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Menoffering...of thanks


In pet-Blogville there is a blog-hop going on today. As the honourary 'aunty' I am going to join in the verbal thanksgiving, but of course for me it is not just limited to my 'furiends'; there have been some wonderful connections and exchanges with many elsewhere in Ethercity.

To walk with gratitude in one's heart each and every day is the best of all things and I certainly do find that.  Somehow, just as in 'landlife', meeting and greeting through the ether actually works. Each one first establishes their identity.  Others will go through the 'first contact' and check it over; just as in 'landlife' there will be those with whom we do not 'click' and vice versa.   That's fine.  

Then there are those with whom we can share some worthwhile comments and take an interest in a common theme.

Still others will become strong connections, bonds will grow...and if we are very fortunate indeed, we get to meet in the 'landlife' world, not just the ether!  It has been my great good fortune to have met with four blogpals in the past 18 months and I AM THANKFUL that bonds have proven indeed to be present. Kernels for a growing acquaintance.

Friendship, as we know, takes nurturing.  I am of course, ever and always GRATEFUL for the family and long-term friends I do have; but to be finding so many potential friendships in Blogville and Ethercity is certainly worth celebrating.

Some of us - I dare say most of us - will never have the opportunity to meet in the furs and flesh; yet this does not prevent a sense of warmth and caring from enveloping us.  I have definitely experienced this from a few of you in Ethercity, but it has to be said that this is felt at its very best in pet-Blogville. We can all relate to the concept of having suburbs of a city where we tend to feel most comfortable.  pet-Blogville is for sure a 'burb in which I love to linger!

The pulling together for fun, frolics and support through difficult times is enheartening. It is not simply a whispering in the ether; it is tangible and practical succour.

POTP (power of the paw) is the prayer circle of Blogville and when word goes out, even when we may not know or connect regularly with the one in need, at that time all are included and it is just astounding how 'linking' that feels.  There is genuine and outstanding care sent up into the cloud and it rains just where it is needed.

There is much joy and laughter in Blogville. The welcome is all-encompassing.  I do not currently have a fur companion and yet I have been treated as 'one of their own'.  Having put myself forward as an 'aunty' to all, I AM THANKFUL for the acceptance!

Now the organisers have got their own coding set up for linking blogs, but I am sticking to the one I am familiar with (sorry there will be no piccie with your entries folks). Do leave your mark today - it's a little bit extra special &*> Blessings, hugs, wags, licks and whiskeries to you all.


  1. Of COURSE we treat you as ONE OF OURS... YOU are our SPECIAL Auntie, after all.

    We so agree with ALL that you have said here... Blogville is a super special place.

    Thank YOU for taking Pawt in out Thanksgiving and THANKS fur BLOGVILLE thingy.
    ♥ from your Nephews F & E

  2. Another fur ball visiting you. Luvs
    Freya Rose Blossom X

  3. We are so thankful for all the friends we have met through blogville and that surely includes you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Angel Greta

  4. Super post. Blogville is indeed such a warm, welcoming and supportive place.And Bertie and I were thrilled two bits when the cyber-bond turned out to work in 'real life' too.
    Cheers, Gail.

  5. Today I want to send you a special thank you. For you are always there with a word of encouragement and cheer. A lesson we know that you do care.
    For we are blessed with your friendship.
    xo Cinnamon

  6. Wait a minute . . . me and Stanley thought you had paws - BOL! Just kidding, mom told us you had hands but we see paws in your heart!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. We love you lots, Aunty! This was such a lovely post and we agree and feel every word.

    From Angel Pip …I am thankful that I can now drop magic cheeseburgers from the sky to all my friends around the world. So, get ready ….here comes yours. If you don't like cheeseburgers, simply close your eyes and imagine it to be something else..


  8. Paws or not, we are so glad you are here!

    Braeden, Seth and Riley

  9. Namaste, YAM Aunty! Thanks for supporting and encouraging us! We hope you can be reunited with your furrend!! Until then, I'll keep you up on life in Delhi!

  10. Aunty Yam, you are well loved in Blogville. This was a wonderful post and it makes me feel very special to be one of your "furiends". I think Stanley and Murphy said it best.....we see paws in your heart!
    Sending love to you,
    Taffy and Mom

  11. Hi Y'all!

    Hope you're havein' a wonderful week! It's not always possible to have paws to love paws...

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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