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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


It’s New Year’s Eve……a great time to look back and think about all the things we have to be thankful for after this most difficult year we are saying goodbye to.     If you would like to join in this perfect HOP hosted by Brian, just click the badge above and link up.    I think it will be a BIG DAY for posts on the Hop.    

As I look back I really am so thankful that my Mom and Dad did just exactly what the doctors and experts recommended – STAY HOME…..WEAR MASKS……WASH HANDS……BE CAREFUL.    They never were big on flitting from store to store to shop, going out to eat often, going to parties where there were lots of people so really doing all the things that had been recommended for humans to do was easy for them.    They have missed their friends and missed occasionally going to their favorite restaurants but take-out has been available (even though they’ve rarely done that) and Mom loves cooking anyway.     They wear their masks and fortunately in this small town of ours almost everyone HAS done that consistently.    There are a few who just don’t think it’s necessary and that’s unfortunate and hasn’t done society any good that’s for sure.    People HAVE traveled out of town – across states – spend time in groups of people but that’s not my Mom and Dad.   They LOVE to travel but this past year just wasn’t the time to do it.    So what I’m saying is we in my house have a lot to be thankful for but doing the right things made it easier to stay safe.     My job has been to keep them happy and even if I do say so myself – I’ve done that quite well!    I get more play time, more walks outside, more hugs…….and dare I say it – more treats!

We did get an email from Angel Sammy with his poem for this week.   You may remember the photo he gave us last week had a New Year’s Eve celebration theme.   Let’s see what kind of poem he wrote – and if you wrote one for the photo – let us know – we want to read it!!!!


Happy New Year’s Eve Friends!

Time to save goodbye to 2020 and get ready to give a BIG HUG to 2021.    Hopefully all of you are healthy and happy and ready to have a BETTER year.    We Angels at the Bridge want that for all of you more than we can say!

Last week’s photo for this week was definitely one that made people smile……………a man and a woman enjoying a New Year’s Eve celebration – maybe it was just the two of them or maybe they were captured on film at a party.    I don’t think there will be a lot of huge parties this NY Eve but then who knows.   There are a lot of people who think they know better than the experts and they will gather together tonight and maybe spread the virus.    It’s tough to imagine it being any worse than it is but it can be.    

Let’s get on with poetry shall we?     Here’s the photo from last week and my poem to go with it.   

“Stroke of Midnight”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©December 30, 2020


C’mon baby give us a hug

Then we’ll dance and cut a rug!

Time to let loose and celebrate

You’re mighty cute but where’s my date??


Short and sweet…………….HAHAHA……………I have a feeling the poem will remind just about everyone of at least one New Year’s Eve party they’ve been to.    My Mom says most of the New Year’s Eve parties she went to were before she was married to my Dad.   She’s never been a night owl so rarely made it to midnight anyway.     Party animal?   Not my Mom.   My Dad may have been more of a party animal than my Mom but even so, these days they’ve finished their champagne toast and gone to sleep by 9PM.    Priorities change when you get older (so they say).

Now how about you?  Did you write a poem for the photo?   If if so, let us know in comments – give us a link to where we can read your masterpiece!     Make a New Year’s Resolution to begin writing a poem once a week with us if you don’t already do that……….it’s SO MUCH FUN.   Honest!

Here’s a photo for you to use as inspiration for NEXT week’s poetry sharing event…………………..

Sweet?    Yep – nothing like a “man and his dog” sort of photo right?    Well as they say SIZE DOESN’T MATTER…………….these two are probably destined to be best buddies for life.    Let’s see what you do with this one in the way of a poem to share.

So there’s nothing left to do but wish all of you the VERY BEST of New Years…………………let’s hope 2021 is a whole lot better than 2020 was………………………….

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

Happy New Year………….Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks for watching out for me and Mom and Dad in 2020 Angel Sammy…………….I know you’ll be keeping an eye on us in the new year too!

See you next year!


SPARK on Monday – Prepping for a New Year!


A brand new year coming up…………time to think about the past year and get excited about a new year.     I’m quite sure many of us will still be participating in SPARKS in the new year but some of you may not have thought about joining in – everyone is invited to do it.    “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to us and hopefully everyone who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    

There were SOOOO many great quotes I could have chosen for my post today but this is the one that I felt kind of summed up how I feel…………I think we’re all pretty much ready for a new year.  We may not have any idea what to expect – just about the time we think we know what’s coming things change – but maybe if we just HOPE and stay FLEXIBLE we won’t be too disappointed in what comes?

Let’s knock this coming year right out of the park……………….make the most of it.     We will have some rough moments – after all we’re still dealing with the pandemic and a lot of mixed messages from those currently in charge, but WE can stay positive.    I’m going to try my best.    

Even Garfield is ready to go for it!   

Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)


Sunday Selfie Hop


Happy Sunday!   The very last Sunday of the year 2019 too.    Mom did take some new photos of me this week but guess what – they were “on my back” photos when I was napping.   She seems to be fixated on those poses.   Looks like we’ll be flashing back for our selfie today.     If you’d like to join in the fun – go for it – just click on the badge above and link up to The Cat On My Head and you’ll be showing off like WE are!

I looked through the photo files for a photo of me taken as close to exactly a year or maybe two years before today.    Let’s see what I found shall we????

YAY!   This one was from December 31, 2017 – I was having my first New Year’s Eve with my Mom and Dad.   Adopted in February of 2017 and just look at me – made myself right at home huh?   I even did this card from me to everyone then so why change a good thing huh?    I wish you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR again for the year 2020!

If you would like a puzzle of this one – here you go!

click my little MINI-ME photo and you’ll get your puzzle!   I changed it from its’ originally done 168 pieces to 99 so it might be easier!   ENJOY

Party Hearty on NYEve but be careful !  Love Teddy


New Years Eve Preparations!

Getting ready for the new year!
Confetti…check!…lampshade for head….check!

Happy New Years Eve

Here I am, standing in the middle of my newspaper and tissue collection, spending the morning getting party preparations lined up for New Years Eve!  Got the confetti stuff (blue is my color don’t you think?)….got my lampshade for my head so I can truly be the life of the party (I hear humans wear lampshades when they get really crazy)……let’s see – what else do I need?  I have plenty of tissue and newspaper for shredding and I don’t drink champagne (ick) but I certainly will raise a glass of milk as the new year rings in at midnight. 

I’ll be ringing it in on my own though because my parents never make it until the big ball falls in Times Square.  They plan on having a big dinner tonight (which I’ll get a scrap or two of for sure!) with a nice roast and yorkshire pudding and a bottle of champagne……that will put them to sleep early.  I’ll make myself comfy on Mom’s recliner with the remote for the TV handy and flip around the channels watching all the celebrations going on!  My favorite though is watching the party in Times Square. 

THEN…………..tomorrow morning will come and it will be my  birthday!  So much excitement all rolled into one weekend.  WOW. 

So what kind of New Years Eve plans to your humans have???  Are they party goers or party poopers like my Mom and Dad?

Happy New Year From Sammy the New Years Eve Party Boy!!