Monday, July 6, 2015

Katie & Waffles Grand Hotel Adventure, Day 1: Hello Room Service?

KATIE:  Welcome to Day One of Katie & Waffles' Grand Hotel Adventure.

WAFFLES:  What's with the announcer voice, Boss?

KATIE:  Waffles, it's just a kick off for our week long blog series. 

WAFFLES:  A whole WEEK??? We better call room service, Boss. Your dish is empty. How am I going to steal your food if your dish is empty?

KATIE:  Mitts off, Waffles. Just because we're not at home doesn't mean you get to nose around my food. Townhouse rules still apply.

WAFFLES:  So how do I call room service again, Boss? Which button do I push?

KATIE:  The room service button. 

WAFFLES:  And then what? 

KATIE:  You tell them what you want. 

WAFFLES:  You mean like ANYTHING???  Even –

KATIE:  No, Waffles. There's no KFC at the Grand Hotel.

WAFFLES:  But you said anything.

KATIE:  This is going to be a LONG week. 

Day One of Katie & Waffles' Grand Hotel Adventure
After a full day of packing up the Townhouse and packing our bags, we finally checked into our hotel late last evening. Today's photos are just some quick snapshots we took before heading off to bed. Tomorrow when the light is beautiful (and we are too) we'll show you just how cool our swanky suite is while we explore all it has to offer.

Everyone is settling in nicely. Gloman is already fast asleep. Katie and Waffles have found some favorite napping places and Glogirly is tap tapping away on her laptop. Just like home! 

Please join us tomorrow for Day Two of our Grand Hotel Adventure
For a sneak peek at our digs, check out The Grand Hotel Minneapolis HERE.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Are You Ready for Katie & Waffles' Grand Adventure? #SundaySelfies

WAFFLES:  Did you pack your toothbrush, Boss?

KATIE:  Not really at the top of my list, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Well if you forget it, maybe that French con guy can borrow you one.

KATIE:  You mean the concierge? 

WAFFLES:  I hear he's giving us our own FOOD dishes too. I hope they're full. 

KATIE:  I hope they come with an orange cat-proof lid.

WAFFLES:  How many toys are you bringing, Boss? I'm bringing five. My favorite wand toy, my back up wand toy and the back up to my back up wand toy. One fetch toy and one crinkle ball.  

KATIE:  Yeah, well you better not forget the important stuff. Like our litter box, Sleepypods...

WAFFLES:  I call the white one! I call the white one!

KATIE:  Get your own pod, Waffles.

Katie & Waffles' Grand Adventure
If you've been tuning in over the past couple of months, you may have heard a little something about the Great Dishwasher Flood of 2015. The damage to our townhouse was pretty extensive. So much so that this week we're moving into a hotel while the final work is completed. 

The BIG news is we're checking in today. Kitty room service, here we come! We'll be blogging live from our posh, pet-friendly hotel suite everyday this week.  We hope you'll join us on our Grand Adventure at the Grand Hotel Minneapolis


Today's blog post is part of the
Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted
by our dear friends at

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Love AmeriCAT Style #TVTripCaturday

WAFFLES:  ♫♩ LOVE! Americat style, truer than the red, white and– ♫♩

KATIE:  PINK, Waffles. Pink. You should know by now we're all about pink.

WAFFLES:  And orange too! Truer than the pink, white and or– ♫♩

KATIE:  Pink, white and orange? That's never going to work, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Why not, Boss?

KATIE:  Ok first, the graphics are already done and they're pink. Pink, white and blue. Not pink, white and orange

WAFFLES:  I can fix that Boss!

KATIE: And second, nothing rhymes with orange. You can't have a theme song that doesn't rhyme. 
Love, Americat style.
Truer than the pink, white and blue-ooooh-ooooh-oooh.

Love, Americat style.
That's me and you.

WAFFLES:  I can rhyme, Boss. 
Love, Americat style.
Truer than the pink, white and or-or-or-orange!

Love, Americat style.
That's me uh... That's me and Björn!

OLGA:  Björn??? Seriously? Do I really look like a Björn? Not only is the orange cat a really bad rhymer, he can't even tell the difference between boycats and girlcats. I hear he wears wigs too. Must not be right in the head.

WAFFLES: Right in what head?

Olga's shelter photos by Maggie Swanson
Today's Cameo Cat
Today's Cameo Cat is Olga. She’s about two years old and as beautiful as can be. Can you believe this pretty girl has been at the shelter for over a year? That makes our heart sad. Olga is mild mannered and shy but can easily be coaxed to come out and play. She gets along well with other cats.

Sometimes the shy cats are overlooked for the more comfortable and outgoing cats. We like to always remember though that being in a shelter is just not a natural thing. It can be scary and stressful. So don't forget to give those shy girls and boys a chance. Katie is as shy as any cat we know... and we love her to pieces. 

Olga is available for adoption at PAWS, Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, Connecticut.

TV Trip Saturdays with the Shelter Cats!
Every Saturday we feature adoptable cats from PAWS Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, CT. in our #TVTripCaturday blog series. Through the magic of Photoshop, they join Waffles and Katie for some time-travel adventures to some of our favorite, classic shows.

We'll also introduce you to the 'Cameo Cats' and share a little bit about them. Maybe, just maybe... our crazy antics will help our shelter friends find forever homes.

Special thanks to Maggie Swanson, the talented photographer behind our cameo cats and a devoted volunteer at PAWS. Maggie is the author of the blog, Sundays at the Shelter, where she features adoptable cats from PAWS each and every week. Her beautiful photos have helped countless cats find loving homes.

Have a Safe, Happy & Groovy 4th of July! 

Katie, Waffles, Glogirly & Gloman