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Teaser Tell All and Not Hot Date #3

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Tell It Like It Is Class Is Officially In Session!

How did you like yesterday’s Teaser?   Interesting one don’t you think?    We’re here to give you the scoop on the photo and who sent it in…….and at the end of class we’ll make our way to the cafeteria for lunch and the SCOOP on Miss D’s Blind Date #3 with Harry and his pink hair.

WordPress did some sort of wacky and unknown TEST OF PATIENCE yesterday when Teaser was posted.   Or should I say NOT posted…..at least when it SAID it was…….it was confusing and as usual with WordPress we’ll never know what really happened but some of you got here and got the dreaded “WHHOOOOPS 404” error screen………some of you didn’t get any kind of notice after it WAS live, and some of you (like us) had no clue what was going on.   All we know is that within a couple of minutes apparently things were FIXED and the Teaser post went out.   Thankfully WordPress doesn’t bungle things often but when they do it’s a complete mystery to everyone – even us.

All that aside, who was our first BLOG COMMENTER?????

Was it ME????  I commented while I was still on the school bus!

No – sorry – it wasn’t you………….it was:

Timmy Tomcat

YAY TIMMY!!!!!

AND, Timmy, this little gem is yours!!

Oh boy! We were FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser post of March 19, 2019!

Congratulations Timmy – you’re cute!  Do you date dogs?????

Here is the photo from yesterday – quite an interesting one we must say!

We thought a lot of you might guess that this was the Loch Ness Monster – Nessie – and guess what…..it actually isn’t her – perhaps a cousin?    This wonderful sculpture is in South Queensferry, Scotland which is close to Edinburgh and it guards a rail bridge which you will see in some of the photos HERE.      But the actual information on THIS sculpture – which is called “The Guardian of the Bridge”, and the artist who conceived it and the school children who helped is HERE.

Who sent in this GEM of a photo for Teaser?

Miss Jackie of TWO DEVON CATS!

YAY!  Here’s a badge to thank you Miss J:

My fabulous photo was featured on the Tuesday Teaser of March 19, 2019!

DARN! I wanted to guess this week but the photo fooled me!

We know sometimes it’s frustrating not to be able to figure out the Teaser BUT that’s also what makes Teaser Tuesday so much fun…………………FIGURING THINGS OUT!    And this week we had someone do that FIRST – want to know who was the winner of the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge???

DRUMROLL DOOD

I’m holding my breath until you tell us!!!!!!

PHENNY AND NELLIE from EASY WEIMARANER!

We’re so happy for you boys we just have to dance!!

We are too!!!!

Here’s your badge boys:

We were the FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS on the Teaser of March 19, 2019! We are “rockin’ Weims” !!!!

There were others of you who got this one – and good for you – you’ve earned yourself a copy of this for your very own:

I guessed Teaser right on March 19, 2019 but I wasn’t the FIRST……still, I won a badge so I’m GOOD!

If you guessed but were wrong???   There were a few of you in this category too (oops) you still get a badge and it’s THIS ONE:

Well I tried to guess the Teaser of March 29, 2019 but my guess was WRONG! Woe is me but I get a Greenie anyway!

Cheer Team – you’re ON!!!!

That was tricky but we still had fun
Handing out badges to almost everyone!
Our FIRST COMMENTER was a guy who’s FAST
Timmy Tomcat you are a ginger BLAST!
Our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was soon to come
These two guys are smart they sure aren’t bums!
Phenny and Nellie are quite a Weim Team
I know they don’t date, but a cheerleader can dream!
We hope you’ll study between now and then
So you can hopefully get the chance for a badge again!

When do you girls hold tryouts? I wanna be a cheerleader!!

Lots of girls want to join the Cheerleading team at Ding Dong Sheep School………………….we’ll let you know when we have tryouts!

Who’s Ready for Lunch?????

Alright!  Follow us………….

Well students……I’m here to tell you the Pink Taco wasn’t what I thought it would be, nor was Harry.    He wore his “bottle belt” but had the bottles full of vodka which he enjoyed throughout our dinner.   The least he could have done is have Tequila or some  other Mexican restaurant kind of drink but NOOOOOOOOO – vodka.   Anyway, he was blasted before our appetizers arrived.   The waiter had to tie him to his chair so he wouldn’t fall on the floor!    It was awful.   One good thing has come from all of these dates though:

I want to stay single AND dedicate myself to providing great food to all of you!

Gosh Miss Dingleberry – we’re sorry things didn’t work out but we tried.   The students and faculty just want you to be happy so if cooking makes you happy then we say YAY!!!!

WE LOVE YOU MISS DINGLEBERRY!!!!!

Miss Dingleberry’s Welcome Back Lunch Menu:

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Well students, we did our best to make a love match for Miss Dingleberry – turns out she’s a confirmed bachelorette!    We will be back next week with another TEASER for you……………so stay tuned all you geography/photography fans.

Long Live Ding Dong School!    Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

 

 

Sam’s “Friend” DeDo the Gargoyle

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Hi Everyone!  Today my blog isn’t “all about me” for a change – I’m going to tell you about another “friend” of mine – he guards the entrance to our house and his name is DeDo the Gargoyle!  Mom says she and Dad first heard about DeDo on their honeymoon a bazillion years ago (well…not QUITE that many but you know) when they were in Paris, France.  The guide at Notre Dame told DeDo’s legend and Mom fell in love with this little guy (not as much as she loves ME ME ME though!).  Here he is by the steps to our front door:

DeDo the Gargoyle: A Parisian Legend

My buddy DeDo...guardian of the front entrance of my house!

Poor DeDo has been through a whole lot – Mom’s had him for many years and he has a chipped toe, a crack across his head, and a little piece of his nose has disappeared too but he’s still hanging in there guarding the door.  Wanna know more about him?  It’s a very cool story!  Here’s what Mom says:

Little Dedo is a small gargoyle pointy ears and human-like feet on the Nortre Dame Cathedral in Paris. When the cathedral was built in 1160, a nun from a tiny convent in Provence who disliked the menacing gargoyles that were put on top of the building to ward off evil spirits, disguised herself as a workman, gained entrance to the work site and quickly carved the sculpture from a small block before placing it on the highest roof.

How cool is that?????  She says if DeDo can ward off evil spirits for a big huge place like that cathedral, surely he can keep the bad stuff away from OUR house!  I think she’s right……every single morning when I go out the front door I visit DeDo and give him a sniff.  Just saying “good morning and thanks for keeping an eye on my house buddy”……..doesn’t hurt to stay in good with a gargoyle – right?

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (with a gargoyle for a friend!)

 

The gargoyle was undiscovered for centuries until a small boy, lost in the labyrinthine structure, stumbled off a ledge and rolled down a roof into the arms of the gargoyle. Since its rediscovery, the creature has been affectionately known as Little Dedo, the gargoyle with the crossed toes.