Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my wonderful family that loves me. I am thankful for all of my wonderful friends. I am thankful little squirt Cory got the idea to start this blog so I could realize my dream of sharing my garden with the world. It didn't start out easy for me.

In February of 2002 when my mom and dad think I was about 2 years old, I was near the end. I was abandoned and hungry and cold and I had given up on living. I wandered from the nearby apartments and ended up in the bushes of what is now my backyard. I didn't come out on my own. There were 2 other cats playing in the yard near the bushes. That's why my mom and dad came down to look to see those other cats. Then when mom and dad were focused on the others...I came out. They tried to feed me but I didn't want to eat. They were able to catch me and bring me in the house. They were patient and I slowly started to eat again. My fur was all patchy. I decided I did want to live. Mom and dad never saw those other 2 cats again.
Once I regained my strength and my beautiful fur I wanted to go out in the yard. At the time, Maxfield and Jonathan were the Kings of the yard. They were really good to me and showed me the ropes. It took awhile for me to really understand it was mine. I was a cat with real estate. After Maxfield and Jonathan got too old and ill to go outside anymore, it was up to me to carry on their legacy. I take it very seriously. Since I started out in life with nothing, I am thankful everyday for what I have.
So when it gets a little damp outside, and the leaves are everywhere, I am thankful.

When I get to snoopervise the clearing out of the garden beds, I am thankful.

When I get to sharpen my claws on mom's leg, I am thankful.

When mom and dad do all the hard work and I get to watch and approve, I am thankful.
Mom and dad will not be cooking today, they will visit family, but they always bring back slices of turkey to share with us. And for that I am thankful. Please leave a link and tell me what's going on in your garden or if you just want to share your Thanksgiving wishes.



38 comments:

MaoMao said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! You have much to be thankful for. We are thankful for our garden, too -- it was so good for the beans this past year and will again the next year, we are sure. The beans are going to eat with family, but they'll bring home some turkey for us Ballicai -- and we're thankful for that, too!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and all the Ballicai!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We all have tales to tell about our tails today!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Glogirly and Katie said...

Jonesie, you have a beautiful perspective on life. Your thoughts made me pause and give thanks myself. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You are a very wise and gentle-souled kitty.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Glogirly & Katie

Karen Jo said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I am thankful that you found your forever home and wonderful garden, Jonesie.

milocat said...

It's good to reflect Jonesie, and to appreciate all we have now. I had no idea you had such a tuff start in life ~ but I am very thankful your Mom and Dad found you and gave you the break in life you needed and deserved. And now I am thankful yoo are my mentor.
Happy Thanksgiving to yooo and yours!
Love Alfie Marshall xx
(and Milo too)xx

Cat with a Garden said...

Jonesie, you are such and beautiful and elegant cat, it's hard to imagine how you looked like when you arrived. We're sure that - apart from the love and care of your humans - it was the gardening that helped you to perk up. You have so much to be thankful for!
Many nosekissies and purrs,
Siena & Chilli

Forever Foster said...

Sweetheart, we are so very thankful that you have a wonderful, safe, healthy life. You deserve all the happiness that there is in this world, and so do your wonderful parents who gave you your garden and your life. Enjoy your turkey:)

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, thanks for sharing your story that has such a happy ending! You have so much to be thankful for! And we are thankful that we have gotten to known you and all the other kitties there and your mom and dad.

We hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

One Cats Nip said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Happy Turkey Day!!!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

The mom here was reading your story through tears running down her face. You see when I picked my folks out I was an outside kittie and my ribs were sticking. The guy that would soon be my forever dad said that I was starving and offered me kittie food. The rest as they say like you is history, forever homes and a family. How lucky you are that you too found your forever home and a great mom and dad. I think those two kitties that helped you out were little angels and watched over you. When they knew you were safe they left to go and help other in need.

Sending blessings and best wishes to you, your family, and friends this Thanksgiving Day.

Parker said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Big Turkey Smoochies too!

Grrreta said...

What a wonderful story! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ginger Jasper said...

It seems that your mum and dad found you just in time.. You have so much to be thankful for. Now you are a very beautiful and well loved kitty.. well blessed and we too to have you as a friend.. Hugs GJx

Fin said...

So glad those mystery cats brought your parents to find you sweet Jonesie!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Simba said...

That is a wonderful story about you, Jonesie and we can all take a page out of your book as far as being thankful for the everyday blessings we have. Mom is crying a little here, but they are also happy tears that all has worked out so well for you. Blessings to all the Cory Cat gang and humans.

Simba said...

PS I am thankful for all the wonderful people who give forever homes to animals in need of them.

Jasmim said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family!
you're doing a good job in your yard :)

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving, furiends!
We're so very thankful for furiends like you!

The Whiskeratti said...

Jonesie, we are so thankful that you found your Forever Home just when you needed it most. We are certain that those two kitties were angel kittehs.

Shadow / Molly said...

Jonsie, what a wonderful story to your happy start in yer furever home!!

Happy Thanksgiving! We is goin to relax while the mom runs around cookin. She promised Mooch (the stray kitteh) some turkey too!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Thanks for sharing.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Kitty Krew said...

Ahhh, Jonesie. We are so happy and thankful your sad beginning had such a happy ending. The Mommy is a little leaky after reading that.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, Cory and all of the Cory Cat Blog cats and beans!!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh how wonderful that you found your forever home just as you were giving up! I am so glad they found you!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Purrfect Haven said...

Oh dear, dear Jonesie, what a darling you are... thankful yes, but look what you give. We all loved you. Helen, Darcy & Bingley xxx

The Meezers said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

lokithecat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Loki xoxoxox

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Jonesie, we are so thankful that you found such a wonderful furever home and we know your beans are so thankful too! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, furriends!
Many, many hugs, purrs and headbutts on this Turkey Day,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

That is such a very lovely post, Jonesie.We are very happy that your Mom and Dad found you and opened up their home and heart to you, and that you have thrived and become a world-famous master gardener!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

What great reasons to be thankful Jonesie!!!
We liked reading about yo :
Happy Thanksgiving to all your family!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you get lots of tasty treats :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very thankful that you were found in time and have a wonderful forever home. We are thankful to your two guardian angels who made sure you were saved.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jonesie (and all the others there). We are thankful that you are still here ta relate yer happy story.

katztales said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Good to hear you got lucky. Sounds like you have a great life. But sharpening claws on mummy... OUCH!

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Shelly said...

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for you and your family's great blog.

Alasandra said...

Sorry we are late commenting. We hopes you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jonesie, we are so sorry you were ABANDONED. How dreadful. We are so THANKFUL you were rescued and got a garden and we got to know you and join your gardening society. And U were always beautiful, even when you were sad and your Mom & Dad first found you. U are beautiful on the inside where it counts the most. ~S,S,C & F

Brian said...

Jonesie, you are beautiful inside and out and we are so very happy that you are able to have thankful Thanksgivings now!!!

brandi said...

We are always happy to read good Furrever home stories. I wasn't very purrty when I found mama, either. But mama saw the beauty in me, too. And now I am, inside and out, too.

Harry Spotter said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. You must be so thankful that you have a loving family now. I am so happy for you and for your family. They have a teriffic friend in you, one that can never be replaced. You are very special, I am glad to know you.

Harry Spotter

Laura said...

My cat Joplin also was abandoned and when we adopted her she wasn't in very good shape but after some TLC she has recovered very well just like you! You`re very lucky to have met such a loving family, look forward to reading your blog in the future!