Monday, May 21, 2018


WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, what happened to all the sun puddles? 

KATIE:  They're hiding behind all the fog, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Why are they hiding, Boss? Are they scared to come out? 

Or maybe it's a game! You know, like hide n seek. Maybe WE should play hide n seek!

WAFFLES:  Ok, I'm ready, Boss. Come out, come out wherever you are! You're TOTALLY not going to find me!

KATIE: You're TOTALLY right, Waffles.

Fogged In
We spend the whole weekend completely fogged in. The fog brought some badly needed moisture with it though, so our garden and trees are very happy. It was perfect napping and TV viewing weather. We can neither confirm or deny that Glogirly binged on both. 

As much as we love the blue skies, sunshine, and mountain views, there's something really magical about the misty fog.  Here's a quick video of our misty view. 

If you can't see the video below, just click HERE to watch.

Friday, May 18, 2018

That's One HUGE Litter Box - Cats & Gardening

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, did you see? Glogirly is playing in her litter box. And it's HUGE!

KATIE:  That's not a litter box, Waffles. She's working on the perennial garden in front of the house. 

WAFFLES:  I don't know, Boss. That's a LOT of dirt. And she's digging around in it like she has to go or something. 

KATIE: Seriously, Waffles. I really doubt Glogirly is going to use her flower bed as a, well... you know.

WAFFLES:  She's squatting, Boss! She's squatting! 

KATIE:  Pretty sure she's just pulling weeds, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Now she's covering something up!

WAFFLES:  This gardening stuff looks pretty fishy if you ask me.

KATIE:  I guess it's a good thing I didn't ask you.

Digging Up Some Dirt
We're pretty sure the spring snowstorms are behind us so Glogirly spent the day cleaning up her perennial garden by getting rid of the old mulch and dead leaves to make room for the fresh new growth. She just planted the garden last summer, so this is the first year for the plants to come back. For the most part, everything is looking good. Just a few smaller flowering plants look like they may have not made it.

All that digging around, right in front of the kitchen and dining room windows, had Waffles a little concerned though!

It's still a little early up at 8,000 feet for things to be in full bloom. Once things start looking pretty-pretty we'll be sure to share some photos.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Foggy Feline Friendship


KATIE:  Busy, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Can you see anything out the window yet? Or is it still froggy? 

KATIE:  You mean, foggy? Why don't you get up and see for yourself?

WAFFLES:  But you're already up there. Can you see anything? Like any frogs?

KATIE:  Nope. Not a thing. No frogs.

WAFFLES:  Are your eyes even OPEN?

KATIE:  They are now. So if I tell you there are frogs, will you leave me be? 

WAFFLES:  How many frogs? 

A Very Foggy Weekend
We're learning that mountain weather is very unpredictable and always changing. One minute it's blue skies and sunshine, the next there's a snowstorm.

This past weekend we were completely fogged in for over 48 hours. We couldn't even see our driveway. It was a perfect time to curl up with a soft blanket and take a nap. We're not sure who jumped up onto the chair by the bedroom window first, but when Glogirly walked in to get her blanket so she could stay warm while watching her stories on Hulu, she discovered it was already occupied.

And you know what they say about possession being 9/10 of the law. Well in this case, it WAS the law.

Oh, and to be clear. There were never any frogs. Sorry, Waffles.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Does our Mom Have Fur? Katie & Waffles' Mother's Day Conversation

KATIE:  Did you do something nice for Glogirly on Mother's Day, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Glogirly is our mom? Because you know, she doesn't have fur or whiskers and her ears aren't pointy either. She's not even, you know... a cat.

KATIE:  Waffles, mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some have fur, some don't. You and I, we have a lot in common with Glogirly when it comes to moms.

WAFFLES:  Did Glogirly's mom have fur too???

KATIE:  No, silly. That's not what I meant. You and I both had kitty moms. That's how we were born. Our kitty moms were there when we took our first breath and before our eyes were even open. 

Then, when we were a few weeks old, we were adopted.

WAFFLES:  Adopted?

KATIE:  That means Glogirly and Gloman chose us. To love with all their hearts, forever. 

When Glogirly was really little, just a baby, she was adopted too. Her mom and dad chose her.

WAFFLES:  To love with all their hearts? Forever?

KATIE:  Now you're getting it, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  So since she was adopted too, did she also have a kitty mom? 

KATIE:  Sort of. There was a brave young woman who knew she couldn't take care of Glogirly. Oh, she wanted to, she really did. She held her and looked into her eyes only once. And it was with the greatest of love that she gave Glogirly up so that a family could adopt her and take care of her forever.

WAFFLES:  So Glogirly had TWO moms that really loved her, just like us! And she's going to love us forever, right?

KATIE:  Forever and ever, Waffles.

Another Mother
Many of our long-time friends and readers have read Glogirly's memoir, Another Mother. It's the true story of how she found and met her birth family. A few years ago, we took a break from our blog and published a chapter every few days. It's still in blog-form, but is on Glogirly's bucket list as a story she hopes to turn into a book.

Since we have some new readers, and because it's just a story we love so much, we decided to share it again. Some of you have asked about the photo on the cover. It really is Glogirly's birthmother as a young girl. 

If you have some quiet time this week, we invite you to find a comfy chair, with at least one cat, and curl up with a story of discovery and love we hope will touch your heart. 

Happy Belated Mother's Day
We're dedicating today's post to mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends... to all the people who have inspired us to be true to ourselves, dream big and who've loved us unconditionally. 

This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sun Puddle Negotiations

KATIE:  Nothing like basking in the sunshine on my favorite dining room chair. 

WAFFLES:  That's a really nice sun puddle, Boss.

KATIE:  Waffles, haven't we been through this before? Like, just two days ago on our blog?

WAFFLES:  That was the red chair, Boss. Not the sun puddle.

KATIE:  Same principle.

WAFFLES:  Same who?

KATIE:  You're blocking my sun, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Son? What son? Is there something you're not telling me, Boss?

 KATIE:  No, Waffles. I'm telling you to stop blocking my sun.

WAFFLES:  What sun?

KATIE:  Waffles, you STOLE my sun!

WAFFLES:  You only told me not to block it. You never said anything about stealing it.

About Today's Photos
It seems like just yesterday, or rather Wednesday, we were talking about how Waffles is a 'grass is always greener...' kind of cat. Apparently, that applies to more than just comfy chairs and pillows. He's expanded his territory to sunshine. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Grass is Always Greener - Cat Furniture Wars

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, are you going to sit in the red chair?

KATIE:  No, I think I'll sit here in this green chair. 

WAFFLES:  Boss, you really need to get your eyes checked. We don't even have a green chair. 

KATIE:  I know, Waffles. To answer your question, YES. I'm sitting in the red chair. 

WAFFLES:  So how long are you going to sit in the red chair? 

KATIE:  Let me guess. You want to sit in the red chair. 

WAFFLES:  I thought you'd never ask, Boss. 

KATIE:  For the record, I didn't.

WAFFLES:  That looks like a really comfy pillow, Boss. 

KATIE:  You're kidding, right?

About Today's Photos
As long as Waffles is awake, he's got his eyes locked on Katie. Including whatever (or whoever!) she happens to be sitting on, laying on, or napping on. He's definitely a 'grass is always greener...' kind of cat. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Kitchen Counter on a Technicality

WAFFLES:  Kitchen counter? I'm not on the kitchen counter. You can't even see my feet. How can I be on the kitchen counter if you can't see my feet?

KATIE:  I can totally see your feet, Waffles. And they're totally ON the kitchen counter. 

WAFFLES:  I only have ONE foot on the counter, Boss. Not all my feet. See?

KATIE:  One foot the camera can see. What about the other three? 

WAFFLES:  Ok, is this better? Now I'm in the window next to the counter.

KATIE:  And how exactly did you get there, Waffles? By jumping ON the kitchen counter?

WAFFLES:  Sheesh, Boss. It's not like you never jump on the counter. 

KATIE:  Perhaps. But there's an important distinction. I never get caught. 

Cat TV
We've got lots of big windows in our house, with some great Cat TV channels. There's the Blue Jay Channel, the Hummingbird Channel, the Chipmunk Channel, and the Fox Channel. And by Fox, we're not talking about the news. Last year for a few minutes we even had premium access to the Bear Channel.

Friday's big snow has already melted and the wildlife channels are starting to air some great content. Much to Glogirly's chagrin, one of the prime viewing locations is out our kitchen windows. The windowsills are nice and deep and perfectly sized for you-know-who.

Friday, May 4, 2018

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program

WAFFLES:  We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post on account of we don't have any power or internet or Netflix or anything. Not even Amazon Prime movies.

KATIE:  So what does Netflix have to do with our blog, Waffles? Or Amazon for that matter?

WAFFLES:  I don't know. Glogirly was saying she had to read an old-fashioned book because the internets aren't working. Did you know there are books made out of paper??? 

KATIE:  Serenity now. Please let there be power soon. 

WAFFLES:  Maybe this isn't so bad. If all the frozen cat food all thaws out, we're going to have a FEAST!

Still No Power!
We got dumped with a very well-needed snow storm Wednesday night and Thursday. This time of the year, it's super wet and heavy. Well, super wet and heavy doesn't play nice with the power lines so most of our canyon has been without power for nearly 12 hours! 

Paws crossed! We should be back in business by midnight. 

We're back!!! Power was restored right before we went to bed last night. And now this morning, it's like a whole new world! Blue skies and sunshine. The snow is quickly melting and we're getting some of the moisture we so badly need. 

But the BEST part of today... Gloman is home! YAY! Snuggles for everyone!

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