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Home Again…..


…..Heading Home…..  

After having a light breakfast (so nobody would get motion sickness) our intrepid travelers gathered outside the beautiful Stardust Hotel for one final look at the stars from the perspective of the Moon.  Everyone got a bit misty-eyed thinking the trip was coming to a close BUT everyone was also glad to be on their way back to the beautiful blue marble called Earth.


Everyone took in the scenery on the shuttle ride to the launch pad……..


….Mission Control….ready to launch…. 

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 BLASTOFF!


On board Ralph everyone chatted and exchanged remembrances of their favorite moments on the Moon…….


Some napped – some played games – some compared souvenirs but everyone agreed it had been a great trip!

Getting closer to Earth was exciting………….



But stepping back on green grass of home – that was the VERY BEST feeling in the whole universe!!


Everyone who won a prize in the contests – we’ll mail you next week to let you know your surprises are on the way and thanks to everyone who played along with us on this amazing trip of a lifetime!  



******* THE END ********

Hugs, Sammy and his Mom

A Re-Do For View!


HUH?  What’s THAT mean???    Well a lot of you fabulous peeps showed up after my Mom passed out from exhaustion closed the poll down early so she could go to bed and didn’t get to vote or even SEE the fabulous competitions we had yesterday……………….we have winners already and they’ll be announced Friday night at my FABULOUS Awards Banquet at the beautiful moon hotel “The Stardust”……..BUT, just so you can see all of the wonderful entries AGAIN may we present them ONE MORE TIME?

No voting counts of course – winners are recorded – but take a peek for fun………………..THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED OR TRIED TO VOTE!!!

Our lovely Moon monster creation entries:

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The ever beautiful hotel room decorating entries:

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And of course the BIGGIE, the spacesuit decorating entries:

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Polldaddy wouldn’t allow us to “re-open” the polls so I could show you the entries again SOOOOO the only way I could show these to you AGAIN was by doing slideshows!   Aren’t these all great?   Oh – and if I missed your photo while creating these slideshows forgive me – at this point Mom and I are pretty much “shell-shocked” with all this uploading, downloading, cutting, pasting, pizapping, photoshopping, substituting, and PRAYING we DIDN’T miss one.  It happens.  Something this big is tough to make PURRRRRFECT but we did try – honest we did!


Something this good is worth repeating – YES?  

Hugs, Sammy

Last Call Monday


Hi Everybody!   My poor Mom is cross-eyed from all the work helping me get everybody into the right polls and in all the stuff for the trip – I can’t believe how many of you are coming along on this trip AND have entered the contests.  Seriously.  I’m blown away.

Today is the LAST DAY though for photos – and I MUST HAVE THEM BEFORE NOON Eastern Standard Time…….please…….why?  Well we still have a lot of work to do before tomorrow’s voting polls that’s why.   If I receive your photos AFTER noon my time, it will be too late to be in the contests.   I might be able to talk Mom into sticking you into some of the scenes for the trip BUT too late for the contest OK??  OK!!!

ALL TRIP INFO IS HERE   http://wp.me/s1ynMw-moonwalk

Now, about the polls which will be in tomorrow’s blog.  THEY ARE HUGE……..especially the spacesuit competition…….I am allowing MULTIPLE votes so you can vote for ALL your favorites and I’m also only letting you see PERCENTAGES and not NUMBER OF VOTES for each person entered.   That way there may be a little bit of mystery about who the winners will be at the Awards Banquet at the STARDUST HOTEL on the Moon this week.

There are THREE polls………….

SPACESUIT DECORATING (top three voted favorites will win prizes)

HOTEL ROOM DECORATING (one prize for most votes)

MOON MONSTER (one prize for most votes)

That means it will be a VERY long blog tomorrow!

ALSO, you will have just tomorrow to vote – – – – The post will go “live” at 1AM Eastern Standard Time instead of the usual 3AM Eastern Standard Time…….and I will close the voting at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.   Mom and I will work on Wednesday to tally everything up and get things ready for the awards AND I’m going to REMOVE the polls from the blogs so you can’t peek back and see what’s what!  I want there to be SOME surprises for you on the trip !!!!

You guys have been wonderful about getting your material in on time……I have to say that even though Mom and I have checked and re-checked and checked again, at a point we are so tired we aren’t sure if we really truly have everybody loaded up in the right spots!!!   Mom had a THREE page chart that she used to try and keep track of things but when we ran into problems uploading to the polls or with Pizap to photoshop you all into scenes, who knows whether we ALWAYS remembered to go back and try a second, third or even fourth time.  BUT WE HAVE TRIED…….and I’m just saying this “in case”……..if in the end it turns out you sent something to us but didn’t see it posted, you’ll get a prize too – how’s that for fair???!!!!   I don’t think we’ve missed anybody but you know….I’m covering my furry rear end ! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Before I go and allow Mom to take some Advil for her considerable headache (tee hee), let me show you Miss Layla’s fabulous Moon poster again………….this trip is gonna be SOMETHING ELSE – truly!


All Aboard!! 

(oops – that’s for trains!) 

Countdown Begins Now 

February 27th BLASTOFF

Not space related but sure is cute!  HAHA

Not space related but sure is cute! HAHA

Spaced Out


YEAH – that’s right – I’m getting spaced out……………no not from catnip (tee hee)……..but from working like a cat on fire with the Moon Trip plans!!!  Yep – Mom and I both.  Mom’s got eyestrain and I’ve got arthritic toes from working on the keyboard.  We’re a right sad pair.

We have at this point a total of 33 animals of various types (!) coming on the trip plus two humans.  BUT there’s plenty of time to join up (you have until this coming Monday!).   If you want a refresher on the details, you can find it BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE!

In the meantime, for fun yesterday I googled “cats in space” and came up with some totally hilarious stuff BUT also some rather creative stuff too…….I’m gonna share three of my favorites in a slideshow for your viewing entertainment!   But before I do, I want to show you one SPECIAL “poster” I received from our very good friend the beautiful and talented Layla from CatWisdom 101 whose cat Odin is coming on the trip with us.   Miss Layla is a really great artist in addition to being a really great writer and friend……….check out this poster she did:


Isn’t it totally PAWSOME???  I love it……..

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I’m so excited….can you tell?   Are you?

Feeling Moony

Sammy Space Cadet

Cruisin’ Thru Thursday


Hi all!!   Yep – today is gonna be a cruisin’ kind of day.  Mom and I DO have some work to do in prep for the Moon Trip BUT it will not be as time-consuming TODAY as it has been.  Why?  Because Mom is getting eyestrain (need I say more??).    So today there will be napping activity on MY part – if I’m on her lap then she can’t be also at the computer because I don’t like to sit on her lap while she’s “clacking away on the keys” of the keyboard.  I like nice, quiet naps on outstretched legs!

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Yesterday I was honored to receive an award I don’t have (I know….imagine that!!!)………..it’s called the Lighthouse Award and I got it from my friends at Moggiepurrs!    Well I love lighthouses – my Mom has painted tons of them as you well know…….but this is a really pretty award badge and I’d like to thank Moggiepurrs for sending it my way.   Then I’d like to share the requirements for passing this one on – and finally I’ll PASS IT ON!

  1. You must thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog   (done)
  2. You must list three ways in which you like to help people through your blog  (see below)
  3. You may pass it on to however many other bloggers you want to – no limits  (also see below!)

Here’s the pretty badge:


The three things that I really hope to do in the way of helping people with my blog are:

  1. Give people something to SMILE about every single day since I blog every day.  The world is often an unhappy place and my goal is to “happy it up” as much as I can!
  2. Help spread the word when I discover a new pet blog – the world of pet blogging is constantly growing and those just starting out need our support and help!
  3. Maybe help those who don’t get to travel see some of the world they might not otherwise see with my every week feature “Tuesday Teasers”….I’ve been told by many people that Tuesdays are the highlight of their week because they learn something and often see something new.

I’d like to forward this pretty award to:

Friends Furrever (the Florida Furkids!)

My Three Moggies

Easy Weimaraner

And you just know I can’t leave today without encouraging you to NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE to join us on the Moon Trip.   Last day to submit your spacesuit and other photos if you’re entering the contests is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th!!!

The Moon is Calling…..

Will You Answer????