Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: SPORT

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: 

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

S P O R T

I'm considering taking up the sport of

paddle boarding so I thought I'd watch a few 

expert paddlers.


 I would also like to say my sweet Mom is a very

 good sport!  Why you ask?  Well I will tell you!!

As I mentioned yesterday, I' m taking Gastriplex (a combo of 

slippery elm and probiotic) sprinkled on my 

food.  Yesterday I didn't finish all of it. Mom put it in the fridge. 

About an hour later she added a teaspoon of warm water and 

brought it to  me. I was on their bed napping. I had my very first 

meal in bed...AND I LIKED IT


I finished ever morsel of it too.  

My mom is trained. She told Dad she was chef to the diva and 

it was very rewarding work. 

MOM HERE:

What I thought was a one time event.....breakfast in bed...

has turned into an expected event.  Yesterday chef to the diva

did everything as normal adding the Gastriplex.  The diva gave the 

food a sniff and literally high tailed it to our bed.  I picked up her 

plate followed her.  When she jumped up on the bed I sat the plate

 on her towel and she proceeds to eat every morsel of food.

So my conclusion is the addition of the Gastriplex isn't the problem

MADI likes being fed in bed.   She is spoiled and I am well trained!

Friday, March 27, 2015

FFHT

Welcome to 



Today's inclusive phrase is 
I knew I would remember this forever because......


As I mentioned on Monday, I've been dealing with a tummy issue for 3 weeks! I' m here to tell you, I have been to the vet more in the last three weeks than I have been in all of my 13 Diva filled years

I knew I would remember this (last week) forever because
my former ally DAD held me down while my former mom
tried to shove a stick with a nasty pill in my mouth.  They failed miserably.
She took me back to the vet this week to have
me poked not once but 3 times with a needle and somebuddy whom I did not know stuck a stick in a place where no one should stick any thing and my former mom held me down!
Yep I will store this in my memory bank!
REVENGE IS SWEET 
Sincerely
Madison D. Cat

PS THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RECOMMENDED SLIPPERY ELM.  MOM WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT SO SHE ASKED MY VET (she didn't want to add anything to my tummy w/o talking to him first).  He said for sure I could use it.  He gave me 20 Gastriplex capsules.  They are a combo of slippery elm and a Probiotic. ...and I heard it kinda smells like bacon. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

THANKFUL THURSDAY

I am feeling so much better than I was over the weekend (I was barely functioning on Sunday).
 I'm doing head stands and cartwheels!!
Mom has to call my vet today to give him an update.
We don't know if he will want to see me again tomorrow or wait a few days
Things are getting back to normal slowly.



And singing along with James Brown
I feel good like I knew I could
I feel nice like I knew I would when
all my furiends sent me so many good health vibes!!

THANK YOU ALL
I AM A FORTUNATE KITTY TO HAVE 
YOU ALL FOR FURIENDS!!
HUGS MADISON D. FEEL GOOD CAT 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Sarge


Ode to Sarge...
Dear Sarge
I heard on line 
today you would be nine.
So of course I wanted to be first 
in line to say.
Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Birthday!!

I wish we could go back to  Hawaii

 We had such fun shaking our booties 
and dancing the night away
 You are a royal friend!
Dear buddy
Hau'oli la Hanau



Seriously handsome
Ardent lover of THE HANDS
Raring to go run in the yard
Gregarious
Excellent friend

Click here to wish SARGE a great day

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome to Madi's ME-ssage and Spa Day.....

PSA
MOM AND I GIVE ALL THE BOYZ A GREAT
BIG STANDING OVATION FOR A
WONDERFUL EVENT YESTERDAY!!
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FINALLY IT IS HERE!!!


WELCOME 
FRIENDS FROM NEAR AND FAR



OMGirlz!!!  As soon as Tuiren arrived, 
she told me her lovely girl noze got a sniff of some BOYZ 
hiding in the shrubs.  I told her I would keep a cat's eye on the door
while she got her ME-sagge.  She quickly returned and volunteered
to stay by the door to keep out introoders!!
THANKS TUIREN FOR BRINGING YOUR EXTRA CUTE BEAGLE NOZE TO THE EVENT!!

 STINKY will be in charge of the fruit and beverage bar today
she says she will stop at nothing for her 
GIRLZ


Fruit Bar Chef Stinky has provided us with a short list of foodables available today and  she will
make special orders too:
Spunky Sparkling water, Bama Banana Float topped with seasonal fruit,
Yummy Yoga Yugurt, Melt in your mouth chocolate covered strawberries



MEDITATION

ANNABELLE Diva of relaxation was kind enough to 
 help with yoga meditation so that everyone was
at ease and ready for the Spa day.
Look at those relaxed eyes!!
Our yoga meditation are designed to deepen your body awareness, calm your mind and move you into a deeply meditative state.



ROSIE the cat, is a life long student of Meditation...purrfect form too
RUBY isn't too sure about this meditation thing, but says anything is possible with a furiend by her side.


ME-ssages
BABY requested a hot Stone ME-ssage.  She said this lovely
blanket of flowers reminded her of the flowers in her yard in Florida!!
MOL MOL I had to kiss Baby on her nose to wake her after her ME-ssage


DIP our itty bitty tiny Chi friend lives by the sea in England. She selected a combination of
warm sea glass and stone for her ME-ssage

Benefits of a warm Stone ME-ssage
The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.

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AQUA ME-SSAGE



RUBY'S original photo was of her napping in her beloved BLUE tunnel.

Mom immediately remembered the Aqua massage tunnels at the mall looked 
just like Ruby's tunnel...So of course she knew Ruby would love an aqua ME-ssage

MILLIE is well known for her love of frozen water (snow)
she was beyond thrilled to see Ruby in  Aqua Message machine.
Millie said that is my kinda ME-ssage!!




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DAI$Y queen of Trout Towne Cats requested
a cucumber eye mask to relax her eyes  She does a lot of burd watching.   She also asked for some relaxing music during her spa day.  We know how much she loves 
burds* so we asked this little Southern Bluebird to 
tweet a few bars!!

Cucumber face mask is one of the most admired masks in beauty applications. It has been topically applied as facial mask from years because of numerous cucumber benefits on face skin.
*Dai$y I apologize for my Mom's sense of humor...but you know blogs are all about fun!!


STANZIE oh my AireDale...this is a CLASSIC
Golden age Hollywood Photo!!  You wear a turban the best of anyone we've ever seen.
Give your assistant a raise for her skills


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After a vigorous spinning class, Phobe, Snowball and Lucy(back) lounging by the spa pool with some cool refreshments.
The girlz said they were too pooped to pop...but their instructor said
no pain no gain


STELLA ROSE:  all dressed for a relaxing day by the Spa Pool...and girlz
she is styling in her fashionable shades!!


MOLLY flew all the way across the pond for one of
 Mom's special full body ME-ssages. Mom has magic fingers!!
Looks like mom found just the right spot too Molly was
almost asleep


 full body massage Or full body massage is used to treat the entire body . 


MADI and SASHA after their ''friends ME-ssage" enjoying some Aromatherapy by the fire in the Lounge
These gal pals are about to nod off too!!  



MAGGIE Mae Long and her new mystery BFFF decided to join
Madi and Sasha in the lounge. Her BFFF is spying on the GUYZ too
WTG BFFF



(Foxy) ROXY got a manicure after her ME-ssage...
she was kinda worried about Ernie's reaction but decided to 
throw caution to the wind!!

YOGA
We found a yoga site we hope we have correctly
identified each pose!!

AFTER THEIR ME-ssages, many of the GIRLZ decided to try yoga since they were already so relaxed.


HAILEY was quick to purrfect the pose commonly called
legs up the wall...Hailey calls it legs up the couch cushion
she says it is also good for keeping the chin firm.


SCYLLA was working on her Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend
BUTT as you can see she was concentrating so hard her head got heavy 


PRINCESS LEAH practicing her puppy version of Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend!  However, she found elevating her head made it easier




JOANIE is has just successfully completed a head to knee forward bend!!  Standing ovation!!
Joanie we can hardly tell which end is which


CIARA says always remember to practice your breathing before doing yoga.
Today she is demonstrating cross body stretches for core strength.
Right leg up and streeeeeetched to the left while slowly lifting her
LEFT leg up then across to the RIGHT
Good form and not a hair out of place!! 


HAZEL concentrates as she practices her 
back leg extension...which is how she got her buns of steel

MABEL says this is all new to her but she is
happy to show off  her Seated forward bend with 
a slight cross over.



DORY AND MADI STOPPED BY THE FRUIT AND BEVERAGE BAR AFTER THEIR ME-ssage




KaTWO acted as our PR person for the ME-ssage and SPA day
She and Madi sum up today's events simply and to the point!!!


Mom has butchered rewritten the song
Where the Boyz Are from the 60's for today's festivities.


Where the Girlz are my gal pals wait for ME.
Smilin' faces, warm cookies and lots of arms to help me carry my packages
Where the Girlz are my true Furiends will be walkin', talkin'
on any level at the mall
In the crowds of a million faces they  will be shoppin'
We'll climb to the highest floor at the mall to tell the world
WE'll wait patiently for each other so we can 
SCREAM
GIRLZ RULE AND BOYZ DROOL



BE SURE TO HEAD OVER TO DORY'S, BY CLICKING HERE,  
FOR A LIST OF 
ALL THE PLACES THE GIRLZ WILL BE HANGING OUT TODAY


TODAY'S POST IS DEDICATED TO 
the memory of
CINDERELLA
RUN FREE PRINCESS

She sent us this lovely photo a few weeks ago for today's post
This is how we will always remember her...

CINDERELLA just finished a low impact Aerobics class.  Afterwards, she headed over to the lounge for some light reading and hydration!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

WHY I'VE BEEN MIA TODAY

MADI MOM HERE!!
Madi  has had a tummy issue for about a month and has been to the vet more in the last 3 weeks than all her 13 years. She had been eating and acting fine up until yesterday.  She got a prednisone shot on Wednesday to help calm what the Vet thinks might be a mild case of IBD.  I am hoping the skittish behavior, and other 100% out of character behavior are possibly related to the shot. We are back to the vet at 10 am today.  
Vet UPDATE:   
Madi was a tad dehydrated, got sub fluids
An anti nausea shot and an antibiotic shot which is the shot form of the pills from last week
fyi SHE IS NOT AT ALL EASY TO PILL.  WE HAVE BEEN 
TALKING TO SAMMY AND MOM ABOUT THIS TOO.
When examining her she flinched a little as he felt her intestines.  Which is indication of inflammation. He also said the pred can irritate the pancreas...but the treatment for that is the same as IBD. He expects all of this to make a difference today.  I am to call tomorrow w update at which time we will decide if she needs to take a nausea pill, which he said is basically tasteless and I can crushed on her food.  She is more alert now but sitting in the foyer.  SHE ALSO SANG THE SONG OF HER PEOPLE TWICE ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE VET!!
The below photo was taken after Madi ate her first baby meal in over 24 hours.  
SHE IS SITTING ON HER PLACEMAT I THINK WAITING FOR FOOD!!
SHE IS NOT VERY SUBTLE!!

Feeding should be small amounts several times a day to give her GI tract time to adjust.  I am happy to report the Diva has eaten and would probably love to have MORE but we are taking baby steps!! 

MADI HERE:
MY MOM HAS BEEN 100 % OF A NERVOUS NELLIE AND WORRY WART ALL DAY
SHE DID NOT EAT HER MUCH SUPPER LAST NIGHT OR MUCH BREAKFAST BECAUSE SHE WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT ME AFTER YESTERDAY!!
MY HUMAN SIS TOLD HER SHE BETTER EAT..
MOM MIGHT NEED A FEW POTP AND PURRS AND HUGS SHE HAS BEEN A MESS WORRYING ABOUT ME FOR 3 WEEKS!  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE
BEEN SICK AND SHE KNOWS I AM A LUCKY CAT!!
HUGS MADI AND NERVOUS NELLIE

Monday Madi's Mews



I don't know why but when  the peeps go to the mailbox
they come in saying bills, bills, bills and JUNK mail

 Personally I love it when they go to the mailbox.
WHY? Because I get......
 Last Thursday I received the bestest surprise from my sweet
gal pal the one and only Chef Sasha and her mom...
2 birthday cards.  
Sasha and I are long time pals.  I think I might be her first feline furiend too!
AND might I add Sasha I think I caught a whiff of
some delicious cookie dough on this card.




PSA
Boyz night out is today.  Head over to
 Frankie and Ernie's
to get a list of all where all the festivities will be held.
Click here to catch a ride.