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Teaser Tuesday Class


“Well Security Team – things look nice and quiet for Teaser Class!”

Welcome to class students!   Make sure you COMMENT when you get here!

“I always comment the instant my stroller is pushed inside but I NEVER win!”

Keep on trying Tommy – that’s our advice!   Never give up!

Let’s start class with a review of the rules for Teaser AND the badges that you might win if you’re lucky…………….

Now these aren’t NEW badges for Fall but they still bring a little bit of FALL a week early – Autumn begins officially on September 22.

“We like Fall…’s SWEATER WEATHER!”

We need to let you know that today’s Teaser photo is being supplied to us by our Graphics Department.    The Graphics Department doesn’t have a new office in the Cat School yet so they’re operating out of a large closet.    Not the best of situations but Graphics Department personnel are pretty flexible.   (well…..sometimes anyway)

“Graphics Department”

Security Guard – please report to Geography class with the photo of the day so our students can get their brains working on WHERE the photo was taken……………!


“Professors – here’s the Teaser photo for today”

“Interesting Photo but you wouldn’t catch your Professors up in that little cage – NOSIREE!”

So where is this – if you know – make a guess – we’ll TELL ALL tomorrow in our Tell All class and we’ll hand out badges to those who figure this little gem out.    Remember – no cheating – no loading up the photo into a program to allow your computer to tell you where it is!

“Huh??  One of us cheating?  Naaaa – Never!!”


Cheer Team I think you should come in and give this sleepy bunch of students a nice loud cheer so they will be AWAKE when we go to the cafeteria for a meal!

We’re back again for Teaser fun
Then off to the cafeteria we’ll have to run
We like being there first before the crowd
You students can be rowdy and very loud!
Anyway it’s time for you to put on your thinking caps
Stop daydreaming, making paper airplanes or shooting craps!
Tomorrow we’ll be back to give out the news
Who’s a winner and who managed to lose!

OK ladies and students………………………………..let’s line up and head over to see Miss Dingleberry and Miss Mary Ann for a wonderful meal………..brain food.   Let’s face it, you lot need all the brain food you can get.

“Oh…..hi there students……I was just – well – sampling the food to make sure it’s good enough for you!   I’m your official TEASER TASTE TESTER!”  


“Ok students – we’re ready for you – COME AND GET IT!”


ENJOY YOUR MEALS STUDENTS!  See you tomorrow for the TELL ALL!

Angel Sammy and Teddy – The Teaser School Professors

SPARK on Monday


Monday means SPARKS!  So what’s this SPARK thing?   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.

I found a really happy SPARK for today………and the fact that it illustrates something I truly believe, makes it even BETTER!

Thanks to all the charming “gardeners” I’ve known……….my heart is full and YOU helped fill my life with beautiful things – I am eternally grateful to you!

Love, Pam

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Welcome to my kitchen!


I’m doing something a little different today – The Royal Mom has an old cookbook from 1942 that had some interesting bacon recipes in it.   She thought it would be fun to give you the recipes and for me to whip them up in my castle kitchen.    I’m totally on board with one of them but not so sure about the other!

The book is called “New American Cook Book” and has tons of old recipes that have been around forever but there are some that we’ve never heard of.

First is the one that I think sounds yummy………….


This recipe could NOT be any more simple!    But would sure make an interesting side with ANYTHING…..especially chicken I think.


12 slices bacon

3 firm apples

3 tablespoons sugar



Fry bacon crisp.  Remove to hot platter and keep warm.  Wash and quarter apples, removing all core and seeds.  Put them in hot bacon fat.  Cover tightly.  Fry until they are partly soft, turning once.  Sprinkle on sugar.  Continue frying, uncovered until well browned.  Serve hot, garnished with bacon.   NOTE:  Pineapple rings, dipped in flour and browned in bacon fat are also delicious with bacon.

Sounds tasty doesn’t it…………

Now this one I’m not so sure about – I guess it’s an appetizer type thing – not sure – just thought it was interesting!   By the way – there are no photos in this cookbook so I googled and got these photos which MAY or MAY NOT look like the finished product !



12 bacon slices

2 cups bread crumbs

1/2 cup chopped celery

2 teaspoons diced green pepper

1 small onion finely diced

1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup milk



Combine bread crumbs, celery, green pepper and onion, and season with salt and pepper.   Moisten with slightly beaten egg and milk.   Place a tablespoon of this mixture on a slice of bacon.  Roll the bacon slice around the mixture and fasten the ends with a toothpick.  cook these in the oven until the bacon is crisp and the roll is heated through.   Serve while hot.


I thought it might be fun to see a couple of recipes from this 1942 cookbook and maybe experiment with something from that time…..that was five years before the Royal Mom made an entrance into the world so you know they’re old recipes (oops…..did I say something indelicate???).

Your usual giggles…..Happy Saturday from the Castle!

King T !



Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


Happy Friday everyone – you know Fridays mean Fill-Ins!   Our co-hosts give us FOUR Sentences with blanks and we fill them in – easy right?   Well it is and you should join in the fun – click the badge above and link up!     This week I gave Mom the PAWSOME duty of filling in ALL the blanks.   Her words are in RED.

Here are the sentences for this week:

1. A pleasant memory that I have from grade school is having a teacher named “Miss Lamb” – she was truly gentle as a lamb!
2. My plans this month include celebrating my birthday with all the dignity I can muster considering my age AND beginning to figure out what clothes I want to take on vacation to Maine next month!
3. Please don’t ask me to choose between Prosecco and Champagne.
4. In 15 years, I see myself in a white robe, halo and Angel wings….I think.

OK Mom – good job…….But I know you and you have always said we’re as OLD (or YOUNG) as we feel……you’re not old…….you’re well cured!   HAHAHA      Our thanks to our co-hosts for the fun job of filling in the blanks every week.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom


Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday and thanks to Brian for hosting!    If you’d like to share your “thankfuls” just click Brian’s badge and link up with the rest of us.

I’m so thankful that I met a few new blog friends last week from my experience of hosting “Ginger Cat Awareness Day” on the Cat Blogosphere.   It was so much fun.   I’m also thankful that we’ve been having a bit of rain here and there because we really did need it.   We know too much rain is bad especially for those in low spots but we are on a hill and can take all the rain we can get thankfully.     We also all continue to be HEALTHY.    Another really BIG THANKFUL.

I have Angel Sammy’s Poetic Challenge post for all of you…………..!


It’s Poetry Day!

Our day to get together and read one another’s poems which we wrote based on inspiration we got from the photo I give you every Thursday!     I sure have fun with it and I hope all of you do too.  Many of you share your poems with us and the rest of those visiting Teddy’s blog where we share them and I encourage everyone to try their hand at writing a poem.

Here’s the photo that I gave all of you LAST Thursday to use as inspiration for a poem for TODAY………………..following the photo is MY poem!   By the way several of you pointed out that this photo is actually of a little cabin that people can rent if they would like to “live in a shoe” for a night or two!

“Just Our Size”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 7, 2022


A childhood poem brought this shoe to light!

A cozy old shoe where you can spend the night

Having had a lovely vacation in this comfy shoe

I can see why “the little old lady” would live here too!


What a clever design this is – very private with trees around and a nice little patio to enjoy the fresh air and a cookout.    I bet this place is a very popular spot to spend a night or two.    The minute we found this poem my Mom recited the poem she still remembers to this day about the old lady who lived in a shoe.     Hope you had fun crafting a poem for this one.    I also hope you like the photo I have for all of us to use for NEXT week’s Thursday poem………..ready?

I have one word for that – no – wait – I have TWO words for that…………………NO WAY.    Even though I’m a cat, and I can walk in places a human wouldn’t think of it, I wouldn’t be caught up there!!     Still, it’s an interesting photo isn’t it.    Bet we can all write a poem for this one.

Now it’s time for me to get back to work here at the Bridge.   I have things to do you know – we all do up here.    We don’t just float on clouds all day!!    I’ll be back next Thursday though and we’ll share poems we’ve written for this scary photo OK?  OK!

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

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


Gosh Angel Sammy that photo for next week makes me get goose bumps (if cats can get them that is).    Anyway, I like your “shoe” poem for today a lot!    I’ll look forward to next week when I see you again…………

Hugs, Teddy