Goodie Goodie! Bacon Day…………….I have to admit that Mom spoiled me extra this week with a couple of “non-scheduled” bacon mornings and I was very grateful for that…………nothing like a little surprise bacon to set your day off to the right start!!
These guys know how to get bacon on a Saturday (or any other day probably!)
We’re baking in the sun again today but had a super nice rain shower last night – sort of cooled things off for a little but this morning STEAMY…………OK by me – I’ve been hunkered down in the nice cool dining room under the table and specifically under my Dad’s chair! Very near an A/C register – I’m no dummy!
Yeah this is a cool spot under Dad’s chair!
Did you know that June 4th is HUG YOUR CAT DAY? Well that’s certainly a day to celebrate. My parents are always picking me up and hugging me and I have to say I tolerate it for a few minutes then I get VERY squirmy. Dad says he thinks it’s because I think I’m either (a) getting my nails trimmed, or (b) being wrestled into the car to go to the doctor. HA! I just like having all four paws on the ground – that’s all.
I hope you have a nice Caturday and if it includes bacon, all the better I say!
Sam the Baconator
My Saturday Motto!
Guess what! We had SUNSHINE all day yesterday and some of that wicked white stuff melted…………not a lot of it because it was only 28 for a high but SOME of it did and I’m here this morning to celebrate by getting my bacon fix! YAY!
Ode To Bacon by Sammy “Baconator” Kimmell
Bacon, Bacon, how I love it
All I want is plenty of it
Bacon fried and crispy crunchy
Love the stuff so nice and munchy!
Love bacon? Wanna tell the world? Join my Bacon Club!
This coming week we’re going to have some rising temperatures and NO snow in the forecast………….I am happy……………..this means that maybe – just maybe – Spring is on its’ way at long last.
No Thank You !!
Whatever you do, don’t forget to change your clocks tonight before you go to bed (for those of you who like us have to suffer through turning the clocks forward and backward and upside down and inside out twice a year!).
I think today I’m gonna be a certified BUM and just relax………..no more spying out the window to see if the danged snow has stopped or started…………..just pure relaxation…………..SIGH!
OK – here’s the thing…….I know that north of us the poor peeps have had TONS more snow than we’ve had – TONS more. We’ve been lucky in that regard for sure……..what we are tired of HERE is having even tiny snows. Irritating snows. Three inch snows. EVERY DING DANG DAY! What’s with that? Why not just let us have six feet of snow PERIOD – then give us spring and melt it all. Now that sounds like a reasonable plan.
Poor Dad was out AGAIN with the snowthrower……………..and it was snowing the whole time. He’d do a long strip of driveway then by the time he got back up the strip was covered again. Why bother???!!! I suppose we will have LESS snow piled up in the spots he cleared even if it was temporarily……but I’m just TIRED of the stuff – know what I mean?
OK – I feel better now………I got that off my chest…………I have nothing to complain about really because Mom and I have been inside nice and warm all day WATCHING the snow. Lucky us.
Go Dad Go!
Tomorrow Mom is supposed to go have some blood work done………maybe yes – maybe no………..time will tell…………there’s a lot of street plowing that will need to be done before that’s gonna happen. Maybe Dad’s next “toy” (like the snowthrower is) should be a full blown snow plow? Like the highway department uses…….just think – one quick swipe and it’s ALL GONE!
I’ll suggest he put that on his Santa Wish List…………………
Stay warm everyone (unless you’re in hot places in which case stay cool!).
The following is an brief excerpt from a scientific journal article authored by Professor Samuel Bacon Kimmell, Esq.
The highly intelligent and well-known Professor Kimmell
“There is now scientific evidence that the ingestion of bacon, which we all know is nature’s perfect food, can cause a feeling of goodwill and warmth to spread from stomach to brain in humans and animals who REGULARLY partake in the pleasure of having it for meals”.
Now if that doesn’t say it all, what does? By the way, I may or may not (I’m not sayin’) be related to the good Professor – it MIGHT be a coincidence that we have similar names………..BUT, what he has to say speaks to my soul. Yes indeed……..so much so that Mom is cookin’ up some bacon for me RIGHT THIS MINUTE. She says we can always use goodwill around here.
Mine – all MINE!
I know I don’t have to convince those of you who ARE “baconators” like me that this stuff is heavenly – and I also know that some of you have tried it and really did not care for it (as amazing as that is to me!)…….then there are even some of you who may NOT have it even if you DID want it…….for those friends of mine may I just say this: IT’S DY-NO-MITE.
I’ve had an amazingly busy week for an old guy so today is going to be spent bathing in the afterglow of my bacon-o-rama this morning and in search of sun puddles in the house in which to keep warm…………we are sadly supposed to have more snow. I think the energy I will be receiving from my bacon ration this morning shall indeed keep my tummy warm ALL DAY LONG.
What about you? Bacon or fleece blanket????? (or both)
Your Favorite Bacon Boy, Sammy
Feel free to take this for your blog if you’re HOOKED on the stuff like I am!
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.
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…..
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!
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!
All I can do is tell you to STAY WARM…….that’s at the TOP of my personal list of “THINGS TO DO” !
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!!
It’s that time of the year again……………….National Feral Cat Day………………..
There are a lot of posters honoring this day – I just liked the colors on this one!
I was presumed to be a feral kitten………….found under an abandoned house – no siblings or Mom (they probably ran to keep from getting caught and left poor little ME behind) – and then taken to the shelter out in the far reaches of this County. Lucky me because two days after I landed THERE, Mom and Dad came in looking for a kitten and found me!!! Lucky THEM!
I have a soft spot in my heart for ferals as well as all homeless cats and dogs and other animals EVERYWHERE on the planet. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how fortunate I was – – – – and that I don’t wish every animals could know love, safety, and comfort like I’ve known for almost 15 years.
Hug your cat today – or if you’re lucky enough to have multiple cats – give them each an extra squeeze.
Remember to get your Caber Toss photos in by the 25th…..the clock is ticking! I’m having fun photoshopping the entries onto the bodies of some amazing caber tossers – the real deal……….it will be fun to show them at Kyla’s Highland Games on October 27th. Wanna know what you can expect to see that day? Just check HERE (there will be updates I’m sure but this is the current list of events).
I hope you’re also planning to come to my Sam-O-Ween pawty on what SOME people call Halloween!!! If you want to enter the FUNNIEST COSTUME contest – please do! I’m getting some pawsome entries coming in! Should be a real hoot!
I’ll be at the door of the Haunted House to greet you!
Today is the second and last day of the Niagara Falls trip on the Tabby Cat Club……………………………..CLICK HERE to see how things went yesterday AND whatever posts are coming in today for the return trip!!!! Here’s what I did on Day Two!
HAVE A SUPER DAY,
SAMMY THE FORMERLY FERAL CAT
So it’s the Friday before Memorial Day weekend here in the Washington, DC area and what that means for us is TRAFFIC………….and NOISE…………..! See we live fairly close to a major highway and it’s a main route to the interstate that takes people into Washington, DC (over an hour away from here). So everyone in the universe who wants to go down to the Mall or walk around the monuments or visit Arlington Cemetery comes down the highway – especially the pawsome guys called “Rolling Thunder”…………here’s their website if you’ve not heard of them……. http://rollingthunderrun.com/ It’s a great organization and their cause is a good one but they sure can make a LOT of noise on their bikes when they’re riding into town! WOWZER!
I’ve always thought I’d look pretty cool on a motorcycle…………..this one would be just about the right size for me – don’t you think?
I look at it and all I can hear in my head is Steppenwolf singing “Born To Be Wild” !!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Anyway, enough of that fantasizing – let’s just say it won’t be a quiet weekend around here but we’ll probably be having so much fun we won’t notice the noise………….we’re having our own cookout and probably going to a neighbor’s AND no doubt we’ll be spending a lot of time out in the yard because it’s supposed to be GORGEOUS here. No time to even pay attention to the noise (even the barky beagles next door!).
Mom mowed the yard yesterday so that’s done…………..now all I need to do is WAIT…………….wait for the fun to begin. Also remember on the Tabby Cat Club on the 25th we’re having our own Indy 500 celebration…..you don’t want to miss that now do you???? Heck no!!!!
SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL MY CAT SCOUT FRIENDS!
Since the site is not functioning properly now and we’re all getting frustrated (!!!),
please spread the word with your other Cat Scouts buddies
that the TCC is the place for fun on Sunday – looks like even if we can get
ON Cat Scouts site, we might not be able to post or comment so
we’ll just make it a Tabby Cat Club PAWTY for Cat Scouts and TCC Club members alike!!!!
Tell your friends – head to the TCC on Sunday for some big fun…..
and you don’t have to be a TABBY to be there either – YAY!
ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY!
Born To Be Wild Sammy
What? Sammy’s Café? What would that be you might ask? Well, the scoop is this……………….the last three days we have had a little visitor on my front porch and fleetingly through the yard on occasion. A little (probably year old and no more) black and white tuxie kitty with light green eyes. She’s shy, but becoming more used to us…….she has “won over” Stevie – our Frequent Moocher cat from the neighborhood who comes to my house for breakfast and dinner every day. Stevie isn’t easily won over either. Stevie tries to beat ME up every time I am in my own yard and she comes up to me……..I hiss appropriately and roll to my back ready to fight if I have to but she backs down and gets the message (mainly because my Mom yells at her to STOP)……..Anyway, that’s off the point – Stevie and the little kitty (who Mom has named Tina and who my Dad has named Marilyn) are getting along.
My front porch is an “equal opportunity mooching porch”……..anyone in need of a meal – COME ON DOWN TO SAM’S CAFE’ !!! I think the word’s getting out in the neighborhood.
Speaking of neighborhood, not one soul is claiming this little tuxie – nobody knows who she belongs to……the little boys next door even went door to door to see if they could find her home. So, for now, she’s an outdoor kitty with Stevie and we’re feeding her. Here she is:
Mom knows that because I’m 14 and because I’m formerly feral and very used to being an “only” here with my parents, I can’t have an inside cat living here. Sound selfish? Well, we’ve tried and cats pick on me and I get upset and am afraid (I hate to admit it but it’s true!)………..so that’s why we have helped cats out from time to time but they live outside – not inside.
So that’s the big news in my life………….between that excitement and getting ready for my black tie buffet blogaversary party on Saturday – well – me and Mom are BUSY!
A reminder that if you’re coming to my party in your “fancy clothes” and want Jeeves to introduce you when you arrive at my party, send your photos of you in your best gear by Friday noon. You don’t have to get all dressed up though to come by – we’re celebrating all day long! WOO HOO!!!!!
HAPPY HANDOUT THURSDAY
AT SAMMY’S CAFE’
SAMMY K, PROPRIETOR
Gosh – it’s monsoon season (not Spring but monsoon!) here on top of my hill in Warrenton. I’m thinking about past postings about so much rain…………remember these?
We’ve had driving, pouring, heavy rain for two days so things are soggy (moldy?) here yet again……….but maybe this is a sign that Spring is truly coming because it’s not snow – it’s rain…..and this week is supposed to be a nice week with temperatures – higher than normal….that means maybe the sixties! There’s hope!
We had a weekend full of paperwork, realtors, phone calls, a stranger or two, and making boxes…….Dad got boxes from the store and they have to be taped up like Fort Knox to make them safe for transporting STUFF – and believe me – my parents have had 18 years in this house and some years BEFORE that, to gather lots of STUFF.
The highlight of my week will be tomorrow though with the good old reliable Tuesday Teaser. Will you be ready? Will you? You’d better make up your mind because it will be here in less than 24 hours!!
Try to have a rain-free or at least pain-free Monday………..that’s my plan…………..
Sammy the Almost Catfish (haha)