Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Thursday (then we’ll get Poetic!)

First this Thursday we want to take some time to thank Brian for being our host for Thankful Thursday – you can pop over and join in the fun if you click his badge above and join the BLOG HOP to talk about everything we are THANKFUL for.    This week I am thankful for my very FIRST Christmas tree experience – Mom and Dad were a little worried about how I would behave with a tree in the library BUT I took a page from Angel Sammy’s book about how to behave around a Christmas tree and I am lying UNDER the tree on the tree skirt and minding my own business…..haven’t touched an ornament (although they are tempting) and have not tried to climb the tree (I’m not much of a climber anyway).    Mom and Dad are THANKFUL that I’m behaving!    See, I know Santa Paws has me on his NICE list now and I don’t want him to move me to the NAUGHTY list!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy got through the clouds from the Bridge on his wi-fi connecting cloud and send me his POETIC THURSDAY poem last night!    Ready?


Happy Poetic Thursday Friends!

Time for our get-together on Thursdays each week to exchange some poetic thoughts……………we are at the END of the alphabet again and thanks to all of you who voted in the poll last week, we will be starting our PHOTO POEM CHALLENGE next week!     Instead of moving through the alphabet a letter at a time, I will be showing you a photo the week before and the following Thursday we will all write a poem about what WE see in the photo or what we FEEL from seeing the photo – or ANYTHING relating to the photo I show you!    I think it’s going to be tons of fun.   The photos can be ANYTHING………a place, a thing – ANYTHING.   I will give you your Photo for NEXT Thursday AFTER I share with you my poem for the last letter of the alphabet – “Z” !!

The prompts I gave you last week were just ideas for you – as you know by now you can write a poem about ANYTHING that begins with the letter “Z” – the suggestions were:

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

I decided to use one of my own prompts for today!


By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 6, 2017

A zoo is a place where animals are “kept”

Where things look so neat and sidewalks are swept

Where snacks are sold and kids carry balloons

But behind the scenes may be a much different tune

The animals living there really had no choice

They were unable to decline to go there – they had no voice

They are out of their element, far far from home

Sometimes in small cages where they cannot roam

It’s true that zoos are better than they used to be

They are eliminating cages and let animals run free

Wide open spaces and more natural food

It’s more comfortable for the animals and does them good

Zoos help the endangered and give medical care to the sick

The animals aren’t stuck in circuses and forced to do tricks

But one day it would be wonderful if we could see

A time when all animals could live lives that are free………..


It is true that zoos are so much better for the most part than they were when my Mom was a child………..animals looked so sad holding into the bars watching the people freely come and go.   Much like the way animals in shelters and pet stores look until they are lucky enough to get their FOREVERS like I was – and like Teddy was!

So enough about ZOOS – I hope you wrote a poem today to celebrate the LAST letter of the alphabet?  If you did, make sure you give us your blog link in my comments here – or write your poem in a comment……….we’d LOVE to read your poetic endeavor!     Those of you who have said that you’ve never written poetry before – neither had my Mom or myself until we tried – and we found it was fun AND challenging.   

Next Thursday we begin the NEW Poetic Challenge.   I will give you a photo in my post here today – and next Thursday your poem should be ABOUT the photo…..what you see, what you THINK you see, how it makes you feel, what it makes you think of……….WHATEVER!   The photo is just a “springboard” to a poem…………I think it will be fun, and I hope you will enjoy it.   I had tons of YES votes in the poll we had last week so let’s give it a whirl!    Here is your photo for NEXT Thursday.    Ready???



Quite an unusual photo isn’t it……………………….let it spark your imagination – what do you see?   What do you feel when you see it?   Make up a story about it in poetry form – or ANYTHING it makes you think about.     Every week it will be a different type of photo – this is just our first one…………….SO – it’s a date right?  I’ll see you next Thursday and you will all write a poem about this photo.   YOU CAN DO IT!    

‘Tis I ! Angel Sammy, zeeee French poet!!!

See you next Thursday!   

Love, Angel Sammy



Well this ought to be a lot of fun and VERY interesting too as a challenge…………………………..Meanwhile, I hope all of you have a great Thankful and Poetic Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy


Teaser Tell All

Hello Students!   Time to TELL ALL

We’re ready Professor Sammy and Professor Teddy!

Well perhaps you do but you will have to WAIT because we’re not ready to divulge the TEASER TRUTH!   

First things first…………yesterday we had TWO First Commenters!   They popped in a full minute before anyone else arrived.    So we have TWO badges to award to:



(both of you get one of these so make sure and take it)

I was one of TWO FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of Dec. 5,2017!

It was a beautiful Teaser wasn’t it?   Such a pretty building……………and I know you are just dying to know WHERE it was but before I tell you, let’s thank our wonderful GUEST TEASER for sending the photos in shall we???



For Csilla for being our GUEST TEASER for the Teaser on December 5, 2017!


I will show all of you the photos again – one last time then we’ll “spill the beans” on where Miss Csilla’s photos were taken!

WHERE ??????  I’ll tell you where…………………….these photos are of the interior of the beautiful City Hall Building in OSLO, NORWAY!!    We had some pretty wild and fun guesses but we only had ONE FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of course and that was:



For Kathel Mallory and Scout Charles for being FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Teaser of Dec. 5, 2017!

There were many others who ALSO guessed the Oslo City Hall building and if you were one of those lucky duckies, please take one of these badges below!

I was RIGHT but not FIRST on the Teaser of Dec. 5, 2017

AND, of course if you guessed but you were WRONG……………we will give you the consolation prize – a GREENIE!!!!!!

I tried but missed on my guess on the Teaser of Dec. 5, 2017! Maybe NEXT week I’ll get it…..

I’m sure that SuzieQ and her sidekick Miss Lucy will want to honor our winners with a big fat cheer – girls – you’re on!


Friends Furever and Timmy were very fast!
Our First Right Guesser was quick to guess
But Kathel Mallory guessed right FIRST SHE WAS SO FAST THE OTHERS WERE CURSED! We are glad there weren’t a million “righties”
We find it tough sometimes to rhyme
RAH RAH BARK…..(oops!)

Well this was a very good Teaser class this week don’t you think?   We are sneaking up to Christmas – slowly but surely.   Christmas is a Monday this year so NOT a regular TEASER day.   In fact, we’re wondering if we should just have a REGULAR Christmas blog post since all of us will be opening presents, eating tons of food, and probably sleeping in a FOG with all the excitement.    We’ll announce on the Teaser of the 19th whether we’ll do a Christmas Teaser or not.    If you want to CHIME IN with any thoughts – let us know.   We don’t want to INTERRUPT your Christmas celebrations!!

Leave the classroom in orderly fashion students!


Prof Sammy and Prof Teddy



Teaser Tuesday

Let’s Go Kids!   Time to hit the classroom!   The Professors just pulled into the parking lot!

Good Morning Students!  Why are you all out of breath??????  Have you been running?

Did you remember to COMMENT before you took your seat??????

Alright – if you forgot to comment I’ll give you a QUICK hall pass to do it NOW!

We’re BACK Sarge!

Alright now let’s get going with geography class everyone………….tomorrow we’ll find out WHO was the FIRST to comment on the post today – and give them a badge for that honor!   But for now, let’s get ready to view a tough Teaser photo from our GUEST TEASER PERSON today shall we?

You know the drill – you have to examine the photo and figure out WHERE it was taken………………..and when we say WHERE, we mean the specifics!    Here are the rules for guessing:

  1. When you guess you have to guess the name of the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE and the COUNTRY (if not in USA) or STATE (if in USA) where the photo was taken.
  2. When you guess we hope that you will NOT use some computer program that will let you pop the Teaser image in an WHAMMO it will tell you where it was taken – use your own eyeballs and study the photo for clues and make a guess without help – that’s more of a challenge right?????   Right!!!!!

I also want to tell you that Miss Dingleberry is trying to get us all in the Christmas spirit today and will be serving CHRISTMAS COOKIES after class on your way out to recess – how cool is that?  Please remember to THANK Miss Dingleberry when you take your cookies – she and the cafeteria crew work hard to make fun snackables for our class.

Shall we ask our fabulous Cheerleaders Suzie and Lucy to give us a PEPPY cheer to get us in the mood for Teaser today?

Lucy and I have something to say…….
When I have a hangover it’s truly rough
For Professor Sam and Assistant Teddy
So bring on the photos and those cookies we smell! GOOOOOOOOOO TEAM!

Let’s bring our man with the silver briefcase which contains the TEASER PHOTOS for this week.    Did I say PHOTOS???  Plural????  Yes I did……….we’re showing you more than one shot for this Teaser.

I see THREE photos of the Teaser today!

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

WHERE WERE THESE PHOTOS SNAPPED????????????????    Remember if you can guess this one, you will get one of these badges!

And if you guess but you are WRONG, you get a GREENIE!

Now, anyone for cookies????

HO….HO…..HO……HOT chocolate!!


Thank you Miss Dingleberry!!!


See you in class tomorrow – good luck with the Teaser!

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy


Pre-Tease Monday

One Ringy-Dingy!   Two Ringy-Dingies…..

School Bell Time!

Alright Class – I’m Sarge’s sister Miss Marge and I’m your the new playground monitor – get your buns into class ASAP!

UHOH……she means business!

I see you’ve all met Sarge’s sister Miss Marge – she will be making sure everyone is INSIDE and ready for class………….Sarge is still classroom and hall monitor so now you must be on your toes INSIDE and OUTSIDE school!

Are you ready for another Teaser this week?  Good because tomorrow is the day we will have one for you – it will pop into your inbox at some DIFFERENT time than our normal blog posts so be READY.    When it does arrive, you need to COMMENT on the post quickly before you even read the post because you MIGHT be first to comment and win this:

Wouldn’t THAT be fun?   Then you can come back and begin to figure out the Teaser photo.    When you do, here are the “rules” we ask you to follow!

  1. When you guess where the photo was taken you have to give us CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the COUNTRY (if not in USA) or STATE (if in USA) you think the photo was snapped in.
  2. We also ask that you not use some special program on your computer to TELL you where the photo was taken – Google Image Search would tell you but if you don’t use “help” and you just try to figure it out on your own – everyone has an equal chance to WIN!    YAY!

On Wednesday we have the TEASER TELL ALL and we award badges to WHOEVER GUESSES RIGHT FIRST,  other who are RIGHT GUESSERS, and even those of you who don’t know or guess WRONG, you still get a little something for your time!!!!!

Now I thought maybe our dynamic duo cheerleading team could FIRE YOU UP for tomorrow’s Teaser – so let’s bring on Lucy and Suzie and see them SHAKE THOSE POM POMS!!!!!

That’s right my little pup
I was about to just give up!
I know Lucy girl, I know!!!
Lucy, barking isn’t very prudent!
Oh good, or else it’s detention!!
And we’ll bring a boat load of sass!!

Alright girls!   By George I think you’ve got it!!!!!


So we will be back tomorrow and I believe there will be after class snacks from Miss Dingleberry…………………so make sure you come and take a stab at the Teaser.    We will see you then!!

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

A Sadaversary

One year ago the First King of Baconia departed his Kingdom for a HIGHER GROUND – the Rainbow Bridge.    December 2nd he joined several of his “besties” who had left just before he did – and they all got their wings within days of each other.

Sammy was a very special guy – how can I know that when I never met him?   Well, I know it because my Mom and Dad talk about him all the time, and once in a while call me “Sammy” instead of “Teddy” which of course I don’t mind…….not one bit…..Sammy left big paws for me to fill around here and I’m doing my best.

Mom wanted me to put the link up to the post she wrote the day Sammy left………… was a surreal day because it was also the day of the wonderful Blog Hop started by Sammy’s friends Easy and Madi and with help from Dory who set the HOP up for them.   The idea was for Sammy to hop in his balloon and visit anyone and everyone who signed up in the Hop – they could tell him a little about where they lived and he could “see the world”………….nobody knew that it was going to be the day Sammy became an Angel……….other than Mom and Dad.

Here’s the link to that post – the old Blog Hop is no longer available to see but this is the post Mom did that day – just click the Angel Sammy graphic below:

I don’t really need to go on and on and on about Sammy – most of you knew him better than I do – he was “one of a kind” – like all of us are, only somehow he seemed larger than life.   He will always be my best friend and my big brother and one day I know that I will join him at the Rainbow Bridge – like all of us will………….including my Mom and Dad…………

Here are a few more “bacon-related” graphics of THE KING………….I thought you might have fun seeing them again!

Lots of fun and lots of bacon………………..and life goes on.    It’s just a little different now without Sammy.

You Are Missed Dear Sammy…….always and forever


Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful – yes we are and that’s why we hook up every Thursday to our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!   Would you like to tell the world what you’re thankful for?   Then pop over to Brian’s (click badge above) and sign up to share.    I have a rather different kind of “Thankful” today – One year ago this week we lost friends Easy and Fiona.    I didn’t know either of them but Angel Sammy did and it was dreadful losing two close friends so close together – – – then of course Angel Sammy himself joined them just days later on December 2.    My Mom has told me it was a dark, dark time for everyone even though it was the beginning of the Christmas season and usually people would be happy and joyful – yet there was so much sadness.   Everyone moved on somehow though and got through the holidays with heavy hearts but interestingly THAT is what I’m thankful for.   I’m thankful that we can all be resilient if we have to be – we are capable of dusting ourselves off and moving forward.    That’s a “people” thing but I think we animals do that too – some of us go through really bad health issues or age-related serious problems but we keep plugging along because we want to hold onto life.    I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SPIRIT!      Kind of an “adult” thought I know for a little guy who isn’t even two years old yet but Mom has taught me a lot since I came here!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his weekly Poem yet again.    He popped onto his laptop last night at the Bridge and emailed me the following – just like he does EVERY Thursday…………………


Greetings from the Bridge my friends!

We are now just one short week away from the end of the alphabet – next week we will do Z and then we will start a BRAND NEW Poetic Challenge every week.    You know, even though not that many of you have tried your hand at writing a poem to share, the few of you who ARE doing that enjoy it like I do – and as long as there are some of you who enjoy it – I’ll keep hosting it on Thursdays!    Do we have a deal?    GOOD!     

Today is all about “Y” though so let me share my poem with you then I’ll tell you about the NEW Poetic Thursday.    If you have written a poem GOOD FOR YOU, and if you want to put your blog link in my comments to your poem please do so we can read it!   You can also put your poem in my comments and we can read it HERE.    Just give it a try if you haven’t written one before – I think you will enjoy doing it – you can have fun expressing yourself in a new way – poetry takes ALL forms – doesn’t have to rhyme either – just be YOUR thoughts.    Last week I gave you some ideas in case you couldn’t come up with your own “Y” to write about – my prompts are just ideas – you can write about ANYTHING though OK?    Here’s what I gave you to jiggle your brain:

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I decided to use one of my own prompts this week………………


By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 30, 2017

A year can be forever when someone has gone away

Or a year can feel like a second if “Goodbyes” you had to say

I remember I was tired and feeling all my years

I remember in my mother’s eyes, I so often saw big tears

She knew just like I did that time was getting near

She’d have to let her ginger boy go as Angels’ voices I could hear

But it wasn’t just me who went to the Bridge a year ago this week

Fiona, Easy, and other beloved furkids left there were tears on every cheek

Fear not dear family for we are here and watching you from afar

If you ever find you have a doubt, look for the BRIGHTEST star……….

It’s us holding candles together – to light the darkest skies

So know that love is forever, and dry the tears from your sweet eyes.

Please don’t be sad when you read my poem this week – believe me when I say that those of us who left are happy, HEALTHY, and watching over you.   One day we will all be together again for a TRULY FOREVER.    

Next week we have the letter “Z” and as usual I will give you some ideas for things you might choose to write about – but feel free to do ANY “Z” word OK?    It’s up to you!!

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

Now on a brighter note – let me share my idea for the NEW Poetic Challenge after we finish next week with “Z”   – Every Thursday starting December 7th after we’ve done our “Z” poems,  I will post a picture – something I have found on the internet and it can be a photo of ANYTHING – person, place, thing, animal, vegetable, mineral, WHATEVER!    Your job is to write a poem about the photo for the following week.   Instead of giving you WORDS, I will give you a PHOTO…….your FIRST Poetic Photo Challenge you should schedule to post for December 14th.    I will continue to send my brother Teddy my PHOTO POEM the night before as I have been doing.    Do you think this will be fun???    You can let me know if you think it will be – if the NOs win, I’ll just start the alphabet over and we’ll continue as we have………but if you DO think it will be FUN say YES and we’ll give it a whirl!

Teddy will let you know the results………………so we’ll continue to write poetry together in SOME form anyway.    Poetry is good for the SOUL!    Hope you all know how much all of us Angels love all of you………………………….forever.

Angels can be Poets Too!!   Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks my brother………………oh I think you and I would have had a lot of fun together driving Mom and Dad nuts………..but I’m doing my best and I know you DO communicate with Mom – she’s told me and Dad that sometimes she sees you and sometimes she hears you………………and if you promise to keep a secret, I see you too!    Mom sees me staring up at the ceiling at NOTHING (so she thinks!) but I see you………smiling at me……..and I feel all WARM inside.

Happy Thursday Everybody!   Love, Teddy

Tuesday Teaser

Ring a Ling Ding Dong!  School bell time!

Good Morning Students – now run quickly to the COMMENTS and who knows – you might be the FIRST and win a badge!!!   You have our permission to leave your desk but hurry back!   Sarge is watching you!

tick tock tick tock

Glad you’re all back – good luck – hope you win the FIRST COMMENTER badge today or at least are ONE of the winners – lately we usually have more than one who comments in the first sixty seconds here – any later than that and it’s TOO LATE!!!!

Don’t worry – not everyone can comment FIRST – your turn will come!

Are you ready for class today????   Did you all recover well from your turkey coma (if you celebrated Thanksgiving that is)?   Miss Dingleberry contributed a bit to the turkey coma around here because of her turkey feast before Thanksgiving but she’s back to serving LIGHT SNACKS as a treat before recess so today it’s just cookies and hot chocolate for you OK?

Yes it is time to get busy!   Eyes forward class…….!!


Today we have a GUEST TEASER for you.    It will be up to all of you to take a good look at the photo and then figure out WHERE the photo was taken!    Not always easy – as we showed you in the last TWO weeks here in class because NOBODY guessed the Teaser but today might be your lucky day!     Here are the rules:

  1. When you make your guess as to where the photo was taken you must include the CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the COUNTRY (if not USA) or STATE (if in the USA) that the photo was snapped.   No credit for a partial answer!
  2. We always ask that you NOT use any kind of computer program to TELL you where the photo was taken – Google Image Search lets you load up a photo and WHAMMO does all the work and shows you similar images so you can let IT do all the work for you.   We want you to figure it out on your own – study the photo and make your best guess – EASY PEASY……and more fun for everyone too!

So shall we bring in our little TEASER CHEERLEADER DUO for a peppy cheer before we show you the photo?    Oh let’s do it – Suzie and Lucy?   STAGE CENTER!

Today’s Teaser might be a doozy
But one thing’s for sure, we girls aren’t floozies!
Even in our birthday suits!
If you’re the winner that would be swell!
Lucy’s “people talk” is getting better wouldn’t you say????

Good job girls………Suzie – I think soon you and Lucy might consider adding to the CHEER TEAM – your training program is certainly doing wonders for Lucy!

Now, let’s bring in our security guard with today’s photo…………………………

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

Whatcha think class?   Toughie?   I have a feeling someone will get this one today…………………………..take your time – then when you’re ready to guess – GO FOR IT AND GOOD LUCK!

There’s what’s up for grabs so do your best!    We’ll hand out the badges tomorrow to all you lucky students who have been studying your world geography!

Now you may go to the back of the room and politely and quietly help yourself to cookies and a smoothie or hot chocolate and go outside and enjoy your recess!!    Thank you Miss Dingleberry for the treats!

No shoving, tripping, spitting, grabbing, biting, bruising, stabbing, hitting, poking – just take some cookies and go outside!!!

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P.S.  Before you leave, won’t you visit Winnie’s Wish Auction site?   This pawsome rescue does fab auctions full of wonderful donated goodies that will benefit the Winnie’s Wish effort………maybe you’ll find something totally cool to give as a gift this holiday OR maybe something YOU will keep for yourself!   There are some adorable things to be had this year AND it’s a “QUICK AUCTION” so don’t wait too long to visit – stuff will go fast!!

 You’ll be glad you helped……….. ♥