Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt: Sheer

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FIND THE LIST OF SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT WORDS
TODAY'S WORD IS

S H E E R; adj.
1. very thin, 2. complete, 3. steep, 4. swerve


The trip down is quite steep from atop my cat tree
Photo taken July 13, 2014


I have had this cat tree for nearly all of my life.  I take spells using it.
Sometimes mom thinks it must be invisible to me.
When she sees me on it, she is sherrily/completely happy...
I'm not sure sheerily is a word but one of the definitions is complete

Friday, July 18, 2014

Flower Friday with Dory

Today I'm joining my long time gal pal Dory from

Happy Friday one and all...
Last week, when my peeps were on their mini
vacation, they visited the Louis Ginter Botanical Gardens in
Richmond, VA.  Louis Ginter (1824-1897) was a prominent businessman, Army officer and philanthropist.  

You can read all about it here

Yesterday I was staring out the window...
then I decided to give mom a chance at an over the shoulder
stinky eye pose...luckily she was ready!!


Mom was all kinds of excited to visit the gardens.
Now she has 87 million photos for Flower Friday.
There was also beautiful butterfly and orchid houses.
Today we are sharing some orchids and moths.





The Atlas Moth is quite rare we expect he is kept in the tent for safety
since folks are walking around.



REMINDER NEXT FRIDAY IS
THE PHRASE FOR THIS MONTH IS 
When I opened the box, I was startled to find...
You just use this sentence to be the subject of a story...and be 
sure to include this phrase in the story.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Letter M stands for

MADI
AND MY FRIEND 

MOLLY
My friend Molly the lovely wavy Golden lives on the Oregon Coast
she sees the bestest things on her walks.  This is a dredge  b
oat

MOLLY IS A GOLDEN BEACH GIRL...SHE LOVES HAVING HER PAWS IN THE SAND
LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW SHE'LL BE GETTING A BATH AFTER HER ROMP!!

MOLLY WAS SURRENDERED TO A  GOLDEN RESCUE IN ARIZONA...SHE IS LIVING THE LIFE OF A
OF A GOLDEN LOVED DIVA NOW WITH MOM'S FRIENDS KATHY AND GRANT.  WE THANK THEM FOR ALLOWING US TO POST THESE PICTURES.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WORDY WEDNESDAY

I RECENTLY WON A GIVEAWAY OVER AT 
ERNIE, WALLY AND ZOEY'S AKA

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THIS FUN TRIO, CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE.
THEY ARE ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING FUN.

Anyway my package arrived while the peeps were on vacation last week.  Mom finally opened it....there were two packages of 
PET NATURALS TREATS:
HAIRBALL formula.  
I gave the package the Madi smell of approval 


The treats are shaped like fishies.
Brave woman that she is
(I am known to vigorously chomp on goodies)
she decided to offer the first to me via her hand.
Sarge take note this is how NOT to Bite the hand that
feeds you!! MOL MOL
After seeing how much I liked it we moved the show
up  to the table...if you look closely you an see my itty
bitty kitty tongue goin' fishin'

Evidently it was nose lickin' yummy...with only a 
tiny morsel left.


 Lickety split that morsel was swimming in my tummy.

MOM HERE:
I WAS impressed as I read the label.
Pet Naturals has omega 3, 6 and zinc, biotin
and supports healthy skin and hair and is made in 
Vermont US of A!!  
I was expecting MADI to turn up her pink nose
because the treats were twice as big as my
kibble and other treats. Thankfully her kitty nose
got a good whiff of the chicken and liver chews and the rest is
history!! No compensation was rec'd for this.  It was a gift.

WALLY, ERNIE AND ZOEY A GREAT BIG
THANK YOU FOR HAVING SUCH A GREAT GIVEAWAY!!
MOM WILL BE LOOKING AROUND OUR TOWN TO SEE
IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Speaking of food:  On yesterday's question, 'had I ever killed anything, I asked if a grasshopper counted?
   I caught it and rendered it hop-less....mom says that means I maimed it and left the dirty work for her.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WE ARE BLOGVILLE: RALEIGH, NC

THOSE DOODLES MURPHY AND STANLEY ARE SO MUCH FUN...THEY JUST POSTED A BLOG HOP ASKING EVERYONE TO POST
WHERE THEY LIVE SO WE CAN SEE JUST HOW BIG BLOGVILLE IS
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THEIR POST, CLICK

WE ARE A FAMILY OF 3, MOM, DAD AND THE MOST IMPORTANT MADI.
WE LIVE SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF
NORTH CAROLINA, USA
 WHICH IS CALLED THE 
PIEDMONT SECTION.
THAT MEANS FOOT HILLS.






WE ARE 3 HOURS FROM THE COAST AND 3 HOURS FROM OUR SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

Liebster Award





The most handsome Travis and Crockett over at Lone Star Cats Nominated me for this 
and I thank them...


Of course there are rules....but hey I'm a cat..rules are made to be ignored!!!

1.  Thank who nominated ya and link back to their blog. 
2.  Answer da 10 questions posted by da blogger dat nominated ya.
*3.  Nominate 10 bloggers fur da award.
*4.  Create 10 questions fur your nominees to answer.


So these are Travis and Crockett's, the Lone Star Cats, Questions.
Madi's answers are in black

1.  Which are better, bacon or crab?
B A C O N
2.  Do ya like da vet?
I do like my vet...I  have my Senior Kitty check up on Friday July 18th...
3.  Do ya like pups?
I never met a puppy in the furs...but I love all my cyper puppy friends!!
4.  How did ya get your name?
When my peeps went to look at kitties available for adoption I was labeled Kitty M.  So after 87 hours they finally came up with the name Madison...but they call me Madi
5.  Do ya have to get your nails trimmed?
YEEEESSSSS.  By my peeps.  Dad cradles me like a wee baby while Mom
clips my nails....the woman has skills too she gets it done lickety split.
6.  What are your favorite place to snooze?
Actually anywhere but I especially like being near a window.
7.  Has ya ever gotten to kill anything?
Do grasshoppers count?
8.  Do ya run away from da litter box after doin a stinky in it?
Mom says it looks like I'm jet propelled!!! MOL MOL MOL
9.  What are da best piece of peeple foodz ya ever snagged?
I love love love my mom's cornbread and nothing stops me when I'm on a cornbread mission!!
10.  What are your favorite toy?
I have a love/hate relationship with Da Bird and I really like YEOW!!! Catnip sardines

*WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE LONE STAR CAT'S QUESTIONS!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN ON THIS FUN Q&A,  WE INVITE YOU TO COPY THEM TO ANSWER ON YOUR BLOG.

WELL DONE TRAVIS AND CROCKETT AND ASSISTANT...GREAT QUESTIONS!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sniffin' and Smilin': Cairn Terrir Style


GOOD MORNING FRIENDS....
OH DO I HAVE A BIT OF MONDAY MEWS FOR YOU.
AS YOU MIGHT RECALL, SATURDAY I MENTIONED MY PEEPS BROUGHT A STRANGE SMELL HOME WHEN
THEY RETURNED FROM THEIR MINI VACATION.
 KEEP READING BELOW AND YOU WILL FIND OUT 
ALL ABOUT THAT SMELL......
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IT CAME FROM THIS HANDSOME DUDE
MacGyver...Gyvie for short
(mom thought his peeps were saying MacIver but that was wrong)
The very moment my peeps arrived at Gyvie's house it was love at first sight for Gyvie and my peeps....
I must admit I did not find his smell offensive at all.
In fact, the only thing I really sniffed was mom's shoes.
 Mom said Gyvie sat on the floor at her feet looking at 
her with his gorgeous eyes that melted her heart..
She patted the couch cushion and up he jumped.
Mom looks all kinds of happy....she said MacGyver
no even my own adorable kitty will sit with me.
This is very special....
Gyvie followed my peeps everywhere they went...
I told mom  maybe he was making sure they weren't after the
family heirlooms...Mom said nope he just adores
all peoples.

Dad was also smitten with MacGyver...
he actually sat with Dad a lot....
I heard MacGyver was quite a good host. He kept them all laughing at his terrier antics.  This particular picture was taken
after they had been outside sitting on the porch. Gyvie's attempts at deading a varmit in his yard had been halted by his Mom.
As soon as he got in the house, he ran to his toy basket,
picked out this unstuffie and shook the dickens out of it.
Mom said that was probably what he wanted to do to the
real varmit.
A good time was had by all...and it appears from this 
photo that MacGyver was sad to see them leave...
but Mom says never fear MacGyver they 
have been invited back in the fall....

So until then MacGyver...have a great terrier life.
Thank you for looking after my peeps and making  
them smile.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Speak Easy

As you can see, I have my Easy on today...
fact of the matter is Mom just gave me
a brand new bunch of nip saturated toys.
Those are my nip eyes 

 It is my suspicion Mom might have nipped a bit of my nip
read on and see what you think.

Mom here: I recently noticed Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal on my bird bath.Mrs. Cardinal seemed to be having a heart to heart with her Mister. I decided to interpret their body language


Mrs. C:  Dear can you help me with some things?
Mr. C: No I have things to do too you know
Mrs. C:  You don't have things....

Mr. C: I do!!!!

Mrs. C:  Don't turn your back on me, when I'm tweeting 

Mrs. C:  Hey did you hear me...Do you have bees in your ears?
Mr. C:  Yes I heard you and so did everyone else

Mr. C:  Get out of my face woman I'm taking a bird
bath and no I don't want company.