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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Today We’re THANKFUL with Brian and Poetic with Sammy!

Thursday is our “two posts for one” day – we’re starting off with being Thankful on Thursday with our friend Brian (click badge above) and joining his Thankful Blog Hop.   We all share what we’re thankful for and it’s fun to see what everyone has been thankful for the previous week.   If you click the badge you will go there and you can join up with the rest of us!

I have a kind of silly thankful this week – today is day TWO of some incredible weather here in Virginia.   It’s February and we have two days in a row of almost 80 degrees.   That is TRULY weird.   Oh a “normal” February day, it’s anywhere from 30 -45 degrees and maybe some snow thrown in the mix.   We even DID have snow this past Saturday!    Anyway, it’s been glorious and I’ve been able to get Mom and Dad to take me out on the front porch for some SUN and some fresh air and lots of walks around the yard.   I’ve dug some holes, eaten some grass and rolled around in the dirt!   LIFE IS GOOD.   Tonight cold comes back so I’ve been very THANKFUL for a break!

Onward to part two of our blog today which is when we get to see the poem Angel Sammy sent us for his Poetic Thursday challenge……………

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It’s Poetic Thursday my friends…

Nice to be with you all today – Thursday is MY day with what used to be MY blog but my little brother Teddy is now hosting.    He does a great job but gives me some space to do MY thing on Thursdays.    Every week I give you a PHOTO and your challenge is to write a poem about that photo – what does it make you think about, what do you feel when you look at it, what comes to mind, etc.    It’s a lot of fun……..AND everyone can write a poem if you just try.     Honest!     After I share my poem from this past week’s photo, I’ll give you a NEW photo for NEXT Thursday to write a poem about……….

Here was last week’s Photo inspiration:

Alone

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   Feb. 22, 2018

There are times when we really want to be alone

No knocks on the door, no ringing telephone

Just relaxing in the quiet of a “newborn” day

No questions asked – so no answers to say

But being alone isn’t always the best

We might have a problem to get off our chest!

We might need some help with a problem or two

Or perhaps there are times when only a hug will do…

Still, it’s important to feel “whole” when we’re just one

For each of us has a journey of our own to be done

The road we each travel is ours to complete

Although having a partner makes the trip much more sweet.

 

Sometimes it’s good to be alone………..but sometimes we really don’t want to be alone and need a friend or partner to be there for us and with us.    We are though individuals over and above what we are with others so we HAVE to be comfortable within ourselves.   My Mom says she learned this when she was single after being married the first time!!   She didn’t know how to be ONE – she only knew how to be HALF of two!     I was always alone being an “only kitty” but to tell you the truth, I was always MUCH happier when my Mom and Dad were there with me………….  That was the inspiration for my poem today.    And “ALONE” was the first thing that popped into my head when I wrote my poem for today.   

Did you write a poem?   If you did, how about giving us the link to your poem in my comments?   We can ALL read it!   If you didn’t write one – join us next week……I promise you’ll have fun.    Now for next week’s photo inspiration!!

This one ought to be fun right?   I’ll see you next week – can’t wait to see what you do with this photo…………..it’s thought-provoking for sure!   

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks my brother!    That was a doozy of a poem…………….and I’ll be looking forward to next Thursday when we get together again to be THANKFUL and to read POETRY together!!!

Hugs, Teddy

P.S.  

We learned this morning that Sarge – Blogville’s favorite pawlice chief and friend to all, has left for the Rainbow Bridge.   We hadn’t heard from him in a long time and then when we did – it was this sad news……..we will always remember this special guy.   You can leave a message for his family HERE

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Pre-Teaser Monday!

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It’s Monday!   Time for Pre-Teaser Class!

ALRIGHT! Let’s see a little hustle in your bustle students – time to get to classrooms!

Yes dear children….do enter the calmness of the classroom….I have been taking yoga and learning how to be ZEN……I am a much CALMER Sarge!!!!

Holy cow – Does Sarge have amnesia or somethin’ ???

Who stole our mean Sarge and gave us this Zen guy???

Hello Class!  Happy Monday………looks like Sarge’s pants injury and subsequent hot tub experience has turned him into “Mr. Nice Guy” but you have to wonder just how long THAT will last!!

Anyway, welcome to Geography class where we prepare you for tomorrow’s guessing game – “Where Was The Photo Taken” ???     We will be showing you a photo tomorrow at a SURPRISE TIME with our TEASER POST and you will have to figure out where it was taken.   Fun huh?   Well yes in fact it IS fun.    Just ask any of our TEASER WINNERS – they’ll tell you!

We have a GUEST TEASER tomorrow too…………….now here are the rules – I know most of you know them by now but we might have a visitor or new follower who doesn’t………..

Then on top of that when our post tomorrow goes live – you can hurry here to make a comment on the blog and you might be the FIRST COMMENTER – you will earn yourself a reward!

For some getting an award is no biggie for some others, they like to mention their wins and badges on their blogs………and we’re happy about that too.    There are more badges to win as well – if you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER or a RIGHT GUESSER but not the first, or even a WRONG GUESSER you still get something:

So make sure your brains are well rested tonight and ready to examine tomorrow’s photo.    Who knows – you may get something for the effort!     Speaking of effort – you will be happy to know that Miss Dingleberry – who went ALL OUT last week for Valentine’s Day with her fabulous food spread for all of us, has a snack after class for all of you today.    Nothing earth-shattering but still a snack and since it’s a beautiful sunny day, you can take it with you outside to play in the playground at recess.    Fabulous huh?

A little snack is better than no snack at all !

Miss Dingleberry?     Are you going to serve your snack in the schoolroom or outside?

It’s a swell day out there – I’m setting up outside in the SUN!!!

OK students – we will see you tomorrow at a SURPRISE time then for Teaser – enjoy your treat outside and your recess.

Yeah kid?   What’ll it be?????

THIS ICE CWEEEM IS GOOD!

Don’t get sticky ice cream on the swings!

oops – I dropped by ice cream cone through this hole!!

See you tomorrow in class!   Professor Angel Sam and Teddy too

 

Thankful Thursday and Poetry Too!

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Today Is Double Post Day!  

First up is THANKFUL THURSDAY

This Blog Hop is hosted by Brian at Brians Home Blog – you can click his badge above to go there and sign up to be PART of Thankful Thursday if you like!    It’s our chance to tell what we are thankful for from the past week or whenever!    In my case I look back at the previous week and think about what I’ve been thankful for………….this week I was thankful to have my very FIRST “Gotcha Day”.    Mom and Dad brought me home to live with them on February 5, 2017 and what a wonderful life I’m leading here.   I was 11 months old and homeless at the shelter and now I’m not too far from turning TWO and living the life of “One Spoiled Cat” just like my Angel brother Sammy did!    I am truly thankful.

Again my Angel brother Sammy didn’t let us all down – he got his photo poem to me which is what we’ll be reading in PART TWO of today’s double post…………….here’s what he sent to us all!

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Hello Friends – it’s me coming to you from the Rainbow Bridge!  

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day……we celebrated at the Bridge too but we were all reminiscing about our BIGGEST LOVE – we all agreed those we left behind when we went to the Bridge are our most SPECIAL VALENTINES.

I hope you are enjoying the photo poetry challenge – those of you who are participating are really doing SO WELL with your poems – I’m pleased you’re having fun – I sure am.    This week’s photo is below followed by my poem to go with it – I hope you like it.    If you’ve written one, please leave your link in my comments so we can read it !!    If you haven’t joined us before – PLEASE DO – we encourage everyone to stretch their wings and write a poem….you CAN do it…..I promise you can.  

“Home Sweet Home”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   Feb. 15, 2018

In the vastness of space we can’t be alone

I mean other lifeforms – I’m not talking clones!

Do they have six heads and four legs – or more?

Will they visit us soon or have they been here before?

As we send things in space like satellites and rockets

Does some giant gather them up and stuff them in his pockets?

Are our space probes just trophies for beings in space?

When I look at this photo my imagination does race!

I can watch from my cloud at the Bridge and I wonder

Are other beings sending rain?  Are their voices the thunder?

Will they watch us implode or give us a hand………

Show us the way out before humankind’s last stand?

Such heavy thoughts for an Angel in paradise far away

The blue planet is still MY HOME, so I continue to pray

Planet Earth is a beauty – we can see that from afar

We must take good care of home – our Blue Planet Star…………..

 

Now it’s YOUR turn…………….I hope you’ve written a poem this week.    If you didn’t but think you’d like to give writing one a try – how about using this photo I’m about to show you as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we gather again for my Poetic Thursday?     Just look at this photo below and describe in your poem how it makes you feel, what you see, what you THINK you see, or anything else that pops into your head when you look at it!    Is it a deal?    Here’s next week’s photo challenge:

Have Fun With This One!  

I’ll be back next Thursday to show you my poem – we all have a whole week to study the photo and write a poem………………until then, have a GREAT week!   

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I like your poem…………makes me think.   I hope that Earth will be around for a very long time and I think it will if we take good care of it!    Sending you hugs from EARTH to the BRIDGE……………..

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Teaser Tell All

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DING DONG – time for class!

Alright!  Settle down…..the Professors are HERE!  

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you don’t have to behave!!!

Shall we begin?     First of all, remember you all may exchange Valentine’s Day cards after Geography class is over before or during your special Valentine’s Day FEAST that Miss Dingleberry and her kitchen staff have prepared for us today.   It’s a HUGE buffet and you will be fill to the tippy top of your little heads by the time you’re finished!

I’ll give you the scoop about the Teaser so we can hit the buffet table ASAP – I assume you’re as hungry as WE Professors are…………….

First of all, we had TWO FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday – TWO!    Who?

Phenny and Annie!

WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!

You each get one of these!!

Phenny and Annie were both FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of Feb. 13, 2018!

The Teaser turned out to be a pretty easy one – at least we assume so because almost everyone figured out where this Teaser had been taken…………..AND apparently something WE didn’t notice, the statue on the right of the photo says where it is!    DUH………..

Central Park, in New York City!    The Walter Scott statue says Central Park but we couldn’t see that when we posted this as the Teaser……….but a whole lot of you figured this one out.   HOWEVER, only one of you was FIRST to figure it out and that was (DRUM ROLL PLEASE………………..)

Annie of McGuffy’s Reader !

This is for you Miss Annie…………..you win TWO badges today!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of Feb. 13, 2018 !

Congratulations all FIRSTIES!!

A whole pile of you also guessed Central Park and if you were in that pile, you get one of these:

I guessed RIGHT but I wasn’t FIRST on the Teaser of Feb. 13, 2018

If you were one of the few who didn’t guess this one right, you get this:

OOPS….I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of Feb. 13, 2018

Well done class!    I know our cheerleaders are ready to strut their stuff and give the winners a cheer!

We had winners on Valentine’s Day
Goodie for you and we’re cheering to say
Two First Commenters we had this week
Annie and Phenny now isn’t that sweet?
We think Miss Annie was right on the money
Because she was also FIRST RIGHT GUESSER so congrats to you Honey!
Happy Day of Love to all of you in class
If we had some champagne
To YOU we’d raise our glass!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY KIDS

 

Well Done Students!

Now, I know you’re all waiting for the BIG EVENT – the wonderful buffet that Miss Dingleberry and staff prepared for us today…………………please be orderly as you go up to get your plate of food and remember you MAY (just this time) go back for seconds!

Before we eat, Freddy has something to give Miss D from ALL of us!

Gosh….thanks Freddy…..I – er – um – don’t know what to say except you can have an extra dessert!!

Let the FEAST begin!

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And to drink…………

Milkshakes

AND A NICE FRUIT SMOOTHIE!!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the best students EVER! 

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

 

 

Pre-Teaser Monday (and more…)

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YES it is, and we are just starting class at Ding Dong School so take a seat!

It’s Monday and time for us to get you pumped up for tomorrow when it will be up to you to take a close look at a photo and tell us WHERE WAS THIS TAKEN???!!!    It might sound easy but trust me – NOT NECESSARILY!     True we have some easy ones but often we have toughies.

Remember first of all that whoever is FIRST to comment tomorrow is a winner…………what of????   This:

Last Tuesday we had THREEEEEEEE First Commenters and each of them got a copy of this badge!     So when you arrive tomorrow – comment first then take a seat for class.

Gosh I wanna win that badge so I’ll be here EARLY!

Me too! I’m gonna even skip breakfast to get here EARLY!

We have other badges that you can win too………..if you’re FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, if you are a RIGHT GUESSER NOT FIRST and if you are WRONG!

Just to remind you of the rules for tomorrow when it comes to making a guess:

So are we all set on the rules?

All set on the rules and DETERMINED to win!

Now you know that normally Suzie and company don’t give you a cheer on Mondays………….they save it up for Tuesdays and Wednesdays…………but our very own Sarge thought you might appreciate a little ENCOURAGEMENT for tomorrow as only HE could provide……………….Take it away Sarge!

Rrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiippppppppppp!

uhoh………….wardrobe malfunction……….Sarge thanks for trying – suggestion get those pants to the school seamstress ASAP and you might want to go to the school Jacuzzi and soak a while – no doubt those legs are sore!

Well, tomorrow the girls will be here and they don’t do any ATHLETIC moves other than shaking their pom poms so no danger of “issues” for them.

Now – who wants a snack?

REALLY????? HONEST????

YES YES YES WE ARE READY FOR A SNACK!!!

I brought my OWN snack!

Yeah I’ve got that Valentine’s Day hairnet again….remember – no jokes!   I’m going to have a SPECIAL Valentine’s Day snack for you on Wednesday……..don’t expect these little treats all the time now – it’s because they pay me EXTRA to provide something CUTE to you on SPECIAL school days!

 

See the sign?   Wash hands FIRST!  

Then come back for popcorn OR cotton candy – you have to choose ONE!  

After all this stuff is expensive you know!

We’ll see you all tomorrow at a SURPRISE TIME!   

Profs Angel Sam and Teddy


EXTRA – EXTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT! 

YAY FOR TEDDY!!!!!!

Today is Teddy’s FIRST “Gotcha” Anniversary!

One year ago today, my husband David and I made a trip to our local shelter to meet a sweet 11 month old ginger kitten they had added to their website as being “adoptable”.     We had waited a few months after helping our sweet Sammy to the Rainbow Bridge before we felt ready to adopt again and when I saw this little boy – I knew we HAD to go see him!

He was a real cutie……..he was larger than Sammy had been at almost one year old – but he was just the SWEETEST little guy – he was just SO HAPPY!    The shelter helper took him out of his cage there and let me hold him and he made biscuits in my lap the entire time – he just never stopped…..even when I put him down on the floor to play with him – he hugged my legs and looked me straight in the eye and I could “SEE” him saying “PLEASE TAKE ME HOME!!”

SO WE DID!  

This past year has flown by………..as time does…………and we can’t believe we’ve had Teddy in our lives now for a whole year but it’s been a FUN year and a happy year and two hearts that had been broken when Sammy left healed quickly as we realized Teddy was definitely the best thing that could have happened to us……………and we also felt strongly that Sammy had sent Teddy to us to raise with the love HE had known for almost 18 years.

Every day is an adventure with Teddy………..and we know he will keep us YOUNG (well……maybe not younger in years but younger at heart!)………and we hope it’s at least for as many years as we had with our beloved Sammy.

So while we’re not having a party here with food and balloons (well – maybe a few!) – we are celebrating the day by giving our little guy all the hugs and kisses he will tolerate – because……..

Today is HIS day (and ours too!)

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Love, Mom and Dad

Tuesday Teaser

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I think I hear the school bell – we’d better sit down before Miss Grumpy Marge comes in!

I foresee some demerits coming your way if Marge hears you!!!

I heard that! Two demerits for you!

Hello Students……FIRST – a reminder to COMMENT – you might be FIRST!  If you are you’ll win:

Shall we move forward with class?   Good.   Just as a reminder to those of you who need one that the rules for today when it comes to guessing WHERE the Teaser photo was snapped are STRICT – here they are for you to tattoo on your arm so you REMEMBER!

Do your best – that’s all we ask.    We know how easy it is to have your computer figure out where the photo was taken but we think it’s more FUN to just plain use your eyeballs and brain (assuming you have those).

Gosh I’m the class dunce and even I have a BRAIN!!

Today we have a TWO-PHOTO-TEASER.     Two photos from the same place.   Maybe that will give you TWICE the hints or maybe it will be TWICE as hard.   We will find out today won’t we?!    If you are the FIRST to guess correctly where the photos were taken here’s what you get:

IF you’re RIGHT but you aren’t FIRST:

And if your guess is WRONG…………….well…………you get this:

Let’s get the show on the road shall we?

Let’s GROOVE!

The first part of today’s “show” is special because Suzie and her girls have a big surprise for you……………

Holy mackerel look who’s here!
Bobby’s with us to jump and cheer!
We decided to invite him to join our group
He’s not only cute but he’s one brave troop!
So now we are four and we think you’ll agree
Bobby fits right in and suits us all to a “T” !
Flippity Flappity Foo Foo Flobby
Welcome to our new Cheerleader Bobby!

Congratulations Bobby and good luck – I think you might need it.

Let’s bring in our wonderful and “oh so efficient” Security Guard who will display TWO photos for your viewing enjoyment this morning – as soon as you think you know where this is, GUESS AWAY!    Tomorrow at the TELL ALL we will hand out awards……….you know you want one!

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

IDEAS???  Where is this????

Hmm……this is a toughie!

Good thing I gots new eyeglasses yesterday so I can SEE the photos!

I’m REALLY concentrating!!

Miss Dingleberry made us a Mexican feast today.   Don’t ask me why she chose that but she did and I’m sure we’ll enjoy it.   Maybe she’s adding a little HEAT to our diet since it’s colder than cold outside?     I would still suggest you NOT add any extra hot sauce.    You might have ISSUES on the bus on the way home from school today!

I’ll bring some extra toilet paper wiff us on the bus home!

Milkshakes!

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE TELL ALL! 

**** and good luck on the ride home today on the bus ****

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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We are THANKFUL today!

We are joining Brian’s Blog Hop today to talk about what we’re thankful for.    Would you like to join in too?    Click his badge above and join up!    It’s EASY to share your “thankfuls” !

Today Mom and I are being very THANKFUL that my Dad’s outpatient surgery yesterday went well.   He’s never had surgery before so it was a bit nerve-wracking for him even with my Mom who is the Queen of Surgery (well….not quite) thought she had him prepared.   Nothing TEACHES like experience I guess.   We think maybe he thought he’d be up and running around the block after the surgery and instead he’s supposed to not do much of anything but WALK for a couple of weeks at least.   Anyway, point is, we are very thankful that he’s fine and that his surgery was successful.    Thank you everyone who sent us positive thoughts and prayers.    THEY WORKED!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy got his photo poem to me for this week………..I think it’s great that even though he’s super busy with his duties at the Bridge he STILL finds time to send a poem to me every week so I can share it with you.    We’re having fun with the “photo poems” are you?

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It’s Poetic Thursday Time!

Hello my friends – greetings from the Rainbow Bridge.    Teddy is right – I’m kept very busy up here mostly with my duties as part of the WELCOMING COMMITTEE for all new Angels on their arrival here.   It’s a bittersweet duty – I love seeing my friends again and MAKING new friends but I’m sad they are no longer with their humans and fur families in BODY.    They always will be with them in spirit though.

The photo I gave you last week to use as your inspiration for THIS week’s poem was an interesting one.   Several of you wrote to Teddy to say it had an air of mystery about it!    Well I wanted it to be different and challenging so maybe it was?    The whole idea is I give you a photo every Thursday and you have a whole week to write a poem that has been INSPIRED by the photo.   Easy right?   Well, it really is easy to write a poem – just write what you feel, what you see, what you wonder about when you see the photo.   Doesn’t have to rhyme – just has to be about the photo in ANY poetic format.     Here’s the photo I gave you last Thursday and below it my poem to share with you.

“Taking A Chance”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, February 1, 2018

It’s ever so easy to stay in place

Not moving forward or backward – not joining the race

It’s safe and secure when no chances are taken

No difficult times to face and no hearts for breaking

But outside the box that we build around our lives

Adventure and excitement are alive and they thrive!

We may never find “better” or “different” or “new”

If we’re frozen in place and afraid to pursue

Exploring possibilities is a gift to give ourselves

Finding out our strengths as into our hearts we delve

Around every corner and up every stair

We won’t ever know what delights might be there!

Life is too short to stay hidden behind the door

There are wonders to see and delights to explore.

 

The photo above is so totally cool I have some info for you about WHERE and WHAT it is……………..it’s in an ancient almshouse in Stamford, England…………..and if you CLICK HERE you can find out more!  

I saw that staircase going up up up and thought it was much like the staircase of life – we do it in stages (steps) – and don’t always make it to the top but if we stay on one stair we may miss out on the very best thing EVER at the top of life’s staircase!   

I have another fun photo for you for next week’s photo poetry challenge.    Let’s see what you do with this one!    Remember, put your blog link in our comments so we know to visit you and see what your poem for today is – OR write your poem HERE in our comments – either way, we’ll see what you created this week.

Let’s see what you do with THIS ONE!!     Until then, please have a SUPER week………….I will look forward to reading your poems next Thursday!

Hugs from the Angel Poet Sammy

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

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Thank you Angel Sammy – I think that’s a super photo for next week…………..makes me want to say “ARRRRRRRGH!” like a pirate!    Everybody have a good week thinking about that photo and coming up with a poem for next week.    I’ll see you tomorrow here on the blog – same time, same place!

Love, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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First Up:  Thankful Thursday with Brian

Is it Thursday already?   Where does time go?   I’m just a little guy – not even two years old yet – but time really does fly by just like my Mom and Dad are always saying.    Once a week we gather together on Brian’s Blog Hop though no matter HOW quickly Thursdays come, in order to share what we are THANKFUL for.    You can join in if you like – just click his badge above and enter by using the LINKY tool.   Share an share alike right?

What am I thankful for this week?   You might think this is a weird thankful but I truly am thankful that we had some SPRING in the middle of Winter.    We had several days in the 60s and one that made it to 70!    What’s with that??   It was really great because I whined at the front door three or four times and got a passing human to put my harness on me and take me outside for a little bit of DIRT TIME.    Instead of frozen ground I found some nice loose dirt in Mom’s front garden and before she could get me OUT of there I managed to hop/dig/roll around to my heart’s content!    Just like a little piggy (Bacon my friend sorry about that!).    Mom brushed me off and of course when I got inside I got my feets (all four of them) washed with a cloth which I didn’t like but it was SOOOO worth it.   It was Spring for a little while…………..we are now back to the 30s and 40s so I’ll have to wait a few months for more DIRT.

I’m also thankful Angel Sammy didn’t let me down this week and transmitted his Poetic Thursday poem to me last night from the Rainbow Bridge.    He says he will never let me down and I believe it!   Here’s what he sent:

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Hello Poetry Fans!   It’s Thursday and time to share some poetry………

Each Thursday we share our poem that we’ve written based on a photo that I give you the previous week………….you have a whole week to think about the photo and figure out what it’s saying to you and what words it inspires you to write for your poem!    Maybe a feeling you get, or a memory you have, or just an impression formed by staring at the photo for a little while.    Those of you who are participating in this every week are doing a GREAT job so far and I hope that maybe YOU (yes YOU!) will join in this week by sharing a poem about this photo from last week:

You know, poetry doesn’t even have to rhyme – it can be freeform and different – just a collection of thoughts – I know that when you look at a photo you have certain feelings that come forward so why not put them down on paper??   Then share them with us!     Here’s my poem for this photo:

“Purely Happy”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, January 24, 2018

A bond with a pet is so warm and so true

The trust we share as best friends – ME and YOU

We don’t ask you why or when or how

We just live in the moment and the moment is now….

We give you our hearts and you give us your love

It’s a match made in heaven AND the “Bridge” up above.

We all need a friend who is our safe place to fall

To run to with happiness when our name they do call

When our eyes meet we know that the love is right there

We know with no doubt that we will ALWAYS care

One day we will know that it’s time for goodbye

With reluctance we accept with a tear in our eye

We will meet up again like we were never apart

For pets and their people are JOINED AT THE HEART……….

 

If you wrote a poem today about that cute photo of the child and pup, please share it with us – tell us in comments that you have a poem for us to read – give us your blog link so we can visit you OR if you prefer, write your poem in our comments and we’ll see it here and now!    

Here’s your “inspirational photo” for next week…………..let’s see what we can all do with this one when it comes to writing a poem shall we?   YAY!  

I like this one………………………..all sorts of things come to mind (including me prowling around looking for mice!).    So, how about it – join me next week in writing a poem?    I promise once you try you will be hooked……………honest.  

I’ll be waiting for you next Thursday with my “oh so very French” beret – perfect for writing poetry oui????

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy.    I love that photo of the kid with the pup and I like the one for next week too.    Thanks for never ever letting me down either – you always get your poem to me in time to share on Thursdays.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll take my Dad for a walk!

Love, Teddy

 

Pre-Tease Monday

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Good Morning Students!

Time for us to prepare for tomorrow’s Teaser by getting all of you in the mood to study so you will be READY for the BIG TEASE.     Tomorrow we’ll be starting class at a TOP SECRET time only known to us and that means you will just have to keep an eye on your inbox or “early warning system” for our blog post to hit your mailbox!     Then it’s ON BABY!

First person to comment on tomorrow’s post will win a little sumthin-sumthin!  In fact – FYI everybody – we have ALL NEW BADGES starting with tomorrow.   New for the new year.   Yes we had some special ones for the actual New Year’s post but these are our 2018 badges.    Here they are:

So now you have a whole batch of new “collectibles” for your blog or your page wherever it may be…………..OR you can just keep them to yourself!

Tomorrow’s Teaser is a GUEST TEASER………………it’s also going to be EXTRA INTERESTING because we’d like for you to not only tell us WHERE the photo was taken but WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS IT?    I won’t say more about it but when you see the photo you will probably see what I mean.    You don’t HAVE to tell us what it is, but if you do – we will all be totally impressed!

Here are the Teaser rules:

Sounds like it’s gonna be a good challenge in class tomorrow!! I’ll be ALERT and ready!

OK you two – you may be cute but you couldn’t HAZ the answer yet – there’s no Teaser photo yet!

WE WILL BE WAITING FOR THE FIRST COMMENT TOMORROW!……….

 

YEAH I’ll have a snack for you kids tomorrow – of course!!

Be Ready! 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful Thursday…..then…..a poem!

Time to share what we’re all Thankful for this Thursday morning…………All you have to do if you’d like to join in the THANKFUL Blog Hop hosted by Brian, is click on their graphic above, and fill out the LINKY TOOL with your blog address so we can visit you!!    We were supposed to get some snow yesterday and while we did get a “dusting” – it was kind of like a sugar coating rather than a real snow event.   SO, I’m thankful for that because (1) I was able to go outside without wading through a lot of snow and (2) my Mom and Dad’s new refrigerator was able to be delivered up our long and steep driveway!     Refrigerator is good for all of us – my leftovers go in there as well as my Mom and Dad’s foodables supply.    I’m also very thankful that my Dad is willing to hunt down all my missing ping pong balls and springs every single morning.   I have four ping pong balls and about eight springs which I play with ALL DAY LONG.   The balls wind up behind/under furniture or curtains and the springs I carry around the house in my mouth and leave them EVERYWHERE.    Dad retrieves them for me and puts them in a nice pile so I can “redistribute” them when I play.    What a Dad………

I’m also thankful that even with winter weather and internet outages, etc., my Angel brother Sammy is still able to get good wi-fi from the Bridge because he DID transmit his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem to me last night……….it was in my inbox this morning………..and here it is for your viewing pleasure!

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Time For Some Poetry!

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends…………..I think we will see some totally fun poetry today because the photo I gave you for your “poetic inspiration” last week was one that almost everyone who reads our poems thought would be VERY inspirational!    It certainly was for me – as many of you know, my very last day here on earth before I flew to the Bridge was spent visiting all my friends one last time via a hot air balloon.   It was an amazing day hosted by my friends Easy and Madi with help from Dory and I will NEVER forget it.

I wore a special outfit for the adventure!

Anyway, that’s why I picked a photo of hot air balloons for this week’s PHOTO INSPIRATION and I hope you wrote a poem to share with us based on this photo!   The poem I wrote is below the photo.

“Up And Away”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, January 17, 2018

Flying can be tiring if you’re using your own wings

But flying in a balloon makes your heart truly SING

No work required – just float and see the world from up above

You leave the earth behind but you carry with you the love

I had my final balloon trip in December twenty sixteen

I thought it was the end for me – I’d never again be seen

But I soon found out that if we always feel love deep within our heart

Letting go of earthly ties doesn’t mean love stops, it’s just a brand new start

From the Rainbow Bridge or Heaven all Angels wait for the day to come

When you float up to meet us in your own balloon and we again will be as ONE.

 

Now my friends, did you write a poem today based on the photo I gave you last week of the balloons?    If you did, please put your blog link in comments here – we can come read your poem there OR if you prefer, write your poem in our comments and we will read it here.    If you didn’t write a poem – please think about doing so next week – share your thoughts, your creativity, your fun spirit with all of us here.   I will continue to post a PHOTO every week for those of you who want to participate!    I look forward to Thursdays because of poetry and I hope you do too!    Here’s the photo I picked out as your inspiration for NEXT WEEK’s poem!    

Isn’t that a HAPPY photo?   I thought so too………………so think about it – look at it during the week – and try to write your very own poem about it to share with us next Thursday!  

In the meantime…..this is your weekly Poet signing off!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I loved your poem…………it made me a little weepy but that’s only because I wish that I could have lived with you right here, right now, in this house with Mom and Dad.   We gingers would RULE!

Happy Thursday everyone………………….and try writing a little poetry for next week…………….I know Angel Sammy would like it if you tried!

REACH FOR THE SKY – WRITE A POEM!

Love, Teddy