Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Thursday is here and so am I !!    I’m going to be THANKFUL first then onward to Angel Sammy’s weekly poem.    Thankful?  Yep – I always am.  Anytime I stop and think about my world, I realize it’s FULL of thankfuls.   This morning for instance I was outside with my Dad in the COLD COLD COLD and I realized at one point when I was hunkered down in the leaves that I really didn’t HAVE to be out there – it was my idea to go but I sure didn’t have to STAY.    I got up and lickety split headed for the front door dragging my Dad by the leash he was holding and back inside we came to get warm.   What if I had nowhere to get warm?   So many animals don’t.   Makes me sad thinking about them but I’m SO thankful I’m not one of them.

We got our regular email from Angel Sammy overnight.   So I’m able to share yet again his poem and a new photo for those of you who are playing along with us with the Poetic Thursday fun.   Some of you are “on the fence” about going out of your comfort zone to try writing a poem.  Let me encourage you to do it.   You just might ENJOY writing one!

Here’s Sammy’s email………..


It’s Poetic Thursday – are you ready?

Hi everyone!  It’s me – Angel Sammy – the cat poet here for another bit of fun with poetry on Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.    If you’ve joining us for the first time, every Thursday we share a poem that we have written during the week using a photo that I provide to you (and me) for inspiration!    What we see in the photo, how we feel looking at the photo, what it makes is think about, etc.   It’s up to you to write any form of poetry about the photo.    It’s fun.   Try it!    Last week I gave you this photo – and following it is my poem for the week.

“Magic and Mystery”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     December 5, 2018


On misty shores the maiden moves along

Towards magical towers and a mysterious song……

Only she can hear.

The message in the bottle promised her love

If she’d follow the light and the sound of the dove……

Towards her hearts’ desire.

Her dreams led her here to this shore

To find the bottle to learn much more……

She was ready for adventure.

She’d been different from others all her life

Her illness was painful and hurt like a knife…..

It was such a burden for all.

The thought of some happiness drew her here

She felt something extraordinary was ever so near…..

She heard the music in her heart.

At the gates of the castle she was met by a light

It was burning yet cool and felt ever so right…..

The Angel said “Welcome to Heaven”.


OK – I can almost hear you.   This is very different for me isn’t it?!   Well this photo when I first saw it stirred something in me (and my MOM!) and we felt like it needed a different “message” than the usual.    I began writing it NOT with this ending in mind – it just CAME TO ME as I was about half way through.    Anyway, I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you’ve written!    If you wrote a poem this week, let us know in comments and give us your blog link so we can read it!   OR – write your poem in our comments so others can enjoy it.  

Ready for next week’s photo?    Here it is!

This ought to be a doozie.   My Mom says no doubt this is what every shopping mall in the world looks like right about now.  I thought it would be a good photo to use for us to write about as we sneak up to Christmas!

Are you ready for the holidays?    I used to LOVE when the house got decorated.   Lying under the tree was my favorite thing.    That’s ME on the left and Teddy on the right.   I trained him well didn’t I ??

Sam Under Christmas Tree

So I will look forward to seeing you here next Thursday.    Give writing a poem a try.   You will be proud of yourself if you do and you just KNOW that I will be too!!

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

Love Forever, Angel Sammy


Oh Angel Sammy you are right – you really DID train me well and I never even met you but when I dream at night there you are……..helping me, teaching me, telling me things I could only learn from you.    I love Christmas as much as you did.    I’m still trying to decide if I like Dad’s train under the tree as much as you did though!    HAHAHA

Love, Teddy


Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Thursday on a Thanksgiving Day is the bestest combination there could be.   We’re THANKFUL just to be here and to be part of Brian’s Blog Hop every week and we intend to stay with the Hop until it stops Hopping!    If you’d like to join in – click Brian’s badge above and join.    Also we don’t want to forget to THANK Brian for hosting.

The other thankful I’ll mention is that I’ve always enjoyed having Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday on the same day we’re THANKFUL.    It’s great timing.   I love hearing from the big brother I never knew at least once a week.   He does whisper in my ear when I’m dreaming sometimes but mostly I only hear from him on Thursdays.

Let me share what I got from him today in the way of a POEM and a message!


Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it…….!

Here I am on this day of thanks back in my old home with my Mom, Dad and Teddy to share the poem with you that I wrote based on last week’s inspiration photo.    Every week I give you a photo and you have a whole week to figure out what that photo inspires in your creative mind!    Photos make us feel things, see things, and hopefully WRITE things like poetry.   If you wrote one, tell us you did and give us your link in our comments.   We want to read your poetry!     Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by MY poem to share with you:

“Garden Guardian”

The Green Man watches in quiet repose

While frogs, bugs and mice climb over his nose!

He sees all and feels all through every season

His visage changes at the whim of nature with no rhyme or reason.

A patch of moss dies on cheek or nose a weed sprouts behind his ear

But always vigilant his eyes keep watch so steady and so clear

At first glance it seems he’s slowly sinking in quicksand oh so cool

Or perhaps he’s just doing the breaststroke across the garden pool?

I have the feeling he’s been there forever keeping watch as best he can…….

Making sure the beauty of his garden is not ruined by the heavy hand of man.


In case you are wondering about this amazing garden feature, it is part of a rather spectacular place called “The Lost Gardens of Heligan” in Cornwall, UK.    There are a number of features similar to this one that you can see should you have the good fortune to visit this magical place.    You might enjoy taking a look at their website!    CLICK HERE

If you didn’t write a poem this week – never fear – you have another chance NEXT week!    I’m about to give you the photo inspiration for another poem that will “hatch” in your imagination (I hope) and you will share with us next Thursday.   Come on – join me won’t you?    It’s FUN to write a poem…………..Honest.     Here’s next week’s photo:

This is a doozy isn’t it?   Now this is a view of things that – as an Angel – I am familiar with……………but it might make you a little queasy.    I bet it does make you think of some interesting things and those interesting things CAN be a poem!!   

Now I must get back to my Rainbow Bridge duties…………………so I will leave for now and look forward to you joining me NEXT Thursday and hopefully you will have written a poem with me.    I hope those of you – especially my own family – who celebrate Thanksgiving have a really wonderful and special day.    We should all be thankful EVERY SINGLE DAY and not just one day a year but on Thanksgiving we truly concentrate on our thankfulness so make sure and do that today – even if you aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving!

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

Thankfully yours with Hugs, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.   You are my inspiration every single day and always will be until one day when I join you at the Bridge – then we’ll be the DYNAMIC GINGER DUO!

Can’t a guy get any privacy around here?  I’m cleaning up for Thanksgiving dinner!!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Good morning!    It’s Thankful Thursday time…………and after we have some “thankfuls” then we’ll share some poetry from Angel Sammy.    We had our first snowfall overnight.   Yep – snow but not that big of a deal because the ground is still not cold enough for the snow to STAY.    I am not sad about that – I’m glad and I hope it works out that way.   So far we have had some LIGHT FLAKES and just now it’s HUGE FAT FLAKES of snow……still, it will turn to rain later and hopefully be GONE!    Mom and Dad don’t have to go anywhere THIS week but next week they have Thanksgiving plans and icy roads are NOT on their wish list (of course!).    Still, I’m thankful that the snow isn’t sticking around this time.   I’m sure we will have plenty of snow days to come and in fact it is predicted we will have more snow this winter than in a VERY LONG TIME.   Guess all that firewood Dad got will be used up this winter (another thing to be thankful for because I love fires in the fireplace!).   Thank you Brian for giving us a forum with your HOP to talk about our “thankfuls” – if we just look for them we will find plenty to be thankful about!

Now, shall we see what Angel Sammy has to say about being Thoroughly Poetic this week.   I received his email from the Rainbow Bridge last night as usual…………..


Happy Thursday Friends!!

Time for us to do a little poetry sharing…….I look forward to this every single week and I hope you do too.   Some of you are participating and writing some wonderful poetry based on the photos I give you each week for inspiration and it does my heart good to read them.   GOOD FOR YOU!!

If you’ve written one and want us to read it – just tell us you did and give us your blog link in our comments here.   It’s fun to see all the creativity flowing around the internet.    As a reminder, here’s the photo I gave you LAST week to use as inspiration for today:

Gosh I just love this photo.   It is such a great shot isn’t it?   I thought it was very inspiring to say the least.   Lots of you said you were reminded as I was of that song about the ant and moving the rubber tree plant.   Well, that’s what THIS photo SCREAMS doesn’t it?   Of course the ant could be a world champion ant weightlifter practicing for the next meet……or a mighty woodcutting ant bringing home firewood or housebuilding material.    Anyway, what did it tell YOU?    Share your poem with us so we can find out!   

Here’s my poem for this photo:


By Angel Sammy Kimmell    November 14, 2018

How will you ever know if you don’t try?

How can you complain and ask why, why, why?

If you don’t find your strengths and you don’t give them a chance

Then you’ll find yourself alone in a colony of ants!

They never give up when they have a goal in mind

Whether it’s food, shelter, or safety, they search until they find

While it’s easier to sit back and watch while others get things done

You’ll feel the waste of a day when down goes the sun

Since we know not how long we will be living this existence

Seems a shame to waste time wallowing in our lack of persistence

Let the ant with his “bounty” and his strength from his achievement

Be your inspiration to feel PROUD instead of any sense of bereavement!

Each moment should be lived being bold and brave

As for your personal flag saying “I DID IT MYSELF” – I say LONG MAY SHE WAVE!!!


Now it’s YOUR turn – what did our little ant friend “say” to you this past week?    Here’s the photo I picked out for you to use as inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetic exchange……….!!

I love this……………………what an interesting garden feature huh?    Have fun with this one and I will look forward to seeing what you wrote next week AND share my poem as well.    I hope you have a wonderful week whether in the sun or the snow………I’ll be watching you from the Rainbow.

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

Love always, Angel Sammy



Oh I liked your poem this week Angel Sammy and that one for next week is going to be a lot of fun!    I think if that was in my back yard I would love to take naps on top of his head in the sun.   Tee Hee……………..


Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

YAY!   Thursday is here and so am I.   I’m going to share my thankfuls on Brian’s HOP then let Angel Sammy do his “poetic Thursday” thing.    I’m EVER SO THANKFUL that my Mom and Dad came home from being gone for four days last week – I wasn’t so sure after they dropped me off at the “spa” but they DID come back and they DID get me so I needn’t have worried.   I’m thankful that the Sisters at the spa love me.   At least I think they do – they visited me and petted me and fed me and stuff – that’s a good sign right?    I’m thankful my Mom and Dad had a good time in Maine too.   They deserve a little break.   If you’d like to tell the universe what you are thankful for on Brian’s Hop – just click the badge above, fill out the LINKY form and you’re IN !!

Now for the second part of my post – Angel Sammy’s poetry day.   You know by now he sends me an email from his cloud at the Rainbow Bridge that contains a little message from him and a poem based on the photo he gives everyone on Thursday every week to use as inspiration for the NEXT week’s poem.   Some of you are playing along with us on this and it justs makes HIM and ME so happy.   You’re all VERY good poets!   Give it a try.   Join in the fun.

Here’s Angel Sammy’s email:


Hello All!   Greetings from the Bridge!

It’s poetry day……………and I can’t wait to read your poem if you wrote one – make sure and tell us in comments that you wrote one and give us your link so we can check it out.   I love Thursdays so I can share my poem with all of you and just let you know that all of your Angels (including me) are always watching out for you even though we are no longer physically with you.   REMEMBER THAT!!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – one that I hoped would spark your creativity and get you writing a poem for today!

My Mom loved this photo – she TOTALLY remembers these trucks and how exciting it was to see the guy ringing the bell and stopping at every block to let the kids gather round and get ice cream or sometimes just get to ring the bell or try on his hat!    Here’s my poem for this photo:

“The Magic Man”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     October 24, 2018

The good old days were truly good

At least they were in some neighborhoods!

The Good Humor Guy came around all the time

Amazing how something so good could just cost a dime!

Kids would come running when they heard the bell

No matter what you got, it sure tasted swell!

He would time it just right so most dinners were done

It would be time for dessert with the setting of the sun.

Those days were so magic, and the drivers were magicians –

Ice cream was better “medicine” than what we got from pediatricians!!!


Alright – I have to admit, I invaded Mom’s dreams one night to get her feedback on the Good Humor guy she remembered – so this poem is almost more HERS than MINE this week!!

I guess it must have been a lot of fun back in those days.   Mom remembers all of this stuff from back in the 50s forward.    The last time she actually heard an ice cream truck it was an electronic song playing over and over and over and the truck was kind of speeding through the neighborhood like he was on fire or afraid to stop!    Well that kind of ruins the moment doesn’t it!

Here’s the photo that I found for you poets to use as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we meet again for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday……………hope you like it!

This ought to be an interesting one to put a poem to don’t you think?    Let’s see what you can do with it and I’ll meet you back here – same time, same place – next week.   Meanwhile, if you haven’t tried writing a poem – give it a whirl.   When you SEE something, things go through your head – feelings, thoughts, ideas – so just put them into WORDS – whether they rhyme or not is irrelevant – just say what you feel.

Right now I’m FEELING like I need to say goodbye.   You know we Angels here at the Bridge are incredibly busy – they keep us hopping here.   But we are never too busy to watch over all of you.  We’re here for you if you just want to talk to us before you go to sleep at night or if you feel lonely – you are never alone!

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

Love to my little brother Teddy, Mom and Dad, and of course ALL OF YOU!   

Angel Sammy


Well that was a totally cool poem Angel Sammy and I’m always happy when Thursday comes around so you will be sharing your poetry with us.   I’ll talk to you in my prayers as always – thanks for being my special Guardian Angel.

Love, Teddy



Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Happy Thursday friends!   Time for our THANKFULS with Brian and our poetry with Angel Sammy.    First up – thankfuls………….and since this is a Blog Hop, if you’d like to join in and tell the world what you’re thankful for, click his badge and join in.

This week I think I’ll just concentrate on being thankful for all my friends and all of you who follow our blog.   If not for our visitors and commenters every day of the week, we wouldn’t be here.   We wouldn’t be having fun every single day.   There would be no Teaser Tuesday or Poetic Thursday or Bakin’ with King Teddy – – – I would miss all of that and hopefully our followers would too.   So let me just say it again – THANK YOU!!!

Angel Sammy got his email to me with his poem for today and his post for all of you…………’s below and he said he hopes you enjoy it!


Greetings from the Bridge!    Another week has gone by and it’s time for us to share poems.   I hope you look forward to Thursdays for that reason along with whatever else you enjoy Thursdays for.   I am hoping you wrote a poem to share with us today – if you did, please tell us you did and give us your link in COMMENTS.   We will visit and read your poem!    Every week I give you a photo that is meant to inspire you to write some bit of poetry.   It’s good for you to be creative and I hope you take the opportunity of some “photographic inspiration” to do that.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for this week:

Now this family is having fun TOGETHER!!   I know about “a bicycle built for two” but this one is a “whopper” !!     Here’s the poem I wrote to go with this photo:

“Tandem Togetherness”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     October 10, 2018

Breezing along on the trail or the road

With five of us pedaling we’re sharing the load!

Enjoying the breeze and camaraderie

Our family can be together and set ourselves free.

The smiles on our faces tell the story of fun

All riding together we’re five and not one.

We’ll stop when we’re ready and talk about the ride

How we pushed ourselves hard – as a matter of pride.

Together we are strong as an active family –

Whether on our bike or not – we’re as CLOSE as we can be!


I really liked this photo – and it reminded me of the Mom and Dad of the Kitties Blue who have a tandem bike they ride a lot.   Imagine having FIVE riders – has to be a lot of fun.    Here’s the photo I found for you to use for NEXT week’s Poetic Thursday.   See if you can’t write a poem inspired by this photo and play along with us next week won’t you?

I found this very cool photo of Old Faithful………….thought we could come up with some fun poetry for this one!    GOOD LUCK!    Don’t be afraid of trying your hand at a poem!   Trust me – you’ll enjoy it.

I continue to be super duper busy here at the Rainbow Bridge – I love the work I do and I always have time to look out for my family and friends……………..we’re always here for you!    See you next week……………

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

Love from above………….Angel Sammy



Thanks Angel Sammy……………….that photo for next week has me wondering – – – I don’t think I’ve ever SEEN such a weird looking cat before!!!!!!!    See you all next week…………..

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Happy Thursday to all our friends!   Thanks for coming by to see what I’m thankful for AND to see what Angel Sammy sent for his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.   We have two parts to our Thursday posts with Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop being first.    Brian would love to have you join all of us — so click the badge above and go to his blog and sign up to be part of THANKFUL THURSDAY!……….I have been very thankful to have some sun the past several days and for the cool breezes we’ve getting which are hinting at some Fall weather approaching.   Even our trees are getting the message because Mom and I have seen some oranges and some yellows on the trees that normally turn first.   We’re a long long way from leaves coming down but the occasional floater by reminds us it’s not far off!!   Mom and Dad’s favorite season is Fall……….Dad got some firewood delivered a couple of weeks ago so we’re READY.

I got the usual email from Angel Sammy overnight – his poem and message to us all never fails to arrive on time.   As busy as he is up there at the Bridge he doesn’t let us down.   Here’s his message:


Greetings from the Bridge!

Have you all noticed how FAST time goes down here?   Mom and Teddy said that it seems like we just had Poetry day but it’s been a whole week.    Anyway, I have been busy but I will never be too busy to pop in from time to time here on my little brother’s blog.

Here’s the photo that I gave you last week as inspiration for your poem.   You have a whole week to come up with a poem to go with the photo – and I hope – as always – that a lot of you gave this a whirl…’s just FUN to use a photo as inspiration and those of you who regularly participate know what I mean.    Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem, followed by NEXT week’s photo!!

“Bird Board Meeting”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell         October 3, 2018

“This meeting will come to order”

Chirped the Chairman of the Birds.

“We’ve business to discuss and decisions to make,

About things you may have heard!”

The chirping stopped around him

The birds sat still and quiet

The silence was almost deafening because

It usually sounded like a riot!

“The humans living in this house

Are going to move away

I’ve heard from the dog they’re taking everything

Nothing is going to stay.

That means our beloved bird bath

Where we gather together to meet

Will go with the humans when they leave

Along with the garden seat!

Our favorite places may be gone

But I’ve got an idea or two

There’s always the rooftop or a tall tree

And either place would do!”

The birds began to chatter

And the Chairman listened and thought

Then he called the meeting to order

Opinions he then sought.

The birds had a consensus

Of what they thought they should do

They suggested their next meeting

Be held in the Bird House by the zoo!



HAHA……….another somewhat silly poem but it just came to me in a flash as my poems often do.    What better place to hold a meeting of the Board of Birds than the Bird House?????   Now I found a photo that I hope you like for NEXT Thursday’s Poetic Challenge………………

Fun huh?    I know at least one of my friends in the blogosphere is familiar with tandem bikes…………this is a family tandem which I think is rather cool!    So is it a date everybody?   Will you give writing a poem a try and use this photo as a “spring board” to your creativity?   C’mon!  Join me!   

Until next week, I hope each of you has a great week ahead………full of fun, love, hope and happiness…………………….GO FOR IT!

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

Love Always, Angel Sammy




Another poem another smile – that’s my Angel brother!!    I too hope you all will join in the fun of writing a poem and if you have one this week you’d like to share, remember to tell us you do in our comments and give us your link………OR, you can even write your poem in our comments if you prefer!

Happy Thursday!  

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Happy Thursday………well, it will be a happy Thursday for some and a scary Thursday for others.   Hurricane Florence will be hitting the Eastern Shore of North Carolina, Southern Virginia and South Carolina today some time and we are praying that it loses some of its’ punch before it arrives and that it fizzles out FASTER than some think it will.    We will be VERY THANKFUL if Florence is not as scary or dangerous as it appears it might be now.   You never know with storms – they are persnickety and change their mind quickly.    For all of you who are bracing for the weather – prayers are coming your way.

The other thing we do on Thursdays around here is enjoy Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday fun.    Every week he gives us a photo to write a poem about – we write something that the photo makes us think about or that we notice in the photo or how we FEEL when we see the photo.   Lots of fun for sure – hope you wrote one this week that you can share with us – that will make Angel Sammy (and us) happy!

Here’s the email I got from him at the Rainbow Bridge this morning……………………………


It’s Poetic Thursday!   

I hope today finds all of you poets ready to share what you wrote this past week!    All of us Angels have had a busy week……..we had a lot of friends arriving at the Bridge sadly… our friends Miles and Basil and I’m sure many others as well.    We get very busy on the Welcoming Committee sometimes and we’re always happy to see our old friends but SAD for their families.   Rest assured – they are in good hands here and will be visiting back with you as soon as they have their wings.

Here’s last week’s photo that I gave all of you to use for inspiration – AND my poem follows!

“The Thinking Bench”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell      September 12, 2018

Along the path you’re sure to find

A spot providing peace of mind

A place to sit and dream and think

Or have a sandwich and cold drink

To consider your day and where it will go

In life’s fast pace it’s a place to go slow

Sometimes the only sound is the call of birds

A welcome respite from harsh voices and loud words

The muffled sound of leaves falling through the trees

The scent of chimney smoke drifting on the gentle breeze

Life’s cares slow down, or at least become small

On the private oasis of my bench in the Fall………….


When I was still living with my family before I came to the Bridge, one of my favorite things was to sit on the bench in the woods with my Mom or Dad and just watch and listen……sometimes I would be so relaxed I’d just fall asleep (which always made my humans giggle).   The smells of the woods and sound of the birds always brought peace to us.    I am so happy to see that Teddy has taken up that practice recently.    Mom will sit down and he will hop up and sit but he’s still young and restless so doesn’t stay long – as he gets older he will learn those little moments are to be treasured and will be remembered one day just as I remember them now.

I hope you have a poem to share with us?  If you do, just give us your link in comments here – so we can stop by and read your poem!     I have a NEW photo for you for NEXT Thursday.   I hope you get inspired by it……….

Thanks for joining me again for some poetry on Thursday.   I hope to see you here next week………………..and in the meantime, if you are in the path of a storm, hang on tight…….the Angels are working to keep you safe………….

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

Love, Angel Sammy



Thank you Angel Sammy………………that was fun as always.   I’m glad you know that I sit with Mom on the bench in the woods like you used to do……………Mom says the only thing better than having me there with her in the woods is if she could be with BOTH OF US……..we know you’re there in spirit though!

See you next Thursday!

I see you there Angel Sammy

Love, Teddy