So Busy This Thursday!
Today we have Thankful Thursday with Brian, Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, and the MOST special remembrance today which is “REMEMBER ME THURSDAY”…….. a day we set aside every single year to remember all the sweet pets who are waiting to be rescued and have a chance at having and enjoying for their rest of their lives a true FOREVER HOME. Shelters are full of sweet animals who have been taken to shelters be they no-kill or kill and who wait and hope that someone will give them security – sometimes for the FIRST TIME in their lives and sometimes because they have sweet memories of “home” in the past and wish for it again. There are a million videos honoring this day but one of the most poignant ones is below – please take a couple of minutes to watch it. It touches your heart and soul…………..
Actually today’s Remember Me Thursday is a great way to move right into THANKFUL THURSDAY at Brian’s! I so easily could be one of those waiting in a shelter for my FOREVER but happily, my Mom and Dad came to the shelter last February and took me home where I have enjoyed my truly FOREVER……just as Angel Sammy did. I am thankful that I am not languishing in a cage at the shelter but so many are and they need YOU to save them. If you click the badge below, you will be transported to Brian’s blog and you can hook up and join in the THANKFUL blog hop he hosts every week! THANKS Brian for being our host!
The last bit of our 3-way post today is my big brother Angel Sammy’s THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY post – which, as you know – he transmits to me via his wireless connection on his computer at the Rainbow Bridge every week. I know he’s getting excited this week because he will be transporting down here for our Saturday post this week which is our BACON DAY and this Saturday we’re having a BACON HARVEST on our blog! Somehow I doubt that’s what he wrote his poem about this week though. This week’s letter of the alphabet is “P”……he gave us all four prompt words but of course we can write about ANYTHING starting with the letter “P” !
Here’s Angel Sammy’s transmission!
Hello Buddies and Pals!! It’s MY poetry challenge day!
Yes, every Thursday I make an appearance to share the poem I’ve written for my ALPHABET POETRY CHALLENGE. We are fast working our way through the alphabet and already at the letter “P” so I am wondering what you came up with to celebrate the letter “P” this week. The prompts I gave you to help you come up with something last week were:
(1) Princess (2) Poet (3) Promise (4) Party
You can write about any “P” thing in your poem though. I actually DID choose one of the prompts that I gave to you – mainly because I wanted to write about today’s REMEMBER ME THURSDAY occasion which is something near and dear to my own heart as I was rescued from a shelter myself by my Mom and Dad who made a PROMISE to me when I went home with them!
By Sammy Kimmell, Sept. 28, 2017
I was just a wee kitten in a tiny wire cage
Found under a house all alone – nobody home
That day my life began on a fresh new page
I would be safe and happy with no need to roam.
Abandoned by my cat MOM? We would never know
Brought to the shelter by someone – a passer by
I looked out the bars waiting for someone to show
The shelter was quiet and some animals would cry
A man and a lady came there one cold February day
Would they see me? My cage was way way up high
I had a small ball with a bell – with it I would play
The lady heard it, looked up and I caught her eye!
I stuck my paw out – extra toes she could see
“It’s a polydactyl!” she said to the man by her side
He touched my paw and said “Hi” very tenderly
Out of the cage I was brought and handed to the man
I was smart, I was cute, and I licked his face
“This is the one” she said, I would smile if I can…..
They signed papers and soon we were out of that place!
………..AND WE ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER…………
Funny how 17 years AFTER my Mom and Dad adopted me they found themselves back at that same shelter, in the same month, and found another little ginger boy to take home – my little brother Teddy. I wish I could have stayed there to meet him………..but my time came to leave in December, 2016 just two months before he found his FOREVER with my Mom and Dad.
Remember Me Thursday is near and dear to my heart and to his as well as my Mom and Dad…………..my Mom cries BIG tears for all those animals in shelters who wait and wait and sometimes never get their homes. Teddy and I were lucky…………….and we know it………………
Next week we will celebrate the letter “Q” which is a tricky letter isn’t it?! Well, I’m giving you four prompt words to think about but you can write ANYTHING you want to with the letter “Q” so feel free to do that………..THEN, come here and post the link to your poem so we can all read it OR if you want to, post your poem in my comments OK? I love poetry and please don’t say “I don’t know how to write a poem” because you CAN………..poetry is from the heart and doesn’t even have to rhyme! OK?
(1) Quiet (2) Quarrel (3) Q-Tip (4) Quack
There you are – a little help if you need it. I hope you will have a great week and I hope that you will remember TODAY is the last day you can send in a photo of YOU in your Bacon Harvest Outfit so we can put you in our Saturday BACON HARVEST PARTY post! We had a ball last harvest and hope you’ll be with us for this one. I’m flying down from my cloud for the day. Can’t wait to see you there! Email your photo to my Mom ASAP!!
I Love You All………..Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy! As always, I love your poem because YOUR story is exactly MY story. Same shelter, 17 years apart and two baby gingers found their FOREVER in the same home. If you haven’t looked at the video link we posted above, please do. This is a very special day to REMEMBER………….