Well Everybody – yesterday was quite a whirlwind with me heading off to Downton Tabby in my “Earl of Kimmell” outfit (thanks for all the compliments) – I had a lovely time – met “Liz” (or Queen Elizabeth to those who don’t know her as well as I do)……and Gracie looked lovely as she was our hostess for the day. Now it’s back down to earth. It’s just GOOD OLD ME today – minus the “Earl” thing.
It is Monster Day but that’s ok…….I think the house could use a little “monstering” since I’ve managed to leave toys here and there, my tissue needs changing because I’ve been tearing it up on the floor this week, and there’s a fair amount of cat fur in various locations. So I’ve given Mom the GO AHEAD on the monster out of the closet thing. I’ll just hide in the basement. That works for me.
We were going through old photos yesterday (me and Mom) and I saw this one again and thought it might be fun to show it here on my bloggy. I hadn’t been living here with my parents very long – and I think this was the first time Mom put me up on the footstool in the living room – I was impressed with how BIG I felt WAY up there on the footstool. Everything looks mighty big to us when we’re little doesn’t it? HAHAHAHA I’ve come a LONG way since these days…….I was probably about 8 weeks old – the shelter didn’t know for sure how old I was when I was brought in. All I know is I’m glad they DID bring me into the shelter and I’m glad my parents showed up shortly thereafter and couldn’t resist my poor pitiful “kitty eyes” !!!!! We know how to snag a home don’t we gang??????
I know I’m only about 18 inches off the floor but wow – what a view from up here!
I hope you all have a FAB Friday……….!!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Happy Monday Morning!
This morning I’m having a little fun with some of my Mom’s paintings that I look at every single day hanging on the walls of her studio (where my duplex is!). I look at the painting and decide WHERE I would want to be if I was “there”………
For instance, if I was “in” this picture, I’d want to be up in the tippity top of that red lighthouse – spying out a little window and watching the seagulls swoop around on the beach!
If I was in THIS picture, I’d want to be up in the woods at the edge of the big rocks – watching the waves (and again probably keeping one eye on the seagulls just in case one landed right in front of my nose!!)….
This one is super easy…..I’d be lying on this great front porch….maybe even sitting in that rocker…..just hanging out – maybe even napping!
This one is a little tougher – it’s an old covered bridge – but I think it would be neat if up in the rafters of the bridge was a spy spot I could have climbed up to; maybe even some convenient birds nests up there too so I’d have plenty of “entertainment” !
I think if I was in this one I might be peeking out one of the windows in that great big white house……watching the sailboats sail by:
And in this one, if I was here, I’d……………….wait a minute!…………hey hey……….with THIS picture, I don’t have to “imagine” – this is NOT one of my Mom’s paintings, this is a photo of my house and I live here NOW and chances are I’m on the front porch – lovin’ life and wishing my Mom would quit snapping photos and come sit with me up here on the hill!
If you could pick one of the paintings above to be “in” – which one would it be and where would you be if you were there?????
Happy Make Believe Monday………….and don’t forget tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday………..!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀
Happy Saturday! Well, we’ve been having something we really needed – RAIN – but when I was wishing for some rain, I wasn’t really being specific enough I don’t think…….I should have SPECIFICALLY wished for quiet rain. Not noisy, stormy, wind blowing, lightning every two seconds, thunder continuously rumbling rain. So it’s my fault………
It’s my fault that I spent the entire day Friday sleeping. Not that I minded doing that you know – after all, you’re talking to The King Of Naps here – but because I was awake most of Thursday night – I slept most of Friday. A guy’s gotta get his beauty sleep. It’s not easy maintaining my lustrous coat with it’s red and white stripeyness! It takes REST!
So you’ll forgive me I’m sure if you get a fairly short blog from yours truly this fine Saturday morning right? We had MORE storms during the night and in fact it’s raining right now but at least it’s quiet…..that means I’ll be doing the same thing I did yesterday for most of today.
Hey – a guy can’t get too many catnaps……………am I right???????
Kitty hugs, Sleepy Sam 😀
Since yesterday my parents
deserted me all morning were gone all morning to the Street Fair in town, today they promised to stay home and have a nice lazy day.
That means naps for ME, playing with ME, pampering ME, taking ME outside, giving ME treats…..it’s SAMday – not Sunday.
There will be:
And some couch-potato-ing:
And last but not least, I’ll be visiting the “Grandma Chair” in the guest room for a little of this:
So – you get the picture yes? While I’m doing this, my parents will be reading the SAMday paper, having SAMday breakfast together on the back deck, and reading.May you all have a similar kind of day…..of course since I won’t be there with you it can’t be a SAMday for you like it is here, but I’m sure you’ll have almost as much fun as if I was spending the day with you (tee hee).
As much as I like naps on rainy days……yesterday was FAR from rainy and I had very few naps! It was a really pretty day – more like a summer day really because the sun was shining and it was HOT and HUMID.
Mom mowed the lawn and I supervised. Then outside we went. We walked down into the woods a little ways – many years ago when I first came to live here, Mom had a path lined with wood that led down to the little creek. There was a GREAT BIG tree down there that had fallen years before. Mom would put me up on the tree and I liked to walk all the way down it then back to where Mom was sitting on the tree. We did that almost every morning……….today she carried me down there to see “our” tree and it was all covered with poison ivy! It sure didn’t look as BIG now as it did back when I was little! So, we came back up the trail and sat on the swing Mom and Dad put along the trail so they could sit in the shade at the edge of the woods on a hot day. That was fun……..I sat at one end and Mom at the other and we stayed for a looooooooong time.
Can you see the bench in the woods just down the trail a little bit? It’s hard to see it but it’s there on the right side of the trail. Anyway it was nice and cool there.
Before I knew it, I was feeling drowsy……Mom noticed and since it was also getting very “buggy”, she picked me up and brought me inside and I completed my first BIG nap of the day in a sun puddle on the stairs!
So as you can plainly tell, I enjoyed my day yesterday and today is supposed to be just as nice. So nice I think Daddy’s going flying this morning……..so if you’ll excuse me, I’d better go help Mom pack a lunch for him to take to the airport. Maybe I can mooch a piece of cheese or even better, a little taste of salami while she’s making his sandwich!
Tee Hee…………happy Thursday peeps!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Hi Peeps! What a glorious Sunday we had. Yep – it was chilly but not TOO chilly…..sunny but not TOO sunny…..and busy but not TOO busy.
Mom worked on her computer a lot – well, I had to consult a bit because she was working on some designs for my “store” – and as the design consultant of course I had to stick my paw in and stir things up! We’re making progress though.
When I wasn’t actively HELPING, I was doing some bodily maintenance – you know, like cleaning my ears, straightening out my tummy hair, and of course the old foot cleaning:
Good thing I only have extra toes on my FRONT paws – I’m not much for “fancy foot work” (haha) !
Sometimes we cats have to get into some rather unusual positions to get all the bits and pieces of our fabulous selves – good thing most of us are so good at cat yoga…..and if we are slightly full-figured (not me of course) it’s even tougher to contort the old body in order to get clean. That’s why we rely on YOU – our peeps – to help us with all of this stuff by giving us the old brush from time to time:
- Yep – that’s the spot Mom…….
It feels great and is ever so relaxing…….
So, how did I get off on a tangent? I was trying to tell you that we had a really great Sunday and wound up making it all about ME and my grooming…….not the most exciting subject in the world but after all, this is MY blog – right?
Sammy Hugs for Everyone!
Hi…..me again…..and while I’m not complaining about the weather like I seem to do frequently, I do want to say that this is the wackiest spring we’ve had in my entire twelve years!
We have wild swings from being in the 80s to having hail/snow/frost within the same week and YES I know some of you have that all the time but WE don’t here in Virginia! Well, let me qualify that, we DIDN’T until this year.
So I never know for sure if it will be a “lotsa naps” day or a “lotsa outside time” day. That means I’m pretty much doing what most cats do which is live in the moment! Nothing wrong with that……right?
Here’s me today:
Wake me when you're ready to go outside Mom!
I’m snoring away until Mom hears Dad saying “let’s go out on the back deck so Sam can have some fresh air!”……so up I get and:
OK, it's nice back here....but couldn't you have put ME in the picture???
Then after about 45 minutes it’s time to go back inside – Mom sits down on her recliner so of course I just HAVE to:
OK...now let me just make sure I understand....we're going to STAY INSIDE for a while - right???????
See what I mean? IN/OUT/IN/OUT……as for what kind of day weather wise it was – we started out with frost warnings this morning, then it warmed up to the mid-60s which really wasn’t so bad.
I just had one of those days yesterday – had to stay on my toes (or at least either on my toes or on my tummy on Mom’s lap – one or the other). Not a bad way to spend a day huh?
HAPPY THURSDAY PEEPS!
My "umbrella" tree!
Wow – yesterday was a pretty day – well, honestly it didn’t start out all that great but that just gave me a chance to have a decent nap when Mom got home from her errands….but the REST of the day I spent inspecting the front yard. When I went to the front garden I found that my FAVORITE plant was way bigger than it was just a week ago!
I call this my “umbrella” because if I’m out in the rain it keeps me dry (sort of) and if I’m out on a sunny day it keeps me out of the sun (mostly) and if I’m spying on a squirrel or bird it’s PERFECT cover! It is of course Mom’s dwarf Japanese red maple tree. It’s 15 years old – older than me even…..
My Dad went flying today because it was such a nice day. I know most of you have seen Dad putting the plane away after he’s taken it out for a spin but just in case!
Dad "parking" the plane in it's hangar after flying......
Tomorrow it’s supposed to be a swell day again. I’m sure I’ll be able to go outside and do another yard inspection tour. My parents count on me for SO MUCH around here! Another way cool thing I realized today is that my one year “Blog-A-Versary” is coming up in a few weeks. I started my blog on May 10, 2011. Just think! Almost a whole year I’ve been telling you every single day what I’m up to….not earth-shattering stuff I suppose, just another day in the life of a spoiled cat….but I sure enjoy doing it. I’ve met and made SO many new friends all over the world. I’m thinking of doing something special for the occasion so stay tuned OK? HAPPY FRIDAY….Your Hugging Buddy Sammy 😀 😀
What’s better than a rainy day for NAPPING? Now be careful how you answer that. Think about a nice rainy day – you’re all curled up on a favorite blanket, quilt, bed, soft chair, floor (?), cat bed, and you hear the sound of a gentle rain on the window or roof…….you get drowzy just listening to the steady sound of drops dropping. Before you know it your eyes get heavy and WHAMMO – you just drift off. Kinda like the picture at the bottom of this blog.
Mom went to the dentist so she was gone all morning – Dad kept me company and we patiently hung out together – me staring out the window and him reading a book in the library. Soon we heard the garage door go up and there was Mom! I followed her right on her heels when she went upstairs to change clothes, then back downstairs to get the mail, then finally she landed in her recliner and I could hardly wait for her to put the blanket on her lap. I hopped up on her legs and within about two minutes I was SOUND asleep! Of course she just happened to have her camera in hand so that’s why I was caught in this rather compromising position!!
So – whatcha think…….rainy days YAY or rainy days NAY? You already know how I vote……………… 😀
Kitty Hugs, Your Pal Sammy the Grand Master of Napping
Ahhhhh……Sunday. My parents read the Sunday paper and I sleep. Why read the paper anyway? Now if you want me to involve myself with the newspaper – give me a chunk of it to add to my tissue pile !
Sure – I’ll read it….but I have to read it MY way….from the inside out. HAHA …..
Another Sunday rolls around and I get a FRESH supply of newspaper to play with!
But really – all I want to do on a lazy Sunday is BE lazy. At my age, I’ve managed to perfect the fine art of “lazy” so why mess with a good thing??? Speaking of LAZY, my Dad’s still sound asleep in bed. Mom and I have been up for a while now but I’m thinking MAYBE, just MAYBE I should go hop up on the bed and come up real close and give him a nice, loud
Or would that be crossing the line of “acceptable behavior?????? I’ll let you know how my plan turns out.
Little Devil Sammy