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Pre-Tease Monday

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Good Morning Class!

Yes indeed – time to start thinking ahead and planning to be ALERT for tomorrow’s TEASER!    Professor Teddy and I are here to help you do that – to encourage you – to remind you that knowing your world is important!    Being able to look at a photo and FIGURE OUT where it was taken – it’s solving a mystery and life is FULL of mysteries!!!!!

Gosh Professor Sammy, this is “HEAVY” stuff for an early Monday morning!

Yes Roger but it’s important stuff…………..!     Now – shall we begin?

First of all let me say that again we have a GUEST TEASER for tomorrow.   A good friend sent us in a great photo or two and we think it might be a goodie for you to have for your weekly challenge.   Tomorrow morning we will have our post go up at a surprise time and then it’s a MAD SCRAMBLE to get to the comments section and leave a comment – WHY YOU ASK?   Because the FIRST COMMENTER gets a badge (or if there’s more than one during the first 60 seconds they will also get a badge).    This is the one they will get!

I understand that the ART DEPARTMENT here at School is working on some brand NEW badges for us which we MIGHT have next week but for now – it’s the oldies with a promise of next week having NEW badges you may covet for your badge collections!

Now I thought we’d see if our Suzie is in the mood for a bit of a cheer this morning…….something to get you in proper guessing mode……….

Bingo bango bongo
The Teaser photo is NOT the Congo
It’s gonna be a toughie
So make sure your eyes aren’t puffy
Be alert for the Teaser posting
Or your buns I might be toasting!
I’ll look for you tomorrow
Or there will be tears and so much sorrow!
Ricky Ticky Beezer
Tomorrow is the TEEEEZER!

Thank you Suzie………………I’m sure you’ve inspired everyone who reads today’s post or is in class here to try EXTRA HARD to guess the Teaser tomorrow.

Don’t forget now – post will pop up at a different time than usual………………………..be PURRRRPARED……………..and remember to clean your screens tonight before you got to bed!!!!

Assistant Prof Teddy and I will see you in the morning!!!!

Remember, the early bird gets the worm! See you tomorrow when we go LIVE!

Pre-Tease Monday

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DING DONG!

No it’s not Avon calling…….it’s the school bell ringing!

Time for us to settle down and get to the business of Summer School here at DING DONG SCHOOL.     Is everyone ready to tune in and study up for geography test tomorrow?  I hope so.   I just need to remind all of you that the photo we will use tomorrow for Teaser is a GUEST PHOTO – and you won’t find out WHO our Guest is until the Tell All Class on Wednesday.

Once the photo pops into view in the post tomorrow, SOMEONE (or multiple SOMEONES) will have a chance to COMMENT on the post first – and win a badge for doing so!    Being QUICK to comment is a good thing on Tuesdays!     When it comes to GUESSING the location where the Teaser photo was taken – you have to be accurate though………………you have to say the name of the town/village or city where the photo was snapped 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 snapped too!    So take the time to study – sometimes there are clues in the photos (and like last week’s photo even I didn’t see them!!!).

Now, shall we ask SuzieQ our magnificent and slightly off center cheerleader to come in and give you all a JOLT of cheerleading fun so you’ll be ready to GUESS tomorrow??????

Teaser Day is almost here!
It’s my duty to stop by and give you a cheer!
The Teaser photos are sometimes TOUGH
But I’ve got faith in you students that you know your stuff!
Study the photo and look for a clue
But don’t hold your breath or you’ll turn rather blue!
I’ve seen tomorrow’s picture and I really must say
Not sure you can guess it even if you pray!
I can’t cheat and give you any hints
So just come close to the screen and give it a squint!

Thanks Suzie……….as usual you have inspired us to work hard tomorrow at figuring out the Teaser………(or at least TRY to!).     Make sure your computer screens are nice and clean:

 

GOT IT? CLEAN SCREENS!!!

Thank you Sarge!     See you all tomorrow at a SURPRISE TIME……………………………..we’ll pop up and wait for you!

Angel Professor Sammy and Teddy too!

 

 

Beauteous Bacon Day!

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Oh Boy!  Oh Joy!

It’s that day that Angel Sammy loved so much and I happily “inherited” from him – now that I’m THE KING I feel honored to carry on the tradition of bringing you some BACON fun every week!   This week I searched high and low to bring you some NEW bacon treats……….things that you probably haven’t thought of to make with that luscious stuff we call BACON – or maybe you have thought of them but only in your DREAMS – well I’m here to tell you some of them are REAL!

Take a gander at what I found for you THIS week:

Bacon and bleu cheese stuffed mushrooms

Candied bacon ice cream

Bacon cinnamon rolls

Bacon gorgonzola potato salad

Maple Bacon Truffles

Oysters with bacon and cheese

Bacon peanut brittle

Is your mouth watering yet?    Huh?   Well mine sure is…………….Kind of makes the bacon and eggs my Mom made for breakfast this morning look rather PLAIN but hey – there was BACON and that’s the important thing right?

SO – what do you say gang?  Let’s CELEBRATE bacon today!!

Go ahead – blow out the candles but don’t get melted wax on my bacon please!

We are makin’ bacon and yes you can haz!

Have a bacon-filled Saturday loyal subjects!

King Teddy

Before I go, I am sad to report the loss of another of our good friends, the beautiful Snowball at 15andmeowing.   She had not been well for a while but of course we all hoped that she would be with us for a long time to come……Angel Sammy was one of many who met her at the Bridge yesterday as she returned home from a vet visit……..if you click the badge we made for Snowball, you can visit 15andmeowing to leave a message if you like.  

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins!

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Fill-R-Up!

It’s time to fill in some blanks here thanks to the blog hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!    Every Friday they each give us TWO sentences with blanks and we “fill-R-up”!  If you think you might like to join in, just visit McGuffy’s by clicking the badge up above and using the LINKY tool to join in the fun!!!

This week Angel Sammy and I thought we’d AGAIN let Mom fill these in……aren’t we GENEROUS?   I think so.   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED.

 

1. My idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel or B&B where I can’t get a glass of wine with dinner (tee hee – of course I’m being silly here).

2.I never get sick of talking about my cats (I’m sure you’ve noticed???!!).

3. My youth was a whole lot of fun for the most part although MAYBE time has smoothed off the rough edges of those memories??

4. My “golden years” are HERE and I’m loving them.

OK Mom – thanks for doing such a swell job.   As for your answer to #2 – we love you too!
Sam Loves His Friends!
Yes Mom – I do!
Me too Mom – I love you more than I love my mousie!

Happy Friday! 

Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s Double-Up Blog Day!

We celebrate Thankful Thursdays with Brian AND we also have Angel Sammy writing us a poem for the letter of the alphabet we’ve worked up to which this week is the letter “X” !!   First up is celebrating what we’re thankful for with Brian and you can do that too if you’d like to joint his hop – just click on the badge below to be transported to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to put your blog link in.   We can then all visit each other!   Yet another thing to be thankful for – Brian hosting this blog!

Click badge to visit Brian!

This has been a very thankful week…..we’ve complained a lot but “secretly” been thankful for all the rain we’ve been getting – no bad storms – just a lot of WET.   That’s making this a gloriously green and flower-full Spring and we’ve thankful for that.   Some Springs have been dry as a Fall leaf and the lawn and trees have suffered but not this year.   It’s my first year with a yard so I’m appreciating it.  Angel Sammy told me that grass is delicious and I took his word for it and tried it and YUM.    My Mom is thankful that when she was getting handfuls of mulch out of the wheelbarrow as she and Dad planted some foxgloves that the SNAKE she almost picked up with the mulch was SMALL and somewhat disoriented so it didn’t bite her.    It was just a juvenile black snake but for Mom – they’re all boa constrictors or giant pythons.   She screamed and refused to touch the wheelbarrow!   Poor Mom.

Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s favorite “during the week” post which is his own “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday”.     He is at the Bridge but he’s still writing poetry AND giving me poetry lessons in my sleep.   Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a whirl, but until then, shall we see what he came up with this week for “X”??

Greetings friends from the Rainbow Bridge!    Coming up with an X poem was tough…..but I did it……at least I think I did!    Also, just a word about “WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO AFTER WE GET TO Z????”.     I know there haven’t really been a whole lot of you who have participated in writing a poem on Thursdays the two times we’ve gone through the alphabet BUT those who have, have had a lot of fun with it.   Just like I have.   Just like Teddy has AND even Old Mom who used to write a whole lot of poetry in “the old days” (tee hee).    Anyway, I’m going to leave it up to you all what we do from here!    I polled you in October last year and at that time you wanted to do the alphabet AGAIN.   I’m doing the poll AGAIN just to be sure and leave you a space to present your own idea – and we’ll be ready to do SOMETHING when we get to Z in a couple of weeks OK?   OK.   Take a minute to do the poll – I’ll sure appreciate it!   My poem for today is right after the poll.

“X”

“X Marks the Spot”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/24/17

When I was still with you

I never had my doubts

You knew how to make me happy

I never had to ask and I never had to pout!

X marked the spot where my heart beat full of love

X-actly what it STILL does as I rest here up above.

X is where my tummy is, you loved to stroke my fur

X-actly the spot you’d pet and make me do a giant purr!

X is the empty place at home where I wish that I could be

X-actly the spot Teddy occupies now that my wings have set me free.

X will mark the place where I will be waiting for you one day

X-actly the way it should be though I had to go away.

I will shine down my love for all of you – look for me on my cloud……

Love is truly FELT, and not always said out loud.

Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother……………!   My friends, please remember to answer the poll.    Never worry that your poetry “won’t be good enough” or that you “can’t write a poem” because inside all of us is a place – sometimes hidden – where we THINK poems all the time.   Let it fly free.    I’m learning that sometimes you can say something in a poem you wouldn’t otherwise say.   If you wrote a poem today on your blog, please put your blog link in my comments and we’ll visit you to read it!    OR, if you’d rather, you can write your poem in my comments and share it that way.

Until next week – where we’ll be thankful together AND write a poem too!!

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Love, Teddy

Love, Ze Poet Monsieur Angel Sammy!

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!!!!!!

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday AND Whoops!

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First Things First…….!!

Can you believe that yesterday was our blogaversary and MOM FORGOT?   Well she did………….now I have an excuse as I wasn’t around when the blog was started – I’m the new kid on the block and I’m PAWSITIVE if Angel Sammy was still living with us he would have known and told Mom.    But we did NOT get the “wake up” call until today with our friends at Friends Furever wished us a Happy Blogaversary!    GOOD GRIEF MOM!     I’m so THANKFUL that we have friends who pay attention to these things since Mom wasn’t!    That’s what I’m thankful for as we join up with Brian’s THANKFUL THURSDAY.    Want to share your “thankfuls” ??   Click the badge and do that right now before you read more!

Mom and Angel Sam started the blog on May 10, 2011.    To me that sounds like EONS ago but then I’m just a kid.    Mom posted a link to our first post here on our blog yesterday, which was rather pitiful, rather short, and had very little interesting information in it – which is reflected in the FEW comments we got back then!    We’ve come a long way baby – we have tons of followers, tons of fun, and have celebrated the blogaversary ON TIME every year until now.    Here’s the link in case you want a good YAWN.    CLICK HERE

Since we’re a day late, we won’t get too carried away celebrating – let’s just say the chances are SLIM we will forget again!    Tee Hee    Maybe just a WEE celebration?

Mimosas

Yummy choc/strawberry cake!

Now shall we move on?    Today is my brother Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post day – and he never lets me down – he always visits me the night before and brings me a poem he’s written for the occasion.    We are nearing the end of the alphabet again – this is our second time through…………but we will continue with a Poetry Day – we just might add a little TWIST to it which we’ll talk about after we get to “Z”!

Take it away Angel Sammy!

Greetings Poetry Fans!   Today we are celebrating the letter “V” !    If you have written a poem that you’d like to share with everyone, just put your blog link in my comments and let us know you want us to visit and see your glorious work – OR – you can post your poem right here in my comments if you like!   Put a little poetry in your life – you’ll be glad you did!

With Love from the Rainbow Bridge…………..Angel Sammy

“V”

“Vacuum”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5-11-2017

One thing that I totally do not miss

Is the vacuum cleaner’s whine and hiss!

At the Bridge we don’t need to daily clean

This place is the most orderly spot you’ve ever seen!

Monster machines in closets there are NOT

Wall to wall beauty is what we’ve got.

Back home on Fridays I knew the sound

When Mr. Monster would come around.

Our house was clean as clean can be

But Mom did “monsterizing” regularly!

When I got old and my hearing was failing

I got more brave and less scared of “de-TAIL-ing” !

That machine was a monster and I kept my tail under

If it had sucked up my tail it would hurt like thunder!

Nowadays from my cloud I can see little Teddy

Preparing to vacate when the vacuum is ready……

He hides in the basement until cleaning’s done

For sure that old monster is way far from FUN!

My Angel brother sure can write a poem can’t he?    Actually I have become a little more brave with the monster – when Mom opens the closet where it lives I watch until she plugs it in – THEN I run and hide.    I used to run the minute she opened the closet – I’m making progress!

Happy Thursday! 

Love, Teddy

Now that you finished reading my blog – why not stop by my friend Raz’s blog HERE and wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

Tell him Teddy sent ya!

Friendly Fill Ins!

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Filling In Sentences on Cinco De Mayo!!

We are happy to join the Blog Hop every Friday known as Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.    It’s a favorite Hop of ours and if you would like to join in the fun and fill in some sentences they have challenged us with, please do!   Just click on the below badge to visit McGuffy’s Reader and use the LINKY tool and you’re IN!

This week’s sentences are below and Angel Sammy and I are feeling generous again today and thought we’d let GOOD OLD MOM fill in the blanks…………she needs something to do to keep her out of trouble (hahaha).   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED!

1. We still have a landline.

2.My most treasured piece of jewelry is actually SEVERAL pieces of jewelry:  My Mom’s wedding ring, my grandmother’s pearl earrings, and my OWN wedding ring that my husband David gave me.

3. This year, I have learned that the old saying “you’re not getting older, you’re getting better” is VERY VERY TRUE!   I’m loving life more now than ever before.

4. I would like to take a vacation ANYWHERE before this year is over.
VOILA!   Thanks Mom……….you did well………now what do you say we have a bit of a party for Cinco de Mayo???    There has been a lot of sadness with partings lately so we think a bit of a PAR-TAY might cheer everyone including us up!

Senor Angel Sammy

Senor Teddy

Don’t you just love Senor Sammy’s hat?   It’s a crazy hat he wore at a Cat Scouts Cinco De Mayo party when they had a “sombrero decorating contest”……pretty wacky huh?   On the other hand I look ADORABLE right?   Although not many one year old kittens have a moustache I suppose!

We could do a Mexican hat dance !!!!

We can smack a piñata with a stick and see what treasure pop out of it!

We can also enjoy some of the wonderful foodables that are traditional – here are some breakfast things AND some lunch/dinner things so take your pick – eat and drink to your hearts content then you can say you “DID” Cinco de Mayo with us today!!!

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What a PAR-TAY!     Thanks for coming by…………….it wouldn’t have been the same without you……………….!

Ole’ !

Senor Sam and Senor Teddy

Teaser Tell All

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Wow – What a Teaser!

Here we are!  Back in class to find out what/where/when and WHO with the Teaser yesterday!

It was a real toughie – so settle down in your seats class and let’s get to it.

First thing I will tell you is that we had a THREE WAY tie yesterday for FIRST COMMENTER!   Lots of people right there when the Teaser went “live” and piled on during the first sixty seconds so everyone who popped in at that minute gets one of these badges!    Who are we talking about:

Calvin and Oliver, Da Phenny, and Angel Nellie’s Mom Miss Barb!!!!!!

I was one of the FIRST COMMENTERS on Sammy’s Tuesday Teaser May 2, 2017!!

Concatulations all of you!

Now let’s talk about that photo shall we?   It was a REAL DOOZY……………………it was sent in to us by our wonderful friend Miss Annie at ANIMAL COURIERS!     Thank you Miss Annie and before we TELL ALL, here is your badge by way of thanking you for the DOOZY!

For Annie of Animal Couriers for the Teaser Photo of May 2, 2017

Here are the two photos I showed you yesterday of the MYSTERY SPOT…………….

A close-up shot

A shot from a distance

This amazing spot is just one spot on the globe where you can see SALT being “mined” or harvested/farmed……………….and many of you guessed that but you did NOT guess THIS SPOT so I will tell you that it was in Gruissan, France down on the Mediterranean!    Annie sent me this link, but if you google this place you’ll see MANY more photos.    This one has a cool video from the air so you can really get a feel for what this looks like from “up there”.    CLICK HERE    Annie also sent a couple of other photos which I thought I’d save for the Tell All……….The water is pink from some type of chemical reaction with the salt – kind of pretty though isn’t it?   Annie said there’s a wonderful restaurant here too – the last photo with the boat is by the location of the restaurant.

So since nobody guessed this – even though many people knew it was a salt mining location just not the RIGHT ONE – that means we have no “FIRST RIGHT TEASER” or “RIGHT TEASER” this week but we do have a few Greenies to pass out!   Help yourselves please!

There’s always next week right?    Tell everyone not to feel badly about this please class?

Good try everybody!

Sure did fool me!

I studied and STILL didn’t know it either!

I didn’t know and NOBODY knew so don’t feel bad!

We’ll get together in class again NEXT Monday for the Pre-Tease and next Tuesday for the BIG TEST!    Is it a date?    Good!

Just FYI we have confiscated all weapons, alcoholic beverages and dictionaries of nasty words from the locker of one Miss SuzieQ – next week she should be SAFE to be around!

Your Favorite Teachers – Professor Angel Sam

AND Assistant Prof Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All Time!

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Class Time! 

Step right up students of geographical mysteries!   Have a seat and pay attention – it’s time to TELL ALL about yesterday’s Teaser!

Professor Sam and Professor Teddy I studied HARD all morning and STILL don’t know the answer! This was TOUGH!

You’re right – it was a very tough Teaser and we didn’t think ANYONE would guess it but guess what……………someone did!   More than ONE someone!     But let’s back up a bit and talk about who was FIRST COMMENTER………….we had a TIE for FIRST COMMENTER this week.

Da Phenny (trying to beat Angel Easy’s record!)

Miss Csilla of Trifles (Kolytyi)

Concatulations!

Then we must say we figured all day people would be guessing and getting nowhere with the photo we posted which was THIS ONE:

BUT we were wrong……………..because not long after we went live, someone guessed the right TOWN and COUNTRY which we thought was a miracle.    Who was that lucky ducky?    Well it wasn’t a ducky, it was my friend Timmy Tomcat !!     Here’s your badge Timmy!

He guessed the photo was taken in Brno, Czech Republic and it was.   This is actually the Town Hall in Brno.   Here are a couple of other photos of it:

It’s a beautiful building and you can CLICK HERE for more information!

WHO sent me these gems???   It was our wandering racewalker who has been racing all across Europe lately in various racing competition – the fabulous Leo!   This is for you Leo!

For Leo for the Teaser photo of 4/25/17

I have to say that another friend posted HER answer and was RIGHT ON THE MONEY guessing the Town Hall – that was my friend Shoko – and there were SEVERAL others who guessed Brno so for the rest of you who did, please take THIS:

Those of you who were wrong will get the fabulous Greenie…………….

Concatulations to EVERYONE – that really was a tough Teaser!

WHERE will we be going next week to give you a challenge?   You never know – it could be anywhere on the globe……….so make sure between now and then, you study up!   You know you want one of the winner badges – surely some of you have totally covered your homes in GREEN and are ready for a nice “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” to hang over the fireplace on your green wall right?

Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be waiting to see you next Monday for the Pre-Tease warm-up then Tuesday for the BIG SHOW AND TELL!!!!!

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Ted