Pre-Tease Monday!


It’s That Time Again….


Yep – this is your Monday Early Warning system notifying you that tomorrow we will have Geography Class and present to you for your viewing pleasure and frustration (haha) another exciting TEASER photo that you will have to figure out WHERE it was taken.

You best be prepared for whatever is posted – you never know when it will pop up in your inbox either so keep ALERT!    Once it goes live, you might have a chance to be the first person to COMMENT on the blog posting in which case you win this!


AND, from then on it’s just a matter of who is FIRST to guess where the photo was taken, because they win something, THEN the others who guess correctly win something and last but never lease is the GREENIE BRIGADE which is the award given to those who are CLUELESS on Tuesdays!!!!   Everybody wins something.




Will it be a GUEST TEASER photo?  Maybe.   Will it be tough to guess?  Maybe.   You will simply have to wait and see…………..but in either case, make sure you play along with us because we have fun on Tuesdays around here.



I think I must be SQUARE!

I think I must be SQUARE!


Professor Sammy will be waiting to see you in the classroom!

Don't be absent !

Don’t be absent !

The Prof !

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop Time!



Time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop hosted by The Cat On My Head…….

Today I think I didn’t QUITE get the timer on my camera set properly as it snapped me as I was still sneaking a quick drink of water before posing for my selfie.   DARN….and I wanted to look RIGHT AT THE CAMERA for a change.  Oh well……you win some, you lose some!


Maybe all the cool effects Mom and I added will distract from the fact I’m NOT looking at YOU!

Wanna join the hop?  Just click the badge below and go to The Cat On My Head, use the Linky tool to enter your blog address and you’re IN!   Cool! 


Have a peaceful Sunday!  

Hugs, Sam


Baconia Is Beckoning!



IT’s good to be King…….sleeping in on a Saturday is a perk……although as King I can perk all day if I wanna!  

But like the “song of the siren” I am being called to the kitchen for breakfast……….

And my policy is NEVER IGNORE A SIREN………so up I shall get from my Kingly bed!


“Come this way!   We have bacon!”

Uhhuh sure…… least I know the Royal Mom really DOES have bacon…you sirens I don’t trust!

I am here Mother dear!

I am here Mother dear!

Let’s get the bacon flowing shall we??????   Your Royal Son needs some energy to face the day……….after a night of dreaming about bacon, I am SO ready for some!

The royal cook did not disappoint......the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

The royal cook did not disappoint……the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

AND the kitchen staff seems to be happy with what they got today for breakfast too!   Gotta keep the troops happy you know….happy troops means happy castle!

I’ll take my place at the head of the table now……………..

Thanks Mom - this is enough for my appetizer - keep it comin' !!

Thanks Mom – this is enough for my appetizer – keep it comin’ !!

Now that things are right in my Royal World here in Baconia, I will bid you a fond adieu and hope that you too are rewarded for your loyal service to your human by receiving an appropriate share of BACON!!!!!

I shall now move to the Throne Room…….Ta Ta!


Happy Saturday!

The King……….




Fun Friday Fill-Ins!


YAY!  Here we go again with “Filling In”


This is a fun blog hop sponsored jointly by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing and every week we have fun deciding if Mom, me, or both of us will FILL IN the sentences that our hosts provide us with!

Mom is taking care of filling in today – I hope she does a good job…………you never know for sure with humans!    Here are this week’s sentences to complete and Mom’s responses are in BLUE!

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was one of the James Bond movies – we NEVER go to the movies as you can tell because the James Bond movie was one of the FIRST ONES!!!!.
2. The title of my autobiography would be borrowed from a Frank Sinatra song title – it would be called “I Did It My Way” because I HAVE!

3. I would love to learn how to crochet but there’s no hope for me -I tried knitting years ago and made a 20 foot scarf because I didn’t know but one stitch…haha .
4. I am glad that I learned that life is too short to sweat the small stuff, because believing that, the BIG stuff I’ve had to face has been easier to get through.

Now that was fun!   I look forward to this every week don’t you?   Visit one of the host blogs and join up if you want to OR just hop around and see what you can find out about some of your blogging buddies who are pawticipating……….it’s interesting to be sure.
Our fabulous group of cleaners is back today – the ones we had last week………..but we did HEAR from the Broomhildas!   They are in California cleaning celebrity homes now – they got so famous they can pick and choose who they want to work for…….just think – Mom and I LAUNCHED the Broomhildas into fame.   Too bad we didn’t become their agents and sign them up for a cut of the action huh?     DARN!
Well we’re happy for them………..and our other cleaners are good but not interested in “going pro”……………they like us “little guys” and do a mighty fine job………..!   I actually do a few little things to help them out – Mom and Dad take care of the yard and I’m snoopervising inside AND helping a bit.


I'm ready!

I’m ready!

I'm good at replacing toilet paper in our bathrooms!  Well.....sort of!

I’m good at replacing toilet paper in our bathrooms! Well…..sort of!

Have a super Friday and great weekend……………I’ll be serving up bacon tomorrow if you’re in the neighborhood of my castle here in BACONIA!     Til we meet again!

Filling In Hugs,  Sammy



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Welcome Poetic Peeps!


Happy Poetic Thursday everyone – time to exercise our creativity (yes friends we all have some of that creativity stuff but sometimes we need to jumpstart it!) and write a poem.    We’re working our way through the alphabet with this little exercise and have reached the letter “O” !    So today I will have an ODE to O.


by Sammy Kimmell, 9/22/16

I am an “ONLY” cat

Yet so much more than that…

Although I am an “ONLY”

I am never, ever lonely.

My “ONLY” life is busy

At times it makes me dizzy!

I’m “ONLY” one spoiled cat

There are others, I’m sure of that!

“ONLY” I shall be

Until my soul flies free.

There you have it………….I squeezed off another one and am getting closer and closer to the BIG Z which will finish this fun alphabetic journey of poetry…………I hope you’re having fun crafting your own poems OR just reading mine.   If you have a contribution to the letter “O” this week, please post your poem in my comments, OR, if you’ve put your poem on your blog, share the link to it in my comments……………..we all love a good poem from time to time right????????????????

Stay happy….keep a poem in your heart!

Love, Poetic Sam

I'm a poet and I know it!

I’m a poet
and I know it!


Please light a candle for all those anipals who are in shelters just waiting – sometimes for WAY too long – to find their FOREVER HOME………..we all deserve to have that kind of happiness – we are so full of love and want to share it with the world…….we hope that maybe “Remember Me Thursday” will be a lucky day for some…..that their FOREVER comes to take them HOME.



Teaser Tell All Time!!


Tell It Like It Is…..


Hello students of geography – and welcome to another Wednesday when we learn who has been studying like a good student and who needs to hit the books before NEXT Tuesday!

First, let me thank our pawsome GUEST TEASER for yesterday’s photo………….THANK YOU to Miss Layla of Cat Wisdom 101 for sending in that great photo of a “lobster in space” flying above some city getting fresh air and pointing direction for anyone caring to know where the wind is coming from!

Thank you Miss Layla for the fabulous TEASER photo of 9/20/16!!

Thank you Miss Layla for the fabulous TEASER photo of 9/20/16!!

And WHERE did Miss Layla take the photo?   Well, she snapped it down on the Boston Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts!    A couple of you even guessed the actual building the weathervane is on!  BRAVO…………………but who gets what today……….I know you’re just dying to know!

First off, we had a TIE for First Commenter – and it was a “Tie Made In Heaven” because it was Raz of Friends Furever AND Madi of Down Home in NC and as we all know (unless you’ve been hiding under a rock) Raz and Madi are an ITEM and these two commented during the first minute the Teaser went live.    Concatulations to both of you and EACH of you get this:


And who was the lucky receiver of the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge this week?    It was our friends the Kitties Blue from The Cat On My Head – that’s who!   Concatulations to you all and this little beauty is YOURS:


Several other smarties were out there yesterday though and we had several other “Boston, Mass” answers so if you were one of them, this is yours!


Have no fear if you were wrong when you guessed…….maybe next week you’ll be lucky!  In the meantime, you can console yourself with one of these:


Who knows what our photo will be next week……………could be anywhere!   So you’d better be on your toesies by then so you can take a whack at the piñata of Teaser (hahaha).   Thanks for playing along and should you have a photo that you think would work for me to use, send it to me at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com !

I also thought I’d share some coolio photos with you……………you may recall that I told you the ever-fabulous and talented Miss Sharon of GENTLE STITCHES had designed and was making a couple of prototypes of a new tote she called the “Sammy Tote” – because she said she took the inspiration for it from ME ME ME!    That alone made my heart beat faster because I’ve never to my knowledge inspired anyone before BUT, guess what came in the mail from Australia yesterday??!!   That’s right – the world’s first Sammy Tote!    Mom tried to take a photo of me and her with the bag but I was squirmier than a greased pig (no offense Bacon) but Dad did squeeze this one out which is as close as it’s gonna get:

sammytote2Yep – I was less than cooperative for this photo shoot…………….Mom had Dad take a couple of others – one of her holding the tote and another of me giving the tote the SNIFF INSPECTION:

Hey - this smells like Australia!

Hey – this smells like Australia!

So darn cute - note the TAIL!

So darn cute – note the TAIL! The tote is nice and roomy too!

Miss Sharon tells us that the pattern for this cute tote will be available in December from and I am sure lots of people will want it – I’ve already seen on her blog at Gentle Stitches some other people are suggesting other anipals as “stars” of the tote but no matter what the future holes for the tote, I was FIRST and I was so surprised when I found out, and I will never forget Miss Sharon’s kindness.

AND – last but not least, I just thought I’d share that yours truly FORGOT that I was getting close to my 2,000 post………well, it came and went and I didn’t even notice it but still, I think it’s pretty cool that I’ve managed to squeeze out over 2,000 blogs since I started blogging in 2011.   Other interesting figures Mom saw on my stats page are:

228,500 views of my blog

28,810 Visitors so far

My BEST DAY ever was Oct. 30, 2013 when I had 708 views (it was my Halloween costume contest!)

AND……I have 636 WordPress followers and 195 Facebook followers

Thank you friends for having fun with me!

Tomorrow is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and it will be the letter “O” that we’ll do poems for – put your thinking caps on and share your poem about “O” here on my blog by putting the poem in comments OR leave your blog link here to your post so we can read your “O” poem……..I’m thinking WHAT to write about that starts with the letter “O”……..Ovaltine?  Ocean?  Olive Oil? 

See you tomorrow !!

Hugs, Sammy

Stars wear sunglasses, right?

Stars wear sunglasses, right?

One final note…… many of you have reported on YOUR blogs, we are now having problems with our comments on some of your blogs – particularly other WordPress blogs – showing up on your sites……..we have tried to send notes to most of you to please check your spam and “unspam” us so we don’t go to “neverland” in SPAMVILLE, but if you haven’t heard from me lately, check that spam…..chances are we’re there!  

Tuesday Teaser


Class Is In Session!  Take a seat!


So here we are, back from our little break pretending to be pirates yesterday – today we’re seriously seeking Teaser photo guesses so straighten up in your seats and be prepared for the photo to be displayed on the blackboard!

BUT FIRST………….would you like to earn a “FIRST COMMENTER” badge?????????   Good!   Hurry up and comment on this blog (yes THIS one) and then come back to class and we’ll carry on – maybe you’ll be FIRST to comment????   Well you might………..I’ll let everyone know who the lucky student is tomorrow who will get this!


Now, before we show you the photo for today I have to tell you that it is a GUEST TEASER………………and the other thing I have to tell you is that in order to be guessing correctly and win a badge for doing so, you will have to tell me what town/city and what country/state the photo was taken……….got it?    Just saying “Upper Fredonia” (wherever/whatever that may be) will NOT win you a badge.

Let’s get our little cheerleader who loves to keep us on the edge of our seats in here to whip you into a frenzy this morning – OK?????

Suzie, Suzie, she's our girl A diamond in the rough, not a sissy old pearl She cheers you guys on from the grassy sidelines But you aren't gonna win unless you follow the guidelines! So engage your brains and say a prayer C'mon gang, be a dragon slayer! Guess it right and claim your fame Let's all play the TEASER game! Whippy Whoppy Woo I'm cheering for YOU !

Suzie, Suzie, she’s our girl
A diamond in the rough, not a sissy old pearl
She cheers you guys on from the grassy sidelines
But you aren’t gonna win unless you follow the guidelines!
So engage your brains and say a prayer
C’mon gang, be a dragon slayer!
Guess it right and claim your fame
Let’s all play the TEASER game!
Whippy Whoppy Woo
I’m cheering for YOU

Thanks Suzie………………..I think…………………………now let’s bring in our buddy and pal Mr. Silver Briefcase who I’m sure will be glad to get rid of that briefcase that’s locked around his wrist as it’s gotta be tough using the bathroom with that thing on his arm right?   Am I right?  Yeah!

Hurry and unlock me...I'm desperate......which way to the litterbox?

Hurry and unlock me…I’m desperate……which way to the litterbox?


Where Was This Taken??

Alright – get going gang………………….we have prizes for you if you get it right (or not) and you will find out tomorrow who gets what!    Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER will receive this:


All the others who guess right BUT aren’t first receive this:


If you’re WRONG you STILL get something for your time and trouble – this:


SO……put on those thinking caps!

Make old Professor Sammy proud of you students of geography……….

I look so much more dignified today than I did yesterday with the pirate hat and patch!

I look so much more dignified today than I did yesterday with the pirate hat and patch!

Good Luck and tune in tomorrow!

Professor Sam


Teach Like A Pirate Day!



It’s Meow or Bark Like A Pirate Day in the blogosphere…..but since it’s also Pre-Tease Monday and we’re having class this morning I changed the name of the occasion to SUIT the post!


Pirate Professor Sam bids you a hearty welcome to Pre-Tease Monday class!


I thought we’d hold class aboard the Good Ship Teaser this morning…….just to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s Teaser of course……you ARE ready for that aren’t you?


Remember tomorrow morning that the FIRST PERSON IN CLASS who comments on the Teaser post will be lucky enough to win something – YES – a badge!   This one in fact:


AND then it’s pandemonium as you try to figure out where the photo we will post was taken – what city/town/village AND what state/country so you’d best study up tonight class and be alert and ready to guess in the morning………..GOT IT?   GOOD!   There will be badges for the FIRST RIGHT COMMENTER, OTHER RIGHT COMMENTERS, AND GREENIES for those who guess incorrectly.


Be on the alert for your notice that the TEASER is up…..or I might have to ask the pirate ship Chef Scabby Slimy Scurvy Steve to serve you lunch and I don’t think your tummy is ready for that!   TRUST ME!

See you tomorrow class!

Professor Sam the Pirate


This year’s Meow Like A pirate Day is sponsored/hosted MommaKatandHerBearCat – you can click the badge above and visit!

Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry

Selfie Sunday


Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

hosted by The Cat On My Head!

Mom started with a very blurry photo of me up close, then kept adding layers of filters until she made it a bit funky but at least it’s ME and it’s a selfie so we’re popping it in the hop today……………if you’d like to join in, just click on the badge and head to the hop to use the linky to add your blog in OR just visit everyone else who’s pawticipating today …………




Have a peaceful, quiet Sunday!  

Love, Sammy

Bacon…..and MORE!



It’s good to be KING……

Today we shall be eating our fill of bacon and soon we shall all be enjoying our very own FRESH, HOME-GROWN bacon thanks to the magic bacon seeds that are growing in the official Baconia Greenhouse.    Our master gardener reports all is well…………….

The plants are doing very well My King.........

The plants are doing very well My King………

AND, the gardeners are making sure there are no critters disturbing the little plant-lets as they stretch their leaves and snuggle their roots further into the ground so they can grow big and strong!

No critters here!

No critters here!

As for my OWN bacon breakfast – never fear – I am having bacon for breakfast – are you?


I received a totally fabulous and very exciting notification in the ROYAL MAIL this week from a truly lovely and talented blog friend, Miss Sharon who has the blog GENTLE STITCHES!    She is a wonderfully clever lady who crochets and knits and does the most AMAZING things with yarns of all kinds – – – she makes adorable little animals and so much more but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I – your King – would become an INSPIRATION for something she would craft!     She told me a while ago that she was working on a “Sammy Tote”………..a lovely little thing which would have my fabulous face on it – – – and that when she finished making a “prototype” she would let me and my Mom know!    Well, she’s finished it and just WAIT until you see it!

CLICK HERE to see the fabulous “Sammy Tote” !!     I do not know what her plans for it are yet – I believe she will be making the pattern for the tote available in a few months though for those of you who are CRAFTY (which my Mom definitely is NOT!)……………..but I do know one thing for sure – I LOVE THIS!!!!!    I am over the moon about it.   Proud that my fat little ginger face will be on a cute little tote forever and ever even long after I’ve gone.    THANK YOU MISS SHARON……….it means the world to me and Mom.


This is the photo from her blog…………….it’s ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!!   Golden eyes and ginger face……………….


I started today’s post saying

“It’s good to be King”



Royal Hugs, King Sam