Hopefully Wet Thursday

Hello everybody!   So we were promised rain today – and we NEED it – BAD.   No jokes from me about floating away or building an ark – WE NEED RAIN.   Everything is limp and dried up and pretty soon we’ll be seeing leaves just dropping off the trees and not bothering to turn pretty colors because they’re SO THIRSTY!

So I’m thinking I should do a rain dance.  You know – like the indian tribes do.  Only thing is I have arthritis and I’m afraid it would hurt my old bones to hop around like that.  So I’m just gonna think positively and WISH for rain.  That doesn’t hurt my shoulders AT all…….

 

Maybe not QUITE this much rain but SOME rain anyway!

Maybe not QUITE this much rain but SOME rain anyway!

 

There’s my house up on a hill safe from flooding so RAIN RAIN RAIN – it’s alright with me.  If it rains all day my parents will stay home anyway – which is a good thing.  That means I can rest easy – don’t have to guard the house while they’re gone……I can nap and relax.  Mom will probably be in her office working on some of the upcoming blog events to get ME ready (Tee hee) and Dad will be out in his shop or down in the basement tinkering.  I’m a bit unclear to this day about that “tinkering” thing because personally I think what he does is hide out somewhere and take a nap but hey – I can’t point fingers here – I’m the KING OF NAPS!

Last night my parents went out to dinner for their anniversary which was this past Sunday.  Their fave restaurant in town is packed to the gills on weekends so they waited until mid-week to go.  Did they think to bring their little fella a snackable from dinner?  Just a little morsel to say “we thought of you Sammy” ?  Heck no.  And the worst thing about that is that my Mom had seafood – which I adore…..she had calamari and she had soft-shell crabs – I could EASILY have packed away a bit of those I’m quite sure.  Dad had something called a mixed grill which was meat of three kinds but I’m not a meat guy.  MOM LET ME DOWN.

So, how about you?  What’s up in your house today?  Anything exciting?  I hope so, because other than dancing around hoping for rain, it’s liable to be QUIET and BORING around here today.  😦

 

BORED IN HOPFULLY WET WARRENTON

KITTY HUGS, SAMMY

 

 

83 thoughts on “Hopefully Wet Thursday

  1. Sammy, i think doing the rain dance will work. Couple it with the snaky S stretch. It’ll work fur sure. Mom and i are busy preparing for my pawty tomorrow. No time to get bored now. Later i’ll do my much awaited power snooze.

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  2. How nice that your humans had an anniversary dinner, but how NOT NICE that nothing was brought back to you! I have directed my human to this blog post as an example of Bad Human Behavior.

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    • Indeed Sparkle – this is a lesson to all humankind…..”THINK OF YOUR POOR PITIFUL PET AT HOME ALL ALONE WAITING FOR LEFTOVERS”…….I’m pouting big time today – I hope I’ve made it clear that this behavior is unacceptable!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • I agree Bailey – it was very mean of them not to get a “Kitty Bag” of leftovers to bring home to poor little pitiful me. I made sure they knew I was NOT happy when they walked in the door – I screamed for five solid minutes. I think they got the message!!!!

      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  3. Sounds like you’ll have a quiet day, Sammy. Mom will be out this morning, but later plumbers are coming! I’m pretty sure I’ll be afraid of them, but Mom will keep me on my leash to protect me, and give me treats if I’m good. The plumbers will put shut-off things on our radiators, so the winter won’t be like a greenhouse in here. I’ll watch, and maybe bark, and maybe hide and eat treats.

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    • Oh dearie me Cupcake…..strangers in the house huh? That would be scary to me too so I know how you’ll feel. Just try to be a good girl so you’ll get some treats out of it – and you never know – maybe the plumbers will think you’re adorable and want to give you a pet or two???!!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • They did pet me, Sammy. I was a VERY good girl and sat on the sofa next to Mom the whole time (except when I stuck my head into their tool bucket). I wasn’t scared at all. But they left a piece of cardboard on the lawn, and I was afraid of that when I went outside!

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        • Good for you Cupcake! I knew they’d fall in love with you when they saw you…..as for sticking your head in their tool bucket, I bet they expected you to do that – just to see all the fun stuff they had with them – too bad there wasn’t a treat in there for you…tee hee…..sorry they scared you by leaving behind some cardboard. When the lawn guys visit my house and stick little flags in the lawn I’m quite afraid of those too until I’ve had a good sniff of them. Things that we don’t EXPECT are scary. I agree. Happy Friday Cupcake!

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  4. Motor Mommy’s still on her cleaning frenzy around here. Sheesh – no rest for weary cats… Hope you get some rain, Sammy. But Mommy says NONE HERE UNTIL SUNDAY, PLEASE!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Well Sundae, hang in there because I think your Mom has a big case of “CLEANHOUSE-ITIS” !! The rain we’re expecting didn’t look like it was gonna make it down your way but we really want some here – it’s just so dry out there.

      Love, Sammy

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    • It’s a deal Mollie – we sure would like some WET……it’s super duper HOT HOT HOT here and dry. I’m wrapping up the sun right now and addressing it to you via AIRMAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY! 😉

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  5. We need rain bad too. Just had a slight trickle yesterday. Farmers are hurting around here. What?? No treats brought home! Just awful Sammy. Glad you parents had a nice dinner. Around here my kitties are watching squirrel TV out the windows. Have a lovely day.
    Sue B

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    • So far no sign of rain….none…..zip……zilch…..I’m upset with Mr. Weather Guy AND with Mom too for forgetting to bring me a snack last night. Oh well. I’ll just sleep. When in doubt – sleep – that’s what I say!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Jade…..yes indeed Mum SHOULD have brought home a bit of shrimp or SOMETHING….even though she’d washed her hands AT the restaurant and first thing when she got home I could smell the deliciousness on her hands and gave her BIG SAD EYES saying “where’s mine Mom???”……anyway, I’m thinking the guilt over not bringing me a snack will mean extra treats today! Thanks for offering us some rain – we sure do need it!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Katie – you’re getting lotsa rain and we have NONE! 😦 Seems like there ought to be a balance don’t you think???? Why does the weather have to be so weird?! If I ruled the universe it would be PERFECT for all of us ALL of the time!!! 😀 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  6. We have our finger crossed for rain for you and the Tiny Ten. Hasn’t rained here for over a month and we have been in the high 90’s every dang day in September. 87 today and a strong cold front pushes thru tonite. Not much promise of rain. We are back in drought and the trees are looking bad and sad. We always wait for the weekdays too to eat out. Much more quiet! Glad your Mom and Dad had a nice Anniversary dinner.

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    • YIKES – it’s been about 2+ weeks here since rain but the chances are fairly good we’ll get some tonight – NOT until then though……so I’ll get a bit of outside time in first. Not that I like the heat but fresh air is good for me (so Mom says). I’ll hope for rain for YOU if you hope for ME – deal???

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Texas! Oh boy – I’d REALLY appreciate it if you and Kitshka could do a bit of a rain dance for me because I’m TRYING but right now Mr. Sun is shining and it’s HOT with NO sign of rain. The weather guy said this morning that the rain he thought we’d get decided to stay on the other side of the mountains BUT (there’s always a “BUT”) we “should” (uh huh) have rain tonight. A bit of a rain dance by you and your little sister would be MOST helpful!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  7. Hi Sammy,
    I wish you’ll have a wet Thursday … and more wet days. One day may not be enough the way you describe your surroundings. I can understand you as down here in southern Texas it’s been way to dry for the last 3 or 4 years. We did have some rain in the last 4 days [1.9 inches], but that’s not enough at all. Up to now we’ve had just a tad more than half of what we got last year, and that wasn’t exactly what you’d call a wet year. It’s really been horrible lately. Even the weeds in the garden wilted. Well, that might be a good thing. Saves me work! 😉 But then, Lake Medina [not too far away] is only at 4% of its capacity, the upper Guadalupe river is dry and when we went to Fredericksburg [http://tinyurl.com/lqj8vd2] lately, even the Pedernales up there was nearly dry. Sad, sad, sad! 😦 So we desperately need rain, too.
    What we’re up to? Maybe go the nice little town of Gruene to snoop around at antique stores there for furniture, as we’re on the verge of moving to Fredericksburg. That will be an experience for our kitties and doggies, a completely new place!
    And now, last but not least, a most happy anniversary [belatedly] to your himans. We had ours only a few weeks ago, and celebrated that in Gruene [http://tinyurl.com/o9fvgds].
    Have a great day, and take best of care,
    Pit & the 4-legged crew

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    • Hi Mr. Pit! Sounds like you need rain even more than WE do. Let’s hope and pray ALL of us get some – nothing worse than seeing everything turn brown and blow away before its’ time! We started out in Spring with RAIN constantly – then it just stopped. We’re in between the mountains and the ocean and sometimes our weather from the west gets stuck on the other side of the mountains and never gets here!!! That often happens with rain. We don’t mind as much when it happens with snow though (hahahaha). We saw the photos of your anniversary celebration in Gruene – looks like a really nice area. Moving soon huh? YIKES….my parents are going to move to another community that’s only about a mile from where we live now so it won’t be TOOOOOO traumatic (I hope). Have a super Friday AND weekend and may the force (rain force that is) be with you!!!!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Hi Sammy,
        Looks like your prayers – or your rain dance – have worked. Or maybe both. Luckily we did have some rain down here in the last few days. Not enough, but it’s a good beginning.
        Glad you liked the anniversary pics from Gruene.
        As to moving: we’ll have to see how our canine and feline crew like that and the new place. The good thing: they’ll have large garden there, too. The only thing that bothers us: (our) Pepper has not yet, even after having been around for more than two years now, let us touch him. So we don’t know how we can get him to move with us, and we’d hate to leave him here, fending for himself. Of course, we can have someone come by once in a while, to feed him, but not every day. Keep your paws crossed for a good solution.
        Take best of care,
        Pit and the 4-legged crew

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        • Hi Mr. Pit…..glad my rain dance worked for you – it worked here too although we’re still a bit “under” for the year. Still, Fall is coming on with pretty leaves even without the rain we need for a BEAUTIFUL Fall. Moving is stressful for everyone….as to moving Pepper – maybe if you have a crate or something that he will learn to go in you could “trap” him to take when you move? Not allowing you to touch him would be tough but if he went inside a carrying crate maybe you would be able to take him. Anyway, I hope you can figure something out………

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  8. OH WOW!! It seems like a lot of our parents are having anniversaries around the same time. My mom/dad is having theirs this Sunday. Such a small world!
    I’m going to send rain vibes your way. We had it for weeks here and it finally let up. This weekend it’s suppose to be cool – I so can’t wait. I live for the cool weather. I might even go outside in my magical back yard for a while and talk to Journalist Rocky the Squirrel. XOXO – Bacon

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    • Hi Bacon! Must be something about September for romance huh? I hope your parents have a super anniversary – my parents sure did! Right now the sun’s out and it’s HOT (again). The weather dude now is telling us rain TONIGHT – uh huh – yeah, sure Mr. Weatherguy…..I’ll believe it when I see it! Mom and I enjoyed watching you chow down on that chicken taco…..you did an excellent job cleaning up all the bits too – a real “piggyhoover” !!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Snorts – piggy hoover – I love that. Mom just calls me the hoover. Heck why vacuum when you have a pet pig, huh? I’m doing a pig dance for rain and sending vibes your way. I hope it makes it to you soon. It seemed like we had rain for 40 days and 40 nights here. I thought the Hotel Thompson was going to be overcome by the creek that runs behind our house in the magical backyard. But it didn’t and we all breathed a sigh of relief. Mom/dad have a date night planned for Saturday night to celebrate their anniversary. They are so looking forward to it. They said it involved something called all you can eat crab legs. I’m not sure what that is but Mouse Girl our Maine Coon had a hissy about it. I think it excited her… of course it doesn’t take much – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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        • Oh I totally get why Mouse Girl got excited at the word CRAB….it’s probably something you’d like too Bacon. Not quite as swell as a chicken taco but danged close! Thanks for doing a piggy dance for rain – I sincerely hope it works because we’ve got crunchy brown grass where my lovely green stuff used to be. I am not happy.

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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          • I wonder if mom and dad will bring us back some from their great night out? You know those two are *always* getting in trouble. I wonder if I can persuade mom? I’ll practice on my pleading pretty please look. I think I want to try this crab stuff. Let me know if the piggy rain dance works. I’ll do another one tonight for you 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

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          • Oh I’m SURE you’ll like the crab stuff – that’s another thing my Mom failed on last night because the shrimp she had was STUFFED with crab…..see??? She had several chances to do right by her little Sammy at home and she FAILED. Don’t let this happen to you Bacon…..give her those piggy eyes BIG TIME. Oh – and anything you can do about a repeat rain dance performance for little old ME would be most appreciated!!! XXOO
            Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Mr. Will – you’re probably right about how I’d have behaved last night at the restaurant although I would have been on my best behavior trying to avoid getting cathair in their plates – I still would have done my share of chowing down!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Indeed – our plants are NOT happy and that’s with Mom watering every hour on the hour! They need a good LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG soak! I’ve decided to forgive my Mom’s indiscretion in forgetting to bring me something from her dinner out last night. Humans can’t be faulted for being human after all!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  9. Don’t humans realize that when they have birthdays or anniversaries, they are supposed to share with us? We’ve tried to educate Mom on this and we just aren’t getting too far. I think it’s some of those missing cells in the human brain. By the way, if you get some rain, please send some this way, too. We are super dry and everything is turning brown.

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    • Hey guys…..I think humans can be a rather thoughtless lot at times don’t you? My Mom has a plate full of seafood and somehow MY needs never come up in the dinner conversation? Sigh. We have been promised (again) some rain tonight (uh huh) but I’m not holding my breath. If we SHOULD be blessed in the WET department, I’ll share (unlike my Mom) and send some to you!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • I don’t blame you Miss Sharon……dancing is ever so much more fun than watering……we got lucky – it just started raining here about an hour ago – Mom is GRATEFUL not to have to water AGAIN!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Oh thank you ever ever so much for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!!! That’s most kind…..we think you’re sweet too…..and send some special hugs your way (and one or two biggies for Ku too!!).

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Oh thank you ever ever so much for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!!! That’s most kind…..we think you’re sweet too…..and send some special hugs your way (and one or two biggies for Ku too!!).

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Noah of course WOULD say we should build an ark….that’s so funny – good thing Mom wasn’t drinking something when we read that you silly boys! Happy Thursday!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Benny and Lily!!! I don’t blame you about the wet tootsies…..I didn’t used to like it either but now that I’m a “cat of a certain age” I’ve thrown caution to the wind and enjoy a bit of a rinse from time to time – especially if there’s a nice juicy worm in the puddle! Tee Hee

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Benny and Lily!!! I don’t blame you about the wet tootsies…..I didn’t used to like it either but now that I’m a “cat of a certain age” I’ve thrown caution to the wind and enjoy a bit of a rinse from time to time – especially if there’s a nice juicy worm in the puddle! Tee Hee

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  10. Be careful what you wish for, the poor folks in the Denver area are experiencing HORRIBLE flooding….it’s super scary and is supposed to continue through tomorrow!
    Was saying “packed to the GILLS” deliberate? You get it, fish, flooding, water, GILLS??? MOL
    Love Cody

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    • Hi Cody……we got rain about an hour ago and now they’ve issued severe t-storm watches so you’re right – sometimes what you wish for might not be QUITE what you had in mind!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  11. Hey Sammy, we’re purraying for rain too. After all that flooding earlier in the year, the ducks are walking on the bottom of the river! It was supposed to rain today as well, but nothing yet. At least the heat is supposed to abate tomorrow. That is just rude of Mom Pam not to bring you some seafood. The humans were celebrating…you got to cut them a little slack. All eight of us will be rain dancing with you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Guess what?!?!?!?! The rain dances all of you and everyone did helped because we had some GREAT rain last night – really GREAT – with thunder and lightning even – the “full Monty” !!! We aren’t sure if there will be more today but if so – BRING IT ON. If not, we can appreciate what we got. I hope you got some too…..we all need as much as we can get so we have a typically beautiful Virginia Fall!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Well nothing here, rain wise. The humans are headed to Canada in ten days so they will maybe get a pretty fall up there if we don’t have one here. Can you believe they are leaving us again, and we heard this is not the end of it for 2013! The nerve! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  12. So Sammy, I’ve heard so much about you. Savy is my BFGF and she even brought me on one of your camping trips. Maybe I should send Pop over to see you. He’s Chief Rain-In-The-Face. Anywhere he goes, torrential rains fall down on him. Anyway, about this Viceroy stuff. I’m imagining that you want me to keep my posse from attacking your campgrounds and liberating your food. It could be done. Thanks for innerducing yourself and Happy Anni to your peeps.

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    • Hi Madame Viceroy Cathy…..So you and Savvy are “tight” huh? Well, that means you’re a special lady because Savvy KNOWS. We squeezed out some rain last night and I’m thinking it’s because so many of my bloggy buds did rain dances for us. It worked – who knew?! Yeah, the Viceroy thing is pretty pawsome and I’m going out today to shop for an appropriate outfit to go with my appointment to Viceroyship. I’m pretty excited about it. Spitty said he was sure that you’d protect my area from the “hood” and anything I can do to reciprocate, count me in. I do hope that your posse doesn’t feel it necessary to raid my camp for food – I have plenty of that so am willing to share anyway – raiding is not necessary! Looking forward to being Viceroy-Neighbors in protection of our King Spitty….

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Yow Sammy we had sum more rain last nite n me asked Mum to do a *rain dance* fer ya…she waz a bit stiff n rickety butt she did her best…did it werk?? We hopez so!!! We nose what it iz like when dere iz not enuff rain n who wantz a brown Auttum?? Me Mum doez ALOT of chorez n me wunderz if dey iz like tinkerin??? Mum iz all voer da place: puttin clothez away, den doin sum dishez, n clean me litter box n riflin thru da fridge, snackin, n den nappin….yeah dere iz sumfing bout chorez n nappin…
    MOL!
    Lub Nylablue xo

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    • Hi Nylablue……I must thank all my blog buddies for their rain dances they did for us because they worked and we got rain last night! Woot! It was nice and WET in the grass this morning when Mom and I went for a walk. I hope you have a nice nap-filled day – maybe some catio time?

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Yow Sammy we iz reeleeved ya got sum rain!! WE got more rain overnite too…today waz only 40 F wif North Northwest wind n cloudy…it waz TOO chilly so me did not have patio time 😦 HHHRRRMMPPHH!
        Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen xo

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          • Ya haz a sweatur Sammy?? Mum sayz she wuud get me one butt me doezn’t like anyfing on me!!! It haz bin cooler here too so Mum putz a crowshayed blankie over me in da Condo n me shrugz it off n snugglez on it….
            Catio time iz purreshuzz just like yer wlakie time!!
            Lub Nylablue xo

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          • I’ve never worn the sweater but Easy gave it to me last year and Mom thinks (HAHA)she’ll be able to put it on me. We’ll see about that – I have to admit though it IS quite cuddly and maybe when I go outside in the winter it will feel good. It’s a BOOOOOOTIFUL blue color which ought to look pretty swell with my red furs!

            Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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          • Yow me finkz ya wuud look pawsum in a purrty blue sweatur..Mum wantz to get me one butt me wuud not stand still to have it put on….maybee give yerz a try n let me nose how it goez…
            Nylablue xo

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          • Yow me will wanna nose ’bout da sweater caper fer shure!!! Den me Mumc an deecide if she shuud get me one too!! 😉
            Imagine!! Kittehz wearin clothez????? HHHMMMM……………………
            Nylablue xo

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  14. Hi!

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    • Hi Miss Tammy…….Mom says we can use the infographic on a blog post next week. We’ll be happy to link to The Uncommon Dog website too. Even though I’m a cat I have lotsa dog friends (and pig friends and bird friends and every other kind of animal!!)…….so We’ll happily spread the word. We’ll let you know the day before we post it!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Nissy! Thanks – Mom and I did that one a while ago when we were having nothing BUT rain – I was afraid we’d float away – not I’d appreciate even coming somewhat CLOSE to floating…..we did get a bit of rain last night though so I’m temporarily satisfied in the rain department. Woot!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Well I actually have figured out how to do a pretty danged good rain dance – at least I’m told it has worked for some folks……this morning someone asked if I also could do a SUN dance…..I’m thinking I’m getting a bit too old for all these fancy dance moves!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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