Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!  We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop . 

I am hijacking the blog today because it is our mom’s birthday.

Look! I made her a cake, I am just taking a little taste to make sure it is OK. I was so busy with the cake that I forgot to write a poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day- sorry.

Last year, Mom made a list of 50 things she had learned in her 50 years. To read it, click here 

She has one more to add this year- Always have at least a 6  month’s supply of toilet paper in your home.


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. I had ___________for _____________.
2. I ________________surprises.
3. _________ is my idea of fun.
4. If I were a food, I would be _________.


  1. 🎉🎉🎉Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday to your mom, Penny and we hope you all have a wonderful day🐾😽💞 Ps that cake looks so delicious🎂

  2. Happy birthday to your human! My human is older than yours, but she says that since she hasn’t even had a celebration for her 40th birthday, whatever age she is now doesn’t count. (She had a 30th celebration on Facebook a few years ago.)

  3. Happy birthday Ellen!!
    How sweet of you, Penny to make a cake for her…I bet she loved every crumb!

    Oh the days when I was 51…but maybe not…that is when I got sick…but of course I am all fine now:)

  4. Happy birthday to your wonderful and most special Mom! That cake looks like it just MIGHT be more yummy for YOU than HER but I’m sure she’ll appreciate the effort……….have a special day with lots of hugs for Mom.

    Love, Teddy

  5. I have belated birthday wishes for you!
    I would wish for a day full of fun surprises!
    Wishing you a happy birthday is my idea of fun!
    If I were a food, I would be a birthday cake with sparkes and sprinkles just for you!

  6. I guess TODAY is your birthday so you can delete the word “belated”
    (while I go off to find more coffee!)

  7. How nice of you to make your mom a cake! Of course you have to taste test it.

  8. Wonderful cake! Happy Birthday to your Mom! I think we all learned that TP lesson this year – MOL!

  9. Happy Birthday, Ellen!!! May it be the best ever.
    xoxo Joan and Grady Lewis <3

  10. A joyous happy, happy birthday to your mom! She takes such good care of her fur babies. Those fifty lessons are great and adding the one about TP is certainly true….along with Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer. Who would have guessed? The cake looks awesome and I bet she will “share” it with you. xoxox

  11. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Ellen,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    I’m all ready for the Friendly Fill-ins. Fun questions.

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

  12. It was so nice of of you bake your Mom a Birthday cake
    Here’s a poem for you.
    I Penney forgot to write
    But I forgot for a very important reason.
    It’s my Mom’s Birthday And that to me
    Is more Important.
    Happy Birthday.

  13. Happy HAPPY HAPPY 51st bday Ellen. Oh yes indeedy I learned that lesson about TP this year too.
    I will never ever take it for granted again…for sure the new white gold.
    Hugs cecilia

  14. guyz….a most happee day two yur mom; we hope her N joyz, haz fun, getz inta trubullz, haza nther 51 anda yeer a head filled with happeez & healtheez two her
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 🙂

  15. Happy Birthday to your Mom, I see you celebrated it cat style. And your Mom is so right about the toilet paper, we will continue to have a few month’s supply of it as well!
    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday!

  16. Happy birthday to your mum! Having 6 months of TP sounds like a good idea. 🙂

  17. Happy Birthday to your wonderful Mom!!! Ours learned her lesson about toilet paper too – she buys some more almost every week that she finds the one she likes in the store. The same goes for paper towels – she is very particular about brand:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  18. That looks like a good cake! I hope you left some for your mom!! Tell her happy Birthday from this kitty gang! Also we might send this twice. The first time had an error!

  19. Happy birthday to your mom! What a yummy looking cake you made for her 🙂 I bet you all made her special day extra special with tons of kitty love!

    1. Thank you and welcome to the fill-ins, I will go check them out. 🙂

  20. Happy (belated) birthday, Ellen! Penny, did you help your mom celebrate with some delicious goodies?

  21. Mew mew mew that toilet papurr thott happenss here too…LadyMew has 72 rollss of toilet papurr!! Ther eiss jsut her….shee iss so silly Miss Ellen!
    **purrss** BellaDharma

    1. WOW! She has more than we do. I hope she has lots of cat litter too! 🙂 XO

      1. Mew mew mew Miss Ellen mee meowed to her if shee was reddy fore Army-geddon an shee meowed back ‘one can nevurr have too much toilet papurr of litter or foodabullss…’

  22. Thanx Miss Ellen…mee nevurr lived with a Hu’man SO-O prepared fore anythin….you shuud see THE listss she makess! Mee thinkss she has a list fore her listss! 😉

      1. Maybee makin listss ISS a guud thin?!?! LadyMew has 3 listss inn THE makin: No-Frillss foodabullss an toiletriess list; IGA speshell foodabullss an snackss list an my Pet Valu foodabull list 🙂
        Shee gotted her bankin dun all reddy so that list iss dun.
        Mee will tell you a seecret Miss Ellen: Even WITH her listss shee will come home furgetting at leest 2 itemss (even more…)
        Mew mew mew……

        1. I do that too. I went out with my mom yesterday and had mozarella cheese on my list, but somehow forgot it so I couldn’t make lasagna til today. XO

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