Monday, November 20, 2006

Guest Bloggers: Rosie & Jenny, Thankful Cats

Counting our Blessings
by Rosie & Jenny

We are grateful to the only Being superior to us in all creation, our Creator, God Almighty, for the following:

1. Greenies Cat Cookies. Our slave Psalmist bought us some last night. We have shown her all day today how grateful we are for this superb gift to catkind.

2. The manufacturers of Greenies Cat Cookies, SM NuTec, for making such a great product for the enjoyment of cats.

3. Walgreens, for stocking and displaying the Ocean Fish flavor of Greenies Cat Cookies so that Psalmist would see it when she shopped there yesterday.

4. God, for creating the human species to serve the feline. We are especially grateful for our human, Psalmist, now that she has found and brought us the Greenies.

5. Our home, which Psalmist maintains for us. It is small but has a number of good places up high where we can hang out, even if Psalmist tells us we're not supposed to. Also for such a perfectly shaped bathroom sink in which to lounge. (That really sends Psalmist ballistic!)

6. Greenies. (A cat can't emphasise too much how good these are.)

7. Our food bowl, especially when Psalmist has filled it with our preferred indoor formula kibble. It may not be full enough, often enough, but we do appreciate what we get.

8. Our water bowl, again when Psalmist has filled it. We especially like it when, in the summer, she put purified water in it. Our municipality has dreadful tasting water in the summer.

9. Our toys, both the bought kind and the made kind. Catnip mice, the laser pointer, foil balls, the occasional fly on the wall...all delight a grateful cat's heart and make her play despite her dignity.

10. Each other. We aren't the best of friends and we're only adopted sisters, but with Psalmist gone so much of the time, either of us would be pretty lonely without the other. Who else would fight with us?

In honor of Thanksgiving, we, the feline singing sisters extraordinaire, Rosie & Jenny, offer the following hymn to inspire the humans and to express our grateful love to the Creator of all catkind:

For the beauty of the house, for the glory of the sink,
For the well-loved catnip mouse, for the water that we drink:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the kibble in our dish, for the counter where we sleep,
For the treats for which we wish, for the cabinets, dark and deep:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the service of our slave, for her petting and her brush,
For her lap (when she behaves), for the evening's sleeping hush:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

For thyself, best gift Divine! For humans, to catkind given,
For that great, great love of thine, peace to feline, joy to human:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.


SingingOwl said...

Oh Psalmist, this was DELIGHTFUL!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you have some folks to spend it with...wish you could join us here.

Blessings and love to you, my cyber sis!


Psalmist said...

Thank you for your visit, Singing Owl, and I'm glad you liked the cat blogging. Rosie & Jenny send their greetings to their cat cousin Patches. No, I'm not spending the holiday with anyone, and it occurs to me I ought to see where I might be able to be of service. I, too, wish I could teleport myself up your way. I'm one of those who tends to have depression hit hard on the "family" holidays, so I'm not always very good company. I've been thinking I'd like to go up to Kentucky to visit my brother, but with a church council meeting TONIGHT--can you believe it??--and the fact I should be frugal until I know I've got a job again, I don't think it's feasible this year. Bummer!

Anyway, I pray that you have a blessed thanksgiving. Much love to you.

cc: your blog

Mary Beth said...

Hi Jenny & Rosie,

Guess what! They make Greenies for dogs, too. I (Boudreaux) like
'em a lot. But now Josie, my sister...she's a maniac for them. She'll take our mom's hand off for one. And try to take it away from her once she's got it...!

Mom calls it doggy crack! whatever is in there, is awesome stuff. She says as long as we don't build our own lab in the hall closet we can have all the Greenies we want.

1-4 Grace said...

From 1-4 Grace to the resisdent slave: Blessings to you and happy Thanksgiving
From Melech to Rosie and Jenny!
Meow! Loved your post and hope you get soem turkey tomorrow! Meow!

Anonymous said...

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs to the Almighty the King of Creation...
says Polgara and Tiria, also lovers of Greenies!

net said...

brava! brava! encore! encore!

Sally said...

wonderful- thank you for making me smile

Cathy said...

What a great hymn - is that from the cat hymnal?

Happy delurking week!

Psalmist said...

haha...there OUGHT to be a cat hymnal, eh?

Many thanks for all the visits.

revabi said...

Jenny and Rosie,
We like your song, we are starting to get the hang of it. And yes, there should be a cat hymnal. No doubts about it.

We are going to make sure our slave, rev abi sees this blog post and goes to Walgreens to see and buy them.

Tygger, Rhianna, Prince Aiden and Midnight

St. Casserole said...

I love this! thank you for writing this hymn!

Anonymous said...

This is a good song. I could sing it. 'Cept I'm told I'm a druid. Whatever that is. I like Greenies, too. I don't sleep in the sink, though. That's silly. I sleep in the bathtub.