Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Caturday Art

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

This is another one of mom's Happy Accidents with the camera.
She was outside on the porch, I was inside at the back door
tada reflections!!!
I call this Ghost of Madi



REMINDER
PSA
So dear friends of Angel Sammy and his Mom
Welcome Hop for Teddy is set for 
tomorrow, Sunday,2/19/17
Here is a badge to use

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Info on linking up to Teddy's hop 
is ready click HERE
then scroll down to you see the badge above*

Friday, February 17, 2017

Winter Flower Friday with Dory

 Dory finally we have some flowers to show you...and they are fresh not recycled. MOL
Photos taken on 2/7/17

Mom and I are extremely excited about today too.  This is the first time Cammie (we hope
Cammie from Army of 4) doesn't mind that we named it after her).
Cammie's given name is Black Tie Camellia has bloomed.  She was planted in the fall of 2016....and the best news is looks like she will bloom twice.  All these blooms are on the back side and there are just as many on the front side too.  

Mom featured this bloom earlier this month...it is special because mom has tried 
furever to capture raindrops on flowers but was not successful,

Now here is a collage of Cammie's many faces.  She looks pink but as you can see in the collage
below she is R E D



Next up
Our pansies on their second blooming.
Our daffies have popped up but up but are not blooming these are our neighbors
The cute little white flowers are from our neighbor too we don't know their name

Mom took a walk down to an area close to us called Lead Mine Lake.
She saw this gorgeous River Birch  bark and the cinnamon colored branches on 
the Crepe Myrtle.  
The top right corner is the MOON...this was snapped at ~2:30 pm


Well that is it for today Winder Flowers with Dory.  Maybe next month we'll have the front side of Cammie in bloom.

Last and for sure not least today is
National Random Acts of Kindness
We wrote this little ditty for the day


Kind
by Madi(son) D cat
Always be kind, even when you are in a bind
It will blow your mind when you find
Kindness is contagious!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thursday

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's post is brought to you by the letter
J
BY Madison D Cat

Mom thought and thought about
 the purrfect J word.
She scratched her head so much it bled.
She tried so hard she almost cried.
Jump didn't make her blood pump
Joke nearly made her choke
Jambalya was hot but she thought 'fraid not
Jelly made her belly jiggle
Finally she gave me a jingle 
I said mom how about

To which she replied I guess I can if I
Must

I am especially Thankful today so I'm Joining

I nearly jumped out of my diva skin when mom told me
I had a Valentine pressie from my guy Raz.....

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Info for linking up to our Welcome Teddy  is below.
aka 
onespoiledcat.wordpress.com
  

Mayor Arty and his mama will set up a blog hop the link.  It will be ready on Wednesday, 2/15/17, probably after 12 am Pacific time. She will leave the hop open through the end of February.
Here is the link to the Hoppity Hop page.

You will need to scroll down until you see 
 the above picture of Teddy.  Then you can link up to the hop.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Tweet PSA Teddy's Welcome hop is open

Last Saturday in the early hours of the morn, we heard a tweet  outside we'd like to share.


If you can't hear the video you may find it at this link
https://youtu.be/IwkQ2B_KLkY

For those of you who do not Tweet I'll translate


I had a little bear, his name was Tiny Teddy
I put him in the shower to teach him how to swim

he ate up all the soap, drink up all the water
now my little Teddy has bubbbbbbles in his throat
bubbbbble bubbbble bubbbble

PSA
We'd like to thank Mayor Arty, Mabel,  Murphy and Stanley
Oreo and Abby for the excellent events!
And all of you fine friends who pawticipated in 
Kits, Kitters, K9s 'heart day' K-oss yesterday!!!!
Appaws appaws appaws
It was an amazing event...and proof positive that when
kritters unite we can do anything!!

REMINDER
PSA
So dear friends of Angel Sammy and his Mom
Welcome Hop for Teddy is set for 
Sunday,2/19/17
Here is a badge to use

*
  
Info on linking up to Teddy's hop 
is ready click HERE
then scroll down to you see the badge above*

Good news is there are no rules for the Welcome Post..it can be anything you want to post to say Welcome. Feel free to use this badge.  Here are a few examples of things you could post about:

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1.Give Teddy advice on being the new kit in the house,
2. Tell Teddy something funny/mischievous/or cute you did
when you were a new kit/pup
3. Tell Teddy how to pull the wool over his peeps eyes
4. Write him a poem
5. Or anything that would make you feel welcomed if you were a new kit or pup!




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dancing K-oss with Kits,Kritters, K9's

FINALLLLLLLY IT IS HERE THE BIG DAY WHEN ALL OUR
HEARTS GO A FLUTTER!

WELCOME TO PRANCING PAWS STUDIO
OUR SLOGAN IS
 "Paws in motion, are cause for Commotion"

Prancing Paws Puggy hostesses, Stella Rose and Maggie Mae welcome all to Dancing 101 aka Anything Goes
we have 2 rules...

Dance like nobody is watching!!
Shake it.....it won't break



Here at Prancing Paws we believe you learn best by doing...so may I encourage
to leave your inhibitions tucked in your coat pocket, get your paws tapping and your tushes wagging it is time to  get this dance studio hopping....
It is I, your instructor,


Do you like  my Sandy from Grease look!!
I sure do hope I don't have to make a quick trip to the litter box in these tighter than skin pants.
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A dance studio is only as good as it musicians.
All the dancers, Pocket and Riversong and I, Madi, would like to thank

Alabama Boy Kai on Sax
Kai says he learned all he knows from his musical Dad TG.


and talented bros from Louisiana,
Piano Man Pierre and Bass Man Bentley!!!

In case of any injuries,  Nurse Addi is on call and promises to kiss your pain away




OMCs Riversong do you think Teacher Madi will be twerking in leather?
Pocket, who knows but today is sure to be entertaining!!


First up Mayor Arty and his marvelous Mabel wanted to learn the dance of
pawSSion.

OMCs Mabel look at your pug legs Mayor Arty I think you've been visiting the gym look at those guns


Tango



Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.

 Now there has to be a little elegance in all events such as


WALTZ
Princess Leah and Sir Chester waltzing to 
Moonlight Serenade under the moon and stars they so love

Next up...Ernie the Attorney and his Foxy lady Roxy doing none other than the

Fox Trot

The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music.


Quick Step
  I suggested they learn this dance because Louis is light on his feet and 'well'
Cricket is quick on her feet. Purrfect combo for this newly dating couple



The quickstep is a light-hearted member of the standard ballroom dances. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events

Pasodoble

Mazie and Wyatt doing the Pasodoble
They were so light on their feet and quick to find the purrfect 
outfits for this dance.


Paso Doble, (meaning double-step in Spanish) is a Spanish light music, with a binary rhythm and moderated movement, probably based in typical Spanish dances of the 16th century.




Siberian Folk Dance

Siblings
Misty and Lightning put in a special request these lessons.


Traditional Russian folk dance is as broad and diverse as the nation itself. While most foreigners identify traditional Russian dance with the stomping and and knee bending characteristic of Eastern Slavic dance styles, many forget about traditions of dance that originated from Turkic, Uralic, Mongolic and Caucasian peoples who are also native to Russia.

Great group dances an so much fun

Electric Slide

These K9s have their groove on: Murphy and Stanley said the dance they wanted to learn was Electric Slide Cause their Jessie and Ruby were live wires. MOLMOL Ruby's ear is surely
wired!


The Electric Slide is a smooth, dynamic disco-style dance that you can enjoy performing at clubs, weddings, and other social events. 


Here we have Abby and Frankie
In honor of Abby's newly appointed pawsition as Chef of Blogville
I taught them how to do

The Mash Potato



The Mashed Potato is a dance move which was a popular dance craze of 1962. The dance move was made famous by James Brown and used in his concerts regularly. It was danced to songs such as Dee Dee Sharp's "Mashed Potato Time". The move vaguely resembles that of the twist, by Sharp's fellow Philadelphian Chubby Checker.

The Lindy hop 
 The purrfect dance for two hip Kits
Phoebe and her Purrince..this is their first dance too



Ohhh thank goodness this studio is judgement free.
K9's can kick up K-oss too


The Lindy hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.



The Limbo
Bilbo you have been hiding your talents WTG!


The Limbo
Jinx just how low will PeggySue go?

The Polka
Siblings Hailey and Phod

Polka is defined as a vivacious couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time; was a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step; a lively Bohemian dance tune in 2/4 time. The polka was originally a Czech peasant dance, developed in Eastern Bohemia (now part of Czechoslovakia).


Tapping Sensations
Simon and Joanie have such poise and OMCs Joanie
you are very limber!!


Knowing how quick Millie is on her feet 
I signed her up for tap!!
Who knew her legs were sooooooooooooo long!


Clogging
Hazel and Oreo have happy agile feets and balance

Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.

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

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



Toby and Penny two stepping in some fine looking boots


Millie and BobbieSue
They are doing a combo of the two step and electric slide



The Bird/Chicken Dance.
Be ready to duck as Kismet and Sarge come flying in doing The Bird.
Of course Kismet was an expert.  As you can see from the photo Kismet
taught mom and Sarge a few special ways to flap their wings.


The "Chicken Dance", also known as the Birdie Song or the Chicken Song, is an oom-pah song and its associated fad dance is now a contemporary dance throughout the Western world. The song was composed by accordion (Handharmonika) player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland, in the 1950s.


Saucy Somba
My sweet cakes and special love Raz and I had no idea we had rhythm
nor did I know my knee could bend like that.




Break Dancing
Just so you all know....
Sarge has some serious moves he taught me more than I taught him 



Marty was born to break dance....everybuddy knows kits land on their feets


WTG Sam you can break dance with your hat on!!



Hokey Pokey

OMCs did I have fun teaching Madison and Tegan this fun dance

Put your paws in the air, now wave to the right that is how you do the....


You put your feets out and shake all about...
That is how you do the hokey pokey



Bee Boop Boogey
Misty and Da Phenny


Bella from DownUnder and her Fella Sweet William
Are bee booping champion Scotties





My goodness was I surprised at how quickly Christmas and Noodle learned to do
basic ballet toe stands.  Who would have thought a Dachshund and a Pug had such
balance!! Bravo





Golly Miss Molly is teaching here baby Brudder Mackie to Ice Dance
in their yard.  



Twerking for all ages
Bertie by best WFT K9 furiend kindly agreed to
pawticipate in my Twerking Demo...
Mom aka TOGM said she would chaperone so that
Addi and Raz would not get upset!!

OMCs little did I know we were all so acrobatic nor that we could multitask




WARNING WARNING WARNING 
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 10 TO SEE THE LAST DANCE LESSON

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In honor of mom, Raz and I learned this dance all by ourselves.
It is from mom's favorite movie
DIRTY DANCING

Now for we'd like to recognize all the musicians and dancers
for without them Prancing Paws Dance Studio would have been
nothing but a pile of wood on the floor!!

Appaws  for the talented and handsome house band



Appaws for the dancers!!







Now don't forget there are all kinds of things going on over at
Mayor Arty's.  He and his Huggy Puggy Mabel are hosting the 
Youth Room
and
Mayor's Emertius Murphy and Stanley are hosting all kinds of fun
activities at their abode

Oreo has everyone jumping  at  maybe he'll give you a cookie too

OUR NEW Chef Abby has her food truck parked here

If we missed including someone we apologize...mom'd eyes  got so crossed from doing
pizap etc she could not tell kits, from kritters from k9s.

LAST AND CERTAINLY NOT LEAST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY