Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


Here we go again!  It’s Friday and time to fill in the blanks.   Our co-hosts give us a chance to tell a little bit more about ourselves with their sentences – two from each co-host every Friday.    If you’d like to join in the fun, click the badge above and it will take you away to 15andmeowing where you can LINK UP and be part of the HOP.

Mom is the star today.    I had trouble trying to fill some of the blanks in so she said “NO PROBLEM – I’LL DO THEM” !!!     Her words are in RED.


1. When I can’t go outside because it’s raining hard, I get upset – I love rainy days but NOT getting soaked!.
2.  Bring back civility.
3. I’m embarrassed to say I’m like a little kid when it comes to Christmas.
4. I feel like taking care of Teddy and my husband David gives my life meaning.

So there you have it – Mom’s TRUE CONFESSIONS for Friday.    I realized when I read her answers that I absolutely agree with her #1.    I feel the same way!   I don’t mind a gentle shower but hard rain keeps me on the front porch instead of out in the yard where I love to be.
Have a HAPPY FRIDAY and don’t forget to join in if you want to – the more the merrier for the Hop!

Just hangin’ out (or letting it all hang out!)     

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


WOW.   Is it really Thursday already?    This last week really flew by like crazy.   Mom says time is doing that for her these days – flying.     At any rate, we’re here to be thankful and then to share Angel Sammy’s poem this week and see yours too!

I don’t really have a “specific” thankful thing this week – I am just generally thankful.   I have a comfy home, great big yard with lots of interesting woods to explore, and parents who love me.   What more could I possibly want?    I guess we all could come up with things that we WANT but as far as what I need – – – – I’ve got it!

Thanks to you too Brian for being our HOP-MASTER!

Now, onward to poetry………………here’s the email Angel Sammy sent me last night…………


Ready for some poetry?

Happy Poetic Thursday everybody.   I hope we might have some new poets out there who decided to give writing a poem a try.   Those of you who DID, please let us know you wrote one in our comments and give us your link – we’ll HOP on over there and read it.  I’m sure it will be fun – this week’s photo is definitely INTERESTING don’t you think?    

Here’s my poem from the photo I gave you, and the photo again for those of you who see this post and decide “WHAT THE HECK – I’LL WRITE A POEM NOW!” – if you do, come back and tell us you did OK?


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      August 7, 2019

Imagine if I’d cut this hair long long ago

Then I wouldn’t be stepping on it with my toe!

Imagine if you can trying to wash this hair to keep it clean

Too bad I can’t take it off and toss it in the washing machine!

Imagine how hard it is to fix it in the morning

Or even move from room to room without sounding out a warning!

Imagine sitting on a bus and needing an extra seat for your hair

Or seeing a bald man in front of a wig store realizing that you have hair to spare!

Some might think this hair is beautiful and wish they had it on their head

But I’ve always wished that I was part cat so all this hair I could SHED!


I just can’t imagine what it would be like to have so much hair………..apparently in the Victorian age, many women did not EVER cut their hair.    I’m sure they would braid it up and wrap it round and round their head so it wasn’t as “ungainly” as it looks in this photo but still……………….. HAD to be a pain to take care of it.   You’d need to hire a person to carry your hair like a train on a fancy dress behind you.    Or maybe take a baby carriage with you everywhere and rest your wad of hair in it to push along as you walked.   All I know is that even though my Mom gets depressed sometimes that her hair is thin and straight and she’s lost a lot of it through the years, she would NEVER EVER wish she had hair like this – in her wildest “HAIRMAGINATION” !!!

Here’s next week’s poetic inspirational photo………………..have fun with it!    

This photo ought to be a gem to write a poem about!    I hope you’ll consider giving poetry a try.    I think you’ll have more fun than you THINK you will……………………I’ll look forward to reading your poems next week.    Meanwhile, have a good week everyone……………..remember your Angels are watching out for you……………24/7 !

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

Love Forever, Angel Sammy



Angel Sammy you sure made me giggle with your poem this week.   When you showed this photo to us last week I just knew you’d have something FUN to say in your poem.   Maybe one day I will give poetry a try.

Hugs, Teddy



Tell All Class!



Hello Class!   Step right up – time for the Tell All!

Wasn’t that a very cool photo yesterday?    And my goodness did we ever have a PILE of people waiting to be FIRST COMMENTERS before class started yesterday.   In fact, our Cheer Team said they wanted a raise because it’s so much work to have multiple Firsties.   We reminded them they don’t get paid in the first place for doing cheers – and that they have access to their private hot tub, meals in the cafeteria, custom-made uniforms, pink Harleys bought by the school for their transport and before we even finished reminding them of that they SHEEPISHLY (haha) agreed to stop complaining.

Fact is though we had FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday!    WHO???????????????????


Our four lucky badge winners are:

JACKIE (Two Devon Cats), TIMMY (Timmy Tomcat), SHARON (Friends Furever) and KATIE (Katie Isabella)


WOW indeed………………we have a lot of winners and THREE of you get one of these (we’ll explain why just three in a moment!)

I was a FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of August 6, 2019! I’m GOOD!!

The reason only THREE of our FIRST COMMENTERS got that badge is because one of our FIRST COMMENTERS also was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!     That was Timmy!    We’ll give you the details on the photo in a minute but first, here’s your special badge Timmy!

Timmy Tomcat was a FIRST COMMENTER and the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of August 6, 2019! WOWZERS!




Here is the photo from yesterday (which was a Guest Teaser/Graphics Department photo) and a little bit about the photo itself which was a very unusual one indeed!!

This is a photo taken from a helicopter cruising over the beach at PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA!   

ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012, the conditions were just right in Panama City Beach, Florida, for saturated air to flow from the Gulf of Mexico straight up and over these 20+ story high rise buildings right on the coastline. What happens when saturated air rises up and over the buildings? It cools – and cooled saturated air condenses. In this case, the condensation formed into these unique “wave clouds” that crested over the buildings.

WOW…….no make it DOUBLE WOW!

If you also guessed right on the Teaser, you get one of these:

Well I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of August 6, 2019 but I wasn’t FIRST! Next time maybe!

And if you guessed but were wrong, you get one of these gems:

I tried….I really did….but I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of August 6, 2019!

That was a wild photo alright………….almost looks like some kind of disaster movie!    

Cheer Team – now that you know even with FOUR FIRSTIES you still need to do your job and receive your ample compensation, how about a cheer????!

We had to get quite busy
Four Firsties made us dizzy
But it’s really amazing to have FOUR
There was a huge crowd at the school door!
Congrats to Jackie, Timmy, Katie and Sharon
We don’t want you to think we’re not carin’ !
It’s just tough to do lots of names
Even though cheer writing is our claim to fame.
Now the BIGGIE winner is TIMMY
He was FIRST Commenter and FIRST RIGHT before many…..
Timmy gets a ride on Suzie’s Harley
Riding with her is pretty gnarly!
Hang on tight Timmy and enjoy the ride!
Just be home before it’s high tide!


Now – is anyone in the mood for food?   Who isn’t in the mood for food – well if you aren’t, you can stay in class and sleep at your desk OR go out on the playground equipment but if you’re hungry – follow us!!

Off we march to the cafeteria!

Hi Children!  Time to load up your tummies!   

What’s on Today’s Menu?

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It’s been another fun week with Class!   See you next Tuesday with another FUN PHOTO!   

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Time!


Good Morning Students!!  Have you COMMENTED yet?

As soon as you have – and stopped at the bathroom if you need to do so – then follow Miss Marge’s voice over the loudspeaker and come to Geography Class and take a seat.    We have a photo for you today with a TWIST.

I know how to twist! 

No not that kind of twist.   It’s just a slightly unusual view of the place we’re featuring on Teaser today.   ANYWAY, where was I – oh yes – we always show you the rules which you already know and the badges which you are familiar with before we begin so let’s get that stuff out of the way.

I’m DETERMINED today – do I look determined???


Alright – that’s what we like around here – DETERMINATION!    Let’s see how well that determination translates to GUESSING CORRECTLY shall we???    But first, a word from the Cheer Team who wants to make sure you are UP for the competition today!

It’s Tuesday and we’re oh so happy
Last Tuesday’s Teaser was far from snappy
Nobody guessed it and what a shame
Nobody got the winners badge and claim to fame!
Today we feel like you’ll have more luck
We even thought along our pet good luck duck!
So get those thinking caps on and get yourselves busy
While we head for the bar and get something fizzy!

Thanks for getting everyone psyched up for the photo today ladies……………….oh and you may take your lucky duck with you.  I think he’s made an impression on the students already!

Just call me “LUCKY” !

Now if we can have the security guard bring in today’s photo – we’ll get on with the show!

Here’s today’s Teaser photo Professors!

Thank you Rusty – and GOOD LUCK STUDENTS……………….

Alright Students…………….GO FOR IT!   


Yes – that’s what we said…………..anyway – if you want to stay and study and agonize over the photo then please do but if you’re hungry (which we are) time to head to the cafeteria!!   Remember Tomorrow’s class will be the TELL ALL and you’ll find out where this beauty was taken and WHAT’S going on!

Greetings students!   Today is “Food From Around The World” day – delicious selections of all types – something for everyone we hope.   

Today’s ‘Round The World Menu!

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See you tomorrow gang!!  

Your Professors








SPARKS on Monday


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.

My SPARK today just might be popping into my head because next month I’ll be turning 72.    That’s not a bad age – frankly because when I was very young I had this feeling that kind of stuck with me that I would float off to heaven at age 62 due to some kind of accident.   Well that didn’t happen thank heaven but 72 is sneaking up on me and I honestly – truthfully – am not freaking out about that.   I’m HAPPY to be alive.   I’ve had serious health issues which probably have led me down the “grateful to be here” road but mostly I’ve been a very positive person.    That helps a lot when facing the aging thing.

I found this simple quote……………and it totally speaks to me.    Maybe it will speak to you too.    A lot of you are a long way from even thinking about aging – I know that – but one day it will be on your mind!

Anyway, that’s what matters…..not the wrinkles or gray hair – it’s the soul!

Love and have a Sparkly week!


P.S.   Calling all Teaser Fans – Professors Angel Sam and Teddy wanted me to remind you class is tomorrow!   Be purrrpared for the Teaser post to pop into your inbox at a surprise time…….hopefully it will be an easier photo to figure out than last week.   I said HOPEFULLY – there are no guarantees on Teaser Tuesdays!



Sunday Selfie Hop


Oh YAY – it’s Sunday and time to HOP with our hosts – Kitties Blue.    Every week we get together on Sunday at their place and show off our selfies.  Sometimes Mom has had a chance to snap a new photo of me but sometimes we do a flashback because she hasn’t.    This week we’re back to FLASHBACK.     You can join us – just click the badge above and link up.

Today I have a pair of FLASHBACKS – the first one of me on the studio couch is from August 4, 2017 and the one of me on Mom’s bed on a towel is from August 4, 2018.   The one from 2017 is one of Mom’ s all time favorite photos of me…….I’d been living here for six months.   I already loved hanging out with Mom in her office.   Still is one of my favorite spots in fact.   The one from a year later shows me perfecting my back nap.   I’m always working on that!

So this Sunday you got two selfies for the price of one……….but I only made a puzzle out of the 2017 one…………so if you’re inclined, here’s the puzzle!

Click the Mini-Me for the puzzle!!

Have a totally happy Sunday…………

Love, Teddy


Bakin’ With Bacon and the King!


Hello Citizens of Baconia!   It’s time to join me in the Castle kitchen for another recipe!

Now you know I always try (or at least almost always try) to give you an EASY PEASY recipe.    This one certainly has a lot more STEPS and maybe a few more INGREDIENTS than usual but it actually is easy and not only that, it’s incredibly delicious so that has to count for something right?????

Maple-Bacon-Pecan-Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and finely crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 (8 count) cans Pillsbury Grands refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • Cinnamon roll icing from above listed canned cinnamon rolls


  1. Grease your bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray WITH flour or grease and flour your pan. Set aside.
  2. Add bacon, pecans, sugar and cinnamon to a large bowl and stir to evenly combine. Add half of the mixture to a large freezer size bag. Set aside.
  3. Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 quarters, then roll each quarter into a ball.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons maple syrup. Add half of the dough balls and gently toss to coat with a spatula. Remove balls from butter/maple mixture and add to sugar/bacon/pecan freezer bag and toss to coat. Arrange coated balls in the bottom of your bundt pan and sprinkle any remaining pecans/bacon/sugar from the bag on top.
  5. Repeat process by adding all remaining dough balls to remaining butter/maple mixture and gently toss to coat. Add balls to freezer bag along with remaining cinnamon/sugar/bacon/pecan mixture and toss to coat. Layer coated balls in your bundt pan and sprinkle with any remaining pecans/bacon/sugar from the bag.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter in microwave safe bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir until smooth. Pour evenly over dough balls.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30- 32 minutes or until balls are cooked through. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Invert onto a serving plate and drizzle with pre-packaged icing when ready to serve..

I can hear you  now saying – GOSH THIS IS A LOT OF TROUBLE…………………trust me – you won’t even think about how much trouble it might have been to make this as you’re enjoying it with your morning coffee (or your after dinner liqueur says Mom).     This is really one very yummy treat.


My work here is done – now I’m going to have some monkey bread!

It’s good to be King – I get to sample all my own recipes!   Happy Caturday!  

Friendly Fill-Ins


Happy Friday everyone… we share some information about ourselves thanks to our co-hosts and this fun BLOG HOP.    They give us sentences with blanks we fill and just like that – we’ve shared something you  might not know about us!   Fun huh?   If you want to join in, click the badge above and LINK UP to the HOP!

This week I decided to let Mom fill in two of the sentences and told her that I would do the other two.    SHARESIES!   My words are BLUE and Mom’s are GREEN.


1. A benefit of wearing a harness is that I get to hang out in the yard with Mom and Dad watching squirrels, birds and chipmunks UP CLOSE!.

2. Sometimes one needs to really think about all the blessings we have in our lives.

3. I’m most likely to become famous for my HUGENESS.

4. “Body-shaming” is a current trend that makes no sense to me.  (Note:  After all – who among us has a perfect body and can pass judgement on others???)

There you have it – another week of filling in the blanks and you know more about us now – isn’t that swell?    Well, maybe not very exciting but isn’t it fun to get to know each other in such a simple and fun way?   Thank you 15ANDMEOWING and FOUR-LEGGED FURBALLS for this super duper FUN Hop you host.    You make Fridays super fun.
Happy end of week………………………..

Love, Teddy……….”living large and in charge” (haha)

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday!    After we talk about how we are thankful, we’ll share Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday email he sent to us from the Bridge last night.    Speaking of thankfuls – if you’d like to join in voicing what you’re thankful for – our host Brian would love it if you’d join his HOP – just click the badge above and link up.   Tell us what you’re thankful for this week.

I have to admit that I’m thankful I’m no longer afraid of my harness (!) – we may never truly know what THAT was all about but all of a sudden I have no problem wearing it so Mom and Dad are thrilled.   Same harness – same leash – just no problem!     That’s a biggie since I’m more safe out there.     Believe it or not I’m thankful also that we are going to have some rain this week – yes I know I complain when it rains and complain when it doesn’t rain but this week we NEED some rain and we got some last night.   We’re expecting some this afternoon AND for the rest of this week.   I’m sure by the time the week is over I’ll be ready for some SUN.

Also thankful Brian hosts this great HOP!  Thanks Brian……………………………

Here’s my email from Angel Sammy……………….


Hi Poetic Friends!!   Time to share some poetry…………

Hope you’re having a good week…………things have been busy at the Rainbow Bridge.   Lot of new Angels coming to the gate all the time – that means a lot of sad families having to say goodbye.   Just remember we welcome them with open arms and show them the ropes and also show them that they can come visit you in your heart whenever they want to.    We may be gone but we’re still with you always.

Now on to poetry.   You know I give you an inspirational photo every week and last week I think I gave you a goodie.    Did you write a poem?  If you did tell us you did in our comments and we’ll come visit you – give us a link if you want to.    We love reading your poetry!    My poem is below – along with the photo we all had for inspiration.

“Bow WOW!!!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 31, 2019


The dog walker’s job is a busy one I’m sure

Lots of whining, barking, and potty stops to endure

Some pups are eager and ready to walk

Others want to sit on a bench and have a long talk!

The dog walker must hold on to leashes with a firm grip

And hope like crazy that he doesn’t fall or trip!

He must carry the tools of his trade in a backpack or his pockets

And prays the dogs don’t see a cat and take off like rockets!



There are a few people in our neighborhood who walk three dogs but mostly we see “single dog” walking around here.   Even on the walking trails there are never herds of dogs like this.   I am sure in big cities this is seen a lot more.   People appreciate that there are folks who will take their dog out for exercise while they are at work or when they are too busy to do it themselves, or even if they’re out of town.   The dog walker to the rescue!   

Now how about next week’s photo?    I have one for you of course…………………………so you have a whole week to think about it then write your poem for next Thursday’s get together.  

WOW……..wonder how long it took her to wash it and comb it out?    Maybe back in these days you just didn’t?   (EEEEEEK)    Anyway, this one ought to inspire some interesting poetry don’t you think?

So I will look for you all next week…….write a poem for this photo – it ought to be a CHALLENGE!   

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

I will see you next Thursday friends……give someone a hug – you’ll be glad you did!

Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks for visiting us Angel Sammy……….I love you……………….Teddy


Teaser Tell All


Ready for us to tell all??????

Good – please have a seat and we’ll confess.   We did warn you that it would be a whopper of a Teaser didn’t we?    One of those that really was just about impossible to figure out?    Well, we will let you know who sent in this stinker of a stumper but first we wanted to tell you who was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday.


Sharon at Friends Furever


This is a special surprise for you:

As of time we prepared class for today we had NO RIGHT GUESSERS on this whopper of a Teaser……………so I think we’d better tell all of you who successfully STUMPED everyone yesterday!


The Queen of Stumpers was our very own Miss Jackie at Two Devon Cats!

This fabulous photo was taken by her at Lee Bay near Lynton, Devon, UK (near the Valley of the Rocks)

Miss Jackie, we have a badge for you to celebrate stumping the students!

Some of you made guesses – and if you did and you were WRONG you still get your badge:

I guessed but was WRONG on the Teaser of July 30, 2019. It was a TOUGHIE!


Guess I didn’t study hard enough!

Don’t feel bad – remember nobody guessed it right – I think we ALL should adjourn to the cafeteria and drown our sorrows in a nice lunch – what do you say students?

Let’s go!!!!!

Sorry you all were WRONG on the Teaser yesterday but perhaps a nice refreshing lunch will help you get over the disappointment???????

What’s On The Menu Today?

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Better luck next week students!

We’ll see you all next week…………………..Your Professors