Thankful and Poetic Thursday

It’s a “Two-Fer” Day! 

We’re being THANKFUL with Brian and POETIC with Angel Sam

First up – Thankful Thursday which is hosted by my buddy Brian – if you click his BADGE you can visit his blog, and use his LINKY tool to hook up your “Thankful” post to the Hop.   We share all our thankfuls every Thursday.   After such a tough and sad week with the tragedy in Las Vegas all I can say is that I know everyone there was THANKFUL that there were so many concert attendees as well as First Responders who helped EVERYONE who needed it……..we are so sad for those who were killed and those who were wounded.   It breaks our hearts………….truly.

On a lighter note, my Angel brother Sammy didn’t let me down this week – last night he transmitted via his trusty computer which he took with him to the Rainbow Bridge when he left in December – his weekly THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY poem and post…………..and HERE it is!!

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Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge my friends……..

We’re working our way down (up?) the alphabet to the end – this week we’re all writing poems about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “Q”………….I did give you some prompts if you needed them to help get your creativity jump-started last week……….these were the prompts which you could use if you needed to!

(1) Quiet (2) Quarrel (3) Q-Tip (4) Quack

If you wrote a poem this week, you can put your blog link in the comments here and we’ll follow the link and read your MASTERPIECE or you can even just type your poem in our comments and we’ll read it here!    I hope you wrote something though – if I can write poetry my friends, YOU can write poetry.  Give it a try – you might surprise yourself!!!!

“Quiet”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 5, 2017

Late at night when you’ve gone to bed

You might have visions of me in your head

In that twilight time before you sleep

We Angels visit – into your beds we creep!

We snuggle up close and let you know

We miss you too – it’s love we show………

We’re quiet and careful not to wake you up!

We won’t knock over the clock or your water cup!

We just want to be with you for a little while

Even though you’re asleep, we can see your smile….

We cannot stay, we must all be quick…..

But on your hand or your cheek we might give a lick!

A kiss of love, a promise that we will keep

To be with you on your journey for your FINAL SLEEP………….

 

We Angels will be with you – our beloved humans – when your turn comes……it’s what we do……it’s our turn to take care of YOU like you took care of us when we were with you.   Now if that’s not TRUE LOVE, what is????   

Next week we will be celebrating the letter “R” and I’ll give you four prompt words to help you get your imagination going and thinking of what YOU will write about next Thursday!   Ready?

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

Maybe those will give you some ideas………..you can write about ANYTHING that starts with an “R” though………use your imagination – we animals have good imaginations !!!!    I hope you have a great week and I’ll look forward to reading your poetry next Thursday!    Give it a try – you might just have FUN writing a poem!!

I Love and Miss You All,

Angel Sammy

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Thanks dear brother……………..I know you’ll inspire at least a couple of our friends to give writing a poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday a whirl next week!    Meanwhile, thanks to everybody for stopping by today…………we hope you have a THANKFUL and POETIC day today!

Yep – it’s me – with my torn up red cube AND my “Mr. Rag” that is my best buddy and pal

Love, Teddy the Butter Bean

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It’s Double Up Day!

Thankful Thursday and Poetic Challenge ALL IN ONE!

First up – let’s talk about being THANKFUL!    Every Thursday the blogosphere shares with each other some of the things that we are THANKFUL for – new things, old things, doesn’t matter – most of us have things we truly are thankful for and we’re no exception here at One Spoiled Cat!    Thank you Brian for hosting this wonderful Blog Hop – if you want to join in – click his badge and visit him to use the LINK tool and you’re IN!

Mom is thankful that Angel Sammy sent me to his old shelter so my Mom and Dad would find me – I’m thankful HE did that and that THEY found me!   Those are BIG thankfuls for me.   Angel Sammy is thankful that when he arrived at the Rainbow Bridge it was everything he thought it would be and more.   He has US here if he needs us and he has all his Angel friends THERE if he needs them and to do good works with since Angels work hard every day.   Mom is thankful for many MANY things…….to have her health again, to be ALIVE and about to have her 70th birthday, to be married to my Dad for 27 years in a couple of weeks, to have ME (tee hee), to have a comfortable home and all the things she wants or needs……….fortunate?  We all are.   We’re THANKFUL.

I also received a BLOG AWARD from some friends this week but I’m going to write about that and follow the “rules” for the award in another post – but until then, we want to THANK our friends Hemingway and Steinbeck  for nominating us for this award!    You two are such good buddies and pals.

The second part of my blog post today is one I do WITH my Angel brother Sammy.     This is the THIRD TIME to go through the alphabet here on the blog – can you believe it?   We’re chugging our way through and have made it to the letter “J”…………….As you all know, Angel Sammy transmits HIS poem to me via his laptop computer and the Rainbow Wi-Fi link every Wednesday night so I can post it for you every Thursday morning!    His way of keeping in touch with us all!

Here’s what I got from him last night:

Greetings From Paradise !

Hello Friends!   Oh how I look forward to Thursday of every week so we can share our poetry with each other………….I write mine from my vantage point of the Rainbow Bridge, and you write yours from wherever you are………..and we enjoy each other’s thoughts.   Remember if you decide to write a poem you can post it HERE in our blog comments OR you can give us in comments your blog link where we can zip off to read your words!   Poems do not have to rhyme…….poems are thoughts we put together for the purpose of sharing and putting what we think or feel into words.  

We are up to the letter “J” and I gave you four prompt words that you could choose to use one or more of but you can write about ANYTHING starting with the letter “J” !!!    These were the prompts I gave you last week if you needed an inspiration:

(1) JUICY (2) JUMP (3) JUNGLE (4) JEALOUS

I’m using one of my prompts from last week – the word “JUNGLE”!

“JUNGLE”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, August 16, 2017

Cats all share one special feature

An “inner” soul of a fierce, wild creature!

Pretending we are stalking dangerous prey

We practice hard almost every day!

Among the houseplants or gardens we bungle

Pretending we’re tigers in our own private jungle

We sneak up on toys, food bowls or your TOES

Where we’ll attack nobody knows!

Our jungle can be among furniture or on beds

Or the blankets, sheets and pillows where you put your heads!

As long as we THINK that we cannot be seen

We stalk and have fun and try not to be MEAN

Our inner wild animal comes out as we play

Then we tuck it back inside to let loose the next day!

 

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Now it’s YOUR turn!   Write a poem – trust me – you will feel good sharing a thought or idea or feeling…………I do it every Thursday with all of you – give it a try!    Now for NEXT week’s prompt words which might jump start your thoughts for a poem!  

(1) KISS  (2) KEY  (3) KING  (4) KINDLE

Good luck my friends and I’ll look forward to seeing you NEXT Thursday for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with ME!!

I will love you all FOREVER, Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother………………we’ll look forward to next Thursday and in the meantime everyone – why not take Angel Sammy’s suggestion and WRITE A POEM !!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Double Duty Thursday!

Thankful Thursday with Brian and

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with Angel Sam

First let’s talk about Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.    All of us who want to share what we’re thankful for join in and link up and talk about thankfulness.    Click on his badge above and you can use the Linky tool and hook up too!     Today I have to say I’m very thankful that I have a nice cool house to live in – why?  Because we’re having days close to the 100s and that means HOT HOT HOT.   Makes me think of all those animals who don’t have a nice cool home and access to fresh water.   It’s sad isn’t it.   Makes us realize how GOOD we have it.

The second part of today’s blog belongs to my brother Angel Sammy……………it was his idea to begin writing poetry and sharing it on Thursdays and drawing everyone into the “game” by going through the alphabet each Thursday and write a poem about something starting with a letter of the alphabet.    This past year we started our third time through the alphabet but with a twist – this time you can either write a poem about ANYTHING starting with that week’s letter OR use one of Angel Sammy’s “prompt” words!     This week we’re doing the letter “E” and his prompts for that letter are:

(1) Earth  (2) Evil  (3) Escape  (4) Empty

Angel Sammy transmitted via his wi-fi connection at the Bridge the following for today’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!     If you wrote a poem and would like to share it, you can tell us you did and give us your blog link in my comments  OR you could even write your poem in my comments and we’ll be able to read it here…….either way, it’s fun to try your hand at writing a poem.  We hope you give it a try!     Here’s what I got from Angel Sammy overnight:

Hello My Friends!

Today is Thursday and it’s time for me to share the poem I wrote honoring the letter “E” as we upsh our way through the alphabet yet again!    I decided to use one of my prompt words – which one?  Well I chose the word EMPTY!

“E” is for “Empty”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, July 12, 2017

Empty means there’s nothing there

It’s gone, it’s finished, nothing to spare

There’s empty words, empty brains (!) and empty hearts

Empty gas tanks, food bowls, and grocery carts!

NEVER empty was the cat food shelf in our kitchen

Even though brands of food I was constantly switching!

Empty means nothing there and that was NOT me

I lived my life on FULL and happy as could be

And that’s what I wish for you, that you’re FULL of love like me. 

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Before I go, let me give you NEXT week’s prompt words – remember you don’t have to use one of these words – you can write a poem about ANYTHING starting with the letter “F” OK?    My suggested prompts are:

(1)  Feast  (2) Frog  (3)  Frosty  (4) Family

Be Happy!   Hugs, Angel Sammy

Thank you Angel Sammy………….I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with for next week…………AND now I think I’ll see if anyone has left a poem in our comments today OR a link to their poem on their own blog!!!!

But first a need a nap……tee hee………Love, Teddy

 

 

Thanks Angel Sammy for sending me this poem – I’ve printed it out and tacked it up above my bed to remind me to never get EMPTY and to always stay FULL!!

Now if you’d like to know what

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Thursday Time

(then we’ll be creatively poetic!)

Time again to join Brian’s “Thankful Thursday” blog hop – and you can too if you just click the badge above and use the LINKY tool when you arrive to add your blog link and SHARE!   Today I’m thankful for bunches of things………..I’m thankful that I have a COOL house to live in because it’s been unbelievably HOT around here and it makes me worry about all the animals that don’t have a home to be safe and cool in.   I know Angel Sammy is cool – he says it’s perfect temperature all the time at the Rainbow Bridge……!    We are lucky AND we are thankful.    I can stretch out in Mom’s office and enjoy the perfect temperature…………..

Being CUTE before I went over to my beat up kitty cube to snooze…..

In La La Land snoozing………

Now for Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and today is the FIRST DAY so we will start the alphabet ALLLLLL over again for the THIRD time!    You have a choice of doing a poem about ANYTHING you pick which starts with the letter “A”, OR, using one of Angel Sammy’s prompt words to write your poem about for “A”.    The words he gave us last week are:

(1)  ANTS   (2)  ANGER  (3) APPLES  (4) ANKLES

Sammy decided to do a poem with one of the prompts and chose ANKLES!

“A”

Ankles

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 6/15/17

When I was just a little kit

It’s Mommy’s ankles that took a hit

I’d wait for her to walk on by

Then leap and grab a leg in a flash of an eye!

I’d wrap my arms and hold on tight

Then bite her ankle with all my might!

I know it was mean but it sure was fun

Mom would usually laugh – THEN RUN!!!!

What is it about an ankle that’s hard to resist?

I’m just not sure but I will insist

That kitties deserve a good ankle bitey

To settle for less just wouldn’t be righty!

 

HAHA Angel Sammy – that was a good one………………..!!    I can’t wait to read everyone else’s poem today and you all can give us your blog link to your poem in our comments OR even compose and show off your poem in our comments…..but for heavens’ sake, give writing a poem a try because it’s GOOD for your creativity and FUN for us to read!

Angel Sammy gave me four prompt words for NEXT week’s poetry challenge which will be with the letter “B”………………remember you can do ANY “B” word for your poem or use one of his prompts – it doesn’t matter – just write!

(1)  BANANA (2)  BATH  (3)  BRAVE  (4)  BALLOON

Now, what’s tomorrow???

FRIENDLY FILL-IN FRIDAY with co-hosts 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader…….see you then!

Angel Sammy and Teddy too…………….

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We Did It!

We made it thru the alphabet again!   We’re THANKFUL for that!

It’s Thankful Thursday with Brian at Brian’s Home Blog and one of the many things we are thankful for is that we made it to Z with our poetic challenge – the second time through the alphabet and today we finish up with Z.     Then we’re going to do something a little different (for those who want to).   But FIRST – let’s talk “THANKFUL” – if you’d like to join in Brians’ Blog Hop and talk about how thankful you are and what for, DO IT.   Click on his badge above and use the LINKY tool and link up to the blog.    Share with the world what you are thankful for.  

Teddy is thankful for Mom’s printer…………..WHAT???   Yes, strange but true.  He has a total fascination with the printer.  He can hear her turn it on and he comes running…….he sits quietly while it purrs, roars, gets warmed up then spits out a piece of paper she’s printed.   He’s fascinated.  Totally.   He doesn’t move………sometimes he will go over to it after she’s turned it off and try to turn it back on again.   He can’t QUITE reach the button on top and he’s not QUITE strong enough to push it down so no danger in him starting it but he obviously considers it a MAJOR item of fascination!

Excuse Mom’s messy office…….!!!!

Teddy also is thankful for his torn up, messed up, beat up, used up, barely there red kitty cube.    He plays with it until he’s exhausted then passes out partially inside on his back exposing his WHATEVER to the world!    Mom will turn around in her office chair and frequently sees this site – she couldn’t resist snapping YET ANOTHER photo of the little guy halfway in his pitiful old cube!

And last but not least, the little guy is VERY thankful that Mom has a studio couch in her office and he can lounge about on it and watch her work………..this is the first time she’s caught him in this particular pose though………..WHAT WAS HE THINKING?   Who knows.   We don’t try and figure him out- we just love him and his LASER eyes!

Now on to other business – let’s talk POETRY…………….in fact, let’s talk my THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAYS!!!

First of all thanks for sticking with me through the alphabet for “Time #2″……….it’s been fun and you all (or at least more of you than NOT) want to do it all over again so we will but with a bit of a TWIST.    Let’s do my “Z” poem though before we talk about “what’s next” OK?   

“Z”

“Zany”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 6/7/17

Sometimes life just gets so busy

Every day can make you dizzy

Moving quickly to get things done

Busy days start well before the sun!

You don’t have to be real brainy

To realize that life is ZANY!

At the Bridge we take things slow

Here on Earth it’s GO GO GO

Even on a day that’s rainy

My poor Mom says things are ZANY!

Keeping up with the house, Teddy and blogs

She says her days “go to the dogs”

I think she’s feeling a little INSANE-EY

Which come to think about it, means she’s ZANY!

 

HAHAHA……not my best work that one but whatcha gonna do with Z?    I could have done ZOO but then again………….Mom says “Zany” fits her to a “T”…………….

So in order to make things more interesting as we begin next week to start AGAIN with the letter “A” and work our way through to ZANY Z…………………….here’s the plan.    If you would like to participate in my Poetic Thursdays, you can do one of the below:

  • Continue as you have with ANY word of your choice for the subject of that week’s poem…….any “A” word you wish for instance for next week, OR
  • You can write a poem about one of these PROMPT words for “A”      A poem about:    (1)  ants     (2)   anger   (3)   apples  (4)  ankles

I will be using a prompt but you can feel free to do as you have done and just use any subject for your poem starting with the letter of the week!!!!     How’s that sound?    Fun I hope!!!    So if you don’t want to use one of the prompts, you don’t have to!   Just have fun – WRITE A POEM – and share it with all of us!   

Until Next Thursday!!!  

Love, Angel Sammy (and zany 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

Time For Double-Header Thursday!

Thankful Thursday with Brian and Poetic Thursday with ME!

First off – I will be THANKFUL and join up with Brian’s Blog Hop where we celebrate all the things we are thankful for!  You can click the badge above and join in if you like!

I am thankful for several things this week – well really I’m thankful for WAY more than “several” but I’ll just mention a few.   One is that we have a ROCK visiting us – Bashful from my pig friend Bacon’s “Hotel Thompson” and I must say, Bashful is being a VERY good rock.    I don’t have any new photos to show you of his escapades while he’s here – he has, in fact, been a very GOOD rock so far although other blog buddies he’s visited have reported that he can be a “handful” !    New photos coming soon I promise.  I’m also thankful that my Mom let me join Cat Scouts because I’m having a TON OF FUN.    My big brother Angel Sam is still a Cat Scout and still a Troop Leader there even though he’s at the Bridge now.   He’s super busy these days but joins me there when he can.    I’m also very thankful that we finally got a day of SUNSHINE after so many days of rain.   I am doing my best to get used to the harness Mom is forcing me to wear (Sammy’s old one) – I’ve never been “restrained” before so it takes some getting used to.    I walk three steps then lie down (Mom says I look like I’m hoping the harness isn’t following me).   HAHAHAHA

So there are many more “thankfuls” but that’s a start…………NEXT UP we have my brother Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday where he challenges everyone to play along by writing a poem with the NEXT letter of the alphabet as the title – last week we did “S” and he wrote about SNOW.    This week is “T” and what did he write about??    Well you’ll see below the badge!

“T” is for….

“Tiny Tigers”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/27/17

Mom has always had a thought

When she adopted me (and Teddy) what she REALLY got

Were tiny tigers – not cats at all

But mighty tigers standing tall!

Moving quietly on padded feet

Hunting for something good to eat!

Wild game is around everywhere we look…..

YOU see a chair, a rug, a book

But WE see buffalo, gazelles, and hyenas galore!

We hear them running across the floor!

We pounce and leap and attack with joy

Even though the reality is, we’ve caught a TOY!

We love to pretend we’re big tigers you see……

But we’re just ginger kitties who PRETEND to be free……..

That was a good one Angel Sammy!   You’re a poet – and we ALL know it!

Monsieur Angel Sammy – my special brother AND poet!

Did you write a poem today?  If you did you can post it in our comments section if you like so you can SHARE it OR you can put your own blog link in my comments and we’ll go visit you and read your MASTERPIECE!!!

Go ahead! You can write a poem I just KNOW you can!

Oh go on! Just TRY!

So Angel Sammy and I will see you next Thursday for another Thoroughly Poetic Thursday?    We will be doing a poem starting with the letter “U”………….no I’m confident Angel Sammy will not be writing about UNDERWEAR…………honest!

OK – enough talking – let’s play!  I wanna be a TINY TIGER!

Love, Teddy