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We are Angel Sammy and Teddy......! Two ginger cats - one left for the Rainbow Bridge in December of 2016 (but still keeps in touch...) and the other in the "here and now" having lots of fun. Join us as we try to bring smiles to everyone around us with our blog.

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday – it’s time for us to be THANKFUL on the Hop hosted by Brian.   If you’d like to Hop with us, click on his badge and link up.    We love to share our THANKFULS!

I’m super thankful that I received so many sweet messages from friends in honor of my THIRD GOTCHA DAY yesterday.   Mom and Dad spoiled me more than the usual “spoil” and I thought all day long about how thankful I was that I lived with them and am safe and loved.    That’s the BEST thankful of all.    I received this card from my friends at The Cat On My Head……I love it!   Thanks to the Kitties Blue………….

AND – I got a card from my friends at Friends Furever which is also very sweet………………thanks to all my friends for their messages to celebrate my Third Gotcha!

Angel Sammy didn’t let me down either – he sent me his Poetry for this week right on time.    Ready?


It’s Poetry Time Friends!

Hello!  Can you believe it’s been a week since we got together to share poetry?    Time flies.   We don’t have “time” like you do up at the Rainbow Bridge……………we just enjoy ourselves any way we please AND keep an eye on our loved ones here on this plane.     Yesterday I spent the day watching over my little brother Teddy as he celebrated his third GOTCHA DAY.    I know that HE knows I arranged for Mom and Dad to go to the shelter that day and adopt him.   It helped heal the holes in their hearts when I went to the Bridge.   

Anyway, let’s get on with poetry shall we?    As you know I give you an inspirational photo each week and you have that week in which to write a poem based on the photo.    Here’s the photo I gave you last Thursday followed by MY humble poetry!

“Lost in Lost Springs”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©February 13, 2020

The map I have got me just this far

It’s a very old map I found in this rental car

The highway signs disappeared a while ago

I must be on the wrong road so I’m going slow

I wonder if anyone lives in that old house now?

It’s been several miles since I saw a human or a cow!

Is that old house there where the ONE resident lives?

This is like the Twilight Zone – hey – what gives?

I need to get back to the highway and be on my way

And save exploring Lost Springs for another day!

I see a storm brewing up ahead so I’ll turn right around.

I don’t think I’ll be missing much in Lost Springs town………….


Something about this photo struck me as so totally strange…… the sign a joke?    Well turns out there IS a Lost Springs and I saw two different signs when I researched online – one said “Population One” and the other said “Population Two”……..whichever is correct I will don’t think there’s much to SEE or DO there so I won’t be visiting for real that’s for sure.    

Did you write a poem?   Let us know in comments so we can read yours.    Did you think this was a bit of a spooky photo or did you just think that once upon a time that sign probably displayed a MUCH higher number of people living in Lost Springs?

Here’s the photo I found for us to use for NEXT Thursday…………………

I really like this photo…………………I bet that old truck has a story to tell!    

Have fun with this one and let’s get together next Thursday – same time – same place…………..same good time sharing poetry.     Meanwhile, take care of yourselves and remember the Angels are watching……………

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

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy



Love from Angel Sammy and Teddy…………..



Teaser Tell All and Celebration


“Reporting in that there are no security risks on school property today Professors!!”

Thank you Clowie! 

(stay tuned for an announcement about our wonderful security supervisor)

Welcome to class students – today we’re also celebrating Professor Teddy’s Third Gotcha Day!    He joined my family February 12, 2017 and Mom and Dad were happy to have a kitty in the house again after I flew off to the Rainbow Bridge in December 2016. 

YAY!  Time to celebrate!

Well I’m sure there is celebrating going on at my parents house today.   I will be watching from my usual spot of observation at the Rainbow Bridge.   I’m only here in class with Teddy on Tuesday and Wednesday on a DAY PASS of course from the Bridge.   One of these days Teddy will take over all teaching duties and I will truly RETIRE.    Meanwhile, we will celebrate HIM today as well as our winners from yesterday’s Teaser.

I keep a party hat in my desk for special occasions!

Let’s begin today’s class with an announcement as to WHO was lucky enough to arrive early and be a FIRST COMMENTER…………………….actually we had TWO FAST FIRSTIES yesterday – they were:


Cecilia from My Mind’s Eye (Down Home in NC) and Janet from The Cat On My Head


Each of you gets one of these:

YAY FOR BEING AN EARLY BIRD! I was one of TWO First Commenters on the Teaser of February 11, 2020! (yawn)

Now as for the Teaser photo – it was a GUEST TEASER photo submitted by our super good friend (and frequent Teaser Photo Provider!) Miss Jackie from TWO DEVON CATS!    Here’s the photo:

One very long, very desolate, very pebbly but very peaceful beach called Chesil Beach, located in Dorset, UK.    Sure looks pretty there and as some people said when they commented on this one, looks VERY VERY quiet.    Thank you Miss Jackie for sending in this photo from your trip there…………………this is for you in appreciation!

My photo was used at One Spoiled Cat for their TEASER post of February 11, 2020!

Who was the lucky duck who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER this week?     Well, remember when you first got to class we said that we’d have a special announcement about our beautiful and very efficient Security Supervisor Miss Clowie?    WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL……………….Our First Right Guesser was:



This is for you Clowie:

I took a minute from my Security duties at Ding Dong School and was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of February 11, 2020! YAY FOR ME!

There was at least one other right guesser before we went to press but if there were more – ALL of you get one of these!

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of February 11, 2020 but I wasn’t first! Heck!

AND if you guessed but were wrong – you get a GREENIE – at least you tried and you should be PROUD you did!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of February 11, 2020 BUT at least I tried!!!


Cheer Team – you’re ON!

What a day to celebrate
We have winners – isn’t that great?
First Commenters we had TWO
Unless you are Cecilia or Janet then IT WASN’T YOU!
Our First Right Guesser was Security Guard CLOWIE
When she found out she got all happy and glowie!
Today we celebrate Prof Ted’s GOTCHA Day
We hope today things go his way
We love the guy and that’s no lie
Our love for him reaches the sky!
HIP HIP HOORAY is what we say
As we celebrate Prof Ted’s GOTCHA day!

Three Cheers for our Prof!  HIP HIP HOORAY!  Now let’s eat that cake!

Everyone gets a slice to eat here or to take with you to the cafeteria for lunch.     AND both Teddy and myself thank you for helping us celebrate his special day.   I know his Mom and Dad (my Mom and Dad!) are very happy to have so much fun with him – just like we do at school.

Thanks everyone – you’re the best!   Let’s eat!

Enjoy today’s menu everyone……….it’s full of Professor Teddy’s favorites!

Our Menu:

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Congratulations to our winners – see you next Tuesday for another Teaser – and thanks for helping us celebrate Teddy’s special day.

Professor Sammy

Tuesday Teaser Class In Session!


A frosty morning at Ding Dong School as the bus pulls up………….

Security Supervisor Clowie and her team are patroling and finding nothing of concern but they want to remind you students as you come in to:


Greetings students!    Welcome to the Teaser Class this week.    We have a GUEST TEASER for you today and we hope you will enjoy figuring it out later after we show it to you!

Well I’m present and accounted for and ready for teasing!

Me too…..!!

Good!    Then let the games begin!    First up we will review our rules for Teasing………………very important that you follow them.    We want everyone to have the same chance at winning so you must resist temptation to put the Teaser photo into a photo recognition program and find out the EASY way where the photo was taken.

THEN we want to show you what fabulous badges we have for those of you who win OR lose OR almost win !

Our Graphics Department will be changing up badges soon – we don’t want you to get tired of these badges now do we???

Please tell the Graphics Department we appreciate all the ARTSY badges they make!

We will definitely pass that comment on………………not everyone shows off their badges but some do and we like to give them some VARIETY – it’s the SPICE OF LIFE you know!!!!!!!

I dunnow what spice of life means…….HUH?

Nevermind…………let’s just keep on moving shall we??????     Let’s go ahead and bring in our Teaser Photo Guard Rusty who has been careful to keep a close eye on the photo so nobody gets their hands on it before class sees it every week……………………..

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

WOW! What a view – that’s the biggest litterbox I have EVER seen!

So students you need to study this photo and make a guess where this photo was taken…………..!    Give it your best shot………………..and our Cheer Team is going to give you some encouragement to do just that!


Alright students get on the ball
If you guess this one right you’ll be standing tall!
We think this one might be rough
Guessing a beach location can be tough.
We know you’re smart – there’s just no doubt
So give us a reason to scream and shout!
Be a winner and when we do the Tell All cheer
It will be YOUR name that you will hear!!

Thanks Cheer Team………if that doesn’t fire up this group of students – nothing will!


Well almost all the students anyway………………………

Now who’s up for cafeteria treats?    The cafeteria is having “International” day…………………let’s see what’s on the menu shall we?    After lunch you can come back and study or make your guesses.      Then it’s back on the bus for home until class tomorrow when we’ll announce winners!

Hello Class!   Today we have goodies from all over the world for your lunch choices!  Enjoy!

Today’s Exciting Menu:

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Good luck with your Teaser guesses!  See you in class tomorrow!   

Your Professors

SPARK and a Reminder


What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I realize that a lot of my SPARK quotes are inter-related but if you think about it – MOST positive and inspirational things ARE.    Perseverance?  Positivity?  Yes – both and sometimes a lot harder to travel through live WITH those traits but it’s so worth it.     The old “if at first you don’t succeed, try – try again” quote might have been the very first one that STUCK with me when I was way younger.   Maybe that was the “germ” that started my positivity.   I don’t know but it’s worked for me.     This quote which is today’s SPARK is a beautiful photo and thought combined:

I’ve never been sorry that I have chosen NOT to ignore that little voice in me……………I might not ROAR but I definitely TRY!

Happy Monday!   Hugs, Pam

p.s.   Teddy reminds everyone that tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday – it will pop into your inbox at a random time – don’t be late for school!    You might get extra homework or even worse, have to help Miss Dingleberry serve food on the cafeteria line.   eeek……    He also says if you are a tabby cat, consider joining him and the other tabbies who have fun at the Tabby Cat Club………..tabbies only need apply………….!

Sunday Selfies Hop


Hi everybody!   Sunday is here so that means selfie time.    I’m doing a FLASHBACK selfie this Sunday.    We actually are sneaking up to the date we celebrate my GOTCHA DAY (February 12th) so I’m looking WAY  back in my files for this flashback to about the time I was adopted.

This was snapped by Mom on February 13th, 2017 which was the day AFTER I arrived in my new home from the shelter.    I’m already looking at my Mom with “love eyes” aren’t I ?!    I was pretty darn happy to be out of the shelter!


Mom decided to jazz this photo up with Lunapic using the REDBLUSH filter – I think it makes me look pretty darn cool (if you ask me!).


For you puzzle fans, here’s the puzzle – 100 pieces!!

Click the MINI-ME photo and have fun……oh – and have a HAPPY SUNDAY too!!!

Love, Teddy

P.S.   Come join the fun at the Tabby Cat Club – we would love to have you !

Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy



Hello Fans of Bacon!   Welcome to the King of Bacon’s kitchen!  It’s time to MAKE SOMETHING!

Yes we gather in my kitchen here at Castle Baconia on Saturdays to allow me to share a recipe with you that has our beloved BACON in it.    It can be anything – a dessert, a main course, a veg, a treat, a snack………as long as it has BACON!

This is a yummy Southern recipe and if you like cabbage, you’ll like this one……………..if you don’t like cabbage then sorry about that but cabbage is delish AND good for you!   Try it!


Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic





  1. Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.


I haven’t done a vegetable dish in like FOREVER with bacon so thought I’d switch things up a bit this Saturday.  I hope you approve………………………remember like all recipes you can add or subtract ingredients – as long as you don’t leave out the BACON!

Enjoy this recipe – it’s dy-no-mite

Happy Saturday – King Teddy


Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


YAY!  Friday is here – time to have some fun filling in the blanks in the four sentences our two co-hosts have given us this week.    It’s such a fun way to learn about each other don’t you think?  If you want to join in the fun – click the badge above and when you get to 15andMeowing – fill out the LINKY form – easy huh?

Here are this week’s four sentences……..two from each of our co-hosts.   Mom and I both filled in the blanks this week – my fill-ins are in BLUE and Mom’s are in GREEN!

1. I wish I could tell me teenage self not to be in such a hurry to grow up and to enjoy being young and free.

2. I think the most romantic movie is “Always” – not a very well known movie but very romantic and sweet – there are SO MANY great romantic movies though!.

3. This morning was the last time I had to find a hidey hole while strangers were wandering around my house!.    (the HVAC guys who were here yesterday came back to put in a new sensor and Teddy felt like two days in a row was simply UNACCEPTABLE to interrupt his nap time)

4. Interrupting my nap time happens too often.

Poor ME – I really have it rough don’t I?    HA!  Just kidding.   I am totally spoiled but I like things my way – who doesn’t????     So that’s it for another week of filling in the blanks.  Can’t wait for next week………..Fridays are totally cool with Friendly Fill-Ins Hopping!

Happy Friday Friends……………….Hugs, Teddy

CALLING ALL TABBIES…………………………………anyone interested in joining a cool club ONLY for Tabbies?    If so, go to the Club and GO FOR IT.   We’d love to have you – really and truly!!!!!