Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Speaking in Cat Tongues #WafflesWednesday

WAFFLES:  The Both thaid I got a lithp for Chrithmith. But I thole her I'm juth thpeaking in thongues on account of I have loth of thongues.

"The Boss said I got a lisp for Christmas. But I told her I'm just speaking in tongues on account of I have lots of tongues."

WAFFLES:  Thee? I THOLE you I goth a loth of thongues. The Both altho thaid if I don't thick my thongue back in my mouth, ith going to–  Wait. Whath my thongue going to do???

"See? I TOLD you I've got a lot of tongues. The Boss also said if I don't stick my tongue back in my mouth, it's going to–- Wait, what's my tongue going to do???"

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. I don't know how you walk around with that thing flapping all day.

Not to worry... 
Waffles isn't really meowing with a lisp.
But considering how many of his Christmas photos show his tongue peeking, poking and downright jumping out of his mouth, we're a little concerned he might be channeling his inner Miley Cyrus. *shudder*

Now about that tank...
There were so many giggles and laughs heard round the blogosphere and social mediasphere on Monday, we thought you might like to know where you can get a cat tank of your very own. Remember, when it comes to assembly, you've been warned. 
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Read our Cat Tank Assembly post HERE.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Cat Tank Assembly 101

WAFFLES:  *YAWN* Wake me up when they're done building my cat tank. 

How many people does it take to assemble a cardboard cat tank?


Waffles and Katie were the lucky recipients of a shiny new *easy-to-assemble* cardboard cat tank. It was a Christmas gift from Glogirly & Gloman's son and daughter-in-law. Let's just say the assembly process was a team effort.

It took FOUR college-educated adults to complete the build:
1. Self-proclaimed cat toy expert
2. Masters Degree in education
3. US Marine
4. Photographer to witness and document the operation

WAFFLES:  COOL!!! My very own cat tank!  Just like the REAL MARINES have! 

WAFFLES:  I'm going in!

KATIE:  Waffles, do you even know how to drive that thing?

WAFFLES:  DUH! It's just like riding a bike, Boss.

KATIE:  Waffles, you don't even have a bike.

WAFFLES:  Well if i did I'd know how to drive one.

KATIE:  Drive one???

*3, 2, 1 - EJECT!*

 from Pvt. Waffles and Lt. Katie
Tank you for being our friends.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Meowy Christmas from Katie, Waffles and the Figgy Pudding

We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
And a–

WAFFLES:  –and a...

WAFFLES:  Uh oh boss, I forget. And a what?  

KATIE:  And a Happy New Year ♫♩.

WAFFLES:  Oh yeah. Then what comes next?

KATIE:  Now, bring me some ♫♩–

Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩
Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩
Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩

WAFFLES:  And bring them right here ♫♩!

KATIE:  Sorry to break this to you, Waffles. But it's figgy pudding, not chicken drumsticks

WAFFLES:  Figgy Pudding??? Who eats fiiggy pudding?

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. It's just a song. Get ahold of yourself.

WAFFLES:  I bet Santa never had to eat figgy pudding.

KATIE:  Looks like someone got up on the wrong side of his sleigh.

We want to thank our friends and readers for welcoming us into your homes and inboxes. You're like family to us and we're so very grateful for your friendship and love.

We wish you a holiday season filled with laughter, love, family and friends. May your celebrations also be sprinkled with cherished memories of those who've touched your hearts.

We don't every want to take for granted how incredibly lucky we are. Our hearts go out to those not as fortunate as us. Those who are hungry, homeless... those who are struggling. With or without fur, you are in our prayers.

Katie, Waffles, Glogirly & Gloman

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Counting Down to Christmas #WafflesWednesday

WAFFLES:  One, two, three, chicken –

KATIE:  Waffles, you're not  playing hide and seek again are you? 

WAFFLES:  NO. I'm counting down the days until Santa comes. When does he come again?

KATIE:  Friday, Waffles. Christmas is Friday. 

WAFFLES:  Are we sure he knows where we live? 

KATIE:  I think you should be more concerned about the whole naughty-nice list thing.

WAFFLES:  There's a list thing??

KATIE:  And it's a LONG one.
  1. The kitchen cupboard incident
  2. The garbage can incident
  3. The powder room incident
  4. The bathtub incident
  5. The big milk spill incident
  6. The security alarm incident
  7. The beef tenderloin incident

WAFFLES:  Beef tenderloin?

3, 2, 1
Just three more days until the man in red squeezes down our chimney! Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year. Presents are fun, wrappings and boxes... We all get a little misty and sentimental here too. For us Christmastime is sprinkled with memories of special moments and those people and pets that have left their imprint on our hearts. 

We're very excited the big day falls on a Friday this year. That means we'll be right here to wish you the merriest of Christmases. Until then... be sure to stay off that naughty list (Waffles???). 

Monday, December 21, 2015


WAFFLES:  Is she here yet? Is she? Is she?

KATIE:  By the looks of those bags under her eyes, I'm guessing she had to pay some extra baggage fees. 

WAFFLES:  I sure hope she's got some presents in all those bags.

 KATIE:  Presents or no presents, she's got some 'splaining to do.

Home. Finally.
The girl is HOME! 11 long days and nights. To say Glogirly is happy to be home is an understatement of epic proportions. Despite all the drama of today's photos and remarks, Katie and Waffles really didn't miss a beat. There were no cold shoulders, no where have you been's... just a lot of luggage inspections, purrs and some extra playtime. In fact, as Glogirly is tap-tapping away on her laptop in bed, Waffles has snuggled in right next to her on her pillow. Meanwhile Katie has curled up for a peaceful sleep on her blanket next Glogirly's side of the bed. Business as usual.

All of today's photos were shot late tonight just after Glogirly arrived home from the airport. With as many pictures as she was snapping, you'd have thought she'd been away for a month. And with the amount of cuddling and cooing going on, you'd have thought she'd been away for a year.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Three More Sleeps for Santa Waffles & Santa Katie

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, Glogirly's coming home before Christmas isn't she? 

KATIE:  Just three more sleeps, Waffles. Plenty of time before I give you your Christmas gift.

WAFFLES:  Awww, Boss. You shouldn't have!

Where's Glogirly???
Katie and Waffles are missing their girl, but probably not nearly as much as their girl is missing them. She's been working in Atlanta, setting up Christmas displays for over a week now. One of the displays she's been creating has over 144 Santas featured in it. But none nearly as adorable as Santas Waffles and Katie. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Waffles' Mission, Should He Choose to Accept It #WafflesWednesday

KATIE:  Waffles. As you know, Glogirly has been away for nearly a week now and is not due back until late Sunday evening. 


KATIE:  And as you know, in her absence she has transferred all meal service responsibilities to Gloman.

WAFFLES:  You mean like dinner?

KATIE:  Or lack thereof. You know she's got him measuring out our food in those tiny little cups, don't you?

WAFFLES:  They are kind of small.

KATIE:  Gloman's portions are far more generous when he has no idea what he's doing. The less he knows the more we eat. 

KATIE:  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to confiscate the Cat Cheat Sheet from the kitchen counter. Once in your possession, it must be destroyed. Shred it, eat it, bury it in the litter box if you have to.
Actual Cat Cheat Sheet Currently Displayed on Kitchen Counter

WAFFLES:  Hey, wait a minute! How come you get more food than me???

KATIE:  As always, should you be caught, I will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

Good luck, Waffles. This blog will self-destruct in five seconds. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Missing Our Girl

WAFFLES:  Is she home yet, Boss?

KATIE:  Not yet, Waffles. Next week.

WAFFLES:  And how come we didn't get to go with her?

KATIE:  Because she's working, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Working on what?

KATIE:  She's making pretty Christmas displays for a company in Atlanta.

WAFFLES:  But what if she needs our help? Just think of all those dangly ornaments. Dangly ornaments are our especiality.

KATIE:  Yeah, I don't think the people she's working with would appreciate our help. I don't even think they're cat people. (GASP!)  Besides, we have to be strong for her.

WAFFLES:  Strong?

KATIE:  Well, you know she's already homesick for us. And I'm sure everyone down there is tired of hearing about Katie-this and Waffles-that.

Next thing you know, they'll all find out we have a cat blog and that we can "talk."

Then they'll find out we have a cat stroller.

WAFFLES:  Don't we have TWO strollers?

KATIE:  Exactly.

Where's Glogirly???
Our girl is helping to set up the display showroom for Department 56. Although Waffles thinks it's a discotheque, Dept 56 is actually known for their collectable Christmas villages, ornaments, Santas and giftware.

She's been gone for 5 days now and is likely suffering from serious kitty withdrawal. Fortunately Gloman is head cat-sitter-in-charge while she's away, so Katie and Waffles are not at risk of any food withdrawal.

Everyone is counting the sleeps until she returns home. Just in time for Christmas.

Seven more sleeps.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Secret Santa Paws is Wrapping Up Christmas

WAFFLES:  Wow Boss, you shouldn't have! So what'd you get me?

KATIE:  I didn't.

WAFFLES:  You mean these are from SANTA?

KATIE:  Waffles, Christmas isn't for another two weeks.


KATIE:  Santa hasn't even put on his red pants yet.

WAFFLES:  So if they're not from Santa and they're not for me, what are they?

KATIE:  Waffles, these are the Secret Paws gifts we're sending to our cat blogging friend whose name we picked. 

WAFFLES:  I didn't pick any names. This is messed up.

KATIE:  Waffles, it's like Secret Santa. You know... a bunch of names in a hat, everyone gets a name and they buy them little Christmas gifts. 

WAFFLES:  Did you say hat?

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas!
One of our favorite holiday traditions is a little thing we call Secret Paws. The cat blogging community is a small and close knit group of wonderful bloggers, writers, friends and of course cats. Names are exchanged, fun gifts are bought, many are handmade and we package them up and send them off to friends around the world.

The cats aren't the only ones that receive a gift – we like to include a little something for their human too. We'll never tell who our gift is going to this year. Our kitty lips are sealed. But by the looks of things, one girl and four cats are in for a fun surprise.

Hmmm... who could it be?

Special thanks to Paula Gregg of the Sweet Purrfections cat blog for coordinating Secret Paws year after year. She's the one that collects all the names, addresses and kitty wish lists from all over the world and matches everyone up with someone to send gifts to.

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