Today is a busy day for us in the blogosphere. Most importantly it’s Remember Me Thursday. We are joining the BLOG HOP hosted by Lola HERE.
Remember Me Thursday, now in its eighth year, aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes.
According to Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, “over a million beautiful, adoptable pets will lose their lives in 2021.” That is just way too many lives lost! He goes on to say that “we all come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but together, we can raise our voices and share one life-saving message and literally save millions of pets on this one day.” My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.” – Mike Arms, on why he created Remember Me Thursday.
Teddy and his predecessor sweet Sammy were adopted from the same no-kill shelter in our County so they were not in danger of being euthanized if not adopted – besides, the minute we saw their photos on the shelter website we wanted each of them and adopted them to join our family. We know not all animals who come to shelters are that lucky and that’s why we APPRECIATE “Remember Me Thursday” and the message it shouts to the world.
Teddy (left) and Angel Sammy (right)
We also usually celebrate Thankful Thursday with Brian at Brianshomeblog.com on Thursday. We are linking up with Lola rather than Brian today but we know Brian would want us to. I know he’s as thankful as we are that there are caring people who believe in giving orphan animals a forever home.
In addition to that, we also have Poetry Day with our very own Angel Sammy every Thursday. We can’t let THAT go by – so we are adding the photo Sammy gave to all our followers last Thursday as inspiration for them to write a poem. Sammy also gives us HIS poem at the same time and a NEW photo to use for next Thursday’s blog post. Here’s the photo he gave us for this week’s poem……….followed by Angel Sammy’s poem……..AND a new photo for NEXT Thursday. Everyone is welcome to participate EVERY Thursday on our blog.
Sammy’s Poetry Corner
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©September 22, 2021
Tony “The Dude” Tonelli waited patiently for “The Boss”
The new ride was shiny bright and spit-shine clean
It was one fine brand new dream machine
It cost a bundle in stolen bills so for him it was no loss.
The streets were quiet as Tony stood watching a bug on the road
Struggling across the pavement dragging a stick behind him
The chances of the bug making it across the road were slim
Chances were better that “The Boss” would exit the bank soon with a more valuable load.
Next week’s photo for you to use as inspiration for a poem is below and Angel Sammy will look forward to seeing you all here to share some poetry again like the usual Thursday!
WHOA! Now that’s a challenge! Angel Sammy will see you poets next week with your poem inspired by this guy with a thousand plates!
We hope you enjoyed our THREE in ONE blog post today!
Back to normal next week! Hugs, Pam and Teddy