Sunday Selfie Hop


Hello Sunday Friends!    Actually I hope you’re all my “every day” friends……….but on Sundays’ we all get together and share our latest Selfies.   Our hosts at The Cat On My Head give us a nice spot every Sunday where we can click on a link from the Hop and see ALLLLLLLLLLLL our friends’ selfies.   If you’d like to join – please do- just click their badge above and find the link.

My Mom actually took several photos of me this week (amazing huh?).    Two of them are embarrassing but I’ll show them anyway.    Actually I shouldn’t be embarrassed as I was quite comfy in both of them but she thought they were hilarious.  Why?   Well in one I only had my HEAD inside a tent while the rest of me slept outside and the other one I had HALF of myself in another tent while I was sound asleep snoring inside.     It’s not that I can’t go all the way in – I can – but I just didn’t!

Here are both of the photos……………….I’ll only artify one of them and turn it into a puzzle.

The one on the right is one of my new favorite nap spots….it’s where our Christmas tree was and when it disappeared I continued to take naps there ANYWAY.   The one on the left is in my Mom’s office.   The blue thing on top of my tent is a towel and it’s wrapped around the tent to block the other three holes for entrance/exit.  It’s more “private” without the other portholes and I NORMALLY (whatever that is) go all the way inside.   This day I just made it halfway and fell asleep.

Mom did the left photo on Lunapic to make it a bit more PRETTY……………….and made a puzzle out of the PRETTY version.    She used the “FAIRY” Art Effect – I like it!

AND – here’s the puzzle version just for all you puzzlers out there in blog-land!!   Good luck and Happy Sunday…………………………….just goes to show even a blooper type selfie can be artsy.




Happy Snoozy Sunday!  Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Hello Bacon Lovers!   Welcome to the castle of bacon…..!  

Let’s see if you like the recipe I have for you today.    Mom made a big batch of fried chicken the the other day and had leftover chicken breasts so made this really yummy chopped chicken salad with bacon.   You’re gonna love it.




  • 1 package (22 ounces) frozen grilled chicken breast strips (we used leftover cooked chicken breasts and just cut them into strips)
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Heat chicken according to package directions. Cool slightly; coarsely chop chicken.
  2. For dressing, place cheese, vinegar, water and pepper in a small food processor; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  3. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomatoes and bacon. Serve with dressing.


Sounds good doesn’t it?   My Mom is a nut for chicken salad sandwiches and this just works with all the delicious stuff in it…………blue cheese is one of her fave cheeses too.   It’s a WIN/WIN here in the Castle and I hope you’ll give it a whirl too…………..yummy in the tummy!

Happy Saturday! 

Your King


Friendly Fill-Ins


Hello Friday and Hello Friends!    It’s fill-in time.   Two sentences with missing words from each of our co-hosts and we fill in the blanks.   Fun!    Wanna join?   Click the badge above and link up.

Here are today’s four sentences………………Mom and I both did the filling in again this week.     If the words are mine, they’re in GREEN and if they’re Mom’s then they are BLUE.


1. “TEDDY OUT” is music to my ears. (that’s what my Mom says from the front door and I come running top speed to go outside with her!)
2. My favorite kind of soup is hard to pick as I love soup but I’d say BEAN WITH BACON.
3. If I were going to migrate or hibernate for the winter, I would go to Bermuda – we had a fabulous vacation there some years ago in Winter – not TOO hot.
4. I would go outside on my own if I could.

After Mom answered “Bermuda” as a place she’d like to hibernate for the Winter I checked weather there and it’s not really HOT in the winter – but 70s sounds pretty good to me so I guess I understand why she’d like to be there.    I’m just happy Mom and Dad like being HERE with ME in all seasons.    I’m a lucky guy.
Happy Friday!

“BRRRRRR…..if I hunker down like this it’s not so cold on the front porch!”

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday and you know what THAT means…………….we pause on Thursdays to join Brian’s Hop to express our THANKS for our many blessings.   Continued health is a biggie for us in my house.    My Mom and Dad keep up with their 6 month checkups and all the other maintenance type stuff humans have to do AND they take good care of yours truly in that department too (although I am due for a shot – yuck).     Also thankful that while we’ve had some bigger snows than we’ve had in a couple of years, we’re keeping up with things and between Dad’s snow-thrower and the sunshine melting we are keeping our heads above the snow!!!

I got an email from Angel Sammy with his poem this morning……………….I’ll share it with you for his Poetic Thursday:


Thursday Is Here!

Time to share some poetry!    I hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you of the cute couple dancing in their kitchen…………I wrote mine and you can see it below.   If you wrote one to share with us, please give us your link to the poem OR write your poem in our comments.   We love to read your work!    It’s so much fun writing a poem inspired by a photo.

Here’s the photo we needed to use for today’s poem:

“That Same Feeling”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 10, 2022


When they were young they loved to dance

At church, at the bingo parlor, any possible chance

In each others’ embrace they gracefully moved

They were perfectly in tune as their smooth moves proved

The years passed so quickly but their love never faltered

The linoleum may have aged but their young hearts never altered

They danced for themselves – never caring for crowds

And they knew in their hearts one day they’d dance in the clouds…………….


Forever kinds of love.    Most people would like to have that – some do and many don’t……..but the couple in this photo brought a tear to my Mom’s eye when she saw this picture.    It made her happy and sad.     I hope you saw something inspiring in the photo – let me know if you did by sharing your poetry!!!!

Next week’s photo is this one…………hope you like it too.

The next Beatles??   This will be a fun one for poetry.    I hope you’ll be with us next Thursday to share a poem about this gang!    Until then, stay happy, healthy, and in love with life.

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love Forever And A Day………Angel Sammy


Love the poem today my Angel brother………………..and next week’s will be a ton of fun I think……..I hope lots of people give writing a poem a try!


Hugs, Teddy



Teaser Tell All


We’re here to TELL IT LIKE IT IS!   Welcome class.


“Neither rain nor sleet nor snow will keep us away from school Professors!”

Well that’s encouraging.   Most kids would rather stay home when it snows – thanks for making the effort to be here!

First of all, let’s say a big THANK YOU to our GUEST TEASER yesterday – Our GUEST was MISS INGRID and you know she ALWAYS gives us such fabulous Guest Teaser photos.  We’ll tell you later where the photo was taken and who guessed it first but for now – let’s give her our thanks for a terrific photo.

AND a badge for being our Guest Teaser!

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of January 18, 2022 !!

Now before we give you details on the Teaser – let’s talk about who our FIRST COMMENTERS (yes more than one) were yesterday…………..




AND each of you gets a badge for that:

I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser post of January 18, 2022 – WE ROCK!

Then we finally got around to showing Miss Ingrid’s Teaser photo……………….we thought (the Professors, the Graphics Department and even Miss Ingrid) that it would be a long time before someone guessed it – or maybe even nobody would guess it but we were WRONG, WRONG, WRONG………………..Here’s the photo again – along with an additional photo of the same place which we didn’t show yesterday…………

AND a daytime shot:

This is a gorgeous place and what a location for a house of worship!!    Here is what Ingrid sent to us (in red) about this place – and a link to see the interior:

It is The church of Sankt Pankraz near Fügen, in the Zillertal Valley,in  Schwaz province, Tyrol, Austria.
It is a pilgrimage church, and one had to climb way high up the hill to get there.
Ouch if you have bad knees or hips!
Now it is a popular spot to visit when you do hikes in the not snowy season…such as it is here when my cousins were in that region a few years ago.

The brighter  image is from a site I found, which clearly shows the elevation of the structure…which has been mentioned as early as 1338, and this present one was built in the 1490’s! Sometime in the 1520’s it was expanded.

Here is a site for hikers that has some nice pics of the interior.

Thanks so much Ingrid – this was a really FUN Teaser even if it was guessed pretty darn quickly.    And WHO guessed it RIGHT FIRST YOU ASK???????????????   Drumroll please?


Yes indeed – our Head of Security guessed it first and we are proud of her!      Let’s give her a big cheer……………….not only does she keep our school campus safe but she’s a smarty too.

Well done………and here’s your badge Clowie:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser photo of January 18, 2022! YAY FOR ME!

We had other students guess the Teaser correctly too and if you were one of them you get a copy of this badge for your VERY OWN!:

I guessed the Teaser photo location correctly BUT I was not the FIRST one to be RIGHT! Oh well…next week maybe!

And those of you who guessed but were WRONG – you still get a badge:

Darn….well, I made a guess on the Teaser photo of January 18, 2022 but I was WRONG!

Cheer Team – would you do the honors of congratulating our winners today????

We’re in our old uniforms today
The heater in our pool died – what can we say?!
Disappointed yes but we’re still here
Right after this we’re off to get beer!
First Commenters we had THREE!
SHARON, INGRID and JANET – all “shes” !!
YAY for the girls smart and cute too
Maybe next week one of them will be you!
Our First Right Guesser was Clowie, Queen of Security
She and her crew keep us intruder free!
Hip Hip Hooray for all the winners
Now we’re jogging off to the bar so we can get thinner!

Now students – I think it’s time we head over to the cafeteria for something to eat don’t you?

Time to eat everybody!   Take your trays up to the line and get your favorites!

What’s On The Menu Today?


Your Professors