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OOPS – excuse me!!!   Sorry about that……maybe (only maybe) I might have overdone the leftovers Mom brought back from the Thanksgiving eat-a-thon she and my Dad went to yesterday.  But honest, I only ate a tiny bit of turkey and a lick or two of stuffing and THAT’s ALL!

fatcat

NO this is not me but it could have

been if I hadn’t shown some restraint!

Actually it makes me sad when I see way overweight dogs or cats and people are acting like it’s no big deal………or that it’s funny………because actually it means those animals are going to have BIG health issues if they don’t already……!   I’m glad I’m staying my adorable slim self – I weigh 12 lbs. right now and my Vet says I’m “just right” for my bone structure (Mom uses that excuse herself in fact….HAHAHAHA).

See?  Slim and trim....(even my cat pillow look-alike is slim!)

See? Slim and trim….(even my cat pillow look-alike is slim!)

So, today should be a very quiet day………I know Fridays are my usual Monster Day but since my parents just got back this morning, no monster today – probably tomorrow.  We had a ton of rain from that bad storm that brought lots of ice and snow west of us so the leaves in the yard are still too wet for the outside monster to suck them up.  YAY – I get a break on that too.

This is my first year ever pawticipating in a Secret Santa Paws gift exchange!  The family I got for “Secret Paws” are a blog I’m not familiar with so I’m hoping to make some new friends.  I haven’t started shopping for them yet but I will soon.  That will be lots of fun.  Meanwhile I need to get my Santa Wish List done – I’m still making changes to it.  It’s tough…..there are lotsa things I’d like to get that I see on other cats’ blogs, but most of them are younger than I am and still have the bounce and energy to play with them.  Me?  I’m kind of the quiet, settled (does that mean lazy?) kind of senior citizen.  I already have a new bed (which I ignore) and my arthritis keeps me from being able to climb (so that rules out cat trees), but if you have any ideas – just let me know will you?

Have a PAWSOME Friday everybody………………………..tomorrow is BACON CATURDAY!   Until then I believe I’ll do a bit of post-turkey napping!

SundaySam1

Happy Friday!  Sammy

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  1. My human brought home a bunch of turkey for us kitties! So much, in fact, that there was even some for the dog! Sadly, she has selfishly kept the stuffing to herself.

    We are really excited about our Secret Paws partner this year because it is a blog family we have known for a long, long time!

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    • Oh how cool that your Secret Paws is someone you know……I’m trying to get to know my Paws Partners but I don’t think they blog that much – the last post they had on their bloggy was Halloween. It’s gonna be lotsa fun shopping!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  2. Thank goodness your mom watches out for your weight, Sammy. Mine does, too. She weighs me every week or so. The vet says my body is perfect with a cute little waistline and a tucked up tummy. If it were up to me, I’d look more like that first ginger cat picture. I love to eat, but I also love being healthy. I think you might put a cuddly blanket on your Christmas list…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Oh I agree with your vet Cupcake….you do have a purrrfect little body – you look fabulous in your dresses and you have to keep your figure in order to look svelt and fit like that!! Cuddly blanket – that’s a good idea – I’m adding that to my Wish List now!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  3. My friend Bubbles is the same .. he is a senior puss cat and has a bit of arthritis, he has water bowel beds and a litter tray all on the floor but refuses to use them! No matter how much encouragement he gets .. silly cat. I think you should get a warm fluffy bed … or perhaps one of them igloo things 😀 xx

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      • Yep! I want a new toy .. my monkey and my sheep are getting a bit old … though I love the smell 😀 I would also like a lot of that turkey them people have … and perhaps a chew. 🙂 I hope I have been a good boy this year! xx

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  4. Glad you had enough turkey to at least need to burp! We too hate to see overweight pets. Our littlest girl cat is in danger of needing dietary control but she came as a stray and panics at food times. Hope we can keep things under control. What to get a senior cat for Christmas, eh? We have the same problem with Edgar – the only place he wants a bed is on the kitchen worktop 😀

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    • HA….well I’ve never seen my Mom’s kitchen worktop – everyone says it’s a pretty cool spot from which to watch things but I’ve never been much of a “climber-upper”……As for overweight pets – it makes me sad…..they’ll have joint problems or heart problems or who knows what and all their humans think is “isn’t he/she CUTE???”………sigh.

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  5. My fur-baby is very good about controlling her weight. She’s weighed within 2 oz. of the same weight for the last 5 yrs. She’s a senior catizen, too, and has problems with arthritis. And I can sympathize with both of you. Glad you got a taste of Thanksgiving turkey!
    Hugs,
    JuneK

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    • Hi Miss June! Good for your kitty – I’ve never been a big eater but I still get in morning walks and a bit of exercise so maybe that helps me stay trim and slim. Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  6. Wow, that’s a “fluffy” kitty, isn’t it??
    Motor Mommy keeps talking about my weight….she thinks I’m gaining…. yikes! I hope that doesn’t mean a visit to the vet!
    I know you’re glad your pawrents are back home.
    Love, Sundae

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  7. Well one thing you won’t be getting is Turkey bwahahaha it is hard to buy for a senior kitty..how about a baby brofur or sisfur ..now mummies going to stuff me like a turkey hahahaha husg to you slim jim Fozziemumxxx

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    • Hi Fozziemum…..That’s true – no turkey for Christmas here – in fact Mom’s gonna be doing a ham (which I also kind of like!). As for Christmas – I’m leaving it up to Santa what I get. I’ve been VERY GOOD so I’m sure I’ll get all kindsa great stuff. Hope you’re having a HAPPY FRIDAY!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Ham is great Sammy..i do mine with a maple syrup French mustard glaze….mmmmmmm getting hungry now 🙂 and you have been a very good boy and I am sure Santa Paws will be kind to you ..:) have a great day Sammy!! hugs Fozziemum xxxx

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        • YUMMMMMMM……Mom does some kind of honey thing on her hams and I know I’m not supposed to have sugar but every once in a while just a tiny lick of maple syrup from Mom’s pancakes sends me into orbit! HAHAHAHA

          Happy Caturday, Sammy

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          • Oh it is devine stuff that beautiful sweet maple syrup..costs us a mint here!! I use it when I make my Boston Baked Beans too….think I have a problem..and you know what Sammy a little bit as a treat is A-Okay in my book 🙂
            hugs Fozziemum xxx

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          • I agree with you Fozziemum…..if I had sweets every day I’d be (a) tubby, and (b) very sick since kitties shouldn’t have a lot of that kind of thing. Oh well – Mom knows just how much to let me get away with!

            Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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          • That’s what mums are for Sammy….you may be our babies but you are still feline and should hhave the food that’s good for you…with some Bacon added 😉 HUgs Fozziemum xx

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          • You’re right Fozziemum…..we often ASK for things we know we shouldn’t have (even humans do that!!!!) but in the end, we rely on our humans to “know better” for us…..otherwise there would be a lot of sick kitties around!!

            Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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          • There sure would Sammy..Marbles is on a diet poor old sausage and meds for arthritis..i must say she is much more active since losing a bit of chubbs and being on her meds, Dinnermintz gets upset she can’t have kibble but even the special one for UTI is no good..she ends up weeing blood poor baby Doc cant have his favourite bones because he got Pancreatitis so he is unimpressed and if I have too much Lactose well I am in trouble..but I still sneak it in cream or cheese 😉
            Hugs Fozziemum xx

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          • We’re all falling apart in our own ways aren’t we Fozziemum!!! I’ve actually got it pretty good – while my arthritis bothers me, so far the doc says he doesn’t think I need meds….(I beg to differ but that’s another story)….and no bathroom issues for me (yet)…..and I never get sick (yay)……Mom and Dad have the usual “almost 70” aches and pains but so far so good with my Mom’s YUCKY ICKY BAD BAD BAD sick she had a few years ago coming back….LIFE IS GOOD FOR THE KIMMELL FAMILY!!!! I guess we’re all lucky huh? We’re here for another holiday – that’s a good thing.

            Kitty Hugs and Happy SUnday, Sammy

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          • I agree Sammy we are all lucky to be here..little aches and pains mean nothing when we see the things some people and anipals face..my old Arfur-eye-tis plays up too but the choppy changey weather doesn’t help..if I keep moving I am fine..poor old Fozziedad hurt his shoulder the other day throwing the boys toys…he has been pretty sore..so up the ladder I went to get the xmas tree and things from the roof….boy it was like a sauna up there!! now I know why I send him up every year hahaaa 🙂 Hugs to you Sammy and happy Sunday xxx

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          • Good for you Fozziemum saving Fozziedad’s shoulder by being “Mrs. Santa” and getting all the holiday stuff down. My Dad has our holiday stuff stashed in the basement…..one of these days when/if we move I’m SURE all that stuff will find a home on the FIRST FLOOR.

            Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  8. I’m glad you’re a purrfect weight Sammy, I don’t need to worry about you getting ill! Everything in moderation is the best way! Although I know you’d struggle to turn down bacon if it was offered everyday! Hehe! =^.^=

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  9. Second best thing about Turkey Day is leftovers! Glad you had a teeny bit of turkey Sammy. It’s pumpkin pie for breakfast this morning here, pecan pie for lunch and turkey, noodles, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for dinner.. 😀 Secret Paws sounds like fun Sammy! Have a great Monsterless Friday!

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    • My Mom wouldn’t go near Wally-World on the day after turkey day NO MATTER WHAT! In fact, she hasn’t budged from her recliner much today – recovering from eating like an oinker (Cocco??) yesterday. Hope you’re having a nice Friday too Easy!

      Kitty Hugs, Sam

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  10. you don’t need the headphones today !
    PHEW I AM SO GLAD …..
    just in case 🙂 lol
    love headphones

    I am so glad your parents had a lovely Thanksgiving x
    and YEAH for sure – it’s always nap time x
    LOVE XO C

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    • Hi Miss Cat!! I’ll need those good headphones you sent me either tomorrow or Sunday – my pawrents are still deciding when they want to do the Monster thing……Thanks so much for taking care of my delicate ginger ears for me….you’re the BESTEST!

      Love, Sammytoes

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  11. Yow Sammy me iz glad ya showed reestraint on da turkey n stuffin 😉
    Say whatcha fink bout one of dem low to da ground hammickz?? Dey iz easy to get into fer us *maature* kittehz n dey iz apposta bee so snuggly….
    Or dere iz new memoree foam pet bedz bein sold here which meenz ya will have dem where ya iz!! Mum checked dem out at da local pet supply store n she said it waz pawsum!!! Maybee a lubley Peecock feever fer a little play…or just to snuffle.
    What kinda toyz do ya like?? Me lubz tinkle ball toyz…dere are many dat are lubly…da bellz make such purrty tinklez….
    Wal Mart here haz kitteh Catmass stockinz wif white n black toyz n dey haz 2 tinkel ballz in dem & dey are sturdee plastick so not break when we whap dem around…Wunder if she will get me a stockin fer Chanukkah……
    Much LUB frum Nylablue ❤

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    • I like the low to ground hammock – I might need to put that on my list Nylablue – good thought! I have more toys than Santa Paws has in his workshop but toys just don’t much interest me anymore…..I have one wand toy with a big long fleece thing on it that I will chase but that’s about it! I’m just not much fun anymore………..HAHAHAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Dem hammickz look so cozy!! Me not need any tpyz either Sammy. Me playz wif me Peecock Feever n me tinkle ballz n me dreidlz n me softie ball smothered in ‘nip. Mum haz furinaly reealized dat me not need anymore toyz altho Aunti’z keep sendin me new toyz, MOL….Do ya need/want a new fleeceey blankie?? oh n Mum wundered as she waz reedin ’bout yer Arfuritis maybee a kittyproof heatin pad…some kitteh on WP haz one n it werkz well fer dem. (If diz iz ya purrleeze ‘scuse me Mum; she iz old az dirt!!) 😉
        Much LUB Nylablue xxxx

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        • Know what Nylablue? The heating pad is probably a good idea – my Mom and Dad were looking at those then decided to get a fleecy bed for me instead of one with heat and I don’t like it. But the heated thing might feel good on my old bones. Please tell your Mum THANKS for the idea. I don’t really need any more toys either – I just don’t play all that much anymore – I like to follow my Mom around the house, ask her to take me outside once in a while, and SLEEP. Those are my fave things. I guess I’m kinda boring huh?!?! 😦

          Happy Caturday!
          Sammy

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          • Me told Mum ya said Phankz…she bin lookin fer a pad like dat fer me…butt no luck here so far.
            Ya iz not borin AT ALL!!! Me lubz to watch Burd n Chipmunk TV n snuggle wif Mum n snack n nap n play wif Peecock feever…we haz earned da right to bee reelaxed!! 😉
            Say we shuud have a cyber sleepover sumtime!
            Much Lub Nylablue xoxoxo

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  12. Sammy, we’re recouperating from all the turkey festivities yesterday. But we’re hoping to get some more whipped cream later. 🙂

    Secret Santa Paws is a lot of fun! We’ve pawticipated for the last 5 years or so and had a great time doing it!

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    • I’m excited about Secret Paws……….and I know what you mean about “overdoing” the holiday a bit…..if Mom says “want some turkey Sam” one more time I’m not sure WHAT I’ll do! HAHAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Layla you won’t believe this but Sam will NOT use kitty stairs or even a ramp or chair or footstool. He’s just sticking to “level ground” these days unless I PUT him up on a bed, etc. Then he’ll call me when he’s ready to get down. He can hop up on my lap though and the sofa…..His shoulders don’t seem to bother him all the time either…..but after he’s been “immobile” for a while, when he first gets up and starts walking he has a limp. His vet always calls it his “wonky knee”…I’ll be talking to the vet his next trip there. I just want to help him if he needs it.

      Hugs, Pam

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  13. I ate three Thanksgiving dinners yesterday Sammy! And good job, only 12 pounds for you is great! Shiner had a small Thanksgiving dinner as well with a small bite of everything on her plate!

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  14. Sammy, we feel so sorry for that poor chubby kitty. We’re glad that you have maintained your boyish physique. Mom got some Santa Paws gifts she bought in the mail today for the kitties we are paired with. We immediately stole two of the toys when she wasn’t looking. Unfortunately, she discovered them missing very quickly and relieved us of them. Phooey. We feel very lucky ’cause we know our recipients. Have a superb Baconday! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Hi gang! That’s way cool that you know your Secret Paws recipients….I hope mine will become new friends – I visited their bloggy again yesterday but so far they haven’t been here (unless they came and didn’t leave a message!!)….anyway, I think it was very sneaky of you to try and steal some of the goodies your Mom got for your Secret Paws partners – she must have got some GOOD STUFF for them!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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      • Don’t tell the kits, Sammy, but I am getting two of everything…one for the Secret Paws recipient and one for the kitties here. Like you, they may need a second place to store their toys, but then there are eight of them. And I ordered two more Ham-micks for them. I think they are going to have a pretty good Christmas this year! Hugs, Mom Janet

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        • Oh cool! Aren’t you sweet! I won’t tell them I promise (Scout’s Honor). My Mom is probably gonna get me a Ham-mick – which reminds me, would you send her the link where you get yours????? Thanks!!! My poor Mom needs all the help she can get. 😉 😉 😉

          Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi CK…..fortunately the CB sent me some info on my Secret Paws pals – stuff they like for instance – and I visited their blog again yesterday to say hi. Still haven’t heard from them but sometimes that’s just the way it goes! I will be shopping for them this week probably – the sooner I get that package on the way the more I can concentrate on my own purrrrsonal Christmas Wish List! HAHAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Good ideas Miss Sue. In fact my Mom bought some baby blankets not long ago thinking I’d like to have a little blanket over my back when I napped to keep me warm. I gave it the big whap and dumped it on the floor…HAHAHA….but I do love fleece and I have several of those here and there for snuggling – THAT works!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  15. Have fun being a secret santa.
    We agree with you, fat animals and people are no joke. Lady says our one cat Baggy is a little overweight, but he is also 18.5 years old, so she isn’t as worried. Lee and Phod who are the perfect weight.

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    • I think Baggy should be whatever weight he wants to be at his age!! I know when I get to be that age my Mom isn’t gonna care WHAT I weigh as long as I still crawl up on her lap from time to time to keep her company!! Lee and Phod look like they are PERFECT just the way they are…………..my Mom says she wishes she could be that lucky too…..HAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  16. Oh my goodness, that kitty is a tad chubby. We are constantly trying to monitor Blossums food so she doesn’t get any rounder. Petals is a ting little nibbler and Blossum gobbles all her food and then runs to Petals bowl. I’ve began to feed Petals on the kitchen island (Mr B doesn’t like it). My Vet thinks I should feed them in separate rooms but I can’t be going to the door every 20 min. when Petals wants a nibble, plus sometimes she fakes it (goes to the bowl then runs away). Congratulations on your svelte figure Sammy, I have some knowledge in how hard it is to maintain it. xoK

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    • Hi Boomdee….my Mom says she’s jealous of my svelt-ness too because she might have not gained any weight the last few years but she sure as heck didn’t lose the weight she’d gained before that point in time either!! HAHAHAHA

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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