Sammy Loves Teasers and Worldwide Wildcats

December 20, 2013 |

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The ever-cheerful and popular puzzle teaser Sammy Kimmell from One Spoiled Cat is our interview subject for today.  He’s a Cat Scout so you can believe every word he meows.

Funny Farmer Felines:  Would you introduce yourself and your humans?

Sammy: My name is Sammy Kimmell and I’m a 14-year old ginger polydactyl cat in a one-cat household, living with my Mom and Dad in a big house in Warrenton, Virginia.

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We live at the edge of a woods so I get to see a lot of wildlife out my windows. (I’m a mostly indoor kitty)  Deer, skunks, groundhogs, chipmunks, birds, other kitties, and once – just once (!) – a black bear!!

Funny Farmer Felines:  How did you come to live with your humans?

Sammy: I was found under an old abandoned house all by myself as a young kitten and taken to the animal shelter in Warrenton.  My Mom and Dad came to the shelter to look for a kitten after they’d recently had to send their cat to the Bridge after a long illness.  And there I was in my little cage playing with a plastic ball with a bell.  I was all alone and tiny, and when I saw them, I poked my big paw with the extra toe on it OUT the cage and meowed real loud.  They fell in love with me and took me home with them that VERY day!

Funny Farmer Felines:  Do you have any nicknames?

Sammy: My Mom calls me all kinds of embarrassing things….Samster,: Punkin’,  Sammy Whammy….see?  Humans are so funny sometimes.

Funny Farmer Felines:  Tell us a little about the area where you live.

Sammy: Warrenton is about an hour and a half outside of Washington, DC in the beautiful Virginia countryside.  It’s much quieter here than where my parents lived closer to the big city.  My parents bought this property and built this house up on a hill with lots of lovely green munchable, crunchable grass all around.

Funny Farmer Felines:  Do you have a special ladycat friend?

Sammy: YES, I do!  Her name is Sundae, and she lives in another town in Southern Virginia. We have had an internet romance/friendship for several years.

Her mom, Miss Dianna, has a blog called “These Days of Mine” and that’s how my Mom and Sundae’s Mom met!  Sundae is a beautiful calico kitty and we send emails to each other every single day.

Funny Farmer Felines:  You like to do Tuesday Teasers and Guest Teasers.  How did this come about?

Sammy: My Mom and Dad have traveled a LOT and have tons of photo albums from their adventures around the world.  Mom thought it might be fun to let people guess where some of the photos she has were taken and it turned out to be true.  We have TONS of people who tune in every Tuesday to take a guess and maybe win an award for being the first right guesser, or guessing it right at all, or even if they don’t guess right, I have a special award for them too!   We also enjoy having someone ELSE send us a photo to use for Tuesday Teasers and that’s how the Guest Teasers got started.  It’s so much fun.

Funny Farmer Felines: You also do  frequent contests with prizes. Tell us a little about them.

Sammy: I like to have special events and often they involve wearing a costume or special outfit, then letting all my friends vote for the best or funniest or most clever one.  For instance, I’ve had a camping trip where people had to submit pictures of their tents decorated as they would like, and I’ve had a slumber party where people had to submit a photo of them in their pajamas to vote on the best ones.  It’s fun to come up with something fun that people would enjoy participating in.  With all the photo editing software out there, it’s EASY to join in the fun and I love to send presents to the winners.

Funny Farmer Felines: We see scouts all over the cat blogosphere and we’re pleased to see you have joined them.  Can you tell us a little about why you joined and what you do?

Sammy: We learned about the Cat Scouts from the Cat Blogosphere and thought it might be a lot of fun.  When I joined I started my own Troop in the Scouts called Warrenton Wildcats which I changed to Worldwide Wildcats as more and more cats joined up and joined MY Troop!  We have 41 members now and I think it’s the biggest Troop.  I’m the Troop Leader.  It’s fun.  We have different places we can meet like the “Campfire” where we tell stories and bring food to eat and share and sing songs.  In Cat Scouts you earn merit badges by doing certain things or submitting photos of you doing things like “Bird Watching,” or “Basketry” – demonstrating different abilities or skills.  We also have activities like the recent “Cardwood Derby” where we made race cars out of cardboard and submitted photos of ourselves in our cars to win prizes.  I recently was promoted from “Tenderpaw” to “Bobcat” status in the Scouts.  Am I proud?  You betcha!

Funny Farmer Felines:  You’ve been blogging since May 2011.  Do you have any special plans for the future of your blog?

Sammy: Mom and I will continue to blog as long as we have fun with it and as long as our friends enjoy reading my blog.  I seem to add more and more readers every week and we in turn follow more and more blogs so it CAN be a bit time-consuming but like I said, as long as it’s fun we’ll continue.

Funny Farmer Felines:  What advice would you give to a newbie kitty blogger?

Sammy: I’d say find your joy in telling stories and making friends because the world of animal blogs and bloggers is full of incredibly kind, generous, humorous, loving, HAPPY people.  Find your OWN voice – don’t follow the pack – you’ll stand out in the crowd if you just have FUN with it like we do.

Funny Farmer Felines:  Thank you, Sammy.  We haven’t known you very long so we’ve learned a lot and we’re sure others have too.

You can visit Sammy Kimmell at his blog, One Spoiled Cat.

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Funny Farmer Felines -- Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Rusty & Micah -- are veteran bloggers for Jan's Funny Farm and provide in-depth interviews of cat bloggers for Mousebreath. Percy is the lead spokescat.

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  1. Misaki says:

    I LOVE Sammy! So great to see him featured here :-)

  2. Loved learning more about one of our favorite cat bloggers! Sammy is the sweetest boy and his mom is sweetie too.

  3. Oh Sammy! Yous is the bestest! And it is so good to reads about yous here! Yous is a celebrity!!!
    Kisses
    Your #1 Fan
    Nellie

  4. Morris says:

    Wow! Cool interview Sammy, you are truly one pawsome cat! Purrs and Love from Morris.

  5. Great FUN to read the interview with my furriend Sammy !
    XOXO

  6. Sue Brandes says:

    Sammy!! Love Sammy and his mom. Wonderful interview. Tubby says “Go Wildcats!”

  7. Sparkle says:

    I LOVE Sammy! Although I’m embarrassed to admit I have never guessed any of his Tuesday Teasers – I blame my human.

  8. Genevieve says:

    Such a fun interview. Sammy is a great blog buddy. Now he is famous. I knew him when…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  9. Judy & C.A.T.S says:

    Thanks for the great interview with Sammy. We love Sammy and love to read his blog. Our mom enjoys his Tuesday Teaser’s but she always gets them wrong. It was fun to read his interview. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  10. Brian Frum says:

    That was a fun interview, I haven’t known Sammy all that long but he is already a special friend!

  11. Hey Sammy *waves paw and salutes* Loved reading your interview, buddy and learning more about you! I live in hopes that one day I will be able to guess the teaser! Now that would be the icing on the cake :) ) xox

  12. Super interview of a lovely blogger. Happy holidays.

  13. Katie Isabella says:

    Sammy darling, mommy and I love seeing you and reading your bloggie. We are no good at all in guessing where the pictures are from although mommy has been in many countries and lived in them as well. She is hopeless that way. xoxoxo

  14. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Sammy is one great cat and I am glad to call him a furend both in and outside of Cat Scouts!
    *Timmy Salutes Sammy*
    Timmy Tomcat

  15. Go Sammy :-) love you dear friend xxx

  16. Cathy M says:

    Sammy, we do enjoy enjoy reading your blogs and all your adventures so please post some more! You’re adorable and you are good ambassador to all the kitties out there..love you, cutie!

  17. Kitties Blue says:

    Great interview, Sammy. Glad you were able to get in some plugs for Cat Scouts. MEOWY CATMESS! MOL, HO, HO, HO! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    dood…thiz bee a grate interviews buddy…we loved it……heerz ta 387,900,315,765 bacon samiches
    two ewe !!!!!!

  19. Marty the Manx says:

    Yeah Sammy. It is his birthday today!!!! 14 years wiser!!!! Awesome party over at his place and love his article! Thanks Mousebreath

    Marty the Manx

  20. Cat Mews says:

    Great article, I enjoyed it so much. Thanks.

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