Friendly Fill-Ins


Hello Hoppers – Happy Friday!    Time for us to fill in some blanks……………….provided by our co-hostesses, Ellen and Lorianne.   If you’d like to have fun with us, click the badge above and link up.   Share!

Here are today’s sentences………..two from each blog above.    I decided after thinking about the sentences this week that my Mom would be better suited to answering than I would.   SO, the fill-ins are hers and they are in RED!

1. I could live on a canal or houseboat.
2. I rarely get sick, but when I do, I get rather grumpy but just push through it and keep on going.
3. I would most like to be known for being a good sounding board and helping people get through their problems.
4. If you want love, you have to be lovable (!) and return the favor.

My Mom said #1 was easy to answer because she has loved the whole idea of living on the water since she and my Dad travel a lot – have seen canal boats and houseboats and think it would be fun to have one.    Maybe not necessarily as a full-time residence but a second residence perhaps.    Anyway, I think that would be fun too………..I’d have to wear a life jacket but they make them for pets!    Wheeee!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go ask my Dad if he’ll take me outside on my harness/leash.    We have a very pretty day – in the 50s with lots of sun – and I feel the need to stretch my little legs – not to mention getting some fresh air!



Spring is coming!!   YAY!    Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday!   It’s HOP time and we have a chance to share all the things we are thankful for this past week.    If you want to Hop along – click the badge above and link to Brian then SHARE!

We had a BIG day yesterday – I was in hiding most of the day while three trucks full of worker bees were here installing a brand new Heat Pump in our attic.    We have a two-system house (whatever that means) and the furnace was fine but heat pump was “shot” (yikes – that does sound bad).    SO, they had to take apart the old one up in the attic then get it down through a little hole in Mom’s office ceiling – then town two flights of stairs and out to their truck.   I guess they were taking it to the HEAT PUMP GRAVEYARD somewhere.    Then they had to bring in the new one and take it up all those stairs and get it into the attic to install it.   They had to redo all the ductwork too because the previous installation had been done wrong.    ANYWAY, bottom line is I had to stay out of the way and I didn’t like the noise.   I had to forego all my usual activities because we’d been INVADED.    My favorite spots weren’t QUIET.    I wasn’t a happy boy.    TODAY I’m HAPPY and I’m very very very very THANKFUL that it’s over and done.     My parents are too.

As always I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy didn’t forget to send me his poem for this week…………and a new photo for us to use for next week’s poetry too!


Hello Poetry Readers and Writers!   Today’s our day to share!

That’s right – today we’ll share with each other our efforts to write a poem about a photo that I give you once a week to study.   You have a whole week to think about it and come up with a poem – short/long, any format – and on Thursdays we SHARE!    Did you write one?   If you did, let us know in comments OK?

Things have been busy at the Bridge.   Not quite as many partings as last month but our Bridge Welcoming Committee is always available and ready to welcome those who are going to rest up before returning for another of their nine lives.     We are like the ultimate B&B !    I had plenty of time to write my poem though so let’s get on with it.    Here’s the photo from LAST week that we all used for our poems this week.    I had a lot of you comment on this photo after I showed it to you – that you loved it and were inspired by it so let’s see what you did with it!!

“A Little Privacy”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      March 13, 2019 ©

The stuffy house party and shuffling servants

Helped to make some present not too observant

So the housekeeper and footman took their leave

A few moments of cool quiet – a valued reprieve

So many ears around in the kitchen and halls

Made conversation stunted listening for footfalls

Outside in the snow there were no distractions

The housekeeper and footman could pursue their attraction

When she became too chilled to continue the walk

They turned to come back and pursued their talk

Agreed upon liaison on their next free day

Would allow them the freedom to follow love’s way.


I really was intrigued by this artwork.    You can look at it closely and see little things that take your imagination down very different paths every time.   The fact the fence is broken on the left side like something fell through it…….the fact she has no gloves on nor a shawl on a snowy walk…….the fact it looks a bit like he has stopped and is beginning to turn around and go back but she appears to be resolutely continuing on.    He looks to be holding something in his hands….or is he?     Fascinating.   Anyway, that’s why sometimes photos like this make for very interesting poetry.  

Now, would you like to see what I’ve found for us to use as inspiration for next week’s Poetry fun?  

Let’s see what we can all come up with for this one………my Mom would say “I wish I could live there”……………….and in fact when she and my Dad were on a trip and took a canal cruise in Amsterdam they saw many houseboats that looked just like this one and she said that THEN too!  

Good luck writing your poem.    Remember, you don’t have to be an accomplished poet to write a poem…….you just have to be able to say what you feel.   Sometimes it’s easier to do that on paper than it is to say it out loud.  

Have a super week everyone……………………we at the Bridge are hoping you do!

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

Love forever, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.    I like your poem this week and the photo for next week?   I think it would be a ton of fun to live on one of those………..maybe I can talk Mom and Dad into doing that?    No?   You think not?  You’re probably right………..50 years ago they would have though!

Hugs, Teddy




Teaser Tell All Class


Time for the TELL ALL!    We’re glad we don’t have to wear our Irish hats today – they were too tight for our fat heads!

Good morning students………………….we hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s Teaser challenge.     We had a WHOLE LOT OF RIGHT GUESSERS………it was not a tough one for a lot of you to figure out.    But before we get into that……… about hearing who our FIRST COMMENTER was????


KATSRUS (SueB) !!  

And a weird thing happened at the same time Sue’s HELLO came in – we had a “simultaneous” HELLO from ANIMAL COURIERS – but the time changed JUST as it came in.   So it looks like it was a minute behind Sue but it really came in at the same time.    Our Graphics Department (Mom) saw it!!!   SO, we’re giving another FIRSTIE TO:

Annie at Animal Couriers!!


You EACH get one of these:

I was one of TWO first commenters on the Teaser of March 12, 2019! YAY FOR US!

Then we sat and waited to see WHO would figure out the photo first – here’s the photo that was up for grabs:

We saw so many interesting photos of this location – choosing one over the others was tough except that many of the photos had view of front – where there’s inscriptions AND flags.   It would have given it away!    This is a photo of the enclosure which is on top of PLYMOUTH ROCK, in PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS.   There’s some info HERE  about this rather “underwhelming” location which seems to disappoint most people who visit it.    It’s not very “grand” for a spot that’s a big part of our history – but then there’s a lot of controversy about the entire story.    Still, it’s THERE – or at least some of it is (the rock).     Our Graphics Department was going to give you a HINT photo to go with this – a photo of a PLYMOUTH ROCK CHICKEN (yes there is one!) but we decided that you would figure this one out without the chicken hint.


Timmy Tomcat and Family!!


Timmy you get our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER St. Pat’s Badge!

I was the First Right Guesser on the Teaser of March 12, 2019 !!

Woo Hoo Timmy!

There were QUITE A FEW others who guessed right…………………………..and each of you may take a copy of this badge for yourselves to display proudly!!

I was right but not FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of March 12, 2019……yay for me !

Those of you who were hoping for a St. Pat’s Badge and GUESSED but were WRONG – will get that badge – one of these:

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of March 12, 2019 but still got a cool GREEN badge!


Our Cheer Team is coming in to do their thing !!

We’re happily here in our cheering clothes
Those dumb green shoes pinched our toes!
We had a pile of winners today we’re happy to say
With St. Pat’s badges on their way
Sue B and Animal Couriers were first to say HI
Soon others joined us in the blink of an eye!
Then Timmy and family arrived with a guess
That made them FIRST RIGHT before all the rest!
But many guessed THE ROCK so woo hoo for you
If you were wrong then we’ve got a cool GREENIE or two!


I am going to study DOUBLE HARD this coming week so I can win a badge……(sniff)

I’m sorry we can’t have EVERYONE WIN……but it sure is fun every week when we do Teaser………..we can cheer on the winners and try hard to win ourselves NEXT week right?

Shall we go to the cafeteria now and see what Miss D has to say about her DATE??????

Great – let’s go!

Hello students………..well, the Blind Date you all chose for me in Number Two position was even WORSE than Mr. Handsome from last week!   I thought Presley was quite cute and until he suggested we skip dinner and just head to the Heartbreak Hotel I thought he had potential.   BUT I showed him some of my best Black Belt Karate moves and he settled down.   Then things really went south when we got to BBQ Bob’s.   I took some photos:

I mean REALLY!   He forgot I was even THERE!   I hopped in the limo along with my BBQ sandwich and headed home.

Well we’re sorry about that…….we wondered if there would be “problems”!     No worries though – we have a THIRD CANDIDATE and we think he will be the BEST ONE YET – you’ll meet him next week Miss D !!

Alright – it’s your last chance though!   Now – who wants lunch???????

Our Fab Menu for Today:

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Well the date was a bummer but lunch was good!   We’ll see you all next week for another Teaser!

Your Professors !!


Tuesday Teaser Class


Here we are!   Time to speak up with a COMMENT!   Maybe you’ll be first!

After you’ve commented, please have a seat at your desk………..we’ll remind you of how we do the Teaser today THEN get right to it so you have time to figure out today’s photo!    We know you want to win one of the special Saint Patrick’s badges.   Don’t you???

Wednesday Miss Dingleberry will be reporting in on her hopefully hot date with Dream Date #2 but in the interim, our fill-in Chef will of course be cookin’ up a storm in the cafeteria in her place.

I’m anxious to hear if Miss D enjoyed her date – that guy we picked as #1 was a ZERO!

That dream date guy better treat Miss D right or ELSE!

So here are the rules for today’s guessing AND another peek at the special badges we’ll be awarding tomorrow:


Let’s bring on our Team of Irish Cheerleaders (at least Irish for the day…..!) and have them get you FIRED up for guessing the photo shall we???????   They promised not to have any green beer until AFTER their cheer (although I’m not sure that they didn’t have one BEFORE coming here to cheer………):

Happy O’Tuesday to each student guy and lass
We hope lunch today doesn’t give you gas
We look pretty swell in our Irish green
Now don’t laugh too hard and sprain your spleen!
Today’s Teaser is not easy so take your time
To rush with your answer would be a crime
Just do your best and win your pot-o-gold
Hurry hurry up and guess before your brain gets cold!!

Ready to take the plunge students?   Security Guard – please display today’s PHOTO FUN!

Reporting for duty – here’s today’s TEASER photo!

So students – where do you think this photo was taken?   Remember the rules……….and take as long as you like but remember – ST PATRICK’S BADGES ARE AT STAKE!!!

I agree! I’m gonna study it a while.

Gosh……this is a toughie!

Well if you two think you have the answer – whisper it in my ear will you?   (psssst……….)

Sorry boys – keep studying!

Everyone ready to head to the cafeteria?    Let’s find out what the substitute chef has up his sleeve (other than his arm) for lunch today shall we??????????????????????

Hullo Charmink Shtoodents!   Delighted to provide your lunch today! 

Our Delicious Menu Items for Today:

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Alright Students!  Enjoy your lunch – feel free to study at your desks after (or nap) and we’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL and the awarding of appropriate badges.    Oh – and we’ll find out about Miss D’s date too!

Ta Ta Til Tomorrow………Your Professors

Pre-Teaser Monday Time!


Happy Fake Spring at Ding Dong School!!

Hello Students.  I bet you were surprised to see all the Spring flowers and stuff out front of the school when the bus dropped you off this morning.    Our groundskeepers were so sick of Winter they put a bunch of potted plants (some of them are plastic) out front just to give it a little bit of a SPRINGISH feel.    Winter needs to take a hike.

Enough weather talk.   Today we have a couple of things to take care of in class.    First thing is to get you prepped for tomorrow.   Just a bit of a refresher on rules and badges and boring stuff like that.    THEN we will head to the cafeteria where our Miss Dingleberry will be meeting Dream Date #2 (who you chose for her) and we hope to see a little spark there!     Then they will be whisked off in the limo to their dream date.    More on that later – right now let’s talk TEASER.

I’m so happy we’re helping Miss D!

I’m glad we’re helping Miss D too but let’s talk TEASER!!!

Here are your rules YET AGAIN………………and the badges that are up for grabs:


So now you have an extra reason to want to win the Teaser competition this week………………………. !!    Remember – our post for tomorrow will be coming to you at a SURPRISE TIME so be on the alert!!!!!     Most of all remember when you get here to COMMENT FIRST!

Now you’re talkin’ !!


We are ready to win a “bit of the Irish” with a badge too!!

I’m glad we’ve got you fired up………… all we need to do is head over to the cafeteria for the MEET AND GREET between Miss Dingleberry and Dream Date #2!

Miss Dingleberry, here is the Dream Date #2 candidate that our students picked for you!!!!

Presley Elvisburger, this is our very own Miss Dingleberry!

You two will be whisked off on your special blind date in the luxury limo we rented for the occasion, and the two of you have an all expenses paid date at:


The beautiful Elvis Restaurant with its’ owner/head chef, BBQ Bob!

We hope you kids have fun!

Don’t worry about a ‘ting Miss D – Your Svedish Chef has it under control!   READY FOR LUNCH STUDENTS?

Today’s Menu:


Remember – surprise time tomorrow and COMMENT when you get here!  

Your Professors



Sunday Selfie Hop


Happy Sunday!    Time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop hosted by our good friends at The Cat On My Head.    I just KNOW you want to join in the fun – right?   If so, click their badge above and link up.   Show off yourself like WE do every Sunday.

I’m doing my usual FLASHBACK SELFIE today.    This was from one year ago………………

Mom must have really gotten carried away with Lunapic for this one.    We have no idea which art effect she used but it was rather colorful wasn’t it?!    Something tells me this will make a “terror” of a jigsaw puzzle!    If you’re brave, give it a whirl.



We had a surprise snow Friday.   SPRING – WHERE ARE YOU?????!!!!!

Love, Teddy


Bakin’ with Bacon in Baconia


Happy Saturday – we’re bakin’ in the castle kitchen!  Come join in – this one’s another EASY one!


This probably sounds incredibly weird – actually even I – who love bacon – and even my Mom who does too – thought this sounded a little STRANGE……..but know what?   It’s incredible.   Mom loves bananas, peanut butter and bacon so if you think about it, how can you go wrong?    Check it out!!

Banana-Peanut Butter-Bacon Smoothie

1 container (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 banana, sliced
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup ice cubes
2slices crisp cooked bacon (we used more)


  • Place all ingredients except bacon in blender. Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately with bacon slice placed in each glass.

How much more EASY can you get??   Know what else – this smells incredible just like it tastes.

This could be my Mom’s favorite breakfast snack EVER.

The Castle Baconia chef promised me he’d whip one of these up for me and the Royal Mom every weekend!

Oh Monsieur Le King I will most definitely whip this up for you and the Royal Momma!

Excellent….than I won’t have to fire you!   (haha)

King Teddy

Friendly Friday Filling In


Oh boy!   Time to fill in the blanks again……….I can’t believe another week has passed since I filled blanks in but it has.    I let Mom do the filling in last week and I might do them this week or maybe “share” with Mom.     Anyway, if you’d like to have some fun filling in the sentences our co-hosts (15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs) give us every week, please do.   Just click on the badge above and link up with us.    It’s a fun way to share information about ourselves.

Here are this week’s sentences and I decided Mom and I will share………Mom’s BLUE and I’m RED.

1. I am always happy – my Mom and Dad like that about me (!).

2. I brake for red lights, animals, roadblocks and any other thing that I don’t want to run into or over!

3. I’d be lying if I said my life isn’t perfect cuz it is!
4. The one who doesn’t panic wins the race.

There you have it!  Another pile of filling in done by me and my Mom!    We both hope you have a great weekend……….Here’s something to make you giggle…… Mom and I just love this!!!  Hope you do too……………

Tee Hee……………..

I’m sleeping until it gets warm…………..DO NOT DISTURB………….

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Thursday!   You signal the end (almost) of a week………and it’s time for us to remember all the things we’re thankful for in this Hop Brian hosts.   If you’d like to join us – please do – just click his badge and link up.

I’ve got to say this week I’m thankful that the snow we’ve had was TINY………..non-sticking “conversational” stuff instead of stick to the ground forever and slippery as can be.   My feet are not happy with COLD.    They’re not too happy with “cleaning off with a towel” either.    I’m a wimp.   I still get to go outside though – sometimes I hunker down on the front porch so at least my tummy isn’t waving in the breeze…….still, my poor Mom or poor Dad sits there shivering while I get my breath of air and SOMETIMES a little walk on the sidewalk or driveway.    I CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING!!!!!

I’m also thankful to have a poetic brother……………..Angel Sammy comes through every week…………and he keeps hoping that more of you will give writing a poem a try – he tries to send us FUN photos that he thinks might inspire you to pick up your pen (or tap on the keyboard!) and write something.   Short, long, fun, sad – WHATEVER the photo he gives you makes you think of.

Ready for his email to us???   Here it is…………….


Hi Friends!  Ready to “get poetic” with me?

All of us Angels have been wondering when Spring will finally land back on terra firma…..I bet you’re all wondering too……well it won’t be long now.    We don’t really have seasons here – it’s beautiful and quiet and peaceful all the time.  No snow – no ice – just NICE.    We want that for you too!   Hang in there……………

Meanwhile, I hope you’re thinking about writing a poem one of these days if not TODAY…………….I wrote mine and after I show you the photo I gave you last week as inspiration for this week’s poem, I’ll share MY poem with you!   I like this photo because it makes me SMILE………and we can all use more smiles right?

“Granting Wishes”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    March 6, 2019


As one of many fairies who grants a wish

A restful and cool break was needed by “Trish”

Trish flitted and flew about especially at night

Visiting all the wishers before daylight

The dreams of the wishers were most clear in the dark

They lit up the night like a warm cozy spark

She followed the light and if the wishes were real

Her rose would stay alive and soft petals she’d feel

If the wishes were cruel or would cause harm to the planet

The rose would shrivel and die and she’d have no power to grant it.

At the end of the night all the fairies would meet

In the soft fern forest with moss at their feet

Wish fairies are hopeful that humankind will endure

And make only good wishes with hearts that are pure………………..


Now, if you wrote a poem to share with us I hope you will mention that in comments – or even write your poem itself here in comments if you don’t have a blog.   We hope the photo was a fun one for you!    I realized when I started writing that my poem could go in so many directions!!!    This particular one just felt FUN to me.    Poetry is FUN………try it!

Here’s your inspirational photo for next week…………….let’s see what we all can do with this one shall we?

I like this photo……………I hope you find something about it that gives you an idea for a poem – if it does, share it with us next week will you?    I’ll come up with one too.   Meanwhile, I hope all of you have GOOD DREAMS with GOOD WISHES so the wish fairies will grant them for you!!

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

Love Always, Angel Sammy


Thank you for visiting us Angel Sammy!    One day I’ll be up there with you in the sunshine………..until then……….please see if you Angels can put your energy into sending us some Spring will you???

I’m waiting patiently for sun!!!!

Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All


Still clearing snow out front of the school – WHEN WILL SPRING BE HERE???


Yesterday was kind of a whirlwind wasn’t it……………we had a lot of ground to cover here at school – not just Teaser but also Professor Teddy’s big day and Miss D’s not so great date.

The Teaser yesterday was an interesting one we thought.   Our Graphics Department provided the photo and thought it could be just about “ANYWHERE”………….and the guesses showed that you thought that too!

“Anywhere?” – what country is that in????

Well not literally ANYWHERE but SOMEWHERE and the SOMEWHERE was difficult to figure out.   HOWEVER someone DID figure it out and we’ll tell you WHO in just a minute.   BUT FIRST:

Thanks to everyone for making my birthday so special!!!!  

Now, let’s talk about who was the FIRST COMMENTER yesterday shall we?    I know that’s usually a big clamoring mess of students waiting to mow down the front door of the school and be inside FIRST.    This week was no exception.   We have THREE First Commenters to honor today who were all within the first minute we went LIVE yesterday:


CLOWIE, PIX, and OLIVER/CALVIN that’s who!!!!


All of you get one of these of your VERY OWN!!!

WHEE! I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser of March 5, 2019!

Then we waited to see what kind of guesses would come in and we’re talking BEACHES ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!    There weren’t a whole lot of hints available in the photo BUT someone DID figure it out…………wanna know who?????    Well, we’ll tell you but first here’s the photo one last time:

This is a photo of beautiful Long Island, New York.    A most interesting area and if you’d like to know more, CLICK HERE !

Who figured this one out FIRST?

Well I know it wasn’t ME!

Our First Right Guesser was:

JACKIE from Two Devon Cats!!


For you!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of March 5, 2019 – good for ME!

Did anyone else guess Long Island?   Well, not as of when we worked on this post, BUT if you were lucky enough to have figured it out too, then you get one  of these:

I guessed RIGHT but I wasn’t FIRST to guess RIGHT on the Teaser of March 5, 2019. Still, this is a pretty cool badge!!!!

And those of you who tried to guess the Teaser this week but had WRONG guesses……….you know that we still honor you for TRYING:

I was wrong with my guess on the Teaser of March 5, 2019 BUT I tried and that makes me a winner anyway! So there!

Congratulations everyone!

I was wrong but still got a cool badge….I need to polish up my Sherlock skills!

I’m already excited about NEXT Teaser…..maybe I’ll be FIRST!!!!


Wasn’t that a splendid Teaser?    If you’d like to send us a photo that you think would make a good Teaser photo – please do!  Just email it to us and we’ll give it to our Graphics Department.   One day YOUR photo will be what the students agonize over.   It’s fun!

Can students send in photos????  I’ve got some doozies…….

YES INDEED!    Students are welcome to send in photos!


Who’s up for lunch?    Miss Dingleberry is over her disappointment at Blind Date #1’s rude behavior and is looking forward to Blind Date #2 next week.    Remember him?  You all chose him as the second guy for Miss D to meet:

We’ll just all hope things are BETTER with this guy than the other one right?     Now let’s see what’s on the cafeteria line for EATABLES today!

Hello Students…..hope you enjoy your lunch today.   Eat up!!  

Today’s Luscious Lunch:

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Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy