Thursday, November 12, 2009


The days are dwindling down to my very favorite holiday of the year.  Can you guess which one that is?  Of course, I am talking about Thanksgiving.  Who couldn't love a holiday that celebrates eating?  However, my neighbor Bob insists that Thanksgiving is not about food at all, but rather is about "giving thanks."  Indeed, Bob has begun spending a few moments each morning on his deck to "reflect" as he calls it, on something for which he is thankful.  "It puts me in the right frame of mind for the upcoming holiday," he insists.  "You should follow my example, Oliver.  After all, you do want to be thankful, don't you?"

Well, duh...of course, I'm thankful.  I'm thankful for turkey.  I'm thankful for mashed potatoes and gravy.  I'm thankful for stuffing....oooooh, yes....stuffing!  I'm also thankful for pumpkin pie and apple cider and cranberry sauce.  Ooooh, the list just goes on and on.

How about you?  What are some things for which you are thankful?


  1. Dear Oliver,
    I am very thankful for.....YOU, my little chubby buddy!

    Miss R.

  2. Dear Oliver,
    Im thankful for haveing a great teacher and
    seeing your blog its FUNNY and you are too.

  3. Dear Oliver,
    Are you thankful for all the cat food stored in your stomach?
    Jarrod W

  4. Dear Jarrod,
    Ummm, are you insinuating that I'm fat??? I'll have you know I am just big-boned!