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Livin' It Up with Sammy

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Weekend Chores

August 22nd 2010 9:05 am
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I’ve been a furry busy kitty this weekend helping Mom with her chores. Yesterday Mom changed the sheets on her bed - I just love to help her with that!

As soon as she starts stripping the old sheets off, I jump up on top of the bed and try to hide underneath the sheets. Every time the sheets move, I attack them! This goes on for several minutes and sometimes Mom gets impatient and picks me up and puts me on the floor, but I always jump right back up again to save Mom from the Monster inside the sheets.

When she finally does remove the old sheets off the bed, she then takes out the clean set of folded sheets. I love this part! She shakes the sheets out to unfold them and tries to lay them flat on the bed. I hide underneath the fitted sheet so there is a big lump of Sammy underneath the sheet, making it impossible for Mom to put it over the mattress. Mom had the nerve yesterday to put me outside the bedroom and close the door on me so she could finish making the bed – humph! I scratched and scratched on the door until she let me back inside. Boy was I mad!

Why doesn’t Mom appurrciate it more when I try to help her with her chores?

Puzzled purrs, Sammy


Catch Me If You Can

August 8th 2010 1:38 pm
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Oh boy, did I have some fun last night! Normally we are indoor kitties and we only go outside if we are on a leash or in our stroller. But now that there are four of us, it’s been harder for Mom to take all of us outside at the same time. We usually have to take turns, 2 cats at a time.

Last night the weather was really nice and Mom and Dad were both home to supervise us, so they let all four of us out in the backyard at the same time. We’ve done this before and usually we behave ourselves, but not this time.

It all started to go downhill when Tully decided to jump over our side of the fence into the neighbors’ backyard. Well, he jumped back over to our side on his own before Mom could even catch him, but she decided we all needed to go back inside the house after that happened. Well, I decided I wasn’t ready to go back inside just yet. I love being in my backyard and I love chasing the bugs – it is so much fun – so I RAN!

I ran behind the bushes, I ran in back of the shed, I ran all over the yard. Mommy and Daddy were both chasing me around so I thought it must be a game. That got me running around even more. That’s when Mommy decided to use her “Mommy Psychology” thinking cap and figured that I was running around so much because I was being chased. You know, the more something chases you, the more you run – MOL!

She told Daddy to go back inside the house with the other cats while Mommy stayed outside. She sat quietly for a few minutes on the patio waiting for me to calm down. That’s when she came over to the bushes, grabbed me, and brought me inside the house.

It sure was fun while it lasted!

Sammy (aka “The Flash”)


Tagged - The Doggone Honest Truth About Me!

July 25th 2010 5:37 pm
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My buddy and pal Skippy Skipster tagged me to play - yippee!

After reading Skippy's tag answers, I'm a little embarrassed to post mine - MOL! Skippy said that he sleeps all night and he never tears things up - is that even possible? I thought ALL kitties like to tear things up!

I'm going to look really bad in comparison to my pal, Skippy, but here it goes:

1. Do you ever wake your parent up during the night?

- Oh, yes we do...all the time! Our playtime is Mom and Dad's sleepy time so we wake them up just about every night. Notice I said "we." It's a team effort - Luke, Tully, Natasha, and I love to run around and chase each other at night. We don't mean to wake them up; I guess they are just light sleepers!

2. Do you ever tear up things?

- Oh boy, do I ever! Mom even calls me the "Demolition Expert." Demolition is my special area of expertise. I shred papers with a vengeance - newspapers, toilet paper, and paper towels are my favorites - I eat them, too! Fiber - yummy!

3. What is your favorite treat?

- I love just about everything. I love nom noms and I'm not too picky, but I especially love chicken and turkey that Mom gives us a few times a week as a treat.

4. Can you fetch something when asked to do so?

- I don't really fetch things on command but I will catch the fly on the end of our FlyToy fishing rod when Mom or Dad plays with me. I catch it in my mouth and will not let go. One time I even ate the fly - it was yummy!

5. Have you ever lived any place other than where you live now?

- Me and my sis, Natasha, lived in a foster home before our furever Mommy adopted us. Our foster Mom told furever Mom that we were found in a dumpster when we were 4 weeks old and taken to the SPCA. A rescue group got us out and took care of us until we were almost 3 months old. That's when Mommy found us and brought us to our furever home last December. We were her Christmas presents - Merry Christmas, Mom!

I am going to tag my sis, Natasha, and anyfur who would like to play!



Ice Hockey

July 21st 2010 7:35 pm
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Natasha and I have discovered a fun new game. Every morning Mom has been putting ice cubes in our pet fountains so we have cool water to drink during the day. Both of us are fascinated by these big, frozen, slippery things that swim mysteriously around the fountain bowl. We have both figured out how to remove the cubes from the bowl with our paws and bat them across the kitchen floor - like hockey pucks! I even smacked one underneath the refrigerator today - goal!!!

There's something very strange about these hockey pucks, though. After about 5 minutes, they completely disappear and we can't find them anymore - now where do you think they go?

Puzzled, Sammy


Silly Nicknames

July 1st 2010 4:15 pm
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Does anyfur besides me have a silly Mommy or Daddy who make up strange nicknames for their fur kids?

My longstanding nicknames have been Sampy, Sampurrs, Sammy Boy, and the Red Rocker. Those names aren't too bad. But every now and then Mom comes up with a real strange one. The latest ones are "Pumpkin Muffin" and "Puddin' Pop." I do not answer her when she calls me these silly names, but she just keeps on doing it. What's even worse is when she makes up songs with our names in them and sings them to us.

For meowing out loud - Mom sure is weird sometimes!

Sandpaper Kisses, Sammy


I've Been Tagged by the Skipster!

June 13th 2010 5:22 pm
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I have been tagged by the Skipster, aka Skippy Skipster! Thanks, Skip!

This is a game to know your friends better, so here it goes:

1. What time do you go to bed?

--- I like to power nap in the afternoons. I crash on my cat tree the entire afternoon out in the patio room – zzzzzzz. I’m starting to sleep most of the night now that I’m getting older, but I’m usually awake and playing by 4 a.m. to Mom’s dismay. I walk across her on the bed and start licking her face and giving her sandpaper kisses. It’s my way of saying “Hey Mom – WAKE UP.” It usually works – hehe.

2. What is your favorite gift you have received and why?

--- Finding my forever home was a gift. Me and my sis, Natasha, were rescued from a dumpster when were 4 weeks old, so we’ve had lots of angels looking out for us :)

3. What’s your favorite way to wake up and what’s the first thing you do?

--- I like to yawn and stretch and roll onto my back to show Mommy my furry tummy. I’m quite fluffy on my belly.

4. What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?

--- I think Sammy suits me. Dad chose the name because he had 2 cats when he was growing up, both named Sammy, and he’s a sentimental kind of guy. He also said that I reminded him of the singer Sammy Hagar with my long reddish-blond hair – rock on!

5. What was the last thing you ate that you really shouldn’t have?

--- I have always liked to shred paper and Mom has to empty all trash containers and hide the TP before she leaves the house – otherwise I will shred and eat anything that is made of paper... especially paper towels and kleenex tissue paper. Hey, Mom, it’s a good source of fiber!

6. What are you afraid of?

--- I still get a little scared when Mom and Dad take us cats out in the moving house (Mom says it’s a "motor home"). It’s really big and loud and I don’t like it when it moves. Otherwise I’m not scared of much.

7. Do you have brothers and sisters?

--- I have a sisfur, Natasha, who was adopted at the same time I was and is from the same litter as me. I also have 2 older brofurs, Luke and Tully. Tully is a mellow little dude, but Luke likes to put me in my place. He always likes to remind me that he is Top Cat in our house.

8. What is your motto in life?

--- Sleep hard, play harder.

9. Would you like to be famous? Why or why not?

--- I am already very famous – with my pawrents!

10. What cartoon or comic book character best describes you?

--- Superman! Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall building in a single bound – that’s me!

11. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

--- I would like to be able to walk on ceilings. I can already climb walls, but I haven’t managed to walk on the ceiling just yet – MOL!

12. If you could play sports, what would you play and why?

--- Snowboarding! I saw Shawn White (The Flying Tomato) during the Winter Olympics and he earned a gold medal after he did a maneuver called the Double McTwist 1260, a move with two back flips and 3 ½ rotations coming out of the half pipe – how cool is that?

If you had fun reading my answers and would like to play along with me – tag, you’re it!

Sandpaper kisses,



June 2nd 2010 8:36 pm
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Tonight when Mom came home from work, I greeted her at the door with my sweet Sammy self. She bent down to pet me and was surprised to find leaves and pine needles stuck in my fluffy pants! Lots of ‘em, too! All of us cats have medium to long fur, so we have very fluffy hineys and stuff tends to get stuck back there, if you know what I mean, including poopies sometimes– MOL! But tonight there were no poopies, just lots and lots of leaves and pine needles. Mom couldn’t figure out what I had gotten into – hee, hee.

Paw came home a few minutes later and Mom asked him to barbecue some chicken for dinner. When Paw went out to the back patio to set up the BBQ grill, he called inside the house to Mommy “Tully is out in the backyard!” Well, Mommy came running immediately because we only go outside in our strollers or in our harnesses, so there was no explanation for why Tully was outside or how he got there. Mom ran to scoop him up and that’s when she saw Natasha running – MOL! She was running through the bushes. Mom put Tully inside the house first then came back outside. Natasha is furry fast, Mommy can’t usually catch her. Natasha ran around the side of the house and disappeared inside an opening to underneath the house. A board had been removed creating an opening from under the house to the backyard.

Mommy knew that the phone company had been out yesterday to fix the Internet and phone service and that the technician had been in the backyard working on the lines. So she suspects that the board had been removed by him and not replaced. She doesn’t know for certain, but she thinks that we all snuck out today because the garage door leading into the kitchen had been left open and we can climb underneath the house once we are in the garage. We played in the backyard while she and Paw were at work. We all rolled in the leaves and pine needles and had so much fun! She is furry thankful that none of us ran away.

So that’s my big adventure for today!

Sandpaper kisses, Sammy


Lover Boy

May 23rd 2010 8:54 am
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I’ve always been an affectionate little guy, but lately I’ve been downright lovey dovey. Mom doesn’t know what has gotten into me. She can’t sit down for a minute without me jumping up on her lap and purring loudly in her ear. I also like to knead biscuits on her lap and kiss her hands with my sandpaper tongue. Mom thought it was really cute for the first few weeks or so I started doing this, but now I’m making it downright difficult for her to read, use a computer, or do anything sitting down for that matter – I jump on her lap every chance I get! If she tries to read a newspaper or a book, I will chew the pages until she puts it down and gives me her undivided attention.

I used to be very bonded to my sisfur, Natasha, but now I’ve decided that I love Mom more. Natasha likes to hang out with Luke and Tully and I like to hang out with Mom. I have to be careful though. Luke and Tully get jealous sometimes because they are also Mama’s boys, especially Luke who likes to give me the evil eye. He thinks he is top cat in the household…well, maybe for right now, but waits until I get a little bigger!

I just adore my Mommy - all I want to do is spend time with her. She is using the computer now, so I gotta go jump in her lap again –later!

Sandpaper Kisses, Sammy



April 13th 2010 7:45 pm
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I admit it. I’ve been a handful since I was adopted with my sisfur, Natasha, last December. I’ve climbed the walls, chewed electrical cords, and shredded paper all over the house. I had to spend more than a few nights in the spare bedroom because I kept Mama and Daddy awake all night by running across the bed and scratching on the blankets while they are trying to sleep.

But lately I’ve been a mellow little boy. I follow Mama around the house like a little puppy dog, I’ve stopped chewing cords, and I look forward to going outside in my pet stroller. I’m sleeping through the night, well, at least until 4 a.m., and I don’t cause as much trouble as I used to. Mama still hides the trash bins every time she leaves the house, but that’s just because I get bored if no one is around.

I’m almost 7 months old now, so I think I am starting to mellow a little bit. Mama knew I was a special kitty when she first met me. She keeps telling Daddy that as soon as I get a little bit older, I will be a good little kitty. Well, I AM a good little kitty right now; I’m just a little mischievous. One of our kitty friends told us that greater activity level = greater curiosity = greater intelligence. Well, if that is the case, I am one smart kitty – MOL!

Love, Sammy


Gee, Thanks!

March 29th 2010 6:45 pm
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Wowee, I just received my first Catster honor ever today – Diary of the Day!

I had a feeling something good was going to happen to me today. I ran across Mommy’s pillow this morning at 4 a.m. and tried to tell her “Mommy, mommy, check your catputer, I think Catster is trying to tell me something!" but Mommy wouldn’t listen to me, she just rolled over and went back to sleep! When she finally got up at 5:30 a.m., she had to rush off to work and couldn’t check her messages until later. We almost missed it! Next time I hope Mommy listens to me.

Thank you Catster for this cool honor and thank you to all my pawsome friends who took the time to stop by my page today to concatulate me! It sure has been fun!

Happy purrs,

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