Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

It’s time for double post Thursday.   First up is our Thankful post for Brian’s Blog Hop.   If you’d like to share what you are thankful for this week just give a little click on the badge above and you’ll go to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to join up!     I do have a lot of  thankfuls for this week but allow me to FIRST thank Brian for hosting this Hop.   It’s a good chance for all of us to spread our wings and FLY about what we are thankful for.    One of my thankfuls this week is that I’m thankful I remembered to join the new Hop that McGuffy’s Reader is doing called “SPARKS” – you post something that gets everyone feeling positive or happy or inspired and it can be a meme a special quote or verse or ANYTHING you feel will “light up someone’s day”.    You can check that one out at McGuffy’s Reader and the posts are on every Monday.    We did our first one this past Monday.

Secondly I am thankful that my white cell count is in NORMAL range…….not HIGH NORMAL like last check but NORMAL NORMAL – I’m glad because my Mom and Dad and my vet were a little concerned because both of my prior blood panels were OFF for white cell………Mom says I will never be NORMAL (hahahahaha thanks Mom) in many categories (like my weight) but at least my white count is NORMAL!

Now for part two of today’s blog and it’s where  my dear Angel brother transmits his weekly poetry challenge DOWN to me (which he did last night) so I can share it with you.    We are working our way through the alphabet and have made it to the letter “R”.    We are not far from the end of the Alphabet Challenge…….Here’s what I received from Angel Sammy courtesy of his Rainbow Bridge Wi-Fi connection!!


Hello Friends!   Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge

As you all know we are up to the letter “R” and I gave you some possible words to use if you want to for YOUR “R” poem…………just some hints but you are supposed to write your own poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “R”!    I hope we have some new folks joining in the poetic fun this week – several people said they “might try” to write a poem…………..I say ANYONE can write a poem – just let your thoughts flow – poems don’t even always rhyme remember – they just EXPRESS!   

Here are the words I gave you as “prompts” if you needed them:

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

I’m using one of my own prompts this week………!!


By Sammy Kimmell, October 12, 2017

There are stories about rain that some children are told

Like at the end of rainbows there might be a pot of gold

Some think rain is really angels tears

They cry with worry watching us down here!

Rain brings renewal, lets buds open wide

Flowers will bloom, the gardeners great pride!

Some get depressed when the rain comes down

Nothing will cheer them, not even a clown.

But rainy days can sometimes be the very best

At reminding all of us just how much we are blessed

Rainy days bring us together because we don’t go outside

We can play a game, write some letters, read through a travel guide!

We can talk over tea in a quiet room at home

No need to go out in the rain – no need to roam.

Rainy day indoor picnics are REALLY the best!

No bugs to bother you – no sign of a pest!

So remember that RAIN is a sign from above –

To just SLOW ourselves down and feel all the love……………..


So that’s my thought of the day everybody.    Rain is not a BAD thing……… may dampen your plans but it can’t dampen your spirit if you don’t let it.   I miss my Mom and Dad’s “indoor picnics” in front of the fireplace.    Mom would spread a blanket on the floor with the fire going in the winter and I’d make myself at home in one corner and Mom would put piles of pillows around and she and Dad would have a “picnic” for dinner right there.   Usually sandwiches and stuff like she’d bring along in the picnic hamper IF they were outside in a park.    Sigh………………..

Here are some words for next week’s letter of the alphabet, the letter “S”………… may use one of these or one of your own – whatever you want to do but please give writing a poem a try.   Short, long, rhyming or not – ANY poetic form will do……….just let your inner thoughts fly free (like I do when I practice my flying at the Bridge!).

(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle

I hope to see you NEXT Thursday sharing your own poem – this week you can put your poem in our blog comments OR just give us the link to YOUR poem in our comments – either way we can see your work and enjoy the fun!     Until then…………remember:

I give you LOVE and HUGS, Angel Sammy


Thanks Angel Sammy!    I liked that one…….and today is a rainy day too – I heard Mom tell Dad that they would have an indoor picnic so maybe I can see what Angel Sammy is talking about tonight at dinner!!!!

See you all tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins with McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!

Big Teddy Bear Hugs to you!


  1. 1

    I’m sure you found out what rain really is… and I’m so sorry that the angels cry a lot this time….hugs to all angels you are NOT furgotten, we love you furever&ever…

    Liked by 1 person

    • 2

      You are so sweet to say that and I know Angel Sammy is happy to know that you will love him forever and ever. He and Angel Easy are looking out for us every minute of the day too so THAT makes us feel all WARM inside doesn’t it Phenny?!

      Love, Teddy

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  2. 3
    elizz Says:

    haha… i like that.. rainbow bridge wifi connection.. well, here rain is expected late afternoon and based on weather reports there’s a storm brewing up in the north.. gloomy weather but lots of birds outside and the furkids are having a live cat tv from the window..

    Liked by 1 person

    • 4

      Oh that’s great! Live cat TV from the window is always entertaining……hope the storm up north of you stays up north of you!!! We are going to have rain again today off and on so I’m thinking it will be a cozy day here.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. We are so glad that you’re doing well, Teddy. And, Angel Sammy, this is such a lovely poem. Around here, rainy days mean time spent together indoors. And do you know what that means? Extra snuggles! It doesn’t get much better than that. Purrs!


  4. 7

    I am very happy your blood is good and tell Sammy his poem was really great.


  5. 13
    Dianna Says:

    YAY for normal blood work, Teddy!!
    And sweet poem, Angel Sammy! I’m sure Teddy will love the indoor picnics just as you did.
    Love, Sundae

    Liked by 1 person

    • 14

      I did enjoy it…….I lay on the floor by Mom and Dad and WATCHED them eat their chili – they just had a “fake log” in the fireplace because it doesn’t put out much heat and yesterday it was too warm for a “real” fire. Today will be cooler though so maybe Dad will build a REAL fire and I can enjoy that too!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  6. 15
    cecilia07 Says:

    Morning Angel Sammy…once again you nailed the Rain poem
    My mom loves a rainy day. She likes to sit on the back porch (as they wind is blowing rain there) when it is raining. Hugs to you my fine looking ginger angel
    our R poem is here
    Madi your bfff


    • 16

      Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem….I’m sure he will see your comment. We loved your poem about story-telling time….didn’t know your Mom could do a WABBIT impression! HAHAHAHAHA We have rain here again today so Mom will be happy I’m sure…………

      Hugs, Teddy


  7. 17

    Good morning! We’re so glad you’re almost normal Teddy. Your Angel brother Sammy wrote another beautiful poem about rain. We like the rare rainy days we get but I’m tired of cloudy days with no rain.
    Our poem is here. . .


    • 18

      Hi Miss Carol! Your poem didn’t pop up on that link so we went to your bloggy and STILL didn’t find your poem. We’ll keep trying. Meanwhile, we’re happy you liked Angel Sammy’s poetic effort today – he did love rainy days and so do I!

      Hugs, Teddy

      Liked by 1 person

  8. 19
    Katie Isabella Says:

    Teddy, I know your mom and dad are very happy with your blood panel results. Nothing worries a mom or dad more than news like that! You have it all under control now! XXXXXX


  9. 21
    Katie Isabella Says:

    And your brother Angel Sammy really outdid himself this time. What a year poem.


  10. 23

    I love rainy days. Especially when it is chilly. Curl up in a chair on the four seasons porch and read the day away. Happy to hear your blood work was okay, Teddy. Indoor picnics are fun!


  11. 25
    15andmeowing Says:

    That is wonderful news, I am so happy your wbc is back to normal 🙂 Don’t worry about being normal in anything else, it is more fun not to be. Great poem from Angel Sammy, those picnics sound like fun. I am tempted to try one, but I think our cats would take over everything and steal the food. I look forward to your fill-ins tomorrow. XO

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    • 26

      That’s right – you have a CROWD of KITTIES that just might push you right off your blanket if you tried to have a picnic! We’ll see you tomorrow for fill-ins……..!

      Hugs, Teddy


  12. 27
    katsrus Says:

    I am glad your alright. love Sammy’s poem. Have a great day. Rainy here and 61.
    Sue B

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 29

    Another magnificent poem from Angel Sammy. He is the master. We could use a whole bunch more rain! We have a poem about Lily Olivia. You can read it here.
    Thanks for this great opportunity to write a poem each week. Sending lots of love and a high five on your blood work,Teddy. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


    • 30

      Thanks to you for being such loyal poetry fans! We loved your poem for Lily Olivia – she’s a very special lady and definitely THE QUEEN of the KB Krew. After we finish the alphabet, we will think of a new poetic challenge. Poetry is too good to STOP don’t you think?

      Love, Teddy


  14. 31
    Kismet Says:

    Don’t you be throwing that Ginger privilege at us. I have blue privilege.


  15. 33
    Clowie Says:

    Rainy days mean the bipeds wear waterproofs for our walks. They do sometimes say they’d prefer to stay indoors, but they’re only teasing!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. A wonderful poem Angel Sammy. IWe are happy your white blood cell is up to snuff Teddy cause we know the results of not being able to fight off bacteria.


    Shoko and Kali

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  17. 37
    Cupcake Says:

    I wish Mom would eat on the floor sometimes. It would certainly make my begging (and stealing) a lot easier. I’m kind of tiny, you know….

    Love and licks,


    • 38

      Oh it’s wonderful when the plate full of food is RIGHT THERE in front of you Cupcake…..everything is right within reach! If I liked people food I’d be ALL OVER IT in a flash before they even noticed! You are tiny – and adorable – that’s two points for you!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  18. ted o natorz…. we iz Runnin late…..furst up we iz glad yur count iz good….purr hapz ya hada infectshunz…..ewe best eat sum trout…st francis’ blessing two ewe

    sam o nator….yur poem Rocked….troo lee….we kinda wanted ta cry but said…. be big catz N due knot….


    a rabbit ruined
    R gardin even with rocks
    him eated flowerz

    faaaaa we said two him
    go stand yur self in sum rain
    heez a ewe noe what



    • 40

      That rabbit is every bit as mean and nasty as those danged burds! We have some rascaly rabbits who think our garden is their all you can eat buffet too……Mom won’t let go of my leash out there or I’d make sure they were eliminated as a problem!!

      Loved your poem…………it rocks…………so do you!
      Hugs, Ted-o-Nator


  19. 41

    Mee-you Unccle Sammy thiss iss thee BSTEST poe-em efurr!!! Mee finkss yur simple amazin!!
    Mee not feelinn berry poe-etick this week. Sorry. Maybee next week ok?
    **air kissesss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xXXx


  20. 45
    Brian Says:

    We are so happy your bloods are normal, that is terrific! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


    • 46

      Thanks for hosting the Hop Brian……’s always wonderful to read everyone’s “thankfuls”……..we are all able to find thankfuls even if things aren’t always all that great in the world!

      Hugs, Teddy


  21. 47

    Teddy, we’re so glad you are “normal!” That’s a relief!

    And we love Sammy’s poem…it makes us not hate the rain so much…since that’s what it’s been doing here all day.


    • 48

      We had rain yesterday AND this morning…..but this weekend we will have some rain-free time. Finally! Also FINALLY my white cell count is good…..Mom and Dad can quit worrying about that!

      Love, Teddy


  22. 49

    Well, Teddy, we are very thankful that you are normal too, uh, we mean your bloodwork count:) And Angel Sammy, thank you for a very nice perspective on rain. We don’t like rainy days because Mom makes us stay inside away from the mud. But you are right, rain is also a blessing in so many ways.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • 50

      Hi Woos! Mom will let me go outside in the rain but I usually try to stick close to her legs because I know I have “umbrella coverage” there. HAHAHA I don’t mind getting wet but I’m not crazy about the towel rub-down afterwards! I’m also happy that I got a NORMAL on my white cell count….now if I can get rid of my yeast infection in my ears maybe – just MAYBE – my Mom and Dad can stop worrying about me!

      HAPPY FRIDAY the 13th!
      Love, Teddy


  23. We’re Thankful that your VET report was a good one and we loved your poem!!

    The Florida Furkids


    • 52

      I’m glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem today………and I think maybe now my Mom and Dad can stop worrying about that white cell count but they STILL worry about my yeast infection! I guess Angel Sammy was SUPER DUPER healthy until he got really old……I’m starting out with some problems instead of getting them with old age!

      Hugs, Teddy


  24. 53

    Glad your white blood cell count is better!


  25. 55

    Take your medicine, eat well and do what your Mum and Dad tell you OK? Blood cells matter a lot – they are popular girls and we need them to keep going.


    • 56

      I have been VERY good about things really – – – although I also have a yeast infection in my ears and I HATE HATE HATE those drops. But Mom and Dad put a wrestling hold on me and get it done! My blood cells (white ones anyway) turned out to be NORMAL so that’s good!

      Hugs, Teddy


  26. 57
    MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel Minko Says:

    That is a poem full of much wisdom! (( ♥ ))

    And then when the sun does come out, it seems ovfur so much lovelier and brighter!


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