Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, July 27, 2013

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: PLANTER



I am excited to show you the  PLANTER(S).
WE HAVE ON OUR DECK

PLANTER: noun container to for plants
I love looking at them from the back door.

DAD KEEPS SEASONAL PLANTS AND FLOWERS IN THEM.
The back of the house faces South. We don't have much luck with flowers in the ground but the PLANTER flowers thrive.



HERE THEY ARE:

Yellow twig dogwood with Mexican Heather under it
BONUS:
Jumpin' Catfish A few days after mom took the picture of the
Yellow twig Dogwood look what appeared
a very 

Fun-gi!!!  

We thank Dad for the photo op alert!!! He found it when he was watering
Coleus with tiny purple petunias


Dwarf Alberta Spruce with ornamental sweet potato vine

Petunias with a drawf variegated holly
This picture is a tad foggy...it was hot the day mom took the
pictures. She didn't realize the camera lens got foggy toward the end.
Lemon cypress surrounded by Pink lemonade and raspberry blast Petunias
Yummy this planter sounds good enough to eat!!!


CLICK Here TO FIND THE LIST OF WORDS FOR 
SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

Friday, July 26, 2013

CUP OF JOE


MOM RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW 
CUP OF JOE MAKER AND IT IS MY
JOB TO APPROVE EVERYTHING THING
THAT COMES IN THE HOUSE.


MOM CAUGHT ME IN MID HOP..SHE WAS HAPPY

 HEY MOM YOU CUP OF JOE MAKER
CAME WITH A PAINT BRUSH
 ON SECOND SNIFF I FOUND OUT IT WAS A 
FANCY SMANCY useless BASTING BRUSH (I've never seen
her baste anything)!
SHE PUT IT THERE TO SEE IF I WOULD NOTICE....
DUH....MOM I NOTICE EVERYTHING

IT HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL PACKING
STUFF.....
MOM SAYS MY HEAD HAS NO CLUE WHAT MY TAIL IS DOING AND VICE A VERSA.....
THE NEXT SERIES OF PICTURES ARE PROOF
POSITIVE






WHEN I FINALLY SHOOK IT OFF MOM
TRIED TO PUT IT ON MY HEAD 
BUT MY HEAD FOR SURE KNOWS WHAT MY HEAD IS DOING


Thursday, July 25, 2013

BIRD TV


 I HOPE YOU AREN'T PAYING AND
ARM AND A LEG FOR IT
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ON TODAY
I GUESS I'LL TAKE A NAP




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TRASHY TUESDAY

TUESDAY IS TRASH DAY IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS

YOU KNOW MOM IS A SLACKER SO 
I HAVE TO BE SURE SHE TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS


Side note:  that is condensation on the back door
it is so dog gone hot outside.  The a/c inside 
makes the outside sweat.

Good job on the trash mom I give you a kitty tail
salute!!


Mom is easily entertained...here is a quote she heard over the weekend

"THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM,
BUT THE 2ND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE"



Monday, July 22, 2013

Meet My Cabinet: The Island Cats

Mom and I are thrilled to introduce you to our friend

Wally      Ernie            Zoey

Directors of Neighborhood Watch

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait.
Wally:  Hi! I'm Wally, also called "the orange stripey cat" by Zoey.  At 10 years old, I'm the oldest Island Cat.  We live with the mom and dad-guy.  Yep, we really do live on an island...the island of Grosse Ile, Michigan, which is located in the Detroit River just a little south of Detroit and not too far from Canada (we can see Canada from our island)!  It's not that exotic and tropical, but it's paradise to us!!
Ernie:  I'm Ernie and I'm 8 years old.  I'm a black polydactyl kitty with a total of 24 toesies...7 on each of my front feets and 5 on each of my back feets.  The mom says all those extra toesies makes me extra special.
Zoey:  I'm Zoey...the torbie...and the only girl cat here!  I'm 6 years old.  And contrary to what those silly boycats say, I am not a She Devil!

 
2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why.
Wally:  I think I can speak for all of us.  Honestly, we love being Island Cats and we wouldn't want to be anybuddy else.

3. What do you like best/least about where you live.
Wally:  What we like best is all the big windows we have in our house so we can watch lots of Bird and Squirrel TV.  We even get to watch Vicious Deer TV on occasion.
There isn't anything that we don't like about where we live.  Being an Island Cat is the best!

4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why.
Ernie:  We have SO many furiends in the blogosphere, Madi.  We wish we could meet them all...'specially YOU!

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?
Zoey:  You can think outside the box...but don't pee outside it.  Seriously. 

6. What do you do for fun?
Ernie:  Wally and me like to play THoE (Thundering Herds of Elephants).  We'll chase each other all over the house.  We like to play in our tunnel, too.
Zoey:  I like to watch for bugs.  They think they can get away from me, but I'm an expert bug catcher!

7. What is the first thing you do each morning?
Ernie:  If the mom isn't out of bed yet, I usually go and walk all over her to get her out of bed. We wanna eat!!

8. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name.
Wally:  The mom adopted me when I was just a little baby-cat.  Someone had found a pregnant stray cat (my cat-mom), and a friend of the mom's asked her if she wanted one of the kittens once they were born.  The mom already had a cat, Scooter, who was a senior catizen, and the mom was a little reluctant about bringing a kitten into the family.  So she said if there was an orange one in the litter, she would take it (she always wanted an orange kitty).  Well, lo and behold, when the kittens were born, there was one...and only one...orange kitty in the bunch...ME!
Now how I got my name...well, believe it or not, I'm named after the mom's dad.
Ernie:  When Scooter went to the Rainbow Bridge, the mom knew Wally needed another buddy.  She decided she wanted to adopt a black cat since black cats have problems being adopted because of silly superstitions.  Which is so stoopid...black cats rock!!  She also thought it would be cool to have a polydactyl cat.  The mom looked on Petfinder.com and found me at a shelter in the area.  They said I lived somewhere where they wouldn’t allow pets so I ended up in the shelter along with my sister.  I was about 7 months old at the time.  My sister found a new home right away, but it took me a little longer...probably because of that stoopid black cat superstition.  But that's okay because the mom found me and I got to be an Island Cat!
My name at the shelter was Mister.  Mom quickly changed it to Ernie.  I’m named after Ernest Hemmingway...y'know, the author? Besides his writings, he's famous for having polydactyl cats.  In fact, Hemmingway’s house in Key West, FL is now a historical site.  And it is home to many polydactyl cats…some which are original decendants of Hemmingway’s cats. (I’m such a smart cat, aren't I?)
Zoey:  Well, my beginnings story isn't very pretty.  I was just a little cat living outside this building.  I don't remember how I ended up there.   Sometimes the people from the building would give me food, but most of the time I had to catch my own food or go dumpster diving to find something to eat.  Most of the time, I was scared and I would hide.  When it was warm, it wasn't so bad living outside.  But then it got cold...and then snowy.  One real cold and snowy day, I saw a metal box sitting on the ground and inside it was a bowl of the best smelling foods!  I was so hungry...I couldn't ignore it.  So I went inside and started eating and BAM!  The door slammed shut and I was trapped.  Oh, I was so mad!  But then I was taken inside the building and put in a big cage and given more yummy foods.  I met the lady with the yellow hair and the guy.  After a few days, they brought me to the island to live.  And I've been here ever since!
9. What is your absolute favorite food?
Wally:  I LOVE whipped cream...the kind in a can!
Ernie:  I LOVE treats...any kind...I'm not picky!
Zoey:  And I LOVE most foods...'specially chick-hen!
BONUS:  Ernie, Wally and Zoey it is absolutely NO SECRET that my Mom and I covet your window seat and your picture window.
OMCs your window seat and the pictures of you 3 in it are the reason we thought you would make purrfect Neighborhood Watch directors.  


1a.  Mom and I want you to put on your thinking caps and tell us the most unusual sight you have seen from atop your gorgeous window seat there on your Island.
Wally:  Madi, did you know that the mom and dad-guy had that window seat made just for us?  Now you know how much they love us!
And you're right.  From our window seat, we do get to see lots of cool stuff going on in the neighborhood.  We usually watch the birdies and squirrels, but sometimes we get bunnies in the yard, too.  The most exciting things we've seen are the vishus deer.  Sometimes they come right up to the porch and eat the mom's flowers, which doesn't make her happy.  Probably the most unusual thing we've seen is a possum.  He came right up on to the porch and ate the birdie food that the dad-guy had put out.  He was a little scary looking, we admit.
1b. Also do you three share the seat or take turns on it?


Ernie:  You can usually find one of us on the window seat...napping or keeping watch on the neighborhood.  But we often share the window seat, too...me with Wally or me with Zoey.  We've never been on the window seat all together, though, since Wally and Zoey don't get along.  The mom says it would be a miracle to see all three of us together on the window seat.
Madi here well Ernie, Wally and Zoey it is official I have a serious case of
window seat envy...BUTTT if I can't have one I'm glad my cabinet members have one!!!!!!!


Ernie, Wally and Zoey
Thanks a ton for such a fun interview
Click HERE to visit 
The Island Cats

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sneaky friends and Smiles on Sunday!!!


I NEED A NEW ASSISTANT...OMCs
if mom didn't work for free, I'D KICK HER TO THE CURB!!!
On Friday Mom posted this pic of me with my Soft
kitty shirt. It was postmarked from IL. We knew Sugar was sending something for This Moment, See Beautiful.
so mom A$$-U-Me'd it was from Sugar!!

 Sugar,my sweet friend, emailed to say 
"Madi I DID NOT send that shirt"!! 



Thank you Sugar for this email

IT APPEARS 
 MAMA LANA instructed the company NOT TO
PUT THE SENDER NAME ON THE packing slip,
THEY WERE HOPING TO HAVE A GREAT GAME OF
GUESS WHO SENT IT.
EVIDENTLY THEY DID NOT KNOW MOM'S NICKNAME AS A CHILD WAS NOSEY ROSEY.....
Mom went trash can diving looking for the envelope and packing slip! AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PACKING
SLIP IN ITTY BITTY FONT WAS ASSISTANT LANA'S NAME!!!
IF IT HAD BEEN ONE MORE DAY, THE 
PANTRY TRASH WOULD HAVE BEEN EMPTIED.
TRUST ME AS HOT AS IT HAS BEEN THE OUTSIDE
TRASH IS RIPE..AND MOM WOULD NEVER GONE THROUGH IT.

 NANNY NANNY BOOM BOOM 
FRANKIE AND ERNIE!!! 
It will be a cold day in July before you can slide one by the resident 
C(at)S(leuth)I(nvestigator), Madi!!!

I, MADI, THANK YOU, I LOVE IT
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Moving on...and adding one
more thing that makes mom smile
is FUNNY FRIENDS!!!

THINGS THAT MAKE MOM SMILE


THIS FROZEN YOGURT SIGN
 MADI
 ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING WITH A HUMMING BIRD ON IT
 MOM WAS VERY EXCITED TO SEE PAPYRUS' NEW STORE
AT THE MALL WHERE THEY WALK EVERY MORNING.
IT IS THE 4TH STORE SHE SEES FIRST THING EVERY MORNING AND 
SHE SMILES GREAT BIG


Please tune in tomorrow for Meet My Cabinet
featuring
THE ONE AND ONLY 
ISLAND CATS...
YEP THEY LIVE ON AN ISLAND!!!