Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, December 8, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT & Grandma Update


TODAY'S SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT WORD IS


Click here to see the list of words

ZESTY:  definition:  Spicy, peppery
 such as 
Mom's delish bean soup


Mom and Dad say I add ZEST to their lives.
I think that is a compliment?!
MOL
Hugs Madi
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UPDATE ON GRANDMA
December 5th was 2 months since my Grandma broke her hip
Today, December 8th, marks one week that my grandma came home from rehab.  Her mind is much clearer, she isn't telling
wild and wooly fantasy stories any more and she and Grandpa
are doing OK.  Grandma continues to receive Physical Therapy at home and they have a home health aide coming in to help also.
Thank you all for your prayers
Hugs Madi

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD

COUNT AS OF 5PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

MADI:   38  SNAIL MAIL
1 card suitable for hanging on the tree

EMAIL
TOTAL:   47

1 Christmas Gift

PEEPS:  
5  Snail mail Cards
1 UNIQUE Christmas Gift TO BE SHOWN ON DECEMBER 12TH POST
MOL


WE ARE PUTTING UP OUR CHRISTMAS TREE THIS AFTERNOON SO OUR VISITS MIGHT BE IFFY AFTER 
NOON.!!  BUT THERE WILL BE PICTURES

Friday, December 7, 2012

It is beginning.......

to look a little like Christmas around the homestead

Last weekend's weather was nice so the peeps
deck the porch with a few pretties.
My friends  Murphy and Stanley have been search for Sandy Paws.  I never go out so I had no idea he was guarding our door.
Hopefully they will put MY decorated cat tree 
up this week.


Of course it is my job to check out the status of the 
bow box...Yes Puddles it is the same 
"BOW" Box!!
MOL
FYI: Did you know I've never met a box I don't 
love!!??
  Mom decided to check our bow supply,
She told me to count all the red ones 
 One tried to hide in the corner but I found it

After I gave Mom my count, I decided
to play cat in a box

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD


MADI:   35  SNAIL MAIL
1 card suitable for hanging on the tree

9 EMAIL
TOTAL:   44

1 Christmas Gift

PEEPS: FINALLY  GOT ANOTHER ONE

 4  Cards

MOL


MOM AND DAD ARE LOLing..LOTS OF MY CARDS
ARE ADDRESSED TO EITHER MAYOR OR MAYOR ELECT...THEY ARE WONDERING WHAT 
NOT EARL* (OUR MAILMAN) IS THINKING !!
*For a long time the peeps thought his name was Earl, once they 
asked the substitute where Earl was...he said oh your mean Tony!!! 
So now they call him "NOT EARL"!!!  See what I put up with on a daily basis?!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

THURSDAY THIS AND THAT

Pardon me for not staring into your eyes 
but the sun is bright and feels so good
Mom says this is the time of year I really enjoy 
my cat tree.  The sun is most wonderful

 Looks like my peeps enjoyed the sun too...
Mom is the one one the flashy beast in her hand!
The other one is is my Daddy long legs
They were on a new green way they started out with coats.
Mom tied her around her waist in the hands free style
Dad likes to prefers to carry his coat.

SURPRISE
I THANK YOU ALL FOR REMEMBERING ME!!
PICTURE AS OF 12/5/12
MADI'S CHRISTMAS CARD DOOR
CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD
MADI: 28 SNAIL MAIL
1 card suitable for hanging on the tree
8 EMAIL
1 Christmas Gift

PEEPS:  STILL 3  Cards
MOL

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MADI MOMENT

HERE I WAS ENJOYING MY FAVORITE TIME OF DAY IN MY FAVORITE SUNPUDDLE WHEN
MOM AND THE BEAST ARRIVED
I WAS DETERMINED TO IGNORE THEM

 NOT LOOKING
 FOR A VERY LONG TIME I REFUSED ALL ATTEMPTS
TO GET ME TO LOOK.....THEN I GAVE MOM
 MY BEST STINKY EYE LOOK JUST TO LET 
HER KNOW I WAS NOT AMUSED.
IT WORKED TOO 'CAUSE MOM SAID I HAD SOME
SERIOUS DAGGERS IN MY EYES READY TO FIRE.
MOL
EVERY SO OFTEN SHE NEEDS TO BE REMINDED W/O ME
THERE WOULD BE NO BLOG....
JUST SAYIN'

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A GREAT BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL OF MY CARDS TO DATE!!  SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF MY FRIENDS TO KEEP 
FUREVER!!!

CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD
MADI: 27 SNAIL MAIL
5 EMAIL
1 Christmas Gift

PEEPS: 3  Cards

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE: I GOT MAIL

Mom signed me up for Jazzi's Fourth annual Christmas Exchange
(fyi:  I've pawticipated in all 4 too) 
AND WE THANK JAZZI, ADDI AND THEIR MOM FOR
TAKING CARE OF ALL THE NAME EXCHANGES
I was tickled pink to learn that Benny and Lily from
Two French Bulldogs drew my name.
I love meeting new friends click HERE
to meet these two hilarious Frenches!!

First off YES we opened the present EARLY...MOL
When Mom came back from running errands, she found a ginormous package waiting for us. I was quite intrigued by it
because of it shape and length. Mom said it was so long all of it would not fit in the picture.  When mom finally opened the package I was amazed to see what those Frenches sent me....



My very first shipment  of

SNOW!!!! 
Mom finally convinced me it was just the packing peanuts.. MOL


THE LOOONG PACKAGE CONTAINED
MY VERY OWN DA BIRD AND WAND
This is a picture of Da Bird...I'll tell you about the
thing I'm sniffing in a jiffy
 Mom took Da Bird out of Da package and started swinging it around.  I honed in on it with my high beams and
 gave it a mighty whack sending it flying half way into tomorrow!
I love it and Mom loves it because I get very excited and it 
gives me lots of exercise.

Ok now about what I was sniffin'  OMC/OMDs
a little elf must have told Benny and Lily how very very much I
love my Yeowww! Stinkies Catnip Sardines...I had one that was about a year old and covered in petrified cat slobber (Mom's words). Lots of times mom would find me resting my chin on the old one I just love it to death.
NOW I HAVE 3 new ones.  Mom opened the can 1/2 way then
sat it on the floor and I took the lid off completely
 Mom is going to let me have one at a time...catnip in these 
is all natural and evidently quite potent.  
 This is me still in shock at having not just one but three 
catnip sardines!!!

LAST BUT SURELY NOT LEAST BENNY AND LILY
SENT ME SOME ZUKE'S NATURAL SALMON FLAVORED
SNACKS....
MOM SAID IT WAS A SPECIAL DAY SO I COULD HAVE A 
FEW FOR A SNACK...YOU KNOW I'M WATCHING MY
WAISTLINE (EXPAND). MOL  THEY WERE 
DELISH


SO BENNY AND LILY MIGHT BE K9s but you certainly did one find job of shopping for a feline
You satisfied my 
curiosity with a huge box containing 3 of a cat's 
favorite things!!
1.  BIRDS
2. CATNIP SARDINES
3. SALMON FLAVORED TREATS!!
YEP ON SCALE OF 1-10
YOU BLEW RIGHT BY 10
TO 20!!!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY 
ITTY BITTY KITTY HEART FOR 
THIS FABULOUS GIFT...THAT WILL KEEP ON GIVING FOR A VERY LONG TIME
WARM KITTY HUGS
MADI


CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD
MADI: 23 SNAIL MAIL
5 EMAIL
1 Christmas Gift

PEEPS: 2  Cards

Monday, December 3, 2012

MADI AND MOM DEMO


'TIS THE TIME OF YEAR FOR BOXES....
AND BEING THAT I AM A BOX 
AFICIONADO: MEANS CAT IN PIG LATIN.
I THOUGHT I'D GIVE YOU A DEMO ON JUST HOW TO ENJOY A BOX.  
THIS DEMO IS DEDICATED TO MY NEW FRIENDS 
BENNY AND LILY 
AT 
THEY WERE A TAD CONFUSED BY A BOX last week

MADI BOX DEMO
1. FIRST YOU MARK IT AS YOURS
 2. BEFORE YOU MOVE IN CHECK FOR SQUATTERS
 3. ONCE YOU HAVE DETERMINED IT IS VACANT
 4. PUT YOUR BACK INTO RENOVATIONS


5. STRETCH OUT TO BE SURE EVERY CORNER IS  COMFY AND BE SURE THERE IS A PLACE ESPECIALLY MADE FOR YOUR TUSH
AND YOUR HEAD AND EARS


6.  THEN AND ONLY THEN...TAKE A NAP


 GLASSES DEMO BY 
MOM
WARNING THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE SHOCKING...
Mom went shopping for some new Foster Grants (aka sunglasses)
Dad and I told her these were not her style
BUT
SHE WOULD NOT LISTEN TO US
DAD AND I NEED YOUR OPINION!!!
QUICK BEFORE SHE GOES OUT IN PUBLIC


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THE GLASSES WERE PART OF A MULTI-PART GIFT
(MORE TO COME). I, LITTLE OLD MADI, WON A DRAWING OVER AT my Gal Pal,
WHEN SHE HAD A SWAG DRAWING.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

CROSSES, FLASHBACKS, BREAKING NEWS

Precious crossed paws (Mom's words)

 Jet stream crossing cables
 Same jet stream fading as it reflects in Lake Raleigh
 Fall colors passed peak November 2012
Lake Raleigh

Same view as above taken in October 2011.
Much more interesting though. I was very fortunate to
capture this gorgeous Heron standing on tree limb
No photo enhancements just cropped for a better view of the Heron.  The fall colors are truly 'water colors'!

BREAKING NEWS HAPPENING NOW!!

CHRISTMAS CARD LEADER BOARD
MADI: 18 SNAIL MAIL
4 EMAIL
PEEPS: 2 

MY GRANDMA CAME HOME FROM THE REHAB CENTER
SATURDAY.  SHE STILL HAS A  LONG WAYS TO GO BUT IS GLAD TO BE HOME.  Our visits to you all will probably be scattered about for a while.
Hugs 
Madi and Mom