Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Friday, May 6, 2016

Flower Friday with Dory!!!!

I am joining my long time gal pal Dory in Blog hops

Dory than you for hosting such lovely events


First up last weekend Mom and Dad went to their favorite Saturday lunch spot
Seaboard Cafe which sits right in the middle of Logan's Trading Center, garden center.
Mom saw all kinds of beautiful flowers.  There tables of Zinnias everywhere  



They bought some Humming bird mint and purple saliva...
We want to thank Maggie and Cammie's mom for telling us about the hummingbird mint
Mom planted it in a pot right in front of our hummingbird feeder.
When the Saliva and Mint bloom, we'll post them on a Friday too.
After they planted them in pots they sat on the deck in the sun  WITHOUT me.
But never fear mom had her trusty camera...once again she started snapping away from outside.


PSA
Mom will be MIA all day Saturday.
My Dad's Aunt passed away this week, she was 100.
My peeps attended her 100th bday party August 2015.
BUT we'll be back with a full staff on Sunday
Hugs Madi your bfff

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Did you ever.....

....receive something just because?

Recently I did and OMCs it is such a super duper feeling to know you
are thought of by your friends just because.
Last week I received a "just because" package from 
Phoebe and her siblings
http://www.15andmeowing.com/
During April they  completed the A-Z book Challenge and lo and behold they sent us
"Making Rounds with Oscar", aka the O  challenge, by Dr. David Dosa...

And their mom crochets the bestest cat toys filled with nip.  


This book is a true story about Oscar tiny kitty who went to live at  Steere House Nursing and Rehab Center in Rhode Island, Oscar grew into an extraordinary cat who could sense when the end of life was coming for residents.  Oscar is very independent and makes his rounds daily.  When he detects end of life, he stays with residents to comfort them until they pass.

Mom here:
The book is especially meaningful to me. My Mom was in a Reminiscence care facility the last 11 months of her life.  There was a resident cat in her area named Remi(niscence) Oscar reminds me a lot of Remi. He was such a loving Tabby. He made rounds daily..deciding where/who he would spend the day with or sit beside on the couch. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wordy/weird Wednesday

My peeps have lived here for nearly 34 years...mom is an avid backyard birder.  Never in all these years have we had crows all over the back yard until this year.  They try to land on the top of the feeder shaft it goes rockin' and rollin' then they fly off and often nearly into our dining room window.  It is just plain crazy/scary!!

MOM......


Being a curious cat I had to see it up close...
You will never in 87 years believe what it is...a Duck whistle/call.  When mom
blew on it (without prior approval) I froze in place....every time she sees the
crows outside she goes on the porch and blows HARD.  
It is so loud I'm positive the neighbors are wondering who is having duck for supper.
Many moons ago BM (before Madi) my peeps went to Branson, Missouri to see lots of stuff and musicians 
and to RIDE THE DUCKS.....they have wheels that ride you on the street
Then all of a sudden hold your nose you go head first into it!!  Everyone is given a duck
whistle to blow when you enter the water. Well I'm told Dad loved the whistle...so much...when they got home she put both whistles away.  Dad thought she tossed them in the trash..
Needless to say Dad is elated the crows are here so he can once again play with his
duck whistle.
To find out more about riding the DUCKs click here


While we are talking about farm animals.  My peeps  thought they'd share this photo they rec'd from their friends who found pigs in their front yard Saturday morning.
They live just about 1 hour from the NC mountains in a semi rural area; however, there are no pigs anywhere near where they live.  
Sammy what would you do if you found all that bacon in your yard on a Saturday morning?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Tale:

DID YOU ALL KNOW.....

 YEP AND WE HAVE BEEN SUBSCRIBERS FOR 87 YEARS
 Mom loves reading all the interesting stories and stuff inside...
I just like the pictures.
I bet your STATE has some very special things too!!  Tell us some of the things you like about your state/country.

AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE
B . A . R.
June 10-12, 2016
click here to be reminded about the
BRING IT event!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

MARVELOUS MONDAY MEWS!!!

DID YOU HEAR THAT WE ARE HAVING A


 

That's right, the humans may think they have the market on this Olympic thing, but Blogville is also well known for their own brand of PAWlympic FUN!! 


Thanks to Christmas for the cool badge!

This year, I (Arty) am joining my fellow Mayorial Running-Mates:
Christmas at Paw Province and
in hosting the Blogville Olympics!!

We will be putting together the Opening and Closing Ceremonies along with maybe hosting an event or two!! 

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JULY 2012 WE HOSTED 
the Gymnastics.. here are a few fun photos from
Summer Pawlympics July 2012. 
THE PAWLYMPICS ARE FOR ALL SPECIES!!
Cats, dogs, Crabby Girls, guinea pigs...
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, IF YOU HAVE LEGS OR
CLAWS YOU CAN PAWTICIPATE
Check out these 

FLASHBACK TO JULY 2012
Floor Exercise: 
Sub-category Headless front paw-stand

Madi says:  Even though I'm headless..trust me it is I, Madi 
the Diva.  You can recognize me from my luscious 'tocks



Rings
 Lassiter Chase and Benjamin the Shelties say:  Here we are with our Hula Hoop (Still Ring).  We also practiced a little Synchronized Rhythmic Gymnastics on our own too with our Hula Hoop for Extreme Weather Sports. 

Balance Beam
 Spitters says: I am a member of Marg's animals family. I am walking on our Balance Beam which is our fence. 

Floor Exercise: Woo Style
Thunder, Ciara and Lightning say: they are resting after a grueling
training session for the Floor Exercises 


Uneven bars
Princeton says:  This is how we do uneven bars Ok-la-homa.   Watch carefully I'm about to attempt a very difficult dismount.   

Uneven Bars


Madi says I'll do anything for a fresh nip toy 



RINGS


Sarge says:  His crabby girl wants to join in too!  Beachnut is entering in the rings category.


GYMNASTICS FINALE:
Pommel Horse Guinea Pig style

Einstein says: I am entering the  category of Pommel Horse. As you can see, I am about to straddle my apparatus,the pommel horse i.e. Darwin aka my bro, the fat pig. I think this is a good show of brotherhood teamwork;) because Darwin is actually the dominant one. The fact that my fat bro allows me to straddle him shows his utter commitment to genuine sportsmanship!

NOW THAT YOU SEE ALL THE POSSIBILITIES.
PUT ON YOUR RUNNING SHOES AND GRAB SOME WATER
THEN HEAD OVER TO 

TO READ ALL ABOUT



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easy like Sunday and Plates


HAPPY MAY


Are ya ready for another hot off the presses Plate list?
*indicates we could not figure out the meaning

1. FITIAM, Fit I am
2. GTFAITH, Got Faith
3. RICKINNC, rick in nc
4. MOM$TER, Momster with $ or an s
5. YOU-FLOS (Frankie and Ernie submitted this one)
6. N-2JEEPIN, In to Jeeping
7. DEU2E, Deuce
8. BRAINS!!!, Seriously smart
9.EARLYDAWN
10. 5X5
11- 27 are from our friend Terri with her interpretations 
11. SOCLWKR, either social worker or "sitting on a chair laughing
12. BECLEAN2, be clean too
13. QOHELET*
14. SOOS, straight out of the shower
15. BRNTRUN , born to run
16. RAP INC, Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc
DC non profit group
17. IM4GOLF, I am for golf
18. LADYSQ, Lady square name of a golf club
19. TRUES G, true gangster from urban dictionary
20. GMA007, Grocery Manufacturers  Assoc.
21. MOPROBS more problems
22. BLKRAVEN, black raven (on a big SUV)
23. OLSOUL, Old soul
24. 2PRSUE, To pursue
25. MAGSZIE, Mags another word for 'rims'
26. BUGABLU, bug a blue on a cute little VW Beetle
27. BDOGLVR, Big dog lover

28. X, Ten
29. GOLFHOBO ,Golf hobo
30. SNCWX, *
31. GADJIRA, *
32. MAPPING
33.WALRUS
34. ABTMINES, About mines
35. FIR3KRKR, Fire cracker, 3 is the e in fire
it was on a bright red sports car
36. DIG DEEP
37. FUR, this was on an SPCA plate
38. GR8EZL8E, *
39. LUV-UT, University of Tennessee fan
40. QURKYGRL, Quirky Girl

That is it for today but there are more never fear.