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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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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:

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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……………..do 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

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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

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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

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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………..

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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!

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

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It’s Double Bubble Day!

Well actually I mean TWO posts for the price of one day…….

FIRST:

Today is Thankful Thursday over at Brian’s and if you click the above badge, you will go to his blog and if you’d like to tell the world what you are THANKFUL for, use the linky tool and join in the blog hop!    I’m THANKFUL that my brother Angel Sammy is still guiding me from the Rainbow Bridge – I’m sure it’s why I’m never getting in trouble – after all, I’m a kitten and kittens usually get in trouble right?  Not me – I’ve got AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER!

It’s also my brother Angel Sammy’s THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY today:

Thanks Teddy! 

Today we celebrate the letter “P”

“Paws”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 3/30/17

A kitty’s paws can say so much

A claw in anger or a loving touch

Our paws don’t just move us from here to there

They can tell a human how much we care

We touch your leg when we’re at your feet

A reminder that we’re THERE and ready for treats!

We need our paws to climb a tree

Must keep an eye on the neighbors dog you see!

We need our paws to play with our toys

If we give them a poke they might make a noise!

Some cats have special paws like ME

We are equipped POLYDACTYLY !

There you have it everybody…………..our Thursday “Double Bubble” post!     If you have written a poem for “P” like my brother Angel Sammy, you can either write your poem in OUR comments here on OUR blog or you can give us your blog link where we can read your poem there…………either way – why not write a poem today for fun?

Tomorrow is Shopping Around The World being guest hosted by our buddy Da Phenny.    Remember to post your recipe for a dessert or special yummy treat and link to Da Phenny’s blog and also to Bacon (our usual host for “Shopping”)  !    Tomorrow is also Friendly Fill-In Friday at McGuffy’s Reader and 15and Meowing – lots of fun with this hop as we learn more about each other!

Big Teddy Hugs,

and one from Angel Sammy too!

Thankful Thursday and Thoroughly Poetic Too!

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Hello my friends!  Time to write a poem honoring the letter “X” and I decided that I can CHEAT because it’s MY blog and if I want to I can – right?

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X Marks The Spot

By Sammy Kimmell, 11/24/16

Thanksgiving….being thankful

Sometimes it can be a handful

So many things to be thankful for

But “X” marks the spot and it’s a bullseye score.

The “X” is on my heart where my love is stored

I absolutely couldn’t possibly love you all more.

I’m feeling my age and I wish there was more time

My “slot machine of life” needs just one more dime!

But before I must go, I’ll most thankfully say

I’m especially thankful on Thanksgiving Day –

My life has been grand, by life has been good

I’m glad you’ve all been part of my “blog neighborhood”.

Enjoy your blessings and count them out loud

I’ll promise to visit you one day on a cloud.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS……..

From Sammy With Love

I feel that I must say a little something to everyone about Sammy although it’s not easy to do……..because of course our beloved pets MUST live forever right?   They must – they are such a huge part of our lives and hearts.  Well Sammy is just tired and his body is failing him and there is little that can be done.   I have NOT wanted to talk about it – because it’s difficult – very difficult.   He spent a day and a half in the hospital having constant IV drip with a variety of treatments all designed to do what we hope is NOT impossible – give him just a little more time…………Sammy has loved Christmas since he was tiny.   He loves lying under the tree and watching my husband’s train go round and round…….he loves present boxes…….he loves just being WITH us when we unwrap our presents and when he gets to look in his stocking to see what Santa Paws has brought.   SO our wonderful vet is trying to give Sammy a “rally” – – – a boost so that he will be able to enjoy one last Christmas with us.    We are NOT doing any “heroics” for him……I honestly feel he wouldn’t want us to.   He’s had a wonderful and long happy life and he deserves to have a good long rest.   He will always be in my heart and I think in many of your hearts too………..I’ve LOVED sharing him with you and right now, it’s my intention to continue – after all, Angels DO blog you know!

Don’t be sad…………..just sent us all your purrs and prayers and ENERGY so Sam will hang in there – I’ll keep you posted on the blog…………no long drawn out medical reports but just to let you know how the “rally” is working.

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We are hooking up to Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!   We’re THANKFUL for you too Brian!!!

LOVE ALWAYS,

Sammy

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Thanks thanks to the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for this lovely badge…….it touches my heart.