Friendly Fill-Ins

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Here we are – we arrived at another Friday which means time to fill-in the blanks!  Our hosts are Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.    Ellen at 15andMeowing had to help one of her sweet cats to the Bridge yesterday so she’s taking a few days off.    We have hooked the badge above up to Four-Legged Furballs so if you’d like to join us, click it and fill out the linky there to share your sentences.     If you’d like to send a little note to Ellen about her kitty Tallulah – a new Angel now – just click Tallulah’s beautiful “FOREVER” badge below:

Here are today’s sentences and Mom and I took turns again filling in the blanks.    My blanks are filled with GREEN words and hers are filled with BLUE words!!

1. I get to do whatever I want every week.   I LOVE BEING RETIRED!!!

2. So far, 2019 is quiet for us – but it’s early so who knows what’s next!.

3. I will never tire of being spoiled – it’s my destiny.

4. Can you believe that I will be THREE YEARS OLD in March and that I was adopted February 12, 2017?    Time flies when you’re having fun!

 

There you have it – me and my Mom filling in the blanks.    We are also sending very big hugs to Miss Ellen and her husband David.   It’s such a heartbreaking thing having to help a pet to the Bridge even knowing it’s the best thing for them.   Mom still has dreams about Angel Sammy’s last day.    Mom says she really believes this:

And that’s FOREVER…………..

Love, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello Friends!   Ready to spread the word about what you’re thankful for?   Good – then it’s a good time to link up to Brian’s blog and share.   Click his badge and join in with us!!!

I’m thankful this week that we did NOT see any snow…….rain yes……so far, snow no.   We even got into the mid-40s today which is a far cry from one degree earlier this week.   Thankful – yes I am because I was able to actually go outside with Dad and stay longer than 2 minutes.    No he wasn’t the one who wanted to come in so quickly – – – it was ME!!!    BRRRRRRRR!

Also I’m thankful Angel Sammy came through via email from the Rainbow Bridge, with his poem for this week.   I look forward to it – do you?   You ought to join in and play along with him on Thursdays.

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Happy Poetic Thursday Friends!   Thanks for stopping by………..

I had to giggle a little this past week at my little brother Teddy – he was absolutely NOT happy about the snow.    You all who have known me a long time may remember that I LOVED snow.   I had no problem with cold feet unlike Teddy!

Sammy Following Mom's Path in The Snow

I musta been nuts back then…..

Actually I wasn’t nuts – I just enjoyed playing in the snow.   Mom would use her snowboots to stomp out a little “maze” for me in the snow – that was a lot of fun…………..anyway, maybe Teddy will get to love snow like I obviously did.   Here at the Rainbow Bridge we can watch YOU enjoy snow but we are in the sunshine every day.

We also have a little time to do fun things like write poetry………AND I’m going to share the one I wrote based on last week’s photo – then give you a NEW photo to think about and write a poem for NEXT Thursday.    Here’s the photo I gave you for this week’s fun:

“Where’s The Toof Fairy?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     January 23, 2019

Mommy tells me I should just slow down

Quit showing off and being a clown

But a friend gave me a bunny toy and I wanted to share

So I ran fast as I could without looking WHERE

I tripped and I fell and I bumped my fang!

Will I still be able to run fast without that thing?

Will the girls giggle at me for my lopsided smile

Will my fang grow back after a little while?

I think I’ll ask the Tooth Fairy if she can help me

Maybe she could bring me a brand new toofie???

My bunny will comfort me when I sleep tonight…….

I hope dinner is soft because I sure can’t bite !!

 

When I saw this photo I thought it was a really adorable little imaginary creature and as I looked at it longer I could see so many “things”……….some of you told me this past week that you thought the critter had captured a live bunny and broke his tooth trying to eat it.   I couldn’t wrap my head around that (!) so I went with my initial feeling which was it was a baby creature who accidentally broke his little fang while playing with his bunny stuffed animal.    Maybe the CRITTER TOOF FAIRY can help him!

So did you write a poem?   If you did, please tell us you did in comments and give us your link…..we’d love to see what YOU saw in the photo.     Speaking of seeing things, here’s next week’s photo so you can begin thinking about it and preparing to share another poem with us next Thursday………..

Oh I bet I know one person who wouldn’t mind tackling this……………..my Mom!!!     So let’s see what you poets do with this photo next Thursday shall we?    I’ll be back again to see what you’ve written…………give it a whirl!

Hugs from Heaven, Angel Sammy

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

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That was a goodie Angel Sammy and I’m with you – I think Mom would have that big old banana split GONE in about five minutes.    I wouldn’t mind having a few slurps of it myself!    See you next week……………

Hugs, Teddy

p.s.  Our friend Tallulah…one of the cats at 15andmeowing, is going to the Bridge today.  Please stop over and give a hug to Mom Ellen – she will need it.  

Sammy will be there to hug her on her arrival……..

Teaser Tell All…..Pirate Style!

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AHOY Mateys!   Come aboard the Good Ship Sheep Dip! 

It’s time for the Teaser Tell All – Pirate Style!    ARRRRRGH…………..(excuse me, I’ve got a cough)     We had a whopper of a Teaser didn’t we?   Almost made you want to walk the plank instead of figure it out right?    Well, Terrible Ted the Pirate and his sidekick Angel Sammy the Devil  are here to give you the TEASER SCOOP.

In case you think we’ve lost our minds – today is TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY in the blogosphere and we at Ding Dong School pawticipate in that…….so there.

Now – where were we………..

Oh yes…………Teaser………….The first item of business is to let you know WHO was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday – and our Cheer Team was overjoyed to hear that there was only ONE First Commenter this week.   Just one!    Who???

The Pirates at FRIENDSFUREVER!!!!  

Arrrgh!   You shall not have to walk the plank Friends Furever!!!!  Here’s your BADGE!

I was FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of September 18, 2018!!!!

THEN we waited and waited until SOMEONE guessed it!    Here’s the photo again:

A mighty beautiful sight, she is………..a pirate island in the middle of the ocean……well, not OUR pirate island but maybe someone’s!     Where was this photo taken????   Well this is BIRD ISLAND in the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean.    Seychelles is actually a REPUBLIC and Bird Island is just one of a LOT of islands in this group of beautiful places.   If you’d like to see more and find out more about this particular island too, CLICK HERE.

And WHO was the lucky Pirate who guessed where this was FIRST??????

MISS CSILLA of Kolytyi !

 ARRRRRGH!!!!  This little beauty doesn’t have to walk the plank either since she was right!   Here’s yer badge!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of September 18. 2018!!

AND some others guessed it too – each of you take one of these of your very own:

I guessed the Teaser correctly BUT I wasn’t FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on September 18, 2018. DARN!

Then there some others who guessed but were WRONG – we will give you a break – we are kindly pirates (sometimes) and you will not have to walk the plank but you DO get one of these badges:

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of September 18, 2018 but I got a badge anyway!!

Now can the LOSERS walk the plank Professors??????

 Normally everyone who didn’t guess and just showed up for the food would have to walk the plank…..BUT…..in the spirit of KINDNESS (some pirates are kind believe it or not) we won’t make you do that today!!

I was a little bit scared that you might make us (gulp) do the plank thing!

Now let’s celebrate by bringing in our Pirate Cheer Team to do their THING!

Don’t we look CUTE
In our pirate suits?
Today we have it easy
No need to get all queasy
One FIRST COMMENTER we had
I know that you are glad!
That was FRIENDS FUREVER
Our friends in all kinds of weather!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was smart!
Miss Csilla makes sleuthing an art!
Now pardon us if we go
We’re having our own pirate show
We installed a plank on our hot tub
Then afterwards we’re getting backrubs!

I assume the Cheer Team’s Hot Tub room is closed to the general public?????   DARN!

Alright class……………today Miss Dingleberry has prepared some pirate food in the cafeteria so enjoy yourselves then sail home on your pirate ships and return in your regular clothing tomorrow!!

OK you scurvy scaliwag sheep, prepare for a pirate’s feast!   Do not stick your sword into the pirate in front of you, and do not eat your meal using your sword to cut things up.   Got it?   Good!!

Today’s Pirate Menu

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Thanks for a FUN class today Pirates!  

Your Professors………

P.S.   Before we leave – here’s a wonderful and fun event for you to put on your calendar in honor of EVERYBODY’S friend, Madi who went to the Rainbow Bridge last week….She wanted one last FUN time with everyone and here it is – hosted by our friend Raz from FRIENDS FUREVER.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us.  Post anything you want to do with a Box…such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,

Recite a poem…karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc…anything goes no rules except RED!     Red was Madi’s FAVORITE/SIGNATURE color!   She also loved boxes so that’s included in the Hop too – use your imagination!   Have fun with it – Madi wanted everyone to make this Hop fun.
There is a link set up at Living Laughing and Barking in our Backyardso Madi’s Mom and Dad can see all your wonderful posts.
Angel Sammy, Mom and I made this for Madi………..with love.
Teddy

 

 

A Sadaversary

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One year ago the First King of Baconia departed his Kingdom for a HIGHER GROUND – the Rainbow Bridge.    December 2nd he joined several of his “besties” who had left just before he did – and they all got their wings within days of each other.

Sammy was a very special guy – how can I know that when I never met him?   Well, I know it because my Mom and Dad talk about him all the time, and once in a while call me “Sammy” instead of “Teddy” which of course I don’t mind…….not one bit…..Sammy left big paws for me to fill around here and I’m doing my best.

Mom wanted me to put the link up to the post she wrote the day Sammy left…………..it was a surreal day because it was also the day of the wonderful Blog Hop started by Sammy’s friends Easy and Madi and with help from Dory who set the HOP up for them.   The idea was for Sammy to hop in his balloon and visit anyone and everyone who signed up in the Hop – they could tell him a little about where they lived and he could “see the world”………….nobody knew that it was going to be the day Sammy became an Angel……….other than Mom and Dad.

Here’s the link to that post – the old Blog Hop is no longer available to see but this is the post Mom did that day – just click the Angel Sammy graphic below:

I don’t really need to go on and on and on about Sammy – most of you knew him better than I do – he was “one of a kind” – like all of us are, only somehow he seemed larger than life.   He will always be my best friend and my big brother and one day I know that I will join him at the Rainbow Bridge – like all of us will………….including my Mom and Dad…………

Here are a few more “bacon-related” graphics of THE KING………….I thought you might have fun seeing them again!

Lots of fun and lots of bacon………………..and life goes on.    It’s just a little different now without Sammy.

You Are Missed Dear Sammy…….always and forever

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful – yes we are and that’s why we hook up every Thursday to our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!   Would you like to tell the world what you’re thankful for?   Then pop over to Brian’s (click badge above) and sign up to share.    I have a rather different kind of “Thankful” today – One year ago this week we lost friends Easy and Fiona.    I didn’t know either of them but Angel Sammy did and it was dreadful losing two close friends so close together – – – then of course Angel Sammy himself joined them just days later on December 2.    My Mom has told me it was a dark, dark time for everyone even though it was the beginning of the Christmas season and usually people would be happy and joyful – yet there was so much sadness.   Everyone moved on somehow though and got through the holidays with heavy hearts but interestingly THAT is what I’m thankful for.   I’m thankful that we can all be resilient if we have to be – we are capable of dusting ourselves off and moving forward.    That’s a “people” thing but I think we animals do that too – some of us go through really bad health issues or age-related serious problems but we keep plugging along because we want to hold onto life.    I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SPIRIT!      Kind of an “adult” thought I know for a little guy who isn’t even two years old yet but Mom has taught me a lot since I came here!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his weekly Poem yet again.    He popped onto his laptop last night at the Bridge and emailed me the following – just like he does EVERY Thursday…………………

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Greetings from the Bridge my friends!

We are now just one short week away from the end of the alphabet – next week we will do Z and then we will start a BRAND NEW Poetic Challenge every week.    You know, even though not that many of you have tried your hand at writing a poem to share, the few of you who ARE doing that enjoy it like I do – and as long as there are some of you who enjoy it – I’ll keep hosting it on Thursdays!    Do we have a deal?    GOOD!     

Today is all about “Y” though so let me share my poem with you then I’ll tell you about the NEW Poetic Thursday.    If you have written a poem GOOD FOR YOU, and if you want to put your blog link in my comments to your poem please do so we can read it!   You can also put your poem in my comments and we can read it HERE.    Just give it a try if you haven’t written one before – I think you will enjoy doing it – you can have fun expressing yourself in a new way – poetry takes ALL forms – doesn’t have to rhyme either – just be YOUR thoughts.    Last week I gave you some ideas in case you couldn’t come up with your own “Y” to write about – my prompts are just ideas – you can write about ANYTHING though OK?    Here’s what I gave you to jiggle your brain:

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I decided to use one of my own prompts this week………………

“Year”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 30, 2017

A year can be forever when someone has gone away

Or a year can feel like a second if “Goodbyes” you had to say

I remember I was tired and feeling all my years

I remember in my mother’s eyes, I so often saw big tears

She knew just like I did that time was getting near

She’d have to let her ginger boy go as Angels’ voices I could hear

But it wasn’t just me who went to the Bridge a year ago this week

Fiona, Easy, and other beloved furkids left there were tears on every cheek

Fear not dear family for we are here and watching you from afar

If you ever find you have a doubt, look for the BRIGHTEST star……….

It’s us holding candles together – to light the darkest skies

So know that love is forever, and dry the tears from your sweet eyes.

Please don’t be sad when you read my poem this week – believe me when I say that those of us who left are happy, HEALTHY, and watching over you.   One day we will all be together again for a TRULY FOREVER.    

Next week we have the letter “Z” and as usual I will give you some ideas for things you might choose to write about – but feel free to do ANY “Z” word OK?    It’s up to you!!

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

Now on a brighter note – let me share my idea for the NEW Poetic Challenge after we finish next week with “Z”   – Every Thursday starting December 7th after we’ve done our “Z” poems,  I will post a picture – something I have found on the internet and it can be a photo of ANYTHING – person, place, thing, animal, vegetable, mineral, WHATEVER!    Your job is to write a poem about the photo for the following week.   Instead of giving you WORDS, I will give you a PHOTO…….your FIRST Poetic Photo Challenge you should schedule to post for December 14th.    I will continue to send my brother Teddy my PHOTO POEM the night before as I have been doing.    Do you think this will be fun???    You can let me know if you think it will be – if the NOs win, I’ll just start the alphabet over and we’ll continue as we have………but if you DO think it will be FUN say YES and we’ll give it a whirl!

Teddy will let you know the results………………so we’ll continue to write poetry together in SOME form anyway.    Poetry is good for the SOUL!    Hope you all know how much all of us Angels love all of you………………………….forever.

Angels can be Poets Too!!   Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks my brother………………oh I think you and I would have had a lot of fun together driving Mom and Dad nuts………..but I’m doing my best and I know you DO communicate with Mom – she’s told me and Dad that sometimes she sees you and sometimes she hears you………………and if you promise to keep a secret, I see you too!    Mom sees me staring up at the ceiling at NOTHING (so she thinks!) but I see you………smiling at me……..and I feel all WARM inside.

Happy Thursday Everybody!   Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and also Poetic Thursday!

First of all though we do our Thankfuls for Brian’s Blog Hop.    We all have things to be thankful for if we just think about it – even coming up with just ONE thankful a week is something all of us can easily do.    Then we share…………if you want to share, click on Brian’s badge above and hook up with us to HOP.     This week I have to say that I’m thankful I have a WARM HOUSE to live in because it’s really been COLD outside.   I am one cat who loves outside trips but while I’ve asked to go outside plenty of times this week and Mom has put my harness on and her coat on, etc., the minute the door opens I look at her like “YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME…….CAN YOU TURN ON THE HEAT??”…………so I don’t go outside.    Mom seems OK with that but I miss my fresh air.   Still, I am thankful I have a choice – so many kitties and other animals are only out in the bad awful weather.   I don’t HAVE to be!

I’m also thankful that I got Angel Sammy’s poem for this week because I’ve heard there are a lot of problems with people’s internet service – apparently the folks at the Rainbow Bridge NEVER have problems because I always get his email containing his poem on time with no glitches!   Wi-Fi up there is GREAT!

Here’s what he sent to me…………………………………

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Hello Friends!  It’s time for my Poetry Challenge of the week!!

This week we are REALLY getting close to the end of the alphabet because it’s time for the letter “W”.    That means just three more after this and we’ll start a NEW poetry challenge.  I’ll tell you more about that as the time gets closer.   I hope you like my idea!    

I also hope you’ve had a good week…………..things have been busy at the Rainbow Bridge – as you know I’m on the welcoming committee and sadly we’ve had a lot of additions lately – the cold weather seems to be our busy season there.    We always work hard to make new arrivals feel at home – after all, this IS our home now.    We visit with our families and friends on Earth if we choose to but we LIVE here.    Other than that, I teach classes on Angel Good Works, Flying With Wings, and several other things.  I am busy!    

As I said, this week’s letter was “W” and I gave you some ideas of what you might write your poem about in case you couldn’t come up with something – BUT remember the poem can be about ANYTHING starting with the letter “W”…………..my “prompts” for you were:

(1) Window (2) Wink (3) Worry (4) Wiggle

What did I write my poem about?   I used one of my prompts!!

“Wink”

By Sammy Kimmell, November 16, 2017

They say that cats can let humans know

How they feel about them, it’s our way to show

Our love for you – our true devotion

Cats are capable of deep emotion!

You may already know this but if you stop to think

Your cat may frequently stare and WINK

We catch your eye from across the way

And time stands still…….it’s THEN that we say –

“I LOVE YOU” with a slow, deliberate wink

Holding your gaze, and you stop and think

“Is he doing that on purpose or is it a clue?”

Well of course it’s on purpose – we are saying “I LOVE YOU” !

My Mom realized about winking long long ago

Other kitties she had would WINK at her to show

Their love for her………and she always winked back – 

It’s something MANY of us do – and that’s a fact!

Keep an eye on your kitty from across the room

If you see a slow wink – it’s the sure cure for GLOOM!

 

It’s true……………My Mom’s cat before me Eddie would wink but when Mom winked back Eddie would hop down from wherever he was at the time and come to her – he’d follow his “I LOVE YOU” with a “LET’S CUDDLE”………I didn’t do that but I loved to catch Mom’s eye and wink.   I know she’s hoping Teddy will do that…………..I’ve told him to give it a try!

Next week we will have the letter “X” – now that’s a REAL toughie……………..so instead of you having to do an “X” poem, you may do a poem about ANYTHING IN THE WORLD YOU WANT TO!    If you can think of an “X” – you can do that but you don’t HAVE to.    OK?   OK!      I am not going to give you prompts – you can be extra creative!

If you wrote a poem THIS week, please let us know you did in my comments here and we will come visit you to read it – OR you can post your poem here in my comments if you like……let’s share!

I’ll look forward to seeing your poem next week – please give writing a poem a try – everyone can write a poem – trust me I know.    Poems take so many forms and don’t even have to rhyme – just let your imagination take flight and WRITE!    

SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY………………………..remember, I love you all!

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Oh thank you Angel Sammy………….I love your poem this week but then I always love your poems………….and you!    I hope to see everyone tomorrow on FRIENDLY FRIDAY FILL-INS……in the meantime, Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Remembering Sammy

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Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day………

We couldn’t let this day pass without a special post in honor of my Angel brother Sammy.    He left for the Bridge on December 2, 2016 before I had a chance to meet him but he was the one who found me for my Mom and Dad and made sure I was at the same shelter where they got Sammy 17 years before…………..they walked in the door and saw me and that was the beginning of my wonderful life here this past February just a month before I turned one year old!

Angel Sammy was “bigger than life”…………through his blog here, he made so many friends it was amazing………and he loved each and every one of them (still does!).    Today’s Remembrance Day was started by another blogger friends, Deb Barnes, of Zee and Zoey in honor of Jazz who is one of their Angels now – – – this post here on my blog is part of their BLOG HOP today and if you’d like to join in just CLICK HERE.

Instead of going over all the wonderful memories Mom and Dad have of Sammy and telling all the stories I’ve heard since I’ve been here, we will just let this little slideshow do the talking for us.   It starts with a wee ginger boy and ends with his flying off to be with his friends and to wait patiently for the day when all of us will be together again………………..We hope you enjoy our REMEMBRANCE.    And for all of you who are remembering a special Angel pet today – may you be comforted in knowing they are young and free and IN OUR HEARTS forever.

Thank you Laura Strickland for this beautiful graphic

Love from us to all of you……Mom and Ted

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