Thankful Thursday

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I am thankful that Joanie will be celebrating her 17th birthday tomorrow.  I am sad that her brother, Angel Sammy is no longer with us, but thankful for all the years of love he gave me. I am still finding it tough to fall asleep without my boy making muffins in my hair and purring.

This is last year’s photo of their birthday.

We are joining the poetry day named after Teddy’s angel brother Sammy ‘s Poetry Day. Here is the photo prompt provided.

Will you look at the side of those teeth

If his jaw snaps shut, I don’t want to be underneath.
I’m glad he can no longer chew
I would have preferred a visit to the zoo.
I also want to share a beautiful poem Angel Madi’s mom wrote about my sister:
V anessa
A mazing friend to all
N ever ever forgotten
E yes as bright as diamonds
S parkling smile
S ister of Ellen
A nimal lover
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1.I’m usually _________________ but sometimes I can be _____________________.
2. A new show ( or book or food) I like is ________________________.
3. I would like to skip _________ and jump right to _________.
4. I haven’t _________ since _________.



  1. Happy Birthday to Joanie but sorry about Angel Sammy. Cute poem by you about the photo, and lovely poem by Angel Madi’s Mom. XO

  2. The firsts are always so very hard.🥰🎂

    That is a fun poem about Mr Toothy!

    And yes, a very sweet poem for your sister. You could take that poem, and surround it with flowers, all embroidered as a remembrance for your great nieces. (And one for yourself, too…)❤️

  3. Happy birthday for Joanie tomorrow, and to Angel Sammy in Heaven. That is a fun poem with the dinosaur, and a sweet poem from Cecilia.

  4. Mom and I love the poem for Vanessa…..and the photo of Angel Sammy and his sister sweet Joanie enjoying birthday cake is adorable. I know Angel Sammy will make sure Joanie has a happy day. As for the dino photo – GOOD JOB giving us a giggle – I think I’d prefer seeing those teeth from a distance too!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  5. I love the poem about your sister the very best. Cecilia is such a gem.

    I know how much you miss Angel Sammy. You made me smile.

    I’m all ready for the Friendly Fill-ins. Thank you for co-hosting.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Ellen. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  6. Ellen you are so very welcomed…a sister is a gift…the bond and treasures you and Vanessa had as sisters was shared TGO and TM…such memories.
    Hugs to you and Joanie on her birthday as you remember your Angel Sammy
    Today was groceries early then our Covid boosters. Wanted all that done just incase they weather that is predicted (3-4″) of rain possibly starting tomorrow thru Sunday.

  7. We all know what it’s like. My Oliver passed in March, yet I still miss his purrs so much at night. I’m ready to adopt an adult cat now, though. Nell, Lucy and I need somebody in our lives. <3

  8. Oh Happy Birthday ~ Joanie ~ 17 ~ Wow ~ Lovely poem tribute to your sister ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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