Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT


TODAY'S WORD IS.....



REAL (adj.): GENUINE, ACTUAL DENOTING IMMOVABLE
REALLY (adverb) 

CLICK Here TO FIND THE LIST OF WORDS FOR 
SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT

Friday, July 19, 2013

GOOD NEWS FRIDAY


Yesterday was a mixed bag of good news....
first I want to say a great big Thank you to my 
BFFF Sugar for sending Mom this adorable
T-shirt.  Mom was a judge in the 1st Anniversary 
This Moment, See Beautiful Event!!
The kitty has a pink nose just like me!!



Thursday (July 18) at 3:30 I had my annual
Senior Kitty Wellness Exam!!!  Since it was hotter
than blue blazes there were no pictures taken
in the car.
 But someone should have taken the camera for inside.

 MOM DID COOL OF THE ROYAL COACH BEFORE
DEPARTURE TIME
ANYHOOO HEY MOM THIS IS MY NOT
HAPPY LOOK!!!


It took me 87 hours to wash the vet cooties off my lovely furs!
Mom rarely catches my tongue in action 'cause I'm quick
but I had a lot of repair work to do!!

Every single inch of me was dirty....
Mom took 66 (REALLY) pictures of me washing.  In nearly all of them my tongue is showing!!

Now for the vitals.....drum roooooooollllllllll
last year I weighed a whopping 11.4 lbs.  
 Dr. S gently suggested my ideal weight should be
11 or slightly below...GUESS what counting kibbles
DOES make one lose weight...I am now
a slender 10.8!!! Woo Hoo
Mom is very proud of herself.  I'm just hungry.
My teeth look very good in spite of the lack of  tartar fighting
kibble
Dr. S was listening to my heart, I was wiggly, Mom
gave me a kissy on my nose.  Dr. S told mom when you kissed
Madi's nose her heartbeat went down...Ok Ok 
I will admit it 
I love my Mom!!
MOM


Thanks for putting me in the PTU, the car and taking me to the vet!
I hope you enjoyed my soprano version of 
O Sole Mia...next time I'll try to sing all of it.

LAST BUT NEVER LEAST!!!!

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY TO MY 
NEPHEW 
HARLEY
Mom was mistaken it is Harley's 9th
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER 
BUDDY!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

THURSDAY TAIL AND PRETTY PLEASE VOTE FOR GIZMO

FIRST  OF ALL MOM AND I 
THANK OUR DEAR FRIEND
HOOTIN' ANNI FOR GIVING US A 
MAKE OVER!!!  
MOM LOVES RED AND HUMMING 
BIRDS.
CLICK HERE 
TO VISIT HOOTIN' ANNI
SHE WAS THE HOSTESS TO 
THURSDAY THEME SONGS.


 If I squint my eyes she disappears
 Good grief she is laughing her head off at the
words on the box pointing to my luscious tush.
 seriously she needs a day job!!!
PS Yes the box is still in the foyer...where it has
been sitting for 87 months.  Mom says she hates to 
move it 'cause I've become accustomed to jumping up here and sleeping at least once a day


BREAKING NEWS
MY BUDDY GIZMO 
IS IN COMPETITION FOR
BEST ACTIVE LIVING BLOG
HE WAS FEATURED ON MEET MY CABINET
THIS WEEK.  HE IS MY OUT DOORSMAN GUIDE AND IF THAT ISN'T BEST ACTIVE
LIVING I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS
YOU MAY VOTE BY CLICKING
here

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ONE WORD WEDNESDAY and Blog2Print

HELPING




FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Yesterday several of you expressed an interest in printing your blogs.
Being helpful creatures we thought we'd share some tips and a picture of
a few pages out of one of our books.
Each of the volumes are about $35.00 a piece. Which isn't bad considering all the work I put in them. If I wanted I could spend over $100. on each. I keep the cost down by doing the following:
1.  I don't print comments..which is a bummer but it can add hundreds of pages to the book
2. I don't print page breaks, they just flow page to page.  Having each post on separate pages adds up too
3. I print the book in black and white rather than color and I order laminated paper covers.
4. Blog2Print can only load 1500 photos at a time.  When I printed volume 1, I was going to print over a year.  I got a warning we can only print 1500 pictures at a time.  Blew my mind...then I decreased the dates by about 4 months.

One thing I do print extra is a content that helps when you are looking up a particular post.




Tuesday, July 16, 2013

6 FAVORITE THINGS AWARD


THANK YOU

 TO OUR 7 FRIENDS AT COLEHAUS CATS

FOR GIVING US

'MY 6 FAVORITE THINGS AWARD'



IRONICALLY EDITION 
6 OF MADI AND MOM (THE PRINTED VERSION)
ARRIVED THE DAY OUR FRIENDS GAVE US THE AWARD.  

#6

Mom says being my assistant is a ton of fun
she loves writing and taking pictures
and thus far I enjoy posing.


We both say Volumes 1-6 of Madi and Mom
are 6 of our favorite things.  They document 
our blog in print over the last 4 years.
We celebrated our 4th blog-a-versary on
June 27, 2013.  Mom prints our blog every 6 months via Blog2Print!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Meet my Cabinet: Gizmo

GizmoGeodog  Outdoor/Woodsman Guide

First of all Mayor Madi let me tell you that I’m all happy ears and tail today.I was so honored to be named your official Outdoor/Woodsman Guide and absolutely jumping out of my furs to be interviewed by you.

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait.
I’m Gizmo Geodog, and I’m a 5 year old Border Terrier. I’m unstripped, so most people don’t know what  breed I am, but Momz and I both think that my “scruffy” style expresses my personality. My “Gotcha Day” is October 11, but my Barkday is some time in July.

My “thing” is being a geodog and showing all my furriends how much fun they can have geocaching. Momz last dog Bruno was her first geodog and I got to visit my first cache the day after Momz brought me home. I love to write about my geocaching adventures on my blog and encourage all my friends to give it a try.  

Geocaching is a a great sport where you get to go out on walks and trails and find containers that other folks have hidden using a GPS. Momz handles all the technical stuff and I use my nose. Furriends who want to learn more can visit www.geocaching.com.
GIZMO BALANCING A GEOCACHE ON HIS HEAD!!  PURRFECT POSTURE
2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why
I am so happy being myself that I can’t imagine being another fur…I have a great home and Momz and me have wonderful adventures and I always have fun
3. What do you like best/least about where you live
What I like most is that we have lots of wild places nearby with great trails that I can explore…That’s what makes me the perfect choice to be your   Outdoor/Woodmans Guide. What I like least is that it gets very hot in the Summertime so we have to limit our outdoors time.
4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why
I’ve been lucky enough to share sniffs and nose-taps with my pal Oz from Oz the Terrier PepperPom from Pepper’s Paws, Lulu from Life with Beagle and Flea from Jones Natural Chews. Of course it would be super special to have an in-furson date with my sweet gurldawg Misaki. I’d love to meet my Park Day partner FinnSugar the Golden Retriever, Emma the GBGV and the two Mollies, Mollie the Blonde and Molly the Wally. Oh gosh, there’s so many more I’d like to meet like the two Weims Easy and Goose, Frankie & Ernest…heck I want to meet efurryone! I like cats a lot and would love to meet you Mayor Madi and a bunch of my kitteh pals. I’m going to Barkworld in August and hope I get to meet a lot more of my furriends there.
5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?
Always have fun! That’s my motto and what I live by…I find fun in everything I do…
6. What do you do for fun
Everything! I make everything fun…I’m a very happy dog and love meeting new people and going places with my Momz and I wake up every morning just knowing that my day will be fun. Geocaching and hiking are my favorite things to do.
7. What is the first thing you do each morning
First I give Momz a quick face-cleaning then it’s outside to pee, then we go for a morning walk
8. What is the first thing you notice about a new furiend
First I notice their scent…It is very impawtant that they smell like a furriend…Next I check to see if their tail is wagging and if they want to play
9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name.
My Momz adopted me from the Polk county Animal Control Shelter about a month after her Bruno went over the Rainbow Bridge. You can read the whole story here and see a picture of me on the first day I came to my furever home. When we got home from the shelter Momz wasn’t sure what to call me…The baddies who left me at the Shelter had called me Lance (?!?) but Momz knew that wouldn’t do at all. I was kind of curled up and scared. She started saying different words and when she said the word Gizmo I liked it and lifted my head and perked up my ears…That did it…I became Gizmo and then I earned my official Geodog title.
10. What is your absolute favorite food
Uh, my favorite food is…food! BOL! Really, I’m pretty much an omnivore…I like meats and veggies and even some fruits and of course cheeses and yogurt. But I guess that salmon and alligator are my very favorites.

BONUS:  GIZMO Mom and I never heard of GeoCaching until we met you.  It is most interesting hobby and certainly one you excel at...please explain it to us, how you got started and how often you pawticipate and well anything you want to tell us about it.


There’s a geocache right across the street from our house so Momz took me over there the day after she brought me home and I found it. Now I have my very own cache at our house, so folks can come by and meet me. If they can’t find the cache I can show them where it is. I have my own travel bug tag so my new pals can log that they’ve met me. Momz and I have gone on geocaching trips all over Florida. We’ve gone to lots of events where I get to make new friends. My favorite trips were the ones to the Ocala and Osceola National Forests. We get to go Jeeping there and I get to be a real wild dog in the woods and find lots of caches. My real claim to fame is that I’ve found a 5/5 cache which is the very hardest kind, and requires a boat to complete. It took two whole days and we had to bushwhack for over 15 miles through swamps and cow pastures with no trails at all, just our GPS. At the end of the second day we had to take a boat ride to an island to find the cache. It wa my first boat trip and I did great. Lately Momz & I have been going out night caching to get in some extra walks after the sun goes down. I think the very best thing that geocaching has done for me is that I hosted my very own event and raffle and raised over $500.00 for the Polk County Animal Control Shelter where Momz found me.


If you haven't met Gizmo, click here to visit this handsome dude!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

TRIBUTE TO THUNDER


TODAY WE ARE JOINING IN A 
TRIBUTE TO 

T H U N D E R



TRUE FRIEND
HANDSOME
     ULTRA SOFT AND LOVABLE
NOBLE
DUNDER
EYES OF BLUE
REARED WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE


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OUR WISH FOR YOU SWEET BOY
RUN FREE 
CHASE BUTTERFLIES
ROLL IN THE GRASS
AND MOST OF ALL MAY YOU FIND LOTS OF SNOW
WE SEND YOU
MADI KISSES AND MOM HUGS

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Tomorrow Meet My Cabinet will  feature
Gizmo from Gizmo's Terrier Torrent, my Outdoor Woodsman Guide