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SPARKS on Monday

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It’s Monday and time to start the week off with a SPARK!   What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I have what might be called a SPARK with a smile this morning………………..thinking about aging – which I find that I do more than I thought I would when I was much younger.    Can’t help it though – achy bones, wrinkles and gray hair – they mean little to me really in the scheme of things – after all I’m alive and there have been occasions when I wasn’t sure I would be much longer!    Anyway I do enjoy this quote from George Bernard Shaw and I hope you do too – even if aging isn’t on your mind!

 

 

So Don’t Stop Laughing…..!!

Hugs, Pam

P.S.  Teddy says don’t forget tomorrow is Tuesday Teaser day!

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Hello Hoppers!   Time for the Selfie Hop hosted by our buddies and pals at THE CAT ON MY HEAD.    Want to have fun with us?   Click the badge above and link up!

I’m doing my usual FLASHBACK SUNDAY selfie………………I look back in our photos files and find something CLOSE to this date in one of the last two years I’ve lived with my Mom and Dad and VOILA – FLASHBACK SELFIE!

Today’s FLASHBACK is from September 10, 2017 which means 8 months after I was adopted.    I was already suspecting the camera was spying on me…………….Mom added a Lunapic filter to this one and came up with this little gem (thank heavens I didn’t have anything stuck in my nose when she snapped this one!)

Talk about close-up……………well that’s about as close as it can get without me swallowing the camera.     Anyway, for those of you who want puzzles on Sunday, I’ll give you one!!   Ready?

Just click on this MINI-ME and you can go crazy doing my puzzle today!

 

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!   

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday everyone – our day to be both Thankful and Poetic.    Thankful always comes first – it’s much more important anyway that we give thanks for all we have.   If you would like to join in the gang who gets thankful every week at Brian’s blog, please just click the badge above and link up with us.   Easy.    Share what you’re thankful for.   I know for us at my house, yesterday’s 9/11 remembrances reminded us again to be thankful for being safe and secure.   We hope nothing like the 9/11 tragedy ever happens again and are thankful that so very many people contributed to the rescue, rebuilding, and memorial efforts at all three locations that were devastated on that terrible day.   I say “people” but I actually should say “people and animals” because so many dogs helped find the living and the dead.

The Poetic part of today is thanks to Angel Sammy.    He always loved writing poetry (usually with Mom!) and even after he went to the Bridge he decided to carry on thanks to his wifi connection at the Rainbow Bridge by sending us an email containing his poem of the week based on the photos he gives everyone.   He tries to find some cool photos to spark everyone’s imagination then on Thursday everyone SHARES their poetry!    Here’s his email from last night:

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Happy Thursday my Poetic Friends!

Time to gather together and share our poetry.    I look forward to Thursday every week because it’s so much fun to read what you’ve come up with based on the photos I give you; sometimes silly, sometimes serious, sometimes thought-provoking but I do try to mix things up and make it something for you to look forward to.

Which reminds me – just a little note about the photo that I will be giving you today for NEXT Thursday.    Next Thursday is a big day for pet bloggers because it’s “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY”………there are always blog parties and costumes and lots of fun so I found a very cool “pirate themed” photo which will be your inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poem.   I bet you all can come up with something interesting based on the photo I’ll give you AFTER I show you last week’s photo and my poem!   Ready?

“What The Heck IS That?”

poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 11, 2019

You say it’s called a velomobile?

Are you positively sure that it’s for real?

Recumbent bike with a cover on top

I guess you can’t speed and get stopped by a cop!

If it rains I suppose you won’t get all wet

But just imagine the strange looks you’ll get!

If you want to ride your bike in rain, sleet or snow

Just pop on the top and away you go!

You can make your own cover or buy one it seems

For gas-free transportation – the ride of your dreams!

For getting around in your neighborhood or small town

I suppose it’s the cheapest transport around!

No worries about maintenance, gas or oil

Your feet and legs get a workout as they toil!

My only question – which I hope you don’t hate…..

Is how the heck do you use this if you go out on a date?????

 

HAHAHA.   OK – I got silly but it was fun to write a poem about such a clever thing.   My Mom exercises on a recumbent bike at the gym where she belongs and loves it better than riding an actual bike.   She also said than when she and my Dad have been in Europe they saw quite a few of these – you could rent them for the day to get around on your own and they saw people riding them in the parks, streets, on the sidewalks.    So if you wrote a poem about this funny little “machine” – let us know you did in COMMENTS here so we can find your poem and enjoy what you thought as you look at the photograph!

Now here’s the photo for NEXT Thursday which as I said is “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY”………………

Oh boy – this guy looks like a SERIOUS pirate doesn’t he.   I would not want to run into him on the high seas!   Let’s see what you do with this one……………………..

In the meantime, have a good week ahead………………I’ll look forward to seeing you next Thursday – same time, same place, same poetic fun.

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

Remember, love is forever…………..   

Hugs, Angel Teddy

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Thank you Angel Sammy!  I’ll look forward to hearing from you again next Thursday unless of course you visit me in my dreams!

Love, Teddy

 

 

 

SPARK and Teaser Reminder

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Time to SPARK!     What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

Today’s SPARK is one of my favorites………………..I read this a long time ago and still believe it totally………………the value of friendship can’t be overstated………….!

Hopefully everyone has at least one really good friend to get them through the bad times, share the good times with, and remind us all of the real VALUE of not just HAVING a friend but BEING a friend.

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Pam

P.S.  I was asked to remind everyone that tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday – heaven forbid you should forget that – if you did, Angel Sammy and Teddy would give you a demerit in class and I’d get in trouble for not reminding you!!

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Yippeeee!  It’s Selfie Sunday with my pals at The Cat On My Head!   We show ourselves off every Sunday in the Hop and if you wanna play along with us just click their badge above and link up!

I’m the FLASHBACK SELFIE GUY – why?  Because Mom gets a kick out of seeing me every week in a photo from this same timeframe from either 2017 or 2018 (my first two years living the life with Mom and Dad!).

What did we dig up for you this week?

How about this oldie of me and my Pop from September 2, 2018 which Mom had already “artified” before she saved it in her photo files.    Dad’s having trouble holding on to me – I’m like a greased pig when I want to be FREE – Dad says I’m like a tank…..HAHAHA     Know what?   I can still fit in this blue harness although I must admit it’s a CLOSE CALL.

Mom doesn’t remember what art effect she used for this but I think it looks very much like an oil painting……….No doubt it was a Lunapic creation though since that’s Mom’s “go to” artsy spot.

So, if you would like to do a puzzle of this photo of yours truly and his Dad, then I’m gonna give you one!

Just click the MINI-ME photo and GO FOR IT!

And Happy Sunday!!!   

Love Teddy

Psssst!…………….Know What?    Today is my Mom and Dad’s 29th anniversary…….Amazing but true!

Gosh…..were they EVER really that young??????????  (don’t tell them I said that though OK???!)

SPARK on Monday and Reminder

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Happy Monday!    Time to start your (and my) week off with a bit of inspiration.    Sometimes just searching for the “right” message on Mondays to share causes me to read a lot of poems, words, memes, quotes that I wouldn’t otherwise EVER read.    That’s been the “GIFT” of Sparks for me.    What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I was actually looking for a quote about trying to be happy in ourselves without looking to everyone else for our happiness.    This struck me as a part of that particular puzzle……you know how you might just be walking along minding your own business and your eyes move up and catch someone else’s eyes?   They smile?   It totally changes your day?    Or you’re in a line of shoppers and it’s barely moving and you want to give up and go home then you catch the eye of someone else in the line and they smile?   Makes it all better – you’re not suffering alone.   Yep – that’s the idea…………………………..just a smile can change EVERYTHING.

 

Wouldn’t it be cool to change someone else’s day that easily?    Well, I’m no “gift” to the universe for sure but I DO think that a smile can change things.   And I honestly TRY to smile “just because” often when I’m out and about.    You never know what you might be bringing to others with a SIMPLE SMILE.

So as I go off smiling to start  my Monday – I hope you find an occasion to share a smile with someone……………….trust me – it can mean the world to someone who needs just that little gesture to make their day.

Oh and before I go – Teddy wanted me to remind those of you who look forward to TEASER TUESDAY that class will be in session tomorrow at a surprise time AND the photo you will be trying to figure out where it was taken is a GUEST TEASER.   Oh boy.    Those are extra tough.    So consider yourselves forewarned!

Smile!    Hugs, Pam

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Happy Sunday!!    Time for the Hop where we show off our “fine selves” with selfies.    If you’d like to Hop with your own selfie – please do – just click the badge above and be whisked away to The Cat On My Head where you can link up with the rest of us.

I want to take a second to acknowledge that today is a day after my own heart – it’s GINGER CAT APPRECIATION DAY!    I qualify for that – and I’m proud to be a big ginger boy.   Here’s to all of us in the ginger category!

I’ve been having a lot of fun looking back for my Selfies rather than posting newer photos – and today is no exception.    Here’s a flashback to the first part of September last year.

Mom used this jazzy version of me in the hallway so I’m showing THIS version of the photo rather than the original without any “jazz”………………hope you like it!    Yes of course there’s a puzzle for those of you who like to go nuts doing them…………what’s Sunday Selfies without a puzzle from Teddy?   Right?

Click the Mini-Me for the PUZZLE!!

Here’s hoping you have a HAPPY SUNDAY and for all our friends in Florida………………………..BE SAFE……………………..

Love, Teddy the Hall Monitor

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday

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Happy Friday!   You know what that means – filling in the blanks on the Friendly Fill-Ins Hop co-hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing.    If you click the badge above, it will take you to 15andMeowing and you can link up to fill in your OWN blanks.

This week’s blanks and sentences they are in are below.  Mom and I share or trade off every week in filling in.   Who’s in charge this week?   Mom!   Her fill-ins are in GREEN.

 

1. My favorite Peanuts character is Snoopy – I have loved him FOREVER and Teddy says that’s OK even if he’s a woofie.
2. I knew I was no longer a child when Mom quit picking my clothes out for me – I’m sure I looked a little strange at school in some of the outfits I put together though!
3. I was shocked when I learned that “You Know Who” from the North Pole was not at the Pole but instead lived in my house with me.
4. I always feel frustrated when I try to do photoshopping in a rush which I sometimes have to do for Cat Scouts events.
Thanks Mom – I’m glad you didn’t complain about ME in any of your fill-ins.   I really don’t mind that you like Snoopy – I think EVERYBODY likes him and Charlie Brown.   They both must be pretty old by now though huh?
Well, have a good Friday everyone…………we’ll be back next Friday with more filling in the blanks……….it’s fun!

Huh??????  You called????

Love, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello Friends!   Thursday has rolled around again and it’s time to tell what we are THANKFUL for and share that through Brian’s Hop!   If you’d like to do the same, click his badge above and link up with all of us.    I also share with you the Poetic Thursday post that Angel Sammy sends me every Thursday but that will come LATER……….

First up – being thankful.   I think today I will spend a minute thanking all my blog followers for sticking with me.   We try to make my blog fun – my Editor in Chief (aka Mom) helps me get things together and we like to do special posts every week like Tuesday Teaser and SPARK on Monday.    We think by doing some regular features everyone will have something FUN to do on certain days of the week if they visit us!    Without friends we wouldn’t bother blogging believe me – my Editor in Chief says there are lots of OTHER things she’d spend time doing if we didn’t have a blog.   SO – thanks again for sticking with us for all these years.   We’re having fun and hope you are too!

Now on with the show and our Poetic Thursday from Angel Sammy.   He transmits it to be from the Rainbow Bridge every Wednesday night and I prepare it to go out to all of you on Thursdays after we’re Thankful with Brian………………….

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Greetings Poetic Friends! 

First of all I have to tell all of you who did posts for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day yesterday THANK YOU.   All of us Angels were touched.    I won’t go on and on and on about it but just wanted you to know we saw your posts, we felt your love, and we are always by your side.

Onward to our poems!    Anyone tuning in for the first time should know that once a week we get together here on Teddy’s blog to celebrate poetry – in particular, poems written with a photo in mind.   I find what I think is an interesting photo and all of us write a poem about it !     Easy right?    I hope you wrote one – let us know in comments if you did.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to work on – followed by MY poem for the photo – followed by NEXT Thursday’s new photo for all of us to use!

“Tiny Talent”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©August 28, 2019

Inspiring talent

In such small hands is magic

The world will love her……..

 

Yes it’s a haiku and NO I haven’t written one for this blog feature EVER.    But the small virtuoso at the piano inspired in me a small poem in honor of what I am sure is her LARGE talent.    We’ve seen and heard some most amazing things from youngsters through the years……incredibly talented tiny tennis players, ballerinas, singers, students – you name it – some of the tiniest of us and youngest of us have enough talent for TEN adults!     Some are so blessed and we are hoping this little girl in the photo will continue the road she’s on to develop her talent more, as she outgrows the booster seat and pedal extensions she has at this stage in her life.    She looks like a very gifted little Angel.

So are you ready for next week’s challenging photo?    I bet you can write a poem for ANYTHING if you set your mind to it!!   The photo for next week is something different……but we get a FEELING from it and that’s what I want us to follow when we write our poems……………

Good luck everyone……………….and I will look forward to seeing you here on Teddy’s blog next Thursday………….in the meantime – HUG SOMEONE!    Wait until you see how happy it makes them!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………I know Mom and Dad will forever love you and I can only hope after I’ve joined you at the Bridge, they will forever love me too!

Hugs, Teddy

 

SPARK on Monday and Teaser Reminder

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It’s Monday and time for SPARKS.  What’s SPARKS???   You all know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I was thinking this morning about what kind of SPARK I might like to share……….and it came to be like a flash because I’ve been telling someone close to me that they need to have HOPE – without it we are drifting on the ocean of life without an anchor (well – I didn’t say that exactly of course!).   Anyway, I looked for something that conveys that feeling and found it:

Anyway I definitely think this is what I was trying to convey to someone…………we must always try to remember that there is ALWAYS hope.   The toughest situations are times when you need it more than ever.   No matter what.

Happy Monday and Hugs……..

Pam

Professor Teddy here to remind those of you who look forward to the Tuesday Teaser post every week that we will have one tomorrow at a TOP SECRET time so watch your inbox!     We’ll give you a challenging photo to figure out – you know Professor Angel Sammy and I like watching you INVESTIGATE and figure out where the photo was taken……….so we’ll see you tomorrow!