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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!

Teaser Tell All

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Ta Daaaa!  Let’s tell and show all shall we??

Hello class.   What a great Teaser yesterday don’t you think?   A very unusual photo too of what looks like an interesting place to live.    All those very similar looking homes so close together but yet you go to any big city and you find a spot very much like this.   We’ll tell you where this is in a minute BUT FIRST…………….

Announcing First Commenter(s)

That’s right – we had a bumper crop of FIRSTIES yesterday.   No doubt we’ll have some grumpy cheer team members but they are currently soaking in Sarge’s hot tub so they will be in a good mood by the time they get dried off and arrive for cheer time.   Who were the FIRSTIES this week??

Friends Furever, Timmy Tomcat, Madi AND Calvin/Oliver!

Each of you gets to go home with a little badge to prove you were up early and you were alert enough to comment this morning!!

I was one of the FIRST COMMENTERS this morning and I’m proud of it! YAY for me on the Teaser post of June 19,2018!

TOO LATE DOODS – others got here before you!

Then we sat back and WAITED………………..WAITED to see who would figure out where this photo was taken……………coulda been SO many different spots on the globe………..but it was only one spot and I guess I should quit torturing you and tell you WHERE it was and WHO was first??????

This very interesting photo with all the similar houses all crammed and jammed together is in the interesting community of BACK BAY in Boston, Massachusetts!    WHO was the first to figure that out????????

The suspense is killing me!

It was TIMMY TOMCAT!!!

GROOVY TIMMY! TOTALLY FAR OUT!

Timmy you get this for your SMARTY PANTS guess my friend!!!  

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of June 19, 2018! YAY FOR ME!!!!

Let’s have a big fat cheer for our winners today shall we?

OOPS – give us a minute Professors – hand out the RIGHT GUESSER and NOT RIGHT GUESSER badges or something – we are still SOAKING!  We’ll get dressed and be right there!!

OK – we’ll wait for the team to get out of the tub………………….

If you were RIGHT today but not FIRST you still get a badge – after all, being CORRECT with your guess is a big accomplishment – most of our Teasers are TOUGHIES so guessing correctly deserves something!   Please take one of these for YOU:

I was RIGHT but I wasn’t FIRST on the Teaser of June 19, 2018….but I get this nice badge anyway! YAY FOR ME!

And if you were one of those who made a guess but were WRONG, you still get credit because at least you TRIED – please take one of these for your very own!

WHOOPs – I was wrong with my guess on the Teaser of June 19, 2018 but I still get this badge to prove I tried!

OK – I see four very drippy and wet cheer team members here who are ready to cheer the winners…………………………………….it’s all yours gang:

Gosh this is like a wet t-shirt contest……woo hoo

Sorry we were in the tub soaking
Time got away from us and we’re not joking
A bonanza crop of you commented FIRST
Saying all these names will give us a powerful thirst!
There was Sharon, Oliver/Calvin, Timmy and Madi too
All crowded in to comment early – it was quite a zoo!
Then same the big test of where the photo was taken
We knew there’s be one winner while other hearts were breakin’
Who was the FIRSTIE who guessed it right?
It was TIMMY TOMCAT he was outta sight!
His Dad knew the photo since he’d been there before
And there were some others who figured it out too – they all knew the score.
Congrats to our winners we’re so proud of you
Come back next week again and we’ll see how you do!

OK Team – you can head back to the Hot Tub…………Sarge has finally decided that it’s OK for others to use the tub when he’s not around………..so you don’t have to SNEAK in there any more!!!

Oh boy – I’ll add some more hot water – everybody in the tub!

I’d say this was a good class today – wouldn’t you?    Miss Dingleberry has your lunch for you – it’s burger/hot dog day AND for dessert – ICE CREAM!!!!

Ice Cream Sundaes

Perfect on a hot school day!    Enjoy – congratulations to the winners today – we will be back next week with another photo TEST for you……….meanwhile, stay cool!

Your Professors, Sammy and Teddy

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Tuesday Teaser

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Good Morning Students! 

Happy Tuesday students – please make yourselves comfy in your desks and settle down – oh – before we forget – HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?    You’d better – maybe you will be FIRST COMMENTER this morning and win this:

Now that we have your attention, we hope that you will STAY AWAKE for the whole class because you might learn something and you might have some fun and you will get to have another yummy lunch courtesy of Miss Dingleberry’s cafeteria crew!

As far as guessing today’s TEASER photo – remember the rules for guessing – they need to be followed so everyone has a chance – we are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GUESSING school !

The rules are pretty easy – just use your eyes and brain and try to figure out where the Teaser photo was taken and that’s it……………YOU CAN DO THIS……………

YES!  I believe!    I am ready to amaze myself AND you too professors!

Yeah….me too….bring it on!

That’s the spirit we like here at Ding Dong School.    Today’s TEASER is not a GUEST TEASER……………We – your professors – picked this one out for you.   We hope you find it to be a DOOZY.   We aim for CHALLENGES for you and this might be just that.

Sounds like all we need to do is show you the other badges you could win today THEN bring on the cheer team!

TAKE IT AWAY CHEER TEAM!!!

Here we are in Geography class
Are you all ready for a dose of SASS?
We hope you studied and your brains are ready
Don’t disappoint our Professors Sammy and Teddy!
Examine the photo and use your knowledge
Don’t flunk here at Ding Dong and expect to go to college!
We’ll cheer you on and cross our paws
We promise if you win there will be APPLAUSE!

Well done – if that doesn’t get class stirred up nothing will………………

Wait – not THAT kind of stirred!!!

I think we’ll bring our ever faithful security guard to show you today’s TEASER-IFIC photo………………then you’re on your own………….study, nap, eat lunch, go to the playground – but whatever you do – show up tomorrow in class for our TEASER TELL ALL to see who wins what!

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

Where is this????

Tough?   Well, probably because it’s a jumble but it’s an interesting jumble and it’s YOUR jumble – so have at it – do your best…………..that’s all we can ask for.   Miss Dingleberry?   Take it away………….

 

Yes students – it’s sub sandwich day BUT I also have some pizzas we whipped up in the cafeteria!

Pepperoni!

Ham and pineapple!

LOADED pizza

Meatball pizza with cheese

Bacon cheeseburger pizza…

Good luck…………Your Profs

SPARK on Monday

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Monday SPARKS……the idea is courtesy of our friend Annie whose blog “McGuffy’s Reader” is on a break just now but Monday was the day Annie thought we could all benefit from spreading a little light and a little inspiration – a SPARK – so we are carrying on with that idea because it’s a GOOD ONE!

My contribution this morning is a simple one………..but when I first read it, I thought…………………..WOW…………………you know how sometimes things just kind of catch you off guard and you read it a second time and do a “double wow” ??    I like this one…………..makes me realize just how interesting functioning well under pressure truly is and Mondays always felt “pressurized” for me especially when I was still working full-time.

SO – from one diamond to another……………………….here’s some food for thought!

Be all that you can be this Monday and every day……………….no matter what lies ahead………..the rewards will be there………………..

 

Monday Hugs!

Pam and Teddy too

Pre-Teaser Monday

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That’s right!  It’s Monday – the day we prepare you for Tuesday (huh?)

Good Morning Students – are you ready to begin focusing on geography

You know you want to make a good showing in the Tuesday Teaser this week.   Your classmate Speedy got his TRIPLE CROWN trophy last week for being the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER three weeks in a row – I hope all of you aspire to winning one of those and to do that you need to know your stuff!

I wanna be ready !

I wanna be ready TOO!

Then listen up and pay attention and we’ll prepare you as best we can!   First let’s review the rules for guessing tomorrow’s photograph location:

And of course we need to remind you that you should be ON TIME FOR CLASS too because if you are the first to arrive here at school tomorrow morning, and you comment, you will win the coveted FIRST COMMENTER badge………….!    REMEMBER – CLASS WILL BEGIN AT A SURPRISE TIME TOMORROW – NOT OUR USUAL TIME – SO BE READY!!!!

Some people collect these little badges you know – and if you win one we hope you will be proud of it too!    Then of course you can win OTHER badges – like if you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, or a RIGHT GUESSER, or even if you do NOT study and you do NOT guess right – you can still win something:

Cool huh?    Junior Professor Teddy and I hope that you can win something to add to your collection if you’ve won before OR if you haven’t won before – maybe tomorrow will be YOUR DAY!

You might even be THIS excited if you win a badge?!

Just to make sure you are READY, our Cheer Team will give you a BOOST……………..they know how to light your fire!

Tuesday’s challenge is almost here
You’d better be ready and we’re being sincere!
The test is rough and you need to be ready
Your eyes should be open and your voice should be steady
So get out your books tonight and study real hard
No drinking, smoking, or gambling with your Dad’s marked cards!
Get plenty of rest and try to be alert
Or Sarge will scream at you and your ears might get HURT!

Thank you Cheer Team.   Your cheers always get the class pumped up and make everyone anxious for Tuesday to get here.    Now class – will you be good boys and girls and study tonight?

DEFINITELY

I’m gonna study REALLY hard tonight….!

I’m so excited I could BURST!

I’m glad to see such enthusiasm.    We’ll see if that enthusiasm comes to class with you tomorrow morning………………….meanwhile shall we enjoy one of Miss Dingleberry’s wonderful lunches??????

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Eat up everyone – you need full tummies so you will have energy to study hard tonight and be on time tomorrow and WIN A BADGE!!!!!!!!

We’ll be here Professors!!!!

Sleep well tonight!   See you at a SURPRISE TIME tomorrow!

Professor Sammy and Teddy

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Already??  Selfie Time!

AND Happy Father’s Day………

Time to join the Sunday Selfie Hop that The Cat On My Head does every Sunday.   Be part of the “in crowd” and join in the fun – just click their badge and fill out the LINKY tool and you can show your fine self off like WE do every Sunday!

My selfie today is a FLASHBACK……………….this is the very FIRST selfie Mom ever helped me take………..back in February, 2017 when I’d only lived here a couple of weeks.   You can tell I’m already comfy……I’m yellow-ish in this photo and I have no idea what kind of filter Mom used to get that but I do know I’m sound asleep in my new Daddy’s chair.   I think by then I realized that I HAD IT MADE here in this house – don’t you?

So that’s my selfie for today – a look back at me in my first selfie as a VERY HAPPY GUY!    I hope you have a happy Sunday too……………………if you’re celebrating Father’s Day I hope you enjoy making your Dad feel special.   I’m going to give my Dad extra leg hugs today – he likes that – just my say of saying I LOVE YOU POP!!

Love, Teddy

Bacon Round The World: Germany

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Teddy the Traveling Bacon Chef!

Surprise!   I’m on the move!

Now that Summer is almost here, I thought I’d take a bit of a world cruise and see the sights – since I’ll be going lots of places, I thought I’d pick up some recipes to share with you along the way.   All of which will – of course – involve the ingredient we Baconians love the best – BACON!

My first stop on my world tour is Germany and this happens to be one of the towns my parents visited on their Rhine River cruise some years ago – Regensberg.    A lovely town – and this restaurant where I’m standing is a bratwurst place right on the river that runs through the town.   Mom and Dad had a brewski and a brats here but when I stopped here, the chef shared his recipe with me for one of my parents’ FAVORITE things………….

Authentic German Potato Salad

Ingredients:

3 cups sliced potatoes

4 slices bacon

1 small onion diced

1/4 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Place the potatoes into a pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until browned and crisp, turning as needed. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion to the bacon grease, and cook over medium heat until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes and parsley. Crumble in half of the bacon. Heat through, then transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon over the top, and serve warm.

 

Easy right?   Easy and extremely delicious………it’s traditionally served warm but of course it’s just as tasty cold………there’s something about warm potato salad and brats or any German sausages that makes for a perfect meal – oh and a COLD beverage of your choice of course!

Where will I go next?  Tune in next Saturday and find out!

Your King – traveling far and wide to bring you the best from ’round the world with BACON!!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friday!  YAY!   Time to do a little filling in of blanks in sentences – tons of fun too if you ask me……….and easy to join in because all you have to do is click the badge above, fill in the LINKY form and you’re in.   This fun hop is co-hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.   Each week each of our co-hosts gives us TWO sentences with blanks and we just fill them in.  Easy right?

I decided to share filling in duties with my Mom this week.   If it’s ME supplying the words, they are in RED and if it’s Mom answering, they are in BLUE!

1. My favorite Disney character is Mickey Mouse!   I bet you can figure out why (squeak!).
2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age TWO – I turned two in March and I’m having more fun than EVER so I think THIS is a good age to stay.
3. Reading Tarot cards is my secret talent.
4. Life is like a roller coaster – ups and downs and moving WAY WAY too fast.

Well that was fun……………we want to thank our co-hosts for the Hop……..Fridays are a good day to end the week on a high note and doing fill-ins is a high note for sure.   Why not join in the fun?

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Here we are on another Thankful Thursday.   Our friend Brian has this Hop every week so we can all get together and celebrate the things we’re thankful for!   If you’d like to join in and tell the world your “thankfuls” – just click the badge above and fill out the LINKY tool.   It’s great to really give some thought to all the things we’re thankful for and share.    This week I have a weird thankful.   Believe it or not I’m thankful for all the SKINKS who have invaded our yard!

They are great fun……they’re SO fast – too fast for me to catch them but I sure do try.    They like to hang out in the stone wall of our stone garden – also by the azalea bushes on the side of our yard, AND under our front sidewalk!    Under the sidewalk you ask?  Yes because over the 21 years Mom and Dad have lived here since having the house built, it has settled a lot and there’s a bit of a space under the concrete sidewalk where the front porch stairs are.   Dad has put concrete blocks in to cover up the space but those skinks are sneaky – they can get through the tiniest spaces.   They love to tease me – they stick their heads out and wait for me and then disappear when I get to them.   So why is that a thankful thing?   Well it gives me HOURS of entertainment – I am NEVER bored – and it’s just as wonderful as bird or squirrel TV!

I also have to say I’m thankful that Angel Sammy came through for all of us again with a poem for Poetic Thursday………..here’s what he sent to me via email to share with all of you!

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Hello friends and fans of poetry.   It’s time for us to spend a little time on Thursday sharing our poetry that’s been inspired by a photo…….you see a photo and all kinds of things go through your head.    It’s easy enough to put your feelings or thoughts into a poem because poetry is flexible – it doesn’t have to rhyme – it’s just an EXPRESSION so I say GO FOR IT.   Be brave and write a poem.   Maybe you have?   If so, please let us know in our comments here so we can read yours.   I thought the photo I gave you last week was FUN and I hope your poem was fun to write too.     Here’s the photo I gave you……………

Here’s my photo-poem – then I’ll give you another photo to study until NEXT Thursday when we will all share our poems again – Deal?  

“Tiny World”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    June 14, 2018

 

On the forest floor there’s another world

Rich moist soil, tiny ferns unfurl

The inhabitants of this place so fertile and small

We don’t see as we walk through destroying it all

Tiny flowers, tiny homes, tiny burrows and plants

Home to worms, little insects and millions of ants!

They hurry around on a mission of survival and toil

As they build their stockades out of pebbles and soil

They survive in groups, defend their own, and pillage and loot

Then a human comes along with big feet and destroys it all with his boot!

 

HA!  I bet you didn’t see that coming did you?    I guess I don’t normally write humorous poems – but I couldn’t resist.    I hope you’ve written one too?  

Here’s next week’s photographic inspiration.    Study it for a whole week then share your poem with us NEXT Thursday.   I bet you can come up with something great if you just give it a try.  

This will be a good one don’t you think?    I’ll look forward to having a little poetic fun with you next week.    As always, it will be a busy week ahead here at the Rainbow Bridge.   I am sure most people think we Angels just sit on our clouds and sleep the day away but we are always busy;  on guard watching our families, teaching things to the new arrivals, learning from the wise ones who were here when we arrived, and WAITING…………waiting for our families so one day we will have a big reunion!   

Have a good week my friends……………………………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Angel Kisses, Sammy

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Gosh Angel Sammy I like your poem today.   It was such a surprise ending!    Mom says sometimes when she’s crunching her way through the woods she wonders what might be under those layers of leaves…..what kinds of small worlds she’s walking on top of……and hoping if she destroys something, the “inhabitants” will rebuild.    I promise to be a good boy in the week ahead and will look forward to your next transmission from the Bridge.

Hugs to everyone…………Teddy

 

 

Teaser Tell All

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Hello Class!  Time to TELL ALL!

I for one am anxious to find out where that photo was taken!

Well let’s do first things first shall we?    Yesterday when the Teaser Blog went live, there was only ONE FIRST COMMENTER!   Can you believe it?   Within the second minute though we had three or four more chime in but the DEAL was already SEALED for our FIRSTIE and who was that????

Friends Furever !

WOO HOOOO FOR Miss Sharon, Raz, Noelle and Allie~

This is for you:

We were FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of June 12, 2018! YAY FOR US!

Then I want to tell you that that photo yesterday was NOT a Guest Teaser – the Professors’ Mom found it and thought it would be a super cool photo for class to agonize over…..here it is one more time:

So what are we seeing here?    This is the beautiful town and beautiful backdrop in Queenstown, New Zealand!    What a view.   We wondered if this would be a toughie or if it would be easy……and we had some really GREAT guesses too.    We kept our eye on things to see who might be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………and boy oh boy oh boy – it turned out to be someone who would get a BRAND NEW BADGE from us.    Why?    Because our student has been the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER for three weeks in a row!    Who?

In the future, should we have another THREE IN A ROW winner they too will receive one of these stunning badges designed by our design team (Mom) so now you have something super special to aspire to!

AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY PANTS

Were you right too?   Right but not FIRST RIGHT?    Well you deserve a badge for that……………and here it is:

I got the Teaser right but I wasn’t first on June 12, 2018. Darn!

Were you WRONG with your guess?   Well, we are sorry about that but maybe as you take your GREENIE today you’ll start thinking POSITIVE and win a “non-GREENIE” next week???

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of June 12, 2018 but I’ll TRY TRY again next week!

I’m SURE our Cheer Team was totally thrilled to only have one FIRST COMMENTER and of course Speedy’s triple win ought to be worth some special mention so let’s bring ’em on in shall we???

We couldn’t believe it but they say it’s TRUE
Only one FIRST COMMENTER not three, four or two!
Miss Sharon and her team, Raz, Allie and Noelle
Get the FIRST COMMENTER badge now isn’t that swell????
Then the big winner was our friend Speedy the Bunny
He’s tall, white and handsome and a real fuzzy HONEY!
THREE WEEKS IN A ROW is no small feat
He’s got a special badge cuz he’s extra sweet!
You can win one too if you get three in a row
Then we’ll do a special cheer for you
To end our Teaser Tell All Show!!!!

ALRIGHT!    A bonanza of a Tell All today and now all of you smarty pants students need to work EXTRA HARD next week because I’m sure you don’t want Speedy to win ALL the badges around here right?   So this is your wake-up call….time to dust off those globes, dust off the geography books and grab your study buddy and whip it into shape for next week!

Miss Dingleberry thought today would be a good day for cookies and ice cream……………..what do you think about that??????

Yep – ice cream AND cookies – you can help yourself to the cookie pile – just let me know how many scoops of which flavor for your cone!!

Your Professors!

 

Tuesday Teaser

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Ahhhh – is that the sound of the school bell ringing??????

YES IT IS!    And it means you’d better COMMENT before you come inside from the school bus area because YOU (yes YOU) might be the FIRST COMMENTER today!

Here we are – gathered together to solve a mystery.    The mystery is “WHERE WAS THIS PHOTO TAKEN???” and it’s up to all of you little Sherlock Holmes-ish students to figure it out.

I DEFINITELY studied! I am SOOO ready!

I hope all of you studied………………but just in case we have any newbies today, let’s review the TEASER RULES shall we?

Remember to follow the rules or else….

I will NOT be pleased….

Nor will I…….trust me on that!!

So now that we have THAT straight, let’s get on with the show.    Today’s photo is interesting and beautiful and hopefully tough.    We’ll see how tough it is once I show it to you.   Remember that you have a chance to win yourself a little token of your SMARTS with a badge if you do well.   We have badges for our FIRST COMMENTER, our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, any other RIGHT GUESSERS, and of course our WRONG GUESSERS.

Our fabulous security guard will now bring in today’s Teaser photo which he has kept locked up in his briefcase for DAYS so I’m sure he’ll be happy to hand it over!

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

WHERE was this taken?????? (inquiring minds and the Professors want to know!)

Cheer Team?   You are wanted in class to get this class whipped into a frenzy so they’ll be alert and studying the photo to make an intelligent (hopefully) guess where this was taken!

Here we are to make you giggle
We’ll jump and shake and give a wiggle
All to inspire you to win, win, win
Give our Professors some grins, grins, grins
We hope your brains are working well
If they’re all tuned up things should be swell!
So get to work and tomorrow when we’re here
We’ll be saying your name when we do our CHEER!

Thanks Team!   I do believe everyone is already hard at work studying the photo and ready to start guessing!

Let’s see……mountains and a body of water……

Hmm…..this might be it but I’d better keep looking…..

That’s what we like to see – STUDENTS HARD AT WORK…………………whenever you’re ready to take a break though, Miss Dingleberry is ready to serve up some lunch to you so you can eat while you study or take lunch out to the picnic tables for some air – whatever floats your boat……..

Nothing like a little grease to make your brains happy!

My BWAIN is HAPPY!

See you tomorrow for the TEASER TELL ALL!  

Your Profs