As promised, I want to write about what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I was a bit curious of how other dogs view Thanksgiving so I consulted with my friend, Snoopy. Like me, Snoopy has the art of staying “lighthearted” mastered. Whether it is Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, we want to be part of the celebrations! It isn’t as if we need to take up a chair at your Thanksgiving table, we can sit by your feet or in the corner of the room. Remember, us dogs don’t have to be high maintenance like some of you have come to believe we are? We won’t even expect a turkey leg on Thanksgiving; but rather, just your continued unconditional love.
I am so thankful for the basic necessities of daily life. While I am able to drink water and eat every day, there are many dogs that have to go out and search for their food and drink. Even I forget that many dogs are not cared for like we are at this home. I also have a comfortable home to live in all year, while some dogs don’t have a home or even a warm place to lay their heads ever! Actually, I could write a BOOK about what I am thankful for rather than a blog. I have owners that love me more than anyone could imagine. I will never take it for granted because I have watched enough TV in my lifetime to know we have it really great at this home. Yes, I sometimes complain about listening to Nancy’s jibberish chatting, I appreciate that she listens to me too!
Like humans, us dogs have birthdays too. But, this blog is suppose to be about what I am thankful for? Well, I am thankful for birthdays! In case you don’t know this, Serenade and I have November birthdays. Thanksgiving week is a continuous reminder of how thankful my owners are for our existence. Serenade turned 14 years old last week and I will turn 13 this week.
Since Nancy is sitting near me as I type this blog, I asked her what she is most thankful for this Thanksgiving? Of course, it goes without saying that us dogs were on her list of gratitudes! Like so many people, she is thankful for her friends and family too. But, she said her FAITH is what she is most grateful for in this world. She said “it is a gift that many will never grasp or accept” in this life. Her quote she asked me to share is from 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV) which reads, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” Robert J. Morgan says “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift – reminds us that our gifts for the Lord’s work are simply reflections of the great gift ever given – God’s free gift of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Yup, that is all a bit too confusing to me from a dog’s perspective. I just know I am so grateful for my owner’s love here on earth. I am thankful for you readers too, so please know that I won’t let Nancy share too much about her faith on this blog because she said that should be saved for her own blog some day in the future. Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. Left photo is 2019 decorated leaning plum tree. Right photo is of Serenade by the same tree years ago.