Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thankful Thursday

What, no big crazy outlandish offensive unbelievable story this Thursday? Nope.

Believe it or not, most of the tales you'll find here are based in reality. Don't get me wrong: they stop at the bar on the way home, get liquored up and veer wildly away from said reality, only to meander back to it just in time to let the outcome be known. There is a very strange story we have to share with you, but that story has not ended, and will not lend itself to early disclosure. I will drop one last hint and say that the trap has arrived. Have fun with that...

While I have a moment, let me say that I've been trying to make the blog rounds and have happened across some tags and awards that I am late to acknowledge. If I have missed yours please let me know!

Five that I did find:

Thank you for practicing restraint Holly. It would have been easy and accurate to erase that second "s" prior to presenting this award to us.

A recent nod came from Carolina at Brinkbeest

Believe it or not, one or two people have suggested that we might be a little crazy. They underestimate, and this award has our number with a bullet.

Movie star Suzuki found us worthy of this fine award.

I'm not sure that we're fab, but who are we to argue with a dog in sunglasses?

Our friend Jan in Utah was kind enough to provide the Proximade award.

Jan called us clever. Please do not explain the difference between clever and crazy to her - we don't want to forced to give our award back :)

This very nice award was delivered with the kindest sentiments from Elizabeth and Luna

We love when other people are so nice. It gives us something to aspire to ;)

There are all kinds of rules that come with such awards, but we hate rules, so feel free to take your pick - on us!

We are very thankful for all of the incredibly nice people that we have met this year. It has been remarkable, and the experience has only strengthened our belief that dog lovers are the best people on the planet. Dogs do rule, but so do a few of their two-leggers!

Speaking of two-leggers: enjoy this picture of Nigel from his recovery. He had a hard time kicking the Tramadol habit - Nigel does enjoy his pain pills a tad too much. We shared this information on Facebook and thankfully, his human friends there helped coax him back to sobriety.

What are you thankful for this Thursday? Whatever it may be, cherish it. And be well.


  1. I am thankful Mummy found this blog. She is usually crying from laughter when she has finished reading it.
    Big licks to you

  2. So funny, I loved the photo!

  3. I'm thankful its almost Friday!!! :-)

  4. The hat looks great.


  5. Martha8:30 AM

    very cool photo Nigel.

    oh, is it in the 'downtown-outdoor msll type thingy" in Burlington?- somewhere near the Culinary Institute? Are all the "hippies" still hanging around-or not warm enough yet?

    agree- dogs and their people are the BEST!


  6. I am thankful for several things in this second...I'm thankful to Al Gore for inventing the Internet, because without him, how could so many clever minds, like the ones that live here, find a way to share it all with us...

    I'm thankful that I don't have a shin humping, drug lovin', FaceBook hangin' dog...because if I had him, you wouldn't hear anything near as funny as what his Two Legger hears.

    I'm thankful for all the time and energy you have Mr. Author for giving us such fun moments on days that could be quite Crappy.

    And, last the Academy would like to acknowledge Mrs. Author for her support. Without you, and with a quick dial to 911, the white coats from the home would be out in a N.Y. sec to put them in the back of the van for the asylum.

    I'm thankful for it all.

  7. I'm thsnkful I'm 'here' to be thankful!


  8. I'm more thankful for Saturday than Thursday. Saturday is piggy twist night. But then, if there were no Thursday, would there even be a Saturday? Okay, I better be thankful for EVERY day!. Woof, Tank

  9. Thankful you joined Expressly Corgi as a follower - so I could find YOUR blog! Love the doggie with the lampshade hat - PARTY ON!

  10. I am thankful to have met woos!!! Thankful for my doggie treats, my mommy and hooman brother...and yes, even the other furries in the house. Harooo rooo!!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  11. Each of your awards were well deserved. :)

    I'm thankful that as I enter day six without sugar, I am actually becoming OK with it. My coffee doesn't taste like dirt today and I've lost two pounds. Woo Hoo!

    I'm also thankful that Zeke (my dog) hasn't been nearly as gassy these past two days. Having already exhausted every idea under the sun for ridding him of said gas, I haven't done anything new lately. It just stopped. I may not know why, but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. I'll take it!

    And I'm thankful I got my cabbage and spinach in the ground before it decided to rain for three days straight here.

  12. I am thankful and grateful for good health and for having had the privilege and opportunity to give homeless, helpless animals a second chance.

  13. Nice party hat! Looking forward to Paula Abdul's capture!!!

    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

  14. Hi Nig! I originally wanted to post a clever and witty comment but when I thought about it, really thought about it, I knew that I was thankful for so many really important things in my life. So on this beautiful Thursday I am thankful.... that I wake up each day to the 8 gorgeous furry faces in my life. Without them I would not be complete. I'm also thankful for all those furries who have passed over and whom I loved just like they were my own skin children. I think especially of my Sparkle, my heart dog, who gave me so much and asked for so little. Losing her left a huge hole in my heart that will never be filled but golly, I thank God for the time we had together. I'm thankful for the usual stuff- health, home and family and friends but of all my gratitude, I thank God the most for my dogs and cats. May God bless the ones who share my life today (3 greyhounds, 2 geriatric poodles and 3 cats) and the souls of the ones who are waiting for me at the Bridge.

  15. Congrats on all your awards. Good think Nigel let off the pain meds. We don't want him to attempt the theft of prescription pads.

  16. I'm thankful that my Old Girl and Mr. Jason will spend the weekend with ME! And for your blog. :)

  17. Haha! That picture of Nigel is hil-ar-ee-us!

    Congrats on all those pawsome awards!!

  18. Congrats on all your awards.

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  19. You have the best blog I have ever read. There is not a day that you do not bring a smile to my face. Congratulations on the awards you deserve so much more!!! Thank you for sharing your escapades with us I feel blessed to be included.

  20. We are so very thankful we have you to make our Thursday so fun!!! You always make us laugh.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  21. Theresa5:41 PM

    I'm thankful to have my two gorgeous fur kids - who run this house - and bring me endless joy. I'm thankful that I found this blog because it never fails to bring a huge smile to my face. Love ya Nigel!

  22. I am thankful that I found my forever home and I'm living happily ever after. :)

  23. The DEFINITIVE Dog Blog needs to know about Donna Haraway's work--check out her Companion Species Manifesto and the somewhat (?!) more metaphysical Animals And Other Worlds.

  24. Lovely Thankful Thursday post! And congrats on the various Blog Awards, each and every one SO deserving!

    Your blog transcends time and space and helps to bring people of like minds and common interests together to share thoughts, feelings, friendship and laughter.

  25. Thankful for people who make me laugh so, OBVIOUSLY, you made the list! :)

  26. Congratulations on your well deserved awards. =)

  27. poor pup addicted to pain killers... I'm glad he's okay :) this was pretty funny - thanks for visiting my blog :) - I guess posting comments and pictures next to each other is just a mystery everytime then :) hahha!
    have a dogtastic week end

  28. o wait... did i just read nigel is human? lol - my bad!

  29. Not at all - he's all dog :)

  30. You can't argue with a dog wearing sunglasses, especially at night. Congratulations on the awards!

  31. The hat suits Nigel. Glad he kicked the habit... would hate for him to spend time in rehab.

    I agree, dog people are a breed apart. And they unite, sometimes crazily, but they unite nonetheless.

    Congrats on all the awards, your blog surely deserves them all and more! ;) Hope you and the kids have a great weekend.

  32. You guys are pretty great and we enjoy your stories....congrats on the awards. :)

  33. So I just came by to tag you for an award on my blog and then lookie here you have been given lots of awards - that's because you deserve it.

  34. The picture is too cute!!

    Happy Mommy's Day to your Mommy!!