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Spring is trying really hard to STAY here…….I really think so.  

Leaves on the trees are trying to open up and suck up some sunshine.  I really think so.

The grass wants to grow and the bare patches want to fill in.  I really think so.

But Mother Nature keeps saying “hahaha Sammy – I’ve got news for you!”

Last night we had a freeze warning.   That’s not supposed to happen in Spring.


All of us kitties should be able to go outside without sweaters and hats on and sun ourselves.


WITHOUT gale force winds…………….

But that’s not happening and I wanna know why!   We’re all ready……Mom wants to head to the plant store to get baby veggie plants and flowers and Dad wants to get the leaf mulch put in the flower beds………….but it’s just too chilly or windy most days for that stuff.  


What if our faces froze in "grumpy" position?

What if our faces froze in “grumpy” position?

Maybe in the next week or two things will improve………..we won’t have one day in the 70s and the next in the 30s………..maybe Mom Nature will make her dingy dangy mind up and give us one or the other (hopefully the other….if the other is Spring).   I don’t like wishy washy……..I like FIRM DECISIONS.   


I promise if you let us have Spring – we’ll take GOOD care of her!

Love, Sammy


Cold Enough For Snow


Brrrrrrr…………………it’s TOTALLY been cold enough for snow here but so far we haven’t had any.   Day before yesterday the weather people said “snow flurries/showers” for Tuesday but that never happened.   At least not HERE.   Some places had a dusting.    But talking about it got me to thinking about how many snowy photos I had in my photo stash…….so I thought I’d PLAY MAKE BELIEVE and show some of them just to prove that I, Samuel Kimmell, CAN have FUN in the snow!

This is actually ME in the snow several years ago…….when I was younger I absolutely LOVED the snow.   I’d follow Mom’s foot prints in the snow no matter how deep they were………

Sam looking mighty small in the snow


Sammy Following Mom's Path in The Snow

I musta been nuts back then…..

Now the REST of these are photoshopped ME in the snow………………but I am having fun – and if we actually DO get some snow this winter (which I’m sure we will) I’ll try to have fun in it again I promise.   Unless I decide to just sleep right through it all until Spring!

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As wacky as the weather has been over this past year or so, we’ll probably have a “WHITE SPRING” instead of a “WHITE CHRISTMAS”………wouldn’t surprise me one bit!

Happy Thursday! 

Snoozy Sam

Me, this afternoon while Mom worked on this blog for me!


Staying WARM!




Hello and Happy COLD Friday – well, at least it’s COLD here in Virginia – not sure if it’s cold where you are but since it IS so cold, Mom and I thought we’d take a peek courtesy of Mr. Google and find some “interesting” ways we keep warm……………and there are a lot of them believe me.    This is just a small sampling!

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I love these!   ALL of them………..do you have a favorite?

I myself have been doing the FLEECE THING………..I also recently got a “reflective heat” fleece covered mat which so far I’m ignoring (Mom got it for me thinking I’d like it!)…..but there’s HOPE for it because I’ve WALKED across it twice so that means at least I’m “testing” it.   Anyway, we have friends who have them and love them so Mom said “WHY NOT!?”.

What do you do to keep WARM?    Hug your human?   Cuddle up with a fur sibling (I don’t have one!)?

Whatever you do, do it because winter is only just beginning and we’ll have lots of super cold days ahead………………….BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Love and Warm Hugs,



Snoozy Thursday

Thank heavens this is NOT me!   Thank heavens it hasn't SNOWED either!

Thank heavens this is NOT me! Thank heavens it hasn’t SNOWED either!

It’s cold outside so I’m turning into a FLEECE-A-MANIAC and fully intend to hardly BUDGE from my blankets all day long.   So in honor of my NAP-TITUDE, I’m doing a little “Thursday Snooze” blogpost today…………..it’s too cold to talk, so I’ll just sleep OK?


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Sometimes it’s just better to sleep through a day instead of trying to pretend it’s WARM and not so darn cold you could freeze your toesies off if you went outside!    So there.   I’ve officially turned this into SNOOZY THURSDAY (kinda like Wordless Wednesday only warmer…..hahaha).

Icy Blue Hugs,


This is starting to look COMFORTABLE to me!

This is starting to look COMFORTABLE to me!





My most HAPPY day of the week!

So we had bacon this morning with breakfast but it was a “traditional” kind of pancakes and some bacon.   This idea seems to be pretty cool and Mom is gonna try it NEXT Saturday!!!!!

Dump on some syrup and you're READY!

Dump on some syrup and you’re READY!

We’re on Day Four (or is it Five….or is it Six?) of rain and chilly weather………….we’re getting just a little TIRED of it but we’re taking advantage of it as best we can by staying nice and cozy inside the house…………fires in the fireplace………blankets on laps (with cats on top of those blankets!) and just enjoying the sound of rain on the roof.   Fortunately for us, we’re on a hill……unfortunately for a lot of people they’re having major flooding and WET basements.  Hopefully this weather will change soon!


Sam Sleeping on Mom's Lap


Hills are nice………………

No our lawn does NOT look like this now - this is from several years ago BUT we are happy to be on THE HILL!

No our lawn does NOT look like this now – this is from several years ago BUT we are happy to be on THE HILL!

Are you ready for Fall?  Or are you on the “flipside” and getting ready for Summer?   All I know is I’m ready for some outside time that includes actually walking on grass instead of through puddles!

Sammy The Wet Cat

Tuesday Teaser



YAY!   Thanks to the internet cooperating and our service being restored and STAYING restored, I’m here with your Tuesday Teaser as always.   Today’s is courtesy of a Guest Teaser and you’ll find out who that is AND where this is tomorrow……….but in the meantime, I’d be most interested to hear what your guesses are as to where these photos were snapped!

Ready?  (click to bigify)

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So, if you wanna make a guess – go for it – just remember you have to tell me where these photos were taken………..what country and if possible what is it we’re seeing in the photos?????  Interesting spot though isn’t it?!?!?!  We thought so.

If you are the very first person to COMMENT on my Tuesday Teaser – even if you don’t make a guess – you get the “FIRST COMMENTER” award……….


If you’re the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser, you get this!


If you’re RIGHT but not first you get this:


And last but by no means least (because I just know you love GREEN stuff) if you are WRONG or haven’t got a clue, you still get the BIG GREENIE!


Now Mom took a few pix of me out on the sidewalk once Dad got the snowthrower to do its’ magic this weekend……..thanks to a freak warming of the temps yesterday to a balmy 40+ degrees, the sidewalk dried off so I took a walk…….YAY!

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Hope wherever you are, you have NO snow or at least just a bit like we have gotten………….we had a total of about 5-6 NEW inches of snow this weekend but a lot of what was “under” it had melted so it’s not been too bad.  Mom and Dad went out this morning with no problem on the roads!

STAY WARM (or if you’re “Down Under” or somewhere warm, STAY COOL!)    Now – GET GUESSING!

Love, Sammy the Teaser

I LOVE IT!!!!!

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Frozen Friday


Some critters like this cold weather stuff………………………..I’m not one of those critters!!!


I’m more THIS kind of critter…………..


I know it’s colder in lotsa other spots on the planet but today our HIGH was 12.   I’m careful when I slip out the front door for a three second breath of fresh air because I do NOT want to become a SAMSICLE!

At least I can look forward to one day of warmth when I go to Hollywood for the Oscars for Cat Scouts………..I’m an interviewer and will be hob-nobbing (whatever that means) with the stars in the warmth of sunny California.

Me and Meryl hangin' out at the Oscars......

Me and Meryl hangin’ out at the Oscars……

Then it’s back to reality………….which is COLD.   Maybe COLD reality is better than no reality at all?

Happy FROZEN Friday

Sammy the Eskimo

I LOVE IT!!!!!

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Blowing and Snowing


We’re frozen solid here after two days of incredibly high winds (gusts to 50-60mph) and very cold temps……….and I for one am TIRED OF IT!   We really truly did luck out though on the snow thing because we only got about an inch of it – look what happened up north of Virginia!!!!   EEEEEEEEK!   YIKES!!!!!!    Brrrrrrrrrr!

Thank heavens this is NOT me!

Thank heavens this is NOT me!

Mom has been laughing at me through these past few days though because while I DO still ask if she’ll let me out the door, the minute she opens it and I feel the cold I run 100mph in the other direction OR I’ll go out then ask to come right back inside one minute later.  Hey I like fresh air but not FROZEN fresh air!


ANYWAY, moving on from weather to the main event this week which will be of course Tuesday Teaser………………no Guest Teaser this week but we WILL have one NEXT Tuesday!   Swell huh?   Tomorrow’s Teaser will be Mom’s.   And just to remind you – it pops up at a different time every single Tuesday.  Sometimes it’s early – sometimes it’s VERY early – sometimes it’s medium early……well you get the drift right?

Is the Teaser up yet?????

Is the Teaser up yet?????

Remember we have that brand new blog award too – the “First To Comment On the Teaser” award……….which LAST week was won by Easy!


You know you want it………….so stay tuned to your computer/ipad/iPhone/WHATEVER so you can comment first.  You may not know where the Teaser photo was taken but you can still be the FIRST to comment even if you just say HELLO SAMMY.

Now rest up – tomorrow will be here before you know it.

Have a hopefully UNFROZEN day!

Sammy (aka Sammy Eskimo)

Have you seen my new blog header?  In honor of February 17th MARDI GRAS!!!!!  





It can’t pawsibly  be a whole week since that noisy old monster thing was whipping around here can it?  Where does time go?   I guess I’d better just accept the fact that it’s cleaning day again and put on my headset and listen to some tunes while THE THING does its’ thing.


Other than that, nothing going on around here today except COLD.   Like I said in my blog yesterday, it’s tough to imagine Spring starts March 20th.   We’ve got a LONG way to go for it to FEEL like Spring that’s for sure.  Our HIGH today was 32.   Add the 50mph wind in there and I don’t even want to know what the temp was.

Wind?  Yep - makes it tough to know if this cat is coming or going!  HAHA

Wind? Yep – makes it tough to know if this cat is coming or going! HAHA

Mom has promised me (and you) that she will spend a little more time taking UPDATED photos of me instead of recycling the oldies.  Why?  Well mostly because I have slimmed down so much and am not the chubby little ball of ginger that you’re used to seeing.  I lost some weight and Mom gave me a break from camera posing while I was feeling a bit poorly and having difficulty adjusting to my medicine BUT that’s been ages now and my weight hasn’t changed so I’m ready to model.   HAHAHAHA

Thanks to everyone who said such nice things about my Mom’s oil paintings yesterday on my blog……..it made her feel all “warm and fuzzy”……….like a nice warm sweater!


Happy Friday/Monster Day

Hugs, Sammy



Monster Under the Bed!


HA!  There’s a monster in the closet and the monster is going to roam all over my house today removing bunnies of the dust type and wreaking havoc wherever it goes!   That’s right – it’s cleaning day AGAIN.   Why does it seem like this happens every other day instead of once a week?  Hmmmm?

Mom says most of the dust monsters are under the bed......I'm glad I don't have a bed then!

Mom says most of the dust monsters are under the bed……I’m glad I don’t have a bed then!

Are dust bunnies evil?  I don’t think so!   Do they deserve to be wiped out by the monster?  Seems like some sort of cruel trick to me!


Well, all the whining in the world isn’t going to stop Mom and Dad from doing the cleaning today so I guess I’ll just stay out of their way.   When in doubt – HIDE OUT.

Thankful for tents

Thankful for tents

I keep telling Mom maybe she should get a maid………you know – someone who can keep up with stuff instead of this once a week insanity?   I found this one online – I bet SHE could keep this place whipped into shape don’t you??????


We had some more “wintry mix” yesterday but just a bit………….overall I think we’ve been so lucky – nothing has kept me from a little sixty second burst of fresh air when I’ve wanted it the last couple of weeks – I whine at the door and Mom lets me on the front porch until I can’t stand the cold any longer and in I come.  What can I say – I like oxygen once in a while!

Then I was in a BIG hurry to get back inside...too cold!!

Then I was in a BIG hurry to get back inside…too cold!!

Hope your Friday is more quiet than mine will be……………….guess I could always just put on my headphones and listen to some tunes and ignore the chaos – right?

Hugs, Sammy