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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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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

Thankful Thursday

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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 Poetic Thursday

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Double Post Day!

(First of all sorry for the confusion yesterday – Mom ACCIDENTALLY hit “publish” instead of SCHEDULE for this post and you got a notice a day early!   We quickly deleted it – but here it is again on the RIGHT DAY!!!!!!)  

First part of my blog today is for THANKFUL THURSDAY.    Today I’m VERY thankful – Why?   Many things but today I’ll tell you just one reason – Spring is popping here finally.   As recently as one week ago we had a frost/freeze warning but for the last several days we’ve had WARM temps and the little leaf buds on the trees are bursting open in leaps and bounds!    Our pink dogwoods have pink blossoms and the little dwarf Japanese maple has leafed out – the maple was my FAVORITE spot to stay cool in the summer and we think Teddy has figured that out now too!

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Want to share what you are thankful about?   We are sharing by joining Brian’s THANKFUL THURSDAY blog hop………..all you have to do is click the badge, go to his blog, use the LINKY TOOL and enter your blog address – SHARE with all of us what you’re thankful for.  EASY!

Now for PART TWO of this post and that’s my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post……………….this week we are up to the letter “R” in the alphabet so the poem needs to be about an “R” thing!

“R”

“Rabbit”

By Sammy Kimmell, April 13, 2017

It’s a well known Easter habit

Watching out for the Easter rabbit!

He comes when everyone is sleeping

On bunny feet he does all his creeping

He hides eggs around the house

He’s QUIET as a mouse!

Kids will carry their baskets around

To see how many eggs can be found!

Sometimes the bunny leaves candy –

The basket will sure come in handy –

For carrying around all your treasures….

Such fun is impossible to measure.

Easter Rabbit makes everyone SMILE

Makes older folks feel like a child.

The Easter holiday would not be complete

Without those visiting RABBIT feet!!

Next Thursday we will celebrate the letter “S” as we make our way to the end of the alphabet for the second time here on the blog!    I hope you will join us – it’s not too late to join in today – you can write a poem and put it in my comments OR if you have a poem done on your blog – leave us your link so we can HOP over and read it!    Try some poetry – you’ll be glad you did!!

Love, Angel Sammy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful for Poetry!

Today is Thankful Thursday with Brian but as you know it’s also my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday………..If you click Brian’s badge, you will be transported to Brian’s blog where you can use the Linky Tool to enter your OWN blog post about what you are Thankful for…….

As for me and what I’m thankful for – today I’ll tell you that I’m THANKFUL for poetry!   My Mom has always written poetry – as far back as she can remember.   Mostly for herself but in later years she edited a book of poetry for a publisher and contributed some of her OWN poetry to the book as well.   One of the poems in the book was actually contributed by Maya Angelou.    That publisher has long been out of business but Mom says she met a LOT of wonderful other writers through that experience.    Poetry is a good way to talk about things you might otherwise NOT talk about or to tell a story with rhyme.     Anyway, her love of poetry led to us creating our Thoroughly Poetic Thursdays and some of you participate by writing your OWN poems and posting them HERE on my blog or giving us your blog link in my comments so we can FLY to your blog and read your poem!    We’re working our way through the alphabet for the second time – honoring a letter of the alphabet each week with a poem about something starting with the next letter………and today’s letter is “Q”!

“Q”

“Questions”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/6/17

Cats ask questions ALL the time!

“Can I have more food?  Is this toy mine?”

Sometimes no words are needed, we have our way….

If we park in front of the door, do we REALLY have to say?

“Can I go outside?  Can I lie in the sun?”  

“Can I chase the birds and have a ton of fun?”

If we sit by our food bowls it’s plain to see

Our question to you is “Can you please feed me?”

Questions are important – we know you ask them too!

Like…..

“How did I ever get along without YOU???”

Next week we’ll celebrate the letter “R”……………..and as we work our way to “Z” we’ll talk more about whether we should keep doing Poetry every week or some other fun thing we can do together!    Meanwhile, put your thinking caps on – oh – and don’t forget to ask a LOT of questions of your humans – they LOVE to talk so I’m sure they’ll be HAPPY to answer them!!!

Oui Oui, Mon Amis…..Je Suis Le Poet Extraordinaire!

Coming to you direct from my cloud at the Rainbow Bridge

Monsieur Sammy

Extra Extra Read All About It!

Teddy and I are Cat Scouts as you know – well Teddy is in the Scouts “CARDWOOD DERBY” Race and would REALLY appreciate it if you would VOTE for his fabulous Milk Truck (I know that sounds wacky but Scouts can be a bit wacky sometimes……the rules say you must post a photo of you INSIDE your vehicle AND  your vehicle has to be made using a cardboard box but it can be ANY kind of vehicle!!!!!)………Here’s Teddy and we wish we could show you ALL the cars but they are on the Cat Scouts site which you can’t see unless you’re a Scout.   Trust me – Teddy’s is the BEST (tee hee):

This is where you go to vote – There are THREE categories and of course Teddy is the BEST IN ALL THREE!!!!!    Trust me…….please consider voting for him!!  

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Voting is open thru April 10th – we’ll keep you posted!

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

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It’s Double Bubble Day!

Well actually I mean TWO posts for the price of one day…….

FIRST:

Today is Thankful Thursday over at Brian’s and if you click the above badge, you will go to his blog and if you’d like to tell the world what you are THANKFUL for, use the linky tool and join in the blog hop!    I’m THANKFUL that my brother Angel Sammy is still guiding me from the Rainbow Bridge – I’m sure it’s why I’m never getting in trouble – after all, I’m a kitten and kittens usually get in trouble right?  Not me – I’ve got AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER!

It’s also my brother Angel Sammy’s THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY today:

Thanks Teddy! 

Today we celebrate the letter “P”

“Paws”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 3/30/17

A kitty’s paws can say so much

A claw in anger or a loving touch

Our paws don’t just move us from here to there

They can tell a human how much we care

We touch your leg when we’re at your feet

A reminder that we’re THERE and ready for treats!

We need our paws to climb a tree

Must keep an eye on the neighbors dog you see!

We need our paws to play with our toys

If we give them a poke they might make a noise!

Some cats have special paws like ME

We are equipped POLYDACTYLY !

There you have it everybody…………..our Thursday “Double Bubble” post!     If you have written a poem for “P” like my brother Angel Sammy, you can either write your poem in OUR comments here on OUR blog or you can give us your blog link where we can read your poem there…………either way – why not write a poem today for fun?

Tomorrow is Shopping Around The World being guest hosted by our buddy Da Phenny.    Remember to post your recipe for a dessert or special yummy treat and link to Da Phenny’s blog and also to Bacon (our usual host for “Shopping”)  !    Tomorrow is also Friendly Fill-In Friday at McGuffy’s Reader and 15and Meowing – lots of fun with this hop as we learn more about each other!

Big Teddy Hugs,

and one from Angel Sammy too!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

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Double Blog Post Day!

Thursday is the day we are THANKFUL and the day we are POETIC so let’s get the show on the road………

First of all we can say that we are VERY thankful today – we’re thankful Spring is finally beginning to REALLY Spring after we had snow last week………we’re thankful that Teddy continues to keep all of us laughing our socks off every single day………we’re thankful that we got our brand new double wall ovens yesterday – that means Mom can make TWICE as much biscotti…….and we’re thankful that so many of YOU follow our blog and pawticipate in the fun like Saturday’s BACON HARVEST!    If you click on the badge below, it will take you to our host for Thankful Thursday – that’s Brian!!  You can go there and using the linky tool enter your OWN blog post to share why you are thankful.

Now for Part Two – our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem….

Today we are writing a poem about something starting with the letter “O” !

We are slowly but surely getting close to the end of the alphabet………..we might do something DIFFERENT after we make it to “Z” since we’ve done the alphabet twice now.    We can talk about that later though – right now let’s see what we can come up with for “O”!

“O”

“Orange”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell 3/23/17

Orange is a “lively” color, full of sunshine fun

Perfect for a kitten who lives his life on a full-out run!

The energy he has is amazing and so fun to see

Reminds me for sure of a very young ME.

He flies around the house, up and down all three floors of stairs

He has no regard for SAFETY so I keep him in my prayers!

For Teddy there are only two speeds – “rocket launch” and “sleep” –

His kitten brain is always working but his thoughts aren’t really deep!

He plays and eats and plays some more until he’s had his fill.

Mom has said she wishes the energy he has was available in a PILL !!

One thing’s for sure, our orange boy has brightened up the gloom

His “orange glow” lights up the night in every single room.

Adopting Teddy was OH SO RIGHT, my Mom and Dad did well…..

I set the stage for another orange boy…….now I can rest a spell…………

YAY – we squeezed out an “O” poem and I must say that I know someone ELSE who used “ORANGE” for their “O” today and it’s my new pal Cooper Murphy Blue at The Cat On My Head!   Cooper is a ginger boy like Teddy and the new boy in the household at Kitties Blue.    He also knows all about orange so we thought we’d both do ORANGE today.    If YOU want to pawticipate in Poetry Day, you can write your poem right here in my comments to share with everyone OR, leave us your blog link in my comments so we can come visit you and read your ODE TO O !!!

A reminder that my BACON BASH is Saturday………………..TODAY is the deadline to send in a photo of yourself in harvest gear if you want to but again – it’s not a requirement – just come to the party on Saturday and enjoy yourself and the “bounty” of the bacon greenhouse.    Those who want to send me a photo of yourselves in harvest clothes will be in the “HARVESTERS LINEUP” Mom and I will do so everyone can see you in your harvesting GARB!    We will be having a ton of fun and the party is ALL DAY so no matter when you stop by, you’ll be able to enjoy yourselves!

Questions about the Harvest Party?   Just ask……………we’ll get back to you!!    Meanwhile, HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYBODY!

Happy Thursday !!

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!

“L”

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!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thursday!! Double Blog Day!

First is our celebration of Thankful Thursday with Brian at his blog…………..click on his badge to visit and see how THANKFUL all of us are and WHAT we are thankful for!   As for me, I’m thankful that my Mom helps me do a blog every single day – yes it’s a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun!

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THEN, we move onto PART TWO of today’s blog……and that’s:

Poetic Thursday (Letter H)

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As we work our way through the alphabet, we pause today on the letter H and write a poem for it!  

“H”

Hats

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 2/2/2017

I love hats

Hats are where it’s at

My favorite berets are green and red

AND, I wear a stocking cap to bed!

Hats keep heads warm

Cold days or in a snow storm!

Hats reflect our mood

Show our style and attitude!

Hats are for any season….

Or to wear for ANY reason.

If you want to be “where it’s at”

You’d better wear a HAT!

♥♥♥

YAY FOR HATS!

IF you have an”H” poem you’d like to share you can post it in my Blog Comments for everyone to read OR, if you posted one on your blog, leave your blog link in my comments so we can all come and visit you and see your FABULOUS poem for today!!

Next week’s tricky – the letter “I” !!!

Thanks for coming by today………….reading my poem…………Mom said she got sad looking at all my “hat” photos but those days are going to happen when you miss someone……….we all know that!

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OUI, OUI, It’s ME! 

Angel Sammy the Poet!

Filling In and Being Thankful!

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Time for our “FILLING IN” Blog Post for Friday!

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Today is the day our Friendly Fill-Ins Co-Hosts, Ann of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing challenge us to fill in some sentences thereby sharing a bit of USUALLY interesting information about ourselves with the blogosphere!

I’m filling today’s sentences in ALL BY MYSELF………..sometimes I let Mom do it but this week it’s MINE ALL MINE!    If you’d like to join up, please do – just visit McGuffy’s Reader and use the LINKY TOOL and join in the fun!

Here’s today’s sentences and my “fill-ins” are in BLUE!

  1.  Yesterday, Mom and Dad were in W. Virginia with family for Thanksgiving and I was home WAITING for them!
  2.  My Mom says that she has NEVER done a regift to anyone – ever!
  3.  My favorite holiday leftover is TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY!
  4.  The best part of a long holiday weekend is knowing that my Mom and Dad will be HOME instead of their usual out running errands kind of day. 

Mom and Dad returned from their Thanksgiving in W. Virginia early this morning and brought me a LOT OF leftovers!   As you see from my fill-in above, TURKEY is my fave and I’m now set for at least a week.   Of course I MIGHT share some of it with them………..maybe…………and unlike this cat below, seeing a turkey doesn’t scare me one bit – (when it’s on a plate instead of running around the yard anyway!).

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WHAT IS THIS THING????????????????

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration – with good food, family and friends, but above all, remembering all the things that you are THANKFUL for.   I sure have thought a lot lately about how thankful I am…………I’m still here after almost 17 years which is a good start on the list of THANKFULS!!!!

Now we barrel through the next few weeks toward Christmas.   I have been VERY good this year so I’m sure Santa Paws is going to be visiting me as he always has.   I hope you all have already sent your WISH LISTS to him – if not, you’d better HURRY UP!

naughtyniceHe’s already finalizing these VERY IMPORTANT lists he keeps !!!

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I’m READY!

Happy Friday……

Thankful Sam

Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s Friday and We’re “filling in” !!

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We’re pawticipating in our usual Friday fun by “filling in” sentences courtesy of the co-hosts Miss Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Miss Ellen of 15andMeowing !    Every week we get FOUR sentences that we must complete by filling in the blanks.    It’s tons of fun to see how everyone finishes their sentences.   We sure learn a lot about each other this way!   If you’d like to play along, just visit one of the hosting blogs and join up using the LINKY TOOL!    This week I let my Mom do the filling in – sometimes I do them, sometimes we BOTH do them, but this week I thought it might just be MOM’s turn!!!!    Her answers are in GREEN.

Here are this week’s sentences

1. MANNERS should be taught in schools.

  1. The last item I donated was CLOTHING – I donate when I clean out my closet at change of seasons!
  2. My  (personal) song is “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, because it was my Dad’s favorite song.
  3. Three things I am thankful for this week are: Being a citizen of the USAbeing blessed with so many really GOOD friends, and that my sister-in-law is hostessing family for Thanksgiving dinner this year at their cabin in the mountains!!.

YAY!    Thanks Mom………..so this is the first I’m hearing about you and Dad deserting me on Thanksgiving – AGAIN…………I assume you WILL be bringing home some leftovers for me?  You know I love turkey!

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Where should I start??

I hope everyone has a restful weekend……………….as you all know by now tomorrow is my weekly “celebration of bacon” so I hope you’ll stop by and have some with me.   Yes I do share…….really I do!

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She always stops by on Saturday!

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Hugs, Sammy

Thankful for all the brave

Thankful for all the brave