo are healthy. I am also thankful for veterinarians who take care of the non-human loves of our life. I'm thankful for all the people who go to rescue groups or shelters and adopt dogs, cats, rabbits, lizards, etc., and I'm especially thankful to anyone who simply shows a little kindness to the smallest of Earth's creatures.