Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SCAVENGER HUNT DRAWING



First of all Mom and I thank all who participated in our Scavenger Hunt.  We had fun creating it and hope you had fun playing.

BREAKING NEWS
We had NOT 1 but 3 benefactors who donated
a total $30.00 to Benny's GoFund.
SO MOM divided the number of 
extra tickets into the number of participants.
Mom added 3 eligible names for the drawing to everyone's total.

LOOK AT ALL THE NAMES IN THE BAG
 MOM WAS UNDER THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT I WOULD WALK RIGHT IN THAT BAG AND PULL OUT A NAME
SILLY, SILLY WOMAN
 I WAS RUDELY AWAKENED FROM
MY AFTERNOON NAP BY MOM SO
SHE GETS NO FAVORS

I WAS NOT IN THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN BEING A CAT IN A BAG



BUT I DID GIVE THE HANDLES A 
SNIFF

 THANK GOODNESS DAD AGREED
TO BE MY UNDERSTUDY
HE STUCK HIS LONG ARM WAY DOWN
AND MOM SAID MIX'EM UP


DRUM ROLL  
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THE 

WINNER
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CONGRATULATIONS 
SARGE.  
PLEASE ASK THE HANDS
IF YOUR P.O. BOX
NUMBER FROM THE CHRISTMAS
CARD EXCHANGE IS THE ADDRESS WE SHOULD USE OR  IF THE HANDS WANT
IT MAILED TO ANOTHER ADDRESS,
PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL SO WE CAN MAIL YOUR SCARF.
NOTE:
I did not go in that bag because upon completion of my automatic calculations of its size, I determined it was not deep enough nor wide enough for a Uturn.

Friday, July 12, 2013

This Moment, {See Beautiful} with a slight twist

This was my reaction when Mom told me 
she didn't by any Fancy Feast.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the story.  Evidently my expression was exactly what she felt.


This is a picture of my grandpeep's garage
Now for the rest of the story. 
take it away MOM
On July 3, 2013, I went over to check on a few things at their house (this is a reenactment staged on July 8, 2013 I did not have my camera with me.)  On the day in questioned there were black ominous clouds lurking over the house so I decided to 
use my remote to go in on the right side.

 Remember reenactment.. 
I pulled in on the right side closed the garage door
and went about my business. 
THEN
When I pressed the remote to leave the door only went up 3/4 of the way.  I tried the opener in the garage wall...motor groaned. Kaput. 
I WAS STUCK IN THE GARAGE

I tried to push the door up manually but it would not budge...the panel was bent.  As you can see it is a double garage.  Thank goodness I have a small car...it took me nearly 15 min of *pulling forward, backing up* repeat* to angle the CR-V to the vacant side.  
Did I mentioned it was HOT AS HADES IN THAT GARAGE TOO. 
 I finally got the car straight enough to back it out.
BUT since the motor would not stop groaning
I decided I better unplug it.  I found a ladder in my Daddy's 
workshop.  


Then I had to figure out what to do about the crippled
right garage door that was still 3/4 of the way up.  Thankfully I was able to manually pull it down.  THEN I, appropriately wedged
Crutches on both sides of the track to just to be sure no one could open it.  The repairman came on July 9.

 Needless to say seeing my car at the bottom of the driveway
was indeed 
This Moment, See Beautiful

 I was rather proud of my accomplishments
I might be older than dirt
BUT
 I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR I GOT MYSELF OUT



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

THURSDAY TALE

I HAD TOO

 MANY BALLS IN THE AIR
THEY ALL CAME TUMBLING
DOWN.
Dad finds balls in our yard
all the time.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SCAVENGER HUNT FOR BENNY


10 PM 7/10/13   
SCAVENGER HUNT IS CLOSED
THANK YOU EVERY ONE FOR PLAYING!!

I KNOW, I KNOW IT IS NOT MEOW LIKE A PIRATE DAY
BUT
WE THOUGHT THE PICTURE WOULD WORK
FOR A SCAVENGER HUNT TOO!!

OK EVERYONE PUT ON YOUR THINKIN' HATS AND
GREASE UP YOUR CLICKER FINGER
TIME TO GO HUNTIN'
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE QUESTIONS FOR THE HUNT
FOLLOWED BY A LINK TO THE CLUE.
ONCE YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS  PUT THEM IN  THE COMMENT BOX.
MOM HAS THE COMMENTS SET FOR MODERATION
FIRST SO THAT NO ONE CAN SEE THE ANSWERS.
THE HUNT STARTS AT 9:30 pm July 9th
AND IT ENDS AT 10 PM TODAY,
July 10th.  A panel of experts (me and Mom)
will read all of the submissions.
Drawing will air on  Saturday July 13, 2013.  The prize is
this scarf made by Mom's own fingers...





1.  What day did Pip and Puddles visit 
us on their Bucket Tour
click HERE for clue



2. Who did I, Madi, invite to the Valentine Ball 
click HERE for clue


3.  Who did I interview on Meet My Cabinet on 
March 11, 2013 and why did I interview that critter.
click HERE for clue

4.  What two parks did I, Madi,visit on Park Day and 
who took me to the park with them?
4a.  What Park did Mom visit
click HERE for clue

5.  What did I tell you that I WAS?
click HERE for clue

5a. What day did I, Madi, hold my very first court session
and who was on trial and why.
click HERE for clue

6.  What did mom do to embarrass me?
click HERE for clue

7. What day/date/year did I first appear on our blog?
click HERE for clue

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OH MY CRITTERS WE HAVE AN 
ANONYMOUS BENEFACTOR WHO JUST DONATED
 $20.00 TO BENNY'S GO FUND.  THE BENEFACTOR
ASKED US TO SHARE TICKETS WITH 
ANY CRITTERS WHO EITHER CANNOT BUY 
TICKETS ELECTRONICALLY OR CANNOT
BUY THEM AT ALL. 
PLEASE ADD A NOTE TO YOUR COMMENT SAYING YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE DONATED FUNDS
 FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
THANK YOU DEAR GENEROUS FRIEND
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY ITTY BITTY KITTY HEART 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT BENNY'S
GOFUND SITE
OR you may follow the  simple instructions below


Using PayPal to add FUNDS for BENNY....   this will go through Mindy Slimmer's PayPal account and she will send every cent on to Andrea/Benny...  Mindy is going to pay all the fees herself.        PayPal can accommodate any type of currency exchange and convert it to U.S. Dollars.   
1.   go to YOUR OWN PayPal Account
2.  Go to where it says Transfer/Send Funds
3.  Enter   THIS   email addres pugsandpurrs(at)gmail(dot)com  That is Mindy's account address
4.  Enter the amount that you wish to donate....    from $1.00 to.... ????
5.  FILL OUT THE COMMENT BOX...with a) Your Name b) what game(s) or activity(s) you are paying for          
ex.  I'm Clem Cadiddlehopper and I am paying for Madi's scavenger hunt
6.  scroll to the bottom and click  Send/Finish


Tuesday Tail AND REMINDER ON SCAVENGER HUNT

SOME DAY

MOM THINKS SAYS

SHE IS GOING TO MEASURE
 MY TAIL AND MY FRONT 
LEGS TO SEE WHICH IS LONGER


QUITE FRANKLY...I DON'T THINK
THE ARMY RANGERS HAVE ENOUGH
MEN TO HOLD ME DOWN!!

REMINDER AT APPROXIMATELY 10 PM, BEFORE MOM GOES TO BED TONIGHT SHE WILL SET UP THE SCAVENGER HUNT POST.
SHE IS DOING IT EARLY BECAUSE SHE 
HAS TO SET THE COMMENTS FOR MODERATION SO NO ONE CAN SEE ANYONE'S ANSWERS.
THE WINNER OF THE SCAVENGER HUNT DRAWING WILL WIN
HAND CROCHETED SCARF
AND IF YOU HAVE A GOOD SNIFF
YOU MIGHT EVEN WIN A WHIFF 
OF MADI ON THE SCARF.

REMINDER:
WE ARE HOSTING A 
SCAVENGER HUNT ON 
TO HELP 
WITH MONIES FOR 
BENNY'S MEDICAL TREATMENT
CLICK
HERE 
FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO PLAY

Gofund only takes increments of $5.00

For each $5.00 we'll put your name in the drawing two times
be sure to tell us in the comments how many times to put your name in the
drawing box

BE SURE TO PUT MADI'S
 


SCAVENGER HUNT

IN THE COMMENT BOX ON THE DONATION PAGE

Monday, July 8, 2013

Meet My Cabinet: MARG'S ANIMALS

Today Mom and I are pleased to feature
MARG'S ANIMALS 
COMMISSIONERS OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

1.  Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait.
Our Person's name is Marg and she is just plain old. Her special trait is just plain taking care of 
animals and trying to find homes for homeless animals. So we have lots of cats here since there just isn't 
anywhere else for them to live. Most of them were born at the neighbors and the Momma kitty was a very feral kitty and so the kittens were getting feral too, so she fed them all and eventually grabbed the kittens and 
brought them home. Then a neighbor found four little kittens under the hood of their car, so they came here 
too. Then one neighbor moved away and left their two cats, so guess who had to feed them. 
For this interview, we will just mention some of the cats that live here. 





2. If you had an alter ego , who would you like to be and why.
 Hi there Mahoney here, and I kind of like just who I am. I was rescued from a house that had been abandoned and so I am just very happy to have a roof over my head and lots of good food to eat. And the love is passed out a lot here. I have some great toys too.

3.What do you like best/ least about where you live??
Mahoney here again, I like it here because my Mom Maggie lives here with us and that silly Two Two lives here too and we play all the time.We have the best time charging around the house and pestering the Person. I can't think of anything I don't like. We have the Person all trained to feed us at least every 30 seconds.

4.Who are some peeps/furineds you would like to meet and why??
We would all like to meet Madi and her Mom for sure just because they are such special peeps and kitties. We just think it would be fun to meet any of the bloggers. 

5. If you could give one piece of random advice, what would it be??

Hi there, Momma kitty here, and I have several pieces of advice. If you should run across a feral colony of 
kitties, please try to Trap, Neuter and return them so they will be spayed and neutered and not be able to 
reproduce. I had three litters of kittens and luckily Marg has kept them but other wise they probably would 
have died. Feral cats are not bad cats and can make really nice pets with a lot of patience from the peeps. I 
finally got caught and do not allow touching, but I follow the Person everywhere she goes. 

6. What do you do for fun?
Hi there Two Two here, and I spend the day having fun. I will just bat anything I can find all over the 
house. It can be a little piece of dust or just anything. I have a favorite toy too that I talk to and carry it 
all over the house too. I just plain enjoy life. 

Hi there, I am Joe, the donkey and I live here with my buddy Smoke and our favorite thing to do for fun is to pick up the buckets in our pasture and just carry them all over the place. 


7.  What is the first thing you do each morning??
Maggie here, it is my job at 5 A.M. to wake the Person up so she can feed us. I wake her up by walking 
round and round her head. Finally she does get up and gets busy feeding all of us. I do this every morning. 

8. What is the first thing you notice about a new friend??
Mahoney here, the first thing I notice when one of the cats comes in the house from the outside world is 
how they smell. Our Person always looks for a good sense of humor in a person.  Our dog Ande, just loves 
everyone and is not fussy so she doesn't take much notice of anything.


9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name?? 
We were all rescued from around the neighborhood since no one else wanted us. So we have a large family. We mostly got our names from the color of our furs. Ohs is Orange, Bees is Black, Tees is tabby, Black is Black and so on. Mahoney was named after the very nice person that drove our Mom to Chemo and her last name was Mahoney. Maggie was named after the name of our vet clinic which was Magnolia and Maggie for short. Our person is not very good at naming kitties.

10.What is your absolute favorite food??
Missy here, and my favorite food is canned chicken. It is so yummy. 

Bonus question. 
How many animal languages does the Person speak? 
She does have a ton of languages that she speaks. She meows, woofs, and neighs and hee haws. She does not get them mixed up since the animals would not be happy creatures if she did.
Who would you say could be named Mr/Mrs. Congeniality?We really don't have a Mr/Mrs congeniality here. Most of us are cats and cats just are not friendly with other 
cats. Maggie and Mahoney love each other, but Mahoney will go after any stranger that comes in the house.


THANK YOU ALL FOR AN EXCELLENT INTERVIEW
IF YOU DON'T KNOW MARG'S ANIMALS CLICK 


TO VISIT THEM.  MOM AND I ALSO THANK MS. MARG FOR WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES ON NUMEROUS AUCTIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMALS IN NEED.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Itty Bitty Sunpuddle


This was not an Easy sun puddle to get into but I did it
BE SURE TO COME BACK TOMORROW FOR 
MEET MY CABINET
FEATURING OUR GOOD BUDDIES FROM
MARG'S ANIMALS