Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!    Today’s my double purpose blog post………….first half I’m being THANKFUL for something and sharing it in the Blog Hop hosted by Brian and second half is Angel Sammy’s Poetry Challenge.     First up though is being THANKFUL.   Brian hosts this Thursday Hop and you can join in if you click his badge above and add your link!    What am I thankful for today?   I’m VERY thankful that I have been allowed to be an indoor AND outdoor kitty thanks to my “Kitty Holster” harness.    It keeps me calm and when I’m wearing it, I don’t RUN RUN RUN like I do if Mom decides to “unharness” me.    I have learned to be the perfect front porch guard which is what Sammy used to do.   I’m thankful he taught me that by whispering in my ear from the Rainbow Bridge.  He’s my Guardian Angel you know!

Now for the second part of my Thursday blog post, I will “cut and paste” Angel Sammy’s email transmission to me last night………………he has great wifi at the Bridge and sends us his Poem and message every single Thursday.   Ready?   Let’s see what kind of poem he did this week.

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Hello Poetry Friends (and non-poetry friends too!)

Thursday means poetry.    I gave you all a photo last week and your mission was to spend a week thinking about the photo and what it made you think of or feel and then writing a poem about the photo!   It’s fun.  You should TRY it if you haven’t joined us yet!     Then you can post it on your blog and tell us you did a poem giving us the link to it in our comments here so we can read it – OR you can write your poem in my comments!!    Easy Peasy right?    The photo I gave you last week to think about is below along with MY poem………

“Creatures From the Black Lagoon”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    May 10, 2018

Eons and ages and centuries ago

When the earth was a much more primitive place

There were creatures of mammoth size you know….

With “not necessarily friendly” face!

They’d lumber around shaking the trees and ground

Their size was absolutely monumental!

Some roared with ferocity but some made tiny sounds

Like their voices were almost experimental!

They dominated the world until humans appeared

And they were stalked and hunted for their meat

The humans had weapons so they had to be feared

Conquering their size was quite a feat.

Eventually the dinosaurs disappeared

The world began to change

Other animals more tame and less feared

Began to roam the range

Humans made friends with smaller species of cat

Not as fierce as the tiger called sabertooth

Domestic and spoiled and THAT was THAT

And this story of mine is THE TRUTH!!

 

Ha ha……bet you didn’t see THAT coming right?    Well it was a fun poem to do……….and I hope you enjoyed looking at those dinosaurs and coming to some sort of brilliant idea about what to write – come on – share!    If I can do it so can you!    If you didn’t write one for THIS photo – maybe this photo which is NEXT week’s challenge photo will appeal to you.   Give poetry a try.  

I love this photo………..I hope it will inspire you in some way to write a poem about it for NEXT Thursday!   Until then, remember that I love all of you and miss all of you – and if you look up at the ceiling right before you fall asleep you just might see the flicker of Angel wings – it may be your own Angel or who knows – it might be ME stopping by to say goodnight.

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Hugs, Angel Sammy

 

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Thank you Angel Sammy…………….I liked your poem this week………and I just want to say that even though I never KNEW you, I feel like I did and I MISS YOU.    I’ll look forward to reading your poem for next week.

Hugs to Everyone,

Teddy

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  1. Teddy, bro… I’m glad the feline world grew out of that sabertooth phase… imagine what effort to clean that sabers efurry night and the costs of da vet for a pawfessional cleaning….

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    • Oh I love that front porch. I love being outside in the fresh air watching all the birds, squirrels (especially squirrels!) and even kids riding by on the street way down below…..it’s a great spot to GUARD my house too!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Oh there you are looking FINE on the front porch! I know there aren’t very close passersby to see you, but if there were…my goodness, you’d have your furs smooched off. Mom saw the still life of the kitty off to your right in the picture. I imagine that is a nod to Angel Sammy. 💗 I love the poem, Teddy. All our loves.

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    • Hi Miss Katie! Thanks for the compliment – I do love that porch – Angel Sammy told me I would and he was right. That cement kitty up there is sleeping and yes he’s my “honorary Sammy”…..we are pals forever!!

      Love, Teddy

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  3. LOVE that pic of you on the porch, sweet Teddy! Great poem as always by Angel Sammy, and what a great picture for next week’s poem! Motor Mommy would like that in her back yard for a super deluxe gardening shed!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Glad you like Angel Sammy’s poem, my photo guarding the porch AND my Mom says she’d like that little house too but she also thinks she could probably live there (with me of course) with no problem at all – so much less room to clean! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. Angel Sammy OMCs this is such a wonderful exciting true bit of poetry!!.
    I did love that ending!!! Sometimes I dream about my inner Sabertooth’ness
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS we do just love next week’s photos
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    • Hi Madi! I guess we all have a bit of sabertooth in us don’t we….we stalk, hunt, BITE, yell, and we look gorgeous doing it all!!!! We loved your poem today – you always “knock our socks off” with your contribution!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. I must say Teddy, your front porch is looking very lovely and welcoming!
    Your thankfuls for Brian’s Blog Hop are most excellent thankfuls.
    Perfect poem/story, Angel Sammy… I enjoyed this morning. I like that it ended with the domestic cat because I love them.
    That tiny house is just my size!

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    • I’m glad you like the front porch – it’s my domain – willed to me by my Angel brother! Glad you like Sammy’s poem – I do too. I think of myself as a sabertooth tiger of the TINY TYPE like the TINY HOUSE for next week’s poetry challenge. Mom says she would like to live in that house – wonder where Dad would live????!!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Excellent poem! Mom says sometimes she thinks we ARE sabertooths!! (teeths?) We think Teddy looks very handsome in his harness!!!

    Mom wants a tiny house like that!! Yeah…right…where would she put US?

    The Florida Furkids

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    • Well I suppose we actually DO have some of that saberteeth/tooth in us – we are ALL kitties of one size or another…..GRRRRRR……I like my harness a lot BUT Mom says I should have a lighter weight one for summer. Sounds like she’s gonna be shopping!! The tiny house is so adorable isn’t it? Mom says if she was a camper THAT’s the only kind of “tent” she’d want and it also would make a cute garden house. To tell you the truth, she said she would love to LIVE in one of the new “tiny houses”…..maybe this is just a TAD small but something less than a 3 story house like we have would be less room to have to clean too! HAHAHAHA

      Love, Teddy

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  7. Teddy, I love this photo of you on your porch. You look extra cute in that harness. Angel Sammy never disappoints with his poetry. Next week’s is going to be fun, it looks like a mini version of my house. XO

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  8. It’s good to be thankful every single day.

    I love that tiny house. That would help one declutter. When you wanted to move just hook it up and off you go.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥

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  9. Love that photo of you on your pretty front porch! I must talk to the Female Human about that Kitty Holster Harness. I have no issues with the harness thingy she has me wear when we go for walks but there are a few of my Tribe Members who go completely crazy when she tries to put the harness on them.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto

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  10. It might have been fun to run all around those big creatures and play hide and seek, but we might have to be very careful not to get stepped on. And yes, we are with Phenny, those would be quite the toofers to brush:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • Oh I hadn’t thought about how dangerous it would be to hang around THE BIG GUYS but yep – they had HUGE FEETS and HUGE TEEFS so I’m thinking it might be safer to admire them FROM AFAR!!!!!

      Love, Teddy

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  11. Teddy, we absolutely love the photo of you lounging on the front porch. We bet angel Sammy is happy to see you following in his paw steps. Sammy wrote another terrific poem. Mom is already getting inspired by next week’s photo. Sending lots of purrs and love from mom and all of us.
    XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
    Your ginger pal, Cooper Murphy, wrote our poem today. It is at: http://www.thecatonmyhead.com/dinosaur-rodeo/

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    • We LOVED Cooper’s poem – it was so much FUN and the photo that goes with it is simply FABULOUS! RIDE ‘EM COWBOY COOP! Thanks for always writing something wonderful based on Angel Sammy’s photos – next week’s should be fun too!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • I think he did too Cupcake…..he told me how impawtant it was to keep my Mom and Dad safe and to look fierce when I needed to or extra soft and sweet when I wanted to with the neighbor kids. He whispers stuff in my ear all the time to keep me on the path to being a good caretaker of house, home and humans! I know you do a fine job of making sure your Mom is writing every day and taking you to the park to have fun……I guess we all do our part don’t we?!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • So do we Seville……….it’s PURRRRFECT for my bachelor pad although Mom says she’d make hers a studio for writing and dreaming. Maybe we should get THREE of them – Dad can have his, I can have mine, and Mom can have hers!!!!! Yeah…..that’s the solution!

      Love, Teddy

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  12. Oh, what a precious photo of you, Teddy! We bet your mom and dad just love having you sit with them on the porch and guard the house. Angel Sammy taught you so many great things. Speaking of sweet Angel Sammy, what a magnificent poem! We really loved the twist at the end. As usual, the photo for next week is fantastic, and we can’t wait to get started on this poem. Purrs! (https://fourleggedfurballs.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-birthday-bash-with-side-of.html)

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    • Oh what a MAGICAL story you tell this week! I’m gonna see if my Dad can trim our yew hedge to look like a line of dinosaurs – or maybe elephants holding trunks…..!! Thanks for pawticipating every week with us – you always dazzle us with magical adventures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIMBLE AND HER BROTHERS TOO!!!

      Love, Teddy

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  13. We’re glad you get to go outside supervised, Teddy. We wish we got out more. Pawsome poem by Angel Sammy as always.

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    • Mom and Dad are retired so home all the time otherwise I wouldn’t have as many “OWWA” occasions as I do. That’s what I scream politely ask at the front door to do when I want to go outside. Mom puts my jacket on and out we go with Dad trailing behind. Time for a summer coat though I think!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Summer, it is working great but my Mom thinks I should have something “lighters” for summer so she’s gonna do a little shopping for me! I think I’d look great in a speedo holster don’t you????? HAHAHA

      Love, Teddy

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  14. Mee-you Teddy iss yur Kitty Holster PURPULL like mine???? You look so stylinn inn yur Holster!
    An yur leernin good guard duty fur sure….mee has nevurr quite got thee hang of that on thee patio.
    An Angel Unccle Sammy yur Preehistorick Poe-em ROCKED! Yur so clevurr…..
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xXx

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    • Hi Siddhartha! Angel Sammy says thanks for the compliments on his dinosaur poem. I have two Holsters – one is green and the other is blue…..BUTTTT Mom is going to order another kind of harness for me for the summer because the Holster is kind of “clumsy” and heavy on me. It’s gonna be HOT HOT HOT soon!!!!

      Love, Teddy

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  15. Mee-you thee blue one looked purpull to mee, mew mew mew….
    Can yur Mumma sned mee Mumma any inn-fo on thee new company shee will use??? Aftur mee got out of thee Kitty Holster last august LadyMum puts a sweater or jackit OVER thee holster…iss OK till thee Summer comes…then mee will bee a bakin poe-tatoe!!! EEKKK!!! 😉

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      • Mee-you mee tried a doggie harness butt mee gotted out of it easy….so that iss why LadyMum gotted a Kitty Holster. They are supposed to bee escape proof butt wee know mee excaped last August so now mee has to have a sweater or tee-shirt of jackit OVER it….

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        • Siddhartha I got out of my holster once but Mom says it was her fault that I did. She didn’t have it on me as tight as usual that day. She says “live and learn” if the neck opening isn’t closed ENOUGH, we can back right out of the holster!! Probably in summer it will just be too hot for you with the holster AND a sweater or t-shirt. Ask Ladymum to make sure your neck Velcro is “snug” !!

          Love, Teddy

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