Thankful Thursday


As it is Thanksgiving for many of our friends overseas I would like to share this little story.
These past few weeks has been trying..the girls have taken turns at being unwell and I have had school and the yard to get sorted and hubby has been interstate on business and flies out again tomorrow..i am run ragged.
So today when Marbles needed a trip to the vet I was beyond stressed..i just could not believe that another sweetie was unwell.

However tonight I was given a reason to be thankful…
You see Dinnermintz was a sick foster kitten ..very sick..she was a three time come back to me for meds..she hated them and as a result you cannot hold her for more than 10 seconds before she squirms and wriggles and wants OUT!
I believe she associates holding with pills..
She will snuggle with me..only me and has even laid on me a few times over the past nearly 8 years..but no holding..until..

Licking my arm even!

Licking my arm even!

Still there!

Still there!

Even a pose for dad!

Even a pose for dad!

She looks uncomfortable..she was not trying to go though (and boy she is heavy!) but she was licking my arm and looking around and started to feel a bit more confident..she was like this for about 2 minutes..

Now compared to Pickles who will drape herself like a toga on you all day this does not seem like much..but I was nearly in tears..this is a huge step for Dinnermintz..and I felt so thankful…there is another blogger out there who I KNOW will understand how I feel..Savvy’s mum Linda ..there is always hope Mum L ..and I know one day sweet Savvy will reward you with the same blissful if fleeting moment.
So I am feeling very Thankful..i also feel thankful that each and every one of you grace my blog with comments and love..and I thank you all for your blogs that make me laugh cry and rejoice ..you are truly family…
Much love Fozziemum (Bev )

99 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

    • Aww thanks sweets…I did laugh not the best photos but I was dumbfounded by the moment…and I was feeling the love too πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving my sweets ❀ ❀ loves Bev xx

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  1. Oh no, poor Marbles, hope the vet found out what’s wrong with your girl. It’s a giant step for a cat (probably as big as the fist step on the moon) and I’m so glad that Dinnermintz was brave enough for such a step tonight. It’s sometimes not easy for peeps&pets to go over things what happened once …. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving-thursday, maybe it’s a thanksgiving-gift from Dinnermintz what you got today :o)

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    • Easy thankyou I think it was a great gift from Dinnermintz πŸ™‚ so far the bloods are fine for poor Marbles we are testing tomorrow for Diabetes and if negative then xrays on her hips////I agree it can be hard to forget some things and poor Dinnerminzt was 3 times back as a foster with repeat illnesses…all those pills I had to get in her..but hey I git a 2 minute cuddle and for that is worth the near 8 year wait πŸ™‚ happy Thanksgiving sweet one ..loves Fozziemum xx

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  2. It is these small little victories that give make life it’s rich texture. Thank YOU for sharing such a sweet moment with your baby (and may you have many more such special moments). I’m so thankful for YOU with your charming stories and lovely photos. You are like a sparkly gem that I can carry in my pocket and take with me all day long only to touch it to have my heart smile. Paws crossed that Marbles feels better soon and things slow down a bit for you. And happy Thanksgiving Day back atcha…with hugs and puppy kisses from me and Sam. ❀

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    • Awww thankyou for such lovely words my sweets πŸ™‚ indeed it was a special moment 8 years in the making and well worth it πŸ™‚ I hope Marbles is ok she is at the vet as I type..i hope you day is wonderful and I send my loves back to you an Sam πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀ Bev xxx

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  3. That’s just wonderful. This really must have been an overwhelming moment. No wonder you were nearly in tears, sweetie! Those pics of Dinnermintz are cute by the way. πŸ™‚ We hope Marbles gets well soon! All the best to you all! ❀ Much love, Roxy & Tigerlino ❀

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  4. That’s good news. I’m happy for you. It seems the little things in life give us so much joy. Not that that is little but many people would not understand. Frankie is like that. He will climb on my shoulders like Chris but he does not like to be held.

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    • It was a huge thing indeed..and it felt lovely …Pickles I could walk to your place and she would still be in my arms..Cleo the same..Marbles doesn’t mind either…I can understand why she is like this I don’t know how many pills I had to struggle to get into her over weeks and weeks….her sister who I also fostered I called Patience because she was fine with the pills..she was adopted pretty quickly also..

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  5. yup, it’s the little things. (or the not so little things in the case of Dinnermintz…he’s a big boy!)
    Sometimes I have held cats in front of a window so that they can look out while being held…for some reason they are okay being held if they have something interesting to watch…

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    • Thank you so much ..everyone seems to love the name πŸ™‚ and He..is a she hahaah…I know most gingers are boys..but Dinnermintz is all girlie πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Fozziemum…xx

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    • Indeed she was treated up Layla πŸ™‚ it was lovely ..I am so sorry that you are feeling worse…that Fibro is such a horrid damn thing..and so much unknown on treatment and cause..i hope really hope that you get a break 😦 hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  6. Well said. We love Blogville.

    Our Auntie took one of her cats to the Vets in a pillow slip. All the screaming and wild movement got her in quickly. Everyone thought she had a wild animal in that sack….well she did, sort of.

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  7. That’s a huge progress you made Dinnermintz. She really trust you, Fozziemum. Love and patience are promissing for a miracle…well, and talking of course πŸ˜€ Pawkisses for a Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Little Binky thankyou :)..indeed I felt very lucky..she is a very smoochy head butting snuggly girl ..but not pick ups! so I was pretty excited πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving to you sweet one πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxxxx

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  8. Oh Miss Bev weez got da leaky eyes fur ya’. Dat’s so pawsum!!!! And Dinnermintz looks just bootyful. So sorry dat yous hav so much of da bads and sads and weez’ll be purrayin’ fur yous as usual, but so glad yous got such a wunnewful blessing. And just when yous needed it too. πŸ™‚

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

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    • Dezi Lexi and Audra…thankyou..she is beautiful indeed and I was so happy I got a good cuddle..she is 8 in January so been a longggg time coming..and I got one this morning!! yay πŸ™‚ much love to you all :0 Fozziemum xxxx

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    • Jan thankyou….yes 8 years and the first long hold πŸ™‚ in every other way she is very smoochie..but holding is a different thing πŸ˜‰ and I will take 2 minutes as a great gift πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xxx

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  9. Awww, she looks so sweet, maybe this is the first of many and longer holds. We are so happy and thankful that you are our blogging friends. Hugs and nose kisses

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  10. Thank-you Bev, lovely photos, of course the hard earned trust of a loved animal is sooo rewarding. Right now I am really grateful that the massive storm which hit Brisbane last night and was heading up my way, died out and we just got a little rain which we are also very grateful for. Listening to the accounts on the radio last night I was very worried for all my animals here with the huge winds and hailstones. Very sad for Brisbane residents and massive clean up there today.

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  11. Just look at that adorable, precious, sweet little face! I know the feeling hon and I am just as glad for you. Please give her a hug and kiss from me as well. πŸ˜€
    ❀

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  12. Nothing warms the heart more than the unconditional love of an animal, whether cat or dog (or other). So glad Dinnermintz decided to give you a lick and a hug! She knows who loves her!

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  13. Oh, that is just beautiful! Dinnermintz waited until a perfect time to give you that gift, didn’t she? πŸ™‚
    We’re purring and praying for Marbles. Thank you for your friendship. It means so much to us!

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    • Guys thank you so much πŸ™‚ indeed she did..such a darling…and even though she looks terrified she was zoning out πŸ™‚ Marbles is doing very well ..she did not get an xray today but she does have a UTI like Pickles so Covenia injection and she will bounce right back..i still believe her hips are sore so next week we will check them at her re visit..but no Diabetes or bad things…YAY! and we also thank you for the wonderful friendship you give us πŸ™‚ please give Moosey a cuddle from us and I hope all is well…loves Fozziemum xxx

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  14. Isn’t being able to snuggle our beloved felines fabulous??? I was able to pick up Nylablue & cuddle for a minute or 2 the past few months. It was so wonderful. She finally felt safe enough to be cuddled…..I will never forget that feeling!
    Dinnermintz is “DA BOMM” as Nylabue would say πŸ˜‰
    Oh & so are YOU dear friend!
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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    • It sure is fab Sherri-Ellen…I was so happy…such a big step..and she looks terrified but she was sort of in the zone! am glad you got the same fleeting joy with Nylablue…it is so much more wonderful when it is so rare πŸ™‚ and you my sweet are wonderful πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  15. Oh, that is sooooo sweet!!!! Congrats Dinnermintz!!! Givin’ you a high paw!!! Butts, I gets it ~ I don’t cuddle either. I don’t knows why, butts Ma says that’s okay, I stink too much anyway! WHAT? Now, that’s just rude. Anyhu, I sure am glads you are cuddlin’ and lettin’ your Moms hold you! Moms need that sometimes, ya know?
    Thanks so much for being there for us and everyone ~ truly Thankful for Blogville!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Oh NO! stink…well truth be told Ruby ..Fozziedads old Airedale Teddy stank a bit too! but of course it is the oils πŸ™‚ I loved him anyway…and yes Forrest is not really a cuddler..and likes his space..i can use him as a pillow but a full hug would freak him out…so with Dinnerintz I was super happy πŸ™‚ and we adore you ruby and are thankful for that gorgeous face and sense of fun and care that you have.Much olve and kisses Fozziemum xx ❀

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  16. OMG!!! There will one day be a brief snuggle in my arms with Nana! Oh Bev, thank you for posting on my FB page. Bless Dinnermintz heart. And licked your arm even…sigh…Nana has licked my fingers a few times recently when I have been giving her pets in middle of the night. That is when she is her most vulnerable and I give up sleep just to have her face so close to me that I can feel her breath. Heaven

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    • It is heaven…I was so excited..Phil just watched in shock..and crept off to get the phone to take a pic..i got another one this morning,….nearly 8 years I feel so blessed :)..I knew you would truly appreciate how much this meant πŸ™‚ and yes one day Savvy will do the same..i just know it πŸ™‚ hugs and loves and we live in hope Bev xxx

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  17. HIGH FIVE PAWS for making your mom’s day Miss Dinnermintz!! Fozziemum, there is always a silver lining to be found…you may have to wade through the cat pee and dog poop to find it…butt we promise it is there!
    BIG licks & love,
    Wally & Sammy

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  18. Good for you, Dinnermintz! It wasn’t so bad, now, was it? And think of all the snuggles you can get if you keep it up. I tell my elusive kitty the same thing….

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  19. Oh I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO understand how happy that brief couple of minutes made you! Dinnermintz is such a big huggable kitty and for her to be everything BUT that must be frustrating….until now….she’ll remember that it “wasn’t so bad” bring up in your arms and nothing hurt and she didn’t have to have a pill – maybe next time it will be for a longer time – baby steps ARE, after all, STEPS !

    Happy Non-Thanksgiving (I know you don’t celebrate it there)……….but we are VERY thankful to have you and your insane crew in our lives – you keep us wondering what will happen next Down Under!

    Love, Pam and Sam

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    • Pam and Sam thankyou so much..indeed I got another cuddle the next day..funny she will snuggle next to me and very rarely on me but this was wonderful πŸ™‚ and I think every country should celebrate a day of thanks…it might make the world a nicer place πŸ™‚ we love you guys an hope that our next down under adventure keeps you wondering ahahhahah πŸ™‚ much loves BEV XX

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  20. Dinnermintz, you did an awesome job of staying in your mom’s arms. It’s very hard to stay in one place and especially being cuddled. I will let mom pick me up and cuddle a wee bit but them I’m gone….none of this mushy stuff for me.

    (((Shoko)))

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  21. Thanksgiving should be global – it’s not religious or political, not bounded by race, color, creed, or gender. It’s just for remembering to love the little things, like you have here with us, and sharing them with those you care for – like you have, here, with us. X

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  22. Hello Fozziemum! I do hope that Marbles will be okay, it’s always such a stressful thing when our little loved ones aren’t feeling quite themselves. Your epic two minute cuddle with Dinnermintz made me smile… i’ve got some babies I’ve waited years for as well, and they are so worth it. Big hugs for you all, from all of us XO

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    • Hi sweets! Marbles is really good today..so her and Pickles have stopped the wild pee competition! the meds are clearly working phew! and yes the wait is worth it..she looks terrified but was actually just zoning out …bless her chubby cottons! much love to you all Fozziemum xxx

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  23. LOL Bev Nylablue did not being picked up or hugged but I used to wait til she was standing on the tote & would come up to her & say, “Brace yourself NylaB!” then pick her up jsut under front legs & hug her & she would let me…..I always thought of the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” when Mrs. D is telling Sally Field about her love life with Mr. D. “Brace yourself Effie!” he would say…..
    LOL one of my happy memories….
    Go Dinnermintz get into the zone…hugging is the best! πŸ˜‰
    Love Sherri-Ellen xoxoxo

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    • HAAHAAHAAHHA love it…and I LOVE that you have had a funny memory..that is awesome πŸ™‚ Dinnerminzt is NOT in the zone now as she has done something to her paw…I cannot catch a break…..much loves Bev xxx

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  24. 😦 You really can’t seem to catch a break there & I am very sorry! How is she doing today?? Do you think she might have hurt paw jumping up or down???
    I have lots of funny memories but that is the one that came to mind first.
    At least I have not cried today (yet). That is some progress….this place is so empty w/out Sweet Feet!
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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    • That will happen for a long time sweets…crying is the hearts way of healing and of course the place would seem empty 😦 …Dinnermintz is A-Ok …I am sure she pulled a claw..and no I can’t catch a break..urghhh but onwards and upwards..she moans πŸ˜‰ Love Bev xxxx

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  25. The tears were flowing Wednesday after I brought Nylablue’s ashes home. It felt awful. I am tearing up still but am clamer. I know in my heart & mind she was ready to go. She fought the ‘good fight’ & I am glad that I was able to help her to Summerland in a peaceful manner.
    I am glad Dinnermintz is all right & I hope the poochie appointment went well.
    Have you had a chance to rest yet??? Bwhahahahaha….I am SUCH a funny girl aren’t I??
    Much love, Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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    • I understand my sweets 😦 I have just had a lovely shower and ripped the hairs from my bear legs..ouchie..Forrets went well 0.2 up on Urea and a bit low in thyroid but nothing to worry about as he is really quite healthy…now..madam check your fb message..please..my emails are acting up and I wanted to ask you something πŸ™‚ xxx Bev xxx

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  26. I tired shaving my legs this week; it id hard to shave ‘Shetland Pony’ legs so must do it properly this weekend πŸ˜‰
    I am glad Forrest is all right. I worry aobut the ‘old boy’…
    I am on my way to FB now….see you in two ticks!
    Love S-E. x0x0

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