Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Thankful for Poetry!

Today is Thankful Thursday with Brian but as you know it’s also my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday………..If you click Brian’s badge, you will be transported to Brian’s blog where you can use the Linky Tool to enter your OWN blog post about what you are Thankful for…….

As for me and what I’m thankful for – today I’ll tell you that I’m THANKFUL for poetry!   My Mom has always written poetry – as far back as she can remember.   Mostly for herself but in later years she edited a book of poetry for a publisher and contributed some of her OWN poetry to the book as well.   One of the poems in the book was actually contributed by Maya Angelou.    That publisher has long been out of business but Mom says she met a LOT of wonderful other writers through that experience.    Poetry is a good way to talk about things you might otherwise NOT talk about or to tell a story with rhyme.     Anyway, her love of poetry led to us creating our Thoroughly Poetic Thursdays and some of you participate by writing your OWN poems and posting them HERE on my blog or giving us your blog link in my comments so we can FLY to your blog and read your poem!    We’re working our way through the alphabet for the second time – honoring a letter of the alphabet each week with a poem about something starting with the next letter………and today’s letter is “Q”!



By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/6/17

Cats ask questions ALL the time!

“Can I have more food?  Is this toy mine?”

Sometimes no words are needed, we have our way….

If we park in front of the door, do we REALLY have to say?

“Can I go outside?  Can I lie in the sun?”  

“Can I chase the birds and have a ton of fun?”

If we sit by our food bowls it’s plain to see

Our question to you is “Can you please feed me?”

Questions are important – we know you ask them too!


“How did I ever get along without YOU???”

Next week we’ll celebrate the letter “R”……………..and as we work our way to “Z” we’ll talk more about whether we should keep doing Poetry every week or some other fun thing we can do together!    Meanwhile, put your thinking caps on – oh – and don’t forget to ask a LOT of questions of your humans – they LOVE to talk so I’m sure they’ll be HAPPY to answer them!!!

Oui Oui, Mon Amis…..Je Suis Le Poet Extraordinaire!

Coming to you direct from my cloud at the Rainbow Bridge

Monsieur Sammy

Extra Extra Read All About It!

Teddy and I are Cat Scouts as you know – well Teddy is in the Scouts “CARDWOOD DERBY” Race and would REALLY appreciate it if you would VOTE for his fabulous Milk Truck (I know that sounds wacky but Scouts can be a bit wacky sometimes……the rules say you must post a photo of you INSIDE your vehicle AND  your vehicle has to be made using a cardboard box but it can be ANY kind of vehicle!!!!!)………Here’s Teddy and we wish we could show you ALL the cars but they are on the Cat Scouts site which you can’t see unless you’re a Scout.   Trust me – Teddy’s is the BEST (tee hee):

This is where you go to vote – There are THREE categories and of course Teddy is the BEST IN ALL THREE!!!!!    Trust me…….please consider voting for him!!  


Voting is open thru April 10th – we’ll keep you posted!



58 responses »

  1. Hi Angel Monsieur Sammy! Samantha totally agrees with your poem…especially the questions pertaining to food. And she says one of her favorite questions to ask is, “Do we HAVE to take another Silly Samantha selfie???” Of course the answer is always yes….hehe.

    Love and hugs to all of you! 💙 💙 💙 💙


    • I think if you don’t ask questions, you don’t LEARN so questions are good and being a Nosey Rosey was the BEST THING in the world for your Mom and ALL kids!!!

      Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted


  2. I love your poem Sammy. Seems there are always a lot of questions to be answered. CH thinks I ask too many questions… 🙂 Teddy your milk truck racer is awesome… I will go vote! You look great in it… buckle up your seat belt!


      • Oh Miss Pix no worries……if you click on the “CLICK HERE” words it takes you to the voting spot but don’t worry about it!!!!! It’s just a fun thing Scouts do every year…….this year since I’m floating on a cloud Teddy pawticipated!

        Love, Angel Sammy


    • Glad you like my milk truck! Mom thought of it……….wish we could show you all the entries this year – a spaceship, rocket car, the DeLorean from Back To The Future, an animal paddy-wagon for hooligan cats, a fire truck – a jeep pulling a horse (Barbie horse!)……….some truly FABULOUS cars!

      Love and Hugs, Teddy


  3. Hi, guys! Sweet poem — we always look forward to your Thursday poems. Your mom is quite talented – our Motor Mommy knows that VERY well.
    We went and voted: Go Team Teddy!
    Love, Sundae and Gypsy


  4. Your poem was purrfection as always. We really want to continue doing poetry, no matter what form it takes. Our mom too has been writing poetry forever and has many published poems. Our poem today is at
    We didn’t know voting had started. Mom’s going to add that to the top our post. We voted for Teddy in every category! Good luck, Teddy! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy .

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    • We only found out about the voting when we went to Scouts to post breakfast in the Rumblers Den this morning…….we QUICKLY added it to our blog post today! We certainly voted for you kiddos too with your fabulous hooligan wagon. We’ll think of a new way to do a poetry “exercise” every week maybe……..glad you enjoy it though – so do we!

      Love, Angel Sam and Ted


      • Did you see in at least one place on the ballot that Denmaster called it the Hooligan hootenanny Paddy Wagon? Maybe hooligans “sing” when they get caught. Did you get our pun? Bad, we know! Mom is going to highjack Dad’s Facebook page and ask for votes. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy .


        • Good for your Mom – she should get to Facebook and ask for votes…..hopefully Mom is getting some for my milk truck too!!!!! By the way – YES WE GOT YOUR PUN!!!! Tee Hee

          Love and Hugs, Teddy and Angel Sam


  5. dood S; yur poem rocks, dood T; yur car rocks….best fishes in de catwood derby N we hope ya bring home a trofee ~~~~~~ now dai$y wood like ta say sum thin…..

    Q ~~~~ Queen

    my name is Dai$y
    I am the Queen of trout towne
    because I said so



    N ther ya haz it…signed; tuna


  6. Teddy, that was a great poem – we love to ask about that dinner too. AND we just love your Moo Juice delivery vehicle. We have been to vote already and cast some votes for you. Good luck.

    Woos – Lightning and Misty


  7. Mom asks as many questions as I do, Angel S. You got our vote, Little T. Actually voteS. I voted for you in every category. Good luck. Your Moo Juice Wagon is adorable and you look right at home in there.

    Love and licks,


  8. I loved the Moo Juice Wagon and voted for it early and often. Hey, I’m from Illinois, which as everyone knows is just a giant suburb of Chicago. Everyone here loves voting so much, we even do it after we’ve expired!


    • HAHAHA….Thanks for voting for the moo juice truck – it was a hoot to make and easy to drive – I had a following of hungry cats behind me all around the racetrack! HAHA on the voting after expired thing – I believe that happens EVERYWHERE!!

      Love, eddy


  9. We did our voting…just got in by the skin of our teeth!

    Yup, questions are impawrtant to us aren’t they!


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