Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Gloman Chronicles: Day 1 Halloween

Dear Glogirly,

Katie here. You left this morning for the airport. Off to the Cat Writers' Association Conference. All that packing yesterday, what with the shoes and the underwear ...but you forgot something. Or rather someone

Only an hour since you left and Waffles has already stolen my food 4 times. He claims to be tricking and treating. Obviously he's taken the whole Halloween thing WAY too far. 




Gloman isn't due home until dinnertime. Things may be touch and go. I hope I don't starve. 

FYI...I'm going to be monitoring Waffles' daily activities and noting all infractions. I will keep you apprised of the situation here in the Townhouse.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: Uh Oh, Can Glogirly Fly???

Hi everybuddy, Waffles here.

Glogirly has the big black box with wheels out again. She's putting all her underwear in it. Shoes too. The Boss says she's flying to Dallas for a conference. She's going to meet up with a bunch of cats that write. 

Well I'M a cat that writes...why does she have to go see OTHER cats that write when she's got me? I mean my grammar isn't THAT bad is it??? Ok, I don't really know what grammar is. Is it like a cracker? 

And how's Glogirly planning on FLYING to this Dallas place anyway? I'm pretty sure she doesn't have any wings in her closet. And that suitcase is WAY to big to fit out this window. 

She's screwed.



Don't worry, the Boss says we'll be okay while she's conferencing. That is if Gloman remembers how to open our food cans. The Boss also says we get to send her postcards everyday right here on our blog. If you come back, we'll let you read them.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Waiting On The Great Pumpkin

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! I hear something. Do you think it could be...the Great Pumpkin???



KATIE:  Waffles, I'm pretty sure that's just the vase you knocked over. Again. Besides, it's not even Halloween yet.


WAFFLES:  But I'm scared, Boss. Just how big IS the Great Pumpkin?

KATIE:  Let me get this straight. Last week you wanted to invite the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz over to play, but now you're scared of a little pumpkin???


WAFFLES:  Um, YEAH. It's a GREAT pumpkin. It's big and orange and scary.  

KATIE:  Big, orange, scary. Ok. Do you not see the irony in this?


WAFFLES:  And what if the Great Pumpkin steals my cool lounger? The one the nice peaches gave me. I mean it IS orange and all. What if the Great Pumpkin sees it and thinks it would look nice in his Great Pumpkin house???


KATIE:  Ok, let me get THIS straight now. You're scared of a pumpkin. A pumpkin that steals kitty loungers. A pumpkin that lives in a pumpkin house. AND you're accepting gifts from peaches. Waffles, I think you're a little fruity.




KATIE:  Special thanks to our friends at Peach Industries for giving us our cool Marmalade Kitty Lounger Mini. And for scaring Waffles into thinking some big pumpkin is planning a kitty lounger heist.


Peach Industries has a brand new website and we think it's just peachy!
You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram
Stay tuned for more cool stuff from our peachy friends!

Peach Industries is a paid sponsor of GLOGIRLY. We heart ♥ their products and all of our opinions (even Waffles') are our own. 



Monday, October 28, 2013

Mmmmm... That Smells Good

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, what's that perfume you're wearing?

KATIE:  Since when do you care about what fragrance I'm wearing?

WAFFLES:  Is that the new "Chick Hen Oh-Do-Toilet?"


KATIE:  That's Eau du Toilette, Waffles. TOILETTE. It's French.


 WAFFLES:  Smells like Oh-Do-Toilet to me.






THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Thank you everyone for voting for us in the PetSmart Tricks for Treats Video contest! Paws are crossed while we wait to hear the outcome. If we are lucky enough to win, we'll be donating 10,000 meals to our kitty friends at MN's Feline Rescue!








WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!
I can't believe we forgot to announce the lucky winner in our Mark Poulin Jewelry Giveaway! Surely it's all Waffles' fault. Congratulations to our friend Marjorie from New Zealand's DashKitten.com!  She's going to be receiving a beautiful package very soon! Thank you to everyone who entered. We're working on more cool giveaways!





Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Flashback: The Meet


Hi everyone, Katie here.

Glogirly spent her Caturday working on a special photo project for the Cat Writers' Association Conference she's attending later this week. This meant she was scouring her photo archives, sorting through thousands of old photos. The squeeing, howling and giggling was deafening. Really messed with my nap schedule.

The only way I could get her to shut up was to let her relive the day that Waffles and I met face to face for the first time and share those images with you. Frankly, it's a day I'd rather forget.

This photo was taken immediately after the door to the Kitten Room swung open for the first time.


Waffles was allowed to explore the Townhouse, supervised of course. I'm giving him the LOOK, and if you'll notice, my paw is strategically poised. I'm ready. 


Ok, this is merely a gratuitous kitten shot.  Please, try to keep the noise to a minimum.




LAST DAY TO VOTE!  Help GLOGIRLY win 10,000 Halo Pets meals for the cats of Feline Rescue!
Please vote for our video Pet 360's Tricks For Treats Competition! We're one of only five finalists!  Let's get our kitties some foods! You can vote 1X a day thru 10/27.  Thank you so much.

VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"

PS: Waffles STILL hasn't caught the red dot. 





Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Photohunt: *STIR*

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Not a creature was stirring, not even a ....

Visit the Saturday Photohunt Blog to see upcoming themes and play along.


2 DAYS LEFT!  Help GLOGIRLY win 10,000 Halo Pets meals for the cats of Feline Rescue!
Please vote for our video Pet 360's Tricks For Treats Competition! We're one of only five finalists!  Let's get our kitties some foods! You can vote 1X a day thru 10/27.  Thank you so much.

VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"

PS: Waffles STILL hasn't caught the red dot. 






Friday, October 25, 2013

MN's Feline Rescue's Fabulous Feral Cat House Challenge & Food Drive


Hi everyone, Katie here.

We've introduced you to some of our kitty friends at Minnesota's Feline Rescue before. Remember? You squeeed all over yourself with so much kitty-love waiting to be adopted. (click for our Feline Rescue Feature HERE)

We've got an exciting event to share with you...especially you Twin Cities kitties.

What:   Feline Rescue's Fabulous Feral Cat House Challenge & Food Drive
When:  Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Where: Feline Rescue @ 593 Fairview Avenue North in St. Paul, MN


When the temperatures dip down here in Minnesota, our outdoor friends need shelter to survive. Feline Rescue is looking for colorful, creative, technologically advanced, or simply super functional shelter designs to help keep outdoor kitties safe and warm this winter.

Design and build your own shelter or customize one you purchase. The challenge is yours!

Above: Alley Cat Allies DIY Shelter
Download Instructions HERE
Bring your shelter to the community cat open house at Feline Rescue's adoption center on Sunday, 10/27 between 1-3pm. They'll award two categories: Most creative and warmest for a MN winter. 

Afterwards, participants may keep their shelter for cats they're feeding or donate it to Feline Rescue's outreach program to help other outdoor cats in need.

Whether or not you enter the competition, feel free to stop by and see what others have created. And bring some cat food - canned or dry - for the Community Cat Food Drive!



If you'd like to build a shelter for feral cats you are feeding but don't know where to start, call or email Feline Rescue. They'll give you a list of supplies to bring so you can build one together on October 27.
Phone: 651-642-5900 ext. 4
Email: outreach@felinerescue.org

We're not very handy here at the Townhouse...but we've got FOOD!  We'll be there...won't you please join us?


About Feline Rescue:  Feline Rescue Inc. is a Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization founded in 1997 in Minneapolis, MN as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Feline Rescue is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff and is funded exclusively through donations and grants.

They provide rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy and community education.

You can help make a difference too - Visit Feline Rescue's Donation Page.



Help GLOGIRLY win 10,000 Halo Pets meals for the cats of Feline Rescue!
Please vote for our video Pet 360's Tricks For Treats Competition! We're one of only five finalists!  Let's get our kitties some foods! You can vote 1X a day thru 10/27.  Thank you so much.

VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"

PS from Waffles: I STILL haven't caught the red dot. But I think I know where he lives.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Interloper Loping

 Hi everyone, Katie here.

Welcome to one of my most favorite spots in the Townhouse. From this coveted vantage point on the back of the sofa, I can peer down at the world around me. Glogirly makes sure the blinds are adjusted so I have a perfect view of the neighborhood bunnies and birds.

From here I can make sure the mailman fills everyone's boxes. I can make sure the neighbor's dog doesn't do his business on MY driveway. And I can see the man in brown shorts coming a mile away.


Sadly, the man in brown shorts is not the ONLY one I can see coming a mile away. It appears there's an uninvited interloper, loping behind the sofa. 


 Correction. Loping ATOP the sofa.





Photo &Video Contest Update
Hey everybuddy!  The preliminary voting period for PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest is over. Thank you SO much for all of your votes. Keep your paws crossed...we'll find out on Oct 25 if we are finalists!  

There's still time to vote for our video in the Pet 360 Tricks For Treats Contest though! We ARE finalists in that one!  We really appreciate your votes. 


VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"

PS: I STILL haven't caught the red dot. But I think I know where he lives.




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: Everything & The Kitchen Sink


Um, hi everybuddy. Waffles here.

Pleeze don't tell, on account of our strict no-cat-on-the-counter rule here at the Townhouse. But I just HAD to check out that giant waterfall that Glogirly and Gloman were using the other day when I had to get my eye washed. 

I just needed to make sure it wasn't going to get me. I mean, it's really BIG. And I know for a fact that even the Boss is scared of it.


When I climb up top for a bird's eye view, it's ginormous.


Eventually I got really brave and investigated the bubbles. I'd be really careful if you ever see these kinds of bubbles in your own house. They make a fizzy noise and they GROW. Kind of like the Boss when I try and touch her.




Photo &Video Contests
Hey everybuddy!  The Boss and I are entered in a couple of great Halloween contests that just might win us an opportunity to help kitties in need. If you have a moment, would you mind clicking a few votes for us?

PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest (only on Facebook)
We have TWO entries:
VOTE HERE: "Witchy Waffles"
VOTE HERE: "Dinosaur Kitty Kisses"

Pet360 Tricks For Treats Video Contest (we're finalists!)
VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

They're Starting To Talk


KATIE:  Waffles! Personal space, please.

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss!  I think peoples are starting to talk.

KATIE:  Space, Waffles. Space.

WAFFLES:   Peoples are starting to think you like me.

KATIE:  Don't forget what I told you, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  You mean the stuff about your ref, um rep, um potato ... I forget.


KATIE:  Reputation, Waffles.  (potato ???)

WAFFLES:  Oh yeah, you have a reputation to unhold.

KATIE:  UPHOLD, Waffles. UPHOLD.

WAFFLES:  Boss, does your UP have a HOLE in it?  You better get that fixed.

KATIE:  *sigh*





Contests, Contests, We're In More Contests
Orange Crush and I are entered in a couple of great Halloween contests that just might win us an opportunity to help kitties in need. If you have a moment, would you mind clicking a few votes for us?

PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest (only on Facebook)
We have TWO entries:
VOTE HERE: "Witchy Waffles"
VOTE HERE: "Dinosaur Kitty Kisses"

Pet360 Tricks For Treats Video Contest (we're finalists!)
VOTE HERE: "Waffles and the Red Dot"





Monday, October 21, 2013

Special Report From Waffles: Orange Crush Update


Hi everybuddy, Waffles here.

The Boss and Glogirly read me all your really nice comments from yesterday's blog post, both here and on the Faces Book. I had no ideas that I had so many friends that cared about me!

I just want you to know that I'm all back to normal. So normal that I even got in trouble today when I knocked over the kitchen stool. It's not like I did it on purpose. I was only trying to practice my long jump from there to the windowsill on the other side of the room.


The Boss got caught in the camera crossfire too, so everybuddy thinks SHE did it!


Later on the Boss asked to see my eye. Just to make super sure it looks like it's supposed to.


Yup, the Boss says it looks like it's supposed to, alright.





Contests, Contests, We're In More Contests
Orange Crush and I are entered in a couple of great Halloween contests that just might win us an opportunity to help kitties in need. If you have a moment, would you mind clicking a few votes for us?

PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest (only on Facebook)
We have TWO entries:
VOTE HERE: "Witchy Waffles"
VOTE HERE: "Dinosaur Kitty Kisses"

Pet360 Tricks For Treats Video Contest (we're finalists!)
VOTE HERE: "Waffles and the Red Dot"


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Precious Cargo

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Yesterday was quite a day at the Townhouse. You know me, ordinarily I'd LEAP at a chance to poke fun at Waffles. I mean, it IS sort of my job and all.

But I have to cut the orange guy a little slack. And Glogirly too. Yesterday, Glogirly was getting ready to go to a wedding. She was in the bathroom, attending to her toenails with polish remover. She didn't even notice that Waffles was right underneath her stool. All of a sudden a tiny drip of polish remover fell from the cotton ball right smack into Waff's eye.

He freaked.

She wanted to freak. But she grabbed him and raced for the kitchen where Gloman was brewing up his coffee.

She wrapped Waffles up in a blanket with just his head peeking out and held him tight while Gloman flushed his eye with water. Although Waffles squirmed like worm on crack, he never cried and eventually let Gloman hold his eye open while he gently poured water over it.

Then came the tears. Glogirly's. She called up the vet and told them she was on her way.


Waffles is doing just fine and thankfully there's no damage to his eye. Glogirly just needs to keep it moist for a couple of days with a little bit of gel they gave her. The vet said that Glogirly & Gloman's fast actions saved him from what could have been a serious abscess. In fact, had they not flushed his eye, he'd would have likely already developed an abscess by the time they got to the vet. And that was in less than 60 minutes.

Don't tell, but when Waffles came home I walked right up to him and we calmly touched noses. I looked at his eye real close and then we just sat there for a couple of minutes. Of course there's no photographic evidence of this exchange, Glogirly just stood there watching us. Shock and awe, friends. Shock and awe.

Needless to say, we BOTH scored some treats after this episode.


Pee Ess - Glogirly missed the wedding but did make it to the reception...though she left before the cake.  Waff and I are pretty impressed that she gave up cake so she could come home early.




Hey Friends!  Orange Crush and I are entered in a couple of great Halloween contests that just might win us an opportunity to help kitties in need. If you have a moment, would you mind clicking a few votes for us?

PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest (only on Facebook)
We have TWO entries:
"Witchy Waffles" VOTE HERE
"Dinosaur Kitty Kisses" VOTE HERE

Pet360 Tricks For Treats Video Contest (we're finalists!)
"Waffles and the Red Dot" VOTE HERE






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