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Thrilling Thursday


Well, it’s not THRILLING really – just BEAUTIFUL but “Beautiful Thursday” didn’t sound as cool as “Thrilling Thursday”……………SO, anyway, it’s another gorgeous day – that’s the point.  In fact we’ve had FOUR of them in a row – downright spectacular weather……..sunny, cooler than “normal” and hinting of the Fall that is to come.  Weather lady says “don’t count on it staying this way” – she says we’ll be HOT HOT next week……so I’m enjoying this while I can!

Sam enjoying the front porch on a pretty fall day

Ahhhhh……fresh air and sun!

LOVE that sunshine!

LOVE that sunshine!

Mom decided to take a few new photos of me yesterday morning while I was enjoying a sun puddle on our stairs………………she says she forgets to keep her camera handy so it’s been a while since we shared any NEW pix of me……….mostly we “recycle” my photos………but these are “HOT OFF THE PRESS” !

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So I guess now that my photoshoot is over with, I can get back to what I do best……….napping, going out on the porch for a bit of fresh air, and snoopervising by moldy oldie Mom and Dad who I love VERY much……Mom says the feeling is MUTUAL!


Hugs, Sammy the Camera Model

Pre-Tease Monday


Good Morning!!!   Remember I said I might make some new badges for upcoming Teasers????   Well, I haven’t done that yet…………….why?  Cat Scouts………yep – it’s consuming my life (and my Mom’s life come to think of it…..)!   There’s always something going on there……this weekend we all hopped on the virtual Cat Scouts plane and flew to Lake Tahoe.   Interesting place actually but a long day of computerizing (you know what that is….sitting at the computer like a zombie for hours on end).

Don't let this happen to you!   Too much time on computer!!!

Don’t let this happen to you! Too much time on computer!!!

So yesterday was a day of REST and a day of SUNSHINE and a day of catching up.   Yardwork was done, a couple of things put back in place from BNF (Before New Floor) and because there was a lot of sun – I searched the house all day long for sun puddles and would move from one to the next as the sun changed positions.   Lovely.


Sam in Library

Today I’m going to be looking for a good Teaser photo…………..maybe NOT a Guest Teaser this time………..maybe an old photo from my Grandpa’s albums, maybe one from Mom and Dad’s many trips – WHO KNOWS where the gingery finger of fate will land and what photo will be picked?!?!?!?!

So be ready for WHATEVER…………….and be ready for WHENEVER because it will pop into your inbox tomorrow at some random time……….early or late or in between who knows!   Just keep an eye out (or an ear).

Hope you all had a grand weekend – I sure did!!

Love, Sammy

Be ready for tomorrow!

Be ready for tomorrow!


Oh What A Day!


Actually “oh what TWO days” (so far)……….because today is a carbon copy of yesterday and yesterday was PURRRFECT.   No complaints from me.   Not too hot or humid – it was downright fabulous.   I celebrated by spending most of the day asking Mom about every ten minutes to take me out on the front porch.   Yes I did………I loved stretching in the sun…….sitting in the sun……cruising the lawn…..peeing in the bushes (oops – too much info??), and just enjoying the fresh air.   Mom did all of that (except for the peeing part of course)  with me and then we further celebrated by watching Dad use the string trimmer all over the yard neatening things up.

LOVE that sunshine!

LOVE that sunshine!

See me under the fern plant????

See me under the fern plant????

Sam grazing on the grass

Maybe just a little nibble of grass……

The newly discovered (after 11 years!) deck on the house

Under the table on the back deck……

I am sure I’ll be doing a “repeat performance” today………………and I can hardly wait……………in fact, maybe I’d better go wake Mom and Dad up – the sooner we start enjoying another PURRRFECT day together the better!!!

I'll just stay inside and play all day......


Hope you have a beautiful Thursday too…………………………oh – before I go – here’s a “thought of the day” about aging (which of course I am doing as gracefully as possible!):

“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.”~Brigitte Bardot 

  Hugs, Sammy the Ripe

P.S.  I know a lot of you are getting a bunch of fun out of Bacon’s Shopping Around the World blog hops every month – well here’s your reminder – July 29th is the next one and here’s all the scoop about this month’s SHOPPING ADVENTURE!!!!  Just click below to go to Bacon’s Blog Post about it!


 P.S. (again)  Attention Amazon.uk fans……..my Mom’s mystery on Kindle will be on sale for $.99 starting July 24th for FIVE DAYS.  What a deal.  Mark your calendars with this  fabulously important date!  Here’s the link!

Click on the book cover to go to the Amazon Kindle Page for the book!

Click on the book cover to go to the Amazon Kindle Page for the book!



Marvelous Monday



Marvelous  – pretty strong word isn’t it?!  Well, I’m using it because yesterday we had a near-perfect weather day and today is more of the same…………and that – for me who was getting soggy from day after day of rain – is MARVELOUS!!!!  I got to lounge on the front porch with Mom (after she mowed the lawn) and enjoy some sunshine – not a lot because I get too hot very quickly – but just enough to enjoy the feeling of sun on my furs………..


Today is a treat because starting tomorrow rain is back in our forecast off and on for the rest of the week…………….There’s nothing wrong with rain unless of course you’re in one of the spots on  the globe that has TOO MUCH and it causes flooding and loss of life; animal and human………there truly IS such a thing as too much of ANYTHING.

What’s tomorrow?  I think you all know by now that it’s Teaser Tuesday.   I won’t say much about the photo for tomorrow except that  – well – it’s not a Guest  Teaser.  So – remember again that the post will appear at some time unknown to you – Mom will schedule it for some time she determines (depending  on her mood!)  so keep an eye out for it to pop up  tomorrow!   I may work on some NEW designs for the  badges  during this week – who knows….maybe I’ll have them done before NEXT Tuesday Teaser a week from tomorrow…….fun huh?  But you can bet one thing – there will always be a BIG GREENIE for those who don’t guess right……..I’m liking the GREEN theme for those badges!   HAHA

Any plans for the 4th of July?   We don’t have any – Mom and Dad will probably grill something outside (weather permitting) or inside (weather preventing) and I’ll perhaps get a taste.  Other than that, they aren’t doing fireworks this year – I’m sure others in our neighborhood WILL do them though so I’ll be prepared!

My Flags for the 4th!

My Flags for the 4th!

Hope you all have a fantabulous week………but especially today because most humans do NOT like Mondays…………..we animals don’t mind Mondays……..and if you’re ME – your favorite day of the week is SATURDAY/BACONDAY anyway…………not Monday!

Hugs, Sammy

Yay Spring!


Oh My Cat we had the most BEAUTIFUL day Sunday.  Just glorious.  I got to spend a LOT of time outside too which made me very happy.   Before I could go out there though Mom and Dad had to finish what they wanted to do in the yard which was NOISY……….I don’t “do” noise you know!

Gimme some QUIET!

Gimme some QUIET!

They loaded up the leaf mulch from our ground up leaves two Falls ago and put it in the cart that’s attached to the lawn tractor and hauled it up to the front garden.   There was enough to cover all the area in the garden.  Mom had to rake carefully around all the new little perennials popping up but it’s DONE and Mr. Noisy Tractor is back in the garage.

My front garden SHOULD look like this in a few weeks once things grow a bit more!!

My front garden SHOULD look like this in a few weeks once things grow a bit more!!

Then my Dad got out Mr. Noisy Backpack Blower and did a bit of clean up around the edge of the woods – those sneaky leaves come tumbling out at every opportunity – every single little breeze pulls them out and makes a mess on MY lawn!  So Dad finished that up, and put Mr. Noisy Backpack Blower in the garage too.

Finally it was MY time!   Mom came in, changed clothes then said “Out??”  and I ran fast as the wind (well, a wind with arthritis anyway) to the front door and out we went!  Lucky me – the sun was shining ON the porch so I just lay there and rolled around and enjoyed the fresh air and sun………….Dad and Mom sat in the rockers and kept an eye on me while I rolled around then went out into the grass in the front yard for a munch.   We were out there for a whole hour!



All the fresh air made me sleepy though so in we finally came……….Dad headed to the basement for a nap, and Mom and I sat in the recliner and she watched baseball while I enjoyed the result of all that nice fresh air I got – A POWER NAP!!!

zzzzz.....snoozin' on Mom's leg....zzzzz

Mom’s watching baseball and I’m watching the inside of my eyelids…zzzzz..

It’s a good thing that we had such a beautiful day yesterday because today we have RAIN in the forecast.   But never fear – the memory of Sunday in the sun will get me through the rain today – definitely…………….

What’s tomorrow????  Just a friendly reminder for those of you who enjoy Tuesday Teaser – be prepared………..I’m trying to find a goodie for you!  Yep – and you know you want to be the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER so you can win this little badge to show on your blog right?



Enjoy your Monday……….rain or shine………it’s a good day no matter what because we’ll MAKE it one.



little happy face

Shazaam Monday


Hi Everybody! Well, my hope to spend the weekend observing butterflies was a bit of a bust……until I told the universe that I planned to get Mom to photograph me under the butterfly bush this weekend, we were seeing bazillions of the little boogers……at least 10-15 covering the butterfly bush every day it was sunny. Who knew that the minute I SAID that, the butterflies would abandon ship and leave the area???? That is except for ONE butterfly.  One brave butterfly (probably the same guy who visited me Saturday!), there were no herds, crowds, flocks, or bunches of butterfly visitors.  Word travels fast around here.

Birds, and bees, but only one butterfly?  What's with that?????

Birds, and bees, but only one butterfly? What’s with that?????

However, I DID get a lot of out time……Mom and I were on the back deck for a couple of hours – her in the shade under the umbrella keeping an eye on me and me alternating between under her chair in the shade and out by my butterfly bush with a hopeful look on my face.  So fresh air was good and it was in the low 80s and really BEAUTIFUL.  Not a total loss, eh???

The newly discovered (after 11 years!) deck on the house

We’re sorry if we’ve missed commenting on your bloggy lately but as you know (or at least some of you said you had this problem too) good old Word-Depressed has got clogs in the mail delivery line lately so people are missing notices from blogs – it’s downright awful and if you follow a gazillion blogs (we don’t QUITE follow a gazillion but it might be a bazillion or so) it’s tough to remember to stop by all of them without those little reminders in your inbox!   I hereby cast a spell on Word-Poop…………………BEGONE CLOGGED MAILTUBES – BEGONE GREMLINS OF MAIL DELIVERY!   (gosh I hope that works and doesn’t backfire on me!!)


Hopefully my magic wand and spells are working right – otherwise it might be raining frogs here any minute…………..

I’ll let you know!   Tee Hee  

Happy Shazaam Monday!

Your Grand Wizard, Sammy



Monday Meowsings…..


Get it?  Monday Meowsings?  Musings?  Oh never mind!  My attempt at a little Monday morning humor.

Hi everybody and welcome to the start of another week.  Here in Warrenton, Virginia we’re hoping to get a tiny bit of a break from the heat – Sunday it was 95 degrees which is a little toasty – even for ME!  I was out in the morning with Mom (went down on Dad’s little “project trail” in fact) and then it started to heat up.  She couldn’t even TEMPT me out on the front porch after it got in the mid-80s.  I preferred this:

Sammy looking soft and sweet (asleep!)

My parents had a dinner time cookout on the back deck and invited me to come out and join them and I just kind of looked at them through the door and sent them via kitty telepathy the message:

Ya gotta be kidding me!

SO, I hopped up on the couch while they sat on the deck.  They enjoyed their cookout and I enjoyed the couch:

A Post-Breakfast Nap on the Couch

So it was a WIN/WIN for all of us. 

Now today is supposedly (although it’s too early just now to know for sure) going to be a little cooler and there’s a chance for some rain.  Daddy is going to TRY to go to the airport and fly for a while and Mom wants to go shopping.  I,  on the other hand have no plans that involve what kind of weather may come our way.  It’s Monday after all…..a day to contemplate the week ahead and wonder whether Mom will bring home anything interesting for me when she does her grocery shopping this week.  Such weighty concerns I have on my weary old mind huh? 

Hope you have a SUPER Monday whatever your weather is – just make it a great day.  OK?  

Kitty Hugs, Sammy