The Broomhildas


Oh boy………………talk about taking my life in my hands – having the cleaners in on Fridays definitely is doing just that when they are two bulldogs who are bossy and want me to stay out of the way!

Mrs. Broomhilda

Mrs. Broomhilda

Mr. Broomhilda

Mr. Broomhilda

Needless to say I do stay out of the way……………….sometimes on the stairs……….sometimes in the guest room……..sometimes in Mom’s room…………even the basement.

Vacuum can't reach up here!!

Vacuum can’t reach up here!!

Or here in the guest room (I'm under the bed)

Or here in the guest room (I’m under the bed)

Or on Mom's bed!

Or on Mom’s bed!

I’m SAFE!!!!!

Mom wants very much to do some cleaning OUTSIDE – which means “mow the lawn” – but with all the rain we’ve had – every single day – she can’t mow………………so we’re hoping at least for a few hours this weekend the sun will manage to break through the rain clouds and let Mom mow at last.

I did have to SHOOOO a few dust bunnies out from under the guest room bed though before I could move in there for a snoozie……….


I hope you enjoyed seeing our so-called “gardens” in the slideshow yesterday…….the plants are just teeny weeny right now but before you know it they’ll look like something I betcha!   Stay tuned because I plan to update from time to time.    Meanwhile, Mom was looking at some ideas for a new planter to put on our front porch.   Something artsy-fartsy and different…..there are some thrift shops around here and they might have something we can use – aren’t these cool ideas?

Well I hear Mrs. Broomhilda yelling at Mr. Broomhilda to bring the vacuum and stuff UPSTAIRS so now it’s time for me to move DOWNSTAIRS……………wish me luck!


Happy Friday Peeps!!  

Hugs, Sammy


Garden Shotz!



Ole’ !



Ok peeps – I promised some “baby garden” shots and this is it…………Mom snuck out between raindrops yesterday and snapped some of our “babies” in their pots – remember these are newly planted SMALL plants but give me a month or two and WHAM BAM THANK YOU SAM, they will be much bigger and prettier (I hope).

I did a slideshow for you – easiest way to show things off don’t you think?

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So I’ll do an update in a month or two – things will be considerably larger (we hope) and still alive (or else!).

I was so thrilled to see SO MANY of you bloggers “reblogging” Sharon of Gentle Stitches’ blog post about the special day for Forrest on May 10th………………..word is spreading like wildfire and I expect it will be a BANNER day.    Remember if you post a “WAG” or “WAVE” photo to Forrest that day to use the poster and if you want to, link it to All Fur One And One Fur All (Bev Green’s blog)so people can click and go leave her a message.

Thanks everybody for leaping on board this idea………………Bev is gonna love all the wags and waves to Forrest on the 10th!

Love, Sammy


Teaser Tell All


It’s Tell All Time!


Yes indeed, geography class is hereby reconvened!

Attention class! No more spitballs or paper airplanes - it's time to get serious!

Attention class! No more spitballs or paper airplanes – it’s time to get serious!

Yesterday’s Teaser was a “HOT MESS” wasn’t it?   I know you youngsters use this term to mean something that is either incredibly FABULOUS, or something that is incredibly HIDEOUS and in this case, I think you might say hideous.  Why?   Maybe because it was truly a VERY tough photograph to dissect and inspect and figure out!    Am I right?    Suzie?  Am I right?

The Teaser photo was a mess Made everyone nutso trying to guess Guesses were flying like lead balloons We shoulda stayed in bed and watched cartoons! We like tough Teasers RA RA RA But nobody guessed right SIS BOOM BA!

The Teaser photo was a mess
Made everyone nutso trying to guess
Guesses were flying like lead balloons
We shoulda stayed in bed and watched cartoons!
We like tough Teasers RA RA RA
But nobody guessed right SIS BOOM BA!

Gosh Suzie – that was a HOT MESS of a cheer but it’s true – nobody guessed this one……….it really was just plain tough.    Before we get to all that, I’ll show you the HOT MESS photo one last time then we’ll talk prizes!


A real toughie isn’t it…………can’t see streets or street signs, no hints from ANYTHING – even the architecture is vague enough it could be anywhere.   We like the blue porch railing and the dog on the roof in the left bottom but other than those features – what is there to give it away?   ZIP!    First I want to thank my FABULOUS Guest Teaser Raz, from FRIENDSFUREVER who sent in this photo of (wait for it) QUITO, ECUADOR!!!    YES – who knew?   Raz did but he was the only one……………….Thanks Raz for foolin’ my Geography class this week – this is for you!

Thanks Raz for the FAB photo for the Teaser of 5/3/16

Thanks Raz for the FAB photo for the Teaser of 5/3/16

So, who got what?     Well first of all my FIRST COMMENTER (and there was no tie this week so she gets it ALLLLLLLLLLLLL to herself!) is Annie from Animal Couriers!   HIP HIP HOORAY this is for you Annie!

First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 5/3/16

First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 5/3/16

NOBODY guessed it correctly this week so everybody gets one of those absolutely lovely, much sought after and treasured (cough cough) GREENIE BADGES!!!!!!

I didn't have a CLUE on Sam's Teaser of 5/3/16!

I didn’t have a CLUE on Sam’s Teaser of 5/3/16!

What can I say except – WHOOPSIE!    You all really worked hard on this one though so you’re all winners in my book.


Maybe next week will be easier?  

Stay tuned to this channel!

Hugs, Professor Sam

P.S.   As promised, I’m reminding you until May 10th of the fabulous event in honor of Forrest from Down Under who left for the Bridge last week.   There’s a SPECIAL event taking place on that day – and you can read about it HERE!   Scroll down to the bottom of the blog for details!  



Tuesday Teaser!


Good Morning Class!

I do hope you studied your geography books last night because it’s time to TEASE.


Today’s geography lesson is sent to us from a Guest Teaser who thought this photo just might test your knowledge AND determine how well you studied your “city scape” brochures last night before class this morning.   I think before we bring Mr. Silver Briefcase and (cough cough) SuzieQ in, we should go over the rules for today – shall we?

FIRST of all, whoever comments first on this blog post today gets a prize – a badge to brag about on your blog or Facebook or just knowing that you were the first to comment which is reward enough right?   Here’s the badge you get:

First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 5/3/16

First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 5/3/16

THEN – there’s more!    If you are the first to correctly guess where this photo was taken – you get this!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 5/3/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 5/3/16

If you guess correctly at some point but you’re not the FIRST to guess right, you will still win this:

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/3/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/3/16

AND, if you have no idea where the photo was taken OR you guess and are wrong when we TELL ALL tomorrow, you get this:

I didn't have a CLUE on Sam's Teaser of 5/3/16!

I didn’t have a CLUE on Sam’s Teaser of 5/3/16!


Now let’s bring in SuzieQ first to get things started off on the right paw (assuming we understand her cheer today that is!)

Well hush my mouth And call me Suzie Today's Teaser Is really a DOOZY My head's not square It's totally spherical If someone guesses this It will be a miracle! RA RA RA SIS BOOM BA Lemme out of here I'm heading to the spa!

Well hush my mouth
And call me Suzie
Today’s Teaser
Is really a DOOZY
My head’s not square
It’s totally spherical
If someone guesses this
It will be a miracle!
Lemme out of here
I’m heading to the spa!

Uh……gosh……another winning cheer from you Suzie – feel free to exit the classroom and head for the spa and consider soaking your head in the steam bath for an extra hour or so will ya?

Now, let’s show the photo – Mr. Silver Suitcase?   You’ve had this photo locked up so there’s no peeking – please bring it in and display it for the students will ya?

Ask and you shall receive Professor Sam!

Ask and you shall receive Professor Sam!


WHERE did our Guest Teaser snap this photo??????


Tomorrow we’ll tell you where and who won what on the Teaser Tell All………….


Now a reminder about an upcoming event you don’t want to miss!    Here’s yesterday’s post all about it – please read it and make a note of the day and make sure you “WAG AND WAVE FOR FORREST” along with the rest of the blogosphere!!   CLICK HERE


See you tomorrow class!  

Professor Sam


A Tribute Day and a Pre-Tease Reminder!


It’s a TWO-FER Day!

I have two impawtant things to tell you today so listen up……..

FIRST – I’m reminding you what tomorrow is with this:


Be Purrrrpared for the Teaser post to pop up tomorrow at SOME TIME…….and be forewarned that it’s a GUEST TEASER and you know those are usually tough so study up everyone – be ready for a challenge!    OK??????

SECOND thing is special……

Many/most of you know that Fozziemum (Bev Green) from All Fur One and One Fur All and her family lost their dog Forrest last week to the Bridge.   He had the BEST send-off with his family spoiling him by helping him with his special wish list of things he’d always wanted to do (or food he wanted to eat!).  Now everyone is coming slowly to grips with the fact that Forrest is gone………..his family is having a very hard time adjusting, as we all do when we lose part of our hearts.    Thank goodness for SUPER DUPER caring friends like Sharon at Gentle Stitches who also lives “Down Under” where Forrest’s family is.   Sharon had a wonderful idea which we promised to help her with to set aside ONE DAY to honor dear Forrest in a special way.   

May 10th is the day – and it will officially be “Wag or Wave for Forrest Day” all across the blogosphere.   That’s right – all of us who want to pawticipate can post a photo of us either wagging a tail or a flag or a paw to “wag or wave” in honor of Angel Forrest and show our support to his family.    Isn’t that a great idea???    I designed this poster in honor of this special day – if you choose to post for Forrest that day, you can show this badge if you like and maybe use it as a link-up to Fozziemum’s blog so people can stop by and leave her  a message???   

Here’s the poster:


Here is the link/address to “All Fur One And One Fur All” – their blog:

We want the idea for this special day to spread like wildfire so if you can publicize it on your Facebook page or your Blog – please do and feel free to use the poster for that if you want to.   Remember, the day is May 10th and it’s “Wags and Waves For Forrest” day!   

Some of you may know that May 10th is my FIFTH BLOGAVERSARY too – and for the occasion instead of a party, I’m going to have a commentathon – if you stop by here on May 10th and comment on my blog, my Mom will donate $1.00 per comment to our local shelter which is full of dogs and cats who need a home.    They can always use help so I thought it would be a nice way for ME to honor Forrest by making a donation to them in honor of him.   Somehow I think he’d like that don’t you????

A big thanks to Sharon for coming up with the idea of “Waves and Waves” because we think it’s GREAT and we were excited when she asked us to help get the word out…………….now I have to work on my photo for that day – – – – waving and wagging is something I used to do a long time ago when I was a kitten – but I can always photoshop a wag or wave I suppose!!!!!!!

Hope you’ll join in the fun on May 10th – We’ll “show the love” to Miss Bev and the whole gang at her home Down Under……..

See you tomorrow for the Teaser!!

Professor Sam - resting up for class tomorrow......!

Professor Sam – resting up for class tomorrow……!


Sunday Selfie


We’re hopping again this Sunday – with The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Blog Hop!    This week Mom couldn’t resist using a photo of ME asleep (as usual) which she particularly loves… freckled lips and my freckled paw were more than she could resist when it came to finding a photo to use for today’s post.   You will forgive her I hope – she’s a woman possessed these days with her flashy box – taking photo after photo of yours truly.   Oh well – she’s a Mom – Moms do that right?

SAMSELFIEPAWIf you’d like to visit The Cat On My Head to see some other fabulous Selfies just click their badge below – in fact, if you wanna join up on the HOP, go there and enter your Selfie – we wanna see it!!!



Love, Sammy

Bakin’ !



I wonder if you thought maybe my Saturday post would NOT be about bacon and instead would be about BAKING  since I did a little tricky trick with my post title today……….naaaah….you all know me too well, you know it’s BACON SATURDAY at my house today!!!

BACONBEGGINGWell of course you “can haz” – we all can if our Moms cooperate that is and buy the stuff for us at the grocery when they go.   My Mom stocked up so we’re having our bacon fix this morning.   Mom is going to try to make these – egg nests (hash browns with an egg cooked in the middle) with a LARGE side order of bacon!

BREAKFASTBACON BREAKFASTNESTShe can hold the hash browns and eggs and just load me up with the GOOD STUFF……………..and that will mean we’ve officially started our Saturday!     Our RAINY Saturday I might say – for the third day in a row.

Raining cats and dogs!

Raining cats and dogs!

Bacon improves all situations………..bacon even makes me forget about the rain and how I can’t go outside to munch on the lawn because of the rain…………bacon is the “fixer” of all my problems.


Fortunately for ME, my good dish is in better shape than this guy’s AND it’s about to have my portion of bacon dumped in it on TOP of my ham baby food so I’d say it’s a pork kind of day for this spoiled old cat wouldn’t you??

BACONHAPPYI am getting spoiled extra rotten today because it’s the very first National Tabby Cat Day!    That’s right…………..we’re celebrating it in the Tabby Cat Club (of course!) and I celebrated it there by designing a tee shirt which I modeled at the TCC……………..what do you think????



This first National Tabby Cat Day was put together by a wonderful organization – the BIDAWEE folks here who seem to do a whole lot of great things to benefit animals.   This is their poster for the event – I love the poster cat on this one!


So two reasons to celebrate today – it’s the first National Tabby Cat Day……….AND there’s bacon in abundance at my house………………..I’m liking this a whole lot!

Tabby Hugs, Sammy



Just Another Rainy Friday


Rain Makes Things Green

No this is NOT my yard.....IF ONLY!!!!!

No this is NOT my yard…..IF ONLY!!!!!

It has rained from first thing this morning until now and will continue into the night but man oh man has it made Spring POP around here.   The cooler temps came with the rain but that sure didn’t stop Spring from springing.   The pollen is flying around so the rain has put THAT under control, and the only BAD thing is I haven’t been able to go out and munch on the grass because – well – I don’t like to get too wet!!!!    Yes I’m a wienie – so what?    Not many cats enjoy WET………..well maybe some do:

CATINRAINCOATAt least this guy is prepared!

BATH2This guy is just plain nuts!

No I’m more the “keep me nice and dry pretty please” kind of guy and if I was getting too wet I’d definitely be like this guy:



Anyway, Mom planted a bunch of stuff earlier this week and if we could just get a bit of time without rain, I’d share some photos of everything……….so maybe by this weekend some time we’ll get Mr. Flashy Box out there and take some photos.

There was some cleaning activity around here today though so we did have the MONSTER MASH……we did have Mr. Vacuumator come out of his closet house and trip the light fantastic all over the house – Mr. and Mrs. Broomhilda did the dusting and heavy work and Mom and Dad snoopervised.

Mrs. Broomhilda

Mrs. Broomhilda

Mr. Broomhilda

Mr. Broomhilda

Mom says they scare the dirt and dust away.   HAHAHA…..actually I have to tell you that when my Mom was growing up her family had an English Bulldog for a family pet.  His name was Sir Reginald but they called him Reggie.   He was white with a brown “saddle” on his back and he was 80 lbs. of muscle.   My Mom used to TRY and take him for a walk but it was more like he took her for a walk.   She was no match for him and he knew it.   Anyway, he was one of the SWEETEST dogs they ever had so I’m sure if I could get close enough to have a conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Broomhilda (eeeek) I’d love them too but frankly……I’m just a TEEEEEENY WEEEEEEENY bit afraid of them!

So, that’s my Friday report.   Slightly boring but nonetheless it’s from ME so I know you’ve loved every word of it…………………..Right?   RIGHT?  RIGHT?


Happy Friday!!!!  Sammy





Yes, I am admitting here and now that a majority of time on most of my days for the past year or so is spent in sweet repose……………..from my toes to my nose, I sleep ever so deep and trust me, Mom is happy about that because when I’m awake I’m very…………………….VOCAL.    Yeah, that’s the nice way to say it – I’m usually calling her from somewhere in the house – I need her to do something for me – clean my litterbox, fill up the kibble bowl, let me outside, get in her chair so I can pop up onto her lap for a brush…………..whatever I want, I get.   Trust me.   Why do you think my blog is called ONE SPOILED CAT????

Anyway, I’m wandering off point here – the point is I love sleeping more than ever in my whole life……maybe it’s the medication I take, maybe it’s the hyperthyroid issue, maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s just because I LOVE TO SLEEP?????    Mom took some photos of me yesterday and feels compelled to show them so here I am – in all my glory…..snoring away on the rug in Mom’s room.


Her foot/paw fascination continues!

Her foot/paw fascination continues!

A closeup of me in LA LA land....

A closeup of me in LA LA land….

Zoom out and I'm still in LALA land.....and I'm smiling!

Zoom out and I’m still in LALA land…..and I’m smiling!

These days when I’m asleep I’m REALLY asleep – Mom can come and go in the room and I’m oblivious….she can bump her chair into her desk – I don’t hear it……..she can cough, sneeze, burp, I’m unaware.   Being hard of hearing is swell!   Mom is amazed that when I’m lying like this on the floor I actually look chubby.   In fact, I’m slim and trim now and when Mom feels my backbone she gets depressed – Dad tells her to “get a grip woman!   Sam’s better off without the weight on him!”………….and I am.   I don’t hobble around like I used to because of my achy joints!   WOOT!

I think the other photos Mom has taken of me snoring resting lately you’ve all seen…….but in case someone out there is a “sleeping cat photo fanatic”……here are some more of ME for your viewing pleasure……

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So that’s the end of today’s show…………….ME ME ME ME, it’s all about ME.    Mom has been a flashy box crazy lady for the past six months….like she wants to chronicle and record every breath I take…………..well you never know how many breaths you ARE going to take and you never know what tomorrow will bring so I indulge her.   She’s my Mom.   Moms are super cool.

Before I leave……….I just want to say something about our lovely friends at All Fur One and One Fur All because their wonderful sweet pup Forrest flew off to the Bridge at home in the sunshine with his Mom and Dad there to help ease the way for him.   We’ve all either experienced this or will one day, and while we know it’s what has to be done or what must be, it’s NEVER easy.   I just want to say Mom and I are sending them and their whole family – furry and human – a HUGE HUG…………Ann Adamus of Zoolatry did a beautiful badge for Forrest……..he lived “the sweet life” Down Under and this is the way I will always think of him – looking out over the outback.    Farewell Forrest – I will look for you when I get there… can believe it my friend.


Happy Thursday and give those you love a hug……

Here’s one from me!  

HUG, Sammy


Shop Til You Drop


It’s Time for Bacon and Fozziemum’s



This month’s challenge was to make our FAVE sandwich (or as we call it here at my house SAMMICH!) and give the ingredients, recipe and costs of stuff!

We are a big sammmich family.   My Mom and Dad have a regular-sized dinner every other day and on the between days they have sammmich night!    They make lots of different sammiches but their big favorite is a BLT.   I’m a fan of that too because when Mom makes, them I get some of the “B”!    Since that’s a pretty easy and common sammich, I decided to combine TWO of their favorite easy to make sammiches in one post today so I’ll tell you about BLTs and “Loaded Tuna”………they are the biggies here.

The Pawsome BLT

Bacon, lettuce and tomato BLT sandwiches

Ingredients:Bacon (uh huh) – currently $2.97 for 12 oz. (Harris Teeter Brand) on sale!

Bread (yep gotta have that for a sammich) – currently $3.79 (Pepperidge Farm White Bread)

Mayo – always on hand in our refrig!  Hellman’s 8 oz. $2.99

Tomatoes – $.37 each (Romas)

Lettuce – Romaine – package of 3 $1.99

Do I have to tell you how to make a BLT?  Heck no – so I’ll just say this is a BIGGIE around my house………….

The Loaded Chicken Salad



Bread (of course!) – same as above

Swanson Canned White Meat Chicken – $3.49 12.5 oz.

Onion – chopped – Mom uses sweet onions and when she can get them, Vidalia onions!

Sweet pickle – chopped – Vlasic Sweet, 16 oz. $3.59

Mayo – as I said above – always on hand in our refrig!

Celery – chopped – for that extra crunch!  $1.99 a bunch

AND the TOP SECRET (no longer) INGREDIENT????????   Curry powder!  (1 oz. McCormick Curry $4.99)  That’s right – curry – adds some zip to the chicken salad and my parents love curry – obviously this is an optional item and only weirdos like my parents would put curry powder (preferably madras which is the hot stuff) in their chicken salad but I’m told (cuz I haven’t had it) it’s delish.   

So there you have it – another monthly adventure in food brought to you by Bacon and Fozziemum………… should share your recipes and prices every month when Bacon does his SHOP TIL YOU DROP post – it’s a monthly favorite for us – amazing what things cost around the world AND you can collect some swell recipes too!

Happy Shopping (and eating!)


Mom - are you makin' bacon?

Mom – are you makin’ bacon?