My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Silly Saturday

Saturday my intention is to post funny cartoons/articles about Felines.
Over the years I've seen 87 million.  Hopefully I will see more now that I need them.
Here is today's.  It was sent to me by my good friend Ms. Kit

This is so very true and what makes cats so endearing!!!
They march to their own drum beat.

Friday, September 21, 2018

PSA: Come Laugh with Us/Flower Friday

Angel Madi's Guy Raz is hosting a fun event in her honor on Wednesday 9/26/18

Madi and Raz dressed to the 9's and Raz always had red in his wardrobe



here is the info below.  We don't mean to toot our own horn but we would be truly be honored if
you have time to join in the fun event.  Madi and I were all about fun!!


Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us.  Post anything you want to do with a Box...such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,
Recite a poem...karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc...anything goes no rules except RED!


There will be a link set up at Living Laughing and Barking in our Backyard
 (The Blog Hop is set up HERE if you would like to pre-post)


Welcome to Flower Friday hosted by Living Laughing and Barking: 
aka Rosy SassyPants, Mayor Arty and Jakey.


Also HEADS up Angel Diva Madi will make guest appearances off and on... some she is silent some not and others she is hiding in plain sight.  Today is an easy one!!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CAT 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.


Here is today's photo prompt
We thank Mom Pam for all the effort she puts into finding 
these lovely photos for us.




Well friends this is my first attempt at poetry from OTRB.
As they say, you can't keep a Southern girl quiet for long.

Nite light 
by
Angel Diva Madi

Even though over my loo, there hung the moon,
For the last year there was a (nite) light
shining bright by my litter box.
Mom put it there to help show me the way
so I would not stray.  
I never missed my box
It was all Mom...it was her way.
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I'm back at Manor Madi now....well not me I flew away 
on the wings of angels.  My ashes are back.  This is a first for 
the peeps.  They didn't have a clue what to expect.  Nor were they given any choices...so they expected I would return in an URN...so not my style.
Good Buddies I'm here to tell you NOT ME...  OMCs everybuddy sit down...
I came home in a beautiful mahogany BOX..........yes B O X...talk about flying high who knew.  
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be able to enjoy BOXES throughout my life and for 
ETERNITY.  
And to top that off...yes there is more...
My BOX came in a RED velvet drawstring bag....


I, Madi(son) D Cat loved being high....but as I aged I lost the ability to
jump to these most coveted locations...
On the Mantel aka Cat Walk entire event capture on Camera 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The Rest of the   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.

As the saying goes, it is not about the destination but about the journey
and FRIENDS the journey was fabulous!!!!

Or on the Grandfather clock  re-enactment of

Epic grandfather clock story HERE


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Click here to join 

We have so much to be Thankful for today:
#1  That 16 1/2 years ago Madi chose us to be her staff.  Which in turn
lead us to blogging in 2009 and meeting YOU ALL!!
We thank you for all your lovely, lovely heart felt emails, blog comments
cards, poems and most of all

We have received some lovely pictures of  Madi from friends...
and we thank them all click on Cards for Diva Madi on my menu bar.



From Madi and Mom to each of you........


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

And now there is just Me....

Happy Wednesday my friends....
Thank you for all your lovely kind and heart felt words about Madi, who was 
my inspiration. She will continue to pawticipate in Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursdays
and be my silent partner.  Well silent as long as she approves of what is being said.


 I'm sure I have some mish mash hiding deep down that is working 
its way to the surface.  I'll be sure to share it with you as it comes up.


My intention was to blog from my personal blog My Mind's Eye but I found I cannot comment from that blog so I deleted it because it would always go back to Madi and Mom: Down home In NC
Which is still our blog address so we'll give it a go from there.
As you can see from our new header, 
Down Home In NC:
My Mind's Eye
 is our new title 
If we figure out something different, we'll be sure to keep you
informed.

In the meant time here are a few.

Top two photos:
There is a new bakery at the mall what beautiful cakes they have.
Krispy Kreme Donuts have a free standing kiosk at the mall
Don't you just love the style..an open box with the shelves of donuts

Bottom Left:
Who in their right mind would pay $14.00 to have their sheets washed at a Dry Cleaners professionally?
I haven't been to a laundry mat in years but surely you could wash and dry several loads of laundry for $14.00.
Bottom right:
Water fountain at Logan's Trading Post.  I've been working on capturing water
dripping for years...quite proud of this one.  Here is a close up.



For anyone who didn't know Madi passed on 9/13/18 click 

Monday, September 17, 2018

My Time Has Come....


My Life was Grand
by Madi(son) D Cat

The time has come for me to join the others
I was not ready and neither was Mother.
When the angels came to fly me up into the sky,
To his Bonsai Bunny my Dad said bye, bye.
They have walked this line 2 times before Me. 
Easy it is not no matter the number of days.
As I crossed the bridge, so many friends greeted me. 
They all spoke at once and were full of glee
Eager to tell me of sun puddles, boxes and food for free.
My friends mourn me not,
Since the day I was born, my life has truly been ‘heaven’ on earth.
Remember I love you. You know how much?
To quote my human Sis, “ I love you two hours and a bunch”.
I bid you farewell and I end this poem as I always have
Hugs Madi your Bfff


March 11, 2002-September 13, 2018
We thank Ann at Zoolatry 💞for capturing the Essence of Madi here in 2 different sun puddles.


Mom here:  This was so very sudden.
Dear sweet precious friends I wish I could have contacted each of you in person so that you would not have to read this very unexpected news on a Monday.  
Madi has been fighting kidney disease since June 2017.  It has been my goal every day since June 2017 to celebrate Madi's life.  She and I were all about fun and picking on each other and most of all we were about FAMILY we found here in Blogville you all enriched our lives more than you will ever know..
Even though she was a diva she fought like a WARRIOR Princess; daily subqs, 5 kinds of medication 2 Xs a day...in her food.. which she also took without complaining.  I think you all know Madi was really and truly the apple of our eyes and loved to the moon and back.  Last week it was obvious to me that she was not on top of her game, she was sleeping more than usual and I mean a deep sleep.  As you remember, she was having trouble jumping up too...but we were managing all that comes with being a Senior Diva.  Thursday, September 13, I could tell she was not feeling well.  Of course, we had the hurricane hanging over us.  I was worried she might need a Vet during that time, so I called for an appointment.  The wonderful staff and Vets at Hidden Valley saw us immediately. Our vet was not there; however,  we saw a wonderful vet Dr. McCormac.
When she walked in the door, her exact words were, "so this is Madi the Miracle Cat of the Clinic".  She shook my hand and told me the Vet Techs and our Vet Dr. Szabo had told her so many wonderful things about Madi and her parents.  This made me feel so good. I had no idea Madi was the Miracle Cat of The clinic.
Anyway we talked about the most current chain of events and of course she had Madi's extensive records.  As she was giving Madi a once over, she asked, "how long has Madi had a heart murmur".  I told her we were here a month ago, there was no murmur.
She explained what I should hear and what I would hear. She passed me the stethoscope. I heard what she had described.
Then she listened to Madi's lungs...one was full of fluid....dear precious sweet Madi was in congestive heart failure.  She told me that comes on quickly with cats without many early warning symptoms.  The treatment for that is a med to reduce the fluid, it causes dehydration...and of course Madi was on Subqs to keep her from being dehydrated.
It was a double edge sword.  Obviously she could not recover from this and the treatment would have sooner than later had her gasping for air. In fact, not wanting to eat was a sign...given the choice to eat or take a breath Madi was choosing to breath.
Her Dad was at home preparing for the storm...I called him he came immediately to the clinic.  Dr. Mc said judging from what she could hear...Madi would not last long.
On September 13, Madi was not in any discomfort, she was not gasping for air.  It was our decision to let her go while she was not in pain or suffering.  
Madi was an itty bitty kitty with a GREAT BIG FUN LIFE full of adventures to places she never expected to go, doing things Cats should never do.  We thank you all for sharing your lives with us and including us in all your fun.
Blogging has become an addiction and I will continue to blog on 
under the name In My Mind's Eye, at this blog address 
and it is yet to be decided if there were be
guest appearance from the precious little Guardian Angel's blog.
Knowing Madi, she will be like the fog, tiptoeing in and out on itty bitty kitty paws when we least expect her. It is amazing how a 7.5 lb cat can occupy every square foot of a home.
As soon as Madi's is back home, we'll have an unveiling of her permanent Diva Throne.

I am a huge Alan Jackson fan...
Sissy's Song was written by Alan after the untimely passing of a family friend.
This chorus speaks to me each time I hear it....

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

My guardian Angel
Adorable

Diva

Independent

Soulful eyes

Our special Angel

Never EVER no NEVER forgotten



Run free baby girl....we love you two hours and a bunch Mom and Dad