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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everyone……………Brian is the host of THANKFUL THURSDAY and if you’d like to share what you’re thankful for this week, just click the badge and link up with him like we have.

Thursday is also Poetic Thursday with my Angel brother Sammy.    He gives us all a photo and we use it to inspire a poem which we have a week to write and share with each other on Thursday.

First though is THANKFULS – I’m thankful that my Mom and Dad have put up with my lack of cooperation getting my ear medication for a couple of weeks – my vet wants to see me tomorrow for a re-check.   Let’s hope I don’t have to continue with the ear stuff because I am not a happy boy when I get those drops.    I’m also THANKFUL that Mom and Dad got my nails trimmed without me hardly noticing – we were all out on the picnic table (I love to lie on top of it) and Mom whipped out my nail scissors and had me trimmed before I had time to SCREAM!

As for the poetry side of Thursday…………….here’s the email I got from Angel Sammy with his poem AND a new photo for NEXT week’s poem day.



Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge!

Hello friends – ready for some poetry exchange?   I hope you wrote one to share.   Remember to give us your link in our comments so we can read what you wrote.    If you didn’t write one – WHY NOT?   Just kidding but like I’ve said many times before, anyone can write a poem.   Poetry often doesn’t even RHYME – it tells a story in many different kinds of forms.     I thought it might be fun for me to give you a photo one week – then give you a week to write a poem inspired from that photo – then share it the following Thursday so HERE WE ARE!

Here’s last week’s photo and MY poem to go with that photo:

“Sweet Treat for the Sweet”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©August 25, 2021


Mama Mia would you just look at this array!

So many choices I don’t know what to say!

Flavors in abundance from A to Z

Just reading the list of flavors sets my imagination free!

Even only a little taste of each one would be fun

Imagine standing at the counter and trying to pick ONE

While the line behind you grows longer as you pick and choose

Then finally you hold your cherished cone – and drop it on your shoes!


HAHA………sorry about that………I simply could NOT resist that ending.    My Mom says she remembers in the very old days when the ice cream man would come down their street sometimes she’d get an ice cream cone and while running back home with her treat dropping it and crying her heart out that her Mom wouldn’t let her eat it off the sidewalk.   Poor Mom.

SO – I have a photograph for all of you who will have a whole week to come up with the poem to go with this photo – are you up for the challenge?   Oh come on – give it a try. 

Uhoh….windy days and kilts are not a good combination!


This ought to be a fun one for a poem………………………I hope you will share your poem with us for this photo NEXT Thursday right here.    I’ll share mine too.     Meanwhile, have a happy and healthy week………….

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

Heavenly Hugs, Angel Sammy


Oh Angel Sammy that ice cream looks SOOOOOOOOOOO good.    Mom let me have a taste of ice cream once and it was TOO COLD.    Not much you can do about that right?   HAHA    I’ll see you next week but feel free to visit me in my dreams whenever you can.





Tenth Blogaversary SPARK


Yep – we’re celebrating our ten years of blogging with a special SPARK today.    It’s actually a bunch of SPARKS…………….thoughts about blogging and life from yours truly.   After ten years of doing this blog thing I figure I owe it to myself and the readers of this blog to share my thoughts about “putting it out there every single day” for ten years.    I might actually have missed a few days…..I always tried to have posts done for the period of time we were on vacation but not always.    I may have missed blogging when I’ve had surgery in the past or was sick as a dog and in bed wishing I could float away on a cloud but MOST of the time ONE SPOILED CAT was in business!

Originally it was all about Sammy.    My amazing ginger boy Sammy – the polydactyl precious boy who was so much more than our cat…….we learned a lot from him and he only became more special as the years went by.    Saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.    He was ONE SPOILED CAT.     After he died, we waited a couple of months then went back to the same shelter where we had adopted Sammy and found Teddy – another ginger tabby who is equally special in a totally different way.    Blogging “for” both of my boys has been a blast these past ten years.

I’ve come up with THREE (I could probably have way more but these I particularly like) thoughts about blogging, life and what I’m trying to do with this blog.    THEY are my SPARK for today:

So this isn’t my usual SPARK and I’ll go back to the usual next Monday.    I just thought after ten years of doing this, you might like to know why I’m here and what I’m trying to do.   I’m also having a ball bringing Teddy to the world – just as I did with Sammy for almost 18 years when he was with us.    I don’t know if I’ll do this for ten more years – probably not – but I intend to do it as long as I’m having as much fun as I am now.

Thanks for ten great years……hugs, Pam and Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Friends and Hello Thankful Thursday.    Another week has flown by and we are still feeling fine here and SO thankful that’s the case.   One only has to watch the news – just once – to realize that the world is imploding/exploding all around us.   In almost every way.    We might have our heads in the sand up here on our hill in our town in our safe home but right now that’s precisely what we need/should do.    So we are.    Thursday is our day to be thankful with Brian but we are truly thankful every day we wake up and realize we’re still here!!!    If you’d like to join the wonderful and THANKFUL-FILLED Hop, just click the badge above and join in by linking up.

I got my weekly email from my poetic Angel brother Sammy…………..his poem based on the photo he gave us last week is there………and I always feel just plain “better” after I read his messages anyway.    I hope you do too!!    Here’s his email:


Hi Friends and Lovers of Poetic Fun!

Hope you all are healthy and happy.    You know we are always happy at the Rainbow Bridge but we watch what’s happening with all of you – every single day – and while we can’t make things better for you – we DO care.   Remember that!

Now onward to poetry fun…………did you write a poem for the photo I gave you last week?    Did you?    Well GOOD!   Let us know you did in our comments here so we can read it.    I try to find what I believe to be interesting and fun photos for you to use as a “launch pad” for your poems.    It’s a chance to let your imagination fly free and maybe say something you might not otherwise say…….or perhaps express yourself in a complete flight of fancy!    

Here’s the photo I gave you for THIS WEEK’s poem – along with my poem for the photo……………then I’ll show you NEXT week’s photo inspiration!

“Thank you Sam”…….”Thank you Mam”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell          ©August 12, 2020


Sam enjoys making his dairy delivery rounds

But has found this past year that he’s gaining pounds!

Mrs. Smith makes the best fruit pies on his route

He’s pretty darn sure that’s what is “tightened his suit” !

The ladies appreciate his deliveries and they’re all so nice

And he can’t resist their cakes and pies when he’s offered a slice!


So Sam delivers their dairy orders and makes out pretty well with sampling the baked goods along the way.   I’m sure the ladies appreciate him as much as he appreciates them.    My Mom says she can remember when she was about eight or nine, they had a metal milk box on their front porch – supplied by whatever the dairy was that delivered milk.   Had the diary name on it of course.   These days I imagine people would be afraid to have one on their front porch because someone would steal it along with their milk delivery!    This is what it looked like (although the dairy was not this one):

Mom says she was never up early enough to actually SEE the milkman in his truck delivering milk but there was always frosty cold bottles of milk in the metal milk box every morning!

SO – I hope you will try to write a poem for this coming week’s photo – we’ll get together Thursday to share poetry based on the below photo so you have a WHOLE WEEK to come up with something to share with us.   YOU CAN DO IT!

Love this tiny chapel…………………I bet this inspires some great poems!!!    I already have an idea…………… you?      See you next Thursday – in the meantime please stay happy, and healthy, and hopeful.  

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

Love to you all!   Angel Sammy


Thank you for sending us your poem this week Angel Sammy……………….I always enjoy your poetry and I hope everyone plays along with you and writes one for the photos you find!     I love you!

Hugs, Teddy

Remembering Sammy


Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day………

We couldn’t let this day pass without a special post in honor of my Angel brother Sammy.    He left for the Bridge on December 2, 2016 before I had a chance to meet him but he was the one who found me for my Mom and Dad and made sure I was at the same shelter where they got Sammy 17 years before…………..they walked in the door and saw me and that was the beginning of my wonderful life here this past February just a month before I turned one year old!

Angel Sammy was “bigger than life”…………through his blog here, he made so many friends it was amazing………and he loved each and every one of them (still does!).    Today’s Remembrance Day was started by another blogger friends, Deb Barnes, of Zee and Zoey in honor of Jazz who is one of their Angels now – – – this post here on my blog is part of their BLOG HOP today and if you’d like to join in just CLICK HERE.

Instead of going over all the wonderful memories Mom and Dad have of Sammy and telling all the stories I’ve heard since I’ve been here, we will just let this little slideshow do the talking for us.   It starts with a wee ginger boy and ends with his flying off to be with his friends and to wait patiently for the day when all of us will be together again………………..We hope you enjoy our REMEMBRANCE.    And for all of you who are remembering a special Angel pet today – may you be comforted in knowing they are young and free and IN OUR HEARTS forever.

Thank you Laura Strickland for this beautiful graphic

Love from us to all of you……Mom and Ted

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Tuesday Tease Time


Time For School!

Shall we begin class?   Good – in that case, hurry up and COMMENT – yes – COMMENT on this blog right now so you can be the FIRST to leave a comment and win this:

If you are FIRST or one of the FIRST in the FIRST sixty seconds we are LIVE with this blog, you win that lovely half-asleep yellow-faced smilie guy you can put on your blog or Facebook page or on the bathroom wall or WHATEVER you want to do with it!    Go on – comment then hurry back………..

tick tock tick tock

Alright – time’s up – now we get down to the REAL business here – and that’s looking at today’s Teaser photo and taking a STAB at guessing it correctly…………..remember in order to be the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER or even a RIGHT GUESSER you must guess the town/city/location/village AND the state (if USA) or country (if not USA) the photo was taken in – OK?   Got it?   Are you sure?   Pawsitive?   We know you could use Google Image Search to figure this out EASY PEASY but be a sport – see if you can figure it out just by studying the photo!!!!   More of a challenge right???

Yes Professor, let’s GO FOR IT!!!! I’m ready!

Shall we see if SuzieQ is ready to cheer?    Oh yeah – let’s!   What’s Teaser Tuesday without hearing from our fabulous Teaser Cheerleader ???!!

Today’s the day you get to guess
Show the world that you’re smarter than the rest
Give the Teaser a close look
Or you could cheat with your geography book (haha)
What is this place on the bulletin board?
Does it look familiar? Does it strike a chord?
Well hurry up and guess if you think you know it
Cuz someone else might guess as soon as we show it!
You want a badge that isn’t GREEN?
Then you’d better guess before I SCREAM!

Thanks Suzie!  You’re certainly coming back with a vengeance aren’t you?!      Let’s have our resident Forest Ranger/FBI Man/Armed Guard/Security Dood bring in the TEASER photo which has been under lock and key since we received it from our SOURCE for the Teaser this week!

Here’s this week’s photo Professor!

If you are the first to GUESS correctly, you will win this:

If you are RIGHT with your guess but aren’t the FIRST to be right, you win this:

If you blow it big time with your guess, even though you’re WRONG, you tried, so you get one of these:

FABULOUS deal right?   Totally………these badges are highly collectible (we just like to say that to make us sound important).    One day they will probably go for huge amounts of money on eBay (or not).    So get guessing ASAP!    We’ll see you back here in class tomorrow……………………..then you’ll find out who won what AND who our Guest Teaser was!

Don’t be late for class!!

Angel Sammy I’m gonna take a nap until the Tell All……..see you tomorrow!

No problem Teddy, I’ll snooze too – then we’ll be READY for the Tell All!!!! …zzzzzz…..

Since the Professors nodded off, I’ll just say “see you tomorrow class!

Class Dismissed!