Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Thankful Thursday Time

(then we’ll be creatively poetic!)

Time again to join Brian’s “Thankful Thursday” blog hop – and you can too if you just click the badge above and use the LINKY tool when you arrive to add your blog link and SHARE!   Today I’m thankful for bunches of things………..I’m thankful that I have a COOL house to live in because it’s been unbelievably HOT around here and it makes me worry about all the animals that don’t have a home to be safe and cool in.   I know Angel Sammy is cool – he says it’s perfect temperature all the time at the Rainbow Bridge……!    We are lucky AND we are thankful.    I can stretch out in Mom’s office and enjoy the perfect temperature…………..

Being CUTE before I went over to my beat up kitty cube to snooze…..

In La La Land snoozing………

Now for Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and today is the FIRST DAY so we will start the alphabet ALLLLLL over again for the THIRD time!    You have a choice of doing a poem about ANYTHING you pick which starts with the letter “A”, OR, using one of Angel Sammy’s prompt words to write your poem about for “A”.    The words he gave us last week are:

(1)  ANTS   (2)  ANGER  (3) APPLES  (4) ANKLES

Sammy decided to do a poem with one of the prompts and chose ANKLES!



By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 6/15/17

When I was just a little kit

It’s Mommy’s ankles that took a hit

I’d wait for her to walk on by

Then leap and grab a leg in a flash of an eye!

I’d wrap my arms and hold on tight

Then bite her ankle with all my might!

I know it was mean but it sure was fun

Mom would usually laugh – THEN RUN!!!!

What is it about an ankle that’s hard to resist?

I’m just not sure but I will insist

That kitties deserve a good ankle bitey

To settle for less just wouldn’t be righty!


HAHA Angel Sammy – that was a good one………………..!!    I can’t wait to read everyone else’s poem today and you all can give us your blog link to your poem in our comments OR even compose and show off your poem in our comments…..but for heavens’ sake, give writing a poem a try because it’s GOOD for your creativity and FUN for us to read!

Angel Sammy gave me four prompt words for NEXT week’s poetry challenge which will be with the letter “B”………………remember you can do ANY “B” word for your poem or use one of his prompts – it doesn’t matter – just write!

(1)  BANANA (2)  BATH  (3)  BRAVE  (4)  BALLOON

Now, what’s tomorrow???

FRIENDLY FILL-IN FRIDAY with co-hosts 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader…….see you then!

Angel Sammy and Teddy too…………….


59 responses »

  1. Ohhhh Teddy you are cooling that tummy with such style.
    Angle Sammy bitey Ankle is so much more fun than bitey face. I think it is the element of surprise.
    We love your poem and I apologize for mom being such a rebel today. I’ll try to get her on the straight and narrow soon.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    • You guys CAN continue to do your own thing on Poetic Thursdays – that’s one of the options – you don’t need to do one of Angel Sam’s prompts!! We loved your APE poem – it was WAY fun……..

      Love, Teddy


  2. Angel Sammy, your poem gave mommy the best smile this meowning. And I know it made her remember all the times the her kittens have done the same. Little teefs and little arms. 💗


  3. What a purrfect thing to be thankful for, Teddy. We, too, have been having some dangerously high temperatures, and we are so very thankful for a cool house in which to live. We purr and pray for those kitties and pups not so lucky.

    And we love your poem about ankles and just how tasty they are! When mancat Evan here was a kitten, he enjoyed a good ankle chase, too. What fun! This was our first time ever to participate in your Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, and though while this human is the farthest thing from a poet, she had a lot of fun! Purrs!


    • So glad you came by to read our poem today! We’re on our third go-round with the alphabet although we changed it up this time just a little….you can write a poem about ANYTHING that starts with that week’s letter OR you can use one of Angel Sammy’s “prompts” for your poem. You don’t have to be a “poet” to write a poem – one of the coolest things about poetry is that it doesn’t HAVE to rhyme! Anyway, come back any old time to say howdy doo!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  4. oh heck the mama missed the start (like always) but next week we are in… or we will go bananas! Your ankle poem rocks.. it is totally pawsome and all furfriends will understand … we love ankles…


    • Ankles are so easy to reach no matter if you’re a woofie or a meowie – ankles are so close we can’t resist them! I’m glad you’re going to join in the poetic fun next week!!!!!!

      Love, Teddy and Angel Sam


  5. I love how you sleep Teddy, it look like you just pass out randomly around the house. I would love to rub that tummy too. Excellent poem from Angel Sammy, I hope you don’t give Teddy any ideas though. 🙂


    • There’s no denying that we didn’t at least THINK about making “bacon” one of the words for next week BUTTTTTT since we already have an entire day devoted to that delectable treat, we decided to leave it off the list!

      Hugs, Teddy and Angel Sammy


  6. Sammy, that is a purrfect poem. All Kitties enjoy a good ankle bitey. Teddy, you and Cooper definitely are related…you both love that position on your back for napping. Cracks us up. We really like the words for next week’s poem. We may have to combine them all into one poem. MOL! Try to stay cool…it is going to be brutal today. If anyone wants to read our poem, they can do so at
    XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


    • We read your poem and of course TOTALLY appreciate ankles so were on board with your poem too!! HAHAHA Mom says gingers know how to relax properly – on our backs – belly up and proud of it!!!!

      Love, Teddy


  7. dood !! gram paw dude used ta am bush de food servizz gurl N bite her anklez …. N if her ran…watch out 🙂 yur poemz a grate one two day ♥♥

    baby face…..yur lookin total lee zoned ther dood…hope yur dreemin oh atlantic cod, annchoveez & albacore ♥♥

    haiku A

    an apple a day
    doez knot keep de vet away
    then we haz anger

    apples we dont eat
    but we dont eat ants either
    guess we shuld start tho

    a trip two de vet
    guess we could bite hiz ankles
    ore just eat apples

    🙂 ♥♥♥


    • HA! That’s a goodie! I imagine apples are tastier somehow than ants – but I admit to having eaten an ant or two and regretting it when I was outside and didn’t know any better. I’ve not tried to bite my vet’s ankles yet but I bet they don’t taste as good as Mom’s…….hers are delish! Thanks for joining in on poetry Thursday – we LOVE your poems SOOOOOOO much! Mom sends the food service girl a BIG HUG.

      Love, Teddy


  8. Teddy, you look like a very relaxed kitty – you sure do know how to take that nap:)

    Misty liked to grab Dad’s pants at the cuff when she was younger, and Dad is very thankful that she has stopped doing that:)

    Woos – Misty and Lightning


    • HA! Actually I did grab her ankles a time or two when I was first here BUT don’t do that any more – I do like to hide behind corners and leap out at her but do not do the ankle grab maneuver!

      Love, Teddy


    • It’s been HIDEOUS here……Mom thinks I’m a nut case because I actually don’t MIND the hot – It’s gotta be a kazillion degrees in our garage but I like to go out there and NAP! DUH!

      Love, Teddy


  9. Sweet Teddy you look so relaxed and comfy and what a cute tummy you have….looks like it is just waiting for a nice rub and some kisses. Angel Sammy’s poem was great…ankles are lots of fun for kitties. Hugs and nose kisses


  10. That was a fun poem, Angel Sammy. I was lucky, Eric and Flynn never attacked my ankles. I think they were too busy catching mice instead.
    Teddy, you are so cute. I used to love it when Flynn would lie on his back with his paws in the air.


    • It’s my favorite position – on my back, belly up. I haven’t been attacking Mom’s ankles lately – I guess I outgrew that…..Mom doesn’t seem too upset that I don’t do it anymore (HAHAHAHA).

      Love, Teddy


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