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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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Yay!  It’s 2-For-1 Day!

First up in our two posts in one day is our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday……………even though all of us are thankful every day, we set aside Thursday to SHARE what we’re thankful for by hooking up to Brian’s Blog Hop – just click his badge above and you will go there right away then use the LINKY tool to “hook up” !!

I want to say that today I’m particularly THANKFUL for my Mom.   Why?   Well, this whole week I’m “away” at Cat Scouts (online of course) and we’re at Yosemite at Summer Camp.   We’ve had TWO craft projects to complete and Mom of course did them for me since unlike my brother Angel Sammy, I don’t have thumbs!    One was making a special hat and the other actually was something for Scout Moms.   It’s an infinity scarf but we had to paint it and it’s drying so I can’t show you that but I CAN show you the cool hat she made from the instructions we got – she had to sew it by hand.  I think she did a SWELL job and I am so THANKFUL!

YAY MOM!   Thanks for helping me at Cat Scouts.   We have so much fun – she’s going to try to get a photo of me wearing the cap (hahahahahaha good luck with that!)………Interested in joining Cat Scouts?  Just go HERE to register.   Tell them Angel Sammy and Teddy sent ya!

Now on to part #2 of the blog today which was sent to me LAST NIGHT in an email from my Angel brother Sammy………………..here’s what he sent!

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Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends!

Today is my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poetry day………………my challenge to you is to make it for the THIRD TIME through the alphabet with a poem each week using the NEXT letter of the alphabet.    We are up to the letter “I” – can you believe it?    We’re working our way through!    Anyone can write a poem – so why not you – go ahead – poetry doesn’t even have to RHYME to have a theme and a meaning so if you’d like to join us, please do!   

The way we do this is you are free to write a poem about ANYTHING AT ALL that begins with the letter “I” – OR, you could use one or more of the prompt words I give you every Thursday to use for the following week.    Last week I gave you four “I” prompts that you could use if you want:

(1) IMAGINE (2) IDIOT (3) IRON (4) ICKY

Those were kind of tough prompts but I just bet you came up with something INTERESTING (say – that word starts with an “I”!) for your poem this week.    Here’s MINE:

“I”

“Imagine”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 8/9/17

Imagine a place where peace abounds

Endless flowers adorn beautiful grounds

Endless blue in the sky up above

Never a bad thought, just boundless LOVE

Imagine a cloud so soft and secure

A bed for an angel, with dreams that are pure

Imagine being healthy, and young, and revived

You just left one existence but your “self” survived

Your wings lift you up and you fly with such ease

You may visit your family and friends if you please

We have gone from your touch, but we’re with you still

One day we will see you as you come up the hill

Arrive at the Bridge and we run to your side

The love we have held like a rushing tide

We welcome you home – we’re together at last

A reunion so sweet, like mere seconds have passed……….

 

Yes I’ve written about the Bridge again………….I suppose it’s just natural for me to do that because after all – I’m HERE!    It really is a wonderful place and those of us who are here will be waiting for you – our beloved humans – until you are able to join us.   Meanwhile, look for us in your dreams………..or in the clouds on a clear day……….or at the end of the RAINBOW!

Your prompt words next week if you wish to use one will be:

(1) Juicy (2) Jump (3) Jungle (4) Jealous

See you next week!  

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you for your poem this week Angel Sammy.  One day – hopefully a long time from now, I will join you at the Bridge – what a TIME we will have!!!   Then Mom and Dad will make their way there and we will be together again.

I hope if you have written a poem you will either post your poem in our comments here, OR in comments give us the link to your blog so we can visit you and read your MASTERPIECE!!!!!    Make sure and visit us on Poetry Thursday next week……………..we’ll look for you!!

APAWS APAWS FOR POETRY!

Love, Teddy

 

 

Farewell and Filling In

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

 

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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

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It’s Double Duty Day! 

Thankful Thursday and

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

First let’s talk about being thankful – because we are – all of us!   I’m thankful to be here in this home with my two parents who love me and spoil me rotten (Sammy told me they would!) and they think they are lucky to have found me at the shelter where they found Sammy so long ago…….(what they don’t realize is that Sammy arranged that to happen on purpose!).    Also I’m thankful that Mom and Dad let me go for long walks on my leash where I can explore the whole big yard and woods……….I love digging in the mulch especially!    Tee Hee      Would you like to tell the world how thankful you are?    Then click the above badge and go to Brian’s blog where you can join in the THANKFUL hop – use his Linky Tool, enter your blog address, post about what you’re thankful for and THAT’S IT!

The other thing we do on Thursdays is let my Angel brother Sammy continue with something he did before he left for the Bridge last December – write poetry together!!!     We are on our THIRD go-thru of the alphabet now and this week’s letter is:

“B” !!  

Today you can write a poem about ANY word/thing that starts with the letter “B” OR you can use one of the prompt words that Angel Sammy gave us LAST Thursday for this week – what were they???

(1) Banana  (2) Bath  (3) Brave or (4) Balloon

Here’s the post Angel Sammy transmitted to me on my computer overnight!!!

Hello My Sweet Friends!  Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge!   I wrote my poem last night and sent it to Teddy to share with you today – I hope you wrote a “B” poem too!   Remember you can write about anything you want starting with a “B” or you can use one of my prompts.   I’m using the prompt “Bath”!

“Bath”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell 6-22-17

Some cats really love to get wet

But drinking from my bowl is as close as I’d get!

The first day I came to live in my house

When I was tiny – small as a mouse!

Mom said at the shelter I’d gotten quite stinky….

So she got baby shampoo and a cloth and put me in the sinky!

She washed me gently but I was VERY unhappy

She tried to clean me quickly and make it snappy!

She rinsed me off and sat with me on the floor

She kissed me and said that I was stinky no more!

A nice warm towel and Moms lap both felt good

I knew I’d landed in a GREAT neighborhood…….

That bath was the ONLY one that I ever had

I kept myself immaculate and never was bad

I kept my furs neat and clean as can be

Right up to the day that my soul was set free………

(p.s. we don’t need baths at the Bridge!!!!)

I hope all of you wrote a poem today to share with us – you can put it in the comments here on the blog OR give us the link to your “B” poem in my comments and we’ll follow you to read it!!    Next week we will do a “C” poem……………..you can write about ANYTHING starting with the letter “C” or you can use one of next week’s PROMPTS from me here at the Bridge – ready?   Here they are:

(1) Car  (2) Camera  (3) Cookie  (4) Carpet

OK?   I hope to see you next week – I’ll have another poem direct from the Rainbow Bridge for you and I hope you have something to share with all of us too!    Until then:

Love and Light From Angel Sammy

Thanks Angel Sammy…………..I like your poem.  Know what?   Even though Mom and Dad got me from the same shelter they did NOT give me a bath when they got me home that first day – I guess I wasn’t stinky!!!!

See You All Next Thursday!

Love, Teddy

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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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

 

Angels DO Eat Bacon!

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Yes We Do!

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Even here at the Rainbow Bridge, every day is a Bacon day – not just Saturday like it was back at my house………….Mom would often make it more than just on Saturday but here, every day bacon is available on the all you can eat Rainbow Bridge Breakfast Bar!    You can guess who is always FIRST IN LINE right?

NO NOT YODA!

NO NOT YODA!

Neither are THESE two!

Neither are THESE two!

This guy can be as adorable as he wants but it won't get him to the head of the bacon line!

This guy can be as adorable as he wants but it won’t get him to the head of the bacon line!

 

It's ME!   Angel Sammy!

It’s ME! Angel Sammy!

It’s kind of understood up here that because I was the King of Baconia in my life, I have a few privileges up here and being first in line is one of them.   Another one is free dry cleaning at the wing-cleaners and that’s why I don’t have mine on in this photo.   I have to pick them up on my way home after breakfast – they should be looking MIGHTY FINE now all cleaned up!    You see, there’s flowers everywhere and blooming trees and lots of long grass so we have stuff flying in the breeze all the time and it can get stuck in our wings.   So the wing-cleaners take care of that for us.   They do a good job too!

A reminder for everyone back home – SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN…………better check and make sure you’re ready.   You know he does a “fly by” here just because he has connections with us Rainbow Bridge Angels – but he doesn’t have to deliver presents to us because we get whatever we want and need ANYWAY, so he just flies over to wave and bring us Christmas cheer!

HELLLLOOOOO RAINBOW BRIDGE BUDDIES!!!!!!!

HELLLLOOOOO RAINBOW BRIDGE BUDDIES!!!!!!!

Everyone loves to see Santa!

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This is my Mom a bazillion years ago as a little girl seeing him for the first time (I wonder if she’s thinking “why is his beard falling off?” or maybe “what the heck is that thing on his nose?”).    She was maybe two or maybe one who knows.  I think SHE was impressed though – until she noticed what Santa was going to give her as a prize for visiting him anyway – a straw with a balloon on it????   WHAT??????

So I’ll see you all here tomorrow right?   Eating bacon with the guy who introduced many of you to the wonderfulness of bacon……………..no need to thank me – it was my pleasure to do that!   See you tomorrow for Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head!

YES MY FRIENDS - I STILL DREAM OF SITTING ON MY BACON THRONE!!!!!!

YES MY FRIENDS – ONCE A KING…..ALWAYS A KING!!!!!!

 

Hugs, Angel Sammy

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!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT CAT SCOUTS STORE