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“Remember Me Thursday” and More…..

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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


“Tough Guy”

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

 

Sunday Selfies Hop

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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 !

Purring on Thursday

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Well when it’s this danged cold, what’s a guy supposed to other than hibernate – right?   I mean we haven’t had all that snow like folks up north have but when you wake up and the thermometer says TWELVE degrees and the wind’s blowing, you just know it’s PRETTY COLD.

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SO, Mom snapped these shots of “this old guy” yesterday………….this is ME doing what I do best………….

I call this the "pre-sleep trance" position.....

I call this the “pre-sleep trance” position…..

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This is the “If you’d get that danged camera out of my face I’d put my head down and sleep” position!

 

I have no exciting stories of what I did outside when I was out there with Mom because while I have stuck my NOSE out the door a few times, I did not stick the REST of me out there.   No way.   And to think that in my youth (or at least a few years ago when I was younger than now) I used to do THIS!

Sam looking mighty small in the snow

Brrrrr!

Sammy Following Mom's Path in The Snow

I musta been nuts back then…..

I’ve been saving this for when I redo my blog header after Thanksgiving – because I definitely want to use it in my Holiday blog header……….but I love it SO MUCH I want to show you what my beautiful friend Nellie –  Cat From Hell (although I think she’s heavenly) did for me – won’t it look FAB-U-LICIOUS on a Holiday header for my bloggy??????    Thank you Nellie Bellie!

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All I can do is tell you to STAY WARM…….that’s at the TOP of my personal list of “THINGS TO DO” !

Warm Hugs,

Sammy

Pee Ess…..I’ve started my Christmas shopping – have you? 

Consider purchasing stuff from Mollie and Alfie’s FAB store!  Just look on my sidebar for the link

to Mollie’s Shop and SHOP TIL YOU DROP!!

 

 

The Week That Was

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It’s finally Friday!   It has seemed like a super long week……………which is weird since I am sleeping most of the time so who notices time?!?!?!   HAHA   But still, for those who have humans who are gone during the week, Friday marks the end of the big WAIT for the weekend when you can hopefully get a bit more attention paid to you – I remember those days before my parents retired!

Halleluja it's FRIDAY!

Halleluja it’s FRIDAY!

Mom was working around in her office today putting things in their proper place and saw the photos that we’ve posted and shared with you before of some of her former kitties – before I made my debut in her life!

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She’s obviously had a “thing” for gingers…tee hee….Eddy was a stray who came into her life the day after her Dad passed away and she always thought her Dad sent Eddy to her because she’d be very lonely and need company.   Her Dad was right and Eddy was a great cat.   He was an important character in Mom’s mystery novel as those of you who have read her book know!

Some of you have asked if the two strays around HERE are still hanging out with us and the answer is YES.   “Stevie” and “Tina” have homes but they like eating their meals and spending some nights and days with us.  I think they know this is a truly KITTY-FRIENDLY home!!!    We have a sort of understanding – we sniff noses through the screen doors – when I’m outside and they appear we touch noses but they leave me alone and I leave them alone.  I’ve been an only kitty for 14 years and am not about to give up the throne around here…..HAHA

Tina

Tina

Stevie

Stevie

What else is going on at the end of this week?  Not much…………..have been busy with Tabby Cat Club and Cat Scouts but basically yours truly has left all THAT work up to my Mom while I sleep my days away.  I’m being very good with my medication – love love LOVE that raspberry yogurt so much I don’t even notice the medicine in it!   I’m not asking for yogurt about three times a day in fact.   I’ll go sit in front of the refrigerator and try to talk it into coming out the door and into my mouth….!

I don't know who this kitty is but I bet he's looking in there for HIS raspberry yogurt too!

I don’t know who this kitty is but I bet he’s looking in there for HIS raspberry yogurt too!

I hope you’ve all had a good week………….please remember today is the Commentathon in honor of our dear departed Sparkle………..it’s for a super worthy cause so please take a moment to stop by her memorial ceremony.

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Have a super Friday…….

Your Pal Sammy

 

 

Spring-ish Thursday

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Howdy!   You know how I do a whole lot of complaining about the weather?  Well yesterday was the day I really realized that Spring is truly springing……YES we still have some frost warnings at night around here and we are definitely BEHIND where we’ve usually been with buds, flowers, etc. than usual for this time of year BUT it’s definitely starting to SPRING out there.

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One thing that isn’t springing is our poor deer-nibbled to bits azalea bushes in the front of our house.  In the past we’ve had such gloriously gorgeous blooms in Spring but this year we’ll probably see only a small handful……..the deer really ate at least four inches off the entire line of azalea bushes which of course meant all the buds that would have been so pretty this Spring………….the BACK side of the bushes have some blooms since the deer couldn’t get behind them to eat but from the yard and the street they will NOT be looking like this!

No more house on the hill?????

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But there are other signs of Spring………….the hostas are peeking up a couple of inches, the lilies are too………and the trees – oh my goodness the trees………..well, you know how there’s almost like a “haze” of light green when all the tree leaf buds are JUST barely opening up?  Well we have that haze everywhere!  The only trees that have “real” leaves open right now are the Bradford pears down the driveway but everything else has that gorgeous haze.

Pink dogwood just starting to pop with Bradford pear fully "popped" through the branches!!

Pink dogwood just starting to pop with Bradford pear fully “popped” through the branches!!

So, the point of my post is just that I’m feeling perky again…………winter took a toll on me this year.  I’m getting older – I know I’m only 14 and lots of kitties are a WHOLE lot older (and I intend to get that way too!!) but it was my achy-breaky joints and NOT being able to go outside and eat my beloved grass (kitty grass just doesn’t do it for me!) that made me extra lethargic and out of sorts all winter.  Now I’m feeling like a youngster again and even though I walk with a bit of a limp, my eyes are wide open and I’ve got a spring in my step………..I’m loving it.   Maybe I’ll turn back the clock and get YOUNGER now instead of OLDER?   Hey – I believe in magic don’t you??????

Spring-ish Hugs,

Sammy

Enjoying the yard and the nice fresh air!

Ahhh…..it’s getting NICE out here!