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Sunday Selfie Hop


Hello Sunday Friends!    Actually I hope you’re all my “every day” friends……….but on Sundays’ we all get together and share our latest Selfies.   Our hosts at The Cat On My Head give us a nice spot every Sunday where we can click on a link from the Hop and see ALLLLLLLLLLLL our friends’ selfies.   If you’d like to join – please do- just click their badge above and find the link.

My Mom actually took several photos of me this week (amazing huh?).    Two of them are embarrassing but I’ll show them anyway.    Actually I shouldn’t be embarrassed as I was quite comfy in both of them but she thought they were hilarious.  Why?   Well in one I only had my HEAD inside a tent while the rest of me slept outside and the other one I had HALF of myself in another tent while I was sound asleep snoring inside.     It’s not that I can’t go all the way in – I can – but I just didn’t!

Here are both of the photos……………….I’ll only artify one of them and turn it into a puzzle.

The one on the right is one of my new favorite nap spots….it’s where our Christmas tree was and when it disappeared I continued to take naps there ANYWAY.   The one on the left is in my Mom’s office.   The blue thing on top of my tent is a towel and it’s wrapped around the tent to block the other three holes for entrance/exit.  It’s more “private” without the other portholes and I NORMALLY (whatever that is) go all the way inside.   This day I just made it halfway and fell asleep.

Mom did the left photo on Lunapic to make it a bit more PRETTY……………….and made a puzzle out of the PRETTY version.    She used the “FAIRY” Art Effect – I like it!

AND – here’s the puzzle version just for all you puzzlers out there in blog-land!!   Good luck and Happy Sunday…………………………….just goes to show even a blooper type selfie can be artsy.




Happy Snoozy Sunday!  Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Hello Bacon Lovers!   Welcome to the castle of bacon…..!  

Let’s see if you like the recipe I have for you today.    Mom made a big batch of fried chicken the the other day and had leftover chicken breasts so made this really yummy chopped chicken salad with bacon.   You’re gonna love it.




  • 1 package (22 ounces) frozen grilled chicken breast strips (we used leftover cooked chicken breasts and just cut them into strips)
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Heat chicken according to package directions. Cool slightly; coarsely chop chicken.
  2. For dressing, place cheese, vinegar, water and pepper in a small food processor; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  3. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomatoes and bacon. Serve with dressing.


Sounds good doesn’t it?   My Mom is a nut for chicken salad sandwiches and this just works with all the delicious stuff in it…………blue cheese is one of her fave cheeses too.   It’s a WIN/WIN here in the Castle and I hope you’ll give it a whirl too…………..yummy in the tummy!

Happy Saturday! 

Your King


Friendly Fill-Ins


Hello Friday and Hello Friends!    It’s fill-in time.   Two sentences with missing words from each of our co-hosts and we fill in the blanks.   Fun!    Wanna join?   Click the badge above and link up.

Here are today’s four sentences………………Mom and I both did the filling in again this week.     If the words are mine, they’re in GREEN and if they’re Mom’s then they are BLUE.


1. “TEDDY OUT” is music to my ears. (that’s what my Mom says from the front door and I come running top speed to go outside with her!)
2. My favorite kind of soup is hard to pick as I love soup but I’d say BEAN WITH BACON.
3. If I were going to migrate or hibernate for the winter, I would go to Bermuda – we had a fabulous vacation there some years ago in Winter – not TOO hot.
4. I would go outside on my own if I could.

After Mom answered “Bermuda” as a place she’d like to hibernate for the Winter I checked weather there and it’s not really HOT in the winter – but 70s sounds pretty good to me so I guess I understand why she’d like to be there.    I’m just happy Mom and Dad like being HERE with ME in all seasons.    I’m a lucky guy.
Happy Friday!

“BRRRRRR…..if I hunker down like this it’s not so cold on the front porch!”

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday and you know what THAT means…………….we pause on Thursdays to join Brian’s Hop to express our THANKS for our many blessings.   Continued health is a biggie for us in my house.    My Mom and Dad keep up with their 6 month checkups and all the other maintenance type stuff humans have to do AND they take good care of yours truly in that department too (although I am due for a shot – yuck).     Also thankful that while we’ve had some bigger snows than we’ve had in a couple of years, we’re keeping up with things and between Dad’s snow-thrower and the sunshine melting we are keeping our heads above the snow!!!

I got an email from Angel Sammy with his poem this morning……………….I’ll share it with you for his Poetic Thursday:


Thursday Is Here!

Time to share some poetry!    I hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you of the cute couple dancing in their kitchen…………I wrote mine and you can see it below.   If you wrote one to share with us, please give us your link to the poem OR write your poem in our comments.   We love to read your work!    It’s so much fun writing a poem inspired by a photo.

Here’s the photo we needed to use for today’s poem:

“That Same Feeling”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 10, 2022


When they were young they loved to dance

At church, at the bingo parlor, any possible chance

In each others’ embrace they gracefully moved

They were perfectly in tune as their smooth moves proved

The years passed so quickly but their love never faltered

The linoleum may have aged but their young hearts never altered

They danced for themselves – never caring for crowds

And they knew in their hearts one day they’d dance in the clouds…………….


Forever kinds of love.    Most people would like to have that – some do and many don’t……..but the couple in this photo brought a tear to my Mom’s eye when she saw this picture.    It made her happy and sad.     I hope you saw something inspiring in the photo – let me know if you did by sharing your poetry!!!!

Next week’s photo is this one…………hope you like it too.

The next Beatles??   This will be a fun one for poetry.    I hope you’ll be with us next Thursday to share a poem about this gang!    Until then, stay happy, healthy, and in love with life.

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

Love Forever And A Day………Angel Sammy


Love the poem today my Angel brother………………..and next week’s will be a ton of fun I think……..I hope lots of people give writing a poem a try!


Hugs, Teddy



Sunday Selfie Hop


Here comes Sunday!   Time to HOP – we’re joining The Cat On My Head’s Selfies Hop and you can too – click on their badge and link up with us!

My selfie is one Mom took day before yesterday – I was lounging in her room while she was messing around on the computer (as usual) and she turned around hoping to catch me asleep – instead she caught me peeking at her!


Not one of my best looks but hey – she caught me off guard!    Did I make a puzzle?  YES………did I “artify” it before I made the puzzle – NO – because Mom was super duper busy and I wanted to save her the agony of finding the right art filter.   We just did a puzzle.    Hope that was OK with you!



We have major snow today and tomorrow – oh and some ice too.   Wish us luck!   The rest of you who are in the way of this big storm – hope you all fare well as well.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom