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Sunday Selfies Hop

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Hippity Hop

Happy Sunday!    Today is Selfies day.    This Hop is hosted by our friends the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head and it makes Sunday our day to STRUT our STUFF!    Post your selfie along with ours by clicking their badge above and completing the LINKY form……….just like that – you’re IN THE HOP!

Mom took this photo of me lounging at the bottom of the stairs WAITING not very patiently for her to come down, put my harness on me and take me outside for a cruise.   Lots of squirrels and especially skinks out there to hunt or spy on and time’s a-wasting Mom!    That’s why I’ve got my lasers on – to help her locate me since my coloring kind of matches the flooring.   HAHA

I’m showing you the before and after versions…………..Mom jazzed up the before with Lunapic of course and that’s how we got the brilliant stripes on my after.

Come to think of it, I look just a little SPOOKY in that second photo don’t I ???    Well, trust me, I look way scarier than I am!

Have a very “un-scary” Sunday everybody!  See you at the Hop!

Love, Teddy

EXTRA EXTRA – IMPAWTANT NOTICE!!

Did you know tomorrow is HUG YOUR CAT DAY????  Well it is!!!!

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Time for the THANKFUL THURSDAY Hop, hosted by my friend Brian.   We get together via the Hop on Thursdays and talk about how thankful we are for WHATEVER – if you think about it, I know that we ALL have things we’re thankful for.   If you’d like to join in the Hop – click Brian’s badge above and join in.

I don’t have a specific thing to be thankful for this week but I do believe in expressing my thankfulness every single day.   Mom and I have quiet time in the morning together before Dad gets up and one of the things we always do is say a little prayer of thanks for BEING HERE and having a quiet and peaceful life in a comfy home with friends and family.   It’s easy to take things like that for granted.   We hope we NEVER EVER do that.

I’m also thankful that my Angel brother Sammy got through with his wi-fi connection to transmit his Thursday poem to us!    A Thursday without poetry from him AND without reading everyone else’s photo challenge poetry just wouldn’t be as fun!

Here’s what I got from Sammy overnight……….

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Hello everyone………it’s Thursday again and time to share some poetry.   I hope you decided to participate this week whether you’ve written a poem before or not.   It’s a fun thing to do and I try to make it a challenge by giving you a photo every week to use as “inspiration” for your poetry!    So far everyone who is writing a poem is doing an amazing job.    We have some REAL poets out there in blog land and happily some of them are our blog followers. 

So, in case you need to see last week’s photo that I gave you to write a poem from, here it is again, followed by my poem.

“Cat Pals”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell    May 31, 2018

 

Buddies and pals can be quite fun

Having two or three can be more fun than ONE

Someone to play with, or sleep with or cuddle

It’s hard to play football when you’re alone in the huddle!

If something goes wrong, your pal can be there

They can give reassurance, or comb out your hair!

Or clean out your ears, or lick food off your face

Pals don’t want their friends to look like a disgrace!

But some animals are fine being the one and only

If you’ve always been “just one” then you can’t feel lonely

If our humans play with us and talk to us and stuff

Being on our own in the household is not really tough!

We get all the attention, all the treats, all the toys

We can be just as happy, and just as full of real joy

But if one day my humans decide to get me a pet

You’d better believe it’s a CAT they would get !  

 

My Dad was always a dog guy before he met my Mom…………Mom quickly converted him to a cat guy………..and I have to say, both Teddy and I are happy that happened !!

SO, I bet you’re anxious to see the photo that I have for you for NEXT week – but I have to say first that I’m hoping you wrote a poem for TODAY with the kitty photo.  Did you?  If so, tell us in comments and give us your blog link so we can READ it OR if you want, write your poem in our comments to share.  

Here’s your challenge photo for NEXT Thursday!

This will be a fun one don’t you think?????   We’ll share what we all come up with next Thursday.   Until then, I will remind you that I am THANKFUL you are our friends.   I’m also THANKFUL if you take up the challenge to express your creativity with a poem – I can promise you it’s not as hard as you might think it is.   

Until next week, I’m sending you all Heavenly Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge…………….

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

Hugs, Angel Sammy

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Well I can’t top that – so I will just say – see you next Thursday for Thankful and Poetic Thursday!

Love, Teddy

 

Memorial Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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Memorial Day Weekend

 

Hopping Along on Sunday With Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head

It’s Sunday which means selfie time!   Our host, “The Cat On My Head” has a wonderful blog hop on Sunday where we can post a selfie and share it!    All you have to do if you want to join us is click on their badge above and fill out the LINKY form – the we can visit you and see how you’re looking this fine FINAL Sunday of May.

Mom did her usual Lunapic “thing” to my selfie………and as I usually am, I was asleep when she snapped it.    With Lunapic she added the “CREEPY” effect, then she added a butterfly frame with Pizap.   Thanks Mom for making it look like I’m dreaming about butterflies – I like them a lot!

Here’s how it turned out………..not too shabby huh?   Looks like a big quilt to me!    A quilted kitty lying on a quilt.    Hope you all have a magnificent Sunday on this 3 day weekend Memorial Day holiday.   Please think about what Memorial Day really is all about…………we know Memorial Day is tomorrow but we’re making it a TWO DAY holiday at my house.

It’s about remembering and honoring all those who serve or have served their country.   All the men and women who helped keep their country strong and free.   For me, this is thinking about my Mom’s father whose photo I see every day when I’m keeping Mom company in her office – also the American flag in a case which she cherishes that was given to her family when her Dad was buried at Arlington Cemetery in 1992.    I didn’t know him but I wish I had…….We’ll be thinking of you this weekend and always Grandpa.

Mom With Her Dad In His Uniform

This is my Grandpa two years before he went to the Bridge, escorting my Mom down the aisle when she married my Dad!

Have a special day of remembering today and tomorrow……………

 

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Selfie Blog Hop time with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head!    Every Sunday we join in the fun of showing off our “fine selves” at the Hop.    This is no exception.    If you want to join us please do – just click their badge above and join with the LINKY TOOL.   Easy Peasy.

My photo this Sunday was jazzed up by my Mom with Lunapic – using the “Frida” art effect.   The photo is just a little embarrassing – YES sometimes I am too lazy to stand up while I’m having my “SINK DRINK” so I have a lie down while I slurp my water from the faucet.   So what?   I wasn’t feeling very perky when this photo was taken.   I just didn’t have enough energy to stand or squat!

Here’s the”before Lunapic” version:

And here’s the FANCY SHMANCY version!

Gee that sink water tastes mighty fine!    Speaking of mighty fine – I hope your Sunday is just that………………….!

Love and Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!

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Oh boy!   Fill-In Friday is here……………..this is a fun Blog Hop that you can join in if you want to – it’s co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing and you can go to McGuffy’s to join up if you click the badge above!    What is the hop all about?    Well, our co-hosts EACH give us two sentences with blanks in them and all we have to do is fill in the blanks however we want………..what happens?   We learn a lot of new stuff about each other.  Cool right?

I’m going to fill in the blanks ALL BY MYSELF this week……………….Mom said I could………………..and my own words will be in BLUE so you can tell it’s ME ME ME talking!

 

1. When I am nervous, I run for the basement – it’s my safe spot in the house!

2. When I am angry, I won’t look my Mom or Dad in the face – I look away so it’s more like a BIG POUT!.

3. Today, I know for sure that Mom is taking me to the vet at 9:40AM – she doesn’t think I know but I heard her call to make the appointment – I haven’t been eating well or drinking enough water (so she says)!

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I am going to Ireland with the Cat Scouts (virtually of course) **

**Mom says she’d fill in this sentence with “I am making corned beef and cabbage with potatoes in the crockpot” !

 

So there you have it – my Friday fill-ins are done!     That was easy peasy………………..you should join us – it’s fun every week.

Teddy

Angel Sammy

 

Angel Sammy and Teddy O’Kimmell wish you the luck of the Irish on Saturday!!

Happy Birthday Madi!

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It’s Madi’s SWEET 16!

Click the Badge above to visit the BLOG HOP!!

Well Madi you wanted us to celebrate your birthday by telling the tale of an epic car journey, or how we (or our humans) learned to drive or something about a road trip of SOME sort – a driving tale.

I have bunches of stories I could tell but I’m going to let Mom tell HER story, and by way of pawticipating in the “driving” part of this HOP for you, I’ll just show both me and my Angel brother Sammy in our cars that we “drove” in the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derbies of the past.    The rule was you had to make your car out of a cardboard box and you had to be IN the car to get credit.   Of course Angel Sammy who hated boxes (!) wouldn’t get in his car so Mom had to hold him inside for his photo.   HAHAHA

Here I am in my “milk truck” making deliveries – this was last year’s Scouts derby……

Here’s Mom holding Angel Sammy in his car – this was several years ago…..

Those are our “CAR EXPERIENCES”………………now here’s Mom to tell her tale!

Thanks Teddy!    I have a story to tell from many, many years ago…………I was probably 18 years old and on a date with my then boyfriend who became my first husband a few years later.    We used to take what we called “drives to nowhere” – we liked to just drive around exploring side roads (yes sometimes we were looking for a good “parking” (!!) spot) and one beautiful Fall afternoon we had just had lunch at a drive-in restaurant when we decided to explore.   We went down a side road that was just about one lane wide – it was paved and headed into a wooded area and we kept following it and following it and it turned into a dirt road.   It looked like a well-traveled dirt road though so we kept following it.    Meanwhile it was becoming “dusk” and we were thinking MAYBE we ought to be heading back home.   It was still light but in the woods on this road it began to FEEL just a little bit “ominous”……….we couldn’t find a good “turn around” spot – there just weren’t any but in one area it was slightly more clear on the sides of the dirt road than other places so he tried a 3-point turn………..we got STUCK.     Under all those leaves on the side of the road in what we thought was a “clear” area (no trees/shrubs) was MUD and we were stuck in it.    I was beginning to panic – I knew we sure couldn’t leave the car and look for help – we were in the middle of nowhere AND it was getting darker.    I knew my parents would have a fit……and of course there were NO CELL PHONES back in the 60s so we had no idea what we were going to do.    Then a miracle happened – we saw someone walking UP the dirt road in front of our car.    Honestly – I was even more scared when I saw this person – who knew what kind of person he was or where he came from, etc.   My boyfriend got out of the car and walked toward the man………he said he’d been hunting and heard what sounded like a car stuck and came to see if he could help.    I COULD BREATHE AGAIN.    He was very nice and helped get our car out of the mud and onto the road and helped us get the car turned around.    No I didn’t hug him but I sure thanked him.    He looked at us and said “I was young once!” and smiled.    He knew why we’d gone down that road……….!!     

Madi, Angel Sammy, Teddy and I all hope that you have fun reading all the stories today of driving adventures.    This was the only “different” kind of driving related story I could come up with!!

Happy Birthday from Pam, Ted and Angel Sammy

Madi, remember this old photo of you and Raz arriving at the Drive-In Theater???   Did you and Raz go for a “drive to nowhere” afterwards????    Tee Hee

Sunday Selfie

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Ready for the Selfie Hop?

Sunday is the day we hop on board the SELFIE TRAIN at the Blog Hop hosted by our friends the Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD.    Yep – everybody who’s wanting to smile pretty for the camera or at least do some sort of selfie joins in this every single Sunday so shouldn’t you do the same?  If you want to, click their badge above and sign up with the Linky Tool.

Mom snapped this little gem while I was politely and quietly snoring on the floor in her office this morning – I was minding my own business on top of my pile of used tissue with my favorite plastic fish keeping me company when WHAMMO – Mom got out the flashy and stole this photo of me.  Oh well.   It’s the least I can do right?

Here’s the photo before she messed with it on Lunapic (using the Psychedelic filter) then adding a Pizap border:

Now that I’ve shown you mine – why don’t you show us YOURS???   Selfie that is!!!!    See you  next Sunday for show off selfies again………………

 

Love, Teddy (Mr. Psychedelic!)

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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Happy Sunday!

It’s time to hop along with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head – just as we do EVERY Sunday.   I hope you are a “hopper” too – but if you haven’t been joining us OR you’re ready to take the plunge for the first time, just click their badge above and go link up!     It’s definitely “THE PLACE” to be on Sunday.

This week Mom snapped this photo of me while I was lounging on a chair in the Guest Room.    I think I’ve told you all before we call this chair “The Granny Chair” because it used to belong to my Dad’s Mom.   She’s been at the Human Rainbow Bridge for many years but her comfy chair is still here and I LOVE it.    It’s a great nap spot……….Mom has an old quilt on the back and a nice soft baby quilt under me and a couple of kitty pillows around……..it makes for a MOST enjoyable snooze spot.   I look relaxed don’t I???

Here’s the BEFORE MOM MESSED WITH IT photo of me:

And after she played around with the photo using Lunapic’s “CONNECTIONS” art filter, here’s what she came up with!    I think it looks rather oriental don’t you?

Hope to see you at the Hop……………….!

Happy Sunday with Hugs, Teddy

Another friend – Sister Kit – from BriansHomeBlog has flown off to the Bridge……please visit Brian’s blog to leave a message if you wish…..click Kit’s badge below:

Sunday Selfies

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Time for Sunday Selfies with Kitties Blue

Every Sunday we hop on board the Selfie Train hosted by our good friends at The Cat On My Head………..the Kitties Blue.    It’s a great way to strut your stuff on a Sunday – if you’d like to join in the fun, click their badge and add your link and you’ll be hopping in no time.

Mom did the Lunapic thing this week AGAIN (she’s hooked – what can I say?) and jazzed my photo up a bit.   I should tell you right up front though that this is an OLD photo of me hitting the water fountain in the guest bathroom.   For one thing, I was a LOT smaller when this photo was taken.   I now take up a great deal of that counter and have to sit on the SIDE of the sink, not on the narrow EDGE like I am in this old photo!    This photo was taken in May of last year and I was adopted in February so only had been in my FOREVER HOME three months!   I had lots of growing to do and of course I’ve done that.

Here is the “before” photo:

And here’s the Lunapic version:

Thanks Mom for making me “ARTSY” for Sunday Selfies!    If you all think this photo makes my rear end look big you should see it now………..HAHAHAHA

Big Selfie Hugs, Teddy

Friday Fill-Ins

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Let’s Fill In Some Sentences OK?

Friday is here and that means that we will be pawticipating in our fun Friday activity of joining this blog hop co-hosted by Ellen of 15andMeowing and Annie of McGuffys’ Reader where we fill in blanks in sentences that they give us!    What’s fun about that?  Well we sure learn a lot of interesting stuff about each other – that’s what’s fun!     If you’d like to join in, click the graphic above and join by filling in the LINKY TOOL.   Simple as that – then fill in the sentences and visit everyone else who did.

Here are our four sentences for this Friday.    I’m going to try to fill them in myself (in green) but if I get stumped I’ll let Mom take over (in red)!

1. My guiding word for 2018 is FUN (I’m just a kid and all I want to do is have fun – especially playing with my Mom – the red dot, throw the ball, chase me around the house, it’s good exercise too!).

 

2. A house is not a home without LOVE and I get plenty of that around here!.

3. I look forward to turning TWO this year.  Then I’ll be all grown up right?   
 
4.  I really need to lose weight, because my Mom has a bad back and carrying me around or putting me on the bathroom counter for a drink is tough for her and my 19-ish pound body!!!!)
So there you have it – I’ve done ALL The filling in ALL by myself this week!  WHEEEEE!!!!!!!     How about you?  Have you done yours yet?   Thanks Miss Annie and Miss Ellen for doing this every week.

Who’s “BIG” – not me – I’m just a little kid – heck I’m not even TWO yet!

Love and Happy Friday!    Teddy

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