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Friendly Fill-Ins


Friday!   YAY!    It’s been a long and hot week here and I think you can say that for almost anywhere.   Summer is being MEAN this year.    I haven’t even asked to go outside.   That’s when you know its’ bad.    Today is fill-in Friday which is when our two co-hosts each give us two sentences full of holes – we fill in the holes (blanks!) and voila – we find out more stuff about each other.   Fun huh?   Well it is, and if you wanna join in – click the badge above and link up.

Here are our four sentences for this week.   Mom and I both filled in………..she did more than I did though!   Her words are BLUE and mine are GREEN.

1. I have been contemplating the possibility of one last European cruise for my husband and me – for our 30th anniversary next year.

2. I want to read a newspaper article about something uplifting/happy/positive JUST ONCE!.

3. People should worry less about getting older and more about enjoying whatever age they are NOW.

4. I want to make the world a better place by making people smile when they see me!!!.


Yep – that’s me and Mom for the week…………..we put our heads together and filled in the blanks.   Thanks to our co-hosts for giving us such fun every Friday.   Now I’m READY FOR THE WEEKEND!

Me and my Mom say HAPPY FRIDAY!    

Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins


Happy Friday!    Time for us to plug in the holes in the good ship Friendly Fill-In so it doesn’t sink!  HAHAHA    Our two co-hosts give us four sentences every week with holes and we do the filling in then share on the Hop.   We learn lots of new stuff about each other that way.   Tons of fun.    If you want to join us – you can get the sentences from either of our co-hosts on their blogs, then just finish things off and LINK UP by clicking on the badge above.

Here are this week’s sentences – two from each co-host.   Oh – and this week I let Mom fill in ALL BY  HERSELF!    Her words are in BLUE!

1. I am able to diet, but I won’t. (I “am what I am” at this point in my life at almost 72 – I watch what I eat but don’t particularly care what my weight is as long as I fit in my jeans….hahaha)
2. I won’t ever get cancer again.  (Explanation:  I say this every night before I go to bed…..and pray that it comes TRUE)
3. The current chapter of my life would be titled who knew being older could be so much fun?
4. I’ve been meaning to do Spring cleaning but haven’t yet.  (So, I’m thinking it’s too late for Spring cleaning…..it’s now Summer…..so maybe NEXT YEAR I’ll do Spring cleaning???)

OK Mom thanks for being my “filler-inner”……………..And also thanks to our co-hosts for giving us such great sentences to fill in every week.    Hope everyone has a GREAT FRIDAY and nice weekend too…………..we will be hot and humid outside, but inside is cool and comfy!   Guess which one we choose.

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins


Friday!!   Time to fill in the blanks!    It’s a great exercise in “getting to know you” – every Friday we have four sentences with blanks that we fill with our own words – we learn a lot about each other and it’s fun.   Wanna join us?  Click the badge above and link up!

Here are this week’s sentences are below and Mom and I changed up on answering…..Mom’s words are in BLUE and mine are in RED!

1. I like my coffee with cream and sugar.

2. When I was 16, I had to have contact lenses because my Mom wanted me to have them instead of glasses – I HATED THEM and quit wearing them and have worn glasses since!!
3. I spend the most time thinking about getting Mom or Dad to take me OUTSIDE.
4. Meowing loudly at the front door is a risk worth taking.   (someone usually takes me outside when they get tired of me screaming)
There you have it – more exciting information about me and my Mom………………we are so interesting aren’t we?   HAHAHAHA    Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

Love and Friday Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins


Happy Friday!   Time to complete some sentences that have holes left in them on purpose by our co-hosts with an eye towards divulging a little bit of ourselves so you know us better!   Sneaky huh?!   Well, mostly it’s just fun to do and if you’d like to join in, click the badge above which links to 15AndMeowing and link up!!!

We get two sentences from each of our co-hosts and each week my Mom and I kind of trade off who gets to fill-in……………………Mom’s in charge this week and her words are in RED.

1. Summer is a good time to stay inside (it’s so hot and humid and buggy outside!).

2. The most recent person  that I talked on the phone with was my sister – we talked about what a nice visit we had for her 81st birthday on Wednesday!.
3. I thought I would grow out of wanting to live happily ever after, but I haven’t.
4. I feel annoyed when people ask me why I don’t color my hair (it’s a mousy brown with the occasional gray hair – big deal – I’m sorry if it’s boring!!).
Thanks Mom…………..Did you say MOUSIE brown hair?    I think MOUSIE brown is a GREAT color!!!!!!!

No I’m not a throw rug Mom…………….step OVER the kitty and not on him please!   

Love, Teddy

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


WOO HOO it’s FRIDAY!     The Blog Hop for today is Friendly Fill-Ins and our co-hosts, 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs have provided us with FOUR sentences (two each) full of holes and we must fill those holes in.   Yep – that’s how it works.     It’s a great way to get to know more about your friends or make new ones – just click the badge above and go to 15andMeowing and link up with us.

Here are this week’s sentences and this week Mom and I BOTH filled in – – – her answers are RED and mine are BLUE…………

1. I could use some suggestions for how to climb a tree.   (Note:  Sometimes I chase something in my backyard like a chipmunk or a squirrel for instance and when they run UP a tree to get away, I can go about two feet up then plop back down on the ground…..not very graceful!)
2. I never refuse chocolate chip cookies.
3. I hope my freedom never changes. (Note:  I am lucky to go outside on a leash/harness and since I love outside so much, I’m hoping to always be able to spend some of my day out in the fresh air with Mom or Dad)
4. I would rate my happiness level a 10 out of 10.   (Note:  I feel blessed to be almost 72 and in reasonable shape – and to have a sweet husband and the most adorable cat EVER…..)
OK Mom…….I think we did pretty darn good.    As for me and tree climbing – it’s OK that I can’t go up further than 2 feet really because I’m afraid once I  would get up a tree, I couldn’t get back down again.    You told me once Angel Sammy did that – up he went but he couldn’t get down and Dad had to pry him off a tree up high, tuck him in his coat, and climb back down.    I’m afraid Dad wouldn’t be able to handle that these days.     That incident was 20 years ago when Sammy was a little baby!    EEEEK!    I’m happy to have four feet on the ground.

Happy Friday!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom

Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop


Happy Friday!   Time to do a bit of filling in with our co-hosted HOP for that purpose.   Every Friday Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing give us two sentences each with lots of left out words and we just fill in the blanks.   Couldn’t be easier and you’d be surprised how much we learn about each other just from that!     If you click the badge above you can link up and have fun with us.

Here are this week’s sentences and I decided to let Mom do her thing with these – I probably COULD have helped but I’m sleeping in this morning (on top of her pillows!) so HAVE AT IT MOM!   Her words are in GREEN.

1. I hope Planet Earth never goes out of business. (Weird answer?  Maybe but you have to admit, we’re doing our best to mess it up and I really hope we don’t – it’s our HOME SWEET HOME!)
2. So far, the highlight of my year has been having fun with my husband discussing possible super vacations for our 30th anniversary next year – so many places we’d like to see!
3. Doing laundry takes up too much time.   (A necessary evil though unless we lived in a nudist colony and “THAT AIN’T HAPPENING” !!!)
4. If I didn’t have to sleep, I would spend that extra time reading more.    (I’m on the computer enough as it is but I’d like to spend LESS time on it and more time with my nose buried in a book)
Thanks Mom!   Good job……..maybe next week I’ll take a turn.   You never know!


Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


Here we are again on a Friday with our “fill-in” Blog Hop co-hosted by our friends at 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!    IF you’d like to play along – click the badge above and go for it!   We have four sentences with blanks to fill in.    This week I’m letting my Mom have all the fun – I’m too busy napping.    Mom’s words are in RED.   

Go Mom go!

1. A past event that I would like to see in person is landing on the moon.

2. If I were a dog, my breed would be West Highland White Terrier (but in reality I love ALL dogs!).

3. If I came with a warning label, it would say the following: “Needs one cup of coffee in the morning to be hospitable”.

4. I would want to take a comfy hammock and sunscreen with me to a deserted island.


OK Mom – good job.    I was hoping you’d want to take ME to a deserted island but then I remembered how nice it is to have a nice cool house and cold water to drink.    Something tells me those would be in short supply on a deserted island.    Right?

Hope you all have a HAPPY FRIDAY……………………..!

Yep – that’s how I feel alright! 

Are there sinks on deserted islands?????

Love, Teddy



Friendly Fill-Ins


Hello!   Time to fill in the blanks…….this is a Hop co-hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing and it’s so much fun not just to be filling in but to see what OTHERS fill-in too!    Want to join us?   Click the badge above and link up with us.

Here are this week’s sentences (two from each co-host) and this week I filled them out all by myself with no help from Mom!!  YAY ME!!!  My words are in BLUE.

1. I would love to be a personal assistant to Garfield – I think we have a whole lot in common.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it Teddy’s Tugboat.
3. I want to improve my begging skills – I’m pretty darn good but I need to “UP” my success rate!.
4. Surprises are THE BEST (unless they involve a trip in the car to SURPRISE the vet!).
There you have it.    Some thoughts right off the top of my ginger head.    It’s Friday you know so I will wish everyone a HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!!
This was taken one month after I moved into this house from the shelter – do I look relaxed to you???????

Hugs, Teddy

A Loaded Friday Post!


WOW – this is a BIG blog post today Teddy!

Yes it is………why?    Because it’s Friendly Fill-ins today but we ALSO want to tell you about a visitor we had at my house last week.    So let’s get started shall we?????

First let’s talk FILLING IN…………………

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday is a FUN Hop co-hosted by our friends at 15andMeowing AND Four-Legged Furballs.    Each of them gives us TWO sentences with blanks in them – and all we have to do is fill in the blanks any way we want to.   It’s so much fun to see what people come up with for their blanks.    In my house my Mom and I take turns filling in or sometimes we BOTH fill in.    If you’d like to join us – click the badge above and it takes you to 15andMeowing where you can link up!

Here are the sentences for this week from our co-hosts and this week I let Mom do the filling in…….her words are in RED.

1. I almost always either HAVE a picnic here or go to a picnic somewhere else on Memorial Day.

2. I try to avoid arguing – usually very “unproductive” time!.

3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be THINK POSITIVELY.
4. Not wanting to be lazy motivates me to work hard.

OK Mom……good job.     I’m glad for #2 you didn’t say “I try to avoid giving treats to Teddy” – that means I’m on the GOOD BOY list!
Now for the second part of today’s post.     We want to tell you all about our wonderful visit with the charming traveling cow from 15andMeowing – “MOO” !!!    We were on the list to host her as she travels the world and she came to us after having a grand time with Miss Cecilia at Down Home in NC .   
She arrived all tucked in a nice travel box complete with some instructions and some other fun things that I’m not going to give away in case you will be hosting her like we did.    She was very happy to get out of the box I can tell you even though she said it was quite comfortable.    BUT she really was tired so the first thing she did was take a snooze.
We tucked her in and in a matter of seconds she was SOUND asleep.    She slept for a couple of hours and when she woke up,  I introduced her to some friends who were JUST HER SIZE and anxious to meet her!
The orange guy next to her is wearing the green beret that Moo’s Mom, Miss Ellen, made for Angel Sammy!
She said she was a COW and she was a GIRL, so she wanted to be a COWGIRL and this little kitty said “hop on” !!
Then I asked her if she’d like to go outside and see my nice grassy front yard – kind of like a cow pasture…….she said OH YES PLEASE!
I could see she was enjoying herself so I went up on the porch to see my Mom while Moo stayed in the yard enjoying the grass.
She said she felt just like Julie Andrews in “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” !!    She twirled around and around like Miss Andrews did!   She even sang the song from the movie and Moo has a quite pretty singing voice!
When we got ready to come inside for the evening, she wanted to pose on Mom’s door wreath because she thought it made a good “frame” for her to show off a bit!
We had dinner then because she was still tired from traveling, she excused herself early and headed to her cozy bed.
The next morning she decided to try some horseback riding with one of my little friends…….I told them I didn’t think these horses were their size!!!
Because Moo had such a long list of places to visit after us, we decided that maybe she might want to be on her way to her next destination – which actually was in Southwestern Virginia – so before she left we had one more super fun thing to do.    What was it?????
Moo told us to go into the kitchen until she said “READY” so we did……she wanted to play “FIND ME IF YOU CAN” in our library.    She sure found a good hiding spot – can you find her?????   It took us a while to see her but if you try real hard – you can see her too!!
When it was time to take her to the airport (post office) we all had a BIG HUG and told her to visit ANY TIME she wanted to – we will always be her friends!

We hope Moo has fun as she travels around on her visits but I just bet she’s anxious to see HOME SWEET HOME!

Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins Friday


Woo Hoo!   Friday is here and it’s time to do a bit of filling in.   Every Friday our co-hosts Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing give us TWO sentences each with lots of “holes” in them that need to be filled in.   It lets tell a bit about ourselves when we fill those blanks!    If you’d like to have fun with us – just click the badge above and it will take you to 15andMeowing where you can link up.

Mom and I had a bit of a conundrum figuring out who should answer which sentences this week but we compromised.   We took turns.    My words are in GREEN and hers are in RED!

1. Bacon is my favorite item of the foodables residing in our refrigerator right now!

2. My favorite character on Big Bang Theory is (Neither Teddy nor myself have ever seen Big Bang Theory so we are passing on this one!!).

3. I could set a world record for time spent napping but something tells me there would be a LOT of us in that contest for the record!

4. Diving off the high board is the craziest thing I’ve ever done. (I’m NOT a daredevil but when I was a kid on the swim team we HAD to jump off the high board then dive off the board to stay on the swim team so I did it………ONCE………..NEVER AGAIN).
There you have it!   Another getting to know you post by me and Mom.    We’re a good team.    Oh yes – about our answer to #2 – we know we are probably two of the only people in the USA who haven’t watched Big Bang Theory regularly.   Mom remembers seeing it ONCE a couple of years ago.   She just doesn’t remember the names of the characters.   DUH.    Oh well – I’m sure we watch lots of stuff on PBS that nobody else has seen either.     Different strokes for different folks????

Love, Teddy

I don’t know about BIG BANG theory but I’m familiar with BIG BUTT !!!   HAHAHAHAHA