What do YOU think my Dad's doing in this photo? (he's the guy in the beige slacks!)
HA HA! So Mom was going through her photos on the computer yesterday with me supervising from her lap and we came across this little gem. I said “Hey Ma….let’s post that on my blog and see if people know what Dad’s doing in this photo!!!”……..she thought it might be a hoot so here it is!
All I will tell you is that it’s from a vacation my parents took some years ago. I already know SOME of you who travel will either KNOW what this is all about or can GUESS what this is all about.
Tee Hee……….this is gonna be fun………so what do you think???
Happy Teaser Tuesday
The view from my porch toward our driveway
When the weather guy said “a few flurries” we kind of thought “big deal”…..and really it wasn’t a big deal overall but it was NOT flurries…………we got about an inch AND it covered my sidewalk and my grass. Sure did. That meant even though I was brave and asked Mom to let me go out in it, I had to get wet feet and no grass munching for my trouble. Harumph.
View from my porch toward the left side of the yard
I like this shot best though because you can see how the snow was sticking to every single teensy tiny itsy bitsy limb on the trees – looked like a fairyland (not that I know precisely what that looks like of course)…..but wanna hear something kinda funny?
By yesterday at 1PM it was all gone…….totally – like it never happened. Our temperatures got into the low 50s and it’s just a distant memory now………sure was pretty though while it lasted.
Happy First Day of Winter!!
At least it looks like winter INSIDE the house with our Christmas tree all lit up….but outside – not so much – in fact today it’s going to be SIXTY degrees! Not very wintery right? But today IS the first official day of winter.
I really shouldn’t complain should I? My Dad hasn’t had to get the snow thrower thing out of the garage and trudge up and down our long driveway clearing tons of snow……my Mom hasn’t had to drive on the slippery roads through snow and ice to get groceries at the store…..so I know THEY aren’t complaining. But those of you who know me know that I kind of like that white stuff. I’m not tall enough to trudge through the usual one or two feet that we get but if my Mom goes out first and walks around I can hop along behind her in her boot steps and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that!
So, even though I’m really happy and excited about Christmas (as no doubt you have noticed by now 😀 ) I think for the first day of winter it certainly should NOT be sixty degrees outside. My friend Pedro and his Cranky Sister Kitty who live in Hawaii http://pedrothecat.com/ probably think I’m NUTS for saying it’s not right for it to be sixty degrees at Christmas BUT for Virginia – let’s just say NO WAY BABY!
Although I hear the President is taking his family to Hawaii for the holiday……….watch out Pedro!
Sammy, One WARM Cat Waiting for Christmas (and snow!)
Catching some rays in the library.....
Yippeee! Today’s the last day before my parents put the Christmas tree up in here. It will block the sun from coming in of course but that’s a small sacrifice for the trade off of having a tree in my library. Unfortunately, I won’t get my choo choo train under the tree – at least for a while. Seems that’s a hot item in the stores this year…..but my Mom is keeping an eye out and even if we have to take the presents out from under the tree long enough to “install” the train – no biggie!
After all, I can – if I really want to – be incredibly patient. Oh sure, I want what I want when I want it but I CAN sit back and wait. Sometimes. And a train under the tree can wait. Most of all, it will be fun to smell all the familiar smells of the Christmas decorations all over the house and seeing my stocking hanging by the fireplace.
Mom will be taking lots of pix of this whole thing so you’d better be prepared for some after this weekend! I wonder if my stocking will have any lumps in it right away or if I’ll have to wait before there are lumps to wonder about until closer to Christmas? Those mysterious lumps always turn out to be toys or a new kind of treat. Time will tell.
You can bet though that today – I’ll be enjoying my last sunny library chair nap before the tree goes up…..besides, I have plenty of sunny nap spots in this big house but only ONE tree inside it!!!
Happy Friday Friends………Sammy
Don't I have a nice tail?
Hi ! Today I’d like to talk about my tail. Funny subject matter you say? Well, maybe, but I happen to like my tail a lot. Whenever I’m giving myself a good grooming I never miss making sure it’s all nice and neat too. I roll onto my side and hold my tail with my front paws and smooth it down and make sure it’s clean like the rest of me. Mom likes when I do that – she said none of her other cats ever held onto their tails like I do but then I’m the first kitty she’s ever had that has extra toes!!!! Makes holding stuff super easy.
Anyway, Mom says when I’m asleep – SOUND asleep – my tail will raise up in the air and sway slowly back and forth…..or up and down…..that’s because I’m dreaming that I’m an orchestra conductor. She also has told me that sometimes my tail will just slowly lift and stay there in the air for a few minutes then slowly go back down. I’m not sure what I’m dreaming when THAT happens but sometimes – honestly – I think my tail has a mind of its own!
One of the cats that lives in the house next door has a very short tail…..Mom says some kinds of cats have short tails or even no tails but I think something GOT hold of that cat because I remember it used to have a LONG tail! The people next door leave their cats outside almost all the time and I just bet that gray cat with the short tail had a bit of a disagreement with a fox. EEEK!
So what’s YOUR tail tale?
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (and his tail)
Happy Friday Fans! It’s cleaning day around here – you know that means the monster will come out of the closet in a little bit so I’m hurrying to get my blog done before the noise begins.
- Grabbing some sun before THE MONSTER starts up!
I wonder why someone hasn’t invented a SILENT vacuum cleaner? As smart as humans think they are (haha) it seems like someone would have figured that one out. I know a lot of cats and dogs who agree with me…..WHERE’S THE MUFFLER??????????????? We actually have TWO monsters in our house…..since we have three floors, we have an older vacuum on the top floor so Mom doesn’t have to drag the big noisy monster up to that floor – pretty cool huh? I think Mom and Dad wish they’d gotten more wood floors in the house when they built it (before my time!) instead of all the wall to wall carpet. I like the carpet myself but I guess it’s harder to take care of. I don’t run around here quite as much as I used to, but back in my younger days I’d be tearing around the house and got good traction on the carpet but when I’d hit a patch of wood floor (like in the foyer) I’d slide! When I was a kitten once I slid right into the front door and smashed my poor nose……….doesn’t take too many of those accidents to learn where to run and where to walk carefully!! I’m no dummy…………..
So I guess in our next house (Mom and Dad keep promising me that screened porch in the next place!), we’ll have more wood floors and less carpet. Now that I’m older and spend more time takin’ it easy, that shouldn’t be a problem….AND of course that means the MONSTER won’t be making an appearance every week either.
BRING ON THE WOOD FLOORS!!! (and the screened porch) 🙂
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
My new cousin Sophie with her new Dad, my Uncle Mike!
Good Morning World! Wanted to share a photo of my new cousin Sophie. She’s a four year old cocker my Mom’s brother Mike and his family just adopted from a rescue group. She’s kinda cute for a dog huh? I think she likes her toys a lot as you can see. I know she has found her forever home though and will be running things like clockwork around there before you know it!
I also want to mention that when it got light enough to SEE outside this morning, it was PINK! Yes – PINK – everywhere…..know what that means? RAIN!!! Mom said some funny rhyme about red skies at dawn and sailors taking warning and some other kind of gobbledygook I didn’t understand (which is often the case when humans are talking) but the bottom line is when the sky is pinkish and there’s a pink hue everywhere, it’s probably going to get WET. Since we desperately need WET, I’m hoping that silly rhyme is right. Mom took a photo but it didn’t turn out – you can’t tell that even the AIR is pink…(haha)…it just looked like a regular photo. Oh well…..you get the idea.
I’m off to eat breakfast…..I bet my new cousin Sophie is having hers right about now too!
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
Mom's leg makes a good pillow....zzzz......
Morning Peeps! Not much happening around the old house this morning. Daddy’s gone flying, Mom’s doing laundry – my visiting cat friend Stevie has been and gone…..sigh…..what’s a guy to do except grab a nap????
There was one tiny bit of excitement around here yesterday though come to think of it. Mom saw me sitting at the front door looking out the sidelight window so she assumed I was makin’ eyes at Stevie on the porch……..she came to look and instead of Stevie, there was a cat we’ve never seen before! It was just sitting there staring at me and vice versa…..short-haired smokey gray cat just sitting there, pretty as you please, on MY front porch staring at me! Something tells me word is out in the neighborhood that there’s an extremely handsome red tabby living here (ahem!…..that would be moi!) and IF that was a girl cat droppin’ by – well – what can I say?!?! Anyway, Mom opened the front door and the gray cat ran lickety split down the sidewalk and disappeared. We haven’t seen the cat since. However, wanna bet we DO see it again some time? There seem to be a LOT of cats that roam around here and Mom says we should worry about them being on their own. I do……I really do.
Anyway, as I said earlier, it’s gonna be one of those days to grab some nap time…….although I have to admit I’ll probably be checking the porch frequently – just in case we have more visitors!
Sammy, One Spoiled (but very alert and watchful) Cat
What a life....it's GOOD to be me!
This morning as I was calling “MA MA MA MA” on the landing outside my parents’ bedroom (quietly enough to wake HER and not Daddy of course!), I was thinking how LUCKY I am to be a cat.
Maybe I should say lucky to be a cat living HERE. Lots of cats don’t have it so good – this I know – but I am having the time of my life. I have my parents trained quite well after eleven years of hard work. They can read my body language and I can read theirs; I’ve learned to speak their language just enough to be cute (MaMa, OUT!) and get fed regularly with my favorite stuff. Then of course there’s quality nap locations like the sofa, Mom’s legs, window perches, sunny stairs, beds, quilts, pillows, corners, under chairs – the list goes ON AND ON AND ON.
The only things I’m not too crazy about is noisy dogs, foxes, going to the vet, riding in cars, and…..and…..well, I guess that’s about it!
Just a few thoughts whirling around my head early this morning. It’s good to be ME. I hope you feel like it’s good to be YOU too?!
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat 🙂
p.s. I forgot about my “race cars” – I’m lucky to have parents who indulge me with my hobby of race car driving…..tee hee
Hey...this camping thing is WAY COOL!
Is this cool or WHAAAT? Mom and Dad gave me this tent thing the other day and I just love it. So much so that I dragged a bunch of my toys inside (including this string thing) and have managed to train Mom to bring me some treats to munch on while I’m camping! Not only that, but this thing has a crinkly bottom so when I move, it makes a sound that’s really funny.
Mom says I’m camping out. I didn’t “get” what that meant really until she explained that sometimes humans go out in the woods or some other nice spot and put up a little house where they stay for a few days just to enjoy nature. I gotta wonder how much they like it when it rains, or it’s cold or hot, or there’s lots of bugs and other creepy crawlies? I don’t have to worry about all that since my “tent” is here in the living room where it’s nice ALLLLLLLL the time – there’s good takeout service thanks to Mom, and I’m comfy as can be. In fact, yesterday I fell asleep in here. Yep….sure did….
Camping isn’t just for humans….we cats like it too as long as it’s INSIDE.
Sam, One Spoiled Camper Cat!