Quiet Friday

Yep – the day after a holiday (especially the ones that fall on a Thursday) is usually VERY quiet……………….unless of course you work in a department store where things are INSANE.   Fortunately my Mom and Dad are due back from their Thanksgiving feasting in W. Virginia this afternoon so I will not be watching Mom gathering up her “shopping equipment” to head out the door early this morning to SHOP TIL SHE DROPS.

For all of you who DO that – and can’t wait for those after-holiday sales………..BON VOYAGE!    Here’s what I’ll be doing:


Now doesn’t THAT look more reasonable than fighting for a parking space at the Mall, arguing with other customers fighting over the last purple sweater in your/their size, standing in line with lots of tired people and screaming kids just to buy that purple sweater you JUST HAD TO HAVE, fighting traffic from the shoppers AND the coming back from Thanksgiving people on the roads????   Why yes it does…………….so if you’ll excuse me I’ll go back to doing what I do best!

Sam napping in the guest room


Hope you have delightful

turkey leftovers tonight

like I’m gonna have!




Yes….I am very thankful!

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I am truly thankful for so many things………especially YOU!  

Love, Sammy

Shopping Around The World!

Hello!   Two posts from me in one day?  Well, stranger things have happened!    I wanted to pawticipate in my Cousin Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around The World” blog hop because I do think it’s interesting to see how DIFFERENT prices of the same stuff can be in different parts of the world.

For my part, this is what the shopping list (popcorn, beer/wine, chocolates/ice cream and random item of my choice) came to when Mom checked the items out in our stores here in Warrenton, Virginia!

1.  POPCORN – my Mom and Dad don’t have it that often but when they do, it’s microwave popcorn…..I like to steal a piece of it from Mom’s bowl and push it all over the living room until it starts falling apart.  I don’t EAT it – I just play with it!

BACONSHOPPINGPOPCORNGood old Orville Redenbacher………………….a three-pack for $3.49

2.  BEER/WINE – well of course I don’t “indulge” but my Mom and Dad have been known to have a brewski (Dad) or glass of wine (Mom) once in a while.  My Dad is the KING OF BREWSKIS though and his favorite is often on sale so Mom gets it for him as a treat (I prefer kitty treats myself)!   My Dad had Warsteiner for the first time when he and Mom were on a river cruise in Germany…….it was on tap on the boat – the bottled stuff is good but not QUITE as good as on tap!

BACONSHOPPING2Dad’s Favorite – Six-pack $8.99

3.  CHOCOLATES – oh dearie me – now this is one of those things that sends my Mom into orbit because she is a self-professed chocoholic.  She loves the stuff……maybe more than she should.  Santa Paws brings her a BIG box of Godiva chocolates every year (or else Mom will write him a nasty letter).   If not Godiva, she likes Ghirardelli!

BACONCHOCOLATE  Watch out candy aisle……my Mom coming through!!!!     $2.69 for 3.50 oz. bar

4.  ICE CREAM – this is another thing that we don’t often have in our house.  WHAT????  NO ICE CREAM????  I know…sinful isn’t it?  And I’m sure “the kitty/me” would enjoy a lick or two or three of ice cream once in a while but do we have it here?  Rarely!   If we DO, it’s gotta be Breyers Cherry Vanilla though!


5.  RANDOM ITEM – our “random” is one of those things Mom keeps two or three of in our basement freezer for those nights when she just plain does NOT feel like making dinner.  Where would the world be without frozen pizza?  I don’t know and I don’t WANNA know!   Thanks DiGiorno for feeding my parents from time to time!

BACONPIZZA$5.99  (say…….if this is the same price as the ice cream – I vote for the ICE CREAM instead of the PIZZA!!!!!)

So that’s my shopping list for this time around………………..


Sam (who prefers yogurt)

Teaser Tell All

Teaser Fans your wait is now over officially……….yep – we have a FIRST RIGHT GUESSER (and he guessed right shortly after we went LIVE with the Teaser this morning!!)……………..but first, here’s an instant replay of the two photos you all had to view and guess:

This is the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon, Portugal!   Pretty building isn’t it?   AND YES YOU SMARTY PANTS PEEPS – that is Leo in the right hand bottom corner of the photo.  HAHAHA   Know why he’s there?   Because this Teaser and the Tell All you’re about to see were done by My Three Moggie’s Mom Michelle and her husband Craig when they went to watch Leo run in a race in Lisbon recently!!!    Ready for the Tell All Video?

Michelle, this is yours for being my fabulous Guest Teaser:

Thanks My Three Moggies!

Thanks My Three Moggies!

Easy this is yours for being the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER (The King of Teasers is BACK ladies and gentlemen!):


For the FIRST to guess right!

For the FIRST to guess right!

There were A BUNCH of you who also guessed Portugal or even the correct Train Station and you lucky peeps get this:

Right but not FIRST!

Right but not FIRST!

Were you clueless?  No worries…………….I love you anyway and you get THE BIG GREENIE!



Tune in next Tuesday for another chance to be right (or wrong) on my fabulous weekly fun guessing where a photo was taken………………..and learning a little more about this great big world we live in too!





Tuesday Teaser



WOO HOO!!!!    It’s that time again kids!   Today’s Teaser is a toughie AND it’s a Guest Teaser…………….I have two photos to show you from our Guest.   One is an architectural detail on this very pretty building – but the question is WHERE IS THE BUILDING????   Hmm???   State/Country and Town/City if you can provide it and THAT will get you a RIGHT GUESSER unless you are FIRST in which case you get the glory of the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER award badge!

Here’s your challenge for the day:


Here’s what’s on offer in the way of awards for you to show off on your blog or your Facebook page or to print out and send to all your friends (hahahaha).   For the FIRST person to guess correctly, we have this:

For the FIRST to guess right!

For the FIRST to guess right!

For all who guess correctly AFTER the first correct guess comes in, there is this:

Right but not FIRST!

Right but not FIRST!

And for all of you who missed the boat (haha), there is this little green number:


So – what are you waiting for?   Get those guesses in – – – you know you want that “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” honor!


Your Teaser Specialist


Turkey Week Monday

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

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

Oh boy!!!   Don’t get me wrong now……I have a good appreciation for the bird.  Birds of all kinds.  I love watching them from the other side of a window (in my house) AND I like watching them from the yard as they dive bomb my head.  Those bluejays are mean but I love watching………………however my FAVORITE bird to watch is the one Mom usually roasts twice a year around here (sometimes more)……….for Thanksgiving AND Christmas…………MR. TURKEY!

Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!

This year my Mom and Dad will be away on Thanksgiving but have promised that they will bring a “kitty bag” back from the mountains with some turkey in it.  Just for ME.   So I’ll forgive them for deserting me – after all it’s only one night and they bring me food?  Oh yeah….I can forgive them alright!

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday like many of us are, what’s on your menu?   Anything that you like???

He doesn't look too happy about turkey on the menu!

He doesn’t look too happy about turkey on the menu!

Here’s something ELSE that I like……………TUESDAY TEASER!    Tomorrow’s Teaser is a Guest Teaser.   You know what that means – it could be from anywhere from anyone…………..so tune in tomorrow to see if you can capture one of my fabulous awards.  You know you want one!!

Tomorrow is also the LAST day you can get my Mom’s mystery book (the Kindle formatted one anyway) for a mere ninety-nine cents.  After than, the price goes back up……………….on my sidebar is a link to Amazon Kindle for your EASE in downloading……………nothing like a good mystery to keep you up at night reading!!!!


The last thing I want to say is that yesterday the blogosphere was FULL of sweet tributes to Nylablue – sweet friend to all.   Thinking of Nylablue now residing in her beautiful “Summerland” makes me happy…….my sadness is being replaced by the joy of knowing she was ready to go.   She said she’d send me a sign after…………..this morning as Mom and I were walking in the dark in the backyard, we saw a VERY bright and twinkling star – Mom told me that was Nylablue winking at me………….it was bluish in color – not as pretty as Nylablue’s eyes but pretty nonetheless…………Mom sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to me then we came back inside……………….we both had smiles!!

Happy Monday and See You TOMORROW!



Sad Silent Selfie

I miss the newest angel in Summerland already………


Joining The Cat On My Head Selfie Blog Hop


Bacon and Elfvis

YES YES YES it is Bacon Saturday for me and we ARE having bacon – with pancakes…………one of my faves since the bacon tastes EXTRA yummy with just a drip or two of maple syrup on it!   WOOT!

My Saturday Motto!

My Saturday Motto!



I wanted to bring you up to date with the shenanigans going on around here with Elfvis………………he’s really making himself at home BUT I really do have to keep a close eye on him………………he’s already up to mischief and it makes me wonder just how SCARY he will be when he gets his magical powers after Thanksgiving…..because that IS what happens you know – Bacon told me so!

The other day I heard Mom scream when she went into the Master Bathroom to take a plunge in the Jacuzzi……………….I came flying up to see what was wrong……………THIS is what I saw!

See that bit of RED hidden in the green fern?  And he had a TINY LITTLE CAMERA with him - good thing Mom saw him before he "SAW" her!!!!!

See that bit of RED hidden in the green fern? And he had a TINY LITTLE CAMERA with him – good thing Mom saw him before he “SAW” her!!!!!

My Mom has a grand collection of pigs in a case in her studio and a few other assorted piggies here and there and when I saw Elfvis like THIS – I figure he’s just trying to show that all elves love pigs – obviously Elfvis had climbed up on Mom’s cabinet and dragged this little piggy down.   Now you all know I’m too smart to think for one minute that Elfvis is really, truly FRIENDS with Mom’s piggy – he just WANTS us to think he’s “making nice” with the pig…..to get on Mom’s good side…….

You can try to get my friend Bacon on your side Elfis by pretending to like Mom's pig.....FORGET ABOUT IT!

You can try to get my friend Bacon on your side Elfis by pretending to like Mom’s pig…..FORGET ABOUT IT!

I’ve read on other blogs that some of you ALSO received a special elf for the holidays from Bacon……..I do hope your elves are behaving and not MISBEHAVING……at least not yet…..I have to think I’m in for some BIG trouble if Elfvis is already finding things to get into!!




♥    ♥    ♥    ♥

My Heart is sad…..today at 2PM our sweet friend

Nylablue is scheduled to leave us all for Summerland…..

please keep her and her Mum SherriEllen in your hearts today

…….she may be gone but she will never be forgotten – LOVE is forever!



Friday Fun

You know, for a while now – since I was diagnosed with the thyroid THING, I haven’t been as playful as I used to be……………I’ve got this GREAT BIG pile of toys in my toy wagon but no matter how hard Mom tried to get me to play with stuff in it (and she DID try), I wasn’t interested……..I just lay around and either stared into outer space or watched the inside of my eyelids (sleeping of course).    Lately that’s changed – and I’m doing several of my “old behaviors” which has made my Mom and Dad VERY happy.

My toy box is actually a toy WAGON!

I played “chase” with Dad last night in fact for the first time in FOREVER.    Chase is when Dad rolls one of my balls across the floor into another room and I am waiting for it there……He’ll roll the ball from the living room into the kitchen (I wait under a stool at the counter for that one), then when he’s retrieved it from wherever it lands in there I go racing into the dining room under a chair and wait and he rolls the ball into the dining room……then I run through the foyer into the library and wait by the stair………..he rolls it in there and then completes the “circle” by rolling it back into the living room.  It sounds lot more like my Dad’s playing ball with HIMSELF since he’s the one retrieving the ball BUT trust me – this entertains me for AGES…………………I love racing ahead of the ball and watching it come at me (and seeing the old guy crawling around on the floor is fun too).

Keepin' Cool INSIDE!

Under the dining room chair waiting for that ball to come my way!

Also I did something two nights ago that I haven’t done in probably five or six years.   I came into my Mom and Dad’s bedroom in the middle of the night and woke Mom up crying for her to pick me up and put me on their bed!   YES I DID!!!!   She popped me up there and I slept for a couple of hours then woke her up to put me down on the floor and off I went for a while and came back AGAIN only this time I got up on the bed MYSELF!   Scared Mom to bits because she was sound asleep and it’s not EASY for me to get up on their bed.  See it’s one of those WAY HIGH UP beds………..they tried to get me to use stairs or a stool but I will NOT.    I slept with Mom for a while longer then we both got up and started our day.


I can’t make this leap any more….and I refuse stairs, chairs, stools, blanket chests ANYTHING to help me except my Mom. She pops me up there if I ask!


Now I haven’t done that again since the other night – mostly I did it because (a) I wanted to show them that I COULD still do it and (b) I wanted to prove to myself that the old guy still has it.    HAHAHAHAHAHA


So today is Friday and I’m sure something FUN will happen…………………that is after the vacuum gets put BACK in the closet after my parents clean the house.   Then who knows WHAT I’m liable to do!   I’m unpredictable these days!




PEEE Essss………………..Kindle sale for Mom’s mystery book will be over November 25th !  Get your ninety-nine cent bargain download while you can!!   Link on my sidebar!!



Purring on Thursday

Well when it’s this danged cold, what’s a guy supposed to other than hibernate – right?   I mean we haven’t had all that snow like folks up north have but when you wake up and the thermometer says TWELVE degrees and the wind’s blowing, you just know it’s PRETTY COLD.


SO, Mom snapped these shots of “this old guy” yesterday………….this is ME doing what I do best………….

I call this the "pre-sleep trance" position.....

I call this the “pre-sleep trance” position…..


This is the “If you’d get that danged camera out of my face I’d put my head down and sleep” position!


I have no exciting stories of what I did outside when I was out there with Mom because while I have stuck my NOSE out the door a few times, I did not stick the REST of me out there.   No way.   And to think that in my youth (or at least a few years ago when I was younger than now) I used to do THIS!

Sam looking mighty small in the snow


Sammy Following Mom's Path in The Snow

I musta been nuts back then…..

I’ve been saving this for when I redo my blog header after Thanksgiving – because I definitely want to use it in my Holiday blog header……….but I love it SO MUCH I want to show you what my beautiful friend Nellie -  Cat From Hell (although I think she’s heavenly) did for me – won’t it look FAB-U-LICIOUS on a Holiday header for my bloggy??????    Thank you Nellie Bellie!


All I can do is tell you to STAY WARM…….that’s at the TOP of my personal list of “THINGS TO DO” !

Warm Hugs,


Pee Ess…..I’ve started my Christmas shopping – have you? 

Consider purchasing stuff from Mollie and Alfie’s FAB store!  Just look on my sidebar for the link

to Mollie’s Shop and SHOP TIL YOU DROP!!



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