We thought about time traveling to the pilgrims' first Thanksgiving day, but we decided we like modern comforts way too much. After all, Mom and Dad got the day off from work, and we know how to guilt them into feeding us more of the soft food we like so much.
Yes, this is a day to be grateful and tell those you love how much you appreciate them, blah, blah, blah. The thing is we let them know every single day, not just one special day. We rub up against our parent's legs all the time, and we give our most pleasant smiles. We jump on their laps and purr to relax them from a stressful day. We greet them at the door when they come home from work. We wake them up to feed us.
True, we benefit from all these actions that are motivated by our gratitude (not our egotism), but they are blessed to have us in their lives. They should be thanking us for the privilege of taking care of us.
Don't forget to thank your pet today. Happy Thanks, Hobbes & Tigger