Thankful and Poetic THANKSGIVING

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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!

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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!!!

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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….

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…Burrrrrrp!…

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!).  

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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.

HOPE YOUR THANKSGIVING WAS GRAND – WAS IT????

Love, the stuffed turkey, Sam

Teaser Tell All

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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!

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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!):

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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!

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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!

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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:

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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!

 

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

I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

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!)

CRANBERRY-ORANGE RELISH

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Ingredients:

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)

EASY PEASY INSTRUCTIONS:

Put cut up  orange slices AND cranberries in food processor

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

YUMMY!

HUGS, The Thanksgiving Turkey Guy, Sammy

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

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

 

Whazzup?

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Whazzup????

Whazzup????

Whazzup???    Well not a whole lot but a couple of “things of note” like for instance my Mom is all excited because she’s getting a new dishwasher.   Humans are so weird don’t you think?   Imagine getting excited over a dishwasher….well she is.  She HATES our old one which isn’t so old but we’ve had repair here TWICE in three years to fix something so FAREWELL CRUMMY DISHWASHER.    My only problem with it is of course that means a STRANGER will be in my domain Friday – no – make it SEVERAL strangers – so I will have to hide or sneak a peek or something “covert”.    I’m hoping the crew does NOT look like this bunch – not sure they can be trusted!!

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On the UP side of this is the fact my Mom will be on Cloud Nine for several days with her new TOY (hahaha) so maybe it’s a good thing after all????

Then the next “whazzup” thing is that next Monday I’ll be visiting the evil vet (although I like my vet – I just hate GOING there).   It’s time for my four month checkup to see how my thyroid meds are working.  I’m POSITIVE that they’re working just fine thank you but they won’t take MY word for it – they want to do all that blood work stuff and have Mr. Vet check my neck and all my other “parts”………so I suppose since I’ve been really good about taking my pill, that I can EXPECT the tests to show I’m good to go.   That’s what I HOPE.

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After all that and a hopefully QUIET rest of next week, we have a countdown to TURKEY DAY.   Now I know it’s not “TURKEY DAY” and that lotsa peeps don’t even like turkey (or any BURD) – they’ll have ham or whatever else they want…..the point is not what you eat, but that you be thankful on that day anyway.   I’m usually THANKFUL that my parents bring home some turkey from their Thanksgiving at the cabin with family!!!!    I assume that will be the case again this year…….if not……there will be HECK to pay!!!!!    I’m not beyond presenting them with a revenge hork if there is no “Sammy leftover bag” present when they get home from the cabin!

Lucky me....

Lucky me….

So – how do you feel about the whole Thanksgiving thing?   Do you enjoy getting a bit of this and that from your humans’ Thanksgiving celebration???

Hugs, Sammy

Celebrate!

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We hope that you who are celebrating these holidays enjoy being with family and friends!   My Mom and Dad are on their way right now to W. Virginia to spend the night with my Uncle Bruce and my Aunt Joan and Aunt Carol.  Mom promises she will bring home some turkey for little old ME!!!  YAY!!!    I put this little poster together for another blog BUT it says what I have in my heart today as my family celebrates Thanksgiving.

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And last but not least, I’m sharing as are all those who participated in this great video put together by Michelle at My Three Moggies, this little presentation about today and what it means to all of us all around the world………..I was VERY happy to be a small part of it.  We wish you peace and happiness and of course a heavy dose of joy……………see you tomorrow!!

Holiday Hugs from Me, Mom and Dad! 🙂

Pee Esss………our friend Annabelle asked us to put her Auction link up in the hope that in this season of giving, people would consider pawticipating to help her with the HUGE vet expenses they are having to deal with….an Auction is a FUN way to raise money!    Thank you!

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http://auctionforannabelle.blogspot.com/

Turkey Countdown

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Good Morning Friends!   Well, today is day one of Turkey Countdown for me and my Mom and Dad.  Yep – even though they are deserting me on Thursday to go up to the mountains and have turkey and the fixins’ at my Uncle Bruce and Aunt Joan’s cabin, I’m excited – why?  Well, because they will be bringing home some turkey for ME!   I’m not big on birds (I like to watch them but rarely eat anything in the bird family) BUT for some reason, Mom has discovered that I can nibble an inch or two of turkey.  SO – I’ll be patient and wait for the end of the week when they bring be some.

Meanwhile we have OTHER things going on like tomorrow’s Tuesday Teaser!   It’s a GUEST TEASER this week.  Let’s just see how well you do with this one………I had lots of Sammy Hug winners last week with my Mom’s painting – wondering how many there will be this week.

Here’s my other news…….you will remember my fabulous Cat Scouts Derby race car that my Mom and Dad built for me?  Well, we won an Honorable Mention in the race!   Mention was made of me not actually driving my car which of course refers to the fact that the photo of me IN the car was actually my Mom FORCING ME to stay in the car long enough for Dad to take a photo.  HAHAHA    In my defense, I am not a guy who is easily forced to do anything – I like doing things on my own terms – so for me to even have let Mom hold me inside the car for that photo – well – it was MAJOR!!   All the other drivers were in their cars as the rules said – AND the cars everyone did were incredibly creative and super – some of the entries were done on video with music too and they were fabulous.  Hey – Honorable Mention isn’t bad right???

Well I was IN the car anyway!!!  HAHA

Well I was IN the car anyway!!! HAHA

The BIGGER news though is that my troop the Worldwide Wildcats had more cars entered in the derby than any other troop in the Scouts and the Wildcats were BIG winners overall including a Troop Award !!

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One of my friends wrote to me and said they were glad to see that I still love having tissue paper on the floor to play with – well I do – it’s nice and crinkly and noisy and I love hiding my toys under it.  Mom still gives me fresh tissue paper when she cleans the house every Friday.  HAHAHA

Lovin' my tissue!

Lovin’ my tissue!

So I’ll see you tomorrow for the BIG TEASE………….remember it gets posted at 6:00 Eastern Standard Time – later than my usual blog posts.  Hope to see you here in the morning and have a fab Monday!

Happy Turkey Countdown Day ONE

Sammy !

Thank you Miss Cat for my new sweet badge!!!

Thank you Miss Cat for my new sweet badge!!!