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!

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s “Double Up” Thursday! 

Thankful Thursday and Some Poetry Too….

First up will be our Thankful Thursday post for the Blog Hop hosted every week by our buddy Brian and YOU can pawticipate too if you just click his badge below – then use the Linky Tool to hook up for the Hop!   Thanks Brian for hosting this – seems we have a lot to be thankful for and this is a nice way to SHARE.

We are very thankful that things are beginning to be put back together again in Texas and Louisiana although there’s still a lot of people who need help……….at least it’s coming!    Now if we could just REDIRECT Hurricane Irma back out to sea to her demise, we’d be even more thankful.

Another thing I’m thankful for is that my Mom and Dad will cave into my demands (!) to go for a walk around the yard on my harness even if it’s raining like mad.    They just grab an umbrella and out we go.   I get soaked (but I don’t mind that) while Mom or Dad are under cover.   Still, I know a lot of peeps who wouldn’t take their kids out for a cruise in the rain.   I guess I’m lucky right?

I’m also thankful for all my wonderful friends………….I just love visiting everyone’s blogs every day………..keeping up with what’s going on around the blogosphere………….

Now let’s move on to my FAVORITE part of Thursday which is when I can share the Poetic Thursday poem that I receive each week from my Angel brother Sammy.    He never lets me down.   He loves writing poetry and since he’s got great wi-fi at the Rainbow Bridge, we’ve never missed a Thursday since he went to the Bridge!   Here’s what he transmitted to me last night!

♥♥♥

Hello Friends!   It’s ME, here at the Bridge!

It’s another Thursday morning and last night as I was floating around at the Bridge on my cloud – before I curled up for the night, I wrote my poem for today.    You may remember that each week those of us who are participating in this round of going through the Alphabet and writing a poem about something starting with that week’s “letter” write a special poem and post it on our blogs.   You are free to write about ANYTHING beginning with that week’s letter but in case you can’t think of something, I give you some “possible prompt” words to get your ideas flowing!   

Last Thursday I gave you four prompt words which were:

(1) Mom (2) Mud (3) Marvelous (4) Meow

I bet most of you thought if I used one of my prompt words, it would be “MOM” because she and I were so very close………….but guess what – SURPRISE – I’m using my very OWN “M” word this week!

“Magic”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, September 7, 2017

YES I believe in magic!

There’s magic in a baby’s cries

There’s magic in a lover’s eyes

Find magic where you can each day

Find magic in the words you say

Bring magic to those all around

Bring magic to the LOST you’ve found

Make magic when you hug a friend

Make magic in each message you send

Magic comes in many ways

Magic comes to those who pray

LOOK for magic – I guarantee it’s waiting…….

LOOKING for you and anticipating…….

A life that’s lived believing in magic

A life with no belief is truly tragic………..

Angel Sammy Kimmell………..BELIEVE IN MAGIC !!

Oh I hope you’ve written a poem this week!   If so, you can give us your link in our comments – we’ll go visit your blog to read your poem!   OR, you can even print out your poem on our blog in our comments – we can ALL read it right here.   Please remember to NOT be afraid to write a poem…..poems don’t even have to rhyme……………just reach down in your heart and words will come – trust me – in fact I do believe that it’s just a touch of:

MAGIC!

See you next week for more poetry – your prompt words for next week are:

(1) Naughty (2) Nice (3) Normal (4) New

With Love,

Your Poet in the French beret……Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy!   I believe in magic too – every time you visit me to help me do something or give me an idea or tell me not to worry because things will be alright………….that’s magic too right?

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop with 15andMeowing and Mcguffys Reader co-hosting so we’ll be back tomorrow with that!   Meanwhile……………………….BELIEVE.

Hugs and Love, Teddy

 

Before we go may we ask a special favor?   We know our super pals Raz and Allie at FRIENDS FUREVER blog would appreciate an extra prayer – not only do they live in Florida so may be effected by the hurricane that’s coming, BUT Raz and Allie’s Dad Mr. Bill is still in the hospital after two months – he needs all of us to send STRENGTH and HEALTH and RECOVERY vibes so he can come home.    If you click below, you can visit their blog and leave a message…..it will mean a lot to THEM and to ME too!!

 

Teaser Tell All

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Come And Get It!!

There you have it – another successful Tuesday Teaser came and went – or is about to “went” – and we all survived it!   YAY!   We had some winners and some losers and we Professors are here to tell you WHICH is WHICH.

BUT FIRST – we want to thank our Guest Teaser who was this week our friend Miss Csilla from HERE for submitting the Teaser photo this week!    This is for you Miss Csilla!

For Csilla for the FAB Teaser photo from September 5, 2017

I’ll show you the photo again and tell you all about it but before I do that, let’s continue with some awards shall we?????    The FIRST COMMENTER was actually TWO bloggers who tied for FIRST COMMENTER…………..WHoooooooo (that’s my best owl impression) were they???    Miss Sharon from FRIENDS FUREVER and Miss Csilla (yes again!) from KOLYTYI !   Both of you get one of these:

For Csilla and Sharon, both FIRST COMMENTERS on September 5, 2017

Now here’s the photo from yesterday………………….a beautiful structure yes?   The BEST part of it was that it looks a lot like a NUMBER of cathedrals in the world – notably Notre Dame as well as several others.

It is, however, the beautiful Basilica De Santa Maria Del Mar in Barcelona, Spain!    If you’d like to see some more photos – particularly of the interior of the Basilica, you can follow THIS LINK  to enjoy the beauty.

Wanna know who guessed it FIRST?    Because we DID have a couple of others guess it correctly, but there is only ONE FIRST and that was Miss Jackie of TWODEVONCATS!

Woo Hoo!

For Jackie of TWODEVONCATS on September 5, 2017

And everyone ELSE who guessed Barcelona, Spain gets this one:

For Teaser of September 5, 2017

And of course for all of you who guessed INCORRECTLY……………….how about a little GREEN to add to your collection?

For Teaser of September 5, 2017

I do believe our little fireball, SuzieQ wants to thank you all and recognize you all in her SPECIAL way!

Csilla and Sharon
You’re two fast chicks!
I’m sure everyone here would like to know your tricks!
Maybe you’re psychic and feel the vibes from the post?
While everyone else is having their toast?
And Miss Jackie your travels took you near this church
You were FAST to guess first leaving everyone else in the lurch!
You all are good students
Paying attention in school
That means Sarge won’t have to smack you with the GOLDEN RULE(r)…..hahaha

Thanks a bunch Suzie…………..I do believe that you were missed in Monday’s Pre-Tease class.   We had a substitute who got “mixed reviews” !!!

Now before we dismiss class for recess, we have some other business to conduct so just be patient in your seats and quit squirming around………….except for you Bobby because I can see a look of desperation on your face and know why you’re squirming – you’re excused for the litterbox facilities!

(frantically waving)

These are reminders for your humans so remember to pass them on when you get home from school today!

REMINDER #1

SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD is hosted by US (Teddy and Angel Sammy) AGAIN THIS MONTH – IT WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th AND THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH IS TO SHARE A FAVORITE DESSERT RECIPE!    (yummmm)

REMINDER #2

PLEASE REMEMBER THE PEOPLE EFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY STILL NEED OUR HELP – NOT JUST THE PEOPLE – BUT THE ANIMALS TOO – PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!  THE BADGE BELOW GOES DIRECTLY TO THE RED CROSS!

See you next week students!  

Professor Angel Sammy

and Assistant Professor 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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Two For One

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We’re THANKFUL and Poetic on Thursdays!

We are thankful every day but especially so on Thursdays when we publically share (thanks to our host Brian) what we’re most thankful for that week.   If you click the badge above you can go to Brian’s blog and use his LINKY tool, hook up and tell us what YOU are thankful for this week too!

I am thankful this week for the fact I was alive for a total eclipse of the sun…….notice I didn’t say that I actually SAW the eclipse – because to tell you the truth, I slept through the whole thing.   My Mom and Dad saw it though – and it wasn’t “total” here in Virginia but it was still pretty darn magnificent so they say.    At least I was HERE for the eclipse and that’s still pretty special since a total eclipse of the sun doesn’t happen every week!

I’m also thankful that there’s good wifi service at the Rainbow Bridge because it means that my brother Angel Sammy and I are in contact AND he can transmit his Thursday poem to me in time for a tradition he started on the blog way before he went to the Bridge – his “THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY” posts.    Thanks to him sending me his poetry every Wednesday night, I can share it with you on Thursdays just like he was still here (which I wish he was!).

Remember you can join in on poetry day too – it’s not a standard “hop” because we don’t have LINKY but you can still write a poem, post it on your blog, and give us your blog link on my comments OR even put your poem right there in my comments – and we can read your MASTERPIECE!    Poetry is fun……..poetry lets those things inside OUT – and that goes for any kind of feeling or thought that you have or wish you had.  The beauty of poetry is it is EVERYTHING………….so write a poem today……..I bet you enjoy it and I know we would enjoy reading it too!

Here’s what Angel Sammy transmitted to me last night:

Hello my friends and GREETINGS from the Rainbow Bridge!

Today is my poetry challenge and last week if you’ll remember, I gave you some prompt words starting with this week’s letter of the alphabet which is the letter “K”.    Remember that the prompt words aren’t meant to restrict you to THOSE WORDS – you can use as your subject ANYTHING at all starting with the letter “K”.     I just give you prompts in case you can’t think of anything starting with “K”!!!    The prompts for this week were:

(1) Kiss (2) Key (3) King (4) Kindle

Teddy said he thought it would be cool if I could use ALL the prompt words in a poem this week…………..well, I wasn’t so sure about that but I thought I’d give it a whirl so here we go!  

“A Symphony of K”

By Sammy Kimmell, August 23, 2017

There are so many things that I now miss

Like my every single day “Morning Mom Kiss”

She always greeted me like I was the King

Her smile each day made my old heart sing

From the day they brought be home, my love they did kindle

With each passing year,  love for home didn’t dwindle

I learned about life, love, and so much more

At the end I was prepared and unafraid of the next door……

Through it I went knowing at last I was free

At the Rainbow Bridge with my bright golden key.

♥♥

 

Whew!  I did it – not my best poem by any stretch but I challenged myself to use all the words and by golly I did!    I hope you have written something for today and will share it with all of us too.   Poetry makes you feel GOOD………it lets out feelings that you might find hard to express otherwise.   That’s a GOOD thing…………….now here are your prompt words (if you need them!) for next Thursday.    But remember, you don’t HAVE to use one of these, you can use any “L” word you want to!    Ready?

(1) Lamb (2) Love (3) Lap (4) Lunch

Until next Thursday, I will bid you farewell and head back to my work at the Rainbow Bridge……………….just know this – I miss you all.    But if you listen REAL hard when you’re lying in bed just before you drift off to sleep, you might hear me say “Sleep Well My Friend”……………………

Love, Angel Sammy

 

Thanks Angel Sammy for another poem……………..I’ll look forward to seeing what you send us NEXT Thursday.    I’ll see you in my dreams – I know that for sure………………..

Happy Thursday Everyone!  

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

 

Pre-Teasing AND A Reminder……….

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Let The Pre-Teasing BEGIN!

Yes indeedy – time for Pre-Tease Class to begin……..are you all settled in your seats?

YESSIR!

Assistant Prof Teddy and I want to get you all prepared for tomorrow’s Teaser challenge – it’s going to be a toughie I think but you know and I know that when I say that – usually someone gets it in the first five minutes (!!) – so just be aware that it MIGHT be tough for some.    Here are the rules of the game:

  1.   Don’t resort to GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH……why?   Well, because it’s a whole lot more fun if nobody uses the easy way out and everybody uses their BRAINS to figure it out that’s why!
  2.   To win, you have to guess the correct TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the correct State (if USA) or Country (if not USA)!

See?  Not a lot of rules – just don’t cheat and be complete.   Say – that sounds like a “jingle” !

“Don’t Cheat And Be Complete”

HAHAHA…..I like it!

The other thing to remember is that whoever is the first to make a comment of any kind on tomorrow’s Teaser post will win a FIRST COMMENTER BADGE!   This one in fact:

Then of course you might be lucky enough to be the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, or a RIGHT GUESSER, or even if you’re wrong you get a GREENIE for your time and trouble!

Now last week if you recall, Csilla received TWO awards – she was FIRST COMMENTER and FIRST RIGHT GUESSER………………..you wouldn’t want her to win AGAIN this week right?   So be on the ball………and while you do NOT know when the post will go live (because it’s never the same time from week to week!) you can keep an eye or an ear on your computer or phone or pad or WHATEVA!    So you could conceivably WIN something!    WOO HOO!

Alright, alright…..calm down….whatever you do don’t lose control!

Now for a little extra inspiration this morning, how about a little dose of SUZIE?   Sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered (or should I say psychiatrist?!) !

A cheery good morning
Then comes the Teaser with no warning!
No time to even think
Or make yourself a drink
Just go with your gut feeling
Though your brain may be reeling
Have some caffeine to be alert
Wake up slowly so it doesn’t hurt!
Then come here and do your best
Get here first before the rest
A special cheer I’ll do for the winner
Maybe Miss D will make you dinner?
See you tomorrow bright and early
I’ll be here looking cute and GIRLY!

Alright Suzie!   I’m sure all of our students will be here working hard to figure things out tomorrow……………….getting a special cheer on TEASER TELL ALL Wednesday because they were FIRST just has to be terribly tempting for everyone.

I’m also told that in fact Miss Dingleberry is going to be bringing cookies and milk from the cafeteria for all of us tomorrow.   Home baked cookies and nice COLD milk.    Can’t beat that with a stick right?

Don’t worry – we’ll have plenty of napkins handy.

Assistant Prof Teddy and I will see you tomorrow Class!

NOW FOR A REMINDER!!!!

As you probably remember, this month AND in September as well, Angel Sammy and I are hosting Shopping Around The World for Bacon and his Mom.   They are up to their eyeballs with “stuff” and need a “time out” from the shopping fun so asked us to fill in!

We invite you to join us on THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st for SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD – right here on our blog – but you will still LINK to Bacon’s blog HERE.     What is the theme for this month????

SNACKS!  

What does that mean?   It means when you want a little something different than ripping open a bag of chips at night as you watch TV or even if people stop by unexpectedly and you need to make something yummy and QUICK – WHAT IS THAT??????   A special dip?   A plate of gourmet cheeses?   Whacked up fruit with some kind of sweet yogurt/honey sauce?   Yep – watching TV with a bag of chips on your tummy is fine and dandy (and Mom and Dad do that too sometimes!) but then there’s other times when that just doesn’t “MAKE IT”……….so please share your recipe for a special snack you like OK?    If you can show us a photo of it – GRAND…………but one thing we ask you ALL to do is tell us what this fabulous snack of yours COSTS to make?   Tell us the recipe with ingredients and the cost of each thing.    It’s a “SHOW AND TELL OF FOOD” !!!    So I’ll see you Friday right???

See you in the grocery store aisles!!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Yay!  It’s 2-For-1 Day!

First up in our two posts in one day is our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday……………even though all of us are thankful every day, we set aside Thursday to SHARE what we’re thankful for by hooking up to Brian’s Blog Hop – just click his badge above and you will go there right away then use the LINKY tool to “hook up” !!

I want to say that today I’m particularly THANKFUL for my Mom.   Why?   Well, this whole week I’m “away” at Cat Scouts (online of course) and we’re at Yosemite at Summer Camp.   We’ve had TWO craft projects to complete and Mom of course did them for me since unlike my brother Angel Sammy, I don’t have thumbs!    One was making a special hat and the other actually was something for Scout Moms.   It’s an infinity scarf but we had to paint it and it’s drying so I can’t show you that but I CAN show you the cool hat she made from the instructions we got – she had to sew it by hand.  I think she did a SWELL job and I am so THANKFUL!

YAY MOM!   Thanks for helping me at Cat Scouts.   We have so much fun – she’s going to try to get a photo of me wearing the cap (hahahahahaha good luck with that!)………Interested in joining Cat Scouts?  Just go HERE to register.   Tell them Angel Sammy and Teddy sent ya!

Now on to part #2 of the blog today which was sent to me LAST NIGHT in an email from my Angel brother Sammy………………..here’s what he sent!

♥♥

Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends!

Today is my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poetry day………………my challenge to you is to make it for the THIRD TIME through the alphabet with a poem each week using the NEXT letter of the alphabet.    We are up to the letter “I” – can you believe it?    We’re working our way through!    Anyone can write a poem – so why not you – go ahead – poetry doesn’t even have to RHYME to have a theme and a meaning so if you’d like to join us, please do!   

The way we do this is you are free to write a poem about ANYTHING AT ALL that begins with the letter “I” – OR, you could use one or more of the prompt words I give you every Thursday to use for the following week.    Last week I gave you four “I” prompts that you could use if you want:

(1) IMAGINE (2) IDIOT (3) IRON (4) ICKY

Those were kind of tough prompts but I just bet you came up with something INTERESTING (say – that word starts with an “I”!) for your poem this week.    Here’s MINE:

“I”

“Imagine”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 8/9/17

Imagine a place where peace abounds

Endless flowers adorn beautiful grounds

Endless blue in the sky up above

Never a bad thought, just boundless LOVE

Imagine a cloud so soft and secure

A bed for an angel, with dreams that are pure

Imagine being healthy, and young, and revived

You just left one existence but your “self” survived

Your wings lift you up and you fly with such ease

You may visit your family and friends if you please

We have gone from your touch, but we’re with you still

One day we will see you as you come up the hill

Arrive at the Bridge and we run to your side

The love we have held like a rushing tide

We welcome you home – we’re together at last

A reunion so sweet, like mere seconds have passed……….

 

Yes I’ve written about the Bridge again………….I suppose it’s just natural for me to do that because after all – I’m HERE!    It really is a wonderful place and those of us who are here will be waiting for you – our beloved humans – until you are able to join us.   Meanwhile, look for us in your dreams………..or in the clouds on a clear day……….or at the end of the RAINBOW!

Your prompt words next week if you wish to use one will be:

(1) Juicy (2) Jump (3) Jungle (4) Jealous

See you next week!  

Love, Angel Sammy

♥♥

Thank you for your poem this week Angel Sammy.  One day – hopefully a long time from now, I will join you at the Bridge – what a TIME we will have!!!   Then Mom and Dad will make their way there and we will be together again.

I hope if you have written a poem you will either post your poem in our comments here, OR in comments give us the link to your blog so we can visit you and read your MASTERPIECE!!!!!    Make sure and visit us on Poetry Thursday next week……………..we’ll look for you!!

APAWS APAWS FOR POETRY!

Love, Teddy