Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Another Thursday and you know what that means – time for us to gather at Brian’s and talk about what we’re thankful for this past week.    Want to join in?   Click the badge above and link up.    These days we need to remind ourselves AND each other of all the blessings we DO have – not the ones we can’t find anymore!     

Good health, beautiful Fall weather, not having to go to the Kitty Hotel this year because Mom and Dad didn’t take vacation…………those are my three biggies this week.    Actually I had my yearly checkup at the vet yesterday and – my ears have been bothering me lately and he cleaned them out really well then dosed me up with some meds which I have to endure twice a week for four weeks.    Then back for a re-check.    Ever since I was adopted at the shelter I’ve had ear issues…………..some of us are just like that I guess.    But I am GRATEFUL to have such a wonderful vet.    I trust him.   

Mom and Dad are doing great – masks/distancing/staying home.    I’ve got THEM under control even if my ears aren’t under control.  HAHA     I will now share Angel Sammy’s email from last night and his poem!

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Hi Friends!   Ready to share some poetry?   

Those of us here at Rainbow Bridge sure get a big kick out of watching all the activity down there at Halloween time.   Some of you are really “game” for costumes – I would always give Mom that “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” look but did allow some scarves and my green beret.     Forget costumes though!    

Anyway, let’s talk poetry shall we?     If you wrote one this week let us know in comments so we can go to your blog and read it.     Here’s the photo I gave you last week for this week’s poem AND my poem.

“Roll ‘Em!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 21, 2020

Once upon a time this sport was king

People joined clubs and teams and won trophy bling!

I know people still bowl but it’s not quite the same

Bowling was fun but these days seems quite tame!

Back in the old days ladies would get dressed up to bowl

No doubt getting runs in their stockings would take quite a toll

They sure don’t wear pearls these days to go with their jeans

But they still have a blast these modern Bowling Queens!

These days the music blares, the lights flash and the alleys shine like glass

Still as fancy as they look, you can still fall on your……..rear!!!!!

 

 

HAHA – sorry about that – I couldn’t resist more than a little humor.    My Mom was in a bowling league and her team actually went to the State Championship once.    Sadly (she says) they partied the night before the BIG GAME and none of them bowled worth a darn.    They had fun but did NOT bring home a trophy!     Also, many alleys have closed up long ago – the one in our town closed several years ago and there are no plans to re-open.   Who knows though – nostalgia is big so maybe one day – like drive-in movies – bowling will again be KING!

I have a photo for you for next week’s poem sharing event……………here it is:

Whoa – those were the good old days…..look at all the room in those seats!   Everyone dressed up in suits and hats?   Huh?     Anyway, this one will be FUN.

Until next week when we meet again – please take care of yourselves and your humans………………..OK?    It’s our job!

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

Love forever from the Rainbow Bridge – Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy – You can trust me to take care of Mom and Dad………………………I miss you!!

Big Hugs and Love, Teddy

76 thoughts on “Thankful and Poetic Thursday

  1. We used to have a bowling alley in Plymouth but it closed many years ago. Then one opened in a town about 30 miles away, so we all used to go there talking on our CBs all the way. Those were good times. I believe one opened in Plymouth 4 or 5 years ago, but it is ultra modern and all part of a huge complex of cinemas, night clubs and restaurants. I have no desire whatsoever to go there.

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    • Bowling is one of those things that I feel like is part of my “former life” ! It was fun at the time and actually got me THROUGH a rough point in my life but I can just see me now trying to bowl! I’d go flying down the alley with my fingers stuck in the holes and wind up needing a hip replacement! LOL

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. Good description of today’s airliner – don’t forget “comes complete with oxygen if needed assuming the little button on the dashboard of the cockpit works”………….. OH and those mini toilets? Talk about an accident waiting to happen!

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  3. Hey Sammy. This was my first poem here, and I must say – you are quite the poet! Bowling was king in it’s day. I grew up in a small town, and the bowling alley had 6 lanes. I even remember before automatic pinsetters, one guy (named Les) was behind the alleys setting the pins … and he wore a leather football helmet!

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    • Hi Mr. Frank! Nice to meet you….I hear you’re a cat guy – welcome aboard. Glad you liked my poem today – next week’s will be fun too I think. My Mom’s Dad was in the Air Force and they were stationed in Taiwan in the 60s. They actually had a bowling alley in the Military Compound up on the mountain where they lived – TWO LANES. They had frequent earthquakes there and Mom said it was pretty funny to see the bowling balls hop over the lanes when they had a tremor. HAHAHAHA. They didn’t have pinsetters either but I just bet those guys had some stories to tell. Your friend Les was smart to wear a football helmet!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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      • Oh Sammy. Thanks for the warm greeting. Know I know that my small town alley was 3 times bigger! 🙂 Forgot to tell you, several years ago we went candlepin bowling. Way hard. So are you a lap cat?

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        • Alright Mr. Frank you’re gonna have to ‘splain “candlepin bowling”……skinny little pins? That has to be tough. I am NOT a lap cat much to Mom’s disappointment – but I am a very affectionate guy – I give Mom and Dad lots of leg hugs and ONCE IN A WHILE I will hop on on the bed for 4-5 minutes while they’re sleeping but mostly I like my own space. And at 25 lbs. I’d probably crush Mom’s lap anyway. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          Hugs, Teddy

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          • Teddy,
            Candlepins are very skinny and the ball is a bit larger than softball. It was very hard – no wonder why it didn’t become very popular.

            Our first cat was a lap cat. Every evening after dinner, he would wait by the chair. Our last cat was a proximity cat – one who wanted to be in the same room, but with a distance. The middle one was more solitary – but all would sleep on the bed.

            25 lbs? Wow!

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          • That’s kinda what I thought about those candlepins – Mom says she’d just never heard of that! My predecessor here – Sammy – was a lap cat…..he loved to be on Mom’s legs or lie along side of them and her – he would sleep on their bed but at the bottom of the bed not near them. I am – as Mom says – a pain in the neck at night. I want her to get UP UP UP and play with ME ME ME. I do everything in my power to make that happen – I bring her one of my huge collection of springs as a special gift to play with and she doesn’t appreciate it at 1AM. I cry at the bottom of the stairs to try and get her to come down and keep me company at 1:10AM and so it goes until she gives up and gets up at 3AM every day. Maybe if she got me a watch I wouldn’t get time mixed up? Mom has had proximity cats too but never a solitary cat. Cats have all kinds of personalities – we like to keep people GUESSING and on their toes!

            Hugs, Teddy the 25 lb. dude

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          • Teddy,
            Seems like you plan works. After all, I can’t understand why it takes her so long to get up to join you. Why doesn’t she change her sleep schedule to match yours?

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          • Actually she’s done pretty well – I’m sure she never dreamed that she’d be getting up at 3AM every morning in response to my demands! This morning I actually let her sleep until 2:45AM ! Compromise? Well…..sort of.

            Hugs, Teddy

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    • Hard to imagine airplanes were like that once but they were…..everyone all dressed up and plenty of room in your seats……sigh……those days are GONE! Great poem from you this week!!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • Thanks a lot – I promised Mom I’d let her try to put my drops in for the next month. Hopefully when I get my re-check the doc will say “GOOD TO GO TEDDY!!!!”……….. Keep those hound ears squeaky clean!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. Hope the meds help your ears, Teddy Boop. Good poem, Angel Sammy! I used to bowl a lot. Then it seemed like you couldn’t ever get in to bowl because of all the league bowling. We stopped trying to get a lane and now I think my back would hate bowling but I would still like to bowl. I think it would be fun.

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    • Mom says she’d bowl again if she could……I can see it now – take one step then hip collapses on two and on three she’s sprawled all over the lane. It would NOT be pretty but she still would try !!!! LOL She bowled every week and looked forward to it. I’m going to try to let Mom do my ear drops without biting, scratching OR screaming. Honest.

      Love, Teddy Boop (I’m now 25 lbs. Miss Pix!!!!!!)

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  5. Great poem. Bowling is still pretty big in my area with the smaller balls. Great poem from Angel Sammy. And Teddy, I am glad you didn’t have to go to the pet hotel, but I sure missed seeing your folks. XO

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    • Oh Mom never tried duckpins (the small balls) but I’m happy to hear that bowling is alive and well SOMEWHERE! It looks like fun – imagine how we cats would be with all those balls rolling along the floor!!!! My Mom and Dad said they REALLY missed seeing you and Mr. Dave this year. Hopefully next year…….I will not mind going to stay with the Sisters at the Pet Hotel!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. I’m glad you got your ears checked out Teddy and I hope those meds help soon. That was a terrific poem too! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    • I love my vet………Mom doesn’t quite understand what it is – maybe I just sense he wants to help? I let him do all kinds of stuff to me with not a squeak but yesterday when they were cleaning out my ears Mom heard me yell all the way out in the waiting room. Sniff Sniff….poor pitiful BIG me!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  7. Super poem. We have two bowling alleys here. Both are on the mainland. The hurricanes of 2004 took out the one on the beach. Next week’s photo looks like fun.

    Be a good boy and let Mom put the medicine in your ears!
    The Florida Furkids

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    • I promise to try and let Mom do the ear drops Miss Sharon but I really DO NOT LIKE anyone (but me) messin’ with my ears! I scream and sound like a banshee (Mom says). Mom loved bowling – my Dad never bowled EVER!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. total lee awesum poem sam o bacon !!! de food servizz gurlz dad used ta bee ona league N him getted a trofee ore two over de yeerz….

    ted on nator; sorree bout de ewe noe wear vizit N we hope de stuff werkz for ya; may bee yur earz will be kleen aza whistle after thiz huh !!

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    aim for de 5 pin
    de ball iz in de gutter
    everee onez laffin

    itz all bout de fun
    tho de shooz waz way funkee
    whoo wore them bee for

    cant due that two day
    now yur sox mite haz vy ruzz
    why catz dont ware shooz

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    happee day ♥♥♥

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    • Hey Tabbies!!!! Love your poem – my Mom says she never gave any thought to how many stinky feet had occupied those bowling shoes before SHE did. It’s why after she realized she was liking the bowling thing she got her own bowling ball (aqua!) and shoes (aqua!) and never had to worry about that again! Wonder if bowling will ever “come back” ??!!! Thanks for coming by – you didn’t order lunch but if you decide you want a snack come on back – Miss Dingleberry will take care of you!!!!

      Hugs and stuff, The Ted O Nator

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  9. Hey, they are having a BALL. Strong ladies, all. They bowl and they score and do so much more. They’ll pick a final winner and then get home to make the DINNER!
    A few moments of fun, but woman’s work is NEVER done.

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  10. We haven’t bowled since many many years, Angel Sammy and Teddy, but Granny and Grandpaw did some bowling on the Wii a few years ago, with the grandchildren, that was fun too because it was even more challenging than the real one😸
    Loved your poem, Angel Sammy, it made us MOL in the end…MOL…Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday and here’s our poem https://angelswhisper2011.com/2020/10/22/a-poetic-thankful-thursday-29/
    🐾😽💞

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    • We REALLY loved your poem – that story of Granny’s bowling experience with the guy who tried to impress her (but failed!) is adorable. Mom has tons of fun memories from her bowling days too!!! I’ve heard the Wii bowling was quite tough – I bet the grandkids had as much fun as your Granny and Grandpaw!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  11. Sorry about your ear issues, but it looks like the mom took care of that for you. Yes you need to guide your peeps to do the right thing and it’s a hard job.

    Love your poem. I was in bowling leagues when I was in my 20s. It was great fun.

    Love the shot for next week. Those were the days for sure.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

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  12. We really like all your thankfuls and isnt it great we are healthy and feeling good. Thanks Angel Sammy for a fun poem and maybe we will remember one of these weeks to hop along. Purrs friends

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  13. We hope your ears will do just fine, Teddy. Mom had a Golden Retriever once who had terrible trouble with her ears. The vet suggested Mom add a little bit of olive oil or cooking oil to her kibble. It seemed to do the trick.

    Mom was never much of a bowler, but she always had fun with it even if there were a lot of gutter balls:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  14. We’re glad your vet visit went well, Teddy, but sorry that your ears are bothering you. That is a fun poem. The mom used to go bowling all the time when she was a kid. That was a longgggggg time ago.

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    • Yep – my Mom still remembers how much fun she had but she was SEVERAL (!) pounds lighter and SEVERAL (!) years younger and it was so much fun to be relaxing after work with your friends doing something FUN.

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  15. Sorry your ears are such an ongoing concern, Teddy. Hope those meds chase the troubles away!

    I bowled once in a while years ago…but no we did not get dressed up…the seventies were a bit more relaxed than the 50’s.! I used to take violin lessons back then and had an exam coming up…all my work colleges decided to go bowling and I went along, too…and um…well lets just say my arms were not in the best form for my music exam…and my teacher scolded me,She said as an adult (I was 22), I should have known better…Oopsie. I wish I had had more time to compose as poem with those thoughts, but I did think it made for a fond remembrance:)

    And yes, we DID get dressed up in our Sunday best when we went to Europe in 1962…my Mother took me, my older sister and my younger brother (10, 7 and 3) all by herself. Brave lady she was…and it was NOT a direct flight back then either! A few years later we went to Toronto International Airport to pick my Mother up from a trip she made by herself, and I recall she kind of scolded my Dad for not getting the three of us dressed up to meet/greet her…OY Vey!

    You know it used to be FUN to take airplanes, but these days it just seems a necessary chore to get somewhere faster than by other means.

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  16. I love the photo of the plane! Flying used to be fun back in the day. The last time I flew on a plane was 2008 or 2009 for business. It was a nightmare and I am glad I never have to fly again. 🙀

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