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Today I am grateful for family, turkey, dogs and the kitten.

First, the family. Eight of us sat around the table downstairs and feasted on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams and pecans, carrots, celery and tomatoes. There was also cranberry punch and asparagus from Thamesville.

For dessert, there was pie and cake.

Sarah and Brendan’s pumpkin cheesecake, Ryan & Liz’s rhubarb and strawberry pie, and Carol’s mini lemon-cashew pies with blueberry sauce. All accompanied with herbal cinnamon tea, decafe coffee and homemade Port.

The turkey was a happy, free range, juicy turkey carved by our on-site chef. (How many families get an on-site chef?)

And finally, there were the pets. Makita was there, an eighty pound Labradoodle. Makita is usually the only pet to show up. Today, we also hosted Jameson, a long-haired Dachshund.


This is Jameson, a Real lap dog.


This is Makita, a Pretend lap dog.

And we had Ollie, the rescue kitten. I was bit concerned that the kitten would have a problem with the two dogs. Not so. That little ball of fur knows how to take care of himself.


And this is Ollie.


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