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Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I was tickled pink when Pip and Puddles approved my request to stop in North Carolina on

I must admit...this bucket tour is supposed to be about places Pip
wanted to go; however, being a Bossy Mayor I told him he
had to stop in NC.  Thankfully he agreed
Mr. Pip you have been feeling poorly of late...but you have not let it keep you from working on your bucket list.
I can hardly wait until the Valentine Ball when we 
can dance the night away.
 I sat at the top of my steps with savory salmon breath 
eagerly praying awaiting their safe arrival...Puddles was driving?!
 Lo and behold and in spite of all the Cheetos and beer,
they some how made it to my house.  Puddles was looking a 
little dazed but Pip was none the worse from the trip...
Thankfully he was wearing his lucky red sweater..kitty sighs

while Puddles went to a local spa for a mani-pedi and a mud bath, 
took Pip on  a 2 day whirl wind trip around NC
Mom was the Designated Driver of this vintage
Red Car
We arrived in the beautiful NC Smoky Mountains
just as the fog was lifting.

We shared a delicious
 healthy turkey sandwich a plum and peach before
 our hot air balloon ride over the mountains

Pip was thoroughly enjoying the gentle breeze when all of a sudden
He BOL Madi look a Squirrel....where in the 
heck is Puddles when you need her?


 I waited in my condo for Pip to get his beauty sleep wake up

Finally I climbed on the back of the chair where Pip was sleeping
I told him if he didn't get up pronto I was going to jump on his head
Since today was Pip's last day we decided to stay close to home 
Mom packed us each a brown bag for lunch.  As we headed 

Leadmine Lake for a leisurely lunch,
We could not believe our eyes when
 saw the Bucket Tour Car parked on top of a building
but Puddles was no where in sight....
Pip said she was probably napping in the back seat
As the sunset on another beautiful day
 I prepared dinner for Pip
Pip dressed for dinner and sipped on
 Some bubbly and enjoyed some nibbles
 all of a sudden there was a frantic knock at the door
Lo and behold there was Puddles incognito,

parking on roofs is a not allowed in Raleigh and 
she was a wanted woman.  She told Pip that had to 
leave pronto.  I had just enough time to 
give Pip this heart shaped leaf with a very special message

and quietly watched as Puddles peeled rubber backed out of my driveway as they headed to the best burger and beer

joint in Raleigh.......

 Not only do they have delish burgers on toasted sesame seed buns,  they also have a huge selection of
beers.  They have beer bottles and cases stacked up all around the cafe. Don't worry about Puddles drinking and driving 
I reserved the a room at the hotel next door

All kidding aside Puddles you might be vertically challenged, drink too much beer and your breath smells like a Cheetos factory, and you cannot drive worth a flip.......but you are one 
FINE Friend!!!
Hugs Madi


  1. Woof! Woof! Fun day with Pip n Puddles. Glad you went to Leadmine Lake(one of our favorite photo of your mom). Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Oh my. Well I'd say that Mr. PIP can check a few things of his bucket list. What a good time you showed him. And it sounds like North Carolina will never forget Puddles. Of course she can never return again. But I am sure it is well worth it. They are stopping by my place on Thursday. I better tell the local bars to stock up. Ummm, just a question. Do I have to pay for all the beer?

  3. Cat is very heppy in first pic,you blog is really nice and you shared very nice information with us,It,s extermelly good and very helpful for me..

  4. We're glad to hear they arrived safely at your place Madi. Looks like you showed Mr. Pip and Puddles a fine time on their visit. Of course Raleigh may never be the same after Puddles' visit. We love the photo of the car on the diner.

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Georgia and Adam

  5. You sure showed Pip a grand time! We hope Puddles doesn't get caught! :)

  6. What a funtaztic couple of days, Pip sure is handsome :) I could eat dat samwitch :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Raleigh is probably never going to forget Puddles. BOL funny. Is there any beer, cheetos or cheese burgers left in North Carolina? Great host Madi. We are sure Pip had the bestest time. One he will never forget. What a swell couple to days. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. What fun! That was some great parking job Puddles! Mr. Pip sure had a good time, just look at that smile!

  9. Madi you gave Pip a true Mayoral tour of your beautiful town :)
    You did reserve that hotel room for them under assumed identities didn't you? OMD! I can hear Sarge and Bites warmin up the squad cars now :O

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: I'll do my best to get you my contortionist photo in today :)

  10. Wow...what a tour for the two handsome ones! [Loved the incognito] You deserve a raise in pay dear mayor.

    1. ...which of course, tends to be an extra helping of Fancy Feast!!

  11. Oh yes, it was a magical time and that hot air balloon ride was amazing. I am thinking maybe Puddles thought she could make the car the fly, too. What do you think? Thanks for using your connections to keep her butt out of jail.

    Note to self: Teach Puddles how to park properly.

    Your pal, Pip

  12. Thanks to your mom for all the heart healthy meals ...and thank you taking us to Fat Daddy's when your mom wasn't looking. What a time we had there! Beer,burgers, bar brawls (again, thanks for using your connections to keep Puddles out of jail).

    Thank you SO MUCH for such a wonderful time!

  13. BWHAHAHAHAHA...oh, I does gets creative withs parkin' don't I? I was just goin' fur convenience really.
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at da spa, they massaged my toesies and and did da cucomber eye thingy...I tried t eat 'em and they was nasty...I not like healthy snacks.

    And I thoughted I was never gonna hears da end of your sandwiches...Pip kepted goin' on and on and on and on bout how good they was and dat bubbly stuff.

    Okays, I has to go check on da car so I'll be back.


  14. Really, dat chick shouldn't has been talkin' bout my hair. Yo knows how I is bout my hair.
    Good thing you is Mayor or I''d prolly still be in's always good to knows da mayor.


  15. Wowzers! That sure sounded like a fun time! That Puddles sure is a crazy one, huh? BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  16. What a sooper dooper pooper day you guys all had. Yes, Pip, you do have to have a bark with Puddles bout her driving.

  17. OH Mayor MADIson you just OUTDID that SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY thingy. Ohhhh the wonderful foods you prepared fur our furend. And how WONDERFUL of you to let him have the best seat fur sleep.. int the house.
    BUTT the coolest thingy is that you even had the HEART Leaf... express how we all feel.

    WONDERFUL VISIT. Thank you fur sharing it with us.

  18. Well you is just the queen of hospitality! I am surprised mr pip even wanted to leave!

  19. (searching through bag) now, where did I put our get out of jail free card. Oh, and load up the truck with some of those Fat Daddy burgers and let's go ...before that crazy girl comes after us ...

  20. Pip, you is gonna has to walk a little faster...her is gainin' on us.

    Note to self: must have portable printer fur printin' Get Out Of Jail cards.


  21. Oh you two sure had a good time in Raleigh. Puddles, you do need to practice some parking before you go off again. We sure are glad you got to see all the great places in Raleigh. Take care.

  22. wow, this is quite the story, maybe you should publish it in a book... a wonderful tour you took us on and i love cheeto's breath... but i like eating them more than smelling them... everyone was dressed perfectly and mum even put your names on your bags....

  23. Ha-ha! Oh this was way to funny!

  24. What a great time you had with Pip and Puddles visiting you.

  25. I just knew everyone would have fun at your house! Miss Puddles does seem to find a little trouble wherever she goes....I really don't think she can help it....

  26. What a great time you had...and a car on top of a building - even my mom couldn't park a car better :o)

  27. You had lots of fun with your 2 friends Madi!

  28. Wow, what a grreat trip! Everyone has really raised the bar. I don't know how I can top this for our visit next week -- but I will, because it's a visit to TEXAS, and everything's bigger there!

  29. All we know are those two need chaperones. Look at where Pip is parked and napping! This is quite the adventure
    Benny & Lily

  30. Mom has this big worried wrinkle across her forehead right about now, and maggie is practicing putting the grandmonsters car on top of the table now (pretending its the roof) so she can be just like puddles!!
    stella rose

  31. Great tour stop Mayor're a fine hostess and showed Pip a wonderful time...Hope Puddles made it out of ahead of the pawlice

  32. You sure fed him well Madi!!! Glad they had a great time with you!

  33. Hello Madi! It looks like a fun time was had by all!! I can't wait for Pip and Puddles to arrive in Western Maryland on the 2nd of February! We are really excited here in Western Maryland. It looks like you showed them around town and created some good memories! Oh, and Miss Madi I LOVE LOVE LOVE your header pic!

  34. Oh Madi, you were such a wonderful Mayoral Hostess and furend. What a great 2 days you had with Puddles and Pip. Your adventures will be remembered for a long time.

    Thank you for taking such good care of our furends.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  35. Madi, you are a true Southern hostess! What a beautiful adventure!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  36. You sure showed those two a great time! Glad everyone was none the worse for wear!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  37. What a great time everyone had. You sure showed them a good time.


  38. OMC and OMD! That was the best time ever for all concerned! Pip and Puddle's visit included all the fun they could possibly want and some nice home cooked meals and sandwiches too as well as the best burgers and beer in town! They clearly left with full bellies and hearts. Thanks Madi and your Mamam too :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  39. Well what a fantastic time you gave Pip. He is coming "home" to Yorkshire in February. I am already bribing the local Constabulary to turn a blind eye to Puddles driving.... Deccy x

  40. That sounds like quite an adventure. We're glad Pip was able to enjoy it. Puddles sounds like a real character :)

    pee ess: We loved the white squirrel. We haven't seen any and would love to chase that fluffy white tail.

  41. Hi Madi and your Mama too :)

    It's me Malou. I am a devon rex cat and so are Esme and Levon , my furblings. Mitalee is a selkirk rex and Tulip and Leo are our domestic foster cats. We are a full house! Thanks for visiting us . We are always happy to make a new friend. Also, we can teach you plenty on how to effectively train the hoomans. :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  42. Looks like they had a marvelous time. You are a fantastic hostess, Madi.

    We wonder if Puddles is going to have any memory of this whole trip...???? Hmmmm.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  43. Oh Madi, you sure out done yourself with this one!!! You really showed Pip a great times! (ya know I would have taken care of that squirrel for ya! BOL)
    Now, I knows you said that you 'took care' of thingies there to keep Puddles out of the slammer, BUTTS I just saw her profile on America's Most Wanted!! (it's on Lifetime now...), and they said that she is wanted for Reckless drivin', suspected DUI, evadin' arrest, and somethin' abouts indecent exposure....I thinks she 'flashed and mooned' the cops while she was tryin' to escapes!!!
    Oh, this is bad Madi...maybe you should use your influence to calls the POTUS...

  44. OH my word I was just cracking up. You guys had such a blast!


  45. ATTENTION: YA'LL NEVERS SAW US heres...especially if da pop comes a callin'

    Pip...grab da mustaches and eyeball da, whatevers we is drivin'.


  46. Insert sound of screeching breaks ...Madi, I love you, too, but I have to go now before they haul my yorkie butt to jail.

    What do you think of my electric blue wig and mustache ...never mind, we have to go. Utah, here we come ...

  47. Yea, we is gonna SOOOOOOO blend in withs these wigs...NOT.


  48. You sure do know how to have a good time!

  49. Oh what a great time you guys had! But how did that car get parked on the top of the building???

  50. Yay for Mr. Pip! Thanks for being such a wonderful host to our friend. Puddles did look a bit dazed. Did she drink a beer before that photo?

  51. OMD Madi, what a wonderful time you had with Pip and of course Puddles was up to her usual Puddleness duties. I am trying to imagine how she got that car up there and then how she got it down. It boggles the mind. Pip looks like he had a wonderful time. You are such a lovely hostess, I hope I get the pleasure of visiting you someday.

    Loveys Sasha

  52. Sounds like a great time in NC. I couldnt believe about the car geezzz....BOL
    Looks like you all had FUN!!

    jazzi and addi

  53. It sounds as if you guys had a great time in NC!

  54. Pawsome, PAWSOME stop in NC!!

    We are just loving this tour & getting to see all these grrrreat places along with Pip & Puddles - just wish we could share in all the delicious looking food & drinks they are being spoilt with!

    Wally & Sammy

  55. Dear Madi and Mom, I just wanted to thank you fur lettin' Pip and me come sees you. We haded da bestest time...even if we had to leave REAL quick...hehehee. Thank fur helpin' Pip.


  56. Madi, Pip & Puddles - what a wonderful trip! Looks like so much fun!!!! and I love the heart leaf....

  57. What a excellent visit yous had with Pip! Mes hoping he is eating his vegetables!
    We would not want him to poop out!
    PS Mes LOVED seeing all those wonderful sites!

  58. What an adventure! Don't let those 2 eat too much junk food...they have places to go and more junk food to eat...hee hee!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  59. We are sure Pip will treasure the leaf always. (wiping tears out of our eyes)

  60. What a wonderful visit. You are a great hostess, Madi. I knew that Puddles + driving would = trouble.

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