Sunday, 9 October 2016

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. Fur Hazuzu and me it is an opportunity to stuff ourselves with yummy turkey.

Kitties and dogs dreams come true!

The pawpose of this holiday is fur peeps to remember to be thankful and to give thanks.

As you pawbably know, the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the first English settlers in North America after their first harvest. This was in 1621. The feast lasted three days, and was attended by 90 indigenous First Nations people and 53 pilgrims. We don't know how many dogs. The pilgrims were very hungry when they furst arrived in North America but the First Nations people taught them about the wild turkeys that lived in the region. This literally saved their butts from starvation. This is why we always have turkey, along with autumn vegetables, at our Thanksgiving dinners. 

Peeps all over North America have celebrated this holiday ever since, although Canada and the United States do it on different days. Back in 1621, pawever, Canada and the USA had not yet been formed. 

This painting is called The First Thanksgiving. It was painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris in 1899. Mimi says that Ferris romanticized the first Thanksgiving by adding elements that are unrealistic but appealing to the emotions. Pawsonally, I like the painting because it has a dog who is watching the plate of turkey. There is nothing unrealistic about that!

See the dog getting in on the turkey!

Here in Canada we have a long weekend. Tomorrow (Monday) is a statutory holiday. Most peeps with dogs would see this as a good oppawtunity to take their dogs out to somewhere special, but not Mimi!

In our pack family, Thanksgiving is a day when we all think about what we are grrateful for in our lives. At the dinner, the peeps go around the table and everybuddy says things they are thankful for.

Mimi is being selfish. She sees the Thanksgiving long weekend as a great chance to binge watch the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries on Netflix. She has abandoned her responsibilities and has watched fifteen episodes in the past three days. I don't get it!

Miss Fisher puts Hazuzu and me to sleep. Here I am in front of episode 13:

Good night! There are no dogs in this programme!
Miss Phrynie Fisher is a private detective and this is what she looks like:

Mimi has abandoned her life to watch this person.

This is not the first time Mimi has done this. It happened with Bones, Prison Break, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and more that this dog can even remember. What the cat and I have learned through all of this is that she goes into an altered state of consciousness where she becomes irresponsible. Dishes pile up, my walks are shorter, she doesn't leave the house. She quits baking and makes the easiest meals. Pawever, she will come out of it eventually, once the series is over. we just have to wait.

Meanwhile, we have enough food, water and treats. And now there is turkey.

 Hazuzu and wish you all, anipals and peeps and especially our Blogville furends

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong
Louis the Blogging Dog


  1. Oh my Ceiling Cat, that is a yummy turkey! PS: Mom luffs Miss Fisher too. She's really pawsome, isn't she?

  2. Hari OM
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING LOUIS, HAZUZU AND MIMI!!!... hugs and wags and whiskeries from YAM-aunty (who also binged on the entirety of Miss F earlier this year!!!) xxx

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Louis and all our Canadian furriends! XXOO and by the way, have I ever told you how adorable you are? If not, you sure are cute!!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving....I love turkey. Save me a drumstick please
    Thank you
    Madi your bffff

  5. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I can smell the turkey all the way down to Florida!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope you get some turkey.

  7. Hey, if you have Phryne on demand, then it I very easy to WALK the dog and not miss anything....just sayin'. Hope you got extra turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving... what a super day... turkey and Miss Fisher... life can be perfect sometimes :o)

  9. Oh I hope you and your family had a GRAND Thanksgiving Louis! We all watch Miss Fisher here too - although my Mom has never watched that many episodes in a row! Did you get turkey? Did Hazuzu get some too?

    Love, Sammy

  10. We feel blessed you are one of our furfriends.
    I hope you got some turkey and gravy.
    x Astro

  11. Happy Thanksgiving from the East Coast!! We're having our turkey glutton today...sure smells good in here!! The weather is horrible though...very windy & lots of rain...a good day to snuggle in for a nap after a big meal!!!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! I think you should be thankful even for Miss Fisher. I love it when Momma binge watches, because it means I get to cuddle with her on the couch for AGES!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! That turkey looks wonderful!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a belly full of turkey like we do!

  15. Well a big Texas Aroo to you and Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you around Blogville!

    Aroo to you,

  16. Happy Thanksgiving. We live near Plymouth. It has changed a lot since the painting was finished

  17. Stuff face and watch the television ~ great combo!
    Sweet William The Scot


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