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Teaser Tell-All


Howdy Everybody!  Happy Wednesday which – as you know – is Tell All Day around here……………….yesterday you spent trying to figure the photo out and today I’m here to tell you who was right, who was wrong AND who guessed it FIRST!

Here’s the photo one more time (I love this photo!!!):


This photo was taken on one of the few actual streets in Venice, Italy!   As you know, no cars allowed there but there are a few little streets – this is one of them.   The person who guessed it right FIRST has been ON THIS STREET before so recognized it.  WOW…….who was that you might ask?????   Why it was Leo of WALK TO RIO 2016 blog!!!   It’s true that someone else (Mollie to be exact!) guessed “Italy” first but she didn’t say the town – only the country – but a WHOLE LOT of you only guessed the country………I’ve decided from now on, those who guess just one part of the answer (only the country, or only the city) will get the “HONORABLE MENTION” badge…………………so, in accordance with that new policy, here are today’s awards!!

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER (Leo), gets this!


EVERYONE ELSE WHO GUESSED VENICE, ITALY (and there were more of you who did!!), gets this!






I’m starting to get some photos of those who want Jeeves to introduce you formally at my “do” on Saturday…………gosh everyone looks so incredibly different in tuxedos or gowns!  We’re all used to seeing each other NEKKID, and all dressed up – well – we sure do look different don’t we?   Remember, today is Wednesday so just today, tomorrow and until noon Friday to get your photos to me IF (and only IF) you want to have a “grand entrance”……….everyone else, you’re all invited even if you aren’t all dressed up – just come and celebrate with me OK??????   You can just walk right by Jeeves the butler and slide down the bannister if you want to!    Sundae – my girlcatfriend and date for the evening – and I will try to catch you at the bottom of the bannister (I said TRY).

I’ll see you all tomorrow………….meanwhile have a Springy day – we sure are enjoying some nice weather.  Spring has sprung (and hopefully is STAYING sprung).



TEASERGLOBE   Like the Teaser Globe I did with Tagxedo.com????

Fantastic Friday


Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!   We had such a wonderful day yesterday that even with some rain in our forecast for today, my good mood is holding true into this morning – yep – I’m a happy guy.  I got tons of sun time yesterday with my Mom and Dad on the front porch and even had a few munches of the green out in my front yard.   You know I love my greens almost as much as I love my BACON!

Speaking of bacon, I received an award from my Cousin Bacon (you know Bacon of course but did you know we’re Cousins?  Yep – we sure are!).   The award was a “combo” and I’ve received both of them before BUT not in combination and one of them has a different “look” so I’m pretending like it’s NEW!   Here’s what he nominated me for:

Dragons Loyalty Award (I have this award but it looks different!)

Dragons Loyalty Award (I have this award but it looks different!)

I have this one too.....but I'm glad someone thinks I'm LOVELY!

I have this one too…..but I’m glad someone thinks I’m LOVELY!

The rules say I have to give seven random facts about myself.  Well I can’t imagine that there’s ANYTHING about me that you don’t already know but here goes anyway!

  1. I can run like the wind in my dreams (Mom says my paws really MOVE when I’m asleep and dreaming!) but these days I can’t really run anymore.  The best I can do is walk pretty darn fast – my arthritis has slowed me down a bit!
  2. My Dad is in charge of giving me treats – if he goes to bed at night and forgets to leave me a few to last me until morning (!) I put a special toy by his chair.  It’s a little red rubber ring and my Mom calls it “THE RING OF DOOM” because the only time I give it to Dad is when he’s forgotten to put treats by his chair for me!!
  3. I absolutely LOVE to be brushed.  Any time – anywhere.  It puts me right to sleep.
  4. I’m fierce when it comes to the barky beagles next door.  If they see me in my back yard they bark and whine and scream and I just give them “THE LOOK” and ignore them.  I think it drives them crazy!
  5. I like my Mom to carry me around and let me look out the windows in the house.  Being up higher instead of low to the ground I see stuff I wouldn’t normally see and I always purrrr real loud because it’s so cool!
  6. I don’t like to wear a collar BUT I let my Mom put my harness on me when she takes me outside in the dark (early mornings usually) for a bit of a walk.
  7. Other things (besides bacon) that I love are a tiny dab of butter once in a while, a cooked shrimp, and moths (yes moths!).

And I honestly think that MOST of my friends have these awards already but if ANY of you don’t – and would like to have them – please take them with my complete blessing!!!!   Just remember to confess seven things to us in your blog because we’re nosy and we love to hear stuff that may be blackmail-worthy in the future…………..hehhehhehheh……….

Have a pawsome Friday…………I’ll be thinking of you as I hide from the MONSTER – it’s cleaning day around here – AGAIN!

Oh what the heck....since Mom's cleaning I guess I'll do some cleaning too!!!

Oh what the heck….since Mom’s cleaning I guess I’ll do some cleaning too!!!

Hugs, Sammy

Teaser Tell All


My goodness but yesterday was exciting wasn’t it?   Well, it sure was for me because I spent a while trying to find out FOR SURE what gate that was in the photo…….!

But let me back up a bit………..Yesterday’s Teaser was a Guest Teaser that I’d received from my good friend Isobel who has TWO blogs……Isobel and Cat and the other Guided By Isobel.  One of the things Isobel does around her beautiful city of London is give guided tours.  ANYWAY, when Isobel sent the photo it was labeled “Greenwich, UK”……..fine……right?   Except that the location (unbeknownst to me) is a very large complex containing several buildings over a lot of property including the Old Naval College and the Maritime Museum.

Therein lies the rub…………..First of all here’s yesterday’s photo ONE MORE TIME:


The first guess I had this morning was from Annie of Animal Couriers – Annie used to live down the road from this complex and guessed “Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK” which was correct.   Then I got a guess from Easy of Easy’s Blog and he guessed “Old Naval College, Greenwich, UK”…..that’s when I started googling to try and find out what the deal was!    I sent Isobel an email but she didn’t respond by the time I got today’s blog written SO I emailed my friend Annie and she allowed as how it was more than likely one of the many gates leading to and around the Old Naval College.   WOO HOO Annie.  She sent me this google map HERE  to show me what the area looked like.    Thanks for that……she could have been FIRST RIGHT GUESSER but she thought instead of her, probably Easy was guessing the college.   Because Annie was helpful (and honest!) she’s getting a BRAND NEW “Honorable Mention” Award today and Easy gets the First Right Guesser!!!     This is the first time I’m using my BRAND NEW AWARDS too……….

First Right Guesser (Easy)


Honorable Mention (Animal Couriers)



There were a LOT of people who also guessed the Maritime Museum AND the Naval College  but weren’t FIRST at either (like you Mollie my dear!!!)……………and you all STILL get rewarded for guessing correctly with the NEW Sammy You Guessed It Right Award!!


Everyone else who guessed wrong (and we had some great guesses, like Buckingham Palace gates!!)…………gets this NEW little gem!


SO – quite a Teaser it turned out to be……………..I hope everyone is satisfied????   GOOD!!!

Happy Wednesday Peeps! 


Pee Ess…………because I know Mollie will be beside herself with grief over not being FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, may I take this opportunity to give her fabulous shop on her blog a plug???  My Mom just ordered one of Mollie’s NEW felt catnip toys and I can hardly WAIT to get it….check them and all the other great stuff out…..you’re gonna love the new things in the store!!

Moon Walking


Day Two – Sammy’s Moon Trip  


Good Morning Everybody!  Hope you all had a good night’s sleep in your rooms.  I sure did………put my head on the pillow and WHAM BAM it was morning!    First thing is breakfast………….follow me……….


That was nommy – now for some FUN!


Have some fun but be careful – don’t wander off and make sure you keep your gravity belts set on a high enough setting that you don’t float away…….

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Next stop – a wonderful botanical gardens – you can take your helmets off inside this place – it’s just like home.


Now I thought we’d walk over to the Stardust Hotel’s Lunar Luncheonette for a spot of lunch!  Sit anywhere you want and remember we have a big awards banquet tonight so eat light!

Snapping a photo of friends at the luncheonette enjoying a meal together!

Snapping a photo of friends at the luncheonette enjoying a meal together!

….Later that evening after resting and dressing for dinner….


Take your plate and head to the banquet hall!


Nommy food!  On with the show!


I’ve got to say that the contests were TOUGH – REALLY TOUGH – everyone did so well and the winners were based on those who got the MOST votes cast in the categories.  Remember we have THREE prizes for Spacesuit Decoration because we had so many entries!   EVERYONE gets a congratulations for working so hard!







Now for a little surprise for one of our

Space Travelers who is celebrating her

birthday with us during this trip ! 

Won’t you join me in wishing

Space Cadet Lily Olivia




……Tomorrow – Return Home !! …….

Teaser Tuesday


Yes, it’s that time again BUT FIRST………..before I give you your challenge – how about a bit of entertainment?  Sure – why not – you’re already HERE so why not see me in an unguarded moment while I allowed Mom to use the flashy box to capture me in some Christmas Cheer Gear???  Ready?


OK – OK – no more giggling!  What can I say?  I’d do anything for my Mom including allow myself the indignity of wearing CLOTHING just for her…….LOVE YA MOM!

Now onward to the reason you’re here today – to take a peek at this week’s Teaser photo and give it your best shot.  This is (I think) another “toughie”….yep…..I do.   You know the rules…..city/town and country/state.   You’ll get credit if you just get PART of the answer right but give it your best shot because you know you want that “First Right Guesser” award right???


Ta Da!   Get those keyboard clicking or those buttons on the phone pushed because I’m waiting………yep – here I am – waiting for the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…….cuz you know I will be sending you a note to tell you that you are in fact FIRST, then we can sit back and watch the other guesses coming in!  Cool?  Good!

This is what the First Guesser gets…………………(you already know this!!)

The Much Coveted "First Right Guesser" Award

The Much Coveted “First Right Guesser” Award

AND remember nobody is a LOSER here….there will be other awards as you know for winners AND almost winners!

So we had our ice event Sunday and yesterday and it wasn’t pretty.  I mean it was pretty in one sense – but it was BAD on the roads.  Everything shut down – including power in some places (not here though!!)……and the icy coating was on the trees almost all day.  The weather guy lied as usual yesterday morning and said the sun might come out…..UH HUH…..YEAH SURE….well it did NOT come out although the temperature rose to 36 big fat degrees so some of the ice melted.  Overnight of course it re-froze.  Swell……ice-skating rink day two for today I suppose.   We did have a bit of a casualty – well two actually.  One BIG branch came crashing down just at the edge of the woods (a big oak) and crashed onto one of Mom’s shrubs.  Also at the bottom of our driveway one of the super tall, skinny river birch trees bent WAY down to the driveway because it’s weighed down by the ice.  It hasn’t snapped but it’s just sitting there – Dad tried to knock the iced off but NO WAY.  SO, we’ll just hope that later today MAYBE we’ll get a break and the temps will rise and more ice will melt.  Keep your fingers crossed – I get upset when my trees get hurt !!  Here’s the yard – lotsa ice on branches……

In other news, I received my FOURTH STAR for my Blog of the Year 2013 from Purrfect Kitties YAY……..thank you so much!!!   Then this morning I see

my friend Misaki gave me ANOTHER one (THANK YOU!!!!) – so that means I’m up to five stars!   One more to go!!! 

Blog of the Year Award 5 star jpeg

If you’re in the hunt for stars – please feel free to consider that you’ve added ANOTHER one to your award because

for those of you who need another one – I’m waving my Sammy Whammy wand and passing a star on to you!!

  I also got another award – a BRAND NEW award just “invented” by my good friend Nerissa (Nissy) called the “Friends and Followers” Award.


 What a beautiful new award Nissy – THANK YOU my friend!!

Just four things to do when accepting the Friends and Followers Award.   Firstly, you need to post the award on your blog.  Secondly, you need to thank the blogger who gave it to you, if you don’t already, follow them.  You can follow by e-mail or feed or a reader or any other method available.  That even includes just popping into their blog every day or so if they don’t have a set up for “following” them.  Thirdly, you need to pass along the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award to a few readers whom you know already follow you.

So, here are a few of my followers that I’d like to pass this on to:


Easy Weimaraner



Doggy’s Style

Gosh – this is yet another endless blog today………but the BIG thing is the Teaser so go back up the page and take a GOOD LOOK………if you want that “First Guesser Award” you’d better hurry!!!!