Being Thankful

It's hard to believe that the Pres and I have had Copper and Moon for nearly ten years. And although Moon is really my favorite, I've always catered to Copper...because he was so abused and mistreated as a pup. He always gets the new toys, the new bed, my blanket to snuggle on. He gets his biscuit first. He gets pet first.  Get the picture?  The boy just needs to know he's loved.

Moon is always second. She gets the leftovers...the hand-me downs...the old beds...the used, well-chewed sticks. Because she (we believe) was just dumped on the mountain left to starve, she is grateful for anything she gets in the food, toy and love department.

Well, the other day, when I went downstairs to get something, I noticed that Moon was curled up in the cuddle bed I bought Copper last year. She looked so comfy!!  Yet I knew that when "the boy" (aka Copper) came down to go to bed, he would throw her out.  And she would give in to the alpha male and relocate to her corner lying on her rectangular bed.

Yep. We all have lots of people and lots of things to be thankful for this year.  You know it and I know it.

And Moon is no exception.
When I took her new cuddle bed out of the bag and said, "This is for Moon. Where's my girl?" she came running. Pushing Moon out of the way and sniffing the material, Copper gave it a long look while Moon remained a few feet away. I placed it in the office where she likes to sleep. She walked up to it carrying her tattered, stuffed Fluffy and flopped.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

And for heavens sake, have second and thirds of
being thankful!


Anonymous said…
Too cute and sweet.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving :)
Mimsie said…
Happy Thanksgiving from Australia.
We have lots to be thankful with hubby turning 84 next Monday and me 82 a month later.
We also have a beautiful little cat who is now 12 years old and bosses the house (and us as well). We bought her from the Cat Haven and she is still timid with strangers after all these years.
I am thankful for the country in which I live even though there are problems but compared with other parts of the world it so peaceful here and one must always be thankful for that.
Chatty Crone said…
Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a great one.
This was a very sweet post, JP. And, since we have meet both Copper and Moon we know what wonderful pets and companions they are to you and Joe.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Anonymous said…
May we all have a 'flopping' kind of day, right after we eat our Thanksgiving meals. xox Can I borrow that bed, by the way? In a larger size of course. LOL
TexWisGirl said…
sweet moon. :) blessings to you.
Ann said…
Aw what a sweet story. Moon is a lot like a dog I had. She would back off of anything and even let the cat have first dibs at her food dish.
Have a happy Thanksgiving
Anonymous said…
Now THERE is a picture of thanksgiving.
Anonymous said…
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤
Unknown said…
Happy Thanksgiving to you to.
I really enjoyed this post, and am glad I didn't miss it. Copper and Moon are so lucky that you found them, although I have no doubt that you think you are the lucky ones!
Betty said…
I'm thankful that you rescued Copper and Moon. I wish they could all be rescued and have homes like yours (and mine). :)

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