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Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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Let’s Complete Some Sentences!!

YAY!  Friday is here and we’re going to fill in the blanks…………………..this is a FUN Blog Hop co-hosted by Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing and Miss Annie at McGuffysReader.   You can get to McGuffys’ Reader by clicking on the badge above – then use the LINKY tool and enter your blog address where you can share your OWN FILL-INS!!!!!   Wheeee!

This week’s sentences are below – two from Ellen and two from Annie………..ready?   Mom is going to fill in the first two sentences and I get to do the second two!   Mom’s in RED and I’m in GREEN.

 

1. a prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is The Time Machine in the movie of that name from 1960 – oh boy would I have fun visiting people and places in that!.

2. My oldest friendship is a high school friend from the mid-1960s – Linda and I have lost touch off and on through these MANY years because we both moved around a bit AND we’ve both had busy lives, but we KNOW each other is there..

3. Whenever I sleep, I always snore – my Mom and Dad do too so I think I learned it from THEM!!.

4. The best brand of kitty treats is Temptations – ANY FLAVOR works for me – I’m not picky.
So there you have it – Friendly Fill-Ins for another week.
I’m trying to stay out of trouble…………………I saw this sight out the living room window recently……..good thing I’m INSIDE and not OUTSIDE!!!
Deer helping themselves to sunflower seeds in the birdfeeders

almost invisible deer introooder at MY bird feeders!

I also love to visit the deck out back even though I’m not allowed on it without my harness and leash……………..my Mom and Dad wish it was screened in so they COULD let me out there.

Hope you have a HAPPY FRIDAY!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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We Did It!

We made it thru the alphabet again!   We’re THANKFUL for that!

It’s Thankful Thursday with Brian at Brian’s Home Blog and one of the many things we are thankful for is that we made it to Z with our poetic challenge – the second time through the alphabet and today we finish up with Z.     Then we’re going to do something a little different (for those who want to).   But FIRST – let’s talk “THANKFUL” – if you’d like to join in Brians’ Blog Hop and talk about how thankful you are and what for, DO IT.   Click on his badge above and use the LINKY tool and link up to the blog.    Share with the world what you are thankful for.  

Teddy is thankful for Mom’s printer…………..WHAT???   Yes, strange but true.  He has a total fascination with the printer.  He can hear her turn it on and he comes running…….he sits quietly while it purrs, roars, gets warmed up then spits out a piece of paper she’s printed.   He’s fascinated.  Totally.   He doesn’t move………sometimes he will go over to it after she’s turned it off and try to turn it back on again.   He can’t QUITE reach the button on top and he’s not QUITE strong enough to push it down so no danger in him starting it but he obviously considers it a MAJOR item of fascination!

Excuse Mom’s messy office…….!!!!

Teddy also is thankful for his torn up, messed up, beat up, used up, barely there red kitty cube.    He plays with it until he’s exhausted then passes out partially inside on his back exposing his WHATEVER to the world!    Mom will turn around in her office chair and frequently sees this site – she couldn’t resist snapping YET ANOTHER photo of the little guy halfway in his pitiful old cube!

And last but not least, the little guy is VERY thankful that Mom has a studio couch in her office and he can lounge about on it and watch her work………..this is the first time she’s caught him in this particular pose though………..WHAT WAS HE THINKING?   Who knows.   We don’t try and figure him out- we just love him and his LASER eyes!

Now on to other business – let’s talk POETRY…………….in fact, let’s talk my THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAYS!!!

First of all thanks for sticking with me through the alphabet for “Time #2″……….it’s been fun and you all (or at least more of you than NOT) want to do it all over again so we will but with a bit of a TWIST.    Let’s do my “Z” poem though before we talk about “what’s next” OK?   

“Z”

“Zany”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 6/7/17

Sometimes life just gets so busy

Every day can make you dizzy

Moving quickly to get things done

Busy days start well before the sun!

You don’t have to be real brainy

To realize that life is ZANY!

At the Bridge we take things slow

Here on Earth it’s GO GO GO

Even on a day that’s rainy

My poor Mom says things are ZANY!

Keeping up with the house, Teddy and blogs

She says her days “go to the dogs”

I think she’s feeling a little INSANE-EY

Which come to think about it, means she’s ZANY!

 

HAHAHA……not my best work that one but whatcha gonna do with Z?    I could have done ZOO but then again………….Mom says “Zany” fits her to a “T”…………….

So in order to make things more interesting as we begin next week to start AGAIN with the letter “A” and work our way through to ZANY Z…………………….here’s the plan.    If you would like to participate in my Poetic Thursdays, you can do one of the below:

  • Continue as you have with ANY word of your choice for the subject of that week’s poem…….any “A” word you wish for instance for next week, OR
  • You can write a poem about one of these PROMPT words for “A”      A poem about:    (1)  ants     (2)   anger   (3)   apples  (4)  ankles

I will be using a prompt but you can feel free to do as you have done and just use any subject for your poem starting with the letter of the week!!!!     How’s that sound?    Fun I hope!!!    So if you don’t want to use one of the prompts, you don’t have to!   Just have fun – WRITE A POEM – and share it with all of us!   

Until Next Thursday!!!  

Love, Angel Sammy (and zany Teddy…..)

 

Pre-Tease Monday

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Happy Monday Class!

You know what today is right???

We must get you all prepared for tomorrow’s guessing and researching but when it comes to the Teaser, that’s kind of tough since you don’t know WHERE to research since it’s a surprise right?   Well, that’s why I always tell you to study EVERYTHING………..Yep – EVERYTHING.   Tough huh?   Add to that the fact that the Teaser tomorrow is a GUEST TEASER – that makes it doubly tough.    I will have more than one photo for you to examine though.  Maybe two.

HOW IT WORKS (for those of you who are new at this Teaser thing)

The photos will be posted here on our blog in our Geography classroom tomorrow at a time that WE choose – and it’s not the usual blog post time of 3AM EST – oh no – we mix it up every week and the post goes live at a different time – that’s because there’s a prize for the FIRST COMMENTER on the post!!!  Makes it more interesting if you don’t know when it will go live.

THEN the next challenge is that after you’ve seen the photos and you’re ready to make a guess, you must give the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the STATE (if you think it’s in the USA) or COUNTRY (if you don’t think it’s in the USA) where the photo was taken.    You can’t just give one – you must give both town/state or country.   OK?

THEN, after you’ve guessed it’s always fun to see what everyone ELSE guesses…………but make sure you don’t give anything away – if you think someone else has it right – don’t say “So and So has it right” – it makes it more of a challenge for everyone else……….We are WICKED here on Teaser Tuesdays!!!!!   We want it to be tough and we want it to be fun and most of all we hope we give you some spots in the world that you might want to visit one day to see in person.

SO – those are the rules!

Any questions?????

YES Bobby?

“Professor Sammy, I was wondering if instead of cookies for class tomorrow, can I bring Sammmmmiches?    My Mom said she’d make them for everyone!”

Oh how nice of your Mom to do that – yes Bobby – we’d be honored to nosh on your Mom’s samm – – – er – I mean Sandwiches tomorrow.   Please thank her for us!

Now, I will show you all and our visitors in class today, what the prize badges look like for the Teaser tomorrow – ready?

The First Commenter on the blog gets this:

The person who is the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER gets this:

Everyone ELSE who guesses right but isn’t FIRST, gets this:

AND, last but not least, everyone who does NOT guess correctly STILL gets a prize badge – the world famous “GREENIE” !

Now I think we’ll bring our fabulous Teaser Cheerleader, Ms. Suzie “Shakeyourtailfeather”  Q out to give us a pre-tease cheer to boost morale and provide some inspiration for you all!

Bibbidy Bobbidy Bango
I’m in the mood to tango!
The Teaser will be a whopper
So don’t be a losing flopper
Study and stay up late
Tonight’s not the night to date!
Be here ready to take a peek
At our photo of the week!
Our guest has sent us a doozy
Don’t show up in class all boozy!
Be PERFECT just like ME
Studying hard will set you free!!!!!!

Gosh Suzie…..you got all dressed up and everything – I know you got everyone’s blood pumping and brains working so tomorrow will be a great Teaser Tuesday.

My Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be here in the morning at the SECRET TIME to greet everyone as you stagger into the classroom.     Remember Bobby’s Mom is providing lunch for everyone tomorrow!

I coulda made sandwiches if you’da just asked me to!

Uhhhh…..well…..yes, I’m sure you would have and no doubt they would have been interesting sandwiches indeed (probably with a wicked spell on them!) but one of these days we’ll let you provide the eatables OK Aunt Grizelda?   Your niece Suzie will let you know!   (eeeeeeeek!)

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

And here’s a FUN P.S. !!    Cat Scouts Headquarters has a fabulous and fun gift for YOU or someone else for sale right now – It’s called “Hooligan In A Can” and contains everything you would need to have a rip-roaring good time (or be a hooligan for a day!).    Just CLICK HERE to see all the goodies inside the can and get yourself one (or two) today!!   It also helps support Cat Scouts which as you know, Angel Sammy and I are proudly part of!!!

 

Teaser Tuesday

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Please find your seats class, it’s time to TEASE!

First item of business is for you to hurry and comment on this post – the FIRST person to comment (or persons if there’s more than one in the first 60 seconds after we go live) will win a special badge to share with the universe and show off your FAST FINGERS!!!!

THEN – come back here for the MAIN EVENT!   Go on – hurry up!   Sarge will be waiting for you!

Don’t make me wait ! I don’t LIKE to wait!

Bobby I see you wildly waving your furry little paw in the back of the room – did you have something you needed to say before we start class?

Yes Sir….I talked to my Mom about what I saw her doing and that it WAS my Dad but he had on a mask! She said it was a “grownup game” whatever THAT is.

Thanks Bobby – sounds like a reasonable (cough cough) explanation to me.    Grownups do things that we don’t always understand and if you’re HAPPY then we’re all HAPPY right class??

Indeed

Totally

Positively

Now, could we have a little cheer to get our audience READY to guess?   Suzie?   C’mon in and get our hearts pounding!!!!

Ra Ra Ra
Sis Boom Ba
I’m not in the mood to cheer
I’d rather be at the spa
Just give the Teaser your best
Then take a little rest
While I’m here let me say this to Bobby…..
I think your Mom has a brand new “hobby” !!  (giggle)

Thanks Suzie……………..nice of you to give Bobby MORE to think about!    I’m sure you will be getting a call from his Mom later………………………….

SO – shall we bring Mr. Silver Suitcase on board now?    Time to see what delights he has in that SUPER SECRET suitcase he keeps with our Teaser photo of the week!

Yes sir….here’s today’s challenge!

Remember please that if you are going to guess you must tell me in what TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as what STATE (if USA) or COUNTRY (if not in USA) this photo was taken.    Now hurry – everyone is gonna be guessing and you want to be first don’t you???

 

If you are the first to guess right – you get this:

If you guess right but are NOT the first you still get this:

AND if you guess incorrectly – hey – you tried right?  You get this:

This has been a bit of a stressful class today so what do you say we take a little break and have a snack????

Yes we know you do!!!!!   Everybody have some cookies and hot chocolate and go outside for recess!

Teddy and I will see you tomorrow for the TEASER TELL ALL!

Don’t be late!

Hey – where did SHE come from?????!

 

Whoops….before we go…….. One of my newest friends is having a cool “challenge” on his blog – if you CLICK his link below you will find out ALL about it………..it sounds like fun – we’re gonna see if we can come up with a story to submit!!!!    If you like challenges, you just might enjoy this one – LouisDogArmstrong and his cat brother Hazuzu are great pals.     Scroll down to the bottom of their blog post to see the rules for the challenge…………………..

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEM

 

Friendly Fill Ins!

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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

Bacon Boy!

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OH BOY!  My favorite day of the week!

 

I hereby decree that all cats far and wide in all parts of the Kingdom of Baconia share with me in the joy of a munchy, crunchy slice of bacon today!   Inform your humans that THE KING HAS SPOKEN!

(**think that will work?**)

If THAT doesn’t work…………..show them this official decree!!

That should do the trick!    And once they get the message, show them this delightful idea for how to make bacon not only for YOU to eat but THEY can enjoy some bacon too in this form!

My Mom thinks this is a fabulous way to enjoy some bacon……………….!!

I’ll tell you what REALLY works when it comes to getting the bacon you want for a snackable on BACON DAY……………….”THE LOOK” !!

One of these might work for you!!!!!!

If it doesn’t work……maybe you can wangle a handful of cat treats anyway…………..not QUITE as delish as bacon but not such a bad “second place”!    Whatever you do, and however it works out for you – have a HAPPY SATURDAY!

It’s good to be King!  

Love, King Ted

 

Teaser Tell All Time!

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Class Time! 

Step right up students of geographical mysteries!   Have a seat and pay attention – it’s time to TELL ALL about yesterday’s Teaser!

Professor Sam and Professor Teddy I studied HARD all morning and STILL don’t know the answer! This was TOUGH!

You’re right – it was a very tough Teaser and we didn’t think ANYONE would guess it but guess what……………someone did!   More than ONE someone!     But let’s back up a bit and talk about who was FIRST COMMENTER………….we had a TIE for FIRST COMMENTER this week.

Da Phenny (trying to beat Angel Easy’s record!)

Miss Csilla of Trifles (Kolytyi)

Concatulations!

Then we must say we figured all day people would be guessing and getting nowhere with the photo we posted which was THIS ONE:

BUT we were wrong……………..because not long after we went live, someone guessed the right TOWN and COUNTRY which we thought was a miracle.    Who was that lucky ducky?    Well it wasn’t a ducky, it was my friend Timmy Tomcat !!     Here’s your badge Timmy!

He guessed the photo was taken in Brno, Czech Republic and it was.   This is actually the Town Hall in Brno.   Here are a couple of other photos of it:

It’s a beautiful building and you can CLICK HERE for more information!

WHO sent me these gems???   It was our wandering racewalker who has been racing all across Europe lately in various racing competition – the fabulous Leo!   This is for you Leo!

For Leo for the Teaser photo of 4/25/17

I have to say that another friend posted HER answer and was RIGHT ON THE MONEY guessing the Town Hall – that was my friend Shoko – and there were SEVERAL others who guessed Brno so for the rest of you who did, please take THIS:

Those of you who were wrong will get the fabulous Greenie…………….

Concatulations to EVERYONE – that really was a tough Teaser!

WHERE will we be going next week to give you a challenge?   You never know – it could be anywhere on the globe……….so make sure between now and then, you study up!   You know you want one of the winner badges – surely some of you have totally covered your homes in GREEN and are ready for a nice “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” to hang over the fireplace on your green wall right?

Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be waiting to see you next Monday for the Pre-Tease warm-up then Tuesday for the BIG SHOW AND TELL!!!!!

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Prof Ted

Tuesday Teaser

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It’s TEASER Time!

ATTENTION CLASS! FACE FORWARD…..LISTEN TO THE PROFS!

Thank you Sarge…………………..First order of business is to remind you that you need to comment on this post NOW for a chance to be the FIRST COMMENTER today!   You win a badge if you are first!

Second order of business is to remind you that you must guess the city/town/village AND the state (if USA) or country (if not USA) that is shown in the photo!   Telling me what planet the photo was taken on is swell but it doesn’t get you extra points!   (haha)

This is a GUEST TEASER and tomorrow when we tell you who wins what, etc. we will tell you WHO our Guest Teaser was and WHERE he/she/it took the photo!    Are we clear????

YES PROFESSOR SAMMY

YES PROFESSORS!

“I’M READY TOO SIR”

Excellent!  Let’s get Suzie to REV up her engine!

Rip it up!
Hey whatsssup?
Time to get guessin’
Cuz with my mind you are messin’ !
Want a clue?
Too bad for you!
I don’t cheat
But I’ve got cute feet!

Gee for you that was a SHORT cheer Suzie!    Thanks for getting the attention of the students though – you never fail to do that even if your cheer is SHORT!!

Mr. Silver Briefcase will you please bring in the Guest Teaser Photo that you’ve had LOCKED up all week so there would be no peeking or cheating???    Thank you!

Yes sir….here’s today’s challenge!

 

Now if this isn’t a TOUGHIE – I don’t know a TOUGHIE when I see one!    Not much to go on is there but I have FAITH that someone will “GET IT” !!!!!     Now get to work everyone and figure this one out!

If you are the FIRST to guess correctly, you will win:

If you are RIGHT but aren’t first you will win:

AND if you are wrong as wrong can be then you will win:

So, let’s go gang!   Put on those thinking caps and figure this one out – tomorrow when we have the TEASER TELL ALL, I’ll show you another photo of the FRONT of this structure – but for now – all you get is this BACK view…………………Yes Roger in the back of the room – you have your paw raised?   Have something you want to say???

Just that this is a toughie. I’d ask my brother back home to help me with this Teaser but last time I asked for help know what he said to me?????

Well hopefully all of you don’t have a brother at home who isn’t cooperative!

See you all in school tomorrow for the TEASER TELL ALL!

Angel Professor Sam and Assistant Prof Teddy

Filling In on Friday!

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Time To Fill In Sentences!

A FUN Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader

Every Friday we get to complete some sentences “our way” – two from McGuffy’s Reader and two from 15andMeowing.  If you’d like to play along, just click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s Reader, use the LINKY tool and join in the fun!

This week’s sentences are below, and we let our Mom do the filling-in as the sentences are more “human-friendly” than animal friendly this week!   Mom’s responses are in BLUE!

1. The most interesting museum I have been to is The Natural History Museum here in Washington, DC on the National Mall.
2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is Rome, Italy.
3. Spring is back!    (just in time too – we were SOOO ready to get rid of the cold!)

4. I was surprised that I got the yard mowed this morning BEFORE we got rain….usually it doesn’t WAIT for me!

We look forward to filling in every week……Mom said that she had SEVERAL to choose from for #1 and #2 as she’s traveled a lot AND been to all kinds of interesting museums around the world.  It’s sometimes hard to “pick just one” !!

Teddy and I hope you all have a GREAT Friday and weekend…………….I’ll be busy at the Bridge on some projects and classes but Teddy will be terrorizing my parents and having fun all weekend I’m sure.   When you’re a youngster EVERYTHING is fun (except going to the vet I guess!).

Love and Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted

Teddy

Thankful Thursday

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

Today we do TWO posts in one!   First of all we talk about being Thankful for Brian’s Thankful Thursday Hop – and you can visit him by clicking the above badge and join in the hop with the LINKY tool…..tell us why you are THANKFUL…….I’m thankful because I have a special guest here at my house.   Someone Angel Sammy met and hosted for a while and now it’s MY turn to show this friend a good time.   Who?   It’s our good friend Bashful the rock-n-roller who lives with Bacon at the Hotel Thompson!

We will tell you about his visit here in the next couple of days but just so you know – he’s being kept company by one of Mom’s stuffed piggies AND one of Sammy’s stuffed kitty pillows.   He has naps in this spot and since this guy travels ALL THE TIME, he naps almost as much as I do!    THANKS for visiting us Bashful!

Part Two of Today’s Post is:

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday which is when we celebrate another letter of the alphabet as we make our way from A to Z………….and today the letter we have to use is the letter “S” !   If you have written a poem on your blog, why not post your blog link in my comments so we can read it!  OR you can post your poem HERE if you like in a comment.    Poetry is the spice of life!!  Write some today!   NEXT WEEK WE DO “T” !

“Snow”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 4/20/17

Snow, snow, so cold on the toes

Icicles hanging from your kitty pink nose.

Now you need to hear this bit of news from the Bridge

There’s no snow up here from the sea to the ridge!

It’s sunny each day and breezy each night

But there’s no white stuff falling – that just wouldn’t be right!

Snow is for you back here in this life

At the Bridge we don’t deal with trouble and strife!

We work hard up here, don’t get me wrong

But “Let It Snow” you won’t hear as our favorite SONG!

I might dream about snow but I don’t have to see it here at the Rainbow Bridge!!

As all of you know by now, Nellie joined me and so many others here at the Rainbow Bridge last Friday………..she is happy here but misses everyone “back home” especially her Mom.    My Mom thought she’d put together a little slideshow of some of the wonderful graphics and posters sweet Nellie and her Mom did for us through the years……Nellie’s Mom is a wonderful artist and Nellie was a great inspiration for her I’m sure!    We will treasure all of our memories forever and ever………………these are just a few of our special  moments.

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Teddy and I thank YOU for visiting us today!

Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted