Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Thankful with Brian and Poetic with Angel Sammy Day!

We are joining up with Brian today even though we know their household is still mourning the loss of beautiful Sister Sascha.   We are sad about that as well but will try to remember to be thankful that she knew love in her time with Brian and the rest of his family.

I’m also thankful that Mom and I are writing this post today TOGETHER – last week I had a blog post but only  because Mom and I worked on it before she deserted me and went with Dad to Maine while I was at the kennel.    I have to admit, I had it MADE at the kennel but I missed my home sweet home and I’m so THANKFUL that I have one!

Angel Sammy didn’t let me down on the poetry either – he transmitted his weekly offering via wi-fi at the Bridge last night.    This week’s letter of the alphabet for the poetry challenge is the letter “T” and I can’t wait to see what he does with it – can you?


Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge Friends!

As you know, today we celebrate the letter “T” in our journey through the alphabet in our weekly poetry fun.    There aren’t all that many letters left in the alphabet for us to get through – I’ve already been thinking about how to keep the poetry challenge going and I hope you will like my ideas.    I’ll talk about those soon.   MEANWHILE, please remember that when I give you some “Prompt Words” every week that doesn’t mean your poem has to be about one of them – – – they are just ideas to get your creativity flowing – you can come up with a poem about ANYTHING that starts with that week’s letter.     These are the “idea words” I gave you last week for “T”:

(1) Tiger (2) Tummy (3) Tired (4) Travel

I didn’t use one of those though……………I used my own favorite “T” word……………I bet some of you can guess what that might be????


by Angel Sammy Kimmell, October 26, 2017

Ginger youngster so full of fun

He might be big but he sure can run!

He’s not even two and he’s twice my size

I hear we gingers can be pretty big guys!

We don’t really know how he wound up at the shelter

Sometimes the intake process is helter skelter…..

Mom knew he was special though in his little cage

When he was adopted his life began on a new page.

He’s had some challenges with his health so far

Which means trips to the vet in the “evil car” !!

He’s good as gold as the vet cares for him

They take blood, work on his ears, and sometimes call him “Slim” !

He’s 17 pounds of pure, sweet, loving

He loves Mom’s lap where he gets lots of hugging

I think if we’d been together we would have been best friends

Instead I’ll help him in his dreams until his story ends.


Yep – I bet you aren’t surprised that my “T” was my little brother.    What a character he is.   Mom loves it when Teddy is out in the front yard on his leash with Dad and she comes out the front door and calls his name…………..he looks at her from the bottom of the yard and Dad lets go of his leash and he runs like a little demon all the way up to Mom and hugs her legs.    Know what’s funny?   I used to do that VERY THING!  

Did you write a poem today?   If you did, please put your blog link in my comments so everyone can come visit your blog to read your poem today.   I hope you have written one – it’s such a FUN thing to do and great way to express yourself……………poetry doesn’t even have to RHYME – it’s just you being YOU.    There are so many forms of poetry……..GIVE IT A TRY!     You can even post your poem in my comments if you don’t have a blog to post it in.    LET’S ALL SHARE SOME WORDS AND FEELINGS WITH A POEM!

Well, time for me to go…………I am super busy here at the Rainbow Bridge.   I have a lot of duties to perform including welcoming newcomers, teaching classes, and I’m even teaching the Bridge Chefs all kinds of recipes using my favorite thing – BACON!    Before I go, here are your PROMPT WORDS (just ideas for you!) for next week’s poem – about ANYTHING starting with the letter “U”!

(1) Ugly (2) Under (3) Uncle (4) Until


Love, Angel Sammy, The Poet


Thank you Angel Sammy……………… I have to tell you that I really love your poem this week?   Tee Hee…………………Thank you for helping me every day and showing me how to grow up and be a great cat like you.

Hugs, Teddy

52 responses »

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Angel Sammy what a beautimous brotherly love poem about Teddy the Butterbean. We just loved every single word. OMCs I wish we could see Teddy run like the wind to your mom’s legs. Gingers might be big kitties but one thing for sure is the have great big hearts
    We hope your ears and blood are as purrfect as you on your next vet visit.

    I have a poem here
    Hugs madi your bfff


    • Hi Madi! You and I are doing our best to be healthy……..that’s for sure! Mom thinks maybe too many of Angel Sammy’s poems are sad….we don’t want “SAD” to be the poetic theme on Thursdays so she might ask Angel Sammy to STEP IT UP a notch next week…..tee hee. We do love your poem – we ALWAYS love your poems!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  2. I love Angel Sammy’s poem, that is beautiful. That is so sweet that you run to your mom and hug her legs like Angel Sammy did. XO


  3. Angel Sammy, you made mom’s and my heart happy. Such love you are Teddy show your parents. Many many MANY smoochies to you teddy and I wish I could smooch you too Angel Sammy!


  4. Wow, Teddy, you live the life of luxury! When can I move in? I realize I’m a dog but I only weight 7 pounds and I look like the Wickett from the first Star Wars movie. Your parents sound wonderful!

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    • Yes, I’m very proud of my Angel brother – he does a lot at the Bridge. All Angels do really – I think people believe that the Rainbow Bridge is just a place to SLEEP but those Angels are BUSY!!! 🙂

      Hugs, Teddy


  5. What a great poem about Teddy, Mr Angel Sammy! I LOVE it!
    I can’t wait until I get to go for walks on my leash! I have been practicing wearing my harness and Mommy has taken me out on our deck…but it has been awfully rainy here on the wet coast.


    • Oh Marv once you get some sunshine back you will probably enjoy being out on the sidewalk or even in a park nearby…………I love walking on grass but sidewalks are nice too if the grass is wet! I hope you will enjoy your harness as much as I do – the best part is being with my Mom!

      Hugs, Teddy


    • This is just plain TOTALLY FABULOUS. Paddles is adorable too – and special with those little thumbs like Sammy had. Very impressive – FIRST CAT of NEW ZEALAND! YAY!!!!!! Thanks for showing us this – made our day!

      Love, Teddy and Mom too

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    • It’s wonderful to see you back Brian……..I know you have an emptiness at home but I also know Sister Sascha is an Angel and will keep watch over you and your whole family forever.

      Love, Teddy


  6. Yes, we somehow knew you would be writing about Teddy. After all, we are pretty sure you had a big paw in helping your humans find him at that shelter. We know he will have as loving a life with them as you did.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  7. Oh, Sammy, we love your poem for Teddy! It is so beautiful and sweet. And we just love the story about how Teddy runs to your mom, and how you did that very same thing, Sammy. You must be such an inspiration for Teddy, Sammy.

    (P.S. Our poem is about Teddy today, too! We hope you don’t mind.)


    • Oh we absolutely ADORED your Teddy poem today AND the doodle too! The doodle looks just like ME ME ME ME ME! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem today…….he made me happy writing about me. What a grand day – TWO poems about me – one from my brother and one from you……I’m over the moon. May I copy the doodle? I’d love to keep it forever and ever.

      Love, Teddy


  8. amy, we give your poem about Teddy and A+++++. Your are indeed an expert poet. We love your “little” gingersnap brother so much, Cooper included him in the poem he wrote today. Here’s the link: The poem is an Ode to Cooper’s tummy. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


    • Coop and Teddy definitely are the Ginger Tummy Brigade…..they know how to show off their little pumpkin tummies quite well! There ought to be a “Tummy Brigade” club……tee hee Glad you liked my poem. I miss all of you very much.

      Hugs, Angel Sammy


    • I think we would have been double ginger hellions if we’d been together “in the flesh” but you’re right – the relationship we have now is just as wonderful and one day we WILL be together.

      Love and Hugs, Teddy


  9. I commented at 3 AM, but had trouble, gave up, and went back to sleep. I love this. You guys do this so very well. *tears* Beautifully done, my friends. (Please check Brian’s badge. When I clicked on it, it took me somewhere else.) Hugs.


  10. Furabuluss poe-em about Teddy!! Unccle Sammy you still ‘got it”! Now mee iss a day late butt mee doess have a poe-em……It iss grate wee are at thee letter “Tee”……here goess:

    “LadyMum has a stew-pid tooth,
    that iss full of pain an uncouth!!
    Thee moe-lar needss to come out,
    of that, there’ss NO doubt.
    Mee hopess her surgery goess sooth…
    Wait that should bee smooth….
    Fur her stew-pid pain full tooth!!!”

    bye Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


    • Oh Siddhartha we all hope that stupid tooth will GET OUT and your Ladymum will be able to become pain free again! My Mom had to have some of those surgeries and every time she did, it was like a NEW LEASE ON LIFE!!!! Great poem little guy……

      Love, Teddy


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