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Teaser Tell All


Howdy Everybody! WOW……that was a GREAT Teaser wasn’t it? Hmmm??? Several of you really REALLY did a lot of close examination of that photo but only ONE guessed it exactly right and of course was FIRST with the right guess………

Here’s the photo one last time!

MysteryPhotoJuly29This photo was taken by my Mom in 1990.  She and my Dad were on their honeymoon – the SECOND stop of their honeymoon – which was in VENICE, ITALY !!!!!   Congratulations to Boomdeeadda for guessing it exactly right and in doing so she was the FIRST (and only) one to do that!!!!   These are for you Boomdee:

The Much Coveted "First Right Guesser" Award....

The Much Coveted “First Right Guesser” Award….


The "I Guessed RIGHT!" award......

The “I Guessed RIGHT!” award……


If you don’t know about Boomdeeadda you SHOULD.  I love her blog (and Mom does too).  She’s VERY crafty (as in makes incredibly wonderful things!) and artistic.  We love all her ideas!  She also has two beautiful girl kitties named Petals and Blossom.  Please make sure you visit her blog because I think you’ll enjoy your visit!

Several of you actually DID guess “Italy”…….not Venice, but still Italy – and you were also right so please if you’d like to award yourself the “Big Sammy Hug for Guessing the Teaser” it’s all yours…….there are a lot of rile roofs in Europe and while Mom and Dad have never been to Istanbul, we loved that many of you thought that’s where these particular tiled roofs were located!

The picture was taken from a little rooftop bar on top of the Hotel Ala which was where my parents stayed in Venice.  I’ve shared a photo from that time before – might have been one of my first Teasers in fact….a photo of my Mom and Dad having some wine (maybe a bit too much wine…but it WAS their honeymoon after all!!).  It was right on a little side canal and just a few steps from the Grand Canal.  My Mom and Dad LOVED Venice and it’s my Mom’s dream to return there some day.

YAY!   That was fun wasn’t it?????   Oh yeah……those of you who didn’t get it right – or even come close to getting it right – or were miles and miles and miles off – or guessed some other planet in another solar system (haha), this is for YOU!

The less coveted but lovely "I have no idea WHERE this photo is from" award......

The less coveted but lovely “I have no idea WHERE this photo is from” award……



Kitty Hugs, Sammy


Tuesday Teaser


Hear Ye, Hear Ye…….is everyone ready for Tuesday Teaser?  Hmmm??? 

Good!  Then let’s get to it……………


Today’s Teaser is just a little something I put together to keep you on your toes.  My pal Easy won’t be able to use his “figure it out tools” which are – as we all know – his bench, costume, trash cans of the world, etc. catalogs that he’s ordered from Amazon so he can put all the clues together and guess the Tuesday Teaser first every week!  This time it’s definitely got NONE of those things visible.  It’s an enigma.  Yep – sure is.

Everybody take a look, give me your best shot – I want to know what city in the universe these roofs are in????  My parents snapped this little gem on a trip.  But WHERE WERE THEY????  Hmm?????MysteryPhotoJuly29

Remember you have to let me know TODAY because tomorrow is award day…….you’ll get one (or more!) of the fabulous, personally designed badges for Tuesday Teasers!!

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Then of course you all know by now that if you would like to display this little gem on your blog you most certainly can…………….why not raise your hand (or paw or claw) and admit to the fact that you’re addicted to my Tuesday Teasers????  Tell the world you’re not afraid to get out there and GUESS every week!



There’s not much else to share today – all eyes are on the Teaser on Tuesdays around here!  I did, however, hear a little rumbling in my house that my parents are planning a getaway in October.  Just a few days BUT it will involve yours truly having to visit Paws A While… favorite (and only) kennel where I will bask in the sunshine of their love in my own private cell space while my parents are missing me desperately (I’m sure!).  Where are they going?  Some place called MAINE.  Why are they going there?  Mom wants LOBSTER……can you believe it?  She can have a furry ginger kitty on her lap but she wants a hard, claw snapping lobster instead!

Oh well – they do deserve a break.  I guess.

Now get to it and take a peek at the Teaser……………………I’m waiting to hear from you!!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy The Teaser Dude



NO that’s not a typo…………today is Momday.  I decided that today is going to be all about Mom.  YES I know she has her own day once a year anyway – Mother’s Day, but today is MOMday here in my house.

Sam's Mom, Writer and Artist Pam Kimmell

Hi Mom!

So why Momday?  Well, a better question might be WHY NOT?!   Yesterday as I was watching Mom clean out my litterbox for the third time since morning I got to thinking about how much she really does for me.  She does LOTS.   From my first meal of the day to my last hug of the night before bed, she’s there for me.  If I need her and I call, she’s there…….if I feel the need to go potty and want her standing by to clean the box, she’s there…….if I want to go outside and I stand by a door and scream, she’s there…….if I want a nice cozy nap and hop up on her recliner to give her the BIG HINT, she’s there…… My Mom is THE BEST.

Wonder if her arms are aching from holding all fourteen of my pounds!

Wonder if her arms are aching from holding all fourteen of my pounds!

In fact, she does so much stuff for me (and Dad too I suppose) how does she find time to do anything for herself????   (TRUST ME…..SHE DOES!!)

See?  She does do SOME stuff for herself like buy a new car......

See? She does do SOME stuff for herself like buy a new car……

Do you tell your Mom how much you appreciate her?  What do you do to show you love her?  Hmmmm???????

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

Snuggled next to my Mom’s leg… personal heating pad.

Now peeps and peepers, do you know what TOMORROW is?  Do you?  It’s Tuesday Teaser.   I have a bit of a different kind of shot for you to examine tomorrow.   That’s all I’m saying……tune in tomorrow and take a peek and you’ll see for yourself………….OR NOT!


Now, do me a favor and to find your Mom right now (if she’s home of course) and tell her you love her.  Head bonk, leg rub, licky face, eye wink, whatever!  And if she’s not home right now, surprise her with a special WELCOME HOME (whatever that might be).


Kitty Hugs, Sammy

PEEEE  ESSSSSS – Today is also a special day for MY THREE MOGGIES – their GOTCHA DAY and Archie’s Birthday!  CLICK HERE TO VISIT!


Baconize Me!


Yowza!  Baconize me Mom…….I’m ready!  I can ALMOST (not quite) smell it frying in the pan………….WOO HOO.  I really do look forward to weekends when the frying pan comes out of the cupboard and shortly afterward the refrigerator door opens and I hear the drawer where the bacon lives open and close.  I know my sounds – yep I sure do.  THAT’s a sound I know quite well.


Mom makes other stuff for her and Dad on Bacon day – you know like eggs and toast and all that stuff…………but for me?  Bacon does it.  Now while I’m enjoying my bacon and you’re listening to me crunch crunch crunch away – may I say that if you haven’t done so, you MUST visit Cat Forsley’s blog so you can see the fabulous video she put together with all of you who wanted to be in it and sent your info to her!!!  I’m not sure she was able to put EVERYONE in that wrote to her after I told you about it, but if she could, she did, and it’s fun to see all of us.  Just click on her link below to check it out!


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to see if by any chance Mom or Dad might possibly have accidentally on purpose dropped a bit more bacon into my dish!