Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!  We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  We are thankful for all the purrs and prayers for my Dad. And thankful that his blood clot was caught in time. His appointment went well, he doesn’t need surgery, but he needs to take blood thinners forever. I am also thankful that my Grammie has spent a lot of time with us this week.


I wrote my poem about her for Sammy’s Poetry Day, featuring the letter G.

You all know I love Grammie lots
she is always in my thoughts.
My Grammie is very sweet
and she is always upbeat.
My Grammie is the best.
Now lets start that test.



Test time! The first one to get all the answers correct wins this catnip mat and adult coloring book ( tea themed). Mom will check the answers at 10 PM on Thursday night.

  1.  Cats have __________ claws.
  2. Which cat at our house doesn’t have that amount of claws? ____________
  3. How many teeth do cats have? ___________
  4. Which cat at our house does not have that amount of teeth because of resorption? ____________________
  5. Cats can make as many as ___________________ different vocal sounds.

And here are the Friendly Fill-ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2.

1. I have seen _______________________ on Broadway.
2. My Chinese zodiac sign is ___________________

3. Celebrities                            .

4. A                                day is                          .






  1. I’m glad your male human is feeling better, and that poem is sweet!

    I don’t know the answers to the questions to #2 and #4, so I hope someone else can get them all right!

  2. Good luck to everyone on the test! We aren’t sure about a few of the answers ourselves! We are so happy to hear your Daddy is ok and that there is something doctors can do about his condition and that they caught it in time. We also have a friend who takes blood thinners and she is doing really well on them! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  3. Cats have ___18_______ claws.
    Which cat at our house doesn’t have that amount of claws? ____Polar Bear he is a polydactyl!________
    How many teeth do cats have? ___30________
    Which cat at our house does not have that amount of teeth because of resorption? ___________Snowball-Has no teeth? Phoebe-she had some teeth removed?_________
    Cats can make as many as _______100____________ different vocal sounds.

    Yikes that *was* hard!!

    We heard petcretary say she was glad there was no surgery needed…and those meds are not too horrible..and they do help! Lots of peeps take blood thinners:)

    1. Congratulations! You got them all correct and you were the first to do it. 🙂 You win.

  4. I’m not going to win but here are my answers: 18, ?, 26, ?, 200+. I’m thankful your hunby doesn’t need surgery. My grandmama takes blood thinners everyday, too. she has to get her blood checked every week or so and to make she doesn’t eat too many greens. Thank goodness for modern medicine!!

    1. Thank you. Your Grandmama should ask for Eliquis, it isn’t as harsh and you don’t need weekly blood tests. XO

  5. So happy to hear that your Dad doesn’t need surgery – that blood thinner stuff sounds like a better alternative to surgery for sure!!! I know you’re relieved and I’m SURE your Mom is too! Some of your questions sound FAMILIAR from that other test Phoebe…….!!!!!!!! I love your Grammie poem – she’s lucky to have you and you’re lucky to have her…..

    Love, Angel Sammy

  6. I am so glad your husband’s clot was caught early and that he doesn’t require surgery, Ellen. We’ll keep up the purrs and prayers for him!

    Now, as for the quiz…

    1. Cats have 18 claws.
    2. Polar Bear (Polar Bear’s a polydactyl, right?
    3. Cats have 30 teeth.
    4. Snowball? (Snowball has very few teeth, right? Or is it no teeth? And both Phoebe and Sammy have had teeth removed, didn’t they? I feel like I should know this!)
    5. Cats can make as many as 100 vocal sounds.

    Whew, that was tough. I feel horrible when I can’t remember facts about furry furiends that I thought I knew so well! Well, purrs to all of you, and we’ll see you tomorrow for these fantastic fill-ins!

    1. Thank you for doing so well on the quiz, sorry you weren’t first though. And thanks for the purrs and prayers, they are greatly appreciated. XO

  7. Glad to hear your human is feeling better, and especially glad to hear he doesn’t need surgery! While i can answer questions 1, 3, and five, i’m afraid i don’t know quite enough about your family yet to answer 2 and 4.

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  8. Yay for no surgery. Our Dad was on blood thinners forever. They took him off when he had chemo and haven’t put him back but we think that might be coming. We took the quiz onine so we are not going to do answers here.

    Love the Grammie poem!!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Great news about the dad.

    I love your Grammie poem. I know you love her so very much.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ☺

  10. Well, our guess has already been taken but it is:
    18 claws, Polar Bear, 30 teeth, Snowball and 100 vocal sounds. We remember these from the test.
    Angel Norme, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  11. I am so sorry!! I haven’t been around much and didn’t know. Thank goodness your husband will be ok and thank goodness he doesn’t need surgery! (((hugs)))

  12. Eu não sabia que alguém de sua família estava doente, mas fico contente que está tudo bem e não foi necessário um procedimento cirúrgico.

  13. Phoebe, those are some challenging questions and we don’t know all the answers so we look forward to learning them. That tea-theme is so cute. The lady is a big tea drinker, but we were fortunate to win your give-away at Christmastime so we don’t want to be greedy. You make a great model by the way.

    I didn’t know about your dad but I’m very relieved to hear that he is okay. That sounds scary.

  14. Bet our Chucky is taking the same blood-thinner as your husband!
    Cats have 18 claws.
    Which cat at our house doesn’t have that amount of claws? dunno!
    How many teeth do cats have? 30
    Which cat at our house does not have that amount of teeth because of reabsorption? again, dunno
    Cats can make as many as 100 different vocal sounds
    I have seen “Starlight Express” on Broadway…a LONG TIME AGO!
    My Chinese zodiac sign is Rat/Mouse
    Celebrities SCARE ME TO DEATH, when met in person.
    A well-spent day is one filled with The Hubby, Mother Nature, and cats.

    1. Thank you for doing the quiz and for your great fill-in answers. I especially like your #4 answer. Hubby is on a fairly new medicine-Eliquis so I don’t think they have that for cats.

  15. guyz…..we iz buzzed happee yur dad iz doin oh kay….N buzzed happee him dinna knead sir jerry ~~~~~~ total lee awesum G poem two, hope grammie copeez N pastez N printz & puts it on her wall !! ♥♥♥♥

  16. Mee-you wee are reeleived yur Pappaw’ss clot was cott an hee iss OK.
    An glad Grammie came to visit…..shee iss so nice!
    LadyMum iss too sick to take thee quiz Phoebe gurl….sorry mee has to take her back to bed. Shee iss berry fevurrish!
    All mee LUV an ***paw kissesss*** Yur Purr-amedic Purrince, Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. That is OK about the quiz, there was a winner right away. I am sorry your Mum is sick. XO and paw kisses

  17. What a cute poem. Bet your granny feels honored dat you admire her enuff to write a poem ’bout her. Since we’re so late to da party, we’re sure you already have a winner. Great quiz. Big hugs to all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  18. We are sure thankful for that good report on your Daddy! Nice poem for your Grammie too. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  19. That is wonderful news about your Dad! I am so happy he doesn’t have to have surgery. I have been on a blood thinner since 2005 when I got a cardiac stent. I love how much you love your Grammie… very sweet! Tell your Mom I am struggling with the book… 🙂

    1. Oops I forgot the TEST!
      Cats have 18 claws.
      I do not know which cat at your house does not have that amount of claws.
      Cats have 30 teeth… I had to google 😀
      I don’t know the answer to #4
      Cats can make as many as 100 vocal sounds. That was on the other quiz!

    2. Thank you, you have been on them a long time. I hope you feel fine now. Thanks for letting us know about the book. XO

  20. Knowing how much you love your Grammie, Phoebe, we expected a Grammie poem, and you did such a nice job. Bet Grammie brings you some extra treats when she sees it. We are here very late so won’t try the contest. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  21. Phoebe, be careful not to scratch or bite your daddy cos he’ll bleed a lot. Aunt Pauline had a blood clot that went from her hip down to her ankle a few years ago but only had to take blood thinners for a year.

    1. I have seen mice on Broadway. TW hasn’t been to a play in years. She did see the Clash and Lou Reed on Broadway though.
    2. My Chinese zodiac sign is I dunno. Guess I will have to look it up.
    3. Celebrities are doing us a favor when they protest the celebrity in the White House.
    4. A sunny day is impossible to find so far this year.

    1. Thank you for your great answers CK. My hubby’s blood clot goes all the way down like that too, but this is his second time getting one so he has to take meds forever.

  22. 1. Most cats have18 (retractable) claws.
    2. Polar Bear has more claws because he is polydactyl.
    3. Cats have twenty-six “milk teeth”, and thirty adult teeth.
    4. I believe Snowball has had tooth resorption.
    5. Cats can make OVER 100 vocalizations!

    Cute poem, Phoebe! Get well soon, CatDaddy!

  23. We are really glad to hear that the human guy is feeling better!
    We love your poem for you Grammie too…

    Noodle and crew

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