Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Native NC Red Bud tree

Saturday, February 19, 2011

STROLL THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

ALMOST EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MOM GIVES ME A HEAD SCRATCH THEN HEADS OUT FOR A WALK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
 ALONG THE WAY SHE SEES LOTS OF INTERESTING SIGHTS


HOT PINK CHAIRS FRESHLY PAINTED FOR SPRING

FLAGS FLYING HIGH

OUR FRONT DOOR


I BET IT IS HARD TO DUNK THE BALL IN THE BASKET

REFLECTIONS OF GRAY ON LEADMINE LAKE
  
MOM LOVES TO VISIT LEADMINE LAKE AT DIFFERENT TIMES TO SEE THE REFLECTIONS


MOL THIS IS MOM WITH THE LONG LEGS SHE WISHED SHE HAD


JAPANESE MAPLE IN OUR FRONT YARD JUST BEFORE ALL THE LEAVES FELL OFF

GORGEOUS MAPLE A FEW BLOCKS FROM HOME

SUNSET AS MOM HEADS UP THE HILL TOWARDS HOME
 THANK YOU FOR VISITING US TODAY,
MADI AND MOM

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Mom's 1st Annual PURR-FUR-MANCE Review

 
FYI: THIS IS MY SERIOUS FACE....

ARE YOU ALL READY FOR MOM'S FIRST ANNUAL PURR-FUR-MANCE REVIEW?
Lo and behold, I just discovered February 18th is the Annual Purr-Fur-Mance Review sponsored by
Cat Blogosphere
All who know me, know that I often have to give Mom, (hereafter known to as M), demerits for a job done less than purrfect.  So today I'm featuring my review of M's Purr-Fur-Mance.
Demerits given from 0-10 with 0 being a job well done and anything under 0 is sheer PURRFECTION .

1. ATTENDANCE:  Even though M is a working mom she attends me quite well.
a.Food Service: She understands that it is of utmost importance that I be fed before she does anything in the morning and I mean ANYTHING.  My dishes may not have any leftover food on them.  My water fountain must have fresh, flowing water every day.  She understands when I'm standing at the pantry door it is time for my evening serving of "Temptations, Salmon Flavored" treats. I always get 4.  Yes I can count. If there are less than 4, the pacing will commence until there are 4.  If there are more than 4, I'm quiet as a church mouse.
b.Grooming: M understands grooming is essential for a Diva to maintain her status.  I have no thumbs thus I cannot hold a brush.  When I stand in front of the drawer where my brush is kept, M drops whatever she is doing to brush me. I Do NOT like pedicures but with the help of Dad, M is quick as lightning so I tolerate it.
Dermits: 0

2. VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS:  I don't speak Southernese, M doesn't speak Meownese.  Sometimes I have to repeat myself until she reads me loud and clear.  Dermits: 4

3. RECORDS/CORRESPONDENCE: M keeps accurate and detailed reports of my likes, dislikes.
She opens my fan mail in a timely fashion and displays the appropriate excitement.  She is quick to send out my thank you notes. However,  I have repeatedly told her to discard any junk mail from *Hidden Valley Animal Clinic.  She refuses therefore  Demerits: 8*

4. PROBLEM SOLVING: M excels at problem solving but it is only because I was a wild child when I came to live with them.  Even as a wee kitten, I was a JUMPER.  If there was a flat surface, I got on it and the higher the better.  My favorite spot to investigate when I was a wee lass was the top of the G-father clock AND once I was caught chewing on the finial.  There was no where to move the clock Mom wrapped the G-father clock in a quilt secured with, you guessed it, duct tape.  This is just one of the many problems she solved early on.  I kept hearing M and Dad say their first cat (Milky-Way) never did any of those things. MOL  Life must have been boring with him.
Demerits: 0
5. BUDGETING: The money spent on bird seed etc SHOULD be saved for the Diva fund! Demerits:10
6. ENTERTAINMENT: This is mom's best category!! M keeps my toy basket full of very interesting toys. Several days a week, we play with Da Bird.  She lets me catch him every so often then I pretend to tear his guts out. Of course I cannot forget the lovely new bird buffet and bath she set up this past weekend.  I'm told it will offer hours and hours of non stop aggravation entertainment. She keeps fresh
'nip on hand for when I get really bored.  On top of all of this M has lots of interesting hobbies that I'm allowed to snoopervise. She especially likes for me to sit smack dab in the middle of the Wonderword jumble and she enjoys it when I swat at her hand as she writes.  All in all, I know M is always looking our for me to be sure I'm happy, comfy, well fed and receive just the right amount of stimulation.    
-2 Demerits

Respectively submitted to my lady-in-waiting Mom,
Madi the Diva Cat

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Theme Song Thursday: Our Funny Valentine


We thank Hootin' Anni for sponsoring Thursday Theme Song.
Today's featured song is to Madi from Mom and Dad.
"Our Funny Valentine"
written by R. Rodgers and L. Hart

Our funny Valentine
Sweet comic Valentine
 you make us smile with our hearts
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable
Yet you  are our favorite work of art 
 Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
 But don't change a hair for us, Not if you care for us
Stay our little Valentine, stay
Each day is Valentine's Day when you are near

We hope you enjoy this beautiful instrumental version, of this old classic.
Now sit back and enjoy Chris Botti and his magical horn

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday





We MOM Hasn't haven't learned how to add music to our movies YET...but don't worry
we will.  This is our first movie made on Picasa...


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MOM SAYS SHE LOVES ME MOST....

BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE WILD BIRDS IN THE YARD GIVE ME A RUN FOR MY MONEY!! 
LOOK WHAT SHE RECENTLY BROUGHT HOME
1 NEW BIRD FEEDER, LOTS OF SEED AND 6 CAKES OF SUET.  THANKFULLY NO PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.
 MOM DO YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU DID NOT SPEND ON ME? 
 THE CONTRAPTION THAT I'M SNIFFING IS A BIRD FOUNTAIN/BATH.
HEY MAYBE THIS ISN'T ALL BAD. I'LL BE ON THE FRONT ROW OF THE 'CHEAP SEATS'!!!

 ALL I CAN SAY IS THOSE BIRDS BETTER BE VERY ENTERTAINING OR THERE WILL BE DEMERITS. 

 MOM SPENT  87 HOURS TOO MUCH TIME IN THE YARD REDOING ALL OF THE FEEDERS...I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I WATCHED HER...THEN I WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED FOR THE SHOW TO START. MOM SAID IT SOMETIMES TAKES THE BIRDS A DAY OR SO TO GET USED TO NEW FEEDERS.

MOM TOLD ME I NEED TO BE NICE TO THE BIRDS...
WELL DUH I'M AN INDOOR ONLY CAT.  THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL BE TEASING ME.

FELINE BIRD HUMOR: 
HOW DID A CAT TAKE FIRST PRIZE AT THE BIRD SHOW?
ANSWER:  SHE JUMPED UP TO THE CAGE, REACHED IN AND TOOK IT!!! MOL 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Anniversary to my Peeps

HAPPY VALENTINE'S TO ALL OUR FRIENDS

HAPPY 41ST ANNIVERSARY TO 
MY MOM AND DAD!!!!

LOVE FROM
MADISON, MADI, MADSTER, PUDDIN' HEAD, POODLE FACE
SWEET GIRL AND ALL THE OTHER NAMES YOU CALL ME THEY ARE ALL PRECIOUS TO MY EARS

Yep Thanks to the US Marine Corps Mom and Dad had to change their wedding day from February 7th to February 14, 1970.  Dad was in the Marine Reserves. He found out in December of 1969 the February 1970 weekend drill was to be held on February 7th.  Good old Marines had a romantic side and didn't even know it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Eureka...Euphemania

Mom definitely has the luck of the Irish. You might want to rub her noggin' before betting any money on anything.
Her name was randomly drawn in another give away.
In December, Ms. J (aka Miss Cindi Lou's Mom) sponsored this fun drawing for informative book. We thank you very much.
Mr. Webster defines a Euphemism: as a substitute of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant.

After I realized it was for Mom, I gave it a sniff to see if, per chance, Miss Cindi Lou left me a message. 
Mom decided we should read the first chapter,
"Mincing Words".  
Mom was laughing out loud a lot.
As for me, once I realized there was a story  about chicken my interest peaked.  It is short so we'll share it with you.
"During a dinner party in Virginia before World War II, Sir Winston Churchill asked the butler for some *breast of chicken.  According to his family, a woman sitting next to him reprimanded him for using *this vulgar term.   He asked her what he should have asked for? She replied, 'White Meat'.  The next day he sent the woman a corsage with a message, "Pin this on your 'white meat'. MOL now that paints a vivid mental picture.

MOM MY EYES ARE TIRED FROM ALL THE
READING...I'M OFF TO TAKE A NAP