Hodge-Podge Thursday

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Hi All!  

What’s Hodge-Podge mean?   Well, I’m glad that you asked………..

Hodge-podge is a word used to describe a confused or disorderly mass or collection of things; a “mess” or a “jumble”. The UK term is hotchpotch”

So I guess I could have called it Hotchpotch Thursday too!  Point is I have several things to share today.

One is my good little piggy friend Bacon from Pig Love awarded me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.   I do have this one already but reading his “Share Seven Facts” which were really fun, made me realize that maybe I should do that AGAIN!  So here’s the award:

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’m to link back to him (see Bacon above!)…..post the award (done)…..then share seven facts about me and nominate other awards.

Well here’s my seven things!

1.  I pout when my parents BOTH leave at the same time to go somewhere together.  I sit in the living room and move my mouth like I’m meowing but don’t make a sound…..I just try to look as pitiful as possible and make them think I’m saying “please don’t go!”.    If just one of them is going, I don’t do this – I’m just FINE!

2.  I love it when Mom gets home from the grocery store.  I have to inspect every bag thoroughly.   If she puts some of the bags on the counter instead of the floor where I can see them, I’ll poke my paws WAY UP HIGH and try to pull the bags down (in 13 years this has never worked though….I can’t reach that high!!).

3.  When I was little, and Mom and I went for a walk early in the morning in the dark, sometimes I’d put my paws up on her knees and meow for her to pretty please pick me up.  She’d carry me around the yard and let me sniff the tree branches and bark – and talk to me the whole time.  I liked that.  It was “Mommy Time” !

4.  The only way I can stand being in the car (which always means I’m going to the V-E-T!) is if I’m in my Mom’s lap, with my head buried under her arm.  I don’t want to see anything……Mom says probably I have motion sickness and not seeing out the window helps me STAND it!

5.  My eyes are sometimes green and sometimes gold…..if they get VERY DARK BROWN – watch out!

6.  I let my Mom and Dad trim my nails at home and always have – Dad holds me and Mom clips…..I behave very well EXCEPT for when Mom is trimming my little extra claws on my extra toes (I’m polydactyl remember)……I really HATE her to trim those – I guess they are extra sensitive or something!

7.  I’m not sure how many of my nine lives I’ve already had but I hope I have bunches more and that I can come back as a cat AGAIN AND AGAIN and belong to my very same Mom and Dad……

Now as to nominating other blogs?  I actually think almost everyone I know has this one…….if you don’t – please please take it with my blessings and make sure and answer the 7 questions!! 

Now, another bit of business is to tell you that if you haven’t done it yet, you should get over to Mollie’s and order a special “cartoonized” drawing of YOU on a custom mousepad!  Mollie and her Mom are very artistic….here’s the one she did of me (I was one of her models!!):

Lookie!  It's ME!

Lookie! It’s ME!

If you’d like to have them make one JUST FOR YOU go to Mollie’s and let her know.  She has other samples on  her blog along with details how to order………AND if you mention that “SAMMY SENT ME” it will count for me to get a special Mollie Treat Box after THREE orders have been placed by peeps who say they heard about the mousepads from ME ME ME!!!!!!

The last thing to tell you is that I’m thinking of organizing something FUN for us to do – not for several weeks though because everybody is really busy with Valentine’s Day and the Blogville Circus and other stuff.  What I thought would be fun is a CAMPING TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Whatcha think????

Hope you have a terrific HODGE PODGE Thursday…… 😉

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀

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    • Hi Misaki! Oh we will DEFINITELY toast marshmallows and tell scary stories – I thought I might even give a prize for the BESTEST Scary story…after things settle down in blogville I’ll post more about it!!!

      Meanwhile…………BIG MISAKI HUG!
      Sammy

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    • Hi Mollie! Hope your Mom can get that brand new pink (or blue if you’re Alfie) computer fixed up today…….it’s a pain when we have “technical problems” isn’t it??? Glad you think camping might be fun……..I’m giving it some heavy thought!!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy
      p.s. I hope you get some orders for mousiepads saying “SAM SENT ME” !!

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      • I can’t believe Doggy can’t get a date! On the other hand, since “singles” are also invited, I think if he shows up on his own he certainly won’t lack for dance partners – handsome dude like him should have no problems in THAT department!

        Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Cody! I know not everybody will be able to grab a tent and head to the campground – AND I really don’t know the best time to try and organize this might be but I DO know that right now it’s pretty busy in blogville so I’m gonna take my time organizing. Hope you will be able to come buddy!!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • You could have a campout on Sunday if you want Sammy! Sunday’s are when people, or cats, normally stay home. You could host a campout with your friends on Sunday. Instead of one newspaper tent, you could invite your friends over and your dad could possibly make tents for your little kitty friends too! Not a bad idea, right?

        -Kitty Hugs, Poka

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    • Hi Miss Pix! Sadly my “pitiful act” never works but I try it out anyway – you never know when I might catch my parents in a weak moment! 😀 😀 😀 Actually when I have the house all to myself I can nap in TOTAL PEACE AND QUIET…..which sounds pretty darn good, doesn’t it??? Tee Hee

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Susan! I thought it might be fun to organize a campout in a park – it would be “BYOT” (Bring Your Own Tent) and we can have a nice big campfire and tell ghost stories!!! I’m giving it some thought………stay tuned…………

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  1. Well, at least you’re not having wild parties while Mom and Dad are gone. But peace and quiet is good….I think it sounds VERY good!
    Hugs,
    June

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  2. Hi Sammy! It’s Poka! What crazy antics we cats have! Con-CAT-ulations on getting the award again! Yes, when I went to Mollie’s blog, I recognized your mousepad picture the first time I saw it. Yes, they are VERY good artists! A camping trip sounds fun, Sammy. Maybe when your dad gets done reading the Sunday paper, he can give it to you so you can make a tent. It would be like camping! Maybe for a change your parents could put your food under the tent? I don’t know if they would be allowed to do that. Well, you have a CATastic day!

    -Poka

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    • Hi Poka! So you knew that was me on the mousepad huh? Cool! I look like a scary tiger don’t I?!?! I think it’s great and I can’t wait to get it from Mollie. When I have a camping trip it’s gonna be in a park somewhere. My Mom would go nuts if I let everybody come over here to camp in MY house…..but if we DO have a camping trip everybody will have to bring their own tents! I would guess we’ll have all kinds of tents or camper trailers or whatever people want to camp in. Should be fun don’t you think?????

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Oh, Sammy, if there are going to be scary stories while we’re camping, I’m going to have to sit extraclosetoyou so I won’t be afraid….! That’s the only way I’d agree to go camping!
    Love, Sundae

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    • No problem with the extra close thing Sundae….Who WOULDN’T want to sit extra close with a beautiful calico like you?!?!?! Gotta have scary stories though for a campout…it’s “necessary equipment” when camping!

      Love, Sammy

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  4. Either you are a dog or I’m a cat ;o) I do the same things ;o) …and the first thingy is just priceless – you are a very smart kitty!!! Did you know that my grandparents blowed a tent on a campsite are to kingdom come as they tried to use a catalytic heater – ok they were very young and inexperienced – but the damage was gigantic ( and the tent was borrowed)…and I’m their grandson…just saying ;o)

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    • Uh oh…..well Easy, we may have to have a rule for our camping trip that NO HEATERS ARE ALLOWED (other than the big campfire we’ll have so we can roast marshmallows in). I know it wasn’t funny when their tent blew up BUT it was a funny story to tell. Thank heavens they weren’t hurt!!!!! EEEEKKKK!!!!!

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Mr. Leo…..So you think Doggy would like to go camping? I imagine as long as there’s WATER nearby he would. My mousepad is way cool isn’t it? Mollie and her Mom are quite the artists….we thought the one she’s doing for you was quite…er….um…..revealing!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  5. That’s a BEAUTIFUL picture of you!
    CONGRATULATIONS on you lovely award!
    And, hodge podge has kind of another meaning although it’s sort of the same. Here in Nova Scotia, peeps make some kind of meal called hodge podge. I think it’s a Nova Scotian thing. purrs

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    • Oh Nissy how interesting! Is Nova Scotian hodge podge yummy? I’ll have to google it and find out about it as a food….Thanks for telling me that – I love to learn new things!

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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      • Actually, the peeps have never tried it. But every late summer and fall, there are other peeps selling “hodge podge” ingredients by the side of the road in some places. There are root veggies in there, I believe. Don’t know what else goes in it. purrs

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    • Oh Cocco I PROMISE we won’t have a pig roast on the camping trip……but we will have a lot of fun I’m sure and I’ll make sure everybody gets the word. Probably won’t be for a while since everyone’s busy right now but maybe you’ll have your very first camping trip!!! Start thinking about a tent!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  6. Concatulations on your award, Sammy! I didn’t know your eyes changed color with your moods! I think that is a special trait. Mine were gold as a kitten, then turned green.

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    • Hi Sparkle! Thanks a bunch…….yes, they are a very light green when I’m really calm – if I’m alert but not scared they’re goldish….kinda cool huh? I think you’d be bootiful with ANY colored eyes!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  7. Dearest Sammy!
    Woowzers! This a a full post! Awards (YES yous deserves them all) AND the 7 things! Me is NEVER up early enough to go for walks with Mommy and the girls, but me likes to go at night in the summer and me likes to ride on Mommy’s shoulder!
    And me LOVES your Mouse Pad! Yous looks like a tiger.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Hi Nellie!! So I look like a tiger? I like to pretend I’m one too…..hide behind corners and wait for an ankle to come by that I can attack…..sneaking through the houseplants jungle stalking my toys…..Maybe there’s a bit of tiger (or tigress) in all of us Nellie!! I think whapping might be a tigress’ trait – whatcha think???

      Kitty hugs and Kisses, Sammy

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    • Hi Texas! Glad you enjoyed my “seven things”…..I love reading everybody else’s “inside info” too. Let us learn even more about each other and see just how very much alike we “domestic tigers” really are!!

      Happy Caturday!
      Sammy

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