Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Subtitle: From the outside looking  in

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Tale

All photos taken on October 11, 2017.  Mom says
this is a pictorial Madi update!! I'm getting around purrty good

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Madi Mews

This was taken on Saturday evening.
new font we used it kinda hard to read
"sometimes I'm a lefty, sometimes a righty"
This is the room where my sunpuddle lives to so I have the best of two worlds!!
 This was my Caturday Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Easy Sunday


Hey little gray kitty use your inside MEOW we are all trying to sleep

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Flower Friday

Today Friday the 13th and we are celebrating it on

We had lots of fog earlier this week.  It always reminds mom of this poem.


The fog comes 
on little cat feet. 

It sits looking 
over harbor and city 
on silent haunches 
and then moves on.

Below you will find an assortment of technicolor as seen
at Logan's Trading Post last weekend.

 These paintings was in Seaboard Cafe 
TOGM likes hot air balloons from the ground

Mums everywhere in every color

Pansies are the happiest flowers!! 
Always smiling 

Pumpkins in every color

and gourds galore

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are 
rain, run, ruin, rabbit

Is you a rabbit: a true story

When my sis was a wee girl of about two
there was a ritual all must keep.
 After her teeth were brush and feets
were in her jammies way down deep,
She would run to her bed
Prop her head on her pillow
I'm ready she said.
I've selected a special book that must be read.
Neither rain nor wind would ruin reading time.
As mom read sis's eyes got heavy, the sandman
was close. For a few extra minutes,  mom sat trying to be still.
Mom felt a sneeze about escape against her will
Oh no she thought this surely wake sleepyhead.
Mom *wiggled her nose trying to ward off the explosion.
Sis was a tease often playing 'possum with mom.
She gently touched mom on the arm and said
Mommy is you a *rabbit?
Laughter erupted throughout the room.

UPDATES on Pilling and eating and such

Monday night  MOM mad a special trip to the grocery story to buy a package of lean hamburglar (that is what my sis called hamburger when she was a wee girl).  She divided it into 4 parts and froze it individually.  She browned a portion, drained it and cooled it.  About the time my nose got a whiff of the meat cooking, Mom bellowed Madi come quickly .I ran so fast my whiskers were blowing.
It was my very first tasted of hamburglar in my life and I love it.
I get it as a treat one time a day.  Mom thinks it might stimulate my appetite.

Pilling is no easier.  Yesterday Mom literally took matters into her own paws.
First she hid my pepcid in some Purina soft chicken treats.  I ate them w/o even noticing
Then she put my my daily dose of  cerenia pill (1/2 tablet) in the soft treats.  All we can say is that must be one smelly pill 'cause one sniff of them and I tucked my tail and ran like the wind.
I heard Dad says well what are you gonna do?  Mom say, I will get the pill in her one way or the other. I just haven't decided how.  She went into her bag of tricks, pulled out a tube of
LaxaNip(for hairballs) which I love. She buried the pill in big glob in a teaspoon .I heard her coming too late.  She had a most determined look on her face.  She picked me up, sat me on the vanity in the master bath, shut the door (that is never a good sign). She got my mouth open and in one swift move she got the glob of LaxNip off the spoon with her finger and on the back of my tongue before I could
say Meow!
Moral to this story is when a Mom is on a mission nothing will stop her.
Ruby and Summer mom has joined the ranks of the moms who poke their fingers down our throats.
She says to thank you moms for being the trendsetters!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Tales

Now that the sun has moved in the sky this chair is my favorite spot most afternoons
On October 2nd mom was present along with the flashy beast to snap this series of shots.

If you missed my health updates please click here

Monday's Vet visit update
Kidney levels are up a tad but not horrid. It has been a gradual increase since January but never a lot. Dr. S says values matter but he treats the patient not the values and how the patient acts and looks.  I got another cerenia injection, a convenia(antibiotic) and blood work.  I will continue my daily SubQs.  Dr. S checked with our local compounding pharmacy about the cerenia.  It is $250.00 for a month's supply.  It is compounded with almond oil for adding to feline food. Unfortunately they do not compounded for rubbing on ears.  If you cat has a sensitive sniffer and tucks tail and runs, due to the smell and taste of almond, you are up the creek with a boat load of almond oil.  They tried other flavors but the cerenia clumped in those. Supposedly cat's like the flavor... LOL That pharmacy has not meet Madi's discriminating palette. 
Brian and crew thanks for the suggestion though!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday Madi Mews Update

Greetings and Salutations my furry, feathery and unfurry friends.
I thought I'd give you a wee update on how I've been doing.  As you all know, I've had age related
health problems recently.  But no worries nothing I can't handle with the help of my peeps.
#1 News is I have come to accept my SubQs as my new norm.  Not to say I like them and I occasionally have SubQ daymares which involved daggers, fangs and spitting; however, Spring my Bunny  is very comforting during said daymares. Every time I go to the Vet they have to take the top off my PTU to get to me.  I get my exam sitting here and I don't budge.  So TOGM (the old gray mare) had a brainstorm.  She decided to try giving SubQs in the bottom half of my PTU. Much to the surprise of Dad aka SubQ stand and TOGM I don't move and I am quite calm. We don't have a clue why?!!
We are all **supercalifragilisticexpialidocious happy😻
(TOGM actually only missed 2 letters when typing this word)

The rumor mill aka TOGM says I am still the 😈 reincarnate when it comes to taking my
pills.  I truly turn in to the cat in my daymares above.  Mom even took me to the vet to have them watch her give me pills.  Guess what I was a sweet💓 there.  MOLMOLMOL guess we all know who is boss of me....ME!!  No I will not take it in a pill pocket, a soft treat, in butter or cheese or HAM.  But I will find the pill spit it out and eat the HAM!!  A kitty has her standards.  HOWEVER, TOGM pulled a fast one on me she bout an itty bitty kitty size mortar and pestle.

 She gently crushes the  takes out all her frustrations on pills.  She then gingerly sprinkles them over a fresh serving stinky goodness aka Fancy Feast.  I eat MANY mini meals a day so that keeps
my delicate Diva tummy from getting dangerously close to exploding.
Some days I'm really hungry other days not so much.
TOGM says being my loving mom is a full time job.  Sometimes I have extra good exciting days where I do wild and crazy things (stay tuned for tomorrow's post) and some days I'm very quiet, don't appear to feel very chipper and don't really move from this chair too much.
Come to think about it that sentence could actually describe Mom and Dad too. MOL

This makes the peeps very concern but I try to tell them worry doesn't change anything and that things work out and we just have to roll with the punches and punch back.

Our Motto:
We three seniors taking one day at a time living and loving life together.

TO THE ABOVE which was prepared on
Friday, 10/6/17
We tell things like they are here.  Mom says she probably jinxed me by writing the first part of this post.  Saturday 10/8/17 was not one of my better days. Starting at about 4 pm on Saturday, my tummy was MOST unhappy.  At one point mom thought we might have to go to the ER vet clinic for a nausea shot on Saturday night.  Thankfully it calmed down after midnight. I got thru the night w/o any more distress.Sunday morning I had mini meals maybe a tablespoon each...but they didn't settle well either so I had to go to the ER Vet at 11 am on Sunday morning.
The nice lady vet (whom I hissed at several times) gave me an exam everything sounded/felt good except my pp which was rather diluted.  Mom mainly wanted them to calm my tummy distress for today so they gave me a Cerenia injection.  Tomorrow morning I'll be seeing my vet to see what his
recommendations are moving forward. Obviously with kidney issues are no fixes only management as long as you can keep the nasty toxins under control. Mom will let him run some blood work to check my levels.
 I'll let you know what he says. 

** When mom looked up supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, to check the spelling, she also found out these interesting facts about the word.
The roots of the word have been defined as follows:
super(above), cali(beauty)fragilistic(delicate)expiali(to atone) and docious(educable),
with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "atoning for educability through delicate beauty"
According to the Mary Poppins film it was something to say when you had nothing else to say.
However, it is commonly defined as extraordinarily good or wonderful.

This word is for sure a $25 dollar word.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Selfie Cat on Her Head

except we are changing it to My cat on her head

Also tomorrow we will post an update on Moi, Madison D Cat
Tuesday October 11, 2017 will be 8 weeks since I had the one time only 
slow acting 6 week cortisone shot, which boosted my appetite and filled me
with spit and fire.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday Art

If it is Saturday, we are having fun with 

We used mixed shape collage option on Pizap.  All the photos are former Caturday Art photos.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Flower Friday with..

DB boyz, Mayor Arty, Jakey and their little 
sis Rosy.  Of course Angel Dory the original Flower girl is overseeing the event.

Pardon our fake flowers
My dad bought mums and pansies last week that will seen be ready for a selfie very soon.
In the meantime...have I told you I'm a Daddy's Girl?
Dad's favorite color is green

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Greetings and salutations my friends!! I'll be hiding sitting up here
while you read our Q poem

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are 
quiet, quarrel, q-tips, quack

Quiet days are a rare here
Especially when mom gets her brain gear.
She gets a bit crazy but is never lazy.
She thinks she must always be busy 
with this and that. Once she thought
it would be good to clean my ears.
As she approached me with a q-tip,
a quarrel passed my lips.
I hollered woman you are a quack.
If you come near me with that stick, I promise
I'll flatten you with a mighty smack.
She backed off lickety split
This hissy kitty cleans her  ears with kitty spit
You should never use sticks


Sissy and BIL pulled into their driveway at 12:41 am. She said oh is it good to be back East. I expect there was a gleeful reunion with the kitties.
Needless to say Mama and Papa Bear here are extremely glad to have the kiddos just 3 hours down Hwy 70.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

One sentence Wednesday

My favorite day of the fall is the day the shade over the skylight is opened, October 1, 2017.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday Thoughts

Our thoughts and prayers and healing wishes go to all who lost their lives or were injured in Las Vegas.  Thanks to the first responders and all the brave men an women who helped injured.

My precious human sis and her hubby aka peeps to 
Mia and Frisco went to Las Vegas for vacation and were at the  Route 91 Harvest concert during the horrific shootings. Our phone rang at 1:30 am on Monday morning it was
sissy and her hubby to let us know before we saw the news that they were ok.
Of course we did not know about the shootings until that call.  
They had been running and stopped at the MGM hotel to call us at 10:30 Vegas time the shootings were around 10 pm.  They were so very scared and so upset. 
Their hotel was just across the street from MGM. The last communication we had was a texted saying they were safely in their room.  Late afternoon we had a call from Sis and BIL
the peeps talked to them for about half an hour.  They left some of their belongings
at the venue.  They hope to be able to go back  there sometime today to pick up the backpack.
Their flight home is tomorrow.
We are so thankful they were able to call us then because the first thing we heard when we woke up yesterday was this horrible tragic news.