Let’s Fill-In….Shall We?
Friday is “filling in” blog hop day. It’s a fun Hop co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader AND 15andMeowing. If you click the badge above you will be whisked away to McGuffy’s where you can use Annie’s LINKY tool and join up to play along with us!
I let my Mom do this week’s filling in……………..just kind of seemed like SHE’D have an easier time with these particular sentences than I would so LET ‘ER RIP MOMMY! Her fill-in words are in BABY BLUE………..
1. Meetings used to drive me crazy when I worked – people would be late, people wouldn’t show up, people would sit like lumps and not contribute – I do NOT miss meetings now that I’m retired!
2. Rules should be treated like “guidelines” – not necessarily cast in stone – sometimes there’s a BETTER way than the rule dictates!.
3. The best time to take a vacation is in the Fall – we have ALWAYS taken vacations in the Fall, after school starts and there are no crowds ANYWHERE!.
4. I have learned that there are no guarantees in life – don’t take a thing for granted – ever.
Gosh Mom – so serious! Maybe I should tell a joke now so everyone can SMILE again…………..hahahaha……………just kidding. Thank you for being the filler-inner this week! Hope everyone has a HAPPY FRIDAY…………….remember how Sammy used to complain about Friday being “cleaning day” here at the house? Well, it still is, but unlike Sammy I don’t run and hide – I WATCH. I find it fascinating to see my Mom and Dad in this big flurry of activity straightening, vacuuming, dusting, and the best part about it? When they’re finished I can drag all my toys back out of my box and make a big mess and watch them all over again! Tee Hee………….
Hurry up Mom…………I’m waiting for you to finish so I can take a nap in my torn up old red cube!!
Love, Teddy (aka Butter Bean)*
*Butter Bean is my new nickname thanks to my Dad. When I went to the vet for follow-up blood work I found out I now weigh 15.30 lbs. That’s up a whole pound since June. My vet says I’m NOT FAT – I’m “big boned”………my vet is my best buddy now!
Geography Class Is In Session!
Yep – here we are my fine students of geography…..gathered together for yet another agonizing Tuesday when we examine a photo and try to figure out where on earth it was taken! Not only THAT, but we are welcoming back our official Teaser Cheerleader, SuzieQ from her second (and final) stay in Cheerleader Rehab to try and cure her of her NASTY/MEAN streak with her cheers. I’m told that at least now she’s nasty with a smile on her face so I think we’ll just be happy with that. However, due to the overwhelming popularity of Miss SuzieQ, and because so many of you have said you LOVE HER, we now have a badge JUST FOR YOU! That’s right – if you are a Suzie fan, there is a badge for that……..you can proudly proclaim it on your sidebar now if you want to!
I’m a SuzieQ Fan – Are You?
We ALSO have brand new BADGES for those we recognize each week as our FIRST COMMENTER, our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, our RIGHT GUESSERS and of course our WRONG GUESSERS. Speaking of which – if you haven’t commented already – GO DO IT NOW so you might get the new FIRST COMMENTER badge!!!!!!!!!! Here are the new badges – you’re gonna just LOVE them (that’s an order!):
FOR FIRST COMMENTER:
FOR FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:
FOR ALL OTHER RIGHT GUESSERS OTHER THAN FIRST:
CLASS DUNCES WHO GUESS INCORRECTLY OR DON’T KNOW:
Now – on with the show…………………….your job is to tell me WHERE this photo was snapped……………..town/city/country/state……………..then tomorrow I’ll tell you who gets what! You should also know that this is a GUEST TEASER. That’s right – someone other than my Mom took this photo! Mr. Silver Briefcase would you show us the photo?
Here’s today’s CHALLENGE!
Where Is This?????
Now, Suzie – if you’d like to come in and give our students a big old cheer to get them fired up and ready to guess we’d all really appreciate it – oh – and WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!
I love London
I love France
I see Professor Sammy’s underpants!
I love cheering
It’s my thing
I like it better than wearing bling.
Bim Bam Boo
I LOVE ALL OF YOU!
OK………….I guess…………….thanks Suzie – I’m sure you have inspired all students to work hard to solve the mystery of WHERE WAS THE PHOTO TAKEN (or at least you have them wondering what the heck kind of Rehab facility you graduated from!!).
So get to work students………………get those guesses done ASAP – you know you want a NEW badge to display and show off to family and friends – right???? RIGHT?
CLASS DISMISSED UNTIL TOMORROW!
BACONIZE DAY IS HERE!
I’m ready to be baconized……….it’s been a cold, rainy week and I am ready for my BIG TREAT……..bacon for breakfast. I took a peekie in the refrig while Mom was cleaning house yesterday and there’s a BIG package of bacon in there so I don’t want any “we’re all out” or “there’s not enough left to cook” stories – no I will NOT settle for that………..I want BACON!
NO – she’s not telling the truth!
Mom’s not sure WHAT she will make for breakfast other than of course bacon…………….I thought I’d help by giving her this pup’s recipe but not sure she fell for it!
WAITING FOR THE SMELL TO DRIFT MY WAY……………
So you smell it too huh?
Yep – we all need to tingle from time to time……..!
After we have breakfast, I’ll probably have a “BELLY FULL OF BACON” nap………..you know…….give that stuff a chance to digest properly while visions of
sugarplums bacon dance through my little ginger head!
I’m dreaming that I’m KING of Baconville……zzzzzzz
MY KINDA DREAMING!!!!!!
(with a side order of bacon)
King of Baconville!
Wanna be part of my “Kingdom” of bacon? Grab this badge!
Gosh, that “Red Ginger” guy needs a new hairpiece…………that one is PITIFUL!
I do look rather smashing in this fancy suit...but this seems a little HARSH as punishment!
Well, if Mom has her way (and she most often does), this could be me any day now….that is if she decides to call NASA to see if there’s an opening for another space dude.
OK – let me back up a bit…….this all started YESTERDAY when my parents disappeared around 1PM and didn’t come back home until around 7PM. They left me here all by myself for that whole long time. Off they went to see a play then out to dinner. What did poor little Sam do? Sat and looked out the windows waiting – longing for his parents to return! Sniff. There’s only so much I can do to keep myself occupied with no humans around you know!
I gave them the cold shoulder when they finally got home. So there!
But, what pushed Mom over the edge and brought on this space cat thing is that beginning at around midnight – after my parents were sleeping away peacefully – I began my assault. Commando cat…….I hopped up on their bed and meowed nice and loud. They woke up (tee hee) and gave me pets and snuggles and I settled down for about five minutes between them…..waited for things to get quiet then hopped down and left the room. I did the same thing about every thirty minutes ALL NIGHT LONG. Yep – I sure did. Around 2AM Mom decided to just plain get up and give me some fresh food, check my litter box, adjust my tissue and toy pile for me then she went back to bed thinking MAYBE I’d settle down.
I changed my tactics a bit after that. I’d go upstairs and go in their room – go under the bed and begin meowing…….To his credit OLD DAD slept right through everything after around 1AM but good old Mom sure didn’t. She was up/down/up/down/up/down all night long! The last time I woke her she got up and shoo’d me out into the hallway and closed the bedroom door. That was around 4AM. But at 5AM which is when she ALWAYS gets up anyway, I was back and howling at the closed door. She got up. She’s been grumpy ever since. Even coffee didn’t help. She looks like she was run over by a truck…..kinda rough around the edges you might say.
So – maybe you think her idea to send me into space isn’t a bad one huh? Perhaps I pushed the envelope a bit too much………maybe I should let her have a nice long nap today……..I’ll think about it……seriously…..because I’m just not sure being a space cat is right for me. What if they don’t load enough treats into my spacesuit before tossing me out of the spaceship?
Sammy – In trouble today I’m afraid!!!!
Whew! I needed a rest...busy morning!
I’m sure you all think just about all I do is SLEEP….but you have to understand that because I have such a busy schedule, I need to stop and take a rest from time to time. For instance, here’s what I did Wednesday morning:
- Woke Mom up at 5AM and supervised my breakfast preparation
- Checked my blog for comments that needed responses and supervised Mom while she helped me post them
- Followed Mom into the bedroom closet and supervised while she got dressed and ready to go to the grocery store
- Checked Mom’s grocery list to insure my treats and food were on the list in a suitably LARGE print so she wouldn’t forget them
- On her return, supervised Mom while she put groceries away while sitting on one of the chairs around the kitchen table talking the entire time (SHE called it pestering but I called it talking)
- Followed her upstairs to the bedroom closet again and supervised her while she changed her shoes to put on her house slippers while talking the entire time (SHE called it pestering but I called it talking)
- Whined at the front door for someone to PLEASE take me outside for a stroll and a grass munch. I have to admit that this time I was the one who was being supervised…..
- Supervised Mom’s choice of treats for me after we came back inside from cruising around the front yard watching squirrels
Finally she sat down that that’s when she took the above photo. See? I was totally exhausted! Then after I had a nap for about an hour Mom got up and did a load of laundry (which I supervised) and the ironing (which I also supervised). After everything settled back down (gosh it just took her FOREVER!), she sat down again and when in about ten minutes I was sound asleep she took THIS photo:
So maybe now you see just how busy my day is and why I have to get my rest…..I just bet you thought I was one lazy old cat now didn’t you!!
OOPS – it’s time to go supervise Wednesday dinner preparations – see? There’s just so much to do around here that a guy has to make sure he gets plenty of sleep to keep up with the awesome duty of “Household Manager” !
Sammy Bucks.....worth every penny!!
Talk about getting your money’s worth huh? Now THIS is a sensible photo to be put on a $100 bill don’t you think? Who wouldn’t like to have a wad of these babies in their wallet……..I would think they would be worth as much as the “real” $100 bills floating around out there. Maybe more!
Instead of having photos of all those old guys on money, why not jazz things up with pictures of famous pets? I think we’re even more photogenic than the people appearing on actual bills and coins these days. Just look at that face!!!!! “Spend Me Pleeeease???”……..
The only thing is I’m not sure how I’d feel about being folded in the middle like my Dad does with his bills before jamming them in a money clip. I’m too young to have a creased or wrinkled face!
Happy Thursday Peeps!
Sammy, One Big Money Man