Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Sunday, April 23, 2017

EASY SUNDAY and interesting factiods



Mom here:  I've been subscribing to Reader's Digest for longer than I can remember.
I love that it fits in my pocketbook, has great stories and I learn things that I can share such as:

Surprising Singulars and Plurals

The plural of beef is beeves
One strand of spaghetti is a spaghetto
The plural of opus is opera
One piece of confetti is confetto
The plural of sphinx is sphinges

Did I hear thank yous?

You are very welcomed!
I'm informed, so I can inform!

PSA:
Yesterday we rec'd a call.  Caller identified himself
as David Markam with UPS calling about a sweepstakes I won.  I hung up.  I knew it was fake. He called again asking why I hung up didn't I remember entering a sweepstakes with UPS?  I hung up again.  
Googled UPS scam  click here for info.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day


Today I am very proud to be pawticipating in Louis Dog's
all of the other pawticipants.








Friday, April 21, 2017

A flower named Dory.......

Today we join all of Dory's friends to pay tribute to a life lived well, full of love and 
flowers.  We thank the Idaho Pugs, Kinley and Oz 



When Mom started to prepare this tribute to Dory, she wondered if per chance there was a 
flower named Dory.  Needless to say we were not surprised that 

THERE IS!!!
Doryanthes excelsa
Below is a little information on it and we especially thought the definition of excelsa
was purrfect for Dory.


Doryanthes excelsa, commonly known as Gymea lily, is a flowering plant in the familyDoryanthaceae and is endemic to coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre (3 ft) long and when it flowers, sends up a flower spike up to 6 metres (20 ft) high. The apex of the spike bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 centimetres (4 in) across. Its common name is derived from the name given to the plant by the indigenous Eora people and the Sydney suburbs of Gymea and Gymea Bay are named after the lily.

the real Doryanthes..mom used the incorrect photo...in the insert on Dory's photo


Translation and definition of excelsa. ... Phrases with the word excelsa such as Gloria in excelsis Deo – Glory to God in the Highest; semper excelsius – always higher.

Doryanthes excelsa...is a perfect flower for our sweet Angel Dory...
Below is an insert photo of the Dory(anthes) in bloom and we added
one to Dory's collar too.


The Flower Boat
poem by Robert Frost
The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn
Under the hand of the village barber,
And her in the angle of house and barn
His deep-sea dory has found a harbor.

At anchor she rides the sunny sod
As full to the gunnel of flowers growing
As ever she turned her home with cod
From George's bank when winds were blowing.

And I judge from that elysian freight
That all they ask is rougher weather,
And dory and master will sail by fate
To seek the Happy Isles together.

The pink and white flowers in this heart collage represent
Dory's love of pink and flowers, her soft white furs and to let her know she left a paw print on our hearts
Hugs Madi and Mom



DORY WAS ALL ABOUT FLOWERS AND FUN...
HERE ARE A FEW FUN MEMORIES

Two Step
a round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time.

Dory and Mr. Bailey can boot scoot like pros!!




HAPPY HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY DORY!!


DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS?  TODAY IS DORY'S DAY!!
SHE IS CELEBRATING WITH A BLOG HOP AND A HIJINKS,no clue what it is
but if Dory is doing it there will be frolicking and fun and food and
dancing and you might even see some twerking.
Before the festivities started, Dory and I had a little gal time at my house.


HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MY FRIEND!!


We thank Mayor Arty's assistant aka Momma for this 
most treasured photo of Mom holding Dory at the BAR in Indiana June 2016.
Mom never in a million years expected to meet any of our
furiends BUTTTT she did.  She 
loved every moment of the BAR and will treasure those meetings furever.
Mom also held Dory for about 30 minutes.....I think Dory was as happy
as mom was too Dory is twice as soft as she looks and
Mayor Arty is most handsome and debonair (and soft too in a manly way)!!

I've known Dory for a very very very long time.  When we 
met it was just Dory and Bilbo....we watched with glee and 
happiness as Arty and Jakey joined the pack.

This is the very first comment Dory left on my blog:

The first thing I also thought about when seeing this is the whistle!!

Thanks fr visiting us Madi Dory really likes Kitties!

Dory and her Mom Beth
To Dory and her Mama:
We will always remember Dory's smile, kindness, friendship, love of a good time,
love of family and friends, her positive outlook on life.
She reminded us to stop and smell the flowers!!
Thank you  and until we see you again some day.
Hugs Your bfff Madi and HiC your unofficial God-mommy






Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thursday

TODAY I'M JOINING MY BUDDIES Angel SAMMY and Teddy FROM 
Today's post is brought to you by the letter


S


Siblings
by Madison D Cat

Dad has one
Mom has none
As for me, I'm happy alone.
Human sis is an only and that is no baloney!
She has never been lonely.
She has always been friendly and rarely alone
Once she spent the night with Michelle
Oh me, oh my she came home with woeful tales
Michelle and her bro 
A bathroom did share
Sis said his lack of care with water, soap and toothpaste 
gave her a scare.
Sis was glad to return home and quite glad to be an only.



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Below are our first photos downloaded to the
new 'puter.  I was 'snoopervising' Geek Agent Vanessa.
You'll love this Agent Vanessa gave us her card and guess what
she is a DOUBLE Agent.....
That means she can set up 'puters like ours or
she could build us a computer.  





We are so very thankful for all our blogging friends.  All of you are always so
willing to help in anyway.  You are the best.
We Join.......

MS we thank you for telling us about jpg.  We were using Picmonkey
which supposedly saves photos to jpg.  But ours came up blank.
So we edited them in Pizap and Pizap..saved with jpg at the end and
yippee skippy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WORDY WEDNESDAY



Our new computer is all set up; however, mom has not tried to download new photos or prepare a new blogpost.  Photos are stored differently so THANK GOODNESS she has about a week or more of blog post already prepared.  Our Geek Agent Vanessa was very very efficient and helpful
so we feel confident all will be okey dokey.  Good thing mom is retired she has plenty of time
Hugs Madi


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Tale







DUE TO THE NEW 'PUTER AND GETTING ACCUSTOMED TO IT
OUR PARK EVENT FOR SPRING BREAK DEADLION WAS
YESTERDAY, 4/17/17 AT NOON....
LET ME JUST TELL WE ARE PLEASED A PURPLE PUNCH WITH THE TURN OUT
TOO...ANGEL DORY IT WILL BE 

EPIC

Monday, April 17, 2017

Very impawtant Mews and Tape Test

IMPAWTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REMINDER!!
On 4/21/17 Dory's friends will pay tribute to a life lived full of love and 
flowers.  We thank the Idaho Pugs, and Kinley  for hosting the event.


Put your paws to work finding some Posies to post on Friday 4/21/17


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Thursday April 13,  rec'd the below email from my friends DownUnder Bella, Dui and Roxy





Madi walked around the tape all day....often stopping to look at it
 Madi is food driven...the only time she got in it was when I 
put her food dish in it.


Madi is correct she is not like OTHER cats...she marches to a beat in her head that
no one else can hear.  


BIG, I mean really BIG BREAKING News
Look what happened...it was Mom's Easter Present! MOL


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

From our favorite *Bonsai Bunny Madi and her bunny Spring

*her Dad calls her  Bonsai Bunny a lot!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Caturday Art: Van Gogh

Welcome to  Caturday art hosted by Athena
See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.


Today's Caturday Art  is purely random ...inspired by an art effect in Lunapic
Buddies the Doodz and Van Gogh the stuffed monkey who shares their life.
Named appropriately after the artist Van Gogh because some puppy might have chewed them off.
Thanks a ton Doodz!!

Mom saw an art effect in Lunapic called Van Gogh

Here is the Van Gogh effect
 Here is the original photo

and while Mom was messin' around she decided to give Monkey Van Gogh an ear
transplant....
Van Gogh can you  hear me now?



Friday, April 14, 2017

Sugar: This Moment, See Beautiful

Today is the 2nd Friday of April and for more years than we can remember we have celebrated This Moment, See Beautiful with Sugar.

We thank Oz and Mama Gina for the beautiful button


Today is the first TM,SB without Sugar we would like to
share a few golden memories we have of Sugar.

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When Sugar passed on March 16, 2017, we all lost a beloved
Golden Friend.  Sugar today I would like to say
{Every moment} we came by your blog or read the
precious comments you left on our blog, we saw Beautiful


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Today I'd like to share some of the fun events and contests I remember about Sugar 

Sugar was very active in Blogville.  She often had contests
Sugar and her peeps were planning to move from the Windy city of Chicago in 2012.  Everyone tried to guess where they were moving.  

Have you heard the breaking news
Sugar the Golden Retriever is moving.  
We all know Sugar believes each moment should be  full of
Golden fun so of course she is turning her move into a 
guessing game.
Ok I'll let the cat out of the bag...it came from our 
beautiful State of Hawaii which is where Sugar and her peeps are now living.  Mom loves the beautiful lavender print tote
 OH MY CATS/OH MY DOGS SUGAR SENT ME
A COPY OF HER BOOK.  IT IS SO FUNNY!!! 
SUGAR DISCOVERS A CHIPMUNK IN HER YARD
AND THEY BECOME BFFs
Sugar has the sweetest smile
 Sugar's assistant made me a tag with my picture on it
I rarely look at myself so this is a very special treat
 and a very pretty post card with Sugar's name written in golden sand. Mom and I are pawticipants in Sugar's 2nd Friday of every month 
This Moment: See Beautiful now I have a tag to prove it

In July 2012 Sugar pawticipated in my Gymnastic event
for the Pawlympics....her mom sent me this photo
for the event. This is how I will remember Sugar.
She was a Golden Beach girl who loved sand and surf.
She lived life to the fullest and gave 150% to everything she did.
Floor exercise
Subcategory: Sand stretch


WHEN I SEE SUGAR SMILE......January 15, 2016

TODAY WE ARE JOINING OZ'S BLOG HOP WHICH IS ALL ABOUT
WHAT WE THINK........


When I see Sugar Smile....
The sun shines twice as bright and my sun puddles
are twice as warm
 it gives me inner peace and tranquility...
I remember how she shares a very positive and uplifting message or a 
DELICIOUS Golden meal her mom has prepared for her.  
You know I'm all about food and eating
When I see Sugar's Golden smile, it reminds me how Sugar 
has been teaching us all.....that
THIS Moment, we should  SEE Beautiful


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In May of 2016 Sugar's mom hosted a contest to color Sugar.  Mom had just started adult coloring and was going pretty slow at it but she finally finished.
Sugar was know for her Golden smile and her
purple slippers.  Mom finished up coloring Sugar's
picture by using her signature purple




Run free my sweet Sugar...thank you for your friendship,
for sharing your travels with me and 
until we meet again run free and without pain.
You made so many people smile and that is truly a gift.

Sweet
Unconditional love for all
Golden smile
Adoring family
Retriever of anything in the water

With love and kitty kisses to you my friend...
Hugs Madi


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and Reminders

I bet'cha you were not expecting to see me all gussied up!!

TODAY I'M JOINING MY BUDDIES Angel SAMMY and Teddy FROM 
Today's post is brought to you by the letter

R
We are not writing a poem 
(I hear clapping after Q last week).  
We are using R words that are meaningful to us.

Of course my guy Raz comes to mind first!!

Ravishingly handsome
Always thoughtful
Zippity do dah is what I say

Rescue 
is another r word near to our hearts.
Many furiends have been rescued and found loving homes.

Rehab
Excellent care
Shelter 
Compassion
Unconditional love
Eternal hope
This R post was from last year.  Our theory is
 when you have PURRFECTION
LIKE THIS R POST flaunt it!!

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REMINDER #1
 Tomorrow APRIL 14, 2017 
THIS MOMENT, SEE BEAUTIFUL is IN MEMORY OF SUGAR.
IT WILL BE A BLOG HOP IT OPENS AT 3AM ON 4/14/17 AND WILL BE OPEN
TO JOIN UNTIL 4/16/17.  Below is a special button designed by Oz and his Mom for 
the event.  






REMINDER #2

We hope you will enjoy a day at Pullen Park with us during Spring Break.

If you would like to attend this fun event send us a good
picture of you either standing or sitting via email to 
candb214ATattDOTnet. 
Please put Park in subject line 
 Mom will take care of everything else.
ABSOLUTE deadlion for submitting a photo is April 17 at NOON. 


Reminder #3

The tribute that Kinley and Mr. Bailey, Hazel and my Gal Mabel have planned sounds so very pawfect and we know Angel Dory will be sitting right next to us on Mama's shoulder enjoying every flower she sees on April 21st.

Reminder #4
That Blogville Cares
Let's show the world we care
About Planet Earth on 4/22/17

Join the Blogville April Earth Day Challenge!
Open to Everybuddy!

Help Spread the word!