In the United States, November is the month of Thanksgiving.
And, it’s a time where we should all try to give thanks for something. Truthfully, we should all be doing that even more than we do on an everyday basis, but November gives us a reason.
In this world right now, sometimes it can be hard. So many are divided and one’s opinions and beliefs will differ from others — and at times, that can make things tough on both parties.
Alas, there’s still things to be thankful about.
As I write this, the one thing I truly give thanks for is snoozing against my leg. It fills me with so much happiness and joy (well, most of the time).
I’m also thankful she’s not a barker, considering my one neighbor’s dogs bark pretty much non-stop if the owner isn’t home — which is nearly every day from 5 p.m. and for several hours. So yeah …
I know the direction I am going with this post. And then I will look forward to seeing what you all have given thanks for with this theme. Only one month left in 2021 … and maybe we should give thanks for that, too!
But, for now, we go upward and onward.
Here are my five for the month!
1. Cuddle naps
I’ve had my ups and downs with having a dog. I’ve had Harper now for five months, which is crazy. And Harper and I are settling in better. She’s still frustrating at times but we are both growing. I laugh way more than not with her. And since the battle for her being on the couch was ended, she seems way calmer — probably because she can be up on the couch. I’ve also adjusted where I sit, so I am usually on the couch and she snuggles up with me almost every night. Sometimes in ways I don’t get how they are comfortable! How can’t you give thanks for this, though?
I am truly thankful that Harper is curious. She liked to explore. She likes to see different things. She gets spooked, and she’ll also grab what she can with her mouth. But she really does like to see and experience things. I have a lot of plans for the two of us in the coming years, so we keep building!
3-4. Two of four seasons
As much as there are times I can’t stand certain seasons, I truly do love living in an area where we get all four seasons. Hopefully, we’ll get a white Christmas, too. But I’m thankful that we can see the fall (even if you have to clean things up at the end of it!), have nice winters, great springs, and good summers. It’s nice to experience it all and it does give you a different feel when the seasons change.
5. If I fits …
I love watching Harper grow. My mental state is getting better. She was spayed a few weeks ago, and I think that has helped her calm a little. But she’s really enjoyable to watch. When she plays. When she eats. When she sleeps.
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for November. Make sure you drop your link there. The theme for December is Holly Jolly! Remember to come back on January 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: November 2021 results
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Danielle Kempe says
Harper is a joy!
Thanks for all the photo updates
Harper is most certainly something to be thankful for! She is adorable and sounds like a fantastic pupper. My post gives thanks for Cabo, of course, as well as living in an area that has four separate seasonal weather. I’m so happy you and Harper have bonded. Having fur babies is so awesome!
Harper’s your fur baby, she’s *supposed* to drive you crazy most of the time! So if she does, she’s doing a good job. Here’s a treat, come grab!
I wonder if you can teach her to find geocaches? With her being curious and adventures, you know?
I like the four seasons, and even though I prefer some over others, I was missing them when I was living in California. There’s something to be said about the changing of the scenery – and people’s moods.
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Mrs GeoK / Denise says
I am also grateful to live in a part of the world where we have four seasons. Some are short (summer) and some are long (winter), but each has some aspect I like. Seems like the joys are already outweighing the frustrations with Harper, and I’ll bet that ratio continues to improve with time and training. You have a lot to be thankful for there – including all those walks and cuddles!
Mike Davis says
You are making me want a puppy. We have too many animals as it is! Such a cute pupper.