When Pilgrims once gathered …

across the pond to give thanks for their harvest, we too gathered today to give thanks.

Freddie, George and I had our Thanksgiving meal at Bumpkin Restaurant.  As we sat and watched the hoomans devour their food, we asked each other what we’re thankful for …

– The many friends we have met along this journey … whether through our Hyde Park doodle meets, social media and events, our blog or just meeting them on the streets – just because hoomans with dogs are drawn to each other. And with our friends, we’ve had so many wonderful experiences this past year – from Sleep Outs, travelling to Isle of Wight and

– Our readers – to all who think we’re funny, those who worried about us, who cried with us – you make all this worthwhile. Thank you to all who have made such an effort to come and meet us when in London.

– Good health – so far so good, let’s hope George will sort out his leg issues eventually. Fingers crossed.

And although I am rather indifferent to my pesky little brother George, I am thankful for him. Without him, I would have no one to run with in the park, to bark at and play fight with. He gets me out of my serious mode. And he also showed us how much it matters when we take the time to give those who had nothing a chance. George opened our eyes and our hearts – and you know, he also made this blog about a London dog more colourful, more meaningful and funnier! LOL! OK, George, I do love you.

Lest we forget, we’re thankful for the food that we eat every day, all the treats – and for being allowed in many restaurants so we can be with Mum.

For all the good things that we have, we do not forget those less fortunate who have not.  We remember those canine friends who are still wandering the streets somewhere in the urban jungles of the world, scavenging for bits to keep them from hunger, those who fear those who are supposed to care for them. We pray that many of those will soon come home to a place where they will know love and the life they deserve – because there are many hoomans who care and love us.

On this day of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for our little family of three.  Whatever happens, we have each other.

May’s comment:  Note how Darcy’s staring at the food while George is at least listening to what I am saying. LOL!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!  Setting aside a day to gather around with family and friends to give thanks is such lovely thing to do. This is one of my favourite holidays – and an American holiday I choose to observe.Many restaurants in London do Thanksgiving dinners now, especially in neighbourhoods where a lot of Americans in London reside. Bumpkin South Kensington is close to us. We are allowed in the bar area.

Bumpkin is a modern British all-day restaurant with organic ethos and rustic contemporary decor. 102 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3RD



  1. Jane Hamon

    Happy Thanksgiving to you three from us three on the other side of the pond.

  2. Sara Cormack

    George was SO attentive! We all need to stop and think about what we are thankful for.??

  3. Christina LeDee

    Thank You. I am thankful for your blog which gives me great happiness.

  4. Cheryl

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  5. Kathy

    I am so thankful for you May, Darcy and George. You make my days brighter reading your blog May. Thank you for that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Valerie

    Thank you, May! Blessings to you, Darcy and George!

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