Category Archives: Pets

Tuesday Teaser Class!

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Greetings and Salutations Ding Dong Students – HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET??????

The report from our superb security team is that all is well on campus so let the class begin and THANK YOU Clowie and Company!

Last week as you all remember we had a TEASER WHOPPER.    Nobody guessed it and it was one of the toughest photos to figure out that we’ve EVER featured on Tuesday Teaser.    We’re not claiming that this week’s will be any EASIER, but we never know for sure.    I can tell you that our Graphics Department was in charge of procuring the photo for today so we can blame HER if there are any issues with the photo.    Tee Hee

I will STREEEETCH my imagination this week to figure out the photo!

First up we have our RULES and our BADGES to show you.    It’s important to know the rules and to follow them and hopefully we’ll be handing out all the badges tomorrow!

There you have it – now all you are “prepped for success” – or we can hope so anyway!   IS EVERYONE PUMPED UP??

“WE ARE READY PROFESSORS!!!!!!!!”

Then let the fun begin.     Will our Security Guard PULEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE bring in today’s photo?

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN?????????????????????????????    That’s your mission as you know – study the photo, see if there are any clues – follow them up and make your best guess.  Tomorrow we will let you know who wins what.

Cheer Team?    How about getting these students IN THE MOOD for guessing…………….only YOU can fire them up (or wake them up!):

We can’t wait for Spring so we can ditch the hats
Most of us think they make us look too fat!
Anyway, we’re here to cheer
Then we’ll go drown our sorrows in a nice cold beer
We’ve seen the Teaser you are going to study
And all we can say is “GOOD LUCK BUDDY!!”
Could be any busy town in any busy city
But we’ve gotta admit it looks quite pretty!
Good luck gang and give it your best
Then tomorrow with badges you will be blessed!!

Thanks girls……and enjoy your LUNCH – I hear that dive you all go to is a bit rough – be careful!!

You girls are going there by yourselves?  YIKES!

Shall we adjourn to the lunch room and have some lunch so you students will be able to have the energy to figure out the Teaser for today?     I think you need all the help you can get!!!!

Hello you adorable students – welcome to another well planned, well cooked, well presented lunch in your school cafeteria!

TODAY’S DELISH MENU:

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Good Luck with the Teaser kids – see you in class tomorrow for the TELL ALL!   

Your Professors

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Who wants to HOP along?    Every Sunday we (and lots of other friends) join The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Hop – just load up a photo of YOU and go for it.   Click the badge above if you want to go there and link up with your photo.

Would it surprise you if I said I’m going to do another FLASHBACK Selfie today?   Probably not as I do that quite often – depends on whether Mom has taken a NEW photo of me and this week she didn’t.    She’s had other stuff on her mind.   Oh well…………..Flashbacks are fun.   Let me go through my photo file and find one of ME from this same date (or close) and let’s just see how I’ve changed shall we?????

Well how’s this little GEM.    It’s from January 20, 2018.    If you ask me, I haven’t changed much since then.   Still a HEFTY boy and as usual, on my back napping – looks like I “borrowed” some of Mom’s Christmas tissue paper.   I’m sure she didn’t mind – after all I let her snap this tummy shot without objection!

I usually do a little artwork on my selfies for puzzle purposes but this week I’m using the jigsaw puzzle that we did back in 2018 of this photo (artified) but I changed it from 180 pieces to 99!    Are you ready????

CLICK THIS MINI-ME FOR THE DOWNSIZED PUZZLE!!!

Thank you Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD for giving all of us a chance to strut our stuff every Sunday……………………..FUN!

Hugs from Mr. Ginger Tummy – aka Teddy!!

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King

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Here I Am – The King – With A Super Recipe For You!!

Greetings loyal subjects……………today I have something different for you but that doesn’t mean it contains NO BACON…….to the contrary it contains a lot.   It’s also something that the ROYAL MOM adores – roasted vegetables but with a bacon “twist”!    Intrigued?   Good……………you might want to try this one.

Oven Roasted Vegetables With Bacon

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • fresh broccoli
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 5-10 or more bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with greased foil or a non-stick pan liner. Set aside.
  • Cut up vegetables so that they are close to the same size.(Cut harder vegetables a bit smaller)
  • Place vegetables in a bowl.
  • Toss with minced garlic.
  • Toss vegetables lightly with olive oil. ( may need more or less)
  • Add in cooked, crumbled bacon and toss.
  • Spread into an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender, yet still firm.
  • Remove from oven and add on pats of butter.
  • Sprinkle again with salt if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Yes – and plenty of it I might add!!

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.    Mom had made a roast the first time she made this recipe but imagine it with chicken or ANYTHING…….just plain tasty.    We hope you will try this one – roasted vegetables get a bit of “sweetness” to them and with the bacon it’s sweet AND salty.  Nice combo!

Yep – we all need to tingle from time to time……..!

I must clean up the kitchen – the staff is having a day off – we like to keep the staff happy here in Castle Baconia……………..it PAYS to be nice!!

Happy Cooking (and Eating!) – Your King

Friday Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday Friends!    You know what Friday means………….fill in the blanks with our co-hosts 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Every week they each give us two sentences with blanks for us to fill.    If you’d like to play along with us and fill in your OWN blanks – click the badge above and fill out the linky there.   Easy Peasy!

This week I decided that I wasn’t in the mood to share filling in duties with Mom………I did them ALL BY MYSELF and my own words are in BLUE!

 

1. I am particular about my daily schedule – I know when it’s time for a treat, time to go outside for a walk, time for my Mom and Dad to go to bed – I’m like their own personal kitty clock (Mom says).
2. My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning with Mom before OLD DAD gets up!!.
3. When I was adopted, put in a PTU and saw my new home is a moment I will never forget.
4. Have you ever heard of a kitty who loves playing in the snow?    (I’ve shown you a photo before of Angel Sammy out in the snow – won’t catch ME doing that but he loved it)

 


That’s it – we’ve done our filling in for the day – now I can take yet another nap.    Oh I do love my naps.   Don’t we all??????

Love and Happy Friday!    Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday – time to HOP with Brian and be thankful “out loud”.     If you want to join in on the Hop – just click his badge above and link up with us.   We all have things we’re thankful for and we share them on Thursday every week thanks to our host Brian.    One of my thankfuls this week is that (truly) I’m happy I have a warm place to live.   We’ve had single digit nights and some days below 20 and I haven’t even been too interested in going outside myself – and I know all the homeless animals out there wish they didn’t have to be out there too.    It breaks our hearts knowing there are so many “roamers” looking for shelter or food.    I’m THANKFUL I’m not one of them and THANKFUL that we do what we can to help.

I’m always thankful that Angel Sammy’s poetic Thursday post gets to me in time to make it part of my Thursday post at Brian’s……………so here’s what he sent to me last night!

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Let’s Share Poetry!!

Hello friends……….all is well at the Rainbow Bridge – we have new Angels arriving all the time – seems more in Winter than any other time of the year.   We even have a Poetry Group up here because everyone loves a good poem.     I hope that you wrote one to share this week – I gave you a photo and let’s just see what you did with it OK?    

Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire your poem for today followed by MY poem:

“Rough Seas”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 22, 2020

 

Life can be much like a boat on the sea

Facing rough water or smooth as can be

When things get overwhelming we just hang on tight

And hope for calm seas to return to make things right

Each storm that we face and each wave that we crest

Serves as a reminder that we are indeed blessed

We eventually reach shore and get back on solid ground

But never forget the reminder of our faith that we found……..

Boats in rough seas are tossed about like toys in a tub on a stormy day………and life has its’ share of stormy days too.    If we just hang on tight – don’t panic – and have faith in ourselves and our ability to persevere, we can get through any challenge we meet.    When I found this photo it was my first thought really……..life has its’ share of rough seas but we get through them to calm water again eventually.

There you have it – my poem for today and if you have a poem to share – let us know in comments – we want to read yours too!!     Here’s next Thursday’s poem……..I hope you find some inspiration in it and write a poem to share NEXT Thursday based on it:

I’ve used a lot of “old” vintage type photos lately but I find a lot of fun things in old photos.   A lot of “forgotten” things.    My Mom said she can’t remember the last time she saw kids playing jump rope but it was BIG in her day.    She said this two rope jumping was “double dutch” and not as easy as people thought!      

So I’ll look forward to seeing you next week again and hopefully reading a poem you’ve written.    YOU CAN WRITE ONE – don’t say you can’t………………..!!!!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………………..I liked it!   A lot………..but then I just love hearing from you PERIOD.

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All

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Time to TELL ALL…………

That was a fun Field Trip yesterday and I know we surprised you with that but wasn’t it fun to have a surprise?     We thought so…………Stinky and Periwinkle have a lot of fun every week and if you don’t follow them you should.    Anyway, we’re back in our class room today although I DID pass by the Cheer Team’s locker room and they were practicing for today’s TELL ALL Cheer and I heard two unfamiliar voices so we may see our little visitors from yesterday again today.

I thought that little Periwinkle was a cutie – hubba hubba!

Well I thought Stinky was my kinda guy!  I might be little but I’ve got eyes!

Both of you can just forget about your crushes because Stinky and Periwinkle are “AN ITEM”……………….so you’ll just have to admire them from afar………………….

Let’s get started………………………….first item of business is finding out who was our FIRST COMMENTER – and believe it or not – we only had ONE this week!

WHAT???? ONLY ONE?????

I know – very unusual right?    Our one and only FIRST COMMENTER WAS………………………….

Drumroll Please!

Katty and the boys from EASYWEIMARANER!

WOOO HOOOO !!!!!

Congratulations and here’s your Firstie Badge:

I was the ONLY First Commenter on the Teaser post of January 21, 2020! YAY FOR ME!

I  bet the Cheer Team will be happy about only having one First Commenter……………………..

Then we waited – and waited – and waited some more while the Teaser students agonized and studied and inspected their Geography books to get an idea of WHERE the little chapel in the Teaser photo MIGHT have been located…………here’s the photo again:

 

A very CUTE little chapel isn’t it.    First we must tell you WHERE the photo came from and give that person a badge for being our TEASER GUEST.    The photo was sent in  by our friend Miss Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews, Terrieristical Woofs AND she’s a regular student of Ding Dong Sheep School who has a great blog HERE !    

My photo was used at One Spoiled Cat for their TEASER post of January 21, 2020!

Thank You!!

Where was the photo taken?    It was taken in Muhltal, Austria – the Chapel is named Stocker-Martyr Kapelle.    We know this was a SUPER DUPER TOUGHIE………………..so TOUGH in fact that nobody guessed it!     Now, if someone DID guess it before midnight last night we didn’t know about it at the time of our post so we Professors and our Graphics Department will check again when they get to school this morning.    If someone DID get it -they will get a badge.    BUT if you guessed but were WRONG you get a badge – THIS ONE:

I made my “best guess” on the Teaser of January 21, 2020 but I was WRONG!

The Cheer Team – with a couple of guests you will recognize – is here to do their THING………………I think it will be an easier cheer than it usually is with just one First Commenter and no Right Guessers!!!!    TAKE IT AWAY TEAM………………

Periwinkle and Stinky welcome back
We’re happy to have you and that’s a fact
Only ONE First Commenter and that was Miss Katty
Guess everyone else slept in or didn’t feel “chatty” !
Then we waited and waited for a Right Guesser or two
But that photo was tough – there wasn’t a clue!
It seems that the Teaser was just too tough
SO, putting this cheer together was pretty darn rough!
Not much to cheer about but we did our “thing”
Having cute visitors took away the sting!
Come back any time you’ll be welcome here
When you get old enough we can go out for a beer!!!!

Thanks for visiting us Stinky and Periwinkle!

Time to go get lunch everyone then you’re off for the rest of the week – but we will see you back at your desks next Tuesday and we’ll have another fabulous Teaser photo (not as hard as this one I’m sure) to share with you!!!

Students, it’s time for lunch and then it’s HOME again……………

Today’s Delish Dishes for Dining:

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Have a good rest Students – be ready for next Tuesday’s Teaser!   

Your Professors

 

 

 

Tuesday Teaser Special Edition

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“ALL IS WELL AT THE SCHOOL THIS MORNING – let the day begin!!”

Welcome Students!   HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?   Please do!!

Bet you’re a little surprised to see a couple of students already at their desks aren’t you?!   Well these two are our guests today and they are going to take everyone on a very cool adventure involving today’s Teaser.   You may recognize them – they are best friends Stinky and Periwinkle who have adventures together every single week on their blogs.    Stinky is a member of the Kitties Blue Crew (The Cat On My Head) and Periwinkle lives with her brother Raz and sister Allie at Friends Furever!     Here’s what we Professors saw when we pulled up out front of the school this morning!

It was a BIG SURPRISE.    They said they came to school today to share a fun adventure with all of you for Teaser Tuesday.     After we give you all the SCOOP on Teaser Rules and show you the badges you might win if you’re ON TOP OF YOUR GAME TODAY – you can follow them to The Cat On My Head for a really fun adventure.

Yep – that’s how we feel too!

Looks like “thumbs up” from you students for some ADVENTURE!

Here are the rules for participating in Teaser and we hope you will follow them – it’s more fun if you do!

Here are the badges that you just might win if you’re a lucky student!

I’m getting a badge this week OR ELSE – and I’m not talking “GREENIE” either!!!!!

SO – here’s how things will work today with the Teaser………………………all of you will hop on the bus with Stinky and Periwinkle and head off with Stinky and Periwinkle to the TEASER location where you will see today’s TEASER photo…………….they will provide your entertainment today with one of their fabulous adventures at Stinky’s blog – but in the end, it’s still all about guessing WHERE THE PHOTO was taken.    ***When you have finished your adventure at The Cat On My Head, you make sure and come back here using the link they give you and MAKE YOUR GUESS as to where the photo was taken………………….GOT IT?***    Lunch will be waiting for you in the cafeteria too.    Oh boy.

Cheer Team?  How about a cheer before the students pop on the bus and head off on their adventure with Stinky and Periwinkle????

Oh boy this is gonna be so cool!
A real fun field trip from Ding Dong School!
Stinky and Periwinkle are quite a team
Their adventures every week are quite a scream!
We’re sure you’ll have fun with them on the trip
They’re a cute couple and are really “hip”
Have a blast then come back to us
You’ll need to guess, eat lunch then go home on your bus.

 

STUDENTS – CLICK ON THE BUS BELOW TO HEAD TO THE TEASER PHOTO FOR TODAY!!!!!

OK Students –  All aboard for the Field Trip for some FUN and to see the photo for today’s TEASER!

CLICK ON THE BUS – IT’S LINKED UP TO THE CAT ON MY HEAD…

REMEMBER TO BUCKLE UP – WE WILL SEE YOU LATER………

This is gonna be so much fun………Can’t wait to see what we’ll do at The Cat On My Head!!

SAME HERE!!!!   Let’s gooooooo!

When you students get back from your adventure, come to the cafeteria…….

Welcome back children – hope you brought your appetites back with you and that you had FUN!

Today’s Fabulous Menu:

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Tomorrow we’ll have TELL ALL at the regular time….see you here for the badge awards!

Your Professors…………..