November 21st 2012 1:34 pm
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I may not show it very often; I am not the most affectionate or exprssive cat in the house, but I do want to say how thankful I am.
I had a pretty big health scare and used up a few of my nine lives; and there is nothing like a crisis to make you appreciate what you have.
I sometimes purr and sometimes give mom nudges with my head. I sometimes flop over and lay on her shoes. We chat in the morning when she is the shower.
I don't say it, but I truly am thankful for the life I have lived. Long ago, I lived with the old lady who loved opera music. She was such a fine, proper lady. She taught me to appreciate the arts, music and good crystal.
When she passed on, I moved to the library. I learned to appreciate words and silence tempered with children's excitement and laughter. The library was a wonderful place. I am thankful that I had the chance to brush against so many legs and make so many children smile. Adults who were lonely, brushed my fur and spoke a few kind words to me. Youngsters practiced reading to me; I was never a harsh critic.
When my time came to retire from the library, I came here. I am thankful that Rusty learned that I meant no harm, intruding on his space. I am thankful that they take such good care of me, I know I am getting older and they are so patient with me. I grumble, but I know in my heart that trips to the vet are necessary. I growl, yet I know my nails have to be clipped. I appreciate that they buy me Fancy Feast and my new crunchy food that is $22 a bag.
I am thankful for all my wonderful friends here and for the friendships Mom has made too. The love and support and care and prayers and purrs mean so much to us. We are truly thankful.
Love, Mrs M
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Very nice, Mrs. Murphy. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
WE love ya sweet Mrs M hope you had a great thanksgiving day with your family
We think you're adorable, Mrs. Murphy!
Happy Thanksgiving, Mrs. M!
Hello,hi, how are ya Mrs. M!
Sorry I missed Thanksgiving with you but your writing of this diary entry is as eloquent and expressive as always. Happy holidays to you, your Mom and the whole family! Love you, Spooky