Wow, we are so excited to be hosting our very best pal, Sammy (onespoiledcat), in our city. We are off to show him the Mill Mountain Star. It is the largest neon star in the world. As Sammy is in his hot air balloon, we must visit during the day time, so it won’t be lit up. But if you ask us, it is pretty darn impressive anyway.
We thought we might need a special permit to put up our welcome sign, but when the mayor heard who was coming, he said we didn’t need one. You see, Sammy, the King of Baconia, is known throughout the world, even in our little city.
We featured our famous star on the blog once before when our honorary brofur Bailey‘s friend’s, Sharkie and Blue, traveled all the way from Rome (via Florida) to visit us for Christmas in 2014. To read more about the star, click here.
Sammy will also get a great view of the entire Roanoke Valley from the Star. A photo of the valley taken by Dad Tom actually stumped everyone on Sammy’s Tuesday Teaser just a few weeks back.
We know Sammy has many places to visit today and won’t be able to spend time visiting with us, but Cat Scout Master Baker Mauricio wanted to make certain his best pal had a little treat to sustain him on his journey. Mau baked some special maple cookies with chocolate frosting and topped with bacon, of course!
Today is also week 30 of the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). We are hoping they will forgive us, but today we have selected to complete only #4, as we want our post to totally focus on Sammy.
4. One of the best gifts we ever received was the friendship of Sammy and his mom, Pam. We cheated a wee bit and changed the “I” to “we.”
Come Fly With Me for Sammy was planned by Madi and Easy (before he went to the bridge), and it is being held today to honor Easy as well as to celebrate Sammy. This is also a blog hop. To join the hop or follow along with Sammy on his adventure, visit Dory’s Backyard and click on the Hoppity Hops tab in the menu bar.
“Hey, Sammy, can you see us waving at you from the base of the Star?”
Blowing kisses and waving at Sammy as he zips by, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Mom Janet and Dad Tom
What a fun place to visit and I bet Sammy was really surprised when he saw that big welcome sign. He is heading up the East Coast and we hope to see him soon. Thanks for sharing with us Kitties Blue
Timmy and Family
OOOh adding the bacon – an Inspiration!
Oh we KNOW Sammy LOVED this!! xoxo
Sammy is lucky to visit with you. TW wouldn’t let me join the blog hop but we do love Sammy.
Lots of healing purrs for Fiona.
We sure bet Sammy loved those cookies. That star sounds neat.
We are sending lots of love and light to Fiona (and the humans), too.
Maple & bacon cookies? Oh my! Bet Sammy loved those. That was a kind thing to show him. He does love his bacon.
What a fun place to take Sammy to! We know he just loved the warm welcome he got…as well as bacon!
Though sadly we now know this was Sammy’s last adventure. We’re sure gonna miss him.
And continued purrs for Fiona…we know what a difficult time this must be. You’re in our thoughts and purrayers.
What a furabuluss place to take Unccle Sammy Kittiess Blue an Aunty Janet!!
An thee snackss look so-o tasty!!!
Mee can not even bloggie today…mee iss too sad……
Fly free Unccle Sammy! *sniffullsss*
Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
What a beautiful place! We bet Sammy loves that view and is enjoying his visit!
Great trip ! We bet Sammy would have loved the bacon treats ! Purrs
May we have a piece of bacon?
guys….yur welcome sign total lee rockz…we noe sure as we loves trout that sammy
nabbed de sign & hid it safe lee in de ba loon !!!! N de cookeez look grate two !! 🙂 ♥♥♥
Oh whewwwwww A bacon roller coast now that is fun….
Thanks for joining us
Hugs madi your bfff
I like to think of all of our beloved fur friends who have passed on sharing a plate of those wonderful cookies over the rainbow bridge!
How neat to know Sammy is so well-known. A great place for him to visit too.
What a super time for Sammy! Those bacon cookies look fantastic.
Sending love to you all and special love and kisses to Mau from his WIFE Allie.
The Florida Furkids
That was a lovely place to take Sammy, I am sure he loved it- and the bacon cookies. Thank you for completing #4, I love your answer- Pam and Sam are wonderful and we are all blessed to know them. XO
What a great post for our pal Sammy. He is going to have so much fun today visiting all our pals in the blogosphere!
This was a great post for Sammy. We are sure he loved it, too. The #4 fill-in was also very appropriate. Please note, we have added Fiona’s new prayer badge to our sidebar. Hugs.
OH WOW! I’ve never heard of the Mill Mountain Star but what a beautiful sight it is from up in my balloon! The Roanoke Valley is a beautiful place and the KB has a first hand peek at all of it. Thanks for sharing it with me today on the Hop. Also please thank Mau for that delicious snack because I was getting a bit hungry flying around in the balloon! Easy is in my heart as I fly around…..and always will be along with all of you and all of blogville. What a GIFT it is – friendship.
Love and special hugs, Sammy
That IS the most awesome EVER! I have special knowledge of Mill Mountain from mommy! Sammy will love it there. XXX If I knew how to do the blog hop without getting into trouble, I would for this one especially. OOXX
That was a lovely treat for Sammy! I am sure he enjoyed it all, especially the bacon!! xx
That sure is a big star for a big star like Sammy. 🙂
What a beautiful post for Sammy. And those bacon treats were the purrfect touch. Fly high, Sammy.
Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you all! May the journey be good an friends found beyond…
wow this is not only a big star this must be the place where the word superstar was invented… and it is made for Sammy… he deserved to be a superstar too…
That is a big star. We would love to see it all lit up as well.
Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway
That was a lovely trip for Sammy. I agree, Sam and Pam are the best and we will love Sammy forever.
We loved getting to know your town. What a great welcome Sammy received.
Shoko and Kali
That was awesome!