Monthly Archives: August 2013

Happy Bacon Day!


Oh boy – oh joy – it’s International Bacon Day! 

So I'm celebrating!

So I’m celebrating!

It’s a big day around here…..well, everywhere that bacon is loved and appreciated I suppose because it’s actually an International Bacon Day so that covers everybody everywhere!  When I found out about this special day I had to do some research and what better spot than the blog 365 Days of Bacon which my good friends Miss Caren and Cody from Cat Chat told me about!  WHO KNEW????!!!!!  Was I ever excited about the news!

As you know we always have bacon with our breakfast around here on weekends and today Mom is making EXTRA just so we can celebrate in style.   The way I go on about the stuff you’d think I eat packages of the stuff right?  Well the truth of the matter is that I only eat a tiny piece.  That’s all I want really.  I’m not a (pardon the expression) PIG when it comes to having bacon.

My Mom got into the spirit of the occasion though and in honor of the day, my Mom brought out SOME (and I mean some) of her pawsome and extensive collection of piggies – she’s collected them for YEARS.  People have gifted them to her, she’s bought them on her world travels, and we find them in shops and stores all over the place.  Mom has a special little display cabinet in her studio with them and just for me (because I said “Pretty Please With Bacon On Top”) she got some down and took a few photos of them so I could share!

Ceramic, cloth, rubber, wooden....Mom's got all kinds of piggies!

Ceramic, cloth, rubber, wooden….Mom’s got all kinds of piggies!


An "aerial shot" of piggy heaven on the guest bed!

An “aerial shot” of piggy heaven on the guest bed!


Pretty cool huh?   She has others – including a pig her Mom had that she bought when they all lived in Taiwan many years ago.  It was carved out of some kind of dark wood and is one of my Mom’s favorites.   I think they’re quite cute and when Mom was taking these photos I tried to eat a few of them and/or steal them and run off with them.  They are NEVER out of their cabinet so this was a treat to sniff see them up close!

Also, I want to say that if you don’t know a little piggy who has a blog whose name is “Bacon” you should today of all days go over and introduce yourself to him HERE – and if you DO know him, make sure and stop by because he does – after all – have an INTERNATIONAL day named after him since it’s International Bacon Day!!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day – I sure am enjoying it so far……………………”Hey Mom……………bring on the bacon” !!!!!



So Excited!


Happy Friday!  You know today is Monster Day here but I’m so excited I don’t even CARE about that………..nope – sure don’t.  Why am I so excited you might ask?????  Well, yesterday I found out that Saturday, THIS SATURDAY, August 31st is “International Bacon Day” !   Our friend Miss Caren at CAT CHAT told us about a blog called 365Days  of Bacon and sure enough – it’s TRUE.   Saturday is the BIG DAY!

Oh boy!  Me swimming in a pool of bacon!

Oh boy! Me swimming in a pool of bacon!

I have lots of piggies as friends of course but none of them are “bacon type piggies” if you know what I mean so I’m thinking all of us should celebrate don’t you???  Anyway, thinking about that will keep me occupied today while Mom does the Monster thing………

One really funny thing Mom did since we were talking about bacon is google “funny bacon things” and there were too many to show or list here but you should try googling that and see what pops up – you might be amazed (or horrified or maybe squirt your coffee out your nose???). 

I have to be careful though about being TOO excited about bacon because – well – Mom needs to be reminded that while I do adore a bit of bacon on weekends when she and my Dad have it with their breakfast, in the end she’s the most important thing to me – NOT bacon….really….honest…..I mean it!…….

I even made this poster JUST for her!

I even made this poster JUST for her!

I guess I’ll have to come up with something extra special tomorrow though since it is, after all, International Bacon Day.  Can’t let a BIG day like that go unnoticed or unrecognized now can I ?????



Doin’ Chores


Hi Everyone………….!

Today is sheet-changing day ’round my house and of course like all self-respecting dogs and cats I love to HELP my Mom with that little chore.  Oh sure…….she tries to sneak around up in her bedroom and do it all by herself but I know she needs me – so when I hear her pulling those sheets off, I’m THERE.

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Whew – now that’s done – what’s next Mom?    I know – I can check to make sure things are safe outside before we go out for a walk!

Sam Standing at Front Door

All clear out front!

All clear on the side of the house.......

All clear out back!.

See Mom? I’m helping……now what else do we need to do INSIDE before we can go OUTSIDE?  

Hanging out in the living room waiting for breakfast to be "announced" !

Oh yeah… my breakfast! How could I forget THAT chore????

Sammy Having Breakfast

I’m good to go now Mom….!

Mom and me – we make a great team……………..I helped out and now we’re all set to go outside and watch the sun come up……….!   Happy Thursday everybody!

Sam posing for the camera on the sidewalk in front of the house - what a ham.


Mom’s Little Helper, Sammy !


Teaser Tell All


Howdy! Well, it’s not just a Teaser Tell All it’s also a Sammy Whammy update………..first things first – yesterday afternoon I got another big pile of OLD comments and OLD notifications from a lot of your bloggies so I suppose either WordPoop is catching up OR my Whammy worked!


However I also discovered yesterday morning that my bloggy isn’t being posted to Facebook which according to ME (and my dashboard) it SHOULD be doing.  SO, I’m going to do what lotsa others of you have had to do and that’s manually post it there.  Why?  Well because I have a lotsa followers there (on my Mom’s page)  THAT’s why!   Harumph!  Can you tell I’m getting a little short on patience when it comes to WP?

Next – the reason you tuned in here today – the Teaser Tell All………………..WELL – that was quite interesting because more than one of you knew precisely where my Granddad’s photo from pre- World War Two was taken!  Here it is one more time:


And the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER that this was Johanneskirche (St. John Church)  in Stuttgart, Germany  was my friend who has been hoping to win the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER for ages, Doggy from Doggy’s Style!   Woot woot!

The Much Coveted "First Right Guesser" Award....which belongs to DOGGY!

The Much Coveted “First Right Guesser” Award….which belongs to DOGGY!

But as I said, several others of you knew it was this same church OR knew it was in Germany and all of you buddies get this!

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

The “I Guessed RIGHT!” award……!

Now let me give you a bit of interesting info about this church.  First it’s a Protestant Church built in the 1800s and during World War Two it sustained some damage.  This photo that I had in the Teaser was taken BEFORE World War Two – would you like to see what it looks like today??


They decided to leave the top two sections OFF the tower on the left side of the church as a reminder of the war.   It’s still an incredibly beautiful building in a really beautiful location.  Lots of you thought like I did that it looked like a magic fairy castle…’s on a small jutting area of land on the lake so almost looks like its floating.




Sammy 😀 😀 😀

Tuesday Teaser


Woot Woot! It’s time again – get those eyes clear, get your “bigify” magnifying glass or computer setting ready because here we are again on a Tuesday and it’s time to try and stump up. Wanna know what I think? I think someone is gonna know this one. Yep – I do. Am I psychic? No…..I just think it PERIOD!

A quick note to my newest followers (you know who you are!) – my regular blog posts come out every day at 3AM Eastern Standard Time but Tuesday Teasers appear at 6AM Eastern Standard Time because it’s a more fair time for everyone.   At least that’s the thought behind the different time only on Tuesdays…….that’s the scoop….ONWARD

Ready? Here it comes!  Oh yeah – as if I need to tell you this but I will anyway – this is from my Grandad’s very old photo album that he had in his military trunk.  My Mom dug it out yesterday morning to look through it and found several photos for Teaser possibilities.  This one is obviously old – hopefully clear enough for you to get detail but you can bigify if you need to!


Way cool place isn’t it?  So where do you think it is?   I need to know where (city/state/country whatever) and you have all day today to agonize over it because tomorrow I’ll be handing out the goodies!

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Of course as always I wish ALL of you tons of luck and NO eye strain! 


See you tomorrow for the Teaser Tell All !  Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday.  We are supposed to have some rain today so of course no butterflies will be flying in the rain and yours truly won’t go outside in the rain because I don’t wanna get my furs wet!

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Kitty Hugs, Sammy The Tease