Break Out Your Best Sweatpants Folks It's Thanksgiving!

Ah Thanksgiving.  We’ll all be busting out our best pair of sweat pants and stuffing our faces.  We have dinner with Grammy and there is always some turkey (this year ground turkey burgers) for the four legged kids.  It’s also a tradition for us to watch the National Kennel Club Dog Show.  We hope you enjoy the day doing the things you like best with the people and furry kids you like best.

Since it’s also a time of year to reflect and be thankful for the many good things in our lives, here are some of the things I am most thankful for:

Bettina greyhound knows how to use a bed
I am thankful to wake up each morning with Bettina’s head on the pillow next to mine and her nose firmly wedged under my neck.

I am thankful that the strange bump on Blue’s inner thigh did not turn out to be what I feared it might be.

I am thankful that my soon to be 10 year old boy is in good health.

I am thankful that my washing machine works so I can wash all the house coats that Blue has accidentally peed on this fall when he was aiming for something else.

I am thankful that Bettina has only managed to put 1 hole in the LL Bean bed in the office despite her constant assault on it with teeth and nails.

I am thankful that Blue has started letting me sleep in an extra 30 minutes on the weekends.

I am thankful that we have not added too many scars to Bettina’s paper thin skin this year.

I am thankful that it has been so long since someone peed inside I can’t even remember when that was.

I am thankful that I can give the kids a good quality food, treats, marrow bones and other goodies.
Blue greyhound in his man cave

I am thankful that Bettina is sassy and full of it.

I am thankful that Blue never met a stranger and charms everyone who ever meets him.

I am thankful for a job that is so incredibly pet friendly.

We are all thankful for Camp Grammy’s!

I am thankful that I had Girly Girl in my life, even if for a short while.

We are all thankful for finding a wonderful vet (Yay Dr. Amy) at the Topsham Veterinary Wellness Center (so close to home!).

We are also all thankful for the fact that you guys take the time to read our stories and are so wonderful, amusing and supportive with your comments.

So Happy Thanksgiving from Mumma, Blue and Bettina!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! We're thankful that we found you and get to enjoy your tales. I can't imagine life without Bettina stories!

  2. I bet the kids are thankful they ended up at your house.

  3. and also from the aforementioned Grammy..aka Camp Grammys

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I'm thankful for having so many wonderful blogs to read that I haven't got time to write my own Thanksgiving post. Not that we celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, but it is good to be reminded to count your blessings.

  5. Great list and best Thanksgiving post title...ever. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for sweatpants too-I wore them all day today!

  7. I really like your thankful list!


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