Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Native NC Red Bud tree

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ode to My Water Fountain

Oh water fountain how I do love you...
Your water glistens in the night even when there is no light,
Your pump sends sweet, fresh water down to the bowl much to my delight...
Your water gurggles, ripples and bubbles
enticing my inner beast...
Making me dream of lovely places to feast.
Oh water fountain thank you for service to me through out the day and night.
By Mom*



*NOTE: Inspired by Madi's current infatuation with her 7 year old water fountain as seen in the picture. Each week she picks a place or object that amazes her as if it were brand new.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Guests bloggers today....Harley and Taz
















Hi, we are Harley (cat) and Taz (bird). We belong to Madi's human sis and brother in law.We don't have a blog so Madi is letting us post on her blog. Today, 8/15/09, is our peeps 11th Anniversary. We want to wish them a great big happy day and tell them how much we love them and say thanks for taking such good care of us. I (Harley) am a Cornish Rex and Taz is a Quaker Parrot. We have the best home in the world with the best humans!!! Thanks Madi for letting us wish our humans a wonderful day. NOTE: Yes Harley is in a pillow case with the pillow in it. Rexs are heat seekers...we don't know how he got in there...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Freaky 'Four Eyed' Friday


Ahhhhh four eyes are better than two when you have peeps to watch. Especially when two of those eyes are super duper laser eyes. Special Agent Madi (Diva) Cat on duty nothing will slip by me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday things

Cody Creek
(click above link for more information)
Dobson, NC
Pictures taken during our mini vacation last week. This was a lovely area to visit. Cody Creek is an event venue.
We ate at The Depot one night. Hubby said ribs were outstanding...I had a mega burger.




Monday, August 10, 2009

Looking for Miss Debbie

Excuse me Mr. Raggedy Andy, I'm looking for Miss Debbie, my pet sitter, have you seen her? She was here over the weekend she left me lots and lots of good food. The peeps are back and no Miss Debbie. Here I sit hungry and weak staring at my empty dish, hoping and praying someone in this house will feed me like Miss Debbie.
SOS Miss Debbie come save me from starvation,
Yours Truly, Madi






Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dachshund Chronicles: Toto's Great Escape

Toto was a mini dachshund with 9 lives of a cat, and our first family pet. He lived with us from 1974 to 1984. These stories will be in no particular order...just as I remember them. He had the heart of a Great Dane in a dachshund body. His favorite dog food was Mighty Dog. He lived the life of a Mighty Dog too. Once we were on our way out of town to the beach. Toto and our daughter were in the back seat. He was in her lap sniffing the air, through what we thought, was a small crack in the window. We were in the middle of the city at a stop light. On the left side of the car there was a park (thankfully by the curb). Toto spotted a squirrel running in the park. In a flash his badger hunting genes kicked in, he wiggled out of our daughter's arms. By the time I realized what was happening, the time the tip of his tail cleared the window. We were all in a momentary state of total shock. He should not have been able to move after jumping out of a car window onto concrete 3' below. He landed on his feet like a cat. He was off in a flash chasing a squirrel across the park. The next instant I was out of the car telling my husband to meet me on the other side of the park. I took off like a banshee running after that squirrel crazed dog. I really and truly did not think I would catch him before the reached the other side of the park and the busy street. About midway through the park, Toto stopped in his tracks. I expect the squirrel scurried up a tree to get away from Mighty Dog. Toto saw me approaching, stood perfectly still waiting for me. I bent down to pick up 10 lbs of pure dog, gave him a stern 'don't ever do that again' talk and a big hug. He was so pleased with himself. He was wagging that tail so hard his entire body was moving. The look on his face said,"Mom did you see me? Did you know I could jump that far and run that fast?" Often when he slept he would involuntarily move in his sleep. I'm sure he was reliving his first and last great escape. I have many more Dachshund Chronicles to share. Mom