Sunday Selfie Hop

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Oh YAY – it’s Sunday and time to HOP with our hosts – Kitties Blue.    Every week we get together on Sunday at their place and show off our selfies.  Sometimes Mom has had a chance to snap a new photo of me but sometimes we do a flashback because she hasn’t.    This week we’re back to FLASHBACK.     You can join us – just click the badge above and link up.

Today I have a pair of FLASHBACKS – the first one of me on the studio couch is from August 4, 2017 and the one of me on Mom’s bed on a towel is from August 4, 2018.   The one from 2017 is one of Mom’ s all time favorite photos of me…….I’d been living here for six months.   I already loved hanging out with Mom in her office.   Still is one of my favorite spots in fact.   The one from a year later shows me perfecting my back nap.   I’m always working on that!

So this Sunday you got two selfies for the price of one……….but I only made a puzzle out of the 2017 one…………so if you’re inclined, here’s the puzzle!

Click the Mini-Me for the puzzle!!

Have a totally happy Sunday…………

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.

 

Sunday Selfie

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Sunday!   Time for the Selfie Blog Hop hosted by our good buddies the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.    We just post a photo of our fabulous selves and post it on their blog using the LINKY TOOL and strut our stuff.   Couldn’t be easier than that right?   So why not join us?  Click their badge above and GO FOR IT!

My Mom took a couple of photos of me yesterday – one WOKE ME UP from a floor nap in her office and the other I’ll save for another time – it was just a photo of my butt while I was enjoying a SINK DRINK.

This was the one she tried to SNEAK while I was asleep…………..What is this Mom?   Candid Camera?????    She used her favorite editing program, LUNAPIC, and the Storytime Art Effect.

We hope you are having a perfectly fabulous Sunday wherever you are………………..

Yep – I had my lasers on – think she got the message that I didn’t want to be disturbed??????

Love, Teddy

Shopping Around The World and Friday Fill-Ins

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It’s Double Duty Friday!  

Today we will be doing Friendly Fill-Ins which is a fun hop co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader AND Ellen of 15andMeowing……….THEN we will be adding to that post, our “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD” which is hosted by our porcine friend Bacon at his blog PIGLOVE.

Fill-Ins are one of the coolest Hops we know of because it’s so much fun to learn things about each other simply by filling in the blanks in sentences that our co-hosts give us every week.   What’s easier than that?   Sometimes I get to fill in and sometimes Mom gets to fill in and sometimes we both do.   Wanna play along?  Click McGuffy’s badge above and fill in the LINKY tool to join us.

Here are the FOUR sentences – two from each co-host…………..and I’m letting my Mom fill them in this week!    Her “fill-ins” are in BLUE.

1. For Easter (or Passover), I hide Easter eggs inside the house for my husband to find – it’s a long-standing tradition!

2. My favorite Easter (or Passover) treat is chocolate – I can’t deny it!

3. Lately, the song “Something About You” by Level 42 – it’s an oldie but I heard it on the 80s’ station on the radio the other day and it is stuck in my head.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge is an annual event I’ve never participated in – I seem to just be too darn busy with other things but it’s fun to see what others do with the challenge.

 

Thanks Mom – I guess by “BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS” means ME right?   Oh well………

Now, onward to the next thing which is “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD”……………..this one is cool because every month our host Bacon gives us a project to research and provide a recipe for – like it could be “favorite dessert” or “favorite sandwich” – then we give the recipe for whatever it is that we make and a list of all the ingredients which includes the PRICES we pay for stuff – what’s so great about that you ask?   WELL, it seems there’s a HUGE difference around the world in prices of food so it’s kind of fun to compare prices PLUS it’s neat to collect recipes!

This month Bacon wants to know what our favorite “GO TO” menu/dish is.   Something our Moms or Dads make that they might do when they need to make something yummy for company, or a favorite meal that’s easy to make when you can’t think of anything else – that kind of thing.   In my house that could be a number of things……but the very EASIEST “GO TO” around here is when Mom makes her Chili/Tamale casserole because it takes her about five minutes to make it.   HAHAHA

 

Ridiculously Easy (aka LAZY) Chili/Tamale Casserole with Cornbread Topping

Mom here – just wanted to say that I keep these ingredients in my pantry at all times because sometimes you just want to throw something together at the last minute or you don’t have TIME to cook all day or you just plain want to dump a bunch of stuff in a casserole dish and make it EASY on yourself!!

Preheat oven to 375 and have your “whatever size” casserole dish ready to pop in the oven after you put your ingredients together.  I have a nice 3 quart round ceramic casserole dish that I use but use whatever size you want and upsize or downsize the ingredients to fit your family.   It’s just the two of us here and my husband eats this stuff like there’s no tomorrow while I have one serving!

INGREDIENTS:

2 LARGE cans of chili – your choice of types – we prefer Hormel’s HOT chili with beans ($1.95 for 15 oz. can)

1 can Hormel Tamales in chili sauce ($1.59 for 15 oz. can)

1 package cornbread mix – I usually get Betty Crocker or Jiffy brand – these are the little packages that you just add sometimes an egg and milk to – EASY!   ($.99 on sale)

HOW TO:

I layer my tamales (after you remove the paper wrapping!!!!) in the bottom of my casserole but some people put them on top and others in the middle.   Doesn’t matter.    The put the cans of chili on top.   Put casserole in the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until it JUST starts to bubble a bit.   Make your cornbread mix and pull your casserole out of the oven long enough to dump the cornbread mix on top of the casserole spreading evenly – pop back in the oven and cook until cornbread is done (look on package of cornbread you’re using for how much time AND you might need to adjust the oven temp too for the cornbread!).    This is absolutely DIVINE.   Simple YES but delish too.   Scoop out servings of the whole thing and if you are a chili lover, I guarantee you’ll have SECONDS!

OK Teddy – the blog is all yours dear boy!!!!

Well Mom, I think we’re DONE for today so I’ll just sign off!   

HUGS, Teddy

Say- is that chili done yet? Smells good!

 

Monday Sparks!

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Be THE SPARK!

Mondays are the start of a week – who knows what that week will bring our way – but it’s a day we can use as a “launching pad” for a week that’s POSITIVE or NEGATIVE.   It’s our choice.   If we face it with positivity who knows what we’re capable of – but we want to find out so we start it with a powerful SPARK.    This is the idea of Annie at McGuffy’s Reader who wants everyone to be the light in their OWN lives and everyone else’s by posting an inspirational/positive/uplifting message every Monday to share.    When we heard about it, we were immediately ON BOARD.    If you’d like to join in the SPARK PATROL (!), just click on her graphic above and go to her blog, enter your blog address and share your inspirational quote or thought…………. what a GREAT way to start out the week………………..!

Here’s our contribution for this Monday…………….

Oh boy is this ever true…………most of us talk about how difficult and complicated things are when if you stop and think about it, we start out each day with a clean slate – a new chance – why do we insist on loading ourselves up with “STUFF” that simply drags us back down?    Live simply and do the things you MUST do, but just say NO to the things that aren’t really NECESSARY to do that complicate your life.    OH YEAH…………COUNT US IN ON THAT ONE!

Have a SIMPLE day!

From Pam and Teddy too………..


HUGS are simple!