Merci: We love Thankful Thursdays because we get to tell something we're ... well, thankful for, of course.
Sam: This week we would like to give a special thanks to our dear friends Miss Pat and her canine Satch who sent us a wonderful gift box.
Buddy: Monday afternoon the mail carrier caught Jan just as she was leaving to pick up some food and gave her a very heavy package. This is what she found when she opened it. Can you believe all this came out of that skinny box?
Marcus: Is this where I say I don't believe it?
Marcus: Okay. I don't believe it! How did she fit it all in?
Merci: Miss Pat just knows how to pack a box. All those cans are dog food. We don't get canned food any more unless someone gives us some. We love canned food mixed in our kibble.
Marcus: So what are all those other items?
Sam: Dog treats, hip and joint chews, some odds and ends Miss Pat threw in for Jan - tea bags, chewy bars, popcorn, even some postage stamps.
Marcus: Wow. Is it Jan's birthday?
Merci: Not for a couple of weeks. And even if it was her present, she'll share the canned food with us.
Sam: Are you sure Jan will share?
Merci: No, not really. She does have an appetite. I hope she doesn't get the urge to snack in the middle of the night.
Buddy: We are grateful for the package and it is twice as precious to us. You see, that food was intended for Satch, but he hadn't been doing well for a while. He and Miss Pat realized he wouldn't be able to hang around long enough to eat it, so they sent it on to us. It arrived just a few hours before he was helped to the bridge. (We posted Saluting Satch on Tuesday.)
Merci: Miss Pat took good care of Satch and we know it's a big adjustment to be without him now.
Sam: *removes his straw hat and places it over his heart* We will think of Miss Pat and Satch as we eat the food they sent.
Pepi Smart Dog for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.
And co-hosts Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a husky. for the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.