Thankful For Puppy Caregivers – Wordless Wednesday

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and I have a lot to be thankful for.

First, I’m thankful for my husband who slept on the floor beside Zoe the foster puppy’s crate so she’d settle down and go to sleep her first night with us.

Mike and Zoe the foster puppy.

I think it’s love. Should I be jealous?

And I’m also thankful for Honey being such a good host dog.

Despite having her world turned upside down, Honey is always sweet to puppies. No matter how annoying they are.

Honey the golden retriever cares for Zoe the foster puppy.

She never stops. I wonder what they’re feeding her? And can I have some too?

Your Turn: What are you thankful for?

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  1. Well, today is Sam’s and My 21st wedding anniversary and I am grateful for that. I’m grateful for Sam being a big part of my life, for sticking with me when I’ve been a bitch, and for loving my dogs almost as much as he loves me. Sometimes I think he loves them more. :-)


    • No, Sue, he loves you more. Because you’re the person who brought the dogs into his life.

      Hope you and Sam enjoyed a lovely anniversary and have a great Thanksgiving.

  2. I’m thankful I don’t have to cook this year 😉
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Funny, because I’m sad I don’t get to cook. :)

      Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. Don’t let Steve run all the way to Mexico to burn off the extra holiday calories. :)

  3. Today is Harley’s birthday – so let me start with that! But really, I am thankful for the life I’ve lived – with all it’s ups and downs, disappointments and heartaches. I have so many wonderful memories that over shadow most of the pain. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been like Disney – not for a long shot, but through all the darkness I’ve always been surrounded by love and support and for that – I am eternally grateful. Happy Thanksgiving my friend, be blessed.

    • If yesterday was Harley’s birthday, I bet he has a lot to be thankful for. Perhaps a special treat or two?

      There are certainly days when I only wish for darkness to disappear. But in truth, living through the darkness helps us see how amazing it is to step into the light.

      Enjoy a lovely day!

  4. I am thankful that a recent health scare with Wilson turned out to be a false alarm! I’ll be posting about it soon.

    • Wow, glad you got good news. That’s the kind of spoiler alert I like to see. I’ll wait for your post.

      Hope you and your family enjoy a lovely holiday.

  5. I’m thankful I didn’t have to put down my second dog in four weeks. Franny has cancer and I thought her distress was so acute I would have to let her go. But my vet prescribed prednisone and she has been so much better! Comfortable, even. Back in charge, in fact. If you’ve followed my blog at all, you know Franny. And Franny on steroids is a scary thing. But better a very bossy Franny, than no Franny at all.

    • Oh, Ann, how bittersweet. But I’m glad your vet was able to help Franny feel a bit better. And to give you more time to enjoy your bossy princess.

      I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

      • Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too. I’ve enjoyed your blog this year ever so much. I haven’t been in the mood to write mine much lately, but reading your posts every morning is a bright spot in my day! :)

  6. I would be grateful for those things too.

  7. That is so funny! I think Katie and I both feel that Bailie never stops and we wish we had her energy!

  8. I’m thankful for those like you who can foster when we can’t. (yet) And who understand the needs and wants of a dog or puppy so they can give them a fresh start to a new home. And who planned their life around Honey in order to be able to foster and be a good foster sister.

    Happy Thanksgiving Pamela and to Mike and Honey. :)

    • And I’m thankful for people who work very hard to give loving, stimulating, and safe homes to six (count them, six) amazing dogs.

      I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded by everyone you love the most. :)

  9. I’m thankful for people who have the strength of character to foster dogs and let them go to another forever home.

    • Are you saying my husband has a weak character? Because he’s started wondering how an Australian Cattle Dog would do aboard a 35 foot sailboat. :)

      And I’m starting to wonder if he’s crazy.

  10. I’m thankful to you, your husband, and Honey for all being great teachers to your foster pups. It’s such admirable work.

    • It’s a privilege to be able to do it. It wouldn’t be possible without Honey.

      If I didn’t have a dog of my own, I’d never be able to send them back. And Honey was raised from the very beginning with this in mind.

  11. OMD, she’s so cute! I’m thankful for dogs in general! Where would we be without them? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Yep, a day without dogs is like a day without sunshine. And since we have so many cloudy days here in upstate NY, I definitely know what that’s like.

      Hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving day.

  12. The look on Honeys face in that picture is priceless!