Icy Cold

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Hi Everyone!!!    Well I felt like I lived in an ice palace yesterday……………….it had been sleeting all night and when it got light enough to SEE outside yesterday morning it looked like this!

The woods covered in almost a half inch of ice

WOW………it just LOOKED super cold and boy was it…….I was adventurous and asked Mom to let me go outside so I could see it up close…….Mom made sure the sidewalk wasn’t dangerous for her to walk on and I bravely stepped out and inspected the grass – it was crunchy!   Mom was very patient – she had on her coat and scarf and hat and I walked on the icy grass – had a crunchy munch or two – then quickly popped back up on the porch and said “let’s go inside and warm up please Mom!!”…………………..SO of course we did!

OK - so this is an exaggeration....there was no snow on the lawn but it was COLD enough for sledding!

OK – so this is an exaggeration….there was no snow on the lawn but it was COLD enough for sledding!

By mid-afternoon the temperature had warmed up to 38 degrees and the ice started melting off the branches and lawn………..finally…………..by afternoon Stevie had appeared and was tucked up in her warm house on the porch – I don’t know WHERE she’d been all morning but we were happy to see her and Mom gave her some food and warm water.   Stevie loves warm water – we call it her “tea”…..HAHAHA    Actually, when it’s freezing outside her water bowl water freezes but if we give her warm (not HOT!) water, she not only loves it but it stays “unfrozen” for quite a while.

Nice and TOASTY!!

Nice and TOASTY!!

I guess all in all it was a quiet day…………….Mom and I worked on the Moon Trip and tomorrow my post will be ALL ABOUT THE TRIP!    Details of everything………lists of things you need to do before we go………dates you need to send things to me by if you’re coming along……..and the spacesuit template and other contest info for you………….I know you’re excited – SO AM I !!!!

LaughingCat

I’m getting lots of emails from you saying you just can’t wait……. Until tomorrow, I’ll tell you this much as a “teaser”……………here’s when we’re going (make sure and put this on your calendar NOW!!):

Moon Launch: February 27 

Return Trip: March 1  

ARE YOU GOING?

MOON-Rocket1

 

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  1. Wow, it does look pretty all icy like that doesn’t it! Whee can’t wait for the moon launch, afterall whee piggies are descended from the piggy that beat hoomans to the moon so whee could almost be considered experts!

    See you there space cadet!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

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  2. Aw….that’s so sweet that you and your mom give Stevie warm water! Her tea: that’s cute!
    Yes! I’m in for the moon trip – can’t wait for the information!
    Love, Sundae

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  3. As we say down under Sammy ‘wouldn’t miss it for quids’ hahaaha and boy I love that icy cold look…I really do..this will be fun and the guys here are deciding who to send to the moon…they want to choose a representative from each species!!! like Mollies ark..only one of each 😉 hugs Sammy from Fozziemum xxx

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    • Hi Fozziemum! I thought that icy photo would cool you down from that horrendous heat you have! I’m glad SOMEONE from your house will be coming along to the Moon – – – should be fun!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  4. Great to see a photo of Stevie in her house. That’s so nice that you invited her for a cup of tea :o) I hope we will have better weather on the moon, currently my whole village looks a little like venice :o)

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    • I saw your blog this morning – you are getting TOO MUCH RAIN! So much it snuck inside your house I see. That’s no fair…..looks like you all at least didn’t have to replace any roof tiles this time! Let’s hope no more HIGH WINDS though…..it’s scary when the wind is that strong! Stay safe Easy…..and cozy……

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Awww thanks! She does love her little “condo”…..she’s in it a lot of the time – then she’ll disappear for a half day or so – that’s how we know she has other people who have given her some shelter too! I do think OUR condo is her favorite though!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Hugs, sam

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful winter wonderland! Of course I can say that because we weren’t the ones with ice in our trees. I’m glad it melted, and also relieved that your electricity didn’t go out. Great idea about warm water for Stevie! I know she’s really enjoying that nice warm house. I know everyone is super excited about the trip to the moon! Lots of love from Simone the collie and Eddie & Lucy the JRs.

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  6. It is beautiful to look at from afar..but shivers to mergatroid. I think I’m so done with the cold-wintry-ice-mix this year. Do you know the government conspiracies are even mentioning that “S” word here for this afternoon. Goodness – shakes head. I don’t care if I ever see that stuff again. I think I’m scarred. XOXO – Bacon

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      • Is Spring here yet?! I gotta have me some Spring really soon or I’m going to go pig wild here in the Hotel Thompson. This cold is terrible. I just want to hide under covers on the couch or find a hot beam coming in through the windows somewhere. Stay warm cousin. We are going to make it… I hope! XOXO – Bacon

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        • I’m fed up with the snow stuff…..it’s alright to watch when it comes down but then we’re TRAPPED inside!!!! Sniff…..today is a bit better with some sun but it’s still only 36 and that’s a bit COLD-ISH for a guy who doesn’t like sweaters!

          Hugs, Sam

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          • oh no! Come here cousin. We’ll camp out in my pig cave, order pizza and watch television the rest of the afternoon. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

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  7. We’re going to the moon…yippee! Can’t believe we are going to be gone such a short time. Boo-hoo. We stayed one degree above freezing night before last, so only had rain. Looks like you had a winter wonderland. Nice to see Stevie staying warm in her snuggly house. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  8. dood…we noe stevie iz MOR than way mega soooper happee ta bee abe bull ta chillax in her house….could ewe invites her inn for a wee spot oh tea or is that off sammy limitz? stay warm 🙂

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  9. Yum! Grass! Mes would event try crunchy grass! Ours is all covered with snow. and wes has had no ice – but we is extremely cold.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • I agree Crepes…..I’d have it for sure wouldn’t I ? There is a movement afoot to have an Olympics Competition badge….HAHAHA….skiing, bobsledding – rather mind-boggling eh???????

      Hugs, Sam

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  10. It does look like an ice palace and so pretty really. You’re so brace to venture out and investigate. It’s rather chilly here today too so we’re tucked inside. That’s a cute bouncing kitty that’s joined your post, LOL you always have fun stuff here.

    I’m excited about the moon trip for sure, Hausta-la-vista Earth !

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  11. You were brave to go out into the IceWorld, Sammy – even for just a minute. Our ice is on top of a foot of snow. I am king of the hill on the snow plow piles. But it’s hard to find a safe place to do poop without slipping and falling!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • You be careful out there Cupcake! Finding a poop place must be a bit difficult with all that snow around…..but I just bet your Mom helps you find a good spot! Moms do stuff like that for us…..Nice huh?

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. We have cold and snow.Mom says that ice is so much more treacherous. We are glad to know that your temps warmed up. We want to keep our snow, but Mom wants it to warm up — only 8 here now.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    • Oh I loved seeing you in the snow Ciara! It sure is cold there….our snow is all gone and after some sun today, the ice will be gone too! It’s already 21 here and it’s only 7:15AM! I hope all of you are feeling good these days…..am sending purrs!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Hi Sammy! So you had grasscicles this morning…..Hmm maybe mom could freeze some for Ralphie so she doesn’t have to keep growing kitty grass. You were pretty brave to go out. We both went out this morning and came right back in it was so snowy and cold. -20 this morning grandpa told mom. Looking forward to the moon trip!
    Marty

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    • Hi Marty! Yikes….minus twenty is rather chilly! It’s 21 here and Mr. Sun is coming up now – YAY! I might be brave and ask to go outide for a bit – especially on the sunny concrete front porch – sometimes it’s nice and warm feeling on my furs!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • YIKES! That ice is dangerous – on the ground and especially in the air…..tell your human to be SUPER careful……we have woods all around us and those icicles are falling all the time – SCARY! Today it’s 21 but sunny!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  14. Dear Sammy,
    Mes had it with Winter! Mes is having a Sunshine Picnic and mes has invited yous as one of the guests! In honor of our next adventure, mes was wondering if yous could bring some GREEN Cheese for all us picnickers! Please stops buy my blog!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Oh Nellie I saw your picnic post this morning and THANK YOU so much for inviting me! What a cool thing the Sunshine Picnic is…..I’m definitely going to have a picnic with you as my special guest! Purrhaps this weekend!! Green cheese will be an easy contribution since I received a batch of it from the Mayor of the Moon when he found out we were coming to visit!!

      Love and Kisses, Sammy

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  15. Me brave Sammy kitteh venturin outside in da icey…me betz ya onlee stayed out fer a teeny bit!!
    We haz had more snow here n me sniff at da patio door n tern away…not impurressed me can tell ya!
    We iz glad Stevie iz enjoyin her heeted house n dat iz a guud idea wif da warm watur!!
    Much Lub frum Nylalbue n Sherriellen Mum ❤ ❤

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  16. Wonderful pictures of a beautiful scene. Cold here too, it has not been above freezing for a few days and we have ice, supposed to get snow tonight. I hope it has warmed up more there and you all are staying safe and warm. We like staying in where it is nice and warm. Hugs and nose kisses

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