Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Let’s Go To The Hop!!   (My Mom remembers that song from what she calls “THE GOOD OLD DAYS” !!).    It’s Friday and time for us to get to know each other better.   Our co-hosts each give us two sentences with words missing – blanks for us to fill with our OWN words………..we learn about each other every single Friday!   It’s fun – if you want to join, click the badge above and link up with 15andMeowing!

This week I kindly let my Mom fill in ALL the blanks – just my little way of giving her some entertainment other than when she has to carry me inside after we’ve been outside for a long time and I refuse to come in on my own.   She doesn’t seem to find that very entertaining.   Maybe because carrying a 23 lb. cat isn’t all that much fun?????   Mom’s words are in BLUE!


1. Only someone with a cat would understand a cat.     (and even then it’s sometimes a challenge…..!!)
2. I just started looking at my wardrobe to get an idea of what to take on vacation to Maine this year (and what to BUY!)
3. I find it hard to believe that time is passing so QUICKLY; I used to complain about how SLOWLY it passed when I was young!.
4. I should probably spend less time on the computer.

That’s it for another week.    Mom and I will now head back downstairs and OFF the computer to watch some Olympics coverage!    I haven’t seen one cat yet – horses yes – cats no.   What’s with that?

Hugs, Teddy (in one of my previous lives…haha)

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Here we go again on a THANKFUL THURSDAY sharing all the things we are thankful for this past week…………..if you’d like to join in this Hop – click Brian’s badge above and LINK UP to share.   Thanks so much Brian for hosting this wonderful chance for all of us to focus on the positive and the many things we have to be THANKFUL for in our lives.

It’s also Poetic Thursday which is Angel Sammy’s day to share a poem with us AND to give us a poetic challenge for next week in the form of a photo to inspire our poems!

I continue to be very thankful that Sawyer who was missing for almost a month is home again.   In fact there’s a party for him today at the Tabby Cat Club (calling all tabbies – if you’re not a member of the TCC – why not???).

I’m also thankful that today is a less humid day than the past few – we can all breathe better today – it may be HOT but it’s not humid.  YAY!!!!!

Let’s see what Angel Sammy wrote in his email to me last night shall we???



Hi Poetic Friends!

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…………..time to share your poems.  You know – the ones that you wrote during this past week that were inspired by the photo I gave you when we last met (last Thursday).    We use photos to give us ideas for the subject of our poems then share them RIGHT HERE every Thursday.    If you wrote a poem for the photo last week – let us know in comments.    We want to read it!

Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire TODAY’s poems from you and me…………..after the photo is MY contribution to Poetry Day today!

“So Many Books….So Little Time”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©July 28, 2021

Just imagine how many ideas are in these pages

Wisdom and entertainment passed down through the ages

Endless knowledge and inspiration is yours for the reading

The excitement of learning sets all hearts beating

Libraries are storehouses of every kind of book

You can use your imagination as you wander and look

So much to see in the shelves full of treasures

The enjoyment of reading brings infinite pleasure.


My Mom says she remembers as a little girl her favorite day of the week was when her Mom would take her and her brother to the library.   They could sit in the childrens room and look through all kinds of books while their Mom could peruse the shelves without having a kid tugging on her skirt to ask when they were leaving – because Mom and her brother LOVED being there.    They would stay all day if they’d been able to.    Mom’s love of books and reading took her to places she never dreamed – like writing her own mystery novel and childrens books later in her life.    Libraries are full of infinite possibilities for humans (and come to think of it, we cats have fun in old libraries keeping the mouse population down!!).    

SO – ready for your photo for NEXT week’s poetic inspiration?????   Here it is and you have a whole week to write a poem based on your thoughts about this photo:

Looks like an accident waiting to happen.   HAHAHA    Seriously – this one will be fun don’t you think?    We’ll find out what you think and what you say NEXT week when we meet right here to TALK POETRY.   Meanwhile, take care of yourselves…………remember you have Angels at the Rainbow Bridge watching out for you!

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

Angel Hugs,

Angel Sammy


Loved the poem Angel Sammy – Mom still has tons of books in her own library so I guess “once a book lover, always a book lover” !!    See you next week!

Love, Teddy


Tell All Class


Welcome to Tell All Class Students!

Officer Kitty reported that yesterday just before school opened, all of you waiting to get in were very orderly and considerate of each other and hardly anyone got into a fight over who was in line and who wasn’t.    We Professors want to thank you AND to tell you we all appreciate all the positive comments on the new FISH SCHOOL building and features.   It’s a nice place and we hope to be in it for many years to come!

NOW – let’s get down to business shall we?

“Yeah – let’s get on with the show – we just wanna know who gets a badge – oh – and have lunch too of course!”

Well thanks for putting us in our place Rodney.   Just don’t expect a gold star today for being polite in class!

When the doors to Fish School opened yesterday we had THREE (not seven or eight but THREE) students who arrived during the first sixty seconds school was open.    WHO?

“Did you call me????????????”

No but thanks for showing up anyway.   May we have a double drumroll as we announce our THREE FIRST COMMENTERS?


Congratulations ladies – you each get one of these:

WOW! I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser of July 27, 2021! Goodie for me!

Now for information about the photo from yesterday.     Our GUEST TEASER was Frank Girolami whose blog Beach Walk Reflections HERE is a most enjoyable and relaxing as well as thought-provoking blog.     He’s also a great photographer so we’re happy to have contributions from him from time to time!!!  Before we forget, let’s give him his GUEST TEASER badge…….

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of July 27, 2021!

Here’s his wonderful photo:

This is the Grand Canal in Trieste, Italy

Here’s what Frank said about this beautiful place:

“Trieste has an interesting history. It was the main port for Austria-Hungary for hundreds of years. It was given to the Italians at the end of WW1. After Italy lost in WW2, the Yugoslavs wanted it, but they were tied to the Russians, so the UN created a Free Territory of Trieste that would be policed by the Allies.  In his Iron Curtain speech (1946), Winston Churchill stated an Iron Curtain would descend “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic.” Therefore, some say UN establishing Trieste as a free territory was the start of the Cold War.”

Now would you like to know who was the FIRST to guess this city/country?    Let’s have another drumroll please………….


Congratulations to you and here’s your badge:

I was the first student to guess the Teaser photo CORRECTLY on July 27, 2021. YAY FOR ME!!!

AND – if you guessed right but weren’t FIRST, here’s your badge:

Gosh I DID guess the Teaser correctly on July 27, 2021 BUT I was NOT FIRST!

Were you WRONG with your guess?    YES there’s a badge for that:

I tried but I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of July 27, 2021. I’ll try HARDER next week!

“Boo Hoo Hoo…..I never win…..maybe if I studied once in a while I’d win???”

Absolutely right Malcolm – you just need to crack open a book once in a while and learn about the world and you’d win something too!!     At least you WIN a Wrong Guesser badge.

Now let’s bring on the Cheer Team for some cheer shall we??

Thank you Frank for a Teaser that was swell
We had FOUR students who did very well.
Three were FAST and FIRST and ONE was RIGHT
All four of them are now high as a kite!
Our FIRSTIES were three ladies isn’t that swell?
Ingrid, Janet and Sharon rang the WINNER BELL!
Then our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER showed up at the door
Miss Csilla has been FIRST RIGHT many times before!
Everyone did well for the first FISH SCHOOL Teaser
Thanks to Frank for a real TEASER PLEASER!

“Anyone who is overly depressed they didn’t get a badge, please stop by the dispensary”

So I guess all we have left now is to head to lunch – ready?   What a dumb question – of course you are – let’s go!

Day Two of Fish School….you know the routine – bring your try up to the line and enjoy a fabulous lunch!

Great Class everyone!   See you all NEXT Tuesday for more TEASER FUN!

All Aboard!   

Your Professors

Tuesday Teaser In The New School!


It’s Tuesday and Time For Our First Class In the New School!

Looks like all is well on the grounds – let’s report to the Professors………….


So here we are in the new Fish School – and a mighty beautiful building it is.    Our Security Staff says we’re good to go and Miss Kitty said there was not a pushing/shoving crowd at the door this morning.      Everything is spick and span and squeaky clean and new.    We think it looks wonderful and it’s so much bigger than the Sheep School was.    They’re still working on the school grounds and plantings, etc. but probably in the next few weeks everything will be all settled back in.

MEANWHILE, we’re here for Teaser Tuesday so let’s get things underway shall we?

“I’m still staring at the new classroom – it’s PAWSOME!!”

Here are the rules and the badges for this week:

“Did somebody mention badgers???”

“No guys – they said BADGES!!”

So today’s Teaser is a GUEST Teaser.    Our Graphics Department has plenty to do these days with the new school and everything so we gave her them a break and went with a Guest Teaser today.    Are you ready to see it???    Let’s go for it!!

Reporting for duty Professors…..Here’s the photo!

WHERE WAS THIS PHOTO TAKEN????   Remember the rules – must have town/city and either state (if USA) or country (if not USA)!

“WOWZERS….lookit all the boats!!”

Now the Cheer Team will debut their BRAND NEW outfits – these they like – they designed them on their own without any interference from any students or School Administration and we think they did a good job.   Anything is better than those orange fish suits they had LAST week – right?     Ladies – take it away!

Hip Hip Hooray!
We’re swimming by to say
We really like the new school
It’s totally fabulous and cool
Now try to win today’s Teaser
Be the FIRST to be a Fish School Pleaser!
Give it all you got
FISH SCHOOL Students are HOT!!

Nice cheer ladies…… obviously like your new outfits and we must admit you look very ladylike and pretty in your fish scales and fins.

“Pretty?  I think they look HOT!”

So what do you say we march off to the new cafeteria and enjoy lunch in the new Fish School Cafeteria????     Meanwhile, remember you have to come back to class to work on the Teaser so don’t overeat and require a nap!

Hello Students!   What a beautiful new cafeteria we have…..enjoy your FIRST lunch!


Good Luck Students!!!!   See you in school tomorrow for BADGES!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

SPARK on Monday


Hello Monday and Hello to all of you…………..SO – first of all what is SPARKS on Monday?  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.

Last week on Monday’s SPARK post I confessed that I’m recognizing (eek) that I am aging and maybe more quickly now than ever before.    I think whenever I go to the doctor I tend to “refocus” on my body more and that’s when I realize that “I’ve Come A Long Way Baby!”………and hopefully have a long way to go.     I had an eye appointment for the first time in a couple of years; partly due to Covid and partly because I wanted to find an opthalmologist closer to home – which I did – and I like her a lot.    Anyway, she told me my cataracts are ready for surgery whenever I want to do that.    I’ve had them for a while – terrible vision but I’m kind of “used” to it.   I’m going to have that surgery after we take our vacation this Fall.    THEN I had my 6 month physical with my primary care doc and told him I’m having a bit of a problem catching my breath lately on the stairs or walking up our hill in the front yard especially if I’m having to carry my boy Teddy the 23 lb. cat up the hill to bring him inside (when he doesn’t want to come inside).   SO I have a pulmonary function test scheduled next month now too.   Dermatology doctor and dentist are both in August as well.    BODY MAINTENACE is time consuming!   But as my SPARK today illustrates – our body is IMPORTANT……….maybe now more than ever!

Yep – that says it all right?    Right!    So I will not complain when I spent most of next month in physicians’ offices.    It’s worth it.    Totally.

Hugs, Pam