Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


Whoopeee!   Time to share stuff about ourselves with the Friendly Fill-Ins with our co-hostesses, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.    Each week we get two sentences from each of them with plenty of blanks to fill in however we want.   End result is we learn stuff about each other…….FUN……….if you want to join in – click the badge above and link up!

Here are this week’s sentences………..and guess what – I’m going to do the filling in this week NOT my Mom!   WOO HOO LET’S GO…………my fill-in words are in RED.

1. 2017 was a very good year.   (I got to leave the shelter with my NEW adopted Mom and Dad!)
2. There is nothing quite like being outside and napping in the leaves while Mom or Dad keep an eye on me.
3. If I had a talk show, I would want to interview The Lion King so I could ask him what I have to do to grow a mane like his!.
4. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my Mom and Dad (especially my Mom!).
There you have it!   From me to all of you……………and probably next week I’ll turn it back over to Mom because I think SHE does a way better job than I do!    YAY MOM!   Speaking of Mom, this is the last Friendly Fill-In Friday so I’d like to wish ALL MOMS who are reading the blog a SUPER HAPPY MOM’S DAY on Sunday!   Moms are very VERY special.    This is a flashback card I did for Mom on my first Mother’s Day with her……Sammy was already an Angel then.

Love, Teddy


Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Hoppers!   Time to hook up with the Thankful Hop at Brian’s and all you need to do is click his badge above and link up – tell us what you’re thankful for!    Then after we do that, we can read the poem that Angel Sammy sent via his laptop at the Rainbow Bridge for us to read for his Poetic Thursday post.

What am I thankful for this week?   I’m thankful that this Sunday I will be celebrating how much I love my Mom and how much she and Dad have given to me since they adopted me.   I am loved…..I am spoiled, I am VERY HAPPY.    I am also not living in a shelter any longer like so many who would love to find their forever home.    Trust me – I am VERY thankful!

Here’s the email message I got last night from Angel Sammy – I’m also thankful for that!


Hello Poetry Fans and Friends!

It’s me – the Angel Poet – back again with a poem and another challenge for all of you for NEXT Thursday’s Poetic Thursday.     Your mission is to write a poem based on the photo I will give you later and to let us know in comments you wrote one so we can go read it on your blog!    Now I hope you’ve done that THIS WEEK too – have you?    Good – we’d love to read it so let us know.

Here’s the photo I gave you for inspiration LAST Thursday – with my poem – then I’ll give you a photo for next Thursday.


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell       ©May 8, 2019


Leisure ride in a raft anyone?

Lazy river and having fun?

Don’t choose falls rafting if that’s your thing

Frightened rafters screams will make your ears ring!

Stretches of calm water will allow you to rest

Before the next falls where you MUST do your best!

Keeping the raft upright with all hands in the raft

It’s a real challenge so you must learn the craft

If you know what you’re doing and you’re prepared for the thrill

Then climb aboard for the time of your life – is screaming a “skill” ????


Mom says you will never find her aboard a white water raft – not even when she was younger – old truck inner tube floating down the river like I told you last week – that was her thrill in “her day” !!   I know that many people enjoy rafting and if the water was nice and calm and you could have a leisurely float with no rough water, then she MIGHT hop on board a raft.   MIGHT!

So, here’s what I have for you for next week’s poetry inspiration………………..I think it’s another one with great possibilities don’t you?

This will be a fun one don’t you think?     Well, let’s make a date then to get together again next Thursday and we’ll share what we’ve written that’s been conjured up in our creative heads for this photo shall we?   

In the meantime, remember LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND………….it also makes the RAINBOW BRIDGE GO ROUND!

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

Angel Hugs, Sammy



Thank you Angel Sammy for visiting with us – you may be far away but I feel you near me all the time…………………………..

Love, Teddy


Tell All Time !


Hello Class!   Have a seat……

As it turned out yesterday, the Guest Teaser was pretty quickly guessed AND then many others recognized the scene too so we have a BUMPER CROP of badges to give away today – all from the new batch.


We’ll get to that in a few minutes but first we want to let you know who was the FASTEST and FIRST student to arrive in class today – thereby getting the PREMIER VERSION of the brand new FIRST  COMMENTER badge……………………


My crystal ball told me it was NOT me!


It was none of you but of course it can’t be but ONE person every week and this person was faster than lightning being the FIRST COMMENTER……………..

Miss Janet of The Cat On My Head

That’s my Mom!!!!

Congratulations Cooper and Mom Janet (and the other Kitties Blue) for being FAST!  

We were SUPER DUPER fast getting to Teaser Class and won this badge for being FIRST COMMENTERS!


Then we waited to see WHO would be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……………………….and we didn’t have to wait long!     First though, let’s show you the photo from yesterday shall we?

A beautiful view of Rome from atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy !!

This beautiful photo was sent in by our GUEST TEASER Miss Sharon of FRIENDS FUREVER!!!! and we thank her for sending it in – my Mom and Dad have been here and it brought back some lovely memories.   Rome was on their “agenda” for their honeymoon back in 1990.     Miss Sharon – please accept this token of our appreciation for being our GUESTIE today!

Yep – it’s another new badge !!


This photo didn’t fool too many of you but ESPECIALLY not our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER – wanna know who it was?????



Congratulations Timmy!   This is for you:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of May 7, 2019!

Were you a right guesser too?     Then you get one of these:

I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of May 7, 2019 but I wasn’t FIRST! Maybe next week…..

AND – if you were NOT right you still get a new badge…………..our brand new GREENIE is for you!

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of May 7, 2019 but at least I got a badge for trying.

There you have it – another successful and fun Teaser Tuesday.    Think you’d like to try and stump everyone with a photo?    If you have a goodie – email it to us and we’ll give it a whirl.   We’ll let you know when to expect to see it so you can watch the guesses coming in – that’s always a treat!

Hey – maybe I’ll submit one of my photos!

Now who’s UP for lunch?     Let’s head on over but if you’d rather go play in the school playground first, go ahead and then head in for lunch (WASH YOUR HANDS FIRST!).

Welcome to Ding Dong Cafeteria students…..please let your servers know your selections today and we will make sure you get an EXTRA LARGE helping of everything!

Today’s Delightful Choices:

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Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Teaser Tuesday Test Time


Good Morning Class!  You’d better COMMENT before you have a seat!

It’s Tuesday again……and time to exercise your brain……………..

Not THAT kind of exercise!!!

We have a Guest Teaser photo for you to identify and I think we’ll get RIGHT DOWN TO IT with no more fiddling around……………..

The sooner the better…….my mind is beginning to wander………….

Rules first along with those brand spanking new badges that I am SURE you want to win with your CORRECT (or incorrect) guess on the Teaser…………

I am gonna win one of those OR ELSE!  

There you have it – everything you need to know before we give you the TEST today.    I guess we should give our Cheer Team a chance to whip you into a lather before we show you the photo??

Ok gang now it’s up to you
The Teaser photo is ready to view
Study it hard then go for the gold
Just make your guess before WE get old!
Tomorrow you’ll find out if you made the mark
Will you be in the LIGHT or lost in the DARK?!
NOW LET’S HAVE LUNCH!!!! (no it doesn’t rhyme but so what)

HAHAHA……We ALL want lunch!

Marge could you please page the Security Guard????


Reporting for duty – here’s today’s TEASER photo!

Remember – city/town AND state/country required for a FULL guess!!

Hmm……I’m gonna have to study DETAILS!

Well everyone just study away but whenever you’re ready – head over to the cafeteria for Miss Dingleberry’s lunch for today.    THEN, tomorrow we’ll be back at regular time to tell you who wins what!

Happy Tuesday students…..time for lunch…..we hope you’re pleased with our selections for you today.


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Professor Angel Sammy and Professor Teddy

Pre-Teaser Monday


Happy Monday Students!

Time for pre-teasing preparation class to begin.    Hopefully you had a good week since we last met – and you are READY for tomorrow’s Teaser.    It will be a GUEST TEASER which means our Graphics Department gets a break from choosing the mystery photo this week.

Good – maybe it’s an EASY one for a change????

Maybe – maybe not……..we’ll find out tomorrow just how easy or hard it is.    Can you wait?

OF course you can!!


Here’s a little recap of our rules AND some BRAND NEW BADGES for you to try and get on Tuesday!

Cool new badges huh?

I like ’em!


We’re so happy we just have to dance!!

We are a day AFTER Cinco de Mayo but I hear the cafeteria is still celebrating with a Mexican FEAST for lunch today – something to look forward to – just like the Cheer Team is something we ALWAYS look forward to right??????

Brand new badges – that’s pretty cool
And it never hurts to repost the rules…
So everyone is prepped and ready to go
We’ll see who does well on the Tuesday Teaser Show!
We’ll be here to cheer you all on
Just don’t expect us here if you go live PRE-dawn!
A girl needs her beauty sleep and that’s no lie
If you saw us first thing in the morning it would make you cry!

Alright – I think we’re ready to adjourn to the cafeteria!     Make sure and bring your TUMS or PEPCID with you because you know what too much Mexican food can do to you!    Oh and remember to cover your mouth when you burp.

Hola Amigos…….time to enjoy a Mexican feast Ding Dong School style! 

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Sunday Selfie Hop


Happy Sunday!    Time for our favorite Hop – the Selfies!    Want to join in?   Just click the badge above and go to our host’s blog at The Cat On My Head and link up so we can see you.

I’m going to continue with what I’ve been doing for ages now – looking back in the photo files and finding a Selfie from either 2017 or 2018 of ME on he approximate same date.   Why not a current photo?   Well, I do have some but I find it fun to look back at “the me that was”.

Here’s what I found for this Sunday:

This was me in May, 2017 – which means it was only three months after I was adopted from the shelter!   I was already practicing my belly shots although I was still growing and my tummy is significantly – well – more substantial now than it was here.

Now as you all know today is Cinco De Mayo, and we’re having a party at Cat Scouts – I thought you might enjoy seeing me in my Cinco outfit:

Yep – I’m ready!  I hope all of you have fun celebrating the 5th of May.   A party, a cookout, a picnic, or just sitting on your front porch in the sunshine.

Here’s a puzzle of my selfie:

Click this Mini-Me for the puzzle and GOOD LUCK!

Hugs and Ole’ !!!   

Senor Teddy


Bakin’ in Baconia on Cinco de Mayo!


Que pasa??   Welcome to the Temporarily Mexican Kitchen at Casa De Baconia!

Since it’s almost Cinco De Mayo, how could I possibly NOT show you how to make something fabulous involving bacon?    This is one most of you are familiar with but now you will know how to make them for yourselves!!     A couple of notes:  Avocado isn’t necessary but we are an avocado-loving household…….you don’t need kosher salt but it’s nice and chunky…….!

Ingredients:  (makes four tacos)

16 slices bacon, halved
Freshly ground black pepper
6 large eggs
1 tbsp. whole milk
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
kosher salt
2 tbsp. Chopped chives
1/4 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
1 avocado, sliced
Hot sauce, for serving
Prep Time: 0:25
Total Time: 0:45

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. In one corner, make a bacon weave with 8 halves of bacon each, creating a square. Repeat to make next three weaves. Season with pepper. Place an inverted baking rack on top to make sure bacon lays flat.
  2. Bake until bacon is crispy, 18 to 20 minutes. Working quickly, trim each square with a paring knife or kitchen shears to make a round shape.
  3. Meanwhile, make scrambled eggs. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs with milk until well incorporated.
  4. In a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Gently move the eggs around with a spatula, creating large curds. When the eggs are almost cooked to your liking, season with salt and pepper. Fold in chives and remove from heat.
  5. Assemble tacos: On a serving platter, fill the bacon taco shells with eggs. Sprinkle each with cheese, nestle in a few slices of avocado, and top with hot sauce.

Have a couple of these to start your Cinco De Mayo celebration and you’ll be ready to do the Mexican Hat Dance!!

I won’t keep you – I know you have places to go and things to do on this day before Cinco…………….but whatever you do remember to enjoy tomorrow’s celebrating…………..

Mexican Hugs, Teddy Ole’ !!

Ginger mustache or black curly???  Not sure – I tried on both for this post!  HAHAHA

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


YAY it’s Friday!    Time to have some filling in the blanks kind of fun with our co-hosts 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Wanna play?  Just click the badge above, go to 15andmeowing and LINK up.    We learn a lot about each other with these cool sentences we’ve given to complete.

I allowed Mom to be the “FILLER-INNER” again this week.   She’s got a knack for it – I limp along but she can do it!   GO MOM GO!    Her own words are in BLUE.


1. 13 years ago, I was starting a year of treatment for cancer – and I WON!.
2. By this time next year, I hope to be planning a river cruise in Europe for hubby and me.
3. One word that describes me is determined.
4. If my life were a book or movie, it would be in the comedic tragedy (yes I made that up!) genre.
Ta Da!   OK Mom………thanks a bunch.    I had no idea how to fill those in and you whipped them out in five seconds flat.    Now – what do you say to taking me outside for a walk.   It’s actually in the 80s and super sunny so you’d better bring some iced tea – I feel a nap in the leaves coming on!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Everyone!    It’s the day of the week we Hop with Brian and tell the world what we’ve thankful for.   It’s also the day we hear from Angel Sammy with his poem of the week.    First though, I must say that I am thankful for several things this week – one is that we are having a delightful and “real” Spring – first one in YEARS my Mom says – for me it’s only my third one EVER so I don’t know the difference!   It’s cool, we’re getting the right amount of rain for all the plants and trees, and best of all I get to go outside a lot more when it’s NICE.    Another thankful is that I have discovered the “wonderful world of mulch”……yep – the old mulch pile down in the front yard woods is a spot that I had forgotten about until this past week.    I have been just walking right by it when I’m out with Mom or Dad and a few days ago a squirrel ran right in front of me on his way to the woods and I pulled on the leash to go sniff his trail which led me to the mulch.    OH BOY…..I decided to dig lots of holes and it got me so excited I just kind of hopped around and rolled around in the mulch – I discovered there are wormies living in the mulch and if you touch one, they curl up in a little ball!    Dad was laughing too hard to stop me – at least he laughed until he saw what a mess my harness and my body were from rolling in the mulch.   Needless to say Mom wouldn’t let us back in the house until Dad got me cleaned off.    BOY WAS THAT FUN!!!!!

Well enough of my adventures – let’s see what kind of poem Angel Sammy wrote for his Poetic Thursdays this week!


Hi Friends!  It’s ME again and it’s time for poetry!

I hope you wrote one this week – even if you never ever wrote a poem before, maybe you decided to give it a try??   Even if you always participate with us – it’s fun to put your poetic/creative side to work once a week to write a poem based on a photo isn’t it?    If you wrote one, let us know in my comments so we can come read it.

I’ll share the poem I wrote for the photo I gave you last week below……………then I have another photo for you to use as inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we get together again.    YAY!

Here’s last week’s photo:

“The Giant”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 1, 2019


It’s hard to imagine a tree this big

Was once a seed, a sprout, then a twig

Left alone to grow to the sky

Top branches reaching too far for my eye

A lifetime of service to all manner of creature

Giving shelter to all – a “hotel” of nature

Through storms, floods and ice you’ve always been there

A life of neglect with no “gardening” care

Standing tall and serene until the day of reckoning

When old age receives you and its’ call you hear beckoning

A lifetime of service will end in a fall

Where your trunk will still serve as a home to all…………..


This tree in the photo is incredibly huge…….and has so many little caves and cubby holes – it’s just ideal for animals to nest in or people to shelter in.   I have to wonder if a tree as old as this one might be could have been around in the days when Native Indians might have worshipped it as a Tree God – huge and sheltering and so alive.    Well, whatever its’ history may be it’s a LONG one that’s for sure.     I thought this would be a fun one for us to write about!   Did you think so?

I have another one for you to think about this week and write a poem about for next Thursday.   Ready?

EEEK!    This is definitely something my Mom and Dad would NOT do although Mom says when she lived in Florida a bazillion years ago she would ride on the river in big tire tubes with lots of friends in their own tubes – and they would do a very leisurely ride down the Weeki Wachee River (yes that’s actually the name).   The trip would take several hours and they always had somebody waiting at the end of the ride to bring them back to the start.   But there were NO rapids!

So good luck everyone – write a poem for this photo for next Thursday OK?   OK!   

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

Thanks for having poetic fun with me!   Love, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy for being part of my life from afar.    Mom says she feels you with her every day and know what?  I do too!

Hugs, Teddy


Teaser Tell All Time


Ready for the Tell All????


You all obviously did a lot of studying as we had hoped after giving you a day out in all the fresh air day before yesterday because you did so well in class for Teaser Tuesday.    We started off with a BIG BANG !

I didn’t hear a BIG BANG………….

We had a BUMPER CROP of FIRST COMMENTERS – FIVE of them to be exact…………….and when we told the Cheer Team they gave us a look that was a bit like this:

Who were our five Firsties?


Friends Furever, Two Devon Cats, The Cat On My Head, Miss Pix, and Timmy Tomcat !


Yep – it was quite amazing to have five people in the first 60 seconds of today’s class chime in and ALL of them get one of these little beauties:

I was one of FIVE (yes FIVE) First Commenters on the Teaser of April 30, 2019…..WOW!

I was here – but I had to have my diaper changed so I missed being FIRST by a few seconds! Oh Poop!

Then we posted our Teaser photo for class and hoped for the best…………it was such a gorgeous photo and it wasn’t long before we had our first RIGHT GUESS…………here’s the photo one more time:

This is the incredibly beautiful (and much loved tourist spot) Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia (Lunesburg County).   Want more info???


We can see why this is a favorite spot of tourists………..not just the photo ops here but the peaceful scenery.    Thank you Graphics Department.   YA DONE GOOD!

It’s so peaceful it made me get sleepy…..’scuze me while I nap before lunch…..

Well I’m sorry it put you to sleep because now I’m going to tell you WHO it was that guessed it first !!!!


I’m holding my breath until you tell us!!!!!!



Congratulations Miss Annie!!!!  


I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of April 30, 2019.  Not only that but I was FIRST!!!!  YAY!!!

Were you right too?   Did you guess it correctly but just weren’t the first???   Well you get a special badge for that……………….

I was right with my guess on the Teaser of April 30, 2019 BUT I wasn’t the FIRST to guess it. Close though!


And anyone who guessed but guessed incorrectly, will get a fabulous hot off the presses GREENIE!

I was WRONG with my Guess on the Teaser of April 30, 2019 but I sure tried !!

Cheer Team?   I know it was a trial to get you to stick everyone’s name in your cheer BUT rumor has it that you accomplished it anyway – WAY TO GO!!!!

Mama Mia and Holy Cow
Five First Commenters we have now?
We’ll do our best to get it right
Listen up and just sit tight
Sharon, Jackie, Janet, Timmy and Pix
Saying all those names in one cheer was no easy trick!
First Right Guesser was Animal Couriers’ Annie
She had it right quickly – it was almost uncanny!
For all the trouble to write this cheer
We think you Professors owe us a beer!

Keep ’em comin’ bartender!

Well students – even though EVERYONE doesn’t win every week, we Professors are proud of those of you who do and certainly VERY proud of all of you who TRY!     Now – what do you say we head over to the cafeteria for a bite to eat?????

Just added a little SPRINGISH touch to my hairnet today students…..please enjoy today’s lunch selections, and move through the line to make your choices!

Today’s Delights:

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Well done students!   We’ll see you in class next week!

Your Proud Professors…………