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Saturday, February 28, 2015




B R U S H: 
n. instrument with bristles

I absolutely adore being brushed....and mom is purrty good at it too

This is my brush every night just before bedtime
I sashay into the family room....park my tush
in front of the table by the couch.  Mom keeps my
brush in the drawer.  She jumps up lickety split finally
rouses from her comfy seat to give me my nightly brushing.
 Many of you will remember Angel Remington, the gentle Newfie, who addressed everyone as
'My friend'!
His mom, Beth, and my mom were buddies. Beth was an expert at spinning yard.  In 2010 Beth asked mom to start saving my furs after she brushed me.  Mom sent her a zip lock bag of my furs every few months.  After about 9 months of steady brushing, I thought I would be furlessBeth told mom she had enough of my furs to spin.
She added some of Remington's longer furs to my fur to make it spin better.  Beth spun 70 yards of our furs to send to mom.
The blue arrows mark the rows of our spun furs.
Mom had enough to put one row of our furs in a mini
afghan she made for me and two rows of our furs in a 
scarf she made for herself.
The afghan and scarf are very much treasured keepsakes.

Rem here's looking at the moon 
My friend

B R U S H: 
 a brief encounter
 We lost huge limbs out of 3 pine trees during the storm
on Wednesday night.  All 3 tree are loop sided and will need to come down.

Thanks to Jakey Dory's Bro giving a lesson in Pizap....
I was able to go out into the snow....

This was mom's first attempt at adding me to different scenes.
I hope she takes me to the beach next time so I can go fishing.

The photo below is my snow scene with enhancements from my buddy
We both thought this looked like a scene from Dr. Zhivago
minus the 21st century conveniences.


  1. How cool is that, that your human got to make a scarf and an afghan that included yarn made out of your fur! I bet lots of humans wish they had yarn from their cats.

  2. LOVIN' the crochet work!! Glad to hear your power is back on...that isn't fun!!

  3. Glad you have the power back on. Have a super Saturday and stay warm and safe.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Wow, that's pawtastic, a Madi scarf!!!!! So unique and as beautiful as you Madi.
    So glad to hear you are safe after that storm passed by, you've got a lot of snow there, take car
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. I LOVE to be brushed.......I pop up on Mom's lap several times a day hoping to see THE BRUSH and Mom always comes through. Glad you had some fun with Pizap - it's my "method of choice" to jazz up stuff especially for Scouts!! I think it's totally fabulous that your furs are in those afghans.....that is MAGIC. My Mom can barely sew on a button so knitting/crocheting and embroidery are definitely OUT OF THE QUESTION around my place!!!!! Stay cozy.

    Hugs, Sammy

  6. Crikey ...... that was some storm you had. I'm glad you are safe. Stay warm, aye? It looks awful cold at your place. That afghan (isn't that a kind of dog?) and scarf with your furs is supa cool. No wonder they are treasured. My Mum's been learning pizap from Jakey too. She had some fun with it today.

  7. Hari OM
    OMC fur-yarn is the best of the best!!! But you need ALL YOUR FURS if you are going to keep going out in the snow Madi!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Oh goodness, that mini afgan is just terrific. How nice of Angel Remington's Mom to do that. Looking good in that snow Madi. You all have a super week end.

  9. I like it to have an original Madi-Afghan or a scarf, that's a super idea... sadly my fur is like eyelashes, not sure if we could use it :o)
    I just imagine Dr. Zhivago and Lara would really ride along in a sleigh... would they scream if the would see the modern cars and all that techie-stuff on the streets?
    easy rider

  10. I still miss Remington and mom Beth.. i had no idea hair could be spun, but i guess that makes sense since sheet fur is what they spin. this is really cool... you look great in the snow Madi, and i did not know we could cut out in pizap either. i only used it for frames and adding little stickers... so happy the limb did not brush the car.

  11. That's a whole new twist to spinning a yarn pretty Madi!

  12. You really have lots of snow at your place. Glad you are inside and have nice warm afghans to keep you warm.

  13. How cool to have your furs spun into yarn!!!!

    That snow looks too cold for us! We're glad you're enjoying the warm indoors!!

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  14. OH how we MISS our Full Moon loving furend Remington... BUTT you have a bit of him with you furEVER with the afghan and scarf... what fabulous treasures those are.
    OMC the Trees came Tumbling down .... with the weight of the Flakes... Lucky that Gracie was spared.
    Aiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your tush is touching SNOW... and there is a snow FREAK 'BEHIND" your Tushie... OMC madi we are not sure about this at all... THIS could be worse than having your Tush slammed into a drawer full of DRAWERS... hheheheheh that is a Tushie PUN... Drawer full of DRAWERS... BaaaaWaaaah.

  15. We like to be brushed too, but only when WE want it oand only for a certain amount of time.

    We loved Remington so much and were so sad to see him go. How lucky for you that you and your Mom have a forever treasure of him with you.

    Happy weekend - we have snow right now!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. You just had a couple pine trees taken down last year and now you have to do more? That really is a lot of snow for you. Glad to hear the Highlander squeaked by unharmed.

  17. Poor Highlander! I have my scarf.. no Madi furs I don't think but I know it has Madi and Mom hugs.. :) We have snow coming down now and looking for 4 to 7 inches.. bah!

  18. Oh we love that with the fur you were able to crochet something very special of Madi and Remington. I can think of nothing more endearing. OH dear ... little Miss Gracie did nearly have a brush with a tree. WE are glad no one was hurt...well maybe the trees were. Hope things are better in the weather department.

  19. That is lovely to have your fur in the scarf and afghan. I like being brushed too.

  20. Your fur and Remington's make that scarf and mat priceless.

  21. Great photos and art. That is so sweet that your Mom's friend spun that yarn with your furs- the scarf and afhghan are beautiful.

  22. We like getting brushed too. So wonderful that your mom got to put you out in the snow and you didn't even get cold lol!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  23. WOW! I love being brushed too. I shall lobby for a blankie in my own furs!!

  24. We just love your home made blankie with your very own furs!!!

    We also think that you and your Mama did a great job on your first visit to the snow!!
    Isn't it great to be able to go out in the cold without getting your feeties wet and cold??!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  25. What an amazing thing to do with floof. We have lots of floof that could be spun.

  26. We think it's so cool that your furs have been woven into that afghan and the scarf.


  27. WOW! COOL with the blanket and scarf with your fur ! I love being combed and I sheed a lot at the moment , so if my mom-person would be the crafting type she could make a whole blanket with just my furs :)


  28. Your real furs in a blanket! Now that is awesome
    Lily & Edward

  29. Howdy Madi. Oh we can imagine the purring going on at your place when you get brushed. And that's just from your mum, bwahahaha. Seriously, your little blanket and your mum's scarf are amazing and wonderful. Hope your weekend has been a grreat one. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  30. Wow!! What a fantastic idea. The mini afghan is perfect. Now you can have
    Remington with you all the time.

    ♥♥Mona & Prissy

  31. Heck yea those 2 pieces are keepsakes. BEAUTIFUL!

    I would love to learn how to spin.


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