Friday, May 11, 2012


Last week my BFF Declan aka Deccy the handsome Greyhound who gives us chill bumps asked us a very serious question...


Well being Southern gals we were happy to help our Dahlin Deccy figure out this perplexing question so that he was no longer

Official definition: finely ground particles. The official name is hominy grits which is made from corn.  They are considered a hot breakfast cereal like oatmeal. Mom told him when she makes grits she makes a gracious plenty for everyone
Deccy was quite happy to finally have this cleared up and was thrilled to learn that he was about 3/4 right on what he thought Grits were.  Mom also explained that you can buy flavored grits which she highly recommends to those not RAISED on grits as they are an acquired taste

Well being the Southern girl always ready to help Mom went a step further telling Deccy there is also another form of GRITS which is quite popular in our neck of the woods
And we have an official G.R.I.T.S Tee Shirt with all
kinds of Southern sayings on the back.  Mom and I,  Puddles and her Mom say them about 87 million times a day, 7 days a week.
Deccy sugah it was mighty nice of you to ask
Ta Dah....

Of course I was happy to participate in this very important
Q and A by posing with Mom's G.R.I.T.S tee Shirt
well we are about wore out from this post so we're 
a-going to hush our mouths


10 years ago today May 11, 2002 my peeps and I 
looked into each other's eyes and it was 
love at first MOL.
We want to thank Mama J over at SASS for making this most beautiful banner last May 2011 for my 9'th Gotcha day.
Mads is one of the many 'terms of endearment' my Mom calls me.
Please click on SASS to drop by to say hi to Mama J.


  1. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Madi! We totally unnerstand the GRITS thing, both of them! Here in Ok-lee-homa, the women all talk like that. We luf our Southern gals and ladycats! Your BFFF - Prancer Pie.

    Pee Ess - we finally got a pic of the card you sent Prancer Pie and linked you on Friday's post. xoxo

  2. Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs! (A Yorkshire exclamation) I came over all unnecessary with you calling me Sugah. *sigh* Mum says she is off to Amazon to search for Grits now! We love your phrases and even know some of them. Interestingly Shake a Leg is also a bit of a Yorkshire expression! And of course, hurry up and wait... Mum has been in love with Debbie Harry for years! (not that she's a GRITS!)just her song lyrics...

    A very very happy Gotcha Day Madi mate. Make sure Mom spoils you rotten - even more so than usual!
    Love Dec x

  3. Well I do declare Miss Madi, that is one mighty fine grits (both kinds)) post from our favorite NC gals. Grits (both kinds) are a true Southern delicacy that we willing share with the rest of the world. Finding them on this coast however takes a little digging around on the grocery shelves sometimes. All of a sudden I have a craving for girts and red-eye gravy.

    Happy Gotcha Day! Mama J made a gorgeous banner.


  4. BWhahahahaha...Grits definitely be an acquired taste, much betters withs salt and pepper and cheese. My dad, bein' from Chicago thinks they is da nastiest stuffs evers. He really has no idea what he be missin'.

    Funny thing is...all them southern sayin's we always thought they was like a real language until you say them to somebuddy not from heres and they looks at you like is a moron...hehehehe. My favorites are swany, and over yunder.
    It's wonderfuls dat you educated Deccy in da fine skills of southern cookin' and southernese.


  5. This was fantastic. I adore Mom's T-Shirt. It was so much fun to read all of the sayings. Your Mom is the best GRITS ever. :)

    Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Madi! *hugs*

  6. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! Do you get one of those special cakes your mommy gets on her birthday? I bet she is on her way to get it right now! Love the shirt! So for me would it be B.R.I.M.? Boys Raised In Minnesota?

  7. The happiest of Gotcha Days to you, Madi! We hope you have a wonderful day! We'd pass on the grits, though, and go for chicken or ham, being the carnivores we are! :-)

  8. I know you are celebrating that your peeps GOTCHA and KEPTYA.. I am a G.R.I.T.S and have said all those sayings a gazillion times. I was raised on grits and it is NOT a cereal. we eat it for dinner to and eat it with butter and cheese. never ever put milk or sugar on grits. my yankee doodle dandy hubby had never had grits, now he LOVES it and is very happy when I give him cheese grits for dinner.

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Madi! My Mom's Dad was in the army in the south for awhile and fell in love with southern food. So she had grits lots of time as a little girl. She still loves them!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  10. OMD, a 10-year Gotcha Day! How very exciting that is! Happy adoptiversary, and here's to many many more.

  11. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Madi!
    You are SO lucky to have Mom and Dad pick you on that day!
    Thank you for both "GRITS" definitions!
    I didn't no "do hickey" is southern! :)

  12. Happy Gotcha Day Madi, you and your humans were so lucky to find each other early on! Thank you for visiting us and for telling us all about Grits. Sounds kinda like porridge which we would never eat but very cool t shirt!
    Much love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  13. Woof! Woof! Happy Happy Happy GOTCHA Day. For sure your mom have great plans for you. LOVE the Grits logo. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  14. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Madi=we are so glad you found a loving forever home with your wonderful family...That is an adorable photo Judi made for you...Happy Friday and have a fun weekend, sweet friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  15. Happy GOTCHA Day sweet Madi. By the way, Mommy has a T shirt like that too. (She is a Roanoke VA girl).

    No, I like the Furminator..I was just kidding. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mommy, sweet one. xoxoxox

  16. Well our Mom is not a true southerner since she is not a grits lover. She just couldn't get so she liked them but she hasn't tried them in a long time so maybe she could finally become a Southern gal.
    Happy Happy Gotcha day Madi. We sure are glad you found that wonderful family that you have. Have a super week end.

  17. Happy Gotcha Day!! I have never eaten grits.

  18. Happy Happiest Gotcha Day!

    I sure would like some grits. I'm going to see how I can get some for myself!


  19. Happy Gotcha Day! You sure are one lucky gal to have picked out your parents.


  20. Happy gotcha day sweet one.. Hope your day is brilliant... HUgs GJ xx

    Have a great weekend dear friend!!!!!

  22. Isn't it great that we can break the boundaries of time, space and continent to discuss one's tasties, phrases and celebrations! Could just eat one of those "Grit" right now! Happy Gotta Day to all of you and yours, love Barnie x

  23. Happy Gotcha Day Madi! We are so happy to be your pal.

    Mommy wants to know if they make grits-flavored ice cream...she's laughing like a hyena, too.

  24. Hi my pal, Mommy and Daddy went away to celebrate their anniversary so I haven't been around and I missed you. Happy Gotcha Day! That was the best day of my life when my peeps brought me to my furever home. We are lucky critters to be loved.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. Oh me oh my we are southern ladies here too Miss Madi,and do we ever know about GRITS! Nothing like cheesy grits or we like them just plain with a bit of butter and maybe a dash of sugar. YUM!

    AND to you Miss Madi a very VERY special HAPPY GOTCHA!! The purrfect 10 and that is YOU!
    Many many more dear sweet girl.

  26. Happy Gotcha Day all around. What a great day for everyone concerned, human and feline.

  27. Happy Gotcha Day, Madi!! That's a great shirt and you posed with it very well! We hope you are having a spectacular day!

  28. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Madi! A glorious day for you AND for your Mom and Dad!

    We have never had grits, Mom hasn't either. She really can't handle oatmeal, she just can't even put it in her mouth. She gets so mad about it because so many people love it and it is good for you. But we bet if your Mom made the grits, our Mom would love them.

    Love the t-shirt and the story behind it.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  29. Happy Gotcha Day, Madi!
    I did not know about that Grits thing!
    Kisses and hugs

  30. Well, then Happy Gotcha Day, Madi sweetie. We all hope you had a great day.

    PS: Dad says when he was down in Texas, he used to like grits with a dollop of butter on top, melting down. We say better him than us.

  31. grits are definately an acquired taste

    seriously, and not everyone can make them. i've had more bad ones than good

    p.s., mine are good!

  32. Oh Madi I hope you can forgive me for missing your Gotcha Day post!!! Please know that we love you very much and that your blog is one of our very favourite places to visit in the CB.

    PS - I had grits for the first time when we were in New Orleans about six years ago...actually I loved them :-)


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