Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

Time to be thankful again……………..If you click on Brian’s badge above, you will be transported there and you can add YOUR blog link to all of ours to SHARE your Thankfuls!!    I have some thankfuls today to share………..the BIGGEST ONE is that tomorrow my Mom and Dad will be back home again.   I wonder if they will bring me a souvenir?   Maybe my own personal lobster?

I’m also thankful that I have been so well cared for while they have been gone…………I’m at a very special place with very special people looking after me.   I miss Mom and Dad more than I can say but I’d be willing to bet that THEY have also missed ME a lot!    We are – after all – family and it’s the first time since I was adopted that I’ve been separated from them.

Angel Sammy has visited me a lot though…………and that has kept me WARM and HAPPY.

Speaking of Angel Sammy, he says he got a remote connection to our computer last night and downloaded his poetic contribution for today’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.   I knew he wouldn’t let us down!   Today we do the letter “S”…………….

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Hello Friends!  Greetings from the Bridge!

First of all, I want you to know that Teddy has not been alone………..no sir.   What kind of brother would I be if I hadn’t been whispering in his ear while Mom and Dad are gone?   No worries there – we are and always will be brothers even though we never met “in the fur”!     I told him I’d transmit my usual poem last night and here it is!     We are doing “S” today as you know and I gave you four prompt words to jumpstart your creativity so you would write a poem and join in the fun.   BUT you don’t have to use the prompt words I give you – they are just examples and ideas!    The prompts I gave you were:

(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle

Here’s MY “S” !

“Sam I Am”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 19, 2017

From my cloud far away where Angels fly

Hardly a single moment passes me by

When I don’t have thoughts of the home that I had

With two people who loved me – my Mom and my Dad.

My parents knew that they wanted a boy kitty that day

Into the shelter to rescue me and take me away!

Dad said to Mom, “his name should be Sam”…..

It fit me so perfectly…………so Sam I Am !

The years passed us by and they were so full of love

At sixteen years old, I heard voices from above……

They said “enjoy these months dear boy as your calling is near”

While they whispered the words – the meaning was clear.

I was ill, I was tired, I was sad as could be

I knew the Angels were coming to set my tired soul free.

Now I fly through the sky and I sleep on a cloud

There are so many Angels – we are a very large crowd!

When my parents were ready, when their grief was not raw

I sent a ginger kitty to the shelter and HE was who they saw!

On the way home from the shelter my Dad named him “Teddy”

And I’ll protect him ALWAYS……..until the Angels are ready………..

That was a fun poem to write…………..my little brother is special to me!   I am trying to teach him and show him how wonderful it can be to know true and lasting love from humans.   He has told me that he felt that love from the second he saw Mom and Dad at the shelter………………..so I did my “JOB” well I think!!

Next week we will write poems about ANYTHING starting with the letter “T”…………….I suppose you all know that one of the things I MIGHT write about would be my brother……..we’ll see about that!    Here are some possible prompts for you – you can write a poem about ANYTHING starting with “T” but if you need a little help, here are some ideas!

(1) Tiger (2) Tummy (3) Tired (4) Travel

I hope you have written a poem today – if you did, please leave us your blog address in the comments here so we can come visit you and read your poem!    Don’t be shy – step right up and let it all hang out (!)…………..poetry is a great way to express yourself.  You don’t have to be a fabulous writer to write one – just let your feelings come out….maybe you’ll surprise yourself!   Remember poetry doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just expresses your thoughts about something.   

Until next week everyone!    

I send you hugs and love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy!    I feel so warm inside knowing you are looking out for me………………..and I owe you BIG TIME for sending Mom and Dad to the shelter that day in February to find me and bring me to my new home…………………

See you Poets next week!  

Love, Teddy

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Moaning on Monday

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Mom – Dad – How Could You?

Nobody here to turn on the printer so I can watch it???

Nobody to take me outside for yard cruising???

No sink drinks????

No Mommy hugs???

No summersaults????

I can’t begrudge them a few days off but gosh – it’s just not the same around here!    Oh and Mom – that photo of you and me with the summersaults?   We might mention to people that was taken in February and it’s now October and I weigh 17 lbs. now which I did NOT weigh in this photo!!!  I weighed 8 lbs.   I’m gonna be a GIANT KITTY when I finish growing up.    I won’t even be TWO until March, 2018!   

Sorry we aren’t doing a PRE-TEASE Monday post or a Teaser tomorrow but that’s the breaks.   Unlike my Angel brother Sammy, I do NOT have THUMBS so can’t use the keyboard.   DARN!

POOEY!

I’ll be back tomorrow though.   You can count on that!   We are FINALLY getting some signs of Fall here…………..you can count on that too!!! 

Maple

Backyard Maple….

Hugs, Teddy

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISHES TO MISS SHARON, MOM OF THE FRIENDSFUREVER KITTIES RAZ AND ALLIE!!!

IF YOU CLICK ON HER PHOTO YOU CAN STOP BY AND WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!

And me too!  Don’t forget the Ted!!

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Selfie Time!

YAY!  It’s Sunday!  Time to show ourselves off!   Every weekend we start our Sunday morning’s entertainment by visiting our fellow Blog Hoppers who are doing selfies.   This is a GREAT Blog Hop hosted by our buddies and pals the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.    If you’d like to play along and show your selfie, just click their badge above and use the LINKY tool – fill it out – and you’re hopping along with us.

Mom and I were out for a yard cruise day before yesterday and she snapped some shots of yours truly in my harness…………looking around the front yard for deer tracks, rabbit poop, bugs, WHATEVER has been “left” there for me to find.   I didn’t find anything but I heard a squirrel and that’s why I look READY TO RUN in this photo!    Mom “dolled me up” with Lunapic again – used an effect called “REDBLUSH” – perfect for a ginger isn’t it?

Here’s the “original”

Sure is a cool effect……….did some strange things to the grass (which needs to be cut) and my furs…………..and kinda neat how it highlighted my leash too.   Anyway, that’s it for this Sunday’s ARTWORK-SELFIE!

A reminder for everyone that we are NOT having a Teaser this week so that means no Pre-Tease Monday.   My Mom and Dad are taking a little break – we will have blogs this week but no Teaser since Mom has to be at the computer to “manage” that one on Tuesdays!!!!    I know you’ll miss the Teaser but we’ll be back the following week with our usual SCHEDULE of PROGRAMMING!  HAHAHAHAHA

Love, Teddy

 

 

Baconiam Snapshots

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Greetings Fellow Baconians!

I thought today I’d share some photos from the official Baconian Photo Album………………..the countryside of course is covered in bacon – trees, rocks, houses, it’s all bacon………but I do travel through from time to time to stop and visit my loyal subjects.    Here are just a few of the photos the official Baconian Photographer has snapped!

It seems that everyone is happy in Baconia.   That makes ME happy.    A big part of that happiness is obviously EATING bacon so shall we?   Oh LET’S!!!!!!

This should satisfy our bacon habit for today don’t you think??????

You have outdone yourself Royal Chef……..take the rest of the day off!

DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Bacon Day My Friends!

See you next Saturday for more Baconian fun!

King Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

It’s time for double post Thursday.   First up is our Thankful post for Brian’s Blog Hop.   If you’d like to share what you are thankful for this week just give a little click on the badge above and you’ll go to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to join up!     I do have a lot of  thankfuls for this week but allow me to FIRST thank Brian for hosting this Hop.   It’s a good chance for all of us to spread our wings and FLY about what we are thankful for.    One of my thankfuls this week is that I’m thankful I remembered to join the new Hop that McGuffy’s Reader is doing called “SPARKS” – you post something that gets everyone feeling positive or happy or inspired and it can be a meme a special quote or verse or ANYTHING you feel will “light up someone’s day”.    You can check that one out at McGuffy’s Reader and the posts are on every Monday.    We did our first one this past Monday.

Secondly I am thankful that my white cell count is in NORMAL range…….not HIGH NORMAL like last check but NORMAL NORMAL – I’m glad because my Mom and Dad and my vet were a little concerned because both of my prior blood panels were OFF for white cell………Mom says I will never be NORMAL (hahahahaha thanks Mom) in many categories (like my weight) but at least my white count is NORMAL!

Now for part two of today’s blog and it’s where  my dear Angel brother transmits his weekly poetry challenge DOWN to me (which he did last night) so I can share it with you.    We are working our way through the alphabet and have made it to the letter “R”.    We are not far from the end of the Alphabet Challenge…….Here’s what I received from Angel Sammy courtesy of his Rainbow Bridge Wi-Fi connection!!

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Hello Friends!   Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge

As you all know we are up to the letter “R” and I gave you some possible words to use if you want to for YOUR “R” poem…………just some hints but you are supposed to write your own poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “R”!    I hope we have some new folks joining in the poetic fun this week – several people said they “might try” to write a poem…………..I say ANYONE can write a poem – just let your thoughts flow – poems don’t even always rhyme remember – they just EXPRESS!   

Here are the words I gave you as “prompts” if you needed them:

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

I’m using one of my own prompts this week………!!

“Rain”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 12, 2017

There are stories about rain that some children are told

Like at the end of rainbows there might be a pot of gold

Some think rain is really angels tears

They cry with worry watching us down here!

Rain brings renewal, lets buds open wide

Flowers will bloom, the gardeners great pride!

Some get depressed when the rain comes down

Nothing will cheer them, not even a clown.

But rainy days can sometimes be the very best

At reminding all of us just how much we are blessed

Rainy days bring us together because we don’t go outside

We can play a game, write some letters, read through a travel guide!

We can talk over tea in a quiet room at home

No need to go out in the rain – no need to roam.

Rainy day indoor picnics are REALLY the best!

No bugs to bother you – no sign of a pest!

So remember that RAIN is a sign from above –

To just SLOW ourselves down and feel all the love……………..

 

So that’s my thought of the day everybody.    Rain is not a BAD thing………..it may dampen your plans but it can’t dampen your spirit if you don’t let it.   I miss my Mom and Dad’s “indoor picnics” in front of the fireplace.    Mom would spread a blanket on the floor with the fire going in the winter and I’d make myself at home in one corner and Mom would put piles of pillows around and she and Dad would have a “picnic” for dinner right there.   Usually sandwiches and stuff like she’d bring along in the picnic hamper IF they were outside in a park.    Sigh………………..

Here are some words for next week’s letter of the alphabet, the letter “S”…………..you may use one of these or one of your own – whatever you want to do but please give writing a poem a try.   Short, long, rhyming or not – ANY poetic form will do……….just let your inner thoughts fly free (like I do when I practice my flying at the Bridge!).

(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle

I hope to see you NEXT Thursday sharing your own poem – this week you can put your poem in our blog comments OR just give us the link to YOUR poem in our comments – either way we can see your work and enjoy the fun!     Until then…………remember:

I give you LOVE and HUGS, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy!    I liked that one…….and today is a rainy day too – I heard Mom tell Dad that they would have an indoor picnic so maybe I can see what Angel Sammy is talking about tonight at dinner!!!!

See you all tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins with McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!

Big Teddy Bear Hugs to you!

Teaser Tell All

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Gather Round Class!

Time for class and this is the one where we hand out AWARDS in the form of adorable TEASER BADGES – you know you want one right?   Well we DO have some winners this week and I’ll spill those beans in a minute.   BUT FIRST……………….

Scuze me Prof but someone told me you spilled something in here?   Beans?

No Miss – that was just a figure of speech – there were no spills in here!  Honest!

Whew!  I guess I need to be careful what I say – maybe our classroom is bugged?!?!?!    EEEK!

Yesterday we had a THREE WAY TIE for FIRST COMMENTER……………….we often have more than one in the first sixty seconds but we know how TIRED Suzie gets having to include FIVE First Commenters in her cheer so she should be fairly pleased to only have THREE this week.

CarolMaeWy, Oliver/Calvin, Animal Couriers

Three FIRST COMMENTERS on Teaser of 10/10/17! CarolMaeWY, Calvin/Oliver and Animal Couriers!

Concatulations!

ANYWAY, let’s show the photos from yesterday before we go any further shall we??

Beautiful spot right?   We agree.   Where and who – that’s what you want to know right?   Well, first of all THANK YOU to our Guest Teaser for these photos!

The Cat On My Head

This is for you with our thanks!

Thanks to Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for our Teaser Photo of 10/10/17

Where did they take this photo?    In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.    This is the beautiful Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo and if you CLICK HERE you can get some interesting facts about this Mission which was started in 1770.    We have three more photos that The Cat on My Head sent of the Mission:

Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?

CarolMaeWy

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sammy and Teddy’s Teaser of 10/10/17

We also had a couple of other RIGHT GUESSERS – and you all get this!!

I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17but I was NOT First!

And if you guessed but were WRONG, this is for you!!

I didn’t guess RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17 but I tried!

Let’s bring on Suzie for a rousing cheer to celebrate our winners today shall we???  Oh yes – let’s!!!!!

GOOOOOO SUZIE!

C’mon don’t be choosy
It’s time for a little bit of Suzie!
Three FIRST COMMENTERS this week
Give Carol, Oliver/Calvin and Animal Couriers a tweak on the cheek!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was one of those
CarolMayWy was on her toes!
She gets two badges whoopy doooo
Next week the lucky one COULD BE YOU!!!!
The cafeteria didn’t bring us a snack
Miss Dingleberry is a big quack.
Don’t tell her what I said
Her punishment for me I would DREAD!

Thank you Suzie…………you never let us down………you finish off Teaser week with a flourish every time!    Hope you all enjoyed this week’s TEASER time.

Don’t forget that for Teaser Class on Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween – if you send us in email a photo of you in your Halloween costume (real or photoshopped) we will post it here in class on that day!   We’ll parade around in our Halloween finery…..and you know Miss Dingleberry will have some kind of spooky snack for us that day too!   Your deadline to submit your photo is Sunday, October 29th!!! 

Professor Count Tedula will be here…….!!  So will I !!

Your Teaser Professors, Sam and Ted

Major Announcement!

Announcements are scary…..

Well this one isn’t SCARY but it is BIG – has to do with next week’s TEASER – we won’t have one!   WHAT????

HUH??

Yep – no foolin!   Mom and Dad are taking a few days off and NOT taking a laptop so we will not have a Teaser next week since Mom needs to be PRESENT to let people know who wins what!   

IT’s been a long time since we didn’t do a Teaser……will you have TEASER WITHDRAWAL???????

We Will!

Bacon Saturday

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Greetings Fellow Baconians…..Let the eating begin!

Last week we had an EPIC bacon harvest in our greenhouse which many of you not only attended but also helped to harvest!  Because of that we have a bumper crop of delicious bacon to be eaten and enjoyed.   Our traditional day to do that here in Baconia is TODAY.

There’s no mistakin’ the aroma of bacon!    The chef here at the Baconian Castle is cookin’ it up right now!As you can see, we have plenty of seating in the Baconian Banquet Hall……………have a seat after you fill up your plate with bacon goodness!!!

Bacon delights as far as the eye can see………………..please partake your fill of any and all items – there will be seconds, thirds and fourths coming out of the kitchen ALL DAY LONG………..

Well Done Chef!!

Don’t forget dessert………………oh no you must NEVER forget dessert!!!!!

 

Enjoy your BACON-O-RAMA here at the Baconian Castle as long as you wish!

I shall be extending the same invitation for you NEXT week my friends!  Until then…….

LET THERE BE BACON FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!

King Sammy of Baconia

NOTE:    Our Halloween theme is just a TEMPORARY one (of course!) – after October we’ll go back to our USUAL look!!!!