Thanksgiving Day!, foods pets can't eat, the wild turkey

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 26, 2020

pumpkin pie

Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
What moistens the lip, and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?

–J. G. Whittier (1807–92)

 

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Thanksgiving Day 2020
Real Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day 2020
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on November 26. Why do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Why did the Pilgrims come to America? How did Thanksgiving become a national holiday? Read the brief history and origins...

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The Wild Turkey: History of an All-American Bird
All About the Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey: History of an All-American Bird
The American Wild Turkey has become an iconic symbol of Thanksgiving. Perhaps a brief history about our native bird is in order.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
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For us, leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Here are quick and easy leftovers recipes that recycle holiday food into new and delicious meals.

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Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat
What Dogs Can Eat

Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. For many people, this also includes the family dog, but what traditional holiday foods are safe for Fido to snack on and which are a big no-no? Here are pooch-approved foods—what you can (and can’t) feed dogs from the...

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Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
What Cats Can Eat

Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
This Thanksgiving, as you’re preparing the family feast, don’t forget about your favorite feline friends, especially if they are wondering around the table. There are a number of human foods that are safe for cats, but many others that are best kept away from kitty!

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