Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thankful Thursday time……………..Brian, #1 thankful today is thanks to you for hosting this chance for us to all get together and concentrate on what we’re thankful for!    Anyone else wanting to join in just click on Brian’s badge and link up.    It’s something I think we ALL look forward to every week.

Another thing I’m thankful for is that we only for 3 inches of snow this time around.   The “arctic air” and extreme cold is really something but somehow with the sun out, it’s not so bad.   We just feel awful for any creature who does not have shelter when it’s like this.

I got Angel Sammy’s poem last night so I’m happy to share his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem with you all!    If you wrote a poem this week, let us know in comments won’t you?   We’ll come visit you and read your poetry.


Hello Fellow Poets and Poetry Fans!   Time to SHARE!

Hope we have a few more entries to read today in our weekly get-together………if you say that you “can’t” write poetry you’re wrong.    If you can WRITE, you can write a poem.   Trust me.   Just try once and you might like it.     I will give you a photo every Thursday and you have a WHOLE WEEK to think about it and see what you can come up with in the way of a poem – any poetic form – to share the following Thursday.  

Here’s the photo I gave you for THIS week with my poem following.    Gosh this looks amazing doesn’t it????


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     January 30, 2019


This skillfully built masterpiece of calories

I hope the designer has a good salary!

I look at it and think WOW

I wish that I could eat that NOW

Sweets aren’t good for cats to eat

But a little lick of ice cream is a very nice treat

That whipped cream is inviting – I might eat that……

Surely anything in moderation is OK for a cat?

My Mom says even though she’s getting too round

She’d like to tackle this banana split then lose 50 pounds!


When we saw this photo we just knew it would be a fun one to write a poem about.    My Mom hasn’t had a banana split in YEARS.   Funny but it’s kind of one of those “old-fashioned” ice cream treats……these days people are more diet conscious and get sugar-free trees or at least something in moderation – – – this photo shows an all out, full speed ahead, ice cream orgy in a dish!!!

Well, I hope you had fun with this – I did.   Now for next week’s photo – you have ALL week to think about what to write………………let this photo inspire you!

When I saw this photo I thought – “NO WAY!!”…………but there are a lot of people who love high diving – cliff diving – dangerous diving and while I wouldn’t do it (even though I’m safe because I’m am Angel!) that doesn’t mean that SOME consider it a legitimate sport.    I just think it will make for a GREAT poem!

So I’ll see you here next week?    I sincerely hope that I do……………….I love this little bit of time with all my friends……………..I miss all of you……………..

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love always from the rainbow…………Angel Sammy


Oh Angel Sammy that photo is just so scary…..even cats who can handle jumping from amazing heights would NOT want to leap off that rock – I won’t even leap off my cat tree from the tippity top.   Anyway, thank you for sharing your poetry with us every week.



We’re staying warm!

This coat helps a lot!

I can handle it!

Can we go inside now Mom??

It’s too cold for us to be outside so stay inside………………..and if you’re able to provide shelter to another animal during this horrible arctic cold, please do.   We have our heated cat house on the front porch!

The heated bed for any visiting kitties on my porch!

Hugs, Teddy



55 responses »

    • I’d like to think someone would be smart enough NOT to eat one of those gigantic desserts then plunge from a bazillion feet in the air into the cold water in ANYTHING but maybe a big plastic bubble!!!!!!!


  1. Great poem. I love the stay warm pictures so cute. Really surprising I have the same out house for cats who need shelter. Spike has his out side shelter but Pearl the wee white cat has taken over that so maybe Spike will get a chance to use this other one. Hugs and Purrs to everyone.x😻💜🐾🐾


  2. Can you believe my human has NEVER had a banana split? She used to have hot fudge sundaes, though. She hasn’t had one in years, mainly because no one seems to make them anymore.


    • We were thinking about that too – banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, just two of the things from those old heavenly desserts we used to see that you RARELY see these days. Oh well – my Mom says she as fond memories of mountains of ice cream and sprinkles of the past!

      Hugs, Teddy


  3. Mom says you have to practice moderation in all things – including moderation. SHE eats giant ice cream sundaes, but apparently the “moderation” stuff is just for ME!

    Love and licks,


  4. Angel Sammy, the poem is great, the bananaspit too. i have never seen such a big ice cream portion, but I would like to show my tonque to all calories and eat it.
    That heated little cottage is cute and most of all very important for cats outside during cold nights.


  5. I love that poem, Angel Sammy. And I cannot wait to see what everyone else does. Do you have any travelers-by visiting the heated cat house? I hope so. XXXX

    Katie isabella


  6. WOW Sammy, that was a wonderfully yummy poem! That photo for next week made my paws hurt. Hey Teddy, I’m with you, inside and warm is wonderful! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  7. Great poem, as always. I think my favorite part of a sundae is the whipped cream. I would not jump like that into the water either, but judging by his muscles, he is quite the athlete. I love all the photos of cats in their coats. XO


  8. Providing a heated house for visiting outdoor cats is a lovely idea! It’s pretty cold here but nothing like the weather you’ve got – stay safe and warm.


  9. Meow meow Teddy an ‘angel’ Sammy iss wunderfull to bee here today!! Sammy yore poe-em iss furabuluss!!!
    Wee are under 4 1/2 feet of snow an still snowin…efurrythin iss closed…nice an peecefull…
    Mee mite rite a poe-em next week.
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma


    • HA! I like it! Maybe those ARE mice tales and not cherry stems???? I’m not asking to go outside – I guess I can tell how cold it is out there by the FROST on the windows!

      Stay cozy my friends…………..
      Love, Tedonator


  10. That dessert is so delicious-looking. Surely just one time wouldn’t be that bad, right? Mom says she would love it. And maybe we would get some ice cream, berries, and whipped cream too.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  11. I haven’t had a banana split in years, and certainly none that big! When we went to the beach cafe for lunch when we were kids it was hard to choose between a banana split or a knickerbocker glory.


  12. Great poem, Angel Sammy! And I do love a little whipped cream myself!
    Scary photo for next week; NO WAY!
    So wonderful of you and your pawrents, Teddy, to have that heated kitty house for any strays who might need a warm spot for a nap or to spend the night.


  13. All the animals in their coats look so cute, and you are such good people to have the heated cat house for visitors. Sammy, we can only imagine how many calories are in that sundae. Regardless, our mom says she’d still like to “dive” in. Did you notice how we worked a reference to next week’s photo into this comment? Sending love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • Glad you enjoyed at least SEEING that huge ‘Nanna Split……my Mom says while it looks amazing she could probably only eat about five bites of it before “TOO MUCH SWEET” – funny she doesn’t have that problem with chocolate candy though (hahaha). Next week’s photo will be a whopper!

      Hugs, Teddy


  14. Angel Sammy’s poem is rich and delightful! It is Chocolate full of yummy goodness! And I am so furry glad that you only got 3 inches…our lovely winter looks like it will be over today! Snow is predicted.


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