Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Friday, December 31, 2010

NEW YEAR'S EVE HANG OVER

FOR ALL WHO DON'T KNOW...ANYTIME WE KITTIES DO THIS WITH OUR FEET
WE CALL IT A

HANGOVER

AS 2010 COMES TO AN END, MOM AND I THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING US AS TIME ALLOWS AND FOR ALL YOU KIND COMMENTS AND MOST OF ALL
FOR BEING OUR FRIENDS.
M&M

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Theme Song....

IN HONOR (?) OF THE RECENT SNOW STORM ON THE EAST COAST, TODAY'S THURSDAY THEME SONG IS

'LET IT SNOW'

We thank Hootin Anni for sponsoring this fun Meme.
Get you coat, gloves and hat here we go.


The weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful
and since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow 
(fireplace picture taken by Mom at The Grove Park Inn)
 Well, it doesn't show signs of stopping
 But we've got some corn for popping
And the lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow......
When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But as long as you hold me tight
Oh, all the way home I'll be warm
The fire is slowing dying
But my dear we are still goodbye-ing
And as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The day after the great blizzard....LOL
Now here is a video of the late great Dean Martin
singing
LET IT SNOW

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MY 'FUR YARN' STORY PART II

OH MY CATS...I THINK I'VE BEEN CLONED!!!
I SMELL ME ON THIS BUT I CAN'T FIND ME

LOOK AT THIS VERY BEAUTIFUL CROCHETED SCARF
MOM MADE FROM MY 'FUR YARN' THAT OUR VERY SPECIAL FRIEND SPUN FOR US.  IF YOU DID NOT READ OUR POST ABOUT MY 'FUR YARN' LAST WEEK, YOU MAY CLICK
ON THE LINK BELOW.



MOM USED HALF OF THE YARN FOR THIS SCARF.
MY 'FUR YARN' IS THE TWO GRAY ROWS.
ORIGINALLY MOM WAS GOING TO USE BLACK YARN BUT THE NICE LADY AT GREAT YARNS, THOUGHT THIS VERIGATED YARN WITH TEALS AND BLUES IN IT
WOULD BE VERY COMPLIMENTARY TO MY 'FUR YARN'
AND SHE WAS RIGHT!!!  AS YOU CAN SEE IT SHOWS
UP NICELY AGAINS MOM'S BLACK COAT

 HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF MY 'FUR YARN'
ONCE AGAIN MOM AND I THANK OUR VERY SPECIAL FRIEND FOR SPINNING MY 'FUR IN TO YARN' SO THAT MOM CAN WRAP ME AROUND HER NECK TO KEEP HER WARM THROUGH THIS COLD WINTER.  MOM SAYS SHE HAS ENOUGH OF MY 'FUR YARN' TO MAKE ANOTHER SCARF...MAYBE WITH ANOTHER COLOR.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TUESDAY 'TOCKS

WARNING:
TO ALL THOSE MANCATS WHO ARE FAINT OF HEART


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JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING HOW I KEEP MY 'TOCKS SHAPELY.....I AM A STAIR MISTRESS!! 
I RUN UP AND DOWN THESE STEPS AT
LEAST 3 OR 4 TIMES A DAY.

THE DIVA

Monday, December 27, 2010

MADI AND THE FLASHY BEAST


NOW IS MY CHANCE TO HIDE THE FLASHY BEAST....
LET ME SEE IF I CAN DRAG IT TO MY SECRET SPOT
BEFORE MOM SEES ME....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

SUNDAY MORNING Snooze

I SEE YOU......
BUT AFTER THE LONG BUSY
HOLIDAY I'M TOO TIRED TO CARE

SO...GO AWAY
8" of snow in Raleigh OMC!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

PURRTY Paper, PURRTY RIBBONS and Things

 MERRY CHRISTMAS MORNING...
THIS IS HOW MY DAY STARTED
 I'M IN CHARGE OF QUALITY CONTROL
I HAD TO CHECK OUT EVERYONE'S GIFTS
 AND THEIR BOXES...
 DID YOU KNOW I LOVE BOXES?
 ESPECIALLY STURDY BOXES WITH SPECIAL
EYEBALL HOLES AND
 LIME GREEN TISSUE PAPER
 MADI THE 'TOP CAT' SIGING OUT
WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY DAY
WE'RE EXPECTING SNOW TO START LATE AFTERNOON
INTO TOMORROW...4-8" POSSIBLY


Thursday, December 23, 2010

TWAS 'TWO NIGHTS' BEFORE CHRISTMAS: BY MADI AND MOM

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING NOT EVEN A MOUSE


IN HOPES THAT ST. NICHOLAS WOULD SOON BE THERE. THE CHILDREN WERE NESTLED ALL SNUG IN THEIR BEDS, WHILE VISIONS OF SUGAR-PLUMS DANCED IN THEIR HEADS. 
AND MOM NOT IN HER'KERCHIEF, AND I IN MY CAP,
 HAD JUST SETTLED DOWN FOR A LONG WINTER'S NAP
 WHEN OUT ON THE LAWN THERE AROSE SUCH A CLATTER, I SPRANG FROM MY BED TO SEE WHAT WAS
THE MATTER

AWAY TO THE WINDOW I FLEW LIKE A FLASH.  TORE OPEN THE SHUTTERS AND THREW UP THE SASH.
THE MOON ON THE BREAST OF THE
 THE NEW FALLEN SNOW, GAVE THE LUSTER OF MID-DAY TO OBJECTS BELOW. 
 WHEN, WHAT TO MY WONDERING EYES SHOULD APPEAR, BUT A FREAK WITH A BEAK AND A BRIGHT BLUE HAT.  HE WAS NOT STEADY ON HIS FEET BUT WAS ABLE TO  TWEET THAT HE HAD LOST HIS TAIL FEATHERS AND COULD NO LONGER EAT.
 I LOOKED AT HIM HARD,
 EXAMED HIM LONG, AND FOUND, MUCH TO MY GLEE
THAT HIS TUSH WAS REALLY NOT FEATHER FREE 
 HE ASKED ME TO PLEASE GIVE HIM A FLIP
 SO THAT HE ONCE AGAIN HE WOULD BE ABLE TO SIP

TO THIS I AGREED, HE BID ME ADIEU,
BUT I HEARD HIM EXCLAIM AS HE FLEW OUT OF SIGHT....
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.

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MADI AND MOM HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED OUR VERSION OF THIS CLASSIC POEM

WE WISH ALL OUF OUR FRIENDS A PEACEFUL AND JOYOUS CHRISTMAS.
WE'LL BE CHECKING IN ON ALL YOUR BLOGS IN BETWEEN OUR FESTIVITIES. OUR CHRISTMAS GUESTS ARE ARRIVING TODAY.  THEY WILL BE STAYING UPSTAIRS NEAR THE COMPUTER SO WE'LL HAVE SPORADIC COMPUTER
ACCESS UNTIL SUNDAY

We want to thank Hootin Anni for letting me use my creative license in today's
Theme (song) Poem Thursday.
MADI AND MOM

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday Words

Yes you have seen me in the chair many times since the tree came into the house...BUT something is different. What is it?
Do you give up?

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Apparently, someone who shall remain anonymous, thought the mass of grayness all over the cushion my lovely fur needed to be removed. Over the weekend she gave it a good going over with the pet hair sponge.  She tired to make me think she did this all for me by saying 'look Madi there is a nice soft towel for you'.  I know the real reason and it wasn't for me.  
MOM SAID WE NEED TO TIDY UP THINGS
BECAUSE OUR NEXT CHRISSYMAS VISITORS,
Mr. and Mrs. B, aka my sis and her hubby, arrive on
Thursday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SPINNING STORY: WHAT IS IT?

Fe fi fo fum I smell something fun...

Other than the obvious answer, yarn....
What kind is it? 
My friends, IT IS Madi fur spun into yarn...
Mom and I have a very, very, very (to infinity) dear
friend who is also a very, very talented fiber artist. She has a spinning wheel. She told Mom to save the fur from my brush after each brushing. For the last year, Mom has brushed, and brushed, until I was certain I would becoming hairless...
but lo and behold I did not.
What you see below is 70 yards of yarn. The majority is my fur
with a little colored wool mixed in. 
I knew it smelled familar!!!! MOL


Not only did our friend spin my fur she made a story book of the progress. Oh my goodness, I wish you all could have heard (maybe you did) Mom squeal as she turned through the pages of this book.
 Below are a few pages out of the book.  On the left
are the bags of fur Mom stole from me. 
 

Here is the finished yarn.
 She left two blank pages in the book.  One is for a picture of
Mom brushing me and the other is for a picture of what Mom 
crocheted with the yarn, which Mom will do.
Since our friend is not in the business of spinning yarn, we will not reveal her name.  However, she is in the business of being one fantastic friend with a great big heart.  We thank her from the very bottom of both our our hearts!!!  This package arrived over the weekend and we can truly say it is the most unique gift we have ever received and we will treaure it FOREVER!!
GREAT BIG HUGS FROM
MADI AND MOM

Monday, December 20, 2010

OUR 1st CHRISTMAS VISITOR

MR. H. B. HAM, (Honey Baked Ham), ARRIVED TODAY.
WE HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER IN A YEAR.
AS YOU WILL SEE FROM THE BELOW VIDEO,
I WAS VERY GLAD TO SEE HIM. I COULD SMELL HIM AS SOON AS HE WALKED IN THE DOOR!!
NOTICE MY BIG EYES AND MY TAIL IN THE SHAPE OF
A ? MARK WHICH IS AN ULTIMATE FELINE GREETING.


AND IF I HAVE MY WAY HE WILL NOT BE STAYING.....
LONG

LUCKY FOR MOM AND DAD, MR. H. B. HAM WAS WRAPPED PRETTY DARN TIGHT. I COULD NOT TO GET TO IT. NEVER FEAR, I PITCHED A 'HISSING' FIT UNTIL I GOT A SMALL PIECE. 
IT HAS THE MADI SEAL OF APPROVAL!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

BREAKFAST AT MADI'S .....COME JOIN US

THIS IS WHERE I RESTED MY BONES
WHILE MOM AND DAD MADE
SCONES**

Pull up a chair, pour some coffee and help yourself to a delicious Cranberry Orange Scone

MOM IS ON VACATION FOR 2 WEEKS....SHE SAYS WE ARE IN FOR LOTS OF TREATS
THIS WAS HER FIRST ATTEMPT AT SCONES.   DAD HELPED!!
THE RECIPE CALLED FOR ROUGHLY CHOPPED FRESH CRANBERRIES. I WATCHED WHILE DAD CUT UP EACH
AND EVERYONE OF THEM.  SEEMS TO BE ALL IN THE WRIST. WELL DONE DAD!! 

WHEN THEY CAME OUT OF THE OVEN (boy did they smell good), DAD SAMPLED THEM.

HE SAID,'THESE ARE BETTER THAN ANY SCONES I'VE EVER HAD'!!!

DAD CERTAINLY KNOWS WHO BUTTERS HIS BAGELS AND BAKES HIS SCONES
**DAD ALSO CAME UP WITH THIS LINE

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cat's Bill of Rights #16 Last but not Least.....

AND, SHOULD YOU ERR IN YOUR WAYS,
I WILL GRACIOUSLY FORGIVE.......

AFTER ALL YOU ARE ONLY HUMAN,
BUT I LOVE YOU ANYWAY
AS STATED IN, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: LOVIN' YOUR CAT.
YOUR FAITHFUL KITTY,
MADI

Friday, December 17, 2010

POT LUCK FRIDAY #10 More licenses plates....

Mom has been readin' and driving again...
But thank goodness she wasn't sleepin' (like me) and drivin'

Here are some more interesting licenses plates.

1. 1 VETTECH
2. ICANOE2
3. BISCO
4. BRISTO
5. WUFTRAKR
6. #1BUBBIE
7. NAILED
8. #3BLACK
9. NCNG
10. BMBYDRM
11. TGRMOBIL
12. KGG  LAW
13. PINUPGRL
14. MRFRESH
15. DRM4CHNG
16.  WEE 3
(I just knew Puddles was in that car)
17. COCREATE
18. HHN1N

OUR THOUGHTS ON THEIR MEANINGS:
1. 1 VET TECH
2. I CANOE TOO
3 and 4. NO CLUE BUT THEY WERE PARKED RIGHT BESIDE EACH OTHER
5. WOLF TRACKER (had NC State University window decal)
6. NO CLUE
7.COULD HAVE LOTS OF MEANINGS
8. NO CLUE
MAYBE A REFERENCE TO JOHNNY CASH OR NASCAR
9. NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD
10. NO CLUE
11. TIGER MOBILE...MAYBE THEY HAVE A TIGER??
12. NO CLUE
13. Pin up girl
14. Mr. Fresh
(#13 and 14 made me scratch my head)
15. Drum for change
16. Wee 3
17. Just what is says....???
18. NO CLUE

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Theme Song: Theme from a Summer Place


We thank Hootin' Anni for sponsoring Thursday Theme Song.
Today's song is Mom's absolute FAVORITE instrumental,
Theme from A Summer Place.
 Music by Max Steiner, lyrics written by Mack Discant in 1959 for the movie,'A Summer Place' starring Troy Donahue & Sandra Dee.
It has been so cold for the last two weeks, Mom thought this song would warm your hearts and maybe your tootsies. 
The pictures below were taken in Bermuda.  
A very nice Summer Place. 
This kitty was always outside the hotel room when Mom and Dad opened their door.  It is not ME.
The other two pictures were taken on Horseshoe Bay where the sand is pink!!!
The lyrics to the song are beautiful. 

There is a a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
For within the summer place
Your arms reach out to me
And my heart is free from all care for it knows...
There are no gloomy skies
When seen through the eyes
of those who are blessed with love
And the sweet secret of
A summer place...
Is that it is anywhere
When two people share
All their hopes, All their dreams, All their love
There's a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
In your arms
The video is by Percy Faith's Orchestra...we hope you enjoy it.