Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanks Blogville

Bentley Basset Hound wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving
   As I reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for this year, my friends of Blogville are some of the ones that fill my heart. If you had told me five years ago that some of my very best friends would be people that I had never met face-to-face, I’d have said, “No way!” Yet here we are in 2016 and my friends in Blogville are the ones that I can count on to pick me up when I’m feeling down and make me laugh when I need desperately a giggle.
The Bayou Boys and their girls outside castle with their Corvette
   There are so many awesome bloggers in our friendly community. Nobody is competing with one another and you can always find someone to help if you have a problem. You can participate in fun-filled blog hops throughout the year. Bentley and Pierre love to strut their stuff at the fur~tastic parties with their sweeties Emma and Bailie from My GBGV Life.
Grandmother with infant granddaughter
   Let me give you another example of Blogville’s caring nature. Last spring I was hospitalized with a high fever. I wrote a note to Ann at Zoolatry and within minutes I started receiving prayers and POTP from my blogging friends and many from bloggers that I didn’t even know. That is what it means to be part of Blogville. Everyone cares about you and are there to lend a hand or paw. There is no question in my mind that their love and prayers made all of the difference in my recovery. I was released from the hospital the morning of our first grandchild’s birth. I was able to get home and be there when she was born. It was a personal miracle to me and I’ll never forget it. 
   This Thanksgiving I give thanks for this wonderful community. We are celebrating today because our Blogville is worldwide and we wanted to be thankful together. If you would like to become part of the Blogville family, let me know in the comments and I will give you more information.
Thanks Blogville blog hop badge
   I am also so thankful for my family which includes Bentley and Pierre. They have made my life so much more fun and have enabled me to always have a story to share here on Barking from the Bayou.
   It is my hope and prayer that all of you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I am so incredibly blessed to call you my friends. 
We are joining Dory’s Backyard for Thanks Blogville. Hop over to see the rest of my friends by visiting the blogs below.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to have the three of you in our lives!

  2. Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you... and Thanks for being you and for being a part of my life...

  3. Mom and I are so happy we got to meet your pawrents and then the next year, you boys in the furs. Blogville has so many wonderful friends who we don't need to actually meet because we know them. We are so blessed to have you boys and your family as friends! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don't forget to share the turkey with the others, Bentley. You look dashing in the pilgrim hat by the way, love, Emma

  4. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Love the first picture of Bentley. :)

  5. Blogville peeps are the best! Have a great turkey day!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Bentley, Pierre and your whole family! We are so grateful to have you all in our life every day!

  7. Wishing you smiles, gratitude, and peace on this and every day of the year.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

  8. Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to be able to call you our friend! Thank you for all you do!

  9. We feel so blessed to have so many blog friends, including you of course, as well! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! ♥♥♥
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. Have a wonderful day and keep barking from the bayou for a very long time.

  11. Are you a real pilgrim? Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! So thankful to have you as friends!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. What a wonderful post, we are so happy and thankful to call you and the boys our friends!!
    Happy Thanksgiving Smileys!
    Mama Beth, Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. What a beautiful, heartfelt post. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  15. Melissa, Denton, Shasta and I are so thankful to call you, Skipper, Bentley and Pierre friends. πŸ’™πŸΎπŸ’“πŸ•

  16. Oh, you are such a sweet and loving peep! You knows we loves you so very much, and Blogville would not be the same without you guys!!! Sendin' lots of loves and kisses and margaritas (yes, margaritas are a holiday drink...somewheres...) your way!
    Ruby ♥

  17. YOU are just the BEST!!! Love you and hoping you and yours had a most wonderful Thanksgiving!! xoxo DakotasDen

  18. Happy Happy Thanksgiving. Love the post <3. Golden Love and Kisses

  19. Beautiful post, and I just love that photo of you & the baby. We all have much to be thankful for! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  20. I couldn't have said it better myself! It is so nice to have the friends I have in the blogging community.

    I hope you and your family had an awesome Thanksgiving!


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