Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Waffles & His Silly Love Songs #WafflesWednesday

When I need you,
I just close my eyes and I'm with you.

And all that I so want to give you,
it's only a drumstick away...

Miles and miles of empty buckets between us.
The telephone can't take the place of your (extra crispy) thigh...

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are a flashback to our feline family vacation we took last year to the North Shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota.

Waffles and Katie were right at home in our rented townhouse by the lake. Lots of napping, sunpuddle bathing and of course... singing. That last photo of Waffles singing always cracks Glogirly up. With his upper lip pushed just a little bit up on top and his eyes scrunched closed, he reminds her of what a singer would look like at the most climatic part of their song. Or what Gloman looks like when he's playing the air guitar.

This just in...
Photography Tips from Glogirly (!)
We've very excited to announce Glogirly's second photography article has just published on the Live the Pet Life website! Her first article was so well received they invited her back to write another. The latest focuses on tips for capturing your pet's personality in photos and videos.

You're welcome to check it out (and see some of her all time favorite photos of Waffles too!)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Waffles Goes to New Heights in the Name of Breakfast

8:04am CST
The Townhouse, Minneapolis MN
WAFFLES:  Boss! It's like a gazillion minutes after 8:00. Where's breakfast?

KATIE:  Waffles, what on earth are you doing up there?

WAFFLES:  Looking for breakfast.

KATIE:  On top of the kitchen cabinets?

WAFFLES:  It says EAT up here. I'm just following directions.

KATIE:  Waffles, I'm not sure what's more surprising. That you can read or that you're 11 feet up in the air.

WAFFLES:  Eleven what? 

KATIE:  Feet. Up.


 WAFFLES:  I've got to get down from here! Boss, how do I get down?

15 minutes and 1 broken vase later
KATIE:  Guess you should have thought about an exit strategy before you climbed up the 11 foot obstacle course we call the kitchen.

About Today's Photos
Waffles has a new thing. And it's got everyone just a little bit unnerved. 

After four years, he's discovered the tops of the kitchen cabinets. With the way they're built in and configured, access is anything but easy. Our extra tall ceilings mean Glogirly doesn't even get up there to clean. She installed those EAT letters 14 years ago and hasn't been up since. 

Somehow Waffles figured out a pathway up last week and despite his trepidation when it came to the descent, he's repeated the adventure again and again. 

We don't have the kind of kitty superhighways some of our friends have in their kitchens. Waffles has plenty of other climbing structures scattered throughout the house, but at least for now nothing compares to the allure of the kitchen and the mile high cabinets.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Waffles and His Flawed Theory of Feline Invisibility – Friday Flashback

WAFFLES:  *inaudible chortling* 

WAFFLES:  I'm SUPER WAFFLES! The Invisible Superhero Cat. No one can see me inside my magic super bag. Not even you-know-who. 

KATIE:  Waffles, I can totally see you.

WAFFLES:  No you can't.

KATIE:  I can hear you too.

WAFFLES:  But Boss... I'm Waffles the Invisible Superhero Cat.  

KATIE:  Yeah, about that whole invisible thing...

About Today's Flashback Photos
Today's photos are from way back in May of 2013. Waffles was about 8 months old and obsessed with hiding in bags. Ok, so he's still obsessed with hiding in bags. And boxes. And bathrooms.

Whenever he's hiding out, Glogirly swears he thinks he's invisible. But with a 15" tail, he's never very hard to find. (except that time he stowed away inside a box spring mattress... ok, that's a whole blog post in itself!) 

What's particularly special about the day these photos were taken is that this was one of the first times Katie engaged with Waffles in a playful way. Those of you that have been with us for awhile probably remember that Katie's world was tipped upside down and sideways the day Waffles came to live at the Townhouse. It's been a very slow road to peace and harmony. In fact we're still traveling that road. But for Glogirly, this day meant there was hope for her furry family and that someday, everyone would get along. 

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