Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Photo Hunt

Saturday Photohunt  today is

FOOT part of leg on which body stands;
 unit of length equal to 12"

Click here for a list of fun Photo hunt words

This is our out of doors Santa...
he has a really big

FOOT.
   
It allows him to plant himself firmly on
on this plant stand


Speaking of planting one's self somewhere...I have
planted myself right by my 2 presents and don't plan to move a 

foot until Mom lets me open them

note from mom: today's post was written before yesterday's post.
As you learned yesterday, I caved in letting Madi open Maggie Mae's gift.

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PSA FROM FRANKIE, ERNIE AND LANA 

FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON AFTER 3 MONTHS OF BEING IN THEIR NEW HOME WITH CELL SERVICE,  WIFI ETC ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WENT KAPUT.  THEY HAVE NO CELL SERVICE, SHE CANNOT GET ON HER LAPTOP.  OVER THE LAST WEEK SHE HAS HAD SMALL WINDOWS OF TIME WHEN IT WORKED. 
VERIZON SERVICE IS NOT AT ALL DEPENDABLE IN PENNSYLVANIA.  THEY HAVE NO  LANDLINE SO HAVING NO CELL SERVICE IS VERY SERIOUS. GETTING DEPENDABLE CELL SERVICE IS AT THE TOP OF HER AGENDA FOR MONDAY.  OBVIOUSLY IT WILL HAVE TO BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN VERIZON.

LANA CANNOT BLOG FROM HER TABLET SO FOR THE TIME BEING UNTIL SHE 
GET A NEW SERVICE SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BLOG!!  


Friday, December 18, 2015

THANK YOU MAGGIE MAE!!!!!


MY GAL PAL MARGARET MAE aka Maggie Mae at 
The Three Little Pugs in I-ow-A drew my name in Oreo's
Gift exchange...my package arrived last Friday.
Mom finally let me open it!!

First of all we thank Oreo for hosting this fun event!!

Okey Dokey now on with show and tell.
This is moi checking out the box...
yep to Madi from Maggie Mae
Oh my friends when mom opened it we saw that it was 
for all of US!!


Mom literally had me eating out of her hand while I sampled the new treats




 for inquiring minds (and I know there are some out there)
the squiggly purple thing is the key ring for the garage.





And mom would like to add having this box full of goodies saved her sanity on Tuesday.
The painters had to come back in our house to do some touch up..Mom and I were sequestered 
A G A I N..and to quote mom, "Madi you are driving me loony scratching at the door and being whiny, let's open your present from Maggie Mae."  MOL MOL that is what I wanted all along.
 I have news for her she was already loony.  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday Tale and PSA






ANNOUNCING A FUN BLOG HOP!!!
December 24 – 26 for Pawlidays you can share your pet's  Pawlidays photos. Pawlidays hop is hosted by Sugar, along with blog pals Oz the TerrierMurphy and Stanley,Barking from the Bayou, and Dory’s Backyard.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Card count #3 and Howl-i-Daze Hijinks


Mom says to tell you we are printing out all cards that come as attachments too
but we cannot print Jacquie Lawson cards!!

CARD COUNT #3 AS OF MONDAY 12/14/15
MADI:  51 1/2* paper cards or cards printed 
PEEPS: 19 1/2*
*Mom and I rec'd a card together... since she had so FEW, I let her hang it 
with her cards MOLMOL
1 ecard 
This week WE THANK:

 Speedy the Rabbit for our Jacquie Lawson ecard, 
PAPER CARDS: 
Buddy, Sugar, 15 cats,
Puddles and Albert, Casey, Jessie and Pigeon, Jan's Funny Farm,
Sammy K., Millie and Walter, Duncan, Lily Belle and Muffin,
Da Tabbies of Trout Towne, Dory, Arty, Bilbo and Jakey,
Bella, Roxy and Dui, Bentley and Pierre, Jake the Sheltie,
Professor Austin, Flynn, Wally, Ernie and Zoey, Marty the Manx and Gang, and 
Dolly the Doxie,Brian, Sarge, Laila and Minchie, The Island Cats,
Chole and Lady Bug, Bailey and Katy my little Bro Ziggy, Zoolarty and Charlie from OZ

 Peeps if you look closely you can see me
counting their cards and trying not to MOL!
 My head is between the 2nd and 3rd rail above the green card on the bottom

Madi Card Count #2
CARDS RECEIVED AS OF MONDAY, 12/7/15,  

We thank
Edward and Lily, Chewy.com, Colehaus Cats, Benji and Lassie,
Hailey and Phod, Ranger,Dz's Dogs Adventures, Da Weenies Amber and Max,

DA MAYOR Doodz Murphy and Stanley, Idaho Pugs, Sw. William, Ciara and Lightning,
Princess Leah, Three Little Pugs, Annabelle, Audrey and Izzy,
Wally and Sammy,Dip, Elliot, Lynne and Teddy 
and Rory, Stella and Penny from Oz,and Freya Rose Blossom*
 *Jacquie Lawson card .

Madi Card Count #1
We thank Reilly and Denny, Ferris, Tuiren and The cats,
The Great Oz, The Adventures of Bell Fur Zoo

 The Adventures of Higgins and Niles and Frankie and Ernie



BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!

FYI:  I don't have a clue what a "Hijinks" means...I think it might
be K9 for "trick the Felines"

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Two TUESDAY TALE: Bangers and painters

These photos were all taken on Friday 12/11/15...
Mom and I were sequestered in my blog office A G A I N.
There were painters and bangers and who knows what all running all over my house.
Mom decided she would wrap some Christmas Presents 'cause she knows how much I enjoy
redesigning wrapping paper and tissue paper.  

 We were having a ton of fun until the banging commenced
The bangers were replacing some wood on the house gables that had been
totally destroyed by Carpenter Bees during the spring and summer.  This time 
they replaced the wood with some type of composite  material that bees cannot destroy
 While I was in hiding, I sent Stuffy Santa out to snoopervise mom.
Stuffy Santa did a good job
 All of a sudden the banging stopped long enough for me to hear
music to this kitty's ears
 the sound of kibble gently falling in my office food bowl
 I had a chance for a quick nibble


 then the bangers returned, I told Stuffy Santa he was in charge 
 'cause I was going back in the closet and I was not coming out
until at least Spring.
Oh woe with me when will this remodeling be over?

2nd TUESDAY TALE inspired by a comment left on our blog yesterday:

Mom here: Yesterday our good buddy Mad Snapper commented that Madi called me Mom she asked if Madi called her Dad, Daddy.  This was Mom's reply:
"TRUTH BE TOLD...MY DAUGHTER HAS ALWAYS CALLED ME MA...with the exception of 6 months between age 2 1/2 and 3 when she called me Old Bozo. NO CLUE WHY...I never had red curly hair.
My daughter has always called her Dad,  Daddy."

When I started the blog Madi and Ma didn't have quite the ring that Madi and Mom does.

The rest of the story is: Her daddy knew every so often she called me 
old bozo, but he had not heard her do it.  Once when we were all shopping my daughter must have asked me something.  I didn't respond immediately so she BELLOWED 'old bozo'.   I immediately gave her all my attention.  Her daddy said why do you answer her.  I replied, I don't want her to bellow 'old bozo' a 2nd time.
I always cracked up when she called me 'old bozo'. Eventually, I realized she was doing it because I laughed.
Finally I stopped laughing (it was hard to do) and she stopped calling me 'old bozo'!!  I kinda missed it too.
My daughter has always marched to the beat of her own drum.
MS thanks for the question yesterday.  It reminded me of the old bozo, story. 

UPDATE ALL THE WINDOW PAINTING AND INTROODERS IN MY HOUSE ARE FINISHED.
ALL THAT IS LEFT IS IN THE GREAT OUT OF DOORS...WHERE I NEVER GO!!



Monday, December 14, 2015

MONDAY MEWS!!

OH MY CATS I rec'd a most unexpected surprise... RECENTLY, Not Earl*, our mailman
came to our door with 3 packages.  One is from Margaret Mae, my Pug gal pal.  She drew my name in Oreo's Christmas exchange.  Mom says I MUST need to wait until at least next week to open it.
One came with RESTRICTIONS from a snow freak  instructions: 
Do not open until at least 12/24/15. 

HOWEVER, THIS IS ONE IS A 'JUST BECAUSE PRESSIE' THE BEST KIND NO restrictions, instructions or Mom rules!  Just for me, full of stuffs only an itty bitty kitty would love!!

It is from longest and oldest (not age but years almost 7 yrs.) we've known each other, Dory and her Bros.  When I met Dory, she had one bro...Bilbo...but crazy mom kept writing his name Bilbro...
because Mom worked with a professor named Bilbro.  Mom finally saw the error and
apologized 87 million times!!


* Not Earl story. For nearly 20 years my peeps thought our VERY EXCELLENT mailman's name was Earl.  One week he was not around so Dad asked the substitute if Earl was on vacation.  The substitute replied, do you mean Tony! When Dad came in the house he said
guess what, the mailman's name is Not Earl...it is Tony.  So now they call him 
Not Earl when speaking of him here in the house.  They still think he looks more like an 
Earl than a Tony

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Festival of Lights...

TODAY WE ARE JOINING HAILEY AND PHOD
FOR THEIR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS....
This is the collage we made for the event.


Mom took all the photos at Crabtree Valley Mall.  The mall has track lights near the ceiling
depending on the season or event the lights are different colors.  Currently the are alternating red and green.

Here are some more neat light photos and (not) light photos


We aren't sure what the Coach store is trying to say with their window decor but it 
pretty.  Dad thinks maybe the thingies are supposed to be wheels from a Coach

We are die hard N. C. State University fans here.

This photo was taken at the Furever 21 store. Where I do a little window modeling in my spare time
HO HO HO!!