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Christmas Eve


T’was the night before Christmas……

Christmas 2011 Outdoor Decorations

We’re going to have a quiet Christmas Eve Day and get a good night’s sleep because Santa Paws will be coming tonight……Mom says if I try to stay awake and sneak a peek, Santa might decide NOT to come down our chimney after all so I’ll be good and tuck myself into bed well before he gets here. 

Sam Sleeping (again)

I’m not peeking Santa…..honest!

I’m so overwhelmed by all the holiday cards I got this year…….thank you my friends……this is my second slideshow of cards and it isn’t even ALL of them – we ran out of places to hang them!  


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Remember that even though we’ve had to say goodbye to so many friends this past year as they’ve left us for the Bridge, they are still with us always and forever in our hearts….light a candle tonight……they will see it…..!  

Baby Sammy Christmas card.....

Baby Sammy Christmas card…..

I’ll be back tomorrow morning to hopefully show some photos of our Christmas Eve and Morning!   Hope yours is merry and bright……..

Love, Sammy Claws

Sunday Selfie


The Last Sunday Selfie Before Christmas!!   

I’m glad to see I’m on the RIGHT list! 


We joined The Cat On My Head Sunday Selfie Hop – you can join too – just click the badge!



Love, Sammy

Last Bacon Before Christmas



Can It Be True?  

Today is the last bacon before Christmas?

Yes my friends………this time next week there will be NO presents under my tree – everything will have been opened on Christmas morning…….things may or may not still be under the tree that were opened and left in their boxes.    I will be enjoying my first “post Christmas bacon breakfast”  just like today I’m enjoying my last “pre Christmas bacon breakfast”.

BACONXMAS1Maybe this is what Mom will fix me for breakfast?   A Christmas tree full of bacon as one final BIG Christmas present?    Oh I should be so lucky.   One thing better NOT happen and that’s THIS:


This morning there’s no problem though because even as you’re reading this, I’m smelling bacon cooking in the kitchen.   I WILL have it today………………..!!!

Funny the kinds of things that pop up when you google “Christmas Bacon”…………there’s apparently a whole lot of Christmas tree ornaments for bacon fans – I’ve already added THAT to my Christmas list for next year.  There were even photos of bacon garlands for Christmas trees…..now that might be a bit much.   Even for ME!   And I even saw (are you ready for this?) bacon after shave lotion………..imagine walking down the street and having every cat in the universe trailing after you like the Pied Piper because you smelled like a big slab of bacon thanks to your after shave?!?!


Well, anyway, the new STAR WARS movie is finally out so this graphic that I’ve used a lot over the past year is definitely “IN SEASON” now – – – – – enjoy all you Star Wars fans (who also love bacon):


Happy Bacon Caturday! 

Sammy the Baconator


Help yourself to this badge if you’re like me – – – in LUV with bacon!



My goodness!!!   What a holiday this has been so far……..we all even slept in a little later than usual this morning and I’m just now getting my “Day After” blog out.  All of us were really pooped after all the present-opening then came the “eat-a-rama” with the huge Christmas Dinner yesterday!   We had company over so I spent much of the day in the basement BUT I did come upstairs and actually allowed someone to pet me – I had a brief conversation with him too which really surprised my Mom.  I don’t usually talk to anyone but her and Dad (and I’m quite a chatterbox usually but not around strangers).

Santa Paws was EVER so good to me this year……………….also the Cat Blogosphere had a “Secret Santa” gift exchange and my Secret Santa really sent me a box full of fun.   It didn’t stop there though because my two “Besties”, Gracie and Raz sent me boxes of presents too (Mom even got some goodies from their Moms) so we all had an abundance of gifts to open.   I thought I’d do a little slideshow so you could see me with my new “stuff” !!

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It was a pretty day yesterday too – we’re about ten degrees above normal for this time of year – last year we had snow on Christmas and this year we had SUN.   I even got to go out on the front porch for a while to enjoy it before our company came.

Sam grazing on the grass in the front yard

Fresh air!

I hope you and your families had as much joy, love, and fun as we did………………..it was a most special Christmas for me this year.   Now onward to New Year’s!!!   A new year for all of us AND I’ll be turning 15 on New Year’s Day.   Which reminds me – I’m having a “quiet” party this year……………..I do hope you’ll stop by.  I thought I’d have a “Morning After New Year’s Eve Breakfast Buffet” complete with some blankets for napping for those of you stopping by after partying all night.   Tee Hee

Now, if you’ll pardon me – I believe I heard the word BACON mentioned this morning – hard to imagine eating again after yesterday’s major eat-o-rama but hey………it’s part of enjoying the holidays right?



Furabulous Friday


Hello World!   We made it through another week and a BIG week it was………………next week this time, we’ll all still be recovering from the holiday or maybe we’ll be resting up for New Year’s Eve?   Probably a little of both!

I’m happy to report that my stocking by the fireplace is full of lumps AND Mom assures me that none of them at coal.   I’ll believe it on Christmas morning when I at last get to find out for myself (not that I don’t trust you Mom…..).


See that stocking on the left side of the fireplace with the snowman on it?  That's MINE!

See that stocking on the left side of the fireplace with the snowman on it? That’s MINE!


According to the great weather prophets we will have RAIN next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so chances are BIG that we will have a WET Christmas and not a WHITE one.  That’s OK……we have had white Christmases in the past…………..like this:

This was LAST year at Christmas!

This was LAST year at Christmas!

Since I plan on being INSIDE all day on Christmas anyway (snoopervising the preparation of the turkey dinner feast my Mom and Dad will have Christmas Day) I won’t mind some rain.   Just means I can sleep in those boxes that will be left lying around after all the “present opening” so I’ll be JUST FINE.

Crammed in a Christmas box!

Crammed in a Christmas box!

Are your family going to desert you for Christmas or will you get to have them home?    I’m glad mine will be home because I know there will be a lot of bacon for breakfast on Christmas morning and you know where there’s BACON there’s ME!

Me and Mom cookin' bacon last Christmas morning!

Me and Mom cookin’ bacon last Christmas morning!

Happy Friday!   I’m in such a good mood today I don’t even mind if it’s MONSTER DAY!

Hugs, Sammy




It’s another week closer to Christmas!  I’m starting to get some cute ecards so I thought today I’d show you a little slideshow with some that I’ve received!   I also have some snail mail cards but Mom’s already put those up in the living room……THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT SOMETHING SO FAR!   Our ecards went out last week and a few snails (haha) go out this coming week.

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Yesterday at Scouts we had the monthly Birthday party for all Scouts who have a birthday in December.  The theme was “snowmen” – you can imagine we had a lot of fun with that BUT one thing that I thought was tons of fun was a snow globe that I posted there for everyone to “copy” and put themselves (or some other photo) in as a little “decoration” for their blog or whatever!   I thought I’d post it here so that anyone who’d like to do that can!


Mom and Dad are doing leaves today – but they’d better clean them up quick because we’re supposed to have RAIN this afternoon and maybe even a dab of snow!   EEEEK!   Well, it is almost Christmas after all………..so it’s not out of the question that we might be working up to having a WHITE CHRISTMAS!

Happy Monday and don’t forget – tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER!!   Not a guest post this time – it’s one of my own………………………….clean those glasses and computer/iPhone/ipad/tablet screens everyone – you don’t want to have a BLUR instead of a clear shot at winning FIRST RIGHT GUESSER – right?

Hugs, Sammy

Me in a Santa Hat......

Baby Claws