Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everybody………..the Bunny is probably busy putting all those Easter baskets together by now.  BUSY BUSY.   Better him than me is all I say!    Maybe that’s a good thing to be THANKFUL for – that I’m NOT the Bunny and NOT working my tail (haha) off getting ready for Easter.    If you’d like to share things you’re thankful for – just click Brian’s badge and join in the THANKFUL THURSDAY BLOG HOP like we did!!!

I’m also thankful Angel Sammy sent me his usual Thursday message and poem……………..ready?


Happy Almost Easter Poetry Day!

I hope all of you are ready for Easter.   I remember when I lived with Mom and Dad one of their traditions was my Mom hiding Easter Eggs for my Dad.    Talk about hilarious – he was like a little kid…………he has a basket and Mom hides the eggs all around the basement (which was MY territory) – then he goes around and tries to find them.    Mom makes some easy and some hard to find.   But I was always with her in the wee hours of the morning when she was hiding them and I remembered where she put them.    So when Dad came downstairs to find them, I’d cheat and show him where some of them were!    HAHAHAHAHAHA   

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy your Easter celebrations whatever they may be.   

I have my poem to share with you today and I am hoping that lots of you wrote a poem as well – inspired by the photo I gave you last Thursday.    I try to find interesting and fun photos for you – things I think might be lots of fun to write a poem about.    This week’s photo is so cute.   Mom smiles real big (I see her!) when she looks at the photo.   She loves squirrels.    So, here’s the photo from last week and my poem – if you wrote one, let us know in comments so we can go read it! 

“Built-In Grocery Basket”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell       ©April 17, 2019

This guy doesn’t need “paper or plastic”

He’s been blessed with a built-in grocery basket!

To cut down on trips to retrieve the treasure

He stuffs them in his mouth which is made to measure!

Those storage bins in his adorable cheeks

Hold enough nuts for at least a week!

“Pardon me lady, for stuffing my face

but I’m glad that I found you on this park bench place!”

When he gets home his wife will be happily hopping

As she hugs him and says “Thanks for doing the Easter shopping!”


I think this squirrel is picture-perfect!     Mom and Dad have TONS and TONS of squirrels around as they live surrounded by lots and lots of big trees.   I know Teddy enjoys watching all the squirrels – especially when the little ones are playing up in the trees.    It’s a little nerve-racking though because there are also a LOT of hawks around and my Mom always worries when they swoop down to try and catch a squirrel.    Everybody has to eat – we know that – but Mom always wishes the squirrels well because they seem to be such happy critters.

Now – ready for the photo I found for you to use as inspiration for NEXT week’s poem?   Give some thought to maybe writing a poem with us to share next Thursday OK?    We want to give a BIG shout out to Marv’s Mom Miss Barb for participating for the first time LAST Thursday!    Thanks for having fun with us!    Everyone is invited!   

Oh I love this one too!!!!    Can’t wait to work on a poem for this one to share with you next Thursday.    You’d better get to work too!!!    Meanwhile, have a very happy Easter.    We’re planning an Easter Egg hunt up here at the Rainbow Bridge – the eggs are filled with Catnip!

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

Love, Angel Sammy



Thanks for visiting us every week Angel Sammy.    I miss you.    I know Mom and Dad do too as they talk about you almost every day – but I don’t mind – we’re forever brothers!

Hugs, Teddy


48 responses »

    • Boys if the Mama had shopping bags like that all those goodies would never make it as far as your house! They’d be gone in the car on the way home!!!! I wonder how much STUFF we could stuff in our mouths if we tried – you boys do a pretty good job of trying that’s for sure! Tee Hee

      Hugs, Teddy
      p.s. Your Poem was NUT-TASTIC today!

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  1. Hey Mr SQ … the rest of your family is in our yard … stealing, er, we mean borrowing from the bird feeder … BTW, your “human” should see the Wash Post today for all the squirrel contest award winning photos!!! Some are super funny ones!


  2. I loved that poem Teddy and Angel Sammy. I wouldn’t have thought of mama squirrel bringing home the groceries, but you sure did! And those two ballerinas are beyond adorable. All the poems will b perfect I know. XXX


    • Alright Miss Katie – maybe you and your Mom should put your heads together and write a poem for next week!!! I bet you could…….and again, you looked fabulous in your Easter bonnet!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  3. That was an excellent poem. I would have never thought of that 🙂 And I LOVE the photo for next week. It reminds me of The Great One and her little sister always trying to be with her. Thanks to your mom for great photo prompts. XO


  4. sam o bacon; thiz weekz poem izza nother master peece; N ted o nator; watch out dood coz squirrel can bee az vizshuz az deer 😉 hope yur easturrz a grate one N ya get ham oh plentee !! ♥♥♥

    stuffin yur cheek hay
    him thinkz heez de god father
    we think he iz nutz


    • Oh that’s such a GREAT HOLIDAY HAIKU! Happy Easter to all of you from us – and you know not ALL eggs come from EVIL BURDS…..some are laid by bunnies – yep – it’s true – those bunnies deliver their OWN eggs not ones laid by BURDS……….so enjoy your Easter Bunny eggs!!!!!

      Love and Easter Hugs, Ted-o-nator, Sam-o-bacon, and Mom Pam


  5. Furry cute poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy! Didn’t hee do well Teddy??
    Mee has a Haiku fore THE photoe….

    “Cute little squirrel,
    Wuud you like 2 poundss of those?
    Pardon? Are you NUTSS??”
    bye BellaDharma


    • HA! I bet any squirrel would be thrilled to have two pounds of nuts to take home to his family! That would be a great feast and it would last a while too! Thanks for writing a cute haiku for our photo this week. Mom and I hope you and your LadyMew have a lovely weekend!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Catnip Easter egg hunt sounds like just the thing at The Bridge. Maybe your mama will put a catnip egg or two into the basement egg hunt for daddy. That would be cool.

    Love and licks,


  7. Angel Sammy, you were quite the character helping Dad with his egg hunt. We wonder if Teddy does that too:)

    Your poem was very good, and so creative – we loved your take on the grocery basket cheeks:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • Teddy hasn’t really “cheated” for Easter with Dad – at least YET – there’s always a first time! He likes to watch Dad trying to find the eggs but Sammy would LEAD Dad to the hiding spot (cheat cheat!).

      Love, Pam


    • We will have rain starting today right through Easter Sunday (booooo!) – but the Easter Bunny has a raincoat – I’ve seen him! Hope you have a super good Easter!

      Love, Teddy and Mom


    • We just read your poem this morning – TEE HEE – thanks for “coming back to poetry” with us – we missed you! You always make us giggle especially when it involves delicious things like squirrels! HAPPY EASTER!

      Hugs, Teddy


    • Thank you so much for joining us on Poetic Thursday……we just loved your poem and in fact this squirrel photo inspired a lot of totally cute poems didn’t it?! Next week’s should be adorable too in a different way!

      Hugs, Teddy


  8. We hope you all had a happy Easter! Angel Sammy, I just love this cute image, and your adorable poem to go with it. One of my college animal sciences courses had an entire lecture on cheek pouches in certain rodents, and I thought it was fascinating. I like your way of putting it better, though – built-in grocery basket!


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