Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


Happy Friday – and YES by the way it really is Friday and we really are getting this blog post OUT on a Friday – it’s not Thursday or Saturday – we get the day right MOST OF THE TIME.      This fun blog hop is cohosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs Friday every week.   Each host gives us TWO sentences with words missing and our job is to fill in the blanks.   It’s fun – ready for this week’s sentences and our “fill-ins” ??

Mom and I shared fill-in responsibilities this week…………if Mom supplied the word(s) then they’re in RED but if they are MY word(s) they’re in GREEN.

1. Having our new redbud trees flower this year (their first year) was a pleasant surprise,    (I just LOVE redbud trees!)
2. My Mom not being able to find my fave food in pet stores or online was a not so pleasant surprise.   (but it’s worked out – she found something NEW and our vet prescribed a prescription food which is EASIER to get online)
3. I can’t help but wonder if Covid will EVER go away when every day somewhere NEW has their number of infections going UP!.
4. I wish people would stop asking me if I’m overweight – I’m not – I’m just BIG!!!!

So that’s it for this week’s FILL-INS.    Thanks to our co-hosts for this fun blog hop – it really is very cool reading everyone’s words in the fill-ins.    Give it a try if you’re not an old hand at it!
Happy Friday!

The Dynamic Duo of Fill-Ins……MOM AND ME!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thursday means THANKFULS……..and after we are thankful we move on to part two which is POETRY with Angel Sammy.     As far as “thankfuls” go we have lots of things to be thankful for.   Two days of gorgeous weather (ending tonight with storms) has been wonderful.   A reminder of just how gorgeous Virginia is in the Spring if it TRIES hard enough!   We will have a day in the 90s before the week is out though.    All of us are healthy – another HUGE blessing.   We continue to be thankful that Brian hosts this chance for all of us to mention what we are thankful for.    Then of course we are blessed with hearing from Angel Sammy every single Thursday with his poem challenge.    Here’s his note that he sent from the Rainbow Bridge last night.

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Welcome to Poetry Day!

Hi everyone.   Time to share some poetry.    Did you write one this week?    I gave you a very hairy photograph (haha) last week to use for today’s poem.    Should be interesting to reach everybody’s poetry today.    I try to find photos for you that might CHALLENGE you a bit.    This one sure challenged me!

Here’s the photo I gave you last Thursday to write a poem for sharing today.

EEEEEK.   Now that’s a whole lot of hair.  Imagine washing/drying/keeping it out of your dinner plate????   HAHA    Seriously – if you are curious about this long hair period in history, check out this website – super interesting.       CLICK HERE

Here’s my poem for this photo………………

“Time For A Trim?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 18, 2022


In Victorian times hair was really quite “IN”

Didn’t even matter if it was thick or thin!

Didn’t matter if it was curly or straight

Didn’t matter if it was HALF a woman’s weight!

The long the better and that’s no lie

Imagine all the time it took for a wash and dry!


Alright – I know I got a little silly with this one but it was fun.    The website we gave you has lots of photos of women with “never ever cut” hair…………and it’s just interesting that it was a fashion trend.    As they mention, because times were hard for many people women would often cut their hair and sell it so not EVERYONE had floor-length or longer hair!

Now for next week I have a great photo for us to work with.   At least I think it is!    AND if you wrote a poem this week for our “long hair” photo, please tell us in comments and give us your link so we can read your work…………OK?   OK!

Isn’t this a hoot?   So cute.   I feel a fun poem coming for this one!

So let’s get together next Thursday and share poems again shall we?    You have a whole week to work on a poem.    Until then, stay happy and healthy and don’t think for one second that you can’t write a poem because YOU CAN!

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

Love Always, Angel Sammy

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Oh Angel Sammy our Mom wishes she had pretty hair but not like these ladies have!     I think our Mom is perfect like she is don’t you?    Don’t tell her I said that though!

My hair isn’t long!    Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All Time


Welcome Class – you know what today is – TELL ALL TIME!

We had a big crowd waiting for Officer Kitty to open the front door to the school yesterday morning…..but everyone was well behaved – no pushing or shoving – very orderly and the end result was FIVE (yes FIVE) FIRST COMMENTERS.

“FIVE?  As in between four and six???”

Yes indeedy.   It was quite a group that made it inside to comment in the first sixty seconds after the door to school opened.    Wanna know who they were????????

We kind of were too but still we were happy about it. 




Woo Hoo Firsties!

And all of you get one of these badges for being FAST and FIRST:

I was one of FIVE First Commenters on the Teaser of May 17, 2022! FAST AND FURIOUS!!

Now one of our FIRST COMMENTERS was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER and we’ll have a special badge for that person in just a bit.    BUT FIRST – let’s show you the Teaser photo that was in question and we’ll tell you who the GUEST TEASER was (yes we didn’t tell you that yesterday – SURPRISE!) and where the location of the photo was.

The beach in the distance at Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain

This beautiful photo was sent in by JACKIE – she and her husband were on a cruise recently and this was one of the photos she took during their FABULOUS visit.     A BIG THANK YOU to Jackie!

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of May 17, 2022.

“Well Roger, I believe their cruise ship was bigger than yours!”

Now let’s tell you who was the FIRST COMMENTER who was also our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………….drumroll please?


“Way To Go!!!!!”

And here is the special badge for being one of the FIRST COMMENTERS and being our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

I was a DOUBLE FIRSTIE on the Teaser Post of May 17, 2022! I was one of FIVE FIRST COMMENTERS AND I was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER….lucky me!

If you ALSO were right with your guess – AND there were SEVERAL of you who were right (WOO  HOO) you get a RIGHT BUT NOT FIRST badge!!

Congratulations EVERYBODY who won a badge…………..but remember, even if you did NOT guess the Teaser correctly, you still get a badge for guessing:

I guessed the Teaser location but was WRONG on the Teaser post of May 17, 2022. Imagine that….maybe next week I can be RIGHT??


“Alright – so I didn’t win anything this week – WATCH OUT NEXT WEEK!”

Let’s get our Cheer Team in to see how the ballet class went yesterday AND to perhaps have them CHEER YOU UP if you didn’t get a badge.

Back in the pool we are today
There’s just one thing we wanna say
Ballet stuff is pretty cool
But we prefer being cheerleaders in a pool!
Teaser this week was one big WOW
The names of the FIVE FIRST COMMENTERS are coming now….
Ingrid, Katty, Sharon, Janet and Frank
The rest of you we’re afraid – your ships all sank!
Then finally someone guessed the Teaser RIGHT!
It was Miss Ingrid up again – high as a kite!
Next week who knows what we’ll have for a Teaser
But at Ding Dong Fish School we know it will be a PLEASER!!

Thanks ladies – and a thank you again to Jackie for the cool photo this week.    If any of you have a photo you think would be a good “STUMPER” for class – sent it to us in an email.

Now for the most important part of any school day – GOOD!


“Step right up and fill your tray – some very good food coming your way!”


See you all next Tuesday for more TEASER FUN!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Teaser Class Time!


“OK Patrol – I smell breakfast cooking in the cafeteria – let’s report in then go eat!!”

Security Chief Clowie says all is well on campus so let’s get TEASER CLASS GOING!   


“Well I did….but there was already a pile of commenters in front of me!”

We’ll start things off as we always do……the RULES you need to follow when you’re guessing AND the badges you will win if you’re LUCKY!

We switched up on  badges this week just for a CHANGE – these are familiar to you BUT different from last week’s batch!

Today’s Teaser photo is a whopper.    Yes – we said WHOPPER and we meant WHOPPER.

“Scuze me Professor but isn’t a Whopper a big old hamburger???”

Wrong kind of whopper Marvin.    We should probably have said “toughie”………….at least we Professors think it is.    We’ll find out after we show you the photo and the guesses start coming in!

Marge – please do us a favor and page our Teaser Photo Guard to bring in today’s Teaser please?


“Here’s today’s photo Professors – looks like a tough one!”


Well I suppose we’ll find out shortly if this has been a toughie or not!    In the meantime – the Cheer Team wants to get you ready for guessing so ladies – you’re ON!!

Today we’re cheering out of the pool
Because we’re off to ballet school!
There’s a recital coming up
We wanna win the gold cup.
Anyway good luck to one and all
Whether you’re short or tall
Guessing the Teaser is sometimes rough
But you students are pretty tough
We’ll be back here tomorrow morning
This is your early warning!

Thanks for the warning ladies……………….you all look quite lovely in your ballet outfits.



Sorry Suzie………keep your hair on……..I meant to say amazing.    (Whew!)

Let’s head to the cafeteria students……………I think we need some food for strength after surviving class (especially the cheer team) this morning!

“Time to have breakfast or lunch everyone!   Step right up – we’re ready to serve!”

What’s On The Menu?

See you tomorrow for TELL ALL!  GOOD LUCK!

Your Professors