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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Rest of the Story

sub title:  Celebrating and loving life one adventure at a time.

Today we pick up where we left off...with Madi proclaiming she has been unjustly accused...
If you missed that proclamation please here.

During Madi's first year with us she climbed on anything that did not run from her.
Her favorite place was to jump from this chair to the mantel, walk across it to the top
of the secretary.  I was never able to get photos of the adventure...but I witnessed it many times.
It appears the cortisone shot and all the yummy sardines(she loves sardines), tuna and regular cat food Miss Piggy is eating she has found the fountain of kittenhood.
While I was cleaning up after supper Saturday evening 8/12/17, 
I saw this....what happened next was transpired in about 1 minute.
Thankfully my camera was handy

Mom Here:
Pictures speak volumes. I do apologize for the blurry photos.
Just before I started clicking I was washing an electric skillet.  I still had on my rubber gloves.

Note in above her back feet are farther back...she recalculates placement of feet for #2 
PURRFECT paw placement 

UP I go
I was not quick enough to catch the spring up

I would have made it to the top of the secretary but Dad caught me.  As you can see in the
above photo, that leap was another ~1' up.  The dang blue bird statute is about 8" high was in the way.
I needed to be about where it was to make my jump without deading the bird.
I coulda made it from here but the blue bird would have been history
Also in the past when I made it to the top of the secretary which is 8' high it was alleged I chewed on the finial and Dad had to get the step stool out.

Mom calls this my imitation of the Stepford Wives**
As the saying goes, it is not about the destination but about the journey
and FRIENDS the journey was fabulous!!!!

Saturday morning after finding the collectible seahorse nose down in the mantel we moved it to the
safety of the enclosed secretary on the right side of the mantel.
To avoid any midnight strolls Saturday night and things that go boom and bang we moved the chair  too

Madi spent Sunday morning sitting on the loveseat staring at the chair and the mantel.
I'm sure she is working on a Physics calculation for that jump.

**The Stepford Wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands.


  1. wow Madi you are an eggs-pert... mantle surfing is the highest art ever.... the mama grinned while reading, she had to put 87 things away since I moved in... she ponders now about having hooks at the celing for storaging her stuff ;o)

  2. Madi, you go girl! Binga gives you a paws up!

  3. I love that you have gotten the spring back in your step. Sorry, that you were photographed during your "crime spree" MOL!

  4. Madi, you have the power in the paw...purrfectly done! Pawkisses for a Wonderful Wordless Wednesday ­čÖé <3

  5. That's pretty awesome mad I


  6. Hari OM
    whooohooo look at you!!! Dad was a spoilsport... but then again, pawhaps he saved you from an irate mum. Keep having adventures sweet diva! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. YAY!!! Well done Madi and such complicated calculations to work out! Peeps will never understand a four paws not a two feets calculation!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Madi, WHY do they put things IN OUR WAY????

  9. I JUST LOVE the pic of The Chair... makes me laugh out loud... she may be thinking of a bridge from chair to mantle. this story has me sitting here with a big grin.. a story of chewed finials and nose down seahorse and dead birds. woo hoo what a CAT

  10. Good job Madi! You must be feeling better to take that mantel walk.

  11. Madi, if Mom didn't have the flashy beast ..... ya could have said, who you gonna believe "ME or your lying eyes". But, oh she cause you gray/white paws in the act as they say.

    .....but we here are sooooooooooo glad you feel like jumping all over the mantle.

  12. Admit NOTHING! But we gotta say, that's fine work on your part, Miss M.

  13. I still say that they didn't get film of you actually touching the seahorse, so you are not guilty, Madi! Maybe this is a good time for a cat climb addition to the household, so you can climb, climb, climb!

  14. Way to GO, Madi!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  15. Moving furniture is just no playing fair sweet Madi!

  16. Beautiful Madi, we are so thrilled that you are feeling better! We think you should just keep hopping up where ever you want.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  17. Madi we can just imagine how thrilled your mom was to see you do this!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  18. Beautiful paw placement! We're taking notes and perhaps our Mom should, too, since she refuses to place a chair near our mantel. She thinks she's so smart. MOL!

  19. FISH POWER!!!! You go girl. You'll be able to jump across the room soon, Wonder Cat!

  20. Never underestimate the power and determination of a senior!!! BOL = way to go, Madi.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  21. Good for you Madi! Glad you are feeling like a kitten again.

  22. You're just doing what comes naturally to kitties, right Madi?

  23. WAHOO! GO MADI!!!

    Oh, we mean maybe you should be careful of the ceramics....wait, nope. We mean

    GO MADI!!!!!
    We are so happy your inner kitty is showing itself!
    Arty & Jakey
    PeeEss...Mama just loved the Stepford Wives movie(she loved the first one the best!)

  24. Well, don't your two-leggers know that us kitties like to be high up? The higher the better! They had better move their stuff away from your mantle!

    Miss Oswin from Norway

  25. Gotta Love IT!!!!! Kitties rool, dogs drool!!! I have two of each!!! That's about all the rhyme you get this time. Oh, I know, not an original...

    thanx for sharing, so glad Madi is better!!!!


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