Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, May 18, 2013

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: GLASS


MOM IS KIND OF TICKLED AT TODAY'S WORD. She has been wanting to show you some things. 

Click here to see the list
GLASS:  
hard, brittle substance; anything made of glass

Mom and Dad have a lot of my other grandma I did not meet, Margie's glassware.  None of it is particularly expensive but
all of it is very beautiful and oh how Grandma Margie 
loved her glassware. Back in the early 20th century there
was a piece of glassware for nearly everything.  
I think one or two of them would make a nice
Diva dish. MOL

This hurricane lamp and these two pieces of
burgundy glassware were also Grandma Margie's
 I was kind of worried the hurricane lamp was going
to fall on me so I decided to sit very still for this 2nd photo op

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sunshine, naps and plates

I thank Wally and Sammy at
for giving me this most wonderful Sunshine Award...
You two Scotties are so smart you know how much I love a 
good sun puddle.


 Mom and I say thank you by posing in a sun puddle.
 What a fun and exciting week we had....
My first Judgey Madi court session was very tiring but
as they say anything worth doing is worth doing well
BUT now it is time for a day of napping

 And sun puddle sitting.

PLATES
1. DIVA  K ( mom likes this one)
2. REELM IN, Reel them in (a fisherman)
3. 2000BLB, No clue*
4. SR. WIRE!, Sir Wire (belongs to a friend)
5. MAKOFFR, Make offer (a realtor)
6. ENJYLIFE, Enjoy life
7. THANKUMA, Thank you Ma
8. SKINFIXR, Dermatologist
9. BEENA, *
10. PERIDOT2, on a Green car
11. GLDYLOX, Goldilocks
12. SKYDRV2, Sky diver too
13. CHICHI
14. CYCLENC, Bicyclists
15.ME AND B
16. VETTER, *
17. SSUPERK, *
18. BABADEDO
19. F!TZ!, FITZ
20. BOOOOO! ON A white Maserati
21. 2NILLYS, *
22. SUSHIBOB
23. ATTILA-J
24.FIRE & AIR
25.WEIRD
26.ILLUSHN, Illusion
27.FIRCRCKR, FIRE CRACKER
28.SUGARMT, Sugar Mnt., ski resort in NC
29.SNWNDR, Snowinder
30. NOONST, *
31. FREEWILL
32 LUV5KIDZ,Love 5 kids
33. CAMELXC
34.LYACHT, LAND YACHT
35.DRRELIEF....Dr. Relief too funny

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Apologies to you all who so kindly visit us....once again 
Mom has been consumed by executor duties for Grandpa's Estate and looking after Grandma.  She has been trying to get by to everyone at least once this week.  Yesterday she spent the afternoon
at Social Security with Grandma...
hugs madi

Thursday, May 16, 2013

THE VERDICT: SARGE vs THE HANDS


HEAR YE HEAR YE BLOGVILLE COURT IS NOW
IN SESSION ALL RISE
THE HONORABLE 
HOT CHICK IN A BLONDE WIG
JUDGE MADI PRESIDING

OH MY WORD THE RESPONSES TO OUR VERY FIRST 
DAY IN COURT WERE ASTOUNDING.
I, MADI, AND SARGE ARE HUMBLED BY YOUR
OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT!!!! 

I WAS ONLY ABLE TO LEAVE A FEW COMMENTS 
(TODAY MY ASSISTANT HAD AN AFTERNOON OF MEETINGS 
REGARDING GRANDMA'S CARE).



 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON I PULLED OUT
MY REFERENCE BOOK AKA THE DIVA BOOK


 I JUMPED FOR JOY WHEN I READ
CHAPTER 5:  
HOW TO GET A FRIEND OUT OF 
THE WRONG HANDS 


I READ UNTIL MY EYES BECAME HEAVY
WHEN I AWOKE I HAD A DRINK
 AND SOME COD, SOLE, SHRIMP FANCY FEAST
(DID YOU KNOW FISH IS BRAIN FOOD)

I REMINDED MYSELF HOW A LONE I FELT THE LAST TIME I WAS CONFINED TO MY JAIL  

I PUT ON MY Superior softness Judgey THINKING hat

SARGE DECIDED HE WOULD 
COME INDOGNITO IN CASE HE HAD 
TO MAKE A RUN FOR HIS FREEDOM


I MEOWED FOR THE BAILIFF
TO CALL THE COURT TO ORDER
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I LOOKED OUT INTO THE COURT ROOM  TO FIND
THE HANDS 
WAVING AND  CAUSING ALL KINDS OF COMMOTION
I TOLD THEM THE BETTER FIND SOME
POCKETS TO HIDE IN OR THEY WOULD BE IN HELD IN
CONTEMPT OF COURT


FAMILY, FRIENDS, PEERS AND SUPPORTERS OF SARGE WERE EVERYWHERE...QUIETLY HOLDING
FREE SARGE SIGNS.
I DECIDED THE VERDICT WAS AS PLAIN
AS THE PINK NOSE ON MY FACE..AND
THERE WAS NO USE IN DRAWING IT OUT
SO WITHOUT FURTHER HESITATION
I DECLARE
SARGE 

IS
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THE HANDS WHINED LIKE BABIES
 (I ASKED THEM IF THEY WANTED SOME CHEESE WITH THEIR WHINE) 

ALL OF SARGE'S FRIENDS WERE JUMPING FOR
JOY AND SOMEHOW THEY SMASHED THE HANDS

I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR EXCELLENT TESTIMONY
IN SARGE'S DEFENSE ON THIS DAY 
OF 16 MAY 2013 DECLARE THE TRIAL
OVER AND DONE AND HOPE TO NEVER HEAR FROM 
THE HANDS
AGAIN
SINCERELY 
JUDGEY MADI (D) CAT
WHEW THIS WIG IS HOT 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Court is in Session: Sarge Case 001: Docket 001A

ALL RISE
Here Come da Judge Madi 
JUDGEY WIGGY BY PUDDLES D. RAINWATER

On Friday 10 May 2013 at 06:00 am
Blogville's Top Cop,
SARGE

was accused of a crime and wrongfully stripped of his 
Top Cop Status by his assistant aka The Hands
Please click here to read all about it.
Beclaws you all will be our Jury...

As Mayor of Blogville I immediately sent this reply:

FIRSTLY, WE ARE PLEASED AS PUNCH TO TELL YOU Shelldon, Beachnut and Oceana  aka the Crabby Girls WERE HIDING IN THEIR CRAB--I-TAT WHEN 
THE HANDS 
WERE SUPPOSEDLY INJURED AND PLAYED NO PART IN THIS INJUSTICE.
SECONDLY, ANY AND ALL changes in my mayoral cabinet requires court action...I see/smell a session of the highest court in Blogville coming into session. 

Note to The Hands: all beings are innocent until proven guilty. And you do not have jurisdiction

in  
North Carolina!!!!  
SO SEEK COVER IN SOME DEEP
POCKETS, OH AND PS HANDS
TALK TO THE  PAW THE JUDGE AIN'T LISTENING

Uncle Frankie and I will convene lickety split and advise

Note to Sarge: Do not say another word or make a peep until you have legal representation.

Sincerely submitted,
Judge/Mayor Madi (D) Cat, 
        



          Witness for the Defendant:
To WHOM it may concern
          From: Frankie Mayor Emertius 
 Re:  Sarge Top Cop of Blogville has been framed
ImPawper Work Stoppage and Interference with OUR LIVES and Blogville Bidness.
                (It has been rumored that Sarge's PEEPs are removing him from his Pawsition as Chief of Pawlice. However, THAT was ONLY REPORTED to be teh case.)
Be it known that Sarge, Chief of Blogville Pawlice, has been Accused and SENTENCED without benefit of council or Pawper Trial by his PEERS.     
   Such action is not to be Tolerated.    Not to mention ILL EAGLE.   
 (HIS) Peeps , nor any OTHER peep, hold  ANY authority in Blogville.   
        Some fear that this may be an attempted CREW STATION  overthrow of Blogville's GUM MINT.  This will NOT be Tolerated.   Many believe that a certain group of Crew Stations... might have been under the influence of FURmented Coconut Juice.   Others feel that Said Crew Stations may be getting a bit TOO BIG fur their Shells. 

 Plantiff Rebuttal:  

The Hands here to set the record straight.   No crabby girls were involved in the de-commissioning of Sarge COP.   He done did this to himself all by himself. 
One Hand did not bleed, but was definitely bitten.    Sarge is most definitely and officially DOG-HOUSED until further notice.  Can't be a COP while on such a short leash.  That's a Hands joke!  LOL
The Hands took Sarge's blog and COP job from him.   He'll get the blog back after The Hand stops throbbing, but the COP job is gone for good.   The Blogville PD is most assuredly a NO BITING HANDS zone.  
Poor Shelldon, Beachnut and; Oceana were as stunned as you.  LOL


I, Judge Madi, will present a closing statement:  We ask the citizens of Blogville to examine the charge on Sarge's Blog, Mayor Emertius Frankie's assessment of said Crime by said The HandsThink long and hard on these questions: Were THE HANDS
in a place they were not suppose to be doing something illegal?  Had The Hands just finished eating bacon strips?  Were The Hands flaying about in conversation...causing Sarge to think they were about to land on his head?  And last but surely not least maybe The hand's nails needed a manicure and Sarge was just trying to help...

Once you have decided please feel free to leave your comments here followed by 
Guilty or Not Guilty.   
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Judge Madi will be in deliberations all day
WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2013
RETURNING ON THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2013
WITH HER DECISION
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The Majority RULES here in Blogville


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED
15 MAY 2013, 12:00AM
Judge Madi (D) Cat aka 
Hot Blonde Chick in the Judgey Wiggy


SHOPPING HELPS ME THINK SO WHILE I'M IN DELIBERATIONS I'LL BE AT THE 
PET BLOGGERS MALL 

DREAMING ABOUT 
ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THEY WILL HAVE.
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE MALL NEWS

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ARM CAT, BREAKING NEWS ABOUT FRIENDS

I am not a lap cat, never was, never will be.
The one who came before me was or at least that is
what I have heard 87 million times.
What I am is an arm cat.

Exhibit 1(and only)


I enjoy sitting on the arm of the recliner and the couches
watching mom.  She has learned to be ok with this
THE END
Madi

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BREAKING NEWS
1. Recently I told Mom two of my very first Best Boxer Friends,
Maggie Mae and Max 

were MIA so I had her check on them.  We are happy to report MM and M are absolutely fine.  
 They have been enjoying the lovely spring, helping their 
Dad with yard work.  Their lovely assistant had
some more mystery tummy problems in March but that is under control.  She hopes to start catching up with blogs soon.
Maggie Mae and Max send Boxer tails wags 
and air kisses to you all.
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2. EXTRA SERIOUS BREAKING NEWS
BLOGVILLE COURT WILL BE IN SESSION
TOMORROW, 15 MAY 2013.
JUDGE MADI  PRESIDING
OVER THE CASE TO EXONERATE SARGE FROM BEING UNJUSTLY STRIPPED OF HIS TOP COP TITLE BY 
NONE OTHER THAN 
THE HANDS AND THE CRABBY GIRLS
ANY AND ALL COMMENTS IN DEFENSE OF SARGE WILL BE WELCOMED!!
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3. EXTRA SPECIAL FUN BREAKING NEWS
MY BFFF MOLLY THE GOLDEN BEACH GIRL 

IS THE NEWEST MEMBER TO BLOGVILLE
PLEASE DROP BY TO SEE HER BY CLICKING 
HERE
MOLLY'S MOM MS. KATHY, HAS BEEN OUR FRIEND
FOR 5 YEARS.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Meet My Cabinet: Sarge and The Crabby Girls

Sarge Top Cop of Blogville
Sarge's Human Grandma is Frankie and Ernie's mom

PHOTO BY THE TOP COP'S MOM

Shelldon and Beachnut
Photo by Top cop's Mom
 Oceana
Photo by Top Cop's Mom
 Crabsters in Residence were feeling a little Crabby on interview
day but thankfully they agreed to a Photo shot.


...
Hello, Mayor Madi.  First, let me say that it's my honor to continue to serve as Blogville's Chief of Police.   Shelldon, Beachnut and Oceana are all agog to be Blogville's Crabsters in Residence.  They think that's totally cool!  BOL

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a special trait. 
My name is Sergeant, but most peeps spell it Sargeant, and most peeps and furiends call me Sarge.  BOL.  That's a ton easier!  I am 7 years old.  I am really a mutt with the shape of a German Shepherd, the fur of a Yellow Lab, but I'm smaller than either of those breeds.  Go figure.  Mutt is right!  BOL   My most unique trait is definitely my ink-blot tongue.  It's pink with black splotches like a cow.

2. If you had an alter ego, who would you like to be and why?
 If I could have an alter ego I would totally want to be Honk Kong Phooey, number one super guy!  Honk Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye!  He's a really fun and cool superhero crime fighter.  For Pip's superhero party, I got to dress up like HKP.  It was a blast.   I have pictures of it and everything!


3.  What do you like best/least about where you live?

What I like bestest about my territory is that I have lots of critters to bash.  What I like least is that I have lots of critters to bash.  BOL   It's fun AND work!  I also love the fact that I have a creek, a river and a lake all nearby.  Great for going swimmie.

4. Who are some peeps/furiendfs you'd like to meet and why?
My Mom keeps shouting "Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi".  Now, I don't know what that's all about, but since it obviously isn't BonE Jovi, I'm not interested.  I would really liked to have met Mango in the furs.  He was such a funny and sweet furiend.  I would like to meet Lorenza in the furs.  She's so very pretty and the crabby girls are very interested in talking fashion with her.

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?
Well, never licking a toad or an icicle comes to mind.  Definitely never jump out of a moving canoe.  That gets everyone all sorts of upset and everyone gets more wet than they intended.

6. What do you do for fun?
 For fun I have my favorite stick and I really love to go swimmie.  The crabby girls have all sorts of projects and adventures like their sandcastles, dinosaur park, speedway, etc.  Those girls are always up to something crazy and fun in their crabitat.

7.  What is the first thing you do each morning?
 LICK MY DAD'S PILLOW!   Usually the minute he closes the bathroom door...it's a mad dash to the bed.  BWAR HAR HAR
8. What is the first thing you notice about a new furiend?
Are they funny?!?

9.  Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name?
My Mom had a much beloved golden retriever, and when he crossed the rainbow bridge, Dad took her to the local shelter to adopt a pooch.  I was the quietest pup in a new litter freshly weened.   They scooped me right up and took me home.  My Dad had just been promoted to Sergeant in the county sheriff's department and they could tell immediately that I had law enforcement potential.  They named me Sarge sorta like when peeps call their son Junior.

10.  What is your absolute favorite food?
I'm crazy about pizza bones!


Bonus:  There have been lots of wild crime stories in Blogville, but one of my favorites was a rotten tree rat who had stolen a pair of tennis shoes.  He thought he was going to get away with it when he ran into the woods at night.   Too bad the shoes were those light-up kind and every step led me right to him!  Oh, BWAR HAR HAR was he ever surprised!
Shelldon, Beachnut and ; Oceana here:  We are all three Caribbean (or purple pincher) Hermit Crabs.  Sarge calling us his crabby girls always makes us giggle.  That's just our species, we rarely get grouchy.  Our lives are full of excitement and variety, so we're pretty happy girls.  Sarge would never want to admit that he has a touchy tummy!  Teeheehee   He gets the pukies really easily and sometimes his tummy gurgles and whistles and squeeks and rumbles.  When this happens, it gets really LOUD.  It actually kinda scares him.   We can hear it clear in the next room!  Teeheehee

Madi here:  Sarge tireless worked to make the mayoral office and  renovated  police station purrfect for me before I became mayor and I thank him!!

Thanks so much, Madi, for doing this interview series!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP
and
Little Pinches,
Shelldon, Beachnut & Oceana

If you have not met Sarge, Shelldon, Beachnut and Oceana click here
When you visit Sarge, ask him what he calls his grand peeps?!  Mom thinks it is hilarious!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


MY MOM AND ASSISTANT
AND TO ALL MOMS EVERYWHERE!!
MOM WAS OUTSIDE ON THE PORCH...BOWING TO ME (MOL) I WAS INSIDE
AND LO AND BEHOLD LOOK AT THE REFLECTION


Mom takes lots of crazy pictures and I pretend to 
dislike the flashy beast..but I'm so glad we
have some of us together!!

HUGS 
MADI AND MOM

PLEASE COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MEET MY CABINET FEATURING:

TOP COP SARGE
and the Crabby Girls