Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thankful For All Our Wonderful Friends on Thankful Thursday

Mario whiffing Cat Mint Plant before it is winterized.

Hi Pals,

I haven't been able to  participate in one of these blog hops for awhile cuz M has been keeping too busy.   But she promised me this week she'd try to get back to doing things for me!  (It's about time). 

I especially wanted to start with Thankful Thursday Blog Hop so I could personally thank all of you - my dear pals, both on Twitter and in the Blogosphere, for all the times you have contributed to the many Chip In's I've hosted this past year.   It just seems like we have so many pals needing help lately.  M says something bout it's cuz of the economy or something like that, but it's so very sad to see.   So thanks to all of you for your generous donations, even tho sometimes it's isn't easy for you either.   I hate to mention any of them for fear of leaving someone out, but you know who you have helped this past year and each and everyone of those you helped really, deeply appreciated it.

Now I even hesitate to mention another one in need, but I'm thinking some of you bloggers might know her and might want to know about it.   

@MizzBusyBiz's human mom is Francy Dickinson, author of Senior Care Tips,   Francy's husband has final stages of Alzheimer's and Francy is his only caregiver.   They were just notified recently that they have lost their home due to Foreclosure.   The sad part is that the family has no money, but a friend offered to move them and let them move in with him, which will be better than being homeless.   But still the family has to cover their moving expenses, pay to keep their furniture and personal items in storage, and will have to contribute their share to the new living situation out of town.   

If any of you know Francy and/or @MizzBusyBiz and wish to contribute, there is a chip in at
Also, MaggieTKat's human, Wanda Kruse is hosting an Auction with proceeds going to Francy's family.   There are some lovely items at - including one of Wanda's beautiful quilts (go over and take a look at it).  

Once again, I am so very thankful for all of you who keep opening up your hearts and wallets to help  those in need - if you can.   We don't however, want anyone helping that really dosen't have any $$ to spare.  As a dear friend once told me - "Charity begins at home."

We're participating in the Blog Hop this week.  Our special thanks go out to @Cokiethecat for his hosting this blog hop for a few years.  It's impossible for him to keep up with it tho because his human is getting too busy to help him.  Obviously, Cokie, being a cat, needs her help.  

They just announced today tho that @PepiSmartDog has agreed to take it over.  I would hate to see it dissolved also, so thanks to Pepi for taking it over. We'll try to be better about posting something once a week anyway - Right M????  (yes, Mario - I"ll try).

Now hop on board this fun Blog Hop and see who you meet along the route.



Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Good job inspecting those plants! We're thankful to see you!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

So true. So many furriends are in need and hurting this year. Sweet of you to mention them and put up their links. Enjoy that catmint while you can. Won't be long til old man winter is here! XOXOXO

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We have missed you, Mario. Mommy recently found some catmint seeds and have planted them. Since we don't have winter, we hope the plants will be at a respectable size by Christmas. :)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Um, Mario my friend? You realize you're like the epitome of what you've discribed in this post, right? You guys are the kindest and most generous both financially and emotionally.

We're thankful for knowing YOU!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

M I first got on the computer the end of January 09 and started blogging right away!! I have loved it from day one!!! I still can't do a lot of things on the computer b/c I can't see worth a darn!! I try!!
Tiger was right down front in the middle of the rose bed!!

Tamago said...

It sure is sad to see friends having hard time, but you are very kind to make sure they get help.
Enjoy your cat mint, Mario!

Blueberry's human said...

Wow - you let people put a harness on you! How great that you get to go outside and be safe at the same time!

Beth said...

Good to see a post from you Mario. xx

Katie Isabella said... good to see you and to see you out doors! That was special for me, Katie as I have heard about that but never hoped to see it. xoxox

Brian said...

Nice to see you Mario! That is very sad when such wonderful people fave such difficult challenges.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mario, you are a great cat!


You and M help so many and I know we are thankful for you and M! Oh we did not know about Miss Fran. WE are so so sorry to hear about this. We will do our best to add to that chip in.
Have a great weekend.
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Oskar said...

It looks like you had fun being outside!

Nubbin wiggles,

Gigi said...

Do you know just how LAME my Human is? No? Well let me tell you. We don't even know what a Blog Hop *IS*.

Just sayin'.

Everycat said...

Nice to see you on plant patrol Mario!

Thank you so much for your kind comments to us on the loss of our Oliver, we miss him so much.

Gerry & Mungo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

M did you go back and try to see Tiger??
Thanks for your visit!! Yes us old girls are doing way better the so of my friends. I have a friend who had to take 3 classes just be able to email her daughter. I am in the beginning stages of Alzeimer's too!!!

Marg said...

We sure do double what Rumble said. You are the best Mario right along with your Mom. We don't have any green papers but we sure can send people to the auction and to this post. That is such a sad situation. Thanks for telling us about it.

marley said...

You are one genruss kitty my pal. Keep up da good werk....mebbe i will join da blog hop too...

Oui Oui said...

It is so sad that bad things happen to folks, and then they lose their homes. Life is so heartless sometimes. The economy doesn't help either. I don't know when it will get better, not for a while as far as I can see. So many of us live on the edge financially, through no fault of our own. Thank God for generous people.