Thankful Thursday: Mixed Emotions on 2013 plus a nice award from Noodle


Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Hello everyone!  It’s hard to believe, but this is the last Thankful Thursday for 2013.  We just have to wonder where the time goes, it just seems to fly by sometimes, and other times, not so fast.

In truth, 2013 was not overly kind to us, especially in the sickie department.  So we’re sure hoping that 2014 is kinder in that regard.  We’ve battled those evil bugs for what seems like the longest time.

All in all though, we’ve got an incredible amount of things to be thankful for in 2013.  We are thankful for Sister Gracie and her spunk and fight.  She wasn’t supposed to make it when she had pneumonia, but she fought and fought, and we are so thankful for that. We also helped quite a few critters get forever homes this year.  While it is never as many as we would like, we are thankful there are some out there enjoying their new forever homes.

When Gracie first got sick, our sweet friend Noodle gave us the Versatile Blogger Award.


Thank you so much Noodle, we sure appreciate you thinking of us and sharing such a nice award.  We were dealing with Gracie being sick and we totally missed this one.

Most of all though, we’re thankful for all of you, the most amazing friends ever.  You stuck by us in our sickie battles and sent us an army of purrs, woofs and prayers.  Your support and devotion got us through some difficult times.  May of you had difficult times this year too and we understand your pain and your heartbreak.  We love you all so much.

Here’s to 2014, happiness and health for each of you.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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46 Responses to Thankful Thursday: Mixed Emotions on 2013 plus a nice award from Noodle

  1. Marks Mews says:

    We sure hope 2014 year is better ta all of you!

  2. We hope that 2014 is a healthy and happy one for all of your Thankful Thursdays!

  3. We hope you all had a lovely day full of fun and good cheer.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Sammy says:

    Brian I have a lot to be thankful for too – all of us do if we just stop our busy lives long enough to think about it…life is good….we hope like CRAZY that your house is full of good health in the new year – we know it’s been rough for you so here’s to a GRAND 2014 with good health, fun, happy tales of kitties finding forever homes, and most of all tons of LOVE.

    Hugs, Sammy and his Mom

  5. Whisppy says:

    We sure hope 2014 will be a much better year for all of us!

  6. Hilary says:

    I wish you all nothing but joy, health and happiness in 2014! I am so glad that while 2013 was difficult for you guys in the end you all proved how tough and strong you are, especially that Gracie. We are so thankful for your friendship.

  7. Marg says:

    We are so thankful to have you as friends, and sure hope you do have a nice healthy next year. You have had more than your share of illness. Anyway, have a great day.

  8. Here, here Brian! I hope 2014 brings us all happiness and good health!
    *Cairn cuddles*

  9. easy rider says:

    Concatulations! I hope the new year will only bring good news and wonderful days for all of us :o)

  10. Marilia says:

    Hi Brian, Hi family!
    I hope your 2014 will be WONDERFUL, with “More Forever Homes” in all world.
    Kisses, hugs and thousand joys for you!

  11. Pat Hatt says:

    Always something to be thankful for, but yeah the buggies make that worse indeed, hopefully none for any of us in 2014

  12. Sailor Edgar says:

    I hope you all have a great 2014…you certainly deserve it!

  13. Concats on your award and we hope 2014 will be kinder to you all and we hope that many more cats (all animals) will find forever homes.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  14. Annie says:

    Hi Brian. Well, we’re thankful you’re our friends. We’re so glad Gracie made it through and you and everyone are now well. We appreciate the work you do for homeless animals. Congrats on your award.


  15. Judy & C.A.T.S says:

    We are very glad that you had a nice Christmas. We hope 2014 is much better for all of you. We are sending lots of Good Health wishes for 2014. Love, Cali, Andy,Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  16. Hoping the new year is a healthier one for all!

  17. Angel Abby says:

    Brian we too are hoping 2014 is a nice fresh new beginning. 2013 has not been a smooth one for us as well. We miss our Abby and all the other non cat things that have gone on which made this year very stressful for our Mom. We are purring that all of your family continues to enjoy good health. WE are so thankful for all you do and just for you in general. Thank you for everything you do to help get so many kitties their forever homes.

  18. Oui Oui says:

    2013 was a tough year, but we hope 2014 is better for everyone! Concats on your well deserved award!

  19. Tamago says:

    We hope very healthy and happy new year for all of you!!

  20. We hope you have a better and healthy New Year

  21. Katie Isabella says:

    To a better year darling Brian…a much better year for all of you and the rest of us too who had sickies. xxoo

  22. Sparkle says:

    2013 has been hard on a lot of the kitties in the Cat Blogosphere. But you are right, there are a lot of things to be grateful for too. Gracie is really a miracle cat!

  23. Madi and Mom says:


  24. We sure hope y’all stay well in 2014. We are going to eat some extra Hoppin John just for y’all. Supposedly that will make us and y’all healthy, wealthy and wise.

  25. Sue Brandes says:

    Congrats on your award. Here’s hoping 2014 is a much better year for you and your furbabies.

  26. Jan K says:

    I can remember years in the past that were especially bad….one year we lost a dog to cancer, a cat to a tragic accident, my dad was seriously ill and my mom died later that year. There are just some years we want to get behind us. But there are always good things in there too. Here’s hoping that 2014 is better for everyone! We are also grateful for the wonderful supportive friends we have made through the blog.

  27. Flynn says:

    I hope 2014 brings you all good health. Me and my mum and dad will be glad to see the back of 2013.

  28. Brian, we purr that 2014 brings all of you good health and that all the nasty bugs are left in 2013. Congrats on your award too!

  29. Cathy Keisha says:

    We hope you have a better 2014. TW is happy that she met your Dad this year. Now she either has pneumonia or she’s really allergic to our tree this year. We haven’t have one of these in years and that’s prolly the reason why we haven’t. I’m so glad you’re my blogging furrend.

  30. meowmeowmans says:

    ConCATulations on your great award, Brian! We sure are wishing for a very blessed 2014 for you and your family!

  31. We will join the blog hop from home Brian…

    Amen to your sentiments. 2014 needs to be better for so many.

  32. emma says:

    Some years are just best to forget. Start fresh in 2014, and we are thankful that you kitties are all fighters!

  33. Hope 2014 brings nothing but GOOD THINGS! Oh and we LOVE Noodles! Concatulations!

  34. We hope 2014 brings you many healthy and happy days!!! We love you, dear friends. <3

    Purrs and hugs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

  35. 2013 has been a rough year for us too. We sure hope 2014 is a better one for us all.

    The Florida Furkids

  36. And we are so very thankful for YOU!!!
    We know you’ve had a rough year with the illnesses…but you are all an inspiration to us. Our hearts are all warm and tingly thinking about all the animals that are living in their new forever homes thanks to your hard work. You make so many hearts smile!

    Meow-Meow-Meow Merrrrrrrry Christmas-a-day-late!
    We hope you had a purrfect holiday filled with love and purrs and wishes and dreams.

    lots of love from your friends,
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

  37. Merry Christmas to all of you. Each year seems to have some bittersweetness to it but we hope the coming year will bring you many blessings!

  38. We are glad that 2013 is going to end because it means the bad things have an end and new good things will come!
    Concats on the awards!

  39. Clooney says:

    We really wish a New Year filled with lots of blessings and good health for all at Brian’s Home! Thank you for what you do for kitties and for your friendship!

  40. Kitties Blue says:

    We wish you good health and happiness and nip and toys an treats and all good things in 2014. You all have been through so much this year. What a super cute photo. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  41. speedyrabbit says:

    We wish you a fun,healthy 2014 foryou all!xx Speedy and Rachel

  42. Catherine says:

    Wishing you kitties a most healthy 2014! No more sickness!
    xo Catherine

  43. haopee says:

    We are thankful that we have met you as well.

    2013 was real hard on us too… which probably meant that 2014 would be a whole lot better.

  44. Keep my paws crossed that 2014 will be a better one !

  45. Yow Brian we shure had a *FLOUNDER* of a time didn’t we?? Tween Sister Gracie n da kitteh Flu n me bein so sick we made it n we iz sirviverz fer shure!!!
    WE wishez only da best of guud health n toyz n nip & happyness frum us to all of ya dere!!!
    Say we iz invitin ya to Sammy, One Spoiled Kitteh’z Pawty on January 1st fer hiz 14th Birfday….just pop on over to WordPress n go to his site….we hopez to see ya dere!!
    Lub Nylablue….we gonna sellybrate fer shure!!!!! 😉

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