Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, November 1, 2014

TOWN HALL MEETING





Dear Citizens of Blogville

I am proud to be the Cat-er-ator for the highly anticipated Mayoral Town Hall meeting is finally here.  We ask that you put on your thinking caps, go potty and grab beverage before you come into the meeting.  Jumpin' Catfish it has been a most exciting, confusing and down right funny road we have traveled to get to this day.  The cyber space between my home on the Southern East Coast to The Idaho Pug Ranch, Dory's Backyard and Murphy and Stanley's 'hood was full of static and gremlin geeks and who knows what all. One minute we had 17 wonderful questions and all of a sudden kaput they were in bits and pieces just plan crazy.  When I told the Dory, Murphy, Stanley and the management teams about the bizarre encrypted messages, they all said NO WORRIES we are PROFESSIONALS we will handle it.  So dear friends...the next thing you read will be a conglomeration (20.00 campaign word) of what I received. The candidates have agreed to  address the mess with with smiles on their faces and a bit of mischief in their eyes.
Sincerely Mayoress Madi(son)D. Cat



Crazy mess of bits and pieces of what we turned into a paragraph for the Candidates.

"How do we make blogville a funnier place. I got sprayed by a skunk and I feel bad. If there were more trees in blogville I could have gotten away. Are the plans for more fire hydrants? May we fire our Pee shooters at those Isis?  Can we have a no bath policy? bawhaha If not, we need to at least outlaw furstealers, other than Frankie and Madi. I can't drive and Mom works late...I hear there at a CAT bus in Madi's home town it serves as outreach for the feline community. What are your thoughts on nipping cats in the bud? Should cats be allowed to roam willy nilly like tree rats?  Can we build a big jail for squirrel thugs or better still fly to the moon?  How many cookies are appropriate treats? Do you have a plan to keep cherry bombs away from my handsome Murphy when he is on jury duty?  Oh and last but not least when is the next pawty and how can we misfits find dates?"  
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions...we hope we got the best bits and pieces of each question.

MURPHY AND STANLEY

Our platform:  We think that Blogville is a wonderful place.  However, we feel that collectively the citizens need to further explore the various ways in which we all can gather and get to know each other.  When the citizens really care about each other, that's what makes it the bestest place ever.  And of course the best way to accomplish this is to discover areas of interest and do fun thingies together.


Thank you Mayoress.  We feel confident that we can thoroughly address your most excellent questions.  Ahem . . . here we go.  With everyone working towards the same goal and smelling rather ripe, the skunks won't make anyone feel bad.  Sometimes there aren't enough big trees for the larger monkeys to have a place to climb so we might want to consider making climbing walls with bars and ropes to swing from.  Peeing on the wall would be frowned upon in most circumstances unless of course our Public Safety Departments needed help with extra fire protection.  Combating ISIS is a tough problem but we are sure that giving them baths would keep them away.  For extra protection we could request Blogville males over the age of 2 to volunteer for guard duty and use their pee shooters against anyone who tries to invade Blogville or otherwise perpetrate an act of terrorism.  All citizens should be able to drive Subarus when wearing fur coats and seat belts.  Anyone caught stealing a fur coat will be subjected to strict fines (or possibly worse) as determined by the Blogville Justice Courts.  Cats should be welcome on all buses, just as much as dogs, and not required to ride on top. Squirrels are not allowed on buses but will be welcomed under the tires of all moving busesAll brands of nip should be served in all Blogville restaurants.  Bud will not be permitted to hold a monopoly.  In order to maintain social order, cats do need to keep their willies under control.    Cookies will be the new vegetable and all residents should have a well balanced diet including 4-6 servings of vegetable cookies each day.  Anyone caught throwing cherry bombs or any other incendiary device at Murphy, (or any other resident), will be subjected to immediate arrest and permitted to date only misfits.  Now, let's all pawty!

We hope you find our answers reflective of the clear vision we have for the future of Blogville.

Sincerely, 

The Doodz 
Mayor Madi's ice breaker question for the Doods

MURPHY AND STANLEY
1.If I had an alter ego I would be.......
We recently discovered that we had hidden super powers that were released when we put on our Super Dog costumes.  We are the SUPER DOODZ.  We are just starting to learn the amazing powers we possess.  We will use our powers to fight crime and suppress evil. We are sure these amazing powers will be an asset in the Mayor's office.  2.I would like to give this piece of random advice....
Teach your hoomans to look for the goodness in everyone they meet.  This comes natural to us doggies but it might be a new thingie for your pawrents.  Oh, and never pass up a chance to play fetch.  That is very impawtent.


DORY

Good Afternoon Blogville!!! 

I would like to take this chance to tell you a bit about myself! Besides being a cute white Lhasa with natural curly hair, I also love the color pink! I have three brothers Bilbo (my grumpy campaign manager), Jakey (my BBF, ”Best Brother Forever,” and Campaign Speech Writer) and the little Squirt Arty (my Press Secret-Arty). My *alter ego, or what my Mama calls the “Before NorCal Dory”,  just loved to chase squirrels up trees when we lived in Texas. I was SO good at chasing them and taught my brothers to be ALMOST as good as me that when the squirrels heard that we were moving up to Northern California they all ran to the top of the Redwood trees to hide….we haven’t seen one since we moved up here. Now a days I keep watch for squirrels part-time and model for Mama the rest of the time. My goal as mayor is to keep all of Blogville as close, or closer, than we are now!


Now on the wonderful and immmmmm interesting questions we received…..Let’s see if I can cover this as efficiently and quickly as possible….

Yes….Yes….Definitely…Cat should be tutored not nipped; but nip should be given liberally to all kitties.….Kitties should be able to roam, but only with their humans permission…..I am in favor of squirrel jails, but I would much rather see training classes held for squirrel patrol….Cookies should be given freely with no restrictions…..I am looking forward to an election day pawty! I believe we may need to appoint a community matchmaker to the cabinet!


Mayor Madi's Ice breaker question for Dory was included
in her opening statement.  She answered
If I had an alter ego......*

VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT SARGE'S BLOG




PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THIS MOST IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING.
I, MAYOR MADI, WILL LEAVE THIS POST UP UNTIL
SUNDAY, 11/2/14 @ 11:59pm

Friday, October 31, 2014

Meow O Ween and FFHT

Last night the peeps met their friends for a Meow-O-ween Eve supper at
Black Cat Cafe...
Mom had Catfish Tacos...they were yummy!!
Mom snapped this picture of two patrons evidently
they had been waiting a looooooog time to be served.
Click on the photo to enlarge


Woo Hoo I've been invited to Howl O Ween Pawty at  
Meow O Ween Party hosted by Sammy at




My guy Raz is Spaghetti and Meatballs
HE makes me laugh all the time and girls like funny guys!! 




Today's phrase is I knew there was no turning back when

On October 13 my guy Raz invited me to 
go to the pumpkin patch with him. I was 
super excited when I heard there would be a clown there;
however, I knew there was no turning back when
I found out it was a scary clown who ate kitties for breakfast.
Thankfully Raz saved me by grabbing my paw
as he jumped up onto the top of a  house. 
As if this wasn't scary enough, Raz and I went on a trip to Niagara Falls with the Cat Scouts.  We were sitting on a barrel watching the Falls.....I knew there was no turning back when all of a sudden the barrel slipped. We both hung on for a wild ride and squealed like little girls.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SIGHTS,SOUNDS AND SMELLS OF HAWAII

Finally it was time for us to get our paws in the sand
and some luau food in our tummies.
I had heard Mom talk about going to Hawaii way back
BM (before Madi).  The only thing she didn't like
was poi..so I decided not to try that. 
Mainly 'cause you eat it with your paws...and I needed
my paws clean for later...
as the sun went down in the lovely Hawaiian village
the torches were lit. Sarge and I joined
paws and try to learn a few hoochie hula steps.

 Oh boys and girls I was all about shaking
my booty and reaching for the stars
I am one hoochie hula Diva. I danced until dawn.  

Alas it was time to leave the beautiful Island...
We had to have our photo made with the
handsome Kamehameha.....
Then we said Aloha
Hawaii....
Sarge thank you for arranging this most informative trip to
the convention in this lovely setting.

You are one fine escort..and while I have the opportunity
may I thank you for being my Pol Commish and for
all you do for our fine community.
IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH YOU!
Hugs Madi

Click here to read Sarge's thoughts on this
fine Get a way.

Leadership and Government Conference

In case you missed the Get away reveal earlier this morning,
Sarge and I are in Hawaii attending a Leadership and government conference.
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What a busy day...we had to get up at 0'dark 30 to be ready for  
8 am role call

Sarge kept his nose to the grind all morning..taking in every word.
I my eyes glazed over about 10 minutes into the opening remarks.  I was in desperate need of A nap, A nip or  A nipitini or all of the above.

We arrived back from lunch to find the room empty
Evidently those government types take LOOOOOOOng lunches

The first afternoon seminar's topic was

Pros and cons of multi critter government

Paws down my comment that 
Four paws are better than 2 hands
was met with such approval we adjourned early. 



Next Seminar was Pensions: Pawsome Retirement Options
A. IRAs: I(ntelligent) R(esource) A(pplication)s
B. 401K-k-k: a Race to raise Pension funds for retiring kitties and K9s
Sarge and I watched a great video presentation
on opportunities for retiring government personnel.
I was spellbound...here I thought I'd be sitting around on my royal tush all day after my term as Mayor was over.


All the boring meetings were concluded at 4 pm ....
Jumpin' Catfish they rolled out the red carpet and 
the fun began.

Click here to be transported to read Sarge's
thoughts on the seminars

Get away reveal....and POTP

Dear friends...before we get started on the reveal
we need some very powerful POTPs for
so many humans and furry friends.  They are numerous.  I don't want to miss anyone so
I'm asking you to stop just a moment...to say a prayer for all of your friends and their
families.
Thank you
Cecilia and Madi
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YES YOU READ IT RIGHT
SARGE AND I WERE INVITED
TO A 
LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNMENT
CONFERENCE 
IN 
THE BEAUTIFUL STATE OF 
H A W A I I!!
WE ARE THRILLED TO BE REPRESENTING 
ALL OF BLOGVILLE
WISH YOU WERE ALL HERE.
MOL/BOL

WE ARE GETTING SETTLED IN OUR ROOMS
MEETINGS WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY
AT 8 AM, TODAY, 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 30TH.
STAY TUNED!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2 GREAT MYSTERIES!!!

#1.  Monday I rec'd this encrypted message from my Pol Commish, Sarge.
"Madi I'll pick you up at eight, don't be late or you'll miss an impawtant date.

I don't have a clue what that handsome K9 is planning....but I got busy packing...
a little of this and a lot of that.


Sarge told me it was a secret not to tell Mom  so I wrote her a note

I tippy toed out of the house just before eight .  I'm happy to say I wasn't late.


Finally we arrived at our Get away.  It was no longer a mystery...Just between us..
I think I over packed.  I won't need 
1/2 of what I brought.


I bet you are all scratching your heads with questions:

-Is Madi cheating on Raz? 
-Will Raz challenge Sarge to a Rumble
-Who is in charge of Blogville?  
-Are The Hands And the Mom clueless? 
-Are the crabby girls clicking at the thought of being Sarge-less? 
-Are they hoping to make the entire house their Crabatat


Whatever is going on?  Tongues are flapping and tails are wagging...everyone wants to know why, where and what?
Click here to see if maybe Sarge has some answers

#2. BREAKING NEWS.......

WELCOME BACK KOTTER...PUDDLES D. RAINWATER

WORD ON THE STREET IS SHE WAS IN the SLAMMER IN MEXICO.  I'M WONDERING IF SHE WILL BE SPEAKING SPANISH WITH A SOUTH CAROLINA 
ACCENT??????  
MISSED ya GIRLFRIEND NOW PASS ME A PINT!




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday Tea for two

We are happy to pawticipate in Sugar and Kols Tasty Tuesday. I didn't get any tasting but that is ok!!

Last Thursday mom bought fixins'
at the grocery store for Pumpkin Cookies
I asked.....
She said no it was a fur free zone...
That was okey dokey fine by me.
The recipe was from Frankie and Ernie's mom
IT MADE 87 dozen cookies so mom only made 43.5 2 dozen cookies 

and then she decided to use the  remainder of
the mix to make pumpkin scones.....
Of course scones called for tea. 

The peeps had tea and scones for two
and I hear it was yummy.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Highland Games in honor of Kyla

Raz and I are all toasty warm and ready to watch the Highland Games...

IN HONOR OF
Dear sweet Kyla was given a very scary evil C prognosis recently...
Being a Scottie she decided she wanted to be in charge she wanted to have a Highland Games Pawty...with the help of a lot of her friends....today is the day.
Let the Games Begin!!!


 In honor of Kyla's bravery, I told Mom I wanted to pawticipate 
in as many games as I could.  
Our friend Sammy at One Spoiled Cat is hosting
the Highland Pole toss officially known as Caber Toss.
Mom made me a Caber....as they say necessity is the Mother of Invention.
 She wrapped her Swiffer handle with tartan color red and green ribbons. I concentrated looked at it like she was crazy very hard...grabbed it between 
my paws and off it went.  I was so fast there were no photos. 
MOL
 My K9 buds the Doods over at 
Murphy's Law and Stanley Rules are hosting
Aroooooooo Ball.  The rules were to play ball
any and every where.  That was a 
Piece of Cake I can do that on one of my beds.


Tug of Bean Challenge...
I'm in that too....there will be photos after the contest.


Next up is Misaki's Sword Dancing contest.
Mom could not find a sword so she used an arrow with tartan ribbons



Highland Hammer Throw
I was asked to provide my vital stats for the games.

Name, age and weight: Madi(son) D. Cat, 12 years 7 months, 10.75 lb
Hammer type: petite ball peen decorated with tartan red and green ribbons

As you can see, I threw it to mom.  Thank goodness she caught it otherwise I'd have been in big trouble.



My alter ego Buttons will be over at Mollie and Alfie's
hoping not to burst the critters with her daggers.


Kyla darling thank you for such a lovely idea we are in awe of your bravery.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Sunday, October 26, 2014

EASY LIKE SUNDAY AND PLATES

I decided to take Counter Surfing was in order
for today's Easy Sunday.


On a recent road trip Frankie and Ernie's mom
spotted these stars made from license plates
OMDs how cool are they.  Thanks for 
sharing the photo with me it is purrfect for my plate post.


It  has been a while since our last plate post.
*INDICATES WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

Frankie and Ernie spotted these on their road trip:

1. MYBOX, on a Scion
2. NVMYGTI*
3. IMHAP, I am Happy
4. ISPRAY, on exterminator's car
5. TEEPEE, On a car from OK

The remainder were seen around our Raleigh and
on a few road trips by the peeps
6. ZIG
7. BALLN, Balling maybe
8. 5FT14IN, The person is 6'2"
9. YAJERK
10.FRMCHGO, From Chicago
11. SWERNIKO, *
12. SAKSHAR, *
13. CRYEBABY
14. LAXTERRA, On an Xterra car
15. POSITION
16. MS.SHEIK
17. MOTLEY.P
18. KAYELILY, Kaye Lily
19. CN88NC, *
20. LIL DITY, Little Ditty
21. J*PWN*E2,   no clue
22. EINTOU2, I into you too
23. GRTSCOT, Great Scot
24. IKNIT
25. ILVSTATE
26. AUSSIETT, Australian owned Audi TT 
27. KORTNI, Courtney
28. PHLLYGAL, Gal from Philadelphia
29. JOCE,Joyce
30. KOMATSU, *
31. ALLMOMS
32. MAKLIFUN, Make life fun
33. WRK4SHUZ, Work for shoes
34. KOMPRESR, On a Compressor Benz
35. BEAWARE, Be aware
36. NEWFTAXI, Newfoundland Taxi
also had a bumper sticker 
"Got Drool"