Monday, January 20, 2020

Got Gas?

WAFFLES:  Hey, Boss! Who's that outside? He doesn't look like any of our furry neighbors.

KATIE:  That's just Roy the Gas Man.

WAFFLES:  LOL!!!!! You said GAS man! 

KATIE:  Gas, as in the stuff that keeps our house warm, Waffles. Not that kind of gas. 

WAFFLES:  Yeah, but it looks like his truck has to, you know...go. 

KATIE:  Yeah well, you weren't laughing 3 years ago when we moved in and found out we had NO gas. 

From City Cat Girl to Mountain Cat Mama
Can you believe it's been almost three years since Katie and Waffles became Colorado mountain cats?! It was a fast and steep learning curve for Glogirly too!

One of the first things she learned was how to build a fire, that is when she discovered the person we bought the house from has left just a scant amount of propane in our tank. And in no time, the scant amount was gone.

All our lives, we've lived in homes with furnaces. Where you just turn the thermostat up or down, pay the natural gas bill once a month, and go on about your business. But our mountain house has NO FURNACE.

WAFFLES:  Wait, WHAT?????!

In fact, we don't even have vents. We have something called radiant floor heating throughout the house. We have a boiler that heats up water running through a network of tubes that run underneath the floor. The boiler is powered by propane gas, which comes to our house from a giant tank buried in the ground outside by our driveway. Yup, the driveway that has claimed more vehicles and tow trucks than we can count.

And three years ago, when we ran out of propane, the driveway was glare ice. Roy and Glogirly became fast friends when he chained up his big truck and made it down the hill to rescue us.

Turns out Roy is a cat man. Every time he comes to fill up our tank he asks about Katie and Waffles. We love Roy.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Waffles, Katie, and the PINK Jeep

WAFFLES:  What the hello kitty, Boss? It's been like a whole YEAR since our last blog post. 

KATIE:  It's only been a week, Waffles. Remember? We're only posting on Mondays now. Mountain Cat Mondays.

WAFFLES:  But what about Waffles Wednesday? That's like the best day of the whole week. 

KATIE:  Wednesday is just Wednesday, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  JUST Wednesday?

KATIE:  Just Wednesday.

WAFFLES:  So can TODAY be Waffles Wednesday??  That would totally work for me.

KATIE:  It's Monday, Waffles. Mountain Cat Monday. Which means it's not all about you. It's about us and mountain cat stuff. You're just going to have to share the blog with me.

WAFFLES:  Share? You mean like every week share?

KATIE:  Every week.

WAFFLES:  What about next week?

Happy Mountain Cat Monday! 
We hope you're not having as hard of a time getting used to our new blogging schedule as Waffles. Glogirly decided we needed a mini-mountain-makeover here on the blog so she got busy with her design program and created a brand new header for us.

Don't tell Gloman, but she "painted" the Jeep pink. Good thing it's just Photoshop.

And in case you're wondering, that snowy photo in behind the pink Jeep actually IS our driveway. And the scene of many stuck and stranded delivery vehicles.

New Blogging Schedule 
Just after New Year's, we announced we've changed our blogging schedule from three times a week to just one, "Mountain Cat Mondays." (And special holidays too!)

If you haven't already subscribed to our blog and don't want to miss a single meowy convo between Katie and Waffles, please feel free to sign up below. We don't share emails, never spam, and you'll only hear from us when we publish a new blog post. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Welcome to Mountain Cat Monday!

WAFFLES:  Hey, Boss! Santa Bob is KISSING me! I think he tastes a little like chicken. You should totally kiss him too.

KATIE:  Yeah, that would go against my no-kiss rule, Waffles. And about a million other rules. 

WAFFLES:  Fine. We're just going to talk about mountain man stuff. 

KATIE:  Mountain man stuff???

WAFFLES:  You know...flannel shirts, four-wheeling, and girls and stuff.

KATIE:  I predict a buffalo plaid shirt in your future. 

Christmas with Our Mountain Cat Neighbors!
The day after Christmas, we had a super fun surprise visit from our dear friends and neighbors, Bob and Jodie. They delivered some homemade treats for everyone to enjoy. And they delivered them in STYLE!

You may remember Bob from our mountain escapades we've shared in past blog posts. From four-wheeling to light fixture installation to snowy driveway rescues, and even cat sitting, Bob is the kind of guy who is always here for us when we need a hand or paw. He and Jodie are just a couple of reasons we love living here.

TOP:  Santa Bob and Elf Jodie
SECOND DOWN LEFT:  Bob, Jodie, & Francis the Mule
SECOND DOWN RIGHT:  Waffles and Santa Bob share a moment.
THIRD DOWN:  Francis the Mule and his bell.
BOTTOM:  Merry Mountain Christmas to all!
Special thanks to Gloman for his awesome photos of Santa Bob, Elf Jodie, and Waffles!

Mountain Cat Mondays - New Blogging Schedule 
Last week we announced we'll be changing our blogging schedule from three times a week to just one. Now, now...there'll be no crying into your egg nog. We'll be here every single Monday to get your week off to a fun and furry start. We'll also be here on special holidays too!

If you haven't already subscribed to our blog and don't want to miss a single meow, please feel free to sign up below. We don't share emails, never spam, and you'll only hear from us when we publish a new blog post.

We'll continue to share our blog posts on Facebook as well.