A Time to Be Thankful
by Linda Suit
Where do I even start? I have so much to be thankful for. Remember my beloved pecan I carried around forever cause Mommy couldn't find any more? Well I got a new package in the mail and I tore into it like a pig after slop. (Sorry Pork Chop). This is the best smelling box I ever had and I'm keeping it. I have worn my widdle self out opening boxes of goodies and I'm so thankful for them all. These pecans though...ahhh, they smell so good.
I got into the box finally and have been hiding them...somewhere along the Spunky trail. I'll give ya a hint. Mommy and Jerry Boy were changing the sheets on the bed and they found one under the sheet at the foot of the bed. Figure that one out will ya? Jerry Boy said he wasn't sleeping with it though so he gave it to Mommy and she gave it back to me.
I have been running through the house and there are several missing out of this box. Someday when I eat the rest of them I'll go to my stash and there they'll be, right where I put them (if I can keep Mommy from messing with my stuff again). She tried to give me something else when I had a pecan in my mouth and I slapped her hand...go away, I've got what I want. Oopsie, not supposed to bite the hand that feeds ya.
We are all thankful that four years ago on Nov. 17 Miss Libby Long Legs became part of our lives. She came from a very bad situation, and I wrote a whole story about her, but wanted to remember her during this month of Thanksgiving.
Miss Libby, it makes our hearts glad to see you running and kicking up your heels, you sweet and sassy, happy little girl. You loved us from the first minute you were in our arms and we love you back!
On Thanksgiving Eve Mommy cooks a yummy dinner for Jerry Boy. I try to help but usually get in the way cause I am a widdle nutty. I promise to be a good girl this time. She will make a pie, a fire will burn in the fireplace, and we will all enjoy each other.
Thanksgiving is a special day...a day to be thankful. I don't know what you are all thankful for, but I'll go first. I'm thankful Jerry Boy found me in the woods and that he went back and got Mommy and they let me come home to live with them.
I'm thankful every day that I have lots of food to eat, a safe, clean place to live and sleep, and I don't have to worry about bad guys out there like my outdoor buddies do.
I'm thankful for each one of you that are my buddies that read my stories and love me, just like I am. You don't try to change me, you just love me. That's a good thing, cause I love you all just like you are too.
Well, Mommy gets a little dicey sometimes, but she usually gets over it. I'm thankful we live in a country where we can share things with each other, laugh together, cry together, and just be ourselves. Yeah we need to try to behave and do the right things.
So, on Thanksgiving when you sit down together with family and friends, stop and remember all the things you should be thankful for, okay? I'm gonna take that day off to be with Mommy, Jerry Boy, and the goaties. Just remember, Spunky Doodle of Doodleville, USA, loves you all to the moon and back.
I'm trying to decide who to invite to Thanksgiving dinner. I think I have just figured this out. I'm so smart I constantly amaze myself. There are lots of hungry Doodles and other animals out there, so I think I'll just spend some time with Mommy and Jerry Boy feeding them. I'll put my girly goo goo eyes back in my head (I was thinking of inviting a hunk) and put on my helping hands hat.
So, we'll have to come up with a menu. We'll start gathering things so we can feed all the hungry critters. You know, you hoomans can do this too right? You can donate food or help at places that feed people on holidays. There are so many that don't have families and some don't even have a warm place to sleep.
A lot of people that do have houses to live in will be sitting there all alone, with no one to visit them. There are people in nursing homes who go months at a time with no visitors. Boy, I'm getting all teary eyed cause that's very sad.
You have a while before Thanksgiving Day, so get out there and do something to make a difference. Kids, ask your parents what you can do to help others. This is a huge lesson a lot of people can learn. Share!
We all have more than we need, so share it with someone who needs it. After Thanksgiving I'm going to start thinking about my Christmas post for this year. Remember last year when we talked about the Special Day? Well, that's getting ahead of myself, let's focus on Thanksgiving first. I'm gonna get Mommy to help me, and there will be lots of cooking, so don't forget to share with others.
What a day! Black Friday? Why in the world do they call it that? It's more like Freaky Friday Frenzy of the worst kind. That is, if you are umm, nutty enough to get out in it. Not this gal. I have a credit card and I have a puter thingy, so I'm cyber shopping! Whoo hoo! Bunches of bargains.
I guess Mommy will be surprised when the packages start rolling in by the little brown truck. Oh dear, I can't go out to meet him. Whatever will I do. I'm not telling what kinda stuff I bought, but I hope I got some good deals.
What about you? You letting your fingers do the shopping or you going out and risk getting mauled in crazy land? Betcha Wally World will be insane. I hear the People of WalMart really dress up, especially if they get out there early. What, they are even wearing jammies! I'm gonna be laffin so hard!!
On Thanksgiving Day, come on, sign the "no phone" pledge, at least during dinner and family time! Your family and friends need to visit with you. Who's with me?
I am thankful for each one of you, and don't forget next month I will be sharing my special Christmas story, Spunky Doodle style.
Love to you all from Doodleville, USA!
About the Author
Linda Suit is a city girl turned country. A travel agent by trade, she and her husband, Jerry, live in rural Arkansas with their animals including an amazing pet squirrel, Spunky Doodle.
Spunky has brightened the lives of many with her stories. She is quite a character and definitely lives up to her name of Spunky.
Linda has traveled the world. Her passion for missions comes alive in her stories from remote areas. She will make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.
You can read Linda’s “Spunky Tales” column on the 2nd Saturday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.