Monthly Archives: July 2017

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Two For One Day!

First up is Thankful Thursday Hop with Brian – one we look forward to every week because we can publically share what we’re thankful for this week.    I am VERY thankful that my Mom and Dad are so understanding of my need to go for walks outside.   I know they wondered if I would be like Sammy and easily trained on leash and harness and WOO HOO for me – I was most happy about it.   If it meant I could go outside and sniff and walk and dig in the dirt and eat grass then I was UP for it.    Every day I get at least three walks – Mom or Dad or sometimes both of them.    Lucky?  Oh yes indeed I am!

There are so many things I’m thankful for though – this is just ONE of the things I love the most.

The next part of today’s blog is my Angel brother Sammy’s FAVORITE thing – the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge…………………..and he works very hard at the Rainbow Bridge all week then takes a break on Thursday to write a poem and email it to me via his Bridge Wi-Fi connection.    Here’s what I got from him LAST night to celebrate this week’s letter – the letter “G” !!

Hello poetry lovers!    Your old friend Angel Sammy coming to you from the Bridge and this week we are writing poems about ANYTHING starting with the letter “G”!    I also gave you four prompt words for you to choose from if you couldn’t think of your OWN “G” word – the prompts were:

(1) Garden (2) Giggle (3) Groceries (4) Grandma

I had a lot of trouble deciding which of these to write about but I wound up picking my favorite because it was “Mom” time for me when she worked in her Garden!   

“G” is for Garden

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 7/26/17

Gardens are places where hopes can grow

You plant some seeds and watch the show!

Young seedlings pop up from the soil

Then comes the hard work but it’s worth the toil!

Veggies and flowers my Mom had gardens galore

She loved them all but the deer loved them more!

The critters would munch and get their fill

Mom’s All You Can Eat Buffet served food and they got no bill!

Time went on and she decided to change

No longer in the yard – she changed her range

She gardened on the porch and on the back deck

Plants she could raise and the animals were in check!

The woods around the house provided plenty for them to eat

The birdfeeders sunflower seeds were STILL their treat.

Our gardens are smaller but at least they survive

I always helped Mom take care of them as long as I was alive.

Sam enjoying the front porch on a pretty fall day

So did you write a poem today to celebrate “G” ???  If you did, put your blog link in my blog comments here and we’ll follow the link to read your WORK OF ART!    Or if you’d rather, you can put your poem in my comments – we can read the whole thing right there!    It’s FUN to write poetry – it doesn’t have to be in any particular format – it doesn’t even have to rhyme.   Just put your feelings and thoughts on paper and SHARE!   

Next week we’re moving on to the letter “H” and I’m going to give you the prompt words but remember you can write about ANYTHING starting with “H” – the prompts are just for fun and in case you can’t come up with something on your own!!   Ready?

(1) Happy  (2) Hobby  (3) Heart  (4) Home

I’ll be here next Thursday to see how you do AND to share my poem with all of you………………until then, this is your friend Angel Sammy heading back to do my work here at the Rainbow Bridge.   Remember, I’m always watching out for ALL of you………………

Love, Angel Sammy

 

Thanks Bro!   Thursdays just wouldn’t be the same without a poem from you.   We hope our friends write something to share too.    Speaking of sharing, Mom has some new photos of me beating up my poor old red tent.   It’s definitely on its’ last legs but I love it like it was brand spanking new.    I’m kind of tough on my toys……the old white mouse that belonged to Sammy’s has been reduced to a pile of rags (Dad’s old handkerchiefs) holding it together.   It looks just like a big pile of rags and I carry it EVERYWHERE – I even take it to the room where my Mom or sometimes my Dad happen to be and leave it so it can guard them and keep them safe!  

This was Sammy’s old mousie – just a white mouse that he used to keep up on my Dad’s dining room chair…..until I found it of course!

This my dear friends is what’s left of Sammy’s white mouse – held together with “bandages” !!!  BUT I LOVE IT STILL!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop…….see you then!

Love, Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All !

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Yep – We’ll Tell It All Right Here!

We’re letting it all hang out today (well maybe not ALL…..) and giving you the scoop on yesterday’s fabulously tease-worthy Teaser photo!

You Professors really fooled us !!!

Once in a while we are able to pull it off with the help of a Guest Teaser’s photo that really has NO clues in it whatsoever…………….one of those “if you haven’t BEEN there, you won’t know it”  kind of photographs.    THIS was one of those but before we talk about THAT, let’s tell you who was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday shall we?   Oh yes – let’s!

Friends Furever !!

Yes they were right there when we went live a whole minute ahead of a pile of other folks who stopped in to try and get this badge – but it officially belongs to Friends Furever:

For Teaser of 7/25/17

Concatulations!

We checked off and on all day yesterday to see how the guesses were going – we had a lot of guesses for sure – ALLLLLLLLLLLLL kinds of guesses in fact everyone tried really hard to find some clues to help them out.   BUT in the end, NOBODY GOT IT RIGHT!    You all know that does not happen often!    I must say though that SOME of you had a feeling it was a hospital and as you’ll read later in the details of the photo, it once WAS one!

So, I would like to present a WHOLE LOT OF GREENIES to a WHOLE BUNCH of you who guessed very bravely but weren’t right after all……….This is for all of you!

For Teaser of 7/25/17

HERE was the photo from yesterday for one last peek before I tell you who our Guest was!

Our Guest Teaser yesterday was Miss Ingrid of Pipo and Minko and Mr. Jack Freckles!

Thank you for the whopper of a photo!   This is for you!

For Miss Ingrid and company for Teaser of 7/25/17

Where did Miss Ingrid take this photo?    Here’s what she told me when she sent the photo in:

“I recently took some nice pictures of a historical building in our city. Its of The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center, in Battle Creek, Michigan. It originally was known as The Battle Creek Sanitarium (Kellogg Sanitarium), then it became the Percy Jones General Hospital, for WWll needs, and then it was turned in to the Battle Creek Federal Center…and eventually it became the H-D-I Federal Center as its known today. It serves a large number of our population with good jobs and is a prominent feature of our skyline.”

Now Suzie wants to wiggle her pom poms in honor of Friends Furever and Miss Ingrid……………….no doubt she’ll work in all the Greenies passed out today so I apologize for her in advance (hahaha).

The Teaser sure was tough
It made us all feel rough
Nobody had a clue
It was worse than a hole in your shoe!
Miss Sharon and the Friends Furever
First commenters light as a feather!
Miss Ingrid’s photo was amazing
Had you guessing with all guns a-blazing!
Still nobody was right on the money
No Right Guessers – now isn’t that funny?
There’s always next week you know….
Come back for the Teaser show!!

Thanks Suzie………….you get an “A” for no bad words inserted in your cheer today……………I’ll make sure the school counselor makes note of that for next report card!

Assistant Prof Teddy did you want to say anything to class before we send them all out to play in the playground for recess?????

“Have a ball ya’ll !”

With Hugs from “The Profs” !!

Tuesday Teaser Time

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Good Morning Students!

Here we are again – Tuesday and time for the Teaser!    Before we get started – make sure and go quickly to COMMENTS to make one (a comment that is!) because if you are FIRST you will get a badge from your Professors!

Nice – right?   Hurry up and comment and come right back!!!!

I think we’re all back Professor Angel Sam!

OK……today we have a Guest Teaser and your mission is to tell us where the Guest took this photo………….In order to be RIGHT you must have the correct town/village/city AND the correct state (if you think it’s in the USA) or country (if you don’t think it’s in the USA) in order to win.

Make it more fun for yourself and others by not using Google Image Search (!) – if you don’t, everyone is starting from the same place without help!  

Use your imagination – not Google!!

Thanks Auntie Grizelda.    I hope everyone was listening to what you said and not just staring at that big old wart between your eyes!!!

OK – let’s see if Suzie would like to get you FIRED UP this morning to tackle the Teaser………..shall we????

WOO HOO SUZIEQ

Hey ho – Let’s go!
This one is a doozy
And NO I’m not a floozy!
See if you’ve got it goin’
When the Teaser photo is showin’ !
Give it the old college try
Be a smarty pants girl or guy
Come be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER
I hope you’re a snappy dresser!
I’ll put your name in my cheer
Then we’ll go out and have a beer!
TWO BITS FOUR BITS
STAND UP AND HOLLER
IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME
JUST TOSS ME A DOLLAR!

Now Suzie, that would be SOLICITATION asking for money and we don’t want to do that here in class……….we have a lot of impressionable young minds here (and a few oldy moldy ones too come to think of it) so everyone put your wallets away – Suzie was just kidding!   RIGHT SUZIE????

RIGHT PROFESSOR MEANIE!

So let’s get our SILVER SUITCASE GUY out here to post today’s challenging photo shall we?

Here’s this week’s photo Professor!

SEE?   It’s a doozy right?    Just see if you can guess where this photo was snapped……………TEE HEE………..not a lot to go on is there………….

Here are the badges you could win with your guess today – FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

ALL OTHER RIGHT GUESSERS WHO AREN’T FIRST:

WRONG GUESSERS – EVEN YOU WIN SOMETHING!

So, what are you waiting for?    Get guessing!     Oh – so you thought we’d have a snack today before recess did you?     Well, ya know what?   We do!!!!!   What do you think it is?

That’s RIGHT!   Miss Dingleberry has cookie treats for you today!   Since we are all about WHERE in this big wide world of space we live in was the Teaser photo taken, we have PLANET COOKIES for everyone along with some fruit smoothies!

You may take your treats to the playground!

See you back here tomorrow class – GOOD LUCK WITH THE TEASER

Angel Prof Sam and Assistant Prof Ted

 

Pre-Teaser Monday

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Good Morning Class!

Please have a seat and prepare for class now.   Time to get serious because you know tomorrow will be the BIG TEST………..you will get a photo to examine and you will do your best to figure out WHERE that photo was taken!    Sounds easy right?   Well trust me – it isn’t!

Well of course you’re not scared – nothing to be SCARED about – just be READY, that’s all!

The post will go live at a surprise time – not the usual time – then you will need to QUICKLY comment on the post because if you are FIRST to comment tomorrow morning – you get this:

Wouldn’t THAT be swell???   Of course it would be!!!!    After that you get plenty of time to examine our Teaser photo and THEN you can make a guess.    You will have to tell Professor Teddy or myself WHERE the photo was snapped…….what city/village/town AND what country (if not in the USA) or what state (if in the USA) is depicted in the photo.   Challenging?  Yes indeed……but NOT SCARY!      It is another GUEST TEASER though – you know those have been TOUGH lately……………but still – don’t be afraid of a little TEASING!

HONEST!  Would I lie to you?  Heck no – this is a NO PRESSURE blog….it’s fun to guess OK?   Don’t lose sleep over it tonight!

That’s right………you should get plenty of rest so you’ll be READY FOR CLASS!

Now I thought we’d ask Suzie if she’d like to give you some inspiration for tomorrow…….you know how good she is at that right?   Right!    Hopefully she had a good time on her date last week and will be in a GOOD mood for her cheer…………..Suzie?   Come on in!

My date was kinda cute
He wore his birthday suit
He did have on a hat
And he was a big guy but not fat
I thought that he was tough
Until he took out his powder puff (!)
So I’m back on the dating scene
And Cheering in between
Make sure you’re in class tomorrow
Or your report card will cause some sorrow!
I’ll be back for cheers in the morning
Consider this your WARNING!

OK Suzie……….sorry you bummed out on a date………….AGAIN…………sooner or later though Mr. Right will come your way – I’m sure of it – right class??

Yes Sir, Professor Angel Sammy…….Yes Sir – we’re sure!

Just to refresh your memory, other badges you will be eligible for tomorrow include the “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” badge for whoever guesses the Teaser FIRST:

A “RIGHT GUESSER” badge for everyone ELSE who guesses correctly but who were NOT the first:

AND for everyone who guesses INCORRECTLY:

 

So, now that you know what’s at stake, Assistant Professor Teddy and I are hoping to see a lot of bright shiny faces in class tomorrow morning – So go on out for recess but remember, no kicking, biting, shoving, hitting, elbowing, kneeing, slapping, screaming, yelling, or burping is allowed on the playground!

But by all means HAVE FUN!

Until tomorrow……..

Your Dynamic Teaching Duo,

Angel Prof Sam and Assistant Prof Ted

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Selfie Hopping!

It’s Sunday and you know I always Hop with Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head!    You should too……..it’s a chance to strut our stuff and show that we know how to take photos of ourselves to share with all our friends!    If you wanna play along, just click on the badge below, use the Linky tool to enter your info and WHAM BAM you’re part of the SHOW!

 

Mom helped me jazz my photo this Sunday up just a bit with Lunapic…………..you know we love to play around with those effects………..so here I am in all my glory…………!!

Me goofing off in my falling apart red kitty cube!!!!

 

Before we go, we want to wish our good friend Mauricio – who is one of the Kitties Blue and hosts of this Hop and his lovely wife Allie from Friends Furever a HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY.    One year ago today they got married at Cat Scouts and my brother Angel Sammy was Mau’s best man……time sure does fly.    We hope they have a happy celebration………….

 

Love, Teddy