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Tuesday Tell All


Howdy All !!   Tuning in to find out who/what/where on yesterday’s Teaser I bet…..well, I’m just the guy to give you the scoop……………….so, just to remind you what the big test was all about – here’s the group of photos you needed to peek at and figure out WHERE they were taken:


Did somebody get it right?  Oh yeah…in fact several somebodies got it right – BUT only one person (of course) was the “FIRST RIGHT GUESSER” that these photos were snapped in Charleston, SC……..that was my friend Miss June – who doesn’t have a blog so I can’t link to it BUT she is my girlcatfriend Sundae’s Auntie!  Yep – sure is……and SHE guessed first yesterday morning………here you are Miss June:


BUT she was not the only one to guess Charleston…………nosireeeeee……….some other friends and followers also guessed right and you know who you are – and you know what you get!


Everyone else?  You tried…………you came, you saw, and you guessed but NOT QUITE RIGHT……………so for your efforts (which I truly appreciate!) you get this:


I want to thank those of you who visited my new friend and fellow Cat Scout Nibbler yesterday………..I think she was quite overwhelmed with all the people who visited her blog and Nibbler’s Mom works long hours and isn’t online a whole lot so it may take her a while to acknowledge your kindness in visiting but I’m sure she will………….!!


My friend Nibbler!!

Yesterday was “Toesie Tuesday” at the Tabby Cat Club and of course I HAD to end in a toesie photo………………one of my Mom’s favorites in fact……………..I just HAD to submit a photo because after all, I have EXTRA toesies and my Mom is EXTRA good at showing them off!  HAHA


I hope all of you have a stay warm and cozy kind of Wednesday (except you Fozziemum who needs some COOOOOOL instead of warm because you’re having a heat wave).   If all of us send you some cool – will you send us some warm???? HMMMM??????

Happy Tuesday Tell All Day

The King of Tease, Sammy


Furry Toes Friday


Hi Everybody……..today’s subject matter is toes.  Not just ANY toes – MY toes.  You may have noticed in my photos OR maybe you read on my blog somewhere before, that I am a Polydactyl kitty.   Some people call us “Hemingway Cats” but do you know why?

Ernest Hemingway was given an extra-toed kitty and actually had quite a “collection” of polydactyls at his home in Florida.  There’s still some of the offspring from those original kitties who are lounging around enjoying the good life to this day at Hemingway’s home (which is now a museum) down in Florida.  If you go HERE you can read about it and see some of them!

ANYWAY, that’s me – I do have extra toesies – just one extra on each of my front feets.   Here’s a parade of photos showing off my “extras” !

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When my parents adopted me 13 years ago, they’d never really seen a polydactyl up close and personal…..nor did they know about the Hemingway connection.  The lady in the shelter where they found me told them about it when they went up to the desk after visiting the “cat room” and telling her that they wanted to adopt ME ME ME ME ME – the “cute orange and white with extra toes” !!!  She said “Oh – the Hemingway kitten – I’m so glad someone wants him”……………..like they didn’t think I’d find a home or something.  The lady said that some people had seen me but thought there was something WRONG with me because of my toesies.  Imagine that!  My Mom and Dad only saw me and thought “SPECIAL!!!!!”…………….YAY……………I’m so glad they felt that way.

Speaking of SPECIAL – know what?  I forgot to tell all my kitty friends HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY yesterday – but know what?  I say “better late than never” !!!

Know what else?  I think we’re ALL special in some way or another……isn’t that wonderful?



Happy Friday (aka Monster Day for us! 😦 )

Sammy, The Hemingway Cat

Pee Esss……..my toe blog today is specially for my friend Miss Cat Forsley, Canadian singer/songwriter and wonderful animal video artiste-extraordinare!!  Smoochies!!

“Pretty Please??”

Sam on Mom's Recliner

Please come sit back down Mom....I need more NAP!

 By now everyone who follows my blog knows that Mom and I have a “thing” about napping.  Here’s how it works……she gets on the recliner, puts the foot thing up, puts a throw on her legs, settles down and I hop up and lie down on her legs………and sleep…………or wait for her to brush me………..or watch TV.  It’s a great arrangement.  If she gets up to do something like answer the phone or put something on the stove or WHATEVER, I get a little “distressed”…..yeah I know, that’s very selfish of me isn’t it BUT I love my Mom’s lap.  A lot.

So, if she DOES get up I stand on the arm of the recliner and wait for her to come back……I do my fair share of calling and trying to cajole her into returning……”MAMAMAMA” usually works.  So does “THE LOOK” which I’m doing in this picture as you can plainly see.  I call it my “pitiful” look and it works pretty darn well most of the time.

We’re pretty well coordinated with the recliner routine.  Eventually she comes back to sit down – I stand with all four legs up on the arm of the chair while she puts the throw back on her lap and legs then pop back down and settle in.  Heavy sigh.  Big stretch.  Heavy sigh again then…zzzzzzzzz….

Today was a major nap day too because we had snow all day long!  Tomorrow I’ll share some pictures Mom took.  In fact she actually got UP from the recliner to take those pictures…..you know where I was right?  Yep – standing on the arm of the chair screaming “MAMAMAMAMA” !!!

Happy Tuesday



Hey! Get these presents out of the box so I can have it for a racecar!

This green thing is my "4,000 Hit Award" ?? Really?? That's IT??

Yippeee!!!!  I’m Celebrating 4,000 Hits On My Blog

Sometime overnight I passed a milestone….over 4,000 hits on my blog is a big deal I think.  After all, I’m just a cat!  Granted, I’m not an ORDINARY cat – I’m almost twelve years old, I’m polydactyl, I’m a formerly feral kitty adopted from a shelter, and best of all, I have GREAT humans in my life who spoiled me rotten.  Not bad huh?

I babble on every day about stuff that’s important to me – but even though it’s nothing spectacular, my friends – YOU! – seem to enjoy visiting me every day to see what’s up in my life.  How cool is that………trust me……….I appreciate it.  From what I’ve observed in my almost twelve years, humans are pretty busy almost all the time.  So for so many of you to visit me is – well – WAY WAY COOL. 

So, to each and every one of you who’ve made me an “over 4,000 hits” blog – Kitty Hugs and Kitty Kisses from One Spoiled Cat. 

Sammy, One GRATEFUL Cat!!