Pre-Tease Monday

One Ringy-Dingy!   Two Ringy-Dingies…..

School Bell Time!

Alright Class – I’m Sarge’s sister Miss Marge and I’m your the new playground monitor – get your buns into class ASAP!

UHOH……she means business!

I see you’ve all met Sarge’s sister Miss Marge – she will be making sure everyone is INSIDE and ready for class………….Sarge is still classroom and hall monitor so now you must be on your toes INSIDE and OUTSIDE school!

Are you ready for another Teaser this week?  Good because tomorrow is the day we will have one for you – it will pop into your inbox at some DIFFERENT time than our normal blog posts so be READY.    When it does arrive, you need to COMMENT on the post quickly before you even read the post because you MIGHT be first to comment and win this:

Wouldn’t THAT be fun?   Then you can come back and begin to figure out the Teaser photo.    When you do, here are the “rules” we ask you to follow!

  1. When you guess where the photo was taken you have to give us CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the COUNTRY (if not in USA) or STATE (if in USA) you think the photo was snapped in.
  2. We also ask that you not use some special program on your computer to TELL you where the photo was taken – Google Image Search would tell you but if you don’t use “help” and you just try to figure it out on your own – everyone has an equal chance to WIN!    YAY!

On Wednesday we have the TEASER TELL ALL and we award badges to WHOEVER GUESSES RIGHT FIRST,  other who are RIGHT GUESSERS, and even those of you who don’t know or guess WRONG, you still get a little something for your time!!!!!

Now I thought maybe our dynamic duo cheerleading team could FIRE YOU UP for tomorrow’s Teaser – so let’s bring on Lucy and Suzie and see them SHAKE THOSE POM POMS!!!!!

That’s right my little pup
I was about to just give up!
I know Lucy girl, I know!!!
Lucy, barking isn’t very prudent!
Oh good, or else it’s detention!!
And we’ll bring a boat load of sass!!

Alright girls!   By George I think you’ve got it!!!!!


So we will be back tomorrow and I believe there will be after class snacks from Miss Dingleberry…………………so make sure you come and take a stab at the Teaser.    We will see you then!!

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy


Sunday Selfie Hop

Time for a Selfie!

Hello everybody!   First a quick thank you for all the sweet notes from you yesterday on the anniversary of Sammy becoming an Angel.   It was a sad day around here but our hearts were full of all the love and memories you shared with us of our guy.

As for today’s selfie – well – we always join this Hop because it’s FUN, and our friends The Cat On My Head host it and it’s cool to join in and visit everybody who participates!  Would you like to join in too?   It’s EASY PEASY – just click on their badge above and you’ll be there in a second – LINK up and that’s it!

Today’s Selfie is one that Mom did NOT do any Lunapic art effects with – we thought it was pretty funny just the way it is.   One of those “laser eye” shots – Mom saw me curled up on a chair in the guest room and of course I gave her the “FIRE EYES” effect which is better than anything Lunapic could do!

Tee Hee

Happy Sunday!   See you tomorrow for the PRE-TEASER Monday!

Hugs, Teddy

A Sadaversary

One year ago the First King of Baconia departed his Kingdom for a HIGHER GROUND – the Rainbow Bridge.    December 2nd he joined several of his “besties” who had left just before he did – and they all got their wings within days of each other.

Sammy was a very special guy – how can I know that when I never met him?   Well, I know it because my Mom and Dad talk about him all the time, and once in a while call me “Sammy” instead of “Teddy” which of course I don’t mind…….not one bit…..Sammy left big paws for me to fill around here and I’m doing my best.

Mom wanted me to put the link up to the post she wrote the day Sammy left………… was a surreal day because it was also the day of the wonderful Blog Hop started by Sammy’s friends Easy and Madi and with help from Dory who set the HOP up for them.   The idea was for Sammy to hop in his balloon and visit anyone and everyone who signed up in the Hop – they could tell him a little about where they lived and he could “see the world”………….nobody knew that it was going to be the day Sammy became an Angel……….other than Mom and Dad.

Here’s the link to that post – the old Blog Hop is no longer available to see but this is the post Mom did that day – just click the Angel Sammy graphic below:

I don’t really need to go on and on and on about Sammy – most of you knew him better than I do – he was “one of a kind” – like all of us are, only somehow he seemed larger than life.   He will always be my best friend and my big brother and one day I know that I will join him at the Rainbow Bridge – like all of us will………….including my Mom and Dad…………

Here are a few more “bacon-related” graphics of THE KING………….I thought you might have fun seeing them again!

Lots of fun and lots of bacon………………..and life goes on.    It’s just a little different now without Sammy.

You Are Missed Dear Sammy…….always and forever


Friendly Friday Fill-In Fun

“Fill It Like It Is!”  

Yep that’s what we do on Fridays.     This fun blog which is co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15andmeowing is all about filling in the blanks on FOUR sentences thereby telling a little about yourself that helps us know each other better!    If you think you’d enjoy doing this too, click on the badge above – it will take you to McGuffy’s and you can link up if you like.   Trust me – it’s tons of fun!

Here are this week’s sentences – two from McGuffy’s and two from 15andmeowing………………..and I decided to let my Mom fill out the first two and I’ll fill out the last two.   Her fill-ins are GREEN and mine are PURPLE!

1. I can’t believe Zweiback Toast is still sold.   (Note: when I was a very little girl that was what my Mom gave me to chew on when I was getting teeth!   I’d “gum” it into mush but it kept me quiet for hours Mom said as I gnawed it to bits……I saw online that a German company “Brandt” is still making it – that makes me happy somehow……..)

2. I have NOTHING on Craigslist.   I’ve never used Craigs List before but know plenty of people who buy and sell there.   

3. Going into December, the weather outside is WARMER than usual but Mom tells me that I’m mistaken if I think THAT will last much longer!   Cold weather is comin’ !

4. My current weakness is playing with those “spring” toys for kitties – I am ADDICTED – I have two I carry all over the house and I bring them to Mom so she will throw them for me and I can fetch them.   I also like her to toss them in the jacuzzi so I can hop in and play with my spring in the empty tub……then I fall asleep in there (tee hee)

So there you have it – another Friendly Friday Fill-Ins by me and Mom.     Tomorrow we will be having a special blog day as it is the one year anniversary of Sammy becoming an Angel.    I know we’ve said it all before but since it’s an anniversary of sorts, we should make it special – SO, since Saturday is usually my baking day in Baconia, instead it will be “all about Sam”.

See you there!    Meanwhile, have some fun – hook up to McGuffy’s and FILL-IN THE BLANKS!!

Wake me when it’s Saturday Mom OK??????

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful – yes we are and that’s why we hook up every Thursday to our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!   Would you like to tell the world what you’re thankful for?   Then pop over to Brian’s (click badge above) and sign up to share.    I have a rather different kind of “Thankful” today – One year ago this week we lost friends Easy and Fiona.    I didn’t know either of them but Angel Sammy did and it was dreadful losing two close friends so close together – – – then of course Angel Sammy himself joined them just days later on December 2.    My Mom has told me it was a dark, dark time for everyone even though it was the beginning of the Christmas season and usually people would be happy and joyful – yet there was so much sadness.   Everyone moved on somehow though and got through the holidays with heavy hearts but interestingly THAT is what I’m thankful for.   I’m thankful that we can all be resilient if we have to be – we are capable of dusting ourselves off and moving forward.    That’s a “people” thing but I think we animals do that too – some of us go through really bad health issues or age-related serious problems but we keep plugging along because we want to hold onto life.    I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SPIRIT!      Kind of an “adult” thought I know for a little guy who isn’t even two years old yet but Mom has taught me a lot since I came here!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his weekly Poem yet again.    He popped onto his laptop last night at the Bridge and emailed me the following – just like he does EVERY Thursday…………………


Greetings from the Bridge my friends!

We are now just one short week away from the end of the alphabet – next week we will do Z and then we will start a BRAND NEW Poetic Challenge every week.    You know, even though not that many of you have tried your hand at writing a poem to share, the few of you who ARE doing that enjoy it like I do – and as long as there are some of you who enjoy it – I’ll keep hosting it on Thursdays!    Do we have a deal?    GOOD!     

Today is all about “Y” though so let me share my poem with you then I’ll tell you about the NEW Poetic Thursday.    If you have written a poem GOOD FOR YOU, and if you want to put your blog link in my comments to your poem please do so we can read it!   You can also put your poem in my comments and we can read it HERE.    Just give it a try if you haven’t written one before – I think you will enjoy doing it – you can have fun expressing yourself in a new way – poetry takes ALL forms – doesn’t have to rhyme either – just be YOUR thoughts.    Last week I gave you some ideas in case you couldn’t come up with your own “Y” to write about – my prompts are just ideas – you can write about ANYTHING though OK?    Here’s what I gave you to jiggle your brain:

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I decided to use one of my own prompts this week………………


By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 30, 2017

A year can be forever when someone has gone away

Or a year can feel like a second if “Goodbyes” you had to say

I remember I was tired and feeling all my years

I remember in my mother’s eyes, I so often saw big tears

She knew just like I did that time was getting near

She’d have to let her ginger boy go as Angels’ voices I could hear

But it wasn’t just me who went to the Bridge a year ago this week

Fiona, Easy, and other beloved furkids left there were tears on every cheek

Fear not dear family for we are here and watching you from afar

If you ever find you have a doubt, look for the BRIGHTEST star……….

It’s us holding candles together – to light the darkest skies

So know that love is forever, and dry the tears from your sweet eyes.

Please don’t be sad when you read my poem this week – believe me when I say that those of us who left are happy, HEALTHY, and watching over you.   One day we will all be together again for a TRULY FOREVER.    

Next week we have the letter “Z” and as usual I will give you some ideas for things you might choose to write about – but feel free to do ANY “Z” word OK?    It’s up to you!!

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

Now on a brighter note – let me share my idea for the NEW Poetic Challenge after we finish next week with “Z”   – Every Thursday starting December 7th after we’ve done our “Z” poems,  I will post a picture – something I have found on the internet and it can be a photo of ANYTHING – person, place, thing, animal, vegetable, mineral, WHATEVER!    Your job is to write a poem about the photo for the following week.   Instead of giving you WORDS, I will give you a PHOTO…….your FIRST Poetic Photo Challenge you should schedule to post for December 14th.    I will continue to send my brother Teddy my PHOTO POEM the night before as I have been doing.    Do you think this will be fun???    You can let me know if you think it will be – if the NOs win, I’ll just start the alphabet over and we’ll continue as we have………but if you DO think it will be FUN say YES and we’ll give it a whirl!

Teddy will let you know the results………………so we’ll continue to write poetry together in SOME form anyway.    Poetry is good for the SOUL!    Hope you all know how much all of us Angels love all of you………………………….forever.

Angels can be Poets Too!!   Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks my brother………………oh I think you and I would have had a lot of fun together driving Mom and Dad nuts………..but I’m doing my best and I know you DO communicate with Mom – she’s told me and Dad that sometimes she sees you and sometimes she hears you………………and if you promise to keep a secret, I see you too!    Mom sees me staring up at the ceiling at NOTHING (so she thinks!) but I see you………smiling at me……..and I feel all WARM inside.

Happy Thursday Everybody!   Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All

Time to Tell It Like It Is!

Welcome to Geography Class Students! Time for the TELL ALL……………

Well we told you that we were going to give you a slightly easier Teaser yesterday and it WAS – how do we know?  Because not only was it not long before we got our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER but tons more of you knew where this was.   So, we did what we said we’d do right?   Right!

Wanna know the details?     Well FIRST of all, we had a THREE WAY TIE for “FIRST COMMENTER”………………….certainly makes for an easier “winners cheer” for Lucy and Suzie compared to a FIVE WAY TIE…………..They didn’t scream when we told them about the tie.   They were too busy stuffing themselves with Miss D’s cookies from yesterday.   Our FIRST COMMENTERS were:

Miss JackieDa Phenny and Miss Csilla !

CONCATULATIONS!!!!  You all get one of these!!!!

I was one of THREE “First Commenters” on the Teaser post of Nov. 28, 2017!!

The Teaser photo we used yesterday was sent in by Miss Stephanie and her kitty Gracie from HERE and it was a FUN one wasn’t it?    This is for you Miss Steph:

For Miss Stephanie and Gracie for their TEASER PHOTO used on Nov. 28,2017 !

Here’s the photo again for one last look!

This is indeed BRAN CASTLE near Brasov and Bran in Romania.    There’s a lot of “misinformation” about this castle though – it has a super interesting history AND an interesting pile of fiction about it as well.  You can read some of that by clicking HERE !

Yeah, we thought it was where DRACULA lived (or maybe STILL lives???!!!!!!)

I’m sure you’d like to know WHO was the first to guess the place this photo was taken – our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER WAS:

Miss Csilla (yes again – she was a First Commenter too!)

For Miss Csilla for the Teaser of Nov. 28, 2017!

AND as I said, there were a BUNCH of other RIGHT GUESSERS and if you guessed Bran Castle then you get one of these:

I was RIGHT but not FIRST on the Teaser of Nov. 28,2017

Even if you were WRONG with your guess, you still get a badge !

I was WRONG with my guess for the Teaser of Nov. 28,2017….sniff sniff

I know that Suzie and Lucy want to honor our winners with a cheer…………………I can hardly wait!   At least there’s only THREE First Commenters this week…….an easier load for them!!

Three Comment Firsties?
Long cheers make us thirsty!
That’s close Lucy you get a shiny new penny!
She’s also a very snappy dresser!
This week wasn’t too bad for cheering

OK girls – you may go rest now.   Well done………Lucy we’re all impressed and Suzie who knew you were such a good teacher in addition to being HEAD CHEERLEADER of the Teaser!!

I’m not surprised!!!!

We will see you next week class for another Geography test on Tuesday………………..a reminder that if you think you have a good “stumper” of a Teaser photo to send it to me in email.   We’ll use it one day – at least you will know that one for sure and get a badge (hahahahahahahahaha)!!!!!    Seriously though, you can send in photos if you like – we have a file full and we get one out, dust it off, and bring it to class on Tuesdays to see if we can fool you or if you’ve studied and know it.

Professor Angel Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

One year ago we lost our very good friend Easy – we miss you Easy but we know you and Angel Sammy

and so many other Angels are watching over us!

Tuesday Teaser

Ring a Ling Ding Dong!  School bell time!

Good Morning Students – now run quickly to the COMMENTS and who knows – you might be the FIRST and win a badge!!!   You have our permission to leave your desk but hurry back!   Sarge is watching you!

tick tock tick tock

Glad you’re all back – good luck – hope you win the FIRST COMMENTER badge today or at least are ONE of the winners – lately we usually have more than one who comments in the first sixty seconds here – any later than that and it’s TOO LATE!!!!

Don’t worry – not everyone can comment FIRST – your turn will come!

Are you ready for class today????   Did you all recover well from your turkey coma (if you celebrated Thanksgiving that is)?   Miss Dingleberry contributed a bit to the turkey coma around here because of her turkey feast before Thanksgiving but she’s back to serving LIGHT SNACKS as a treat before recess so today it’s just cookies and hot chocolate for you OK?

Yes it is time to get busy!   Eyes forward class…….!!


Today we have a GUEST TEASER for you.    It will be up to all of you to take a good look at the photo and then figure out WHERE the photo was taken!    Not always easy – as we showed you in the last TWO weeks here in class because NOBODY guessed the Teaser but today might be your lucky day!     Here are the rules:

  1. When you make your guess as to where the photo was taken you must include the CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the COUNTRY (if not USA) or STATE (if in the USA) that the photo was snapped.   No credit for a partial answer!
  2. We always ask that you NOT use any kind of computer program to TELL you where the photo was taken – Google Image Search lets you load up a photo and WHAMMO does all the work and shows you similar images so you can let IT do all the work for you.   We want you to figure it out on your own – study the photo and make your best guess – EASY PEASY……and more fun for everyone too!

So shall we bring in our little TEASER CHEERLEADER DUO for a peppy cheer before we show you the photo?    Oh let’s do it – Suzie and Lucy?   STAGE CENTER!

Today’s Teaser might be a doozy
But one thing’s for sure, we girls aren’t floozies!
Even in our birthday suits!
If you’re the winner that would be swell!
Lucy’s “people talk” is getting better wouldn’t you say????

Good job girls………Suzie – I think soon you and Lucy might consider adding to the CHEER TEAM – your training program is certainly doing wonders for Lucy!

Now, let’s bring in our security guard with today’s photo…………………………

Here is today’s Teaser Professor Sam and Ted

Whatcha think class?   Toughie?   I have a feeling someone will get this one today…………………………..take your time – then when you’re ready to guess – GO FOR IT AND GOOD LUCK!

There’s what’s up for grabs so do your best!    We’ll hand out the badges tomorrow to all you lucky students who have been studying your world geography!

Now you may go to the back of the room and politely and quietly help yourself to cookies and a smoothie or hot chocolate and go outside and enjoy your recess!!    Thank you Miss Dingleberry for the treats!

No shoving, tripping, spitting, grabbing, biting, bruising, stabbing, hitting, poking – just take some cookies and go outside!!!

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P.S.  Before you leave, won’t you visit Winnie’s Wish Auction site?   This pawsome rescue does fab auctions full of wonderful donated goodies that will benefit the Winnie’s Wish effort………maybe you’ll find something totally cool to give as a gift this holiday OR maybe something YOU will keep for yourself!   There are some adorable things to be had this year AND it’s a “QUICK AUCTION” so don’t wait too long to visit – stuff will go fast!!

 You’ll be glad you helped……….. ♥

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