Monthly Archives: November 2014

Saturday Stuff


Hi Everybody!   Well are you all recovered from your turkey comas yet?  We are…….I think………my Mom and Dad brought back leftovers from their feast and I got to sample most of it and it all passed the “Sammy Taste Test” !   I’m just grateful they remembered to bring the poor kitty cat who was lonely at home some scraps from the table….sniff sniff……

We’re having my truly favorite thing this morning as always on a Saturday………………………..BACON!!!   Mom and Dad are both having a “Bacon Bonanza Sammich” !!

NO NOT THIS BIG!!!!!!  But doesn't this look yummy?

NO NOT THIS BIG!!!!!! But doesn’t this look yummy?

This is the sammich Mom and Dad made....

This is the sammich Mom and Dad made….

Last night at Cat Scouts we had a food fight.  No we weren’t being hooligans we really did have a sponsored food fight – more specifically a “pea fling and brussel sprout shoot-out” !   You know how human kids when they misbehave at the dinner table might try flinging a pea at their brother across the table when Mom and Dad weren’t lookin?????  Oh come on – you know what I mean!  (HAHAHA)………….well we did the same thing last night – after we had dinner we got out our pea shooters and catapults (what better thing to fling a brussel sprout than a catapult??) and had a ball.   Silly?  Probably!  Fun?  Definitely!   Cat Scouts are a FUN bunch……………’s what I wore for the event – I was READY!


If you’re not a Cat Scout……think about joining up!  If you’re a dog – guess what – there is a Dog Scouts organization too!!   What’s next?   Guinea Pig Scouts?   WHY NOT!!!!!

Happy Saturday (with or without bacon)




Quiet Friday


Yep – the day after a holiday (especially the ones that fall on a Thursday) is usually VERY quiet……………….unless of course you work in a department store where things are INSANE.   Fortunately my Mom and Dad are due back from their Thanksgiving feasting in W. Virginia this afternoon so I will not be watching Mom gathering up her “shopping equipment” to head out the door early this morning to SHOP TIL SHE DROPS.

For all of you who DO that – and can’t wait for those after-holiday sales………..BON VOYAGE!    Here’s what I’ll be doing:


Now doesn’t THAT look more reasonable than fighting for a parking space at the Mall, arguing with other customers fighting over the last purple sweater in your/their size, standing in line with lots of tired people and screaming kids just to buy that purple sweater you JUST HAD TO HAVE, fighting traffic from the shoppers AND the coming back from Thanksgiving people on the roads????   Why yes it does…………….so if you’ll excuse me I’ll go back to doing what I do best!

Sam napping in the guest room


Hope you have delightful

turkey leftovers tonight

like I’m gonna have!



Shopping Around The World!


Hello!   Two posts from me in one day?  Well, stranger things have happened!    I wanted to pawticipate in my Cousin Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around The World” blog hop because I do think it’s interesting to see how DIFFERENT prices of the same stuff can be in different parts of the world.

For my part, this is what the shopping list (popcorn, beer/wine, chocolates/ice cream and random item of my choice) came to when Mom checked the items out in our stores here in Warrenton, Virginia!

1.  POPCORN – my Mom and Dad don’t have it that often but when they do, it’s microwave popcorn…..I like to steal a piece of it from Mom’s bowl and push it all over the living room until it starts falling apart.  I don’t EAT it – I just play with it!

BACONSHOPPINGPOPCORNGood old Orville Redenbacher………………….a three-pack for $3.49

2.  BEER/WINE – well of course I don’t “indulge” but my Mom and Dad have been known to have a brewski (Dad) or glass of wine (Mom) once in a while.  My Dad is the KING OF BREWSKIS though and his favorite is often on sale so Mom gets it for him as a treat (I prefer kitty treats myself)!   My Dad had Warsteiner for the first time when he and Mom were on a river cruise in Germany…….it was on tap on the boat – the bottled stuff is good but not QUITE as good as on tap!

BACONSHOPPING2Dad’s Favorite – Six-pack $8.99

3.  CHOCOLATES – oh dearie me – now this is one of those things that sends my Mom into orbit because she is a self-professed chocoholic.  She loves the stuff……maybe more than she should.  Santa Paws brings her a BIG box of Godiva chocolates every year (or else Mom will write him a nasty letter).   If not Godiva, she likes Ghirardelli!

BACONCHOCOLATE  Watch out candy aisle……my Mom coming through!!!!     $2.69 for 3.50 oz. bar

4.  ICE CREAM – this is another thing that we don’t often have in our house.  WHAT????  NO ICE CREAM????  I know…sinful isn’t it?  And I’m sure “the kitty/me” would enjoy a lick or two or three of ice cream once in a while but do we have it here?  Rarely!   If we DO, it’s gotta be Breyers Cherry Vanilla though!


5.  RANDOM ITEM – our “random” is one of those things Mom keeps two or three of in our basement freezer for those nights when she just plain does NOT feel like making dinner.  Where would the world be without frozen pizza?  I don’t know and I don’t WANNA know!   Thanks DiGiorno for feeding my parents from time to time!

BACONPIZZA$5.99  (say…….if this is the same price as the ice cream – I vote for the ICE CREAM instead of the PIZZA!!!!!)

So that’s my shopping list for this time around………………..


Sam (who prefers yogurt)

Teaser Tell All


Teaser Fans your wait is now over officially……….yep – we have a FIRST RIGHT GUESSER (and he guessed right shortly after we went LIVE with the Teaser this morning!!)……………..but first, here’s an instant replay of the two photos you all had to view and guess:

This is the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon, Portugal!   Pretty building isn’t it?   AND YES YOU SMARTY PANTS PEEPS – that is Leo in the right hand bottom corner of the photo.  HAHAHA   Know why he’s there?   Because this Teaser and the Tell All you’re about to see were done by My Three Moggie’s Mom Michelle and her husband Craig when they went to watch Leo run in a race in Lisbon recently!!!    Ready for the Tell All Video?

Michelle, this is yours for being my fabulous Guest Teaser:

Thanks My Three Moggies!

Thanks My Three Moggies!

Easy this is yours for being the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER (The King of Teasers is BACK ladies and gentlemen!):


For the FIRST to guess right!

For the FIRST to guess right!

There were A BUNCH of you who also guessed Portugal or even the correct Train Station and you lucky peeps get this:

Right but not FIRST!

Right but not FIRST!

Were you clueless?  No worries…………….I love you anyway and you get THE BIG GREENIE!



Tune in next Tuesday for another chance to be right (or wrong) on my fabulous weekly fun guessing where a photo was taken………………..and learning a little more about this great big world we live in too!





Tuesday Teaser



WOO HOO!!!!    It’s that time again kids!   Today’s Teaser is a toughie AND it’s a Guest Teaser…………….I have two photos to show you from our Guest.   One is an architectural detail on this very pretty building – but the question is WHERE IS THE BUILDING????   Hmm???   State/Country and Town/City if you can provide it and THAT will get you a RIGHT GUESSER unless you are FIRST in which case you get the glory of the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER award badge!

Here’s your challenge for the day:


Here’s what’s on offer in the way of awards for you to show off on your blog or your Facebook page or to print out and send to all your friends (hahahaha).   For the FIRST person to guess correctly, we have this:

For the FIRST to guess right!

For the FIRST to guess right!

For all who guess correctly AFTER the first correct guess comes in, there is this:

Right but not FIRST!

Right but not FIRST!

And for all of you who missed the boat (haha), there is this little green number:


So – what are you waiting for?   Get those guesses in – – – you know you want that “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” honor!


Your Teaser Specialist


Turkey Week Monday

Meowwww.....OOPS.....I mean GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Meowwww…..OOPS…..I mean GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Oh boy!!!   Don’t get me wrong now……I have a good appreciation for the bird.  Birds of all kinds.  I love watching them from the other side of a window (in my house) AND I like watching them from the yard as they dive bomb my head.  Those bluejays are mean but I love watching………………however my FAVORITE bird to watch is the one Mom usually roasts twice a year around here (sometimes more)……….for Thanksgiving AND Christmas…………MR. TURKEY!

Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!

This year my Mom and Dad will be away on Thanksgiving but have promised that they will bring a “kitty bag” back from the mountains with some turkey in it.  Just for ME.   So I’ll forgive them for deserting me – after all it’s only one night and they bring me food?  Oh yeah….I can forgive them alright!

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday like many of us are, what’s on your menu?   Anything that you like???

He doesn't look too happy about turkey on the menu!

He doesn’t look too happy about turkey on the menu!

Here’s something ELSE that I like……………TUESDAY TEASER!    Tomorrow’s Teaser is a Guest Teaser.   You know what that means – it could be from anywhere from anyone………… tune in tomorrow to see if you can capture one of my fabulous awards.  You know you want one!!

Tomorrow is also the LAST day you can get my Mom’s mystery book (the Kindle formatted one anyway) for a mere ninety-nine cents.  After than, the price goes back up……………….on my sidebar is a link to Amazon Kindle for your EASE in downloading……………nothing like a good mystery to keep you up at night reading!!!!


The last thing I want to say is that yesterday the blogosphere was FULL of sweet tributes to Nylablue – sweet friend to all.   Thinking of Nylablue now residing in her beautiful “Summerland” makes me happy…….my sadness is being replaced by the joy of knowing she was ready to go.   She said she’d send me a sign after…………..this morning as Mom and I were walking in the dark in the backyard, we saw a VERY bright and twinkling star – Mom told me that was Nylablue winking at me………….it was bluish in color – not as pretty as Nylablue’s eyes but pretty nonetheless…………Mom sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to me then we came back inside……………….we both had smiles!!

Happy Monday and See You TOMORROW!



Bacon and Elfvis


YES YES YES it is Bacon Saturday for me and we ARE having bacon – with pancakes…………one of my faves since the bacon tastes EXTRA yummy with just a drip or two of maple syrup on it!   WOOT!

My Saturday Motto!

My Saturday Motto!



I wanted to bring you up to date with the shenanigans going on around here with Elfvis………………he’s really making himself at home BUT I really do have to keep a close eye on him………………he’s already up to mischief and it makes me wonder just how SCARY he will be when he gets his magical powers after Thanksgiving…..because that IS what happens you know – Bacon told me so!

The other day I heard Mom scream when she went into the Master Bathroom to take a plunge in the Jacuzzi……………….I came flying up to see what was wrong……………THIS is what I saw!

See that bit of RED hidden in the green fern?  And he had a TINY LITTLE CAMERA with him - good thing Mom saw him before he "SAW" her!!!!!

See that bit of RED hidden in the green fern? And he had a TINY LITTLE CAMERA with him – good thing Mom saw him before he “SAW” her!!!!!

My Mom has a grand collection of pigs in a case in her studio and a few other assorted piggies here and there and when I saw Elfvis like THIS – I figure he’s just trying to show that all elves love pigs – obviously Elfvis had climbed up on Mom’s cabinet and dragged this little piggy down.   Now you all know I’m too smart to think for one minute that Elfvis is really, truly FRIENDS with Mom’s piggy – he just WANTS us to think he’s “making nice” with the pig… get on Mom’s good side…….

You can try to get my friend Bacon on your side Elfis by pretending to like Mom's pig.....FORGET ABOUT IT!

You can try to get my friend Bacon on your side Elfis by pretending to like Mom’s pig…..FORGET ABOUT IT!

I’ve read on other blogs that some of you ALSO received a special elf for the holidays from Bacon……..I do hope your elves are behaving and not MISBEHAVING……at least not yet…..I have to think I’m in for some BIG trouble if Elfvis is already finding things to get into!!




♥    ♥    ♥    ♥

My Heart is sad… at 2PM our sweet friend

Nylablue is scheduled to leave us all for Summerland…..

please keep her and her Mum SherriEllen in your hearts today

…….she may be gone but she will never be forgotten – LOVE is forever!