Friday, April 3, 2015

Look Both Ways - Waffles Has a New Career Path

KATIE:  You want to be WHAT???

WAFFLES:   A Goober driver!

KATIE:  You mean an Uber driver? ...not that an Uber driver is any less crazy of an idea than a goober driver.

WAFFLES:  Uh yeah, that.

KATIE:  So where did this come from? What happened with the whole chicken ranching thing?

WAFFLES:  Oh, I'm still going to be a chicken rancher. But I need to save up some green papers for chicken ranching school.

KATIE:  Let me guess. The University–

WAFFLES:  – of Chicken Ranching.

KATIE:  You know, you have to have a car to be an Uber driver. They don't just give you one. You'll need a valid drivers license, insurance...

WAFFLES:  I'm going to borrow Gloman's car.

KATIE:  Does Gloman know you're going to borrow Gloman's car?

WAFFLES:  I've been practicing too. Like looking both ways for chickens crossing the road.

WAFFLES:  I even have a travel mug for my riders. They can have milk or chicken gravy. 

KATIE:  Waffles, most people don't drink chicken gravy. Don't you think you should offer coffee? A cappuccino or latte would be nice. 

WAFFLES:  I just have to figure out how to punch the gas and steer at the same time.

KATIE:  And watch the road?

WAFFLES:  Uh, yeah. That too.

KATIE:  People of the world, especially you with cars. You might want to consider alternative modes of transportation. Like just staying home.

Cats, the Internet & April Fools
If you were on social media for even five seconds the other day, you probably saw at least a few cat-spoofs swirling around out there. Our absolutely favorite is this short *commercial* for Grouber. The people at Groupon decided to see what it would be like when you mix cats with cars. Uber cars that is.

And yes, as a matter of fact, the featured *driver* is orange.


If you're unable to see the above 46 second video, click HERE to watch on vimeo.

About Today's Photos

You may have already guessed, the car photos with Waffles are from our recent family vacation. While we stopped at a gas station, Glogirly climbed into the back seat and let the yowling (Waffles) cat out of his Sleepypod. While he was inspection the car interior frontto-back she snapped a few quick shots with her iPhone. It is indeed RARE for her to post photos that she's taken with her phone on account of she's all picky about only posting the best of her photos. But you've got to work with what you've got.

The first photo is an oldy but a goody. We've got a few photos in the archives where it looks like Katie & Waffles are having a conversation. And in fact they usually are. It goes something like this:

WAFFLES:  Meeeeoooooowwww  *reaches paw slowly to Katie's chest*

KATIE:  *stands her ground*  HISSSSSSSS.

Rinse and repeat.


  1. Replies
    1. Took the word right out of my mouth. Great minds must think alike!

  2. I can only imagine Waffles driving. Save us

  3. I don't know, the way most people drive nowadays I think Waffles will fit in just fine ;)

  4. Hey, if that Grouber kitty can do it, so can Waffles! He can't be a WHOLE lot worse of a driver than my human!

  5. I miaow like Summer , if that Grouber kitty can do it, so can Waffles!!
    My mom-person say´s that Glogirl should have a Samsung phone instead of a Iphone if she want´s to take good picures with a phone :)


  6. I think ya should offer chikken in da car - and ya could eat it too!

  7. We agree with Summer too .... Waffles can't be worse than any drivers we see .... And if you have chickie in the car, why not serve gravy?!?

    1. Have to have mashed potatoes, too, and biscuits on the side. Can't have chicken without mashed potatoes and biscuits!

  8. Plus, think of the entertainment Waffles would provide; he'd be singing the whole time!
    Go Waffles.

  9. The mom says she doesn't think she'd want to get in a car if Waffles was driving. Sorry, Waffles!

  10. Great post, good luck with the driving Waffles. I do notice more orange kitties in ads on tv, I wonder if they are eaiser to train?

  11. Mom likes to be picky about her photos too, but if she relied solely on the big camera, she'd miss a lot of good shots cause none of us here are in to posing. Loved this post. I like Waffles thinking.

  12. We would totally ride with Waffles. Especially if he serves chicken gravy...

  13. where can ME sign up? Or does you want to share the business Waffles? We can call it Orinch-uber! - Yore friend Billy Sweetfeets

  14. OMC Waffles in the driver's seat?

    The Florida Furkids

  15. We would trust you to drive us Waffles!

  16. Regarding the first picture, I can tell Katie is NOT happy by the position of her ears. I am sure she is letting Waffles know she is still the Boss.

  17. A bit more practice and you'll be a great driver Waffles, better than that Grouber kitty.

  18. Are you absolutely SURE that isn't Waffles in the video? He could have called an Uber car, sneaked out in the middle of the night, and starred in the show with no one to be the wiser. And, BTW, I've seen entirely too many drivers around here that have all the good sense of chickens. I'll take Waffles any day!

  19. WAffles you'd make a great Uber driver once you figure out how to reach both the petals and the wheel.

  20. Mum says you need a little bit of practice before she trusts you as a driver, Waffles. Purrs

  21. That is definitely an interesting career choice Waffles. We think dealing with beans would be a lot harder than dealing with chick-hens though.

    Have a great Easter weekend efurrybody!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  22. We won't need to look both ways to find out if Waffles is coming. All we'll need to do is listen for his singing. ;D

  23. That kind of sounds like it would be fun. Like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride fun! Go Waffles! :)

  24. Those phone pics look better than the ones TW takes with her point and click. Tell Waffles in NYC the cops curse and berate Uber drives.

  25. I saw thin in my RSS feeder. The ad right under this post was for cheap flights from Iowa City to Chicken. wtc ?

  26. You can pick me up Waffles..we'll go down the road here and visit the chicken farm!!

  27. *The Staff staggers back and gasps* Pictures with iphone??? What are you doing? Do you want to be like the rest of us? Get a grip, Glogirly!! ;)

  28. Maxwell: *shakes head* We get a lot of those "rinse and repeats" over here too. (good thing I'm deaf)

  29. Waffles, you are always full of ideas. We'll be interested to see if any come to fruition. Super cute video. Thanks for sharing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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