Friendly Filling In

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Happy Friday! 

Let’s Fill In Some Sentences!

Friday means joining one of our favorite Blog Hops – Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by Miss Ellen of 15andMeowing and Miss Ann of McGuffy’s Reader.   All you have to do is fill-in the sentences they give us…………….two sentences are from Ellen and two from Ann and that’s all there is to it other than clicking the above badge and going to McGuffy’s Reader and using the LINKY tool to sign up your blog!   Easy right?

This week we have let Teddy do the filling in………kind of scary to give that much power to a kitten but we thought it might be fun so here goes.   Teddy’s fill-ins are in RED!

1. An Easter (or Passover) tradition I have is (will be) getting an Easter Basket from my Mom and Dad!  Angel Sammy said he always did so I hope that’s a new tradition for ME!

2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Vanilla – of course something ELSE might be a favorite but so far I’ve only had vanilla from my Mom – I’m willing to give others a try though!.

3. One of my favourite Easter/Passover memories is Nothing since this is my first Easter so I’ll let my Mom answer this one.   Hello everyone – this is “Mom” and one of my favorite Easter memories was when I was a little girl and we lived in Weisbaden, Germany.  Our housekeeper was a lovely German lady and she brought my brother and me a very special German Easter egg full of tiny, very sweet little special candies.   Funny because I’ve had many Easter baskets since and all kinds of candies and goodies but I remember HERS over all the others.   

4. My favourite Spring flower is Dicentra – it’s the only flower I know – they are blooming in Mom’s garden and I love the little hearts!!

So there you have it!   That’s the last Fill-In before Easter so in case we don’t have a chance to say this again before Easter Sunday……………..HAVE A BLESSED EASTER OR PASSOVER!

Sam's Easter Card

Love, Angel Sam, Teddy and Mom

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Double Post Day!

(First of all sorry for the confusion yesterday – Mom ACCIDENTALLY hit “publish” instead of SCHEDULE for this post and you got a notice a day early!   We quickly deleted it – but here it is again on the RIGHT DAY!!!!!!)  

First part of my blog today is for THANKFUL THURSDAY.    Today I’m VERY thankful – Why?   Many things but today I’ll tell you just one reason – Spring is popping here finally.   As recently as one week ago we had a frost/freeze warning but for the last several days we’ve had WARM temps and the little leaf buds on the trees are bursting open in leaps and bounds!    Our pink dogwoods have pink blossoms and the little dwarf Japanese maple has leafed out – the maple was my FAVORITE spot to stay cool in the summer and we think Teddy has figured that out now too!

Front Garden 2012

Want to share what you are thankful about?   We are sharing by joining Brian’s THANKFUL THURSDAY blog hop………..all you have to do is click the badge, go to his blog, use the LINKY TOOL and enter your blog address – SHARE with all of us what you’re thankful for.  EASY!

Now for PART TWO of this post and that’s my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post……………….this week we are up to the letter “R” in the alphabet so the poem needs to be about an “R” thing!

“R”

“Rabbit”

By Sammy Kimmell, April 13, 2017

It’s a well known Easter habit

Watching out for the Easter rabbit!

He comes when everyone is sleeping

On bunny feet he does all his creeping

He hides eggs around the house

He’s QUIET as a mouse!

Kids will carry their baskets around

To see how many eggs can be found!

Sometimes the bunny leaves candy –

The basket will sure come in handy –

For carrying around all your treasures….

Such fun is impossible to measure.

Easter Rabbit makes everyone SMILE

Makes older folks feel like a child.

The Easter holiday would not be complete

Without those visiting RABBIT feet!!

Next Thursday we will celebrate the letter “S” as we make our way to the end of the alphabet for the second time here on the blog!    I hope you will join us – it’s not too late to join in today – you can write a poem and put it in my comments OR if you have a poem done on your blog – leave us your link so we can HOP over and read it!    Try some poetry – you’ll be glad you did!!

Love, Angel Sammy

Teaser Tell All

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Hello Class!   Come In For The Tell All

So we all survived Teaser Tuesday and here we are for Tell All Wednesday.    I know you’re DYING to know the scoop on that amazing “place” we showed you yesterday but first, let’s talk about WHO was our FIRST COMMENTER!

This week there was only one who came in to comment in the first 60 seconds after the post went live and that was (drum roll please):

Miss Csilla (Kolytyi)

For Csilla, April 12, 2017

Concatulations Miss Csilla!     Now who was our fabulous friend who sent us the very amazing photos?    Let’s show you the photos AGAIN……….

The photos came to us from Miss Annie of Animal Couriers!     She has actually visited and STAYED at this awesome structure called The Balancing Barn, located in Suffolk, UK……………….and it’s available to rent should you find you like the idea of being in mid-air when you lay your weary head down at night after a long day of sightseeing the British countryside!!!     Here’s a link you can investigate!

CLICK HERE

Neato………………..and what a treat it must have been to stay in the place – it’s gorgeous on the inside – on the link above you will see some more photos.   You should take a peek!

Thank You Miss Annie!   This is for you:

For Annie Alexander of Animal Couriers for the Teaser of 4/11/17

Now, I’m sure some of you were hoping Suzie would come here and cheer for the winner and give a big old razz to the losers but guess what – she’s away at a cheerleading squad meeting and isn’t here today.   Cool?    But we DO have someone who said they would do a quick cheer………a round of applause for her please???

CLAPPITY CLAPPITY CLAP CLAP…………………

RA RA RINKY DIRTY SOCKS ARE STINKY I’M SUZIE’S GRANNY WATCH OUT OR I’LL SWAT YOUR FANNY.

Uhhh…………………………..thanks…………………sort of……………………let’s hope Suzie’s back next week…………..although now we see where she got her CHEERING TALENT from!!

The FIRST RIGHT GUESSER today on this UNIQUE Teaser, was none other than Da Phenny who is just back from a vacation in Paris with his Mom and Dad!     Phenny, this is for you!

There were several more of you who guessed correctly – that it was the BALANCING BARN…………and each of you get this:

And those of you who were NOT right………..well, first of all don’t feel bad because a lot of people came, looked at the photo and didn’t guess – you guessed (wrong) but you guessed!  This is your reward!

Next week who knows where we’ll be

or what the Teaser photo will show us…..

one thing I do know is

we will have FUN with it right Class?

YES PROFESSOR SAMMY!

Teddy and I hope to see you NEXT week!!

Angel Prof Sammy!

 

Tuesday Teaser Time

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Time for the Tuesday Teaser……………….are you all ready?   Awake?   Alert?

“YES PROFESSOR SAMMY”

Alright – then let’s get down to it.    FIRST of all, we have a special badge for WHOEVER is the FIRST to post a comment of any kind on THIS POST………………so if you’d like to win that badge then get busy – go comment then come right back here for the main event – go on – we’ll wait for you!!!!!!

MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT!

Welcome back……………………today’s Teaser photos are very INTERESTING ones……………very.    Now for THIS Teaser, I do want to know WHERE they were taken – what area of what country or state??   If you want to take it a step further, what IS this place???    One thing for sure is that it is INTERESTING!    Now shall we have our little Cheerleader come in to cheer you on first?

Today we have a doozy
A fun one we did choosy
We have a pile of Teasers
And while they ALL are pleasers
Some are easy peasy
While others make me queasy
This one makes me dizzy
Makes my fur go frizzy
It really is kind of scary
OFF the ground makes me a bit wary!
I know travel makes us WISER
But to go here I’d need tranquilizers!

HUH?    Well that’s a bit confusing…………………..I guess we’ll have to see what you’re talking about Suzie when Mr. Silver Briefcase comes in and shows us the photos (there are two today) – step right up Sir!!!  We’re anxious to see the photo now!

Here’s the two views of this place that Suzie’s talking about…..I have to admit, it makes me dizzy too!

Two views of the same place……………………….now it’s up to you to tell ME about it!!!   Where?  City and State (if USA) or country (if not USA).

Now remember if you are FIRST to guess this one right, you get this wonderful badge:

If you’re right but not the FIRST right, you still get to proclaim your smarties with this:

AND, last but not least, if you guess but are wrong………….you get this:

Professor Sammy, my Mom made some cookies for me to bring to class today!

Oh now nice of her Bobby!  Please thank her for us will you?

I’ll get some smoothies from the cafeteria for us Professor Sam!

OK – class adjourned to the back of the room for cookies!! 

See you all tomorrow for the TELL ALL – good luck!

Angel Professor Sam and Assistant Prof Teddy

Pre-Tease Monday

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OK Class – what day is it?

I know – I know – I know – I know – I know……..

YES WE KNOW YOU KNOW!!!

Welcome class…….we’re getting ready for tomorrow’s photo challenge so please make sure you study up tonight…………….who knows what corner of the world we will explore tomorrow but I can tell you it will be a GUEST TEASER again…………..no worries – not as awful as MONACO was last week I promise……….really…………..truly.

Remember that whoever comments on the post tomorrow FIRST will win the FIRST COMMENTER AWARD…………..and we will WAIT a little while before announcing who wins so we don’t have to award any SAM BOO BOO badges (hahahaha) like last week so be patient…………..OK?    The post will go live at some time that’s a SECRET so don’t ask me because I can’t tell.

Now how about a little pre-tease cheer from the ever-bubbly, ever-unpredictable Suzie!??????

Tomorrow is the TEST
I promise not to jest
If you’re right you will be blessed
If you’re wrong you’ll be a mess
The photo might be hard
But I’ll send you a sympathy card
Be brave and guess away
You know I then will say
BRAVO YOU’RE OUR HERO
The rest of you are ZERO!

Oh dear………..that was one of your more “unkind” efforts Suzie but people love you even if you’re CRUEL so thank you for the cheer – crowd?  What do you think of today’s cheer?

Some of you aren’t too sure………..

But most of you approve!

On that HIGH NOTE, Class is adjourned!!

Angel Professor Sam and his sidekick Assistant Teddy

P.S.               Make sure you’re here when you get the DING on your computer/phone, etc. that there’s a post from US – because then it will be ON!!!    One of the badges might be yours!

 

 

Sunday Selfie Hopping

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Hopping With The Cat On My Head

Every Sunday we do the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop which is hosted by our good buddies the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.   It’s easy – visit their blog (click badge below my selfie) load up a selfie and WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM you use their linky tool, load your blog address in and show off your selfie……..easy?  You betcha!    This week I’m the STAR – and Mom did Lunapic’s “NOUVEAU” art effect which I think makes me look like a fabulous stained glass window – whatcha think?

 

Wanna see the original photo?  I’m playing with a piece of flannel on a stick!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

 

Happy Sunday from me and Angel Sammy

Teddy

Bacon Saturday!

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Let’s EAT!

Welcome Friends!   Another delightful Saturday is beginning and as always we will start ours with BACON!!!!!

This might be enough to START with anyway………….

Thank you oh Bacon Fairy for visiting us today!!!!!!

Mine tingle EVERY Saturday and sometimes other days of the week – I’m a baconator like my big brother Angel Sammy!

Sometimes we have to work REALLY hard to sneak a bite and other times it’s just in the food dish!

Then there are those HAPPY ACCIDENTS when bacon accidentally lands on the floor – give those peeps the innocent eyes thing and it will be YOURS!

Wait…..I can’t see why we can’t wrap the neighbor’s cat in bacon.  If we did, maybe I’d LIKE him.

This stuff is for real – Mom gets it at our grocery – and trust me – it’s SPAMALICIOUS!!

I trust you will have a satisfactory Saturday AND that you will be able to hypnotize your human into serving YOU bacon today.

Now, if you’ll ‘scuze me, I’m gonna take a snoozie in my Kingly Quarters!

YAWN……..

Happy Bacon Day!

Teddy, King of Baconia

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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Filling In Sentences is Fun!

Friday’s here and it’s time to fill in some sentences……..our co-hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader each give us TWO sentences and we fill in the blanks.  It’s a TOTALLY fun hop and we hope you join in – just click on the badge above, use the LINKY tool and enter your blog post with your beautifully filled in sentences!    Easy Peasy right?    Here are the sentences we have for this week and Teddy and I voted to let Mom handle the answers.   Her “fill-ins” are in BLUE!

1.I don’t understand why “rap” music is so popular?

2. My in case of emergency person is my husband David.

3. There is so much hate and violence in the world compared to back when I was growing up!

4. I would be lost without my cats.
Awwww……………………thanks Mom!    We like #4!
Yesterday we asked that you help us propel Teddy into racing stardom at Cat Scouts by voting for his “ride” in this year’s CARDWOOD DERBY at Cat Scouts.    The winner is determined by popular votes for the most part so we are giving you the link to the vote page – sadly you can’t see ALL the entries there but this is Teddy’s fabulous car – the only rules for this race are that your vehicle must be made out of a cardboard box AND that you be photographed INSIDE your car to qualify.    This year there are ALL kinds of fun and crazy vehicles and Teddy’s is among them – because he’s driving a MILK TRUCK!!!
Here’s the Racer himself………..
I’m proud of my little brother – I hope you will consider voting for him by clicking on the link below – it’s a survey form and we’d appreciate you voting for him in ALL THREE CATEGORIES!

 Click HERE For Survey!

Teddy and I appreciate it and we’ll let you know who wins!   Voting is open until April 10th but you can only vote once (DARN!).

Love, Angel Sam and Ted the Racer!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful for Poetry!

Today is Thankful Thursday with Brian but as you know it’s also my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday………..If you click Brian’s badge, you will be transported to Brian’s blog where you can use the Linky Tool to enter your OWN blog post about what you are Thankful for…….

As for me and what I’m thankful for – today I’ll tell you that I’m THANKFUL for poetry!   My Mom has always written poetry – as far back as she can remember.   Mostly for herself but in later years she edited a book of poetry for a publisher and contributed some of her OWN poetry to the book as well.   One of the poems in the book was actually contributed by Maya Angelou.    That publisher has long been out of business but Mom says she met a LOT of wonderful other writers through that experience.    Poetry is a good way to talk about things you might otherwise NOT talk about or to tell a story with rhyme.     Anyway, her love of poetry led to us creating our Thoroughly Poetic Thursdays and some of you participate by writing your OWN poems and posting them HERE on my blog or giving us your blog link in my comments so we can FLY to your blog and read your poem!    We’re working our way through the alphabet for the second time – honoring a letter of the alphabet each week with a poem about something starting with the next letter………and today’s letter is “Q”!

“Q”

“Questions”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/6/17

Cats ask questions ALL the time!

“Can I have more food?  Is this toy mine?”

Sometimes no words are needed, we have our way….

If we park in front of the door, do we REALLY have to say?

“Can I go outside?  Can I lie in the sun?”  

“Can I chase the birds and have a ton of fun?”

If we sit by our food bowls it’s plain to see

Our question to you is “Can you please feed me?”

Questions are important – we know you ask them too!

Like…..

“How did I ever get along without YOU???”

Next week we’ll celebrate the letter “R”……………..and as we work our way to “Z” we’ll talk more about whether we should keep doing Poetry every week or some other fun thing we can do together!    Meanwhile, put your thinking caps on – oh – and don’t forget to ask a LOT of questions of your humans – they LOVE to talk so I’m sure they’ll be HAPPY to answer them!!!

Oui Oui, Mon Amis…..Je Suis Le Poet Extraordinaire!

Coming to you direct from my cloud at the Rainbow Bridge

Monsieur Sammy

Extra Extra Read All About It!

Teddy and I are Cat Scouts as you know – well Teddy is in the Scouts “CARDWOOD DERBY” Race and would REALLY appreciate it if you would VOTE for his fabulous Milk Truck (I know that sounds wacky but Scouts can be a bit wacky sometimes……the rules say you must post a photo of you INSIDE your vehicle AND  your vehicle has to be made using a cardboard box but it can be ANY kind of vehicle!!!!!)………Here’s Teddy and we wish we could show you ALL the cars but they are on the Cat Scouts site which you can’t see unless you’re a Scout.   Trust me – Teddy’s is the BEST (tee hee):

This is where you go to vote – There are THREE categories and of course Teddy is the BEST IN ALL THREE!!!!!    Trust me…….please consider voting for him!!  

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Voting is open thru April 10th – we’ll keep you posted!

 

Teaser Tell All

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I’m HERE To Tell You!

Hello Class!    Welcome back for the “FINDING IT ALL OUT” day which we call the TELL ALL………………….here’s where we separate the men from the mice (or is that the men from the boys?) – well it’s something like that.   Anyway, before we start we have to make a BIG FAT APOLOGY!

Actually it’s WordPress that should be apologizing……………..it neglected to SHOW a post yesterday morning until five minutes after it actually SHOWED it posted – if you can figure out how something like that can happen then you must work for WordPress because we don’t have a clue.   BUT the boo boo resulted in us telling a pile of fans here that THEY were FIRST COMMENTERS when in actuality someone ELSE was!

Shall we untangle that mess for you?    OK – my buddy, pal, and Cousin Bacon was TRULY the FIRST COMMENTER…………his post was at 8:51…………….he was the only one to post at that time……….but the FIRST posts Mom, me and Teddy saw were a pile of them that came in at 8:52AM from Friends Furever, Calvin/Oliver, AND Kitties Blue.    So Mom quickly told all of them that THEY were the FIRST COMMENTERS……………….WRONG!

Here is the BADGE for our ACTUAL First Commenter – Bacon…………….here you are buddy – wear it in good health!

For Bacon, April 4, 2017

AND, here are the SAM’S BOO BOO awards (which actually should be WordPress Boo Boo awards!) for Friends Furever, Calvin/Oliver and Kitties Blue!!!

SORRY PALS!

Suzie – maybe you can say it better than I did???

We’re sad as sad can be
Please hear our pitiful plea
Purrhaps we shouldn’t SAY
Who’s FIRST on Teaser Day
We’ll make you wait and wonder
‘Til you get mad as thunder!
“Did I, or didn’t I?” I have to wait and see
Or we can tell you what we think
And go on merrily!
I guess there will be boo boos
And probably some boo hoos
So let’s just keep on teasing
MOST of you we’ll be pleasing!
So don’t worry Prof Sammy
I won’t give you a Suzie WHAMMY! (this time!)

 

Gosh thanks Suzie…………….now let’s move on shall we?    Here’s the other part of the WEIRD day yesterday was………………..the photo was IMPOSSIBLE!   Nobody guessed it and I can see why because there just was NO CLUE in the whole darn thing!   It was what I’d call an IMPOSSIBLE CONUNDRUM TEASER!    It was a Guest Teaser sent in by Gracie who got it from her Mom’s friend.   Here’s your badge Gracie!

For Gracie and her Friend for the Teaser of 4/4/17

It was a DOOZY……………and it was a shot of the ocean wall in MONACO!    Yep – the Principality of Monaco – so I couldn’t say “what town” and I couldn’t say “what country” because it’s NOT a country!    So I just said “where was it taken” ?????

Boo….hiss….boo

Alright I hear ya!    It was a sneaky Teaser but once in a while we should have one that SHAKES THINGS UP right?    I’d say this one did just that……………..nobody guessed it and it was a big mess on First Commenter.

How about everyone who guessed incorrectly????   What about them???   Well you’ll not be surprised to hear that there’s a GREENIE for you!

I say we cut our losses and hope next week works out better all the way around – what do you think????????????

I SAY WE MOVE ON!

I agree with Sarge!

 

Good!   Wonder where in the world we’ll go NEXT Tuesday then…….guess we’ll find out in a week!

Teddy and I hope to see you NEXT week!!

Angel Prof Sam and Assistant Prof Ted