Thursday, October 5, 2017

Teachers:We Raise Our Paws to You! Thankful Thursday #WorldTeachersDay

 Hi my furiends! It's Cody and I am here to tell you that today is World Teachers Day, a most important day. It is a day that aims to "raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world." Teachers should be appreciated EVERY DAY, but sadly, they are not.



Don't know if any of you know, but my Dad is a teacher. Or he was a teacher, wait, he is now a substitute teacher because he is technically retired. When Dad was a full time teacher, he taught for 36 years. 26 of those years were spent teaching middle school in the inner city of Detroit. Dad taught Special Ed.  He barely  missed a day. Dedicated guy my Dad is and was. Makes a kitty proud. I wasn't around for all of those years since I am only 10,  but my Mom told me stories about it so that is how I know. Never doubt what I know. I know a lot you know.

Dad's family is full of teachers! Dad's Mom and sister both were teachers. His niece also is a teacher.

I think the real reason my Dad became a teacher is because he is a dead-ringer for Albert Einstein:


Mom says when she was growing up teachers were held in high esteem. She said that in her house, if the phone rang and it was your teacher on the other end, "God help you." In Mom's house the teacher was revered and respected. Nowadays, if a teacher just looks at a kid the wrong way they are in trouble. They are disrespected and grossly underpaid...professional athletes get millions of dollars.....teachers often have to spend their OWN MONEY for various supplies for their classrooms. They also  have to fight to  get a raise.....something is wrong with this picture.

But there is NOTHING wrong with THIS picture....

 Mom wanted me to share with YOU a few of her favorite teachers that she had along the way:


  • Mom's kindergarten teacher who had long blonde hair and blue eyes. Mom said she looked like a "Princess" and she used to help Mom put on her boots. To this day, Mom remembers (and can still sing) two songs she learned in kindergarten.
  • Mom's 5th grade teacher who had a Collie. 
  • The countless male teachers and student teachers that Mom had in Junior High and High School who Mom had huge crushes on!
  • Mom's High School English teacher who encouraged her creative writing. 
  • Mom's college professors in both Philosophy and Speech (Rhetoric),  who left her enthralled, challenged  and mesmerized.
  • Those are just a few of the teachers who made a huge impression on Mom. She  is grateful for each of them and she will never, ever forget them. Kitties, tell your humans to take some time  and thank the teachers who helped to make them who they are today and while you're at it, leave a comment telling us who YOUR human's favorite teacher was!


Happy World Teachers Day!!!

We are happy to be participating in the  Brian's Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!










26 comments:

  1. Yay for teachers! Our mom's family is full of teachers too. Two of her brothers and two SIL were teachers. Another brother tried his hand at teaching for a year too. Mom was a school guidance counselor.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. We have a niece who is a Guidance Counselor! Another of my husband's sisters is a Speech Pathologist in the school system.......I guess I should have included them since to some extent they "teach" but I was focusing on classroom teachers. YAY for all those in education!

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  2. Your Dad sure does look like Albert E! How cool is that!


    We left a long reply to Dakota's post about your Dad the teacher...
    No need to repeat that all here, its too wordy, MOL!

    And thanks to your Dad for helping all those kids get a good education, or at least a start at it! I bet they all still remember him with great fondness!

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  3. My momma remembers da songs she learned in Kindergarten too - dey had songs for every color!

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  4. My human totally agrees with you, Cody! Teachers should get the big bucks, and athletes - well, they DO work hard, but they don't need to be paid all that money. Even more, teachers should get respect for the important and essential job they do.

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  5. I can't remember any teachers fondly. I didn't have a happy childhood and I'm sure that is why. I was very closed up as a child.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to the boys. ♥♥♥

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  6. Happy World Teachers Day! I've always thought that I'd want to teach. Maybe when I grow up?!? I learned to read from my 3rd grade teacher, and once I discovered the library, I was on a lifelong path of reading and writing. A teacher in high-school encouraged my desire for researching history, and how can I forget who taught us about government, how to balance a check-book and do one's own taxes!

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  7. Kuddos to your Dad and all teachers. Most influential and grossly unappreciated in my opinion. Teachers and educators make such an impact in our lives in helping to shape our views on life, right after our home parenting from our parents. They really deserve credit. Glad to raise a paw to them indeed!

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    1. "Most influential and grossly unappreciated" I could not agree with that more! They deserve credit and MUCH better salaries!!

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  8. Oh my, I'll bet your Dad was a wonderful teacher! Funny story, my Dad's favorite teacher was his first grade teacher. Many moon later after Dad graduated from college guess who worked for him? The husband of his first grade teacher. Small world. Teachers make such a difference. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. He sure was! That is too funny about your favorite teacher's husband working for you! Ha!!!! Love it!!! xoxo

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  9. Happy World Teachers Day to Albert Einstein! Woops, we mean your dad, Cody! Without educators like him, we'd be lost.

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  10. Toeachers are just the best. Teaching is a very rewarding occupation. Great post.

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  11. Teachers are the best. And paws up to your dad, Cody, for all he did those 36 years. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! He taught at the old Amelia Earhart School near the Ambassador Bridge and Mexican Town........rough area!

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  12. Yikes, he could be Einstein's twin!!! Four paws up to him for being in the "trenches" for so long. It surely is a difficult, mostly thankless job. My favorite teacher was my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Brownsord who encouraged my love of writing. I lost touch with her but I'd love for her to find my blog one day!

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    1. He sure could! You never know, Mrs. Brownsord just might have found your blog, you never know!!

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  13. I didn't know your Dad was a teacher, that is wonderful. I am sure he shaped many young minds for the better. I have a degree in teaching, but I knew I could never control a class so I was a tutor for 13 years.

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    1. Yep! Not Mom's human father, but MY human father MOL!! Tutoring is wonderful and it is wonderful that you have a teaching degree! My Mom has a useless Rhetoric and Communications degree MOL!

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  14. Cody, your dad is awesome! You are right to be so proud! The closest I personally have to teaching is that I taught ESL for 15 years as a volunteer.

    My second-grade teacher loved Peanuts. She'd have competitions and give out Peanut related merchandise for prizes. For instance, I won the multiplication contest and won a Woodstock puppet. Looking back, I was blessed to have many caring teachers. You are so right that teachers aren't respected or revered, it seems, as much anymore.

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    1. Teaching ESL for 15 years as a volunteer is NOTHING to sneeze at! That is HARD!!!! We raise our paws saluting you! Also, you must have come through school being around the same age I was. I was a HUGE Peanuts freak...I had Peanuts sweatshirts, Peanuts everything! I would have LOVED to have had that teacher! I bet that Woodstock Puppet was so cool!

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  15. Teachers rock! My mom and stepdad are retired teachers. So much respect for them, and their profession!

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  16. We love that there is a World Teachers Day! We've had some good teachers, some not-so-good teachers, but we agree overall, Teachers Rock!

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  17. Teachers are so important in our lives! My favorite teachers were my 6th grade teacher and then one of my Spanish teachers in high school, who also recruited me for the dance team. Cody, your dad is definitely an Einstein look-a-like!

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  18. Good post, Cody! My dad is a teacher, or was by profession. He's been retired for some years now, but like your own dad, he substitutes, does French immersion. There's a dire need for French teachers out in B.C. (He's not French, but speaks it fluently, and his wife is French Canadian too.)

    I don't recall having any great teachers, but a few are memorable. My grade 10 chemistry teacher actually made it fun (!), and I remember how gorgeous one of my English teachers was - about 6'7", dark hair, stunning blue eyes and a voice....! Oh....! :-)

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  19. Great post ! A huge thank you from Claire ! Purrs

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