Wednesday, November 16, 2016


*Tuesday Mews from Manor Madi
ps this was gonna be Monday Mews but regular MMfMM was  preempted.
Subtitle Matthew
Sub-subtitle: Tree Rats
This is how I spent the morning of November 5...
(and FYI:  I told Dad I'd sit on the check until he was sure he was happy with the tree rats work!
Now for the rest of the story
As everyone remembers in early October, Hurricane Matthew huffed and puffed and blew sideways crazy rain here at Manor Madi. Matthew was not invited and not a welcomed guest.
Thank goodness out house did not blow away but 
Matthew blew the very tippy top limb out of the top  of a 
ginormous maple tree.  Thank goodness the limb fell
in the middle of the tree  but was hanging on by a small piece of wood.....NOT ON Manor Madi

 The peeps called our tree rats immediately but they were so 
very busy removing trees off homes etc they asked if we could
wait for a few weeks.  Of course when the tree rats come here
we have to document it.  In the below photo they are getting
their ropes out and putting on their tree rat gear.
 The red arrow below is pointing to a tiny orange dot
that is one of the tree rats helmets
The blue arrow is the rope he is taking up to the tippy top of the 
tree to tie around the limb
 Below are the tree rats ground crew waiting to guide
the limb down safely
We were happy to get this limb down it was dead and the peeps
wanted it down before the cold winds of winter or ice and snow arrived.
The End!!

PS...on Gas Log service man, yesterday's post...
Many of you said yesterday how how refreshing that someone actually did their job well.  On top of telling the Gas Log service tech how impressed they were sit his service, she also mailed a letter to the Gas Company human resources department telling them how pleased they were. He told my peeps he liked what he did, and that he was trained to clean the logs at every visit.  Hopefully the letter will be put in his personnel file and maybe one day he'll get a nice promotion.  


  1. I'm glad that dead limb finally got taken care of!

  2. Hari Om
    Now that's the kinda tree rats who earn their keep!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. I was a bit worried when you started talking about tree rats, but they were not the kind I was expecting at all. Good thing the branch is out of the tree. Don't want anything falling on your home!

    Mara from Norway

  4. You sure had a good crew of tree rats helping you get rid of that big old branch! YAY! Also a very big YAY to the gas service guy who cleaned your fireplace logs was a VERY KIND thing for your Mom to write a letter to his boss - maybe he will get promoted - you never know! It's nice when you find someone these days who (a) loves their job and (b) does it RIGHT.

    Hugs, Sammy

  5. My peeps need to hire your tree rats…the last ones we had here chopped a branch off and threw it down onto Dad's bonsai…arrrghhhh! Mum used some words I do not understand to Mr Tree Rat.
    Its very easy to criticise (see my comment above) but when sumthingy nice is done and done well a letter to say fank you makes everyfurryone feel good…great work Mom of Madi
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. What fun to watch the tree rats do their work. Glad they got that limb out of there. You all have a terrific day.

  7. I hope your gas guy gets a super promotion... and you even have helpful tree rats... that is just great!!! btw: in my crib my dad sits on the checks... the mama said that's very annoying... around black furryday LOL

  8. Glad you were there to supervise the Tree Rat Crew! Also, glad you were able to get rid of those broken branches.

    P.S.: Your deck looks so nice!

  9. Very wise to get rid of that dead limb at the tippy top of the tree! They did a great job for you!

  10. That was nice of ya'll to send a letter to give recognition of a job well done.

    Glad the tree rats finally got the limb down for you.

  11. Oh yes, you really don't want a wonky tree hanging around during winter.

  12. You humans are lucky they have you to oversee everything, Madi!

  13. Your tree rats are much better than the squirrely ones who we get.

  14. OMC Madi... that really was a HOOOOGE limb... More like a TREE in fact. We are Sure that YOU are all happy to have had the Tree Rats remove it... BUTT we bet the Remainder of the tree is Also Glad to have it outta there.
    We thing Gas Log guy DESERVES a RAISE.

  15. Madi, you supervised everything so well!! Great job, humans!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  16. Whoa! That is one huge tree and a gi-normous limb! Thank goodness it never landed on your manor! Yippee for good business! That doesn't seem to happen enough.

  17. Looks like they did a good job. A couple years ago, Dad cut off a huge branch from our gigantic silver maple tree. We felt the ground shake when it fell!

  18. Do those tree rats have big whiskers and why are they yellow. Thank goodness we don't have those ginormous tree rats here. Keep an eye on them
    Lily & Edward

  19. Great work, Madi! Our mom would have wanted that branch taken down before the snow flies too!

  20. If you really want to watch men in trees, check out guys climb up to rescue cats! They do wonderful stuff. I wish we could get some tree rats in our yard; too many leaves are falling...want to cut down all of the trees! I'd plant new ones!

  21. good idea to send the letter. I think I rather be the rats on the ground than up high in that tree. glad it is down and you are safe

  22. Your tree rats always do a great job!! Mama wishes she could find the great level of service you all have up here!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  23. Not surprised that your peeps go out of their way to spread some positive feedback and help someone who's good at their work. Everyone loves a pat on the back. Bet they made his week!

  24. Tree rats, that is beyond hilarious!
    What a nice thing to do for that man, we are such he will appreciate it and so will his boss.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  25. Yeah.....most peeps only get told when they do something wrong. Fantastic of you...and your peeps to let the company know how good they are! We have a branch hanging on our shed....we could use some tree rats.

  26. Glad those tree rats took care of business so the Madi Manor will be safe for the winter. And what a good deed your Mom did for that nice man - hope he does get some nice reward for going above and beyond, just like your Mom.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  27. We like to recognize good work done also! Good to get that tree limb down so it does not cause trouble later
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  28. madi....we iz happee for yur home ??? that de lim came outta ther two....knot onlee snow wind & ice coulda had it crashin down, but get a partee oh ewe noe whatz up ther N ......well.....♥♥♥

  29. Complimenting someone on a job well done is nice to read about!! So many just don't take the time to reciprocate common courtesies any more.

    I bet you're glad to have it removed by now. I'm sure it was becoming an eyesore.

  30. Madi, you're always up to something new!

  31. Glad that limb was taken down before it fell down on it's own. My dad used to climb up to the top of trees to take them down bit by bit when he was younger.

  32. I find those tree rats to be pretty scary sweet Madi.

  33. That was smart of your folks to get that removed.

  34. Those are the good kind of tree rats. Looks like they did a good job and you are now safe from worrying about that falling in your yard or worse falling on the house.


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