Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Okay, you don't have to remind us.  We know this is an old Dr Seuss Day graphic and tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  But we need to take our hats off in a bit, so we grabbed the first hat pic we found.  Hang in with us..

Monday we posted the musical video Angel Flight about the USAF pilots who fly their fallen brothers home.  It's a beautiful song.  And it even makes grown men teary.  Today Jan looked up Radney Foster, who co-wrote and performs it, on Facebook.  Then she looked up Darden Smith, the guy who had the original idea and asked Foster to help him with it.  There she found a link to something called Song Writing With Soldiers, a retreat for soldiers - young or old - to get together, talk about their experiences and write songs together.

“This isn’t about guys sitting around and singing songs,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “This is about suicide prevention and giving them hope and confidence to get on with their life.”  We hope you will visit SongWritingWithSoldiers and read about the program. 

Okay, now we need the hats -
We'd like to take our hats off to Darden Smith and all those associated / involved with this program. What a great way to help men and women.

And if you haven't watched the Angel Flight video yet, we hope you will.  Since we only learned of this beautiful song recently, we didn't realize it was written in 2009, and has been sung at at least a few "fallen soldier" funerals.

We're supposed to be thinking of things we're grateful for this week.  Actually every day, but especially as Thanksgiving approaches.  We know we have a lot to be thankful for - a roof over our heads, kibble in the bowls, toys for Sam to eat, etc.

And you know Jan has to be thankful for us.  She better be!  What would she do without us? 

We give her a reason to get up in the morning - walk us woofies and feed all us furries! 

We keep her limber bending over to pick up everything the kitties have dumped on the floor (for the umpteenth time). 

We keep her dancing.  (Stepping over yakked up hairballs.) 

And we keep her singing.  (Merci, stop piddling around and get your butt in here!  Rusty, don't you dare run out that door!  Percy, stop picking on Micah! Percy, you're supposed to pee IN the pan, not pee OVER it!. *Notice who gets picked on the most.*  Not very melodious but Jan can't carry a tune anyway.)

But for some reason she's been sitting down in the dumps this week so we should close and go find her in case she's gotten lost again.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Woof! Woof! Happy Thanksgiving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. happy thanksgiving, y'all!! that is a lovely post!

  3. Humans never appreciate their animal companions enough for all we do for them. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Misty and my minions

  4. So many good thoughts here ... 'cept for the down in the dumps part ... happy turkey time dear friend.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. We hooooopes Jan cheers up soon. Holidays can be very sad times for the peeps sometimes.

  7. Love those "Cat in the Hat" hats.

    Happy T-day to you.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too. Hope you have a great day.

  9. happee thanx bee givin two everee one N pleez ta tell jan ta sits ina nice chair, da sofa....even de toy let iz way better than sittin in de dumps......spesh a lee coz de toy let wont haz burds flyin over head


  10. pee menz forgeted ta say make sure de lid be down on de toy let furst coz it will bee mor comfy sittin on de lid for yur mom....

  11. jan; this is the type of nonsense I must endure ...see above post.... on a daily basis.....

    hugs from dai$y, queen of cats, royalty of trout towne; living amongst fish mongrels

  12. Jan & Funny Farmers...wishing you a blessed and hairball-free Thanksgiving!

  13. I just saw the video and it literally made me cry and brought me to my knees. Heart twrenching on take off when the guy said "okay bys, bring them home".
    So powerful beyond words, THANK YOU for sharing this. I have a cousin that is a Colonel in the Guard.

    We love you Jan so we are sending powerful vibes to you. Happy Thanksgiving!


  14. Very nice. We don't get around here often enough and we will try to do better.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you from all of us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. Happy Thanksgiving, friends. We enjoyed your post. We're going to post our Thanksgiving wishes tomorrow. Purrs!

  16. Poor Jan!! Cut her some slack, guys!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xx

  17. What a lovely post!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  18. We left you a message earlier, but we don't see it...probably in spam (we think the mom used IE by mistake).

    We wanted to make sure we wished you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. No more down in the dumps! Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

  20. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!
    We love the Suess hat ANY day of the year : )
    Katie & Glogirly

  21. You look purrfect! Happy Thanksgiving, furriends. Take care of Jan, this can be a hard time of the year for the humans. XOXOXO

  22. We wuz the hats! We hope all you guys have a great Thanksgiving :-)

  23. Happy Thanksgiving to All of You! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  24. Lovely post..Happy Thanksgiving Hugs GJ xx xx

  25. So are you going to have green eggs and ham for Thanksgiving?

    Essex & Sherman

  26. Happy Thanksgiving to you all :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  27. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!Yes, so much to be thankful for in our free nation and all of those that protect us and those that watch over the ones that have served in our armed forces.

  28. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Don't forget to stop by Pet Blogs United next week for a week of giveaways.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  29. Hi Jan and Funny Farm Furries,

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful that through Suka we met, albeit a bit too late, but we have met and I enjoy your blog and your friendship.

    You wrote a lovely post and I am definitely going to check out "Angel Flight" and the story on the song writing soldiers. Thank you for sharing that.

    Your Thanksgiving blog header is very nice and very festive.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  30. Happy Thanksgiving

    Stop on by for a visit

  31. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We love you, and we hope Jan finds plenty of reasons to smile this week. :)


  32. This sounds like a lovely program. My human will check it out. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  33. Dear friends,
    thank you so much for your visit. It has helped us a lot to read so many kind words. Our Nicki is now in cat heaven. Perhaps he meets one or two of your love pets that are already there. For them it is all very well, the only consolation also. Each animal is unique. Our Nicki was special to us. Your animals are special to you and you can understand our feelings.
    Thank you very much and
    much love from Germany,

  34. Hi Jan - I hope you and all your funny farmers had a great Thanksgiving with lots of TurKey for all.

    I happened to have the same problem as Miss Peach did this week with the ebil Blogger cutting off my picture posting and was very appreciative of you "tutorial" about how to resize your pictures in your picasa albums - I even told people about it on my blog, hope that's OK.

    Also, loved the Angel Flight music video. And your Mousebreath column too!

    Thanks for all you do. T.


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