Monday Sparks!

Let your “spark” light up the darkness!

“Sparks” is a new and inspiring “Hop” from our friend Miss Annie at McGuffy’s Reader.    Her idea is to bring some LIGHT inspirational quotes, thoughts, and most of all energy to this world we live in by posting some spark-power every Monday on our blogs.  Social Media is a powerful place – sometimes good and sometimes not so good but hopefully the things we post on Mondays for our “Sparks” will have a positive effect on everyone.    It seems to have become “easier” to be negative, but maybe we can turn that around with some powerful LIGHT in the form of Annie’s “Sparks” ?

If you’d like to join in the Hop, just click on the logo above and link up with an inspirational thought, some positive power, some light…………….here’s ours:

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Me and my Teddy!

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Sunday Selfie Hop

We Are Hopping with Kitties Blue Today…..

This is a wonderful and fun weekly blog hop hosted by our dear friends at The Cat On My Head……………..today the Selfie Hop is in honor of FRIENDS FUREVER and Miss Sharon along with her two kitties Raz and Allie.    Miss Sharon’s husband Bill went to Heaven this past week after a very long struggle and we are all very sad to say the least……but Kitties Blue is honoring Miss Sharon by dedicating today’s hop to her.

My selfie today is interesting – Mom did it on Lunapic (yet again!) but we did something different than we ever did before and chose the “special art effect” option which took two minutes for the site to produce in the style which we had chosen for the photo.    They produce for us a “single shot” but also a collage that shows the BEFORE photo, the “special art effect we chose” and the final product.   I love it…………I hope you do too!

This is the collage…..

This is the final photo with a special border AND blue frame……..interesting effects!  Yay Lunapic!

Mom and I sent BIG HUGS to Miss Sharon

AND Big Hugs to Kitties Blue too!!

Love, Teddy and Mom too

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Blog Hop and Poetry From Angel Sam

Today we have TWO things going on here – one is our joining in on the THANKFUL Blog Hop at Brian’s – which you can join too by clicking his badge, using the LINKY TOOL and hopping along with us as we talk about what we’re thankful for!    I’m so thankful that Irma is GONE………she was a horrible storm and certainly did more than her share of damage as she tore through Florida and lashed out at other states on her way out of Florida.    Life will get back to normal for everyone but it will take a lot of time and help.    Just as with Harvey through Texas and Louisiana – one thing has been proven – YOU CAN’T KEEP PEOPLE’S SPIRIT DOWN!    We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and keep on going.

The second part of today’s blog is the part that my brother, Angel Sammy transmits to me every Wednesday night from the Rainbow Bridge………because it was HIM who started the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge and he’s still writing even though he left for the Bridge before I could meet him and before he got through the whole alphabet for the poems.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the challenge, every week we have a new letter of the alphabet to use as our “KEY LETTER” to write a poem about something.   It can be about anything as long as the subject of the poem begins with that week’s letter!     We started at A and we are now up to N.     Angel Sammy sends me HIS poem and I share it with you on Thursdays and he will give us some “prompts” – words that start with the next letter – sometimes it helps to get some ideas but you are FREE to write your poem about ANYTHING at all that begins with that week’s letter!

Got it?    OK, here’s what Angel Sammy sent me last night!!

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Hello my friends!   It’s me, Angel Sammy coming to you from the Rainbow Bridge courtesy of our great Wi-Fi service!     It’s time for us to share our poems with each other – please feel free to put a link to your poem in my comments here OR you can even put your poem in my comments if you like.    But I do hope you’ve written a poem this week – give poetry a try – remember poetry doesn’t have to rhyme – it’s an expression in words and it comes from your heart!    The prompt words I gave you LAST Thursday that you might use if you need some help were:

(1) Naughty (2) Nice (3) Normal (4) New

Doesn’t have to be about one of those words but I give you four just to JUMPSTART your own creative process if you need it!     Want to see what I wrote for “N” ?

“Name”

By Sammy Kimmell, Sept. 14, 2017

Your name is something you’ll have all your life

Unlike some friendships or maybe your wife!

Your name follows you around from town to town

Like Sampson the Great or Bozo the Clown!

We don’t choose our name, it’s chosen for us

That makes it all easy, so much less of a fuss

When I joined my family they called me “Sam”

It suited me perfectly, like Seuss’s “Sam I Am” !

My Dad chose the name and it felt just right

I loved hearing my name – I was high as a kite!

My Dad is a name guy I suppose you might say

When they adopted their next kitty, it was the same way!

Dad chose the name and it fit to a “T”

He knew right away what his name should be!

He would be  “Teddy” and that name just plain fit

He’s a dear sweet ginger, a most special kit………

The family is complete though I’m now far away

But the four of us know we’ll be together some day…………

 

So that’s my poem for this week – how about you?    Want to share your poem with us?  I hope you do……………….and if not THIS week, maybe NEXT week you’ll join in the fun?    If you have problems coming up with ideas for next week’s letter which will be “O”, here are some ideas to get you started – remember you don’t have to use one of these words – you can use any “O” word you like!

(1) Open (2) Octopus (3) Olive (4) Odd

There you have it my friends……………..another poetry day has come and gone…………….it’s always fun sharing my poem with you.    I’ll see you again next week here on the blog with my little brother Teddy…………..until then, WRITE A POEM – YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!

Your Friend and Angel, Sammy the Poet !

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Thank you Angel Sammy……………I love “seeing” you on Poetry Day!

Before I go I hope you will say a very VERY special prayer for my super good friends Raz and Allie and most especially their Mom  Miss Sharon at Friends Furever  today……………..they need all the strength you can send to them please………….You may visit their blog at the link below……….but whatever you do, keep them in your heart…………….

Love, Teddy

 

Farewell and Filling In

Two Part Blog Today – First We Say Farewell…..

 

Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry

Graphic by My Mom……..

Yesterday we lost another dear friend…….the beautiful Ellie.    Two of the posters we’ve seen so far for Ellie are above, but I have no doubt there are many “artistic” versions of the Bridge’s new Angel Ellie – sister of Raz and Allie of Friends Furever –  she was a sweet girl and a most beautiful girl.   The perfect little lady.   Petite and loving and we know her family misses her.   She passed to the Bridge in her Mom’s arms………….Angel Sammy and SO MANY OTHERS were there to hug her……….   We’re sure that her family would appreciate you visiting to leave a message.

This world of pet blogging is such a wonderful, friendly, warm world – when one of us goes, we all mourn – we all feel the pain – most of us have been through saying that goodbye.   But because most of us follow a lot of blogs, we are saying goodbye in this pet world more frequently than ever before.    It’s never easy – it’s always sad but we also know that we will all run out of time one day and when that day comes we will go to the Rainbow Bridge.    Angel Sammy has promised to be there when I arrive and I know he will.

The second part of our post today is the Friendly Fill-Ins which is a Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.   If you click on the badge below, you will be transported to McGuffy’s and you can use Annie’s LINKY tool and put your blog address in to join in the FUN!

Every Friday each of our co-hosts provides TWO sentences with blanks and we get to fill in!   Sometimes I let Mom do the filling in and sometimes I do it and sometimes we BOTH do!    Today I thought I’d be extra nice (!) and let Mom fill in.   Her fill-ins are in BLUE!

Here are today’s sentences:

1. My favorite line from a film is “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!” (I use this a lot I must admit – just ask my husband).

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is Amazon.

3. When I feel down, I play with Teddy – he absolutely makes me laugh more than almost ANYTHING else!.

4. If I could live my life over, I would NOT change a single thing.

 

So there you have it – another Friday bites the dust…………..we hope you all have a GREAT weekend – and we also hope that you’ll stop by tomorrow to get “BACONIZED” on my blog full of bacon!   I am, you know, the King of Baconia……..I take my duties as your King seriously just as Angel Sammy did!

Love Forever, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

It’s Double-Up Blog Day!

We celebrate Thankful Thursdays with Brian AND we also have Angel Sammy writing us a poem for the letter of the alphabet we’ve worked up to which this week is the letter “X” !!   First up is celebrating what we’re thankful for with Brian and you can do that too if you’d like to joint his hop – just click on the badge below to be transported to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to put your blog link in.   We can then all visit each other!   Yet another thing to be thankful for – Brian hosting this blog!

Click badge to visit Brian!

This has been a very thankful week…..we’ve complained a lot but “secretly” been thankful for all the rain we’ve been getting – no bad storms – just a lot of WET.   That’s making this a gloriously green and flower-full Spring and we’ve thankful for that.   Some Springs have been dry as a Fall leaf and the lawn and trees have suffered but not this year.   It’s my first year with a yard so I’m appreciating it.  Angel Sammy told me that grass is delicious and I took his word for it and tried it and YUM.    My Mom is thankful that when she was getting handfuls of mulch out of the wheelbarrow as she and Dad planted some foxgloves that the SNAKE she almost picked up with the mulch was SMALL and somewhat disoriented so it didn’t bite her.    It was just a juvenile black snake but for Mom – they’re all boa constrictors or giant pythons.   She screamed and refused to touch the wheelbarrow!   Poor Mom.

Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s favorite “during the week” post which is his own “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday”.     He is at the Bridge but he’s still writing poetry AND giving me poetry lessons in my sleep.   Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a whirl, but until then, shall we see what he came up with this week for “X”??

Greetings friends from the Rainbow Bridge!    Coming up with an X poem was tough…..but I did it……at least I think I did!    Also, just a word about “WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO AFTER WE GET TO Z????”.     I know there haven’t really been a whole lot of you who have participated in writing a poem on Thursdays the two times we’ve gone through the alphabet BUT those who have, have had a lot of fun with it.   Just like I have.   Just like Teddy has AND even Old Mom who used to write a whole lot of poetry in “the old days” (tee hee).    Anyway, I’m going to leave it up to you all what we do from here!    I polled you in October last year and at that time you wanted to do the alphabet AGAIN.   I’m doing the poll AGAIN just to be sure and leave you a space to present your own idea – and we’ll be ready to do SOMETHING when we get to Z in a couple of weeks OK?   OK.   Take a minute to do the poll – I’ll sure appreciate it!   My poem for today is right after the poll.

“X”

“X Marks the Spot”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/24/17

When I was still with you

I never had my doubts

You knew how to make me happy

I never had to ask and I never had to pout!

X marked the spot where my heart beat full of love

X-actly what it STILL does as I rest here up above.

X is where my tummy is, you loved to stroke my fur

X-actly the spot you’d pet and make me do a giant purr!

X is the empty place at home where I wish that I could be

X-actly the spot Teddy occupies now that my wings have set me free.

X will mark the place where I will be waiting for you one day

X-actly the way it should be though I had to go away.

I will shine down my love for all of you – look for me on my cloud……

Love is truly FELT, and not always said out loud.

Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother……………!   My friends, please remember to answer the poll.    Never worry that your poetry “won’t be good enough” or that you “can’t write a poem” because inside all of us is a place – sometimes hidden – where we THINK poems all the time.   Let it fly free.    I’m learning that sometimes you can say something in a poem you wouldn’t otherwise say.   If you wrote a poem today on your blog, please put your blog link in my comments and we’ll visit you to read it!    OR, if you’d rather, you can write your poem in my comments and share it that way.

Until next week – where we’ll be thankful together AND write a poem too!!

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Love, Teddy

Love, Ze Poet Monsieur Angel Sammy!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Thursday Hop With Brian

Joining up with Brian’s Thankful Thursday hop – and you can too if you click on the badge above, use the LINKY tool and put your blog link in.   We have a whole lot to be thankful for including all our wonderful friends………and it makes us remember not only are we lucky to have the friends we have NOW, but we were lucky to know some of the friends we have had who are no longer with us.   Most notably, the last two friends of ours who are now gone – Angel Nellie and Angel Flynn.   We miss both of them more than we are able to express.

(graphics above from Ann at Zoolatry)

Today we also celebrate Angel Sammy’s “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday” with a poem celebrating the letter “U”!   If you have a poem to share, you can write it in our COMMENTS or you can give us your blog link where we can find your own fabulous poem for “U” !

“U”

“Up”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, May 4, 2017

Up and away the breeze will blow

Into the beyond where Angels go

Clouds awaiting up above

To carry the Angels in arms of love

Up is where we look to say our prayers

Our grief washes over us in darkest layers

But the light up above is bright and clear

Those who have gone are always near

Up and away one day we will fly

To join our sweet loved ones in the blink of an eye.

In honor of my friends……….(these are from Angel Sammy with Mom’s help)

Teddy here……………..my turn to say a little something.    I’m the new kid on the block but in my short time here I’ve not only learned a LOT about my Angel brother Sammy, but about all of his friends who are now MY friends.    Having both Flynn and Nellie leave so soon after I got to know and love them has been hard!    They were both such special members of our “family” in this community of blogging and I’m a little young and inexperienced in these things but I feel this heavy sadness in my heart – like my Mom says she has in hers.    We’ve tried to honor both Nellie and Flynn in our blog at their passing but words just don’t seem to come to express adequately how we feel.    I think my Mom is still struggling with losing Sammy and I know I have BIG PAWS to fill in regard to that believe me!

Anyway, we just want to say that we love all of you – and we love all of those who have gone before – and we know that they are with us every minute of every day but the heartache is sort of always there……..I’m learning fast how to love AND how to let go – it’s a lot for a little guy you know???

I love you all like I love my mousie!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Friendly Fill-Ins and Stuff

A Double Bloggie Again!

FIRST WE WILL DO SOME FILLING IN………..

This is a fabulous blog hop co-hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy’sReader and every Friday each of the ladies gives us TWO sentences with blanks in them for us to FILL-ER-UP!    This week I think ALL of us will take a turn at filling in – Mom’s fills will be in RED and mine will be in GREEN and Teddy (my new baby brother) will fill in using PLUM !!

CLICK BADGE TO VISIT McGuffy’s and link your blog up for the Hop!

FILLINS

Here’s the sentences and our fill-ins!

1. Snow was something I really loved to play in until I got really old and my arthritis acted up!.
2. My favorite kind of soup is a toss up between “Bean With Bacon” and “Chicken Noodle”.

3. When no one is around, I get up on furniture my Mommy has said “Teddy, No” about!!.

4. Teddy is my new baby brother and I will always watch out for him from the Rainbow Bridge!!.

SO – that’s it for the filling in stuff………………….hope you decide to fill in the blanks too because it’s a lot of fun reading how everyone fills in the sentences.   Remember, click on the badge above to join up!

Now for the second part of today’s blog………………I will tell you a little bit about my new baby brother Teddy.    You already know a lot but I’ll “re-tell” the whole thing for you just in case.

 

Mom and Dad were beyond sad when they had to help me go to the Rainbow Bridge on December 2nd.   But my time had definitely come and I was struggling to stay.    My departure was with my Mom and Dad and my beloved vet and his vet tech and I felt LOVE until my last breath.    I was wrapped in a warm fleecie so I was comfy and off I went to the Bridge and became an Angel.

 

They were too upset to even consider adopting another cat at that point but they KNEW their lives would never be “right” without a kitty in them so they just waited for the pain in their hearts to lessen.   They actually went to the shelter (where I was adopted 17 years ago!) here in our area once and went into the cat room but both of them couldn’t stay in the room – they realized quickly that it just wasn’t quite TIME.    So Mom kept an eye on the shelter website to see who was arriving and who was being adopted….then last Friday, February 10th, the shelter listed three new cats, all under a year old!    They didn’t have photos yet so Mom and Dad didn’t know what the kittens looked like but one was 11 months, one was 8 months and one was 6 months and they decided to go to the shelter FIRST THING Saturday to see the cats.    They were the FIRST to arrive…….and when they walked into the cat room my Dad saw a little ginger guy in a cage sound asleep and said to Mom “do you think that might be HIM?”     Mom and Dad walked over and read the information about the ginger and white kitten and it turned out he was 11 months old and looked a whole lot like ME!    No extra toes like me, and slightly different tabby markings but a LOT like me.    He woke up and stuck his little paw out the side of the cage and both Mom and Dad knew for sure he really WAS the one.   Why?   Well, 17 years ago when they adopted ME from the shelter, I had stuck my paw through the cage to say hi when they walked in the room just like this little guy had done.   It was a sign.   The lady in the shelter took him out of the cage and let Mom and Dad see him and he was a REAL LOVE BUG……he was making biscuits all over Mom’s coat, he was hugging her and Dad, he was purring loud……..he was just doing his best to say “TAKE ME HOME PLEASE” – so they did.    They renamed him TEDDY because that’s the name my Dad wanted the next kitty to have.

 

 

This photo was taken the minute he got to the house that day………..

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Since then Teddy has taken over the entire house – all three floors of it…………he runs around like mad, carries toys all over the place (I left him my whole big red wagon full of toys!), eats like a little piggy, and just last night started hopping up on Mom and Dad’s bed to invite them to play with him at 1AM.    He’s too wound up to settle in for a snooze but eventually they think he will be a “bed bug” and sleep with them.
I searched long and hard for a ginger kitty for my Mom and Dad………..not because I was trying to give them a “replacement Sam” but because my Mom had always had ginger kitties in her life before she met my Dad…….and after all, I was with Mom and Dad for SEVENTEEN YEARS and they knew that having another ginger would just plain make them HAPPY.   Teddy is a very different little boy than I was at his age.    I will be his Guardian Angel from the Rainbow Bridge.    We renamed my blog TWOspoiledcats because of course even though I’m an Angel, I was spoiled and Teddy will be too and we BOTH will be blogging from now on.    Teddy is his own man……..he’s just a little bundle of love.    I’m loving him from afar AND my parents too and always will.     Here we both are:
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These photos have been posted before but I’ll post them again because Mom hasn’t had a chance to take more photos of him – but we will be of course – and boring you to tears with photos whenever we have them.   It’s what new parents and a big Angel brother do right?

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My good friends Madi and Raz have arranged to have a WELCOME TEDDY Blog Hop on Sunday, February 19th – the dear sweet peeps at Dory’s Backyard are setting up the blog hop links, etc. for Madi and Raz and if you’d like to do a post to welcome my brother to BLOGVILLE, you can pop on the hop any time HERE.    Just scroll down the Hoppity Hop page until you come to Teddy’s Hop and put your link in.     Teddy will be thrilled to meet all of you!    He’s happy to be part of this great community we have here………………..
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Hop Badge by Madi – BIG THANKS TO RAZ, MADI and DORY’S BACKYARD!

Happy Friday!

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Love and Hugs, from Angel Sammy, Guardian Angel to Teddy!!