Dona Nobis Pacem….and Teaser!

Hello!   Did you miss my Teaser last week?  Hmmmm?   Well you know I hated to disappoint you but I had other things to do last Tuesday so there!    I’m making up for it now though with a goodie of a Teaser this week.   I’m also doing my “Blog for Peace” today but I’ll do that AFTER the Teaser.   So are you ready????

As always, you can’t just say “Maine” or “France” or “Planet Earth” you need to tell me WHERE these two photos were taken OK?   Got it?  Good………..(yes it’s the same place for both photos!)

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See?  Pretty place isn’t it……………..now tell me WHERE it is!

If you’re the first lucky responder with the RIGHT answer, you get this:

For the FIRST to guess right!

For the FIRST to guess right!

If you’re RIGHT but not first you get this:

Right but not FIRST!

Right but not FIRST!

If you’re WRONG totally you can still claim a reward……….we can’t be perfect after all right????   It will be MR. GREENIE FOR YOU!!

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SO – get your guesses in ASAP…………time’s a wasting……….you only have TODAY to guess because tomorrow we’ll do the TELL ALL and we’ll be TELLING ALL (of course!).

HAPPY GUESSING!!!!!


Now, here’s the PEACEFUL part of today’s blog.   Today is the Blog Blast for Peace………bloggers everywhere – all over the globe – will be posting a “Peace Badge” and talking about peace in some way.   I pawticipated in this last year and it was wonderful to read everybody’s thoughts AND see their creative badges.   There’s a website and groups all over the place where this effort is coordinated – I visited https://www.facebook.com/BlogBlastForPeace in order to get information this year.   Here’s my creation:

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My Mom has talked to me about peace which is something near and dear to her heart for many reasons going way back to the 60s and 70s.  My Mom was living here in Washington, DC at the time and the peace movement was everywhere…………..she and her friends weren’t radicals by any stretch but they would be on the scene of some of the marches and events and she wore the peace symbol on her clothes and the flowers in her hair and the whole nine yards.  But over and above all of THAT…………she WANTED peace.   As an Air Force kid – brought up in the military – she knew her Dad was very proud to serve his country and if he had to fight for it he would – and did – but what he REALLY wanted was peace.   Mom grew up knowing the value of peace – knowing the joy of peace thanks to her family – knowing even before John Lennon sang it that “all we are saying, is give peace a chance”………….if we don’t have peace, we have conflict and war and we’ve all seen how scary and sad that is.   So much of the world is in turmoil.   We feel blessed to be HERE where even though things aren’t perfect by a long shot, they are GOOD……they are for the most part PEACEFUL…..and they are better than many places are in SO many ways.

Even though I’m a cat……….I have a voice………..and there’s one thing I love in my own household and that’s PEACE.   Peace means nice long naps……peace means no noisy neighbors…….peace means LOVE.   That’s something I have in abundance.

I WISH YOU PEACE….  

Love, Sammy

 

 

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110 thoughts on “Dona Nobis Pacem….and Teaser!

  1. We love your peace badge and peace message, S. So many humans and furries want peace, but somehow it eludes them. We hope for all to find it and create it.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Hi Cupcake……yes indeed – everyone wants it but so many can’t FIND it……….we feel blessed that we have it here but it’s certainly not the case everywhere – and that is our wish!

      Love, Sammy

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  2. What a sweet blog for peace, Sammy! Very well said.
    (As usual, no clue about the Teaser, but we’ve never seen grass that beautifully GREEN before!)
    Love, Sundae

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  3. Dona Nobis Pacem! Your Mom is wise Sammy 🙂 I have no idea on the Teaser! Taking my pretty green badge with me 🙂
    Love ya my friend!
    Marty

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  4. I don’t know where that is, but I do know the time of year. It’s the springtime – I can tell because of the daffodils and narcissi. Does that count for anything?

    It would be wonderful if the human race would give peace a chance.

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    • Well if I could I’d say YOU WIN because you knew what beautiful spring flowers were in the photo (!) but of course I can’t do that……..I’m sure you’re right though because that’s what I FIRST noticed since we’re starting to get some COLD COLD weather and it’s nice to see flowers! I agree with you about peace…..it’s just out of reach – if everyone would put down their guns, they could reach it I think.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  5. Peace and love to you dearest Sammy.

    And as always – mes does not has a clue as to where you pawrents are…er…was.
    Peace, love and Nellie kisses
    Nelli

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    • Hi Nellie! Let’s be peaceful together……Mom bought me a heating pad too! I’ll be on mine and you can be on yours and we’ll me warm and peaceful together dear girl………

      Love, Sammy

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    • Oh Easy good guessing my buddy BUTTTT tomorrow I’ll be telling WHERE these photos were taken…………good luck……….and I’m SO HAPPY your Dad is recovering from his surgery! YAY!!!

      Love, Sammy

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  6. Snorts. Loch Ness? I think I see Nessie in the background of the picture. Oops – my bad. That was a piece of dust. Shaking head. I’m not sure cousin. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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    • Hi Austin……so you have NO IDEA where the Teaser photos were taken huh? Well, my Guest Teaser sent some toughies! As for peace – I’m enjoying some right now – I’m sound asleep!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Savvy…..that’s true – it’s all about coming at things from the positive instead of the negative…..think peace instead of war……..what a wonderful world this could be.

      Love, Sammy

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  7. Peece out Sammy…me Mum used to paint Peece signz on her kneez n wear flowrz in her hair n she waz in purrtestz over da Vietnam War…plus she rote to a MIA soldier’z furamillee fer a yeer…
    We finkz dat over here in da western werld we WANTZ peece…we livez fer peece. It iz other countreez what have such isshuez wif wantin to dommynate otherz or get rid of sirtain peeple….dey are da cause of da unrest nn iffin dey wuud leern to bee propurr peepz no one wuud have to fite….
    Just me 2 kibble peecez werth 😉
    Lub Nylablue n Mumm too x0x0x0

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    • You’re right Nylablue……there have been songs through the ages about peace and love…..if only they were heard! Remember Dusty Springfield “What The World Needs Now” ?? Another one my Mom always loved.

      Hugs, Sammy

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      • Mum jsut sund dat song to me n it iz purrty!! Mum allso sayz we not leern much frum da 60’z n 70’z….
        Phankfully me home iz bery peecefull (like yerz). Wish all 4 leggedz had a peecefull home n Life.
        Mum wunderz if da Teezer iz in Canada…West Coast…she iz finkin Victoria, British Columbia… 😉
        Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤

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  8. I am going to guess the teaser is in Greece. I looked very hard at the second picture and it looks like there is a blue flag in the picture. I am probably wrong but that’s nothing new.

    I think blog for peace is a great idea. I really enjoy the John Lennon song Imagine. I like the idea of the brotherhood of man.

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…

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    • We love those lines from John Lennon’s song…..it’s perfect for the blog blast….it goes through my Mom’s head all the time………….Thanks for guessing on my Teaser today!!! We’ll see how well you did tomorrow!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi!!! THanks for guessing on my Teaser today – – – – tomorrow I’ll TELL ALL!!!!!! The blogosphere is alive with peace today…..wouldn’t it be great if it helped the whole world!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Crepes! Today’s is a “Guest Teaser” so a friend sent photos to me to use for the Teaser but most of the time my Mom and Dad have been to these places – they LOVE to travel! Happy Peace Day to you too!!

      Love, Sam

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    • Thanks for peeking at the Teaser photos……wait until you learn the name of the town where these photos were taken…….it’s the longest name EVER! Glad you liked my peace globe too…..

      Peace, Sammy

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    • Hi Lily and Edward…..well, the name of the town in Wales is IMPAWSIBLE to say but our friend Austin who sent us the photos lives right down the road from that place! Very pretty isn’t it??!!

      Hugs, Sammy
      p.s. Paws Crossed for Lily

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  9. Lovely post Sammy. We must never give up and we are glad we live in a country (Australia) where we can say what we want to and everyone matters. ❤
    I don't know where the Teaser is but I am sure it is Europe?

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    • The Blog Blast for Peace is an amazing effort isn’t it? And everybody did such a great job with their badges/globes…….it made us think of a lot of things that we NEED to think about!

      Hugs, Sammy and Mom

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  10. Yow me Mum wud get lost anywhere it seemz 😉
    She waz so-o far off da Teezer…again…n me HAZ an Aunti in Walez….**shakez head**
    Poor deeluded Mum!
    “Give peece a chance…”
    Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤

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  11. Sammy, this was a wonderful message for peace as it was personalized and made all the more meaningful for that. Mom wishes all of us would always get along so we could have peace within our own house. We’re trying. Wishing you and your family peace and love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • It’s a little bit harder in a house full of kitties to maintain peace all the time than it is here with me and my folks! But you all do a really great job – you’re all “friends” and you have snuggle time together and I bet for the most part, peace reigns. There will always be squabbles and territorial things going on with a group of kitties I’m sure but I know you all love each other and LOVE leads to PEACE. We wish you both.

      Love, Sammy

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  12. Yer sweet Sammy! Mum doez not nose her way ’round da werld much altho she watches showz frum eberywhere, hehehe!
    We lubz all of ya too….do not wurry too much okayz?
    Me went out on da snowy grass today; bein brave just like ya Sammy! Made Mum laff too! She iz feelin better too…
    Da snow haz stopped n da Sun iz shinin 🙂
    Lub n **paw kissez** Nylablue ❤

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    • Oh I’m glad you got to sniff the snow Nylablue…..I used to do that and maybe this winter I will still ask Mom to let me go out for a sniff. I probably won’t hike around like I’ve done in the past since my arthritis is acting up BUT a nice sniff in the great outdoors on a snowy day is pretty darn nice!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Me enjoyed beein outside n wuud do it more butt Mum wurriez ’bout da Herpes Virus n all me health isshuez…
    Me told her me wuud bee carefull…she siad she wuud fink ’bout it n maybee take me out when we get a bit more snow….me wuud lub to sniff it n feel it on me toesiez 😉
    MUm finkz me flipped me lid so to speek, MOL!
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

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  14. How awesome!!! We are so glad you joined us and blogged for peace November 4th. Your peace globe is very special.
    Thank you for writing so tenderly about your family and the values you learned. An inspiring peace post.

    This is #8934 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com
    Peace to you and yours always,
    Mimi

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    • Hi Miss Mimi…..thanks for your note…….it’s always my pleasure to be involved in the Blog For Peace every year – we wish above all things that there would be peace throughout the world. We’ll see you again this year!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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