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Hodge-Podge Thursday


Hi All!  

What’s Hodge-Podge mean?   Well, I’m glad that you asked………..

Hodge-podge is a word used to describe a confused or disorderly mass or collection of things; a “mess” or a “jumble”. The UK term is hotchpotch”

So I guess I could have called it Hotchpotch Thursday too!  Point is I have several things to share today.

One is my good little piggy friend Bacon from Pig Love awarded me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.   I do have this one already but reading his “Share Seven Facts” which were really fun, made me realize that maybe I should do that AGAIN!  So here’s the award:

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’m to link back to him (see Bacon above!)…..post the award (done)…..then share seven facts about me and nominate other awards.

Well here’s my seven things!

1.  I pout when my parents BOTH leave at the same time to go somewhere together.  I sit in the living room and move my mouth like I’m meowing but don’t make a sound…..I just try to look as pitiful as possible and make them think I’m saying “please don’t go!”.    If just one of them is going, I don’t do this – I’m just FINE!

2.  I love it when Mom gets home from the grocery store.  I have to inspect every bag thoroughly.   If she puts some of the bags on the counter instead of the floor where I can see them, I’ll poke my paws WAY UP HIGH and try to pull the bags down (in 13 years this has never worked though….I can’t reach that high!!).

3.  When I was little, and Mom and I went for a walk early in the morning in the dark, sometimes I’d put my paws up on her knees and meow for her to pretty please pick me up.  She’d carry me around the yard and let me sniff the tree branches and bark – and talk to me the whole time.  I liked that.  It was “Mommy Time” !

4.  The only way I can stand being in the car (which always means I’m going to the V-E-T!) is if I’m in my Mom’s lap, with my head buried under her arm.  I don’t want to see anything……Mom says probably I have motion sickness and not seeing out the window helps me STAND it!

5.  My eyes are sometimes green and sometimes gold…..if they get VERY DARK BROWN – watch out!

6.  I let my Mom and Dad trim my nails at home and always have – Dad holds me and Mom clips…..I behave very well EXCEPT for when Mom is trimming my little extra claws on my extra toes (I’m polydactyl remember)……I really HATE her to trim those – I guess they are extra sensitive or something!

7.  I’m not sure how many of my nine lives I’ve already had but I hope I have bunches more and that I can come back as a cat AGAIN AND AGAIN and belong to my very same Mom and Dad……

Now as to nominating other blogs?  I actually think almost everyone I know has this one…….if you don’t – please please take it with my blessings and make sure and answer the 7 questions!! 

Now, another bit of business is to tell you that if you haven’t done it yet, you should get over to Mollie’s and order a special “cartoonized” drawing of YOU on a custom mousepad!  Mollie and her Mom are very artistic….here’s the one she did of me (I was one of her models!!):

Lookie!  It's ME!

Lookie! It’s ME!

If you’d like to have them make one JUST FOR YOU go to Mollie’s and let her know.  She has other samples on  her blog along with details how to order………AND if you mention that “SAMMY SENT ME” it will count for me to get a special Mollie Treat Box after THREE orders have been placed by peeps who say they heard about the mousepads from ME ME ME!!!!!!

The last thing to tell you is that I’m thinking of organizing something FUN for us to do – not for several weeks though because everybody is really busy with Valentine’s Day and the Blogville Circus and other stuff.  What I thought would be fun is a CAMPING TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Whatcha think????

Hope you have a terrific HODGE PODGE Thursday…… 😉

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀

Sam Adds More Bling


Very Inspiring Blogger Award 

Golly.  I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for having received yet another blogging award from my super good friend Dianna at These Days of Mine.  The Very Inspiring Blogger Award is very elegant looking too, don’t you think?  Mostly I find it just plain wonderful that somebody thinks my little blog is worthy of ANY awards but I do like thinking maybe I might be inspiring to someone too!

Miss Dianna (and she’s the Mom of my “girlfriend” Sundae you know!) had to answer seven questions as a condition of award acceptance after someone awarded this pretty award to HER……and because the award was given to me AND my Mom (!) we’ll BOTH answer the questions:

I’m Most Creative……

  • (SAM) When I’m asleep….my arms/legs/face are very twitchy so who knows WHAT I’m creating in my dreams!
  • (MOM) When I’m in my studio (I’m either painting/drawing or blogging!)

If I Were A Color, I’d Be…..

  • (SAM) Green
  • (MOM) Lavender

I Often imagine Myself…..

  • (SAM) Flying around to visit all my blog buddies in my private jet
  • (MOM) With a house full of cats….sometimes Sam seems like a house full though…..!

I Really Wish I Knew How To…..

  • (SAM) Fly like a birdie
  • (MOM) Age gracefully instead of kicking and screaming my way through it!

I’d Love To Spend A Lazy Sunday…..

  • (SAM) In a sun puddle on the front porch
  • (MOM) On a gondola ride in Venice (tee hee)

I’m Most Excited About…..

  • (SAM) Butter….no….Bacon….no…..Butter……no…..Bacon!
  • (MOM) Taking another vacation to France next spring

My Secret Talent Is…..

  • (SAM) Whistling (my Mom says sometimes when I snore it sounds like a whistle!)
  • (MOM) Being a sounding board for people with problems

So folks, there you have it.  Our answers to those seven burning questions!  Also, I want to pass this award on to some of my friends…I know not everybody wants to “bother” with these things but if you decide not to do the questions OR post the award, that’s OK.  I understand!!

Official Blog of Author p.m.terrell – I think ANY author is an inspiration but my Mom’s friend Miss Trish is REALLY inspiring for anyone who writes because she’s a best-selling author of MANY suspense thrillers, and also has written some computer books AND a “how to” book for people who want to write and market their writing but don’t know how to go about it!  Now THAT’s inspiring!

Pedro The Cat – Pedro is not only a handsome cow-kitty, he’s very generous with the help of his also generous human.  Pedro is going to rule the world one of these days and I purrrsonally find that VERY inspiring!!!

CAT CHAT – Miss Caren and her cat Cody have a VERY inspiring blog.  Miss Caren does great review – books AND goodies too – and she gives a lot of time and effort to the animal community too.  Cody and I are pals.

Cat From Hell – Where do I start with all the swell things about THIS blog?!  Nellie, Kozmo and the Hairy Slobbery Sisters are so much fun to know.  Their Mom is one BUSY lady too!  This blog is inspiring because it’s really SOOOOO creative!  I’ve been on one Feline Bureau of Investigation caper with Kozmo (the Evil Mr. Chirpy Caper) and that’s when I found out just how VERY creative some people can be….. 😉 

I also want to tell all of my other blogging buddies that there’s nothing I like better than being friends with you and visiting your blogs every day that I can.  I wish I hadn’t waited for TWELVE years before I decided to start my very OWN blog – I missed out on a lot of time being friends with all of you!!

I’m off to chase the sun……..

Sammylittle happy face