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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hello All!  It’s “combo day”!

We are joining Brian’s Blog Hop to talk about being very Thankful (which we are) and also having our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday feature as well……….busy busy right?

This week I’m thankful for several interesting things – one thing is the subject of my Poetic Thursday – I won a trophy at Cat Scouts for my Derby car this year…….I was just so excited – after all, I was just barely one when I got the trophy…..imagine that.    I’m also thankful for my Mom and Dad being so patient with me as I learn about harness/leash walking.   I am a slightly rambunctious kid and only when Mom got a “jacket/vest” type harness could she really control me – I was able to squirm out of the old harness Angel Sammy had.   Mom says I’m like a greased pig (no offense Bacon!).    If you want to join Brian’s blog hop, just click on the badge below……..I know he’d love for you to share what you are thankful for – we all would!!

Now let’s talk POETRY!     This week our letter is “W” and as always, my big brother Angel Sammy “transmitted” his poem to me via – BRIDGE-O-GRAM yesterday morning so I’d be able to put it on today’s blog.   Angel Sammy is super busy at the Bridge but has time to continue with the poetry – it was his idea for the blog and we’re on our SECOND go-round through the alphabet.   If you’d like to join in, just post your poem in our comments here OR post your blog link so we can follow it and read your POEM at your blog!!!

“W”

“Win”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/18/17

My little brother Teddy

Proved amply that he was ready

For Scouts Cardwood Derby racing

A fast field of Scouts he’d be facing.

His “Teddy’s Moo Juice Truck”

Was fast and had good luck!

With help from friends like you

His votes were WAY MORE than “few” !

He placed in more than one category

With a big boy smile he basked in winners’ glory!

Dad put the trophy on the mantel over the fireplace…..

Waiting for another one to join it at the next Cat Scouts Derby race!!!!!

Thank you big brother Sammy for writing a poem about ME…………you make me feel like a BIG BOY !!!!!

The best part is that my big brother, Angel Sammy told me in a dream last night that he was EVER so proud of me – I already knew Mom and Dad were proud of me – after all, they helped me build the car I drove in the Derby – but hearing Angel Sammy tell me HE was proud – well – that’s the BEST!

I can’t wait for next year!   The only requirement for the Derby entry is that it be made out of cardboard – and we kitties love boxes – it’s a good combination!

See you tomorrow my friends!

Interested in joining Cat Scouts?   It’s tons of fun!   CLICK HERE    Tell them Teddy and Angel Sammy sent you!!!

Teaser Tell All

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Oh boy…….now we can tell you the scoop on the Teaser!

Hello students!   Welcome back.  I know you’re just dying to know the deal on yesterday’s photos right?   I’m sure you and our “studio audience” out in the blogosphere want to know all the details.

First of all, our FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday on the blog were:

Da Phenny, and Calvin/Oliver !

Good for you guys!   You were right on time and all of you get one of these little gems:

I was a FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser on May 16, 2017

Bravo!

Now before I get into the other winners – I want to give a SHOUT OUT to the Guest Teaser for our fabulous Teaser this week.    It was my Mom’s super good friend Miss Dianna from These Days of Mine and I’m going to show you the photos she sent in BEFORE I tell you where the photos were taken by her and her husband!

These are a closeup view and a distant view of the amazing looking Gillette Castle in Gillette State Park near East Haddam, CT in the good old US OF A!    Isn’t it amazing?   I have a couple of ways you can research it a bit more and one of them is by clicking HERE for the original blog post Miss Dianna did when she and her husband and some friends visited the Castle.    You can also go HERE.    There are some beautiful photos of the INTERIOR of the Castle but the whole story about the place is really fascinating to read.   THANK YOU MISS DIANNA!    This badge is for you:

For Dianna of These Days of Mine for the Teaser Photos of May 16, 2017

Now who was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?    I am happy to say that someone who was a FIRST COMMENTER was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday and that was Calvin/Oliver and their Mom Miss Melissa!    WOOOO HOOOOOOO!   You guys get this:

A whole bunch of you ALSO guessed Gillette Castle and all of you who did get one of these:

Those of you who bravely put your hand up and made a guess that turned out to be WRONG………………you still get something for your effort and here it is:

Congratulations to everyone – this was a fascinating Teaser and a fun one too!    I hope you will join me in looking FORWARD to next week’s Teaser – because we have another doozy for you…………and it’s also a GUEST TEASER…………..WOO HOO!

Class Dismissed!

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy (at your service!)

P.S.  Tomorrow is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday – our letter this week is “W” – have you written your poem??????  

Tuesday Teaser

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Ta Da!  It’s Time!

Hello class!   Here we are again on a Tuesday – ready to take a peek at a photo or two and figure out WHERE it was taken!   BUT FIRST – run quick and comment on THIS POST – yes – THIS POST – because if you do, you  might be the FIRST COMMENTER and win a badge!   YAY!

Now today we have a GUEST TEASER and I’m going to give you TWO photos to agonize over not the usual ONE!    WOW………you should have plenty to see and figure out with TWO photos right?   Remember when it comes time for you to make your guess, you must give me ALL info – in what town/city and what country (if not USA) or what state (if USA) the photos were taken.  Got it?   Good!

What say we start off with a rowsing cheer from our little dy-no-mite cheering expert, SuzieQ??

Hello and good morning class
I’m here to bring you some SASS
My last cheer was so boring
I heard some of you in class snoring!
I know you like me to be rough
You like your cheerleaders TOUGH
So come on and get to guessing
Or with your mind I will be messing!
You’d better make a guess QUICK
Or I’ll hit you with a great big stick!!!!!!

Alright!  Now that’s the SuzieQ we know and love and expect to hear on Tuesdays……………….right class???????????????????? RIGHT?????????????????

 

 

Since you’re all ready – let’s bring Mr. Silver Suitcase the guy with the photos for this week’s Teaser.   He’s been guarding them all week and I’m sure he’s ready to get that suitcase off his wrist so he can take a proper shower.

I’ve got the photos here Professor Sam!

One near and one far away…………….both of the same location………but WHERE is it?????????????????  If you know WHAT it is that’s even better although all you really have to do is tell me WHERE.    You have all day to inspect the photos and tomorrow we will have a TELL ALL class and you’ll find out who wins what!   Here’s what’s up for grabs:

FOR THE FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO GUESSES RIGHT:

IF YOU BLOW IT AND GUESS INCORRECTLY YOU STILL GET SOMETHING:

Now I believe we promised you some cookies today – there were a few whiners in the classroom who simply MUST have cookies in class even though your Moms will claim we are ruining your dinner.   Well tough.   You all work hard in class all day and deserve a treat right?   Right!

YES WE KNOW YOU DO!!!!!!

SARGE will make sure you all behave yourselves by the refreshment table so no shoving or pushing – there’s PLENTY for everyone OK class?

YESSIR!

I’LL BE WATCHIN’ YOU!

You may take your snacks out to the playground for recess!    Then back in when the bell rings for more studying!

Angel Professor Sam and Assistant Prof Teddy

Shhhh!  No telling answers until tomorrow you two!!!!!!

Pre-Tease Monday

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Preparing for the Teaser

Yes indeed, time to get ready!

Welcome to Monday class!   Thanks for being on time today – that means Sarge is happy and if Sarge is happy we ALL are happy!    We are getting together this morning in Geography Class to prepare for tomorrow when we see the Teaser photo of the week and try and guess WHERE it was taken.    WILL YOU BE READY?

THAT IS THE QUESTION!

This week’s Teaser is a GUEST TEASER again………..history has shown us that most of the time the Guest Teasers are the TOUGHER of the Teaser photos.   That means it’s a good idea if you get plenty of rest tonight before you show up in class tomorrow morning.    So no staying up late watching scary movies or reading books after “lights out” under the covers with a flashlight.  Just get some SLEEP.

However and wherever you sleep the best, that’s where you need to be tonight.    I know Assistant Professor Teddy will be doing that right Teddy?

INDEED!!

I think we should call SuzieQ over to give the class and all our visitors a bit of a PUMP UP THE VOLUME cheer – she always gets everyone in the mood (that is if she’s not extra cranky anyway for some reason) by cheering her little heart out and getting our blood pumping so Suzie – come on in!

Tuesday is almost here!
We must face it without any fear!
The photo may really be rough
But in this class we’re quite tough!
After all these weeks of class
We feel quite full of sass!
We are used to Teasers so tough
That for others they would be too rough!
Not us though we’re ready, set, GO
So come on and BRING ON THE SHOW!!!!

Gee thanks Suzie – that was a great cheer and it had NO swear words in it, and no QUESTIONABLE or vicious statements – have you had a visit with your “counselor” this week?

Anyway, Teddy and I will remind you all that tomorrow the Teaser post will go LIVE at a time different from the usual blog post from us – it will be a SURPRISE time and it will be up to YOU to get here QUICKLY and comment because whoever is the FIRST to comment on the Teaser post will get this:

I just KNOW you want to make sure you get one of these to show off!!!!!!  

Then after that’s over and done with it’s just a matter of time before someone hopefully guesses the Teaser photo location (and that must be what CITY/TOWN the photo was taken in as well as what COUNTRY or if in the USA what STATE) – the whole thing.    You might win another badge if you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER or even if you aren’t first but GUESS RIGHT……and believe it or not, even if you guess WRONG you will still win something and that’s unusual these days when you WIN something for LOSING right?   Right!

Are there any questions class?

Will there be cookies tomorrow?

Well Rodney there might be.   Some of the student’s Moms occasionally bring cookies by for us and I never know ahead of time so there’s always a chance!!

Any other questions?   If not, it’s time for recess everyone.    No shoving, tripping, pushing, screaming, hitting, crying, using weapons of any kind out there on the playground – SARGE will be watching you.    Never mess with Sarge.

THAT’S RIGHT!

Angel Professor Sam and Teddy too

Remember, the early bird gets the worm! See you tomorrow when we go LIVE!

P.S.   Did you know?

Angel Nellie is having a birthday party today – she may be gone but she will never be forgotten – stop by to leave some birthday wishes for her – her brother Kozmo and little sister JoJo are throwing a birthday bash for her!

Click the above badge and you will be at the party!!   See you there – you know Nellie always LOVED a good party!

Teaser Tuesday

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Please find your seats class, it’s time to TEASE!

First item of business is for you to hurry and comment on this post – the FIRST person to comment (or persons if there’s more than one in the first 60 seconds after we go live) will win a special badge to share with the universe and show off your FAST FINGERS!!!!

THEN – come back here for the MAIN EVENT!   Go on – hurry up!   Sarge will be waiting for you!

Don’t make me wait ! I don’t LIKE to wait!

Bobby I see you wildly waving your furry little paw in the back of the room – did you have something you needed to say before we start class?

Yes Sir….I talked to my Mom about what I saw her doing and that it WAS my Dad but he had on a mask! She said it was a “grownup game” whatever THAT is.

Thanks Bobby – sounds like a reasonable (cough cough) explanation to me.    Grownups do things that we don’t always understand and if you’re HAPPY then we’re all HAPPY right class??

Indeed

Totally

Positively

Now, could we have a little cheer to get our audience READY to guess?   Suzie?   C’mon in and get our hearts pounding!!!!

Ra Ra Ra
Sis Boom Ba
I’m not in the mood to cheer
I’d rather be at the spa
Just give the Teaser your best
Then take a little rest
While I’m here let me say this to Bobby…..
I think your Mom has a brand new “hobby” !!  (giggle)

Thanks Suzie……………..nice of you to give Bobby MORE to think about!    I’m sure you will be getting a call from his Mom later………………………….

SO – shall we bring Mr. Silver Suitcase on board now?    Time to see what delights he has in that SUPER SECRET suitcase he keeps with our Teaser photo of the week!

Yes sir….here’s today’s challenge!

Remember please that if you are going to guess you must tell me in what TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as what STATE (if USA) or COUNTRY (if not in USA) this photo was taken.    Now hurry – everyone is gonna be guessing and you want to be first don’t you???

 

If you are the first to guess right – you get this:

If you guess right but are NOT the first you still get this:

AND if you guess incorrectly – hey – you tried right?  You get this:

This has been a bit of a stressful class today so what do you say we take a little break and have a snack????

Yes we know you do!!!!!   Everybody have some cookies and hot chocolate and go outside for recess!

Teddy and I will see you tomorrow for the TEASER TELL ALL!

Don’t be late!

Hey – where did SHE come from?????!

 

Whoops….before we go…….. One of my newest friends is having a cool “challenge” on his blog – if you CLICK his link below you will find out ALL about it………..it sounds like fun – we’re gonna see if we can come up with a story to submit!!!!    If you like challenges, you just might enjoy this one – LouisDogArmstrong and his cat brother Hazuzu are great pals.     Scroll down to the bottom of their blog post to see the rules for the challenge…………………..

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEM

 

Pre-Tease Monday!

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Alrighty Then! 

Won’t you have a seat????

Good Morning class……….Teddy and I are here to get you warmed up for the MAIN EVENT which is tomorrow’s Tuesday Teaser.    It is going to be a GUEST TEASER (no groaning from the back of the room please!).

YOU HEARD THE PROF – NO GROANING OR MOANING!

In my humble opinion it’s not as much of a toughie as those piles of salt were last Tuesday that NOBODY guessed.    So I fully expect us to have a winner this week.   Don’t disappoint us now!

Tomorrow morning at a time that only Teddy and I know, the Teaser post will arrive in your inbox and you will QUICK LIKE A BUNNY WABBIT come here and first thing you will do (if you’re smart) is immediately post a comment.   Why?   Well because you would get THIS if you were the first to comment:

See?  You know you want it so be alert……………….then after that you can read the Teaser post and see the photo of your challenge for Tuesday and start giving it some thought – you will need to tell me what city/village/town AND what state (if USA) or country (if non-USA) the person who snapped the photo was when they snapped it.    OK?

Shall we ask our resident Cheerleader, the ever-exciting SuzieQ to come in and give us one of her rousing cheers???   Oh yes – let’s!!!!

IT’s Tuesday Schmooosday
and it’s time to study
Even if you’re hungover and feeling cruddy!
I know you’ve got a headache and maybe worse –
Just please don’t croak because we don’t have a hearse!
Figure out the Teaser and you’ll be our winner
Maybe I’ll diet and become a lot thinner!
You just might get lucky – you never know!
Then I won’t have to step on your ingrown toe!!

Thanks Suzie…………..heaven only knows what all of that means BUT no doubt you’ve inspired legions of Teaser fans and we’ll be getting correct guesses left and right tomorrow!

Class?    Anybody have anything to contribute to the discussion before we adjourn for recess?

Professor Sammy, last night I got up to go to the litterbox in the middle of the night and saw my Mom in the living room with a strange man and they were smooching! Should I be worried?

Well Bobby perhaps it was your father dressed up in a Halloween outfit he’d bought and he wanted to try it out on your Mom?

He only had on his underwear…….

Oh – I see – well, I suggest when you go home from school today Bobby you have a little TALK with your Mom.    Tell her what you saw and see what she says OK?

Now if there’s no other business or questions, then let’s call recess – I’ll see you all back here after recess and we’ll have our Sex Education class – our guest speaker today is BOBBY!!!!

SINGLE FILE OUT TO THE PLAYGROUND!

 

We’ll be looking for you!

Professor Angel Sam and Teddy too

Beauteous Bacon!

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Ready….Set….Bacon!

Ahhhh…..another day I get to smell the “Aroma of the Gods”……..BACON cooking!   Anybody else feel that way????

YEP YODA WE ALL DO!

So you smell it too huh?

HELP YOURSELVES!!!!!

As you can see I have plenty of bacon already made……….step right up and fill up your plates and your tummies.

Gimme!

GRAB AND RUN!

No need to run – have a seat and enjoy your bacon treats………….it’s not good to run on a full tummy.     We work hard being adorable all week long just so we can enjoy being treated to some bacons on Saturday right everyone?   Right!    Remember, if your humans have “convenient memory” and forget about the Decree – give them this as a reminder!!!!!!!

No sense beating around the bush – make it official!

This gets ’em every time!!!!!!   Good Luck!

Remember, Angel Sammy is watching you – he would want you to fight for your right to BACON!

See you next Saturday Bacon Fans!

Friendly Fill Ins!

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Filling In Sentences on Cinco De Mayo!!

We are happy to join the Blog Hop every Friday known as Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.    It’s a favorite Hop of ours and if you would like to join in the fun and fill in some sentences they have challenged us with, please do!   Just click on the below badge to visit McGuffy’s Reader and use the LINKY tool and you’re IN!

This week’s sentences are below and Angel Sammy and I are feeling generous again today and thought we’d let GOOD OLD MOM fill in the blanks…………she needs something to do to keep her out of trouble (hahaha).   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED!

1. We still have a landline.

2.My most treasured piece of jewelry is actually SEVERAL pieces of jewelry:  My Mom’s wedding ring, my grandmother’s pearl earrings, and my OWN wedding ring that my husband David gave me.

3. This year, I have learned that the old saying “you’re not getting older, you’re getting better” is VERY VERY TRUE!   I’m loving life more now than ever before.

4. I would like to take a vacation ANYWHERE before this year is over.
VOILA!   Thanks Mom……….you did well………now what do you say we have a bit of a party for Cinco de Mayo???    There has been a lot of sadness with partings lately so we think a bit of a PAR-TAY might cheer everyone including us up!

Senor Angel Sammy

Senor Teddy

Don’t you just love Senor Sammy’s hat?   It’s a crazy hat he wore at a Cat Scouts Cinco De Mayo party when they had a “sombrero decorating contest”……pretty wacky huh?   On the other hand I look ADORABLE right?   Although not many one year old kittens have a moustache I suppose!

We could do a Mexican hat dance !!!!

We can smack a piñata with a stick and see what treasure pop out of it!

We can also enjoy some of the wonderful foodables that are traditional – here are some breakfast things AND some lunch/dinner things so take your pick – eat and drink to your hearts content then you can say you “DID” Cinco de Mayo with us today!!!

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What a PAR-TAY!     Thanks for coming by…………….it wouldn’t have been the same without you……………….!

Ole’ !

Senor Sam and Senor Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful Thursday Hop With Brian

Joining up with Brian’s Thankful Thursday hop – and you can too if you click on the badge above, use the LINKY tool and put your blog link in.   We have a whole lot to be thankful for including all our wonderful friends………and it makes us remember not only are we lucky to have the friends we have NOW, but we were lucky to know some of the friends we have had who are no longer with us.   Most notably, the last two friends of ours who are now gone – Angel Nellie and Angel Flynn.   We miss both of them more than we are able to express.

(graphics above from Ann at Zoolatry)

Today we also celebrate Angel Sammy’s “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday” with a poem celebrating the letter “U”!   If you have a poem to share, you can write it in our COMMENTS or you can give us your blog link where we can find your own fabulous poem for “U” !

“U”

“Up”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, May 4, 2017

Up and away the breeze will blow

Into the beyond where Angels go

Clouds awaiting up above

To carry the Angels in arms of love

Up is where we look to say our prayers

Our grief washes over us in darkest layers

But the light up above is bright and clear

Those who have gone are always near

Up and away one day we will fly

To join our sweet loved ones in the blink of an eye.

In honor of my friends……….(these are from Angel Sammy with Mom’s help)

Teddy here……………..my turn to say a little something.    I’m the new kid on the block but in my short time here I’ve not only learned a LOT about my Angel brother Sammy, but about all of his friends who are now MY friends.    Having both Flynn and Nellie leave so soon after I got to know and love them has been hard!    They were both such special members of our “family” in this community of blogging and I’m a little young and inexperienced in these things but I feel this heavy sadness in my heart – like my Mom says she has in hers.    We’ve tried to honor both Nellie and Flynn in our blog at their passing but words just don’t seem to come to express adequately how we feel.    I think my Mom is still struggling with losing Sammy and I know I have BIG PAWS to fill in regard to that believe me!

Anyway, we just want to say that we love all of you – and we love all of those who have gone before – and we know that they are with us every minute of every day but the heartache is sort of always there……..I’m learning fast how to love AND how to let go – it’s a lot for a little guy you know???

I love you all like I love my mousie!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All

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Wow – What a Teaser!

Here we are!  Back in class to find out what/where/when and WHO with the Teaser yesterday!

It was a real toughie – so settle down in your seats class and let’s get to it.

First thing I will tell you is that we had a THREE WAY tie yesterday for FIRST COMMENTER!   Lots of people right there when the Teaser went “live” and piled on during the first sixty seconds so everyone who popped in at that minute gets one of these badges!    Who are we talking about:

Calvin and Oliver, Da Phenny, and Angel Nellie’s Mom Miss Barb!!!!!!

I was one of the FIRST COMMENTERS on Sammy’s Tuesday Teaser May 2, 2017!!

Concatulations all of you!

Now let’s talk about that photo shall we?   It was a REAL DOOZY……………………it was sent in to us by our wonderful friend Miss Annie at ANIMAL COURIERS!     Thank you Miss Annie and before we TELL ALL, here is your badge by way of thanking you for the DOOZY!

For Annie of Animal Couriers for the Teaser Photo of May 2, 2017

Here are the two photos I showed you yesterday of the MYSTERY SPOT…………….

A close-up shot

A shot from a distance

This amazing spot is just one spot on the globe where you can see SALT being “mined” or harvested/farmed……………….and many of you guessed that but you did NOT guess THIS SPOT so I will tell you that it was in Gruissan, France down on the Mediterranean!    Annie sent me this link, but if you google this place you’ll see MANY more photos.    This one has a cool video from the air so you can really get a feel for what this looks like from “up there”.    CLICK HERE    Annie also sent a couple of other photos which I thought I’d save for the Tell All……….The water is pink from some type of chemical reaction with the salt – kind of pretty though isn’t it?   Annie said there’s a wonderful restaurant here too – the last photo with the boat is by the location of the restaurant.

So since nobody guessed this – even though many people knew it was a salt mining location just not the RIGHT ONE – that means we have no “FIRST RIGHT TEASER” or “RIGHT TEASER” this week but we do have a few Greenies to pass out!   Help yourselves please!

There’s always next week right?    Tell everyone not to feel badly about this please class?

Good try everybody!

Sure did fool me!

I studied and STILL didn’t know it either!

I didn’t know and NOBODY knew so don’t feel bad!

We’ll get together in class again NEXT Monday for the Pre-Tease and next Tuesday for the BIG TEST!    Is it a date?    Good!

Just FYI we have confiscated all weapons, alcoholic beverages and dictionaries of nasty words from the locker of one Miss SuzieQ – next week she should be SAFE to be around!

Your Favorite Teachers – Professor Angel Sam

AND Assistant Prof Teddy