Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins AND Shopping!



It’s time to Fill In some sentences! 

Friendly Fill-ins are co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15and Meowing and are a WHOLE lot of fun – if you wanna join in, just click on one of their links and using the linky widget add your blog with your own fill-ins………it sure is fun finding stuff out about each other!

Mom and I are BOTH filling in this week – my responses are in GREEN and Mom’s are in BROWN….

1. I deserve a treat today for letting Mom sleep most of the night.

2. My favorite magazine is one that is comfortable to lie on for a snooze.
3. Recently, I threw up – in fact it was this morning which is VERY recent!.

4. Even though  it’s raining today, I  insisted on going out to eat some grass .

1.Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day!

2. My favorite magazine is Country Living.
3. Recently, I turned 69    .

4. Even though I need to lose weight , I can’t resist snacking all the time!  .

There you have it!   Fill-ins from me and my Mom!    Thank you Miss Annie and Miss Ellen for such a FUN hop!
See you in the grocery store aisles!!

Can I ride in the cart Mom?????

Now for my NEXT activity, I will pawticipate in Bacon and Fozziemum’s “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD” event – and this week we are to share information on any “one pot meal”.   
My Mom often uses her crockpot to start dinner early in the morning on those days when she will be running errands or just away from home all day with my Dad on a little day trip somewhere.    She has TWO crockpots – a smaller one and a jumbo one.  
This recipe is one of my Dad’s FAVORITE meals…………..Mom will make this for Dad when she knows she won’t be home for dinner because while HE loves it, Mom isn’t as nuts about it as he is.   It’s easy too………TOTALLY.

Short Ribs In Beer Over Rice (or Noodles)


One package short ribs (enough for however many people you’re feeding!) Price:  Angus Beef Short Ribs Bone-In $7.99 lb.


One onion sliced Price:  Yellow Onion $.16


One can stewed tomatoes (drained) Price:  14.5 oz. can $.79


One beer (any kind will do!!) Price:  $1.33 (for one bottled Bud Light!)


Enough rice for however many people you’re feeding (noodles work too!) Price:  Uncle Ben’s White Instant Rice, 32 oz. $4.59


Throw everything into the crockpot together (except for rice or noodles)……………and turn on low – let it cook until dinner time or until ribs are tender and falling off the bone.   Make enough rice for everyone to have some in a bowl to put their ribs with some of the “juice/gravy” on it.   YES you can eat with a fork or a spoon depending on whether you want to have any of the juice on top – my Dad likes that because he eats nice buttery rolls with his short ribs and that juice is “MMMMMMM-GOOOOOOD!” he says.

YES it’s housecleaning day – and the usual crowd was here to help my Old Mom and Dad and Old Me out to get this place ship-shape for another week.   We don’t make much mess at our age (well, maybe I do because I shed and need help with my litterbox and occasionally throw up)…….thank heavens my Mom and Dad don’t do those things either.   They can’t shed – neither of them has much hair…….they don’t use a litterbox (thankfully so I have it ALL to myself) and they never throw up (YAY!).

The cleaners were in and out in a flash!


BAM!  Done!

Now I can sleep…………without anyone bothering me………..saving up my energy to eat bacon tomorrow……………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ahhhh......NAP TIME!

Ahhhh……NAP TIME!

Ta Ta Til Tomorrow! 

Love Sammy

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Greetings Poetry Lovers!


We’re working our way to the end of the “GREAT POETRY PROJECT” as we slowly sneak up on the letter Z…..

But today we are going to do “P” !  (wait…..that doesn’t sound right…..well you know what I mean!)



By Sammy Kimmell, 9/29/16

I am a cat who loves to purr

No question of that as I am sure

A happy boy I am it’s true

My purr is LOUD so that’s a clue.

When I was tiny we played hide and seek

I would find a spot and ’round corners I’d peek

Mom would try to find me but I hid well

I was so tiny and wore no bell.

She used to locate me quite easily

My purr was so very LOUD you see…

I loved those days and playing that game

Now I can’t hear her calling my name….

I no longer play that game with her

But on her lap I’ll purr and purr.

So that’s my “P”…………how about you?   Did you think of a “P” Poem to share with all of us today?   If so, you can post it in my comments OR post it on your own blog and put your link in my comments so we can read your poem today.   I just love reading all of yours and I’m so happy many of you are enjoying exercising your poetic selves on Thursdays with ME!

I hope you have a PERFECT (say…that’s a P word!) Thursday……………………..I’m going to I just know it – complete with LOUD PURRRRRRRS!


Love, Sammy the Poet

Oui Oui!  Today is LETTER "P" !!

Oui Oui! Today is LETTER “P” !!

Teaser Tell All


Class Is In Session!


Howdy Class!   Thanks for being here for the BIG UNVEILING of the details on yesterday’s TOUGHIE TEASER!

We owe a big thank you to our Guest Teaser for the photo which really had people guessing spots all over the planet………………………before we talk about that, let’s tell you who the FIRST COMMENTER was yesterday morning bright and early!     AND – it was only one person this time around instead of a 23-way tie (hahahaha)………….who was it?   It was Raz from FRIENDS FUREVER and he gets this little gem:


Now for the scoop on the photo…………………….this photo was sent in by our excellent friends the Kitties Blue and their Mom Janet from THE CAT ON MY HEAD – and here’s one more look at it!


A totally COOL panoramic shot of………………ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (which is where the Kitties Blue live!)

What a pip of a photo this was……….the mountains fooled a lot of folks and even the close-up detail photo I also posted didn’t help – someone said they enlarged it and saw a lot of McDonalds signs around but since those are EVERYWHERE they couldn’t tell what town this was.    HAHAHA     Anyway, thank you so much Kitties Blue because:

Nobody Guessed It !!!!!

That’s right…………..we have NO “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” nor do we have any “RIGHT GUESSERS” for this Teaser and congratulate the Kitties Blue for stumping EVERYONE this week.



Now, I know that you realize that EVERYONE will be “wearing the green” this time around since nobody got it………….so at least if you’re ALL getting a Greenie today, there’s a lot of you who will say “Another Greenie?  Oh Darn!!”…………but remember – Green isn’t so bad… it’s a cute badge right?    Here’s yours!


SO – please tune in next Tuesday for another exciting Teaser – – – – if you think you have one that might fool everybody, send it to me – I’ll use it sometime and we’ll see if you can be as good as Kitties Blue and fool EVERYBODY!!!     Email me with your photo at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com.


See You Next Week!


The Prof Has Left The Building!



Tuesday Teaser


Good Morning Class!


Here we are again on a Tuesday about to examine a mystery photo and try to figure out WHERE it was taken!   Are you up for it?  Do you know your geography better THIS week than you did LAST week????   I say we give it a go – don’t you?

First, may I invite you to make a COMMENT on this blog post – and I mean NOW – why?  Because the person who comments on this post FIRST, will get an award/badge!

TEASERBADGESUMMER16-1Yes, bragging rights to the fact that you were ALERT enough to be here the minute we went live with the Teaser and you got yourself a badge to prove it!  So go ahead and comment then pop back for more fun.  

Today’s Teaser is a GUEST TEASER……………and I personally think it’s a toughie.  Yeah you’ve heard me say that before and someone has guessed it right away but this one is TOUGH.   Let’s see how things go today.   First, let’s see if our ever cheerful (we hope), ever bubbly (if she wasn’t out partying all night), ever wacky (if she hasn’t taken her medication today) Suzie Q has a cheer for you to get you on the right track for guessing………Suzie?

Today we've got a toughie A really, truly roughie Don't pull out your hair Or wet your underwear Just put on your thinking caps That ought to be a snap Examine the Teaser photo C'mon and give it a go-go! Sorry I can't give you a clue I really, truly do Just give it your best shot C'mon and get RED HOT! GO GO GO Don't be slow Beat the rest You're the best!

Today we’ve got a toughie
A really, truly roughie
Don’t pull out your hair
Or wet your underwear
Just put on your thinking caps
That ought to be a snap
Examine the Teaser photo
C’mon and give it a go-go!
Sorry I can’t give you a clue
I really, truly do
Just give it your best shot
C’mon and get RED HOT!
Don’t be slow
Beat the rest
You’re the best!

Thank you Suzie – that was a good one – well, maybe the wet underwear puts a damper (hahaha) on things but basically, you have a positive cheer here that will get everyone BUSY! 

Mr. Silver Briefcase – could you bring in the photo and display it on the board for the students please?????

Hurry and unlock me...I'm desperate......which way to the litterbox?

Hurry and unlock me…I’m desperate……which way to the litterbox?


Because you might be able to examine it closely I am giving you a “close up” of part of this shot just as an added clue!


SO, what do you think?   Where was this photo taken?   What city/town/village are you looking at and WHERE is it (state or country)?    Get busy – look for clues, and guess because you MIGHT win one of these badges!

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on today’s photos gets this:


Anyone else who guesses correctly but is NOT first gets this:


And if you’re brave and make a guess BUT you are NOT right, you get to take home a GREENIE:


GOOD LUCK CLASS!   Meet back here tomorrow for the TELL ALL and we’ll see who wins what!

Don't be absent tomorrow - you know you wanna guess AND you want to win a badge right? Gotta guess to win!

Don’t be absent tomorrow – you know you wanna guess AND you want to win a badge right? Gotta guess to win!

The Prof

Pre-Tease Monday!


It’s That Time Again….


Yep – this is your Monday Early Warning system notifying you that tomorrow we will have Geography Class and present to you for your viewing pleasure and frustration (haha) another exciting TEASER photo that you will have to figure out WHERE it was taken.

You best be prepared for whatever is posted – you never know when it will pop up in your inbox either so keep ALERT!    Once it goes live, you might have a chance to be the first person to COMMENT on the blog posting in which case you win this!


AND, from then on it’s just a matter of who is FIRST to guess where the photo was taken, because they win something, THEN the others who guess correctly win something and last but never lease is the GREENIE BRIGADE which is the award given to those who are CLUELESS on Tuesdays!!!!   Everybody wins something.




Will it be a GUEST TEASER photo?  Maybe.   Will it be tough to guess?  Maybe.   You will simply have to wait and see…………..but in either case, make sure you play along with us because we have fun on Tuesdays around here.



I think I must be SQUARE!

I think I must be SQUARE!


Professor Sammy will be waiting to see you in the classroom!

Don't be absent !

Don’t be absent !

The Prof !

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop Time!



Time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop hosted by The Cat On My Head…….

Today I think I didn’t QUITE get the timer on my camera set properly as it snapped me as I was still sneaking a quick drink of water before posing for my selfie.   DARN….and I wanted to look RIGHT AT THE CAMERA for a change.  Oh well……you win some, you lose some!


Maybe all the cool effects Mom and I added will distract from the fact I’m NOT looking at YOU!

Wanna join the hop?  Just click the badge below and go to The Cat On My Head, use the Linky tool to enter your blog address and you’re IN!   Cool! 


Have a peaceful Sunday!  

Hugs, Sam


Baconia Is Beckoning!



IT’s good to be King…….sleeping in on a Saturday is a perk……although as King I can perk all day if I wanna!  

But like the “song of the siren” I am being called to the kitchen for breakfast……….

And my policy is NEVER IGNORE A SIREN………so up I shall get from my Kingly bed!


“Come this way!   We have bacon!”

Uhhuh sure…… least I know the Royal Mom really DOES have bacon…you sirens I don’t trust!

I am here Mother dear!

I am here Mother dear!

Let’s get the bacon flowing shall we??????   Your Royal Son needs some energy to face the day……….after a night of dreaming about bacon, I am SO ready for some!

The royal cook did not disappoint......the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

The royal cook did not disappoint……the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

AND the kitchen staff seems to be happy with what they got today for breakfast too!   Gotta keep the troops happy you know….happy troops means happy castle!

I’ll take my place at the head of the table now……………..

Thanks Mom - this is enough for my appetizer - keep it comin' !!

Thanks Mom – this is enough for my appetizer – keep it comin’ !!

Now that things are right in my Royal World here in Baconia, I will bid you a fond adieu and hope that you too are rewarded for your loyal service to your human by receiving an appropriate share of BACON!!!!!

I shall now move to the Throne Room…….Ta Ta!


Happy Saturday!

The King……….




Fun Friday Fill-Ins!


YAY!  Here we go again with “Filling In”


This is a fun blog hop sponsored jointly by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing and every week we have fun deciding if Mom, me, or both of us will FILL IN the sentences that our hosts provide us with!

Mom is taking care of filling in today – I hope she does a good job…………you never know for sure with humans!    Here are this week’s sentences to complete and Mom’s responses are in BLUE!

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was one of the James Bond movies – we NEVER go to the movies as you can tell because the James Bond movie was one of the FIRST ONES!!!!.
2. The title of my autobiography would be borrowed from a Frank Sinatra song title – it would be called “I Did It My Way” because I HAVE!

3. I would love to learn how to crochet but there’s no hope for me -I tried knitting years ago and made a 20 foot scarf because I didn’t know but one stitch…haha .
4. I am glad that I learned that life is too short to sweat the small stuff, because believing that, the BIG stuff I’ve had to face has been easier to get through.

Now that was fun!   I look forward to this every week don’t you?   Visit one of the host blogs and join up if you want to OR just hop around and see what you can find out about some of your blogging buddies who are pawticipating……….it’s interesting to be sure.
Our fabulous group of cleaners is back today – the ones we had last week………..but we did HEAR from the Broomhildas!   They are in California cleaning celebrity homes now – they got so famous they can pick and choose who they want to work for…….just think – Mom and I LAUNCHED the Broomhildas into fame.   Too bad we didn’t become their agents and sign them up for a cut of the action huh?     DARN!
Well we’re happy for them………..and our other cleaners are good but not interested in “going pro”……………they like us “little guys” and do a mighty fine job………..!   I actually do a few little things to help them out – Mom and Dad take care of the yard and I’m snoopervising inside AND helping a bit.


I'm ready!

I’m ready!

I'm good at replacing toilet paper in our bathrooms!  Well.....sort of!

I’m good at replacing toilet paper in our bathrooms! Well…..sort of!

Have a super Friday and great weekend……………I’ll be serving up bacon tomorrow if you’re in the neighborhood of my castle here in BACONIA!     Til we meet again!

Filling In Hugs,  Sammy



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Welcome Poetic Peeps!


Happy Poetic Thursday everyone – time to exercise our creativity (yes friends we all have some of that creativity stuff but sometimes we need to jumpstart it!) and write a poem.    We’re working our way through the alphabet with this little exercise and have reached the letter “O” !    So today I will have an ODE to O.


by Sammy Kimmell, 9/22/16

I am an “ONLY” cat

Yet so much more than that…

Although I am an “ONLY”

I am never, ever lonely.

My “ONLY” life is busy

At times it makes me dizzy!

I’m “ONLY” one spoiled cat

There are others, I’m sure of that!

“ONLY” I shall be

Until my soul flies free.

There you have it………….I squeezed off another one and am getting closer and closer to the BIG Z which will finish this fun alphabetic journey of poetry…………I hope you’re having fun crafting your own poems OR just reading mine.   If you have a contribution to the letter “O” this week, please post your poem in my comments, OR, if you’ve put your poem on your blog, share the link to it in my comments……………..we all love a good poem from time to time right????????????????

Stay happy….keep a poem in your heart!

Love, Poetic Sam

I'm a poet and I know it!

I’m a poet
and I know it!


Please light a candle for all those anipals who are in shelters just waiting – sometimes for WAY too long – to find their FOREVER HOME………..we all deserve to have that kind of happiness – we are so full of love and want to share it with the world…….we hope that maybe “Remember Me Thursday” will be a lucky day for some…..that their FOREVER comes to take them HOME.



Teaser Tell All Time!!


Tell It Like It Is…..


Hello students of geography – and welcome to another Wednesday when we learn who has been studying like a good student and who needs to hit the books before NEXT Tuesday!

First, let me thank our pawsome GUEST TEASER for yesterday’s photo………….THANK YOU to Miss Layla of Cat Wisdom 101 for sending in that great photo of a “lobster in space” flying above some city getting fresh air and pointing direction for anyone caring to know where the wind is coming from!

Thank you Miss Layla for the fabulous TEASER photo of 9/20/16!!

Thank you Miss Layla for the fabulous TEASER photo of 9/20/16!!

And WHERE did Miss Layla take the photo?   Well, she snapped it down on the Boston Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts!    A couple of you even guessed the actual building the weathervane is on!  BRAVO…………………but who gets what today……….I know you’re just dying to know!

First off, we had a TIE for First Commenter – and it was a “Tie Made In Heaven” because it was Raz of Friends Furever AND Madi of Down Home in NC and as we all know (unless you’ve been hiding under a rock) Raz and Madi are an ITEM and these two commented during the first minute the Teaser went live.    Concatulations to both of you and EACH of you get this:


And who was the lucky receiver of the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge this week?    It was our friends the Kitties Blue from The Cat On My Head – that’s who!   Concatulations to you all and this little beauty is YOURS:


Several other smarties were out there yesterday though and we had several other “Boston, Mass” answers so if you were one of them, this is yours!


Have no fear if you were wrong when you guessed…….maybe next week you’ll be lucky!  In the meantime, you can console yourself with one of these:


Who knows what our photo will be next week……………could be anywhere!   So you’d better be on your toesies by then so you can take a whack at the piñata of Teaser (hahaha).   Thanks for playing along and should you have a photo that you think would work for me to use, send it to me at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com !

I also thought I’d share some coolio photos with you……………you may recall that I told you the ever-fabulous and talented Miss Sharon of GENTLE STITCHES had designed and was making a couple of prototypes of a new tote she called the “Sammy Tote” – because she said she took the inspiration for it from ME ME ME!    That alone made my heart beat faster because I’ve never to my knowledge inspired anyone before BUT, guess what came in the mail from Australia yesterday??!!   That’s right – the world’s first Sammy Tote!    Mom tried to take a photo of me and her with the bag but I was squirmier than a greased pig (no offense Bacon) but Dad did squeeze this one out which is as close as it’s gonna get:

sammytote2Yep – I was less than cooperative for this photo shoot…………….Mom had Dad take a couple of others – one of her holding the tote and another of me giving the tote the SNIFF INSPECTION:

Hey - this smells like Australia!

Hey – this smells like Australia!

So darn cute - note the TAIL!

So darn cute – note the TAIL! The tote is nice and roomy too!

Miss Sharon tells us that the pattern for this cute tote will be available in December from and I am sure lots of people will want it – I’ve already seen on her blog at Gentle Stitches some other people are suggesting other anipals as “stars” of the tote but no matter what the future holes for the tote, I was FIRST and I was so surprised when I found out, and I will never forget Miss Sharon’s kindness.

AND – last but not least, I just thought I’d share that yours truly FORGOT that I was getting close to my 2,000 post………well, it came and went and I didn’t even notice it but still, I think it’s pretty cool that I’ve managed to squeeze out over 2,000 blogs since I started blogging in 2011.   Other interesting figures Mom saw on my stats page are:

228,500 views of my blog

28,810 Visitors so far

My BEST DAY ever was Oct. 30, 2013 when I had 708 views (it was my Halloween costume contest!)

AND……I have 636 WordPress followers and 195 Facebook followers

Thank you friends for having fun with me!

Tomorrow is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and it will be the letter “O” that we’ll do poems for – put your thinking caps on and share your poem about “O” here on my blog by putting the poem in comments OR leave your blog link here to your post so we can read your “O” poem……..I’m thinking WHAT to write about that starts with the letter “O”……..Ovaltine?  Ocean?  Olive Oil? 

See you tomorrow !!

Hugs, Sammy

Stars wear sunglasses, right?

Stars wear sunglasses, right?

One final note…… many of you have reported on YOUR blogs, we are now having problems with our comments on some of your blogs – particularly other WordPress blogs – showing up on your sites……..we have tried to send notes to most of you to please check your spam and “unspam” us so we don’t go to “neverland” in SPAMVILLE, but if you haven’t heard from me lately, check that spam…..chances are we’re there!