Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shazaam Monday


Hi Everybody! Well, my hope to spend the weekend observing butterflies was a bit of a bust……until I told the universe that I planned to get Mom to photograph me under the butterfly bush this weekend, we were seeing bazillions of the little boogers……at least 10-15 covering the butterfly bush every day it was sunny. Who knew that the minute I SAID that, the butterflies would abandon ship and leave the area???? That is except for ONE butterfly.  One brave butterfly (probably the same guy who visited me Saturday!), there were no herds, crowds, flocks, or bunches of butterfly visitors.  Word travels fast around here.

Birds, and bees, but only one butterfly?  What's with that?????

Birds, and bees, but only one butterfly? What’s with that?????

However, I DID get a lot of out time……Mom and I were on the back deck for a couple of hours – her in the shade under the umbrella keeping an eye on me and me alternating between under her chair in the shade and out by my butterfly bush with a hopeful look on my face.  So fresh air was good and it was in the low 80s and really BEAUTIFUL.  Not a total loss, eh???

The newly discovered (after 11 years!) deck on the house

We’re sorry if we’ve missed commenting on your bloggy lately but as you know (or at least some of you said you had this problem too) good old Word-Depressed has got clogs in the mail delivery line lately so people are missing notices from blogs – it’s downright awful and if you follow a gazillion blogs (we don’t QUITE follow a gazillion but it might be a bazillion or so) it’s tough to remember to stop by all of them without those little reminders in your inbox!   I hereby cast a spell on Word-Poop…………………BEGONE CLOGGED MAILTUBES – BEGONE GREMLINS OF MAIL DELIVERY!   (gosh I hope that works and doesn’t backfire on me!!)


Hopefully my magic wand and spells are working right – otherwise it might be raining frogs here any minute…………..

I’ll let you know!   Tee Hee  

Happy Shazaam Monday!

Your Grand Wizard, Sammy



Silent Sunday


My butterfly Saturday was successful!!! Well…..sort of…..

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HAPPY SILENT SUNDAY (with butterflies!)

Sammy 😀 😀

Pee Ess……..we wish my Mommy’s friend Miss Trish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


Caturdays are for…….bacon!


Caturday! WOO WOO WOOOOOOOOO! But first things first………I have to pay homage to my fabulous Mom because after all, SHE cooks the bacon I get on Caturday and Sunday!




See Mom?  You’re always #1 around here.  Or at least you’re TIED for #1 (tee hee).   Remember this poem I wrote about bacon????


So other than starting my day with bacon, today I thought I’d spend some time outside – it’s supposed to be a GORGEOUS weekend both days.  I’m gonna visit my butterfly bush spying spot and Mom’s gonna have the flashy box handy so she can take a photo of me stalking, hunting, murdulating, grabbing, clutching,  watching the butterflies!  Fun huh?

Remember I said that yesterday I’d have a ZEN kind of day and not worry about the monster coming out of the closet to clean the house?  Well I did it.  I really did it.  I ZENNED out all morning and Mom was very proud of me.  Not once did she see me peeking around a corner with wide eyes at the MACHINE, nor did she see me at the top of the stairs stalking the MACHINE from above….in fact, I napped right though it I was so ZEN-ified!  Just proves I am capable of being a calm, cool, and collected cat.  Who knew?????

Ahh....this spot will be sunny for AT LEAST another hour!

Gettin’ my ZEN on !!

I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know (and hopefully show proof) about my butterfly experiences today.  Like I said, we’re “locked and loaded” with the flashy box so who knows……as long as Mr. Weatherman cooperates and our “Yard Cat” Stevie doesn’t show up to try and pick a fight, I’m good.  I’m more than good.  I’m READY!


You stay on YOUR side of the yard Stevie and I'll stay on MINE!

You stay on YOUR side of the yard Stevie and I’ll stay on MINE!



 I hope bacon (or your favorite treat of choice anyway) is on your breakfast menu this morning too!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀


Mellow Monster Day


What??? MELLOW Monster Day? What the heck is that anyway??!! I’m always complaining about Friday when the vacuum cleaner makes an appearance so why “mellow” ??? Well, because I’ve decided not to let that monster or anything get to me today. It’s Friday and the end of the week and I’m in a good mood so let the monster do its’ dastardly deed – I’ll just watch it calmly and wait for it to disappear into the closet again for another week. Period. No fuss – no muss! Part of my decision to become more ZEN……more RELAXED (although my Mom says with all the naps I take I couldn’t possibly be more relaxed!).

Mom did a new poster for me yesterday – just playing around with OTHER things on Pizap than the usual stuff. Whatcha think of THIS???? Rather spacey huh? Artsy? ZEN-ish???   I like all the twinkly stars and bluish/purplish colors…..


We don’t know if any of you have had a problem the last couple of days with WordPress (or Word-Depressed as Mom calls it sometimes) because we haven’t gotten email notifications when YOU post your new BLOGS!!  Nope – they’ve been letting us down.  WELL, yesterday afternoon Mom went online to check OUR email and there were a bazillion-quadrillion emails there including notices about your posts for the past three days!  I guess whatever was plugging up the hole in the mail chute at Word-Depressed got fixed!  Hopefully we’re all caught up now.  If you thought we’d fallen off the edge of the world, we hadn’t…….we just didn’t know you’d been posting a new blog!    I hope it stays fixed but you know, cyberspace is a weird place where ANYTHING can happen…….. 😀

Yesterday Mr. Mailman brought a package to our house and Mom and I were SO EXCITED because it came from Miss Stella and Mollie!  There’s always something fabulous in those packages and Mom had ordered some really cool stuff lately SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we ripped open the package and here’s what we found!


AREN’T THESE ADORABLE??????  You can stick these little creatures in your houseplant pots OR even outdoor window boxes – they are so adorable and

make me smile whenever I see them…….and I LOVE to smile!!  You will too – and everyone who sees them will want some too – you can order them from Mollie’s shop!



Hope you have a wonderful Friday – make it Zen-like…..quiet……reflective…..full of naps if possible…..

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀

Take It Slow Thursday


Hi All !

Seems like a busy past few days – I’ve needed to nap more than usual but you know how I love my naps right? Any excuse for one – that’s ME alright!

Snoozing on the stairs

See? Taking things nice and SLOW!

Sometimes I break up the napping ritual to go outside and visit the garden……especially Mom’s buddleia (aka butterfly bush) with the big purple flowers on it. Yesterday afternoon there were TEN of them on the plant – yellow and black swallowtail butterflies and one painted lady. I only know the names of the butterflies because of my little neighbor buddies who live next door. They are SO smart about stuff even though they’re only 6 and 8. They know EVERYTHING. Just about.

Here’s one of my official butterfly experts!

Anyway, I sit under the bush and just watch the butterflies – although there was a time when I’d leap up and try to grab one in both paws……and once in a while I DO catch one but I let it go right away….I’m just making sure I don’t lose my touch!!! I guess you could say I practice “catch and release”…..HAHAHAHAHA Mom was too lazy to go out and take a photo of me under the bush yesterday but this is me watching butterflies in my garden a few years back – – can you see me? I’ve shown you this photo before and you have to look pretty darn hard to see me!!!!

Test your eyes! Look carefully - I'm there!

Look real hard and you’ll see me sniffing the flowers!


Yesterday I screamed on the stairs long and hard until my Dad came down to play with one of my wand toys that just happened to be lying on the stairs (thanks to me dragging it up there) waiting for a human being to pick it up and tease me with it.  Mom kept trying to capture me on film so of course I look like I could care LESS about the toy but really I had a fantastic time playing with Dad.  It’s a wand with a looooooooooooooong piece of fleece attached to it and it’s great.  I love it.

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The only other big thing that happened yesterday is Mom made a cheesecake (yes Easy – a CHEESECAKE!).  I got to lick the spoon!  WOO HOO!  Today I’m hoping to have a tiny bit of it for breakfast……a guy can always hope right?

Happy Thursday – Take it SLOW – like me!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy