Thankful and Poetic Thursday!


Happy Thursday to one and all!    Double day here for me with Thankful Thursday Hop and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.   First up is always being THANKFUL because it is VERY important to recognize all the things we are thankful for.    This past week I was thankful for having such a wonderful place to stay when Mom and Dad are away for a bit – “Paws A While Pet Hotel” is the BEST.   The Sisters who own and operate it are so sweet and they spoil me rotten just as they spoiled Angel Sammy before me.   I’m grateful to be with them.

Wouldn’t you like to join in being Thankful and visiting to see what everyone ELSE is thankful for?   If you would, just click Brian’s badge above and fill out the form with your link.   Easy!

Next up today will be Angel Sammy’s weekly email to me which is transmits from the Rainbow Bridge – it’s all about POETRY!


GREETINGS FRIENDS!!!!    It’s me – Angel Sammy, your old pal now residing at the Rainbow Bridge.    Just because I’m HERE and not THERE doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a poem from time to time.   This little exercise is for all of us to share some poetry once a week.   If you’re not participating, I hope you’ll change your mind and be part of the fun.    If you have written a poem just let us know in comments with your link………..OR you can write your poem IN comments so we can all read it!    FUN huh?   Well it is!   Trust me!

Last week I gave you the photo below to use as your “inspiration” for this week’s poem.    I thought it was a super interesting photo with the buffalo – such an ancient and majestic beast – in the foreground while in the background an ancient geyser – Old Faithful – did its’ thing in a plume of steam from deep within the earth.   Kind of a primitive feel.   Anyway, here’s the photo I gave you, followed by the poem I wrote based on the inspiration I got from the photo:


By Angel Sammy Kimmell      October 17, 2018

In ancient times many beasts did roam

The bison was one and this was his home

Since prehistoric times this land was theirs

They adapted to change with very few cares

The landscape of Yellowstone may have changed

But the bison still belong there – this is their range.

Majestic formations dot their land

Geysers, hot springs, proof of nature’s hand.

They’ve survived through so much – in good times and bleak

Imagine what they could tell us if they could but speak…………..



There’s something so “ancient” about the look of bison………….they have their issues and always have.   They’ve been hunted, their herds culled for various reasons, diseases have plagued them, and yet they go on and on and on as they have since prehistoric times.   There’s something rather MAGICAL about that don’t you think?   

Here’s your photo for next week – I hope you like it and find some inspiration for a poem to share with us next Thursday……………

My Mom said this brings back some memories for her……………..I wonder why there’s no “TREAT TRUCK” in neighborhoods for we dogs and cats?    I think it would be popular, don’t you?????  

I hope you’ll write a poem with us next week………………I’ll be working on mine to share with you.    Meanwhile, everyone take care of yourselves and know that we Angels are working behind the scenes to try and help as much as we can with everything going on “back home” where you all are.    Love is forever…………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy



Cool poem Angel Sammy!    Those beasts are very strange looking if you ask me, but I say all things from prehistoric periods look just a bit strange – maybe just knowing how long they have SURVIVED in some form or another……..bison are very cool.

See you next Thursday for Poetry!

Hugs, Teddy




Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday friends!   Time for our THANKFULS with Brian and our poetry with Angel Sammy.    First up – thankfuls………….and since this is a Blog Hop, if you’d like to join in and tell the world what you’re thankful for, click his badge and join in.

This week I think I’ll just concentrate on being thankful for all my friends and all of you who follow our blog.   If not for our visitors and commenters every day of the week, we wouldn’t be here.   We wouldn’t be having fun every single day.   There would be no Teaser Tuesday or Poetic Thursday or Bakin’ with King Teddy – – – I would miss all of that and hopefully our followers would too.   So let me just say it again – THANK YOU!!!

Angel Sammy got his email to me with his poem for today and his post for all of you…………’s below and he said he hopes you enjoy it!


Greetings from the Bridge!    Another week has gone by and it’s time for us to share poems.   I hope you look forward to Thursdays for that reason along with whatever else you enjoy Thursdays for.   I am hoping you wrote a poem to share with us today – if you did, please tell us you did and give us your link in COMMENTS.   We will visit and read your poem!    Every week I give you a photo that is meant to inspire you to write some bit of poetry.   It’s good for you to be creative and I hope you take the opportunity of some “photographic inspiration” to do that.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for this week:

Now this family is having fun TOGETHER!!   I know about “a bicycle built for two” but this one is a “whopper” !!     Here’s the poem I wrote to go with this photo:

“Tandem Togetherness”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     October 10, 2018

Breezing along on the trail or the road

With five of us pedaling we’re sharing the load!

Enjoying the breeze and camaraderie

Our family can be together and set ourselves free.

The smiles on our faces tell the story of fun

All riding together we’re five and not one.

We’ll stop when we’re ready and talk about the ride

How we pushed ourselves hard – as a matter of pride.

Together we are strong as an active family –

Whether on our bike or not – we’re as CLOSE as we can be!


I really liked this photo – and it reminded me of the Mom and Dad of the Kitties Blue who have a tandem bike they ride a lot.   Imagine having FIVE riders – has to be a lot of fun.    Here’s the photo I found for you to use for NEXT week’s Poetic Thursday.   See if you can’t write a poem inspired by this photo and play along with us next week won’t you?

I found this very cool photo of Old Faithful………….thought we could come up with some fun poetry for this one!    GOOD LUCK!    Don’t be afraid of trying your hand at a poem!   Trust me – you’ll enjoy it.

I continue to be super duper busy here at the Rainbow Bridge – I love the work I do and I always have time to look out for my family and friends……………..we’re always here for you!    See you next week……………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love from above………….Angel Sammy



Thanks Angel Sammy……………….that photo for next week has me wondering – – – I don’t think I’ve ever SEEN such a weird looking cat before!!!!!!!    See you all next week…………..

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday to all our friends!   Thanks for coming by to see what I’m thankful for AND to see what Angel Sammy sent for his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.   We have two parts to our Thursday posts with Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop being first.    Brian would love to have you join all of us — so click the badge above and go to his blog and sign up to be part of THANKFUL THURSDAY!……….I have been very thankful to have some sun the past several days and for the cool breezes we’ve getting which are hinting at some Fall weather approaching.   Even our trees are getting the message because Mom and I have seen some oranges and some yellows on the trees that normally turn first.   We’re a long long way from leaves coming down but the occasional floater by reminds us it’s not far off!!   Mom and Dad’s favorite season is Fall……….Dad got some firewood delivered a couple of weeks ago so we’re READY.

I got the usual email from Angel Sammy overnight – his poem and message to us all never fails to arrive on time.   As busy as he is up there at the Bridge he doesn’t let us down.   Here’s his message:


Greetings from the Bridge!

Have you all noticed how FAST time goes down here?   Mom and Teddy said that it seems like we just had Poetry day but it’s been a whole week.    Anyway, I have been busy but I will never be too busy to pop in from time to time here on my little brother’s blog.

Here’s the photo that I gave you last week as inspiration for your poem.   You have a whole week to come up with a poem to go with the photo – and I hope – as always – that a lot of you gave this a whirl…’s just FUN to use a photo as inspiration and those of you who regularly participate know what I mean.    Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem, followed by NEXT week’s photo!!

“Bird Board Meeting”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell         October 3, 2018

“This meeting will come to order”

Chirped the Chairman of the Birds.

“We’ve business to discuss and decisions to make,

About things you may have heard!”

The chirping stopped around him

The birds sat still and quiet

The silence was almost deafening because

It usually sounded like a riot!

“The humans living in this house

Are going to move away

I’ve heard from the dog they’re taking everything

Nothing is going to stay.

That means our beloved bird bath

Where we gather together to meet

Will go with the humans when they leave

Along with the garden seat!

Our favorite places may be gone

But I’ve got an idea or two

There’s always the rooftop or a tall tree

And either place would do!”

The birds began to chatter

And the Chairman listened and thought

Then he called the meeting to order

Opinions he then sought.

The birds had a consensus

Of what they thought they should do

They suggested their next meeting

Be held in the Bird House by the zoo!



HAHA……….another somewhat silly poem but it just came to me in a flash as my poems often do.    What better place to hold a meeting of the Board of Birds than the Bird House?????   Now I found a photo that I hope you like for NEXT Thursday’s Poetic Challenge………………

Fun huh?    I know at least one of my friends in the blogosphere is familiar with tandem bikes…………this is a family tandem which I think is rather cool!    So is it a date everybody?   Will you give writing a poem a try and use this photo as a “spring board” to your creativity?   C’mon!  Join me!   

Until next week, I hope each of you has a great week ahead………full of fun, love, hope and happiness…………………….GO FOR IT!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love Always, Angel Sammy




Another poem another smile – that’s my Angel brother!!    I too hope you all will join in the fun of writing a poem and if you have one this week you’d like to share, remember to tell us you do in our comments and give us your link………OR, you can even write your poem in our comments if you prefer!

Happy Thursday!  

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


HAPPY THURSDAY!    Time for Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   We all hop on board the THANKFUL train and share what we’ve been thankful for the past week.    Want to join us?   Click the badge above.   Easy.

As for what I’m thankful for, the first thing that pops into my head is that our ENDLESS rain has become off and on…….this morning we have sun but later we’ll have t-storms so we’re FINALLY at least getting a bit of sun.   Rain is good but too much of it is BAD as everyone who was effected by Florence knows.   Anyway, that’s one thing of “thankful”.   Another is that my Mom had a very nice birthday this week thanks to all the wonderful friends who sent messages wishing her a happy one.   She had that and more!

I’m also of course thankful that Angel Sammy got through from his wi-fi connection at the Rainbow Bridge to send us his poem of the week………………here it is!


Let’s Get Poetic!

Hi Friends!   Thursday is our day – we get together and share some poetry based on a photo that gives us some inspiration.   Kind of fun to pick up a vibe from a photo and turn it into a poem.   If you’ve done that with the photo I gave you last week – BRAVO!   Let us know you did in our comments – we’ll visit you to read it.    If you didn’t – I hope maybe you will give it a try.   Everyone looks at a photo and feels SOMETHING from what they see – it’s just a hop, skip and jump from FEELING something to writing about it.  

Here’s the photo I gave you last week…………………followed by my poem based on what I felt when I looked at the photo:


By Angel Sammy Kimmell     September 26, 2018


The years will pass in the blink of an eye

But love can remain as time passes by

If foundations are strong and the relationship is true

The bond lasts FOREVER like SUPER GLUE!!!


HAHA!   I fooled you with that one right?

I thought I’d have some FUN with a poem as I don’t often do that – most of my Thursday poems are longer and more “deep” but I love this photo so much (and so does my Mom!) that it just didn’t call for a lot of work – I made it EASY – just like love that’s right can be very EASY.    The couple in this photo are enjoying a moment.   Life is full of moments and we should make as many of them as happy as we can.    Mostly because we never really know how long we will be HERE………….we need to make sure we pack in as much learning, life and love as we can!!

Now, would you like to see the photo I picked for you for next week?????  

As a cat of course I love this photo for many reasons (!) but I just think it’s very cool so many birds are gathered in the same spot to enjoy a dip or a drink!    Have fun with this one!    We’ll be getting together next Thursday again to share our poems.  

Hope everyone has a good week…………….you know up here at the Rainbow Bridge we don’t really have “time” like we did before we came here.    We’re also pretty busy – sometimes keeping watch over you, sometimes helping newcomers adjust, sometimes just floating on a cloud remembering our “BEFORES”.     All of YOU are part of those dreams!

See you next week!   Love, Angel Sammy

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!



Thank you brother…………..we will look forward to your poem next week and I’ll look for you in my dreams…………………

Love, Teddy


Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


I’m thankful that it’s Thursday so I can not just talk about my Thankfuls this past week but because it’s also the day I share what Angel Sammy has sent to me from the Rainbow Bridge for his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.    That’s something to be thankful on its’ own!    If you want to join in the thankful Hop – click Brian’s badge above and you’ll be IN!    Share what you’re thankful for – you’ll be glad you did.

Today I am thankful that the sun has returned.   Florence’s aftermath which was by the time she got here merely a lot of rain and not so much wind was just two days of ICKY and WET and we certainly can handle that compared to all those who had to endure and still ARE enduring what Florence did to them.   We pray for them every day.   We hope the water recedes and that rebuilding will begin……….ONWARD.

This past week we learned that we lost a good friend – sweet Madi the Diva……she was needed at the Bridge and we are all sad about her parting but know she’s in good hands with all the Angels taking care of her there.    We have been praying that her Mom and Dad will think of her being well looked after just as they did for 16 years.   At the end of this blog post we will have information on the Blog Hop that our friend and Madi’s long-time boyfriend Raz from Friends Furever is hosting on September 26th.    It will be fun – it’s what Madi wanted!

Now let me share what I got from Angel Sammy!


Hello Poetry Fans!

Another week has passed since we last met to exchange poetry fun – a sad week because Madi made her journey up to the Rainbow Bridge where she was hugged and hugged and hugged by me and SOOOOO many other Angels too numerous to list here.   Let’s just say she is missing her home but knows this is where life DOES go on for all of us.    She makes a beautiful Angel as you can imagine.  

I understand that Madi and her Mom are going to continue writing poetry together and pawticipate in our weekly gatherings still which is WONDERFUL because we always have looked forward to her poems.  They are fabulous.   Now here is the photo that I gave you all last week for inspiration for this week’s poem – I REALLY love the mood of this painting don’t you?    I hope you wrote a poem to share with us?   If so, please tell us you did and leave us your blog link OR write your poem in our comments – either way we would love to see what you wrote……………

“Once Upon A Time…..”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell      September 20, 2018

By candlelight we would gather ’round

In cozy room’s glow there’d be no sound

Until Mother would open the magical book

To pick out a story then she’d give us a look

The look said “settle in, and I’ll take you away!”

We’d eagerly wait to hear what she’d say

“Now we’ll begin” then the words would take flight

As the story she told brought magic to the night…..

The time we would spend there in our own little space

Mother weaving a tale bringing a smile to each face

When at last she would say “and now that is the end”

We knew next off to bed each of us she would send

What dreams we would have from the stories she told…..

Childhood memories are FRESH, although now I am old………..


I have to admit, when I was a kitty living with Mom and Dad, sometimes my Mom would weave a little tale about how much she loved me and how happy she was she found me and I really did love “story time”.    I know some of you still do have story night with your Mom and I think that’s wonderful.    Teddy rarely sits still long enough for Mom to make up a story for him but they are close in other ways.     I hope the flavor of the joy of storytelling came through in my poem!!    

Now – here’s your photo inspiration for NEXT week – I hope it brings some ideas to mind.

This one should be a great one to write a poem about………………so I will look forward to seeing YOURS next week!   I hope it’s a date?    Poetry is a lot of fun to write…….give it a try.

Love to you all, Angel Sammy

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!



Thank you Angel Sammy!    I like your poem this week.    I think I’ll give story-telling a try.    Mom is always trying to get me to listen to her and if you liked it – I bet I will too!

Now I want to share some information with all of you about the special Blog Hop for Madi………………….it’s going to be hosted by Raz of Friends Furever but here are the details on how to join in the fun (yes I said fun – Madi wanted a FUN event for her farewell)…………

This is information from Friends Furever about the Hop:

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us.  Post anything you want to do with a Box…such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,

Recite a poem…karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc…anything goes no rules except RED!    RED was Madi’s favorite color!!!  


There is a link set up at Living Laughing and Barking in our Backyard so Madi’s Mom and Dad can see all your wonderful posts.

Hugs, Teddy



Madi The Angel Diva


This One Is For Madi…….

We have two posts today -our regular Teaser, and this one.    This one is because we have learned that our dear friend Madi became an Angel last week………..we have known her for a long time and we just wanted to honor her with our thoughts on learning she has her Wings now…………………Madi’s blog is HERE if you’d like to join in all the messages of condolence that are being left for Madi’s Mom and Dad.

Some Things Are Forever

Madi my friend you were one of a kind

When I think of FUN you come to mind

You ruled your roost with a velvet paw

You were “best friends” with everyone you saw

I’m sure all the Angels crowded round when you came

But for those left behind, things won’t be the same

You made us laugh and smile and supported us all

We all wave farewell now as you answer Angels’ call

You were adventurous, funny, and cute as could be

Then you had to leave….and now you fly free.


With love and big hugs from Angel Sammy, Teddy, and Mom Pam

Here is a slideshow of some of the special fun photos we have of Madi through the years……………….we are so happy we have them even though memories of her will remain FOREVER.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Rest easy at the Bridge sweet Madi…….we love you forever.

Angel Sammy, Teddy, Mom Pam

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday………well, it will be a happy Thursday for some and a scary Thursday for others.   Hurricane Florence will be hitting the Eastern Shore of North Carolina, Southern Virginia and South Carolina today some time and we are praying that it loses some of its’ punch before it arrives and that it fizzles out FASTER than some think it will.    We will be VERY THANKFUL if Florence is not as scary or dangerous as it appears it might be now.   You never know with storms – they are persnickety and change their mind quickly.    For all of you who are bracing for the weather – prayers are coming your way.

The other thing we do on Thursdays around here is enjoy Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday fun.    Every week he gives us a photo to write a poem about – we write something that the photo makes us think about or that we notice in the photo or how we FEEL when we see the photo.   Lots of fun for sure – hope you wrote one this week that you can share with us – that will make Angel Sammy (and us) happy!

Here’s the email I got from him at the Rainbow Bridge this morning……………………………


It’s Poetic Thursday!   

I hope today finds all of you poets ready to share what you wrote this past week!    All of us Angels have had a busy week……..we had a lot of friends arriving at the Bridge sadly… our friends Miles and Basil and I’m sure many others as well.    We get very busy on the Welcoming Committee sometimes and we’re always happy to see our old friends but SAD for their families.   Rest assured – they are in good hands here and will be visiting back with you as soon as they have their wings.

Here’s last week’s photo that I gave all of you to use for inspiration – AND my poem follows!

“The Thinking Bench”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell      September 12, 2018

Along the path you’re sure to find

A spot providing peace of mind

A place to sit and dream and think

Or have a sandwich and cold drink

To consider your day and where it will go

In life’s fast pace it’s a place to go slow

Sometimes the only sound is the call of birds

A welcome respite from harsh voices and loud words

The muffled sound of leaves falling through the trees

The scent of chimney smoke drifting on the gentle breeze

Life’s cares slow down, or at least become small

On the private oasis of my bench in the Fall………….


When I was still living with my family before I came to the Bridge, one of my favorite things was to sit on the bench in the woods with my Mom or Dad and just watch and listen……sometimes I would be so relaxed I’d just fall asleep (which always made my humans giggle).   The smells of the woods and sound of the birds always brought peace to us.    I am so happy to see that Teddy has taken up that practice recently.    Mom will sit down and he will hop up and sit but he’s still young and restless so doesn’t stay long – as he gets older he will learn those little moments are to be treasured and will be remembered one day just as I remember them now.

I hope you have a poem to share with us?  If you do, just give us your link in comments here – so we can stop by and read your poem!     I have a NEW photo for you for NEXT Thursday.   I hope you get inspired by it……….

Thanks for joining me again for some poetry on Thursday.   I hope to see you here next week………………..and in the meantime, if you are in the path of a storm, hang on tight…….the Angels are working to keep you safe………….

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy



Thank you Angel Sammy………………that was fun as always.   I’m glad you know that I sit with Mom on the bench in the woods like you used to do……………Mom says the only thing better than having me there with her in the woods is if she could be with BOTH OF US……..we know you’re there in spirit though!

See you next Thursday!

I see you there Angel Sammy

Love, Teddy