Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cat Reflects on "Thanks" and "Giving"

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.





Hi my furiends! Today I pushed Mom away from the computer because I wanted to take the time to mew to you about a few things.

I may spend a large portion of my day sleeping, but during the time I am awake I am quite observant. Not much gets past me. As we are approaching the end of 2017 I have noticed that our world seems to be much colder, harder, and frightening than ever before. I watch my Mom when she turns on the TV every morning muttering (or crying) about yet another awful event that has taken place. Many of these events pertain to humans lashing out at each other, but often it is also humans lashing out at animals. This makes me sad. I don't want to become a fearful cat, I want to remain brave, strong and positive, so today I think it is important that I let you know about some things in my every day life that I am thankful for. Ready? Pull up your favorite pillow, grab a treat, and let's begin!




MOM AND DAD
Ok, I am going to make this part super quick because I don't want them to get a swelled head or anything, (but they ARE the ones who pawchase and distribute my daily sustenance so I must pay homage to them),I am EXTREMELY grateful for my Mom and my Dad. Mom was the one who first found me at an adoption event ten years ago at our local pet store. Mom called Dad and said "I found a special kitty that I want to adopt.", the rest is history. Dad, what can I say? My Dad is a champ. Every morning without fail I wake him up at 4am (give or take an hour either way) and suggest DEMAND that he feed me.

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WINDOWS TO WATCH
THE WORLD GO BY
Ok all of you kitties with catios and NORMAL homes, you can stop laughing now! For some of us, this is as good as it gets. Yeah, I'm up high, not the best for squirrel watching but last I looked, BIRDS DO FLY!! Now I know the reason. the powers that be gave birdies wings so  that view deprived cats such as myself can still see them!  Sometimes in life you just gotta make the best out of what you have and be THANKFUL that you have it! 
THE VET AKA "DR.SMILEY" 
 Furiends you can once again STOP LAUGHING! YES I AM enjoying how "Dr.Smiley" was petting me in that photo. He is kind and gentle and remember kitties and woofies, I said that sometimes you just have to be THANKFUL and look for the good in EVERY situation! "Dr.Smiley" takes good care of me and keeps me healthy. To me that's a pretty darned good reason to have a blissful look on my face!

MY WOOFIE BROTHER
Yep I love him. I truly do. Hey if it weren't for Dakota I would never have gotten involved in this Nutrish gig, capisce???? Ok, in all seriousness, my woofie brother and I enjoy each other, we play chase, we watch TV, we have some serious conversations that are top secret! And...once again, if it weren't for Dakota I wouldn't have:

MY TREAT BALL FULL OF
EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!



I hope you liked my list of all of the things I am thankful for. There are many, many more but I know that you have better things to do than to sit around reading my list all day. Kitties and woofies would you be so kind as to  stay with me a few more minutes? Now my furry furiends, we all know that not every kitty and woofie is as lucky as you and I are. We have loving furmilies that feed us delicious and good-for-us food  such as Nutrish Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils and Salmon Recipe, but there are many kitties without loving homes who struggle to find food every day.  That is why  now I want to talk about:

GIVING

I am proud to join Dakota in representing  Rachael Ray Nutrish. Rachael Ray cares about all animals and has a special place in her heart for animals who aren't as luck as you and I. That is why she  created:


A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation,
which helps animals in need through  Rachael’s Rescue® Through September 2017,
Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $21 million dollars to pet charities and
other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food,
medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals
around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make
a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.


So kitties, before you and your family eat soooo much that you look like THIS:

Please meow to your humans and tell them that YOU want some Nutrish Super Premium Food for Cats, and if you are an Indoor Kitty like me you will want to ask for Nutrish Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils and Salmon Recipe. I bet you can even find some SPECIAL OFFERS AND COUPONS  ONLINE TOO!!  Just think! You will be helping  kitties and woofies that are less fortunate and eating delicious food at the same time! That would be one of many things that you (and they) can do to give back during the holiday season and all throughout the year!!! Now kitties, I have to go get some sleep and eat some more Nutrish, but in the meantime to those who will be celebrating:



and to everyone else, we THANK YOU, LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU TOO!!!!! I'm gonna go and eat some more Nutrish and Mom is making some dishes to bring for Thanksgiving, and then she and Dad will be spending time with the furmily, so we won't be blogging for a few days!  Enjoy the rest of your week and we will see you MONDAY!!!

About Rachael Ray Nutrish: In 2007, with help from pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish super-premium food and treats for dogs inspired by recipes from her own kitchen. In 2014, they were very excited to grow the brand into the world of cat food. Whether intended for dogs or cats, Nutrish recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.


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79 comments:

  1. Well, that's just about the most wonderful thank you list we've seen, and I know there are many more items you just didn't have time to write about, you darling kitty. And we LOVE Dakota, too. So sweet to have a partner when you can't go outside. I wish I had one, too. Love from Loulou

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    1. Awww thank you so much!!!!!! LouLou you KNOW we love YOU!! You are adorable! As for Dakota, you are welcome to borrow him ANYTIME!! Love, Cody

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  2. Those are good thing to be grateful for.
    Much better than the craziness in the world.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  3. There is so much wrong with the world right now, that it's easy to forget to be grateful for the many gifts we do have. Thank you for the reminder.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dakota and your mom and dad! And tell your mom to stop watching the news, especially first thing in the morning :-)

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    1. Ha!!! She won't stop! She turns on The Today Show first thing!!! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you, Ruby and Allegra!!! xoxo

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. You are lucky to have a home full of love. The world can be a real scary place these days, but you are safe.

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! You are lucky too, your Mama adores you! Let's hope we are all safe! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  6. This was a great "Thankful" list Cody. I'm sure mom, dad and Dakota are grateful for you as well. Oh and yes I'm very familiar with that look. The look after eating a big feast of yummy food...we call it the itis! LOL That sleepy feeling you get after an ohh so good meal you have to lie down. I'm very familiar. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you so much dear furiend!!!! Oh yeah Mom REALLY knows that feeling cause she eats like a piggy MOL! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  7. My sister and I were just discussing this very thing last night, Cody, how we need to be grateful for the things we do have, and to try to put the rest of the sadness aside as much as we can.
    You've got a good life, Cody, with a wonderful family and a nice window to look out of, even if you don't see squirrels!!
    Happy Thanksgiving and love to all of you! xxoo

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    1. Jan you brought tears to my eyes, THANK YOU!! You know how much we love you and we love your furbabies! Happy Thanksgiving and give them all kisses from us! xoxoxo

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  8. A very sweet and thoughtful post Cody - your list of THANKFULS is full of love and that's the best way to live every day even when things around us are scary or sad sometimes. We are THANKFUL to know you, Dakota, and your Mom and Dad........and we hope the new year brings more HAPPY to all of us!

    Love, Teddy and Mom too

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    1. Hi Teddy and Mom!!! Thank you!!! We are so happy we have been friends a looong time now! We are grateful for you each and every day! Thank you for always loving us! We sure hope 2018 is a much better year for everyone! xoxoxo Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Cody - to your Humans too.
    Purrs.

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  10. What wonderful things to reflect on, Cody. I bet your mom is so thankful she saw you. And your dad sounds like a great guy to get up so early when you demand breakfast! Happy Thanksgiving to you, your parents and Dakota!

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    1. Thank you!!! Yep Mom IS grateful she saw me! And...Dad kind of has no choice MOL!! (I get rather LOUD).......Happy Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! xoxo

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving, Cody! To you, your fur-bro and your precious pawrents. We are ever so grateful for you all. Petting and belly scratches to the 4-legged sect in your sky condo. xo.

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    1. thank you dear furiends! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Sam and Elsa!! Thank you for your MANY kindnesses from the past year, we are so grateful and honored to be your friends. We love you to pieces!!! xoxo

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  12. I am glad you have much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dakota and your wonderful folks. XO

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    1. I sure do! Thank you and happy Thanksgiving to all of you! xoxo

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  13. Cody, what a wonderful post! This definitely made me feel happy. I think windows are great for kitties, especially sunny windows. You look so cute up there. You are very fortunate to have such a gently and caring vet!

    We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Oh you are soooo sweet! Thank you!! I am a lucky kitty! We love you and wish you the HAPPIEST of Thanksgivings!

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  14. I don't think I've ever read a more thankful post ever. Very well done, Cody.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your wonderful peeps. ♥♥♥

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    1. Sandee you are much too sweet, THANK YOU! We hesitated making a sponsored post our main Thanksgiving post....(we didn't want to commercialize the holiday)......but...hoping that our message of gratitude came through! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving and we are grateful for YOU! xoxo

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  15. So glad to meet you through the Blogvlille Holiday Card Exchange! We've added you to our sidebar of animal friends.

    Abby T. Lab and the Johnson's in Chicagoland

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    1. Thank you soooo much!! So happy to meet you too! Did you know we have a dog blog too? I will go see your blog and leave his link there! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. dood...theeze R troo lee awesum thingz ta bee tahnx full for !! we iz thanx full for yur friendship...N...dakotaz two ~ ☺☺

    de bass turd gobblerz in town...we R off ta pre pear weaponz......happee pie N spudz day....see ya next week ♥♥

    pea ezz...yur momz jackit iz total lee awesum !! ☺☺

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    1. We are thankful for YOU too!!! We LOVE YOU! Go get those bass turd gobblerz!!!!!! Oh and that is a sweatshirt I am wearing, I love it too, my husband got it for me for my birthday! xoxo Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us Cody, Mom and Dad! That was an absolutely beautiful post!!!

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    1. Thank you dear furiends!! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!!!!!!! Love you!!

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  18. I am a Rachel Ray nutrish indoor kitty too. I love that stuff. She makes is yummy and the pieces are just the purrfect size for my itty bitty kitty mouth.
    Yep the peeps are Raleigh natives...which is nearly saying we are dinosaurs. Not many natives left here. LOL They pass thru Princeton on the way to see my sissy and brotherinlaw who live on the NC Coast.
    Dakota and Cody we think it is so wonderful you love each other to bits too
    hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Oh Madi!! I am so happy you love Rachael's food!! That is the best news! Oh I love it! You knew Princeton!! lol!!!! I am dying to get to NC one day, would love to see my friend and you !! If I ever get there, I will let you know! xoxo

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  19. Oh how I love that bit about making do with the house space you've got! Yes, preach it, Cody! Birds sure do fly to make sure they give you a good view, and besides, people can be plenty entertaining for hours, let's be honest ;). I love your outlook on life! What a treat to read :)

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    1. you just made my Mom smile from ear to ear!! Thank you Elise!!!!! xoxo

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  20. That is a lovely list of thankfulness Cody. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family.

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  21. What a fun post, Cody. You have so much to be thankful for. We like that last pic of you all sprawled out. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks sooo much and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  22. What a great list of things to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing them.

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  23. Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for, Cody. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

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  24. Cody, we enjoyed your thoughtful post and it was a special treat to see MOM and DAD and get a treasured glimpse into the rest of your household. You are a wonderful poser too, with your Woofie brother. We might ust be over soon with some Paprika-Peach pie, fresh out of the oven! Ya never know...Thanks for sharing and happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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    1. Oh Mom LOVED your comment and she thanks you soooo much!!!!! Mom said she would love some of that Paprika-Peach pie! C'mon over!!! Love, Cody

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  25. Happy Thanksgiving - and it is good to see so many things to be thankful for!

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  26. Hey, have a good one! xoxo Daffy and Patty

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  27. Absolutely wonderful things to be grateful for! Blessed Thanksgiving wishes from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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  28. You have some great things to be thankful for, Cody. I love that picture of little you high up in the window! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  29. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Cody! And of course to all your whole furmily! Super picture of your Ma & Pa!!

    You are a blessed kitty, I can see that:)
    I am too...we all her in the USA do have much to be thankful for despite all the negative thing we see around us, don't we??!

    Petcretary is about to leave us to go and help her residents have a nice Thanksgiving, too. We are thankful that pawppy is home though...and later the unfurbros will come. We are having our 'feast' tomorrow! Mmmm!

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  30. You have a whole lot to be thankful for! We enjoyed this post very much! Happy Thanksgiving to you, your mom and dad and Dakota too!

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    1. We do!! Thank you so very much!!!!!!!! Hoping you had a pawesome Thanksgiving!

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  31. We're so thankful for our friends in the cat blogging world. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

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  32. Happy Thanksgiving, Cody and family! We are so grateful to you and your friendship (even though we have been very bad at visiting blogs lately). We hope you guys had a wonderful turkey day!

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  33. What a wonderful list of things you're thankful for, Cody. :)

    We are so grateful for you, Dakota, Mom and Dad. Thank you for your friendship, and for being you. We love you lots! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you sooo much!! We are BEYOND grateful for you and we cherish your friendship! Love you today and always! Hoping you had a most pawesome Thanksgiving!!

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  34. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We enjoyed getting a glimpse of Cody's wonderful life.
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  35. That's a nice thank you list Cody.
    Have a nice Thanksgiving.
    Douce soirée
    Hisia and Natacha

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  36. So many great pictures of you, Cody! I can't decide whether my favorite is the one of you in the window or you at the vet. Don't tell anyone, but at the vet, Bear's been known to purr up a storm when he's in my lap and we're waiting for the vet. We're thankful for your friendship ... Momma loves and admire your Mom to no end. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. you brought tears to my Mama's eyes because she is having a VERY bad day today!!! You shouldn't admire her cause she has done nothing that warrants that...but....she IS grateful and LOVES and ADMIRES YOU to no end!!! You are brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, and you have the biggest heart EVER!!! xoxoxo

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  37. Cody! I am thankful that you were Nellie's Bestest Oldest Furrend (that's what she told me) and your Mommy is wonderful too (that's what my Mommy tells me).
    I am wishing you a belated Happy Thanksgiving dear furrend!
    Purrs
    Marvelous

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    1. We love you too and your Mama and she knows that!

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  38. We love Nutrish! We love it so much, we have it in place of treats!

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    1. That is pawtastic!! But....you should have it in place of treats cause it's not treats, it's FOOD!! MOL!

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  39. That's a lot of nice things to be thankful for, Cody ! We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

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  40. You have a lot to be thankful for.
    We wish you a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  41. Cody, I want to snorgle your belly! I am thankful that I know your momma; she's been a good friend to me.

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  42. Cody we are thankful that we have sweet friends like you and Dakota and your Mama who are so sweet :)

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  43. What a fabulous thankful post you've put together, Cody! What wonderful parents you have! Remember, Cody, there is more good in this world than bad. The bad people just want you to see all the bad and be afraid. But as long as there are people like your Mom and Dad, it's still a good world. Big hugs to you and yours!

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  44. My Mom said that you are just the sweetest!!! Thank you so much! Mom says as long as there are people like YOU in this world, we will all be fine! Love, Cody

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  45. Hope you and your family had a purrfect Thanksgiving, Cody! Would you believe my Mommy forgot to buy Nutrish this week!!!??? --Mudpie

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  46. Like you, I am thankful for many of the same things: great Mom & Dad, wonderful home, fantastic vet, good food, and very little stress in my kitty life.

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  47. What a beautiful post of Gratefulness,Cody. The pictures made us smile. You must be purroud to have such a lovely family and Dr. Smiley...see, it's all in the smile :) Hope you had a wonderful day! Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  48. DAts was a furry good list to be thankfuls fur... Me am thankful fur Katie Mom who rescued me! Always goods to stops and remember da good fings cause den we can add to the good fings and haz more good fings to happens... Dats true!

    -Chiquita who am purring fur good fings to happens.

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  49. This was such a cute post to read. It made me think of all the things I am thankful for today. Thank you for the reminder Cody. You are such a cutie.

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