Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Tales and leftovers



 Kasi, our next door K9 Border Collie, asked her Peeps to give mom a thank you gift to tell her how much Kasi appreciates that Mom is willing to take her for walks when her peeps have to work 87 hours.

I might be obsessed with ribbon but BOXES are still my first obsession.


RE-ENACTMENT of a TRUE event from before Christmas.
Mom was on a cleaning spree.  She put two of my Yeow!!!! Cat nip filled sardines on top of my cube so the sucky monster could vacuum all of my furs from every surface in the house.  
She was at the desk with the flashy beast when I walked up to my cube to inspect the relocation of my sardines. She snapped this picture BUT not even a flashy beast was quick enough to capture what happened next.....

 To hear mom tell this story you would think it was the funniest thing she has ever seen.
So here is the re enactment.....as told by a crazed mom.
I looked a the relocation of my sardines for a moment...then I put my front paw on the
edge as if to knock them off.  My paw pushed it down like mom's finger; however,
I must have been surprised that the cube moved downward.
 I quickly took my paw off....when I did that cube turned into a trampoline for my
sardines...they turned in to jumpin' catfish...they flew up in the air.
Mom says I was so startled I jumped backwards as
 the sardines landed behind me grazing my tush which made me jump again.
This is a real photo of where they landed about 2' from my cube.
Mom began to LOL LOL LOL LOL so much that Dad bellowed
what is going on. Mom told Dad and then they both were
cackling like crazy people.

 As for me...now that I know the cube is possessed with evilness, I'm keeping a good bit of distance between me and that crazy wild cube


Here it is the end of another wonderful year in blogville.  I would like to purrsonally thank 
each and every pal in this lovely land for putting up with my nonsense,
for inviting me in to your lives via your blog, for including me on some of your antics but most of all

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP, MAY YOU ALL CONTINUE TO BE INSPIRED 
HAVE GOOD HEALTH AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR AND LETS KEEP THE FUN RUNNING AT FULL SPEED. MOM IS EXCITED THAT SHE AND DAD WILL BE MEETING MANY OF YOU AND YOUR PEEPS AT THE
FYI for those she meets...you need to keep your eyes on her at all times she is tricky!!

B.A.R. 

IN JUNE 2016 there will be more info on this coming in the next weeks.

Hugs and kitty kisses
Madi your bfff


Dory and Murphy and Stanley are hosting a week long Hijinks event of the funniest stuff ever
click on their names to visit or jump in my tunnel

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year's Eve, Eve and Monkey Bread


Monkey Bread recipe from Sunday's post

Ingredients:
4 cans (10 to a can) biscuits.  I used grocery store brand butter me not (flakes of butter in biscuits)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon*
2 teaspoons of ground cloves*
1 teaspoon of nutmeg*
3/4 cup brown sugar*
(optional: raisins and pecans  to taste but I've never added them)

Preheat oven to 325, bake for 45 minutes

Supplies needed:
You will need either a bundt pan (fluted sides) or a pound cake pan.  
Large zip lock bag


Sauce ingredients
1 to 1 1/4 stick butter (1 is plenty)
1 cup brown sugar

Directions:
spray pan with PAM
Mix all of the spices*  then pour into a large zip lock bag.
Quarter biscuits, add to zip lock bag one can at a time, shake well, take them out and spread around pan evenly.  Repeat until all 4 cans are in the pan.

After all the biscuits are in the pan, prepare sauce as follows:

In a small sauce pan, cut up the stick of butter add brown sugar.  Simmer on low until melted. pour over biscuits  Bake at 325 for 45 minutes

HINTS:

Over the years I have learned I can prepare the biscuit and spice mix the night before.
Cover tightly with foil store in fridge.  The next day all you have to do is prepare the sauce.

GREAT FOR BREAKFAST.
Years ago we were told the name came from the fact that it is served by just pulling off pieces like a Monkey would do.  But it is too hot and too messy we serve with a large spoon.
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Dory and Murphy and Stanley are hosting a week long Hijinks event of the funniest stuff ever
click on their names to visit or jump in my tunnel

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

On Christmas Day......#2 package

This happy kitty finally got to open these two pressies.
Mom had them neatly stacked under the desk...but as you can see I rearranged them.
The one behind me arrived 87 days ago 

Second Present!!
This happy kitty received a soft, full package from
her man....
Raz
At first, I was absolutely sure RAZ mailed himself to me.....



a delightful package of Temptations....
Raz my man was so thoughtful he sent a gift for my
nose, my mouth and......
for my sense of touch the most wonderful handmade kitty snuggle blankie
that I can get in and OMCs it has Raz smell mail and look at the fluffy stuffs on the edges.


Dory and Murphy and Stanley are hosting a week long Hijinks event of the funniest stuff ever
click on their names to visit or jump in my tunnel

Monday, December 28, 2015

On Christmas Day...#1 package...

I finally got to open both on Christmas Day...but mom will post the pics today and tomorrow
Present #1 ....(behind me) arrived 87 2 weeks ago days ago!!
But before it arrived Dad received an email.......with explicit instructions to DAD aka Mr. Bryan not to let Mom or Madi  touch this package until at least Christmas Eve...
THEN some buddy left this comment on my blog:

TO Mr. BRYAN..... Thank you fur Keeping Madi and her MOM outta that pressie package... You can let them have it this Evening... if they are driving you crazy!!!! We KNOW Wimmen!!  Just sayin, buddy... Just sayin.

Yep it was from the first Mayors Emeritus of blogville Frankie and Ernie to 
the First Mayoress Emeritus 

 OH MY CATS IT IS A CAT TUNNEL WITH A FRONT AND BACK DOOR
THE BACK DOOR IS KINDA LIKE A KITTY DOOR I JUST GIVE IT A HEAD BUMP
AND OUT I GO.


Please come back tomorrow for Pressie #2 unwrapping!!

PSA 

MOM WILL ADD THE MONKEY BREAD RECIPE TO THE BOTTOM OF 
MY POST ON WEDNESDAY.  


Dory and Murphy and Stanley are hosting a week long Hijinks event of the funniest stuff ever
click on their names to visit or jump in my tunnel

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Easy like Sunday on Christmas Morn

Christmas morning, 1993, a tradition began in the family.
It was the first Christmas morning my Sis brought her (then boyfriend, later to be my BIL) to spend
Christmas day with us!!
Mom tried her bestest to think of something quick and good for breakfast.
She decided to make monkey bread...it was a huge hit.  Mom didn't know that 
boyfriend/later BIL loved anything with cinnamon in it...and HE HAD never had
monkey bread. Mom has been making Monkey Bread every Christmas morning since then!!



Sissy and sweet BIL gave my peeps a set of matching coffee mugs
from MJ Wilkinson Pottery. 


Cats on the Job is mom's early birthday gift she'll be older than petrified dirt in January
What a fun book full of stories about Mom's favorite subject C A T S

Did you know they make coloring books for adults now?
Yes they do and this is what was on mom's Christmas wish list that she sent to Sis!
Mom has been so inspired by Ms. Lynne blog Sketching with Dogs,
Mom can't draw a straight line with a ruler BUT
she HAS always been a huge coloring fan. Creative Cats book was a big hit!!

Dad sent Sis a very simple but necessary wish list...new COLORFUL socks with 
steel toes.  Lo and behold they don't make socks with steel toes but they do have reinforced toes!!
Bingo sis did a great job!! 

Dad told me to tell you HE keeps his nails very very short, no clue why they get holes other  than the peeps do a lot of walking every day

After 'hissy' Sissy and sweet BIL left to visit his family, I was once again reigning DIVA
of the house.  I ran right up to their room to leave them a present on  their bed, my furs!  
Dang it!!! Mom forgot to tell me they were not coming back here today! 
Sometimes it doesn't pay to wait to give the gift that keeps on giving.
Next time they come I'll give them a double dose of furs.

Santa and Chrissie-mouse belonged to my Sissy when she was a wee girl.

HAPPY EASY SUNDAY TO YOU ALL

Monday, Tuesday and Friday of next week will be show and tell on some very special gifts I received!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORY!!

DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS?  TODAY IS DORY'S DAY!!
SHE IS CELEBRATING WITH A BLOG HOP AND A HIJINKS,no clue what it is
but if Dory is doing it there will be frolicking and fun and food and
dancing and you might even see some twerking.
Before the festivities started, Dory and I had a little gal time at my house.


HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MY FRIEND!!

DORY GAVE US LOTS OF WAYS TO CELEBRATE.  ONE WAS TO SHOW YOU MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS PRESSIE THAT I OPENED ON CHRISTMAS DAY..A BOX..
ACTUALLY A BOX IS MY FAVORITE PRESENT ANY DAY!!

 I'M IN CHARGE OF QUALITY CONTROL
I HAD TO CHECK OUT EVERYONE'S GIFTS
 AND THEIR BOXES...
 DID YOU KNOW I LOVE BOXES?
 ESPECIALLY STURDY BOXES WITH SPECIAL
EYEBALL HOLES AND
 LIME GREEN TISSUE PAPER
 MADI THE 'TOP CAT' SIGNING OUT


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy PAWlidays blog hop


Today we are thrilled to be pawticipaiting December 24 – 26 for Pawlidays FUN Blog Hop, you can share your pet's  Pawlidays photos. Pawlidays hop is hosted by Sugar, along with blog pals Oz the TerrierMurphy and Stanley,Barking from the Bayou, and Dory’s Backyard.



Below are some of my photos from this beautiful holiday season.
Some you have seen some are new.
Our warmest wishes for a PAWliday filled with love.






Never fear Frankie and Ernie...the snowfreaks here are harmless the prickly holly leaves keep them from spreading

Mom and I will be back ON SATURDAY TO CELEBRATE 
DORY'S 12TH BARK DAY!!
Until then be sure to hug lots, eat lots and love lots
Madi and Mom

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Eve, Eve doings

Company is a comin' the stockings are hanging, the presents are wrapped
mom is making pumpkin bread and doing some prep for Christmas Eve supper


Here are a few pictures and a video for your entertainment!!

I had the camera set on 'backlighting'  not sure what that is for but it made for an interesting photo

This is the same photo on auto setting.

Mia and Frisco have truly bonded.  We hear the rugrats are doing very well!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday Tale and Final Card Count


....IT IS OFFICIAL MOM HAS LOST HER PEA PICKIN' MIND
SHE IS TYING BOWS AROUND our WOODEN DUCK's NECKS
I GUESS I SHOULD BE THANKFUL IT ISN'T MY NECK!!


AND SHE IS DRAPING THE HEARTH WITH GARLAND...
I'M EVEN MORE THANKFUL SHE IS DRAPING GARLAND ON ME
THAT SHADE OF GREEN DOESN'T LOOK VERY GOOD WITH MY DIVA-GRAY-NESS

MY plan of action is to sleep with one eye open you never know what she'll try next
Hugs Madi

Final Card Count 2015
Click here to see names #3, here for names #2  and here for names #1






As of today 12/21/15,  I thank the following friends

Easy Rider, Ruby aka Murphy's Cherry Bomb,
Frank the Tank, Marg's Animals, Spencer,
Bugsy and Knuckles, Felix, Maggie, Shiloh n' Shasta, 
The Barker Brood, Sammy P., Mona, Prissy,Sammie Jean,
 Savannah,Jazzi and MacAdoo,

We didn't have room to get the last batch on the door

MADI : 64

PEEPS: 27

THANK YOU EVERYBUDDY FOR SENDING ME THESE 
BEAUTIFUL CARDS.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday Mews for the North Pole(twerking alert too)

As  promised on Sunday, I'm about to show you some highlights from
my trip to the North Pole with my fellow cat scouts
Salute to you all and thanks for the memories!!

Needless to say I was at the hanger way before the 10 am departure so I could 
visit Raz....my guy the Pilot... in the cockpit.
Did I mention how handsome he looks in his Pilot uniform?

AS YOU CAN SEE OUR AGENDA WAS PACKED FULL OF FUN


We were only going to be there for one day. I knew I had to make, hay while the sun was shining.
As soon as the fasten your seat belt sign was turned off, I
ran like the wind over to Santa's Reindeer barn
I had a fine visit with Jolly St. Nick.  This guy 
tried to tell me he was Rudolph...but his nose was not Red
Santa gave me a tour of the Elves workshop.  OMCs they are vertically challenged but they
work like giants, their hearts are as big as Texas and love making toys for all little boys and girls.

Raz and I took a ride around Mall of the Poles to see the decorations and do a little
window shopping.

 OMCs the igloo cafe was a 5 Star cafe the coffee was hot,
the pie was hot and a good time was had by all.


Alas all good things come to an end.  It was time to board Fly Pole Airlines.
Truth be told I was tired so I curled up on a comfy seat, covered my eyes with my paws...
when much to my surprise vision of fairies,elves, reindeer and Santa were twerking in my 
dreams.


TWERKING ALERT!!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY GUY RAZ TOLD THE ELVES ALL ABOUT MY TWERKING ABILITIES AND OH WERE THEY READY TO LEARN ALL ABOUT IT. RAZ  ORGANIZED A TWERKING WORKSHOP
WITH THE ELVES AND SANTA PAWTICIPATED...

One thing for sure, I will never be able to UNSEE the visions of Santa TWERKING!!

CLICK HERE

OR CUT AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE  THIS AMAZING GROUP TWERK

http://www.jibjab.com/view/VrsK7WGvSz2avLXu5qN-hQ


RAZ DARLIN'THANK YOU THIS WAS SUCH FUN!!

GIRLS LOVE FUN-GIS (fun guys) YOU KNOW AND YOU ARE EXTRA SUPER DUPER FUN
Hugs your Gal Madi