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Monday, April 12, 2010

Big Wind Day and Twix's Date Night

Madi took the bull by the horn and asked Riley to be her date. Being the gentleman that he is
Riley told Madi that Tessa was his date but he would be happy to escort Madi to Twix's Date Night also. We are sure Riley will have all four paws full entertaining both of us and equally sure he is MAN enough for the job.
Here's hoping the ladies are good a sharing their man for the night. Madi had such fun at Twix's Ladies Night out last fall and met so many nice pups and kitties. She is really looking forward to Date night.
We hope there will not be any fur (K9 or feline) flying before the night is over.
Tessa I know we'll be BFF before the night is over.

While doing my daily reading and now that I have a date I'd like to tell you what I learned that today, April 12, 2010 is

"Big Wind Day". At first I thought it might be talking about Mom since she is always
spouting off about something....but as I read on I found that it
commemorates the highest wind speed
ever recorded on the planet. Can you guess where? It was not in the middle of a hurricane or tornado. On April 12, 1934 the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth. The big wind was officially recorded at 231 miles per hour.
Respectfully submitted by
Madi the Bookcat!!!
Today April 12 is also Licorice Day.

*****Speaking of very special days....Mom and I seem to be missing a lot of your birthdays...we would love it if you would add your birthday or Gotcha Day to your comment today so we can say howdy to you on your special day. *****


  1. Hi Madi!! Licorice Day... Yummmm. Maybe I can get Mom to buy some for me :)

    Wind I don't makes me run for some reason..when we walk and it's windy.. I take off! BOL!!

    Licks from me!!!


  2. Very interesting fact! Thank you for sharing! We heard there are kitties that lived there for awhiles! There are still pictures on the web! We went to check!

  3. Hi Madi & Mom,

    We will look forward to hearing about your date with Riley, we want all the details.

    What an incredible coincidence, we were watching something on tv this evening about the Marty the cat at the Mt Washington Observatory. Looks like Cheyenne-Millie has already given you the website link.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi Lou

  4. Concatulations on your date with Riley!!!

    Wow, that is one very interesting fact! 231 mph!!! Goodness!

  5. Oh, that's going to be interesting. I'm glad that Riley is escorting you. And that wind -231 miles an hour. I hope it never gets that windy here. I'm pretty sure that all the trees in our yard would come crashing into the house if that happened.

    Oh, my gotcha day is April 4th so you don't have to worry about that one for a while. What's yours?

    wags, Lola

  6. Wowee! That IS a big wind! I'm bets we've had some close to that around here this spring. Um, but I'm kinda embarrassed to tells ya that I thought maybe this was going to be about toots since I've heard some humans call it "passing wind."

    We're gonna have SO much fun on date night, Madi! I can't waits!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. Hi Madi! We would love to join date night! Sounds like fun:)
    We love red licorice!
    Have a great day!

  8. Hi Madi
    A date with Riley Wow..Wow...
    I will hear all, sounds great :))
    Enjoy your day sweety
    Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

  9. You got a date with Riley? How cool is that! I haven't gotten the nerve up to ask Star yet. I kinda like her, you know.... Maybe see you there.
    I will have to tell Beth about Licorice Day. That is her favorite!

  10. ConCats on your date, Madi! You are such a purrty girl that finding dates probably come easy for you! And 231 miles per hour! Holy Smokes! Mom likes licorice too. So does Dad and Wren. We will definitely check out the zoo when we come down. Here's our days...

    Skeeter Bday - November 17th
    King & Pandora - March 13th
    Cricket's Gotchya Day - November 8th

  11. Hi Madi and Mom,
    A date with Riley, how cool!!!! You have a great time and don't do anything I wouldn't do!!!
    Bambi gotcha day is Feb 5th.
    I don't remember Happy's for sure. I think it was Jan25 to the 28th. Some where close to that.
    When is yours???
    XXOO, Happy, Bambi & Fern

  12. Hi Madi!!

    Congrats on your date! Riley really is a cutie, you lucked out!!

    Here are our Birthdays
    Bilbo - May 17th (he'll be nine)
    Dory - December 26th (I'll be 7)

    Happy Licorice Day!

  13. That is a big wind. Have fun on your date. I think I've decided not to have any more b'days!

  14. Well its about time they had a licorice day!
    ~Lisa Co9T

  15. It's like living in a soap opera around your house! :)

  16. Hey, Madi, it's so cool that we are always learning neat stuff on your posts; the wind fact was awesome and licorice day sounds yummy...Congratulations on your date with Riley; we hope you guys and Tessa have a fun time together!...Calle/Halle bd is 10/23/04, their gotcha date is 01/30/05; Sukki's bd is 02/25/07 and her gotcha date is 06/28/08...We had just starting blogging when C/H gotcha date came around and Mom didn't even realize what that was at the time!...Happy Monday, sweet Madi!...xo...Calle, Halle Sukki

  17. Hi Madi! Wow, we are impressed you are willing to share Riley - that is so nice of you! We are sure you will have a wonderful time!!

    We find big wind day interesting - that 231 sounds really fast - we can't even imagine it!

    Our birthday/gotcha days are as follows(oldest to youngest).

    Kirzon - Gotcha day 11/25, birthday 9/25 (ish)
    Lola - gotcha day 5/5, birthday 3/15
    Virgil - gotcha day - 8/2, birtdahy 7/4 (ish)
    Barney - gotcha day - 6/17, birthday 5/16 (ish)

    The newbies who we don't actually have yet have a birthday of 3/31 - which is why they are still wtih their mom! We don't have a gotcha day set up yet but it can't come too soon!

  18. Hi Madi, it's very windy here today, so Big Wind day seems appropriate.


    PS. My berfday is June 28th! :-)

  19. That is a lot of wind. When it is very windy here, we run with our ears flat and our bellies low to the ground.

  20. HI Madi!

    *wow* I am impressed! You read books that is pawsome Madi! We did not know that was the strongest recorded wind speed and honest to goodness we don't ever experience even anything close to that. Momma has been through one hurricane (and countless near misses) and those winds were strong enough to scare her.

    My purrday is July 1st
    My Gotcha Day is June 12th
    Boo's purrday is Oct 1st
    Jinx & Ping is April 1st
    Gracie is Feb 1st


  21. Hi madi!
    Congratulations on your date with Riley!!
    We hope you have a special wonderful day!

    Thank you for letting us know the interesting fact.
    You are such a pawsome bookcat!!

    Tekorin's birthday October 10th
    Ku-suke's birthday April 9th
    B-sensei's birthday June 25th

    Have a happy Licorice day!

  22. We hope you have a good date with Riley and Tessa!!

    Ernie's Gotcha Day - March 11
    Zoey's Gotcha Day - Feb 16
    Wally's Birthday - June 16
    Wally's Gotcha Day - July 31
    (we don't know when Ernie's or Zoey's birthdays are)

  23. I guess our city knew about Wind Day today!
    We had a very windy day... all day!
    Date Night! I can't wait!
    Kisses and hugs

  24. Madi
    Congratulations on the date with Riley. I am sure that both of you will have a blast!!



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