Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy "Canadian" Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends, neighbours and family! We celebrated yesterday with a cat sitting quietly on the corner of the table, with hope that somebody would throw some turkey his way. (They did) For the most part, we ignored him because he was being a good boy.

"If you don't like a cat sitting on the table during Thanksgiving dinner, don't eat at my house." Easier said, then done. I always try to pretend "the cat never jumps up on the table! Tsk! Tsk!"

What my guests didn't know is that before they arrived my orange guy "Butters" jumped up on the table and slid across the tablecloth Rambo-style... cutlery, glasses, napkins crashed on the floor. Why am I always surprised that this happens? *sigh*

I'm asked a lot if I'm a vegetarian. I am not. I was a vegetarian for years, but found that I wasn't doing a very good job of supplementing the iron, protein, etc found in meat. I became really sick. I really loved being a vegetarian. For the first few years, I felt wonderful! I think once my son's move out and it becomes easier to cook for just me and David, I'll probably go back and work harder at eating properly.

I'm hoping and praying to do some rescues next week. After watching "Cat City" on Global last week, I'm once again very proud to do what I do - what we do.


Debbie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
No one on the table tonight(Husband was home)
But 4 dogs waiting patiently for there dinner with the fixings.One of the cats was in her cat bed beside the table and I did give her some during dinner,then that starts it all!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Love the Butters story! We had a siamese x that liked to sleep in the bread basket warming on top of the stove. I don't think I've ever had a major holiday meal at my own home without some sort of pet hair included! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hey Beth sounds like you need some Corelle non breakable dishes, forget the fancy stuff! Caroline

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: Amen to that!