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Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Hello Friday!    Mom and I think this post will appear on Friday anyway – remember LAST week when Mom  we got things messed up?   Well not this week!    Anyway, this is a FUN Hop and one we look forward to every week.   It’s co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs and if you’d like to join in and fill in the blanks – click the badge above and link up.

Here are the four sentences with blanks that we have for today……..two from each co-host.    Mom and I each did two sentences this week.   My fill-in words are in RED and Mom’s are in BLUE!

 

1. I just finished my early morning nap – so I think I’ll begin my mid-morning nap.
2. I am hoping to start talking Mom and Dad into taking me out more now that the weather is perking up!.
3. Waking up another day is my idea of success.   (those of you who have been through things in your life where you weren’t so sure you would wake up again know what I mean!)
4. When I can’t sleep, I puff up my pillows, turn over, adjust the covers and try, try, again !

 


So there you have it – another successful filling in experience by the dynamic duo of ME and Mom.    We hope all of you have a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.    My Mom says I’m the reason she gets to celebrate since her Mom and my Dad’s Mom are long gone to the Bridge AND since Mom and Dad have no human kids.    I’m THEIR BOY!!!!!   YAY!!!!!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Mother’s Day Selfie

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A Mother’s Day Remembrance and Celebration!

Happy Mother’s Day!    We are joining up with The Cat On My Head to celebrate SELFIE SUNDAY but because of the special occasion, our selfie isn’t of ME, it’s of my Grandmom who I sadly never got to know.     My Mom’s Mom passed away in 2001 so I never met her.    My Mom says she remembers her Mom told her that she was often mistaken for some movie star when she was the age she was in this photo.   That’s a nice compliment if you ask me!    We think this photo was taken WAY long ago – even before she met my Mom’s Dad.    The photo above was found in my Grandmom’s jewelry box after she passed away and it looked like it had been cut out of a larger photo or maybe a yearbook?   We don’t know.

I’m guessing there will be a lot of Mom photos today as selfies because of the occasion…………..but even if you are doing a traditional selfie today of YOU, and you’d like to join in the Selfie Hop at The Cat on My Head, you can do that by clicking on their badge below, filling in the LINKY form and you’re IN!!

Moms are special people.   I’m grateful to have my Mom and my Dad…………!!

Moms are LOVE……….!  

Hugs, Teddy

Mother’s Day Sunday Selfie

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It’s All About Mom…..and Me

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My Mom……by Sammy

A little kitten, tiny and alone 

No real home to call my own

I was so lonely and felt so lost

I wanted out at any cost 

Then came my very lucky day  

Some humans adopted me and took me away!  

Oh lucky me, at last a home –

I was warm, well fed, no need to roam.  

My life has been so full of love.  

I’m ever so thankful to God above.  

I’m a Mommy’s boy, through and through

AND,  yes I’m spoiled, that’s totally true.  

My Mom’s the BEST and I’m here to say

Happy Mother’s Day Mom each and every day!

My Mom…..by Pam

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One of my fondest memories of my Mom, who passed away in 2001, was when I was a little girl and my Mom and Dad would be getting ready to go to some formal affair at the Officers Club (my Dad was in the Air Force).   My Mom would let me lie on her bed and sort through her jewelry box to pick out what she would wear for the night with her gown……..I’d watch her do her hair and make-up and can distinctly remember thinking that my Mom was really a beautiful Fairy Princess and I was ever so lucky to have a Mom who was so beautiful.   She would smell so good with her perfume and look so amazing all dressed up………and of course she rarely DID wear the things I’d “picked out” for her from her jewelry box as they weren’t right – but she’d always tell me what good taste I had even while putting on more appropriate jewelry from that “magic box” for the evening’s event.   She’d sweep out the door on the arm of my handsome Dad and I imagined them waltzing around the dance floor with all eyes on them.    It was a fairy tale come true……..and I totally believed it.     I’ve always known that there was a whole lot about my Mom (and my Dad as well) that I never knew….they were both very private people and didn’t talk about their parents or much about their lives growing up.   After my Mom died, I found a lot of old letters and photos of people I didn’t recognize and realized there really was so much about her I would have liked to have known.   I have a lot of good memories though.   While going through her things I found a note that said not to grieve her passing and that she would always be with us (me, my brother and sister) and that her biggest joy in her life had been being our Mom.   Now that’s a perfect Mother’s Day memory if ever there was one!

We are joining up today with The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Blog Hop and you can too by clicking their badge below!   HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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P.S.  Don’t forget Tuesday is “WAGS AND WAVES FOR FORREST DAY”  !

 

Mom’s Day

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It’s a BIG day………I know there are some of you humans out there who have pets and don’t consider yourself a “Mom” or a “Dad” – you’re caretakers of your pets – but my Mom is much more than a caretaker…..she truly is my Mom (without a meow).   I was only a few weeks old when I was pulled out from under a house and taken to the shelter – luckily I was only there a few days when a nice couple of humans came in and saw me in my tiny cage pushing a little plastic ball with a bell inside all around my two foot square “jail cell” !  Those two people became my Mom and Dad that very day.  They’re all I’ve known in the way of family and all I remember – after thirteen years of love, they ARE my parents.

Neither my Mom nor my Dad have Moms who are still here…….in fact, they don’t have either their Moms or their Dads any more……..I’m their only “child” too as they never had human children of their own.   I guess we just might have a pretty special relationship because of that.

I got my Dad to help me put some photos together of my Mom – not a lot – just a few – so you can see that my Mom ALWAYS has a smile on her face – to me, her smile has always meant “LOVE” …….

So, you can imagine that Mother’s Day in my house is SPECIAL.   I’m going to spend all day today showing my Mom how much I love her………..I don’t think she’ll mind that ONE BIT – do you????

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Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀

My Grandmother

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First things first……..HAPPY MOTHER’S DAYto all Moms today – even if today isn’t observed where you are, we still think Moms are special EVERY day but today for sure. 

To celebrate the day, I did just what I said I was gonna do in yesterday’s blog – gave Mom a surprise by hopping up on the bed this morning to tell her I love her.  She “got” it !!  But she also asked me if I’d mind if she borrowed my blog JUST FOR TODAY to tell a little about my Grandmother – her Mom.  

Hi Sammy’s Friends!  To celebrate Mother’s Day I thought I’d share a bit about Sammy’s Grandmother……first of all, here’s an old photo of her (my favorite one) which was taken around the time she married my Dad in 1946:

I remember as a little girl, lying on my parents’ bed watching my Mom get all dressed up to go out to some event or another with my Dad.   He always looked spectacular in his Air Force uniform for the occasion but my Mom looked like a fairy princess.   Watching her fix her hair and choose jewelry (after I’d gone through her jewelry box and picked out what I thought she should wear!) and the donning of some spectacularly gorgeous gown – it just turned my Mommy into a goddess.  I thought she was the most beautiful lady in the world.  She’d dab on some perfume (and put some on me too!) and I’d hold the babysitter’s hand as I watched them go off into the night together.  I always thought she looked like she could float on a cloud. 

The years went by…….many of them in fact………and eventually my Mom was on her own but beginning to show signs (which we all tried to ignore) of the ravages of Alzheimers.  She had a bad fall in her apartment which led to after care in a rehab facility which really sped up her deterioration mentally and physically and she spent her last years needing full-time care in a nursing home.   We kept her apartment for a long time – maybe hoping against hope she might return but of course she never did…….but in cleaning/clearing it out after she died in January, 2001, in a dark closet, under a pile of old linen, I found an old cardboard box.  In the box was a lovely tea/coffee service.  I’d never in all my life seen this china – all the years of moving when my Dad was in the service and packing/unpacking you would have thought I’d at least SEEN it – but none of us had.  It was packed with very old newspaper – she’d had it forever……but where it came from nobody knew. 

I now have it……..displayed in a china cabinet.   Every time I walk by it I wonder about it…..and some years ago I decided to do an oil painting using some of the pieces.  I set it up as a still life in my studio and while my “forte'” has always been landscapes, I gave the still life a whirl.  It’s not my best work by far, but it’s special to ME.  It’s right by my desk in my studio hanging in a spot where I can just turn my head to the right and see it – and think of my Mom – and STILL wonder just where that china came from…….and of course the title of the painting is “The Mystery China”.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom……I’m taking good care of the china for you!

Love to all Moms……………….Pam (and Sam)