Monday, May 3, 2010


Mom and Dad left me yesterday BUT they returned with the most wonderful
aroma all over them!!! What is this I'm sniffing you ask? Well it is a
bow made of hair from my absolutely most favorite (oops my heart skipped a beat)
RED Head RAIDER. Raider is the most manly smelling man dog..I do wish this was a scratch and sniff post. I wonder what brand of aftershave Raider uses?
So I bet you are all wondering how Mom got this? A few weeks ago Mom found out that
Raider and his mom and dad would be at a KOA campground about 1 hour from Raleigh on April 30-May they arranged a meet and greet then they all went to lunch. Raider's Mom
gave him a good grooming yesterday and then made me a bow out of Raider's beautiful red fur.
In case you can't tell...I love it.
Mom bought Raider a doggie toy last week but before she home, she let me rub my face all over it. Below is a picure of Raider enjoying the c(at)mail I sent him. Mom was so happy he liked the toy. It also had a squeak in it.

Here is another picture of my Raider with his mom, Kathy and Dad, Grant.
That is what I'm calling him now my Raider

Below is a picture of (l to r)
Dad, Mr. Grant and Miss Kathy....Mom said they are absolutely hostesses with the mostest!!

Can you believe they drove all the way to NC from California...with lots of stops along the way.
Mom met Miss Kathy on an Alaskan website several years ago and they have been
emailing daily every since!!! Mom said it was so much fun to finally meet Kathy and Grant
Below is a picture of (l to r) Dad, Mom and Kathy!!!!
Thanks for letting us share this very SPECIAL set of pictures.
Kathy, Grant and Raider...thank you for a lovely Sunday afternoon,
Safe travels and remember you are sightseeing for all of 'us' (mom) who are stuck in an office.
Big Hug
Madi and Mom


  1. Madi,

    How cool is that. A bow made from Raider's hair!

    Luv ya,
    Riley and Star.

  2. A kitty with a puppy hair bow. Well now I have seen everything! :)

  3. Oh how very exciting - we just loved the bow! Cool idea. Loved all the pics - Raider enjoyed his toy and how great the humans got to meet up after four years.
    We are glad everyone enjoyed their day. Such a great opportunity to finally meet.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  4. Grant and Kathy are Great!! We Loved seeing them as they passed through Florida :)

  5. Wow!!
    Thats cool Madi
    I wish you could smell on me
    I smell always delicious ...... LOL
    (sorry we are late, I had last weekend no internet connections :((

    Hugs for madi
    Kareltje =^.^=

  6. What an exciting meet and greet! Wow, they sure did travel a looooong way!

  7. Madi,

    A hair bow is a great idea! Your Raider looks like a nice dog too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  8. Just from finding one web cam in Alaska, friendships were formed.
    Love to you all.

  9. Madi, Raider could smell your scent on the toy right away! He's mastered the squeaky sound after practicing last night!

    It was so wonderful to finally meet your Mom and Dad, you are a very lucky kitty! The time flew so fast as we were catching up! Next time we come through NC, we have to stop by the mountains up north. Mom promised they would be there in a flash!

    Chin scratches to the Diva!
    Hugs to Mom and Dad,

  10. I'm so happy that you guys finally got to meet! Hopefully it's MY turn next!!! Lol

  11. Wowee! How very much fun that your mom and dad got to meet their furends. And what a fun pressie for you to gets to sniff your Raider. It was also Most Good of you to rub all over that toy for him. I bet he thought that was just the GREATEST!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  12. Great many smiling faces, even Raider!
    What a great gift for Madi!!!

  13. What a great visit. I can see why you like Raider, he's a handsome guy!

  14. Great photos; how nice to meet someone you already "know" so well!...Raider is a beautiful boy and it was nice of him to send his furs to you, Madi!...Our Mommy liked how your Dad's face lit up in the picture with his arm around your Mom=she said that was very sweet!...Happy week friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  15. Great pics! AND a bow to keep! How nice!

  16. Hi Madi and Mom,
    That is so great you got to meet Kathy and Raider and there Dad. A bow of Raider fur!!! Madi you will have a piece of him forever!!!
    XXOO. Fern

  17. Now, that is ALL just so awesome! A weekend to remember forever! And a fur bow, who ever woulda thought........

  18. WOW Madi! A REAL Hair Bow! That is super! It is wonderful the your beans got to meet, Raider's beans! Mom's going to hope to try to meet your mom when she comes down in June. She'll email your mom and ask her as the time comes closer!

  19. Madi, We think the expression on your face in the second picture is great!
    We have never been friends wirh a woofie, not even long distance. Raider looks like a nice one to warm up to.
    xx lounge kats

  20. What a wonderful post!!!!!!!! And we were so happy to meet your pal, Raider, dear Madi.

    The bow of his furs is nothing short of AWESOME and we loved the pics of you with it!!!!!!!!!!

  21. How exciting that your mom and dad got to meet Raider and their humans!! And that you got to sniff some Raider smells too!!

  22. HI Madi!

    That cute little bow was so neat and we see you really enjoyed it.

    It was also wonderful that your Mom got to meet her special friend!


  23. What a fun visit your Mama and Daddy had with your Raider!! We are so glad when bloggie and email buddies get to meet!!


  24. That Raider bow is great! Maybe we should do that to Monty's furs! The furs on his tail gets 6 inches long! We thinks you were so good to give Raider your smell! And we like the pictures of the humans!!

  25. Just a note to say Hi. I've been away from blogging for a while. One of my beloved cats was diagnosed with a tumor back in February. So I got away from blogging in order to spend as much time with him as possible, and to help him thrive for as long as possible. Sadly, we lost him on April 28. I hope you and Madi are doing well. I look forward to getting caught up on your posts in the near future.

  26. Oh Madi! I need about 1200 of those bows to keep me warm. What a terrific idea from Raider's mom. Girl, you get around! Raider, Riley, Remington...well, I just noticed you have a thing for guys with names beginning with R.
    I hope you had a great time at date night. Mom and I had fun putting it all together. We haven't visited much since then cuz we needed a little break. I miss seeing you and your adventures. And, I haven't told you this but that bonnet on you is absolutely magnificent!

  27. Hi, Madi!
    I can see you really enjoyed Raider's furrs!
    That was a pawesome gift!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. What a wonderful post with a lovely bow!!!
    We can see how nice it was to meet them!!
    Ohhhhh we hope someday we could meet you,too!!!!!


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