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What Is Your Pet Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Thankful Dogs

by Janet McCulley, Muttropolis Co-founder 

With Thanksgiving just hours away, it's important to step away from the stove, put down the gravy ladle and remember that the Thanksgiving holiday is really about expressing gratitude for the blessings and goodness in our lives  … in addition to consuming mass amounts of food and slipping into a food coma by 5pm.

In addition to reflecting upon the goodness in our own lives that we are thankful for, we thought that it might be fun to think about what our pets might be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!

20 Things My Dogs are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

To find out what my dogs Lulu, Zazou & Kiki ( pictured below) might be thankful for this season, we *snuck a peek* in their gratitude journals this week and here’s what we discovered they are thankful for…any of this look familiar?

Thanksgiving Dogs Muttropolis

From the Gratitude Journal of Zazou, Lulu & Kiki – "Wot we r tankful four dis howliday seeson."

1) A warm cozy dog bed to curl up into every night

2) Morning cuddle time when everyone first gets up in the am

3) The joys found within the dirty clothes basket

4) Tasty, healthy dog food that doesn’t taste like cardboard

5) That the scary, loud purple machine that mom pushes around the carpet is kept in the closet most of the time

6) Petfinder – for bringing us together

7) Dirty dishes for us to prewash in the dishwasher

8) For the tall fence that separates us from the big scary dog next door

9) That we successfully scare away the hot air balloons that hover over our house by merely barking at them

10) For the many porcelain petting stations in the house.

11) Dogswell Vitality Treats – particularly Happy Hips Chicken

12) Houseguests that leave their purses on the floor, preferably unzipped

13) The Sirius 'Coffeehouse Music' channel for when mom and dad are not home

14) When the internet connection goes down …because then our people have to get up and play with us

15) Soiled dinner napkins accidentally left on the floor

16) When our people finally get off the phone or when their phone battery dies…which means they will pay more attention to us

17) Car rides (to anywhere but the vet)

18) The mysterious delicacy that is cat poop

19) Warm clothes straight out of the dryer

20) That dad inadvertently drops a lot of noms on the floor when preparing food in the kitchen


Do any of these sound familiar?  If your pet had a gratitude journal, what might it say? Share your comments below or on our Muttropolis Facebook Page!

WATCH: Funny Holi-dog Celebration Video Has Great Message

Best Friends Animal Society Holidog Video With a focused mission on creating a world where there are No More Homeless Pets, the creative and caring folks at The Best Friends Animal Society created this darling Holi-dog Holiday Celebration video (below)! Watch adorable dogs (…and cats- see if you can spot the kitty cameo) decorate cookies, create crafty snowflake cut-outs and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style!

Spreading good cheer, this endearingly goofy little video has a great message: Think Adoption this holiday and make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat.

What is Best Friends Animal Society?

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets. The core of  Best Friends' work is the dream that one day  animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Well said!

Working to make spaying and neutering a rule for all pets, the society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. For more information visit:

Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley