Friday, February 16, 2018

The Snack Cabinet - One Year Later

We can't believe it's already been a whole year since we moved to the mountains! Waffles and Katie have adapted so well. Especially when it comes to the snack cabinet.

 WAFFLES:  I can't find anything in this new kitchen, Boss.

KATIE:  What do you mean? You can see the whole house from up there.

WAFFLES:  I mean I can't find the snack cupboard with the Cheetos and stuff. How am I going to raid the snack cabinet in the middle of the night if I don't know where the snack cabinet is

KATIE:  Maybe there's no snack cabinet. Did you ever think of that?

WAFFLES:  La la la la... I'm going to pretend you never said that, Boss.

Oh how far we've come! 
A year ago, none of us could find anything in our new kitchen. Even Glogirly was lost and she's the one who unpacked all the boxes and decided where the spatulas and soup would live.

Fortunately for Waffles, and by default, Katie, the cat's out of the bag on where the snacks live. 

So 365 days later...


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Un-Valentines Day!

WAFFLES:  Did you like my valentine, Boss? 

KATIE:  What valentine? You didn't give me a valentine.

WAFFLES:  Yeah I did. You know, the heart shaped box of chicken.

KATIE:  What heart shaped box of chicken?

WAFFLES:  You didn't get any? 

KATIE:  I think I'd remember a heart shaped box of chicken treats. 

WAFFLES:  Well maybe you just forgot. 

KATIE:  Waffles, you should know by now that I never forget. 

WAFFLES:  That's not true. You forgot to give me a valentine. 

WAFFLES:  Like I said, Waffles. I never forget.

Happy Valentines Day!
Glogirly calls today a Hallmark holiday. As much fun as flowers and chocolates are, she and Gloman have always believed they don't need a special day to show their love for each other. That's what every day of the year is for. 

Pretty sure Waffles feels the same way, especially when it comes to Katie. He doesn't need a special day or a fancy red tie to impress her and profess his love for her. Much to Katie's chagrin, he does that Every. Single. Day.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Lazy Weekend on the Sofa

WAFFLES:  . . . . . . mmmmm . . . . .chicken . . . . . zzz . . . 

WAFFLES:  Boss, are you sleeping?

KATIE:  . . . . . . birds . . . . . butterflies . . . . . wait, Waffles???  Please tell me I'm still dreaming.

About Today's Photos
We were all glued to the sofa this weekend and the only camera within reach was Glogirly's iPhone. While she was busy Netflixing in her jammies, she managed to catch Waffles and Katie in action. Or rather in lack of action.

Then this happened. 

Oh, Waffles. What will the ladies think???

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Friday, February 9, 2018

A Happy Ending Vet Visit

WAFFLES:  Where are you going, Boss?

KATIE:  Where do you think, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  You're not going to come home all smelly again are you?

KATIE:  Not if I can help it.

WAFFLES:  Good, because the last time you went to the you-know-where, you came home smelling like you-know-what. 

KATIE:  Heated seats, classical music. Nice try, Glogirly.

KATIE:  Back to the scene of the crime. Perhaps I can create a diversion and locate an escape route.

Or hide. 

KATIE:  That's it? We're done? I can go home? No needles? No medications? No dental procedures?

KATIE:  Happiness is you-know-what in the rearview mirror.

About Today's Photos
Life is good in Katie's world. She had her final followup visit at the vet this week. Just a quick in and out looksee to make sure everything is looking healthy in her mouth following her dental surgery. It was three weeks ago today she had four pretty big tooth extractions. 

She's doing absolutely great. She's started grooming again, playing floor hockey with her fuzzy balls, and is even back to her mealtime pattycake games with Waffles.

When Katie was at the vet, Glogirly remarked that she was sad that Katie wasn't able to pick up some of her larger toys. In particular, her "babies." Katie has a couple of toys, a large green frog and a stuffed red monster toy that she carries around in her mouth while meowing. She doesn't play with them, just carries them around the house, often dropping them near Glogirly. Surprisingly, Waffles never touches her babies. 

Dr. Fern told her not to worry, that Katie would be carrying around her baby in no time.

Just minutes after they got home, this happened.

And then this happened.

*Somekitty* has always got to investigate some other kitty's Sleepypod.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How Do We Love FELIWAY®? Let Us Count the Ways with a Special Valentines Giveaway

This post is sponsored by FELIWAY®
WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Wanna know how many ways I love you?

KATIE:  How long is this going to take, Waffles. I don't have all day you know.

WAFFLES:  Don't worry, I'll make it fast, Boss. 

KATIE:  Fast?

WAFFLES:  On account of how it's going to take you an even LONGER time to tell me all the ways you love me

KATIE:  Hmmm...that's okay, Waffles. I only need a minute or so.

WAFFLES:  Or so?? Or so is a really long time though, right? 'Cause you have lots of ways you love me.

How Do We Love FELIWAY®?
We figure there's no better time than now, with Valentines Day exactly one week away, to profess our love for each other and our love for FELIWAY. Ok, so Waffles and Katie's relationship status may be defined as complicated, but that's actually one of the many reasons we DO love Feliway so much.

In fact, we love them so much...
Let us count the ways!

Pssst!  The three lucky winners of this week's Valentines giveaway will have an opportunity to choose their favorite Feliway product as their prize. Maybe it's one you've used before and love, or maybe it's something new you've been wanting to try. It's your choice! Maybe we can help you decide.

1. The Multi-Cat Household with those Clashing Purr-sonalities
It's no secret that Waffles and Katie don't always see eye to eye. Unless of course they're engaged in one of their intense stare-downs. The FELIWAY MultiCat Diffuser helps cats get along better at home. Cats communicate with each other through natural messages, or pheromones, released in the air. FELIWAY mimics these feline messages, helping cats to feel calm, comfortable and secure.

We like to call it our peacemaker.

It's easy to use. Just plug into an outlet in an area of the house the cats spend a lot of time in. For us, that's the kitchen. Sometimes though, we'll move ours around or add an extra in another part of the house. They're especially helpful for times when we've got houseguests staying with us or friends popping over for dinner. Our vet even has a diffuser in every exam room.

Each vial lasts about a month and replacements can be purchased separately.

2. Armed and Ready for Houseguests
Ever since we moved to the mountains, we've had a significant uptick in visitors. Though Katie and Waffles would like to think it's their celibricat-status attracting so many overnight guests, it probably has more to do with the gorgeous views. 

We keep our guestroom stocked with FELIWAY Spray and Wipes. They're perfect for helping to neutralize that foreign visitor smell. A few quick spritzes of the spray is great for covering the guest bedroom and bath. We also encourage our guest to wipe the outside of their suitcases and bags with the FELIWAY wipes. 

It's important to never spray directly on your cat. It's recommended you let the spray settle for 10-15 minutes before letting the cats into the area. We use the spray in our car too, for those often stressful rides to the vet. Spraying ahead of time and giving it 15 minutes to dissipate is especially important in an enclosed space like a car. 

3. Saving Paws, Claws, and Furniture

FELIWAY's newest product is called Feliscratch. Not only does it help to redirect unwanted scratching, it's providing an excellent alternative to the horribly inhumane practice of declawing. Sadly, many cat parents just don't know what's involved in the procedure, or the pain and complications cats may live with for the rest of their lives.

We couldn't be more thrilled that FELIWAY is taking such a strong stand against declawing and are so very pleased they have developed a product to help when kitty is scratching up the sofa or the rug instead of their scratching post.

Feliscratch is very easy to use. Each package contains 9 single-use "pipettes" of liquid. Gently apply in a thin strip along the length of the scratcher. It's best to position the scratcher in the same general area as the rug, sofa, chair, or whatever your cat is inappropriately scratching. The liquid emits a pheromone that attracts kitty to it. The liquid also contains catnip as an additional attractant. And the purple color of the liquid creates a visual cue that encourages kitty to investigate the scratcher.

Want to Learn More?
There's a lot of science that has gone into the development of Feliway's products. They do an excellent job of explaining how each product works on their website. You can learn more at

Where to Buy
Amazon carries the full line of FELIWAY products. We've included links to each of the products we've used in our descriptions above.

Now YOU Get to Pick!
Enter via Rafflecopter to win your choice of any one FELIWAY product:

  • MultiCat Diffuser Starter Pack
  • Classic Diffuser Starter Pack
  • Feliway Spray
  • 12 pack of Feliway Wipes
  • Feliscratch

Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're opening the giveaway up to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend or shelter here in the US.

Good luck, everyone...and thanks for entering!

FTC Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®, which means that we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services we use and/or feel would be relevant to our readers. This post also contains affiliate links. is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate program. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of these links, we earn a small commission. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Morning Quarterback

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, it's monday morning and I want my quarter back. That Superbowl was a rip off. There weren't even any CATS in the commercials.

KATIE:  Waffles,  it's QUARTERBACK. Not quarter back. 

WAFFLES:  That's what I said.  I want my quarter back. That's like a whole half of my allowance. 

KATIE:  Waffles, the quarterback is the guy that throws the football. 

WAFFLES:  How about a dime? Can I at least get a dime back? A nickel?

KATIE:  Waffles, for the last time! The quarterback doesn't have anything to do with money. 

WAFFLES:  That's not what I heard. I heard he makes LOTS of money. He's probably got TONS of quarters, so I want mine back.

KATIE:  That's not how it works.

WAFFLES:  Well that's messed up. 

KATIE:  The quarterback throws the ball at the other players so they can score a touchdown. 

WAFFLES:  Touch down? You mean like THIS touch down?

KATIE:  WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!  Flag on the play!  Flag on the play!  Personal foul!!

WAFFLES:  Personal FOWL??? You mean like chicken?

The View from Minneapolis
Yesterday's Super Bowl was in our hometown of Minneapolis, just a few blocks from our downtown apartment. Gloman was in Minneapolis, though enjoyed the game from the comfort of his cushy chair.

A few days ago when he was driving home from work, he noticed four military aircraft flying in formation over downtown. The photographer in him got to thinking, "hey, I wonder if they're practicing for a flyover during the Super Bowl!"

So when game time rolled around, he was ready. 24 floors above the city, the corner window wide open and a big long lens. He knew he'd have to be quick. And sure enough, just as soon as Pink finished the National Anthem, the planes came zooming by, right over the downtown skyline.

That's the Foshay Tower in the foreground. It's one of the oldest buildings to grace the Minneapolis skyline. It was completed in 1929, the same year Glogirly's mom was born. Modeled after the Washington Monument, it's now registered in the National Register of Historic Places as an example of Art Deco architecture.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Strange Bedfellow Cats

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, I bet no one's ever going to believe we're sleeping together.

WAFFLES:  I better change my Facebook status to In a Relationship.

KATIE:  Wow... I had the strangest dream. What a NIGHTMARE. 

About Today's Photos
Life is getting back to normal around here. The better and better Katie feels after her dental surgery, the more she looks, feels and smells like herself. And that means Waffles is back to normal too. Well, as normal as normal can be for a crazy-handsome, orange mancat. 

The highlights today were Katie's game of fuzzy-ball floor hockey and her nap almost alongside Waffles. Life is good for the mountain kitties.

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