My Birthday Selfie

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to my little celebration of a new year, and an old cat…..well, I WOULD have been old if I had lived until today because today would have been my 17th birthday.    I’m going to celebrate it anyway even though I’m at the Rainbow Bridge, and I invite you to partake of a bit of New Year’s Day breakfast with me as we break in the new year.

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This picture of me is going to be my Sunday Selfie with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head………and after you’ve had some breakfast, you can head on over to their blog by clicking on their badge to join in the hop OR see all the other photos being posted today!

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Now, won’t you head on over to the buffet line, help yourself to whatever your heart desires, then have a seat and enjoy your first meal of the new year?    I’m serving a couple of old Southern traditional New Year’s Day items that my Mom INSISTED we have – black-eyed peas and cornbread!   They are supposed to bring you GOOD LUCK so even if you’re not crazy about black-eyed peas (I love them with lotsa butter!), take a few – we need all the luck we can get in the new year I think, don’t you?

If there’s something you’d like that’s not on the buffet – just ask and I’ll see that you get it……………….!

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Blackeyed Peas and cornbread for luck!

Blackeyed Peas and cornbread for luck!

Stuffed French toast....

Stuffed French toast….

BACON and mousie sausage!

BACON and mousie sausage!

Eggs benedict

Eggs benedict

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

crab cakes

crab cakes

Steamship Round of Beef

Steamship Round of Beef

Honey Ham

Honey Ham

Fried Chicken!

Fried Chicken!

Complete seafood buffet with life dead shrimp and all kinds of fish!

Complete seafood buffet with live dead shrimp and all kinds of fish!

Mimosas

Mimosas

Niptinis

Niptinis

coffee or hot chocolate (or tea!)

coffee or hot chocolate (or tea!)

Tarts and Pastries

Tarts and Pastries

All kinds of pies!

All kinds of pies!

Strawberry chocolate cake

Strawberry chocolate cake

I do hope you enjoy pigging out with me on this first day of a brand new year……………..and even though I didn’t QUITE make it to 17 – I’m definitely here in spirit – with you – my best buddies and pals.   What more could a guy ask for?    Well, maybe PEACE for the world in this new year – yeah – that’s what I’d ask for.

With Lots of Love,

Angel Sammy

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P.S.   Our sweet friend Nellie From Nellie On The Edge spent some time at the vet and was oh so very sick……she’s home and resting now but needs POTP and prayers.  Since she couldn’t go out and party for New Years (she is the ultimate party girl you know!) I decided to whisk her away to the Cat Scouts New Year’s Eve party for JUST ONE DANCE….didn’t want to tire her out but wanted to give her a brief night on the town.   Here we are!   Please stop by her blog and give her your HUGS.   She could use them for sure………….

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124 thoughts on “My Birthday Selfie

  1. Happy Birthday Sammy! It’s a great shame neither you not Eddie made it to 17 but what wonderful lives you lived :D. You are making us very hungry over here so we’ll just have to pop over and dive in !!!

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    • Please enjoy the buffet! We at the Bridge are having a feast up here too – Easy and I have already filled up on bacon (haha) and I think I see him heading for the lobster now……! Thanks for coming to my party and I hope you all have a really WONDERFUL 2017…………….from the bottom of my Angel heart.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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    • Thank you dear Herman and Mr. Bowie for coming to my birthday party/New Year’s Day celebration. I certainly think the Bridge is a beautiful place but I’d trade it all in a minute to be back home with my Mom and Dad……..I hope you dear friends have a really successful and HAPPY New Year!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  2. Happy Birthday, Sammy! Happy New Year to you and your family.

    That beef looks delicious. There’s no need to take the trouble of slicing it, I can manage it just as it is!

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    • Hi Clowie! Thank you for coming to my party! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your bipeds……I hope it’s a GREAT year for all of you too…….meanwhile, please go ahead and enjoy that beef – we have bunches more roasts in the kitchen to bring out so you could actually take this whole thing if you like and gnaw on it at your leisure!!!!!!

      Love and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
      Angel Sammy

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  3. Angel Sammy..i am sure that the gang at the bridge are putting on a real swanky party for you…Happy birthday darling boy..always our gingerbread man..loves Fozziemum and gang xxx

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    • Dear Fozziemum and gang…….thanks so much for coming to my birthday pawty…..kind of strange to have a birthday on New Year’s Day – but no matter what it is we’re celebrating today, I have all my friends around me and that means more than anything else. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you….let’s hope it’s a great one for everybody…..we deserve it!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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      • Not really strange at all Sammy..our daughter inlaws birthday is New Years eve..seems anytime is good for a party but a new year is even better..we sure do hope this year brings more than it takes! Pee ess your santa gift is STILL in New York ??? Has been for a week..yikes..it may get to Mum and Dad for Easter…crikey! XxxxLove Fozziemum

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    • Thank you for coming to my birthday party Kosmo! I’m glad you enjoyed all the foodables – I tried to have a little bit of EVERYTHING so everyone would get full tummies!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your Mom and Dad.

      Love, Angel Sam

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    • Oh indeed dear Austin……we do get the BEST of the BEST up here – bountiful bacon is just one of the little treats! Thanks for coming by on my birthday my friend…..I do hope you and your Mom have the VERY BEST of new years!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  4. There’s nothing at this party buffet that I don’t love – except maybe the black eyed peas. They seem like something I would roll around for 20 minutes, eventually chew, and then spit out on the rug. Happy Angel birthday, S. Have a fun celebration with all our buddies at the bridge. Hugs and bacon to all of you. xoxo

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Hi Cupcake! I hear you on the black-eyed peas but what saves them in my eyes is the fact they are swimming in delicious BUTTER! I do love BUTTER! HAHA Thanks for coming to my celebration dear friend and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your Mom!!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  5. Happy birthday at the Bridge dear Sammy. I don’t think black eyed peas sound the tastiest of foods, but if they bring good luck I will eat some. My mum got salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast with slices of french baguette. I had some salmon too but made sure I saved room for your amazing birthday buffet. Your card from your mum and dad is beautiful.
    To make things even better, the first selfie hop of 2017 and we are bookends again!

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    • Oh Flynn your New Year’s Day breakfast sounds delicious but I’m glad that you are going to have a bit of food from my birthday buffet too! The black-eyed peas and cornbread is a very old Southern tradition that my Mom grew up with. My Mom’s Mom was from Kentucky and so every New Year’s Day when my Mom was growing up, there was a bowl of black-eyed peas and some homemade cornbread among the breakfast delights on New Years Day. I quite like the peas because there’s a TON of butter on them and – well – I admit to being as much of a BUTTER fan as I am a BACON fan! I’m so happy we made it to bookends – when we added me this morning you were last in line and we hoped if we HURRIED we’d make it! AND WE DID! Happy New Year dear ginger friend……………stay healthy………and happy.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  6. Happy Birthday, Angel Sammy! And what better way to spend it than dancing away the night with a pretty lady cat! I bet she’s feeling more cheerful already. We love your wings and the picture of you and Nellie, they are just priceless. We might just want to come to this party. Are any of those pies or tarts made with peaches or paprika? Our New Year’s wish is to better enjoy the world of baking (not Ba-con, we’re leaving that to you) and we think we’ll start at your birthday party. Love from Peaches, Paprika and Carol http://www.peachesandpaprika.blogspot.com

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    • Hi Ladies! Oh indeed there is a peace pie and plenty of paprika on the foodables on the buffet line so HELP YOURSELVES! Glad you liked the photo of me and Queen Nellie partying it up at Cat Scouts. We hope that this is a GREAT YEAR for everyone and thanks for coming to my birthday celebration to start off the year!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  7. Aw, Happy Birthday, sweet Angel Sammy! And Happy New Year, too. What a great buffet! We are so sorry to hear that Nellie isn’t feeling well; we’ll slip right over and wish her the best!
    Love, Sundae

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  8. Happy Happy Happy birthday Angel Sammy!!! You look soooo handsome in your angel selfie!! You must have all the girl angels chasing after you! Puppydoc and Samantha would like to wish you a hundred hugs for the New Year…hug hug HUG!! ❤️ 💛 💙 💜

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    • Dear Angel Easy and Family …..you and I are at the Bridge keeping guard over our humans always and forever but I know both of us would RATHER be “home” in purrrson. Anyway, I hope your family has a wonderful new year – you and I will and so many others we know who made this journey this past year. I’m sending your family HUGS and HOPE for a great 2017 and I am SO excited about Sammy Lake and that your little brother Phenny will be visiting it regularly…..that makes me all WARM inside. Thanks for being my friend on earth and at the Bridge……forever and ever.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  9. happy birthday angel sam.. thank you for the awesome breakfast buffet.. i’m pretty sure you are having a breakfast party at the bridge too and keeping an eye on us as to who had eaten more, haha..

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  10. Happy Big 17 Sammy. It is so fun to keep up with you and Easy and everybody. thank you for the breakfast buffet. I brought my BIG friend Mack. I noticed that he and Clowie both had a whole roast and they were off in the corner munching and chatting. thank you for your generosity and all you do for all of us. Happy New Year to your folks and we are praying for the right kitties to be their friends. (And don’t tell them, but we are also praying that one of the new kitties will have one of your bad habits to drive them crazy!!!) 🙂

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  11. Dear A.S…….what a F E A S T, woooooooow!
    Now in my humble kitty opinion! Any Angel buddy who travels to the bridge at 16 years and 11 months old…..did in fact live, love and have 17 years.
    Hugs Madi your bfffff

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    • I was ever so close wasn’t I Madi? I tried so hard to be here for Christmas AND my birthday….well…….I AM here but I’m NOT here. Anyway, thanks for coming to my pawty AND the TCC pawty, AND the Cat Scouts one too! That makes you an official PAWTY GIRL!

      Happy New Year
      Love, Angel Sam

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  12. Thank you for telling us about Nellie, I pray for her daily, but will say an extra prayer. Happy Birthday at the Bridge my sweet friend Sammy. I never knew about black eyes peas, I will gladly have some. Happy New Year to your wonderful folks! XO

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    • Happy New Year!! Hope the Pilch brigade has a VERY happy and healthy new year ahead. Mom and Dad just had their blackeyed peas for good luck so I hope it works!!!!

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sam

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    • No I told Nellie that she needs to be HERE………..in fact, on her blog she mentioned that during the time she was “out” at the vet, she “visited” all of us at the Bridge and WE told her “NOT TIME YET NELLIE!!!!” and she came back. Now we just hope she will feel better soon.

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  13. Happy Birthday, precious angel! We all wish you could be here to celebrate your birthday, but are happy that you are with our special angel. Mom hadn’t cried in a few days, but now she is boo-hooing again! We were so happy that you could take Nellie for a spin on the dance floor last night. Our hearts hurt that she is now ill. We are sending her oodles of purrs, prayers and POTP. Now, where to start with this gorgeous buffet? Would it be okay if we just spend the day and work our way through all the goodies? Sammy, we miss and love you so much, and we love your Mom and Dad. Mom and all of us are sending them lots of extra prayers today. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Oh I’m sorry I made your Mom boo-hoo but my Mom did a bit of that herself while writing my blog post for today! I just had to bring Nellie to Scouts last night as she was so ill it was hard to say what was going to happen so it was important to have a dance with our Queen! Please help yourself to the buffet and I stashed some very comfy beds UNDER the long buffet table hidden by the tablecloth for those who decide to spend the day nibbling on food and napping so help yourselves! HAHAHAHA Me and my Mom and Dad love all of you too………..we wish for a truly happy and HEALTHY new year for everyone. And PEACE – gosh please let there be PEACE!

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

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  14. baconater…..dood! we iz on a stolen cell ewe lar dee vize sew pleaz eggz cuse if we grab a groceree bag N stuff sum food in it N run…..we hope ewe haza total lee mega awesum hellava partee ther in heaven….iz ewe a loud ta say hell ther? anyway, we send de best of mackerull trout bloo gil salmon Perch N bacon two ewe…..we bet therz a cake ther thatz…3649326764392577 milez long ~~~~~ pleaz say hi ta dude N sauce N de rest oh de trout townerz for uz N thanx for thiz awesome partee heer…..we send hugz N lovez……heer comez de cell ewe lar pole lease♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️

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    • UHOH…..I hope the cellular po-po didn’t drag you away and put you in the slammer! Not a good spot to be on New Year’s Day with a big bag of food which no doubt they will confiscate! I’ll sneak a file in to you stuck inside a salmon – how’s that?! Thanks for coming to my party……and thanks for being such incredibly GOOD friends……Mom says she will never forget the kindness from your food service girl as I was fading away! I hope you didn’t get caught and I hope you know how much I wish you a FAB-U-LOUS 2017.

      Love and Hugs, Angel Sam

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  15. Happy Birthday sweet Angel Sammy, wow, what a spread that is quite a feast. Happy New Year too, we hope for all wonderful things to come to your family in 2017. Love, hugs and nose kisses Pooh, Chancy and Mumsy

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  16. Happy Birthday at the Bridge my dear dear friend! Mom’s eyes are leaking too darn it! Thanks for the great spread, we are really enjoying ourselves 🙂 We ALWAYS remember it’s your birthday because it is our Bloggy-versary! (and that is because of you Sammy!) Thanks you having been and continuing to be such an inspiration and such a good friend to all of us.
    Luv you tons!
    Marty and the Gang

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  17. Hi Sammy, that is one heck of a spread, I really like that Niptini is the VERY BEST! You sure have done us proud. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year to you and your folks. Life on the Bridge has dulled you at all, you are wonderful! purrs Erin

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  18. What a buffet, Sammy! WOW! Only nibbling at half of it would make me blow up. 😉
    I wish you a Happy Birthday up there on the Rainbow Bridge, and a Happy New Year to you and your Mom and Dad,
    Pit

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  19. Well Angel Sammy we are definitely celebrating with you, you see today is both of my brothers birthdays as well. They turned 14. Being older gentcats they are taking it easy out on the catio where it is a balmy 70+ degrees. We think your special celebration is fantastic and we do wish you a Happy Birthday and a happier new year to your Mom & Dad.

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    • Oh wow! It’s a BIRTHDAY BONANZA kind of day with your two brothers and me and lots of others as well I’m sure! Make sure you enjoy my buffet and have lots of birthday cake! Sure sounds delightful there in the 70s – it’s 48 here and at least it’s funny. OF course where I am all the time at the Bridge it’s perfect weather 24/7, 365!! HAPPY NEW YEAR.

      Love, Angel Sam

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    • Oh that’s so nice of them! Makes me feel all warm inside…..it’s been a nice birthday but I sure would have prefurrrrred to be here in purrson vs. Angel form. Thanks for coming by Hermes and thanks for nominating Gracie for the Peer Award – she was thrilled! Hugs my friend……..Angel Sam

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  20. Sorry mee iss a bit late fur brekkie Unccle Sammy!
    Meeseess sum crabby cakess an tuna an black peass an cronybread so mee will tuck inn ok???
    An there iss still sum bacon….mmmmm *munch munch munch*……
    Happy 17th Birthday deerest Unccle Sammy.
    Mee an LadyMum mee-yow about you efurry day an wee send all our ❤ LUV ❤ to Pure Land to you…….
    ****air kissesss**** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx an **wavesss** frum LadyMum

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  21. The humans had crab cakes for dinner last night! And I didn’t get any – bummer! Anyhow, happy new year, and I’m sending lots of purrs to Nellie. My human and I are very concerned about her.

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  22. First off, mes must sings my Angel THE SONG!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Angel Sammy!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Sammy, thanks so much for the dance! It has invigorated mes!!!
    Mes shall has the most wonderful first day of 2017!
    And Sammy, mes going to chows down on all my favorites on your most sumptuous breakfast buffet!!!
    ★ Happy ★*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*★ New Year¸¸.•*¨*•
    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*Kisses♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ♪♫•*¨*•.Nellie•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*

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    • Nellie, now my birthday is complete….without THE SONG, my day would have been just another day. Thank you so much for dancing with me at Cat Scouts too – it made my NYE most special indeed. I am praying and hoping that you will be ruling from your Queenly throne for a long time to come. This world needs you and all of us need you, most especially your Mommy. One day in the distant future, there will be a HUGE flock of angels to welcome you here where I am but not for a long time…..OK? You are NEEDED where you are…………………

      I love you forever and a day,
      Angel Sammy

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  23. Lucky food! We do enjoy some black-eyed peas over here (even though we’re far from Southerners, given that we live in Oregon, we do love southern food). I love seeing your sweet angel wings, and I know you’re watching over your family with love and light this new years. All my best to you and your humans!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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    • Hi Miss Jean! Thanks for coming by for the birthday/new years buffet! Always nice to meet new friends………I think all these food traditions are super interesting. My Mom has had blackeyed peas on NY Day as far back as she can remember (which is pretty far!)………Here’s to a SUPER new year for all of us!

      Love, Angel Sammy

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  24. Happy Birthday my dear sweet friend. I especially am thinking of you today, as it is your birthday. I know there is probably the biggest party going on at the bridge that has never ever been done before. Say hi to all our dear ones that are there celebrating with you. Know you are in my heart forever and always. ❤

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    • Hi Gracie…..I guess it was overall a happy day of celebrating and even my Mom and Dad enjoyed it despite being sad about my not being HERE. We do party at the Bridge but my FAVORITE party was here with all my “earthly” friends. I delivered hugs to everyone in the Angel Brigade up here for all of you who have lost friends and family……………..we are always with you!

      Love, Angel Sam

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  25. Happy Birthday Sammy. Thank you for inviting us to your pawty. We are sending purrs and hugs for your mom, we know today will be difficult for her. We did not know that we were supposed to eat black eyed peas and cornbread for good luck. Thanks for letting us know. We eat pork and sauerkraut for good luck. Mom Judy does not care for sauerkraut but she has eaten it every year. Maybe next year she will try black eyed peas and cornbread. Love you and miss you, buddy. Andy, Tater and Shelly

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    • Hi Gang! Thanks for coming by for the birthday/new years day feast! The blackeyed peas thing is a Southern tradition and I think most of those other things like cabbage, sauerkraut and pork are all “traditions” that came to this country with our humans’ ancestors so they are also VERY COOL. My Mom is not a big sauerkraut fan either BUT she sprinkles a tiny bit of sugar on it and is able to eat it then! HAHAHA

      Love and Thanks for coming by!
      Angel Sammy

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  26. Sorry we didn’t make it by yesterday Sammy. The Mom was busy cooking black-eyed peas and cornbread! (does everybody eat that on New Years?) and cabbage and rice and ham. Then Miss Olivia came over to terrorize us and eat all the food Mommy cooked. You had quite a spread judging by all the leftovers. And every bit of it is delicious. Thanks for being our friend

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    • I found out yesterday about cabbage being a New Year’s thing – so Mom is going to add that to her “repertoire” for good luck foodables on New Years! It was quite the day yesterday and now we’re sliding along the slippery slope of 2017! Hope to see you for the Teaser…………

      Love, Angel Sam

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  27. I hope you and all the other angels had a wonderful celebration at the bridge. I miss my angels so very much, but it is comforting to know our angel friends are all together. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  28. Oh cousin – someone say fried chicken? My mom is licking the screen – silly mommy! Happy birthday my dear cousin. You are always in our thoughts. Have an awesome day and I know Mouse Girl will sing to you if you ask her. Winks. XOXO – Bacon

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