Friendly Friday Fill-Ins!

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Fill-R-Up!

It’s time to fill in some blanks here thanks to the blog hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!    Every Friday they each give us TWO sentences with blanks and we “fill-R-up”!  If you think you might like to join in, just visit McGuffy’s by clicking the badge up above and using the LINKY tool to join in the fun!!!

This week Angel Sammy and I thought we’d AGAIN let Mom fill these in……aren’t we GENEROUS?   I think so.   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED.

 

1. My idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel or B&B where I can’t get a glass of wine with dinner (tee hee – of course I’m being silly here).

2.I never get sick of talking about my cats (I’m sure you’ve noticed???!!).

3. My youth was a whole lot of fun for the most part although MAYBE time has smoothed off the rough edges of those memories??

4. My “golden years” are HERE and I’m loving them.

OK Mom – thanks for doing such a swell job.   As for your answer to #2 – we love you too!
Sam Loves His Friends!
Yes Mom – I do!
Me too Mom – I love you more than I love my mousie!

Happy Friday! 

Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s Double-Up Blog Day!

We celebrate Thankful Thursdays with Brian AND we also have Angel Sammy writing us a poem for the letter of the alphabet we’ve worked up to which this week is the letter “X” !!   First up is celebrating what we’re thankful for with Brian and you can do that too if you’d like to joint his hop – just click on the badge below to be transported to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to put your blog link in.   We can then all visit each other!   Yet another thing to be thankful for – Brian hosting this blog!

Click badge to visit Brian!

This has been a very thankful week…..we’ve complained a lot but “secretly” been thankful for all the rain we’ve been getting – no bad storms – just a lot of WET.   That’s making this a gloriously green and flower-full Spring and we’ve thankful for that.   Some Springs have been dry as a Fall leaf and the lawn and trees have suffered but not this year.   It’s my first year with a yard so I’m appreciating it.  Angel Sammy told me that grass is delicious and I took his word for it and tried it and YUM.    My Mom is thankful that when she was getting handfuls of mulch out of the wheelbarrow as she and Dad planted some foxgloves that the SNAKE she almost picked up with the mulch was SMALL and somewhat disoriented so it didn’t bite her.    It was just a juvenile black snake but for Mom – they’re all boa constrictors or giant pythons.   She screamed and refused to touch the wheelbarrow!   Poor Mom.

Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s favorite “during the week” post which is his own “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday”.     He is at the Bridge but he’s still writing poetry AND giving me poetry lessons in my sleep.   Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a whirl, but until then, shall we see what he came up with this week for “X”??

Greetings friends from the Rainbow Bridge!    Coming up with an X poem was tough…..but I did it……at least I think I did!    Also, just a word about “WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO AFTER WE GET TO Z????”.     I know there haven’t really been a whole lot of you who have participated in writing a poem on Thursdays the two times we’ve gone through the alphabet BUT those who have, have had a lot of fun with it.   Just like I have.   Just like Teddy has AND even Old Mom who used to write a whole lot of poetry in “the old days” (tee hee).    Anyway, I’m going to leave it up to you all what we do from here!    I polled you in October last year and at that time you wanted to do the alphabet AGAIN.   I’m doing the poll AGAIN just to be sure and leave you a space to present your own idea – and we’ll be ready to do SOMETHING when we get to Z in a couple of weeks OK?   OK.   Take a minute to do the poll – I’ll sure appreciate it!   My poem for today is right after the poll.

“X”

“X Marks the Spot”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/24/17

When I was still with you

I never had my doubts

You knew how to make me happy

I never had to ask and I never had to pout!

X marked the spot where my heart beat full of love

X-actly what it STILL does as I rest here up above.

X is where my tummy is, you loved to stroke my fur

X-actly the spot you’d pet and make me do a giant purr!

X is the empty place at home where I wish that I could be

X-actly the spot Teddy occupies now that my wings have set me free.

X will mark the place where I will be waiting for you one day

X-actly the way it should be though I had to go away.

I will shine down my love for all of you – look for me on my cloud……

Love is truly FELT, and not always said out loud.

Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother……………!   My friends, please remember to answer the poll.    Never worry that your poetry “won’t be good enough” or that you “can’t write a poem” because inside all of us is a place – sometimes hidden – where we THINK poems all the time.   Let it fly free.    I’m learning that sometimes you can say something in a poem you wouldn’t otherwise say.   If you wrote a poem today on your blog, please put your blog link in my comments and we’ll visit you to read it!    OR, if you’d rather, you can write your poem in my comments and share it that way.

Until next week – where we’ll be thankful together AND write a poem too!!

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Love, Teddy

Love, Ze Poet Monsieur Angel Sammy!

Telling It All !

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We’re Telling!!

Actually this looks more like “showing and telling” instead of just telling!

Here we are on a Wednesday in our Geography Class getting ready to spread the word about this week’s Teaser.

First I want to thank our Guest Teaser!    She is Melissa Hughes and she is “Mom” to the fabulous Oliver and Calvin who frequently are the FIRST COMMENTERS and have of course also been FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS here.    Make sure and stop by their Facebook page (link above) to thank them for the fab Teaser photo!    This time around Melissa and her boys are getting THIS badge from us!

For Melissa Hughes and Oliver and Calvin for their Teaser photo of 5/23/17

Where are these photos from???    Why it’s the magnificent Boldt Castle and adjacent properties on Heart Island in Alexandria, New York in the 1000 Islands!    WOW that’s a mouthful!    I’m including a photo from the Castle’s website which is an aerial view of the whole property – DOUBLE WOW.

CLICK HERE for more info on Boldt Castle

So who was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday morning?    Actually it was a tie – It was Miss Sue from KATSRUS as well as Miss Csilla from HERE.     Both of you get one of these:

Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

Miss Csilla!    This is for you:

BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT………………

We had a whole bunch of others who got it right – BRAVO TO ALL OF YOU – and if you guessed Boldt Castle, you get this:

Did you NOT guess correctly?   Well that’s OK – it happens – you still get a PRIZE for trying!   This:

See?  We’re an equal opportunity Teaser Facility here – everybody gets SOMETHING!

WHOOPTEEE DOOOO
I’M PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!

My goodness…………..Suzie taking time out from tango lessons (hahahahaha) to stop by and give you all some kudos………now that’s amazing.

We hope to see you NEXT week for another smashing Teaser……………..which reminds me – if you think YOU  have a goodie for our Teaser parade – email your .jpg formatted photo to junekimm(at)aol(dot)com and we will add it to our Teaser file!    We’ll let you know when we’ll be using it too so you can sit there at your computer and WATCH all the fun!

Class Dismissed for Recess!  

Professor Angel Sam and Assistant Prof Teddy

Tuesday Teaser!

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Good Morning Class!

Assistant Professor Teddy and I are happy to see you all bright-eyed and alert and ready to study the Teaser photo!

Well MOST of you are awake and alert anyway……………….

ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Sarge – I think everyone is totally AWAKE now!

Today’s Teaser is a Guest Teaser but even if it wasn’t – the first order of business is for YOU (yes YOU!) to comment on this post so you can be the FIRST COMMENTER today!    Hurry up – make a comment then come back HERE.

Now that you’ve done that, let’s get on with the show.    In order to win the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge (or even a RIGHT GUESSER BADGE) you will need to include in your guess the town/village/city AND the state (if USA) or country (if non-USA) in your guess.    Where was this photo taken????    Got it?      Shall we ask Suzie to do the honors with a little WAKE UP CHEER????

Today’s the big day
The Teaser comes your way!
You can show off your knowledge
Maybe qualify for college….
Tell us where the photo was snapped
Or you just might get your face slapped!
Not by me but Grizelda my Aunt
She’s pretty darn scary and her manners are SCANT.
So make a guess soon…
Don’t be a buffoon!
THREE CHEERS FOR GUESSERS
YOU’RE ALL SNAPPY DRESSERS!!!!

Thanks Suzie – if I knew what all that meant I’d happily translate it for class today!     Let’s quickly move on to the Teaser Photo…………….Mr. Silver Briefcase/Security Guard would you please bring the photo in for us?

I’ve got the photo here Professor Sam!

 

Well there you have it – today’s Teaser…………………now remember what I’ve always said – it’s more fun not to do a google image search and find out where this is and just use your eyes to study and figure it out if you can.    So take a peek and make a stab at guessing!!!!    Go ahead – give it a whirl!!!!!

Now for our treat today!   Bobby’s Mom made SAMMMICHES for all of us!!!!!

Chicken salad, tuna salad, shrimp salad!

Roast beef, ham, turkey!

Platter full of juicy BLTs!

I asked the school cafeteria to whip up a batch of milkshakes of all types for you to go with your lunch……………………so everyone enjoy lunch then come back after recess and STUDY!    Or even better, make a GUESS on today’s Teaser!  Tomorrow we’ll have the TEASER TELL ALL and let everyone know who won what badges!!!

Good Luck! 

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Ted

With Special Thanks to Bobby’s Mom…..

 

 

Pre-Tease Monday

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Happy Monday Class!

You know what today is right???

We must get you all prepared for tomorrow’s guessing and researching but when it comes to the Teaser, that’s kind of tough since you don’t know WHERE to research since it’s a surprise right?   Well, that’s why I always tell you to study EVERYTHING………..Yep – EVERYTHING.   Tough huh?   Add to that the fact that the Teaser tomorrow is a GUEST TEASER – that makes it doubly tough.    I will have more than one photo for you to examine though.  Maybe two.

HOW IT WORKS (for those of you who are new at this Teaser thing)

The photos will be posted here on our blog in our Geography classroom tomorrow at a time that WE choose – and it’s not the usual blog post time of 3AM EST – oh no – we mix it up every week and the post goes live at a different time – that’s because there’s a prize for the FIRST COMMENTER on the post!!!  Makes it more interesting if you don’t know when it will go live.

THEN the next challenge is that after you’ve seen the photos and you’re ready to make a guess, you must give the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the STATE (if you think it’s in the USA) or COUNTRY (if you don’t think it’s in the USA) where the photo was taken.    You can’t just give one – you must give both town/state or country.   OK?

THEN, after you’ve guessed it’s always fun to see what everyone ELSE guesses…………but make sure you don’t give anything away – if you think someone else has it right – don’t say “So and So has it right” – it makes it more of a challenge for everyone else……….We are WICKED here on Teaser Tuesdays!!!!!   We want it to be tough and we want it to be fun and most of all we hope we give you some spots in the world that you might want to visit one day to see in person.

SO – those are the rules!

Any questions?????

YES Bobby?

“Professor Sammy, I was wondering if instead of cookies for class tomorrow, can I bring Sammmmmiches?    My Mom said she’d make them for everyone!”

Oh how nice of your Mom to do that – yes Bobby – we’d be honored to nosh on your Mom’s samm – – – er – I mean Sandwiches tomorrow.   Please thank her for us!

Now, I will show you all and our visitors in class today, what the prize badges look like for the Teaser tomorrow – ready?

The First Commenter on the blog gets this:

The person who is the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER gets this:

Everyone ELSE who guesses right but isn’t FIRST, gets this:

AND, last but not least, everyone who does NOT guess correctly STILL gets a prize badge – the world famous “GREENIE” !

Now I think we’ll bring our fabulous Teaser Cheerleader, Ms. Suzie “Shakeyourtailfeather”  Q out to give us a pre-tease cheer to boost morale and provide some inspiration for you all!

Bibbidy Bobbidy Bango
I’m in the mood to tango!
The Teaser will be a whopper
So don’t be a losing flopper
Study and stay up late
Tonight’s not the night to date!
Be here ready to take a peek
At our photo of the week!
Our guest has sent us a doozy
Don’t show up in class all boozy!
Be PERFECT just like ME
Studying hard will set you free!!!!!!

Gosh Suzie…..you got all dressed up and everything – I know you got everyone’s blood pumping and brains working so tomorrow will be a great Teaser Tuesday.

My Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be here in the morning at the SECRET TIME to greet everyone as you stagger into the classroom.     Remember Bobby’s Mom is providing lunch for everyone tomorrow!

I coulda made sandwiches if you’da just asked me to!

Uhhhh…..well…..yes, I’m sure you would have and no doubt they would have been interesting sandwiches indeed (probably with a wicked spell on them!) but one of these days we’ll let you provide the eatables OK Aunt Grizelda?   Your niece Suzie will let you know!   (eeeeeeeek!)

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

And here’s a FUN P.S. !!    Cat Scouts Headquarters has a fabulous and fun gift for YOU or someone else for sale right now – It’s called “Hooligan In A Can” and contains everything you would need to have a rip-roaring good time (or be a hooligan for a day!).    Just CLICK HERE to see all the goodies inside the can and get yourself one (or two) today!!   It also helps support Cat Scouts which as you know, Angel Sammy and I are proudly part of!!!

 

Sunday Selfies Hopping

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Let’s Hop!

It’s Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.    Maybe you’d like to join in the fun?  Just click on their badge and use their LINKY tool – put your blog link in and VOILA you can show yourself off in selfie form!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

This week Mom decorated my selfie in fine form – she likes to get “artsy” with it.    I’m OK with that……………wanna see what she did with my selfie this week????????????????

There you have it!   Thanks to Lunapic with a “frame” from Pizap.    I am what I am – Mr. Ginger Boy!

Happy Sunday!!!!!  

Love, Teddy

 

Breakfast With Bacon!

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I Can Smell Bacon!   Can You?

Oh yes!   Nothing smells better………NOTHING!   Let’s eat!   You don’t want to DEFY the Kingly Decree do you?????

Make sure and show this to your humans – they need to realize that it’s IMPAWTANT the King’s wishes be followed!

Here are some suggestions you can give them of what to serve YOU today:

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!!

And don’t we deserve a little bacon in our lives after entertaining them all week?   Loving them all week?   Letting them sleep with us, pet us, brush us, feed us, ALL WEEK?

Indeed………..bring on the bacon I say.

Show them this DEPRESSING and SAD graphic!    We must do better than AVERAGE!

Angel Sammy – the former King of Baconia – and I agree on this!

If all else fails – remember we have the power of “THE LOOK” on our side!   Don’t hesitate to resort to it if you need to!

As I leave you this Saturday, may I give you this FINAL THOUGHT:

Happy Baconday from your King!

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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Fun Friendly Friday Fill-Ins!

Oh boy!   It’s Friday and time to fill in some sentences!   I’m turning this project over to Mom again this week –  most of the time the sentences are more “human-friendly” than kitty friendly although we see lots of our furry buddies answering.    I just like to give my Mom something to do to keep her out of trouble…..HAHAHA

If you’d like to pawticipate in the fun, click on the badge above and go to McGuffy’s Reader where you can use the LINKY tool and enter your blog link – then we can see your fill-ins too!!!!!!!   This fun Hop is co-hosted by our friends Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing AND Miss Annie at McGuffys’ Reader.

Mom’s gonna fill in using RED today – RED HOT – like the weather will be here before you know it!    Go Mom!

 

1. I have googled practically EVERYTHING – it’s fun to research, learn, find stuff – including googling my name which I found most interesting!
2. I have never bought or sold anything on Ebay.
3. I think I’m very lucky to love my life – so many unhappy people in the world.

4. My husband thinks he “runs” the household but I know – and Teddy knows – that everything revolves around TEDDY!!!!.

 

So there you have it – Mom’s take on things and I did take particular note of her answer to #4.    Woot!

Yesterday was another “summer-like” day – hot and sunny and I got Dad to take me for a walk but not for long – I’m not much of a fan of HOT…….I like COLD.   Go figure.   Maybe because I was born in March somewhere around here in Virginia where it’s COLD and often snowy in March?   Whatever…….anyway, I came in from my cruise and went to the basement where it’s COOL and took a three hour nap.    Mom was busy though – while I was snoozing she was repotting plants and taking some photos of the place.   Several of you peeps asked me to show you how the old place looks these days.   Mom’s plants are all pretty small but soon they’ll be BIG I’m sure……..JUST LIKE ME!!!!

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Well if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll see if anyone is available to take me outside before it gets steamy.   AND don’t forget tomorrow is (WAIT FOR IT):

Be there or be square!

Love, Teddy B (for bear)

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hello All!  It’s “combo day”!

We are joining Brian’s Blog Hop to talk about being very Thankful (which we are) and also having our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday feature as well……….busy busy right?

This week I’m thankful for several interesting things – one thing is the subject of my Poetic Thursday – I won a trophy at Cat Scouts for my Derby car this year…….I was just so excited – after all, I was just barely one when I got the trophy…..imagine that.    I’m also thankful for my Mom and Dad being so patient with me as I learn about harness/leash walking.   I am a slightly rambunctious kid and only when Mom got a “jacket/vest” type harness could she really control me – I was able to squirm out of the old harness Angel Sammy had.   Mom says I’m like a greased pig (no offense Bacon!).    If you want to join Brian’s blog hop, just click on the badge below……..I know he’d love for you to share what you are thankful for – we all would!!

Now let’s talk POETRY!     This week our letter is “W” and as always, my big brother Angel Sammy “transmitted” his poem to me via – BRIDGE-O-GRAM yesterday morning so I’d be able to put it on today’s blog.   Angel Sammy is super busy at the Bridge but has time to continue with the poetry – it was his idea for the blog and we’re on our SECOND go-round through the alphabet.   If you’d like to join in, just post your poem in our comments here OR post your blog link so we can follow it and read your POEM at your blog!!!

“W”

“Win”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/18/17

My little brother Teddy

Proved amply that he was ready

For Scouts Cardwood Derby racing

A fast field of Scouts he’d be facing.

His “Teddy’s Moo Juice Truck”

Was fast and had good luck!

With help from friends like you

His votes were WAY MORE than “few” !

He placed in more than one category

With a big boy smile he basked in winners’ glory!

Dad put the trophy on the mantel over the fireplace…..

Waiting for another one to join it at the next Cat Scouts Derby race!!!!!

Thank you big brother Sammy for writing a poem about ME…………you make me feel like a BIG BOY !!!!!

The best part is that my big brother, Angel Sammy told me in a dream last night that he was EVER so proud of me – I already knew Mom and Dad were proud of me – after all, they helped me build the car I drove in the Derby – but hearing Angel Sammy tell me HE was proud – well – that’s the BEST!

I can’t wait for next year!   The only requirement for the Derby entry is that it be made out of cardboard – and we kitties love boxes – it’s a good combination!

See you tomorrow my friends!

Interested in joining Cat Scouts?   It’s tons of fun!   CLICK HERE    Tell them Teddy and Angel Sammy sent you!!!

Teaser Tell All

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Oh boy…….now we can tell you the scoop on the Teaser!

Hello students!   Welcome back.  I know you’re just dying to know the deal on yesterday’s photos right?   I’m sure you and our “studio audience” out in the blogosphere want to know all the details.

First of all, our FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday on the blog were:

Da Phenny, and Calvin/Oliver !

Good for you guys!   You were right on time and all of you get one of these little gems:

I was a FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser on May 16, 2017

Bravo!

Now before I get into the other winners – I want to give a SHOUT OUT to the Guest Teaser for our fabulous Teaser this week.    It was my Mom’s super good friend Miss Dianna from These Days of Mine and I’m going to show you the photos she sent in BEFORE I tell you where the photos were taken by her and her husband!

These are a closeup view and a distant view of the amazing looking Gillette Castle in Gillette State Park near East Haddam, CT in the good old US OF A!    Isn’t it amazing?   I have a couple of ways you can research it a bit more and one of them is by clicking HERE for the original blog post Miss Dianna did when she and her husband and some friends visited the Castle.    You can also go HERE.    There are some beautiful photos of the INTERIOR of the Castle but the whole story about the place is really fascinating to read.   THANK YOU MISS DIANNA!    This badge is for you:

For Dianna of These Days of Mine for the Teaser Photos of May 16, 2017

Now who was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?    I am happy to say that someone who was a FIRST COMMENTER was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday and that was Calvin/Oliver and their Mom Miss Melissa!    WOOOO HOOOOOOO!   You guys get this:

A whole bunch of you ALSO guessed Gillette Castle and all of you who did get one of these:

Those of you who bravely put your hand up and made a guess that turned out to be WRONG………………you still get something for your effort and here it is:

Congratulations to everyone – this was a fascinating Teaser and a fun one too!    I hope you will join me in looking FORWARD to next week’s Teaser – because we have another doozy for you…………and it’s also a GUEST TEASER…………..WOO HOO!

Class Dismissed!

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy (at your service!)

P.S.  Tomorrow is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday – our letter this week is “W” – have you written your poem??????