Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, September 15, 2012

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

IF IT IS SATURDAY IT MUST BE PHOTO HUNT DAY
CLICK 

TO SEE A LIST OF WORDS

TODAY'S WORD IS

H A I R Y


THIS CLOSE UP OF MY TUMMY SHOWS JUST HOW
HAIRY  I AM

Happy Saturday
Hugs Madi

Friday, September 14, 2012

(THIS MOMENT) SEE BEAUTIFUL

ONCE AGAIN MOM AND I ARE THRILLED TO PAWTICIPATE IN 


Today Mom and I would like to share 2
This Moment (See Beautiful) 
by telling you a little bit about 


#1. HARLEY my sis's Cornish Rex Cat
NOT ONLY IS HE HANDSOME, HE IS THE SWEETEST KITTY ALL OF US HAVE EVER KNOWN.  YES IS SAID THAT OUT LOUD AND PROUD!!

Two years ago this month...maybe even to the day...Harley was very very sick..he only weighed 6 lbs and he could not keep his food down.   His vets had done everything they knew to make him better.  My sis and her hubby brought Harley up to Raleigh to have  some tests at a special Vet clinic.  We are thankful to tell you the tests helped Harley's vet confirm what they thought was IBD.  Harley also has diabetes...which coupled with IBD made finding the purrfect food for him a challenge.  
THIS MOMENT ....SEE BEAUTIFUL IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE AND DEVOTION TWO HUMANS HAD FOR HARLEY AND THEIR QUEST TO GIVE HIM THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIFE HE DESERVES.  HARLEY FELT THEIR LOVE AND DEVOTION.  HE NEVER, EVER QUIT FIGHTING TO GET BETTER.
Today Harley weighs 13 lbs, and is thriving on a very special ($$$$) food made of  duck.  He loves to nap in sun puddles, scoot on the floor, play chase with his humans AND most of all
he loves to cuddle in their laps purring and making biscuits.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT FOR SURE!!


#2. Mom and I thank Mad Snapper, Class Photographer for our Napping 101, for 
surprising us with this most adorable picture of the
'TEACHERS'  PAWTICIPATING IN
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
This moment is beautiful because of all the beautiful peeps we have met while blogging.
Like Mad Snapper they have all become
very good furiends
  
SUGAR AND MOM THANKS FOR THIS
FUN AND SPECIAL 
MEME.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: The Happy Wander


Mom and I thank Hootin Anni for hosting


I love to go a wandering 
Along the mountain track
And as I go, I love to sing
My knapsack on my back

Chorus


I love to wander by the stream
That dances in the sun

So joyously it calls to me
"Come join my happy song!

I wave my hat to all I meet
And they wave back to me
And the blackbirds Hawks call so loud and sweet shrill
From ev'ry green wood tree

High overhead, the skylarks wing,
they never rest at home
But just like me, they love to sing
As o'er the world we roam.
Oh may I go a-wandering
Until the day I die
O, may I always laugh and sing
Beneath God's clear blue sky and glorious fall colors

Photo taken at Leadmine Lake, about two blocks from our
home Fall 2011

Now we invite you to listen to both versions both under
 2 minutes

The one and only Muffets



And an accordion instrumental by Myron Florian of the Lawrence Welk Band



NOW FOR THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN
BLOGVILLE.....ARE YOU READY
MY MOM TOOK ACCORDION LESSONS FOR TWO 
YEARS WHEN SHE WAS A WEE LASS.
She wishes she had continued but alas she lost interest*.
Her one claim to fame was picking out the notes and "Lady of Spain" totally by ear.  (Probably because*)when she played it for her teacher he got very upset...probably because she had not practiced the week's lessons. MOL
Mom isn't very good at following the rules

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: NAPPING 101

GOOD MORNING Class
I want to take this opportunity to thank Sarge, from 
for making this personalized backpack for me.

Today will be slam packed with helpful demonstrations.
I can tell by the rowdy crowd most of you are clueless about class so here is a reminder

EVERYONE PLEASE STAND, PUT YOUR RIGHT PAW OVER YOUR HEART AS WE PLEDGE THE UNITED STATES FLAG!!  
If you are from another Country, we thank you for standing.

NAPPING 101: SYLLABUS
This course will offer insight into the science of napping,
the environment needed to produce the best nap,
and different napping techniques and how to best
keep interlopers from disturbing your naps.
Course outline
1. How to avoid interruptions 
2. Sleeping environment
LUNCH BREAK
Raffle for 2 books and a scarf going on all day
at Mona and Weenies
3. Sleeping positions
4. Proper Stretching 

There will be roll call before each section.
When you hear your name please meow, bark, squeak,
bray or squawk to let me know you are here.

Before Class is dismissed we have a very special treat for you!!

NAPPING 101 WORKSHOP

1. How to avoid interruptions
Student pawticipation:
All the kitties at Squirrel Queen's House
Kitties remember you are on Squirrel Patrol
Finn (K9)
It isn't time to go to the park yet
Molly (K9)
Please take your glasses off the top of your head.
Bronson and Pepper (K9)
No you may not wear Cherry's on your head 
Sasha (K9)
I know you are a Chef but this is not cooking 1010
Jasmine and Simba (Feline)
I know you love the garden but no garden gloves in class
Brulee and Truffle (Feline)
Ladies no sweets allowed in class
Einstein and Darwin (Guinea Pigs)
Please get your piggy noses off the blackboard

a. Sleep with one eye open
b. Never make eye contact But be sure your lasers are on high beam for night vision

c. Scream, kick and pitch a hissy fit whenever you are bothered 

d.  AND if all of the above fails......
LEAVE

2. Sleeping Environment
Students pawticipation
Prancer Pie's Pack(4 Feline's 1 K9)
My mancat please wipe the pie off your nose it is distracting the class.
Goose (K9) 
This is not the time or place to be daydreaming about hiking in Idaho
TK and Squashies (Felines)
Pay attention, I know you 2 would rather be sunning on the deck
Pip (K9)
I'm going to get you a booster seat so I can see your handsome face.
Remington (K9)
Please take off your cap and put your football under your seat

Katnip Lounge, (Baker's Dozen Felines)
Please form a straight line so I can count your noses.
Pony Bloggers (K9s and Felines)
Kate and CB Please tell the class a little about Alaska
Island Cats (3 Felines)
You are late!! Please reset your watches we don't use Island clocks here
Puddles ( imitation Greyhound)
Excuse me, Missy...If you roll those Doxie eyes at me one more time you will STAY after class, writing "I will not roll
my eyes", 1000 times.

a.  Be sure your furs are just the right temperature
not too hot, not too cold

b. BUT avoid bright colors.  They are loud and will give you nightmares.

c. Always keep a night light turned on... just in case you need a
midnight snack or you need to p.p.

 e.  If you have a roommate, give them a full set of house rules!

 f. If they come in after curfew, take their paws away from them!!


LUNCH BREAK: 

Please be back in your seat  promptly at 1:15

Please exit the room to the rear in an orderly fashion

Sasha and The Pony Bloggers will be serving lunches
Vegetarians the salad bar is to your right
Everyone else the full service buffet is to the right
Now that everyone has full tummy let's talk about....

3. Sleeping positions
Student Pawticipation:
Marg's Pets (22 Felines, 2 dogs and 2 Donkeys)
OMC(ritters) I don't have enough seats...some of you will have to 
sit on Joe and Smoke's backs
Nora and Blaze (K9s)
Eyes to the front please...this is napping 101 no Hunting 'possum
101
Chronicle of Woos (4 Pack)
Phantom your pack's manners are excellent
Eric and Flynn (Felines)
I hope you two fine English gents are able to understand
my Southernese
Miss Mindy (K9)
Please park your Cinderella Coach at the back of the class
Sugar (K9)
Golden Aloha Sugar please share your lovely Hawaiian fruit with the class
Jazzi and Addy (K9s)
Ladies, I'm sorry no Tacos in class and no running in circles
Frankie and Ernie (K9s with Tudes)
Cover yourselves no whitey tightys  allowed in class
a.  REM sleep occurs if, and only if, your bed is the correct size!
 b.  Once you find a comfy bed cover you eyes so nothing distracts you.

 c..  Sun puddles make the absolute BEST places to sleep.
If your house is like mine, there are a variety of sun puddles

 d.  Paws down the very BEST place to sleep is close to Mom.
I feel very safe and relaxed
.
4. Proper Stretching 
Student Pawticipation:
Lorenza (K9)
OMDs what a gorgeous dress your G-ma made for your first day of school...love the bow on your tush
Maggie Mae and Max (K9s)
OMDs sit your wiggly Boxer tails at your desk now
Cat's Cats (5 pack)
Yes you may all sit together you are very well behaved
Manx Mews (Felines)
Please follow Abby your seats are on top of the shelf
Willow (Feline)
Goodness me I had no idea you were such an experienced napper
Nellie (Feline)
Take a chill pill...I know you aren't really as rowdy as you appear
Trudy (K9)
If you sit very still in class, you may go for a walk at recess
a.  After a good nap it is important to stretch and yawn
(it saves energy to do them at the same time)
 b. Keep your eyes shut until you have properly stretched your legs
c. Once the juices are pumping raise your tush up in the air
to stretch your back then open your eyes
 d.  Last but not least stand up and reach for the stars!!



We hope you all have enjoyed Napping 101.  
In case you have any questions in the future, my contact info is

Ms. Madi(son) Diva Cat, PhD, 
SoN (Science of Napping)
Cell #: 1-888-228-6277
(1-888-cat-naps)

TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIVENESS AND EXCELLENT CLASS PAWTICIPATION.  MOM AND I
HAVE ARRANGED FOR A VERY SPECIAL 
Before recess,  please gather at the front of the class 
for our Class Picture
Mad Snapper is set up for our official Class Picture

RECESS 
HOSTED BY 
NINA AND HER MOM MS. CINDY
PLEASE CLICK

HERE 

TO BE RUN OVER TO THEIR BLOG

Disclaimer on the course:
You will not receive any degrees for attending, you will not be compensated for your time, 
BUTT
you will receive a virtual, honorary
diploma that can be wave in your human's face anytime they dare to wake you from a deep sleep.



Below is a list and link to all the classes being taught today

Higgins       Class      Security 101 How to Serve and Pawtect
Nora          Class       How to train a Foster Brother or Sister
Kelly            Class      Dieting
Noodles        Class      Walking like a Prince or Princess

Nola           Class       Modeling and OR Minion Ruling

Echo          Class      Comfy Places to Rest or Sleep     AND...  a super LUNCH BOOTH  
Frankie Furter         Class         PAWli Sci.

Jazzi      Class         Creative Table Snatching

Kresty Krew        Class  # 1 Jimnastikals    and   Class #2   Deportment

Sarge     to SEE ALL of  the BACKPACKS    and  fur  seeing the   BOOKS for Door Prize drawing

Pip          Drawing fur DoorPrize.. BOOKS only
for two wonderful K9 Books donated by Sarge, Frankie and Ernie

Puddles       Drawing fur Door Prize... Scarf Only 
hand crocheted scarf donated by Madi and Mom
Color Heather Gray w/ navy stripe, washable, 50" long
free shipping in the USA

Casey        Class         Back to School Fashion Tips

Sasha    Awesome Possum Pizza Booth and Rolling TRUCK...  available fur Class Break times too...
Tucker         Class        How to Chews Toys

Milo Dixie and Newby      Class #1. Dachshund German fur Peeps  and  
                                      Class # 2. College Prep.  Blanket Fluffing

Daisy Bella & Roxy       Class         Mathematics 121   Dog/Cat to Treat Correspondence

Madi        Class     Napping 101           AND the SCARF for the Door Prize

Mona & Weenie    Class     School Bus Riding Rules   
    
            PLUS   This is where you will find the
 CHIP IN for Door Prizes (2 book set and Crocheted Scarf)  
 AND .....ALSO  the  
  CHIP IN for Bumble Bee and Plane RIDES and Apples for your Teacher(s)
      THESE CHIP IN THINGYS    are for Miss Sandra and the Houston Pittie Pack...   to help them get settled in their new home...    A very special Lady.. is going to MATCH what we earn here up to $500.00

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

I, is Madi, and I approved the mess(age)

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO FROM MY 
CAMP-PAIN MANGER
THE ONE 
THE ONLY
PUDDLES DUDDLES RAINWATER
Imitation Greyhound
a true Southern gal with flair and currently
stylin' electric blue nail polish. 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GIVING...............


TODAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
WE THANK EACH AND EVERY FIRST 
RESPONDER IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY
FOR THE SERVICE
THEY 
G I V E 
EACH AND EVERY CITIZEN

Giving
...AT LEAST AS MUCH FUN AS 
RECEIVING 
BECAUSE it is my job I  GET TO HELP WRAP THE PACKAGES
We have tape, scissors
 a gift
 and some purrty wild paper
  and most of all the Madi look of approval
Now it is time to wrap!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

NAPPING 101 CLASS ROLL

Good Morning friends far and near
OMC/OMD we were astounded by the number of
beings who pre-registered ON 
AUGUST 27, FOR OUR 
NAPPING 101.
In case you don't know me, I'll be wearing my very stylish back sack fashioned by Sarge at Sarge Speaks Out
Thank you Sarge and Assistant it is a most fitting
Back sack.  We especially like the tiara!!


Mom and I thank all of you for pre-registering!!!

I asked mom to post the class roll separately from 
the actually class.....so
D R U M   R O L L 
HERE IS THE 
C L A S S R O L L

Lecturer: 
Madi(son) 
click here to see my extensive list of credentials

Visiting Mentor and fellow teacher
BOSSY BETTY
Bossy Betty is an English teacher by day and a
Bossy Blogger by night

Official Class Photographer:
Ms. Sandra aka MAD SNAPPER
Word of warning Mad Snapper will snap a picture of
anything, ANYTHING, and it will appear on her blog... so be on your best behavior!!

Recess coordinator:
Bird Brains and Dog Tales Ms. Cindy and her K9 assistant Nina.  
Ms. Cindy is extremely crafty and well qualified

My class roll is not alphabetized.  I will list the pawticipants blog and link followed by their name.

Through Squirrel Eyes
Ms. J, the human, regularly volunteers in Trap, Neuter, Return clinics in her city.
We have been BFFs with her since very early in our blog.
Miss Cindi Lou, Sissi, Big Boy, Spooky, Little Boy, Bandit and Bob
all Cats....no a single Squirrel in the pack
Finn Howard
Finn, Golden Retriever, Mistress of Blogville's Closing Ceremonies
Molly the Wally, The little dog with a blog
Molly, she was a roving Reporter for the Blogville Olympics
Life with a Cherry on top
Bronson and Pepper, two terribly cute Terriers
Silly Sasha the Lovable Shih Tzu
Sasha
Princess Jasmine from Kitten to Cat
Jasmine and her loyal brother Simba, they both have green thumbs
Sweet Purrfections
Brulee and Truffle are just too sweet for words
Prancer Pie
Prancer Pie, Precious, Princess, Princeton, (Cats) and Chi-Chi an itty bitty
K9 who rules the roost.
Gospel of Goose
Goose, is a gentle soul with a heart of gold
The Legacy Chronicles
Casey and Cinderella, Two Boxers making a difference
TK Furrever Home
TK and Squashies
Two cats who got a second chance in a furever home
Pip Gets Back in the Game
Mr. Pip, is a tiny dog with a heart the size of Texas and an inspiration to us all
Never give up!!!
The Life and Times of Remington
Remington is very versatile.  He wears many hats but his favorite is his Coaches hat.
He shares his home with 4 felines who literally LOOK UP TO HIM, after all he is a tall, handsome Newfie
Katnip Lounge
aka The Baker's Dozen, their peeps are hilarious!!
Kona Kitty, The Baby, Grayce, Tiny Johnson (he would like to eat Baby), Felix, Rupert, Scouty,
CC, Sweet Pea, Maui, May Ling, Salem and Sylvester.
Nonnie's Random Thoughts
Trudy is a new K9 friend...recently we learned she loves, loves, loves her walks.
Marg's Pets
Blessings to Ms. Marg for taking care of all the creatures great and small!!
Smoke and Joe, donkeys, Jasmine and Ande, dogs
Cats: Mahoney, Maggie, Little Bit, Two Two, Missy, Gertrude, Tees, Bees, Ohs, Orange Boyz, Splitters,
Black, Tabatha, Spitters, Khaki, Lucky, Mister, Girl Kitty, MewMew, BG and Momma Kitty
Nora B. Webster
Nora a happy Husky,
Mrs. Master and Mr. Master foster Huskies awaiting a furrever home
The Chronicle of Woos,
Phantom, Thunder, Lightning and Ciara,
The Woos are lead by Phantom, Sr. Statesman who rules with a gentle with a gentle paw and a lot of love
Eric and Flynn Adventures
Eric and Flynn are two very daring and adventurous mancats.  They love wondering and hunting
on their horse farm in the UK.
Hoods Happenings
Miss Mindy's Mom and my Mom met long before blogging and they both started blogging at the same time.
Sugar the Golden Retriever
Sugar is not only sweet she has the most Golden smile you can see it all the way over in Hawaii
Jazzi's World
Jazzi loves Tacos better than smell mail.  She shares her home but not her Tacos with Addy
El Diario de Lorenza
Lorenza is the best dressed K9 or Feline in Blogville.  Her G-ma is Mistress of Seamtresses!!
Maggie Mae and Max
Maggie Mae is a beautiful Boxer with the most gorgeous long legs...earlier this year
her peeps adopted Max and that is a good name 'cause he is a Max(imum) Boxer brother to Maggie Mae.
Cat's Cats
Archie, Ben, Casper, Jimmy and Kip (Cats) and Rio, their K9 Sis
Mom calls Ms. Cat a Cat Whisper somehow this family of 5 mancats and a K9 Sis
live in wonderful harmony with respect and love for each other.
The Island Cats Everyone wants to be an Island Cat
Ernie, Wally are so funny and have the most amazing conversations.  They share their home with Zoey,
who was formerly feral and loving life on the other side of the window.
Manx Mews
Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx and Gracie
Abby is the Manx of the family and she is itty bitty but IN CHARGE
All of these kitties have some of the most beautiful green eyes we have ever seen.
Da Weenies of Florida
Amber and Max are leaders (everyone knows Doxie are in charge) of a large pack of Pups and
two humans.  They have their cute little paws full.
The Pony Bloggers
Kate,CK and Val are the 2 leggers  in charge of
Echo, Razzy, Kepsey, Darwin and Charon
Kate and CK are two very smart and funny young girls living an exciting and adventurous life in Alaska
Cat From Hell
Penelope aka Nellie had a rough beginning to life until she found her forever home
Now she just likes to pawtend she is tough.
Devoted to Willow
Willow is a busy kitty.  Last year she juggled napping in between helping her  Mom complete grad school.
Willow is one excellent napper.  Could be this student will teach the teacher

We look forward to seeing everyone in class
on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Supplies need:
A smile, your favorite blankie and a love of learning.
Course material, snacks and fun all provided
Hugs Madi and Mom





Sunday, September 9, 2012

MO-CATS DAY

I AM TOOTING MY HORN IN CELEBRATION OF
MO-CATS DAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012


DID YOU KNOW 

I SUSPECT IT WAS probably a rodent, or a bird
BUT I DON'T WANT TO START A RUMOR 
SO I'M JUST GOING TO IGNORE IT!!