Friday, 22 July 2011

Thankful Thursday Blog Post

Heather and I have hopped onto the blog hop bandwagon, and joined 'Thankful Thursday,' hosted by fellow cat blogger Cokie the Cat! (See the original blog hop post here!) Being the international cat I am, with a home in Italy and a second home in Wales, I have much to be thankful for, but I have managed to narrow my choice down to three...

1. My back garden (Well, actually, it's grandma's garden, but I like to think of it as my own!)

Grandma has done such a wonderful job transforming what was once a patch of dirt and concrete into a cat's paradise. She has planted every kind of flower imaginable, from the butterfly-beguiling buddleja to the wispy wildflower. I never tire of watching (and sometimes chasing...shh!) the blue tits, goldfinches, linnets, and sparrows that constantly pay a visit to our 'bird spa,' a bird bath that would be the size of an Olympic swimming pool if it were on a human scale! Here is a photo of me in our garden on a bright sunny day in Wales.

2. Leftovers from Heather's cereal bowl

This is most possibly the thing I am most thankful for! When Heather finishes her cereal, there is always a smattering of milk and soggy grains left at the bottom of her bowl. Perhaps it doesn't sound that appealing, but believe me, there is nothing a cat likes better as a treat to start off the day! (And if Heather forgets to give it to me, she knows she is in for a performance of sorrowful meows and wails for the next hour. Ahh, the tactics we cats employ!)

3. Hugs and Cuddles from my owners

Though we cats try to appear aloof, I'll let you in on our greatest secret. We actually do love to be canoodled. Just give us a scratch behind the tail, and we'll flop submissively before your knees. Tickle us behind our ears, and we will follow you to the ends of the earth. I really should not be writing this, though. The CIA (Cat Intelligence Agency) might come after me. Count number three as 'off the record'!


Fuzzy Tales said...

Those are wonderful things for which to be thankful! Your grandma's garden is lovely.

Thanks for visiting us at Fuzzy Tales...We're not in Toronto, but pretty close, a few hours east in Kingston. Our humidex wasn't quite as bad, "only" 45C/113F. Ugh.

BTW, the mom's paternal uncle now lives in Bergamo with his current wife. She's never been to Italy (we're a bit confused as to where you are...Italy or Wales!) but her dad has gone a few times and last year spent a month there with his brother. :-)

Fluffy and Heather said...

We are actually all over the place. Heather works in Turin during the year, but every year we return to Wales for the summer break, just to enjoy some of that fresh sea air, bask in the the peace and quiet, and to see grandma and granddad (Heather's parents)! Turin is only a few hours from they enjoy living there? I've never been, but I've heard good things! Thanks for visiting and I'll be popping by your blog again soon! xx

Father Tom said...

Fluffy and Heather,

I'm tickled that you came by my blog for a visit. We (Juliemom & I) divide our time between the coast of Maine and Pennsylvania. Pennshaven is the setting for our novel which comes out in November. More about that on Julie's site

It's much cooler here today..ah, the power of pawsitive thinking!

Happy Sunday and we'll be coming by again!

Tom & Julie

Fluffy and Heather said...

Thanks for coming by, Tom and Julie! What a lovely idea for a novel, and such a perfect setting as well! I love Maine - we used to visit quite often as children. I'll be by again as well! Cheers!

Kwee Cats said...

We are really glad you liked our "Don't Mess With Your Kitty" post. Thank you for visiting us! We look forward to seeing you around.

Take Care!