Thursday, 6 June 2013

Thankful Thursday

Tom: To start with, I am very thankful for my fun outing this morning! As the grass in the fields is growing so tall (we are waiting for the farmer to make hay!), #1 decided to take me to our medieval castle for our morning constitutional. It had been some time since we went there and so it was a lot of fun to rediscover!

Here is the actual castle (12th-15th century):

And here I am, enjoying the moat!

Come on, #1! Throw the ball!

Enjoying a good roach in the freshly cut grass:

The Chans are thankful for time out in the run:

And for the endless entertainment of Squirrel TV:

And Violette and Vidock are thankful for their delicious snacks!

There are always so many things to be thankful for...


  1. Cool that you have an medievel castle close to your place !
    Me too would LOVE to have a outdoor cage to run around in !
    I would sure have made a lot of noice if I had seen the cute Squirrel :)
    Have a pawsome thursday !

  2. We love the castle - in fact I think Äiti should build one here. Those lawns look wonderful.
    And squirrel tv - well, you know what we think of that!
    Is it any warmer in the 'sunny' south ? We still have over 20°C and sweaty paws.

  3. Life is good, isn't it?

    I'd love to get a photo with my horses in front of that castle!


  4. Are there people living on the castle Tom? That is a wonderful playground.

  5. That looks a great place for rolling in the grass Tommy (and hiding in it too). The squirrel looks like great entertainment for you - bet he won't share his snacks with Vidock and Violette!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Oh all of you look SO happy! And mom loves the castle. Ahe misses seeing antiquities like that. When she lived for quite a time in Europe, one place she lived was in Wurzburg just below a vineyard surrounding the Fortress Marienburg. We LOVED that place. Visited it many many times inside. never tired of it. Or any other castle we could find that allowed entrance.

  7. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. I remember a castle that was in a nature preserve in Cleveland, Ohio. It was called "Squire's Castle" and it was truly a castle back in the day.

  8. That sure is a lot to be thankful for. We just love seeing all those old castles. Nothing like that over here in the "new world".

    Millie & Walter

  9. love the castle, but we think the moat may be broken MOL

  10. The castle is beautiful. Wouldn't mind visiting that. If we were in that grass you probably wouldn't see us.
    Benny & Lily

  11. Le soleil enfin... un plaisir de voir les chats dehors au soleil.
    Quant à moi, j'ai toujours eu un faible pour les forteresses médiévales. En plus celle là semble avoir des environs agréables et verdoyants. Un plaisir pour un chien. Se rouler dans une belle herbe verte, pas trop haute... la félicité.

  12. This is such a lovely time of year - even moreso in your part of the world!

  13. True ,there are always so many things to be thankful for. We are the fortunate ones! :)

    You look happy and healthy one and all! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  14. #1 is so good to all of you - no wonder you have so many reasons to be thankful!!! That castle looks like a great place to run and chase balls.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. Yes, so very much to be Thankful for - always!
    Lily, WA, USA

  16. All great reasons to be thankful!! That roll in the "hay" (grass) looks like fun! Julie rolls on the porch floor every time she goes out there ;) heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  17. You have a castle nearby? Every cats home is a castle, but you have a real one!

  18. The castle looks a lovely place to go for a run. You all have lots of good things to be thankful for.


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