Monthly Archives: August 2011

Blog-Mania (Part 2)

zzzzz.....snoozin' on Mom's leg....zzzzz

You decide on the blog "look" - I'm tired - wake me when it's over......

Needless to say, Mom and I spent the afternoon looking at more themes for my blog and frankly – I’m pooped!  Actually, I think it’s down to THIS ONE (which I can still make some changes to) and my good old original blog look.  This webmaster stuff is tiring!

I think I’m one of those guys who doesn’t want a lot of choices.  I make up my mind quickly about stuff, then STICK with it intead of continuing to find options to worry about.  Know what I mean?  For instance choosing what to eat…..remember back when I first started my blog I talked about how Friskies no longer made my favorite-est ever food anymore?  I had a terrible time with that.  After 10 years of eating just one kind of food and whammo they quit making it – anyway, Mom and I tried bunches of things but once we found one I would eat – I’ve STUCK with it.  Period.  Don’t give me other stuff – just this.  

From what I have seen (especially when I watch television!) humans like choices.  Lots of ’em…..and they switch around all the time… day this – next day that.  Hey….don’t get me wrong….I love my Mom and Dad and the few other humans I’ve managed to tolerate (tee hee:)) but humans are confusing. 

But then………“They’re only human……………….”

Wake me when it’s over………….:)

Happy Hump Day (I heard Mom say that about Wednesdays – what the heck does THAT mean?!?!?!)

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat


Funny Face Sam

Can you tell by this face that I'm undecided?????

So, it’s Day One of THE GREAT EXPERIMENT.  Yep, Mom decided (she wants you to think it was ME who decided…but….) it was time for us to get a new look for my blog.  This is one of the possibilities but I’m – well – not sure how I feel about it.  It’s kinda blah…..I like the top part with the swirlies and curlies but – it’s leaving me less than excited.  Maybe it’s just that it’s something new? 

I’m thinking I’ll reserve judgment until I see the next two days worth of try-outs.  Why get all huffy and puffy with this FIRST one…..I kind of have the impression even Mom isn’t too impressed either (which is kinda funny since she spent hours looking at all the different themes and picked THIS one:)). 

What do you think?  I bet you want to wait to tell me until THE GREAT EXPERIMENT is over with – right?  OK.  We’ll have a vote later in the week.   This might be my blog but I want you all to have fun visiting me and if my blog is UGLY – well – it’s not as fun to read! 

Stay tuned………….tomorrow’s another day and another “look”……I have to admit, this is kinda fun……Mom says it’s like shopping for new clothes and she LOVES to do that……………

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (Interior Decorator Extraordinaire!)

p.s.  I decided to wait on putting a page of my Mom’s artwork and photos and stuff on my blog until AFTER redecoration is complete…….:)

Monday Morning Meow

Enjoying the yard and the nice fresh air!

Things are back to normal in my yard!

Well, Mom and Dad did a great job of cleaning all the stuff out of my yard after Irene.  So that’s that!  We’re moving on to bigger and better things now – like cooler weather and leaves changing.

Mom and I are thinking about changing the look of my blog.  If you visit me in the next few days and see something DIFFERENT, don’t be too surprised!  We may try out a few different looks before we decide to change – or not.  I like the colors on my blog right now but change is good as my wise friend Merlin said on Cat Wisdom 101 this morning!   Let me know what you think when you check us out OK?

I might even let my Mom have a whole page on my blog just so she can show off some of her paintings and photos!  Old Mom is pretty good to me so it’s the least I could do for her.  We need to take good care of our humans like they take good care of us.

The sun is supposed to shine all day so I’ve got my visor ready and my favorite spot on the sunny stairs picked out…..inside and out, I’ll be set to go!

Sam in his visor and sunglasses!
Bring on the sun!

Hope you have a super, duper day fellow cats (and your humans!)

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat

Goodbye Irene…..


Whew!  Mom and I are hoping that all of you who were in the path of that nasty storm Irene are waking up to a much more peaceful morning…’s still raining and a little windy here but NOTHING compared to yesterday! 

Ahh....this spot will be sunny for AT LEAST another hour!

Hoping for a little SUN today....

I spent ALL day and ALL night in my safe spot (the basement) while the storm came through so today of course I’m hoping to see some sun. 

We were lucky here I think – so many people had flooding and downed trees and even a few small tornados but we just got BIG wind and BIG rain.   Being on a hill comes in handy. 🙂

We’re all a little bit tired this morning (especially me since I was on alert all day and all night…..yawn……) so my blog is a little short this morning – my paws aren’t hitting the right keys on Mom’s computer keyboard and I’m getting sleeeeeeeeeeeeeepy……so I promise I’ll be my usual chatty catty self tomorrow morning!

I hope all our friends who had to deal with Irene will “report in” this morning and let us know how you are???  Now don’t make me worry about you all day!!!!

Sammy, One Spoiled (and sleepy) Cat

Sammy The Stormwatcher…….

Hey! Get these presents out of the box so I can have it for a racecar!

Closing my eyes to "wish" away the storm!

So far so good this morning…..of course Irene isn’t really as close to us as she will be in a few more hours…..but right now, it’s just a little breezy and NO rain.  I’m keeping my eyes closed to WISH it away!

On the weather this morning (which I love to watch of course) they showed pictures of North Carolina and Southern Virginia where the winds and rain are pounding away.  Then the weather lady showed this big map of Virginia and it was all divided up into sections so we could see what to expect in our area.  Looked like right here where we live, we will get around 3 inches of rain (not much) and have winds up to 50-60mph (not bad) so we’re going to be pretty lucky.  Everybody east of us though won’t have it so good!  All the beaches have been evacuated (what’s a beach?  Isn’t it just a big litterbox?) and people are expecting the worst. 

WOW…..we have an earthquake a few days ago and now a bad storm.  What’s next?  Hopefully a long stretch of super good, peaceful and quiet NAPPING days! 

What a view!

Don't worry Mom....I'll let you know when I see the storm arrive!

I’ll just keep watch for now…..I’m good at that!  We can handle whatever comes our way – after all – a few years back we had a tornado hop right over our house!  We were so lucky……luckier than other people all around us……I think we have a special angel looking out for us (Mom says it’s her Dad up in heaven!!). 

Guess I’ll just stay right here where I am on my window perch…until it gets noisy out there I’ll snooze.  Now that’s something I can do no matter WHAT weather we have.  🙂 🙂

Stay safe everybody……..and Happy Saturday

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (on storm lookout duty!)