Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


It’s time to hippity-hop again with our co-hosts and fill-in the blanks in four sentences that they’ve given us to complete!    We will in the blanks – you learn a little something about us you might not have known!    If you’d like to join in – click the badge above and link up with your post of filling in fun.

Mom and I have split duty today – she filled in some blanks and I filled in others.  MINE are in RED and HERS are in BLUE.


1. I would like to be more comfortable with my age_and less concerned about the future_.
2. The color of  my fur is orange with stripes!.
3. Selling my Dad’s Cadillac was a difficult choice for me to make.   (after he died I kept his car……it was like BEING with him but we decided to get a new car since Dad’s car was older…..and it was hard to say goodbye)
4. I never have trouble falling asleep – I roll onto my back and I’m out like a light!


So there you have it for another week.   Me and Mom filling in the blanks together and spilling our guts to the world.   HAHAHA     Actually we do love this Hop and if you have never done this one – you should – it really makes you think!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Where does the week go?    It’s already Thursday and already time to be thankful on the Hop again.    This is a great Hop – hosted by Brian and if you would like to VOICE your thankfuls out loud, click the badge above and link up with the rest of us.    We all have things we’re thankful for but once a week it’s great to tell the world too!

I am also happy because it’s Poetic Thursday as well which is when Angel Sammy shares a poem with us and gives us a photo for us to write a poem about for NEXT Thursday when we will see/hear from him again.

First though – I want to say how thankful I am for my Mom and Dad.    I know that they get a bit frustrated with me from time to time, especially when I’m almost constantly asking for one of them to take me outside.   Fortunately for me, my parents don’t mind accompanying me – to keep an eye on me even though I’m in my very own yard – the foxes and other predators don’t know where my yard starts and ends but I do!    I just love being outdoors……..and since we have a nice covered front porch with rockers Mom and Dad hang out there while I’m sniffing and poking around the yard and when I head to the BACK yard – we have a deck with chairs so they just transfer back there.

Lucky me!    Now let’s share with you the email we got from Angel Sammy shall we????


Hello Poetic Friends!

Time for us to share some poetry.   You had a whole week to think about the photo I gave you last Thursday – so let’s see what you came up with and I’ll show you what I wrote as well.

First though let me encourage you again to give writing a poem a try – some of you say “I can’t write a poem” and I always tell you that everyone can because it’s true.   Poetry describes a feeling, a thought, a moment in time, and so many other things but it does NOT have to rhyme to be poetic.    Just open your heart up, look at your subject (or think about it) and WRITE!   Trust me – you CAN do it.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week and my poem follows:

“Ridin’ With Grandpa”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 12, 2021


C’mon kids – just hop in the  back

Granny even packed us up a snack!

Out in the cornfield we’ll go a-ridin’

Might see a deer or a fox a-hidin’

“Grandpa go faster” I hear you say

But I want this fun to last – maybe all day

These days with you kids keep ole Grandpa young

I’ll treasure these moments ’til my days are done……



Hayrides – those three kids in the photo probably will talk about the day they rode out in the wagon on the back of Grandpa’s tractor for years to come.    Moments like that are what fill our dreams sometimes.    I can tell you that those of us at the Rainbow Bridge think of moments like this and I’m sure humans do too.    Sometimes you might be looking at a person and see them smile for what seems like no reason – well sometimes it’s a memory popping into their head bringing a smile and making their day.    You might think some things you do with or for another person are SMALL but to them, it could be BIG.    

SO – how about a photo for NEXT week?   You have a week to come up with something to share and if you wrote a poem THIS week, please tell us in comments that you did and give us a link so we can read it.    Most of all thanks for joining in the fun every week!!

Not a big photo but what an expressive painting!    I think we can all do a great poem with what we see and feel about this painting.   We’ll find out next week right?   See you then?

Until then please stay happy and healthy…………things are looking better for humankind on Earth we think – please keep it that way……………!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


Oh I  love your poem this week Angel Sammy……….I also can’t wait to see what everyone else did with their impression of the photo last week too!!!!    Thank you for visiting us.  I love and miss you.

Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All


It’s a lovely day in the neighborhood – let’s check out Teaser Class!

Here we are – ready to announce winners and get the Teaser “scoop” !

Seems like that was a pretty darn good Teaser yesterday.    We’ll tell you WHERE the photo was taken and who sent the photo in to us to use in just a bit but first, let’s talk FIRST COMMENTER shall we??

Yep – GOOD LUCK Buddy!




Yes – we only  had ONE FIRST COMMENTER in the first sixty seconds of class yesterday.    I know our Cheer Team was thrilled about that – last week we wore them out with SIX First Commenters.     YAY INGRID – give her a RAH RAH RAH!

AND we have a badge for you too Ingrid:

I was the one and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of May 11, 2021! I was an EARLY BIRD!

Then we actually waited a bit before we got the first correct guess of location for the photo yesterday.    Before we tell you who was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, we’ll let you know WHO submitted the photo and show you the photo that you all agonized over yesterday.

Our Guest Teaser Was Miss Jackie!  Here’s the photo:

This is a photo of the beautiful water cascade in Montjuvic Park (Olympic Park) in Barcelona, Spain!     Beautiful spot but a great Teaser because there are a lot of water features like this around.    Let’s thank Miss Jackie THEN tell you who guessed it first.

My Teaser photo was used on the TEASER of May 11, 2021. It’s the water cascade in Montjuvic Park in Barcelona, Spain. WOO HOO!


Miss Katty and the Weim Boys!

Congratultions…..and here’s your badge:

YAY FOR US…..we were the FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS on the Teaser photo post of May 11, 2021. Yeah – we’re SMART students!


Speaking of winners – several more of you guessed correctly on the Teaser and each of you who were right get this badge:

I guessed the Teaser photo on May 11, 2021 but I was NOT the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER this week. Maybe next week I will be FASTER!

If you guessed but were wrong – here’s one for you!!

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser photo for class on May 11, 2021 but at least I TRIED!!!

WAY TO GO CLASS……..good job.    Our Cheer Team wants to do a cheer in honor of our winners………………..They’re doing it via ZOOM so watch the screen at the front of the class.

We took a break from playing pool
We’re at Grumpy Cat taking a break from school
Thank heavens we can see you with ZOOM
So we don’t have to be there in the stuffy classroom!
Congrats to Ingrid as she was First Commenter to come to class
She got to class on time and was full of sass!
It was a little while later that our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER showed up
It was KATTY and her WEIMS – a smart human and her pups!
Now if you’ll pardon us we really must depart
It’s almost time for the Pub Quiz to start!!

Thanks ladies…………we see you decided to wear your OLD uniforms to the Pub – will they be your “pub crawling outfits” now that you have fancy new uniforms???    GOSH, they signed off of Zoom pretty quick so I guess they didn’t want to miss any of the Pub Quiz.

SO – let’s head to the cafeteria for lunch shall we?    You all need a food break – I hear there are some breakfast items on the cafeteria line today because Miss Dingleberry tells me a lot of you SKIP breakfast to be at school on time.    So make sure you have SOMETHING to keep your brains in gear.   That’s important.

“Buenos Dias!”  Welcome to the cafeteria students – enjoy your meal!   We’re featuring Mexican food today but have a little bit of everything on the menu!

Our Menu:

See you next week students!!

Professors Angel Sammy and  Teddy


Teaser Tuesday Class Time!


“Good job Team – our sniffers tell us all is well on the school grounds – let’s tell the Profs!”

“Clowie says it’s a go – so lets go!  COMMENT first!!”

Good Morning students…….another Tuesday rolls around and you know what that means – time for Teaser.    We’ll tell you tomorrow WHO was first through the school front door this morning (hopefully not six of you….haha).


Well gang, please don’t make the Cheer Team QUIT!   They just got brand new uniforms!

Now, let’s show you the rules and the badges………we were told last week some of the new badges were too scary.   I hope you can get used to them.   We thought they were FUNNY!


Our Teaser today is a GUEST TEASER photo.    It can be from anyone – student or non student alike – any of you who have a photo you think would fool your classmates – send it to our Graphics Department and we’ll use it in an upcoming class.     Meanwhile, let’s show you what fabulous photo is your challenge of the day!

Where was this taken????

Good luck Teaser Students!    I think maybe if we get the Cheer Team to do their thing it might give you EXTRA ENERGY for guessing???

Here we are in our cute cheer gear
We’re re-energized by new outfits or maybe it’s by the beer?
Just kidding of course we don’t drink on the job
If we drank as much beer as we SAY we do we’d all be fat slobs!
Now study today’s photo so you can be a smarty
Maybe we’ll invite you to a Grumpy Cat party
Put on your thinking caps and give it your best
Show the Profs you’re smarter than all the rest!!!

“Thinking CAP not CAT!!”

Students, I think a little lunch might get your brains in gear to guess so let’s head over to the cafeteria shall we?????   Form a line and let’s go!

Step right up and fill your plate with your favorites students!


ENJOY!  We’ll see you tomorrow for TELL ALL!


Tenth Blogaversary SPARK


Yep – we’re celebrating our ten years of blogging with a special SPARK today.    It’s actually a bunch of SPARKS…………….thoughts about blogging and life from yours truly.   After ten years of doing this blog thing I figure I owe it to myself and the readers of this blog to share my thoughts about “putting it out there every single day” for ten years.    I might actually have missed a few days…..I always tried to have posts done for the period of time we were on vacation but not always.    I may have missed blogging when I’ve had surgery in the past or was sick as a dog and in bed wishing I could float away on a cloud but MOST of the time ONE SPOILED CAT was in business!

Originally it was all about Sammy.    My amazing ginger boy Sammy – the polydactyl precious boy who was so much more than our cat…….we learned a lot from him and he only became more special as the years went by.    Saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.    He was ONE SPOILED CAT.     After he died, we waited a couple of months then went back to the same shelter where we had adopted Sammy and found Teddy – another ginger tabby who is equally special in a totally different way.    Blogging “for” both of my boys has been a blast these past ten years.

I’ve come up with THREE (I could probably have way more but these I particularly like) thoughts about blogging, life and what I’m trying to do with this blog.    THEY are my SPARK for today:

So this isn’t my usual SPARK and I’ll go back to the usual next Monday.    I just thought after ten years of doing this, you might like to know why I’m here and what I’m trying to do.   I’m also having a ball bringing Teddy to the world – just as I did with Sammy for almost 18 years when he was with us.    I don’t know if I’ll do this for ten more years – probably not – but I intend to do it as long as I’m having as much fun as I am now.

Thanks for ten great years……hugs, Pam and Teddy