Thursday, October 26, 2017

Why I Am So Thankful This Thursday

   It has been a good while since I participated in a Thankful Thursday post. Not because I didn’t have anything to be thankful for, it is just that my calendar is full, so I put it off for another week.
  Sometimes you receive such good news that all other things get pushed back and you want to shout THANK YOU from the rooftop or quietly with your head bowed. In this case, I want to do both!
 
Photo Credit: A & M Cunningham Photography Knoxville, TN.
   A few months ago, I wrote a personal post titled, “When Someone You Love has Cancer.” It was about my amazing niece and her battle with stage 3 colon cancer. Kelsey was diagnosed on January 20, 2017. She had major surgery and had to go through chemo. She recently had her last treatment and has been waiting for the scan to see if it worked. That happened on Monday and Wednesday we found out that she is…

CANCER FREE!!!
   Doesn’t that have the sweetest sound to it? She will continue being checked on a regular basis and with Lynch Syndrome, more tests are required but she kicked cancer’s butt like a champion! Many of you sent prayers and good wishes. Kelsey read them all and they truly helped.
   I also wrote how she was brutally attacked in her work parking lot by a thug with a long rap sheet. Let me say that he has been sentenced to a long time in prison for his crimes and I couldn’t be happier. She stared him down in the courtroom just like she did her cancer diagnosis. I will be forever in awe of her strength and courage! Kelsey has proven that monsters can be beaten and that the good guys do actually win sometimes!

   I also mentioned in my first post that her sister, Holley, is running the New York Marathon in Kelsey’s honor on Team Stupid Cancer. The date is November 5th and she has raised $5,240 of her $6,000 goal. She reached her initial goal of $5,000 but wanted to raise the bar. If you would like to help her with a contribution of any size, it would be awesome. You can visit her Team Stupid Cancer page to donate and read more of her story. 
  We also want to say a public “thanks” for some fabulous prizes that we have won. The Bayou Boys and I love to win goodies! These are all super nice.
*I have added my Amazon Affiliate link to some of these prizes in case you'd like to order one for your dogs or cats. I will receive a small commission that won't affect your price at all.
PAW 5 Wooly™ The Official Snuffle Mat
Thanks, Wag ‘n Woof!
The PAW 5 Wooly™ Snuffle Mat (Affiliate Link) is being saved for a Christmas present. (Don’t tell the boys)
Thanks, Pet Blog Lady!
I can’t wait to make some of these yummy recipes from Doggy Desserts by Cheryl Gianfrancesco. Bentley and Pierre keep dropping hints and drool about me baking something for them.
NOW® Pet Supplements for Dogs and Cats
Thanks, NOW® & BlogPaws™!
We won an assortment of NOW supplements. I can report that we have used the Pet Relaxant for Dogs/Cats 
And the Pet Allergy for Dogs/Cats will very good results. I have only used the Relaxant along with other all-natural products a couple of times to try them. The Pet Allergy is one that I really love for Bentley.
We are joining Brian's Home for Thankful Thursday. 









37 comments :

  1. that is a super reason to be thankful... and we are so happy with you for this good news... yay for your niece, we hope the evil bad c is gone forever and it never ever comes back.

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    1. Thank you so much. We pray that this chapter is closed for good in her life.

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  2. We are thrilled to hear about your niece! What wonderful news!! Awesome!!

    You got a lot of super gifts too...very nice!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. It was the best news of the day!

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  3. How wonderful for Kelsey! That is truly good news and something to be thankful for.

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    1. We are very thankful that she has beat the evil cancer.

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  4. WOOHOO and YAY!!!!
    Doing a BIG happy dance here
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. We are sooooo happy that she is going to be fine and dandy!

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  5. What pawsome news about your niece!!! YAYAYAY!!!

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    1. Thanks! We are so happy and relieved. She is a remarkable woman.

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  6. Now that is something to be thankful for! So happy for your niece!!

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    1. Yes indeed! It has been a long year for her but there is sunshine at the end of the tunnel.

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  7. What wonderful news about Kelsey!
    A snuffle mat? We need to check this out!

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    1. I know the boys are going to love their Snuffle Mat! I'll video them when they get it.

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  8. This is a great post for me to start my Thursday. Thanks for inspiring news

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    1. Thanks! We have been waiting for some good news and this is wonderful.

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  9. OMG THAT IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! soooooooooo happy for all of you!!!! xoxo DakotasDen

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    1. Thank you, Caren! It is such a relief and we are so happy for her.

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  10. Wow! Congratulations to your indomitable niece Kelsey! Hooray!

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  11. I live next door to Jane Upshaw who is Kelsey’s Aunt! Yesterday was a great day indeed! Prayers have truly been answered!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Libby! I texted Jane as soon as I got the news so we could celebrate our joy together.

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  12. Yay for all that awesome news for your niece!!! She definitely sounds like a very strong and special young lady.
    You are so welcome for the snuffle mat! Our lips are sealed, but we can't wait to see how the boys like it (and we know Christmas will be here before we know it!). I'm happy you got a little bonus too...hee hee, yes we wouldn't want to confuse anyone else since we were all quite confused about it ourselves! :) (We did get our own and we'll be having that review & giveaway soon).
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Thanks for everything, Janet! I'm glad you have things sort of worked out. LOL!

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  13. What a pawsome news ! Best news ever ! We're so happy for you and your family ! Purrs

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    1. I know it has been a very rough year for all of them and I am so happy that she has come out cancer free! She is such an inspiration.

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  14. The best news EVER for your niece!!! She is one strong young woman!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. She is incredible and I am so very proud of her strength and humor through it all.

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  15. Oh WOW! Cancer Free is such wonderful news, absolutely wonderful and we'll do a happy dance here. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was happy to have such great news to share on Thankful Thursday.

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  16. What a FABULOUSLY MARVELOUS... Thankful Thursday Post. We feel so Good after reading the excellent news... We will send POTP to her even though she had Kicked C to the Curb... She still needs some extra Love fur winning that fight.

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  17. WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! OMD, that is the bestest news I have heard all days..all week, hell ~ ALL YEAR! I am ever so happy for her and for your family!!!! C is a sh**head, and should be banished from the earth! Thank her for her fight, and gives her some slobbery licks from me, and a HUUUUUGE margarita!!!! HIGH PAW!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥♥
    pees: AND, good for her for sendin' that a**wipe to the big house! Now he'll find out how it feels.....

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  18. Oh, that is the BEST news!!! May your beautiful niece always remain cancer-free and have a wonderful life! Oh, so much to be thankful for!

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  19. So very thrilled to see the words, 'cancer free.' A friend was just diagnosed with colon cancer and starts her chemo next week so I'll pass along the good news as inspiration to her. Like your niece, she's a fighter and no doubt will kick cancer's butt. Have a terrific weekend celebrating the good news!

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  20. So happy for your niece!!! That is such awesome new to finally be cancer free. Glad she had the strength to be in court with that guy and that he is locked up.

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  21. OMG, I'm so thrilled for Kelsey that she is clear of the cancer!! I'm also really glad that stupid thug got what he deserved, that doesn't happen often enough. I'm sorry I didn't see this post sooner, things got so hectic these last few weeks. I couldn't be happier for you and your family! I wish Kelsey continued good health for many, many years to come!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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