Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Shelter Stories

We are pawticipaing in Dory's blog hop this weekend.

In early October,  Hurricane Matthew destroyed many small cities in North Carolina.
Robeson Co. Animal Shelter took in many of the pets and there are still at least
100 dogs, cats and assorted other pets/animals waiting for their owners.  Many owners lost everything and are looking for new places to live.  The shelter will tend to these pets until their owners return for them.  Volunteers from different states came in to help at a Shelter in
St. Pauls, NC.  Look at these faces
ASPCA volunteer from Texas playing with a dog at the St. Paul's Shelter

These sweet kitties were evidently abandoned when their families fled the flood waters
They are at the St. Paul's Shelter too



We will donate $1.00 per comment to the Robeson Co. Animal Shelter beginning at 9 pm 10/29/16 until 9:30 pm  10/30/16
We will announce our total on Monday 10/31/16


Shelter animals in our lives...are my nephew, Frisco and niece, Mia...
their stories are not connected to a storm.  However, like all shelter animals Frisco and Mia were surrendered for some reason to the local Animal Shelter.  They were all alone and wondering WHY.  Now they live lives of feline royalty!! Here are their stories
FRISCO 
In mid September of 2015 SIS and BIL decided they needed to start looking for a new
fur baby to love.  There are several rescue facilities in their county and unfortunately a kill animal shelter that will keep stray kitties for ONLY a short time. Sis heard that one of the shelters was having an off site adoption event.  Sis had in her mind her 3rd cat would be a black cat.  So off they go to check out the kitties.  This particular shelter periodically goes to the kill animal shelter several times a month just to see if there are kitties there that they can take to one of their events.
Lo and behold there was a 2 month old black kitten there who was absolutely adorable...
and there was a very handsome ginger kitty there who was estimated to be about one year old.
Sis was torn between the two. She knew most folks wanted kittens.  She found out that adoption event was this kitty's last chance for adoption. He was going to be returned to the animal shelter that afternoon. SIS and BIL came home with this handsome fellow who now lives a life of luxury and love!!  Frisco fit right into their life and wove his handsome (big) paws around their hearts.

MIA

 Fast forward to November 14, 2015.  Once again SIS and BIL 
went to a rescue event...Mia, a Tortie,  had the same story as with Frisco she was selected by the rescue facility from the kill shelter in hopes of finding her a home.  That day all  of the cats there were older and their window of opportunity for adoption was about to close.  It was estimated that Mia was close to  1 1/2 years and she had been surrendered to the shelter by her former owners.  The rescue facility could not understand why she was surrendered because she was so very sweet and loving. This is the first photo SIS sent mom of Mia....Mom told Sis Mia looked like  
Queen of the house already and she had been there a few hours. 


SIS had never introduced a new cat to an existing cat so she wasn't really sure how long it would take
or how it would go. It went very very well  SIS said she thought both cats knew how lucky they were and could tell that they had found the purrfect home and purrfect sibling.
This was the first photo SIS sent on the day they met...you can tell by Frico's gaze that it was 
love at first sight for him....and Mia was purrty happy to have his love too


September 2016 was Frisco's 1st anniversary in his furever home.
November 14th of this year will be Mia's 1st anniversary.
They absolutely love each other to bits.  They groom each other and when resting they are always touching.  Frisco is much larger than Mia...she is very tiny and petite but Mia rules the house with a soft paw

Mia is quite the acrobat probably due to her small frame and weight (about 8 1/2 lbs.)
Her airborne abilities are amazing.
Frisco is in total awe of her abilities and has yet to figure out  how she does it.
which is probably good since he is very tall with long legs and weighs close to 13 lbs.
Thank you for taking the time to read the rescue stories of Frisco and Mia they agree with 
Adopt Cats we deserve it!!
Today is the last day of.......

Dory is holding her Second Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser
 from October 28, 29 and October 30th(Friday through Sunday). They will be donating $1 for everyone who links up to the hop with your Halloween post letting them know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.

Saturday Photo Hunt

We love Saturday Photo Hunt click
here for a list of words
Today's word is....

S N A C K S

Snacks that make up my dreams 


Speaking of snacks/treats  did you know
that 
Dory is holding her Second Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser

 from October 28, 29 and October 30th(Friday through Sunday). They will be donating $1 for everyone who links up to the hop with your Halloween post letting them know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.

Tomorrow we are posting a story about rescue shelters...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Miscellaneous and My Angel Greta Pin

Sunset in Late August...no enhancement we thought it looked very Meow-O-weenish



Next two photos...the photographer thought they were dark and kinda spooky so she added a bit of fun to them.




BEFORE OCTOBER IS OVER WE WANTED TO SHOW OUR
ANGEL GRETA PIN.  MOM KEEPS IT PINNED TO THE FRONT OF HER
POCKETBOOK.


Also, if you are observant, I know you all will notice
mom put a towel on the chair shortly after this post.  


CLICK HERE TO HOP OVER TO DORY'S TO READ ALL ABOUT HER SPECIAL
WEEKEND

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

TODAY I'M JOINING MY BUDDY SAMMY FROM 
Today's post is brought to you by the letter T


TOES

Mom has a thing for my Toes
She likes to rub my pads, heaven knows why.
She is only allowed to rub the front 
'cause the back are quick and carry a mighty punch.
My toes have carried me a many a mile,
Some of my pads are pink 
But they don't stink
Some are dark gray and mom says make her smile.
More pink pads on the front..
Purrsonally I don't understand the intrigue! 
They are what float the happy boat of  mom.
My toes are yours to rub as you need... go easy though. 
 they are a necessity when I roam!

BREAKING NEWS..
YESTERDAY OVER AT SAMMY'S BLOG POST 
His mom posted a most delicious looking Biscotti recipe...truth be told my mom is not
much of a baker but she thought she could do this.  She DID and here is a photo of the finished product.  Mom made cranberry and orange biscottis...she used Orange extract instead of
 vanilla
Cranberry and Orange Biscotti  and they are soooooooooooooo good and EASY!!

And Ms Pam awarded mom this
Thank you Pam!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monster place mat

I am about to show you a series of photos of crazy Madi.
I wish I could get inside her head to understand what she 'sees' sometimes.
Over the weekend, I was setting the table for supper.  Of course, Madi 
is chief Snoopervisor of all things in the house.   I use the same
place mats ALL the time.  For some reason, this time, she was 100%
freaked out by the beige one.  I should have had the camera on video but
you know what they say about hindsight...it is 20/20.

Mom there is something freaky going on with the place mats...

Stand back mom let a professional stalker handle this!!!! 

A professional stalker never ever, no never, sniffs anything until she
gives it the touch paw test..cause if it is dangerous the daggers are on auto!!

 Ready set smack down!!!!

 What in the world is that speck

Even a professional knows when to walk away!!!

I'm watching you so you better stay right where you are

Round Two approaching from the side
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM  put down the flashy beast I
need back up

The beige mat was turned over...I think she was seeing the dark sticky spot there where the price tag had been.

Professional Stalker has retreated to the corner to evaluate the situation

Another approach is tried....

She decides to play her famous staring game..who ever blinks first loses

Sometimes it helps to stick your neck out like a goose while letting the body stay put....

 NOPE this kitty is not gonna be drawn in even if mom has covered up the offending
mat

I'M GOING BACK TO MY CORNER MAYBE I NEED A 10' POLE TO POKE AT IT

SINCERELY MADI(SON) D FRAIDY CAT

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Easy Like Sunday


Thanks for asking mom but......

Mom:  Ummmm that was not what I was thinking....but since you are comfy we'll
let it slide