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Friendly Fill Ins on Friday

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Friday!   Time to fill in some blanks…………blanks?  Yes – sentences with “holes” left for us to fill in with our thoughts and ideas………..courtesy of our two hosts for the fun Hop.   If you click the badge above, you will go to one of our hosts – 15andmeowing – and you can link up and join in the “fill in the blanks” fun!!    I thought I’d share today – let my Mom do a couple of sentences and I’ll do the other couple.   Mom’s words are in RED and mine are in GREEN.

Here are this week’s sentences – two from each of our co-hosts:

1. I believe in the power of positive thinking.
2. I need to go Marie Kondo* on my toy box – it’s a mess – lots of old toys that are falling apart – most I inherited from Sammy so they are 18 years old!

3. It does no good to worry – after all – “it might not happen!”.

4. I find manipulating my Mom to be a walk in the park.
There you have it – the good, the bad, and the ugly from me and my Mom for this week.    HAHAHA
We had some “good, bad, and ugly” this week in fact in the form of weather………………….yesterday we had THREE BAD cold and icy inches of snow/sleet and today all the UGLY is melting away which is GOOD!    I bet I can go outside today for a walk finally.    I can’t WAIT for Spring!
Have a great Friday everybody……………..
Mom ordered some stairs to put at the side of the bathroom cabinet – maybe she’s tired of lifting a 22 lb. cat up to the sink for a drink?   

 Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All Time

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Good Morning Class!   We’re here to tell it all……..

ALL????

Yes all.    Yesterday’s Teaser was interesting and we sure had some swell guesses…………………….but it was early on in the morning when we got the FIRST RIGHT GUESS.   We’ll tell you all about that in a bit.

FIRST OF ALL though we need to let you know who our FIRST COMMENTER was – ready?

OK OK OK – give us a second will ya?

FIRST COMMENTER was MISS CSILLA !

YAY MISS CSILLA!!!!!

I was the FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of September 25, 2018! YAY FOR ME!

CONGRATULATIONS MISS CSILLA!!!

Here’s the photo from yesterday then we’ll tell you who our GUEST TEASER was and the details on the photo:

A rather unassuming photo right?  Could be almost anywhere right?   WRONG…………first of all this photo was from our good friend Miss Jackie of TWODEVONCATS !    She does a whole lot of traveling so goes to many very cool and interesting spots – and YAY FOR HER (and us too) she takes a lot of wonderful photographs everywhere she goes.   This is a photo of Mt. Teide, a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain!   It is the highest point in Spain at 3,718 meters and also the highest point above sea level in all the islands in the Atlantic.     I know when we saw this photo we thought it was “just another mountain” but it’s a volcano!     THANK YOU MISS JACKIE!!

My fabulous photo was featured on the Tuesday Teaser of September 25, 2018!

RAH RAH RAH!!!!!! THANKS TO MISS JACKIE!

Now for WHO was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday……………………………………

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

MISS CSILLA (yes – again!)

MISS CSILLA???? A DOUBLE WINNER?????

Yes she’s a double winner – here’s her “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” badge then we have another SPECIAL badge for her!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of September 25, 2018!! YAY FOR ME!

We have in the past rewarded “double” winners before with a special badge……and our Graphics Department (cough cough) has designed a NEW Badge for Double Winners from here on out and Miss Csilla gets the first of the new badges for being our FIRST COMMENTER and FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!!!!

I was FIRST COMMENTER and FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of September 25, 2018! A DOUBLE WHAMMY WINNER!!!

Congratulations Miss Csilla.

Any others who guessed this Teaser right (and there were some!!!), here’s a badge for YOU because you guessed it too!

I wasn’t FIRST RIGHT GUESSER but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of September 25, 2018!

And of course if you did guess but you weren’t right – you STILL get a badge!  After all, we reward our students who TRY to guess the Teaser too!!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of September 25, 2018 but I still got a BADGE!

SO let’s give a big round of applause to all the winners and all those who TRIED!    Ding Dong School is proud of everyone!

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!

How Much Longer to Lunch? I need an after-lunch nap!

Alright Class – I see a few of you drifting off – hang in there a bit so our Cheer Team can honor our winners today THEN we’ll excuse you to the cafeteria for lunch (and naps!).

Wow that Teaser was good!
Shook up the Sheep in this ‘hood!
Miss Csilla was a DOUBLE WINNER
An experienced sleuth – not beginner
She knows how to search for the spot
Her skill at that is really quite hot!
Some others in class ALSO were right
So you’re all flying high as a kite!
Thanks to all those who gave it a try
Ask Miss Dingleberry for an extra piece of pie!

Good job Cheer Team…………….you may now go off to refresh yourselves after the cheering in your magnificent hot tub room here at Ding Dong School………

As for all of you students – who’s UP for lunch????

SINGLE FILE SHEEP!   NO CROWDING, PUSHING, TRIPPING, SHOVING, SPITTING, SWEARING – just get your lunch, sit down and enjoy it!    Remember, all of you who bummed out and weren’t right with your guess today get extra pie!

TODAY’s MENU

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Students – we’ll see you NEXT week for more Teaser fun at DING DONG SHEEPSCHOOL !

Your Professors!

A reminder today is the day for Madi’s Blog Hop………..won’t you join in the fun with us?    We are honoring Madi as she settles in at the Rainbow Bridge…………the Hop is hosted by our friend Raz from Friends Forever and if you click the badge below you will go to the blog where you can sign up to join the FUN and see the other posts including ours!

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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I’m thankful that it’s Thursday so I can not just talk about my Thankfuls this past week but because it’s also the day I share what Angel Sammy has sent to me from the Rainbow Bridge for his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post.    That’s something to be thankful on its’ own!    If you want to join in the thankful Hop – click Brian’s badge above and you’ll be IN!    Share what you’re thankful for – you’ll be glad you did.

Today I am thankful that the sun has returned.   Florence’s aftermath which was by the time she got here merely a lot of rain and not so much wind was just two days of ICKY and WET and we certainly can handle that compared to all those who had to endure and still ARE enduring what Florence did to them.   We pray for them every day.   We hope the water recedes and that rebuilding will begin……….ONWARD.

This past week we learned that we lost a good friend – sweet Madi the Diva……she was needed at the Bridge and we are all sad about her parting but know she’s in good hands with all the Angels taking care of her there.    We have been praying that her Mom and Dad will think of her being well looked after just as they did for 16 years.   At the end of this blog post we will have information on the Blog Hop that our friend and Madi’s long-time boyfriend Raz from Friends Furever is hosting on September 26th.    It will be fun – it’s what Madi wanted!

Now let me share what I got from Angel Sammy!

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Hello Poetry Fans!

Another week has passed since we last met to exchange poetry fun – a sad week because Madi made her journey up to the Rainbow Bridge where she was hugged and hugged and hugged by me and SOOOOO many other Angels too numerous to list here.   Let’s just say she is missing her home but knows this is where life DOES go on for all of us.    She makes a beautiful Angel as you can imagine.  

I understand that Madi and her Mom are going to continue writing poetry together and pawticipate in our weekly gatherings still which is WONDERFUL because we always have looked forward to her poems.  They are fabulous.   Now here is the photo that I gave you all last week for inspiration for this week’s poem – I REALLY love the mood of this painting don’t you?    I hope you wrote a poem to share with us?   If so, please tell us you did and leave us your blog link OR write your poem in our comments – either way we would love to see what you wrote……………

“Once Upon A Time…..”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell      September 20, 2018

By candlelight we would gather ’round

In cozy room’s glow there’d be no sound

Until Mother would open the magical book

To pick out a story then she’d give us a look

The look said “settle in, and I’ll take you away!”

We’d eagerly wait to hear what she’d say

“Now we’ll begin” then the words would take flight

As the story she told brought magic to the night…..

The time we would spend there in our own little space

Mother weaving a tale bringing a smile to each face

When at last she would say “and now that is the end”

We knew next off to bed each of us she would send

What dreams we would have from the stories she told…..

Childhood memories are FRESH, although now I am old………..

 

I have to admit, when I was a kitty living with Mom and Dad, sometimes my Mom would weave a little tale about how much she loved me and how happy she was she found me and I really did love “story time”.    I know some of you still do have story night with your Mom and I think that’s wonderful.    Teddy rarely sits still long enough for Mom to make up a story for him but they are close in other ways.     I hope the flavor of the joy of storytelling came through in my poem!!    

Now – here’s your photo inspiration for NEXT week – I hope it brings some ideas to mind.

This one should be a great one to write a poem about………………so I will look forward to seeing YOURS next week!   I hope it’s a date?    Poetry is a lot of fun to write…….give it a try.

Love to you all, Angel Sammy

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

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Thank you Angel Sammy!    I like your poem this week.    I think I’ll give story-telling a try.    Mom is always trying to get me to listen to her and if you liked it – I bet I will too!

Now I want to share some information with all of you about the special Blog Hop for Madi………………….it’s going to be hosted by Raz of Friends Furever but here are the details on how to join in the fun (yes I said fun – Madi wanted a FUN event for her farewell)…………

This is information from Friends Furever about the Hop:

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us.  Post anything you want to do with a Box…such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,

Recite a poem…karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc…anything goes no rules except RED!    RED was Madi’s favorite color!!!  

 

There is a link set up at Living Laughing and Barking in our Backyard so Madi’s Mom and Dad can see all your wonderful posts.

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Teaser Tell All…..Pirate Style!

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AHOY Mateys!   Come aboard the Good Ship Sheep Dip! 

It’s time for the Teaser Tell All – Pirate Style!    ARRRRRGH…………..(excuse me, I’ve got a cough)     We had a whopper of a Teaser didn’t we?   Almost made you want to walk the plank instead of figure it out right?    Well, Terrible Ted the Pirate and his sidekick Angel Sammy the Devil  are here to give you the TEASER SCOOP.

In case you think we’ve lost our minds – today is TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY in the blogosphere and we at Ding Dong School pawticipate in that…….so there.

Now – where were we………..

Oh yes…………Teaser………….The first item of business is to let you know WHO was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday – and our Cheer Team was overjoyed to hear that there was only ONE First Commenter this week.   Just one!    Who???

The Pirates at FRIENDSFUREVER!!!!  

Arrrgh!   You shall not have to walk the plank Friends Furever!!!!  Here’s your BADGE!

I was FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of September 18, 2018!!!!

THEN we waited and waited until SOMEONE guessed it!    Here’s the photo again:

A mighty beautiful sight, she is………..a pirate island in the middle of the ocean……well, not OUR pirate island but maybe someone’s!     Where was this photo taken????   Well this is BIRD ISLAND in the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean.    Seychelles is actually a REPUBLIC and Bird Island is just one of a LOT of islands in this group of beautiful places.   If you’d like to see more and find out more about this particular island too, CLICK HERE.

And WHO was the lucky Pirate who guessed where this was FIRST??????

MISS CSILLA of Kolytyi !

 ARRRRRGH!!!!  This little beauty doesn’t have to walk the plank either since she was right!   Here’s yer badge!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of September 18. 2018!!

AND some others guessed it too – each of you take one of these of your very own:

I guessed the Teaser correctly BUT I wasn’t FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on September 18, 2018. DARN!

Then there some others who guessed but were WRONG – we will give you a break – we are kindly pirates (sometimes) and you will not have to walk the plank but you DO get one of these badges:

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of September 18, 2018 but I got a badge anyway!!

Now can the LOSERS walk the plank Professors??????

 Normally everyone who didn’t guess and just showed up for the food would have to walk the plank…..BUT…..in the spirit of KINDNESS (some pirates are kind believe it or not) we won’t make you do that today!!

I was a little bit scared that you might make us (gulp) do the plank thing!

Now let’s celebrate by bringing in our Pirate Cheer Team to do their THING!

Don’t we look CUTE
In our pirate suits?
Today we have it easy
No need to get all queasy
One FIRST COMMENTER we had
I know that you are glad!
That was FRIENDS FUREVER
Our friends in all kinds of weather!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was smart!
Miss Csilla makes sleuthing an art!
Now pardon us if we go
We’re having our own pirate show
We installed a plank on our hot tub
Then afterwards we’re getting backrubs!

I assume the Cheer Team’s Hot Tub room is closed to the general public?????   DARN!

Alright class……………today Miss Dingleberry has prepared some pirate food in the cafeteria so enjoy yourselves then sail home on your pirate ships and return in your regular clothing tomorrow!!

OK you scurvy scaliwag sheep, prepare for a pirate’s feast!   Do not stick your sword into the pirate in front of you, and do not eat your meal using your sword to cut things up.   Got it?   Good!!

Today’s Pirate Menu

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Thanks for a FUN class today Pirates!  

Your Professors………

P.S.   Before we leave – here’s a wonderful and fun event for you to put on your calendar in honor of EVERYBODY’S friend, Madi who went to the Rainbow Bridge last week….She wanted one last FUN time with everyone and here it is – hosted by our friend Raz from FRIENDS FUREVER.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us.  Post anything you want to do with a Box…such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,

Recite a poem…karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc…anything goes no rules except RED!     Red was Madi’s FAVORITE/SIGNATURE color!   She also loved boxes so that’s included in the Hop too – use your imagination!   Have fun with it – Madi wanted everyone to make this Hop fun.
There is a link set up at Living Laughing and Barking in our Backyardso Madi’s Mom and Dad can see all your wonderful posts.
Angel Sammy, Mom and I made this for Madi………..with love.
Teddy

 

 

Sunday Selfies Hop

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Hippity Hop

Happy Sunday!    Today is Selfies day.    This Hop is hosted by our friends the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head and it makes Sunday our day to STRUT our STUFF!    Post your selfie along with ours by clicking their badge above and completing the LINKY form……….just like that – you’re IN THE HOP!

Mom took this photo of me lounging at the bottom of the stairs WAITING not very patiently for her to come down, put my harness on me and take me outside for a cruise.   Lots of squirrels and especially skinks out there to hunt or spy on and time’s a-wasting Mom!    That’s why I’ve got my lasers on – to help her locate me since my coloring kind of matches the flooring.   HAHA

I’m showing you the before and after versions…………..Mom jazzed up the before with Lunapic of course and that’s how we got the brilliant stripes on my after.

Come to think of it, I look just a little SPOOKY in that second photo don’t I ???    Well, trust me, I look way scarier than I am!

Have a very “un-scary” Sunday everybody!  See you at the Hop!

Love, Teddy

EXTRA EXTRA – IMPAWTANT NOTICE!!

Did you know tomorrow is HUG YOUR CAT DAY????  Well it is!!!!