Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve!


ARE YOU READY?????????   We’re going to start partying tonight and not stop until AFTER my birthday tomorrow!


I’ve been doing some party preparations around here…….typical stuff you need for a New Year’s Eve party you know……….

Getting ready for the new year!

Let’s see….confetti, uh huh…. lampshades in case someone decides to wear one….yep I’m set!

My parents aren’t going anywhere for New Year’s Eve – Mom’s still sickly and while they used to go out to party hearty on NYE in their youth, now that they’re “pawrents of a certain age” they just stay home – watch TV – crack open a bottle of bubbly at some point to toast the new year and go to bed early.  That’s when MY party will start!  YAY! 

Balloons...of course!

Balloons…of course!

Hats - definitely!!

Hats – definitely!!

Remember to stop by my place tomorrow for my birthday party – I know that’s a whole lot of partying for you but we blogging buddies are:


Right??????????  Right!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whatever you do, don’t forget that Savannah from Savannah’s Paw Tracks is having her very first GOTCHA DAY celebration on January 3rd – if you don’t have that pawty on your calendar you’d better put it on there RIGHT NOW!  
Now – go grab some snacks and dance around the living room – just try to do it a little bit quietly so we don’t wake the old folks! 😉  😉

Silent Sunday


Before I get to the SILENT part, just wanna say Mom might not be around much today…….I’ve got her on bed rest.  She’s got the flu says the pharmacist.  Juice, rest, soup – you know the drill………I knew she was really SICK when this happened this morning!!!   See ya tomorrow!!!

Healthy Hugs,

Doctor Sammy

Mom - go back to bed!

Mom – go back to bed!

Pee Ess   Guess who’s on the Sunday Spotlight over at Miss Katie and Coccolino’s blog today???  ME ME ME!!!  Check it out – I look a lot cuter in the photo on Cocco’s blog than I do in this wacky picture here….tee hee


Doctor Sam


Hi All!

Well, it’s official…….Mom has the plague…….OK – so it’s not the plague but she’s sick and that’s that!  However, I’m “on the case” so to speak so you know she’s in good hands between me and Dad.

She thinks it might be a mild flu…….who knows……all I know is she’s up for a couple of hours then has to take a nap (snuggle time!!)…..then back up……then back down……you get the picture – kind of like a human yo yo.

This morning she felt good enough to clean the house with the monster though – – – but by the time it went back in the closet she was pooped.   She’s not coughing a lot though – YET.  As her physician, I predict (I’m a physician and fortune teller combination) she will be coughing actively by tomorrow.  Yep. 


Dad and I are hanging garlic wreaths all over the place and…….what?  What’s that you say Dad?………that’s to keep vampires away? ………. oh……… sorry about that ……… a little misunderstanding…… well, Dad and I are keeping our distance from Mom anyway – neither of us want to get “IT” (whatever she has).  I have to admit though, I’ve taken advantage of her lap whenever she’s been seated while resting.  Can’t resist her lap….it’s my favorite napping spot after all.   I just don’t breathe her air so I don’t get her germs.  I mean I love her and all but honestly………there’s a limit. 😀 😀

Don’t worry Mom…….Doctor Sam is gonna take GOOD care of you!  Trust me……….

Hope all of you have a grand Caturday!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀

peeee essss  Today would have been my Grandpa’s 96th birthday…..I never knew him but I know my Mom misses him tons so that’s good enough for me……Happy Birthday Grandpa in heaven……. 😉

Giving Mom A Break….


Well everybody – my poor old Mom seems to be coming down with SOMETHING…….like a cold or cough or flu or something icky.  She really didn’t feel good yesterday AT ALL but she was brave and did the grocery shopping, laundry, ironing, then shared her lap with me (yay) for nap time and by evening she felt worse……..

Sam on Mom's Recliner

Come sit down and rest Mom….you don’t look well! I’ll keep you warm!

I haven’t seen her yet this morning so I’m not sure how she feels after sleeping last night.  Poor Mom.   It’s bitter cold here – yesterday was super windy and while she had on a heavy parka with fur-lined hood it was still mighty darn cold.  I DO try to take care of her but you know how stubborn humans can be.  They insist on doing stuff they maybe shouldn’t do like indulge their spoiled rotten cats by going outside with them in the ice cold to let their cat children have a munch of grass (yes – I confess – I did that twice yesterday)…….

So, if we’re not hopping on and off responding to your comments quickly today – please forgive us…….I’m going to concentrate on “TAKE CARE OF MOM DAY” today.  I need her to be totally feeling good for my birthday pawty next week you know.  But I also love her a lot and don’t want her to be sickly! 

A sickly human is NOT fun to be around…….but Doctor Sam is on the case!

Huggies on Friday……..(oh – and yes it’s monster day but Dad’s going to do the housecleaning all by himself – what a guy!!).

Sammy 😀 😀 😀

Did Somebody Say Boxing????


Boxing Day………..yesterday was Boxing Day and I missed it……I’m ready now of course as you can plainly see but NOBODY TOLD ME so I missed out on showing my stuff in the ring……………..

I'm ready to rumble!

I’m ready to rumble!

What?  What did you say Mom?  OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  Not THAT kind of boxing…… mean the cardboard boxing – I love boxes…..I even talked you into saving some of them from that mess you and Daddy made in the library with paper flying, ribbon ripping, boxes tossed to and fro….I rescued some and insisted you KEEP them for me!  THAT kind of boxing.

Another boxtop in Sam's collection of boxes

Love those boxes!

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

Boxes with toys are even better!

Anyway, guess what else happened yesterday……we got MORE snow!  We did…….close to two inches…….but late in the day it turned to rain which means we now have about two inches of SLUSH everywhere.  Slush is nowhere near as pretty as snow.  Oh well.  Can’t have it all right?

I think a bunch of my friends are taking some extra time off for the holiday because I didn’t have a lot of “blog hopping/visiting” to do yesterday.  Maybe today will be different…..I’m dying to know what everybody got from Santa Paws. 

Well, please excuse me but I believe Mom and Dad are about to leave for the grocery store.  Mom usually goes by herself but because we’ve got some icing on the roads, Dad is insisting on driving Mom there.  I just want to check and make sure “SAMMY FOOD” is on the list – not that I don’t trust Mom to remember – but I don’t want ANY POSSIBLE EXCUSES……..yesterday I got my last container of my favorite food and the only stuff we have left in the cupboard is yucky. 

A guy has to look out for his interests you know…………Happy Boxing Day Plus One!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀

Holiday Recovery


Happy Wednesday Everybody!

For those of you who –  like me and my family – celebrated Christmas yesterday, I hope yours was as fantabulous as ours was…..and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, hopefully you had a fantabulous day ANYWAY!

Around here we started pretty early in the morning…..I screamed gently called Mom at 4:30AM from the bottom of the stairs to tell her it was breakfast time for ME and soon she appeared and we headed to the kitchen.  She had her camera with her and stopped long enough to capture a photo of the entrance into our living room from the foyer… you could see all the pretty Christmas cards we received this year.

Cards from lots of my friends (well, OK, Mom and Dad's friends too!)

Cards from lots of my friends (well, OK, Mom and Dad’s friends too!)

Then she gave me my breakfast while I closely snoopervised and while I munched she made coffee for the old guy my Dad who was still snoring away in bed. 

I tried to get Mom interested in us starting to open gifts even though my lazy father was not downstairs yet but she insisted we wait for him.  Killjoy.   I was really excited and it wasn’t easy to wait but EVENTUALLY he appeared.   I was on Mom’s lap already but Mom asked Dad to take a picture of me in my Santa hat (how embarrassing) so I indulged her.  She also took one of me from HER angle (also embarrassing). 

Hurry Dad....!

Hurry Dad….!

This chin strap itches!

This chin strap itches!


Then my parents had THEIR breakfast while I waited for them and FINALLY we went into the library where the tree is and all the pressies and the unwrapping began! 

Under Sam's Christmas Tree 2011

YAY! Let’s get going with the de-wrapping!

While my parents unwrapped all their stuff, I busied myself with my “loot” from Santa Paws!  Thankfully Mom did NOT force me to pose in that collar and bow tie but I’m SURE that’s in my near future so don’t be surprised to see me in my best “benevolent dictator” face with that silly thing on!   She figured the Santa hat was enough for one day….hahaha. 

Love this feather thing but I also love this box!

Love this feather thing but I also love this box!

Know what I REALLY loved?  Those special treats that were in my stocking….they’re for us senior kitties who have joint issues and they’ve got glucosamine (whatever THAT is) in them.  I thought they were the yummiest thing I’d ever eaten and kept begging for more, MORE, MORE!

Say, these treats that are GOOD for me, are just plain GOOD!

Say, these treats that are GOOD for me, are just plain GOOD!

Mom also took a photo of yesterday’s snow.  It was pretty much just a “dusting” but it WAS snow so we DID have a white-ish Christmas after all. 

Semi-snowy Christmas!

Semi-snowy Christmas!

Mom says we have to wait a WHOLE YEAR for Christmas to come again……..doesn’t seem fair………but then she reminded me that another special event is coming – MY 13th BIRTHDAY!!!!!  YAY!!!!!   I’m having a birthday pawty on January 1st, 2013…….yep – I’m turning 13 on 1/1/13 so make sure and put that on your calendars OK?   You can stop by on your way home from your New Year’s Eve pawty(ies).

I'm having a birthday pawty on January 1 !

I’m having a birthday pawty on January 1 !

I hope all of you got your fondest wishes for Christmas.  I got mine and THEN some! 

See you tomorrow peeps…….

Post-Holiday Hugs, Sammy 😀

We Wish You…….



A Very Merry Christmas!

From all of us to all of you….

I’ll be back tomorrow to share stories of my Christmas Day

We got our SNOW for Christmas!!!  YAY!!!

We got our SNOW for Christmas!!! YAY!!!

Love and Holiday Hugs, Sammy

Pee Ess……It’s 11:01AM my time in Virginia and I just found out this post was NOT delivered to your door this morning!  It was scheduled to go out and didn’t……why?  We’re reading on a lot of your posts that you’re having glitches with WordPress too (can’t comment on some blogs, etc.)  so I think maybe the people at WordPress were on Santa’s NAUGHTY list and that’s why things are all messed up today!  Anyway, here’s your LATE blog…..we’ve had a wonderful morning around here and Mom took lots of pix so tomorrow we’ll share.  Meanwhile, hope you’re having fun like we are today!!! 

Love, Sammy

Here Comes Santa Paws…..


(sung to tune of “Oh What A Beautiful Morning”)

(((Sam clears throat)))

“Oh what a beautiful moooooooooorning,

Oh what a beautiful day…..

I’ve got a wonderful feeeeeeeling,

Santa is coming today!!!!”

Me in a Santa Hat......

Santa Claws? No, it’s ME silly!

Happy Christmas Eve Day everybody!   Well, even though it’s hours to go before he gets HERE to Virginia, I guess he’s already started stopping at some places on the globe to do his thing. 

Be warned boys and girls of all animal types, it’s too late to make a switch from “NAUGHTY” to “NICE” so whatever you were, you still are!  You’ll find out Christmas morning I suppose if you’re unsure WHICH list you were on.

Me?  I’m on the NICE list…….I may have been on the NAUGHTY list a few times in my many years but not now.  No doubt about it. 

I had fun over the weekend reading everybody’s Christmas blogs – talking about the true meaning of Christmas, family or friends who are coming to our houses to share in our holiday cheer, presents under the tree (or hidden in closets by our peeps who think we don’t know they are there….hahaha) and now here we are.  Christmas Eve Day. 

I’ve said it a bunch of times lately – and I’ve meant it every single time I’ve said it – but now that it’s really HERE, I want to say it again!!  Thanks for being my friends……..thanks for visiting me here every day………and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.  Remember no Tuesday Teaser on Christmas Day but we’ll see you again on Wednesday! 




Your Pal Sammy

Sam Red Christmas Bow

A temporary bow…..I’ll have some pix of me in Christmas garb when I see you here on my bloggy Wednesday!!

We’re HERE…..!


Well Good Morning World!

Yep – we kinda all knew that Mayan thing was a bunch of hoooo-haaaa right?  Here we are…..none the worse for wear. 

My friend Easy made my day anyway by sending me an award !

Aww...I'm not THAT big but I'll take the bling for sure!!

Aww…I’m not THAT big but I’ll take the bling for sure!!

How cool?  More bling!  Just in time for Christmas too.  This doesn’t seem to come with any rules and regulations for acceptance so I’m hereby ACCEPTING IT from you my friend with thanks and a big Sammy Ho Ho Hug……… Any of you who would like to have the award to add to your blog home page FEEL FREE to swipe help yourself to it with my wishes for a Merry Christmas!


Take the bling with my blessings!

Take the bling with my blessings!


I’ve still got my eye on the sky around here waiting for the weather forecasters’ promised “flurry” but so far I’ve only seen “furries” – MY OWN! 

Tee Hee.....

Tee Hee…..

Oh I wanted to remind everyone that there won’t be a Teaser on Tuesday…….we’ll resume the FOLLOWING Tuesday though.  I didn’t want to interrupt your Christmas Day fun and frolic with a Teaser so I’m giving you (and my Mom) a break – aren’t I a great guy?????  Adorable AND thoughtful too…..

Hope you’re having a very happy Caturday wherever you are……with or without snow!

Holiday Hugs, Sammy

Peeee Essss    Don’t forget to stop by Doggy’s Style to leave a “QUESTION FOR MISS STELLA” in the comments there – she’s up for answering ANYTHING and I do mean ANYTHING and if you ask a question you’re entered in a contest!  Cool huh??