Category Archives: indoor cats

Friday Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday everyone.   Time for us to fill in the blanks and my Mom and I are ready to do that.    This is a GREAT “Hop” cohosted by 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs every single Friday.   There are four sentences with blanks and all we have to do is fill in the blanks – amazing what you can learn about somebody that way.    If you’d like to join in the fun – click the badge above and link up!!

Before we start we just want to say we send a big HUG to one of the co-hosts……….Ellen of 15andMeowing because she has lost one of her sweet cats – Prancie – who left for the Rainbow Bridge Wednesday.     It’s always hard to say goodbye………..Prancie was the Featured Tabby in the Tabby Cat Club  for January – we all knew she was not well but had hoped she had more time.    We send hugs to Prancie’s family………………….

Here are the sentences we have for this week.    If I was the one filling in, my words are BLUE and if it was my Mom her words are in RED!

1. When I am sad I just look at Teddy and his little face makes me happy again!   (by the way, I am RARELY sad but I’m ALWAYS happy to see Teddy’s sweet face!)
2. I want to live a long time for Mom and Dad – they NEED me!
3. No one knows me better than ME.
4. Where the best nap spot might be is a thought that crosses my mind often.

Well that was easy.    While I was typing our responses out, Teddy decided to take a quick breath of fresh air with his Dad on the front porch so I will wrap up this post for him.   He was outside for a little while in the COLD and when he came in he had a little “fit” by throwing his toys up in the air and rolling around the floor with his nip banana – then he headed for the guest room where he is now on his back snoring.    That’s my boy!!!
We will see you next week…………remember to stop by 15andMeowing and leave a note for Ellen about Prancie.   I’m sure she will appreciate it and be back with her sentences for FILL-INS next week.    You may CLICK HERE to get her blog.

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Oh Yeah!

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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!)

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!

Keepin' Cool INSIDE!

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.

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I hope you have a nice Caturday and if it includes  bacon, all the better I say!

Hugs,

Sam the Baconator

YAY!

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My Saturday Motto!

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!

Feel free to take this for your blog if you're HOOKED on the stuff like I am!

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 !!

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!).

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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!

My Favorite Nap Spot!

Happy Saturday

Sammy

Turn It Off!

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Stop Already!!!

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.

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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?

Poor Dad!

Poor Dad!

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!

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!).

Hugs, Sammy

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Bacon Bulletin

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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

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!

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)

Hugs,

Your Favorite Bacon Boy, Sammy

Feel free to take this for your blog if you're HOOKED on the stuff like I am!

Feel free to take this for your blog if you’re HOOKED on the stuff like I am!

 

 

 

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!!

 

 

Feral Cat Day

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It’s that time of the year again……………….National Feral Cat Day………………..

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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!

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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).

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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!!

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!

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HAVE A SUPER DAY,

SAMMY THE FORMERLY FERAL CAT