Favorite Food: chicken, winter squash, spinach quiche, and of course whipped cream
Skills: He plays fetch like a dog. He will actually bring me a toy mouse or pom-pom balls and meows.
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: One day in 1997 I saw a photograph of five kittens that had that Maine Coon look. Underneath the photo it said "free kittens, all boys and below that was a phone number. This photo was attached to a bulletin board outside a grocery store in Solomon's Island, MD. I called the number and went to pick up Sampson (who I named after his dad. I just added the "Silver Dollar" part to it because he had a little bit of silver cast to his fur. The owner told me his dad was silver, longhaired and big. He hid the whole time I was there. I did get to see baby Sampson's mommy who was a tiny shorthair named Skimpy. She looked like a kitten herself.
Bio: Sampson or Sampy or Pooter is the most affectionate cat I have ever owned. He loves giving me sandpaper licks, especially in my hair or on my chin. When I sit down at the computer, he always wants on be on my lap and starts in with his kneading and drooling and licking and purring. Every night he sleeps with me behind my knees. He loves to play fetch and he initiates the game by bringing me toy mice or pom-pom balls. Sometimes at night he brings me mice or balls and I find them on the bedroom floor in the morning whereas they weren't there the night before. When Bentley passed away Sampson became more and more effectionate. It was like he was glued to me. I had to get him a playmate and I did so in June of 2005. His name is Bailey Gray Cloud and he will be entered also in Catster as one of my cats.
SAMPY'S DIARY PICKS: 2006: 4/28, 5/17, 6/8, 8/4, 10/1, 10/11, 11/7, 11/19, and 12/27; 2007: 1/15, 2/7, 2/12, 2/20, 3/30, 5/11, 5/15, 5/31, and 12/2; 2008: 3/6, 4/23, 5/7, 6/9, 7/20, 10/2, 10/16, 10/31, and 11/7; 2009: 3/16, 3/21, 9/6, 10/19, 11/8, 11/10, 11/16, 11/21, 12/14, and 12/15.
CAT OF THE WEEK:
We got another snowstorm again this morning. It started some time between 2:00 & 5:00 a.m. I think this is supposed to go on all day long! Not good, especially when spring is just around the corner! When will this winter end?
Also, we're praying and purring the power doesn't go off!
Meanwhile, Mommy has to turn on the news to see if there are any cancelations in our area. The plowing services are great though. The snow plow has been by five times this morning.
Lastly, it's March 3rd and Catster's Community page is still up and running! Awesome!
Secondly, we are soooooo happy that Catster is staying around. We're a tight community and we fought for our site. We love Catster!
Third, since Mommy doesn't have a husband or boyfriend, we're all keeping her company on this Valentine's Day. She gets a bit lonely then so we're trying our best to comfort her.
We also sent out a few roses and candies but unfortunately, the gift shop locked up on us. Maybe the IPad has a harder time loading up a bunch of gifts. Oh we'll, we did send some out to our corral members. I hope they got them.
I'm feeling much better today health wise and am honored in getting one of the Diary Picks today.
A few days ago, I was refusing to eat. It turned that I was getting sick of Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys. Yep, all of a sudden, it didn't taste good and smelled bland. Mommy gave me some Tiki Cat tuna and salmon/ chicken! I gobbled it up! She also got some Purina One shredded chicken and put a small amount of Tiki Cat tuna in the center and I gobbled that up too.
She thinks the painkillers have reduced my appetite. She told me that when she was on painkillers for her knee surgery and recuperation thereafter that a lot of food tasted bland. Fruits, sweets, cereal and roast beef were the only things that tasted good to her. Everything else had no flavor.
I think she's right here. Also, last night and this morning I was eating my dry food. Apparently, that has a strong smell and doesn't taste bland.
Anyway, I thank the Diary Gal for honoring me today.
I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts and concats:
1. PAISAN - cool comment and Power of the Paw;
2. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail & lovely blue healing rosette;
3. PLATELICKER - cool comment;
4. ZEKE- cool comment;
5. ELSA - pretty heart;
6. FRISKIE, HOMER & Family - power of the Paw.
Lastly, we had a warm sunny weekend. Today is a rainy Monday. The temps are supposed to drop, but I'm not sure if it'll be enough to make it snow.
Well, I must go now as breakfast will be served soon.