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Fearsome Friday

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Watch Out!  Cleaning Day!

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I’m liable to be cranky too since I can’t play until after all the noise stops!

HOLD IT DOWN WILL YA?

HOLD IT DOWN WILL YA?

Mom and Dad are both polishing, dusting, vacuuming, buffing, straightening, stashing, cleaning, sponging off, de-smudging, and any other word you can use for “getting this place ship shape” !!!   So I say if you can’t beat ’em – join ’em!

Doing my OWN "Spring cleaning" !

Doing my OWN “Spring cleaning” !

Getting my feets nice and clean…….and I’ll probably work on a few other areas as well (haha).

How about you?  Are you cleaning your house today or TRASHING the joint????

No this is NOT me......honest!

No this is NOT me……honest!

Hopefully soon all this activity will be over and I can relax…..or maybe eat a whole chicken…..or maybe nap??

Decisions, Decisions!

Relaxin'

Relaxin’

Gimme!

Gimme!

We call this the Grandma Chair - Sam thinks it's a great nap spot.

…..zzzzzzz…..

I vote for all three!  

Happy Friday!  

Sammy

Pee Ess…… Happy Birthday Madi!

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If you click HERE, you can visit Madi and wish her a HAPPY 14th!!

Saturday Stuff

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YAWN…………………..well good morning universe.   Another Saturday comes our way…………….with some treats (BACON), and naps (YAWN AGAIN), and quiet (at least it BETTER be!).

First comes breakfast………………..you know what that’s all about in my house on a Saturday!

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Then Mom will probably be admiring her new dishwasher for hours and hours and reading the manual over and over……..even though all you really do is put detergent in and press some buttons!  What’s so fascinating about that huh?   Well, it’s her newest toy so let her enjoy it right?

Dad will probably go out and see if the leaves are dry enough for he and Mom to head out to do the leaf sucking machine thing………we must have ten jillion leaves down after the BIG WIND of the past two days.   How can so many leaves have already come down yet I look up in the big trees and there’s MORE to come????    Trees sure have a lot of leaves don’t they?    Our neighbor worked on his leaves ALL DAY yesterday.   ALL DAY……now that’s what I call “leafmania” !!    But leafmania is so much better than “snowmania” so I won’t complain………………………..

White Christmas This Year? We Hope So!

NOT looking forward to this…..gimme leaves any old day!

As far as I know though that’s all that’s on the calendar for today.  House is clean and I haven’t messed it up in any way since yesterday so we’re good to go there.  Laundry is done (yes I snoopervised), cars are clean inside and out (thanks Dad)…………..I’ve got this family WHIPPED into shape haven’t I?    Oh yeah!

Think I’ll go find a nice sunny spot to dream…………what will I dream about?   With my luck, probably trees with leaves…….lots of them……falling down on my head.

Innocently enjoying a sun puddle on the stairs when I hear Mom say the word "VET" !!!

Ahhhh………sun!

Hugs, Sammy

P.S.  On a very serious note, we are sending love and prayers to our friends in Paris after their terrible tragedy overnight.  So many lives lost……it’s just horrible what terrorists are doing all around the world.   My Mom is particularly sad about this because she and my Dad were in Paris on 9/11 and the French people were SO kind and caring and genuinely horrified at what had happened to the USA………….now we are horrified about what’s happened there.    Senseless……….totally.

My Favorite Day!

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BACON SATURDAY IS HERE!

Hello Bacon lovers and everyone else tuning in today.    This is, as you well know (if you know me) my favorite day of the week.  A day I am GUARANTEED to have bacon for breakfast.  My favorite treat………I’ve become rather picky about my food over the past 15 and a half years but one thing remains the same……….I LOVE BACON!

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Just don’t expect me to SHARE !

The dogs get stuff if he sits pretty.....let's see if this works for me!

The dogs get stuff if he sits pretty…..let’s see if this works for me!

Anyway, other than starting off with bacon, what will I be doing today?  It’s anyone’s guess.  The housecleaning thing and the laundry thing are done for another week………..maybe it will just plain be QUIET around here and I can nap.   I do that REAL WELL now after all these years of practice.

Sammy looking soft and sweet (asleep!)

……..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

OK – YOU KNOW YOU WANNA DO IT – READY? 

ALL TOGETHER NOW…..”SQUEEEEEE” !

HAPPY SATURDAY

Love, Sammy

More White Stuff

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We just can’t get away from it……..more snow today……….maybe six more inches before it stops but who knows.  I guess complaining won’t change a thing but HONESTLY – I am absolutely so ready for Spring I could SCREAM!

More Snow?  Say it isn't SO!

More Snow? Say it isn’t SO!

At least I know that we will all be here together all day today – that means warm laps and lotsa naps…………….nobody will be going anywhere I’m quite sure.

The fact we’re “shut in” today might be good though because generally on those kinds of mornings Mom cooks bacon……..I’m remaining hopeful although it’s still very early here.  Breakfast won’t be cookin’ until Mom does email stuff and that could take a long time…….sometimes I get impatient and begin screaming at the bottom of the stairs.  That most generally works.

I had a real treat yesterday – something I’ve NEVER had before.   Mom was making biscotti and while I usually ignore her when she’s in the kitchen (unless bacon is involved of course), I was very interested to know what she was up to.  I sat at her feet and stared at her – eventually she put her finger in the uncooked biscotti batter and let me try it.  It was quite tasty!    After it was baked, she gave me a bit of it again but it was too hard for my teefies.   I think the uncooked stuff is pretty good though.   Does this mean I’m now a “gourmet kitty” ????

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Have I told you that we’re having company soon?   Well we are……….Miss Michelle and Mr. Craig from MY THREE MOGGIES are flying to the USA for a vacation and one of the stops on their “tour” is at MY house!   We’re quite excited about it and Mom is hoping that I will forego my usual shyness to make an appearance while they’re here.   We have the guest room ready for them – it’s more of a “cat room” with all the decorations Mom has in there but I’m thinking they are used to “Cat stuff” being cat parents right?   We’ll show them a good time even though they’ll be here for a very short visit.   YAY!!!

That one cat pillow on top of the pillows looks like ME!

That one cat pillow on top of the pillows looks like ME!

I guess I won't be napping in the Guest Room for a couple of days!

I guess I won’t be napping in the Guest Room for a couple of days!

We hope they’ll be comfy during their stay at the Kimmell Bed & Breakfast…..oh wait – shouldn’t that be the Kimmell Bed, Cat and Breakfast???????????????????????????

Guess I’ll go see if there’s any action going yet on the bacon downstairs……………………”MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM?????”

Happy Thursday

Hugs, Sammy

Have you seen my St. Pat’s Header on my blog?  

Sammy O’Kimmell at your service!

 

Mom Monday

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Good old (!) Mom………….where would I be without her?   I don’t wanna know!   But today she’s going to get some blood work done (glad it’s not ME) so I’m making it “Mom Monday”.    When she gets home I’ll pop up on her laps and keep her warm.   It’s what I do BEST!   (yes I know I reap the benefits myself from using her as a heating pad)

My Favorite Nap Spot!

I guess this is a “leg nap” not a “lap nap” !!

Yesterday was another cool start – it was in the 40s in the morning and when Mom went down our LONG driveway to get the newspaper, she wore her winter parka!  That’s right……….WINTER PARKA.   So, I think it’s safe to say, those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer can be packed up and put away for another year!

Did you know that this Friday is “Pirate’s Day” in the blogosphere?  Yes indeed………….I’m already working on a suitable photograph to post for the day.    The Cat Blogosphere calls it “Meow Like A Pirate”  day but if you’re an animal of a different sort I guess you can substitute the appropriate “sound” for a meow!   HAHAHA

This was me LAST Pirate Day:

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Tomorrow I have a GUEST TEASER for you Teaser fans…………..so be ready with all your reference material (or your finger on the google search button…hahaha) and maybe you can figure it out FIRST.  You get a badge you know if you’re the FIRST right guesser, or you guess correctly period, or even if you haven’t any idea where the Teaser photo was taken you STILL get a badge.  Where else can you go and ALWAYS win something huh????

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Hope you have a fab day…………..whether your Mom is having blood work done or not, give her an EXTRA hug today……why?  Let’s say it’s “GIVE YOUR ASSISTANT AN EXTRA HUG” day.  Hey – I can make up a special day if I want to right??

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Awww…….just like this!

HUGS, Sammy

 

Resting and Nesting

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WOW……well, what can I say except what a great Valentine’s Day yesterday was!    Sundae and I had fun at the Queen of Hearts Ball – we danced almost every dance except for the one I had with Nellie – she had penned me in on her dance card and I was honored to have a chance to dance with the Queen herself.   Sundae knows Nellie is a special friend of mine……….

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……..I had time to stop by both the Tabby Cat Club for THEIR Valentine’s Pawty and spend some time at Cat Scouts with all the various celebrations there.  It was a long day and I’m pooped.   Today I’m having my usual bacon breakfast but after that……….

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Today Mom and I will be working on the Moon Trip.  We really do have a lot of arrangements to make AND we’re going to start loading up the entries in the contests that we’ve received so far….that way we won’t be rushing around last minute with THAT, plus packing for the trip, plus getting our spacesuits dry cleaned for the journey (hmmm……I wonder if we should be dry cleaning those????).   So much to do.   Please remember everyone that we leave February 27th and all entries must be in to me by February 24th!!!    I know it’s only February 15th but you know how fast time flies…….need a refresher on what’s going on for the trip? CLICK HERE!

Our spaceship "Ralph" !

Our spaceship “Ralph” !

Mom and Dad are still dealing with the snow here…….Dad tramped out through two feet of drifted snow to feed the birdies yesterday afternoon though which I thought was very nice of him to do (actually Mom “encouraged” him to do it for her…..) so the birds enjoyed their Valentine’s Day with lots of sunflower seeds.   I think they are already wishing for Spring – Mom saw a few birds checking out some of the birdhouses we have around the back yard……scoping out the nesting possibilities early!   We in fact have a chance of about an inch of snow TODAY and we got another “dusting” of the white menace last night.  No biggie though.   Sigh.

Yeah....we got a bit of snow the other day......Dad handled it like a trooper!

Yeah….we got a bit of snow the other day……Dad handled it like a trooper!

I think I’ll head back to Mom’s lap…….still recovering you know……..although I gotta say I did some heavy duty dancing yesterday – not bad for a 14 year old arthritic ginger guy !  🙂

Happy Caturday!  

Sammy

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Colder Than Cold

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Hi All!   Well we’re in the middle of another one of those impossible cold snaps here………….five degrees yesterday morning – one degree the day before – silly stuff and colder than our usual temps here in Virginia for this time of year.  I’ve been staying inside – I may not be the smartest cat in the universe but I’m no dummy!  I know inside is the place to be.

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I really haven’t even ASKED to sniff outside – I can tell it’s COLD out there…….our heat has been on almost constantly (no complaints there – I have my favorite heat registers throughout the entire house!!!).   The snow we got a few days ago hasn’t gone ANYWHERE…..although my Dad did get out there with the snowthrower and throw some snow around on our driveway.

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Today is housecleaning day and I’m glad because my favorite tissue pile is looking kind of raggedy.  Dad and I played on it yesterday and I accidentally tore the tissue a bit……Mom changes my tissue once a week on cleaning day so it’s no biggie that it’s torn – time for some new stuff anyway!  That my friends should be the highlight of my day…………….because it being Friday and it being FREEZING out there, I’m not going anywhere ANYWAY!

Have a fabulous Friday – even if you’re not “colder than cold” !

Brrrrr…….Sammy the Iceberg!

Pee Ess   A little funny photo for your entertainment…..yesterday on Cat Scouts our Denmaster asked us to submit a photo of our Patrol “Trumpetmaster” – well, we don’t HAVE one in our Patrol and it was the first we’d heard of this – but because we were pressed for time, I decided to stick my paw up and volunteer to be the TEMPORARY Trumpetmaster until we can force some other cat in our Patrol get another cat in our Patrol to volunteer.    So what do you think????

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Take It Slow Thursday

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Hi All !

Seems like a busy past few days – I’ve needed to nap more than usual but you know how I love my naps right? Any excuse for one – that’s ME alright!

Snoozing on the stairs

See? Taking things nice and SLOW!

Sometimes I break up the napping ritual to go outside and visit the garden……especially Mom’s buddleia (aka butterfly bush) with the big purple flowers on it. Yesterday afternoon there were TEN of them on the plant – yellow and black swallowtail butterflies and one painted lady. I only know the names of the butterflies because of my little neighbor buddies who live next door. They are SO smart about stuff even though they’re only 6 and 8. They know EVERYTHING. Just about.

Here’s one of my official butterfly experts!

Anyway, I sit under the bush and just watch the butterflies – although there was a time when I’d leap up and try to grab one in both paws……and once in a while I DO catch one but I let it go right away….I’m just making sure I don’t lose my touch!!! I guess you could say I practice “catch and release”…..HAHAHAHAHA Mom was too lazy to go out and take a photo of me under the bush yesterday but this is me watching butterflies in my garden a few years back – – can you see me? I’ve shown you this photo before and you have to look pretty darn hard to see me!!!!

Test your eyes! Look carefully - I'm there!

Look real hard and you’ll see me sniffing the flowers!

 

Yesterday I screamed on the stairs long and hard until my Dad came down to play with one of my wand toys that just happened to be lying on the stairs (thanks to me dragging it up there) waiting for a human being to pick it up and tease me with it.  Mom kept trying to capture me on film so of course I look like I could care LESS about the toy but really I had a fantastic time playing with Dad.  It’s a wand with a looooooooooooooong piece of fleece attached to it and it’s great.  I love it.

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The only other big thing that happened yesterday is Mom made a cheesecake (yes Easy – a CHEESECAKE!).  I got to lick the spoon!  WOO HOO!  Today I’m hoping to have a tiny bit of it for breakfast……a guy can always hope right?

Happy Thursday – Take it SLOW – like me!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Wet, Wet, and More Wet

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Hi Everyone!

Holy cow did we ever get a LOT of rain yesterday.  I’ve been reading on some of your blogs that it’s either so hot you can barely stand it or you’re getting drenched with rain like me – what’s with that?  Huh?

It's happening again like it did a while back - I'm glad I'm on a hill!  EEEEEK!

It’s happening again like it did a while back – I’m glad I’m on a hill! EEEEEK!

 

It’s supposed to be better next week.  But I’ve heard THAT one before.   Are any of us ever really, truly HAPPY with our weather anymore?   Maybe it’s time we start a petition to give to the weather guy.

I’m trying to make the best of it though………playing with my toys, napping a lot, pestering Mom at every opportunity, catching up on reading YOUR blogs…….the usual “making the time pass” kind of stuff.  But honestly, it’s not easy sometimes.  I’d kinda like to go outside and munch a little greenery, perhaps play in a puddle – continue searching for the missing Freddy the Frog (alas I think he’s moved away permanently)……but all I do is look out the window and WAIT.

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Tomorrow is SUNday…..do you think because it’s called SUNday that maybe – just MAYBE – we might have some sun?????

A guy can only hope…………….

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😦

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Touch Base Thursday

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Hi Peeps!  Happy Thursday everybody.  We had a super duper Fall day yesterday around here.  My two favorite maples in the back yard are really getting pretty…….

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Photo of one of our maples from last Fall….this one isn’t QUITE this colorful YET!

Seems to me we just might have a bit of an early Fall.  No complaints here!

The sun goes down and when the leaves are gone I can SEE the colorful sunset…..

Remember a while ago I said my parents were going to get a new car and I “probably” wouldn’t be allowed to hop up on it in the garage like I did with the old car?  Remember that?  Well, guess what arrived just in time for my Mom’s birthday Tuesday – uh huh – the new car.  Made for a mighty nice birthday present for her, but when I went out into the garage Tuesday night for my night time “spy from the top of the car and look out the garage door” peek, MY CAR WAS GONE!  In its place was this sleek new car with all new smells AND it’s hood slopes down and there’s no way I can get on top of it.  Not that I won’t try, mind you, but so far, I’m not really interested.  Mom and Dad are probably glad of that actually.  In my 13 years of hopping up on the old car and sometimes sleeping on the roof (!!) and always spying out the garage doors (especially after dark), I never put a scratch on it.  Never – not once! 

Now that I’ve got a bit of a “wonky knee” (as the vet calls it), I don’t leap around like I used to anyway……..so I’ve decided to stick with my OTHER spy spot which is on top of the lawn tractor.  The seat is mighty comfy AND it’s low to the ground and an easy hop up and down.

The garage....Sam likes to hop up on ANY of the vehicles and nap

The Cadillac is now gone (sniff), but the Tractor seat AND the Blazer are both available for garage cruising!

I’ll try to get Mom to take a photo of the new car so I can show it to you.  I have to admit, it’s pretty slick looking!!  It’s a 2013 Buick LaCross.

I spent a bit of time yesterday in my tent……..I hope all of you who decided to TRY having a tent for a nap have make your wishes known to your humans – tents are GREAT for naps.  But if you think about it, a nap anywhere you find it can be GREAT…..right?

Love my tent on Mom’s studio couch…..zzzzzzz

Have a super day gang………….

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀