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Tuesday Teaser

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DING

DING

DING

(that’s the school bell silly!)

It’s Teaser Time everyone and I hope you are rested and ready to go.    Please remember to take a second when you get here to COMMENT on this post because you might be the FIRST to do that and if you are FIRST you get this!

Now that you’ve commented (good luck!) you better have a seat and get serious about keeping an eye at the front of the classroom for when Mr. Silver Suitcase/Security/Park Ranger dood arrives with today’s TEASER photos.    Sit up straight – no yawning – keep those eyes on ME or Assistant Professor Teddy!

If you say so Professor Sammy

I think to help you along we should ask our Teaser Cheerleader Extraordinaire, SuzieQ to step right up and give us a cheer, don’t you?

Hello class I’m here!
In my outfit of good cheer!
Most of you look half asleep
Better wake up or soon you will weep!
Sarge will come in and give you a shake….
He can sometimes be mean as a snake!
So sit up and pay attention
Or you might just face suspension!
Give today’s photo you very best shot
Or graduate you may not!
Now that I’ve got you awake
I think I’ll take a shopping break!

Gosh thanks Suzie…………….shopping for new cheerleading uniforms with the rests of the cheerleading crew???

Now for the SERIOUS part of our morning’s class…………time to bring in the photos so you can start figuring out WHERE WERE THEY TAKEN?    That’s right – I will need you to tell me what town/city/village AND what state (if USA) or country (if not USA) you believe these TWO Teaser photos to have been snapped!    Tomorrow we will hold class to say WHO was the FIRST to guess correctly…………….there are badges to win for guessing correctly you know but everyone always wants to be FIRST…….

I’ve got the photos here Professor Sam!

Thanks – please put them on the bulletin board…………………!

OK GANG………………good luck!    Also, we know how EASY PEASY it is to use Google Search to find out WHERE this is but we also know you are all VERY CLEVER and can figure this out just using your brains and eyeballs so try that before you rely on Mr. Google – besides, it’s more fun that way!!!!!     Here’s what’s up for grabs in the badge department:

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER GETS:

EVERYONE ELSE WHO GUESSES CORRECTLY BUT ISN’T FIRST:

THOSE OF YOU WHO BUM OUT AND GUESS INCORRECTLY GET THIS:

Now, if there are no further questions………….

I’ve got a question – do we have any snacks today?????

Ahhh…………I see your mind is NOT on guessing the Teaser today but on your tummy which obviously must be the rumbling sound I could hear from the back of the classroom!!!!    Well, I was just about to tell you that our beloved (?!) Miss Dingleberry has brought a special surprise for you to have on your way out to Recess today………AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE BUFFET……that’s right – we don’t spoil you EVERY Tuesday but today we thought in honor of summer, we would.    Please be orderly on your way through the buffet – no shoving, tripping, pinching, butting in line and those who disobey will be escorted to “SARGE’S SPECIAL ROOM”…….trust me….you don’t wanna know!

Only one sundae per kid!

See you tomorrow for the Tell All class……!

Angel Prof Sam and Assistant Prof Ted

(at your service!)

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday Selfie Time With The Cat On My Head

There it is – the logo for the host of Sunday Selfies………..the Kitties Blue!    If you click the badge you can go there and put your blog address up so we can find you and your Sunday Selfie too!   We always have fun visiting everyone on Sunday when they’re all dressed up in their Sunday best……..!

Mom did her usual Lunapic job on my Selfie today – then added a wild border from Pizap and VOILA – SENSORY OVERLOAD (if you ask me)………….I like that Lunapic filter thing but the wacky frame?   Makes me dizzy.

Anyway, it’s just ME on a Sunday coming to you to strut my ginger self……………..I do hope you are having a Happy Sunday!

See?  Sensory overload!  

Love and Happy Sunday, Teddy

A Baconian Morning

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Good Morning From Baconia!

Things are quiet in the Land of Bacon – which is the purrrrfect way to start a Caturday if there ever was one right?    The Royal Cook has rustled up some goodies for all of us to enjoy to start our day off with the usual BANG!     Help yourself to the buffet then have a seat and nosh away on the delightful delights here in the palace of the King of Bacon-land!     There are mimosas and hot chocolate to top it all off…….

Now that you’ve piled up your plate – come and join me and Angel Sammy at the table !!!!

If you feel just a tad overloaded with bacon or breakfast (or both) you are welcome to help yourself to one of the many guest rooms in the Castle of Baconia!  

 

Trust me – these are comfy!

Have we started your day off with a SMILE???     Hope so.     Remember, we do this every Caturday in the Land of Baconia……………..at least as long as I’m KING we do!!!!!

Ahhh…it’s good to be King (Angel Sammy said so!)

Angel Sammy may be gone but he’s the Permanent President of CLUB BACON!  Help yourself to the badge to show you’re a fan!

Oh and IN CASE you haven’t heard…..today is Cat World Domination Day!   (at my house every day is……) This is a fabulous celebration started by Angel Sammy’s friend Sparkle and carried on in the tradition by Summer…….if you click her  badge below you can join in the fun at Summer’s blog!!

Cats RULE!!

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Let’s Do This!

Here we are again – arriving at a Friday which means Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop!   This one is co-hosted by 15andmeowing AND McguffysReader.    If you click the badge above you will go to McGuffy’s and you can use the LINKY tool to enter your blog post link and have some fun with us!

Here are the questions for today – two from each of our hosts!    Mom gets the honor today – these are mostly “peopleized” questions so she’s the STAR today and her fill-ins are in RED.

1. A recurring dream I have is that I’m back in school (not sure if grade school or high school) and can’t remember WHERE my next class is!

2. Turn a rainy day into a day to catch up on reading or napping or getting in touch with old friends.

3. My small spot of poison ivy is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been making more “light” meals because it’s been so hot .

Thanks Mom!    I have to say that it’s PROBABLY  my fault you got poison ivy – you’re always picking me up out in the yard when it’s time to come back inside on our walks and often I’ve been digging around in the leaves/greenery out there!    Sorry about that……..
I’ve been hearing some rumors that Mom is going to desert me on Monday to visit her sister – my Auntie Carol and her two pups.   One of her pups is Casey, and he’s just a baby – and quite small – and he’s able to get through the deck railings on Auntie Carol’s front deck which is where he and his brother Toby play!    Not good – he will run run run run like a crazy boy if he gets loose.   So Auntie Carol put one of those “blow up” collars on him like we have to wear after we’ve had a little “surgery” at the V.E.T./Stabby place.    It works perfectly – he can’t get through the rails!   Smart huh?
Sorry Casey Dood but you’re not gonna be escaping again with THAT thing on!!!    Casey is an “Imperial Shih Tzu” which is a SMALL sized Shih Tzu…….his brother Toby is the black/white Shih Tzu behind him.   Casey was almost BLACK until he had his first puppy cut – now he’s kind of taupe/gold/gray!    Mom will get to see him Monday.
Tomorrow is Bacon Caturday………….hope you’re ready for that…………..I know I sure am………………..so is Angel Sammy – he still visits me every single night when I’m asleep teaching me things and telling me things to help me.    I wish he was HERE for real but it’s not so bad having an Angel On My Shoulder either…….!!!

GIMME DAT!!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s Double Duty Day! 

Thankful Thursday and

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

First let’s talk about being thankful – because we are – all of us!   I’m thankful to be here in this home with my two parents who love me and spoil me rotten (Sammy told me they would!) and they think they are lucky to have found me at the shelter where they found Sammy so long ago…….(what they don’t realize is that Sammy arranged that to happen on purpose!).    Also I’m thankful that Mom and Dad let me go for long walks on my leash where I can explore the whole big yard and woods……….I love digging in the mulch especially!    Tee Hee      Would you like to tell the world how thankful you are?    Then click the above badge and go to Brian’s blog where you can join in the THANKFUL hop – use his Linky Tool, enter your blog address, post about what you’re thankful for and THAT’S IT!

The other thing we do on Thursdays is let my Angel brother Sammy continue with something he did before he left for the Bridge last December – write poetry together!!!     We are on our THIRD go-thru of the alphabet now and this week’s letter is:

“B” !!  

Today you can write a poem about ANY word/thing that starts with the letter “B” OR you can use one of the prompt words that Angel Sammy gave us LAST Thursday for this week – what were they???

(1) Banana  (2) Bath  (3) Brave or (4) Balloon

Here’s the post Angel Sammy transmitted to me on my computer overnight!!!

Hello My Sweet Friends!  Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge!   I wrote my poem last night and sent it to Teddy to share with you today – I hope you wrote a “B” poem too!   Remember you can write about anything you want starting with a “B” or you can use one of my prompts.   I’m using the prompt “Bath”!

“Bath”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell 6-22-17

Some cats really love to get wet

But drinking from my bowl is as close as I’d get!

The first day I came to live in my house

When I was tiny – small as a mouse!

Mom said at the shelter I’d gotten quite stinky….

So she got baby shampoo and a cloth and put me in the sinky!

She washed me gently but I was VERY unhappy

She tried to clean me quickly and make it snappy!

She rinsed me off and sat with me on the floor

She kissed me and said that I was stinky no more!

A nice warm towel and Moms lap both felt good

I knew I’d landed in a GREAT neighborhood…….

That bath was the ONLY one that I ever had

I kept myself immaculate and never was bad

I kept my furs neat and clean as can be

Right up to the day that my soul was set free………

(p.s. we don’t need baths at the Bridge!!!!)

I hope all of you wrote a poem today to share with us – you can put it in the comments here on the blog OR give us the link to your “B” poem in my comments and we’ll follow you to read it!!    Next week we will do a “C” poem……………..you can write about ANYTHING starting with the letter “C” or you can use one of next week’s PROMPTS from me here at the Bridge – ready?   Here they are:

(1) Car  (2) Camera  (3) Cookie  (4) Carpet

OK?   I hope to see you next week – I’ll have another poem direct from the Rainbow Bridge for you and I hope you have something to share with all of us too!    Until then:

Love and Light From Angel Sammy

Thanks Angel Sammy…………..I like your poem.  Know what?   Even though Mom and Dad got me from the same shelter they did NOT give me a bath when they got me home that first day – I guess I wasn’t stinky!!!!

See You All Next Thursday!

Love, Teddy

 

 

Teaser Tell All Time!

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Good Morning Class!

Ah yes………….another TELL ALL session where we find out ALL the info regarding yesterday’s photo – who sent it in and who guessed it right (and who didn’t!).    Is everyone settled down in their seats and ready to begin class?

Good Morning Professor Sammy!

Alright – then we will begin………………..first of all, our FIRST COMMENTER was actually TWO FIRSTS……….within the first 60 seconds two of you were right there commenting and who were those lucky peeps you ask?????

Miss Annie of Animal Couriers AND the Kitties Blue of The Cat On My Head

THIS IS FOR BOTH OF YOU!

Then we come to the BIGGIE – the photo from our Guest Teaser!     Let me tell you FIRST of all who that was – it was Miss Sharon from Friends Furever and this is the photo she sent in:

So what’s the SCOOP on this photo?   It is a photo taken from the Colorado Springs Airport of the amazingly beautiful Pike’s Peak!!!    Miss Sharon, this is for you:

For Friends Furever’s Teaser photo of 6/20/17

YAY!

Now, who was the very first to guess right yesterday and tell us this was Pike’s Peak in Colorado???????   It was…………………….KITTIES BLUE at The Cat On My Head and that means they are DOUBLE WINNERS today………..one of the FIRST COMMENTERS and the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!   Can I get a cheer for them??????

I think Suzie is going to give us a cheer later too but for now, let’s present the FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS badge to Kitties Blue shall we?????

YAY!

There were some OTHERS who guessed Pike’s Peak too – and each of you who did get one of these little gems!

AND – those of you who guessed but were WRONG………..well………..you know………you don’t go away empty handed either because you get a GREENIE:

BIG CHEER FOR EVERYONE!  Suzie would you like to do the honors?

Animal Couriers and Kitties Blue
You guys were FAST and we’re proud of you!
You slept by your computers so you could be FIRST
Then everyone after you felt like they’d been cursed!
I kept an eye out to see who’d guess right
And someone did that EARLY – before day was night!
Who was the lucky ducky who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?
Her name is Miss Janet and she’s a real snappy dresser!
She’s the Mom for The Kitties Blue
She didn’t win ONE badge today – she won TWO!
Let’s all clap and give her a cheer
Or better yet, hand her an ice cold beer!!!!!

 

Uhhh…………thanks you Suzie!   Good job………………I hope our winners appreciate that you worked so hard on your INVENTIVE and INSPIRING cheer!

Didn’t she do a good job class?

Uhhhhh………..well…………..uh huh……

OK OK………….let’s move on and just say THANK YOU STUDENTS for being here today and let’s look forward to next week when we will again show you a real stumper of a photo and you will get to figure out where in the world it was taken!    Who knows – next week YOU might be the winner!!!

Good for you!

Hugs, Angel Prof Sammy and Teddy too

Tuesday Teaser

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Students Please Take Your Seats!!  Class is about to start……..

Happy Tuesday all………………..remember to comment on this post because you MIGHT be the first to do so and THAT would get you a special badge to display on your blog, FB page, WHATEVA – so hurry up and comment then back to your desk quickly please!

MOVE IT!

(Uhoh…..everybody be extra good in class today because Sarge’s date didn’t turnout so well………..he says no more dates with lady wrestlers for him………..ouch)

Now, shall we REALLY begin class?   OK – today we have a Guest Teaser for you to peruse/study/agonize over and the very FIRST person to guess WHERE this photo was taken will win this:

You know you want this badge – especially if you’ve NEVER won one of them before so study hard AND remember EVERYONE that you MUST guess WHAT ARE WE SEEING IN THIS PHOTO and where was it taken?    I need the State (if USA) or Country (if NOT USA) !!!!    Got it?

To pump you all up before our Security Guard comes to display today’s photo, let’s bring Suzie in for another cheer………..she got your blood pumping yesterday with her Pre-Tease Monday cheer right?   Let’s hope it works again today!

I’m a little bit MAD
About that date that I HAD
The football player was mean
And a real skinny string bean
No muscles and no six-pack
No meat on his rib rack!
No more blind dates for me
My dates from now on I’ll SEE
I’ll try not to be grumpy
Though my “dating road” is bumpy
Let’s give this teaser a try
And I’ll try hard not to cry!
sniff……………

Gosh Suzie – sorry your big date didn’t work out.   Neither did Sarge’s………….!

Yeah well he’s a million years older than me so I’m not interested in him but I wish him luck……maybe if he SMILED????!!!!!

OK – let’s get back to the Teaser…………..Mr. Silver Briefcast/Security Guard/State Trooper guy – please come on down and show us today’s Teaser!!

I’ve got the photo here Professor Sam!

Where Was this Photo snapped? 

OK – you’re on your own kiddos…………study and guess and hopefully you can win a badge……………….!    No matter whether you win or lose you still get SOMETHING – it might be a GREENIE but it’s something!

REMEMBER WHAT YOU CAN WIN…………………………………………………….

If you DO guess correctly and you’re FIRST to do so you get this:

If you guess correctly BUT you’re not first you get this:

And then there’s the LOVELY Greenie for WRONG Guesses:

SEE????  EVERYBODY WINS!

Tomorrow in class we’ll hand out all the badges to our various winners AND we’ll also tell you who our GUEST TEASER was…………….now won’t that just be FUN FUN FUN?

If you say so Professor Sammy

Assistant Professor Teddy and I will look for you in class tomorrow – don’t be late or Sarge just might be waiting for you at the school room door………….or maybe Miss Dingleberry will be there which just MIGHT be worse!

The Dynamic Duo 

Angel Professor Sam and Assistant Prof Ted

Pre-Tease Monday

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Have A Seat Students!

Another week begins and yet again it’s the “day before the Teaser” here at Ding Dong School.    Yep – time for us to at least START getting our brains tuned into geography and the task ahead of figuring out where a photo was taken.    Where in this WIDE WIDE world was “someone” when they took a photo of where they were visiting?!?!?!

We will have a Guest Teaser tomorrow – a photo submitted by ONE OF YOU to our “Teaser Department” here at the School – but the most important thing is to remember when you arrive here at school tomorrow – try to comment right away because you might be the FIRST COMMENTER and that means you MIGHT win a badge to celebrate that honor!  WHEEEE!

Some of you may already know that TODAY is “International Box Day” in the blogosphere – most of us who are in the category of MEOW/Cat are cardboard box fans and we celebrate that every year (any excuse to have a celebration you know – we are true party animals…..).

I’m only mentioning Box Day because Suzie has chosen to feature that special day in her cheer for you this morning.

Suzie would you care to come in and scream your cheer out for everyone????

It’s Box Day, Box Day
You’ve got a head full of rocks day!
Boxes are great for perfect snoozing
CATillacs are nice for luxury cruising
If you’re not SHARP tomorrow
You might be LOSING –
So study up tonight and be sharp as a tack
Or you’ll be so embarrassed that you might not come back!

 

Thanks Suzie………..you started out talking about boxes then moved onto the piece de resistance (oui oui!) which is TEASER!    Everyone remember the post tomorrow will pop up at some surprise time – not the regular time.

Assistant Professor Teddy and I hope that you will take Teaser seriously and be alert and ready to try and figure out tomorrow’s Teaser photo – maybe we’ll have a new winner this week or maybe it will be one of our “Frequent Flyers” in the winning column?    It’s all up to YOU!!!!!!

No pressure though………

Just get here when you can and GUESS!     We will see you all here tomorrow at an UNKNOWN TIME!     Get your rest tonight!

CLASS DISMISSED

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Ted

 

P.S.   We just were catching up on blogs and saw that one of our friends, Minko, has passed over to the Rainbow Bridge on Father’s Day…………………we send big hugs to his family – and if you click on the beautiful badge below, you can visit his blog to leave a message if you wish…………

Sunday Selfie for Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day!

Today we are again participating in The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop but of course we’re honoring our Dad at the same time………………..our selfie today is dedicated to him………..even though one of us has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, you will always be our Dad.

If you’d like to visit The Cat On My Head to join in the hop with the LINKY tool, please do!   The more the merrier…………….just click their badge below to go!

This is the first Father’s Day that Dad hasn’t had a card and present from Angel Sammy – and Sammy always left him a secret special note in the tiny little “journal” that Dad keeps by his recliner in the Family Room.    I almost put a note in there for him like Angel Sammy used to but somehow it just didn’t seem right………that was between Dad and Sam………..instead, I got him a special card celebrating OUR first Father’s Day together which I gave him this morning along with his present.

Always and Forever…….Angel Sammy and Teddy

I Miss You Pop-Pop…………

 

 

Who’s Ready for BACON??

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ME!!!!!

Good Morning Citizens of Baconia!   Shall we start things off with some giggles then move into the territory of DELICIOUS-NESS?

Minions are SO smart!!!

ONE OF MOM’S FAVES!

GRAB AND RUN!

Ha Ha….a good laugh followed by some bacon – seems like a good start to a day right?

The following delicious bacon delights were sent to us here in Baconia by our friend Miss Inge!    Talk about mouth-watering?    You’d better get a hanky handy!!!!!

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OOH LA LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Cannoli with bacon?   Bacon wrapped grilled shrimp?   Peanut butter bacon bites?   PBandB sammmmmiches?   Ritz s’mores with bacon?   A cup/spoon and saucer MADE of bacon????   Bacon wrapped tater tots?    Does life get any yummier than this????????????????

I know which direction I’d head !!!!!!

ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR!!!!!

Enjoy your Saturday!   That’s a royal decree!

Teddy, The King