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SPARKS and Reminder………


It’s Monday again!    Time to SPARK your week ahead with a thought…………… What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

We’re sneaking up to Thanksgiving so I ALWAYS ALWAYS focus on the things I’m thankful for – there are SO many now and as I look back over my considerable years, I realize there have ALWAYS been things to be thankful for.    Being thankful – well – it should be as natural to us as……………………..BREATHING.

I saw this graphic and it kind of says it all for me………………………being thankful – just like being happy – is often a CHOICE we make.    I choose to not let things stress me out and if they begin to, I turn it around to think of something I should be thankful for about the situation that has me stressed out.   Am I learning something from the stressful situation perhaps?    That makes me thankful – learning to deal with LIFE and all its’ bumps and bruises and curves is something to be THANKFUL for right?

Hope you have a thankful week ahead…………………………..I know one thing for sure – I will be very thankful to have turkey and all the trimmings with my family on THANKSGIVING!    Yum!

Hugs, Pam


Teddy asked me to remind everyone that tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY – I don’t think you NEED a reminder – but just in case!!  Post goes live at a surprise time then you have to COMMENT first then guess where photo was taken…..fun?  Oh yeah!

Thankful and Poetic THANKSGIVING


Today is of course Thanksgiving here and in many other places and we think it’s the PERFECT arrangement because Thanksgiving focused our attention on our “thankfuls” and Brian’s Thankful Thursday is right there to remind us to share!     First we thank Brian for HAVING Thankful Thursday – and if you want to join in this Hop – click the blue graphic and join in the Hop to share your “thankfuls” !!    We in my house are thankful for many things……..I’m certainly thankful I got adopted into this happy home, and my Mom and Dad say they are thankful they found me at the shelter too.   I know that Angel Sammy had something to do with that (!) so I am most thankful to him for that.      I’m thankful for our many friends online and offline as well – we are so blessed to have so many.

We mean that too!!!!

As we wind down the month of November, we are getting closer to the one year anniversary since Angel Sammy got his wings and took off in his beautiful balloon to visit all of his friends one last time on December 2nd………it was the saddest day ever for my Mom and Dad but thankfully he remains in touch with us – we feel him in our hearts all the time.    He didn’t let me down this week either because in spite of his busy Angel duties, he transmitted his POETRY to us yet again via his wi-fi cloud connection at the Bridge!


Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridge!

Oh I would never let you or my little brother Teddy down that’s for sure – so I did write a poem for today……….you may remember that we are up to the letter “X” in the alphabet challenge and last week I told you because “X” is a toughie to come up with a word for, you could write about ANYTHING you wanted to this Thursday.     I’m sure I’m not the only one who will do a poem about Thanksgiving right?    I hope you wrote a poem to share with us – you can put your blog link in our comments here OR put your poem in our COMMENTS if you want to.    Please give writing a poem a try – I promise you will enjoy doing it and enjoy sharing it too!     

 “Happy Thanksgiving”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 23, 2017

Today is the day that some of us sing

“Thank You God” for so many things

Thanks for teaching us love although some lose their way

Thanks for allowing us to talk with you when we pray

Thanks for our homes, our friends, and our health

For these things are riches beyond monetary wealth.

Thanks for blue skies, green grass, and abundant love

We would wish that for everyone on the wings of a dove

A dove is a symbol of peace we all know

We hope we may feel peace in our hearts as it glows

We are thankful for each moment, each hour, and each day

And so very thankful that you will show us THE WAY…………………


I hope you will take time today to be THANKFUL……………..I am so thankful that you all visit our blog every day and play along with us as we have fun here every day of the week.    We are coming down to the wire on our ALPHABET CHALLENGE with poetry and next week we have one of the TWO last letters of the alphabet to celebrate – the letter “Y”!     Just in case you need a little help thinking of something to write your poem about, here are some suggested words – BUT remember you can write a poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “Y” !    Ready?

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

I wish each and everyone of you who is celebrating Thanksgiving today lots of love, good food, good cheer and friendship……………………we are blessed!   I want to leave you with a BIG SMILE – this one is courtesy of my hero, Garfield!!!


Well Angel Sammy I couldn’t have said it better myself (the poem OR the Garfield graphic….haha).     We will see everyone next week for “Y” day…………..and we will also be announcing what the NEW Poetry Challenge will be once we reach “Z” !    Hopefully you will like our idea…………………in the meantime – give someone a HUG today – you will be glad you did and they will be THANKFUL for it!

With Love and Thanks, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Too Much Food….



OOPS……excuse me…….maybe I’ve had just a bit too much in the “leftovers” department?   I couldn’t help myself….Mom got back from Thanksgiving in W. Virginia with a BIG bag of leftovers for me and – well – I couldn’t help myself.   I went nuts………ate turkey until I was stuffed (like a turkey!).  


I must say though……it was worth it!  

We’re taking a little break today – no wordy blog post – just me enjoying the last of the leftovers….oh and Mom and Dad doing the Friday Monsterizing as usual.   The Christmas tree goes up this weekend…………..now that will be worth blogging about.


Love, the stuffed turkey, Sam

Teaser Tell All



Hello Teaser Fans!   Pretty darn good Teaser yesterday wasn’t it??????   I know you’re anxious to get the scoop – so lets get to it!!

Mr. Mystery Dude, please bring in the silver briefcase with the treasured photo inside and SHARE it with our Teaser Buddies purrrrrlease????

Certainly......here it is!

Certainly……here it is!

Thank you!


This is a photo of San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist) church in Arucas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands – what a gorgeous neo-gothic church in a somewhat mystifying setting……the old structure of the church in the mostly modern background makes for an interesting photo yes?   Who was my Guest Teaser who sent me this FAB photo?   Why it was my good friend Flynn from Two Devon Cats and his world-travelling Mum that’s who!     Thank you guys – this is for you to have:

Thanks Miss Jackie and Flynn!!

Thanks Miss Jackie and Flynn!!

Who was the FIRST COMMENTER yesterday when the post went live???????????????    Why it was Frequent First Commenters, my buddies Oliver and Calvin who have a Facebook page HERE and you boys have earned this (again!):


Now, who was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER – the first to tell me WHERE this photo was taken and figure out the mystery???    It was my good friend and fellow Cat Scout from Canada, Shoko, from Canadian Cats !   Concatulations Shoko – you win this little beauty!


Did anyone else guess right?  I don’t think so but a lot of you knew it was Spain and some of you were VERY close so if you WERE right and I just didn’t see that you were (hey I’m not perfect!), you win this!


Those of you who were left standing in the dust……….or guessed and didn’t have it right…….will be pleased to know you have another bit of GREEN to add to your collection (or maybe start a collection????) with this:


YAY!   That was a very good Teaser – thank you Miss Jackie and Flynn for making it a particularly GREAT Tuesday this week!    Next week I’ll try to confound you – it’s my job you know – give you something fun to do on Tuesday every week!

Love, Sammy the Teaser Man

See you NEXT Tuesday!

See you NEXT Tuesday!



Now for something ELSE!   It’s Bacon’s SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD day!



This month’s food item was something for the Thanksgiving meal – an item (dessert, appetizer, side dish, WHATEVER) with five items!

Well, I’m doing something with THREE items!!!  THREE!!!   It’s something my Mom makes every Thanksgiving and it’s a very familiar item to many of you!  It’s not a NEW recipe, but it’s tried and true (at least at my house!)




1 orange (unpeeled, seeded, and cut into eight pieces)  (price: 79 cents an orange)

1 – 12-oz. package of fresh cranberries (price: $2.99)

3/4 to 1 cup of sugar (price:  2 lb. bag $1.99)


Put cut up  orange slices AND cranberries in food processor


Whack it up into size pieces you like – add 3-4 to one cup of sugar and refrigerate!


HUGS, The Thanksgiving Turkey Guy, Sammy

Meowwww.....OOPS.....I mean GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Meowwww…..OOPS…..I mean GOBBLE GOBBLE!