Thursday, September 25, 2014

Marcus is Thankful

Marcus:  I get to pick what we're thankful for today and I choose a tree.  This tree is in our back yard.

Cameron:  Why would you pick a tree?  Is it edible?

Marcus:  No.

Micah:  Can you play with it?

Marcus:  No.

Sam:  Can you pee on it?

Marcus:  No.  It's outside the dog pen.

Buddy:  Have you tried?

Marcus:  No, it's too far away.

Merci:  Well, I'm surprised you aren't practicing, seeing as how you've peed on everything else out there, including me and Buddy and Sam.

Percy:  I'm glad we don't go outside if that's what goes on out there.

Cyndi:  Hey, enough!  I'd like to know why Marcus picked a tree for Thankful Thursday.

Marcus:  Because it has shaded the back yard all summer so I could go outside and play. 

Rusty:  I think you made a wise choice, Marcus.  I appreciated the shade, too, when I spent time outside on the back steps with you.

Marcus:  So you think we should get Jan to make an award for the shade tree?

Sam:  Naw, just pee on it next time we walk by it.  It'll appreciate being watered.

PAWS needs your vote!  Many of you know Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life blog.  He and his wife Tracey do a lot to help the PAWS cats find homes.  We talked him into entering PAWS, Norwalk, CT in the Vetericyn Loves Animals Charity Giveaway 2014.  We would like to see PAWS win.  Please, could you spare a minute of your time to vote for PAWS - Daily through October 15th.

You might not be familiar with Vetericyn but it is a product Jan used to use for us when we had a cut or scrape, for wound debriding, or when Buddy's skin problem flared up.  It is safe for both cats and dogs.  The only reason we haven't used it in a while is because we haven't been able to afford it.

It is a great product to have on hand for emergencies and the winning non-profit organization will receive a year's supply.

UPDATE:  Cathy Keisha has found an easier way to vote but the original directions will remain on here in case something doesn't work at some point.  Thanks, CK!

1. Click on this link.
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".
Please share with your friends to help PAWS Norwalk, CT win.

For emergency use only - :)
To vote for PAWS, Norwalk, CT on the Vetericyn website:
1. Click on
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization".
3.Click on "View Entries". 
4. Type "paws" in the search box on the right (above entries).
5. Click on "Paws
Norwalk, CT" should be the second from top left.  (letters "aw" showing")
6. Click on "Vote". 

We don't know why they have made it so difficult to vote but please share and help PAWS win.

They also have a Facebook page but it will send you to their webpage for voting, so we won't list it.

Micah would like to thank Jenna & the Sibe Tribe for this lovely graphic for Micah's birthday and gotcha day yesterday. 

You can join the Thankful Thursday blog hop by visiting Pepi Smart Dog.

Thoughtless Thursday is co-hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a husky.


  1. Trees are great! unless you get stuck in them...

    Noodle and crew

  2. I voted! Happy belated gotcha day to Micah!

  3. Trees are good to be thankful for!

  4. We think that tree was a very wonderful thing to be thankful for Marcus!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. We like the shade from trees, and the critters that live in them, too...MJF likes mark with P-mails!

  6. We think the shade tree was a good choice too. We have a shady back yard and we love it and appreciate it, especially on a hot day.

  7. That was a good thing for which to be thankful, Marcus! :)

    And we're also grateful for such wonderful, thoughtful friends like you. Thank you for nominating us for the Vetericyn Loves Animals contest, and for championing the voting stuff. You're pawsome!


    Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and all the PAWS animals

  8. K think that is a great tree you got there Marcus!

  9. Marcus that was sooo cool of you to be thankful for that tree, if only more people would be thankful for them, then I bet we would have a lot more.
    stella rose

  10. Treez r a good thing tue b thankful fer - they give us shade in the hot summer an'provide a place t ue pee on. Even little critterz like'em cuz they can uze'em tue escape frum us Beaglebratz however that iz not so good fer us.
    Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

  11. soon az we hit publish comment bout bein thanx full fora BURD FREE TREE
    ....we will be mor N happee ta vote for paws !!! ♥♥

  12. Marcus, thank you for reminding us to be grateful for the trees. And thank you Jan for thinking of PAWS!
    I've had to buy that medicine for Mickey Mouser's chin acne and it is very good but expensive.

  13. O I deu love a tree!!! In fact, TREE-TV is one of my favoritest things teu watch!!!

    Your is particularly pretty!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  14. Mom LOVES LOVES LOVES trees!!! We don't have a lot of them where we live cuz it is very dry. So we are thankful for every one that there is!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Please help us get 200 followers!

  15. We love trees and are thankful for them. If we didn't have trees, we wouldn't have squirrels and we would miss out on lots of fun! We will also vote! ☺

  16. Marcus, that is a wonderful tree you have picked out.
    We will vote for PAWS too!
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

  17. A tree is an excellent choice, Marcus! Ours are turning golden now, way too soon for mom's liking...and ours because then it will be winter and we cannot go outside with her.

  18. Your tree is really nice!! :D

  19. We love trees to and are thankful for the shade..and sometimes the peemails....we also voted :) thanks for letting us know :) hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  20. everyone should be thankful for trees

    retro rover

  21. I think it's a paw-fect tree!!!!
    So glad you liked the card Micah!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  22. Hi Y'all,

    Love trees.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  23. You did a purrfect choice, Marcus, and we smiled when we read the way you're going to thank that tree for its shadow ! Purrs

  24. Nice shot of the trees! Happy Thoughtless Thursday!

  25. PepiSmartDog: trees are just awesome! Looks to be a beautiful tree too.
    Good luck with your competition!
    Sounds a very good product.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop again. Always enjoy reading your post each week and getting to know you a bit more through each one.
    Hope to see you again next week. *waves paw* :=o)


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