Monday, March 23, 2015

On the Road with Waffles & Katie: Fun By the Fire & Synchronized Loafing

KATIE:  Waffles, what are you doing under there?

WAFFLES:  You said we were going to sit by the fire. I'm sitting by the fire.

KATIE:  Not under the rug, Waffles!



WAFFLES:  You mean like this, Boss?

KATIE:  I suppose. But your rug's all messed up.

WAFFLES:  I like it that way. Ok, now what do we do?

KATIE:  We relax. That's what you do when you're on vacation.



WAFFLES:   That's boring. I'm going back under.



KATIE:  Whatever, Waffles. Have fun under your rug. All by yourself.



*20 minutes later: Synchronized Loafing*
KATIE:   Ok, Waffles. On the count of three.

WAFFLES:  Three what? What are we doing, Boss?

KATIE:  Synchronized Cat Loafing, Waffles. A vacation isn't a vacation without cat loafing. Get ready.

WAFFLES:  Loafing? You mean like bread? And sandwiches?

KATIE:  And we're ready on ONE, TWO and THREE–




♫♩
Loafin',  loafin',  loafin'
Keep those kitties loafin'





Our Little Piece of Paradise
We're staying in the tiny town of Tofte, Minnesota (rhymes with lofty) at a beautiful lakeside resort called Bluefin Bay. That's our condo... second from the end right on the rocks. When we arrived on Saturday, everyone was SO welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel special. There was a little snafoo with the one-bedrooom condo we had reserved and they upgraded us to one of their nicest and most spacious two-level condos on the property.

We've got three bedrooms, including a master suite with enormous windows and a view of the sunrise you wouldn't believe. There's a full kitchen, dining room and large living space that walks right out onto a deck so close to the water you can almost touch it. (But don't... it's really cold!) A second bathroom just off the kitchen is, according to Waffles, haunted. He's obsessed with going in and out and in and out. He often sings to the ghosts while inside and has twice locked himself in.




TODAY'S RECAP
Loafing, Napping, Napping, Loafing
Today's focus was lots of R&R by the fire, a little wand toy action and snacks. It may look like spring back home, but up here on the northern Minnesota shores of Lake Superior, it's a chilly 20 degrees. Nothing beats a soft spot in front of a roaring fire. Add in a few sun puddles... this just might be the best place on earth. 

Katie continues to surprise even Waffles with her comfort and command of our vacation castle. In fact, Glogirly and Gloman claim they've never seen her more comfortable and relaxed. Waffles has settled in nicely too, but according to Katie is WAY too needy. After singing the songs of his people, he makes a visit to Glogirly's face and Gloman's lap to remind them that he's here. Again and again and again.

Despite how large our condo castle is, everyone hangs out in the same room. Good thing we've got a king size bed because ... are you sitting down? We're ALL sleeping in the same bed. If we didn't know for sure we were still in Minnesota, we'd swear this was the Twilight Zone.


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41 comments:

  1. I hope they're not going to make you take swimming lessons.

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  2. It sounds like paradise! Kind of, um, cold, but paradise nevertheless.

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  3. How nice for all of you. So glad you are enjoying yourselves. Add two cats and shrink the bed size by one and you have my life.....

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  4. Perhaps Waffles will get the idea of relaxing by the end of your stay.

    That condo looks fantastic! Just watch out for icebergs on the lake.

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  5. Perhaps Waffles will get the idea of relaxing by the end of your stay.

    That condo looks fantastic! Just watch out for icebergs on the lake.

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  6. Sounds wonderful! So, are you kittehz getting a bed upgrade when you get home???

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  7. Sounds like the ideal vacation spot. Waffles, be careful not to sing too much or you might end up with a very sore throat and losing your voice (and you don't want to sing the songs of your people too much, or the hoomans can start to get really annoyed, and that's never a good thing). When you talk to the ghosts in the bathroom by the kitchen, do they tell you anything interesting? How is it sleeping on the same bed with Katie and the GloPeeps?

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  8. Waffles, ya know what goes great on sandwiches?? Chikken!

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  9. We're glad you're having a great time! Waffles, relax!!! There are no ghosts!

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  10. Oh how nice and warm that fire looks. What a great vacation you all are having.

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  11. That sounds like the purrrfect vacation for everyone. Humans like to go places, but the kitties for once aren't left behind and get to share in the relaxation!

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  12. Wonderful photos! And what a beautiful place. Enjoy!

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  13. You guys are loafing well. Enjoy your paradise!

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  14. We are glad that everyone is having such a nice time! The condo sounds lovely, and the view is quite nice. Waffles and Katie look very sweet loafing together, too.

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  15. I have caught up with your vacation so far and I have to admit that I am a little jealous. That place looks like paradise! I am so proud of Katie for being the brave kitty that she is. I am looking forward to the rest of your family vacation.
    I hope you all get the R & R that your family longs for for.

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  16. looks like you are all having a good time....but it does sound like you may have crossed over some weird time-space continuum :)

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  17. Those are great pics. We luff how Katie is just taking over the place! PS: When traveling with cats, NO ONE wants to hear anything that begins with "There is a snafu with your reservation....".

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  18. It looks like a great place to relax and enjoy! I am glad that Katie is enjoying herself so much. Ichiro says the best thing to do is to lock yourself in the bathroom with the ghost and then howl loudly at about 3 AM.

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  19. What a wonderful spot! Katie, you have amazed me. I would have expected you to slink around, all nervous-like. Waffles, aren't you the great travel kitty? Or do you like hotel rooms better?

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  20. Have Katie and Waffles changed places like that movie Freaky Friday?
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  21. I bet you've gotten some great sunrise photos too! So glad you are enjoying some R&R!

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  22. Great photos! 3 bedrooms- one for you and Gloman, one for Katie and one for Waffles? Maybe the ghost locked him in the bathroom......:)

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  23. What a beautiful place ! You look very sweet together ! Purrs

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  24. Whoa! Katie, you’ve got the life. Two pillows. Oh yeah. I think there’s an extra bedroom for me.

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    1. BTW, I see that chicken cloud, Waffles. No chickens. Only sea gulls and sea birds.

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  25. Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it.

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  26. I suspect Savannah might just settle in fast if we were to take her along with us too. We may just give it a try this year. So glad the cats are both doing so well

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  27. It's good to see you doing so well Katie, this made our hearts glow :-) Just like the warm fire!

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  28. It looks and sounds wonderful there.

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  29. The Staff says it looks like heaven on earth!! That synchronised loafing thing is way cool!! :)

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  30. What a nice upgrade. Looks like a wonderful place to be.
    Sue B

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  31. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

    Noodle and crew

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  32. We love a pet friendly vacay! Having your room upgraded to a small palace is the best kind of snafu - enjoy it!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  33. Fancy digs! Mum looked at the website, those tubs would be good for tub hockey. Just make sure the water is gone!

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  34. Sounds like you are all having a wonderful vacation! Even Waffles...though how he has managed to lock himself in the bathroom twice is a mystery. Enjoy!

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  35. OMC I am laughing my head off!!! Once again, my heart is smiling at how peaceful and BLISSFUL Katie's body language is!
    Waffles is cracking me up going under the rug and locking himself in the "haunted" bathroom!
    What a GORGEOUS place you are staying at! OMG it is just marvelous! You should go back when the weather is warm. The fireplace DOES look soooo cozy though!
    Loving this trip!
    xoxo

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  36. Woohoo you're fabulous Katie,a true professional Traveller,xx Speedy

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  37. Sounds like vacation makes for strange bedfellows. Love the under-the-rug photos, especially the one of your cute tonks, Waffles. Mom doesn't even want to hear about anymore cold weather, but the place you're staying looks wonderful. Loafin' is the only life, the only life for me, now loaf. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth ad Calista Jo

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  38. I am so pleased to hear how much Katie is relaxing..Waffles..are you locking yourself in or is the ghost doing it??..It's good you are keeping a close watch on Glogirly and Gloman..just in case they would get the crazy idea they would want to relax a while without you..silly Glopeople..MOL..

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