Thanksgiving means food for most of us. Turkey, ham or tofurkey. There are places in the world that fish would be appropriate. All these are favorite foods for cats.
Well, maybe not the tofurkey ;).
Anyway, our cats love this stuff! The smells and company tell our pets that we are loved and give us all a warm feeling. How many of us have had our cat in the sink or interested in the sink, while we defrost that turkey??? Put a plate over it. If you have to run water then put a towel over it.
Ham is very salty & not good for cats. Mr. Beasley loves ham above all other foods. He can smell it a mile away! Seriously tho, he really does like it. I'll give him a tiny bit just to make him happy.
I had a cat who could smell poultry frozen! Now that's some good sniffing! Other cats love fish most of all & all the commotion of the holidays just sends them into hiding.
Take a cue from your cat. Take a nap when you feel sleepy - throw a blanket over your feet & snooze in front of the TV if you need to. There's no shame in that on Thanksgiving. Blame the turkey, it's OK.
Hope your holiday is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude.