by Janet Blue on January 18, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We have a special poem today remembering our friend and the originator of Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, now angel Sammy.

We had this colorful photo of hot air balloons as our inspiration.



Remembering Angel Sammy

Do you remember angel Sammy’s Balloon
Adventure when he visited his friends?
He came to see us in Roanoke
And flew over the famous Mill Mountain Star.
We hung a sign on the star welcoming
The King of Baconia to our city.
We even had bacon cookies waiting.
Sammy visited many pals on his trip.
As Sammy went to the Bridge that day,
It was both a special and sad journey.
Mau lost his best friend, but Fiona
Had Sammy as her traveling companion.
They received their wings together and
Now look down on the balloons and us all.
We miss our sister and our dear friend
And wish they could fly down for a visit.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 01/17/2018

Here’s a photo taken the day of Sammy’s visit and included on our post, “Come Fly With Me for Sammy.”


Come Fly With Me


To take part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, check out the photo prompt at Two Spoiled Cats, write a poem and post it on Thursday. Then visit Teddy and Sammy’s blog and post your poem or a link to your post in the comments. You can visit Two Spoiled Cats and read angel Sammy’s always memorable poem by clicking on his badge.



Thankful Thursday

We also participate in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop each week. We all think it is very important to be grateful. You may think my thankfulness is a bit silly this week, but I can’t help myself. I found out when visiting Four-Legged Furballs yesterday that today is Winnie the Pooh Day, and I adore Pooh. So, I am grateful today that A.A. Milne created Pooh and all his friends, especially Tigger.  In fact, I like Pooh and Tigger so much, I have them both tattooed on my back. As today is Pooh’s special day, I am sharing a photo of that tattoo.

I’ve had this tattoo for about 20 years, so Pooh isn’t as vibrant as he once was, and it’s not a great photo, but I still wanted to share.

If you’d like to share on your blog for what you are thankful and join Brian’s hop, click on his badge.




MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko January 20, 2018 at 12:38 am

That is a sweet tattoo!

And a most touching tribute poem for Angel Sammy.
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Lone Star Cats January 18, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Great poem! And a really cute tattoo!

The Island Cats January 18, 2018 at 5:20 pm

We loved Come Fly With Me day for Sammy. What a great poem to remember it and Sammy!
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Ellen Pilch January 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

That is a great poem in Sammy’s memory. We were thinking of him too when we wrote our poem. That is a cool tattoo.
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da tabbies o trout towne January 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

guyz,,,yur momz tat two total lee rockz….az doez pooh !! 🙂 ♥♥

The Menagerie Mom January 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

What a truly beautiful poem in honor of Angel Sammy, as well as your sweet Angel Fiona. Goodbyes are sad, but it is comforting knowing that such purrfect angels are watching over us.

And, thank you for sharing your Winnie the Pooh body art with us! I have always been a fan of Winnie the Pooh, and of course my buddy Eeyore.

Eastside Cats January 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

Whoa, cool tat!
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Brian Frum January 18, 2018 at 10:43 am

That’s a great poem, we so remember that balloon day. The tatoo is really cool! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Edie Chase January 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

That’s a great poem and a cool tattoo.

The Florida Furkids January 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

What a super poem and a great way to remember our buddy, Angel Sammy. We love that tattoo!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie.
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Stephanie B January 18, 2018 at 8:16 am

Sweet poem, great tattoo. I too love Winnie the pooh and Higher and friends, daughters nursery was classic pooh. Have several Christmas items that are Winnie the pooh and friends!!

Roby Sweet January 18, 2018 at 8:00 am

That is a great poem for Sammy. I like your Pooh tattoo too!

Teddy January 18, 2018 at 5:44 am

Oh Kitties…..what a sweet poem about my brother Sammy. I wasn’t yet a member of the family but I feel like I knew him – he’s been my Angel Mentor and will always be my guide. The trip in the hot air balloon was amazing for him and it was an amazing day of visiting his friends and feeling the love one last time before he went to the Bridge. Thanks for honoring him with your poem – hot air balloons will always have a special place in our hearts here. We also love your Mom’s tattoo – Winnie the Pooh is a most special bear and my Mom has loved him FOREVER. Of course Tigger too! Happy Thursday and thank you for joining in Sammy’s poetry day…….we love you.

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer January 18, 2018 at 3:38 am

What a lovely poem for Sammy!
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