Category Archives: Life With Cats

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday

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Time for Fill-Ins on Friday!

YES INDEEDY DOOOO – time to fill in some sentences provided to us by our TWO hosts for Friendly Fill-Ins.   McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing both contribute two sentences to us and we get to scratch our heads and come up with SOMETHING to put in the blanks!    After reading the sentences this week, we figured our Mom would need to fill them in again.    So she did, and her “fill-ins” are in BLUE.    If you want to fill in too just click on the badge above and go to McGuffy’s Reader to use their LINKY TOOL to put your blog post in!!   FUN??? YOU BETCHA!

1.In the Spring, I look forward to trying to get our grass to grow – I’d prefer a GREEN front yard rather than a BROWN (mud) one!

2. I would love to have a croquet party.   We have them in our front yard every year but unless I get that grass to grow – FORGET ABOUT IT!

3. Few know this about me, but my first job was as a civilian for the Department of the Army, Telecommunications Directorate, Communications Security Branch (how’s that for an important sounding office????).

4. No one is perfect!

Teddy and I are getting ready for tomorrow’s BIG BACON HARVEST PARTY here on our blog and we hope to see you there………remember, just show up – you don’t have to pawticipate in the harvesting – just have fun, eat some bacon goodies, wander through the greenhouse and stay out of the way of the tractor!!!   We’ll have a slideshow with pictures of all the harvesters who wanted to “strut their stuff” in their harvesting clothes and show you that they are not afraid of some good old-fashioned HARD WORK getting the bacon crop in now that it’s ripened up and is ready for pickin’ !! We will have a giveaway too that EVERYONE is eligible to be part of. The party will last ALL DAY LONG too so just come when you can.

We’ll be lookin’ for ya!

Angel Farmer Sammy and Mini-Farmer Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

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Double Blog Post Day!

Thursday is the day we are THANKFUL and the day we are POETIC so let’s get the show on the road………

First of all we can say that we are VERY thankful today – we’re thankful Spring is finally beginning to REALLY Spring after we had snow last week………we’re thankful that Teddy continues to keep all of us laughing our socks off every single day………we’re thankful that we got our brand new double wall ovens yesterday – that means Mom can make TWICE as much biscotti…….and we’re thankful that so many of YOU follow our blog and pawticipate in the fun like Saturday’s BACON HARVEST!    If you click on the badge below, it will take you to our host for Thankful Thursday – that’s Brian!!  You can go there and using the linky tool enter your OWN blog post to share why you are thankful.

Now for Part Two – our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem….

Today we are writing a poem about something starting with the letter “O” !

We are slowly but surely getting close to the end of the alphabet………..we might do something DIFFERENT after we make it to “Z” since we’ve done the alphabet twice now.    We can talk about that later though – right now let’s see what we can come up with for “O”!

“O”

“Orange”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell 3/23/17

Orange is a “lively” color, full of sunshine fun

Perfect for a kitten who lives his life on a full-out run!

The energy he has is amazing and so fun to see

Reminds me for sure of a very young ME.

He flies around the house, up and down all three floors of stairs

He has no regard for SAFETY so I keep him in my prayers!

For Teddy there are only two speeds – “rocket launch” and “sleep” –

His kitten brain is always working but his thoughts aren’t really deep!

He plays and eats and plays some more until he’s had his fill.

Mom has said she wishes the energy he has was available in a PILL !!

One thing’s for sure, our orange boy has brightened up the gloom

His “orange glow” lights up the night in every single room.

Adopting Teddy was OH SO RIGHT, my Mom and Dad did well…..

I set the stage for another orange boy…….now I can rest a spell…………

YAY – we squeezed out an “O” poem and I must say that I know someone ELSE who used “ORANGE” for their “O” today and it’s my new pal Cooper Murphy Blue at The Cat On My Head!   Cooper is a ginger boy like Teddy and the new boy in the household at Kitties Blue.    He also knows all about orange so we thought we’d both do ORANGE today.    If YOU want to pawticipate in Poetry Day, you can write your poem right here in my comments to share with everyone OR, leave us your blog link in my comments so we can come visit you and read your ODE TO O !!!

A reminder that my BACON BASH is Saturday………………..TODAY is the deadline to send in a photo of yourself in harvest gear if you want to but again – it’s not a requirement – just come to the party on Saturday and enjoy yourself and the “bounty” of the bacon greenhouse.    Those who want to send me a photo of yourselves in harvest clothes will be in the “HARVESTERS LINEUP” Mom and I will do so everyone can see you in your harvesting GARB!    We will be having a ton of fun and the party is ALL DAY so no matter when you stop by, you’ll be able to enjoy yourselves!

Questions about the Harvest Party?   Just ask……………we’ll get back to you!!    Meanwhile, HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYBODY!

Happy Thursday !!

Tuesday Teaser

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Here We Go!

Please take your seats class……you know what today is!

So let me start today’s class by reminding you that whoever is the first to comment on THIS BLOG POST will win the FIRST COMMENTER badge……..sometimes we have more than one clocking in with a comment the first sixty seconds of the class but in that case, we’ll award everyone who comments in that first minute their OWN badge!  YAY!

Everybody ready?   Shall we start today’s proceedings with a reminder that in order to be FIRST RIGHT GUESSER or even a RIGHT GUESSER you will have to know your stuff.   Yep – you will have to guess with the right town/city/village AND the right state (if USA) or country (if not USA) in order to truly be RIGHT.    Part of an answer doesn’t hack it.

Let’s see if Suzie would like to start things off today………………….!

*********waiting…….waiting…….waiting*********

SUZIEQ – REPORT FOR DUTY ASAP!

Whoops – sorry Professor Sammy – I was in the little girls room and it takes a while to put this danged cheerleader’s outfit on after I DO MY THING………know what I mean?

I know what she means Professor Sammy – just thinking about Suzie’s plight makes me – well – have a NEED!

OK Bobby – hurry up and hurry back………….we seem to be having some problems jump-starting class today!!!!

tick tock tick tock

Now Bobby’s back, Suzie’s here and Sarge I believe has left the room to visit the litterbox BUT we’re going on without him…………………………..HIT IT SUZIE!

Today we’ve got a whopper
A genuine show stopper
This teaser is a doozy
And NO I’m not a floozy!
Good luck because it’s tough
The guessing is gonna be rough
Guess right you’ll be a winner
Guess wrong and you’ll be Sarge’s dinner!
(haha…..just kidding…..I think)

Thanks a bunch Suzie………………..let’s hurry up and bring in Mr. Silver Briefcase.  I’m glad Sarge was ABSENT during your cheer Suzie!

I’m here Professor Sam and Assistant Teddy…..lemme post the photo for you on the board!

WHERE WAS THIS PHOTO TAKEN?????????????

Remember you will win a badge – and you actually will get one even if you’re WRONG – the world famous Greenie Badge is for those of you who are incorrect with your guess.   Now that’s pretty cool that even losers win right???  Right!

So let’s review – I need all the info on the photo and tomorrow when you come to class I’ll let you know WHO WINS WHAT!!  

See you tomorrow class!   Assistant Professor Teddy and I wish you good luck!

Angel Professor Sammy

P.S.  Please don’t forget the Harvest Party this Saturday! 

CLICK HERE for the scoop!

We’re getting lots of terrific pictures of those of you who are helping with the harvest…..remember you don’t HAVE to do a photo to be here and have some fun on Saturday.  If you choose to have your harvesting photo in the “harvesters gallery” Mom and I will put together, be sure and get your photo to us by the deadline!    Here are some “backgrounds” if you need them and you can use the outfits we provided OR something from your own closet……..or even come nekkid (eeeek)!

Pre-Tease Monday

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The Calm Before the Tease

Yes indeed – it’s just about time for the Teaser – can you believe it’s been a whole week since we got ready for a Teaser photograph here in geography class?????    Time sure is flying by isn’t it?   Well I guess we’d better GET TO IT!

First of all, you must know that we have a GUEST TEASER tomorrow – yes and don’t groan – I know you worry about those more than if I’m using one of my own BUT think positively OK?

***GROAN***

I thought the Prof said NO GROANING!!!!!!!

Thanks Sarge.  I think you put the fear in the class and I won’t expect any further groans.   Even from Bobby who has his hand raised in the back of the class – YES BOBBY?

Sorry Professor Sammy but Sarge yelling at us made me need to use the litterbox!

You’re excused Bobby.   Remember to wash your hands please.

ANYWAY – WHERE WAS I – oh yes.   It’s a Guest Teaser photograph AND also remember that it will pop up at a DIFFERENT time from my usual daily post – it’s a surprise – that’s so we might catch everyone off guard – sneaky huh?

Also, if you are the FIRST to comment on the Teaser post – even if you don’t guess but just comment on it, you will win this:

You know you want it, so PAY ATTENTION to your computer/iPhone/iPad, WHATEVA so you see when the post arrives!

Suzie would you like to cheer everyone on for tomorrow or are you “saving yourself” for tomorrow’s class?

How about a quickie (cheer that is!)
You shouldn’t be so picky
Tomorrow I’ll do a full cheer
But today you’re lucky I’m just plain HERE!

OK – we’ll get full cheering service tomorrow – thanks Suzie.

Remember we have badges for other prizes tomorrow too associated with the Teaser AND that you must guess the name of the city/town/village as well as the country (if not in USA) or state (if in USA) where the photo was taken.    That’s right – we want the whole thing or ELSE.

Before you ask me – YES this is going to be a TOUGHIE!

So I’ll see you all back here in class bright and early-ish in the morning right?   RIGHT?

ANSWER THE PROF YOUZ GUYZ!

***RIGHT PROFESSOR SAMMY***

You can go to Study Hall now………and good luck tomorrow!   CLASS DISMISSED………

P.S.   In case you missed the announcement

OR the details, the BACON HARVEST is coming!  CLICK HERE for the scoop! 

Sunday Selfie Hopping

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Time To Hop!

Sunday is the day we contribute a selfie of one of us to the Kitties Blue (The Cat On My Head) Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.    Lately I’ve let my little brother Teddy handle selfies – after all, now that I’m at the Rainbow Bridge I’m not available for photo-taking (!) and Mom has her hands full keeping up with Teddy who is growing like a little ginger weed.    So, today is no different.  Teddy is the STAR and I’m happy to have him be that……I’m a “star” in my own right since I’m up in the clouds at the Bridge anyway shining brightly for my Mom every day and night.

If you’d like to join the Hop, please visit the Kitties Blue by clicking on their badge……it will take you there and you can load up your selfie using the LINKY tool!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

My little brother….sparkling brightly!   Love you Teddy…..

Guess Teddy and I have “sparkling” in common!!!!!

Happy Sunday!  Angel Sammy

Bacon Bash!

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Make Note Of This Date!

Oh I’m so excited – no wait – I mean WE are both excited……….Teddy and I think next Saturday is the perfect day for the HARVEST – the crop is looking like perfection and I’m sure we’ll have a ton of fun harvesting.

It will be ALL DAY so no worries about being here at a particular time OK?    Just come when you can, pick as much bacon as you can manage, and you’ll get to take some home of course as well as sample some bacon delights at the bacon buffet table while you’re here!

I have some goodies for you in prep for next Saturday though……………………it’s impawtant to wear the proper clothes – you can wear what you want BUT if you want to be totally comfy, here are some ideas you can feel free to “copy” from the post and use!

FOR THE GUYS:

FOR THE GALS:

FOR EVERYONE!

We’ll all use a wheelbarrow as we work our way through the greenhouse harvesting…………..doesn’t have to be THIS ONE so if you have one of your own, bring it along!    You can have one of ours (this yellow doozy) if you need one though.

How This Will Work:    If you would like to have your photo in the “lineup” of participants for the Harvest, just send me BACK a picture of you in your harvest clothing – something from what I’ve provided above OR your own outfit – and with or without a wheelbarrow (!) BY THURSDAY, MARCH 23.    Email a picture of you in your harvest finery to junekimm(at)aol(dot)com and we’ll put your photo in the Saturday Harvest post along with everyone else who is able to photoshop.   If you aren’t able to, no worries – you don’t HAVE to be dressed up to come to the party OR to be eligible for our giveaway.  OK?    It’s just for FUN!!!!   

GREENHOUSE CENTRAL!

The greenhouse is bursting with ripe bacon so there will be plenty to do for everyone……….and of course plenty of breaks for a snack or drink – I don’t want you overworking!!!!

We’ll have a special guest there all day long too – Suzie from Teaser Tuesdays will be there in all her glory pumping up the energy level with her cheers…………….

I’ll be there to cheer you on
But don’t expect me there at dawn
Beauty sleep is what I need
My body doesn’t operate on FAST speed!
During the day I’ll CHEER CHEER CHEER
As long as Sammy brings me BEER BEER BEER!

 

Our greenhouse staff is excited too – they will be helping but after all, they’ve been working in the greenhouse all these months so if you catch one of them napping in a quiet corner, don’t wake them up – they deserve a break!

THE GREENHOUSE SUPERVISOR

PLANT TENDER

PLANT INSPECTOR

OFFICIAL GARDEN GNOME

We will also have a short “passing on the crown” ceremony when I make my little brother Teddy the new KING OF BACONIA………….I will remain “HONORARY” KING EMERITUS however – and will always help out as my duties at the Bridge allow me to.

SO – Will see see you here next Saturday?   I hope so!  

We’re gonna have a blast AND a giveaway too!

YEP YODA WE ALL DO!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s Fill-In Sentences Day!

(AND, Saint Patrick’s Day)

Every Friday we pawticipate in a co-hosted blog hop courtesy of 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.   Each host provides all of us with TWO sentences with blanks and WE get to fill them in.  It’s tons of fun learning stuff about each other and if you’d like to pawticipate, just click the badge below and go to McGuffy’s Reader – use the LINKY tool to enter your blog address and post your blog with your OWN words in the sentence blanks!!!   Coolio right?   Right!

Here are this week’s sentences and who in my household did the filling in this week??????  Why it was Mom of course – Teddy and I don’t have a refrigerator of our own (#2) and we know ZIP about our heritage so we’ll turn this week’s filling in over to Mom!   (fill ins are RED)

1. The oldest item in my home is a quilt which was given to my Mom and Dad as a wedding gift in 1946.

2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is a bottle of chardonnay that has been in there 3 weeks (it might end its’ stay there tonight!).

3. My family heritage is Irish and English.

4. My favourite family tradition is having sausage gravy and biscuits on Christmas morning (a tradition my Dad started when I was a little girl and when he passed away my sister-in-law and I continued the tradition!.

VOILA!    Done for another week.   Thank you ladies for hosting this fun hop though……..we look forward to it every week!

Here are some current photos of my baby brother Teddy………I say baby but he’s one year old now so purrrhaps I should just say “my younger brother” now?

Nap time with his new catnip heart he won from Cat Scouts!

Sound asleep in his new tent cube……the boy likes to stretch out – what can I say?

He’s actually AWAKE! Imagine that!

 

Now indulge me for a minute while we tell you about one of the most wonderful craft shops on Etsy for pet peeps!    It’s Mollie and Alfie’s shop and their Mom Miss Stella makes EVERYTHING in the shop with love.   Can’t get better than that right?    My Mom has a LOT of things from the shop that Miss Stella has made……………and even though it may take a while to get some of the personalized things like figurines – when you DO get your item(s) you will be SO PLEASED at the quality and the FUN that’s built into each item.   Trust me.

When I went over the Bridge in December two of my Mom’s BESTIES, Miss Sharon of Friends Furever and Miss Stephanie of Goodness Gracie  made SPECIAL arrangements with Miss Stella for her to do figurines/ornaments of ME.   Miss Sharon asked Stella to do a figuring of ME in my Cat Scouts uniform and Miss Stephanie asked for an Angel with wings of me.    These beautiful and thoughtful gifts were from them for my Mom.   Mom was so thrilled to learn of this sweet gesture and even though Miss Stella was up to her eyeballs in Christmas orders and SUPER DUPER busy, she promised to get them done and sent off to Mom.

Yesterday we received the Cat Scouts version which was the one ordered by Miss Sharon………………….IT IS AMAZING……………….Mom got very leaky eyes when she opened the box:

 

And while we haven’t RECEIVED the other figurine from Miss Steph, this is a photo that Miss Stella sent to us of the finished ANGEL SAMMY figurine that she did for Miss Steph which we bet will be here soon:

Isn’t it ADORABLE???????????   I look just like ME – wings and all!    We wanted you to see these not just because they’re wonderfully made but because we would like you to visit Miss Stella’s shop and see if you can’t find some FUN things that you might like to order……….here are just a FEW of the things she makes:

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So take a peek at her ETSY store…………………….bet you’ll find a perfect gift for YOU or for someone else who has a pet they love………..or even “just because” !!!!!   THANK YOU STELLA, MISS SHARON AND MISS STEPHANIE for your kindness…………you made my Mom VERY happy!    Just CLICK the SHOP BADGE below and start shopping!!

Happy Friday Peeps!

ALSO – Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

Below is a card we got from Oliver and Calvin O’Hughes (tee hee)

And this is Nellie and ME from her blog post today as leprechauns!

 

CHECK THIS OUT TOO!!!!!  (CLICK HERE)

GO TEDDY GO!

(with thanks to Friends Furever……)

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

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It’s Double Post Day Again!

One blog post for two occasions………Brian’s Thankful Thursday and my very own Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.    So let the fun begin………..first with Brian’s Thankful Thursday – the badge below will whisk you away to his blog if you’d like to join up with this blog hop and talk about what you are THANKFUL for…….I’m thankful that even though my little brother Teddy is slowly taking over the reins of what used to be “my” blog, and some of “my” duties like KING OF BACON – I can still not be jealous but instead be PROUD of him for carrying on the traditions that I started.   Teddy is a super sweet kitty and he wears his “GINGER” very well if I do say so myself!

Part Two of today’s post is my poem of the week……………!

My words are in RED    Teddy’s words are in BLUE

 We are up to the letter “N” of the alphabet slowly working our way to Z !  You can join in by putting your blog link with your poem in my comments to share OR just write your poem in my comments and we’ll all read it here! 

“N”

NEVER

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 3/16/17

“Never say never” is a saying I like

Learning to be hopeful is like riding a bike

There are bumps in the road and you might take a fall

But at the end of your ride, it will be worth it all.

If you feel like it’s “never” then you might as well give up

You must believe in HALF FULL not HALF EMPTY for your cup

Hope is the oil that keeps all things on track

In our hearts, in our minds, we just shouldn’t look back

For thinking “NEVER” means that you won’t even try

You won’t look beyond the clouds at the beautiful blue sky…..

So never say never…..keep a smile on your face

You might pull out in front and WIN your life’s race!

Hey Sammy, that was a swell poem!   I promise I will NEVER say NEVER!   But I do want to remind our blog friends that this Saturday we will have more information on the upcoming BACON HARVEST PARTY………..details and some “photo op” shots that those of you who want to pawticipate in the party can use to put yourself in the action!   You’ll see what I mean Saturday so STAY TUNED.    We’re going to have a fabulous time!   How could it NOT be fabulous – the Ginger Boys are at the helm of the GOOD SHIP BACONIA!

Oui, Oui, Mon frere Teddy…..we will have fun at the pawty

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I thank everyone for joining us today for our DOUBLE POST Thursday! 

Bonjour mon amis!   

Love, Angel Sammy

Teaser Tell All

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Hello Teaser Fans!

Welcome back to the place where you can find out WHO wins WHAT on this week’s Teaser!

I was actually very surprised that the First Right Guesser came a knockin’ on the door SHORTLY after the post went live yesterday morning.   I thought it would be a bit of a toughie and so did the person who sent the photo in to us as a Teaser Conundrum.   Shall we give you all the info?  Oh yeah – lets!

The Teaser photo was from the Kitties Blue (The Cat On My Head) and it’s a great photo of the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia!   Kind of an exotic thing right?

Cool photo Kitties Blue – and to thank you for sending it in, here’s a badge for you!

For Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head 3/14/17

Who was FIRST to make a comment on yesterday’s blog?    Well, let me back up a bit to tell you that when we went live at 7:45 NOBODY was there – I think it was the first time in FOREVER it took a couple of minutes for someone to chime in and comment.   I think because of the early posting time it was too early for there to be a lot of Teasers-On-Duty right?    HOWEVER, after about 2 or 3 minutes someone DID comment and who was that someone who wins the FIRST COMMENTER badge this week????

Friends Furever

YAY – concatulations! This is for you:

Then it was not long after that we received the FIRST RIGHT GUESS and that was from:

Calvin and Oliver!  (and Mom Melissa)

This is for you!

Several other RIGHT GUESSERS popped in along the way yesterday and for each of you who guessed right, you get this:

Now I have to say that there were MORE than a few of you who guessed incorrectly – but remember – you’re still winners of GREENIES!  Help yourself to this:

So we had winners and we had fun – just like we ALWAYS do on Tuesdays right?

Make sure you are here next Monday for Pre-Tease Monday because if you aren’t here, Sarge might get angry.   You know you don’t want that to happen!

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

Teddy and I hope to see you NEXT week!!

Hugs, Angel Sammy and Teddy Too

 


Pre-Tease Monday

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Come On In Students!

Happy Monday and if you’ll take your seats at your desks, we will get started with our Monday Pre-Tease class………..first of all, please remember that our TEASER post tomorrow will be popping out onto the airwaves at a SURPRISE time…………..not our usual time……………makes things more interesting that way!    When it arrives, whoever is the FIRST to comment on the post gets a swell badge.    Now isn’t that exciting?   Of course it is!

Professor what if NOBODY comes to the Teaser post tomorrow……has that ever happened????

No Bobby – happily we’ve never had NOBODY show up on a Teaser Post day or for that matter any OTHER day in all the years I’ve been teaching class here.   So you don’t have to worry about that.  SOMEONE will be First Commenter, someone will be FIRST RIGHT GUESSER and there will be other RIGHT GUESSERS and we all know that there’s never a shortage of people qualifying for the GREENIE – all you have to do to get THAT one is be wrong on your guess!

Now, let’s see if our resident cheerleader Suzie might step into the classroom and give us a rousing cheer to get everyone in the mood for the TEASER tomorrow!!!

I’m here WITHOUT my posse’
Those girls were way too bossy
I’m here to shake my pom poms
NOT to eat some bon bons!
We’ll be ready for some Teaser players
I bet they’re home saying their prayers
Everyone wants to be FIRST
Or else they’ll be the WORST!
Study up and be ready
That goes for you too Teddy!

Thank you Suzie…………that was……………well……………..inspiring.

*****SOUND OF GIGGLING IN THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM*****

No giggling in class or ELSE!

Alright students, thank you for paying attention today – and I wish each and every one of you a happy Monday – I’ll see you BRIGHT AND EARLY for tomorrow’s Teaser!

Angel Prof Sammy and Jr. Prof Teddy