We are thankful too! Why can't we sit at the people table with you? We moved into our new place about two months ago and I started traveling about two weeks later. When my immediate family began talking about holiday plans, I told them they were welcome to come to my place but it was going to be a disaster with boxes all over.
We were planning a light meal, nothing fancy but it exploded! The boxes and mess were present along with a table full of people and food. The dogs stayed in the living room while we ate supper.
Before and after the meal, they joined the group. Both Pat and Tabatha sat in Duchess favorite chair. She told them that she was willing to share if they didn't mind a lap dog. ...just saying!