Teaser Tell All



My Friends we have a FIRST on my Tuesday Teaser………that’s right – for the first time EVER, WordPress recorded THREE SIMULTANEOUS “First Commenters” yesterday when the Teaser went live.   That’s right THREE…………all of them came in at 8:05AM EST.   But before I tell you the lucky three AND who was the “First Right Guesser”, here’s the Teaser from yesterday once more!


Pretty building isn’t it?   Well, first of all let me thank my Guest Teaser who provided the photos – Dianna from “These Days of Mine” blog (my girlcatfriend Sundae’s Mom!!).   THANK YOU MISS DIANNA!   You get this little badge, THEN I will tell everyone where the photos were taken and something about them!

Thanks Austin and Miss Carolyn!

Thanks Miss Dianna!

Cool huh?    Some of you were convinced that the photos were taken during a recent visit by our company from “across the pond” but they weren’t!   GOTCHA!   Here’s some info about Bacon’s Castle……….

“The photos are of a beautiful spot in Surry County, Virginia called “Bacon’s Castle”.   Built in 1665, it’s the oldest brick dwelling in the United States and has the oldest English formal garden in North America.    Bacon’s Castle was originally home to a prosperous planter, Arthur Allen, and his family. Following Allen’s death, the house was inherited by his son, Major Arthur Allen II. A loyalist supporter of the colonial government and member of the House of Burgesses, Major Allen was driven from his house in 1676 by followers of the patriot rebel Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising later came to be known as Bacon’s Rebellion. The episode later gave Bacon’s Castle its name though the house remained in the Allen family until 1844.  The house has been owned by Preservation Virginia since 1973, when the last private owner died.   The other fun thing about Bacon’s Castle is that Miss Dianna’s ancestors occupied the house as caretakers at one point so she’s VERY familiar with the house and grounds and used to conduct tours of the structure which is still a popular tourist location in Southern Virginia.   Miss Dianna and her husband had their wedding there in fact – you will see Bacon’s Castle in the background in their wedding photo!”   (photo courtesy of Dianna Keen)


Who were the THREE “First Commenters”  – so fast on the keyboard that their comments came in at the EXACT same time??    Congratulations to Friends Furever, Easy Weimaraner, and Oliver and Calvin!    WOOT WOOT!!    You guys ALL get this:

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty's Day, 2015!

Easy Wins First Commenter on St. Patty’s Day, 2015!

Now, who was the “First Right Guesser” yesterday?   My good friend Flynn – that’s who!   Flynn was hot on the trail of the photos and figured it out first so Flynn my buddy, this is yours!


But Flynn wasn’t the only right guesser yesterday – either some of you hopped on Flynn’s bandwagon (haha) or guessed on your own, but those of you who guessed Bacon’s Castle in Virginia get this!


Were you one of the CLUELESS?  One of those left out in the cold with the Teaser photos and guessed wrong or had no idea?  You still get something for your time and effort lucky you!


Now wasn’t that just plain FUN?   I hope you do enjoy Tuesday Teasers………..I’ve noticed that I have fewer visitors on Tuesdays than we used to have and I’m sure part of that is because of the time differences, but also maybe because it’s not as much fun if you aren’t winning………..I’m sorry about that but I enjoy finding photos (or receiving them from YOU!) that we can all have some fun figuring out once a week and maybe learn a little something at the same time.   I’ll keep doing Teasers as long as there are Teaser fans…………..I promise!

TuesdayTeaserBadgeAre you a fan?  Declare yourself!!!!

Hugs and Happy Wednesday!




59 responses »

  1. Congrats FriendsFurever and Oliver&Calvin… if we move a little together we all can sit on the winners podium today :o) And a super congrats to Flynn, pawesome that you found this place!
    But this time I was close with VA, USA… better than Maine, huh?


    • Your human was pretty much right – Southern Virginia has a lot of beautiful old spots – this is just one of many but doesn’t it have a cool name??? BACON??????????? YUM!

      Hugs, Sammy


    • CONCATS!!!! Bacon’s Castle – a perfect spot for someone like ME right????? Well, my girlcatfriend Sundae lives very close to this place so that’s about as close as I’ll get!

      Hugs, Sam


  2. Concats to the first commenters. Am I allowed to concatulate myself for being first to get it right? I am surprised you haven’t moved in there Sammy with a name like Bacon’s castle.


    • CONCATS FLYNN on being FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!!! Yes of course you’re allowed to pat yourself on the back (which, considering we kitties are agile, you should be able to do!!!).

      Hugs, Sammy


  3. Sammy I was in bed again …mannnn I need to by some toothpicks and keep those peepers open! but you know what I would have said it was from England as I would have thought it was from Miss Michelle bwahhah so you would have got me there! what a stunning building and I am sure you could love there with that name!! you keep those teasers coming as they are great fun..and I only miss when I sleep..i guess I snooze I lose..but am an avid teaser fan 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx


  4. MOL, when we kept reading Bacon’s castle, we were thinking your cousin Bacon, MOL, oh we’re so lost, but we really love guessing and clearly we LOVE the colour green and our favorite song right now is Its not easy being green by Kermit the Frog 🙂 We were so excited to be one of the first commenters. Congrats to all the winners. We are great fans of the teaser, we love all the interaction, we never win, but its fun to read all the comments and see who is right!


    • Hi guys! Congrats again on being one of the first commenters yesterday. Bacon’s Castle – a perfect place for someone who adores bacon to live right? HAHAHA My Mom and Dad have toured this place and it’s pawsome (and haunted!!!). Glad you enjoy the Teaser………I do enjoy trying to fool everybody once a week!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy


  5. Sammy, (and Pam), it was quite an honor to provide photos for this week’s Teaser. Concats to the winners (and the three readers who tied for first commenter!). Bacon’s Castle is special to my heart. If any of your readers ever have a chance to visit, they should!
    Thanks again!
    Dianna (and Sundae)




    • Well Madi, it really was a toughie – please don’t let your Mom feel bad about it OK? Flynn’s Mom probably has some kind of psychic ability (!!!) because he’s been winning First Guesser a lot lately!!!!!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy


    • Just like you would do any other artwork on your sidebar, you download the badge from Scouts or me or wherever to your Picture File – then UPLOAD it to your Media File/Library on WordPress. It will assign a “name” to your photo. Then you will go to your Dashboard and find your “Widgets” – and add an “image” to your sidebar! A little window will need to be filled out with the file name that WP gave to your photo but after you get it in there and click SAVE it will appear on your sidebar! Confusing? Maybe – but there’s a tutorial about all of that on WP. YOU CAN DO IT!

      Hugs, Pam and Sam


  7. Like I said Sammy…CLUELESS!! 😉
    Bacon Castle…I know a certain pig who would like to live in his ‘own’ castle 😉
    Love & ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen
    (Siddhartha Henry is hanging his head in shame, lol…)


    • HAHA! I thought about Bacon’s Castle being the ideal spot for Bacon our friend BUTTTT I think he’s living in a nicer, warmer place which, because he’s there, IS his very OWN Bacon’s Castle!!

      Hugs, Uncle Sammy

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  8. Sammy, Mom says she wants to visit this place. Have your humans been there? They should take you, as the name has bacon in it. We got a green again. MOL! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


    • Hi KB Gang! Your Mom should visit – it’s just across the state from you – and it’s right outside the town where Miss Dianna and her husband and my girlcatfriend Sundae live…………it’s a pretty building and SO OLD!

      Hugs, Sammy


  9. Aaaaw Sammy we luv dat foto of you wiff da little hat. You look so……Sherlock Holmesy. All you need now is a pipe. NNot knmow why, just daat old English look we guess. MOL Hope yous hav a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


    • OH WOW!!!!!! OH WOW!!!!!! Now that’s something that I could wrap my tongue around….although I guess it would glue my lips shut and that would make it tough to EAT bacon……..gosh……….still it’s tempting!

      Hugs, Sammy


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