Thankful Thursday


We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that I got to give The Great One a ride home from school yesterday and we got to play with the castle.

Emmy is thankful that Joanie let her have one of Angel Sammy’s catnip crayons. He left all his earthly possessions to his sister except for the rest of his Amazon gift card that he had won at Cat Scouts. I used it to buy a ring to put some of his ashes inside of, so it is like he bought it for me.

It is hard to see, but it is a silver heart with a gold paw print on it. Not real gold, but what is inside the ring is more precious than gold to me.

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 am running low on ____________________.
2. I never run out of _________________.
3. I work best when _________.
4. _________ caught me by surprise.


  1. 1. I’m running low on patience.
    2. I never run out of ideas and words to say.
    3. I work best when I’m left to to my own systems and in own my time.
    4. COVID caught me by surprise but I’m recovering.

    1. Thank you for your answers. I am sorry about all you have been through because of COVID. XO

  2. The ring is a lovely idea. Sammy will always be with you.

  3. Nice of Joanie to share! She’s a good sister. I absolutely love the ring you got to carry Angel Sammy’s ashes with you always. I think that is very very special.

    Hugs, Pam

  4. Mom Ellen, that is a dear dear wonderful thing to have. Now Angel Sammy is always there. I greet Angel Admiral who resides in the bedroom and say good morning. You have Sammy right there. And he gifted you with it. XXOO

  5. Oh the ring is most precious indeed. Made me smile.

    I’m all ready for the Friendly Fill-ins. Thank you for co-hosting the fun.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Ellen. Scritches to the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥

  6. Only one cat here didn’t enjoy catnip, and that was Celestial Paddy O’Malley.
    Good thing you scored that crayon, Emmy.
    I miss The PO’M these days as I sit outside, enjoying the sunshine, wishing he was there to climb into my lap, so I know what the ring means to you.

  7. the ring is awesome ♥♥♥♥

    joanie; we noe de shop vac wood bee most happee if ewe shared a few oh hiz thingz
    with yur familee…may bee givez one wo elvira N friday just t say WEL COME !! 🙂 ♥♥

  8. Oh that ring is so precious and Sammy’s energy will embrace you each moment ~ glad Emmy is enjoying the treats ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Mee-yow WOW Aunty Ellen what a KEWL ring!!! ‘angel’ Sammy was so thottfull…..
    An Emmy sure likess THE Nip crayon! Wee have nothin like that up here!!!!
    **nose rubss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  10. The ring is such a lovely close to the heart idea. Sammy is so missed and having his ashes in the ring is just another sweet way to keep him physically close. I know he is always in your heart and in your thoughts. Joanie is a very sweet cat. Hugs to you as you work through your grief of Sammy’s passing.

  11. Charlee: “Aww, that’s so sweet that Sammy’s gift card bought you the ring that will keep him with you forever!”
    Chaplin: “Hey, Java Bean said he wants to play the Friendly Fill-Ins. Okay, here goes. I am running low on …”
    Java Bean: “Coffee!”
    Chaplin: “I never run out of …”
    Java Bean: “Coffee!”
    Charlee: “Wait, isn’t that contradictory with your first answer?”
    Java Bean: “Not if I get more coffee before I run out.”
    Charlee: “Okay fine.”
    Chaplin: “I work best when …”
    Java Bean: “I have coffee!”
    Charlee: “Don’t we all.”
    Chaplin: “And Java Bean, what caught you by surprise?”
    Charlee: “Something to do with coffee, no doubt.”
    Java Bean: “Nope! Finally getting adopted out of the shelter!”
    Charlee: “Well, we can’t argue with that.”

    1. Thank you for these great answers. Your name is most appropriate, and I am glad you have a loving forever home. XO

  12. It is so precious that you can have a part of Sammy with you at all times. It was the purrfect gift to yourself. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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