Category Archives: formerly feral cats

Purring on Thursday

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Well when it’s this danged cold, what’s a guy supposed to other than hibernate – right?   I mean we haven’t had all that snow like folks up north have but when you wake up and the thermometer says TWELVE degrees and the wind’s blowing, you just know it’s PRETTY COLD.

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SO, Mom snapped these shots of “this old guy” yesterday………….this is ME doing what I do best………….

I call this the "pre-sleep trance" position.....

I call this the “pre-sleep trance” position…..

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This is the “If you’d get that danged camera out of my face I’d put my head down and sleep” position!

 

I have no exciting stories of what I did outside when I was out there with Mom because while I have stuck my NOSE out the door a few times, I did not stick the REST of me out there.   No way.   And to think that in my youth (or at least a few years ago when I was younger than now) I used to do THIS!

Sam looking mighty small in the snow

Brrrrr!

Sammy Following Mom's Path in The Snow

I musta been nuts back then…..

I’ve been saving this for when I redo my blog header after Thanksgiving – because I definitely want to use it in my Holiday blog header……….but I love it SO MUCH I want to show you what my beautiful friend Nellie –  Cat From Hell (although I think she’s heavenly) did for me – won’t it look FAB-U-LICIOUS on a Holiday header for my bloggy??????    Thank you Nellie Bellie!

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All I can do is tell you to STAY WARM…….that’s at the TOP of my personal list of “THINGS TO DO” !

Warm Hugs,

Sammy

Pee Ess…..I’ve started my Christmas shopping – have you? 

Consider purchasing stuff from Mollie and Alfie’s FAB store!  Just look on my sidebar for the link

to Mollie’s Shop and SHOP TIL YOU DROP!!

 

 

The Week That Was

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It’s finally Friday!   It has seemed like a super long week……………which is weird since I am sleeping most of the time so who notices time?!?!?!   HAHA   But still, for those who have humans who are gone during the week, Friday marks the end of the big WAIT for the weekend when you can hopefully get a bit more attention paid to you – I remember those days before my parents retired!

Halleluja it's FRIDAY!

Halleluja it’s FRIDAY!

Mom was working around in her office today putting things in their proper place and saw the photos that we’ve posted and shared with you before of some of her former kitties – before I made my debut in her life!

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She’s obviously had a “thing” for gingers…tee hee….Eddy was a stray who came into her life the day after her Dad passed away and she always thought her Dad sent Eddy to her because she’d be very lonely and need company.   Her Dad was right and Eddy was a great cat.   He was an important character in Mom’s mystery novel as those of you who have read her book know!

Some of you have asked if the two strays around HERE are still hanging out with us and the answer is YES.   “Stevie” and “Tina” have homes but they like eating their meals and spending some nights and days with us.  I think they know this is a truly KITTY-FRIENDLY home!!!    We have a sort of understanding – we sniff noses through the screen doors – when I’m outside and they appear we touch noses but they leave me alone and I leave them alone.  I’ve been an only kitty for 14 years and am not about to give up the throne around here…..HAHA

Tina

Tina

Stevie

Stevie

What else is going on at the end of this week?  Not much…………..have been busy with Tabby Cat Club and Cat Scouts but basically yours truly has left all THAT work up to my Mom while I sleep my days away.  I’m being very good with my medication – love love LOVE that raspberry yogurt so much I don’t even notice the medicine in it!   I’m not asking for yogurt about three times a day in fact.   I’ll go sit in front of the refrigerator and try to talk it into coming out the door and into my mouth….!

I don't know who this kitty is but I bet he's looking in there for HIS raspberry yogurt too!

I don’t know who this kitty is but I bet he’s looking in there for HIS raspberry yogurt too!

I hope you’ve all had a good week………….please remember today is the Commentathon in honor of our dear departed Sparkle………..it’s for a super worthy cause so please take a moment to stop by her memorial ceremony.

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Have a super Friday…….

Your Pal Sammy

 

 

Spring-ish Thursday

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Howdy!   You know how I do a whole lot of complaining about the weather?  Well yesterday was the day I really realized that Spring is truly springing……YES we still have some frost warnings at night around here and we are definitely BEHIND where we’ve usually been with buds, flowers, etc. than usual for this time of year BUT it’s definitely starting to SPRING out there.

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One thing that isn’t springing is our poor deer-nibbled to bits azalea bushes in the front of our house.  In the past we’ve had such gloriously gorgeous blooms in Spring but this year we’ll probably see only a small handful……..the deer really ate at least four inches off the entire line of azalea bushes which of course meant all the buds that would have been so pretty this Spring………….the BACK side of the bushes have some blooms since the deer couldn’t get behind them to eat but from the yard and the street they will NOT be looking like this!

No more house on the hill?????

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But there are other signs of Spring………….the hostas are peeking up a couple of inches, the lilies are too………and the trees – oh my goodness the trees………..well, you know how there’s almost like a “haze” of light green when all the tree leaf buds are JUST barely opening up?  Well we have that haze everywhere!  The only trees that have “real” leaves open right now are the Bradford pears down the driveway but everything else has that gorgeous haze.

Pink dogwood just starting to pop with Bradford pear fully "popped" through the branches!!

Pink dogwood just starting to pop with Bradford pear fully “popped” through the branches!!

So, the point of my post is just that I’m feeling perky again…………winter took a toll on me this year.  I’m getting older – I know I’m only 14 and lots of kitties are a WHOLE lot older (and I intend to get that way too!!) but it was my achy-breaky joints and NOT being able to go outside and eat my beloved grass (kitty grass just doesn’t do it for me!) that made me extra lethargic and out of sorts all winter.  Now I’m feeling like a youngster again and even though I walk with a bit of a limp, my eyes are wide open and I’ve got a spring in my step………..I’m loving it.   Maybe I’ll turn back the clock and get YOUNGER now instead of OLDER?   Hey – I believe in magic don’t you??????

Spring-ish Hugs,

Sammy

Enjoying the yard and the nice fresh air!

Ahhh…..it’s getting NICE out here!

 

 

Fantastic Friday

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Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!   We had such a wonderful day yesterday that even with some rain in our forecast for today, my good mood is holding true into this morning – yep – I’m a happy guy.  I got tons of sun time yesterday with my Mom and Dad on the front porch and even had a few munches of the green out in my front yard.   You know I love my greens almost as much as I love my BACON!

Speaking of bacon, I received an award from my Cousin Bacon (you know Bacon of course but did you know we’re Cousins?  Yep – we sure are!).   The award was a “combo” and I’ve received both of them before BUT not in combination and one of them has a different “look” so I’m pretending like it’s NEW!   Here’s what he nominated me for:

Dragons Loyalty Award (I have this award but it looks different!)

Dragons Loyalty Award (I have this award but it looks different!)

I have this one too.....but I'm glad someone thinks I'm LOVELY!

I have this one too…..but I’m glad someone thinks I’m LOVELY!

The rules say I have to give seven random facts about myself.  Well I can’t imagine that there’s ANYTHING about me that you don’t already know but here goes anyway!

  1. I can run like the wind in my dreams (Mom says my paws really MOVE when I’m asleep and dreaming!) but these days I can’t really run anymore.  The best I can do is walk pretty darn fast – my arthritis has slowed me down a bit!
  2. My Dad is in charge of giving me treats – if he goes to bed at night and forgets to leave me a few to last me until morning (!) I put a special toy by his chair.  It’s a little red rubber ring and my Mom calls it “THE RING OF DOOM” because the only time I give it to Dad is when he’s forgotten to put treats by his chair for me!!
  3. I absolutely LOVE to be brushed.  Any time – anywhere.  It puts me right to sleep.
  4. I’m fierce when it comes to the barky beagles next door.  If they see me in my back yard they bark and whine and scream and I just give them “THE LOOK” and ignore them.  I think it drives them crazy!
  5. I like my Mom to carry me around and let me look out the windows in the house.  Being up higher instead of low to the ground I see stuff I wouldn’t normally see and I always purrrr real loud because it’s so cool!
  6. I don’t like to wear a collar BUT I let my Mom put my harness on me when she takes me outside in the dark (early mornings usually) for a bit of a walk.
  7. Other things (besides bacon) that I love are a tiny dab of butter once in a while, a cooked shrimp, and moths (yes moths!).

And I honestly think that MOST of my friends have these awards already but if ANY of you don’t – and would like to have them – please take them with my complete blessing!!!!   Just remember to confess seven things to us in your blog because we’re nosy and we love to hear stuff that may be blackmail-worthy in the future…………..hehhehhehheh……….

Have a pawsome Friday…………I’ll be thinking of you as I hide from the MONSTER – it’s cleaning day around here – AGAIN!

Oh what the heck....since Mom's cleaning I guess I'll do some cleaning too!!!

Oh what the heck….since Mom’s cleaning I guess I’ll do some cleaning too!!!

Hugs, Sammy