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Friendly Fill-Ins


Hello Everybody!   Time to fill-in the blanks with our friends.   This is a great Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs every single Friday.   Just four sentences with some “holes” in them for us to fill-in and when we fill-in we are telling the world more about ourselves.   If you’d like to HOP on board and HOP with us, just click the badge above which will take you to 15andMeowing then fill in the LINKY form with your blog link and you’ll be “one of us” !!

Here are this week’s sentences – two from 15andMeowing and two from Four-Legged Furballs.   Mom and I took turns this week filling in the blanks.   If it’s in BLUE it’s from ME…….if it’s GREEN it’s from Mom.

1. My favorite font is GYPSY CURSE – especially at Halloween time!.

2. October is perfect for hot cider, sweaters, beautiful leaves, and taking a little vacation.

3. Where I live, there are lots of dogs and I hear them barking all around the neighborhood – if there are kitties I don’t know about it because they don’t bark (much!).

4. I feel very FRISKY this time of year.

There you have it.   Filled in sentences from me and Mom.    As for my #4 answer, my Mom has observed not just with ME but with Angel Sammy and other kitties she’s had that when the weather begins to cool down, we get a little crazy.   We’ll chase falling leaves, or roll around in the grass, or want to stay out longer (if we’re on harness/leash of course), or whine extra loud and long when we HAVE to go back inside.    It’s just so nice to be in the fresh air instead of in the heat and humidity.    One of the times I went out today my Dad took me and he brought a book and a glass of iced tea with him.  He sat in his chair and propped his feet up on a little plastic side table and while he read, I found my favorite spot in the leaves to lie down and watch the birds, squirrels, and chase the little noises I hear UNDER the leaves.   I’m just SURE there’s something UNDER all those layers of leaves that NEEDS MY ATTENTION.    Dad says I’m imagining things.   Either way, it sure is fun.
Now is everyone ready for the weekend?    We are!!

Happy Birthday to my Dad and Happy Friday to all of you………

Love, Teddy

Moaning on Monday


Mom – Dad – How Could You?

Nobody here to turn on the printer so I can watch it???

Nobody to take me outside for yard cruising???

No sink drinks????

No Mommy hugs???

No summersaults????

I can’t begrudge them a few days off but gosh – it’s just not the same around here!    Oh and Mom – that photo of you and me with the summersaults?   We might mention to people that was taken in February and it’s now October and I weigh 17 lbs. now which I did NOT weigh in this photo!!!  I weighed 8 lbs.   I’m gonna be a GIANT KITTY when I finish growing up.    I won’t even be TWO until March, 2018!   

Sorry we aren’t doing a PRE-TEASE Monday post or a Teaser tomorrow but that’s the breaks.   Unlike my Angel brother Sammy, I do NOT have THUMBS so can’t use the keyboard.   DARN!


I’ll be back tomorrow though.   You can count on that!   We are FINALLY getting some signs of Fall here…………..you can count on that too!!! 


Backyard Maple….

Hugs, Teddy



And me too!  Don’t forget the Ted!!

Fall Has Fallen and Mom is Filling In!



It’s Definitely Fall Now!

You know every year we kind of play hide and seek with Fall…………we get temps in the 80s out of nowhere then things settle back down into October-ish weather in the 50s and 60s…….well this morning when Mom and I went out for my morning cruise, she could see her breath!   She could see MY breath too!   And we could both see the breath of the two HUMONGOUS raccoons who were out in the backyard as well!

So Fall has fallen for sure………………….leaves are starting to fall too……………..not a whole lot yet but plenty.    Mom mowed the lawn two days ago and before she finished, there was a light coating of leaves on the lawn already.    When you are surrounded with big trees, that’s gonna happen of course!

Just a few bits of color here and there for now......

Just a few bits of color here and there for now……

My Mom and Dad love Fall…………….they like having fires in the fireplace again and cozy evenings……………I like that Mom has mums all over the front porch – I think they are pretty!!   I think I look pretty well sitting in the middle of them!

Sam enjoying the front porch on a pretty fall day

I like Mums!

Soon Mom will be decorating for Halloween……………..we already decorated my blog as you can tell – we use the MONSTER theme from WordPress every year around Halloween time but will change back to NORMAL after the spookies are gone!    Do you see Fall where you are or are you somewhere that you don’t get to see the leaves and other signs of Fall falling?


Our housecleaning today is “all hands on deck”………….no cleaning service today – so we all pitched in to get the place ship shape for another week………………!

Mom made me help out!

Mom made me help out!

Cleaning day is definitely one day that I don't mind being hard of hearing!!!!!

Cleaning day is definitely one day that I don’t mind being hard of hearing!!!!!


NOW!   On to Friday Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!!     This week I decided to let my Mom do the “filling in”…………….wasn’t that nice of me?   If you wanna fill-in and share, just go to one of the blogs and use the linky tool to link your blog up…………….


Here are the sentences to “fill-in” Mom!

1. My favorite store is the craft store, Michaels – where I get all my art supplies!.
2. An unanswered prayer I am thankful for (this is impossible for me to fill-in as my prayers have almost always been answered and there hasn’t been one that went “unanswered” that was “important”.

3. At Halloween, I love seeing all the kids’ costumes – especially the really “little ones” !

4. I believe in the supernatural, because I know people who see spirits and who know what the future holds .

Well that was fun – thanks Mom – I had no idea how to answer most of those since I don’t shop, hide at Halloween, and my prayers have ALWAYS been answered – I’m living with you and Dad and that’s a BIGGIE!!!!!


Hugs, Sammy

For everyone in the path of the hurricane......

For everyone in the path of the hurricane……




Yes, today’s post is titled “VETeran” because by 9:30AM I will be one…..I will have been to my Vet for my 4-month checkup so that would make me a VETeran right?  Right!   Mom thinks she’s been able to sneak my harness and leash upstairs without me seeing it……she actually doesn’t know that I review the big desk calendar in the kitchen constantly to see if she’s put the word “VET” or “SAM” on there anywhere.   I’m smarter than she thinks I am apparently!


So, tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday and I’m still making my mind up on the photo – it MIGHT be a Guest Teaser but it MIGHT be a Mom Teaser……..tomorrow you’ll find out OK?   All I can tell you is that we’ll make it good.  Oh yeah – you can count on that.


I sort of had a good day yesterday……………Mom and Dad worked on the leaves in the yard but it only took a couple of hours so I just napped.   Then they came in and Mom wanted to rest and I popped up on her lap and took a snooze for a while.  She had to get up after about 30 minutes so THAT was THAT.   She came upstairs to work on the computer (probably to help me with this post!!!!)………and I did NOT like it one bit.  I yelled from the bottom of the stairs but I do that all the time, so Mom didn’t give it a thought – she just called me and said she’d be with me soon………so what did I do?   Well I horked of course.  Yep – in the foyer on the rug.  TWICE.   She’s learning the yard way that if she doesn’t do what I want her to do RIGHT THEN, there’s a possible hork in her future.    Actually it was because I’d been outside earlier and ate some grass…..but don’t tell HER that!

Hope you all had a great weekend………….we did……………..now it’s onward to another busy week.   Would you believe Mom is already doing some of her Christmas shopping online?  YES!   I wonder if any of it is for ME ME ME?   Of course if it’s NOT for me…….I can always HORK to get her attention!!!    HAHA – just kidding (sort of).



Saturday Stuff



YAWN…………………..well good morning universe.   Another Saturday comes our way…………….with some treats (BACON), and naps (YAWN AGAIN), and quiet (at least it BETTER be!).

First comes breakfast………………..you know what that’s all about in my house on a Saturday!


Then Mom will probably be admiring her new dishwasher for hours and hours and reading the manual over and over……..even though all you really do is put detergent in and press some buttons!  What’s so fascinating about that huh?   Well, it’s her newest toy so let her enjoy it right?

Dad will probably go out and see if the leaves are dry enough for he and Mom to head out to do the leaf sucking machine thing………we must have ten jillion leaves down after the BIG WIND of the past two days.   How can so many leaves have already come down yet I look up in the big trees and there’s MORE to come????    Trees sure have a lot of leaves don’t they?    Our neighbor worked on his leaves ALL DAY yesterday.   ALL DAY……now that’s what I call “leafmania” !!    But leafmania is so much better than “snowmania” so I won’t complain………………………..

White Christmas This Year? We Hope So!

NOT looking forward to this…..gimme leaves any old day!

As far as I know though that’s all that’s on the calendar for today.  House is clean and I haven’t messed it up in any way since yesterday so we’re good to go there.  Laundry is done (yes I snoopervised), cars are clean inside and out (thanks Dad)…………..I’ve got this family WHIPPED into shape haven’t I?    Oh yeah!

Think I’ll go find a nice sunny spot to dream…………what will I dream about?   With my luck, probably trees with leaves…….lots of them……falling down on my head.

Innocently enjoying a sun puddle on the stairs when I hear Mom say the word "VET" !!!


Hugs, Sammy

P.S.  On a very serious note, we are sending love and prayers to our friends in Paris after their terrible tragedy overnight.  So many lives lost……it’s just horrible what terrorists are doing all around the world.   My Mom is particularly sad about this because she and my Dad were in Paris on 9/11 and the French people were SO kind and caring and genuinely horrified at what had happened to the USA………….now we are horrified about what’s happened there.    Senseless……….totally.

In And Out Cleaning

Or should I say DOUBLE monster day?

Or should I say DOUBLE monster day?

It’s MONSTER day but guess what……….not just inside monster but also outside monster – the leaves will be sucked up AFTER the house is finished!   That means I will have NO PEACE today.


There is one good thing about the outside bit though – – – – right now we have so many leaves down that I can’t find my grass to munch on!  It’s totally covered AND I don’t particularly enjoy walking on the leaves either.   So, after they’re “removed” by the SUPER DUPER MONSTER outside, I’ll be happy.   I’ll try to grin and bear it until it’s over with.   Mom is gonna be brave too in her OWN special way………HAHAHA

Yes Mom....we know how you feel about it all.....

Yes Mom….we know how you feel about it all…..

There aren’t any dust bunnies OUTSIDE though………..just inside……………I’ll be standing by to come out from hiding!


Cleaning out my own litter box......HAHA

No worries Mom – I’ll handle cleaning out my own litter box……HAHA

Mom and Dad think that all the leaves will be down in the next few weeks – hopefully before Thanksgiving.   I’m not so sure………..I still see an awful lot of them hanging on for dear life up in the big oak trees………..

More fall leaves for Sam to play in!

See? Still some green leaves that haven’t turned!

You may remember this photo – I usually drag it out from my photo files in the Fall…………it just reminds me of how pretty Virginia is in the Fall…………this is a photo my Mom snapped out the window of my Dad’s Cessna as they flew over the countryside several Falls ago……………every color there is!

Fall Trees

Leaves from up in the air…..

From the air it looks like a box of jewels or maybe a big box of candy……….every flavor and taste………..the beauty of Virginia Fall…………..can’t beat it!

Happy FRIDAY !!




One Blog Thursday


COMPUTEREYESSammy’s Gone Nuts!

Did you think I went blog crazy yesterday with TWO blogs?  Well, that was because I didn’t realize it was BLOG FOR PEACE day yesterday so I quick did a special post for that since I LOVE to honor that day!

Today only one blog……….and a rather boring one at that.  Why?  Well, how about because there’s not much going on around my house that’s worth talking about?   Fall continues to fall…..leaves are flying out of the trees at a record pace so Mom and Dad will be busy in the yard this weekend I’m sure………….we’re like everyone else who’s got Fall going on – just trying to keep up with stuff.   But one thing is for SURE…………..I’m excited about November being here because I DO love turkey day!    This year Mom and Dad are going to W. Virginia for Thanksgiving but they WILL be bringing home a doggy (oops…I mean kitty) bag with some turkey for ME ME ME.   YAY!

What the heck is this?

What the heck is this?

Mom has been working hard packing up the packages for the two winners in my Sam-O-Ween Best Costume Contest…………we are hoping that Peanut and Ernie both like what we’ve got for them – Mom will get those in the mail by tomorrow or Saturday.   We sure had a GREAT contest this year.   YOU GUYS ROCKED your costumes and those of you who didn’t enter still came back and voted and we had a TON of votes cast.





See?  I told you this would be a boring blog post………….I just don’t have any big news or even any old news……….we’re just floating along here at my house.   The one thing that puzzles me though is considering how BORING things are around here, how come Mom is STUCK at the computer all the time instead of downstairs in the family room in her recliner so I can pop up and get in her lap???   Huh???   It’s my favorite spot and she knows it.

Gimme that lap Mom!

Gimme that lap Mom!

Hugs, Sammy

Fab Friday


Oh this weather just HAS TO GO ON…………we’ve decided at my house that this would be PERFECT stuff to have year-round…….there must be somewhere on the planet where that’s the case……today was sunny ALL DAY and the high temperature was 79.   Just right.  Sigh.   Not many more pretty leaves came tumbling down today though because no wind…..what we need (but I’m not asking for it trust me on that!) is a few more overnight freezes then WHAMMO – leaves will FLY out of the trees!

Fall sunsets………………gorgeous right?

Leaves as the sun goes down...

Leaves as the sun goes down…

Today will be another one of those days only slightly cooler………………….no complaints – I’ll take it!

Yesterday my parents deserted me for a while – went rug shopping.   I’ll have some new rugs to “break in” in a couple of weeks I guess.   Just about when I get them to smell right, have just enough cat hair on them, just the right about of “Sammy” on them, they go and get NEW rugs.   HA!  That won’t stop me…..I’ll have them SAMMIFIED in no time!

Today I have a BIG EVENT at Cat Scouts……we’re going to hop on the Cat Scouts jet and pop up to Mackinac Island in Michigan and stay at the Grand Hotel for one night.  We’re having a “Somewhere In Time” trip – back in time complete with Jane Seymour who made that movie (some of you may recall) which was a big hit.   Anyway, we’ll be in costume for the fancy dinner that night…………..period stuff from the 1900s…………what do you think?


The Grand Hotel…..on an island…..what a place THIS is!


Dashing right?

We sure have a blast at Cat Scouts……if you’re a cat (yes that’s a requirement!) and wanna have some fun with us – what are you waiting for?   CLICK HERE    I’d love to see you there!!!

The Sam-O-Ween costume contest is shaping up to be BIG………….I may need to award a FIRST PLACE and a SECOND PLACE……..both of the winners will receive prizes – whatcha think?????

You’ve got FIVE MORE DAYS to send in your costume (real or photoshopped either way) to me at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com.    Then voting will start.   Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!


Have a grand day………I’m gonna!!

Love, Sammy


Can It Be Thursday Already?


YES IT CAN………..not only “CAN” it, but it truly IS.   Well, time is whipping by at an incredible pace and before you know it, we’ll be WELL into Fall and Halloween will be over and we’ll be talking TURKEY (Thanksgiving of course for those of us who celebrate it in November).

Meanwhile, the leaves in my yard are doing their thing………..just gorgeous if I say so myself!

Backyard tree in fall

Talk about ORANGE!

Maples are almost TOO pretty!

Maples are almost TOO pretty!

I am just loving the weather though – I’ve been outside as much as I can get OLD MOM to take me………….sometimes I just sit on the front porch and look out over my kingdom (haha) and think how lucky I am to live here………other times I cruise around a bit (with Mom watching me closely) and waddle (yes I waddle now when I walk) down to the front stone garden to do my business (yes you know what I mean), or walk down the sidewalk sniffing as I go for signs of introoders.   The skunks, raccoons, possums, and rabbits visit during the night time and I can SMELL them the next morning.   They even have the NERVE to come up on my front porch to drink the water from the water bowl that’s out there!

Excuse me Mr. Possum - did someone invite you here?

Excuse me Mr. Possum – did someone invite you here?

Anyway, I do love Fall and Mom and Dad are starting to have fires in the fireplace now which I REALLY like…………….talk about cozy.

I’ve had a lot of email lately from some of you asking about how I’m feeling these days.   Well, I have been very good about taking my thyroid medicine – Mom is still having good luck (mostly) with crushing the pill up and mixing it with either turkey baby food or beef baby food.  I love that stuff.  GOBBLE GOBBLE………I’m on board with baby food!    I don’t hork very often – I’ve always been a horker since I was tiny……but maybe once a week is my average.   All is well on the “potty box” situation too.    So that’s about it for my report other than I DO have mobility issues – if I’m lying down for any length of time it’s tough standing back up again – I will limp my first few steps and go slow then I loosen up.   Mom says it’s just like her and Dad……get stiff in the old joints and it takes a minute to get “steady” on the feet (or paws).

So – there’s the THURSDAY REPORT………Fall is falling, animals are visiting my porch, I’m in good shape for an old guy, and getting excited about SAM-O-WEEN!   I hope you are too??

Hugs, Sammy

Sam enjoying the front porch on a pretty fall day

Door guard on duty….


Falling Leaves Friday!



Fall continues to fall here!

That’s right – the leaves are coming down like rain these past two days……..just enough breeze to blow them down from their spots on all the big trees around our house – I can’t even go outside in my own yard without getting bopped on the head by falling leaves!   I guess it could be worse……..those acorns falling are a lot more painful when they hit my ginger head than leaves are that’s for sure.

Here’s how things look around here……….

Fall2014-2 FallYard2

We are nowhere near “peak” color though so I’ll show more photos as we march further into Fall.  I hope it’s pretty where you are!

I spent time on my porch this morning – it was chilly!

OK Mom....that's enough outside time for now.....

OK Mom….that’s enough outside time for now…..

Won’t be long before Mom will have to bring some of the houseplants that have lived on the front porch INSIDE for the winter – in fact we might get our first frost this weekend – EEEEK.

Also pretty soon Mom will be working on decorating our front porch for Sam-O-Ween…………we like to do something different every year………….here’s a couple of “oldies” – this year Mom bought some of that stuff that looks like a BIG spider web.  Can’t wait to see what she does with that

Our front porch decked out for Halloween

My front porch in 2011 for Sam-O-Ween

This was Sam-O-Ween 2012 (with a neighbor kitty photobombing!)

This was Sam-O-Ween 2012 (with a neighbor kitty photobombing!)

We want to take a minute to wish my friend Raz and Allie’s Mom Miss Sharon from FRIENDSFUREVER a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!


Tomorrow is my BACON day so I’ll be busy celebrating that you can just BET on it!

See you then?

HUGS, Sammy