Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wordy Wednesday: I'm feeling Frisky


I was doing some meal prep...Madi was worried I would forget to feed her



so she plopped right in the middle of the floor
FYI: I have never forgotten to feed Miss Piggy

For the record Madi gets several small meals of canned food a day
*Usually an entire can by the end of the day.  She always has a full bowl of dry food.
It makes me so happy to see her enjoying her food. Tomorrow (Thursday) will be 2 weeks  since she was hardly eating at all.  Her little pudgy sides make me happy too.
I'd love to know how much she weighs but we don't keep scales in the house....right now I wish we had one. LOL

Now for a few new things Madi has been doing since she got her new lease on life....

1.  She loves sardines and is quite put out with me for waiting 15 years to add them to her
diet.
2.  Not only does she have a new lease on life she thinks she is a kitten/baby she gets several small meals during the day*, averaging every couple of hours.  Thankfully she lets me know with a wee
Mew that she might like a mini meal.  I am her purrsonal 24 hour 7 day a week Chef

I am 100% sure when Madi looks at me she sees me as a walking bag of
Rachel Ray Nutrish and a can of  Fancy Feast



3. She is jumping up and down and all around as shown here last week.
4. Since her new lease on life, she has new places she likes to sleep at night, pictured below.
No clue why the has abandoned the 3 beds, numerous chairs and couches for these new spots.
Except maybe she can has a clear view to the bedroom which lets her know when we are up.
If she comes in the bedroom is is quietly and thus far no attacking of toes or marching on bladders.
5.  Subcutaneous treatments are not her favorite activity but she is a wee bit more tolerant.  The desired dose every other day is 100ml.   Currently we (mom and dad) out weigh Madi. We usually get at least 50ml in her before she becomes squirmy.  However, we have also managed to get all 100ml in her several times.
6. She sleeps more soundly now at night; however, in very odd places:


Madi's Dad and I are proud to be at her service anytime she needs us.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Tail...Tale & Mystery Mail


I was caught lounging w/o my tail wrapped around my body...
cause it was hot as blue blazes outside
A girl has to let things air out sometimes

This post is dedicated to BearCat and Ellie Mae...they always say the nicest things about
my tail.

Mom here:
Our solar eclipse experience.  We didn't have glasses but we did watch the event as it traveled across the country.  About 2:40 or 2:45 pm, all of a sudden I noticed how dark it was in the house even though the sun was shining.  At about 3:00 pm normal natural light returned in  the house.
As for Madi it didn't bother her one bit.
Tell us about your eclipse experience!!
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OMCs I rec'd a mystery package on the afternoon just after the Solar Eclipse passed
over Madi Manor.  It had a very strange return addy on it and at least 87 stamps.
See below!!??!!

I'm thinking maybe there were some alien beings flying over my house and this fell out of their Eclipse Ship.

Well I bellowed to the one with thumbs, aka TOGM to come quickly to help me open it.
There was the wee box inside this big box


Thank goodness for the one with thumbs aka TOGM who was able to open the wee box.
OMCs there was an itty bitty kitty living in the wee box

I sniffed the itty bitty box
 I sniffed all 87 stamps
 Then I sniffed the itty bitty kitty's tush hoping to find a familiar scent
perhaps from someone I might know.
There was nuttin' in the big box or the itty bitty box to tell me...who GUESS WHO might be.  However, after careful inspection I noticed there were 87 very subtle clues.  I would like to say 87 thank yous to GUESS WHO!!!
Sincerely Mayoress Emeritus Madi


Monday, August 21, 2017

Madi PSA




While the sun is eclipsing...sashay on over to Mayor Arty's and Jakey's and the Idaho Pugs to check out their big event announcements.

See ya on the other side of the Sun!!
Madi your bfff

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday Stuff

Last week we found out that Caturday Art was on hiatus for a bit so we'll just start showing
randoms stuff on Saturday and bloopers and who knows what else.


This is one of the fun decorations they have at our favorite Saturday lunch spot
Seaboard Cafe

Fun decorative pots at Logan's Garden center

Water features at Logan's 
FYI: for all who are wondering YES I stuck my fingers in the water 
I'm a 10 year old at heart


Friday, August 18, 2017

Flowers, Fill ins Bad Poetry Day

Happy Flower Friday


All these photos were taken at Logans Garden Shop earlier
this week.

 Ohhh don't you just love this Golden Shrimp Plant?






Mom Ellen from 15and meowing.com came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second two.

1. MOM: If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to NC in the Spring or Fall summers are hot, hazy and humid.

2.MADI: My favorite room in my home is my dining room where my kibble bowl and food dish live


3. MADI: Back-to-school time makes me think that maybe I don't really know everything like I think I do!!

4. MOM:My favorite year of school was 1967 because I was a senior.  My class of 1967 was very close knit and we had lots of fun. September 29, 2017 I will be attending my 50th High School Reunion.



National Bad Poetry Day hosted by Ranger
 I've written some purrty bad poetry lately
This little ditty was written several years ago for Oz's Bad poetry day

Madi I am.
sometimes I'm a glam(orous) kitty
Madi I am,
sometimes I like to jam
 Madi I am,
but most times I just
AM

Madi I am,
when mom gives me ham
I always say thank you
Ma'am

Sincerely Madison D Cat



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy has suggested one of these  J words:
juicy, jump, jungle, jealous

Jumpin' catfish the letter J is gonna be hard.
Mom says she might need some juicy lard
Dripped in her ears to wiggle and squirm 
through the jungle of words running amuck
in her head like a giant truck.
After listening to her moan and complain,
I reminded her that a cat I am.
I've been known to jump up, down and all around.

I give juicy kisses which I know she misses.
And she was jealous when off to the jungle I did fly 
for some monkey pie.

Jeepers this is just too creepy I think right here is a good
place to jump off this crazy J wagon.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Rest of the Story

sub title:  Celebrating and loving life one adventure at a time.


Today we pick up where we left off...with Madi proclaiming she has been unjustly accused...
If you missed that proclamation please here.

During Madi's first year with us she climbed on anything that did not run from her.
Her favorite place was to jump from this chair to the mantel, walk across it to the top
of the secretary.  I was never able to get photos of the adventure...but I witnessed it many times.
It appears the cortisone shot and all the yummy sardines(she loves sardines), tuna and regular cat food Miss Piggy is eating she has found the fountain of kittenhood.
While I was cleaning up after supper Saturday evening 8/12/17, 
I saw this....what happened next was transpired in about 1 minute.
Thankfully my camera was handy

Mom Here:
Pictures speak volumes. I do apologize for the blurry photos.
Just before I started clicking I was washing an electric skillet.  I still had on my rubber gloves.


Note in above her back feet are farther back...she recalculates placement of feet for #2 
PURRFECT paw placement 



UP I go
I was not quick enough to catch the spring up

I would have made it to the top of the secretary but Dad caught me.  As you can see in the
above photo, that leap was another ~1' up.  The dang blue bird statute is about 8" high was in the way.
I needed to be about where it was to make my jump without deading the bird.
I coulda made it from here but the blue bird would have been history
Also in the past when I made it to the top of the secretary which is 8' high it was alleged I chewed on the finial and Dad had to get the step stool out.

Mom calls this my imitation of the Stepford Wives**
As the saying goes, it is not about the destination but about the journey
and FRIENDS the journey was fabulous!!!!

Saturday morning after finding the collectible seahorse nose down in the mantel we moved it to the
safety of the enclosed secretary on the right side of the mantel.
To avoid any midnight strolls Saturday night and things that go boom and bang we moved the chair  too

Madi spent Sunday morning sitting on the loveseat staring at the chair and the mantel.
I'm sure she is working on a Physics calculation for that jump.

**The Stepford Wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Tale, French Mail , Blogville Event PSA

This is a close up of our mantel before the alleged crime 
The mantel is full of stuff and critters: birds, cats, fishes, and a collectible Seahorse..


Here is the rest of the story:
Last Thursday night at bedtime I was resting my senior diva tush here.
I have been falsely accused, I need a lawyer and possible bail money...
This is surely the face of pure snow white innocence. 

The next day Dad bellowed to mom...look how I found the seahorse this morning!
Can you believe my Dad who supposedly loves me unconditionally, 
threw me under the Mom bus.
He said, Madi has been on the mantel...

I gave Dad my best diva glare while defending myself.
I told him it was my humble opinion the seahorse was out 
gallivanting and prancing around with the mares,  probably at Ruby's Margarita Bar
where he drank too many of  the fancy umbrella drinks. 
Staggered home so tipsy he tipped over.

Full disclosure I must tell you...
In my youth, I was known to take evening strolls across the mantel. 
I would jump on the back of the chair and away I went.  
No way would a dignified senior Diva do that now. 


My friends at at Trout Talkin Tabbies will agree with me when I say one of the 
crazy birds, since there are several on the mantel, did it!

I need your help...please tell me in the comments what you think happened?!

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OMCs I got mail yesterday from Da Phenny and
Staff.  They sent me the best French get well wishes.
I wash busy chowing down on FF Savory Salmon topped
with White Albacore Tuna...so no time to smile for the flashy beast but my tail was wagging.
Mom says it makes her heart soar to great heights to see 
me enjoying my food. OH and note my black dish is for my kibble and that too is
 G O N E!!
Thank you Da Phenny I have never had a photo over my food station!!




PSA
Did you hear Mayor Arty and his huggy puggy Mabel
are hosting a grand event...



Click here for details



Mom here:
Stay tuned for Breaking News tomorrow...I have documented proof...good thing we moved the collectibles off the mantel.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thank you Eastside Cats

Given by Eastside Cats
and we thank them for the nomination of  Blogger Recognition Award it is an 
honor to receive it from them....


There are rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
-Write a post to show your award.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.

I wrote this poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday but it details how we came to be


imagine when I was six I thought my life could get no better. 
I was queen of the house which is all that matter.
Mom had a friend who told her she was a blogger
to which mom replied a W H A Ter?
She gave mom her addy, into the WWW she did roam.
She wondered if here we could find a home.  
She looked and she read and she ponder each blog. 
She even became a stalker of one or two
She said Madi ...this I think we can do
After a few icky attempts, with all the kinks ironed out
Just a few months after I was seven
late in the evening she pressed publish.
Live we went on the WWW and hoped what we said was not rubbish.
Mom declared for all to hear I am an idiot 
I should have tried this eons ago!
We never looked back new friends we found.
Here we are eight years later, two senior ladies full of chatter
and mad as hatters.

Our two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
1. Have fun....laugh at yourself and write from your heart without hesitation
2. Join in activities/events other bloggers are having.  It will help you step out of your comfort zone
you never believe all the friends you will make and things you will learn.

Our very first blog post was on June 14.   I did not have any digital photos of Madi, nor did I know how to download them. Thirteen days later I was
a picture snapping fool




Saturday, June 27, 2009


Sun Bathing beauty.....













Mom....please rub a little SPF 30 on my pink nose....and adjust 
the bike seat...I'll need a little exercise after the sun moves....
Thanks Madi





We see that several have rec'd this award recently. It is so lovely if you have not
please feel free to copy and paste the award and the rules.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Easy Sunday and Plates



Our first plate is for our friend Yam Aunty...who rec'd a nick name
at last years B.A.R. 2016
YaYa it was really on a plate

1. YAYAYAYA
2. BK2YOUTH, Back to Youth it was on a Camero
My friends Hailey, Phod and their Lady sent this one
Oh Lady's nickname at the B.A.R 2016 was K10
3. BDSEED, Bird Seed
4. LBPOTTER, a name we suspect
5. GATORRN,  A University of Florida fan who is a nurse
6. TAKENOTE
7. HCI-1 no clue
8. AVETTBRO, Fans of the Rock music group
9. $SENSE, Money Sense
10. PADL, Paddle
11. SKL&XBNDS, Skull or Skill extra bands?!
12. ULTRAGEEK, Ultra Geek

NOTE: #'s 11 and 12 have 9 characters, in the past only 8 were allowed
13. L2YL.NET, No Clue
14. EYEOFTGR,Eye of tiger
15. VRMTGIRL, Vermont Girl living in NC
16. GRIMACE, 
why would you want that on your license plate? 
17. LUVFIXIT, Love to fix it or perhaps love fixes it
18. ISK8&FLY, I Skate and Fly
19. NANPOPS, Grandparents
20. ALLHAUL, All Haul on a Ford Excursion

Ok that is it for today

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Caturday Art: Family Style

If it is Saturday, we are having fun with 


Mom used LunaPic: Embossed and frame for this family portrait
My nephew Frisco, niece Mia and family matriarch Madame Madi

This is the original sis sent to us last week. Mom photo shopped me into it.
Sis recently bought one of those crazy round automatic robot sucky machines
Frisco and Mia like to watch it.
Well according to Sis Mia likes it and Frisco does anything Mia does
she is the Princess of the house and he is the goofy lazy brudder

Friday, August 11, 2017

Vet UPDATE, Flower Friday and TM,SB

We interrupt our regular program for 
BREAKING NEWS
First of all I have GAINED 5 oz since Tuesday.
Today's weight 7.38 lbs...clapping wildly!!!!!!
WooHoo of course 2 hours before my vet visit yesterday the peeps
gave me 100ml of subq fluids. Most ladies don't like being weighed when they are retaining fluid....This gal was glad to have a little fluid retention. MOL Most importantly I have been eating like a 
piggy today.  My vet said my intestines felt a little less swollen but still kinda ropy which can be either IBD or lymphoma.  We are focusing on the positive.
He gave me a slow acting cortisone shot today.  It will help reduce swelling, increase my appetite and water consumption.  It will last about 5-6 weeks.
We 3 seniors will rejoice in each new day and not worry about tomorrow.
AGAIN...we thank you all for your support and loving comments and suggestions.
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Now back to regularly scheduled programming

Happy Flower Friday


All these photos were taken at Logans Garden Shop earlier
this week.



Beautiful moments are most special and you should enjoy them and celebrate them.
Today we join, KORU Bear  for
 This Moment, See Beautiful.
I, Madison D. Cat had a very Beautiful Day on Thursday.
It was my best day of eating all week, albeit enhanced by an appetite stimulant.
Mom feels very sure it has jumped started my mojo and from This moment
forward we will seize each day to its fullest living and loving and having fun.
BREAKING NEWS as of yesterday the finest canned tuna $$$ can buy has become part of my diet.  I used to get it maybe once in a blue moon but OMCs...it is now a topping added
to all my food.





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy has suggested one of these  I words:
imagine, idiot, iron, icky

I imagine when I was six I thought my life could get no better. 
I was queen of the house which is all that matter.
Mom had a friend who told her she was a blogger
to which mom replied a W H A Ter?
She gave mom her addy, into the WWW she did roam.
She wondered if here we could find a home.  
She looked and she read and she ponder each blog. 
She even became a stalker of one or two
She said Madi ...this I think we can do
After a few icky attempts, with all the kinks ironed out
Just a few months after I was seven
late in the evening she pressed publish.
Live we went on the WWW and hoped what we said was not rubbish.
Mom declared for all to hear I am an idiot 
I should have tried this eons ago!
We never looked back new friends we found.
Here we are eight years later, two senior ladies full of chatter
and mad as hatters.



Today we join Brian and his sibs for



Madi Mom here:
We have a lot to be thankful for always.  
Today we'd especially like to thank every furry buddy and their assistants for all
the  blog shout outs, emails, purrs, Jacquie Lawson ecards
 with koi fishes forming a heart, and purrty cards hand made cards with a red frame and red roses, barks and all around good loving and comfort you bestowed upon Madi when we requested your POTP.  It is amazing how much better you feel when you know you are surrounded by love.
Philosopher Phenny wrote he has an ocean scented candle burning for Madi...because as he said "the ocean is the heart of our planet"!
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I have an update on Madi here