Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, October 31, 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

MAY THE SPOOKS BE WITH YOU

 Below is the actual REAL petrified tree  Mom used in the above photo.
I 'lives' in front of the Anchorage Inn on Ocracoke Island, NC
When Mom first saw it she thought it was fake. Evidently it has been
there furever.  If you look closely,  you can see some carvings on it.



I entered Sammy's Halloween Costume Contest...I tried on several different 
costumes....BUT finally my true self is revealed

Ultimate Diva Madi



MEOW-O-WEEN MEWS

Mom and I were honored to pawticipate in 

with our shelter post on Friday
BUT IT IS STILL IN PROGRESS SO BE SURE TO STOP BY!!!


The hop is Today - November 1, Dory invited all her furiends to join her hop
for every comment left on Dory's blog, she will donate 50 cents to the shelter
where Arty and Jakey were adopted.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Treat a Shelter Blog Hop with Dory and FFHT



Mom and I are honored to be pawticipating in 


The hop is Today - November 1, Dory invited all her furiends to join her hop
for every comment left on Dory's blog, she will donate 50 cents to the shelter
where Arty and Jakey were adopted.

Below is a copy of the letter mom sent to Wake County SPCA 
we used my blog header at the top of the letter

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October 15, 2015
WAKE County SPCA
200 Petfinders Lane
Raleigh, NC  27603-6075

Dear Friends,

I, Madi(son) D. Cat and my mom have a blog Madi and Mom (http://dowhnomeinc.blogspot.com) all about ME.  When we started blogging in 2009, we had no clue the joy it would bring to us and the many friends we would make all over this world.  There are animal bloggers in every corner of this big world.

We have a wonderful circle of animal friend bloggers and we are always doing fun virtual things like having dances, rodeos, animal Olympics, picnics, Halloween costume judging and June 2016 we are actually planning a retreat at a central location in the USA so we can meet each other in the furs.
This Halloween my long time gal pal Dory and her bros at Dory’s Backyard (http://dorysbackyard.blogspot.com)   came up with a real life event.  Dory will host a blog hop on October 30th –November 1st for everyone to display what TREAT they gave their Shelter.


No Tricks JUST TREATS for Shelters.  She has asked all her furry friends do a special treat for their local shelter.    On last night’s news our hearts were touched to see that our very own WAKE CO. SPCA made room in their shelter for furry friends affected by the floods in South Carolina.  Enclosed please find our TREAT, a check for $25.00, to be used as you see fit to help take care of all the animals at your beautiful and loving shelter. 
Sincerely,
Madi and Cecilia (aka Mom)

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Dory this was a beautiful and loving event and we are so happy to be able to participate. 

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WooHoo last Friday FFHT on the Eve of Halloween WTG Murphy and Stanley
today's phrase is in bold orange italics...below


I was having a quiet moment in the pumpkin patch, 
when all of a sudden Mickey popped out of a pumpkin.
He scared all my lush gray furs and made them stand up.
Worst of all he called me 'fraidy cat.

After that, I never turned my back on another pumpkin!!


Be sure to head over to Sammy's on 29th and 30th to see the Halloween Costume I'm wearing... vote
early and often

Thursday, October 29, 2015

THURSDAY TALE AND NAT'L CAT DAY

Mom told me to be cute...I told her I was always cute.....besides I'm busy communing with my 
sun puddle.

 Then she said well do something cute
so I pulled out all the stops.CUTE METER IS ON 10+ .  I Showed my gray chin patch, my folded kitty feets and my tummy all at once.
she best be careful what she requests!!

THE END
Today is National Cat Day...
Mom is supposed to tell 5 ways she shows me love....so here goes
1. Breakfast is served promptly at 6:00 am
2. 8 hours later at 2:30 pm she feeds me an itty bitty lupper (lunch and supper).  How itty bitty you might ask?  She divides a can of Science Diet into 8 sections.  I get one section hardly enough to even bother with...but I humor her
3. She brushes me every single night
4. She plays toss the catnip toys to the cat...
aka ME...after her supper again I humor her
Mom is getting good at fetching!!
5. 10 pm she gives me an itty bitty helping of kibble to keep me from starving during the night.
DO YOU FEEL THE LOVE?


Be sure to head over to Sammy's on 29th and 30th to see the Halloween Costume I'm wearing... vote
early and often

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Note from Mom: during the summer we have a sunblock shade that we use on the
sky light to keep the sun from making it too hot upstairs.  As soon as fall arrives,
the shade is raised and Madi is happy.  This was her first day in her sun puddle 
Fall 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TUESDAY (funny) Tale: Landscaping

Let me set the stage for this tale...
The week of 10/12/15 a major, multi phase, landscaping project started here at  my house.  
Phase 1: We have some very talented stone mason creating
a Great Wall of Hedgemoor on each side of our driveway..
They had to hand dig trenches on a very hot day.
May I draw your attention to these expertly dug
by hand trenches.  My peeps have been quite impressed with their digging and stone mason skills


 This is the longest of the two walls it was about 1/2 finished 


Ok so the scene is set..you know it was hard and hot work the first day digging those expert holes....SO now for the rest of the FUNNY story...

Mom has a group of 4 very good friends 
(from Connecticut,  Oregon, Florida and Georgia) she speaks to every day via email. She was telling them about how hot it was the day they were digging.
Mom casually wrote in an email, 
"it was so hot I took them a pitcher of ice water, cups
and some Nabs....." 
Mom said it was like she was speaking in tongues... none of her friends knew what Nabs were.

The friends started a most hilarious string of emails..... one wrote what are Nabs, another wrote my husband Googled Nabs, another  friend said thank your hubby for the research, I was about to do the same. I had no idea what Nabs were either. 

Pictured below you will find me posing with Nabs...they are a staple in our house. They come on round and square and Mom particularly likes the Nekot Nabs they are graham cracker with peanut butter. I'm told Milky-Way, the one who came before me, loved to lick peanut butter residue from the Nab wrapper.

If you love Nabs, raise your paw! 
Here is what Google said:
Many snack cracker products manufactured by Lance are commonly referred to as "Nabs", a genericized trademark name for Nabisco snack crackers. The term originated in 1924 when the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) introduced a snack, put in a 5-cent sealed packet called "Peanut Sandwich Packet".
Please tell us in the comments what you call these delish snacks.

Below is a photo of the right side of the
Great Wall of Hedgemoor

There was a Bobcat in our yard digging too leveling out the uneven ground so that the new trees/plants had a nice home.

This week is a busy week with special posts for Shelter Treats with Dory and Halloween Costume Contest with Sammy.
Next week we'll show you 

more on the landscaping project...which by the
way is finished NOW!!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

MONDAY MADI MEWS: Halloween Week

PSA#3

OCTOBER IS FULL OF FUN THINGS...
I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT 
FUN THINGS MY FRIENDS ARE CREATING
CLICK ON THEIR LINKS BELOW WILL 
TAKE YOU RIGHT TO THE DAYS
THEY POSTED ALL THE INFO ABOUT 
THEIR EVENTS

COSTUME #3






YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PHOTOS TO SAMMY BY OCTOBER 28TH!!!  THERE WILL BE VOTING FOR THE BEST
COSTUME ON OCTOBER 29 AND 30
BE SURE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE 
GHOUL OR GUY

Dory and her bros
 will be holding a Blog Hop Fundraiser on Halloween Eve through November 1st (Friday through Sunday). and we will be donating $1 for everyone who links up to the hop with your Halloween post letting us know how you have helped a shelter near you! That's right, just show us how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.

COSTUME #2

COSTUME #1

I CANNOT DECIDE SHOULD I  BE 
SPIDER WOMAN OR
WONDER WOMAN
SWEETS WITCH

REMEMBER
VOTING AT SAMMY'S ON OCT 29 AND 30

What will this Diva wear...will she be brave enough to throw caution to the wind....Be sure to head over to Sammy's on 29th and 30th to see my choice and vote
early and often


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sun(day) puddles and plates

As is evident from the time stamped photos, when you find a good spot you stay there

The plates we have today a in between the photos
* indicates we don't know the meaning

 1.  MRDEVIL
2. NOEL
3. N3AR, Near evidently 
there was another 'near'  plate spelled with an e
4. PIXIE
5. GBABY
6. 26MILER, runner
7. VARSOVIA,* 
8. DEPINGA * 
9. LUVGIGI, 
10. 4THBIRDS Fourth birds but why?
 11. TWILL* 
12. PAWZ4US, pet lover
13.XCLUSIVE, exclusive
14.FURRSALS, something about pets?
15. HAPYDAYZ
16. N2CAKES* 
17. 9999AKI* 
18. I.DEZINE,Interior designer
19. NYC4EVER, Loves New York City 
20. WOODY87, On a car with real Woody siding
 21. LUV2NIT, Love to Knit
22. NTGMA,* 
23.LTSMOTR, Lets motor?
24. REA&MAG* 
25. 4USUGAR,  For you Sugar
26. CYANORA, Synora, good bye in Japanese
27. PANTHA, Panther?
28. GOOZJOB, Goose Job?
29. MYMINIOS* 
30. STARREO, * 


I THINK MOM NEEDS A PLATE WITH SUNPUDLE ON IT
(plates can only have 8 letters/characters)
THAT IS ALL FOR TODAY FOLKS....
BUT WE STILL HAVE MORE.