Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, February 14, 2015

2 VALENTINE ANNIVERSARIES.......

IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE I SAY 

HAPPY 1ST VALENTINE ANNIVERSARY 
TO MY HANDSOME GUY, RAZ 

WE ATTENDED OUR FIRST FORMAL 1 YEAR AGO TODAY
AT QUEEN OF HEARTS!!

TODAY WE ARE ATTENDING TWO FORMALS 
and ONE informal dance

Raz looks more dashing than James Bond in his black tie!!!
1.  MAYORZ  Murphy and Stanley's
HEART 2 HEART  DANCE

Since it is such a special day, this Diva has two gowns.  I'll make a quick change for the Scout Cat's Hearts and Flowers Dance
Thanks to my Guy, Raz's mom!!

2.  Raz decided to go with white tie and tails for the
Cat Scouts Ball



3.  Sadie Hawkins Dance hosted by Tabby Cats
Raz and I quickly changed into our Denim
and boots..(I took a double dose of Geritol too).  Now it is time for a little boot scoot boogie.

Raz is a looking fine in his Cowboy hat too!!

JUST CALL US TWINKLE TOES
GOOD THING WE ARE BOTH
NOCTURNAL! 

While we're celebrating I'd like to say 
Happy Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary 
to Mom and Dad
Lots of love 
Madi

FEBRUARY 14, 1970
As you can see, Mom's love of red has been lifelong.  Her attendants
wore red dresses

PEOPLE OFTEN SAY AHHHHH WHEN WE TELL THEM OUR ANNIVERSARY IS 
FEBRUARY 14TH.  We always say thanks to USMC they helped us with the date.

At the time my husband was in USMC Reserves (United States Marine Corp) . They had monthly reserve drills.
Shortly after our August 1969 engagement we decided to get married in February 1970. My husband started trying to find the exact date of the Feb. 1970 drill weekend.
Days turned in to weeks then a few months passed.  Still no date from the USMC.  We had lots of reservations to book so we selected February 7, 1970, 2 pm.  Lo and behold literally 
hours before I was going to mail the wedding invitations to the printer we found out the February 1970  drill was going to be on February 7, 1970.  We made an 'about face' (pun intended) called all the folks we had reservations with to see if we could change to 
February 14, 1970.  Thankfully everyone was A ok with the change.  Our church had another wedding on 2/14/70 at 2 pm.  We changed out time to 4 pm.



We thank the USMC for helping us choose the
day of Love for our Wedding Day.

Friday, February 13, 2015

TM, SB FOR THE LOVE OF CATS.....

We are so happy to be able to share this very special post today
ON
This moment, See Beautiful
Our host is 
Sugar

Mayorz Murphy and Stanley invited
us to pawticipate in a blog hop today all about 
love.  We were asked to write a piece on 
"Why Cats are as lovable as Dogs".

This is my blog I get to go first.
MADI:
I'll start with one of my favorite quotes:
Women and cats (Bingo,I'm a cat and woman) will do as they please. Men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea!
Robert A. Heinlein

I, Madi(son) D. Cat am quite sure I am as lovable as a dog!
How do I know this?  We'll that is easy.  I am fortunate to have 87 dog friends.  They tell me I am lovable.  Dogs are smart
SO I BELIEVE THEM!!


MOM:
I'll start with one of my favorite quotes:

I had been told the training procedure with cats was difficult.  
It's not true...mine had me trained in two days!
Bill Dana

I, Mom of Madi, the Diva Cat, have a very deep and dark confession.  I was raised with D O G S....never ever any C A T S
in my life until I met my dear sweet husband...who was raised with C A T S.  So I think  I have enough experience to speak on this subject. Thanks to his love of felines, I, too, learned
quickly how loving and sweet they are; however, they are often 
misunderstood
MUST LOVE CATS T SHIRT

Many feline traits are misconstrued for snobbery.  I'd like to break this down into a few obvious categories.

1. Greetings of love:
Nine times out of ten cats do not greet you as enthusiastically as dogs.  They (because they want to be the center of attention) wait until you have entered the house, removed you coat and your hands are free then they come sashaying in the room, circling around your legs, purr boxes turned on high you feel the love.

2. Body language
a.Affection:
-Did you know when a cat blinks at you it is a sign of affection. You should immediately return the blink slowly.


I love you Mom, now will you feed me?

They  are saying I love you now where is my food.
-When a cat's tail is flying high in the shape of a ? (question mark) that is a sign of confidence and friendliness.
Cat tail trivia:  Mine is 10" long

I know this because one of my kitty friends at 
http://www.15andmeowing.com/
has a 14" tail.We were asked to measure our tail.

-Cats mainly speak Felinese but they have several dialects.
b.Loving dialect:
The gentle squeak of a meow is music to their owner's ears.
It means all is well in their world and their furbabes are happy.
Then there is the you are in trouble but I love you anyway dialect: very long drawn out high pitched meeeeeoooooowww.  It always means their staff has not done something in at timely fashion. 
Song of their people: this is reserved for trips in the car and is spoken 1st soprano and often continues when they return home.
c. Sign language: Kneading
Did you know cats are superb bakers? Yep you haven't lived until you have had a cat in your lap lovingly making biscuits. This is the up and down movement they make with their front paws as if kneading dough.  They learn this motion as kittens.  When nursing, it helps their mom's milk flow quickly. It is all about food all the time.
d. Now for our personal experience of love from our sweet Madi.
Madi's dad and I know she loves us but in different ways.  She has Morning rituals she only shares with her Dad. At least 3 days a week she sits on the bathroom counter while he shaves and stays there through out his shower.  All she gets in return is lots of loving strokes and her Dad has secret conversations with her.
On the mornings she is not with her Dad, Madi sits by my left hand while I eat breakfast.  She is always purring and is always head butting my hand for a noggin rub.  Now the return for this loving action is always a few CheeriOs.  When Madi's Dad and I are both upstairs working on our individual hobbies, Madi sits smack dab in the middle of the hall so she can see both of us....and every so often she will move to a sun puddle or check on us to make sure we are ok not doing something fun that she might need to snoopervise.

NOW FOR THE ONE BIG THING YOU MUST REMEMBER WHEN LOVING A CAT......

One must love a cat on its own terms
Paul Gray


PS 
TODAY IS OUR 2,000TH POST
JUMPIN' CATFISH...
Not bad for an old gray mare and
a Senior Diva Cat!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Special Request and Thursday Tale

I interrupt my regularly schedule nonsense to ask a very important thingie.  The Tabby Cat Club is having a 
Sadie Hawkins Dance on 2/14/15...

Madi is my name
Sadie Hawkins is the game
It falls upon the gals to invite
their males to join them to
swing and sway the night away...

So Dear Raz 

my guy would you do me the 
honor of being my date for not 2
but 3 dances on February 14, 2015.
Your cougar lady will be sure to take some Geritol that day

With love and anticipation
Madi your Gal

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 MONDAY THIS MAGAZINE ARRIVED IN THE MAIL
OH MY CATS LOOK IT SAYS 
HEART TO HEART
Almost exactly like our 
Heart 2 Heart Blogville Dance
FEBRUARY IS WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH MONTH
Mom and I are women and we are very heart healthy
HOWEVER, 
This is not the tale I want to tell.....


This is the tale I want to tell
As you might recall, Hizznor Judge Frankie
decreed no flashy beast between 10-3

 If the sun is shining in my dining room window....
it is between 10 and 12, which, according to my calculations,
falls smack in the middle of 10am-3pm.
 Mom decided not to heed the strict 
mandate by Hizznor Frankie; therefore,
I had to take matters into my paws.
Either I ignore her and her attempts the plastic
cap wrapping off the Listerine bottle, which she stuck to the chair is one of my fav things to get me to look.  I might add it was very tempting. 


or I call for back up!!!

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD BUT 
TOUGH LOVE WORKS!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SOMETIMES....


...you have to greet your stalker with a smile...

look her in the eye...
...give her your best tilty head pose...with an outstretched leg to get her to move on.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday TAIL TALE

 Mom is on the floor stretching...I think I'll see if she needs help...

Dang flashy beast is near by too
 FYI:  Mom has an obsession with my tail...
she actually took about 87 photos of it
in various stages of my ? mark tail saying
Hello 

 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS YOU ONLY GET TO SEE 4

THE TAIL END!!?


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Monday, February 9, 2015

TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND TIMERS

TRIAL

LAST MONDAY ERNIE MY ATTORNEY  FROM THE



AND HIS PARA-LE-GAL FOXY ROXY
REPRESENTED ME IN SEVERAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST MOM...IF YOU MISSED THE SAGA TRIAL
CLICK  
HERE

JUDGE FRANKIE

 ADJOURNED THE COURTS PROMISING HIS RULING ON
TUESDAY

  I have deliberated long and hard on the charges.   There are Three of them.   

TRIBULATIONS 1-3
TODAY I'D LIKE TO  REPORT MOM'S RESPONSE TO THE VERDICTS
BELOW!!  MY REPORT IS IN RED!!

1.   I therefore find that Madi was CHEATED outta a Fine Box.
    I am sentencing Miss Cecilia to a trip behind the mall for a session of Dumpster Diving.
JUDGE   FRANKIE TO DATE MOM HAS MADE NO EFFORT AT RIGHTING THIS WRONG!!  THE ONLY DUMPSTER-LIKE THING I'VE SEEN HER NEAR IS OUR 
90 gallon curb side City Trash can!!

2. The Stalking of Madi... 
     I am placing Miss Cecilia to a DAILY Pawbation period...  NO Stalking from 10 AM to 3 PM...  Pawsitively NO Flashy Beast used during those hours...  the Pawbation period will be for the period of 8 or 7 days from today...   
Judge Frankie she has completely ignored your mandate of no stalking from 10am -3pm
I had the flashy monster set to time stamp but she tampered with my setting. Thus I have no proof.

       3.  RELENTLESS and REPEATED refusal to prepare Madi's Supper in a timely fashion... 
      I sentence her to pawceed to the KITCHEN STORE, where she is to procure a TIMER...   Timer to be SET fur 87 minutes from the End of the No Stalking time daily.   This is to continue fur 8 or 7 days.. or until Miss Cecilia can PROVE that she WILL serve Madi   her supper ON TIME.   

Judge Frankie I am happy to report Mom aka Miss Cecilia took this mandate to heart...she
made a special trip to our Kitchen searched high and low....finally found her  87 year old timer

TIMER
I checked to be sure it was set to 87 minutes....she cheated it was not.  Mom says it can only be set to 60 minutes

Upon closer inspection the ticking noise coming from
the timer and the diiiiiing it made was more aggravating than the Grandfather Clock in the foyer. I hired my
precious Dad to be my official timer...all he has to do is
remind holler at Mom FEED Madi!!

So in closing I guess the main complaint of timely feeding of Madi has been solved.  I heard Mom called me a Drama Queen... it takes a DQ to know a DQ...I DO not expect items
1 and 2 to be addressed.

Thank you again for your time.
Respectfully submitted Madi(son) D. Cat


Sunday, February 8, 2015

(Sun)Puddles and Plates

Happy Sun(Puddle)day


 I reminded mom we had not posted any plates lately so here is your vanity (license) plate fix.
*indicates no clue of meaning

GUEST PL8TE SPOTTERS!!
We thank you all for thinking of us when
you see plates and sending them to us!!!

GETABRA, Get a Bra
This cracked us up.  Their peep followed the car into a parking lot. 
BANYAN
Thanks to our buddies at Sometimes Cats Herd You

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WGTOY!  
They think maybe the WG are the initials and Toy refers to
the truck being his toy!

Thanks to Frankie and Ernie
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Now for plates from our list
1. ITMYFIT on a Honda Fit
2. CRYS
3. IFX2THDK,  I fix tooth decay
Mom saw this at her dentist's office
4. RACERSX on a Porsche
5.E@$T, East
6. ART4GOOD, Art for good
7. DAWGRIDE, Dog ride
8.GEMBAB, *
9. ROLRSK8T, Roller Skate
10. GOTMUSIC, GOT MUSIC
11. AUCH AYE, 
car had a New Zealand sticker on it
12. PNNX
car had a Tennis first plate on it so a tennis term maybe
13. BLIMPS2
14. @VIPARTY, A VIP Party
15. NEVRQUIT, Never quit
16. STASH
17. YVELLE*
18. 2ON2PUTT, Two on to Putt (play golf)
19. SMINI, State Mini
on a NCSU state plate
20. WANAGOLF, Want to golf
21.WUFHOO
NCSU AND UVA FAN
22.GRAVYBOY, odd for a plate
23. HAPPY HAT
24. THANKMA
25. X4 PEACE
26. FONDA*
27. 1027PRL*
28. SNDTRAP, Sand Trap
29. MEEOWW2, Meow too
or the have two Cats
30. DR.H
on an I Care animal plate probably a vet



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