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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

Today we do TWO posts in one!   First of all we talk about being Thankful for Brian’s Thankful Thursday Hop – and you can visit him by clicking the above badge and join in the hop with the LINKY tool…..tell us why you are THANKFUL…….I’m thankful because I have a special guest here at my house.   Someone Angel Sammy met and hosted for a while and now it’s MY turn to show this friend a good time.   Who?   It’s our good friend Bashful the rock-n-roller who lives with Bacon at the Hotel Thompson!

We will tell you about his visit here in the next couple of days but just so you know – he’s being kept company by one of Mom’s stuffed piggies AND one of Sammy’s stuffed kitty pillows.   He has naps in this spot and since this guy travels ALL THE TIME, he naps almost as much as I do!    THANKS for visiting us Bashful!

Part Two of Today’s Post is:

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday which is when we celebrate another letter of the alphabet as we make our way from A to Z………….and today the letter we have to use is the letter “S” !   If you have written a poem on your blog, why not post your blog link in my comments so we can read it!  OR you can post your poem HERE if you like in a comment.    Poetry is the spice of life!!  Write some today!   NEXT WEEK WE DO “T” !

“Snow”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/20/17

Snow, snow, so cold on the toes

Icicles hanging from your kitty pink nose.

Now you need to hear this bit of news from the Bridge

There’s no snow up here from the sea to the ridge!

It’s sunny each day and breezy each night

But there’s no white stuff falling – that just wouldn’t be right!

Snow is for you back here in this life

At the Bridge we don’t deal with trouble and strife!

We work hard up here, don’t get me wrong

But “Let It Snow” you won’t hear as our favorite SONG!

I might dream about snow but I don’t have to see it here at the Rainbow Bridge!!

As all of you know by now, Nellie joined me and so many others here at the Rainbow Bridge last Friday………..she is happy here but misses everyone “back home” especially her Mom.    My Mom thought she’d put together a little slideshow of some of the wonderful graphics and posters sweet Nellie and her Mom did for us through the years……Nellie’s Mom is a wonderful artist and Nellie was a great inspiration for her I’m sure!    We will treasure all of our memories forever and ever………………these are just a few of our special  moments.

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Teddy and I thank YOU for visiting us today!

Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Double Duty Day!

Thankful Thursday with Brian and Poetic Thursday here!  First – Brian………

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Thank you Brian for having the Thankful Thursday Hop (click badge above to visit Brian!) because it gives us a day of the week to really FOCUS on all the things we are Thankful for……….I have too many to list – but certainly I’m thankful that Teddy is now a member of the family I loved being a part of for 17 years.   He has made my Mom and Dad smile……..

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My Cousin Bacon of Piglove interviewed me for his blog today – if you CLICK HERE you can visit and see my first “Teddy Interview” !!

And now for part two of today’s blog which is our weekly Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem which today is “All About the letter L” !!

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We’re working our way through the alphabet every week and today the lucky letter is “L”………if you have a poem to share on your blog – please leave your link in my comments so we can visit you OR you can write your poem in my comments so we can all see your fabulous work!

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Life

by Angel Sammy Kimmell 3/2/17

So lucky was I to have all those years

To live my life in safety and not fear

To have been spoiled and loved was the best of the best

To have humans who CARED – I was ever so blessed.

Now Teddy is there to carry things on

I can at last rest now that I’m gone

I’ll still be watching from afar

A butterfly flutter, a twinkling star

My mission on earth may be complete

But my mission at the Bridge is just as sweet

Guardian Angel to Ted as a changing of the guard

Though leaving my family was ever so hard.

I feel that now I can spread my wings

And concentrate on most important things

Like watching over those who I’ll always love

From my floating cloud at the Bridge above……….

Teddy, me, and my Mom want to thank everyone for their WARM WELCOME for Teddy………these are some of the cards you sent – there were others in the snail mail too and for that and the gifts, we are so very thankful but the BEST GIFT of all is your friendship!

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Before we go – we can’t let this day go by without

celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday! 

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Love, Angel Sammy and Teddy

P.S.  We will be having a birthday party on the blog for Teddy on Saturday, March 4th – he will be ONE!!!  Stop by for some fun!

Thoroughly (and Thankful) Poetic Thursday

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Here We Are Again!

Thankful to be blogging still from the Rainbow Bridge……thankful that you all stuck with me even after I left for my cloud……thankful that you are my FRIENDS.    We are joining up with Brian’s Thankful Thursday and you can too if you just CLICK HERE and link up!

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Now, let’s get POETIC!

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Today is “G” day!  

If you want to participate in the poem posting today, just make your poem about something starting with the letter “G” and you can post it in my comments here, or put your blog link to your poem in my comments to share.   You’re WELCOME to join me in celebrating poetry.  Next week we’ll do “H”…….and on and on until we finish the alphabet!

“G”

“Gardens”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/26/2017

When I was young – a little kitten

With Mom’s plants outside I was quite smitten

I’d leap around like a crazy cat

I’d hide from Mom she really loved that!

My ginger head popped up here and there

Mom never quite knew when or where!

As I got older I learned to be calm.

Just watching the butterflies was my soothing balm.

Oh yes I’d chase them from time to time

But Mom allowed that – it wasn’t a crime!

Then came the day when I’d lie in the shade

By then the “fate” of our gardens was made.

The deer had discovered this bountiful treat

Everything Mom planted, the deer would eat!

So in the shade I’d stay with my nose in the air

I had not a worry, I had not a care.

Mom quit planting flowers it became too much work

The deer came along and pull out plants with a jerk…..!

So in my old age I’d simply sit by Mom

We both would relax, and enjoy all the calm.

At the Rainbow Bridge we have flowers and green

But my old back yard was the PRETTIEST place that I’ve ever seen.

Nice to stop and smell the roses....I mean mums!

I hope I’ll see you all NEXT Thursday when we do “H”…………I wonder what I’ll come up with for THAT one!    Come to think of it, I wonder what YOU’LL come up with too!!!!!

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I’m a Poet, and I know it! 

Monsieur Angel Sammy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful……

Thankful that my Mom decided to let me keep blogging – I love it even though I’m doing it from a laptop at the Rainbow Bridge!   Joining Brian’s blog hop for Thankful Thursday.  You can join too by clicking his badge below!

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Now let’s get POETIC shall we?

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Today’s letter of the alphabet for a poem is the letter “F”.   We’re working our way through the alphabet with our poetry for the second time around!  I hope you’re having fun with it -if you write a poem you can share it in my comments OR put your blog address in comments so we can stop by and VISIT you and read your “work of art” !!

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“Fun”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/19/17

Fun is what we all enjoy

Whether catnip or a brand new toy

Doesn’t matter – we love it all

Cats are made for fun; it is our “call” !

We’re born to play, and we do it well

Although we stop to rest a spell!

We fly around like crazy YES

Destroy the house and leave a mess!

Our humans love to watch us run, run, run

It’s all a part of having FUN.

Mom and Dad loved watching me play with my toys and run up and down the stairs………….of course when I got older and my arthritis began acting up I really didn’t do much playing or running but one thing I did manage….and I did this until the last time I was outside with my Mom a week before I went to the Bridge…….it ALWAYS made her laugh and hug me.   I did it since I was TEENY TINY.    I would be snuffling around in the leaves or walking around in the yard (always with human snoopervision though) and Mom would stoop down and call me and I would run fast as my little legs would carry me right up to Mom………I just loved coming to her and hearing her tell me what a good boy I was……she’d usually scoop me up and carry me back into the house………gosh that was truly what I would call………………………..FUN!    I miss that………a lot.

Now, let me hear YOUR “F” poem and next week we’ll be tackling “G”!  

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Oui Oui!   We are finis for today mon amis – see you next week!

Zee Poet known as Angel Monsieur Sam

P.S.  WHOOPS I almost forgot!  My Mom was at an antiques emporium yesterday and spied something she just HAD to have.   You will know why if you remember my Balloon Trip on December 2nd!

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Made in Segries, Rhone Valley, Provence, France…….and maybe that’s ME in that balloon????

Thankful, Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful to be blogging!

We are joining up with Brian’s Thankful Blog Hop – because I truly AM thankful that I get to blog from the Rainbow Bridge – otherwise I’d miss all of you too much!

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Click his badge to join the Hop!

Today is also my Poetic Day and today’s letter is “E”!

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OUI OUI, TODAY WE DO “E” !

“Easy”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/11/17

My pal Easy is an Angel like me

We both flew to heaven where we are now free

We both miss our humans just like they miss us

But we visit them quietly – without any fuss

We want them to know that real love doesn’t die

It lasts truly forever, Angels don’t lie!

The spot in their heart that right now has an ache….

The sadness of loss, human hearts they can break…..

We will carry the load, and we’ll wait by their side….

One day they will join us on that big final ride.

(This poem is for Easy, but also for Jamison and Fiona and all others who passed over to the Bridge recently)

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We are all Angels now…….and we love our humans ALWAYS.

Anyway, hope this poem doesn’t make everyone sad………….trust me when I say that when we go to the Bridge we are young again, have no aches and pains, have everything we need or want but most of all we DO visit you – listen for us with your mind, heart and soul and you will FEEL us there.

My Mom sometimes has a tough time still thinking about all the kindnesses shown to her and my Dad after I left…………all the poems and artwork and messages STILL echo in her heart.   We recently received a beautiful gift from our friend Kelly Daye – who we all know as Boomdeeadda (if you follow her terrific blog!).    It’s a balloon ornament which looks like the balloon I visited all of you – my friends – in on December 2nd which turned out to be the day I went to the Bridge.    Here’s the ornament:

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Kelly put the letter “S” on the balloon……so it’s MINE ALL MINE!

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This was the badge for that special day – which was hosted by Easy and Madi………a day to remember always.

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins!  See you there!

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I am the Poet, I hope you know it!  

Angel Sammy

Thoroughly and Thankful Poetic Thursday

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Time for Poetry (and to be thankful too!)

Yes it’s my Poetry Day but it’s also my friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday so we’re hooked up with them too for that blog hop. 

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Now, let’s be POETIC!

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Today we celebrate the letter “D”!  

Remember, if you have written a poem today for “D”, make sure you put your blog link in my comments for others to visit you to read your poem OR you can put your actual POEM in my comments if you like!   As for ME – here’s my contribution to honoring the letter “D” in our alphabet!

“D” is for Dad

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 2/4/2017

One day 17 years ago

A very long time ago, you know!

My Mom and Dad decided to look for another cat

They knew the Shelter was “where it’s at” !!

Into the “kitty room” they went

Mom says she thinks they were “heaven sent”……

Only one little kitty was there – ME!

In a tiny cage but happy as could be.

The lady took me out of the cage which was way up high….

First thing I saw up close was my Dad’s blue eyes!

He was so BIG and I was so SMALL….

I wondered if one day I would get that tall!

She handed me to Dad and he held me nice and firm

I felt so secure, I didn’t even squirm!

I nuzzled his neck and gave him a lick….

He smiled real big – I had succeeded with my “trick” !

He handed me to Mom and I snuggled with her too

But I already KNEW, I didn’t need a clue…..

I had my new home – all because of my Dad

I was the first little kitten he’d ever had……

We were best buddies my whole life, even at the END.

He was more than my Dad……he was my best friend.

Yep – Dad and I were buddies and even though I was way “closer” to my Mom, Dad and I had an understanding…………you know – it was a “guy thing”…………!     So that’s my poem for the day and you know next week we’ll be doing “E” so I’m already giving THAT some thought……………elephant?  Encyclopedia?  Electricity?   The possibilities are endless (say – ENDLESS is an “E” word!).

Happy Thursday peeps!

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Merci, Mon Amis!   See you next Thursday!

Oui, je suis le famous poet Angel Sammy

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Welcome Poetry Freaks Fans !

Our final Poetry Thursday of the year and the letter we are celebrating today is the letter “C”!    Hmmmmm…………..many things come to mind………Corn, Christmas, Cuckoo Clocks, Cinnamon, Crochet, Castinets (huh?).    OK – I’m being silly here.   I chose my “C” word ages ago and here it is along with the attached poem.

“Cats”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 12/29/16

Cats are beautiful this we know

Some are special – with extra toes (tee hee)!

Cats are loving – unless they’re not

Some run COLD and others run HOT

Some are moody, aloof, and haughty

Some are really, TRULY naughty.

Cats are regal and full of grace

They rule the roost – they OWN their place!

Cats can be cuddily or hate to be brushed

Some cats are HUGE and your lap could be crushed!

But one thing is true from beginning to end

A cat might not SHOW it, but he’s your forever friend.

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Well there you have it……..my final poem for 2016.    Let’s be ready for NEXT week’s Thursday Poetry Day – it will be a day for “D”………….put your thinking caps on and be sure to write something for “D”………….meanwhile if you wrote a poem for “C” like I did, please feel free to give your blog link to your poem in my comments!  We’ll follow the link to read your WORK OF ART.    OR, if you’d rather, you can just post your poem in my comments in its’ entirety (as long as it’s not 87 paragraphs long of course).

See you in 2017 for more Poetry on  Thursdays!

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Oui Oui Mon amis!   ‘Tis I, Angel Sammy Ze Poet Extraordinaire!

Signing off with zee HUG!

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Let’s Get Poetic! (and Thankful too!)

First of all, may I say that not only are we poetic today but we’re also THANKFUL – and we join with Brian’s Blog for that happy occasion – while we’re at it, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Brian!

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Happy Poetry Day!    Today we celebrate the letter “B”………………there are a Bazillion words that start with B……picking just one was a trip I tell ya!

“Bacon”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 12/22/16

I think that I shall never see

Anything as beautiful as this particular “B”

Bacon makes my world go round

I could eat it by the pound……….!

King of Bacon on Earth and The Bridge

I’ve got it stocked up in my refrig!

That salty crispness I totally crave

Yes I’m addicted – I’m Bacon’s SLAVE…..

Breakfast, lunch and dinner too

Its gotta be pork cuz turkey won’t do!

Now I just bet you all KNEW I’d write about Bacon for “B” right?   In fact, I just bet a bunch of us write about Bacon since I have discovered through the years that I’m not the only one who loves the stuff………even the turkey stuff which is better for you BUT………..!!

I hope everyone is ready for the holiday because it’s HERE………….that’s right – in just a couple of days Santa Paws will be coming down chimneys all around the world so at this point I’m pretty sure that those of you who have been NAUGHTY are out of luck to turn things around…………just means you have to try harder next year.    Being on Santa’s NICE list means lots of new toys and foodables and maybe blankies, etc.      Up at the Bridge, we don’t get presents (even though Santa DOES come visit us before he heads down to visit all of YOU on Christmas Eve!)………..we get a special PASS that allows us to not just visit our families back home for a little while like we do all the time – but to spend the night Christmas Eve and stay Christmas morning……that’s so we can see them enjoying their holiday and remember what it was like when we were there with them.   You might think that would make us SAD but it doesn’t – it makes us HAPPY……..HAPPY that we were lucky enough to be with them for as long as we were.    After all, a “FOREVER HOME” really is forever because even after we’re gone to the Bridge, that home is in our hearts FOREVER.

If you wrote a poem today and want to share it, just post your blog link in my comments and we’ll come read it OR you can post your poem in my comments – then we can just read it here!   I bet there are some good “B” poems!    Let’s hear yours!

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Oui Oui!  I am zee poet and I truly know it!

Monsieur Angel Sammy

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Too much bacon? Don’t let this happen to you!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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We are so thankful to be starting the Alphabet ALL over again with “A” this week – thanks to all of you who wanted to continue this poetic fun and start over!   You can Click Brian’s badge above to join the THANKFUL Blog Hop!

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Hello poetry fans!   Here we go again with the alphabet starting obviously with the letter “A”!

“Angels”

Now that I’m an Angel

I want you all to know

The Rainbow Bridge is beautiful

AND we never get any snow!

It’s sunny, bright and cheery

We’re happy as can be

There’s nothing but God’s beauty

Far as the eye can see.

We spend our days doing good things

We help out back at home

We try to remind our families

That they are not alone.

We know that we were truly blessed

To be part of your family

But our time did come and we were so tired

Our souls longed to be free.

We’ll always be there with you

We’ve loved you from the start

If you sit very quietly, you’ll hear us in your heart.

We’ll wait here until you join us

Arriving at the gate light as a feather

Then we will all be happy

Because we’ll be TOGETHER.

Did you write a poem today for “A”?   If you did and want to share it, please leave your blog link in my comments so we can all go visit and read your poem OR just post your poem here in my comments and we’ll read it here!    I’m so excited to be starting the whole alphabet again…………..and who knows – maybe we’ll do it AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN!

Also in the coming days Mom is going to try to share more of the things you sweeties sent in to her when I left for the Bridge………they are just too beautiful NOT to share……..don’t be sad…..be happy because we kitties love Christmas time and even though some of us are gone we will definitely enjoy watching you back here opening presents and making a big old mess with wrapping paper and stuff OK???

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Je Suis Sammy le Poet!!  Merci Beaucoup!!

Oh Mon Amis I forgot to tell you something fabulous.   You know I’m a Cat Scout (now Angel Cat Scout) and I was HONORED to discover that there are now special items in the Cat Scouts Store with my fabulous face/artwork done by the Denmaster at Scouts!!!!   That’s right – and you don’t have to be a Scout to order them or anything else in the store – so take a peek.   I love the drawing of ME……………Thank you Denmaster for honoring me!

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Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday!

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Double Duty Day!   Thankful Thursday with Brian

and MY Poetic Day!

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First is Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop…………….well I truly am THANKFUL for all the love you have shown my Mom and Dad while they have struggled to come to grips with me heading off to the Rainbow Bridge last Friday.    Your love helps them and has been the wind beneath their sails.    Thank you my friends.

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Next up is my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post which this week gets us to the END of the alphabet by writing a poem about something starting with the letter “Z”!

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I knew the day would come when I’d have to face the letter “Z” for a poem…………….not that it’s all THAT hard, but it’s a challenge – certainly more of a challenge than many of the other letters of the alphabet right?    Well, anyway, here goes!

“Z”

Zoo

By Sammy Kimmell, Angel, 12/8/16

In most zoos it’s sad to see

Animals in cages NOT running free

There are many though who have seen the light

Have widened spaces and lines of sight

Have given animals some dignity

With landscapes having more reality

So animals can roam

Feel more at home

And allow more individuality.

Zoos also keep some endangered species going

Safely protecting animals instead of just showing.

One thing for sure of which I am glad

I’m totally free and not caged and sad.

Well, there it is………….done!    We made it through the WHOLE alphabet but now we’re going to start all over – remember I asked you to vote on whether you wanted to start over with A and do this one more time or not???    The votes were cast and you wanted to “play this again Sam” (haha) so next week we’ll begin again with the letter “A”!     Meanwhile, if you wrote a “Z” poem today, you can either post it in my comments so we can read it OR put your blog link in comments so we can visit your blog and read your poem!    It’s fun isn’t it?  I think so…………………

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Oui, Oui!   I wrote a poem starting with “Z” !

Sammy the Angel Poet