Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Friday is here and so are the fill-in sentences from our two co-hosts for the HOP – Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing!    You can join up if you want to by clicking on the badge above and linking up with us.    Just fill in the blanks our co-hosts leave for us and that’s that.

Here are this week’s four sentences.    AND – this week I filled all the blanks by myself!    (Mom was napping when I did them…haha)


1. The grossest food  I ever ate was – well I can’t answer this one because I refuse to eat anything that’s icky or chunky or too dry (yes I’m picky!)
2. The best tasting food I ever had was Royal Canin Loaf in Sauce – oh I do love it especially when Mom adds extra water.
3. I should probably stop waking my Mom up every morning at 3AM, but I won’t.
4. If I could have an unlimited supply of one item, I would pick FRESH AIR (outside!)

There you have it – fill-ins by yours truly without Mom.    I have to admit though she would have been good with answering a couple of these and my answers are lame!   Oh well – maybe next week we’ll share again!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hi everyone – a little late this morning with our post – our power was out beginning yesterday afternoon about 4:30PM EST – very serious storms passed through our area with 80 mph winds and very heavy rain…….we weren’t able to go outside to see what’s what but hopefully can do that today.   Main thing is we had a long night – power came on about 15 minutes ago.

We are thankful to be here this morning!

Since our post is late, we’ll just thank Brian for hosting this special Hop and get to Angel Sammy’s poem – ready?

It’s Poetry Time!!

Well by now you all know that we gather together on Thursdays to share poems we’ve written to reflect our thoughts on the photos I find to challenge you (and me) every week.  So let’s see what we’ve all done for the photo I gave you last Thursday shall we?   Here’s the photo AND my poem follows.

Accidents Happen!

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell  ©June 23, 2022


Listen mister I saw you speeding

While in my car a map I was reading

I guess neither of us was paying attention

When the police get here it will be detention!

Here comes Mom and she’s not amused

Quick, let’s laugh and look confused!

I don’t think we’ve fooled her – she has a frown

Do me a favor and help me push your car back down!!!


This photo is sweet – the guys are smiling and they had fun pretending to have an accident BUT I do hope both of them have insurance!!!!     If you wrote a poem for today’s photo, let us know in comments so we can read your take on the photo.   AND of course I have a NEW photo for you to work on for NEXT Thursday.

UP UP AND AWAY!     Those of you who remember me might remember that on my last day before I headed to the Rainbow Bridge, I spent the day visiting all my friends all over the world in a hot air balloon.    Unforgettable.   I really do miss all of you still!

I wore a special outfit for the adventure!

Hope to see you all here next Thursday for more poetic fun………….until then – be kind, be safe, and be HAPPY!

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks Angel Sammy………….we all miss you……….

Hugs, Teddy




OK Class!  You raked us over the coals about yesterday’s Teaser – and it’s TIME for the Tell All!

It seems you all didn’t particularly like that non-descript, where the heck is this anyway, Teaser we gave you yesterday.   We did have a LOT of guesses though so I suppose some people took it as a challenge and gave it a good try.    We do our best to make everybody happy here at Ding Dong Fish School though so we WANT everyone to be happy!!!   Can you blame us?   After all you lovely students show up here on Tuesday AND Wednesday and we’re fairly sure it’s not to see US – it’s to play TEASER!!!!

So let’s get going here………….ready?


(drumroll pleeze)


Your badges ladies!

I was one of TWO First Commenters on the Teaser post of June 21, 2022….the early bird catches the worm !!

“Dang!  If we’d just not stopped in the boys room for a smoke we could have been FIRSTIES!”

Now for the info on the Teaser photos…………………… are the photos again:


Our GUEST Teaser this time around was Miss Ingrid and these photos were taken on Lake Ontario near Coburg, Ontario Canada.    We think Ingrid should get a new badge – “THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT” badge.    However our overworked and underappreciated Graphics Department didn’t have time to make one for her.    OOPS.    Seriously though – having a terrifically tough Teaser is something we RARELY do but we did have a whole lot of guesses – so all of you students get a big pat on the back for being brave enough to make a guess!!!    Ingrid this badge is for being our Guest – thanks!

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of June 21, 2022 and I fooled everyone!!

So Obviously……………(drumroll please)

There was NO FIRST RIGHT GUESSER …………however, a whole lot of you TRIED and if you tried you get one of these well-earned badges!

Nobody in class guessed the Teaser photo of June 21, 2022 but ALL of us who tried got this badge!!

Cheer Team?  You’ve got your work cut out for you with this class full of frowns…………………….

Well we knew it was a toughie
Left you all feeling rather roughie
But a challenge it truly was
It left our brains in a fuzzy buzzz!
We still had TWO First Commenters though
INGRID and CECILIA were far from slow
Next week I’m sure the Teaser
Will be a big crowd pleaser!!

Now how about we go get something to eat in the cafeteria??   That will cheer everyone up right?   Well – everyone except Kismet anyway.

Lunch or Breakfast – ready when you are!

The Menu:

Thanks for having fun with us with Teaser!

The Professors


Teaser Tuesday Class Time!


“Good Morning Officer Kitty!   Stay safe!”

Hello Students!   It’s that time again – time to TEASE!

“You tease us all the time – telling us we can win – WELL WE NEVER WIN!”

Well students, it’s not your Professors’ fault if you can’t figure out the Teaser is it????   HMMM?    Now, you know the drill by now but we’ll refresh your memories with the rules AND the badges up for grabs:

Today’s Teaser is a certified WHOPPER…………… is without a doubt one of the toughest ones we’ve had.   We’ve examined this photo and see NO CLUES.   Maybe you will see something we don’t see.    It is a GUEST TEASER and should drive all of us nuts before tomorrow’s TELL ALL.    Ready?


We have two “clue” photos for you – of the same place of course – so our Art Department framed them both up and here they are:

There you go – your clues…………….now it’s up to you to figure out WHERE THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN!

“How are we supposed to figure that out???  Looks like any shoreline in the UNIVERSE!!!”

AH HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   There you are – a true test of your determination and persistence while searching for clues!      Now the Cheer Team will try to bring you out of your comas so you can get to work:

This one is a REAL doozy
Two photos for hints and they’re not very “clue-sy” !
But we have faith you’ll come ’round in the end
Even if it sends you “round the bend” !
Don’t be scared we know someone will win!
Even if the chances might be slightly slim!

Well girls not so sure you cheered anyone up today with that cheer but thanks for trying.     I think at this point the only thing that will cheer anyone up is to have a good meal so let’s head to the cafeteria – maybe everyone will feel more like studying after eating!

“I’m sure after you have something to eat your brains will function better students!”

Here’s Today’s Menu:


Good Luck From Your Professors!

SPARK on Monday


It’s Monday and you know by now that means it’s time for a SPARK. “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own. Why? Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort. Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.

My SPARK for today speaks to me because I had to learn this early on in life.   It’s served me well too.   Only once I can think of did I wish I hadn’t chosen to jump but in spite of that, I DID learn something from the experience – it had to do with relationships.    But this quote speaks to WAY more than just that!


Hope you have a super week……………………………and if you aren’t quite sure what to do about something this week – why not just go ahead and……..


Hugs, Pam