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Pre-Tease Monday

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Happy Monday Class!

You know what today is right???

We must get you all prepared for tomorrow’s guessing and researching but when it comes to the Teaser, that’s kind of tough since you don’t know WHERE to research since it’s a surprise right?   Well, that’s why I always tell you to study EVERYTHING………..Yep – EVERYTHING.   Tough huh?   Add to that the fact that the Teaser tomorrow is a GUEST TEASER – that makes it doubly tough.    I will have more than one photo for you to examine though.  Maybe two.

HOW IT WORKS (for those of you who are new at this Teaser thing)

The photos will be posted here on our blog in our Geography classroom tomorrow at a time that WE choose – and it’s not the usual blog post time of 3AM EST – oh no – we mix it up every week and the post goes live at a different time – that’s because there’s a prize for the FIRST COMMENTER on the post!!!  Makes it more interesting if you don’t know when it will go live.

THEN the next challenge is that after you’ve seen the photos and you’re ready to make a guess, you must give the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the STATE (if you think it’s in the USA) or COUNTRY (if you don’t think it’s in the USA) where the photo was taken.    You can’t just give one – you must give both town/state or country.   OK?

THEN, after you’ve guessed it’s always fun to see what everyone ELSE guesses…………but make sure you don’t give anything away – if you think someone else has it right – don’t say “So and So has it right” – it makes it more of a challenge for everyone else……….We are WICKED here on Teaser Tuesdays!!!!!   We want it to be tough and we want it to be fun and most of all we hope we give you some spots in the world that you might want to visit one day to see in person.

SO – those are the rules!

Any questions?????

YES Bobby?

“Professor Sammy, I was wondering if instead of cookies for class tomorrow, can I bring Sammmmmiches?    My Mom said she’d make them for everyone!”

Oh how nice of your Mom to do that – yes Bobby – we’d be honored to nosh on your Mom’s samm – – – er – I mean Sandwiches tomorrow.   Please thank her for us!

Now, I will show you all and our visitors in class today, what the prize badges look like for the Teaser tomorrow – ready?

The First Commenter on the blog gets this:

The person who is the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER gets this:

Everyone ELSE who guesses right but isn’t FIRST, gets this:

AND, last but not least, everyone who does NOT guess correctly STILL gets a prize badge – the world famous “GREENIE” !

Now I think we’ll bring our fabulous Teaser Cheerleader, Ms. Suzie “Shakeyourtailfeather”  Q out to give us a pre-tease cheer to boost morale and provide some inspiration for you all!

Bibbidy Bobbidy Bango
I’m in the mood to tango!
The Teaser will be a whopper
So don’t be a losing flopper
Study and stay up late
Tonight’s not the night to date!
Be here ready to take a peek
At our photo of the week!
Our guest has sent us a doozy
Don’t show up in class all boozy!
Be PERFECT just like ME
Studying hard will set you free!!!!!!

Gosh Suzie…..you got all dressed up and everything – I know you got everyone’s blood pumping and brains working so tomorrow will be a great Teaser Tuesday.

My Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be here in the morning at the SECRET TIME to greet everyone as you stagger into the classroom.     Remember Bobby’s Mom is providing lunch for everyone tomorrow!

I coulda made sandwiches if you’da just asked me to!

Uhhhh…..well…..yes, I’m sure you would have and no doubt they would have been interesting sandwiches indeed (probably with a wicked spell on them!) but one of these days we’ll let you provide the eatables OK Aunt Grizelda?   Your niece Suzie will let you know!   (eeeeeeeek!)

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

And here’s a FUN P.S. !!    Cat Scouts Headquarters has a fabulous and fun gift for YOU or someone else for sale right now – It’s called “Hooligan In A Can” and contains everything you would need to have a rip-roaring good time (or be a hooligan for a day!).    Just CLICK HERE to see all the goodies inside the can and get yourself one (or two) today!!   It also helps support Cat Scouts which as you know, Angel Sammy and I are proudly part of!!!

 

Sunday Selfies Hopping

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Let’s Hop!

It’s Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.    Maybe you’d like to join in the fun?  Just click on their badge and use their LINKY tool – put your blog link in and VOILA you can show yourself off in selfie form!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

This week Mom decorated my selfie in fine form – she likes to get “artsy” with it.    I’m OK with that……………wanna see what she did with my selfie this week????????????????

There you have it!   Thanks to Lunapic with a “frame” from Pizap.    I am what I am – Mr. Ginger Boy!

Happy Sunday!!!!!  

Love, Teddy

 

Breakfast With Bacon!

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I Can Smell Bacon!   Can You?

Oh yes!   Nothing smells better………NOTHING!   Let’s eat!   You don’t want to DEFY the Kingly Decree do you?????

Make sure and show this to your humans – they need to realize that it’s IMPAWTANT the King’s wishes be followed!

Here are some suggestions you can give them of what to serve YOU today:

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!!

And don’t we deserve a little bacon in our lives after entertaining them all week?   Loving them all week?   Letting them sleep with us, pet us, brush us, feed us, ALL WEEK?

Indeed………..bring on the bacon I say.

Show them this DEPRESSING and SAD graphic!    We must do better than AVERAGE!

Angel Sammy – the former King of Baconia – and I agree on this!

If all else fails – remember we have the power of “THE LOOK” on our side!   Don’t hesitate to resort to it if you need to!

As I leave you this Saturday, may I give you this FINAL THOUGHT:

Happy Baconday from your King!

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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Fun Friendly Friday Fill-Ins!

Oh boy!   It’s Friday and time to fill in some sentences!   I’m turning this project over to Mom again this week –  most of the time the sentences are more “human-friendly” than kitty friendly although we see lots of our furry buddies answering.    I just like to give my Mom something to do to keep her out of trouble…..HAHAHA

If you’d like to pawticipate in the fun, click on the badge above and go to McGuffy’s Reader where you can use the LINKY tool and enter your blog link – then we can see your fill-ins too!!!!!!!   This fun Hop is co-hosted by our friends Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing AND Miss Annie at McGuffys’ Reader.

Mom’s gonna fill in using RED today – RED HOT – like the weather will be here before you know it!    Go Mom!

 

1. I have googled practically EVERYTHING – it’s fun to research, learn, find stuff – including googling my name which I found most interesting!
2. I have never bought or sold anything on Ebay.
3. I think I’m very lucky to love my life – so many unhappy people in the world.

4. My husband thinks he “runs” the household but I know – and Teddy knows – that everything revolves around TEDDY!!!!.

 

So there you have it – Mom’s take on things and I did take particular note of her answer to #4.    Woot!

Yesterday was another “summer-like” day – hot and sunny and I got Dad to take me for a walk but not for long – I’m not much of a fan of HOT…….I like COLD.   Go figure.   Maybe because I was born in March somewhere around here in Virginia where it’s COLD and often snowy in March?   Whatever…….anyway, I came in from my cruise and went to the basement where it’s COOL and took a three hour nap.    Mom was busy though – while I was snoozing she was repotting plants and taking some photos of the place.   Several of you peeps asked me to show you how the old place looks these days.   Mom’s plants are all pretty small but soon they’ll be BIG I’m sure……..JUST LIKE ME!!!!

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Well if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll see if anyone is available to take me outside before it gets steamy.   AND don’t forget tomorrow is (WAIT FOR IT):

Be there or be square!

Love, Teddy B (for bear)

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!

Mom’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to OUR Mom and Yours!

Mothers are very special……..they nurture us, teach us, guide us, and most of all LOVE us.

We made a card for our Mom!

Angel Sammy and I did a Mother’s Day collage to share in The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop today.   Just click their badge below our selfie to visit and add your OWN Selfie photo today!   

Click below to join in the Selfie Hop!!!!!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

Love and Mom’s Day Hugs, 

Teddy and Angel Sammy

Bacon Boy

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‘Tis I – King Teddy

(Bacon King in Training!)

It’s that day that I get excited about every week – just like my big brother wanted me to.   When Sammy left for the Bridge he entrusted me to carry on the tradition of bacon in the house on Saturday WITHOUT FAIL!    Mom is cooperating fully!    She and my Dad are “Baconators” too so it works out purrfectly!

This week’s new bacon posters are nice additions to our collection of bacon “ha ha’s” here on the blog………………..

SURE – that works!  Get a big huge fatburger and top it all off with a DIET drink!   Tee Hee

And the newest bacon delight we found sounds most interesting……………and look pretty yummy, especially the nice melty, drippy cheese in the middle………..check it out:

MMMM……..Mom figures this one is pretty easy to make – next time she makes mashed potatoes she will make EXTRA and give this one a whirl!    I hope I’m around when that happens!!!

This could be me in a few months if I’m not CAREFUL!!!!

Don’t feel bad about eating bacon!!!!!!! Just remember THIS!

Oh I agree with this FOR SURE! This is bacon deprivation!

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as much fun as getting to have bacon as a treat is looking for fun things to put in my Saturday Bacon post………..one thing is TOTALLY for sure………………bacon makes ME smile!    I also have this feeling every Saturday that Angel Sammy is up at the Rainbow Bridge having bacon with me EVERY SINGLE week.    I like to think that he’s PROUD of me for carrying on with the bacon thing on Saturday…………….and if you’re chomping on the bacon from time to time, rest assured Angel Sammy is proud of YOU TOO!!

Think of me when you enjoy your bacon!!!

See you tomorrow for Mother’s Day!

Bacon flavored hugs, Teddy