Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our US friends a very
(And a very happy Thursday to everyone, no matter where you live!)

Ten Days of Tortie: Day 5

Today and every day, we are so very thankful for our health and home.
We are thankful for the pie on our plates, and for all of the food in our stomachs.
Most importantly, we are incredibly grateful for our family, 
and for the wonderful friends we have in all of you.

We are, of course, entering all of these blessings into Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Now, we didn't forget that today is also the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, which is hosted by handsome Angel Sammy and Teddy.

This week, we've made it all the way to the letter X. That sure is a tough one, isn't it? We had a suggestion from a certain kitty's mom, though, and that very kitty is the one who stars in our poem today!

Chimera the Xenobiologist

Have you met Χίμαιρα?
  Oh me oh my, what does that say?
Speaking Greek is not my forte.
A little translation will make things much clearer.
Yes, that's better, you can call her Chimera.

So then, have you met Chimera?
She is the Xenobiologist of the era.
She studies life from lands all over the place,
But most especially those from outer space.

Chimera the Xenobiologist seeks answers on the moon,
And even all the way to Neptrune!
She hopes to make friends with those who live among the stars,
And she especially longs to meet those who hail from Mars.

Chimera the Xenobiologist can even give you a lesson or two,
As she recently had a grand breakthrough.
After all, she spotted a UFO up in the sky,
And now Chimera the Xenobiologist knows that extraterrestrial life is no lie!

To visit the real, lovely Chimera, do be sure to click there on her name! And, of course, here is Chimera the Xenobiologist's little doodle:

Once again, we are wishing all of our US friends a very

Our Tip of the Day:
Since it's the big day itself, today is our last day of Thanksgiving tips, and we're going to sound like a broken record. As we have mentioned on many other holidays and other days of the year, please be sure to ensure your furbaby's safety if you have visitors or if foot traffic increases at your home on Thanksgiving. Especially for indoor furbabies, reduce or prohibit their access to the door, so that they can't slip outside when Thanksgiving visitors arrive. If you are worried that your kitty or pup might get underfoot and thereby put themselves at risk, perhaps consider setting them up in a safe room all to themselves. This could also reduce the risk of them being fed or stealing dangerous foods during Thanksgiving meals. Also try to ensure that your furbaby has identification, such as in the form of an ID tag and/or microchip, in the case that they might escape. After all, as if we haven't said it before, it's always better to be safe than sorry!


Lone Star Cats said...

Luv dat poem! Happy Thanksgiving!

Marg said...

The poem is fabulous. Chimera sounds like such an interesting kitty kat. We will have to go visit her. Love the drawing. We sure wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope everyone gets a little bite of turkey.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was a great poem and Chimera is a fun one. I hope you all have a most wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

The Island Cats said...

We've never even heard of a Xenobiologist! Great poem for Chimera. :) And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, you did wonderfully with that "X" poem. We loved reading about Chimera, and her quest to find extraterrestrial life.

We are so grateful for you, dear ones. Thank you for your friendship, and for being you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your friendship. Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs.

Annie Bear said...

That's a wonderful poem. We wish you all happy Thanksgiving!

Peaches and Paprika said...

O mi Cod, you have TWO pies there. Maybe you need a third pie, our special Paprika-Peach pie? Thank you for your poem, your inspired art and your friendship! Love, P and P

Unknown said...

Happy Thanksgiving! That is a pretty neat poem about Chimera. :)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Its Mudpie...eating PIE!!! Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!

Cathy Keisha said...

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving with all the trimmings! TW said it's practically impossible to buy a mince pie these days. Do you know what mince pie is? I think they kill those little mince but I don't like it.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

Kitties Blue said...

What a great poem for sweet little Chimera. Happy Thanksgiving dear friends. May your day be filled with love, happiness and blessings. XOCK, Mom Janet Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Those pies look tasty. Any left over?

pilch92 said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that I get to enjoy your art every day and got to see two today :) They came out great and the poem is fantastic too. I am thankful for your friendship too. XO

Anonymous said...

Whoo! Hoo! 2 cartoons! We scored! I LOVE the tortitude series!
Me and Mommy send you Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with love, laughter and happiness!
Marv & Mom

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful poem for Chimera AND the letter "X"! Thank you for always doing a Sammy's Poetry Challenge poem too....we hope all of you had a wonderful's wonderful to focus our attention on being thankful ALWAYS but especially on that day.

Hugs, Teddy

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE my doodle and the poem I inspired. I am ticked pink about it. Sorry it took me so long to come by. Yang is very excited to be featured for Y. He won't stop meowing about it HE LOVE ATTENTION. Why he even likes it from the vet. ~Chimera