Appreciating Pam And Sam

Today, I’m participating in the first ever “Anipal Appreciation Day”. This is a blog meme offering an opportunity to write about your friends in the animal blogging world.

Because of animal blogs, I met my friend Pam.  She and her ginger kitty, Sam, write One Spoiled Cat.  I really can’t remember exactly when Pam and I discovered each other’s blogs, but it seems that, once we did, we instantly became friends.

You will, most likely, recall that Motor Man and I have met with her and her husband, Dave, on several occasions.  We usually plan to visit a town somewhere halfway between their home and ours, browse at a local antique mall and then have lunch together.

four of us at va bbq 12-29-2015 1-30-03 PM

We’ve also been to visit them, and they made a trip to see us a couple of years ago, so we could show them around our town.

db and pam1 9-30-2012 8-56-06 AM

And, although their kitty, Sammy, has many girlcatfriends in the blogging world, he and our calico girl, Sundae, have been on several (virtual) dates.


Our lives are different in several ways. Pam’s dad was military, so she’s lived all over the world, whereas my roots are deep here in southeast Virginia.  Pam is an artist; I can’t draw a straight line.  She is a published author; I struggle to write a blog. Pam’s a great cook; Motor Man and I eat out.

But, she and I also have quite a bit in common, not the least of which are blogging and the love of cats. And those two things, combined, were the basis of our friendship. Pam and I email each other several times a day. She is a special friend, and I’m so grateful to the animal blogging world for introducing us to each other.

So, even though my blog isn’t a true “animal blog”, I wanted to participate in this meme today.  One Spoiled Cat is a very popular and well loved blog, and, knowing Pam,  it’s easy to understand why that is.

If you don’t already follow her Sam’s blog, you should pay them a visit. Chances are, you’ll come away with a new friend.


~These Days Of Mine~

11 responses to “Appreciating Pam And Sam

  1. it’s great that you met each other :o) we love sammy’s blog, the tuesday teaser is always the event of the week :o)

  2. Well I definitely need to follow her blog now, don’t I ? She seems like a lovely person and if she is friends with you I know she is! Thanks for sharing her with us today. Have a perfectly wonderful week!

  3. I’m with Easy and think it is great that you met each other! Sam and Pam do have an awesome pet blog and the Tuesday Teaser is fun to figure out… or not 🙂 But it also helps in the meeting of other bloggers. You have a wonderful blog too Dianna and I have met some very sweet people through your blog. It is always special to see you and Pam together… I love the smiles! Well, and there is LUNCH… with a very dear friend/friends and that is a special kind of lunch… 🙂

  4. Dianna, you are a wonderful writer, published or not. AND….your photographs show your very “keen” (sorry, I couldn’t resist:) eye, indeed. Very artistic lady👍

  5. A sweet tribute to friendship today! Kindred Spirits – the BEST!!!

  6. Oh gosh Dianna……you make me blush! How very sweet of you to use Sam’s blog as an entrée to a story of our friendship but you’re right – it’s due to blogging that we became buddies. David and I enjoy spending time with you and JR and you and I spend a LOT MORE TIME together through our email exchanges and blogging. I love your blog – slices of life with gorgeous photos AND a “side order” of your two kitties, Sundae and Gypsy. What’s better than that?? Nothing, I say!

    Love, Pam

  7. More than a decade ago, I made a friend in a similar way. Jo and I became friends through our AOL blogs–back when there still was such a thing. She was a long-haul trucker and I was a stay-at-home mom with a teenager. Every time Jo came through Vegas, we met for dinner. It was wonderful.

    Sadly, Jo passed away three years ago. I miss having that “blog” connection.

    So glad you’ve made such a good friend and are willing to share her here.

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Anyway you make friendships is grand. So happy you two lovely ladies came together.

  9. Your artistry is photography, and you are published–multiple times. But that wasn’t the point of the blog, friendship is, and I think it’s wonderful you and Pam, and Sundae and Sam, are such good furriends.

  10. What a great meme to share your friendships and petships and memories. 🙂

  11. A long lasting and rewarding friendship, for sure!
    I always enjoy seeing Pam & Dave!
    & I hear that Sam is quite the cat ; )

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