Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Madi Reporting: Peeps are BACK from the Hills

Hi Friends....thanks so much for all your nice comments and concerns during my recent
"HOME ALONE" experience. I was able to cope quite nicely with the help of Miss Debbie from Pet Pleasers.
Here I am this afternoon, what is that I hear...possibly Miss Debbie. No it is my Mom and Dad returning from the hills after their 2 day R&R. They must have missed me because the first thing I hear is Madi, Madi where are you. Here I am Mom and Dad I missed you both so much.
I gallop down the stairs as best I can...you see I've eaten quite well in their absence..
In fact the last line of Miss Debbie's note went as follows: "Madi has been most pleased with her Fancy Feast". My motto is, live to eat not eat to live!!!
Mom says Madi we thought of you a lot while we were gone especially when we saw this
big 'kitty' sitting outside the grand and glorious Biltmore Estate.
Mom told me they saw lots of dogs while they were in the hills on R&R. Seems dogs get to go lots more places than cats. After several sightings of Bloodhounds in and around Asheville, Mom came to the conclusion that the Bloodhound was the pooch of choice in the hills. She said this one was the easiest one to take a picture of as they were stuck behind him and his peep for several miles. Mom said she thought he might have been on lookout for the hills...
I heard Mom talking to my 'grandma' on the phone about their trip. I really don't think Mom has much room to talk about my eating habits while they were away. Below are a few pictures of the first of many of the fine meals they had while they were away. The Stable Cafe is right inside the main entrance after entering the Biltmore estates. Originally it was home to all the fine horses owned by the Vanderbilts, now it is a fine cafe where all the visitors can dine

the interior design has not been greatly changed from when it was a 'stable'...but Mom did
assure me there were no horses insight. She said it was quite lovely now and very shiny and clean
I really don't see how Mom can say much about my eating habits while she was away...below is a picture of the lunch she and Dad had after touring the Biltmore House. She tried to justify all the calories by saying, 'but Madi we walked all over the Biltmore Grounds after we ate.
I said well Mom I ran up and down the stairs several times a day while you were gone so there.
The below is a picture of the lunch they 'shared'. It was a Carolina Platter for two (??).
Mom said the platter had the most scrumptious rotissiare chicken she has ever eaten, bbq pork ribs, pulled bbq pork, collards, green chile corn pudding, cole slaw, homemade bread and butter pickles and fabulous cornbread. You would think the two peeps would be STUFFED....
They also ordered dessert!!!! Normally they share but Dad said we're in the hills getting some R&R lets each get a different dessert...so they did. Mom ordered pumpkin cheese cake and Dad ordered Apple Struedel with homemade vanilla ice cream.
As you can see, a good time was had by all the first day of their visit to the hills.
Mom will post pictures of 'the hills' and of their visit to Biltmore Estates and Gardens over the next few days.


  1. Oh Madi, so glad your Mom and Dad are home, but it seemed like a fast R&R Trip!
    Now I'm hungry looking at that Carolina Platter! I think I've gained a pound just from viewing the pic!! HA!!
    Nice to have your peeps home I'm sure!

  2. Wow! I want to eat there. Beth said she didn't think they would allow me in....WHAT? Why not? Sure looks like a nice place and good food! Glad your mom and dad are home. Always nice to have "the fam" right there with you!

  3. I just finished supper but that platter made me hungry all over again!

    Glad you are back!

  4. {{{MADI}}}
    We are glad to see your Mom & Dad made it back and that things went so well for all. WE love Biltmore, so we can't wait to see more pictures!


  5. Hi Madi!

    It sounds like your mom and dad sue had a good time.
    I'm glad you had a good time with your helper to.

  6. Welcome Home!!!!!

    Looks like a neat place to visit.

  7. Hi ya, Madi! We're glad your peeps are back...looks like they had a real good time! We hope they brought you back a present!!

  8. Ooooo... Pumpkin Cheesecake!!!!! :-D


  9. Hay Madi,
    Glad your people are home safe and a little bit heavier!! lol
    Tom was born in Asheville!!
    WE loved the town when we visited.
    Love you all, Bambi and Fern

  10. I missed your journey!! My mom was off feeling sorries for herself. We are glad that all went well!

  11. Whoah...Those humans did eat pretty good Madi....I can tell cause Mama is drooling over the pooter!

  12. We're glad your beans had a good time, Madi! But we're sure it wasn't as good as if they'd been with you, even with all that food. ;)

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

  13. I love the Biltmore Estate. I remember the first time I saw it!
    Madi said she was very glad that you were back home. She missed you a lot!

  14. It seems like the people had a good time but I bet they're glad to be home with you Madi.

  15. Glad you guys are back... looks like you had a great time! Can't wait to hear more about it.. :o)

  16. Wow it looks like it was a great trip! But I am sure your mom and dad are happy to be back with you Madi. And I am sure you would have hated the trip - sounds like it had a lot of driving!

  17. WOW!!! Firstly, Madi you are a totally cutie~bug in the top picture!!! And their R&R looks awesome!!! AND, That PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE?!? Look out!!!


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