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Teaser Tell All and Contest Results!


Welcome Back Students – we have a lot to talk about today!   

The Teaser from yesterday which was scary but didn’t FOOL several of you………….and the Halloween Costume Contest for this year which was so much fun with so many super creative entries from YOU!      Below is a slideshow of ALL of our entries and thanks to those of you who did enter – we thought we’d start class off today with the COSTUME CONTEST results before we do the TEASER PHOTO part of today’s class……………I know you can’t wait to hear.

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The winner of the contest will be sent a FABULOUS (well – maybe not fabulous but NICE – well – maybe not nice but ADEQUATE……cough cough) gift from the wonderful and amazing store at AMAZON!    WOO HOOOOO!

Those of you who don’t win get a badge saying you entered but didn’t win (sadly).      Now how about a drumroll please???



Reesie as Reese’s Pieces


AND here is the WINNER’S BADGE !

It was a VERY CLOSE contest!   All of the entries got votes but Reesie got the MOST!

Those of you who didn’t win – THANKS FOR ENTERING – and here’s a badge to ease the pain:

Now let’s get to the Teaser Photo from yesterday.     Here it is for a final look:


If you’re interested in this rather spooky and SAD place and would like more info CLICK HERE !

Who Was First Right Guesser?

Jackie at Two Devon Cats

Your Badge Miss Jackie!

And if you were RIGHT but weren’t FIRST:

And if you guessed but were WRONG:



For you:

Cheer Team – you’re ON !!

An Epic Halloween is what we’ve had
You’ve all worked hard and we’re so glad
The Teaser was tricky but not for one
Miss Jackie got it so the FIRST RIGHT was won!
Sharon and Ingrid were the FIRST to say a BOO!
Then the costume contest winner we really must cheer
It was a fabulous costume – let’s have a beer!
We really must say that you’re ALL big winners
Now lets get the Professors to buy us all dinner!

Well this certainly kept us busy didn’t it?!   We hope you all enjoyed the Teaser for Halloween AND the Halloween Costume Contest as much as we did.   NOW – who’s up for breakfast/lunch??

Time for you to eat little witches, ghosts and goblins!   Here’s today’s MENU:





Sunday Selfie Hop


It’s Almost Halloween!   Time for a Pre-Ween Selfie!

Yes – that’s right – this is the final Selfie before SELFIE SUNDAY HALLOWEEN version next Sunday.     I got Mom to take her camera out with her this morning and while I was on alert on the picnic table (I thought I saw a car out on the road!) she took a photo of me standing guard.     At least it’s a CURRENT photo and not another flashback!

OK Mom…….you’ll have to do better for SELFIE-O-WEEN next Sunday but this isn’t bad!     Now let’s make a puzzle for my friends and then I’ll let you (haha) take me outside for a little fresh air.



See you next week!   

Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and Teddy


Greetings Bacon Fans!   It’s me – with another recipe for you!

Today I have to tell you all that I’m going to be using recipes from a FAB book that THE ROYAL MOM’s friend Miss Ellen gave her when Mom and Dad were in Maine on vacation last week.  They met up with Miss Ellen and her husband for a cruise about Kittery Trading Post AND lunch and they usually exchange “goodie bags”.    The wonderful book “BACON NATION” by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama was in Mom’s goodie bag!!  Imagine how excited I was to see that when Mom and Dad got home.     So today’s recipe is from that book and Miss Ellen – MOM AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT SO MUCH……………………….BIG HELP.

This recipe has all the stuff my Mom and Dad love – curry, broccoli, bacon, raisins and of course – BACON.   OOPS – I guess I said that twice – well I do love the stuff!


Curried Broccoli Salad With Bacon


4 slices bacon cut into 1/2″ wide pieces

Olive oil (if necessary)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR white wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

salt and pepper

4 cups uncooked bite-size broccoli florets

1/4 cup minced red onion

2 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (optional – we didn’t use them!)


  1.  Cook the bacon in a skillet until browned and crisp.  Transfer bacon to paper towel to drain setting aside 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in a large bowl.   If you don’t have enough bacon fat – use some olive oil.
  2.  Add mayo, honey, vinegar and curry powder to the bacon fat in the bowl and whisk until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir to coat the florets evenly with the dressing – add the onion, raisins, sunflower seeds and drained bacon and stir to combine.   Taste for seasoning adding salt/pepper if needed.

If you use frozen broccoli instead of fresh obviously you have to let the florets thaw first!    If you can let this salad sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving it will give it time to pick up all that yummy flavor in the dressing!


Thank you again Miss Ellen and Mr. David for gifting the bacon recipe book to Mom……………………..I’m sure we’ll find lots of great recipes to share with everyone who tunes in on Saturday to see what’s up in MY kitchen!!

Bacon – the perfect food (haha)   

Hugs, Teddy


Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Happy Friday everybody.   Time to fill in the blanks…………..our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing give us four sentences with blanks in them and all we have to do is fill in the blanks with our words.   Easy right?    Wanna join us?     Click on the badge above and find the spot to LINK up with us.

Here are the sentences for this week.      This week I’m doing the filling in ALL BY MYSELF!   WOO HOO!     My words are BLUE.

1. My go-to place to purchase my weight management food is Chewy!.   (of course you know Mom does the ordering – and I just do the reminding her to order!)
2. Getting Squeezables for a treat immediately improves my mood.
3. I think Halloween night is really spooky.
4. I wish I had a magical potion for getting my Mom to take me outside ANY TIME I WANT TO!

So there you have it – my filling in fun for the week.    I hope you join in the fun of expressing ourselves thanks to our co-hosts coming up with fun sentences with missing words that we can fill in.    See ya next week!!

“OK Mom, I finished the fill-ins….can we go outside now PLEASE??”

REMINDER:  All you Teaser fans who want to be in the Halloween Costume Contest today is last day for entries!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday.     Brian is our host every week and if you’d like to join in the Hop, click his badge above and link up with us.    There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.

First of all I’m happy Brian is feeling better (hear that big guy???) – sounds like you are in a better place than you’ve been in a while with your health.  That makes everyone happy for sure.    Another thankful for me this week is that my Mom and Dad DID return to the pet hotel to pick me up when they got back from their vacation in Maine.   We never know for sure do we until they turn up and we’re released from prison the cage.     Truthfully I was spoiled rotten by the folks at the hotel and I’ve been there before and loved it.    My Mom and Dad also had a wonderful and PERFECT break and they are thankful for that.

Angel Sammy gave us a whole extra week to work on our poems since we didn’t have a Thankful Thursday last week…………..let’s see what he has to say shall we?


Hi Poetry Fans!  We’re BAAACK!

I was happy that Teddy enjoyed his stay at the pet hotel and that my Mom and Dad had a little break in routine while they enjoyed four days in Maine last week.    No doubt they didn’t want to come home (hahaha).    Before I came to the Bridge I was the one who used to stay in the same pet hotel that Teddy stayed in while Mom and Dad went to Maine and Europe too!     

Everyone being off meant ALL of us got an extra week to work on our poem – I gave you the photo to use as inspiration and you had extra time to craft your poem.    Here’s the photo we all used followed by my poem.

“Bumper Crop”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©October 20, 2021

As if six babies weren’t enough

This lady has a dog – she’s truly tough!

It looks like everyone is keeping calm

Kids and dog and even Mom!

Motoring along getting fresh air

When you see this crew you’d stop to stare

Taking care of this bunch has to be a bit tough

But when they’re teenagers its gonna be really ROUGH!


Hard to imagine six babies at one time but I’m sure Dad is helping and maybe even a big sister or brother or Aunt……..or kindly neighbor.    Has to be a handful !    I thought it was a fun photo and I hope you had fun crafting your poem with this photo as inspiration.    Here’s what I found for all of us to use for NEXT week’s poem – with apologies to the fashion industry of course!

Yeah – I know – you don’t have to say a word…………..I can read your mind.    It should make for some fun poetry though right?    We’ll find our NEXT Thursday!  I’ll see you again then my poetic friends.   AND don’t forget if you wrote a poem for the baby stroller photo, please tell us in COMMENTS and give us a LINK so we can read it!    

Have a great week………………………

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

Love always, Angel Sammy


Good job on your poem this week my Angel Brother…………….and next week – holy cow – our Mom saw those shoes and her feet started hurting!   HAHAHA    She can’t even wear shoes with LOW heels anymore much less something like this.    I wish I could have that thing on her head for a toy – I’d have fun dragging that around the house.   See you next week………………