Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: HUMBLE


WE ARE THRILLED TO BE BACK ON SCHEDULE WITH SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT
CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF THE WORDS

TODAY'S WORD IS 

H U M B L E:  adj: *low in rank, **meek, abase

As much as it disturbs me to admit this....
HUMBLE IS NEVER EVER NO NEVER USED
WHEN ASSOCIATED WITH 
FELINES.  I DON'T EVEN THINK I HAVE A SLIGHTLY HUMBLING PICTURE.


THIS IS MY ATTEMPT AT *LOW IN RANK
AS LOW DOWN ON THE FLOOR .
 AND I MUST ADMIT TO BEING HUMBLED
BY MY MOM'S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE..
IN SPITE OF MY LACK OF **MEEKNESS.



Friday, August 23, 2013

FRIDAY FRIENDS

Recently Mom and Ms. Lynne, mom of Dip, Bridge and
were emailing about a painting from a scene in Tuscany.
Mom was telling Ms. Lynne that we live in the 
Piedmont (which means foothills) of North Carolina and that an Italian grad student told mom that topographically the Yadkin Valley NC was very similar to Tuscany


One thing lead to another mom sent Ms. Lynne this picture taken in Yadkin Valley, the wine country of the Piedmont section of  NC.
Ms. Lynne had no idea we made wine in NC.  She absolutely
loved mom's photo.    She told mom she needed practice
with green watercolors... she asked if she could paint mom's photo


Mom was thrilled with the results...

Ms. Lynne we think practice makes purrfect and we thank
you for this beautiful watercolor of one of Mom's 
favorite places in our beautiful State of North Carolina.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Thursday, August 22, 2013

THURSDAY TWO TUXIE TALE

 I guess I could be called a Tuxie even though, technically,
I'm (charcoal) gray and white.

Today I'd like to share a tale about Biggie the Panda.
In all my 11 years I had never laid eyes on Biggie until
August 16, 2013.  You see Biggie is nearly 38 years old
and he has been tucked way for safe keeping.
Biggie belongs to my human sis. He was 
her very favorite stuffie in the world.
She got him for Christmas when she was 4 years old.

 Mom told me Biggie was my sissy's constant 
companion.  No matter where my sis was Biggie was there too.
 Then my Sis got big(gie), went off to school(ie),
finished school(ie) and moved into her own place(ie) then
she got married(ie) (15 years ago) moved to another cit(ie).  All the while Mom made sure Biggie was safe because she knew one day my Sis would ask about him. 

Mom says to be sure to notice the  black and white braided (friendship) necklace on Biggie...
My sis made that for him way back 38 years ago.   As you can see, Mom took good care of Biggie

Lo and behold, in a recent conversation Biggie came up...my sis said YOU STILL HAVE BIGGIE...Mom said of course(ie)!! Sis was surprised but as Mom told her never, ever would she send Biggie away. When Mom found out my sis and her hubby were visiting here Aug 16-18, 2013, she decided to put Biggie on the bed to welcome them into their bedroom.  The reunion was beautiful. 
Good friends like Biggie are the best!!

Mom wasn't sure how I'd react to Biggie.  This is the very first picture of me with Biggie taken just before my Sis arrived.  

 (Mom says to tell you  that is a sheet on top of the bedspread so that my furs stay here...I don't like to share them). 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TUESDAY TALE TITLE: ENRICHMENT

Mom is always on the prowl for fun enrichment thingies for 
me.  She says everything she sees has potential ($5.00 word)
for Moi!!

SO TODAY WE ASK YOU
WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
Mom is learning creative shots from you!


 Mom invited me (I jumped up on the table) to have a look see
 I gave it  thorough Madi smell.  It had some 
delish new smells. I sent the scents way back to my 
*Jacobson's Organ for identification.
(*The vomeronasal organ (VNO), or Jacobson's organ, is an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is found in many animals)

I told mom I was stumped and thank her for the fun activity
 The story is mom had a freebie at one of her local haunts
(Panera).  Mom is all about freebies and B(uy)O(ne)G(et) O(ne)
The freebie was either a iced latte or smoothie
Mom selected a Strawberry Smoothie
OMCs was she surprised when the lady gave her the smoothie
with this mammoth lavender straw....
Mom said the very first thing she thought of was 
I'll have to show this to Madi...and of course
I'm curious...I'm a cat (gasp) yes and I have to
investigate everything.

BREAKING NEWS
WE DON'T DO FACEBOOK BUT WE WERE TOLD 
BY ONE OF OUR FRIENDS THAT OUR BLOG WAS FEATURED ON BLOG2PRINT'S FACEBOOK PAGE 
MONDAY, AUGUST 19,2013.
WOOHOO!!!
THANKS BLOG2PRINT WE APPRECIATE THE 
SHOUT OUT.  WE HAVE ORDERED 6 VOLUMES
OUR OUR PRINTED BLOG FROM THEM

Monday, August 19, 2013

MONDAY MADNESS

I was all settled down for a nap in my upper chambers
 when the mom and the flashy beast
appeared at the foot of my bed
 I gave her the cold shoulder 'cause that is 
just how I roll.
 rested my head on my feets and off to dream land
I traveled...
TTFN
(Ta Ta For Now)
Madi

Sunday, August 18, 2013

BAD POETRY


WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A VERY FEEBLE ATTEMPT AT
HAIKU POETRY FOR TODAY'S 
BAD POETRY EVENT 
Hosted by Ku, master of Kaiku and Oz 

SUNPUDDLE
As the sun does shine
Across my floor

I see 
Myself napping in the puddle

And find my furs burning
In the hot, sweltering heat of summer

Sincerely 
Madi(son) D. Cat
(not) Poet Laureate