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Feeling Moony


Yeah I know it’s supposed to be “feeling groovy” but hey – I’m feeling moony because it won’t be long before blast-off on RALPH THE SPACESHIP!   I hope you realize this is your final week and weekend to work on your submissions for the moon trip…….I’ve got stuff coming in left and right and believe me, we’re gonna have some FUN!

Yeah....I look way cool right?????

Yeah….I look way cool right?????

What am I talking about?  You mean you don’t know?  Have you been hiding under a rock?  Well, then you’d better visit this post of mine for the scoop…….you don’t want to miss out on this do ya?  CLICK HERE


I can show you the banquet hall at the hotel – maybe that will be a bit of a tease for you…………..we’re gonna have the awards banquet at our lunar hotel for all the winners of the contests (best spacesuit decoration, best hotel room decoration, and moon monster) on the 28th.  I’m sure after our pawty it won’t look this neat……but we mustn’t TRASH the joint or they’ll never allow us back!

MoonHotelParty Room

We have a new addition to our “crew” – our friends Nylablue and her Mum Sherri-Ellen will be manning the Mission Control station for us on Earth – they’ll be there for us to check in from time to time and to send up an emergency supply of catnip if we run out – important stuff like that you know!   Gotta have GROUND SUPPORT on a major trip like this.


Tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER………….and it will be our LAST Tuesday Teaser before the trip to the Moon.  Next week we’ll be having our voting polls before the trip so that means Tuesday will be busy enough without a Teaser…….I know you’re beyond sad to have a week without a Teaser (sniff sniff) but you’ll just back to buck up baby because Mom and me will be up to our eyebrows in packing/planning/posting/polling so make sure and tune in tomorrow for the Teaser.  It will have to last you until we get back from the Moon!

Here’s mooning ya !  (hahaha)


Moonwalk With Sammy


Hi Everybody!    I can’t believe how excited some of you are about the Moon trip – to the point where I’m getting lotsa email with questions and I figure I just can’t keep saying “soon” to at least give you some more “substantial” information about our trip.  TODAY IS THE DAY!

First of all, yesterday I gave you the dates for the trip BUT if you didn’t record them, get your calendars out because here’s when we’ll be going.

 LAUNCH DATE:  Thursday, February 27


Saturday, March 1


To prepare for this pawsome event, you will need to begin thinking about the following things and deadlines!

  1. Preparing your spacesuit!  IThe “template” spacesuit is at the bottom of this blog and you can either use it, OR, if you want to find your OWN spacesuit to decorate and personalize that’s fine too!  The space cadet with the coolest/neatest/cleverest decorated suit is going to win a PRIZE!    YOU CAN EMAIL ME YOUR FINISHED PHOTO (in .jpg or .jpeg format) NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23.  We’ll have a poll for your favorite on February 25th and I’ll announce the WINNER at a big party we’ll have at the Lunar Hotel the night of February 28th !!  WOO HOO
  2. Prepare an entry for the “WEIRDEST MOON CREATURE” contest!   Yep – be creative and let me know what kind of creature you imagine lives up on the Moon that we might run into when we visit!   Scary, weird, downright insane – whatever your little imagination thinks a Moon Creature would look like.    If you enter THIS contest you need to have your picture/artwork/creation to me NOT LATER THAN  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23.  We’ll also have a poll for your favorite creature for this contest on February 25th and the WINNER will be announced at our Lunar Hotel on the 28th at the pawty!!
  3. Decorate your Lunar Hotel Room contest!  I’m going to be posting below a picture of the “generic” hotel room from our Lunar Hotel where you’ll have your own private room with bath of course where you’ll sleep the night of February 27th and 28th before we come home.   You can add all the comforts of home to your room if you like – and if we think you have the coziest or most interesting room you might win this contest and get a prize!  Again, if you want to enter this one, you need to send me the room fully decorated in .jpg or .jpeg format NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd.  We’ll ALSO vote for the best decorated room on February 25th!

SO – how’s that for a lot of information????!!!

THREE CONTESTS WITH PRIZES:   (1) Best decorated spacesuit……….(2) decorate your hotel room on the Moon…………(3) coolest Moon creature !      You can enter one, two, three or NONE of the contests – it’s up to you!


ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO ME AT junekimm@aol.com   – AS ATTACHMENTS TO YOUR EMAIL in .jpg or .jpeg format please !   SUBJECT LINE SHOULD READ:  MOON TRIP      If I can’t download your entries I’ll email you immediately so you can re-send.

One other impawtant note………..I’ve been asked if humans may come along on the trip……….We will be able to offer accommodation to only FIVE humans at a max on this trip SO, if your human wants to come along OR if you are a human without a pet that’s coming along (!!!), you need to notify me ASAP at my email address – the first five will get to accompany us (and yes they can also enter all the contests!!).


Ask questions in comments and I’ll answer them. 



Here is the “template” for the spacesuit contest (or you may use your own spacesuit but I MUST have your face showing!)


Here is the “template” for the hotel room decorating contest (this is the room you must decorate if you’re entering this contest!!)


I’ll be reminding you of ALL OF THESE things several times over the next week or so…..including deadlines.  Please remember that if you are going on this trip you MUST have a spacesuit to wear for part of the journey – even if you don’t DECORATE one and don’t enter that contest, you need to send me a photo of you in a spacesuit.  I also need a photo of you that I can use for the party we’re having at the lunar hotel….you don’t need to be in costume or formal clothes – just any photo will do !!   

GOT IT?  It’s a lot I know…….but boy are we gonna have a BLAST (and I’m not just talking about the moon launch)


Sammy Moon Man

Sammy Moon Man

Tuesday Teaser


Hey Hey Hey!!!!   Here we go again gang……………….ready for Tuesday are you?  Well good because Tuesday is ready for you too!

This week we have a GUEST TEASER – someone different from last week…….and they sent in a photo of a really beautiful spot for you to take a look at and see if you can guess WHERE in the wide wonderful world the photo was taken.  Here it is (bigify if you wish):


If you know the exact location that would be best!  Where is this spot?   Come on – give it the CLOSE EYEBALL and then let me know what you think……………remember if you’re FIRST with the right guess, you’ll get THIS:

The Much Coveted "First Right Guesser" Award

The Much Coveted “First Right Guesser” Award


And you know by now that EVERYONE who guesses the right spot gets the Sammy Hug badge so I won’t bother you (or bore you!) with showing it again…………………..but you WILL get it.  Even everyone who hasn’t got a clue or guesses wrong gets a badge so there’s no such thing as a NON-WINNER when it comes to my Tueseday Teasers!

Tomorrow you’ll find out the scoop on the Teaser and where it comes from (as well as who sent it to me to use in the Teaser this week!!)…………………………

Meanwhile, may I remind you that time’s a tickin’ on getting Christmas orders processed and mailed out to you from Mollie’s Fabulous Boutique!   You should visit soon because Mollie’s little elves need time to make presents for you and get them popped into the post and sent in time for the holiday so VISIT NOW if you can………..Woo Hoo!

There are a lot of fun things going on around Halloween this year – I know my contest is only one of many but I do hope you want to at least visit my Halloween Blog if you don’t want to enter the contest – everyone will be invited for that anyway……….the costume contest is just a fun bonus and you can even use a photo you may have submitted elsewhere of you in a costume – you could still win my competition!  Everybody love to win prizes right???  Right!!!!

My front porch last Halloween.....wooooooo!

My front porch last Halloween…..wooooooo!

Have a super Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL………………..

Mollie turned me into a MONSTER for Halloween last year!

Mollie turned me into a MONSTER for Halloween last year!



Moanless Monday


Hi Everyone! No moaning from me today – I know a lot of humans who moan on Monday but we stay-at-home ani-pals don’t mind Mondays much. Besides, so many swell things are going on, why not SMILE to start the week right?

First of all, I wanna thank all of you who have already sent in your Sam-O-Ween costume photos – I can already tell that this is gonna be a TOUGH competition.   And thankfully I’m not going to have to pick the winner because YOU will be voting in a poll for the winner NOT ME.   It’s not too soon to get your photos to me though – Mom’s started the poll with the entries we have so far – that makes the whole thing easy to load up when we get ready for the voting.


I also received a way cool and cute award yesterday from my friend Nylablue – this one is certainly “tailor-made” for me and comes with no rules and no requirements – but it’s so way cute I think ALL of you should help yourself to it if you’d like to display it – – – – ESPECIALLY all of you who love bacon like I do !!!!   THANK YOU NYLABLUE – you’re the best!


I’m wondering if I should petition the Cat Scouts to see if they might consider instituting a “BACON EATERS BADGE” to be awarded to all Cat Scouts who demonstrate a true love and devotion to this delectable delight??!!!!

Speaking of Cat Scouts, even more of you have joined lately and we’re connecting there not just in my Group (Warrenton Wilcats) but just as Friends!  It’s fun and I’m working on more badges already – one in Basketry in particular.  Woo Hoo…….

Something else I keep forgetting to do (although this is MY blog and not my Mom’s) is give her a nice “plug” for her mystery novel which is available on the sidebar in either Kindle format (for a cheap $2.99) or from Amazon as a paperback.  Yep – Mom had a great book signing LAST weekend where she sold bunches of copies but I you’d like to get your very own, just pop in on Kindle to download it OR order from Amazon.   I hope it’s OK to say that even though I’m afraid I can’t read I understand from lotsa people who do that it’s a really great mystery book – takes place in a small town (like MY town) with a female private investigator (like my Mom wishes she’d been when she was younger) who gets involved in several interesting mysteries all starting with a simple little background investigation for the owner of a big horse farm that leads to a MURDER investigation!   WOW……the little town is loaded with interesting characters too – just like my town is – and there’s even a touch of romance (yuck) which my Mom says is always good to write into a good mystery plot.

Tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday so I’ll see you here at the usual time………..be purrrrrpared (which happens to be the Cat Scouts motto!!!!) ……………I know you will!





Monday Stuff


Hi Everybody!   Hope you all had a good weekend……….we had another pretty one – Fallish but not TOO Fallish – Coolish but not TOO Coolish…..just right!

It looks like from the poll that the most votes went to my having a BEST COSTUME CONTEST for Halloween so that’s what it’s gonna be!   I’ll also have another event going on which will be something fun to do but not a competition.  The Costume Contest, however, will be competition and all of you will be voting for your favorites and the winner will be getting a prize…..YAY……we all love prizes right?   So start thinking about your costumes – I know you probably are saying “but Halloween is so far away” – well guess what gang….it isn’t !!

I’m happy to tell you that we have another Guest Teaser for tomorrow’s Tuesday Teaser…………….yes indeedy and you’d better be ALERT if you wanna win the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge because our friend Easy is back from his blog vacation and you know he’s the guy who is poised at the ready when my Teaser appears on his computer at home in Brittany so WATCH OUT!

This Friday my Mom is going to visit her sister and sister-in-law up in the mountains of West Virginia and won’t be home until Sunday.  That means me and Dad will be hanging out together doing guy stuff Friday and Saturday.   The problem for me is always the lap nap thing.  Yes I have to admit that Mom’s lap is way more comfy than Dad’s is.  I’ll probably have to resort to couch naps or bed naps or rug naps.  Dad is too squirmy to be a good “bed”……a guy can’t get any decent nap time in.  Mom’s the best – she won’t budge until it’s ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to disturb me.  Even if her legs fall asleep or she needs to visit the “necessary room” – or go to the kitchen to work on something for dinner – she’s a real trooper!

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I’ll have to get Mom to get some posts lined up for me while she’s gone because my Dad’s useless on the compawter…….I think he MIGHT know how to turn it on but after that?   Forget about it!  😀

Well it’s the start of a new week so let’s make it a good one – whatcha say?