GRATEFUL

By Wednesday, November 25, 2015 33 Permalink

When I think about everything that’s going on in this world, I can’t help but feel abundantly grateful for my life and the lives of my family and friends…

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There are no “scheduled” plans for us this Thanksgiving holiday. The human children will remain in VA while Doodle Dad and I reflect on the enormous blessings we’ve received this year.

Today while many start food preparations for tomorrow, I will bake up some Carob cookies for the Birthday Boy…

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When I think about how far my little Puppy Mill Doodle has come, I can’t help but tear up. #suchawimp

While I may have saved his life, he’s changed mine forever. I am a better person because of a Doodle. I am grateful. #yesIam

I AM ALSO GRATEFUL FOR YOU! –

Over a few short years you’ve allowed me into your computers, tablets, and smart phones and given me a place to share true stories about my life with these amazing animals.

I don’t take our friendship lightly. I cherish it. #justsoyouknow

My Thanksgiving prayer this year is a simple one – Peace. I wish it for everyone – everywhere…

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ONE MORE THING –

A very special “thank you” to my blogging friend “Emmy” (the pet sitter!)…

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I met her at a charity event two years ago. She’s an incredible lady. #loveherhumor

Earlier this year when I was forced to abort my trip to the 2015 Blog Paws Conference, Emmy grabbed my goodie bag and hung onto it for months.

Last week she dropped it off at the pet resort for me. #sograteful

It was a ton of treats, toys, food and accessories inside…

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More than we could ever imagine using before the expiration dates! So after a not so popular discussion about sharing with others…

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We traveled to the Doc Williams SPCA. A “no-kill” Animal Shelter not too far from where we live…

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We met Marcia (Executive Director) and we’re committed to donate there regularly. They’re over extended but they believe –

animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.

That’s a mission Groovy Goldendoodles™ can stand behind!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

33 Comments
  • LeeAnna Paylor
    November 25, 2015

    Happy to know you four. Love to Harley on his B-day too. The pic of him in the trees is so good…
    LeeAnna and Cole

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Thanks LeeAnna! Are you fabric scouting this holiday weekend?

  • Pedro and Alessandra
    November 25, 2015

    Wishing Harley a Happy Birthday!
    To you and your entire Family, Cathy, Happy, peaceful and delicious Thanksgiving 😉
    And thank you for sharing your and the Boys’ adventures with us, we are fortunate to have found you and share your journey and continue to find joy in our own.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Pedro my love – here’s hoping you have the very best Thanksgiving ever!

  • Earl Lover
    November 25, 2015

    Gorgeous post.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Thanks Earl. Have a happy turkey day and don’t eat too much!

  • Bailey
    November 25, 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving. We are very blessed this year that Bailey’s prognosis has not proven to be reliable. We have no idea how long he has, but we are thankful to have had Halloween and now Thanksgiving neither of which we expected.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Aww Bailey is so special. I believe with all my heart that Bailey will surprise many and be around for quite some time. Hugs to you and yours this holiday season

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    November 25, 2015

    Happy Birthday Harley! So nice of you to share your treats with other doggies. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Thanks JoAnn, I convinced him if he shared his goodies I would make cookies #whatwasIthinking?

  • Monika & Sam
    November 25, 2015

    Wishing you and yours a very safe and happy Thanksgiving. 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      The same to you Monika. Got any special plans?

  • Two French Bulldogs
    November 25, 2015

    Ahh what a sweet post. A lot to be grateful for
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Yes – most def – our two favorite french bulldogs!

  • Emma
    November 25, 2015

    Happy lucky 7th Birthday, and Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to be your friends!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      Back atcha Emma! One day we will rub noses together in PAWson… LOL

  • Tiffany Bennett Cuartero
    November 25, 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving Boys. Miss you!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2015

      They miss you too! But I told them about Christmas so they’re marking the calendar!

  • Claudette Pope
    November 25, 2015

    Thank you for the Beautiful Thanksgiving wish. You have brought a lot of joy to me with your wonderfully constructed Blog. I am also Grateful to you for all of the helpful info you shared with me when I first brought my fluffy bundle of joy home. Have an enjoyable Thanksgiving. And Happy Birthday Harley.

  • Robin
    November 25, 2015

    Wow! You do have a lot to be thankful for. It sounds like you have great plans for the weekend. Taking it easy is the best way to go! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2015

      Robin, I’ve kept my word and made this Thanksgiving as low maintenance as I could and so far we’re having a blast. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • M. K. Clinton
    November 25, 2015

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Harley, Happy birthday to you! Arrrrooooo! ♥ Have a wonderful celebration and happy Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2015

      WOW! MK – Harley’s first serenade! He’s flattered – (yes, I sang it to him!) LOL Hope your enjoying your holiday weekend my friend.

  • Emmy Scammahorn
    November 25, 2015

    Aw, you’re so sweet to mention me, Cathy! I’m glad I could help, although what a shame the boys didn’t get to eat it all!! It’s a good time of year to remember how much we have to be grateful for. I had no idea when I attended BlogPaws 2011 that I would meet so many people and pets who have become friends. We are blessed.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2015

      Yes we are truly blessed Emmy. And I was honored to share – Harley and Jax will by no means miss any of what we donated. Trust me!

  • Colby
    November 25, 2015

    That is awesome you made the commitment to donate to SPCA regularly! I’m sure your boys were happy to share their booty from BlogPaws 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2015

      They had no clue but they were really good with the staff while we were there, and for that they got extra treats when we got home!

  • Dashlilly
    November 25, 2015

    Beautiful post, Cathy. The Doodles and I are going to follow your lead and get ourselves over to the No Kill shelter with some of our abundance. Also, I am following your lead — let’s all pray for peace. I join you in that call. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Joy for Doodleville. And happy birthday dear Harley. Super Seven!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2015

      Oh Deirdre – that is so wonderful. I hope EVERYONE who reads that post will share their “abundance” if they aren’t already doing so. Hope you’re having a doodle*licious holiday so far. Harley is enjoying his weekend celebration! Hugs to your pack!

  • Elaine
    November 27, 2015

    What a beautiful post, Cathy. You are so right that we have much to be thankful for and we certainly can use your prayer for peace right now. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Harley and I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Thanks Elaine!

  • Pamela
    December 1, 2015

    What a lovely post. I’m glad you’re feeling blessed this holiday season.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2015

      Thanks Pamela. I feel incredibly blessed – especially this year, specifically this season. How are you? Where are you going to be this Christmas?

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