Moaning on Monday

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Mom – Dad – How Could You?

Nobody here to turn on the printer so I can watch it???

Nobody to take me outside for yard cruising???

No sink drinks????

No Mommy hugs???

No summersaults????

I can’t begrudge them a few days off but gosh – it’s just not the same around here!    Oh and Mom – that photo of you and me with the summersaults?   We might mention to people that was taken in February and it’s now October and I weigh 17 lbs. now which I did NOT weigh in this photo!!!  I weighed 8 lbs.   I’m gonna be a GIANT KITTY when I finish growing up.    I won’t even be TWO until March, 2018!   

Sorry we aren’t doing a PRE-TEASE Monday post or a Teaser tomorrow but that’s the breaks.   Unlike my Angel brother Sammy, I do NOT have THUMBS so can’t use the keyboard.   DARN!

POOEY!

I’ll be back tomorrow though.   You can count on that!   We are FINALLY getting some signs of Fall here…………..you can count on that too!!! 

Maple

Backyard Maple….

Hugs, Teddy

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISHES TO MISS SHARON, MOM OF THE FRIENDSFUREVER KITTIES RAZ AND ALLIE!!!

IF YOU CLICK ON HER PHOTO YOU CAN STOP BY AND WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!

And me too!  Don’t forget the Ted!!

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Teaser Tell All

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Gather Round Class!

Time for class and this is the one where we hand out AWARDS in the form of adorable TEASER BADGES – you know you want one right?   Well we DO have some winners this week and I’ll spill those beans in a minute.   BUT FIRST……………….

Scuze me Prof but someone told me you spilled something in here?   Beans?

No Miss – that was just a figure of speech – there were no spills in here!  Honest!

Whew!  I guess I need to be careful what I say – maybe our classroom is bugged?!?!?!    EEEK!

Yesterday we had a THREE WAY TIE for FIRST COMMENTER……………….we often have more than one in the first sixty seconds but we know how TIRED Suzie gets having to include FIVE First Commenters in her cheer so she should be fairly pleased to only have THREE this week.

CarolMaeWy, Oliver/Calvin, Animal Couriers

Three FIRST COMMENTERS on Teaser of 10/10/17! CarolMaeWY, Calvin/Oliver and Animal Couriers!

Concatulations!

ANYWAY, let’s show the photos from yesterday before we go any further shall we??

Beautiful spot right?   We agree.   Where and who – that’s what you want to know right?   Well, first of all THANK YOU to our Guest Teaser for these photos!

The Cat On My Head

This is for you with our thanks!

Thanks to Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for our Teaser Photo of 10/10/17

Where did they take this photo?    In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.    This is the beautiful Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo and if you CLICK HERE you can get some interesting facts about this Mission which was started in 1770.    We have three more photos that The Cat on My Head sent of the Mission:

Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?

CarolMaeWy

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sammy and Teddy’s Teaser of 10/10/17

We also had a couple of other RIGHT GUESSERS – and you all get this!!

I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17but I was NOT First!

And if you guessed but were WRONG, this is for you!!

I didn’t guess RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17 but I tried!

Let’s bring on Suzie for a rousing cheer to celebrate our winners today shall we???  Oh yes – let’s!!!!!

GOOOOOO SUZIE!

C’mon don’t be choosy
It’s time for a little bit of Suzie!
Three FIRST COMMENTERS this week
Give Carol, Oliver/Calvin and Animal Couriers a tweak on the cheek!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was one of those
CarolMayWy was on her toes!
She gets two badges whoopy doooo
Next week the lucky one COULD BE YOU!!!!
The cafeteria didn’t bring us a snack
Miss Dingleberry is a big quack.
Don’t tell her what I said
Her punishment for me I would DREAD!

Thank you Suzie…………you never let us down………you finish off Teaser week with a flourish every time!    Hope you all enjoyed this week’s TEASER time.

Don’t forget that for Teaser Class on Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween – if you send us in email a photo of you in your Halloween costume (real or photoshopped) we will post it here in class on that day!   We’ll parade around in our Halloween finery…..and you know Miss Dingleberry will have some kind of spooky snack for us that day too!   Your deadline to submit your photo is Sunday, October 29th!!! 

Professor Count Tedula will be here…….!!  So will I !!

Your Teaser Professors, Sam and Ted

Major Announcement!

Announcements are scary…..

Well this one isn’t SCARY but it is BIG – has to do with next week’s TEASER – we won’t have one!   WHAT????

HUH??

Yep – no foolin!   Mom and Dad are taking a few days off and NOT taking a laptop so we will not have a Teaser next week since Mom needs to be PRESENT to let people know who wins what!   

IT’s been a long time since we didn’t do a Teaser……will you have TEASER WITHDRAWAL???????

We Will!

Teaser Tell All

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Last Call For School!!!

Come in children………..it’s time to settle down and get ready for class…….

We’re here!!!!!

Good Morning Students.    Let’s settle down and talk TEASER shall we?   We kind of thought that the Teaser photo MIGHT be a toughie but it didn’t turn out to be…………we also thought it was a miracle that nobody commented until after the Teaser Post had been “live” for TWO WHOLE MINUTES!

But we DID have TWO FIRST COMMENTERS (Suzie was happy we didn’t break the FIVE record!!)…………….who were our “FIRSTIES” ?????

Little Sidney from Band Class is doing a drum roll for the announcement!   Thanks Sid!

SUE BRANDES (KATSRUS)

OLIVER AND CALVIN

For Sue Brandes for being a FIRST COMMENTER on Teaser of 10/3/17

For Oliver & Calvin for being a FIRST COMMENTERS on Teaser of 10/3/17

WOO HOO!  Concatulations!

THEN came the actual business of figuring out WHERE the photo was taken………………!   Here’s the photo we used:

A BIG THANKS to Miss Jackie from TWO DEVON CATS

for the GREAT photo of the port of VALLETTA in MALTA!   This is for you!

For Miss Jackiea with thanks for her photo used as Teaser on October 3, 2017

WHO WAS FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?

Da Phenny !!

For Phenny for being our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Teaser of Oct. 3, 2017

And we even had some MORE of you that guessed right – and those of you who did get one of these!!

I guessed right on the Teaser of Oct. 3, 2017

If you were WRONG with your guess…………….first of all I’m sorry about that, and second of all you STILL get a badge!!!!!!

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of Oct. 3, 2017

Let’s see if Suzie is up to the challenge of doing her “WINNERS” Cheer today shall we???   At least there weren’t FIVE first commenters this week – we wore her out last week!

Oh goodie goodie goo!
First Commenters we’ve got TWO!
Oliver and Calvin and Miss Sue
I’m so excited for all of you!
You were FAST and FIRST to arrive
And that my friend is no jive!
Then we waited a short while
Before a RIGHT GUESSER made us smile!
Da Phenny rang my bell
He was FIRST and that was swell!
Congrats to all you “FIRSTIES”
All that leaping around made me thirsty!

 

Thanks Suzie………..you can go REST now!

WOO HOO for our WINNERS this week…..next week – who knows where we’ll go and who will win.  

Hmm…maybe SHE knows?????

Assistant Prof Teddy and I will see you next Tuesday Class!!

 

 

SHOPPING and Filling-In!

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Another Two For One Day!

We have “Shopping Around the World” with Bacon of PIGLOVE today and we also have “Friendly Fill-In Friday” with McGuffys’ Reader and 15andMeowing.    Which one should we do first?   I say:

Let’s fill in our sentences then we’ll go shopping…….this is a fun hop co-hosted by the above two blogger buddies and boy is it FUN.   They give us sentences, and we fill in the blanks and because it’s a HOP we get to HOP around and find out stuff about all our friends because of how they filled in the blanks!     If you click the badge above, you will be transported to McGuffy’s where you can join in the fun with the LINKY tool !

I’m letting Mom answer again this week – I’ve been very generous I think letting her STAR on Fridays but in actuality, most of the time the sentences are more “human friendly” than Teddy friendly.   So let’s see what Mom has to say shall we?   Her filled in stuff is in BLUE.

1. I am far too old to wear the tight jeans that I love to wear but I say “SO WHAT”! 

  1. To save money, I don’t often buy things for the house – I keep towels for instance until you can almost SEE through them (slight exaggeration!) but I kind of figure as long as things WORK, I won’t replace them.   I certainly haven’t ALWAYS been like that though – trust me!
  2. LIFE matter(s).
  3.  The leaves coming down makes me think I don’t have much longer to wait for fires in the fireplace.

 

OK Mom – good job.    Our thanks go to Annie of McGuffy’s and Ellen of 15andMeowing for this fun weekly Hop.

NOW for our next half of the blog today!

Shopping Around The World

This one is super fun too because it’s ALWAYS interesting to get more recipes but it’s even MORE interesting to see what people pay for the stuff they use to MAKE their chosen food item.   That FOOD ITEM this month is DESSERTS!

This probably sounds crazy but my Mom and Dad almost ALWAYS eat dessert when they go out to dinner but they hardly EVER have dessert at home.   Notice I said “hardly ever” because Mom DOES make dessert from time to time.   Here’s an EASY one and because my Mom is a NUT for coconut (hahaha) she loves these!

CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND MACAROONS

INGREDIENTS AND PRICES:

3/4 cup condensed milk ($1.99 for 14 oz. container)

1  14-oz package sweet flaked coconut (two packages of 7 oz. – each package $1.84)

1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract ($4.99 for two oz.)

1/8 Teaspoon salt (we had some)

24 whole unblanched almonds ($8.99 for 16 oz. package)

1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels ($3.49 for 10 oz. package)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Stir first four ingredients together…………..and drop dough by tablespoons on to parchment paper lined baking sheet (if you grease the spoon a little it will drop out easier!).   Push an almond into the top of each macaroon.   Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes until golden brown.   Remove and let cool.

Microwave 1/2 cup chocolate morsels on high for a minute and 15 seconds………..stir well……..when cooled off, dump in a freezer bag and cut a hole in one corner so you can drizzle chocolate on the macaroons!

EASY PEASY and do I have to tell you how delish these are?   Well, I wouldn’t know myself of course but my Mom absolutely ADORES them.

If you have a DESSERT recipe to share today – make sure and link it up to Bacon’s blog at PIGLOVE so he can drool over your recipes but also so his Mom can collect all the recipes and make new snacks for Bacon’s Dad!

 

THERE YOU HAVE IT!    Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping Around The World

See you tomorrow at the BACON HARVEST on my blog.   Sheeeeeeeeeee-haaaaw we’re gonna have a good time!

WATCH OUT – COMIN’ THROUGH!!!

Hugs, Teddy (and Angel Sammy too!)

 

Teaser Tell All

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Good Morning Students – Geography Class is in session!

(frantically waving)

Yes Bobby??????

Nothing Professor – I was trying to catch a fly in my paw…….sorry!

Alrighty then Bobby.   Guess we’ll move on to letting everyone know the STORY OF OUR FIRST COMMENTER from yesterday.    We in fact, had a bumper crop of FIRST COMMENTERS – we broke our 4-way with a 5-way winning group yesterday!    Within the first sixty seconds, we had FIVE comments………..WOW……………gonna be hard to break that record (although we thought that when we had four!)……………who were the winners?????

Annie from McGuffy’s Reader

Csilla from Kolytyi

Melissa, Oliver & Calvin

Carol from CarolMaeWY

Clowie from Clowie’s Corner

We ALL were FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of 9/26/17: McGuffys, Kolytyi, Oliver & Calvin, Carol and Clowie!!

All of you get to copy the badge above,  and have it for your VERY OWN – we just put all winner names on ONE badge instead of posting five separate badges!   Clever of us huh???????

OK!  We shall move on.    Let’s talk about the Teaser photo in yesterday’s post so you can find out whether you win something or not!    I know you’re DYING to find out and since we don’t have to take time to tell you who the Guest Teaser was (since it’s Mom’s photo!), we can move right on to showing you the photo from yesterday again.

NO, it’s not Forrest Gump on that bench, it’s my DAD!   

To tell you about this photo, Mom and I thought it might be fun to give you a link to follow to the FIRST post Mom did with a photo of this location she and my Dad visited – just read the blog post and you will find out WHERE she took it!!    Ready?????    CLICK HERE – then come back!     YES (Miss Jackie you thought it was familiar!)  back in 2012 Mom did a post about this place……you will recognize that building on the other side of the square in the photo on the old blog…………..Obviously my poor old Dad needs some lessons in posing for a photo because many of you were right – he DOES look like Forrest Gump (Mom says Forrest GRUMP) in the photo.    HAHAHAHA

Shall we tell you WHO the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was ?    Oh yes – lets!    It was someone who was also a FIRST COMMENTER…………it was Miss Carol from CarolMaeWY!!!    This is for you Miss Carol and you don’t have to share it with ANYONE!

For Teaser of 9/26/17

SEVERAL (and I do mean SEVERAL) others guessed this photo correctly and if you guessed Savannah, this is yours!!

For Teaser of 9/26/17

Of course if you guessed incorrectly – you still win something – one of our world famous GREENIES!!

For Teaser of 9/26/17

Congrats Winners AND Losers!!

Suzie will have her work cut out for her today with her cheer.   Her tradition lately has been to do a cheer using the names of all the winners……….usually that’s easy peasy for someone of her considerable cheering talents but we have a crop of five first commenters and one first commenter and that is a lot of names………Go Suzie Go!

YOU CAN DO IT SUZIE!

Oh my achin’ back!
I’ll have a heart attack!
SIX names to put in the cheer?
I’m gonna need a beer!
First Commenters there were FIVE
Busier than a bee hive!
Clowie, McGuffy’s. Oliver/Calvin, Csilla, and Carol
You five sure had me over a barrel!
I took the easy way out
So please don’t have a pout!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was a two-time winner
Someone give this girl a free dinner!
Carol ALSO guessed it was Savannah –
Her free dinner will be a BANANA!
You can’t expect me to be BRIGHT
I had a hot date last night
Cheering for winners is TOUGH
Especially if you feel ROUGH!!!

Well Suzie that was one major cheer with a bazillion verses and a lot of names and some MARGINAL rhyming but what’s a girl to do right?    I think you did very well.    Let’s hear it for our Cheerleader!!!

HIPPPP HIPPPPPP HOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tune in next Tuesday for another exciting Geography class with your teaching team of:

The TWO Dynamic Professors!!!

Tomorrow is the DEADLINE to submit your photo if you want to be included in our BACON HARVEST blog post on Saturday – send your photos in your best HARVEST clothing to me and Mom via email…………..wear something comfy and come ready to work and party afterwards!!!   It will be our Saturday BACON post this week.

WATCH OUT – COMIN’ THROUGH!!!  BACON HARVEST TIME!

Pre-Tease Monday

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Come On In Out of the Rain!

School is in session for all of you who are able to be here today!

We’ve got rain but not from the hurricane…….thankfully!

Welcome students to another Monday – soggy maybe in lots of areas of the USA but school must go on right?    Just take off your wet stuff and hang it up in the cloak room and take a seat so we can begin getting READY for Teaser tomorrow.

Was that thunder Professor Sammy????

Now don’t you worry…………we’re safe here in class.   Let’s take our mind off the weather and talk TEASER……………..tomorrow we will have a Guest Teaser for you to look at – and you’d better get some rest tonight because you know our Guest Teasers usually are a “handful” so be purrrrrpared.   The TEASER post is always “live” at a different time each week so you never know WHEN it will arrive in your inbox!!!       Remember when you FIRST GET HERE in the morning you need to comment on the blog post – RIGHT AWAY – why?   Because you could the first to comment which will earn you this:

Now, you may say “this is a new badge” but you’d be wrong – it’s an OLD badge from last year but I thought I’d “resurrect” some of the oldies just for fun this week!

So, that’s what you get if you are the first to comment tomorrow, and I found these OTHER oldies that we’ll award for First Right Guesser, Right Guesser/Not First AND an oldie moldie GREENIE for wrong guessers!!

Kinda fun to have some old/new badges this week huh?

Remember please that when you see the photo here tomorrow we have some RULES we hope you’ll follow when making your guess!

  1. You must include in your guess the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the COUNTRY (if not in USA) or STATE (if in the USA) where the photo was taken.
  2. We would love it if you didn’t use any sort of “GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH” or other online assistance in figuring out the photo – just use your brain and your eyes and see if you can guess with no help!

Now, to cheer you on, let’s bring out our little CHEERY CHEERLEADER, Miss SuzieQ to get you pumped up and ready for tomorrow’s TEASER class!

Hello gang and welcome to class
Just in time for a dose of my sass!
We hope you’re safe from all the storms
You’ll always be sheltered here – nice and warm!
I’ve heard a rumor Miss D has plans
To rattle around her pots and pans
We’re havin’ a cookout so you’d better be here
There will be some smoothies but we won’t have BEER!
Now study, rest up, and be sure to catch your bus
Or you won’t have fun with the REST of us!

 

OK – you heard what Suzie said……….Miss Dingleberry says we’re going to have a cookout at recess tomorrow……..burgers, hot dogs, you know the kind of stuff we can’t get too much of?!?!   So, be prepared for a Teaser tomorrow then FOOD at recess.   Assistant Professor Teddy and I will look for you in class…………….

Alright you two – you can’t have the answer because we haven’t shown you the photo yet!!!!!

Thanks for cleaning off the chalkboard Marvin…..you get an extra hot dog tomorrow!

Professor Angel Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

 

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Hello Everyone!  Time to Fill-In!

Friday’s favorite activity is the Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop which is co-hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffys’ Reader!  Are you a HOPPER with us?  If not, why not join in?   You can click on the badge above which will take you to McGuffy’s and you can use the LINKY tool to enter your blog link and VOILA – you’re hopping along with us!

Each week each blog gives us two sentences with blanks to fill – it’s FUN hopping around and seeing what everyone else has said.    This week Mom said I can give it a whirl and try to answer them ALL BY MYSELF!   Usually SHE does it…………let’s see how I do.   My “fill-ins” are in RED.

1. September bucket list: 1. Jump in the leaf piles Mom and Dad rake up! 2. Snoopervise Mom’s Fall mum planting – she digs the nicest holes for me!

2. If I came with a warning label, it would say “Beware of this cat’s love of eating crickets, chasing lizards, and thinking skunks are pretty kitty cats”

3. Truth be told,  I am so happy my Mom and Dad adopted me – I am truly “living the life” !!  Angel Sammy was right – this place ROCKS!.

4. I would rather eat dry food  than  wet food even though Mom WANTS me to eat wet stuff

 

There Mom!  How did I do?    Do I get an “A” for my fill-ins?    I hope so…………..I sure tried not to embarrass myself or you and Dad!

Yesterday we received a couple of cool badges from Ann at Zoolatry  – you may have seen them too but just in case, here they are.  One is a reminder of a COOLIO day that we celebrate every year – PIRATE DAY – and the other is a reminder that all those in the path of the powerful hurricane Irma need our prayers and any help we can give them…………

We hope and pray everyone in the path of this storm will be SAFE!

 

This will be my very first TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY……..I can’t wait!

Arrrrrrgh……

How did that sound?   Did I sound scary and “pirate-like”?

My Angel brother Sammy………………he made a swell pirate didn’t he?

P.S.   Today is my Mom and Dad’s 27th anniversary…….Concatulations Mom and Dad!