Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thankful Thursday and More

A friend shared this at social media. Lou Diamond Phillips with his five Maine Coon Cats. One is hiding away behind the couch. My friend Marilyn had 2 Maine Coon Cat. One Thankful Thursdayday she came home from work and noticed her Pookie cat and her other Maine Coon sitting under the tree in the backyard. Her brother Bill was a Vietnam Vet and he often forgotten things or did random unusual things. She said, Bill did you let the cats outdoors? You know they are declawed and could never defend themselves. He was appalled and answered, I would never do such a terrible thing. The next day same thing. So off to the store she went to purchase a  video camera. The next day, their they were, chilling underneath the shade of the tree. She checked her video cam and the big male Buster was jimmying the lock on the patio door. That darn cat opened that door and away they went! This went on day after day. Buster was determined to have his friend enjoy the great outdoors with him. I love that story and always remember her two Maine Coons fondly. Stop by Thankful Thursday Show us what you are thankful for.
When Brody held Miss Shea Avery Marie he told his mom and dad he wanted a sister just like her. They told him he can have a baby girl cousin instead. HaHaHa! You have to be thankful for a boy with a kind heart. I sure am.
Cousin Harrison invited Brody over for a swim. Brody had been a bit shy about the water until he got in with Harrison. Another kind heart. It is amazing what another child can do to ease the fears of his small cousin.
Blake is following his big brothers lead. Together they keep their parents busy. Thankful for this crew including sister Addy not pictured with them.  The water table is something to occupy little ones on the warm sunny days.  Thankful I am related to this bunch of cuties.
I love this truth. Kindness will always come back to you tenfold. I truly believe it.
We still have a clothesline. I Love it. Fresher sheets and comforters too in the warm weather. I am just wondering how people, like the Amish, unfreeze their laundry in the winter time? I am guessing somehow they do it indoors. I love the Amish, having recently been grace by their hospitable ways. I love their handmade games and the ladies make candy more delightful then anything found in the stores today.  Mr. Dan Rabler, the toy maker, remembered our daughter Rebekah from her November visit to their shop. I know his name because he had a nice business card. I would never be mad at my hubby for updating my clothesline. HaHaHa I LOVE it!


Terra said...

I like Lou Diamond Phillips and I like Maine Coon cats so that photo is a win for me. That is an interesting story about the clever cat who figured out how to open a door and go outside. This is a happy post, full of cute little 'uns and the clothes line lady.

Sandee said...

Sometimes you need to videotape what really happened. Some cats are most smart.

Lots of thankful things today. As always.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Anne. Big hug. ♥

LV said...

Used cloths lines most all my life. Now, city no longer get that fresh smell. Have you tried the new blogger yet? I have not and probably will have to give up blogging. Glad you are doing well.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Love the Maine Coon story, too cute. We used to have a Maine Coon here, my Brother Ivan, he screamed in the middle of the night and off to the Rainbow Bridge he ran. Brody sure looks cute and the pool party looks fun! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Kathe W. said...

smarty pants cat! wow! Have a lovely day!

Feline Opines, the World from a Feline Point of View said...

Meowza those Main Coon cats are big! That pool looks like fun but it's not warm enough for water yet. I like water and stand outside the shower and meow until The Female Human lets me in, but it's warm water. We felines don't like being wet and cold!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

pilch92 said...

My hubby and I love Lou Diamond Philips in The Prodigal Son. Now I like him even more. XO

Louca por porcelana said...

Your Grands are so cute!I also love the Bible verse.Hugs!

Mevely317 said...

LOVE that image of Brody with baby Shea! Too funny about the crafty kitties letting themselves outdoors. She should send the evidence to America's Funniest Home Videos. I remember my sweet mother hanging out clothes to dry in the back yard … in all kinds of weather. We had a big old mangle ironer, but for the life of me I can't recall how she'd warm the clothes that had been out in the snow and ice. She was so tireless, always doing for others and I hate that selfish me never really expressed appreciation.

messymimi said...

Our Mikey was half Maine coon, and he was huge. He also understood English and was too smart for his own good. Guess that's a trait of all the Maine coon cats.

How i enjoy line dried clothes. We have to use an indoor rack, though.

Those pictures are such smile bringers, thank you!

Edna B said...

I used clothes lines most of my life too. Clothes smell so much better when they are dried outdoors. Even though I have a dryer for most things, I'm putting a small line out on my porch for a few small things. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.