Friendly Fill Ins

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Hi Everyone!  Time to fill in!   This is a fun blog hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Tons of fun and we hope you will join in with us by clicking the badge above and filling in the form to share some fun with everyone else who participates.

This week I let Mom fill in some while I filled in the others…………so we BOTH got to have some fun!   Mom’s words are in RED and mine are in BLUE!

1. For Halloween, I want to be somewhere near the front door so I can see the kids dressed up for trick or treat!.
2. Every year on my birthday my husband makes me feel like royalty.
3. On a dark and stormy night, I like to curl up in my basement hideaway because it’s QUIET down there and I can’t hear the thunder!.
4. If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for LOVE – the world can use a little more of it don’t you think??.
So that’s it gang!  Mom and I filled in the blanks.   Mom and Dad have been away for four days in Maine and I’m sure she will write all about it after she’s had some proper rest.   I was at the kitty spa (kennel) while they were gone and I feel fine but humans get tired easily I think!
Have a happy Friday!

Love, Teddy

 

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday!

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Happy Thursday to one and all!    Double day here for me with Thankful Thursday Hop and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.   First up is always being THANKFUL because it is VERY important to recognize all the things we are thankful for.    This past week I was thankful for having such a wonderful place to stay when Mom and Dad are away for a bit – “Paws A While Pet Hotel” is the BEST.   The Sisters who own and operate it are so sweet and they spoil me rotten just as they spoiled Angel Sammy before me.   I’m grateful to be with them.

Wouldn’t you like to join in being Thankful and visiting to see what everyone ELSE is thankful for?   If you would, just click Brian’s badge above and fill out the form with your link.   Easy!

Next up today will be Angel Sammy’s weekly email to me which is transmits from the Rainbow Bridge – it’s all about POETRY!

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GREETINGS FRIENDS!!!!    It’s me – Angel Sammy, your old pal now residing at the Rainbow Bridge.    Just because I’m HERE and not THERE doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a poem from time to time.   This little exercise is for all of us to share some poetry once a week.   If you’re not participating, I hope you’ll change your mind and be part of the fun.    If you have written a poem just let us know in comments with your link………..OR you can write your poem IN comments so we can all read it!    FUN huh?   Well it is!   Trust me!

Last week I gave you the photo below to use as your “inspiration” for this week’s poem.    I thought it was a super interesting photo with the buffalo – such an ancient and majestic beast – in the foreground while in the background an ancient geyser – Old Faithful – did its’ thing in a plume of steam from deep within the earth.   Kind of a primitive feel.   Anyway, here’s the photo I gave you, followed by the poem I wrote based on the inspiration I got from the photo:

“Majestic”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell      October 17, 2018

In ancient times many beasts did roam

The bison was one and this was his home

Since prehistoric times this land was theirs

They adapted to change with very few cares

The landscape of Yellowstone may have changed

But the bison still belong there – this is their range.

Majestic formations dot their land

Geysers, hot springs, proof of nature’s hand.

They’ve survived through so much – in good times and bleak

Imagine what they could tell us if they could but speak…………..

 

 

There’s something so “ancient” about the look of bison………….they have their issues and always have.   They’ve been hunted, their herds culled for various reasons, diseases have plagued them, and yet they go on and on and on as they have since prehistoric times.   There’s something rather MAGICAL about that don’t you think?   

Here’s your photo for next week – I hope you like it and find some inspiration for a poem to share with us next Thursday……………

My Mom said this brings back some memories for her……………..I wonder why there’s no “TREAT TRUCK” in neighborhoods for we dogs and cats?    I think it would be popular, don’t you?????  

I hope you’ll write a poem with us next week………………I’ll be working on mine to share with you.    Meanwhile, everyone take care of yourselves and know that we Angels are working behind the scenes to try and help as much as we can with everything going on “back home” where you all are.    Love is forever…………

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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Cool poem Angel Sammy!    Those beasts are very strange looking if you ask me, but I say all things from prehistoric periods look just a bit strange – maybe just knowing how long they have SURVIVED in some form or another……..bison are very cool.

See you next Thursday for Poetry!

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Wednesday With Teddy

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Did I scare ya?   No?   Well, I’m not surprised.   This is the lame costume my Mom stuck me in LAST Halloween and other than the weirdo ears and hair and maybe the fangs, I think I look kinda cute and not BOO-worthy.

Today’s blog post is gonna be a shorty – basically I just want to remind everyone to get those photos of you in your costumes in if you want to be in our TEASERWEEN contest.   You have until Oct. 26th to email them to us but earlier is better.   Our Graphics Department (Mom) will be working to get the voting poll lined up before voting begins and you know that takes some time.

No categories for voting this year though – just vote for your favorite costume – whether it’s photoshopped or “for real” doesn’t matter…….it’s whatever you think is the BESTEST in your opinion.   Winner gets a surprise package too.   Swell huh?

Here’s the calendar again – even if you’re tired of seeing it, I think it helps!

Have you noticed how amazingly STRANGE some Halloween costumes are that humans dream up????   When we were doing some googling recently we saw some real whoppers.   Check these out!

HALLOWEIRD COSTUMES PART ONE (Adults?!)

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Then we have the interesting assortment of sometimes rather cute but still questionable things people do to little kids in the name of HALLOWEEN costumes!

HALLOWEIRD COSTUMES PART TWO (KIDS!)

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EVERYBODY LOVES WEIRDOWEEN!!!!   

Maybe I’ve given you some ideas for costumes?   Even if I didn’t – at least I made you smile right?

Putting this blog together was exhausting – excuse me while I catch some Zs…….  

Hugs, Teddy

Non-Teaser Tuesday………

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Hi everyone!   Sure seems weird not having a Tuesday Teaser…………….I hope to heck my Mom and Dad never ever have a vacation again cuz this is WEIRD.    Angel Sammy and I have problems coming up with something to say when it’s not ALL ABOUT CLASS.

HOWEVER we do have one thing to talk about relative to class and that’s to REMIND everyone that we have a TEASERWEEN costume contest going on so if you would like to be in it, you should send your photos in to us via our email this week.    Our deadline to submit a photo is October 26th.   You have plenty of time.    We’ll have two days of voting with the winner being announced (most votes received) on HALLOWEEN, Oct. 31st!    WOO HOOO!!!!

There will be a surprise package for the WINNER…………..of course the contest is open to everyone no matter WHERE you live.   MAKE SURE AND INCLUDE YOUR NAME with your photo so we know who’s who!    Come on and enter – it will be fun.

Can’t wait to see you all dressed up in class !!!

Hugs, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

No Teaser Prep Today!

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Hey Sammy!   Thanks for visiting today – Wasn’t sure WHAT I could do to keep myself entertained since we’re NOT having Teaser class this week!    I had one fun idea – what do you think about us sharing some TEASERWEEN photos of the past?????  You certainly have had a lot of great Halloween parties before and since I came to live with Mom and Dad……

Hey Teddy, what do you think of my 2015 Halloween outfit?   I think I look like I haven’t had enough sleep lately!

This little gem was me in 2012!   Our Mom was even freaked out by me in this get-up!!!

Oh Angel Sammy, let’s do a slideshow of some of your old friends and some of my new friends in costume……………we definitely had some fabulous costumes for Halloween.  I bet this year for TEASERWEEN we get some good costumes too in the contest!

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These are just a FEW of the bazillions of photos you have in your old files Angel Sammy!   Lot of our friends are Angels now…………but having these photos sure makes it fun to remember doesn’t it.

Let’s show everyone the October calendar again – just so they know again that we’re NOT having a Teaser this week but it’s the FIRST DAY they can submit photos for THIS year’s TEASERWEEN costume contest!    Everyone can enter – just send to our email address and mark your email “TEASERWEEN2018″………!    Please attach them to your email – sometimes it’s hard to copy stuff that’s embedded but we will try.    Anyone who comes to Teaser and doesn’t have a pet themselves can submit ANY pet they find online in a costume if they want OR a photo of themselves in costume!

So that about wraps up today’s post.    Tomorrow we’ll maybe give you some Halloween TREAT ideas!   We guys know all about treats……although I don’t think the little trick or treaters would like a bag of Temptations or Party Mix (hahahahaha).

Hugs, Angel Sammy and Teddy too!

Sunday Selfie Flashback

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Happy Sunday……………….it’s that time again – time to strut our stuff and share our photos with each other.   We love this Blog Hop which is hosted by our pals The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.   If you’d like to play along with us – just click the badge above and join in the fun by filling out the LINKY form.    Then get to work visiting your friends.

I’m doing my FLASHBACK thing again this Sunday.   I’m having fun looking for what kind of Selfie I posted a YEAR ago and reposting it.   MY HOW I’VE GROWN!

This is the photo from October 13, 2017 and Mom used Lunapic to create my artsy selfie below for my SELFIE post on the same date last year!

Interesting huh?    Well of course we did a jigsaw puzzle out of this one for you in case you’re up for it!

CLICK THIS MINI PUZZLE FOR THE JIGSAW!!

Big Ginger Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ for Halloween !

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Greetings from the Castle Kitchen – it’s your King – Teddy – bringing you some Halloween fun!

 

I thought since the Halloween celebration is getting closer that I’d concentrate the next few weeks on some fun Halloween-ish type baked goodies……….things that would be yummy to have around for snacks or part of a meal you might be preparing!    This bread I’m making today is DY-NO-MITE for breakfast or any time.   My Mom is a big fan of pumpkin “anything” and if you are too, you will enjoy this one.    No it doesn’t have bacon in it – for the next few weeks the Castle Baconia Kitchen will not NECESSARILY be bringing you bacon-oriented things!!

Check this out:

Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

 

Ingredients for the bread:

Cooking spray

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 c. pumpkin purée
1/3 c. sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Directions
1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8″x4″ loaf pan with parchment paper then grease with cooking spray or softened butter.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking power and salt.
2.  In a separate large bowl using a hand mixer, beat melted butter, sugar, pumpkin puree, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.  Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just combined.
3.  Make topping:  In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until large clumps form.
4.  Transfer batter to prepared pan then scatter topping on top.  Bake until toothpick inserted in center of the loaf comes out clean (about 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes).
My Mom thinks this is totally heavenly stuff but she’s a pumpkin lover – if you are too, try this one.   The topping obviously is an optional thing but it makes a big difference (so says Mom!!!!).

I believe Mr. Pooh is right on this one!!!!

Thumbs up………………..give it a try and I’ll see you next week with another winner……