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Thankful Thanksgiving and Poetry


What better way to celebrate being THANKFUL than on THANKSGIVING! Brian has the perfect blog hop for everyone today and if you’d like to join in and express your thanks – please click on his badge and join in.

We are mostly thankful for our health at my house but also thankful for ALL OF YOU.    You are the people who keep us going.    We blog so we can enjoy your company and your sense of humor and your support and about a million other things.    The blogosphere is a HUGE world as you know…..some people try it and don’t like it and stop.    Angel Sammy and Mom started this blog in May of 2011 and after Angel Sammy left us, I took his place and we are still going strong.    That is a BIG THANKFUL.    

Angel Sammy STILL is involved in the blog though as you know – in several ways but the biggest of ways is his POETIC THURSDAY.    And I got his email last night so here’s what he has for all of us this week:


Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

I spent a lot of Thanksgivings with my Mom and Dad and know how much they enjoyed the big feast with family.    This year they will be alone – with Teddy – for the feasting.    Mom is doing the whole turkey and trimmings thing and they will have a fire in the fireplace and Teddy will sleep through the whole thing – just like I did when I lived there!     

We hope that you took a little time this past week to use the photo I gave you last Thursday as inspiration in order to write a poem to share with us.    I wrote mine and below is the photo we all used and my poem.   

“Visible In Space!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©November 25, 2020


Look at those lights – they’re all over the place!

No doubt this home is visible up in space…………

Every inch of property is covered in lights

Their electric bill must truly be a fright

But they don’t mind this is a holiday fun

It’s not just for THEM but for EVERYONE!

The most popular house for a Christmas tour

You can hardly ignore it – that’s for sure!

The joy of the season shines from every inch

And overseeing it all is “himself” – the Grinch!

One thing for sure is that the night of Santa’s flight

He’ll definitely find this house – as follows the light!


HAHA.   Well, I am sure these folks don’t care what the electric bill is – they have fun and that’s what’s important.    They have spirit.    I’m sure the whole neighborhood gets caught up in it too.   

Now – did you write a poem?  Let us know in comments won’t you?  We’d love to read it.    Don’t say “I can’t write poetry” because trust me – YOU CAN DO THIS!    Give it a try……then share it with us.

Want to see the photo for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together?     Here it is:

My Mom said she always wanted to go in the Fun House or Haunted House, etc. at a carnival but that her memory of what was INSIDE was not always FUN – sometimes it was VERY SCARY!   I think this might make for some fun poetry don’t you?

Well my friends, our time has come and gone.    I want to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you celebrate it – if you don’t – I’ll just THANK YOU for being our friend.    See you next week and please continue to STAY 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.    I sure am thankful that you are my Angel Brother.     You guide me every day.    I always think “what would Sammy do?” or “what would Sammy think?”…….that has helped me grow up to be a good cat (Mom says anyway!).

Hugs, Teddy


Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hi everyone. It’s “double day” here at my blog – we do THANKFUL THURSDAY with our friend Brian and POETIC THURSDAY with Angel Sammy.    We always do our “thankfuls” first though because they are so much more important than poetry.      These days we should ALL “talk out loud” about the things we’re thankful for and Brian’s HOP (which you can join by clicking his badge above and linking up) is the perfect spot to do that.

This week I have to say that we continue being VERY thankful that we’re all feeling just fine.    Nobody in our circle of friends and family has the virus or is even sick with a cold!   Everyone is healthy and I pray that all of us and all of you STAY that way.     I’m also thankful that we got rain – I know that surprises you because you know how I love to go outside in my yard BUT we needed some rain.   We got it – lots of it.    

I’m also thankful that I got an email from my brother Angel Sammy at the Rainbow Bridge with his poem for this week AND his poem challenge for NEXT Thursday!    Let’s see what he sent!


Happy Poetic Thursday!!!

It’s Thursday and time for poems.   I hope you wrote one – I gave you a really sweet photo last Thursday and a whole week in which to write a poem based on what your thoughts were when you studied the photo.    How’d you do?     Hope you had fun with it – let us know in comments here if you wrote a poem and give us a link to where we can read it.     

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – and my poem follows!

“Where There’s A Will……”

Wheeling across the finish line together

Friendship and meeting a challenge – there’s nothing better!

The sense of accomplishment is most incredible

Sharing this day will be unforgettable

They said we might not make it but we knew we could

Together we did it just like we knew we would

The human spirit is stronger than the curves life deals

Through life forever we’ll be moving along on our magic wheels!


Obviously I have no idea if these two are friends, more than friends or just two entrants in the race who found something in common and used it to give them the energy and drive to finish the race and feel jubilant about it.     I love it.    I saw this photo and knew this HAD to be written about.     

Now – next week………..what have I got for you?     How about this!

This just HAS to make you smile……………….I love it.    We’re never EVER too old to give something a try right?   Right!     Anyway, have fun with this photo – I’m sure you will.

In the meantime and until then, please stay safe, stay happy, stay positive, stay hopeful, and BELIEVE in the “might of right”.     I sure do!

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 so much Angel Sammy.   I look forward to hearing from you every week and seeing your poetry.    I just can’t write like you do!     Thanks for sharing with us.   I’ll see you in my dreams.

Dreaming……..Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


YAY! Time to call out the things we’re thankful for this past week AND combine that with our Poetic Thursday poem and challenge from Angel Sammy.    First up is our THANKFULS.   We have the same BIG thankful that we’ve had for months now which is that so far we have stayed safe from the evil virus.    We remain hopeful that vaccines are in the near future and that we can one day in the NOT distant future wave goodbye to this incredibly scary virus.    If you’d like to join the Thankful Hop at Brian’s – just click his badge above and link up with us – thanks Brian for hosting!!

We got our poem from Angel Sammy as always and I’m sharing it with you along with your challenge photo for NEXT Thursday!   STAY SAFE!!


Happy Thursday Poetic Friends!!

Time to let your poetry shine!    Every Thursday we gather together to share the poems we’ve written based on last week’s photo inspiration and this Thursday is like all other Thursdays in that regard – I can’t wait to read your poems.   

Just a quick note from we Angels………….remember we are doing our best to keep you safe.    We can’t do it all though – YOU need to take some responsibility too and wear your masks, do your social distancing, wash your hands ALL THE TIME and just stay home if you can.    OK?    We love you and want you to be safe.

So below is the photo I gave you to inspire you for your poem this week – followed by MY poem for this week!

“Time Flies”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 28, 2020

Seeing this old photo makes all of us realize

People once didn’t feel like sardines when they flew the friendly skies

There was room to breath and move about the plane with ease

No pull down tray in front of you that squished your knees!

The stewardesses were helpful and always had a smile

From boarding the plane to the very last mile

There was a magazine cart, refreshments served for no extra cost

I’m afraid those comfortable flying days have been forever lost!


This photo is what my Mom remembers about so many of the trips and travel she and her family did back when her Dad was in the Air Force and they moved frequently.    Roomy planes, delicious meals, and smiling helpful staff.     These days it’s just not the same on SO many levels!!!     Anyway, when I saw this photo I just knew it would make for good thoughts and fun poetry.   If you wrote a poem, let us know in comments so we can visit you and read what you wrote.

Now, I bet you’d like to see what I found for your “inspiration” for next Thursday!     It’s a simple photo of Fall…..but I’m thinking it’s very interesting in its’ own way.    I hope you do too!

WOW.    Sadly the first thing that came to my mind when I found this photo was the fires out West here in the USA.    But thankfully the bright colors in this photo are provided by the sun and not fire.    I love the single big tree taking it all in.    

SO – have fun writing a poem to share next week…………and until then, please be careful and HAPPY!

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

Love and Light, Angel Sammy



Thank you Angel Sammy – your poem made me smile and I saw a smile on Mom’s face too!    She remembers when her Mom made her wear her best dress, white socks with lace on the tops and her black patent leather shoes to get on an airplane.    That was about 100 years ago I think.    HAHA

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Another Thursday and you know what that means – time for us to gather at Brian’s and talk about what we’re thankful for this past week.    Want to join in?   Click the badge above and link up.    These days we need to remind ourselves AND each other of all the blessings we DO have – not the ones we can’t find anymore!     

Good health, beautiful Fall weather, not having to go to the Kitty Hotel this year because Mom and Dad didn’t take vacation…………those are my three biggies this week.    Actually I had my yearly checkup at the vet yesterday and – my ears have been bothering me lately and he cleaned them out really well then dosed me up with some meds which I have to endure twice a week for four weeks.    Then back for a re-check.    Ever since I was adopted at the shelter I’ve had ear issues…………..some of us are just like that I guess.    But I am GRATEFUL to have such a wonderful vet.    I trust him.   

Mom and Dad are doing great – masks/distancing/staying home.    I’ve got THEM under control even if my ears aren’t under control.  HAHA     I will now share Angel Sammy’s email from last night and his poem!


Hi Friends!   Ready to share some poetry?   

Those of us here at Rainbow Bridge sure get a big kick out of watching all the activity down there at Halloween time.   Some of you are really “game” for costumes – I would always give Mom that “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” look but did allow some scarves and my green beret.     Forget costumes though!    

Anyway, let’s talk poetry shall we?     If you wrote one this week let us know in comments so we can go to your blog and read it.     Here’s the photo I gave you last week for this week’s poem AND my poem.

“Roll ‘Em!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 21, 2020

Once upon a time this sport was king

People joined clubs and teams and won trophy bling!

I know people still bowl but it’s not quite the same

Bowling was fun but these days seems quite tame!

Back in the old days ladies would get dressed up to bowl

No doubt getting runs in their stockings would take quite a toll

They sure don’t wear pearls these days to go with their jeans

But they still have a blast these modern Bowling Queens!

These days the music blares, the lights flash and the alleys shine like glass

Still as fancy as they look, you can still fall on your……..rear!!!!!



HAHA – sorry about that – I couldn’t resist more than a little humor.    My Mom was in a bowling league and her team actually went to the State Championship once.    Sadly (she says) they partied the night before the BIG GAME and none of them bowled worth a darn.    They had fun but did NOT bring home a trophy!     Also, many alleys have closed up long ago – the one in our town closed several years ago and there are no plans to re-open.   Who knows though – nostalgia is big so maybe one day – like drive-in movies – bowling will again be KING!

I have a photo for you for next week’s poem sharing event……………here it is:

Whoa – those were the good old days…..look at all the room in those seats!   Everyone dressed up in suits and hats?   Huh?     Anyway, this one will be FUN.

Until next week when we meet again – please take care of yourselves and your humans………………..OK?    It’s our job!

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

Love forever from the Rainbow Bridge – Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy – You can trust me to take care of Mom and Dad………………………I miss you!!

Big Hugs and Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday. Another chance to voice our Thankfuls with Brian’s Hop and another chance to read some poetry from Angel Sammy.    As always, if you would like to join Brian’s Hop, just click the badge above and link up to the rest of us who will share what we’re thankful for this week.

My tough old Mom and Dad are still healthy……..maybe that’s because they are doing what they should with masks and distancing and staying home as much as possible.  OR maybe it’s because I’m MAGIC and have been protecting them with an impenetrable shield so they don’t get the virus or flu or ANYTHING??????   HAHAHA     Anyway, that’s what I’m thankful for again this week.   Also that we have BEAUTIFUL Fall weather – cool and gorgeous leaves for me to play in too!

Angel Sammy’s email to me from the Rainbow Bridge came through alright – we sure have a good wifi connection!     Here’s what I got from  him this week.


Hello My Earthbound Friends!

It’s time for us to forget all our worries and problems and have a relaxing time sharing poetry shall we?     Writing is relaxing and poetry is a challenge for some but once you get the hang of it and let your imagination take you to the places where inspiration can be found, YOU can write a poem!    I’m helping you along by giving you a photo as inspiration every week.    

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for TODAY’S poetry………..followed by my poem for the photo.    Ready?

“Floating My Boat”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©October 14, 2020

Floating on a warm, calm sea

It’s the sailing life for me!

My swan boat quietly floats

I hate noisy engine boats!

‘Round and round I turn

Sunscreen on so I don’t burn!

Mom lets me float until I cry

She’s in her lawn chair standing by

Then it’s time for my lunch and the sailing is done

This backyard pool of mine sure is fun!


This photo is so cute.   I’m sure that “fuzzy blue wall” in the background is the edge of a little backyard pool this “sailor” is floating around in.    Getting a little fresh air and enjoying a relaxing float in the pool.    This little guy will probably grow up to be a sailboat racer or Olympic swimmer or something to do with water…….he had a safe introduction to the world of water at any rate.  Did you write a poem for this photo?   If you did let us know in comments so we can visit you and read yours!!

Here’s the photo I selected to be our inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poem……………………….hope you like it…………

Mom says she has fond memories of bowling alleys back in the 60s/70s.    This photo is from the 50s.    Anyway, thought it might be fun to write a poem about……………….!!

Until next Thursday when we meet again – take care of yourselves, hug your pets a lot because they need it as much as you do (!), stay safe and healthy…………and I’ll see you soon.

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Fun poem this week Angel Sammy!    Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy Rainbow Bridge schedule to come visit all of us once a week.   I miss you and so do Mom and Dad.

I’ll see you in my dreams Angel Sammy – Love, Teddy