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Friendly Fill-In Friday


Fill-In The Sentence Day!

It’s Friday which means we are joining the co-hosted Friendly Fill-Ins!   McGuffy’s Reader and 15 and Meowing have Friday reserved for this FUN sentence fill-in game we play.   They each contribute TWO sentences with blanks and we fill ’em up!   Would you like to play along?   Just click the badge and go to McGuffy’s – use the linky tool and join in the fun!

Today’s sentences are filled in by my Mom………..her fill-ins are in GREEN!

1. Blind dates sometimes work!    My hubby was a blind date and just look at us now 27 years later!.
2. Fifty years ago, I got my first cat – when I moved into my first apartment and I’ve had cats ever since.

3. I admire people who will TRY something before saying “I can’t do that” because it’s a GREAT way to learn something NEW.

4. Reading makes me think about things I probably would never have thought about before.


Thanks Mom!   You did brilliantly………better than me………….I don’t know what a blind date is for one thing!!!!

Now if you’re all finished Mom, let’s turn off the computer and NAP!

Love, Teddy


Friendly Fill-Ins


Let’s Fill-In….Shall We?

Friday is “filling in” blog hop day.    It’s a fun Hop co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader AND 15andMeowing.    If you click the badge above you will be whisked away to McGuffy’s where you can use Annie’s LINKY tool and join up to play along with us!

I let my Mom do this week’s filling in……………..just kind of seemed like SHE’D have an easier time with these particular sentences than I would so LET ‘ER RIP MOMMY!    Her fill-in words are in BABY BLUE………..


1. Meetings used to drive me crazy when I worked – people would be late, people wouldn’t show up, people would sit like lumps and not contribute – I do NOT miss meetings now that I’m retired!

2. Rules should be treated like “guidelines” – not necessarily cast in stone – sometimes there’s a BETTER way than the rule dictates!.

3. The best time to take a vacation is in the Fall – we have ALWAYS taken vacations in the Fall, after school starts and there are no crowds ANYWHERE!.

4. I have learned that there are no guarantees in life – don’t take a thing for granted – ever.


Gosh Mom – so serious!   Maybe I should tell a joke now so everyone can SMILE again…………..hahahaha……………just kidding.   Thank you for being the filler-inner this week!    Hope everyone has a HAPPY FRIDAY…………….remember how Sammy used to complain about Friday being “cleaning day” here at the house?   Well, it still is, but unlike Sammy I don’t run and hide – I WATCH.   I find it fascinating to see my Mom and Dad in this big flurry of activity straightening, vacuuming, dusting, and the best part about it?   When they’re finished I can drag all my toys back out of my box and make a big mess and watch them all over again!   Tee Hee………….

Hurry up Mom…………I’m waiting for you to finish so I can take a nap in my torn up old red cube!!

Love, Teddy (aka Butter Bean)*

*Butter Bean is my new nickname thanks to my Dad.   When I went to the vet for follow-up blood work I found out I now weigh 15.30 lbs.   That’s up a whole pound since June.   My vet says I’m NOT FAT – I’m “big boned”………my vet is my best buddy now!  

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


Happy Friday!

It’s time to do some “filling in” on the Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

This is a fun hop co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing and we join up every Friday to share fun facts about ourselves or our humans………it’s fun!  You should try it – and if you’d like to just click on the badge below and use the Linky tool there to “hook up” and do some filling in with us.


This week’s sentences are below and my Mom’s fill-ins are in RED (yes I thought I’d give her a break and let HER fill-in today – aren’t I just plain SWEET????).

1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was swinging on the swings – I loved it – it was like flying.

2. For breakfast, I have my own homemade biscotti and coffee.

3. An instrument I would like to play is the piano – I took lessons for three years when I was little but lost interest – I sometimes still dream that I’m in a recital and am very nervous.

4. I always try to smile, because smiles are infectious – when someone sees MY smile – they almost ALWAYS smile back.
OK Mom thanks a bunch.    When I saw the sentences I knew I wouldn’t be able to answer them – especially since I never played on a playground as a child !!  Tee Hee
Tomorrow is going to be another Bacon Caturday……….will you be here to enjoy some bacon fun with me?   I hope so – you’re welcome to stop by you know.  Everyone is invited.

In the past week I have been one lucky little guy – why?   Well because I’ve won TWO totally cool things from other blogs I follow!     One totally cool thing was a Drinkwell Fountain from my buddies at The Island Cats!

The other cool thing is a book about cats which I won from Cat Chat with Caren and Cody………….Am I lucky or what?

Thank You Both!   I am so excited!!!!!!

Love, Teddy


Friendly Fill Ins!


Filling In Sentences on Cinco De Mayo!!

We are happy to join the Blog Hop every Friday known as Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.    It’s a favorite Hop of ours and if you would like to join in the fun and fill in some sentences they have challenged us with, please do!   Just click on the below badge to visit McGuffy’s Reader and use the LINKY tool and you’re IN!

This week’s sentences are below and Angel Sammy and I are feeling generous again today and thought we’d let GOOD OLD MOM fill in the blanks…………she needs something to do to keep her out of trouble (hahaha).   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED!

1. We still have a landline.

2.My most treasured piece of jewelry is actually SEVERAL pieces of jewelry:  My Mom’s wedding ring, my grandmother’s pearl earrings, and my OWN wedding ring that my husband David gave me.

3. This year, I have learned that the old saying “you’re not getting older, you’re getting better” is VERY VERY TRUE!   I’m loving life more now than ever before.

4. I would like to take a vacation ANYWHERE before this year is over.
VOILA!   Thanks Mom……….you did well………now what do you say we have a bit of a party for Cinco de Mayo???    There has been a lot of sadness with partings lately so we think a bit of a PAR-TAY might cheer everyone including us up!

Senor Angel Sammy

Senor Teddy

Don’t you just love Senor Sammy’s hat?   It’s a crazy hat he wore at a Cat Scouts Cinco De Mayo party when they had a “sombrero decorating contest”……pretty wacky huh?   On the other hand I look ADORABLE right?   Although not many one year old kittens have a moustache I suppose!

We could do a Mexican hat dance !!!!

We can smack a piñata with a stick and see what treasure pop out of it!

We can also enjoy some of the wonderful foodables that are traditional – here are some breakfast things AND some lunch/dinner things so take your pick – eat and drink to your hearts content then you can say you “DID” Cinco de Mayo with us today!!!

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What a PAR-TAY!     Thanks for coming by…………….it wouldn’t have been the same without you……………….!

Ole’ !

Senor Sam and Senor Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday


Hello!  Happy Friday!

Today we’re filling in sentences thanks to the jointly hosted Friendly Fill-ins by 15andmeowing and McGuffysReader !   You can click on the link for McGuffy’s Reade if you’d like to join up with this blog hop – it’s tons of fun and a good way to meet new bloggers AND tell everyone about YOU!


 Here are today’s sentences……………!   My fill-ins are in BLUE and Mom’s are in RED.   We each filled in TWO sentences this time!

1. My guiding word for 2017 is ANGELS.
2. I’ve never been to a high school class reunion.
3. Truth be told I am superstitious about wearing GREEN on St. Pat’s Day – Mom used to put a green collar on me!.   (*Yes we could have said superstitious about Friday the 13th but I’ve NEVER been that way although many are!!

4.Lately, I have been very cognizant of the fact that now that I’m older time is FLYING by whereas when I was young, time went on and on forever (it seemed!).

SO, that’s it for Filling in today……………………remember to join in the HOP if you want to share your sentence fill-ins……………and even if you don’t, go visit McGuffy’s Reader to see everyone else’s fill-ins.   I guarantee it’s fun!
Mom and Dad are supposed to get SNOW tomorrow…….and maybe even a bit of ice.   I might get a day pass from the Bridge to spend with them because they won’t be able to go anywhere if it snows and I can keep them company!
NO SNOW HERE!!!!   Tee Hee
See you tomorrow for BACON CATURDAY…………

Friendly Fill Ins



Time to do some “filling in” !

This is a wonderful and fun blog hop hosted by our friends 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.   We fill in the blanks on sentences they give us every week then hop around to see how everyone answered – we learn lots about each other that way so it makes it tons of fun.    Just click HERE to join in the hop!

Here are this week’s sentences AND our (I say “our” because I let Mom answer this week along with me!)……..my answers are in RED and Mom’s are in GREEN!

1. I love the following Christmas film(s) Muppet Christmas Carol, Polar Express, White Christmas, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation.

2. I don’t care for the following Christmas film(s) Scrooged, Christmas in Connecticut.

3. At the holidays, I cannot resist asking for turkey, EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE!!!!!.

4. A favourite holiday memory of mine is every Christmas I would lie under the tree and watch the lights and train, WATCHING Sammy enjoy being under the tree and watching the lights and train.

Thanks so much to both blogs for hosting this hop – it’s one that all of us love – we get to share “stuff” about each other and end our week with a BIG SMILE!


Oh I saw this photo the other day and I think it looks a WHOLE LOT like me – now that I’m over the Rainbow Bridge and am young again………………


Hope you can have a HAPPY day!

Love, Angel Sammy



Friendly Fill-Ins Friday!


Fill ‘Er Up Please!

Mom says she used to say that to the attendant at the gas station – yes, believe it or not there used to be PEOPLE putting gas in your car at gas stations back in the old days (hahaha).    But this time filling up has to do with the Friendly Fill-Ins sponsored by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!


Are you ready to see my “filling in” ??    By the way, if you wanna join in on this fun Friday exercise, you can – just visit McGuffy’s Reader and hook up with the LINKY TOOL and fill in the sentences yourself – it’s tons of fun and sure gets us to know each other better at the same time!

Here are the sentences this week and my Mom filled them out this time around – I like to SHARE them with her as a special treat (yes I spoil my MOM!).  Her answers are in BLUE.

1. It is good to have a spare key (to anything – car, house, etc.) !!.
2. I don’t understand why bungee jumping (hahaha) is/are so popular.
3. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was many years ago I was using a Ouija board with my sister and that’s all I’ll say other than what happened was decidedly WEIRD.

4. My favourite Halloween tale is “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – it came out in 1966 and I’ve watched it every Halloween since…..I love it.

So there!   That’s our story and we’re sticking with it!

Speaking of pumpkins, Nellie of Nellie on the Edge is making Halloween punkins for everyone like she did a couple of years ago……………she made one for me back then but I can’t find it so she sweetly made me another one…………….Don’t you just LOVE IT???????????   I do!


Thank You Nellie Bellie!!

I do hope that you all have a wonderful weekend…….remember tomorrow is BACON DAY………….how could anyone forget bacon right?   Right!

See ya !

See ya !

Hugs, Sammy

Filling In!


Time for Fun, Friendly, Friday Fill-Ins!


Hosted jointly by 15andmeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!

This week Mom and I decided that BOTH of us would do filling out of this week’s sentences!    We’ve been switching off each week and thought we’d both dip our toes in this time around.   SO, my fill-ins are in BLUE and Mom’s are in RED!

Here are the sentences we had to fill in:

1. My favorite way to exercise is NOT to do it in the first place (haha)! Take a nap – I twitch around a lot when I sleep and that counts as exercise!

2. Something I learned last week was that I don’t look as horrible in capri slacks as I thought I would.  Not to try something NEW in my diet – I really paid for that experiment!

3. I am sentimental about my past – I have been through a lot but I wouldn’t change a thing – I’m content with it  My toy box…..I don’t play much any longer but once in a while I go sniff everything and stare at all my toys and think how lucky I am .

4. Some people may find it surprising to know that I’ve written three books, co-authored another book with four other female writers, and edited a book of poetry for a poetry publisher.  That I am now allowing my Mom to give me my medication by hand and no longer does she have to sneak it into my food!.

There you have it!   Fill-ins done for another week!    Thanks to Annie at McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen at 15 and Meowing – and if you click on the BADGE above, you can go to McGuffy’s Reader and join the blog hop link with your OWN fill-ins!!

Today is also our Friday housecleaning day……………some of you asked about the Broomhildas – well they have become so popular that we have trouble getting on their schedule so today, we are doing our own thing here at my house…………….EEEEEK!

I'm ready!

I’m ready!

Mom's ready!

Mom’s ready!

Hey - who's that?!

Hey – who’s that?!


Take that guy whoever he is off trash duty!

Dad's ready to go!

Dad’s ready to go!

We miss the Broomhildas…….but Mom is working on getting another cleaning crew in to help us old folks out…………..you’ll know all about them when we find them believe me!

Meanwhile, have a super Friday and remember, tomorrow is BACON DAY!!!!!!


Big Hugs, Sammy

Friendly Fill-Ins!



Time for Friendly Fill-Ins and Cleaning House

Hello!    While the Broomhildas are here busily cleaning my house from a whole week of fur, dust, and more fur (!), I thought I’d take a few minutes to do the Friendly Friday Fill-Ins which are hosted by my friends Miss Ellen of 15andmeowing and Miss Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.    This is a fun blog hop – if you don’t know about it, it’s easy peasy – they give us four sentences to fill in with our own answers then we hop around to see what everyone else had to say – it’s always fun to see.

Here are this week’s questions, and this week I myself decided to answer since I let Mom answer LAST week!   My “fill-ins” are in BLUE!

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 13

1. I am most proud of reaching the ripe old age of “almost” 17 – not bad for a feral kitten trapped in the wild!
2. I am embarrassed to admit sometimes I miss the litterbox even though Mom got a high-sided one for me in my old age (oops).

3. My super-power might be sensing when company is coming – somehow I just know and I’ll head for the basement stairs.

4. I really wish I could live for at least 17 more years – I’m enjoying myself!.

There you have it!  Another week of filling in – done.    You can click on the badge below to visit and join the Linky Tool if you’d like to post your OWN fill-ins or you can just hop around and visit all the other “Filler-Inners” and see what they said!
Now if you’ll pardon me, I think I’ll go see if the Broomhildas are about finished………..I’ve been waiting for them to be done so I can curl up and catch up on napping.   When they’re here, it’s not exactly QUIET – ya know what I mean???

Talk about NOISY!

Talk about NOISY!

We're just about finished Sammy - hang in there!

We’re just about finished Sammy – hang in there!

Yes Sammy - the vacuum cleaner is FINISHED!

Yes Sammy – the vacuum cleaner is FINISHED!

EXCELLENT!   Time for my nap!

Ahhhh......NAP TIME!

Ahhhh……NAP TIME!

Happy Friday….. Hugs, Sammy

Filling In and Cleaning House


The FUN part of Friday is the

Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by

15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!


I decided to be sweet and let my Mom fill in this week – we’re kind of taking turns and I think it’s HER turn!    Here are our challenge sentences of the week!   Mom’s responses are in GREEEEEEEN!

1. One quirk I have is ALWAYS having candles at the dinner table for meals!.

2. My favorite comic strip is probably one most people aren’t familiar with – “Mike Du Jour” written by Mike Lester – it cracks me up!.

3. I am really happy almost ALL the time – it’s just ME……but I’m also reall happy that my husband and I found Sammy at the shelter before anyone else did!.
4. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I would go to Niagara Falls – have always wanted to see them!

OK Mom – thanks for filling in – next week it’s MY turn!!!    Thanks to Annie of McGuffy’s and Ellen of 15andMeowing for this fun fill-in every Friday!

Now – onward to the Friday HouseCleaning Extravaganza!    It was a big thrill to see the Broomhildas bustling around all three floors of my hacienda cleaning here, there, and everywhere.   They are a truly impressive cleaning machine and we’re getting afraid that they will be so popular soon that we’ll have to go back to cleaning this place OURSELVES (gasp!).

Or maybe these two would be interested in the job?

Or maybe these two would be interested in the job?

The Broomhildas said that they’ve been getting tons of calls on their 1-800 number ever since we posted their business card here on my blog……………if you missed it, here it is!

The Broomhildas have their OWN business now!  They rate "FOUR PAWS" too so you know they're good!

The Broomhildas have their OWN business now! They rate “FOUR PAWS” too so you know they’re good!

They got all those nasty spots too where spiders hide and where I’ve stashed my toys and private stuff and even my toy box/wagon gets reorganized before they leave for the day!

My toy box is actually a toy WAGON!

Thank you Broomhildas for giving us a nice clean house every Friday……otherwise – well – who knows WHAT this place would look like!     Do you help your Mom with the housecleaning????????  Do you keep your toys nice and neat??????


Oh yeah....one last thing....putting new toilet paper in the human pottybox room!

Oh yeah….one last thing….putting new toilet paper in the human pottybox room!

Love, Sammy