Hi Guys! Did you know that today is the full Wolf Moon!
The first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule.
For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical. Today, we use many of these ancient month names as Full Moon names.
We have heavy clouds tonight, but we did hear the local wold pack howling the last few nights, so we expect we will hear them tonight as well. Do you think wolves really howl at the moon?
Today is Thankful Thursday
I, Marvelous am thankful for so many things! I am thankful I have a warm and happy home. I am thankful for the food and especially when we get tasty treats! I am thankful for my fur brother and sisters. I am thankful for my human brother (especially when I can snuggle with him in the "man cave" downstairs). I am thankful I can go outside so long as I don't leave the yard. I am thankful that I have blogging furrends (that's YOU)! I am thankful for all the blog hops that we can pawticipate in and meet other bloggers!
We are purticularly Thankful that every Thursday Brian and family sponsor Thankful Thursday and we can see all the Thankfulness!
We also want to say how thankful we are for the Cat Blogosphere! We love to go there everyday and see all the great events and things that are happening as well as the linkys!
I don't know whether wolves howl at the moon but everytime I heard a dog howl, it gives me the creeps. I think it is because of grandmas' stories that when dog howls, it sees a ghost or spirit.ReplyDelete
we will watch da moon tonight... it is da moon where you can get rid of bad things with da help of the moonReplyDelete
I don't like the full moon very much, because it doesn't let me, my husband or our bitch sleep. The only ones who sleep without problems are the cats, Calliope in the house and Gogolak outside. ☺ReplyDelete
Have a good day!
Full moons...no wolves around here, though!ReplyDelete
MJF used to bark angrily at a full moon...he thought it was a hot air balloon, which he of course hated. What a silly pup he was sometimes, LOL!
Full moons mean trouble at my work place, it seems to wreak havoc on their dementia issues...
My sister said the same thing, when she was working at the jail...full moons equal bad news!
Us pups don't seem to be affected adversely by it, though, thankfully!
Cloud cover was way too thick here for us to see anything that a silver glow in the sky. No wolves hear that sometimes we hear the coyotes. I'm thankful like you Marv, for having a nice snuggly house and I do not have to go out in the cold and get my little paws icy.ReplyDelete
Being hounds we love to howl and will howl to a full moon if asked to.ReplyDelete
blanket cloud here too - did I say blanket? Make that doona-grade cloud cover. Still there this morning. Maybe I should be doing the howling? Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx
We have a lot of noise outside at night from foxes howling but no wolves that we know of. The noises of the night are interesting though - the only one Mom and I aren't crazy about is Dad's snoring. HAHAHAReplyDelete
Those are really wonderful thankfuls Marv, I' right there with you pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
We don't have wolves around here but we do have coyotes that howl at night sometimes. You sure have lots to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
Marv we like those thankfuls my friend. We have the same and what a good life we both have!ReplyDelete
I just love the sound of wolves or dogs howling, at the moon or not - they have such amazing voices. Those are great thankfuls Marv, we're so happy to have you as a bloggy furiend.ReplyDelete
Marv what an absolutely wonderful quote!!ReplyDelete
and I say WTG
I've never heard wolves but I have heard actual coyotes howling at night! Good thankfuls and we are happy to be able to visit and communicate with other blogging buddies too!ReplyDelete
Coyotes howl here.....and also do a lot of yipping! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
We have coyotes here that howl at the moon- such an eerie sound. XOReplyDelete
We don't have wolves here, but we do have howling coyotes.ReplyDelete
The dogs down the next farm all howl in unison when it is a full moon. It sounds spooky. They also do it if intruders are about.ReplyDelete
Wolf Moon and it is snowing in MA ~ oh boy! ~ Great post and love the kitty photo ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
Moment by moment,
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You are lovely Marv and we are happy to know you.ReplyDelete
aweeeee you have a purr fect catitude.ReplyDelete
We will have to check out that Wolf Moon, although Mom won't be happy if we don't come inside when it is her bedtime:)ReplyDelete
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
Wonderful thankful things. I'm glad I found you and your mom. That's what I'm thankful for.ReplyDelete
Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your mom. ♥
We're thankful Marv, that you took the time to share your thoughts with us on Cat Chat!ReplyDelete
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Deer Marvylous, yoo iz so hansum! *makes flirty whiskers* Yoo have a wonderpurr home, especially getting to go outside, and having yoor vewy own mancat cave, even though yoo haz to share it wif yoor hoomon brofur. However, I don't want anything to do wif Woofs, even if they sing songs to the moon. Love, DoriReplyDelete
That is a very sweet thankful post, Marv!ReplyDelete
Tama and Genji
The moon was so bright last night, and with the snow, the outside was lit up! Sweetie had a hard time sleeping; she went from window to window, across my body, to watch whatever she saw. At one point, I lay down next to her, to look out too!ReplyDelete
Those are some pawsome thankfuls! We're very lucky kitties. --MudpieReplyDelete
Interesting I had never heard of the wolf moon before. It was nice and bright that's for sure!ReplyDelete
What a great post! I never heard the wolf moon.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your very wise lesssonReplyDelete
Perhaps behavioral scientists understand why wolves howl, but i think it's mostly to bond as a family or let each other know where they are.ReplyDelete
Love your thankful list, i am thankful for you!
Wolves are not prevalent where I live but coyotes are. Maybe wolves just howl every night, I don't know.nice thankfuls.ReplyDelete