Welcome to the Dusty Update instalment of the Thankful Thursday weekly blog post with Brian and his fur family. As you can see from this picture, taken yesterday. He is eating, and, recently chowed his way calmly through a 5.5 earthquake, totally ignoring it in favour of his chicken!

Why We are Thankful – Dusty Update

Anyone who has read our report on Dusty’s emergency vet visit knows we are thankful he is doing OK, eating, and on the mend. We are also thankful that we made the call to get Dusty healed, in spite of it being a holiday period.

Place for Cats foster network has told Mum that many people ignore health issues in cats for far too long, leaving any treatment far too late, and then dump their cats at a shelter – rather than pay a small amount for a simple treatment that would make the cat well. There is a word for such selfish arrogance – ‘evil.

Pet Lovers – We Reflect on Our Dusty Update

We know people who, in total contrast, do their best to ensure their pet stays well – and struggle to pay vet bills, but carry on, perhaps with help from a GoFundMe appeal, or an auction, and are rewarded with a well pet, and many more years of love. Their cat may live like a king or queen on MeowMix, or premium raw, but they will be loved and cared for – always.

Look after your pet.

Look after your family.

Be thankful you have someone to love, human, or pet, on Thankful Thursday.

Miranda Kitten
Thankful Thursday Reporter

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  1. meowmeowmans

    January 2, 2017 at 8:14 am

    We are so pleased that Dusty is doing so much better!


  2. MR. Puddy

    January 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    ? ? ????? M?? ???? ? 2017 ?
    I hope this year will bring all the best to you & fameowly
    ? =^x^= ?


    • MR. Puddy

      January 1, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      OOPS ! so sorry . It seems my texts were error.
      I just want to say ” Happy New Year 2017 “


      • Dash Kitten

        January 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        and to you Mr Puddy! May 2017 be peaceful and happy!


  3. Noodle

    January 1, 2017 at 10:49 am

    We are really glad to hear that Dusty is doing better.
    Have a Happy New Year!

    Noodle and crew


  4. mommakatandherbearcat

    January 1, 2017 at 5:24 am

    We’re glad Dusty’s feeling better! And you are so right … being owned by a cat is a responsibility and a privilege … not to be taken for granted or shoved off on someone else when it’s no longer convenient.


  5. Flynn

    December 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I am glad Dusty is doing so much better.
    Two years ago last September and then three months later on Boxing Day, Flynn was at death’s door, but two years later and a few more scares along the way he is still with us and we are very grateful to our wonderful vet.


  6. Jean Dion

    December 31, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I love this post. I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m always thankful to find out about caring owners who do what they can–even if it means asking for help from others–in order to keep their little family members well. It’s so hard, and treatments can be so terribly expensive, but it is so worth it. And there are so many people out there who want to help. Asking is hard, but sometimes, it’s the absolute right thing to do.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


  7. Deziz World

    December 31, 2016 at 11:33 am

    We’re so glad Dusty’s doin’ good. We may not live like queens, but we have purrlenty of luvvin’. And we wouldn’t trade dat fur anythin’ in da universe. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  8. Pam Greer

    December 31, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I’m so glad Dusty is doing better!


  9. Ellen Pilch

    December 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I am glad Dusty is improving.


  10. Sweet Purrfections

    December 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    So glad to hear Dusty is doing better. Mom Paula is keeping her fingers crossed that we stay well for a while because of the tightness of the green papers right now.


  11. The Swiss Cats

    December 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

    So true. We’re glad Dusty is doing better. Purrs


  12. The Island Cats

    December 30, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Wise words. We’re glad Dusty is doing better.


  13. Brian

    December 30, 2016 at 3:21 am

    We could not agree more and we are so thankful Dusty is doing okay now. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  14. Mariodacat

    December 30, 2016 at 1:18 am

    What a cutie Dusty is. We are so happy you got him help when you did or that cutie might not be here today.


  15. Zoolatry

    December 30, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Ditto. With love and a hug.


  16. Summer

    December 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Although my human rarely got along with her family, the one thing they all agreed on was that if you took on the responsibility of having a pet, the pet was a family member and got all the respect, love, and medical attention any human family member would receive. So my human totally does not get humans who don’t care properly for their cats.


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