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Friday Fill-Ins

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Time to do our “filling in” thing!    This is a super fun Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs and it’s always TONS OF FUN to read what everyone says when they fill-in the blanks on the four sentences we are given.

Here are our sentences for this week and I got to fill them out ALL BY MYSELF this week.    My own words are in RED !

1. I have faith in my Mom and Dad to know what’s the BEST for me (even though I don’t always pay attention to them!).
2. Yesterday, I hopped up on the bench down in the woods next to my Mom which I hardly EVER do – it was cool down there.
3. My favorite place to be is OUTSIDE.
4. If I was granted one wish, it would be totally impossible for me to choose just one thing to wish for so I’d give my wish away to someone who REALLY needed it.

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There you have it.    Teddy Kimmell, UP CLOSE AND PURRRSONAL on a Friday!    Now if you’ll excuse me, I will do my usual morning routine and have a good old snooze-fest on the guest room bed.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!   Hugs, Teddy

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Friday Fill-Ins

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It’s Friday!   Time to do a bit of filling in of the blanks……………a fun Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Each of our co-hosts gives us TWO sentences with blanks and it’s up to us to fill them in as we want.    The FUN part is sharing our sentences – we learn a lot about each other that way!    Want to join in the fun?   Good!   Just click the badge above and go to 15andmeowing and fill in the LINKY TOOL to join up!!

Here are this week’s sentences…………………I filled them in ALL BY MYSELF this week and my own words are in RED!

1. I would like tickets to CATS – what else would I want to see???!!!.
2. Please don’t ask me to lose weight – I like being a BIG BOY!.
3. I’d rather go for a walk outside than ANYTHING!.
4. By this time next year, I’ll love living here with Mom and Dad even MORE than I do now.
I guess my filling in isn’t very exciting but at least I did them on my own without Mom wanting to play too!    YAY FOR ME…………….HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYBODY…………….

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday

Time to fill in the blanks!    Another super fun HOP co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND Four-Legged Furballs.    It’s easy and fun to fill in the blanks they give us in FOUR sentences every Friday.   Mom and I take turns filling in or sometimes BOTH of us fill in!    Either way, it’s fun to do and let us learn something about each other by visiting the others hooked into the HOP.   You can join in by clicking the graphic above and filling in the LINKY FORM.   Easy!

This week I thought the sentences might be easier for Mom to fill in rather than for ME to fill in so it’s ALL HERS today.    Her fill-ins are in ORANGE (or is it ginger???)!

1. As a child, I feared NOTHNG but I would get “anxious” over things like my piano or dance recitals.

2. Friday the 13th is just another day for me – I’m not superstitious .
3. I think empathy is my best quality.
4. You can’t go wrong with ordering a hamburger when nothing else on a menu “leaps” out at you!!

Thanks Mom.    I woulda said “cheeseburger” but “hamburger” is OK too.  HAHAHAHA     Before I go and beg Mom to take me outside for a walkabout I wanted to show you something VERY COOL that Mom and I won from The Cat On My Head’s recent giveaway of ten pairs of fabulous custom-designed kitty socks!     We were lucky enough to be one of ten winners of a FREE pair of these socks.    They were TOTALLY free including no charge for shipping and they are made by a company called OurSock.   You can visit them HERE
You have a choice of uploading any photo for them to print on your custom socks………..well OF COURSE Mom put ME on her socks.    They came very quickly too – we couldn’t WAIT to open the package up and here’s what we saw!
It’s ME – it’s ME!    Mom loves these and not just because my face is on them – they are soft and much like compression hose (which my Mom wears anyway!)…………they stay up on her legs too which is sometimes a problem with socks.    We are SO GRATEFUL to The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for being generous enough to draw names for ten winners of a pair of these fabulous socks.    Mom calls them her “TEDDY SOCKS”………….

Happy Friday ! 

Hugs, Teddy

Sunday Selfie

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Care To Join Me For A Hop?????

Sunday is the time for the Kitties Blue (The Cat On My Head) Sunday Selfie hop and we are hopping as usual.   We hope you will join in the fun by clicking their badge above and filling out the LINKY FORM and being part of the Hop – it’s so much fun to see everyone in their “Sunday Finest”.   My Mom almost ALWAYS does some kind of artsy stuff to my chosen photo of the week for the Hop.   This week she went particularly NUTS.    Not only that but yet again she’s got my belly on display!    She grabs that camera when I am lying outside her office in my comfy snoozing position and WHAMMO – a photo she takes.   Fortunately this time I was not looking at her so no lasers mucking up the photo……..just a good clean shot of my tummy.

Of course she started out the artsy stuff with Lunapic – she used an ART EFFECT called “Tuscany”……THEN she went to good old trusty Pizap and added a patterned border AND then added a Custom Frame then she decided “enough is enough” and that’s the end.    So here I am – before adding “stuff” and after she finished playing:

Yep – I was snoring alright!

Interesting Mom…….I wonder if those blue splotches Lunapic added are my guardian angel orbs?????

AND for those of you who are gluttons for punishment, here’s a jigsaw of ME…..

Click image for puzzle and good luck!

Sunday Hugs, Teddy the Tummy Up Guy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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HAPPY FRIDAY!    Time to do some filling in of sentences……one of our favorite Hopping activities around here.   Each week we get two sentences from our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing and we put words in the blanks they leave in the sentences.   What happens then?  Well we learn something NEW about each other – that’s what!    Want to join in?  Please do – just click the badge above – it will take you to 15andMeowing and if you fill out the LINKY FORM you’ll be IN with the rest of us!

I am letting my Mom take over filling in today – when I read the first question I KNEW it was meant for a human instead of a “human-like-cat” which of course is ME!   Mom’s words are in GREEN.

 

1. My favorite subject in school was Art – oh how I loved that class!
2. An extracurricular activity I participated in was NOTHING – that’s right – I didn’t do any extracurricular activities because there were none at my high school.
3. I want to learn some new stretching exercises – I’m thinking about taking yoga.
4. It takes courage to make ANY kind of a change in your life because we are all comfortable with the familiar but change can also be EXHILARATING!

 


There you have it – words of wisdom from my Mom.    Well maybe “wisdom” isn’t the right word – maybe “words from an over-70 lady” is a better thing to say.   GO MOM GO!
It was a sunny day today so I got to go outside several times on my harness.   The only complaint I have is that Mom and Dad applied Holly Tone to some of their trees/shrubs in the yard and that stuff STINKS.   That’s right – I said STINKS!    I’m sure it will fade with time or the first rain but right now, it’s interfering with my usual pathway through the yard – I have to take detours around some of the landscaping.   The worst thing is that I WAS NOT CONSULTED ABOUT THIS STINK-IFYING procedure before it took place!
I guess if that’s my biggest complaint, then I’m still a lucky guy right?

Happy Friday!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!    Today’s my double purpose blog post………….first half I’m being THANKFUL for something and sharing it in the Blog Hop hosted by Brian and second half is Angel Sammy’s Poetry Challenge.     First up though is being THANKFUL.   Brian hosts this Thursday Hop and you can join in if you click his badge above and add your link!    What am I thankful for today?   I’m VERY thankful that I have been allowed to be an indoor AND outdoor kitty thanks to my “Kitty Holster” harness.    It keeps me calm and when I’m wearing it, I don’t RUN RUN RUN like I do if Mom decides to “unharness” me.    I have learned to be the perfect front porch guard which is what Sammy used to do.   I’m thankful he taught me that by whispering in my ear from the Rainbow Bridge.  He’s my Guardian Angel you know!

Now for the second part of my Thursday blog post, I will “cut and paste” Angel Sammy’s email transmission to me last night………………he has great wifi at the Bridge and sends us his Poem and message every single Thursday.   Ready?   Let’s see what kind of poem he did this week.

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Hello Poetry Friends (and non-poetry friends too!)

Thursday means poetry.    I gave you all a photo last week and your mission was to spend a week thinking about the photo and what it made you think of or feel and then writing a poem about the photo!   It’s fun.  You should TRY it if you haven’t joined us yet!     Then you can post it on your blog and tell us you did a poem giving us the link to it in our comments here so we can read it – OR you can write your poem in my comments!!    Easy Peasy right?    The photo I gave you last week to think about is below along with MY poem………

“Creatures From the Black Lagoon”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    May 10, 2018

Eons and ages and centuries ago

When the earth was a much more primitive place

There were creatures of mammoth size you know….

With “not necessarily friendly” face!

They’d lumber around shaking the trees and ground

Their size was absolutely monumental!

Some roared with ferocity but some made tiny sounds

Like their voices were almost experimental!

They dominated the world until humans appeared

And they were stalked and hunted for their meat

The humans had weapons so they had to be feared

Conquering their size was quite a feat.

Eventually the dinosaurs disappeared

The world began to change

Other animals more tame and less feared

Began to roam the range

Humans made friends with smaller species of cat

Not as fierce as the tiger called sabertooth

Domestic and spoiled and THAT was THAT

And this story of mine is THE TRUTH!!

 

Ha ha……bet you didn’t see THAT coming right?    Well it was a fun poem to do……….and I hope you enjoyed looking at those dinosaurs and coming to some sort of brilliant idea about what to write – come on – share!    If I can do it so can you!    If you didn’t write one for THIS photo – maybe this photo which is NEXT week’s challenge photo will appeal to you.   Give poetry a try.  

I love this photo………..I hope it will inspire you in some way to write a poem about it for NEXT Thursday!   Until then, remember that I love all of you and miss all of you – and if you look up at the ceiling right before you fall asleep you just might see the flicker of Angel wings – it may be your own Angel or who knows – it might be ME stopping by to say goodnight.

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Hugs, Angel Sammy

 

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Thank you Angel Sammy…………….I liked your poem this week………and I just want to say that even though I never KNEW you, I feel like I did and I MISS YOU.    I’ll look forward to reading your poem for next week.

Hugs to Everyone,

Teddy

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Hip Hopping Along!

Sunday means Selfie time………….and The Cat On My Head hosts us every week with a chance to show off our fine selves in “Selfie” form.   It’s a popular Hop and if you haven’t joined up you SHOULD – and it’s easy too – just click the badge above and fill out the linky form and there you are!   Along with the rest of us!    Our thanks to The Cat On My Head for hosting this weekly event for so long!!

This week Mom used Lunapic’s “CREEPY” effect which I can’t say I like the name of much………Me??  Creepy?   I think not!    Then she added “SOFT LIGHTING” to it and we came up with what you see below…….I’m also including the “original” she started out with before jazzing it up.   Was I asleep?  Of course!!

We started with this!

And ended with this!   The paper on the right – tissue paper but now you can “see” through it unlike the original photo.  And I look like I’m a log on a fire don’t I ????

 

Well anyway, you get the idea……you don’t have to jazz up your photos either – we just do it because Mom WANTS to…………I like letting her have her little fun.   Know what I mean??

Happy Sunday!!  

Love, Teddy

Friday Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday!  

It’s time for Friendly Fill-in Fun……..

Hosted by our friends 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader

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So what are our sentences for today you may ask??????   Here they are, AND my “fill-ins” are in RED!

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1. I wish I could afford to hire someone to do all the stuff around the house that my Mom does so she could spend more time with ME ME ME!.
2. Zucchini apparently scares some kitties when they see one but not me – I’m a big brave ginger cat!
3. One Summertime memory I recall is my first summer living with Mom and Dad (I was 6 months old) and being allowed to go down into the cool woods and sit with Mom on the bench – I fell asleep!.
4. This Summer, it’s been super hot outside and I’ve decided being INSIDE the house isn’t so bad!!.
Keep Cool!

Keep Cool!


Now, if you’d like to see other “fill-ins” from other bloggers today – just click on one of the links up above and visit 15andmeowing OR Mcguffy’sReader and check them out……..OR, you can do your OWN fill-ins on your blog and link to them using the “Linky” Widget both of them have on their pages!    It’s fun to see how everyone fills in the sentences.   It’s something they do EVERY FRIDAY so put it on your calendar!    Both blogs post the sentences to be filled in the Thursday before the day we post.    WHEEEEE!
In other news – the Broomhildas showed up right on time this morning for the weekly housecleaning duty……………………..man they are like a TORNADO!    They get it done so quickly Mom and Dad and I have trouble keeping up with them as they whip right through the house and get everything ship shape for another week!
The Broomhildas have their OWN business now!  They rate "FOUR PAWS" too so you know they're good!

The Broomhildas have their OWN business now! They rate “FOUR PAWS” too so you know they’re good!

They are FASTER than I am with a broom!

They are FASTER than I am with a broom!

Have a Fun-Filled Friday

Tomorrow is Bacon Day!  YAY!

It's GOOD to be King!

It’s GOOD to be King!

Sunday Selfie Hop!

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HOT Selfie!

It’s time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop sponsored by The Cat On My Head!    Mom made me look rather HOT HOT HOT in this week’s entry don’t you think?????

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If you’d like to see more Selfies OR even better – if you’d like to join in – just visit The Cat On My Head by clicking their badge below and COME ON IN !!!!

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Happy Hopping! 

Love, Sammy

Laundry

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I’ll HELP You Mom

Yeah sure………………..for Sammy “help” used to mean “today I won’t hop up on the bed and go instantly to sleep knowing you’re about to change the sheets and that you will NOT wake me if I’m here sleeping”………..these days if Sam “helps” he goes down to the basement and naps while I’m doing laundry.  That’s MY kind of help!

Sam making himself comfy while I'm TRYING to put fresh sheets on the bed!

Aw gee Mom….do you HAVE to put the bedspread back on the bed? This fleece blankie is so NICE!

It used to be that once the fleece blanket got BACK on the bed after I put clean sheets on, Sam would park himself there and make biscuits for about a half hour then snooze for a few hours and if I was lucky, I had the bedspread back on the bed by the time David and I were getting IN it for sleep that night!    Those fleece blankets are cat magnets.

These days though he can’t get up on the bed – refuses to use kitty stairs, or a chair, or anything to help him get up – he just doesn’t get ON the bed period.   Those achy breaky joints stop him.  I’ll pop him up there if he comes into the bedroom while I’m in there though………and put him back on the floor when he’s ready to get down – it’s what Moms do right?

Know what?   I kind of miss the days when he’d interfere with bed-changing and laundry…………………I’d love to hit his “instant replay” button and go through the last 16 years all over again – WHAT FUN!    Not that we don’t STILL have fun, but laundry day used to be something I looked forward to because of the playing around with him……..these days I look forward to laundry day for the clean sheets.   Hmm…….doesn’t sound as fun does it?!

LOVE clean sheets!!

Aw heck Mom….we still have fun….it’s fun NAPPING – right?

Sammy looking soft and sweet (asleep!)

Yes Darling Boy…….napping IS fun when I can watch you do it!

Happy Thursday!  

Sammy