Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Monday, June 3, 2013

MEET MY CABINET: DERRY AND NICKI


Today's interview features my 

Resident wrestlers: 
NICKI AND DERRY
very handsome man cats from Canada

Did you know that mayors in Canada are called
YOUR WORSHIP?
OMCs I had no clue.  Mom says my head is going to 
swell big time?

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait.

Nicki: I'm Nicki, I'm 6 years and 7 months old now, and I excel at "helping" around the house. I open closet and bureau drawers and reorganzie the human's clothing, I climb up and inspect the basement plumbing pipes (unfinished basement) and I excel at decluttering (by pushing objects off tables and often breaking them).

Derry: I'm Derry, I'll be 6 on June 24th, and my special trait is catching moths and other flying insects, and looking adorable.

2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why.

Nicki and Derry: Hmmm, we think we're purrfect just as we are!

MADI HERE:  OH BOYS I AGREE YOU ARE PURRFECTION IN MOTION!!!



3. What do you like best/least about where you live

Nicki and Derry: We love having our human servant at our beck and call, we love our tiny enclosed garden because we can hang out there all summer, but OMC, we really don't like winters! They last forever and are desperately cold and miserable.

4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why.

Nicki and Derry: That's tough! We've made a lot of wonderful fur friends over our several years around the CB and we don't think we could decide. Though we think it would be pawsome to visit where we could run through the fields and explore!

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?

Nicki: If you're looking for "adventure" (read mischief), don't let your human know by always meowing "your fool head off" (her words) first.
Derry: Look as adorable as possible and make tiny meows. You can get away with anything!

6. What do you do for fun:

Nicki: Help around the house (see #1). Hang out in our garden. Play with Mr. Stick (i.e. any long stick or stick end of a wand toy).
Derry: Hang out in our garden. Catch moths and butterflies and even, sometimes, a damselfly (crunchy goodness!) Play with a long feathered wand toy or with the dot (laser light)!

7. What is the first thing you do each morning?

Nicki: I make sure the human is up by 4:15AM (often earlier), 365 days a year (no exaggeration), by getting up close to her and singing to her in dulcet tones (i.e. screaming as loudly as possible). Then we get our measly 1TBSP of kibble and then get to go out into our garden!

Derry: I help Nicki get the human up by making pitiful meowing sounds that activate her maternal/protective reflex. The truth is, Nicki's screaming only annoys her, but she can't resist my plaintive meows! And then I get to have my 1 TBSP of kibble and get to go out.

8. What is the first thing you notice about a new furiend?

Nicki & Derry: On the other side of our fence it would be their smell. In cyber space, it's definitely their personality!

9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name.

Nicki and Derry: We both were adopted, at different times, from the Gananoque Humane Society via a now-closed pet store that had a satellite adoption centre for the shelter.

Nicki adds: I was adopted on April 12, 2007. The human had been in some time prior to that, took one look at me and said, "There's Nicki." She knew she would adopt a "Nicki" at some point, and when she saw me, knew I was it! I had an eye infection, though, and so had to wait a week or two before I could go to my forever home.

Derry adds: I was adopted on December 21, 2007. She had gone on a lunch hour to check out the adoptable cats, looking for another young cat as a companion to Nicki, and I was the one who climbed up into her lap for attention and cuddles. Sucker!!! As for my name, the human was trying to think of names ending with a long "e" sound and for some reason Derry came to mind and wouldn't be dismissed. It's Irish, of course, and she finds it odd that it ever popped into her head in the first place, since she has an aversion to things Irish. (She claims it must be due to bad past life experience.)

10. What is your absolute favorite food?

Nicki: Ummm, Temptations. And also kibble. And stinky goodness. And yogurt. And ham.

Derry: Temptations. Kibble. One brand/flavour of stinky goodness if you sprinkle enough FortiFlora on it.

Bonus:

Derry and Nicki as your title states you are the resident wrestlers.  Please tell us which one of you is most likely to start a wrestling match and what it takes to get your ready to rumble!!  Also do you consider yourselves feather weight wrestlers?

Nicki and Derry: We actually both take turns starting the wrestling matches, and we're both pretty well matched. It does take a lot of limbering up, though, with careful stretching, some cardio (zoomies around the house or yard first), and of course lots and lots (and lots) of sleep in between matches. As for considering ourselves "featherweight" wrestlers...er....well....middleweight (our human says heavyweight!) might be more applicable.

Thank you, Your Worship (an honourific prefix for mayors in most Commonwealth countries), for including us in your cabinet. We feel privileged to be the Resident Wrestlers, and looking forward to serving you to the best of our abilities!

Derry and Nicki we thank you for excellent interview!!!

If you have not met Derry and Nicki, click 
HERE  to read all about their escapades.


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BREAKING NEWS II
IT IS NEARLY 8 AM MONDAY JUNE 3
MOM WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE FOR THE 
REMINDER OF THE DAY.  SHE IS MOVING
MY GRANDMA TO AN ASSISTED LIVING
FACILITY TODAY.  WE'LL CATCH UP TOMORROW

40 comments:

  1. Awesome interview, your Worship!
    I cracked up laughing out loud on #5!
    Funny Feline Wrestlers!
    Hugs and sniffs,
    Kathy and Molly

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  2. Your Worship! That seems fitting. You sure do have a well rounded cabinet. Love them both. And any cat that is a stick fan is a cat for me.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. We luv Nicki and Derry. How appropriate for them to be the Resident Wrestlers! MOL! Hoping you have a wonderful Monday, Your Worship! XOXO from your main mancat, Prancer Pie.

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  4. Excuse our Mama, she is laughing her head off over #7. We are very pleased to meet Nikki and Derry, they sound like fun cats. Great choice for members of your cabinet your Worship. That title does have a nice ring to it Madi.

    We hope everyone will pop over to the voting booth and cast their vote.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Georgia and Adam

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  5. Great to meet the resident wrestlers. They seem pretty sound, considering they are cats.
    Ooop! I almost forgot that you too are a cat Madi. Your worship.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. Great interview Madi. Sticks and ham sounds good to us and a little light wrestling thrown in for fun. Nice one Nicki and Derry. We voted on the PBM. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. Wez catching up Madi, you have a wren house, Daddy was going mad when he saw it, he loves those little berds :) We have only seen Chip monkeys in the pet shop, which we fink is cruel. Great interview Madi lovely to meet Nikki and Derry xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  8. How fun! I love Nicki and Derry - I'm so glad they were interviewed by you!

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  9. Good morning, Your Worship!

    Thanks for interviewing us...We don't feel we deserve the privilege of being in your cabinet, given that our human hasn't been helping us blog as much as she used to, but we'll certainly do our very best to wrestle for you, Madi -- whether at appropriate or even inappropriate times! LOL.

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  10. OMDs your worship, BOL BOL! Excellent interview, we love getting to know your cabinet better of course!

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  11. LOL!! Awwww we absolutely adore Nicki and Derry and mum, Kim!! And we are so happy to read that the boys are now official Resident Wrestlers cos they wrestle like no other! They are amazing and full of beans! We love how Nicki is a budding home stylist and architect and Derry is a budding entomologist! LOL!! We hope Your Worship have many fun meetings with these two valuable additions to your cabinet! Yay! Take care
    x

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  12. We didn't know Derry and Nicki so this was very informative! We will have to stop over to say hello to them both.

    We also have to stop at the PBM to vote today. That's so exciting and we can't wait to see all the submissions.

    Please wish your Mom good luck today. We're sending her BIG hugs for a smooth transition!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  13. We always enjoy Nicki and Derry's wrestling! We love those boys. :)
    We hope your Grandma's move to Assisted Living goes smoothly.

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  14. i will pray for mom, i know how difficult this is, i have been there done that. I loved meeting the wrestling team and Derry is what my grandkitty will look like when he grows up. same markings. great interview and i fully understand the wake up call at 4;15, Jake wakes us up at 4...365 days a year.

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  15. Pawsome interview (as always Miss Madi)...Nicki and Derry sound like they'd get on very well with our sister cats.

    Good luck with your Granny's move today - hope she settles in nicely.

    Wally & Sammy

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  16. OMD Mayoress Madi your Worshipfulness, THIS is an astounding interview... They really are super wrestlers fur SURE.

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  17. Good morning, Your Worship - we hope you and your sweet Mom had a nice weekend. We didn't know Derry and Nicki before - great interview, we learned so many fun things about them.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  18. Oh boy, two handsome dudes indeed. Remind me of my 2 yellow brothers, Wave and Target.

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  19. What a great interview! Nicky and Derry are very good friends of ours and THE best wrestlers!

    Hugs, Laila, your LLS

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  20. Haha, loved reading all about Nicky and Derry, they are hilarious!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  21. Nice interview. We see Nikki is the boss since she came first, BOL. We could learn from those wrestling techniques
    Benny & Lily

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  22. That's such wise advice about the not meowing your fool head off. I'm very quiet and it's rarely noticed when I'm "causing mischief."

    Nora

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  23. We enjoyed the interview with these handsome boys! We love Nicki and Derry!

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  24. Those boys are so much fun and we always enjoy seeing what they are up to!

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  25. Nice to meet you two! Nicki, you and I are two of a kind. I always try to help Momma out with her decluttering too.

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  26. That is a great interview and nice to meet such good friends!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  27. That sure is a great interview. We do love those two boys. They are the best Wrasslers in the blogville. We do like reading their blog.
    Hope all goes well with moving the Grandma. Take care.

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  28. another grate interveews madi...we loves N & D even if we can never tell who bee who... N even if they lied bout ther wrestlin weight ta ther mom ...ding ding ding !!!

    ;)

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  29. We just love Derry and Nicki and they are great resident wrestlers!
    Madi we hope your Mom got her Mom all settled into her new home and that she is going to enjoy her new place.

    *hugs and purrs*

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  30. Another pawsome interview Madi!!! I loves that we have Resident Wrestlers in your Cabinet! You just never know! BOL
    They sound like tons of funs!!
    Hope your Gma is doin' good Madi...been thinkin' of your guys!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  31. Nice to meet this two cool members of your cabinet. I like stinky goodness too!

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  32. Another great interview. We are impressed with the wrestling skills shown in the photos!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

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  33. First I am crossing paws for your Mom so that everything goes smoothly today. I love meeting Nicki and Derry, they both sound like fun pals to have. I voted on a logo, but it was really hard, cause there were so many good ones.

    Loveys Sasha

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  34. Hey Madi!
    Wow, what a great interview with Nicki and Derry! They are pro wrestlers fur sure. BOL/MOL I bet their garden is wonderful and I'd like to play there too. Love alll of those cool logos for PBM!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  35. We know Nicki and Derry but we actually learned some more things about them from this interview! :)

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  36. Thanks for letting us get to know Derry & Nicki. They are a couple of cool cats.

    We hope grandma's move went well today.

    Millie & Walter

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  37. Just stopping by to say hello and tell you that I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!! It looks SO AMAZING!!!

    xoxo, Pip

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  38. Nothing like a game of championship tag team wrestling with a friend

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  39. We love Nicki and Derry, and their human! Those boys are some of the best wrestlers we know of. :)

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