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Friendly Fill-Ins…..and MORE

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YAY!   Friday is here!    That means it’s time to fill in some blanks that we get every week from our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.    You can join in the fun yourself if you click the badge above and link up.    It’s easy – Each of them give us two sentences full of holes – well – not holes really – blanks……and when we fill them in – you get to find out interesting stuff about US !   Coolio huh?

We have “AND MORE” in our title today because after fill-ins from ME today, we have an “EXTRA”………..it’s a little tale Mom created for a contest she’s entering.    We have to publish it here on the blog as a requirement of entering so we tacked it onto the fill-ins.

Here’s the fill-in fun first…………………AND this Friday I decided that I – Teddy Bear Kimmell – would fill the blanks in ALLLLLLLL by myself with no help from Mom!    My words are in GREEN.

1. I want to make it to a ripe old age like Angel Sammy did.
2. My claws are due for a clipping and I’m not happy about that.
3. A day in my life always includes at least TWO walks outside.

4. Good things happen to those who BEG (haha).
There you have it – another Friday pile of filling in done.    No help from Mom either.

So – what’s with the “MORE” in the title of today’s blog?

Well, Mom and I chuckle along with Evil Squirrel’s blog – those of you who are Teaser Tuesday fans know ES because he has guessed every single Teaser as being one of many quite creative and inventive prisons all around the world.    Yep – his sense of humor has gotten us through some boring Teaser photos in the past AND has also cheered us up when we had NO IDEA where the Teaser photo was taken.    We can always go away from Teaser Tuesday with a grin thanks to Monsieur Squirrel.    ANYWAY, he’s having a contest – we’ve entered before and had an honorable mention (yay Mom).    The contest is totally fun………………and if you’d like to find out what the deal is for this year’s contest, just CLICK HERE.     Who knows – maybe YOU might want to enter.

At any rate, Mom (aka my Graphics Department) said she’d take a whack at it.     Here’s her official entry into the SIXTH ANNUAL CONTEST OF WHATEVER on Evil Squirrel’s blog:

A Squirrel Walks Into A Bar…………

(Evil Squirrel’s Sixth Annual Contest of Whatever – 2019)

Pam Kimmell

“Set ‘em up Joe!” said Freddy as he climbed aboard an empty barstool.   “What a day – I’ve been thinking about this first acorn juice slammer since about lunchtime as I lugged the last leaf up to the nest”.

Joe put Freddy’s drink on the obligatory bar napkin and wiped the bar as was his habit just in case a drop had splashed.   Then he watched Freddy gulp down his slammer with gusto and immediately grabbed the empty knowing another one would be needed.

“Yeah Freddy – you look beat…..this next one is on the house.”

Freddy’s nest had taken the brunt of the high winds moving through and his wife Wilma and their three kids had been complaining about the drafts from the holes in the walls.   Even though there were two frosty feet of snow waiting for him at the bottom of their tree, he’d gone bravely out and gathered the more easily accessible leaves from a neighboring oak and brought them back to plug up the leaks.   When he’d finished, Wilma and the kids gave him a hug of thanks and told him to enjoy seeing his buddies at the bar……but to hurry back home because it was so cold outside.

Just as Freddy picked up his “on the house” drink, the bar – which usually was humming with conversations and laughter among the patrons became quiet.

Freddy saw Joe’s mouth drop open and looked in the mirror behind Joe to see the reflection of the bar entrance wondering what had changed the atmosphere.   Standing there just inside the door was a vision in silver.   She was wrapped up in the luxurious fur of her long silver tail which looked warm and lush.   Her almond shaped eyes scanned the room as if she was looking for a certain lucky someone.

She slowly unwrapped her tail from around her shoulders and sauntered over to the bar, sitting down right next to Freddy like she belonged there.   She leaned close to Freddy and said “Hi handsome……how about buying a gal a drink??”

The bar visitors returned to their conversations and game of pool as they took sideways glances toward Freddy and his guest with envy.

Joe said, “What’ll you have Miss?” and she replied in her sultry voice, “Strawberry Squirrelarita please”…………

Joe put the Strawberry Squirrelarita down in front of the beautiful gray squirrel sitting next to Freddy and wiped the bar down before going to the next customer.

Freddy turned to his drinking companion, raised his glass and said “Wilma, thanks for making me the happiest squirrel in the forest….let’s go home to the kids.”

 

Ta Da……….the end

We’ll let you know how Mom does or doesn’t do in the contest………….meanwhile, we aren’t sure how many are entering or have entered so far this year.   The entries are always fabulous and Mom never thinks hers are good but who knows…….this could be the year for Squirrelaritas to rule!!!!    GO MOM!

Hugs, Teddy

Do Not Disturb……unless Mom wins of course………….

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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Friday!   Time to fill in the blanks for our co-hosts 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs in this totally fun HOP!      Each of our co-hosts gives us two sentences with blanks and we just fill them in – easy huh?    If you want to join in, please just click the badge above, go to 15andmeowing and fill out the link form.    Thanks to our co-hosts for this fun exercise on Fridays!

Here are this week’s sentences…………………this week I thought I’d let Mom have the honors……..nice of me right?    Mom’s answers are RED.

 

1. Superbowl Sunday is just another day but I will pop in and out of the game in case there’s a funny commercial to watch!.

2. Most opera bores me.   There are a few exceptions but very few – sorry opera fans!!!

3. If you have love, security and at least one cat you have everything.   Tee Hee

4. My skill set could get me a job at a winery in the tasting room.
Thanks Mom!    Good job……………especially your #3.    I assume that I’m the “at least one cat” you’re talking about and before me it was Sammy??????

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill Ins

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Here we are filling in sentences again – why?   Because it’s FRIDAY and because our co-hosts (15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs) have given us four sentences to work on as usual.    Want to have fun with us?   Click the badge above and go to 15andmeowing and fill in the LINKY tool.   Easy as that!!

Here are this week’s sentences – two from each of our co-hosts………..This week Mom answered the FIRST TWO and I answered the LAST TWO.

1. Me, my husband David and Teddy go hand in hand.  We are together FOREVER.  
2. Watching Teddy grow up makes my heart happy.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask for a treat – you might get one!!.
4. If manipulating my Mom was a sport, I would win hands down.
I really am a very happy boy……….I love my humans, I love my house and yard, I love that I can go outside on my harness and leash, I love our neighbors when they come over to visit, and I want to be here at least as long if not longer than my brother Angel Sammy was.
Thank you to our co-hosts for this awesome way of learning about each other every week.

Happy Friday!

…….ZZZZZZZZZ……

Love, Teddy

Friends I have a favor to ask…..would you please say a prayer for my little friend Sawyer Blue?   He’s one of the Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD blog and as most of you know, he has a seizure disorder.    He had a very very bad seizure early Friday morning and is at the emergency vet.   Please pray that he will be alright…..Thank you.    CLICK HERE to visit their blog.

 

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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FRIDAY!!!!  YAY!!!!   Well, my Mom says she can truly remember when she felt like that anyway about Fridays back when she was working.   Friday was the BEST DAY EVER.    Now it’s “housecleaning day” which is still a good day because Mom gets help from Dad for this little chore.   I say little but in a three story house there’s a lot to clean and it’s SWELL of my Dad to pitch in!

So, here we are again – this is a great Hop that’s co-hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing and the badge above will take you to 15andmeowing where you can link up for the Hop and share your FILL-INS.    Filling in sentences with blanks is a totally painless way to find out more stuff about your friends…….AND it’s fun!

Here are this week’s sentences and Mom and I kind of traded off filling in the blanks…….MY fill-ins are in RED and Mom’s are in GREEN.

 

1. Better to be quiet when asked a question you really do NOT have the answer to than give someone incorrect information.
2. Don’t pet me just because you think you “should” – I’d rather that you pet me because you WANT to!.
3. You couldn’t pay me to go back to working full-time.    (Note:  Don’t get me wrong – I loved working MOST of the jobs I had in my working life but I still prefer choosing what to do with my days now I’m retired!!)
4. “Delectables Squeeze-Ups”  is (are!) my comfort food.    MY MOST FAVORITE TREAT!!!
There you have it – some more exciting information about me and my Mom.   Well, maybe not EXCITING but perhaps interesting????     At any rate, be sure to join the Hop and check out everyone else’s FILL-INS!!

Happy Friday!   Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins!

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Friday – time for Friendly fill-ins!    This is a Hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs and YOU can join us if you like!    We get four sentences with blanks and all we do is fill them in and SHARE our sentences.   Amazing what you can learn about someone you know (!).    If you want to join – click the badge above and do it!!

Mom and I both filled in this week………………my fill-ins are GREEN and Mom’s are BLUE.

 

1. Looking back, is a monumental project for me at age 71 – there’s a lot to look back on BUT I wouldn’t change ANY of it.

2. Chocolate is a treat I give to myself.
3. A new skill I want to learn is NOT running off if Mom lets me go outside without my harness – I’m a big boy now – I’ll be THREE in March – I’d like to go out WITH Mom and Dad but not be “tied” to them (the chances are slim this will ever happen though!).
4. One bad habit I want to stop is breaking my favorite fish toy – it’s in two halves and I like to bite it and pull it apart then hide the parts – Mom gets frustrated looking for the parts so I SHOULD stop doing that!!!.
There you have it – sentences filled in by me and my Mom……………..Thanks to our co-hosts we’re starting another year of filling in the blanks.    Even if you think you know EVERYTHING about someone – you usually don’t!    This is a fun way to find out things about each other.   Join us!

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello and Happy Post-Christmas Friday!    We’re well on our way to the beginning of a brand new year too.   How weird does that sound – 2019 – good grief…..my Mom says just thinking about 2019 makes her feel OLD(er).

So no doubt you all know by now what Friendly Fill-Ins are all about right?   Each week our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing give us two sentences each with blanks and we just fill in the blanks!   Easy?   Yep – it is easy and it’s fun too.   If you click the badge above you can join in that fun – just fill out the LINKY FORM and you can join in with your fill-ins.

Here are this week’s sentences and Mom and I both did blanks this time.   My fill-ins are BLUE and hers are GREEN!

1. On New Year’s Eve, I hope the fireworks are ABSENT – I don’t like that noise!

2. A goal that I have for 2019 is exercise more, eat less, enjoy my life as much as possible.
3. If I had to choose a guide word for 2019, it would be PEACE – yes, even us animals hope for it.
4. New beginnings are important – I try to make every single morning a new beginning.
OK Mom – we did it!   We filled in for the LAST time in 2018!    We’re a good fill-in team aren’t we.    We are also glad our co-hosts have this great Friday activity because it’s lots of fun and lets us express ourselves to the WORLD (well – maybe not the whole world but everyone who follows this HOP!).
A big thank you to our friends Miss Ellen from 15andMeowing and Miss Lorianne from Four-Legged Furballs for hosting a fun “getting to know you” Hop every week.
AND Mom, Dad and I wish all of you a VERY VERY PAWSOME and Happy Year Year!

Love, Teddy

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Here we are on a Friday yet again – ready to fill in some blanks as provided by our two wonderful co-hosts, 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   I linked the badge above to 15andmeowing so you can go there and get in on the fun if you want to.     By now you know that each of our co-hosts gives us TWO sentences with blanks and we just do the filling in.   Easy huh?   Well the FUN comes when you read what everyone else has written.   You learn stuff about people you THOUGHT you already knew very well!!!

Here are this week’s sentences with “holes” !!    I’m letting my Mom do all of the filling in this week.   A little extra gift from me to her for the holiday.   Aren’t I generous??   Her fill-ins are BLUE.

1. Every Christmas, I make a mince meat pie because my Dad used to say it’s not Christmas without it – luckily I love mincemeat pie.
2. The day after Christmas, I always (seriously) have a turkey sandwich for breakfast – my own personal tradition!
3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and I admit that I’m always a little excited for Christmas morning – I make my Dad’s famous sausage gravy and biscuits then David, Teddy and I have our Christmas together.
4. All I want for Christmas is LOVE – of course I could have said “world peace” but I want that EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Since this is the last Fill-in before Christmas, may I just wish all of you a HAPPY HOLIDAY?????????????????   I hope you’ve been good enough this year to get a visit from Santa Claus.  I know I have….not so sure about Mom and Dad but I have!   HAHAHA

Holiday Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friday is here!    Today we all fill in sentences in this FUN hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the badge above and fill in Four-Legged Furball’s “LINKY FORM” – and you’re in!!

I think today Mom and I will take turns filling in.   I’ll answer the “cat-friendly” ones and she can handle the “better leave it to the human” ones!    We’ll be a partnership!

Here are the four sentences we got from our co-hosts for this week.    My fill-ins are BLUE and Mom’s are RED:

1. I really need to lose 20 lbs. but the chances of that happening during the holidays are SLIMMER than I will ever be!.
2. My favorite Christmas ( or Hanukkah) decoration is one that I can see my reflection in – Mom puts those on the bottom of the tree and I don’t touch them but I like looking IN them and seeing ME!!

3. It’s beginning to look a lot like we might not have a white Christmas this year but that’s OK – I’m not too crazy about cold toes in the snow anyway!
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of sweet stuff like desserts – which may have some effect on my fill-in for #1 !!!!

 

There you have it – another successful Friday Fill-In session with me and my Mom.    You know it sure won’t be long before Christmas is here.    Can you believe it?   I’ve been so very good that I can’t imagine that my stocking won’t be filled to the tippity top after Santa visits us.   I’m going to try to sleep under the tree on Christmas Eve so I can SEE him this year.   Last year I’m afraid I slept through the whole thing.   YES I’m a sound sleeper!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins Fun

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Friday means fill-in the blanks.   Filling in the blanks means FUN!    Here we are at the end of another week and our co-hosts for Fill-Ins, Ellen of 15andMeowing and Lorrianne of Four-Legged Furballs have given us FOUR sentences to work on.    If you’d like to join us – please do – just click the badge above and it will whisk you off to 15andMeowing where you can fill in the LINKY form and share your fill-in fun too!!

Here are this week’s sentences from our co-hosts.   I let my Mom do them this week and her words are in BLUE.

1. I love buying gifts for my husband – I always get the things I know he NEEDS but then include surprises too.
2. I have a hard time finding a gift for Teddy because he isn’t much of a toy boy – he doesn’t play with toys much; he doesn’t sleep in a cat bed either……and only likes ONE kind of food PERIOD (boring isn’t it!).
3. It’s the most wonderful time to walk around with a smile on your face – all those Christmas shoppers have frowns from lugging stuff all over the Mall but when they see your smile they smile back and HOPEFULLY keep it!
4. There’s no place like HOME SWEET HOME for the holidays.

Thanks Mom – good job.   I know I’m tough to get gifts for – I’m sorry about that because I know you’d have tons of fun giving me all sorts of fun things but you know me.   I play with a toy for about 60 seconds then walk away and NEVER look at it again.   There are (right now) only TWO toys I pay any attention to.   A yellow snake and a plastic fish.   Boring huh???!!!   I promise to try and be better about that especially since Angel Sammy left me a lot of GREAT toys.
Everybody have a great Friday.   We’ll be doing fill-ins again NEXT Friday – hope you join us for the fun.
“I’m dreaming of a white Chistmas”……..but Mom says not to wish for a lot of snow – maybe a dusting!

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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It’s Friday and time for us to fill-in some blanks!    The sentences are given to us every week by our co-hosts, Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing.   If you click the badge above, you will go to 15andMeowing and you can join in the hop if you’d like to.   Each of our co-hosts provides two sentences and they are ALWAYS fun to fill-in!

This week Mom and I BOTH filled in – her fill-ins are in GREEN and mine are in RED!

 

1. I refuse to shop in a Mall – I prefer going into little shops to do my shopping – I know a Mall is MUCH more convenient but I really enjoy my “small town” shopping a LOT more!.
2. A store I wouldn’t mind being trapped in overnight is a bedding store – just think of all those comfy spots to snooze in!!!! 

3. I’m dreaming of turkey and “fixins” again for Christmas dinner – yes I know we just did that for Thanksgiving but I go through it ALL again for Christmas.

4. I wouldn’t touch getting in a pet carrier with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.  (I like being on my harness and leash WAY better if I have to go somewhere!)

There you have it.   Mom and I both filling in on a Friday.    I know this weekend we will be busy around my house.   Mom says it’s time to “Christmasize” the house and front porch.   I like having a Christmas tree and my stocking will be on the mantle along with Mom and Dad’s.    Santa Paws will visit me this year – it will only be my SECOND Christmas here in my forever home.   LUCKY ME!

Ho Ho Ho

Love, Teddy Claws