Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Postcards from the Cats - Vacation Status Day 1

KATIE:  By the time you read this, Glogirly and Gloman will have just landed in Iceland.


WAFFLES:  On purpose? 


KATIE:  Yes on purpose. They're on vacation, remember?


WAFFLES:  Can planes land on ice?

KATIE:  Waffles, Iceland isn't made of ice.


WAFFLES:  Well that doesn't make any sense. Then why's it called Iceland?

KATIE:  You had to ask, didn't you?


The Story of Iceland
Legend has it (that's code for this is really just folklore) that once upon a time, there was a disagreement between a bunch of Norwegian Vikings. One group got all huffy, launched their boats and fled. They discovered a really beautiful green island and made it their home. They were scared the other Vikings might come after them so they sent word back to Norway that the island they'd found and settled on was actually an ICE-land. Cold, barely inhabitable. ...but there was this "other island," farther away that was beautiful and green. A GREEN-land.

So that's how the beautiful green island became known as Iceland and the icy island became known as Greenland.



WAFFLES:  So the ice is green? Like on St. Patricks Day?




Postcards from the Cats
Please join us for our special vacation blog series, Postcards from the Cats. Katie and Waffles will be sharing their messages to Glogirly and lots of fun photos chronicling the goings-on in the Townhouse. There will be regular reports on the cat sitter, meal & litter service and general shenanigans.

We'll still be posting every M-W-F. Hope to see you!





21 comments:

  1. We look forward to hearing about all the adventures on both sides of the pond!

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  2. We wish Glogirly and Gloman wonderful vacation ! Purrs

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  3. That sounds like an amazing vacation - I hope Glogirly and Gloman have a wonderful time!

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  4. Oh, Waffles. You are a handsome mancat but maybe you should leave the details to Katie :)

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  5. Interesting...we didn't know that story of Iceland.

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  6. Looking forward to keeping up with your antics while your Glofolks are away!

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  7. we hope Glogirly and Gloman got there safe and have a great time. and we hope you two can get extra treats out of the pet sitter :)

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  8. Here I thought the Russians sent their dissidents to Greenland but let them think it was a great place. Until they got there of course!

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  9. We look forward to seeing all the amazing photos Glogirly and Gloman will take while they are there! What a trip!

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  10. I'm waiting for the shenanigans!

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  11. What! Iceland! Are they going to be cold? Hope they bring you some cubes back or something
    Lily & Edward

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  12. I hope they take lots of pictures of that beautiful green ice to show Waffles...mol...

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  13. We love your postcard series. Can't wait to see Friday's post. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. oh that is a riot. My mother and my nephew are there on their way over to England to visit family.

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  15. Hope the Glo's enjoy their vacation and don't miss you too much. OK, I hope they miss you a lot.

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  16. Iceland!!! How "cool" (pun intended! lol) is THAT!!??? Brilliant place to go in this heat! Have a wonderful time!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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