Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

October 12 /09

to all my Canadian friends!

Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada and my family sat down at the diningroom table for a delicious meal.

'Course, I had to sit on the floor.


While they ate turkey ...

... and sweet potatoe

...and veggies

... and Bocconcini salad


... and wine

... and fruit.

Well, wouldn't you know it? Mama went into the kitchen! My timing was impeccable.

But just as I was about to nosedive into her plate, she came back and caught me. Yeesh. Her timing's better.

So I had to resort to my usual begging routine - chin on arm and pathetic gaze of starving street dog.

c And what did it get me?

Turkey in my bowl !!

Works every time

And did I "gobble" it up ... ha ha!

Actually, I was very thankful.

And I'm also thankful for being a loved dog every day of my life.

In fact, here are five things I'm most thankful for:

For healthy food and clean water
For my loving family
For my warm, safe home
For my good health
For all my good friends

... Oh yeah, for sticks, balls, plushies, my frisbee and all my toys. .
... Oh, and for sunshine and rain on my face, and wide open spaces to run and jump in that make my heart swell with joy.
Oh, I could go on and on ....
What are you most thankful for?


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Did woo khook all that?

Woo ARE khwite THE CHEF!

Happy Thanksgiving Day After!


Sparky said...


I hope you had a grrrrEAT Thanksgiving! I got some turkey too, it was the most wonderful thing in the world! Five things I'm thankful for are food, tennis balls, a loving family, cats to chase, and trees. I mean, you've got to be thankful for trees! What else can you pee on?! (Other than the corner of the living room couch).

I hope you have a GRRRReat day ahead!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Evidently you're not a very good thief but you are a good beggar. Hope you enjoyed your turkey. That meal looks delish. Any leftovers?

Lorenza said...

Happy Thanksgiving Chef!
Sure you and your family had a pawesome and delicious celebration!
Those are very good reasons to be thankful!
Kisses and hugs

Stratton Family said...

I love thanksgiving!!

- Rushy The Boxer

Serendipity said...

Ooh how yummy! You certainly have a lot to be thankful for, Chef!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Hey, we know that chin on the arm and pathetic gaze too, Chef! It works every time, doesn't it?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Trailboss said...

Chef, That is a great grateful list. There are so many things I am thankful for. You listed a lot of them. Although I don't really care much for sticks! I think I am most thankful for the freedom that myself and my family have living in America. So many people have died and still are dying so we can have the lives we have. I think it is taken for granted too many times by myself and most people.

Anonymous said...

We are not allowed the "chin on the arm" maneuver or we are "banished"....but we do sit at the edge of the dining room and look pathetic as all get out, works for us.
We are MOST thankful for good home cookin' on our kibble, moderate climate so we can be outdoors all the year, bones and more bones, but TOP of the list is we are thankful on the days we find you have posted new stuff on your blog.
Mom looks forward to it and we benefit, heh, heh. She likes you a lot. She sez you shine like a good penny.
Zito, Lilly, and Jolie B, the boxers of WestOR.............uh, and mom too.

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Looks like you had a Great Thanksgiving...

Next time you just got to be a little quicker...

I'm Thankful for all those same things...

We're pretty lucky pups...I wish all the pups & kitties were as lucky as us...

Abby xxxooo

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Maggie Mae said...

Hi Chef,

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have to wait until November and it will be my first one! I am thankful for my mom and dad and all of the other wonderful peoples in my life and also for my cousins Archie and Herschel. They are labs, not boxers, but that's OK. I still like to play with them. :)

Abby is right ALL puppies and kitties should be as lucky as we are.

Maggie Mae

Baxter said...

We love your food bowl!! What a great looking dog, looks like turkey does you well.

Eric said...

Hey Chef! Happy Thanksgiving - looks like you had a good one after all! Did you have pumpkin pie for afters? Yummm I'd be thankful for any of that.

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxx

Deefor said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You're lucky to get your turkey dinner early. Another thing to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my humans who are well trained and do (mostly) everything I want. I'm thankful for going places and meeting lots of dogs. And (yes) I'm even thankful for Arrow!

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy did that thanksgiving dinner look so yummy!!! We cant wait till thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Sophie Brador said...

Cheffy! I got no turkey at all, but then my mom went away and me and my flat brother got to go to the country for a few days. She just got back, so we have to talk about getting together. My flat brother and you can talk about having little furs instead of lots of big ones like I have.


Homer said...

We are thankful to have known you Chef!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh, finally Blogger let me in.
What am I most thankful for?
A seat under your dindin table, hehe.
Of course I'm thankful for being my mama's fav pup, being your pal, being able to chow down everything you're posting here, hehe!

Emma and Emmy said...


The juice turkey made us hungry.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving.

Toffee said...

I am thankful for my good friends, and good health and a comfy warm bed to sleep on : )