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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday: Cat's Bill of Rights #9

I have the right to look aloof when scolded for mistaking your toes for one of those pesky phantom creatures that hide beneath the sheets.
from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lovin' our cats
Respectfully submitted,
Madi the Diva

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Theme Song: Paper Tiger

Quit beating your chest and acting like you're gonnia bite a big howl out of me
Quit messin' and testin' cuz this ain't at all impressin' to me
Paper tiger, paper tiger you paper tigers are all alike
Your roar is much worse than your bite
Quit spyin' and sighin' and lyin' and tryin' to be so mean
Cuz you ain't scarin' nobody, baby, you're just makin' a scene
Paper tiger, paper tiger, you're just a'flutterin' in the tree
Ain't shakin' ho one but the leaves

Oh how you try to be so brave
Thinkin' that I'll run back to ya and be afraid
And so you try to come on strong
Thinkin' that I will go along, but you're wrong
Paper tiger, you paper tigers are all alike
Your roar is much worse than you bite

Paper Tiger was song by Sue Thompson
Madi and I thank Hootin' Anni for sponsoring today's Theme Song.... This is our first attempt at downloading the video from YouTube to accompany our post. We owe a big plate of Virtual Southern Brownies to our IT guru!!! Thank you in advance!!!
Madi and Mom

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The night crazies...featuring Madi

If you've never experienced the Night crazies with a cat, let me tell you it is the ultimate in scary fun!! The first time we experienced the 'night crazies' with Milky-Way, we thought he had gone mad. Evidently it is something cats do because Madi does it too.
This is our family room aka the night crazies spot. Right above this spot is a fan. Madi spends a many a night napping on the medallion. 100% asleep, the fan is not on and all of a sudden for no apparent reason she becomes possessed, she arches her back, her tail doubles in size, she does a sideways crab walk, she looks a the fan as if it is talking to her. Then in a nanosecond, she turns into a feline rocket zooming all over the house (both floors), sounding like a stampede of elephants.  Then just a quickly as she left, she returns to this spot stopping on a dime, rolls over on her back as if nothing has happened. There is not a camera quick enough to capture an episode of the night crazies.
I found this quote in "Who's Kitten Who?" by Cynthia Baxter.
It describes the night crazies purrfectly.
"A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there" by ~~Agnes Repplier
Do any of you own a cat who has the night crazies?
Madi and Mom
Note from Madi, yesterdays post:  Many of you asked what I did with my Mad Money?
WELL  let me just say it takes a lot of $$$$ Avon products to keep a Diva looking like a Diva.
And YES Dad always puts the lid down...Mom and my sis trained him well!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How I earn my Madi Mad Money......

First of all, YES, the DIVA is sitting on the toilet.

Puddles give me your best shot I'm ready!!!

Butt there is a reason.
You see my morning job is Lady-in-waiting to my Dad.
It is my job to see that he is purrfectly shaved and showered each and every day
This is where I sit to over see the care and grooming of said Dad!!!
Dad I believe you cut yourself there on your chin...yep you got it...
A shave and not a hair cut will be two bits and a Dollar.  Inflation has hit my world too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Madi's 'Mum' Monday

"You talkin' to me???"
What a busy weekend...demanding more food and watching my caloric intake at the same time...
holy smoke that makes a kitty cranky and tired....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Last day of the Fair Food Facts

Happy Sunday and last day of NC Fair things. 
While I was sitting here in the Royal Madi Chair, Mom read some pretty interesting Fair Food Facts to me. I really expected to be starving when she finished.  I wasn't BUTT my TUSH felt bigger!!
Mom said she gained ten pounds just reading it.
Here we go!!

#10.  Corn on the Cob was the only healthy thing there.  It only had 50 calories; 150 with butter
#9.  1 piece of fudge has 150 calories
#8.  Corn dog has 300 calories
#7. Pulled Pork Sandwich and a Ham biscuit have 350 to 400 calories
#6.  Two cheese sticks have 400 calories
#5. 1 caramel apple has 450 calories
#4. Chili dog has 500 calories
#3. Funnel Cake has 600 calories
#2.  A cup of French Fries has 600 calories.....
OH MY CATS before we get to the grand finale we'll take a commercial break to tell you

Evidently Pigs do fly!!!!
#1.  A Krispy Kreme Burger with cheese has 1,500 calories...and we expect (but don't know for a fact)  1,450 of those calories are Trans FAT!!!  BTW the price of the KK burger is $6.00
Mom and Dad were very good they both had a biscuit and they shared French Fries!!