Today we are thankful we can read, and write and (maybe) do arithmetic! Welcome to our post, part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop with Brian Frum and his fur family where reading and rescue matters most of all. 

What brings this on – I can see your puzzled looks? Well, look at Dusty and I in the image above, absorbed in words, at peace, involved in our books, reading……

Reading matters!!!

Here’s some reasons why :-

  • Words are power.
  • Words can make a wonderful appeal. Like this one for a forever home. Savannah’s inspiring post about Momma Kat, in CA. USA a kitty miracle.
  • Words, like our post on the Cat Man of Aleppo, describe things. With them we discover the world, we can also change the world.
  • Words written rescue a cat; words read, like Brian’s post about buddy Roo, in South Carolina, USA help a cat find a good home.
  • Words allow us to agree, to disagree, and to discuss.
  • Reading allows us to share for those in need.
  • You use words to say Thank You to friends and
  • Thank you Sammy of One Spoiled Cat – We love you Mate.

Thankful thursday graphic

We forgot to mention writing and arithmetic? OK *thinks*….. writing we just did (OK typing MOL!!) as for arithmetic * shuffles nervously * maybe another day………….

Oh and before we go. Thanks to the Kitties Blue for notifying us about this graphic of Sammy of OneSpoiledCat) who is unwell. He spent Tuesday night in the hospital getting IV fluids and other treatments. Sammy has hyperthyroidism and kidney problems. Click the badge to visit, if you have a moment.


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Reading Counts Reporter
Assistant to Mum, a Literacy Tutor.
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  1. meowmeowmans

    November 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Words are powerful things, and these words are true: we love you, pals, and are so grateful for you!


  2. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    November 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Most excellent reminder of the power of words. Very good Harvey


  3. Nellie (who use to be the cat from hell)

    November 25, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    We loves words! If Mommy did not write (shes a technical writer) wes would NOT has nummy yummys!!!
    Yous is correct that words has power!
    “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
    Yehuda Berg


  4. The Island Cats

    November 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Words can say so much…in so many ways! Purrs for Sammy!


  5. Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too

    November 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Thankful loving words truly matter. Happy Thanksgiving and lots of purrz and loves from the Katie Katz.


  6. Noodle

    November 25, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Sending lots of purrs and prayers to Sammy.
    As for words…we believe that they are the building blocks of civilization.
    Have a wonderful weekend…

    Noodle and crew


  7. Kitties Blue

    November 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Thank you so much for soliciting purrs and prayers for our extra special pal, Sammy. We love him so much. Love your reading graphic. Where would we be without it? XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  8. Summer

    November 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

    This is why my human loves words!


  9. Sometimes Cats Herd You

    November 25, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Words really are power, you’re right. We are very thankful for your being our friend. This is an extra-thankful Thursday!


  10. Little Binky and Granny

    November 25, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Beautiful written! Words are very powerful indeed and reading them can change a life. Pawkisses for a Wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂 <3


  11. Brian Frum

    November 25, 2016 at 2:06 am

    That was a very powerful post gang and we’re so thankful to have you as our dear friends! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  12. Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

    November 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Aw, we love your thankfuls and your picture!


  13. Austin Towers

    November 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Speaking as a cat with literary pretensions I totally agree with the above!! We are sending lots of love and the POTP to our good buddy, Sammy!!


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