We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for all my cats. They were/are all rescues. Many showed up at our door, others trapped for TNR and I kept them and a few from shelters too.

Right now, Joanie is my only cat from a shelter. I adopted her with her brother, my Angel Sammy in 2010.

Please help spread the word today to help get pets in shelters their forever homes.

Here’s what you can do:

On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram-post a photo of your pet and tag is #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.

You can learn more about this special day and other ways to help by visiting the RememberMeThursday.org


Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. _____________ should come with ________________________.
2. And just like that ______________________________,
3. I get funny looks from others when I _________.
4. I once tried to _________, and I failed.


  1. Good post for Remember Me Thursday, Ellen. I will probably repost the one I did last year, to social media. Almost all of our cats have been rescued directly from the streets, roadsides, and woods. XO

  2. You have the luckiest cats EVER – you always help the helpless, the homeless, the ones left behind. They have a new and happy life at “Pilch-Haven”…….and we think that’s the best gift of all.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. You have provided a happy, safe and loving home to so many fur babies. They are blessed and so are you! All our cats have been adopted from shelters. There are many, many precious little souls in need of good homes. xo

  4. We’ve always gotten our babies from the shelter. They need us the very most. I love all your kitties too and am thankful I found you.

    I’m all ready for the fill-ins. Thank you for co-hosting.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. xoxo ♥

  5. Charlee: “We’re all in favor of helping pets get out of shelters!”
    Chaplin: “After all, each one of us was in a shelter once, even if just for a day or two.”
    Lulu: “That was me. I was only in the shelter for a day or two before Mama brought me home.”
    Java Bean: “Lucky. I was in the shelter for over a month after all my friends from my street pack got adopted!”

  6. Great post and so important to remind people to adopt rescues. I adopted Oreo and Cookie from a rescue. Kit turned up on our doorstep, a newborn baby abandoned so I consider her a rescue too.

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