Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everybody!   Time for us to put on our thinking caps and share with the universe what we are especially thankful for.    Since last Thankful I have my Mom and Dad back – that’s a BIG thankful – not that I didn’t enjoy the “spa” of course but there’s no place like home.   So THANK YOU to the kind people at Paws A While Pet Hotel and THANK YOU to United Airlines for taking my parents up to Maine for some relaxation AND getting them back home to ME safe and sound!

I got my regular “Poetic” email from Angel Sammy last night so I can share that with you here along with my thankfuls.    I’m actually always thankful that he still sends us a poem every week and that he has continued with giving us a photographic inspiration to help us write a poem to share with each other.    I know some of you have said you look forward to it.    Those who didn’t even think they COULD write a poem have tried it and are loving it – so if you’re on the fence about it – hop off the fence and WRITE!    Here’s Angel Sammy’s email.

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Greetings Poetry Fans!

Thursday is OUR day to shine.    Hope you have written a poem to go with last week’s photo inspiration.    I’ll be giving you another one after I share my poem with you today.   I enjoy finding photos that I think you will enjoy using as a springboard to your poems.    Remember, your poem can be in ANY form.    Poetry doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just has to “speak to people” in some way.    YOU CAN DO IT!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – followed by the poem I wrote to go with the photo:

“Roughing It”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 16, 2019


There’s a popular thing happening in the world of camping

It’s “glamorous camping” and it’s called GLAMPING

No sleeping bags for them, no oil lamps or candles

No big hiking boots – they wear high heels and sandals!

I might be exaggerating just a bit

But glampers have CHAIRS – not rocks on which to sit

Their meals aren’t on sticks roasted over the fire

They have gourmet dinners any Chef would inspire!

Their campsites look more like an outdoor hotel

No canvas tents for them with that old, damp smell !

But all of us who enjoy being in the great outdoors

Whether in glamour or tradition – WE ALL LOVE THOSE S’MORES !!!


Of course before I became an Angel I was a Cat Scout and now Teddy is a Cat Scout……………and we enjoy s’mores around the campfire when we go camping.    Cat Scouts is fun – and in fact a few years ago Scouts actually WENT Glamping at a pretty fancy place out West.  It was DIFFERENT but I think most of us really enjoy camping the way it’s always been done – with shelters like tents or sticks and covering, with a nice fire to keep warm and cook over……….being in the great outdoors and “roughing it” !!    You cats ought to consider CAT SCOUTS – it’s easy to join too!

Did you write a poem from the photo?   If you did, let us know in comments or give us your link.  If you didn’t – make sure and try NEXT week.   Here’s the photo we’ll be using for next Thursday’s poetry exchange…………….

Let’s all see what we can come up with for this photo shall we?     We’ll meet right here – same time next week – I’ll be here – WILL YOU??????????????????

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

Love to all of you from the Rainbow Bridge………Angel Sammy

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Oh I liked your poem Angel Sammy.    I’ve been camping a few times at Scouts and it is fun.    It wouldn’t be the same if my tent felt like our living room though!    HAHAHA    See you next week my brother.

Love, Teddy

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  1. Great poem, Angel Sammy. When we are cruising and in the speciality steak house, one of the deserts is a s’mores stack!
    My camping days are long gone and it’s hotels for me! I do like being outdoors though, so as long as there is a comfortable bed glamping would be a good alternative.

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  2. We tried the camping thing and all did not go well so we think we stick to a hotel. I have to say your picture inspires us to maybe try again. But I think now that we are OLD we better stick with the comfy hotel idea. Your picture for nest week will have some great poems, I am sure!

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    • I loved camping when I was in my 20s – big groups of friends – we’d pack up our stuff and rent a BIG rent – ride up to the mountains on our motorcycles and have two or three days of crazy. Nowadays I like my nice comfy bed, cozy pajamas, no animals screaming in the night, and a BATHROOM a few feet away! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Pam


  3. That was a great poem! My Sammy enjoys camping with Scouts, but he prefers sleeping in a bed, next to his mom. 🙂 Next week’s photo looks fun-thank you to your mom for always finding us great inspiration. XO

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    • Camping when we’re young IS fun – I used to do that a lot with groups of friends……… that I’m “of a certain age” – glamping would sure be a lot more comfy but we haven’t done that. Glad you enjoy Poetry Day every week – it’s so much fun writing a poem with a photo as inspiration.

      Hugs, Pam


  4. Angei Sammy wrote a realistic poem. This glamping seems to be great, I know only the old fashioned way, a sleeping back and a small tent. They were easy to carry to the wilderness, no roads. So I just want to know how these glamping people carry all those things in rucksacks, or are they glamping on parking places.
    Just asking.
    Kosmo’s mom


    • I love the photo for next week……! The “glamping” photo is one of a many you can see online – these places are very popular but I’m afraid I’m beyond camping OR glamping at my age!

      Hugs, Pam


  5. Sammy, that was a wonderful poem, especially ending it with s’mores. Mau remembers the Cat Scout Glamping trip. It was fun. When our mom was a kid, camping wa# the family vacation every year. It had no similarities to glamping. Next week’s photo should be fun. Mom did write a poem. The link is
    XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • The Glamping trip was interesting – Angel Sammy said it was kind of a “new” concept back then and even though there are still a lot of glamping places around it too has lost some of its’ charm. In the end, there’s just no place like home (or a luxury hotel…hahaha). We loved your poem this week like we ALWAYS do!

      Hugs, Teddy


    • Ditto here – and it would still have to be a PERFECT weather situation and there would still have to be a nearby POTTY and there would still have to be NO scary animals coming for a night time visit in the tent…….!!!!

      Hugs, Pam


  6. Angel Sammy, if YOU ask me, I will go and do anything you ask of me. So yes I will be there. I love that picture of the two old men.


  7. it’s been years since I lived in Indy but I hear this is all the rage on the infield now and you better have a “chuck o change” to stay in one of the packages; and they are pocket change compared to the tiny houses, as there’s tiny houses there now also ~~~~~~~ long gone are the days of yore I guess !!!

    ted o nator we hope this findz ewe doin grate ~~~ ☺☺♥♥


    • Hi gang! How’s everything in Trout Towne? Yeah these places I hear are not cheap by any stretch but one thing in common is you still have to HIKE TO THE POTTY! Mom says that makes it a “NO GO” for her and Dad. Gotta have all the comforts of home if you’re gonna PAY for having that right? Right!!!!!

      Hugs, The Ted-O-Nator Guy


  8. Teddy, we’re so happy you’re back home with your mom and dad! But, we’re also glad that when they leave town, you have a fantastic spa and resort to go to. Angel Sammy, what a purrfect poem! I love how you based it on “glamping”. I’ve actually never been camping or glamping, but I sure do love the idea. Purrs!


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