Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


I’m Thankful and Poetic Today!

Time to be thankful – with our host Brian and all our friends who gather together on Thursdays to think about what’s good in our lives – things we should be thankful for!    This week I am thankful for the fact that the weather is “interesting” with a mix of cool and hot (today is a hottie at 85 degrees).   Why am I thankful about that?  Because it means the seasons are about to change.  Fall is about to fall and I’m happy about that – it’s actually my first fall with my Mom and Dad and they’ve promised lots of fires in the fireplace and cozy blankies and I’m all for that!

I’m also thankful as always that Brian has given us a special day to set aside to focus on our “thankfuls”………….we all have them if we just stop to think about it!

Today is also the day of the week that I share the poem my brother Angel Sammy has sent to me from his laptop at the Rainbow Bridge!     This is our SECOND time going through the alphabet letter by letter each week writing a poem about SOMETHING starting with that week’s letter.    This week we are to write about an “O” thing.

Here’s what Angel Sammy sent me to share with you!

Hello my friends!    It’s me – your poetic Angel friend sending down another poem of the week to my little brother so he can share it with you – and I hope YOU will have a poem to share with everyone here too.    Poetry is good for us – lets things out that we might not get to say otherwise.    This alphabet challenge is also just plain good fun so if you have written an “O” poem this week, please put your blog link in our blog comments so we can hop over to read your poem………..OR you can just write your poem in our comments for the world to see HERE.   

This week we are up to “O” and I gave you some prompt words (below) in last week’s blog, just in case you couldn’t think of any”Os” on your own……….but remember you can write about ANYTHING you want to – these just jump start your brain sometimes!

(1) Open (2) Octopus (3) Olive (4) Odd

I thought I’d write a poem using all four of last week’s prompt words like some of you do – I thought it might be a fun challenge so here goes!

“Olive the Octopus”

by Sammy Kimmell, September 20, 2017

Olive the octopus just loved to swim

She’d have an adventure on a whim

Some thought her odd because she was green

Quite unlike other octopuses that they had seen

Olive liked her green-ness as it set her aside

After all, her “different-ness” was a matter of pride!

She had lots of friends in the clear blue water

Fish, crabs, seals, and even an otter!

Olive lived alone in an underwater cave

Decorated inside with the treasures she’d save

She had beautiful shells she’d collected like treasure

They lined all the walls and brought her great pleasure

She had found an old box on the floor of the ocean

Inside was a bottle with some magic potion

She knew not what the potion could be

It was tempting to open the bottle and see!

So one day she decided to open the top

She twisted her tentacles and the top made a pop!

It frightened poor Olive and she swam to the surface

That’s when she discovered the potion’s true purpose….

She saw her reflection in the clear wave’s curl

No longer an octopus she was a beautiful girl!

Now it’s your turn to share your poem!    If you haven’t written one, maybe you can write one for next week?    I will give you four prompt words to get your imagination working (you don’t have to use these words though – they’re just to HELP you!).    We will be writing a poem about something with the letter “P”  !

(1) Princess (2) Poet (3) Promise (4) Party

I’ll be back next week with another poem and I hope you’ll join in the fun……………………..meanwhile, I’ll be seeing you in your dreams!

Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks Angel Sammy……………..I wonder if Olive is happier as a mermaid than she was as a GREEN octopus???

See you next week everybody!

Love, Teddy


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We are Angel Sammy and Teddy......! Two ginger cats - one left for the Rainbow Bridge in December of 2016 (but still keeps in touch...) and the other in the "here and now" having lots of fun. Join us as we try to bring smiles to everyone around us with our blog.

54 responses »

  1. oh that is so super sweet!!!! from human sight I say that is just wonderful to become olive the mermaid … but from the canine side, that was no good deal… with just two arms Olive you can not collect so much treasures and food than before… hahahaha

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    • That’s true – two arms are a lot slower than eight! You just have to look for the BRIGHTEST treasures to grab hold of when you can have LESS of them right Phenny?!?!?!

      We loved your poem today too………..
      Hugs, Teddy


  2. Wow, that’s a cool poem! It could even be a children’s story! Of course, if my human wrote it, Olive would decide she didn’t want to be a beautiful girl and would try to figure out how to be an octopus again. MOL!

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    • I hate those kind of sleep-LESS nights. That’s why my doctor prescribed 20-30 minutes of sitting in the sun everyday but hard when it was cloudy. I started sleeping really good with only a couple sleepless nights.


  3. Aw, Teddy….I think you’re in for a very cozy fall and winter with your pawrents!! I’m not sure who will enjoy it more!
    That is an AMAZING poem, Angel Sammy (Pam)….we love the surprise ending. Just beautiful.
    Love, Sundae

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    • Glad you like the poem today! I really am excited about having Fall with my Mom and Dad……the leaves are beginning to come down already and Mom thinks it’s funny how I watch each and every one fall from the trees!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. Bravo bravo what a beautiful poem about lovely Olive the octopus with such an exciting ending.
    Just love it!! MOLMOL we have a Olive Octopussy in our poem too but she is not as pretty as your Olive.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    • Hi Katie! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem……So you liked me in a mustache? It tickled!!!!!!! Suzie thought she was “hot stuff” with a mustache for the day but had to admit it was nice to get rid of it when the day was over.

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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  5. Awww, I love your poem Angel Sammy… very sweet. Very fun to read! We are still waiting for fall with temps now in the upper nineties and humidity that is like soup. I am so ready for fall! Not going to see cool weather until next Tuesday.

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    • Hi Miss Pix! We saw that you read Madi and her Mom’s poem today – funny we both did an Olive Octopus-type poem….tee hee. Today is going to be another hottie here – close to 90 – the trees are quite confused. It’s like the change of color is FROZEN IN TIME because they aren’t different every day like they normally would be…..just the same leaf color as the first of this week. Weird. Twilight zone……eeeeek!

      Love and Hugs, Teddy


  6. That is an absolutely magical poem…one you could easily turn into a childrens’ story. We totally loved it. Sammy, you are a masterful poet. We think this is actually our 3rd trip through the alphabet. Wishing everyone at your house a magical day. Mom did write a poem for us. You can find it here: http://WWW.THECATONMYHEAD.COM/still-life-cats/ We also used all the words. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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    • Ya know we realized TODAY that it was our third time through the alphabet – and that’s why we asked before we started this time if everyone was TIRED of it……….maybe we’ll try to think of some NEW way to incorporate poetry into a special day once a week although the alphabet thing is just EASY!! We loved your poem today – it was AMAZING – totally.

      Love, Teddy

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    • Pink is the new orange…….or something like that anyway! HAHAHA How are you tabbies doin???? Long time no see! We miss ya………and since we never get notifications of your new posts we forget to visit you (SHAME On US!)……………still, we love you and that’s something huh???

      Hugs, Teddy


  7. Oh, MY That was a sweet poem! Loved it!

    We are hovering around the 90F mark for the next several days. UGH.
    Records will be broken I think…


  8. Oh my/our goodness, what a beautiful poem!!! We loved the tale of Olive the Octopus. You are so good with your poetry!!! We too enjoy the fall, but it isn’t HERE yet, still very, very humid and warm. We long for some snow.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • Well honestly you wouldn’t know it’s Fall here today either because it’s almost 90! But we go down in the woods where it’s cooler and let our imaginations kick in and VOILA – FALL IS FALLING! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem – we did too!

      Love, Teddy


  9. Oh wow, you got lots of fun going on! Teddy, we are so ready for Fall. Those fires in the fireplace sound wonderful. And we love Sammy’s poem! Hey, we’d like an otter friend too. Hugs to all you guys!


      • Poee-etree iss thee language of thee heart rite Unccle Sammy an Teddy???
        Ladymum iss berry weak it seems. Shee iss sumhow ‘off’. mee iss not pesterin her fur anyfing. An when shee liess down mee stayss rite with her purrin to cheer her uppy! Fankss fur carin Teddy an lady Pam.
        **nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xXx


          • Yur rite Teddy boy…all thee ‘seizeyss’ have worn LadyMum out an shee iss dee-pressed frum them. How efurr wee had a wunderfull day yesterday an a nice walk at dusk an sittin on patio chairss an hangin out….mee made LadyMumm smile ALOT! Shee told mee that mee iss thee BESTEST meddysin of all 🙂
            Mee iss glad mee can cheer her uppy!


          • I’m so happy to hear that Teddy……..I really am. My Mom tells me that I ALWAYS make her happy so I guess that’s why we are so GOOD for our Moms!!! Keep up the good work my pal!

            Love, Teddy


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