Hi Everybody!!! Did you enjoy the Teaser yesterday??? I hope so……………lots of people were thrown by the mountains in that photo………..they thought they recognized the city but the mountains didn’t seem RIGHT for the city they wanted to guess.
Here’s the photo again then I’ll give you the SCOOP!
If you guessed the photo was of beautiful Santiago, Chile you were RIGHT! Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago’s cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. Mountains of the Andes chain can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards, and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
While several of you guessed it was Santiago, Chile, the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was Misaki !! That’s right – Misaki’s Mom’s brother had visited Santiago and she recognized the skyline and backdrop……….and she was the FIRST to guess so she gets this!
You other lucky folks who knew it was Santiago, Chile get this!
And the rest of you who valiantly guessed and didn’t guess correctly OR didn’t have any idea whatsoever WHERE the photo was taken get this!
And because he insisted on getting SOMETHING (and even suggested the name of that “something”) I’m presenting the following to Leo:
Wasn’t that fun???? Next week who knows where my paw will land on the spinning globe of Teaser locations!!!!!
I want to thank my buddy and Cousin Bacon again for allowing me the honor to be the guest advisor on “Dear Sammy” for his blog yesterday. It was a blast and thanks to all of you for the swell comments. You thought I did a good job advising and that WAS what I wanted to do!!! This is for YOU my friend!!
We Return You Now To
Your Regular Programming (tee hee)
Hear Ye – Hear Ye
The Honorable Judge Samuel Kimmell Will Be Presiding Over Court This Day. He will be listening to evidence in the case of Doggy v. Mollie
At issue is Doggy’s claim that Mollie promised a PAW PRINT icon to everyone on her website who was participating in her latest contest on her blog whereas Mollie (represented by her attorney, Misaki, Esq., Attorney at Law) claims she did NOT promise the icon to EVERYBODY, only those who had not yet won one.
If you would care to sit in the gallery to observe the proceedings, or have evidence to present on either side, or just plain want to be there to
have a good laugh see the court system at work, please report to Judge Kimmell’s court room where at 9AM (Britain time) and 4AM Eastern Standard Time in the US, court will be convened!
HERE COME DA JUDGE…….!!!
CLICK HERE TO GET TO MOLLIE’S BLOG
Kitty Hugs, From Judge Sammy 😀 😀 😀
p.s. If you don’t know what I’m talking about and have no idea what’s going on, visit Mollie, Doggy or Misaki to see what prompted this dasdardly lawsuit and why I, Judge Samuel Kimmell came out of my retirement to preside over the case.
Agent Sam's my name....solving mysteries is my game!
How cool is this? I’m now an official Feline Bureau Investigation special agent. I’ll be able to use my talent for solving mysteries gained through years of helping Mom write her mystery novel which was published a few years ago with MY help. I’ll also be able to help solve mysteries like “where’s Dad’s other sock??”…..or “where did I put that new mouse toy?”…..or even “who is that cat that crossed through my front yard every morning?”.
How did I join up? Well, I met some new friends at Cat From Hell. There’s Penelope (known as Nellie), her brother Kozmo, and two dogs Nellie calls “Big Slobbery Sisters”. Kozmo’s the FBI agent and all I had to do was sent an email to him and in return I got this FABULOUS badge!! I’m so excited. Ever since Mom wrote her book “The Mystery of David’s Bridge” I’ve secretly wanted to be a special agent – sneaking around and spying is one of my specialties. I love to keep an eye on things – I should be purrrrrrfect for this job.
If you scroll down on Cat From Hell’s blog to the post where Kozmo talks about one of his mystery-solving adventures, you’ll see how exciting it is to join up and help to solve crimes. You can get your OWN FBI badge and give Kozmo a hand when he needs it.
I’m thinking maybe in addition to the beret I would like to have for Christmas this year, I might consider asking for a “Sam Spade” type fedora too. A guy has to have an image if he’s a special agent right?
Sammy Kimmell, Agent 00.8
All is right in my world....Now I can RELAX - Mom's home!
Hi Everybody! Boy is it nice to get back on the computer since Mom’s back home….Dad’s a swell guy but doesn’t do so well when it comes to cyberspace. HAHA
We’ve had a BIG problem with my blog lately – and we reported it to WordPress….they said they are “aware of the problem and working on it” but you know what THAT means…..anyway, people are telling us that they see a “gray screen” on the email notices that come to say I have a new blog posted. What a pain. Not just that but WE don’t see notices from most of you whose blogs WE read and subscribe to. Weird huh? They say it’s not effecting everyone but it sure is effecting us – hopefully not all of you.
Mom said she had a good time with “the girls” and having a little break from me and Dad but it sure was dullsville around here without her I tell ya. Dad’s lap is just not as comfy as Mom’s, and he sometimes doesn’t understand what I’m saying to him! What’s with that? Doesn’t everyone who has a cat know how to speak “CAT” ????
I learned one thing though while Mom was gone……there’s going to need to be a little remedial training session around here with me and Dad. Either that or Mom’s NEVER allowed to go away without us again! 🙂
Sammy, One Spoiled and VERY Happy Cat
Mom's visiting my Aunt Carol and her "kids" !
Mom left this morning for two days – leaving me and Dad to fend for ourselves. We can handle it….we are MEN! Sure……besides, she left instructions for Dad as to how to make coffee and how to fix my meals….what more could I ask for????
Anyway, I probably will take the day off tomorrow so don’t be surprised if you don’t see a blog from me until Sunday. Mom won’t be home until late Saturday. Dad knows ZIP about computers and I can’t turn the computer on without help!
Hope you all have a super day…..as for me…..I’m missing Mom already and she only just left………..
Some photos need no explanation.....zzzzzz.....
I’m sure ya’ll get tired of hearing me talk about my naps…..even though they are a HUGE part of my life (and getting moreso as I get older!) – but really, what’s more relaxing for humans OR their companions than knowing they can grab some “Zs” in safety and complete comfort? Hmm?
Today’s going to be a lazy kind of day anyway. My parents are leaving me later this morning to drive out into the country to meet my Auntie Carol and her visiting daughter Barbara (from some place far away called California) for lunch. When my parents aren’t home, I just curl up somewhere – like their bed – and WAIT. Waiting leads to napping of course….and my naps are usually pretty long (assuming the doorbell doesn’t ring) so by the time I’m ready to wake up – they will be home I’m sure. Then I’ll lay on the usual guilt trip for leaving me ALL ALONE….sniff…..with my meows of gratitude and cute faces when actually I’ve enjoyed the peace and quiet of having the house all to myself!
So you guys know where I like to have MY naps around here – what’s YOUR favorite nap spot? Huh? Maybe you’ll give me some new ideas for nap locations………….I’m always up for that!
Hope your day is as comfy as mine is gonna be……
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
- How’s THIS for a “face” ???!!! haha
Happy Friday fans…here I am making my funny camera face. Trying to cheer Mom up. She’s not feeling too swell this morning. Something’s “going around” I think. I know she’s had to use her litter box more than usual the last day or two – – – or something like that!! Anyway, I’m taking good care of her. She isn’t helping me with my blog this morning so hopefully I don’t make too many mistakes.
She’s also a little upset about her garden. I know she tells you all that she doesn’t mind when the deer eat her flowers but she woke up this morning and looked out to see about eight doe and their babies munching like crazy through all of Mom’s impatiens! I heard Mom say “oh darn” – or maybe it was some other word starting with a “D” – not sure about that – but I think she’d been happy that the deer had been just eating sunflower seeds and leaving her flowers alone. They are all “mowed down” now…………….
Know what else is happening in our yard? The oak trees are dropping their acorns already. It’s early for that to be happening. I got conked on the head a few times yesterday in the backyard by acorns falling. At first I thought the squirrels were throwing them at me from up in the trees but nope – they’re just falling on their own. I’ll have to start wearing a HAT out there I guess!
I think I’ll go check my food dish. Hopefully Mom has put some breakfast down for me. Hey – a guy’s gotta keep his strength up right?
Happy Friday Folks
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat