Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, April 2, 2016

MAYORAL ELECTIONS 2017





Here's the stuff you gotta know:

The mayoral pawsition may be held by ANY Blogville citizen, regardless of species or continent. 

This is a 1-year term commitment  that may be extended to a second year (but the rules clearly state there is a term limit of 2 years).

Job duties:   It is the mayor’s duty to foster good feelings and fun in Blogville while helping to unify and strengthen relationships among Blogville citizens.  Leadership and organizational skills will be helpful.

How to Apply:   You can nominate someone you think would be a good candidate or you may volunteer to be a candidate.  All names must be brought forth by the dead lion of  April 15th!  All nominees must confirm their acceptance of the nomination by that same time.  No exceptions to this dead lion!!

How Mayor will be chosen:  A secret election will be held and the candidate who receives the most votes will be declared the winner.  The winner will be inaugurated in January.

Campaigning:  There will be NO organized campaigns or debates (although candidates may do anything they want on their own blogs so the citizens can learn more about them).  Instead, the candidates are asked to demonstrate their leadership, organizational, and communication skills by working together and organizing a Summer Olympics Event in August.

To Nominate:  Put your nomination in as a comment.  The nominee may accept or decline the nomination by replying to the comment or emailing the current or prior mayors.

To Volunteer:  Either volunteer in the comment section of this post or email any of the individuals shown above.

A list of candidates who have either volunteered or accepted a nomination will be published on April 18th.
This announcement has been approved by all current and former mayors of Blogville.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday festivities: Friends and Flowers

TODAY IS A BIG DAY...NO APRIL FOOLING HERE JUST LOTS OF FUN!!


Zaphod, our good buddy from Canada, is celebrating his Birthday today
He asked all his friends to send him photos of them playing or having a good time.






FIRST UP FOR MY FLOWERS IS MY HEADER
THE lovely flowers are this year's blooms from our Eastern Red Bud
The photoshop of me had a nip toy nearly the same color as the blooms
Mom just had to make it into a header!!


These gorgeous red posies are blooming in the neighborhood.  We aren't sure what they are but 
if they are RED you know mom snaps them.

Our Japanese Maple....we know these are not flowers but we do so love the red leaves.
1st photo original
 2nd photo via PicMonkey w with a hint of color

That is it for today see you on the next Flower Friday.

Jack and TG gave us this permission to use this  photo

Below is a collage of the red heart leaves that are on our Forest Pansy Red Bud
You can still see a few of the lavender flowers on the limbs too
The leaves will turn green by mid April or early May....



BE SURE TO LINK BELOW TO ATTEND PHOD'S PAWTY
Our Zaphod, good buddy from Canada


Click HERE for up to date information

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunpuddles, holes and ham


Mom and Dad are NOT fans of changing time in the spring and fall; however, I am a huge fan
the sun is in different locations and I have fun
new puddles!!



 THEY DIDN'T ASK PERMISSION...THEY THINK WE WILL BE HAPPY WITH
ALL THE NEW AND EXCITING TECHNOLOGY THEY ARE GOING TO BRING US.
WE DIDN'T ASK FOR IT...THE PEEPS ARE WATCHING THEM LIKE HAWKS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T DESTROY THE LANDSCAPING WE JUST HAD DONE.  THE CITY HAS RIGHT AWAY A FEW FEET INTO EVERYBUDDY'S YARD.


MOM TOLD ME SHE AND KASI, OUR NEIGHBOR'S DOG SHE WALKS, ARE HAVING A TIME FINDING PLACES TO WALK

QUITE FRANKLY I'M ON ANOTHER MISSION AND CANNOT BE WORRIED WITH HOLES AND SUCH



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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wordy Wednesday: Friends


Wayyyyyyyyyyy back in 2005 my peeps took a trip of a lifetime to Alaska, which was a life long dream trip of Mom's. Several years later mom was looking at the Anchorage newspaper,  News Miner, online.  She noticed a Chat room there full of folks from all over who loved Alaska as much as Mom.  She met four amazing ladies there in the Chat room.
Bette, Chelle, Kathy and Kit.
 Mom quickly learned Kit had a blog, called Dog Daze.  Blogs were a mystery to mom.  She started visiting Kit's wonderful blog where she met Kit's gorgeous Labs
Buddy, Sassy and Zack.  From Kit's blog mom met TG and Jack, another handsome Lab and, star of Daily Dose of Jack.  Kit and TG were mom's mentors when she decided it was time for her to start our blog in June 2009....and well the rest is history.  Mom jumped into blogging with both feet and pulled me with her.  We never looked back.  
We want to thank Kit and TG for being so supportive while she learned to swim.  

 To this day mom and these four amazing ladies still Chat every day but they do it via email.
Sweet Zack from Dog Daze has passed.  However Sassy the matriarch of the family and Buddy are now sharing their home with Dakota, a senior Golden Retriever, who came to live with them after her  human died.  The Dog Daze pack all have a spa day.  Below is a photo of Buddy just after
his spa day. It was taken on National Puppy Day which was 3/23/16.  After Kit brushed him, 
there was so much fur left over she made Buddy a puppy out of Buddy's fur.
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Mom was totally amazed at Kit's creativity.. 
Kit we thank you for letting share this adorable and artsy photo and we thank
Bette, Chelle, Kathy and Kit for their friendship over the years
Hugs 
Madi and Mom



PSA:
  We meant to tell you yesterday that Maggie Mae and Max's mom told us Maggie is 7 now and Max is "6.  She post pictures of them on Facebook and Instagram too. Maybe some of you who do FB and Instagram can find them.

Click HERE for up to date information

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dog Tales: Maggie Mae and Max!!!


OH MY CATS/OH MY Boxer DOGS...
Last Thursday 3/24, Mom just happened to look at my post from 
Wednesday.  Lo and behold she saw my very very good pal 
Maggie Mae the Boxer and her Brudder Max left me a comment.
They haven't blogged in a while but they have hopes their
mom will start again. You can visit their adorable blog here.
Mom and I sure do miss them.
Kisses and hugs Maggie Mae and Max!!


They left a message in the comments to all their dear friends see below!!
Hello Miss Madi!

It is us, Maggie Mae and Max!! Furst of all we came by to wish you and your sweet momma a very Happy Easter, we misses you very much too. In fact we misses ALL of our dear Blogville furiends. Puleeze let every one know dat we is fine and really hopes dat someday our momma will get back to bloggin' for us again.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS No bacons????

Monday, March 28, 2016

EDD is here...

He comes every year...UNINVITIED.  He is a messy
guest. I can hear you are all asking who is EDD?
Here is a picture of EDD
aka
Evil   Devil's   Dust

Who do you call when EDD is here...well of course you call the..


We will be so happy when Edd goes away!!

BREAKING NEWS!!
Ohhhh we had nearly 1" of rain on Easter Sunday..
it washed Edd down the storm drains.
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HURRY UP TIMES IS FLYING AWAY...YOU WILL WANT TO PAWTICIPATE!!
Don't forget to get your picture in for Phod's birthday bash which is one week away! Email us at leeandphodATbellDOTnet. The more who participate the more money we will raise to help end animal cruelty. 

Phod is asking all his furiends to send a photo of them having fun or playing
click here for all the details

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Eas(ter)y Sunday


This Bunny is 28 years old....that makes him older than everyone.  Mom says he is an antique.
I think he looks purrty good



Don't forget to get your picture in for Phod's birthday bash which is one week away! Email us at leeandphodATbellDOTnet. The more who participate the more money we will raise to help end animal cruelty. 

Phod is asking all his furiends to send a photo of them having fun or playing
click here for all the details