Category Archives: selfie

SPARK on Monday


Monday means SPARKS.     A thought to get you through the week maybe – or even a SPARK with a message that could change your life or attitude.    “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.

I really wasn’t looking for a particular “message” for my SPARK this week but when I happened across this one – I realized that maybe I was the one who needed the message!!

YES – I had to think about it for a bit……………but I do “get it” !     Have a great week………………

Love, Pam

Selfie Hop Time!!


It’s Sunday and time to let it all hang out.   Well – maybe not ALL of it – but whatever we want to share in the way of a Selfie anyway!     This Hop is hosted by our good friends at The Cat On My Head and to join in – just click their badge above and link up.

We are flashing again today – oops – I don’t mean FLASHING in THAT way (haha) I mean flashing in that this is a repeat photo of me.    I know you don’t mind – at least it’s ME!

Yep – flashback to February 12, 2017.   I had been in my new home for less than a week and our neighbors came over to “meet” me.    I was playing with Mom so as to provide some fun photo ops since they brought a camera……….I was the STAR and boy did I play like a crazy boy!    This felt thing was one of my favorite toys in the beginning.   Now I have three baskets full of toys.   Anyway, Mom says I have “kitten eyes” in this photo.    I was nine months old and happy as a boy could be.

Mom and I didn’t put a filter on this one BUT we did make a puzzle for those who are into them!

Just click this mini-me for the puzzle!!!

Have a Super Sunday everyone…………………………

Love and Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


It’s Thursday and it’s time for us to be THANKFUL with Brian on his Hop AND for us to see what Angel Sammy has sent us for Poetry Thursday.   FIRST though let’s all be very thankful for all the things we have and hope to have and for all the wonderful people in our lives who keep us happy and healthy.     I am also thankful that the snow we had overnight (our very first one!) which was a half inch deep is now GONE.    We had a sunny day and by this afternoon there was very little sign we’d had snow!   I have to admit it was pretty but it was also cold on my paws.

Now for some poetry from Angel Sammy!

Hugs, Teddy

♥ ♥ ♥

Hello from the NO SNOW HERE Rainbow Bridge!

I know my little brother Teddy had mixed feelings about the snow last night but it was pretty AND it was brief – it’s now gone.    I remember when I was at home I was always happy when it was GONE.    

Now let’s move on to what we’re here for – sharing some poetry based on a photo I gave you last week – below is the photo we all used AND my poem follows!

“Camping?  Who’s Camping?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©February 1, 2023


We see the sign – how could we not?

But the sun is out and it’s awfully hot!

We thought we’d stop and take a rest

We’ve all been hiking east to west

A hundred miles on sore tired feet

A nice cool tent is tough to beat

No camping intended – no camping will be done

We will vacate this space as soon as we say goodbye to the sun

This evening when it’s cool and we’ve packed up our gear

We’ll remember you let us rest on your property here

No trash on the ground – it will be spotlessly clean

Bless you and your family for not being mean!


Well not my best effort but I was thinking that maybe I could twist this around from what appears to be a whole lot of people not honoring the sign to some who maybe pushed the envelope a little – not staying over but just pitching a tent for a little shade and a rest then moving on.    Chances are that’s NOT what’s happening but I can pretend right?

So how about a photo for NEXT Thursday’s get together?    

What a look!    What do you think is going on here?    I bet we all have different ideas so we should have a lot of different poems next week!     Have fun – this really is a lot of fun isn’t it……………….

Stay Happy, Healthy and Kind……..

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

Love always, Angel Sammy

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Happy Saturday and welcome to the Castle Baconia kitchen!

Yes indeed another week has gone by and it’s time for me to whip up something delish in the kitchen and share the recipe with you fans of bacon.   It’s my mission to give you every possibility to include bacon in your diet.   Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack – I’m on the hunt for recipes to share!

This one is just BEYOND yummy……………………..WAY beyond.

Maple Bacon Magic Bars


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp maple extract (optional, but recommended)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
1/2 cup diced bacon bits
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp maple syrup



Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, oats and salt. Stir in maple extract and melted butter. Pour into prepared pan and press into an even layer, using your fingertips or a spatula.
Sprinkle chocolate chips in a layer on the graham layer. Sprinkle pecans in a layer on the chocolate chips. Sprinkle coconut in an even layer on top of the pecans, then sprinkle bacon on in an even layer on top of the coconut.
In a small bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and maple syrup, and pour that mixture over everything.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until coconut is golden brown.
Cool completely before slicing.
Bars can be served at room temperature or chilled.

Makes 25 squares.


Need I say more??????? I think the recipe speaks for itself (bacon can talk you know!)

All Hail King Teddy of Baconia!

Teaser Tell All


Welcome To Tell All Time Students!

We really did think we had you all whipped into a frenzy yesterday with the Teaser photo but as it turned out – it wasn’t long before someone got it.   And we’ll tell you WHO in just a moment!    First let’s talk about who got to class early enough to be our FIRST COMMENTER – and we are talking a SINGLE Firstie this week!

May we have a drumroll????



Woo Hoo for You Hoo!  Here’s your badge:

Yay for ME! I was the FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of January 24, 2023!

Then we moved on to WHO would be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……………………the photo was interesting to say the least………………and there were some equally interesting guesses then BINGO – someone got it – wanna know who???????    Let’s have a drumroll……



Bravo Miss Sharon!   

Wondering what the details were on the photo?    Here’s the photo:

This is a photo of the place UNDER the Colisseum in Rome, Italy where all the animals were kept that were used in the gladiator fights and as sacrifices for the entertainment of the Roman people.    Here’s some information about this awful place CLICK HERE.

Anyway, YAY for Sharon and here’s YOUR badge for being our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post of January 24, 2023!!! WOO HOO!

If you also guessed right – you get a badge – one of these of your very own:

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of January 23, 2023 BUT I was NOT the First one to get it right!

AND if you guessed but were wrong you still get a badge – one of these:

I guessed the Teaser of January 23, 2023 but I was WRONG with my guess!

YAY Badge Winners!  Let’s give them a hand!

Cheer Team?   How about a cheer?!

Scooby Doo and La De Da
We just got back from the Cheer Team Spa
Just in time to hand out kudos
Then maybe we’ll demonstrate some fancy judo!
Seriously though let’s talk about FIRSTIES
All this cheering is making us thirsty
Our FIRST COMMENTER was Miss Carole
She had the rest of you over a barrel!
Then came Miss Sharon who was FIRST RIGHT
She had the winner’s circle wrapped up tight!
It was LADIES DAY at the school for sure
Now lunch in the cafeteria is the only cure!!!

Well if lunch is the cure – let’s go everybody!    And congratulations to our winners today…….

Welcome to the cafeteria – enjoy your meals!!

Today’s Specials

Congratulations Winners!  See you all in class next Tuesday everyone!

The Professors and Staff