Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

HAPPY SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT\
TODAY'S WORD IS

CLEAN

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUN MEME CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


I ALWAYS 

CLEAN 

MY PLATE LICKETY-SPLIT 
MOM SAYS I HAVE THE FASTEST TONGUE IN TOWN

THIS WINNIE THE POOH PLATE HAS BEEN IN OUR FAMILY FOR A VERY LONG TIME
HUGS
MADI

Friday, June 8, 2012

THIS MOMENT BLOG HOP

Today we are participating in the very first 
{{{{This Moment} See Beautiful 
BLOG HOP
OUR HOSTESS IS our friend,  
GOLDEN SWEET 
The Golden Retriever
The purpose of this blog hop is to tell everyone about a 
Beautiful Moment.  
This blog hop will be the 2nd Friday of 
every month.

********
Our Beautiful Moment 

I am not a lap cat never have been, never will be...
but I do like to sit by Mom especially when she comes down to
my level the floor like she did recently.

 She had the flashy beast with her
 and even managed to snap some artsy 
and downright sweet/beautiful moment photos
with her left paw
 so that she could show you what I am is
 an arm pit cat 
Thank goodness the old girl was in a comfy position 'cause we
stayed like this for some time.  
THIS WAS A MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
Mom says let sleeping cats be, well except, when she wants a photo.
We wish you everyone a 
Beautiful Moment and be sure to capture it.
Mom and I would like to make a suggestion to all owners of 4 leggers.....
get someone to take a picture of your with your precious pet.
Some day it will be a priceless Beautiful Moment.
Hugs Madi and Mom



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: Benny Goodman

We thank our hostess Hootin Anni for sponsoring this fun MeMe


Last week we featured an an instrumental, Strangers on the Shore, a clarinet instrumental by Mr. Acker Bilk.  Lo and behold is was well received.  Our friend, Declan, the Greyhound, told us that
his Grandpa's all time favorite clarinet instrumental was Let's Dance by Benny Goodman Band. When we went over to visit Deccy on May 31, we found out it was Deccy's 5th Barkday.  Deccy never met his Grandpa but his Mum told him Grandpa would have loved Deccy very much. 
Today's Thursday Theme song is a belated Barkday wish   
To Deccy and in memory of his Grandpa


Let's Dance 


Deccy....


If I stand on my tippy toes and stretch my arms up really high (he is really tall), I bet I will be able to hold your paw so we  can shake a leg to this hopping tune.



Please click on the video below to hear Mr. Goodman 


Deccy if my best efforts to reach you fail, never fear
I'll climb up on the tippy top of my cat tree.  From way up here
I can look into your Greyhound peepers.


My crazy mom got so excited about featuring 
Let's Dance she decided to make a rare appearance on the blog. 
This picture was taken 1963 at her 14th Barkday.  She was dancing the TWIST.


Thanks everyone for stopping by to celebrate TTS tribute to
Music and Dancing

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Whisker Humps on Hump Day

Mom thinks my whisker humps are so soft.
She likes to rub them but sometimes she just gets carried away and I have to give my 'that is enough stare'!!
Happy whisker Hump Day


We had an unexpected visitor on Sunday....
In case you cannot see the picture is is a Gray Fox...Mom has tried everything she knows how to do to get it to load.  When she sends it as an attachment to an email it is fine but what we see here is just horizontal colored stripes. If you click on the picture, it will appear.  Anyway the Gray Fox is native to NC.  Mom has  had several sightings over the last 2 weeks; however, Sunday it nearly came up on the porch to say hi.  According to what we read
it can climb a tree too.  Mom said it jumped over the neighbors fence just like a cat.  MOL 
On Sunday it was chasing birds in our yard.  Mom expects it has some pups in the woods behind our neighbor's house.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TUESDAY TALE: TREASURES

WARNING:  
I am going to tell a tale....get comfy, grab a beverage and some foodables!!  Just Sayin'

Once upon a time a long, long, long ago before Mom retired she  used to wear dresses had a dress.  She decided to she didn't like the dress any more but she did like a piece of *pendant that came on the dress.  She cut if off the dress and forgot about it stored it away.  Then one day she said to herself (she does that a lot), I ask 
Kathy, our most talented friend, if she could make me a necklace out of it.  Upon receiving the picture, Kathy said yes indeedy she thought she could so we mailed it to her way out in O-Re-Gon.

*This is a picture of the piece of jewelry.
Fast forward a few weeks and lo and be hold Kathy had come up with a way to make it into a necklace AND  she made earrings and a bracelet too.  Fast forward to June 1...not** Earl our mailman 
delivered a package and OMF (oh my friends) I helped Mom
open it.   Kathy good idea to  including 'instructions' in the package 'cause sometimes Mom is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. 

With the help of my cat  eyes she was able to properly assemble the
pendant onto the gorgeous black crystal beads.
BUT then she held it up to my face and I said 
gimme Mom that is mine.
Mom that is simply gorgeous let me look a little closer

I became mesmerized  by the shiny beads and the pendant as it swayed back and forth.  I do wish I liked to wear collars because 
Kathy also makes collars for puppies and kitties.
But alas I don't so I'll just admire all of Mom's jewelry 
hand made by Kathy.
FYI:  Kathy told Mom she didn't have light colored beads that matched the pendant.  Being the clever lady that she is, Kathy soaked the light beads in tea until they took on the same bone color as Mom's pendant. FYI: they are a purrfect match!!
THANK YOU KATHY FOR MAKING MOM SQUEAL LIKE A LITTLE GIRL.
TO VISIT KATHY'S CRYSTAL CREATIONS CLICK HERE
**For many years my peeps thought our mailman's name was Earl...but it isn't, it is Tony
so now they call him NOT Earl.  You see what I put up with on a daily basis?!


THE END
AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION.
Hugs,
MADI

Monday, June 4, 2012

CELEBRATIONS: KITTIES AND PITTIES

1. KITTIES

TODAY MOM AND I ARE JOINING ALL CATS BLOGVILLE
IN CELEBRATION OF 
 HUG YOUR CAT DAY
Mom and I are all about hugs. We send them to our friends each day.

We thank Ann at Zoolatry for this beautiful button for cats everywhere.


Mom hugs me every night before we go to bed. Which is 'ok fine by me' because it means she doesn't have the flashy beast in her hands.  However, it also means we don't have many pictures of our love-ins.  This is an old(er) picture taken by Dad; but that is ok Mom's hugging style has not changed.

I thought it was very nice of Mom to wear a sweater to match my eyes....she is such a good Mom....and to her I say
Hugs and head butts old gal
Madi


2. PITTIES 


Today is our good buddy Corbin's barkday.
Click here to visit Corbin
In the past, he has been having a rip roaring man cave party.   
This year the only present Corbin wants for all his buddies and buddettes (of all breeds and species) to spread positive vibes with a Pitty Post. 

Corbin that is super duper easy for me 'cause 
I am a Kitty and if you drop the k
add a p 
I automatically be come a Pitty and that would make me a happy Kitty


I know several Pitties.  All of them love their two leggers and some of them even live with kitties.  My fav thing about Pitties is they wag their tail with their entire body.  I think I would be a cool Kitty
if I could wag my body like a Pitty


Mom says puppies are sweet, innocent, loving and trusting
but sometimes they are born to bad people. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

FLICKERS AND PLATES

COMMON FLICKER aka YELLOW SHAFTED


Next her 2 leggers and 
MOI

Mom loves her fine feathered friends.  She has been trying to
snap a good picture of a Flicker
Finally on May 25th Mrs. Flicker stopped by our watering hole for
a little sip of fresh cool water.  As you can see she even 
caught her with her beak open.

Here is a close up profile of this lovely lady wearing red necklace
and a lovely speckled coat.  We know this is a female because she does not have black whiskers/patches on the side of her mouth.  Both female and male have golden wing linings.    

PLATES
1. KAYELLIY
2.LONG-LE
3. LOV2LAF, Love to laugh
4.ANGEEZ, Angie's
5. MUZAKROX, Music Rocks or Mozart Rocks
6. SANDIVA, Lady likes the beach
7. JBIRDX11, Jay Bird 11
8. DRDOBR
9. 9LYVZ, Cat lover 9 lives
10. KRISSER
11. WILDLIFE,  Wildlife or likes to party, MOL
12. AGBULL8, Silver (AG element) Bullet on silver car
13. LUVABENZ,  love a Benz
14. BLUECLUD, Blue Cloud
15. FUN-TRK, Fun Truck
`16. IBLDPRPL, I bleed Purple, probably East Carolina U fan
17. BOSOXXS, Boston Socks
18. $Fari, Safari
19. FRI13TH, Movie fan
20. BEUDYFUL, Beautiful
21. BARBIEJAG
22. VETTECH
23. TV@6471, no clue
24. NCSUGRLS, N. C. State U, lady
Mom's Fav
25.  LOVACAT