Thankful and Poetic THANKSGIVING


Today is of course Thanksgiving here and in many other places and we think it’s the PERFECT arrangement because Thanksgiving focused our attention on our “thankfuls” and Brian’s Thankful Thursday is right there to remind us to share!     First we thank Brian for HAVING Thankful Thursday – and if you want to join in this Hop – click the blue graphic and join in the Hop to share your “thankfuls” !!    We in my house are thankful for many things……..I’m certainly thankful I got adopted into this happy home, and my Mom and Dad say they are thankful they found me at the shelter too.   I know that Angel Sammy had something to do with that (!) so I am most thankful to him for that.      I’m thankful for our many friends online and offline as well – we are so blessed to have so many.

We mean that too!!!!

As we wind down the month of November, we are getting closer to the one year anniversary since Angel Sammy got his wings and took off in his beautiful balloon to visit all of his friends one last time on December 2nd………it was the saddest day ever for my Mom and Dad but thankfully he remains in touch with us – we feel him in our hearts all the time.    He didn’t let me down this week either because in spite of his busy Angel duties, he transmitted his POETRY to us yet again via his wi-fi cloud connection at the Bridge!


Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridge!

Oh I would never let you or my little brother Teddy down that’s for sure – so I did write a poem for today……….you may remember that we are up to the letter “X” in the alphabet challenge and last week I told you because “X” is a toughie to come up with a word for, you could write about ANYTHING you wanted to this Thursday.     I’m sure I’m not the only one who will do a poem about Thanksgiving right?    I hope you wrote a poem to share with us – you can put your blog link in our comments here OR put your poem in our COMMENTS if you want to.    Please give writing a poem a try – I promise you will enjoy doing it and enjoy sharing it too!     

 “Happy Thanksgiving”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 23, 2017

Today is the day that some of us sing

“Thank You God” for so many things

Thanks for teaching us love although some lose their way

Thanks for allowing us to talk with you when we pray

Thanks for our homes, our friends, and our health

For these things are riches beyond monetary wealth.

Thanks for blue skies, green grass, and abundant love

We would wish that for everyone on the wings of a dove

A dove is a symbol of peace we all know

We hope we may feel peace in our hearts as it glows

We are thankful for each moment, each hour, and each day

And so very thankful that you will show us THE WAY…………………


I hope you will take time today to be THANKFUL……………..I am so thankful that you all visit our blog every day and play along with us as we have fun here every day of the week.    We are coming down to the wire on our ALPHABET CHALLENGE with poetry and next week we have one of the TWO last letters of the alphabet to celebrate – the letter “Y”!     Just in case you need a little help thinking of something to write your poem about, here are some suggested words – BUT remember you can write a poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “Y” !    Ready?

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I wish each and everyone of you who is celebrating Thanksgiving today lots of love, good food, good cheer and friendship……………………we are blessed!   I want to leave you with a BIG SMILE – this one is courtesy of my hero, Garfield!!!


Well Angel Sammy I couldn’t have said it better myself (the poem OR the Garfield graphic….haha).     We will see everyone next week for “Y” day…………..and we will also be announcing what the NEW Poetry Challenge will be once we reach “Z” !    Hopefully you will like our idea…………………in the meantime – give someone a HUG today – you will be glad you did and they will be THANKFUL for it!

With Love and Thanks, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

56 responses »

  1. I agree no moneeh can buy friendship furmily and togetherness! and I’m so glad you found the way to your furever home and your furever home found you… a purr-fect match! we feel the same about this time of the year… only 6 days and the darkest day of our life has its one year anniversary… not sure how we will survive that… but today we are thankful to have friends like you and we will celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving with you all


    • Oh dear Phenny we know the “dark days” are coming… Mom truly understands – we both lost such “bright lights of our lives” and while we know they are with us always in our hearts, we miss their sweet faces and physical presence. Mom says she has tons of happy memories though and I know you do as well – she is going to concentrate on all the happiness during Sam’s long life instead of the tragedy of losing him. We send you COMFORT as your saddest day comes – Phenny, you must make sure and be extra SWEET to Mom and Dad – you have brought a NEW bright light to their life and I know they are thankful for that too.

      Love and Hugs Across the Pond, Teddy and Mom


  2. That was a beautiful poem from Angel Sammy. he is quite the poet. I am thankful for the friendship of you and your mom. And I am sure happy you got adopted into the best home. Happy Thanksgiving! XO


  3. Happy Thanksgiving Teddy, Mom and Dad and we’re sure thankful for your friendship and that Angel Sammy sent you to your forever home Teddy! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  4. That was a beautiful poem by your angel brother, Teddy. We are thankful for wonderful friends like you and for all the good in the world (we will ignore all the bad stuff today). Happy Thanksgiving to you, Angel Sammy, and your Mom and Dad!
    Love from all of us at Wag ‘n Woof Pets ♥


  5. Bravo Angel Sammy and Butterbean aka Teddy!
    We count you twice too. Thanks for all the fun and fellowship and thank you for ‘making’ mom step out of her comfort zone onto the Poetry Podium. She had no idea she could write poetry…as for me I’m still doubtful…but hey what do I know.
    Hugs and kitty kisses and Happy Thanksgiving
    Madi your bfff
    our poem is here


    • Oh Madi your Mom does a beautiful job with poetry – I’m sure you are inspiring her! It is always maybe a little scary but also a LOT of fun to step outside your comfort zone…………your Mom just needed a tiny push and Angel Sammy gave her that!! We hope you had a fabulous TURKEY DAY!

      Love, Teddy


    • Well we think you did well with poetry this week and isn’t it a ton of fun to write one every Thursday? We think it’s good for people to stretch their imaginations and write about something once a week AT LEAST!

      Love, Teddy

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  6. Sammy, you absolutely never disappoint us with your poetry. What a special Thanksgiving poem. We wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving and hope your Mom and Dad bring you some turkey tomorrow, Teddy. We love you all so, so much. Kitties Blue also wrote a thankful poem today. Here’s the link:
    XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy 🦃🍷💖🌸


    • Hello KB KIDS! We hope you will get a “kitty bag” full of Thanksgiving delights when your Mom and Dad get back and in the meantime, thank you for your compliments about Angel Sammy’s Thanksgiving poem. We are so VERY thankful to have you as friends……always and forever.

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


  7. Such an X-tra Special poem from our angel Sammy! Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with love, laughter and happiness!
    Marv and Mom


    • Dear Marv we are so thankful for you and your Mom – truly. Your Mom went through so much to bring you here to keep you forever safe and happy and we watched from afar hoping your trip wouldn’t be too hard on you……it now feels like we’ve known you forever and a day. We just love you AND your Mom an even though it’s not Thanksgiving THERE – it is HERE and we can be thankful all over again to have you as friends!

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


    • Almost one year…amazing….sometimes it seems like just yesterday – other times is seems like years and years ago. One thing hasn’t changed though – we miss Sammy as much now as the minute we gave him that last hug. We also know that YOU know what that pain is like…………but they want us to love life and remember they are always with us in our hearts – so we do! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

      Love, Pam


  8. Mee-you Angel Unccle Sammy yur poe-em iss simple pawtastick!!! Teddy wee are fankfull that you came to live with Lady Pam an Mistur David all so. When Unccle Sammy left fur Pure Land mee furry littul heart sorta cracked it seemed!!
    Beein yur furend an beein abull to keep inn touch with Unccle thru thee poe-etree has helped mee heal frum thee loss of Unccle.
    Mee iss BERRY fankfull to you an Lady Pam fur that!!
    Here iss a funny Haiku poe-em:

    There are sum ruff dayss
    when sum Xanax iss needed.
    Good fing mee has NIP!!!!”

    bye Siddhartha Henry Purr-amedic Poe-et =^,.^=


  9. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!

    We are so grateful we got to know Angel Sammy before he got his wings and because of him now we have met you, Teddy. Thank you for the beautiful friendship we share with you and your sweet Mom.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • Oh my Woo friends, my Mom and I – and Angel Sammy before me – really just love keeping up with all of you and all the fun you have and the LOVE you have for each other. We are so thankful to have you as friends and here’s to a really wonderful holiday season for everyone!!

      Love, Teddy


  10. Happy Thanksgiving, guys! We are so grateful for furiends like you (even though we have been bad at visiting lately). Thank you for your friendship. We hope you had a wonderful turkey day


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