Category Archives: Original Oil Paintings

Tuesday Teaser New Years Day!


Happy New Year Students!!   Time to COMMENT!!

Gosh Teddy, is it just me or do we have a lot of missing students this morning????

Yep – looks a little EMPTY out there………………where is everyone?     Oh wait – I hear some activity in the hallway……………..

Alright you students – get in that classroom! You’re LATE!




Professors I saw these three trying to sneak down the hallway – I think we have a lot of students who did TOO MUCH PARTYING last night and not enough studying!!

Thanks Marge…….we’ll take care of them now.

Students we are a bit disappointed in you BUT it was New Year’s Eve so we’ll give you a break and not give you any demerits to start off the new year.    Instead, we’ll give you your Teaser photograph and you can hope for the best!    Here’s your rules refresher and the badges you MIGHT win if you stay awake long enough to guess today!

Professors, SOME of us studied last night and did NOT party!

I studied ALLLLL night!

I only stopped studying at midnight so I could watch the ball fall in Times Square!

We’re very proud of those of you who studied……… let’s see how well you do because you studied shall we?      Cheer team is here (barely) to cheer you on:

Well we might be a little bit tardy
We just got home from a New Years party
We’ll do our best to give you a cheer
But if we’re lousy, you can blame the beer
Good luck to you we hope your brains are working
I think your Cheer Team just did too much twerking!

Alright girls – go get some sleep so you can give a proper cheer to the winners tomorrow instead of looking like you’re fresh out of the Twilight Zone.

Now let’s bring our Security Guard in with today’s photo……………………………..

Hello Professors and Class – here’s your challenge for today!

Students I must say that while you may look at this photo and think “this will be an easy one to do a search on” you may find it tougher than you think!!!!    So it still boils down to whoever figures the Teaser photo out CORRECTLY first………………..on your mark, get set, GO!

Tomorrow we’ll find out who the smarty was today…………………….


Let’s head to the cafeteria now for a break – unless of course you want to stay in the classroom and forego lunch for a chance to (a) SLEEP at your desk or (b) work on the TEASER!

Decisions – decisions……

Welcome to the Cafeteria students!   So whaddaya think of my new look???   Enjoy it while you can before my mustache grows back!   Just kidding……I have a nice lunch for you today to celebrate the NEW YEAR and my NEW LOOK!


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Class, while you’re eating lunch, have a peek at what Professor Teddy did to celebrate the New Year with a few of his friends…….he got very HAPPY!!!   CLICK HERE  

A big thank you to Sharon of Friends Furever for the video with The Professor with some of his friends!!

We’ll see you in class tomorrow for badges, winners and losers!!

Start off 2019 by winning the Teaser competition tomorrow!   Good luck!   

Your Professors – oh yes – by the way – the poll indicated you WANT Pre-Teaser Monday to continue so it will.   Thanks for voting in the poll…………..!

Sneaking Up On Spring


Did you know the first day of Spring is March 20th??????  That’s right……….it’s NOT all that far away.  However, trust me, that doesn’t mean that it will be flowers and bees and picnic blankets and cookouts on March 20th………………a few years ago this was March here:

March2013snow1 LateMarchSnow2013-4 LateMarchSnow2013-1

SO, anyway, the mere pawsibility that March might bring Spring has me fired up………..I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready.   Winter seems longer every year that I’m alive and my Mom and Dad say the same thing……..we can’t wait for:

SpringYard2013-2No more house on the hill?????The bradford pears are blooming along the driveway!  Bags of mulch at the ready 'round the bottom.....

Early misty morning front garden

My Mom spent today with me snoopervising her of course rearranging some of the paintings she has on the walls of “her” room – which originally was her art studio/writing studio when she and Dad built this house.   She’s no longer writing books and she draws a little bit but doesn’t do oil paintings anymore.   I’m bringing that up because lots of you probably  have never seen any of my Mom’s paintings…………..would you like to?    (those of you who have seen these before just skip past the slideshow…..hahahahaha)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Am I “bragging” on my Mom?   Maybe………..   Is that “tacky” to do?   Maybe………..but I did it anyway!!!!

Big Hugs,

Sammy the Proud Son

Pass Me The Bacon Purrlease!





Well we might be sneaking up to Halloween but there’s nothing scary about bacon………nope – it’s a friendly, crunchy, delectable delight and I always love weekends around here since bacon is on the menu.   You know how I talk about it a lot but I’m not the only one out here in the blogosphere who’s a NUT for bacon.   As I make my way around visiting my blog buddies I see lots of you talking about bacon…………..some of you don’t like it or can’t get it where you live but those of us who know the wonders of it, celebrate it!

I love bacon but this might be going a BIT too far!

I love bacon but this might be going a BIT too far!

It’s Day Two of the sale on Mom’s mystery book – you can click the book cover below and go right to Amazon to get it……………….you won’t be sorry!

Yes that's my Mom's own oil painting on the cover!

Yes that’s my Mom’s own oil painting on the cover!


Love, Sammy

Silent Sunday


It’s too danged hot to do anything but be QUIET today……so I’m sharing a photo of one of my Mom’s old oil paintings which is a great SUNDAY theme anyway!

STAY COOL………(if you’re hot)………..STAY WARM……….(if you’re cold)…………see you tomorrow!

Mom painted this about 25 years ago from a photo of an Eric Sloane painting.....

Mom painted this about 25 years ago from a photo of an Eric Sloane painting…..

Kitty Hugs, Silent Sam  😀 😀

PEE ESSSSS    Happy Blogaversary to The Cat On My Head today!    Happy Blogaversary tomorrow to Mollie and Alfie!    PAWTY TIME……………….

Wet, Wet, and More Wet


Hi Everyone!

Holy cow did we ever get a LOT of rain yesterday.  I’ve been reading on some of your blogs that it’s either so hot you can barely stand it or you’re getting drenched with rain like me – what’s with that?  Huh?

It's happening again like it did a while back - I'm glad I'm on a hill!  EEEEEK!

It’s happening again like it did a while back – I’m glad I’m on a hill! EEEEEK!


It’s supposed to be better next week.  But I’ve heard THAT one before.   Are any of us ever really, truly HAPPY with our weather anymore?   Maybe it’s time we start a petition to give to the weather guy.

I’m trying to make the best of it though………playing with my toys, napping a lot, pestering Mom at every opportunity, catching up on reading YOUR blogs…….the usual “making the time pass” kind of stuff.  But honestly, it’s not easy sometimes.  I’d kinda like to go outside and munch a little greenery, perhaps play in a puddle – continue searching for the missing Freddy the Frog (alas I think he’s moved away permanently)……but all I do is look out the window and WAIT.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Tomorrow is SUNday… you think because it’s called SUNday that maybe – just MAYBE – we might have some sun?????

A guy can only hope…………….

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😦

I just joined a Bloggy Hop on Ranger’s blog….wowzers – my first one – hope I did it right!

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

Drama and Trauma


Hi Peeps……Happy Fursday.

Since yesterday my blog had to be all about Teaser Tell All I couldn’t TELL ALL about what I was really up to the day before. Wanna know? Of course you do – especially after you saw the title of today’s bloggy right? WELL……’s where I was for HOURS and HOURS (not really – just one hour but it seemed like more!):

Animal Medical Center of Warrenton

Animal Medical Center of Warrenton

Why was I there????   Cuz it was time for my annual physical and shots (Yuck)

Here’s my doctor – I was VERY good for Dr. Rethman – I always am.  Mom was extremely proud of me!


Mom and I were chauffeured to our appointment by Dad.  When I’m in the car I have to sit on Mom’s lap with her arms around me and my face is hidden under her arm so I can’t see.  I don’t like to be reminded by the passing scenery that I’m going somewhere in the car because 100% of the time I’m IN the car, it’s because I’m on my way to the vet.  No matter how nice they are, I’m still not crazy about it – you know what I mean!

So anyway, when we got there Dad waited in the car and Mom and I went in.  There were some BIG dogs there and they barked at me so Ginger, the office manager, put me and Mom in a little room ALLLLLLL by ourselves where it was nice and quiet.  They had two emergencies that afternoon so we had to wait almost 20 minutes before we saw Dr. Rethman.  BUT guess what……Mom was holding me the whole time and I fell asleep on her shoulder – yep I sure did.  She didn’t know I had until she heard me snoring – that’s right – SNORING!  How embarrassing.

Dr. Rethman and the tech came into MY room (I think they should name it the Sammy Suite) and checked me out – and I do mean CHECKED ME OUT everywhere – and I just lay there and let them poke, prod, and move me this way and that……….THEN I got three shots!  Rabies and two other things that I don’t even WANT to know what they were for…….I was so good.  Not a squeak (or a snore).  Dr. Rethman said I was in excellent shape – that I weigh 14 and a half pounds just like last year, and that it’s hard to believe I’m 13 years old.  YAY!!!  Mom talked to him about my “wonky knee” and a couple of other things she’d observed (like that I sleep a lot more and I’m a little more “demanding” of her time and attention) and he said that was normal – especially for a senior.

SO – bottom line is I’m 100% healthy – no worries – I don’t have to see them until next year – hallelujah.  With some luck that means no car trips for a whole year.

So I'm celebrating!

So I’m celebrating!

My name is Sam

Thirteen I am

Healthy and wise

Love in my eyes

I’ve got extra toes

And a pink freckled nose

I like to catch bugs


I’m FAMOUS for my HUGS !

Happy Birthday  Miss Dianna!

I’m One Happy Spoiled Cat !

Happy Fursday – see you all tomorrow………….Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀

An impawtant Peee Essss

Please visit Savannah (and Leo) today HERE on their “Thankful Thursday” post  to learn about another cat who is in need – she’s a beautiful lady cat in England who needs a home!

My Monday


It’s the day after Mom’s Day and we’re just hanging out at my house………..Mom spent yesterday doing stuff like buying plants and planting them in the yard (with my snoopervision of course), doing two loads of laundry (hey – if she wants to celebrate Mom’s day by doing Mom stuff it’s OK with me!)……..and uploading the cover of her book to my blog with a link to Kindle for those of you who have a Kindle and wanna read a fabulous book (yes of course I’m prejudiced).    The cover art is my Mom’s painting of an old covered bridge.  Anyway, if you look to the RIGHT here on my blog you’ll see this cover and if you click on it you go to Amazon/Kindle – isn’t she clever?????  YAY MOM!!!!!


Dad napped.   I think he got worn out watching Mom work.  😀 😀 😀

We had a nice sunny day……..and I visited lots of great blogs by those of you who blogged about Mother’s Day – so many sweet posts – obviously you feel like I do about the “human who takes care of us” in our lives.  YAY!

Today Mom’s going to get the surprise packages ready to send out to the winners of my blogaversary competitions – I hope it doesn’t take a bazillion years for them to arrive at their destinations – you know how the mail is……I could probably deliver them faster using my hang-glider!

Sammy's new hobby - hang gliding!

Sammy’s Mail Delivery Service !!

Now don’t forget that tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER and as promised, it’s another very special one with our Guest Teaser……………… may remember we had TWO great mystery photos with TWO great Tell-All videos last week.  Just wait until you see this week’s!

Have a great Monday………see you tomorrow!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀