Monthly Archives: September 2012

Semi-Silent Sunday





Yikes....that's a lot of raking needing to be done!

It’s not this bad yet….but won’t be long!


Halloween pumpkins - including a "cat" pumpkin!

That little one is a CAT – just for me!

Happy Semi-Silent Sunday…….Sammy 😀




My Caturday Plans


Hi Peeps!  Night before last we had some BAD storms through here and yesterday morning Dad was out in the yard and discovered we lost the tops of two BIG trees!  Snapped right over and are just suspended on other limbs up in the trees.  What a sad sight really – to see a HUGE 100 ft. tree with about a third of its’ trunk snapped almost off.  There’s another one in the front yard like that – one of our pretty orange maples.  One way to look at it is there will be fewer leaves to get off the ground with those big trunks gone – but the other way is to be sad beause the trees look so SAD with their branches off.

We’re actually going to have more rain tonight but hopefully not with the accompanying high winds.  You know I hate lightning, thunder and even heavy rain…………I head for the basement!

Early morning bird watching

Gee….I wish it would stop raining…..not as many birds to watch!

Mom and Dad are taking a mini-trip today – will be coming home tomorrow – so please forgive me if I don’t visit you until Sunday ok?  It’s not that I don’t love all of you – – – – I do! – – – – but I’m just not as good on the keyboard (in spite of the fact I have thumbs) as my Mom is.  She’s a mighty fine secretary….so when she gets back I’ll do some catching up with all of you.   I’m sure you know what I’ll be doing while they’re gone….

Sam Standing at Front Door

Mom and Dad – hurry home – I miss you!!

We call this the Grandma Chair - Sam thinks it's a great nap spot.

Guess I’ll just sleep here on Grandma’s chair all day since I have no nice, warm “Mommy lap” available! Sniff…..

Happy Caturday!

Kitty hugs, Sammy  😀



Happy Friday everybody…………we’re on a roll lately here with weather because Thursday was another pretty Fall day.   Nice enough that Mom and Dad decided to take the new car out for a spin (actually they wanted to go shopping but I made it clear they had to get ME something too!).

Here’s a photo of the new wheels…..right after Mom backed it out of the garage this morning.  It’s black although it almost looks dark grayish – it’s sort of a metallic black and has a black interior. 

So other than my parents new bling (hahaha) I wanted to say THANK YOU to Miss Marcey and her pretty cat Minnie at Hot Rod Cow Girl  for nominating me for another award.  The “You Make Me Shine” award is one that I already have posted on my blog but I’ve said before – and I mean it (!) – it’s nice to get an award more than once because it’s nice that people think enough of us to nominate us right?  So THANK YOU Miss Marcey and Minnie – we send you a BIG SAMMY HUG!

Today is “monster out of the closet” day here – my parents will clean the house up so I can make it messy again.  It’s a tradition we have here (tee hee).   I think that’s about all that’s going on around here other than my usual napping activity.  See?  Life here with my retired parents is pretty darn boring quiet – but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Sam Sleeping Close Up



Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀

Touch Base Thursday


Hi Peeps!  Happy Thursday everybody.  We had a super duper Fall day yesterday around here.  My two favorite maples in the back yard are really getting pretty…….

Backyard tree in fall

Photo of one of our maples from last Fall….this one isn’t QUITE this colorful YET!

Seems to me we just might have a bit of an early Fall.  No complaints here!

The sun goes down and when the leaves are gone I can SEE the colorful sunset…..

Remember a while ago I said my parents were going to get a new car and I “probably” wouldn’t be allowed to hop up on it in the garage like I did with the old car?  Remember that?  Well, guess what arrived just in time for my Mom’s birthday Tuesday – uh huh – the new car.  Made for a mighty nice birthday present for her, but when I went out into the garage Tuesday night for my night time “spy from the top of the car and look out the garage door” peek, MY CAR WAS GONE!  In its place was this sleek new car with all new smells AND it’s hood slopes down and there’s no way I can get on top of it.  Not that I won’t try, mind you, but so far, I’m not really interested.  Mom and Dad are probably glad of that actually.  In my 13 years of hopping up on the old car and sometimes sleeping on the roof (!!) and always spying out the garage doors (especially after dark), I never put a scratch on it.  Never – not once! 

Now that I’ve got a bit of a “wonky knee” (as the vet calls it), I don’t leap around like I used to anyway…… I’ve decided to stick with my OTHER spy spot which is on top of the lawn tractor.  The seat is mighty comfy AND it’s low to the ground and an easy hop up and down.

The garage....Sam likes to hop up on ANY of the vehicles and nap

The Cadillac is now gone (sniff), but the Tractor seat AND the Blazer are both available for garage cruising!

I’ll try to get Mom to take a photo of the new car so I can show it to you.  I have to admit, it’s pretty slick looking!!  It’s a 2013 Buick LaCross.

I spent a bit of time yesterday in my tent……..I hope all of you who decided to TRY having a tent for a nap have make your wishes known to your humans – tents are GREAT for naps.  But if you think about it, a nap anywhere you find it can be GREAT…..right?

Love my tent on Mom’s studio couch…..zzzzzzz

Have a super day gang………….

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀

Teaser Tell All and Thanks!!


Hi Everybody…………PLEASE know how much your Happy Birthday wishes for my Mom meant to her (and to me too!!).  You’re all such super friends and she had a really wonderful day from start to finish!

Now, I know you’re just DYING to know who will be getting a BIG SAMMY HUG – right????  Well, I thought there would be a lot of right guesses and there were! 

The picture was taken from a tour boat on the Seine River right through Paris and YES it was the Musee du Louvre!!   

Who guessed right?  Well as of the time Mom and I are doing this blog, these folks guessed right but we’ll be checking to see if we need to add anyone if more responses come in after we “turn out the lights” here in her studio.

Doggy’s Style

Mollie and Alfie

My brand new friend and kitty Coco

Pits Texaspat Blog

Hands on Bowie

Lemony Squeezes

And two folks who don’t have blogs but guessed right – Miss June and my Cousins Mollye and Toby!!

Big Sammy Hugs To You!

I love Tuesday Teasers and I hope you do too………as long as my parents travel, I’ll be doing the Tease on Tuesdays! 

Happy Wednesday all…………..

XXOO Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀