Jammin’ at Jamboree

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Hi Everyone!  Well the Cat Scouts Jamboree is finally over and I’ve been getting some extra naps in back here at home now……..I needed them.   I’m constantly reminded that I am NOT a “Kit Scout” (what we call young cats!) but am a Senior Catizen (haha).   Anyway, here’s some info on the last day or two.

You know that I had been selected by Denmaster as one of two candidates for “The Order of the Arrowhead” honor……and to receive the honor I would have to spend one night in the Wilderness in a loincloth, with one batch, a blanket, semaphore flags, and a compass.   I survived that – and received my beautiful white sash for my uniform as a member of The Order of the Arrowhead.

Embarrassed but ready to take the challenge!

Embarrassed but ready to take the challenge!

YAY - I made it back after spending the night in the wilderness!

YAY – I made it back after spending the night in the wilderness!

The origins of that honor by the way are for real……….and are interesting too!   Here’s what Denmaster told us:

The Order of the Arrowhead (OA) recognizes Cat Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowhead Cats are known for maintaining camping traditions, skills and spirit, and providing cheerful and selfless service to others.
The Order of the Arrowhead was originally called The Order of the Naabaawewanwi, the Ojibwe Indian word for arrowhead. Finding Naabaawewanwi too difficult for many scouts to pronouce, we now use the English translation. The tribe name Ojibwe may have originated from their word “ojiibwabwe” meaning “those who cook\roast until it puckers.” Ojibwe are also commonly known as Chippewa. The Ojibwe culture was popularized by “The Song of Hiawatha” by Longfellow.
The roots of the skills you learn in Cat Scouting can often be traced to Indian cultures like the Ojibwe. We honor the 566 Federally Recognized Tribes in the U.S.
through the Order of the Arrowhead for their reverence for nature, their ability to live off the land, and their perseverence in the face of adversity.

As if that weren’t enough excitement, there was also a promotions ceremony last night – with a LOT of Scouts being bumped up a rank for all their hard work in Scouts…………well, I was SHOCKED when my name was one of five Scouts who was promoted to the highest rank in Cat Scouts………..SABERTOOTH!    How cool is that?   I was speechless (and that’s a rare occasion for me as you probably have guessed by now).    My besties Scouts Raz, Gracie, Mauricio and Nibbler were also promoted to Sabertooth.   We’re working on a cool new “avatar” for us to use on Scouts now that we’re Sabertooths and this was my suggestion – what do you think??????

SAMSABERTOOTHUNIFORM

See my beautiful Order of the Arrowhead Sash??????

Congratulations to all my Cat Scouts

friends who were also promoted!

Here we are this morning getting loaded up into a fleet of hippie buses that Denmaster had arranged for us to use to drive back to Headquarters from the Jamboree Camp.   Pretty cool wheels huh??

Beep Beep - All aboard Rumblers!!

Beep Beep – All aboard Rumblers!!

YES we have a blast at Cat Scouts……………….you might think about joining us – just go HERE to find out what you have to do.   If you DO join up – consider joining my Troop – we are the WORLDWIDE WILDCATS!!

Tomorrow is Tuesday Teaser you know……………….just thought I’d better remind you……………….!!!!!   Random time for the post so be on your toes (or paws) !!

TEASER TOMORROW  and

HUGS TODAY!!!!  

Sabertooth Scout Sammy

P.S.   Starting tomorrow, November 18th and going through November 25th, my Mom’s mystery novel will again be on sale for NINETY-NINE CENTS in the Kindle version………most of you have read it by now I bet but if you haven’t, and you love a good mystery – consider taking advantage of this FABULOUS deal!!!    There’s a link on my HOME page sidebar that will take you RIGHT to Amazon Kindle.   WOOT!

P.S.S.   Please send my dear sweet friend Nylablue and her Mum Sherri-Ellen some prayers and purrs…………..tomorrow Nylablue may be taking the trip to Summerland (Rainbow Bridge) due to her multiple medical issues………..we hope her trip is peaceful and full of love…………..

SADKITTY

 

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We are Angel Sammy and Teddy......! When I went to the Rainbow Bridge in December 2016, my Mom and Dad adopted Teddy from the same shelter where they got me 17 years ago.......he's a cutie......I'm teaching him ALL I know. It's great that I can continue blogging from the Bridge - we have great wi-fi up here! Teddy and I will tell you all about our adventures together AND we have some fun blog features every week too. It's nice to meet you..........have fun with TWOSPOILEDCATS!

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  1. We’re soooooo glad you made it back after spending the night in the wilderness! That must have been pretty scary! 😉 Congrats on getting promoted! This is so cool! 😀 Happy Monday, sweetie! xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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  2. We ares o proud of you Sammy in achieving not only the lovely white sash for your daring night in the bush but in becoming a Sabertooth! way to go ..and we are ready for Teaser..or are we ?? …we also have Nylablue and her mum in our hearts at this time…we all know this part of having loved pets and we all are heartbroken by it…loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Thanks for being proud of me winning that Order of the Arrowhead sash AND being purrrrmoted to Sabertooth! GRRRRRR (trying to sound fierce but I’m not yet awake!). Nylablue leaving us is a very sad thing but bless her heart, she’s been trying to go off to Summerland for a long time – she has so many illnesses I’m sure she will be at long last able to REST and be free of discomfort and that’s what I’m happy about.

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Layla!!! How is everyone at your house? Glad you like my special sash…..I was so excited (even though I had to do that wilderness challenge to get it!). Three thirty is PRETTY LATE! I hope you got some sleep – maybe with some curled up kitties by your side?

      Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Wow, Sammy! I am so impressed with all your Cat Scouts honors: Sabertooth!
    We will definitely be sending purrs and prayers for Nylablue and her family….. it’s always sad to hear that news.
    😦
    Love, Sundae

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    • Thanks Sundae! Yes – keep Nylablue’s Mom in your heart and prayers tomorrow – Nylablue will be in a peaceful, quiet place forever but her Mom will grieve for a very long time I’m sure…..it’s been quite a journey for them.

      Love, Sammy

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    • Thanks for the concats on my promotion! I was very surprised………yes, tomorrow is the day Nylablue’s Mum is going to let her go to “Summerland” (the Bridge)…….a sad day but at least Nylablue will be out of pain and feeling wonderful again…..

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Well you know dear boys there is a Dog Scouts too……………I didn’t realize it but if you google Dog Scouts there it is!!!! You guys would be running it in short order I’m sure!!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  4. Congratulations on your sash- that is impressive. My Sammy is even more in awe of you now than he was before. We are sad about Nylablue and praying for a miracle.

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    • I was so amazed to get that Order of the Arrowhead honor……..so was Nibbler – we had NO IDEA. We also didn’t know we were going to be promoted to the highest level rank in Cat Scouts! All of us are thrilled. Nylablue will at long last be at peace and out of pain and discomfort – she leaves a lot of friends behind and will meet a lot of them that have gone before her in what she calls “Summerland”. We are sad……

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Oh I agree!!!!!! Bacon all around in honor of how well MANY of us did at Scouts. Nylablue has been sick for a very long time – with a lot of chronic and debilitating medical problems but her Mom has an exceptional vet (and dedication to her cat!) and has kept Nylablue going and in pretty good shape for quite a while. One of the meds she HAD to take to treat one of her medical problems has caused her to get diabetes and she can’t have shots…..so it’s time for Nylablue to have a well-deserved rest…….we hate to see any friend leave our circle but Nylablue has hung in for so long – it’s been amazing.

      Love and Hugs and Happy SNOWY Tiny Ten!
      Sammy and Mom

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    • Thanks Brian…..I think everyone who knows her has the sads about Nylablue…..maybe we should try to be happy that her discomfort and her OWN “sads” are about at an end……..she will always be with her Mum in spirit!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • I can’t believe that idiot flag man had the nerve to show up after we tossed him out on his ear after the last Quest! Thank heavens in our case Raz was able to keep up while he whipped those flags around because I COULD NOT! Old eyes can’t move that fast!!!! Congratulations to you and EVERYONE who was at the Jamboree and did SO very well.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  5. ConCATS on your purrmotion AND being a member of The Order of the Arrowhead. The Jamboree sure was full of excitement! Sampson got purrmoted to Cougar rank. Went right from Tenderpaw to Cougar. He is beyond thrilled. And is very excited for you too. He is now looking forward to the trip to the North Pole!!!

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    • I was SOOOOOOOOOO excited for Sampson – Denmaster felt he deserved a double promotion and so do I. Sampson is a SUPER Scout……….The trip to the North Pole will be TONS of fun I promise!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  6. Congratulations and what an honor to be promoted. You must have been very brave (terrified) to stay in the wilderness all by yourself. Wear your white dash proudly
    Lily & Edward

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  7. Hey buddy I was so happy you got such a huge honor. You work so hard at Scouts and in the blogosphere you deserve a lot of recognition. I love that Saber tooth graphic my furend
    We are all purring for dear Nylablue. What a long trip it has been but she has been blessed with a loving owner and friends who have helped during the past year and a half
    Timmy

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    • That’s very nice of you to say Timmy….I was so excited for EVERYONE who got purrmoted – Einstein is Tenderpaw First Class and the BEST DARN BUGLER there EVER was!! I think all of us have a lot to be proud of for just pawticipating in things like Quests and Jamborees and doing out best. I know what you mean about Nylablue – she really has had a VERY hard journey but was very lucky that her Mum “understood” her and did everything possible to keep her here – and comfortable for quite along time. I’m sure we’ll be greeted by her one day in “Summerland” when our turn comes.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Sammy, you truly deserve all the awards and accolades! You work so hard in everything you (and your Mom) do! I don’t think I’ve ever made it to a scout ceremony yet, let alone be promoted!! MOL Oh well, some of us have to be in the troops!! 🙂

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    • Oh Austin what a kind thing to say………maybe one of these days your Mom will have more time to pop you into things at Scouts. But really it just isn’t about promotions and all that stuff – it’s about FUN and being there when you can is truly enough. We all love you there (and here!). Just do what you can and who knows – one of these days you may be surprised!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  9. We had a great time at the Jamboree and were so proud of you and Nibbler advancing to the Order of the Arrowhead. We’re also so proud of all the Scouts who got purrmoted and especially to the new Sabertooth Scouts!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  10. You’re a Sabretooth?….concats Sammy! I must have freaked out after my promotion to Lion cause I don’t remember. No, I didn’t have too many nipitinis. The Order of the Arrowhead is a great honour Sammy. I am so happy for you and Nibbler. Is there a badge/picture of the Lion so I can stick it all over the house. Mom would like that. I guess you know by now Nylablue’s sugar levels were much better and she has a reprieve until Saturday. A fine meezer, that girl is.

    (((Shoko)))

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    • No I didn’t know Nylablue has a reprieve……this is what happened last time she “almost went to Summerland”. Well I’m happy for her as long as she’s feeling OK and in no pain. Yes I’m a Sabertooth along with Gracie, Raz, Mauricio and Nibbler……and concats to you Madame Lion!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  11. Hip hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooree, Sammy is a Sabertooth and so is me! As Cheermaster for the Wolverines, I couldn’t resist. Concats to my best pal and the most pawsomest Scout ever. *salute and a manly hug* Mau

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    • Thanks Mau and you know how I feel about you too – isn’t it pawsome that we’re Sabertooths together AND the first batch EVER of Scouts of that rank? I’m so thrilled…………I even changed the Wildcats Group page icon to ME in my sash and Sabertooth background! I couldn’t resist!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. “Saburrtooth Sammy”!!! Dat haz a nice ring to it me furend!! Conkatulayshunz on yer purrmoshun!! Well deeserved fer shure! N Yer not a ‘Senior Katizen’ in mind…no siree yer a young vibrant kittehboy up fer adventure n fun!!!
    Haz me eber told me how much me admirez ya Sammy???
    **paw kissez** Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0

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  13. Me doez me best Sammy!! Me iz tryin to bee bery brave (fer Mum of coarse so she not go to peecez) n me triez to bee a guud furend.
    Me finkz we haz mutuall admirashun so-sigh-etee group here 😉 Me iz so proud of ya fer takin yer meddycashun n doin eventz n keepin busy!!! N lubbin yer Mum n Dad too.
    *paw kissez* Nylablue ❤

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    • We owe our humans a lot don’t we Nylablue…..they take the very best care of us, love us unconditionally no matter WHAT we do, and are with us through our lives until the end of things here…..then we wait to see them again in Summerland……it’s a wonderful thing. Makes me happy to know that’s the way it will be for you and me too!

      Love, Sammy

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  14. Yow Sammy we ARE da fortunate onez fer shure!!!
    Mum purromised me she will find a new kitteh sumtime down da road n diz iz guud. She will nose Lub again 😉 Butt she sayz she will need time aftur me leevez which me understandz…. 😉 Me iz gonna bee a hard act to follow, MOL!
    *paw kissez* Nylablue xxxxx

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    • Nylablue we kitties when we leave can’t EVER be replaced because we are each special little stars visiting from the heavens to keep our humans company for a while – then we must return……..but in our place – when our humans are READY – we send our humans another kitty to care for and help, and guide, and teach….and your Mum will have that in time too – when you see she’s ready, you can send one to her with your blessing – she will know that you are STILL there in spirit in the new little kitty! I think it’s a wonderful arrangement myself…..!!!!

      Love, Sammy

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  15. 😉 Dat iz rite Sammy….Mingflower sent me to Mum here 3 monthz aftur she had left fer Summerland…me will do da same fer Mum too….
    Me won’t let Mum stay sad fer too long. She iz purrty calm today which iz guud.
    Me had me Innsulin at home wif Aunti Anne n me not eben feel it! 😉
    Diz not so bad at all.
    *paw kissez* Nylablue xxxxx

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  16. ConCats Sammy, yous deserve da purrmotions fur sure. Yous one pawsum cat too. Luv da foto, dat’s purretty cool. and ConCats to yous mommy. Hope she selss a lot of books.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Hi Marty! Thanks my friend – we’re happy your Mom enjoyed Mom’s book AND yes indeedy – we have a BLAST at Scouts – we were surprised that Denmaster gave us all hippie buses to drive home from the Jamboree!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  17. 😉 Me wriggled a bit today when Aunti Anne gave me da Innsulin butt it not hert. Just one more injeckshun tomorrow….well of da Innsulin…
    Caturday will bee 2 needlez n me will rsoar off to Summerland…. 😉
    Me iz beein brave as me can n so iz Mum!
    Lub ya Sammy ❤
    **paw kissez** Nylablue xxxxxx

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    • Mom and I will be sending love and strength to you and your Mum on Saturday – you can COUNT on that Nylablue……so many of your friends will be doing the same……….you will have a peaceful journey to a most wonderful and beautiful place………..I promise!

      Love, Sammy

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  18. Yow Sammy me n Mum had a guud sesshun last nite; we iz now at peece wif me leevin tomorrow. Iz all rite; me iz not afraid anymore….wishin ya all da best n Miss Pam n Dad too…me nose ya will take care of each other fer a long time to come…
    All me ❤ LUB ❤ Nylablue ❤

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    • Just relax…………and slip away in Mum’s arms as you glide on a cloud to Summerland. All of who love you will hold you in our hearts……believe that……….there’s nothing to be afraid of. New beginnings…….and new friends……and no pain.

      Love, Sammy

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