Friday, February 18, 2011

The Mom's 1st Annual PURR-FUR-MANCE Review


Lo and behold, I just discovered February 18th is the Annual Purr-Fur-Mance Review sponsored by
Cat Blogosphere
All who know me, know that I often have to give Mom, (hereafter known to as M), demerits for a job done less than purrfect.  So today I'm featuring my review of M's Purr-Fur-Mance.
Demerits given from 0-10 with 0 being a job well done and anything under 0 is sheer PURRFECTION .

1. ATTENDANCE:  Even though M is a working mom she attends me quite well.
a.Food Service: She understands that it is of utmost importance that I be fed before she does anything in the morning and I mean ANYTHING.  My dishes may not have any leftover food on them.  My water fountain must have fresh, flowing water every day.  She understands when I'm standing at the pantry door it is time for my evening serving of "Temptations, Salmon Flavored" treats. I always get 4.  Yes I can count. If there are less than 4, the pacing will commence until there are 4.  If there are more than 4, I'm quiet as a church mouse.
b.Grooming: M understands grooming is essential for a Diva to maintain her status.  I have no thumbs thus I cannot hold a brush.  When I stand in front of the drawer where my brush is kept, M drops whatever she is doing to brush me. I Do NOT like pedicures but with the help of Dad, M is quick as lightning so I tolerate it.
Dermits: 0

2. VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS:  I don't speak Southernese, M doesn't speak Meownese.  Sometimes I have to repeat myself until she reads me loud and clear.  Dermits: 4

3. RECORDS/CORRESPONDENCE: M keeps accurate and detailed reports of my likes, dislikes.
She opens my fan mail in a timely fashion and displays the appropriate excitement.  She is quick to send out my thank you notes. However,  I have repeatedly told her to discard any junk mail from *Hidden Valley Animal Clinic.  She refuses therefore  Demerits: 8*

4. PROBLEM SOLVING: M excels at problem solving but it is only because I was a wild child when I came to live with them.  Even as a wee kitten, I was a JUMPER.  If there was a flat surface, I got on it and the higher the better.  My favorite spot to investigate when I was a wee lass was the top of the G-father clock AND once I was caught chewing on the finial.  There was no where to move the clock Mom wrapped the G-father clock in a quilt secured with, you guessed it, duct tape.  This is just one of the many problems she solved early on.  I kept hearing M and Dad say their first cat (Milky-Way) never did any of those things. MOL  Life must have been boring with him.
Demerits: 0
5. BUDGETING: The money spent on bird seed etc SHOULD be saved for the Diva fund! Demerits:10
6. ENTERTAINMENT: This is mom's best category!! M keeps my toy basket full of very interesting toys. Several days a week, we play with Da Bird.  She lets me catch him every so often then I pretend to tear his guts out. Of course I cannot forget the lovely new bird buffet and bath she set up this past weekend.  I'm told it will offer hours and hours of non stop aggravation entertainment. She keeps fresh
'nip on hand for when I get really bored.  On top of all of this M has lots of interesting hobbies that I'm allowed to snoopervise. She especially likes for me to sit smack dab in the middle of the Wonderword jumble and she enjoys it when I swat at her hand as she writes.  All in all, I know M is always looking our for me to be sure I'm happy, comfy, well fed and receive just the right amount of stimulation.    
-2 Demerits

Respectively submitted to my lady-in-waiting Mom,
Madi the Diva Cat


  1. Hi Madi, we love your serious face. It looks like your Mom did pretty good on her first purr-fur-mance review. Looking after the needs and demands, er wants, of a diva has got to be very challenging. Congrats to your Mom on her purr-fur-mance.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou
    The Kitten Krew

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  3. Does da Mom get a big raise dis year?

  4. LOL That is a great purr fur mance Madi! Tell her I said, "Keep up the good work"! Licky Kisses, Billy

  5. BOL! My mom is laughing so hard. Now, if I were you, I would dispose of that "junk" mail myself - just rip it right up before she sees it.

    We insist on being fed promptly at 5:20 a.m. No exceptions! The weekend? Doesn't matter! I am sure you understand.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Well, Madi, you are tough, but fair. I think your Mom is pretty great, though, whatever her score. And Pip is right. You could be shredding that junk mail yourself and solve that problem, couldn't you?

  7. I loved the purr fur mance report, Madi. You were very fair and, all in all, I think that you realize that you are a very lucky girl. I agree with those, however, who say that you need to shred that "junk mail" yourself.

  8. Wow Madi, you keep a tight purr-formance review of poor Mom!
    She takes care of your every whim and meow!
    But I know what you mean about all the money spent on bird seed!
    Moms should be spending that on us, their furry kids! BOL
    Your favorite red head,

  9. Hmmmmmm....I thinks your mom has been trained purty darn close to purrrfect. All except furs da junk mail, Diva fund money, and making you have to wait to be brushed (at least hers drops what her doin'). Hers could haves saved money and just rented da Birds movie fur entertainment.

    Well done BFFF!

    PS: Duct Tape is a staple in da southern household.

  10. Congrats to you Mom, I'd say she does a wonderful job! Just don't let her slack off because we will be doing this again next year!

  11. We had no doubts that Mom would pass Annual Purr-Fur-Mance Review with flying colors!

  12. Madi,

    Your mom is a keeper, but dere is always room fur improvement. Tank goodness her is retiring soon so her can devote even more time to takin' care of you! My BFFF and Queen of da DIVAs deserves nothin' less. ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  13. Madi, you demand a lot and expect it I see!

    Ya'll have a great weekend and week. I'll be out of pocked all next week. Will catch up when I can.

  14. Madi, we think your list is good and quite complete. and it appears your mom did rather well on this first pur formance review.
    You do realize you are a very lucky diva don't you???
    You lucky girl!!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

  15. Madi, from what we've seen, we think your mom does a pretty good job keeping you happy. But there's always room for improvement...and more treats!!! Happy Friday!!

  16. Madi, you are TOUGH! Your Mom has her hands full with you, Miss Finial-Chewer...oops we mean DIVA.
    Overall, we think you were quite fair and maybe we can learn how to hack into the USPS and direct that junk mail elswhere!

  17. Madi, Your mom done a wonderful job ! Common ! don't be so tough !!!

  18. Wow! Your green eyes are beautiful! Your mommy is a good sport!

  19. Miss Madi you gave your Mom a very through assessment.We think that it's best to keep them on their toes so that they don't ever get complacent with us. Good job!


  20. You have trained your mum well Madi. She has done very well in her first review.

  21. Hi, Madi!
    I know your mom has pretty good qualifications!
    There are still areas where you have to make her to improve... but nothing serious, I guess.
    Kisses and hugs

  22. #5....awwww, come on Ms. Diva....share and share alike I say.

  23. Madi, great review!! We think your mom has done an excellent job! Lots of love, Holly and mom


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