Friendly Fill-Ins Friday

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Here We Go!   Filling In Fun!

Know what ELSE it is???????

It’s Friday and that means filling in sentences on a fun Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!    Every week we get four sentences with blanks and our job is to fill those blanks in.   The result is that we learn a whole bunch of stuff about each other and that is FUN.    We thank our co-hosts for giving us this opportunity every week.    If you want to join in, just click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s where you can enter your blog info and VOILA – you’re IN!

Here are this week’s sentences and my Mom has filled them in using PURPLE!

1. Keep calm and just concentrate on doing things you WANT to do – things that please YOU.
2. Politics disappoints me.
3. June is my middle name – in honor of my Dad’s sister June.

4. In retrospect, I was not mature enough to get married “first time around” .
VOILA!    Thanks Mom………….I won’t ask you about that #4 thing because the only Daddy I know is the one I have NOW and if “first time around” isn’t around any longer I’m SURE there’s a good reason for that.    I LOVE your “second time around” !!!    Tee Hee
We are having rain AGAIN today so I’ll probably mostly stay inside and snoopervise the Friday housecleaning.   If things get too noisy I can always go out to my favorite spot – the garage……..I know I’m SAFE out there – no noisy cleaning out there to disturb my sleep!
See you all tomorrow in BACONIA!

Love, Teddy

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

It’s time for double post Thursday.   First up is our Thankful post for Brian’s Blog Hop.   If you’d like to share what you are thankful for this week just give a little click on the badge above and you’ll go to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to join up!     I do have a lot of  thankfuls for this week but allow me to FIRST thank Brian for hosting this Hop.   It’s a good chance for all of us to spread our wings and FLY about what we are thankful for.    One of my thankfuls this week is that I’m thankful I remembered to join the new Hop that McGuffy’s Reader is doing called “SPARKS” – you post something that gets everyone feeling positive or happy or inspired and it can be a meme a special quote or verse or ANYTHING you feel will “light up someone’s day”.    You can check that one out at McGuffy’s Reader and the posts are on every Monday.    We did our first one this past Monday.

Secondly I am thankful that my white cell count is in NORMAL range…….not HIGH NORMAL like last check but NORMAL NORMAL – I’m glad because my Mom and Dad and my vet were a little concerned because both of my prior blood panels were OFF for white cell………Mom says I will never be NORMAL (hahahahaha thanks Mom) in many categories (like my weight) but at least my white count is NORMAL!

Now for part two of today’s blog and it’s where  my dear Angel brother transmits his weekly poetry challenge DOWN to me (which he did last night) so I can share it with you.    We are working our way through the alphabet and have made it to the letter “R”.    We are not far from the end of the Alphabet Challenge…….Here’s what I received from Angel Sammy courtesy of his Rainbow Bridge Wi-Fi connection!!

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Hello Friends!   Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge

As you all know we are up to the letter “R” and I gave you some possible words to use if you want to for YOUR “R” poem…………just some hints but you are supposed to write your own poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “R”!    I hope we have some new folks joining in the poetic fun this week – several people said they “might try” to write a poem…………..I say ANYONE can write a poem – just let your thoughts flow – poems don’t even always rhyme remember – they just EXPRESS!   

Here are the words I gave you as “prompts” if you needed them:

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

I’m using one of my own prompts this week………!!

“Rain”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 12, 2017

There are stories about rain that some children are told

Like at the end of rainbows there might be a pot of gold

Some think rain is really angels tears

They cry with worry watching us down here!

Rain brings renewal, lets buds open wide

Flowers will bloom, the gardeners great pride!

Some get depressed when the rain comes down

Nothing will cheer them, not even a clown.

But rainy days can sometimes be the very best

At reminding all of us just how much we are blessed

Rainy days bring us together because we don’t go outside

We can play a game, write some letters, read through a travel guide!

We can talk over tea in a quiet room at home

No need to go out in the rain – no need to roam.

Rainy day indoor picnics are REALLY the best!

No bugs to bother you – no sign of a pest!

So remember that RAIN is a sign from above –

To just SLOW ourselves down and feel all the love……………..

 

So that’s my thought of the day everybody.    Rain is not a BAD thing………..it may dampen your plans but it can’t dampen your spirit if you don’t let it.   I miss my Mom and Dad’s “indoor picnics” in front of the fireplace.    Mom would spread a blanket on the floor with the fire going in the winter and I’d make myself at home in one corner and Mom would put piles of pillows around and she and Dad would have a “picnic” for dinner right there.   Usually sandwiches and stuff like she’d bring along in the picnic hamper IF they were outside in a park.    Sigh………………..

Here are some words for next week’s letter of the alphabet, the letter “S”…………..you may use one of these or one of your own – whatever you want to do but please give writing a poem a try.   Short, long, rhyming or not – ANY poetic form will do……….just let your inner thoughts fly free (like I do when I practice my flying at the Bridge!).

(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle

I hope to see you NEXT Thursday sharing your own poem – this week you can put your poem in our blog comments OR just give us the link to YOUR poem in our comments – either way we can see your work and enjoy the fun!     Until then…………remember:

I give you LOVE and HUGS, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy!    I liked that one…….and today is a rainy day too – I heard Mom tell Dad that they would have an indoor picnic so maybe I can see what Angel Sammy is talking about tonight at dinner!!!!

See you all tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins with McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!

Big Teddy Bear Hugs to you!

Teaser Tell All

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Gather Round Class!

Time for class and this is the one where we hand out AWARDS in the form of adorable TEASER BADGES – you know you want one right?   Well we DO have some winners this week and I’ll spill those beans in a minute.   BUT FIRST……………….

Scuze me Prof but someone told me you spilled something in here?   Beans?

No Miss – that was just a figure of speech – there were no spills in here!  Honest!

Whew!  I guess I need to be careful what I say – maybe our classroom is bugged?!?!?!    EEEK!

Yesterday we had a THREE WAY TIE for FIRST COMMENTER……………….we often have more than one in the first sixty seconds but we know how TIRED Suzie gets having to include FIVE First Commenters in her cheer so she should be fairly pleased to only have THREE this week.

CarolMaeWy, Oliver/Calvin, Animal Couriers

Three FIRST COMMENTERS on Teaser of 10/10/17! CarolMaeWY, Calvin/Oliver and Animal Couriers!

Concatulations!

ANYWAY, let’s show the photos from yesterday before we go any further shall we??

Beautiful spot right?   We agree.   Where and who – that’s what you want to know right?   Well, first of all THANK YOU to our Guest Teaser for these photos!

The Cat On My Head

This is for you with our thanks!

Thanks to Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for our Teaser Photo of 10/10/17

Where did they take this photo?    In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.    This is the beautiful Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo and if you CLICK HERE you can get some interesting facts about this Mission which was started in 1770.    We have three more photos that The Cat on My Head sent of the Mission:

Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER?

CarolMaeWy

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sammy and Teddy’s Teaser of 10/10/17

We also had a couple of other RIGHT GUESSERS – and you all get this!!

I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17but I was NOT First!

And if you guessed but were WRONG, this is for you!!

I didn’t guess RIGHT on the Teaser of 10/10/17 but I tried!

Let’s bring on Suzie for a rousing cheer to celebrate our winners today shall we???  Oh yes – let’s!!!!!

GOOOOOO SUZIE!

C’mon don’t be choosy
It’s time for a little bit of Suzie!
Three FIRST COMMENTERS this week
Give Carol, Oliver/Calvin and Animal Couriers a tweak on the cheek!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was one of those
CarolMayWy was on her toes!
She gets two badges whoopy doooo
Next week the lucky one COULD BE YOU!!!!
The cafeteria didn’t bring us a snack
Miss Dingleberry is a big quack.
Don’t tell her what I said
Her punishment for me I would DREAD!

Thank you Suzie…………you never let us down………you finish off Teaser week with a flourish every time!    Hope you all enjoyed this week’s TEASER time.

Don’t forget that for Teaser Class on Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween – if you send us in email a photo of you in your Halloween costume (real or photoshopped) we will post it here in class on that day!   We’ll parade around in our Halloween finery…..and you know Miss Dingleberry will have some kind of spooky snack for us that day too!   Your deadline to submit your photo is Sunday, October 29th!!! 

Professor Count Tedula will be here…….!!  So will I !!

Your Teaser Professors, Sam and Ted

Major Announcement!

Announcements are scary…..

Well this one isn’t SCARY but it is BIG – has to do with next week’s TEASER – we won’t have one!   WHAT????

HUH??

Yep – no foolin!   Mom and Dad are taking a few days off and NOT taking a laptop so we will not have a Teaser next week since Mom needs to be PRESENT to let people know who wins what!   

IT’s been a long time since we didn’t do a Teaser……will you have TEASER WITHDRAWAL???????

We Will!

Tuesday Teaser

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Time for School!

Alright you hooligans – take your seats NOW before the Profs get here and find you playing with paper airplanes, paper dolls, and chewing gum – in fact spit that gum out NOW (and stick it under your desk like you always do!).

Quickly! 

Good Morning Professor Angel Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy!

Today we do the TEASER and if you are here you should take a tiny break and go COMMENT right this minute because you might be the FIRST TO COMMENT in which case you will get this:

In fact, if there are more than ONE of you who comment in the first sixty seconds of the blog going LIVE, you all will get one of these badges so GO FOR IT then hurry back………..

Sir, I need to visit the – well – you know……..!!

Go ahead Bobby – you can visit the “you know” then hurry back with the others and take your seat again so we may start class!!!!!

I’d better hurry back!!

Alright – everyone is back………………..now, let me tell you that today’s Teaser photo is a GUEST TEASER……………you’ve said before that you think they are HARDER than some of the other photos we use so put your THINKING CATS on everybody!

Here are the rules for today (and every Tuesday!):

  1. When you GUESS where the photo was taken, you must include in your guess the CITY/VILLAGE/TOWN as well as the COUNTRY (if not in USA) or STATE (if in USA) where you believe the photo was taken.
  2. We ask that you NOT use any kind of “help” to figure out where the photo was taken – by “help” we mean GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH or anything like that where you just load in our Teaser photo and find out where it is.   We’d like you to use your BRAINS and not your keyboard (!) to figure out where the photo was taken OK??????    Actually, today we have more than ONE photo for you…………so resist the temptation to do things the EASY way and just look at the photos and make your best guess!

We have some rewards for those of you who are successful at guessing!    Wanna see?    OK – if you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of the location the photos were taken you get this:

If you’re RIGHT with your guess but not FIRST you get this:

AND even if you are WRONG but you tried and missed the mark, you get this:

Now let’s bring our enthusiastic and ever bubbly Teaser Cheerleader in for a little “pick me up” before we let our Security Guard bring in the photos for today shall we????

I hope that you are ready
And your heartbeat is nice and steady
Cuz we’ve got a Teaser whopper
From our Security Guard arriving in his chopper!
So give it all you’ve got
Strike now while your brain is hot
Look closely for some clues
Or you’ll surely be singing the blues!

Alright!   I think you’ve suitably got hearts pumping and brains thumping Suzie – thanks for that……………..let’s bring in our Security Guard Dood with the famous SILVER BRIEFCASE containing today’s mystery photos!

Here are today’s photos Profs!

Good Luck Students!    See you tomorrow for the TEASER TELL ALL!

P.S.   Just in case you thought we were foolin’ you – we weren’t – we said you can wear Halloween Costumes to class on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st (Halloween) and we MEANT IT!    But even better than THAT, if you send your photo to ME in email (subject: Halloween) I will POST your photos in the classroom that day so you can show off your costumes to the world!    DEADLINE to send me your photos for posting here on the TEASER blog will be SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29!!!!!!   

My………..what BIG TEETH you have Tedula !!!  

Monday Sparks!

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Let your “spark” light up the darkness!

“Sparks” is a new and inspiring “Hop” from our friend Miss Annie at McGuffy’s Reader.    Her idea is to bring some LIGHT inspirational quotes, thoughts, and most of all energy to this world we live in by posting some spark-power every Monday on our blogs.  Social Media is a powerful place – sometimes good and sometimes not so good but hopefully the things we post on Mondays for our “Sparks” will have a positive effect on everyone.    It seems to have become “easier” to be negative, but maybe we can turn that around with some powerful LIGHT in the form of Annie’s “Sparks” ?

If you’d like to join in the Hop, just click on the logo above and link up with an inspirational thought, some positive power, some light…………….here’s ours:

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Me and my Teddy!

Pre-Tease Monday!

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Ringy Dingy School Bell Time!

Class is called to order!   Remember – you are being watched!

Today we do our preparation work for tomorrow’s BIG DAY – the day you will be tested as to your geography prowess AND also to see how QUICK you are on the keyboard to be FIRST to make a comment!    Lots of pressure huh????

Well, let’s just say that lots of people WANT to be the FIRST COMMENTER on Tuesdays and everyone has a chance to………….just have to be ALERT when it pops into your inbox!    Everyone who comments in the first sixty seconds on tomorrow’s TEASER post gets one of these beauties:

We have a GUEST TEASER tomorrow. and that’s all I’m gonna say…………………….!   No hints………………you’re on your own!

As a reminder please obey the “school rules” !!

  1.  When you make a guess as to WHERE the photo was taken, you must include in your guess the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the STATE (if USA) or COUNTRY (if not USA) because we need a COMPLETE guess OK?
  2.  Please don’t use any “help” on your guessing – popping the photo into GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH will give you some ideas and we prefer you to USE YOUR HEAD and your EYES and not some kind of help OK?   It’s a whole lot more fun to FIGURE things out……………….

Now……

Suzie do you think you can WAKE UP this class with a cheer??

I’m great at waking you up!
You don’t even need coffee in your cup!
Get your heart beating fast
Get enthused and make it last……..
Tomorrow’s the day you wait for each week
If you do well at guessing, your nose I won’t tweak!
So get your rest and make sure you’re ready
Or the BOOGIE MAN will steal your teddy!

OK Suzie – I think that’s got everyone paying attention!!!!

I’m sure all of you will be happy to know that our wonderful Cafeteria Supervisor, Miss Dingleberry, has prepared a lunch for us today when we go out to recess………she’s set up her famous hot dog/burger stand out in the playground……………that’s right – you get to EAT then play on the playground equipment………just be careful – you  know you might have an upset tummy if you do too much exercise after stuffing your faces!

Your Professors will be here tomorrow and we hope YOU will too!

Step right up!   Then grab a smoothie and hit the playground!

AND A NICE FRUIT SMOOTHIE!!!!!

YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!

Don’t forget – post will be at a SURPRISE time!

For our Canadian friends – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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Shall We Hop Together?

It’s Sunday and you know what THAT means……………..all of us who join in The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Blog Hop decide to show our fine selves off – just to remind each other how very handsome and beautiful we felines are!    We pose for our official photographers and WHAM – link up with the Kitties Blue (click their badge above to join in the fun) and before you know it, we’re visting each other to see ourselves in our SUNDAY BEST!

This week Mom doctored up this photo of me – I know you want to see the “REAL” me before I show you how she played around with it a bit to have some fun with Lunapic.

THEN she picked out some Lunapic effects and here’s what she got!

I like both of them…………..but then maybe I’m just a little too “full of myself” ???   Anyway, why not POP on the HOP and join us?   Have a GREAT Sunday!

Hugs, Teddy