Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, May 5, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: ZAP

If you would like to participate in this fun meme
please click here to find a list of words for May
Today's word  is 

ZAP

As in, Mom are you really going to Zap me with that
water hose attachment?


I bet you are as puzzled by this picture as I was when Mom
attempted to vaporize me with this gun (actually it goes on the end of the garden hose)
 And she wonders why I don't sit in the bathroom while she takes a shower....the answer is I never know what she will do next...aka I cannot trust her. MOL

Friday, May 4, 2012

Trains, K9 Friends & SILLY MOM TRICKS

Last Friday, April 27th was my Dad's 10th birthday 
(MOL well at least that is what he told me).
Anyways the peeps spent Friday afternoon in Apex, NC at a 
Live steam train thingy* (*a technical word I made up)
This is the back of our friend Mr. Joe.
He is giving my peeps a ride on his train
Mr. Joe's birthday was April 26!!

When they got home, Dad told  me how much fun he had.  Riding and driving Mr. Joe's train thingy. 
He also told me something really funny that happened to Mom.  
As you can see, I paid very close attention to Dad while he told me the funny story.
 WARNING when you see the words
FUNNY PART, be sure to swallow whatever foodables or liquids you have in your mouth.
Pictures to follow.  


It appears there were lots of woofies at the train thingy.  Of course mom took her flashy beast.
This is little guy looks just like my BFF Mr. Pip.  His peeps own the property where the train thingy was held.  He has his own special seat/cage so that he doesn't fall in the path of the GATOR.
 This fellow is Sam he is a veteran train pooch.
His owner said when the train is going forward Sam faces forward
 and when they back up Sam turns around.  Sam was kind enough to show Mom how he did it.
They think he might be part Rottie..look at is cute little Rottie tail
 OMD this is Sasha and her Dad, Mr. Lee, my Dad's buddy.
Dad has been to Mr. Lee and Sasha's house so Sasha knows Dad......
 and really likes him.  Mom's feelings were damaged because Sasha would hardly let Mom pet her.
She evidently likes men a lot.  Mr. Lee said she sticks to him like glue
 FUNNY PART
This is Mom FINALLY sitting in the engineer's seat;
Mr. Joe (on the right) is LOL
because as Mom was trying to straddle the seat
 She lost her balance,  missing the seat
landing smack on top of the coal tender.  This is a picture
of her tush print in the coal dust.  Dad said she made quite an
IMPRESSION MOL MOL MOL!!! My Dad is so funny
My mom's middle name IS NOT
GRACE!! 
And yes she had a black tush all afternoon and 
had to go to supper like that.   Good news is it all 
came out in the wash.
 TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE SIZE OF THE TRAINS  
MOM TOOK A PICTURE OF HER FEET AS SHE WAS RIDING 
While Dad was the engineer
He did a really good job.

 THE SHOW STARTED IN THE AFTERNOON ON  THURSDAY APRIL 26; HOWEVER THE DAY MOM AND DAD WENT APRIL 27th, WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS
 HERE IS ONE OF THE PONDS ON THE 70 acre PROPERTY.

Mr. Joe giving Dad some engineer advice.
We don't know exactly how many miles of train tracks are on the property but Mr. Joe rode Mom and Dad around for nearly an hour.
DAD SAID IT WAS THE BEST B-DAY A GUY COULD HAVE!!
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
ALL ABOARD,
MADI AND MOM
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MOM HERE:  WHILE MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS AT WAL-MART ON WEDNESDAY I OVERHEARD A CELL PHONE CONVERSATION A YOUNG MAN IN FRONT OF ME WAS HAVING.    EVIDENTLY HE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK IN GOOD
GRACES WITH A 'LOVED ONE'.  I NEARLY F(ell)O(n)T(he)F(loor)L(aughing)O(ut)L(oud) WHEN HE SAID, AND I QUOTE,

"I don't even know what HALLUCINATING means, how can I be doing it?!!
And to quote Jeff Foxworthy, "Here is your sign"!!








Thursday, May 3, 2012

THURSDAY THEME SONG: Barry Manilow

Mom and I want to thank Hootin Anni for sponsoring


Mom is a big fan of Mr. Barry Manilow today's song is 
OUR version (changes in bold red) of Mandy which we are calling
 OH MADI

To hear this very pretty song (his version not ours) click on the video below.  Mr. Manilow really tickles the ivories on this song too.  


I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
A shadow of MOM and a Madi

 A face through a window
staring in the night
The night goes into 
Morning, 

 just another day
critters passing my way
looking into my house
I see a memory
 I never realized
HOW HAPPY YOU MADE ME 
OH MADI
Well you came and you gave without biting
and I sent you away
 You licked your lips at me and stopped me from screaming
I need you today oh Madi
You were sitting on the edge of your perch
You were blinking away the hours when love was mine
You were caught in an uphill climb
No fear in your eyes 
And nothing but your rear to get in gear

 Well you came and you gave with lots of meowing

 and I sent you away
Oh Madi
And you hissed at me making me shake
And I need you today oh Madi

Yesterday is a dream 
Now I face the morning
with a gentle breeze
and a strong cup of coffee
OH MADI

MOM AND I ARE GLAD THIS SONG IS OVER
AND WE HOPE MR. MANILOW WILL FORGIVE US.


MOM ASKED ME TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THERE VERY KIND COMMENTS ON YESTERDAY'S POST!! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(A few words) WEDNESDAY

We aren't sure if this is a treat, a trick or a fright.
We are sure it is something you rarely see....
Madi and Mom in the same picture.


Mom is outside on the porch taking a picture of me all by 
my lonesome inside looking out.




Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Tale: Raleigh is the first....


...City in the USA to have a 2 story Chick-Fil-A 

Click here to see lots of pictures of the Grand Opening including inside. 
Of course Mom took her flashy beast with her; however, she did not take in pics inside because she did not have permission from the 2 leggers inside.  However, she did take lots outside AND since you asked so politely...(MOL) she'll share the pictures with you.

I fell over in exhaustion disbelief when she insisted on telling me all about her chicken sandwich and how good it was yada yada yada
No I did not get a morsel all I had was my pink mouse.
 This is a picture of the two, yes 2, drive through windows
Picture was taken on Sunday the only day they are closed and the only day she could get a picture w/o getting smashed by a car.
 Every time the peeps pass by this new Chick-Fil-A
both drive through lanes are nearly out on the street.
The food for the drive through is prepared then put on a convey belts traveling up above the store to the drive through windows.
 Mom loves the gigantic American Flags that wave proudly at each Chick-Fil-A
 Nice view of the entire cafe from across the street.
Note the 2nd floor patio on the right side of the building
 They have a huge patio on the first floor

 When Mom told me there was huge Cow on the roof,
His sign says "Eat Mor Chicken"
I asked her exactly what it was she was drinking that day...

And politely suggested she take a chill pill..after all who in their right mind would see a cow on top of a building?
Speaking of seeing...do you see the spots on our back door?
Mom should spend more time cleaning the windows and less time behind the flashy beast!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Madi Moment

EVIDENTLY
I WON SOMETHING
MAYBE IT WAS THE MEGA MILLIONS
MOL
MOM HAS A NEW iPad she downloaded the Friskies cat game (thanks to TG and Jack for sending us the link)!!
Quite frankly I was not impressed, which is probably a good thing because Mom doesn't play well/share with others.
Hugs Madi

Sunday, April 29, 2012

BOX, CAKE AND PLATES

Ha Mom I caught you trying to sneak a peak at my tush!!


This is Dad's Baskin-Robbins B-day cake.
Before you ask, NO,I didn't get any
Chocolate on the outside, chocolate chip inside with yellow cake.


We have some more plates to share with you.
1. CRUZLUVR, Cruise Lover
2. RAWRRRR?, Yep it is Raw with 4 Rs and  ?
3. LUVDMYMA, Loved my Ma
4. VIDEO
5. MINIPIXL, Mini pixel on a Cooper
6. REVDOC?
7.CHATTY
8. DAWGDAYZ, On a pet sitter's car
9. DADTXI, Dad Taxi
10. BABYRED1
11. AMZGRCE, Amazing Grace
12. LEVERAGE
13. SHORTCKE, SHORT CAKE
14. HAIR314, NO CLUE
15.ICELVIS, I SEE ELVIS, too funny
16. WKPOTATO, instead of couch potato they are Work Potatoes
17.CATHCAR, No sure
18. HANDOTR, Maybe hand doctor
19. CORGYS, Corgis but the spelling with i was taken
20. K9OBDNC, Canine Obedience
21. IMAGINME, Imagine Me
22. FRANNNNN, Fran
23. SHOEGIRL,  Too funny 
24. GO-UMICH, Uni. Michigan fans
25. /DEV/TL, No clue
26. STELLAA!
27.LESSGAS, On a Prius
28. CSCO-21S, No Clue
29. ITALIA
30. BAGLADY
31. IYQ TOO!, I Q, TOO
32. SHDRTNEY,  No Clue
33. BACKFLOW

Never fear there are still more to come.
My peeps got my Grandpa Peep out of the hospital at 12:30 on Saturday.  He is very glad to be home.  Each purr and pray for his recovery this past week has been appreciated.
Hugs Madi and Mom