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Quiet Bacon Day

Good Morning Peeps!   Having a QUIET Caturday – fortunately, other than the occasional crunching sound on that nice crispy bacon, it’s almost ALWAYS quiet at my house on Caturday.

Shhhhh!!!!!   Quiet Please!!!!

Shhhhh!!!!! Quiet Please!!!!

Mom and Dad are monsterizing today as they decided to take the day off from that kind of activity yesterday.   Instead, Mom did a bazillion loads of laundry and Dad went to the airport – not to fly – just to say hi to his airplane.    Today they “pay the piper” and clean……..should I help out?    Oh why not!   Gives me a chance to wear my Superman apron.

"Mr. Clean" (?)

“Mr. Clean” (?)

Mr. Craig and Miss Michelle (My Three Moggies) are in NYC today and I think tomorrow they fly back across the pond, but Mr. Craig did a nice piece on his Naked Eye Travel blog about their visit with my Mom and Dad so you might enjoy taking a peekie HERE:      I will post more photos from their stay with us but not today – today is ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL about me me me and bacon bacon bacon… if you’ll excuse me – I’ll get down to it!

Hugs, Mr. Bacon


Shopping Round the World!


Oh boy!  It’s time to compare prices on stuff!  This is tons of fun……..interesting to see what we all pay for the same things (or similar things) around the world……………This week Bacon had us look for five items, and here’s what WE found out about prices of stuff in our little town in Virginia:

  1. Milk:    Harris Teeter 2% Fat Milk 128 Fluid Ounces



  2. Tomatoes:  Mom’s favorite – little grape tomatoes – one carton


3.  Canned Product:   Mom chose Bush’s Blackeyed Peas in the 15 oz. can



4.  Homemade Meal Ingredients of Your Choice:     One of Mom and Dad’s favorite “quickie meals” is homemade Jambalaya – while you can add “extras”, basically it’s Andouille (spicy) sausage and Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix!   Easy!

8 oz. box - $2.15

8 oz. box – $2.15

Holmes Smokehouse Andouille Sausage -  14 oz. $4.49

Holmes Smokehouse Andouille Sausage -
14 oz. $4.49

5.  Random Item:     Our random item today is Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (Dad’s fave!!)

16 oz.  $3.89

16 oz. $3.89

There you have it!   Shopping in my town – Mom has been doing a lot of shopping the past few days with company here but this morning Miss Michelle and Mr. Craig from MY THREE MOGGIES left for the airport to fly to NYC for a few days before heading back to Oscar, Archie and Henry – their three moggies – who no doubt miss them!   We will miss them too – I got to know them and was very brave and even let Miss Michelle carry me around!   I’ll share some videos she did of me after we receive them from them when they return home………..I know some of you have been after me FOREVER AND EVER to do a video…..we had no way to do it but Miss Michelle did some with her fancy phone while they were here.   WOOT!

Happy Friday – we’ll be back to regular blog schedule starting tomorrow………………….honest!



I'm gonna help Mom get the house cleaned this morning......aren't I nice????

I’m gonna help Mom get the house cleaned this morning……aren’t I nice????


Off Schedule

So company is here and my blogging is off schedule……….I bet you didn’t even NOTICE did you?!   Yesterday afternoon I blasted one out and this morning it’s LATE but hey – we’re so busy with company here, it’s good that I’m getting ANYTHING out!

I love you ALL!

Dictating my blog to Mom!

Today will be a sort of quiet day – sadly it appears it will be raining for most of it but Mom and Dad are taking Michelle and Craig (My Three Moggies Mom and Dad) to our little town of Warrenton for a “walkabout”………visit shops along Main Street, visit the old jail in town which dates back to EARLY days in the 1700s and is reputedly HAUNTED (woooooooooooooo!), just kind of take it easy.   Tonight we have company over so I’ll be hiding out in my basement hidey-hole then they leave early tomorrow morning.

Sam up on our bed - staking claim to his favorite corner - must be nap time!

Has company left yet Mom??????

I’ll have more photos posted of their visit AND a couple of videos Miss Michelle did – one with ME in it – the first ever Sammy Video!   My Mom hasn’t even seen it yet so it will be a WORLD premiere whenever we get it.   I doubt that I will be saying anything – I’m a quiet sort of guy.

Just wanted to check in with you this morning and say I’ll be glad to get back to my regular schedule on the weekend…………………meanwhile, tomorrow is Bacon’s “Shopping Around The World” blog hop so that’s what MY post will be about………….we had to shop for milk, tomatoes, canned product, ingredients for a homemade dish, and a “random” item………..guess I’d better get to work huh?

Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Sammy

They’re HERE!!!!

Hi Everyone………..guess what………….our company has arrived and I actually let Miss Michelle (My Three Moggies) SEE ME!!!   That’s right – I was brave and did NOT hide when she came down into MY basement with my Mom – I let her see my ginger self!

Just to prove that they really are here, how about some photos????    That’s it – I’m not wasting time loading up more for you because it’s more important that we VISIT than I blog! OK?



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See you tomorrow!!!!

Hugs, Sammy


Teaser Tell All


It’s TEASER TELL ALL time!!!!    You know what?   I just knew the Teaser would be an easy one………..there was one MAJOR clue in the photo and I just bet those of you who guessed correctly spotted it right away……………….here’s the photo again:


See it on the right half of the photo?  THE BIG CLUE?   It’s the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, and the body of water is Lake Union!    A whole bunch of you guessed it correctly, and in a minute I’ll tell you who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……….

But first………………who was FIRST COMMENTER?    Well, we actually had TWO simultaneous posts at 7:23AM this morning from my friends Oliver and Calvin (they don’t have a blog) and our other friends Animal Couriers!   Congratulations gang – here’s what you win!

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty's Day, 2015!

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty’s Day, 2015!

Who was my FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?    Well this friend is fast moving up the ranks of those who are getting pretty darn good at guessing correctly FREQUENTLY (a Frequent Flyer Badge in the making maybe?????) – and it was my friend Raz from Friends Furever !    Congratulations my friend……… were right on target this week!


As I said though, a whole bunch of you were on target this week…………….the photo really didn’t fool a whole lot of you did it………….the rest of you who guessed Seattle, Washington will get this to add to your badge collections:


AND of course, I never forget those of you who didn’t have any idea or guessed wrong……….you know I love you anyway and I want you to be GREEN……..that’s right – you all get the BIG GREENIE!


Now wasn’t that fun?????   I think so…………..I think I’ll be having a Guest Teaser next week again………oh boy……..!!!    Meanwhile, have a super duper Wednesday.   We’re excited here at my house because Mom’s good friend Miss Michelle and her husband Craig from MY THREE MOGGIES is visiting our house today and staying the next two nights with us!   I’ll try to post some pix!


Hugs, Sammy


Tuesday Teaser

Hello Teaser-ites!    Welcome to another frustrating, fun, exciting Tuesday when you get to strain your eyes, exercise your brains, use google search or whatever little tricks you use to try and determine WHERE the photo was taken.   No cheating now – just see if you can figure it out all on your own!  That’s right – without the help of the technology at your fingertips and nothing but your little grey cells working (I hope some of them showed up to work today!)………..tell me where this photo was taken:


OK- think you know?   Good – you’ll have to tell me what “skyline” this is………………what country/state and what city!    Got it?   I think this would be classified as an EASY one today……..(nothing like putting pressure on you right?) – but seriously, I do.

If you are the very first Teaser Fan to comment on today’s post – even if you aren’t guessing (yet) – you will win this!

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty's Day, 2015!

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty’s Day, 2015!

If you are the first Teaser Fan to be RIGHT with your guess – you will win this!


If you aren’t FIRST but you DO guess correctly, you will win this!


And for everyone else – if you blow it and guess incorrectly OR if you simply have got no idea WHATSOEVER, you get the ever popular (and getting more popular all the time I might say!) BIG GREENIE!!

I didn't have a CLUE on the St. Patty's Day Teaser, 2015!

I didn’t have a CLUE on the St. Patty’s Day Teaser, 2015!

Now get to guessing……….time’s a wasting’………….I’m READY to hear from you (assuming I’m not napping just now of course).

Hugs, Sammy the Teaser Dude

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S.   For those of you who are just DYING to know what my blood work said – my doc says I’m still in “normal range” with my thyroid levels (OK – I hear some of you saying I’ll never be normal in any range but poopy on you because my doctor said I was…….so that!).   Seriously, he said my kidneys are good, my blood is perfect and the only thing off is my thyroid and even that is doing well in spite of my PERSNICKITY behavior about taking my pill!   Let’s hear it for ME!   HIP HIP…………………….HOORAY!



Oh boy – at last….at last….some Springish weather and it makes me perky!   I must have asked Mom 50 times yesterday to let me “OWWWWA” the front door and I’d roll around on the front porch then want to come right back in (which was fine with Mom because she’s always with me and she was TRYING to do laundry!!).    I was in/out/in/out/in/out!    The sun was out and it was only 50 degrees but so what – it felt like Spring was finally in the air.

Mom put the Spring wreath on the door!

Mom put the Spring wreath on the door!

Thank all of you my dear friends for all the encouraging words about my checkup Friday.   We will get my blood test results back tomorrow and with some luck, even though I’m being stubborn about taking my pills, I’m getting ENOUGH medication to help.   Meanwhile, Mom went on a little shopping trip today to find a few things we could TRY as alternatives to my former favorite thing in the universe – YOGURT.

She got:  anchovy paste (which I tasted and it wasn’t too bad….we may give this another try), kippered herring (intriguing, sardines in spring water (interesting), and several types of baby food which I’m not sure I’ll like but I’ll try anything for Mom’s sake.   This ought to be interesting!   If none of this works, we will probably get the transdermal gel (assuming we can find a place to do the compounding).

SO – enough about me – how about you?  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a Sadie Hawkins Dance/Cookout at Scouts and I know you’re just DYING to see some photos……….ready?

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Guess I’ll go see what Mom’s gonna try on me next with the pills……….let’s see – I’m thinking I might like that sweet potato baby food……sounds good doesn’t it?   Tee Hee




READY?  You’d better be!



Sunday Selfie

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

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

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Bacon First, Monster Second


Celebrating Bacon and Saturday and Vet Visit DONE!

Morning!   Well, because yesterday was vet day, Mom and Dad said they’d forego the weekly housecleaning exercise complete with closet monster and do it today instead.  That was so I could have a CALM morning before going to the vet and a CALM afternoon recovering from the vet.  It worked – I had nap after nap after nap and feel much better this morning.

Sleeping it off!

Sleeping it off!

So I don’t know what my blood work will show – I’ll find that out either this afternoon or Monday – but here’s what my doc said otherwise.

1.  I’ve lost eleven ounces over the past four months since my last visit.  I weighed 12 lb. 11 ounces in November and I now weigh 12 lbs.   A year ago I weighed 14 lbs.   So I’ve lost a couple of pounds since I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.   Doc wasn’t concerned at this point so Mom says she won’t be either (but I bet she tries to get me to eat more!!).

2.  Temperature was normal, kidneys felt good, thyroid gland good, teeth good, heart murmur unchanged (which is a GOOD thing as heart issues can develop with hyperthyroidism and I already HAD the murmur), and other than one comment he made which was (ahem….this is a delicate subject, but……) that I was “full of poop”.    Mom told him I had been kidnapped from the house to go to the vet this morning before I’d done my thing.   Hey – what can I say?

3.  For a guy my age, I look GREAT (his words).

4.  I’ve got the vet techs in the office wrapped around my paw – they almost fight over who gets to pet me, hug me, talk to me.  Tee Hee – I’m such a little devil.   The doc said I’m their “favorite cat” (I wonder if he tells that to everyone else too?!).

THANK YOU for all the sweet comments, good wishes, paw pats, gentle meows, and love that you all sent to me the past couple of days when I first said I was on my way to the doctor for my 4 months checkup.   The one problem that I still have is that I refuse to take my medication from time to time.   Depending on my blood results this may or may not be a problem – we’ll see.   He wants me to have the whole pill every day but honestly sometimes I just do NOT want it.  My poor Mom tries everything……..the doc gave Mom some other ideas what to try and we’ll be doing that, AND I promised Mom I’d try to be better about cooperating.

That’s that!

Now – let’s move on to what today is REALLY all about around here – BACON!    “Mom – I’ve finished my blog – can I have my bacon now?????   PURRRRRLEASE” ??????????


Have a great Saturday

Love, Sammy

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