Friday, April 27, 2012


A package came yesterday,and for once it was NOT for me.
It was addressed to my peeps and it was from my human sis and bro-in-law.  OMC you should have heard them squeal. My bro-in-law's hobby is wood turning. The package contained a beautiful pen (on the right) he turned out of walnut for my Dad's b-day.Dad absolutely loves it.  

There was also an early Mother's Day present for Mom (on the left).  Lo and behold it is a hand turned walnut stylus for Mom to use with her iPad.
It has a rubber tip and OMC my bro-in-law put a thingy on it so that it plugs into the headphone part of Mom's iPad.  She is in hog heaven. If you aren't from the South, that means she is tickled pink!
You can bigify it for a closer look
Every year around his special day his train brain buddies have a live steam show.  Of course, since it is Dad's day the peeps do everything Dad wants to do.  Here he is stoking the engine in preparation
for a ride around the track

Dad had a great big smile on his birthday face!!
His buddy Mr. Joe (in the red shirt) owns the train Dad is riding/driving

Special things about my Dad
1. He is my Dad
2. He gives a good tummy rub
3. He makes up songs with my name in them
For instance, Madi, Madi, you are our cat, but you are not a fat cat...
He sings these songs to the tune of whatever is playing on the radio.
4. He lets me count while he does (100) push ups.  
5. He lets me sit on the counter while he shaves and while he takes a shower
I never ever in 10 years have stayed with Mom while she showers!!

Update on my Grandpa Peep:  The stomach tube came out at 7pm on Wednesday.
He had is first soft meal (jello, broth, orange slushy) at Noon on Thursday.
On Thursday his doctor said we'll see how today goes and talk more tomorrow.
Thank you all very very much for all your prayers,purrs,barks and  words of encouragement this last week.


  1. Happy Birthday Madi's Dad! Glad your Grandpa Peep is a bit better! BK

  2. Happy Birthday to your Dad! That pen and stylus are simply beautiful! Those are sum great funny facts bout your Dad, Madi. We didn't know about this train thing. We think it might be interesting to learn more about it. So happy to hear about the grandpa peep. We'll keep sendin purrs and purrayers. Have a Happy Friday, sweet Madi. Your BFFF - Prancer Pie

  3. Happy Birthday to your Daddy. What a daddy's girl you are :) That train looks great fun to ride on, no wonder he has a big grin on his face. We are so pleased about your Grandpee, what lovely news. Have a wonderful fun filled weekend :)xx

  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    We think the pen and stylus are are so cool, your BIL does beautiful woodwork. Maybe for your birthday he will make you a wooden mousis.
    Glad to hear grandpa peep is doing better.

    Kitty Kisses and Hugs,
    Cindi Lou and The Kitty krew
    and J

  5. Madi, Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Guess what today is my Mommys birthday. Isn't that cool, we both have something special to celebrate. I hope you have fun and get some cake. Those are very nice things to know about your Dad, he sounds very special.

    Loveys Sasha

  6. Happy birthday to your Dad Madi! looks like he had some great fun with the trains and got some lovely prezzies!
    Deccy x

  7. Happy Birthday to your wonderful, Dad! He looks so happy on that train.

    Your BIL is super talented! The pen and stylus are gorgeous!

    Praying for good news today.

  8. Happy Birthday to your daddy! The presents are AWESOME! Did you make him a cake? OR did you order him an ice cream cake? Your daddy is SO cool! Glad to hear your grandfather is doing better....have a fun weekend!

  9. HAPPY BIRFDAY DADDY!!!!!! Oh it's me Puddles if you was wonderin'.
    Dat is some awesome pen and stylus...da craftmanship is amazing...he should sell those babies. And I do definately knows what hog heaven is...hehehehe.

    You knows, I could use a train likes dat, it would be so much fun to has one in a Puddles size.

    I was just thinkin' afters you mentioned you gets to sit on da counter while your dad shaves...I wonders how comes my dad don't lets me do dat? I must has a talk withs my dad and sees bouts dis.


  10. Happy birthday to your dad, Madi! Your b-i-l is really skilled, those gifts are lovely, incredible workmanship.

    We hope your dad enjoys his special day and we're continuing to send purrs to your grandpa. Glad he's improving!

  11. A great BIG Hap-Pee Birfday to your Daddy! And continued crossed paws fur your Grandpa!

  12. WOW! Your Dan
    d can do 100 pushups at his age? Thats awesome! BOL! Happy Birthday to him!!!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  13. happy happy birthday to your daddy. and what a daddy he is. the presents are absolutely stunning, i have never seen a wood carved pen, this is not talent but a God given gift. wow. so beautiful. glad grandpa is doing better.

  14. Happy Birthday to Madi's Daddy! It sure looks like he has fun with those trains.


  15. How fun!! Do you ever get to ride the trains with your daddy?

  16. Happy B'day to your fantastic Dad Madi.

    I'm so glad about your GrandPeep feeling better.

  17. Happy birthday Madi's Dad!!! He sounds like such a cool Peep Madi!


  18. Happy Birthday Madi's Dad! Hope you have a really special day!

  19. Madi, we hope Dad has a great birthday and yummy B&R ice cream cake to celebrate!
    He looks like a kid at heart driving the little steam train!
    Greg makes some fantastic gifts with wood, lucky Mom & Dad!
    I hope Grandpa is feeling a lot better today!

  20. Happy Birthday to your dad!!! That pen and I-Pad thingy are BEAUTIFUL! Actually, when I a younger pup I used to chew on things like that, but I don't do that anymore ...or at least not very often.

    Your pal, Pip

  21. A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the train man. And lots of hope that Grand-dad continues his recovery. Have a good weekend.

  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your lovely Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Bwhahahaha...dat comment was hilarious!


  24. A very Happy Birthday to that Dad that sings songs to ya Madi. He sounds like a super guy. He did have a huge smile on his face driving that train around. What fun. Hope Dad has such a good day. Maybe you had better sing to him Madi. Take care.

  25. OH my have a lot going on this week. Yahoo for your grandpa and happy birthday to your dad!


  26. Happy Birthday, Madi-Dad!! Madi, you never told us your Dad was a GIANT...he's bigger than a train!

  27. Happy Birthday to your Dad -- he sounds like a great one!!

  28. Happy Birthday Madi's Daddy!!! We hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with lots of kitty loving :-) What great gifts you both received, the hand carved pen and stylus are very beautiful!!!

  29. Happy, happy Birthday Daddy Diva!!! And what stylish, awesome gifts. They are marvelous.

  30. Happy Birthday to your Dad, Madi! Those are some awesome gifts!!

  31. Happy Birthday to your dad Madi. The gifts are lovely.
    We are glad your Grandpa Peep is improving.

  32. Happy Birthday to your Dad, Madi. He sure sounds like a swell Dad. We don't get to be upstairs so we can't say we have ever seen Dad shave or shower - bet that's a lot of fun.

    That pen and stylus are so beautiful. Our Mom is so dumb she didn't even know you could use a stylus on an iPad. Be that is nice to do.

    Hope you all have a great weekend and get more good news on Grandpa.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  33. Happy Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad, Madi!
    I know he is very special!
    Super duper presents!
    Kisses and hugs

  34. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dad!! Madi, you should go with to ride the trains, it looks like fun. Someone needs to adorn the train with some Diva beauty!!


  35. Oud Dad wants to come play with your Dad! HIs trains are bigger!


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