Friday, June 22, 2018

Ready for My Cat Closeup

WAFFLES:  I'm ready for my close up! How do I look? Is this my good side, or–

WAFFLES:  *thud* Zzzzz...

KATIE:  60mph to 0 in less than 10 seconds. What a rookie. THIS is how you get ready for your close up.

About Today's Photos
It's true that Glogirly's iPhone is somewhat glued to her hip. But when it comes to taking photos, she's quick to grab her Nikon. Not today though! Each of these pics was shot with her phone. She really didn't have much of a choice, what with Waffles sleeping on her camera strap. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jelly Bean Toes & the Meaning of Life

WAFFLES:  Everyone says pink ones are the best. Did you know pink ones are the best, Boss?

KATIE:  I'm busy, Waffles. Either explain yourself, or leave me to my nap. 

On second thought, let's just go with the nap option.

WAFFLES:  When Glogirly buys candy at the store, she always brings home the pink ones. And when Gloman is eating his Starbursts, he takes all the pink ones and gives the yellow and green ones to Glogirly. So that pretty much proves pink is the best.

KATIE:  Have you ever heard of licorice, Waffles? Glogirly happens to love black licorice flavored anything. In fact, Good & Plenty's are her favorites. Some of them are pink on the outside, but the yummy black licorice part is on the inside. 

WAFFLES:  So they're pink. 

KATIE:  On the outside. As in all things, it's what's on the inside that's important. 

WAFFLES:  But they're pink. 

WAFFLES:  You've got a lot to learn about life, Waffles. And jelly beans.

About Today's Photos
Today's pics caught both Katie and Waffles showing off their jelly bean toes in the midst of their post-breakfast naps. Lucky for them, Glogirly's favorite jelly bean flavors are pink cotton candy and black licorice. Though when Gloman is here, she seems to get stuck with the lemon and lime ones. 

But when it comes to kitty toes, she loves them ALL.  

WAFFLES:  Especially the pink ones.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Cat Daddy's Day from Afar - And a Special Remembrance

WAFFLES:  Us men have to stick together. 

You know, to do man-stuff like online shopping for, well... man-stuff.

KATIE:  Yeah, well don't blow your allowance all at once, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Allowance? What do you mean, allowance? You get an allowance, Boss?

KATIE:  What do you think, Gloman? Should I tell him I get an allowance or not?

WAFFLES:  So, Gloman? Does the Boss really get an allowance?  Because I'd really like to have an allowance too. Does KFC take allowances? For chicken and gravy and stuff? 

KATIE:  What's that, Gloman? I couldn't agree more. The less he knows the better.

WAFFLES:  The less I what???

Happy Cat Daddy's Day
Today's photos are some of our past favorites of Gloman with his favorite kitties. Although he couldn't be with us to officially celebrate Fathers Day, he's going to be here very soon. Everyone, including Glogirly, will be getting in their snuggle time with our favorite Cat Daddy.

For all of you lucky cats with Cat Daddies in your life, we hope you enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day. And to all those Cat Daddies out there - thank you so much for sharing your hearts and homes with your furry family members.

A Special Day of Remembrance for Glogirly
31 years ago today, a very special woman left our family and this world. Despite all these years, it still can feel so fresh. It heavies my heart to think of all the milestones she's missed. And all the everyday, ordinary moments that make a life.

I can't believe I've lived more years without my mom than with her. But I am truly blessed with so wonderful memories that still live strong in my heart. And I will always be my mother's daughter. Forever.

And to my Dad...I'll never forget that Father's Day just three days after we lost mom. You'd lost your best friend, the love of your life, but your main concern was me. It was the beginning of our new normal and what would become for me, one of the most important and closest relationships of my life. You continue to influence me every single day. And I will always be your little girl.



Friday, June 15, 2018

Waffles in the Go-Bag

WAFFLES:  If I fits I sits. And I fits PURR-fectly in this one.

KATIE:  You may fits, Waffles. But you're sitting on the kitchen counter. Again.

WAFFLES:  Technically, Boss, I'm not really touching the counter. 

KATIE:  Technically, Waffles, I think you're pushing it.

WAFFLES:  I'm not pushing, Boss. I told you, If I fits I sits. 

About Today's Photos
It's wildfire season in the mountains and Glogirly is finally getting around to making emergency plans and preparations in case the unthinkable ever happens. Part of this includes having a Go-Bag packed and ready to go. 

Apparently Waffles is ready to go in Glogirly's new emergency backpack. 

We plan on sharing what we're packing and how we're preparing in a future blog post. These kinds of plans are so very important, no matter where you live. And they're plans we pray we never need to use. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Vanity and the Orange Mancat

WAFFLES:  Hello, ladies. Welcome to Waffles Wednesday. 

KATIE:  So Mr. Waffles Wednesday, you know you're not supposed to be on the counter, right?

WAFFLES:  That's the KITCHEN counter, Boss. This is the bathroom, duh.

KATIE:  A counter is a counter is a counter, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  That's like three counters, Boss. You're kind of repeating yourself.

KATIE:  You mean like when Glogirly tells you to get off the counter, again and again? And again?

WAFFLES:  I can't hear you, Boss. I'm busy being handsome. 

WAFFLES:  For the ladies.

About Today's Photos
Every once in awhile, Waffles tries to help Glogirly put her makeup on in the morning. And then Glogirly helps him off the counter. But today was a no-makeup day for Glogirly. She was just tidying up the house and happened into the bathroom. 

Fortunately, her camera was close by because that first photo at the beginning of the blog post was exactly what she saw - Waffles looking like he was posing for a centerfold. When she started shooting, the mancat-supermodel started working the camera. He was twirling around the bathroom sink and faucet, totally showing off. A few trills and chortles were heard, then he finished the photo session with a kiss on the mirror. 

Pure Waffles.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer of Meow & Waffles

WAFFLES:  It's CatLadyBox day, Boss! It's like the best day of the whole MONTH!

KATIE:  So are you going to hog the box again this month?

WAFFLES:  What do you mean, "hog" the box? If I fits I sits. Mmmm...what's Glogirly been drinking in her big sippy cup?

Summer of MEOW
This month's CatLadyBox theme is Summer of Meow. Glogirly has already been beating the heat with her new favorite cat cup and t-shirt. And just like clockwork, Waffles has been quick to claim everything as his own. 

WAFFLES:  Cool! Now I've got a cat license plate holder for my ride! 

KATIE:  Your ride???

WAFFLES:  I told you, if I fits I sits. And I rides too.

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! The box even had some clean laundry in it! 

KATIE:  Waffles, that's not laundry. It's Glogirly's Summer of Meow t-shirt. Now let everyone see what the cool design looks like.

WAFFLES:  Fine. Whatever. Looks like fresh laundry to me. 

KATIE:  Cute toys. Did you leave one for me, Waffles?


KATIE:  Very fishy...smells like Waffles.

In case you're new to our blog or haven't heard of CatLadyBox before, it's box of cool cat lady stuff that is delivered every month. Each month has a cool theme with goodies for the consummate cat lady and even a couple of purrfectly-pawsome toys for the kitties. 

FTC Disclosure: Cat Lady Box is one of Glogirly's design clients. She often creates packaging, hangtags and even contributes to some of their product designs. We also receive a monthly subscription free of charge. We only feature products and services we believe are of interested to our readers. CatLadyBox is not responsible for the content of this article.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Garden Cat Imposters

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? Is that you? You're looking a little green. Is everything ok?

KATIE:  Who are you talking to, Waffles? 

WAFFLES:  You don't smell right either, Boss.

KATIE:  I smell just fine, Waffles. These are Glogirly's new garden statues. 

WAFFLES:  Phew! I thought you turned to stone or something.

KATIE:  Hmmmm...turn to stone. You might be onto something, Waffles. Now if I could just make you turn to stone. 

Cats In the Garden
Glogirly has been working hard in the garden. The perrinials she planted last summer have come back beautifully. Especially the Catmint. So when she found these beautiful kitty garden statues, she knew exactly where to put them! 

She's been trying to decide which one is Waffles and which is Katie. Neither have a tail long enough for Waffles, so it's a toss-up. What do you think?

In case you're curious, we bought these sweet garden cats from Grandin Road

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cooking with Katie & Waffles

WAFFLES:  Mmmmm, chicken.

KATIE:  With a cilantro lime marinade, Waffles. Pretty sure you take your chicken sans marinade.

WAFFLES:  Mary who? What's she got to do with my chicken? I never said she could have any–

KATIE:  Marinade, Waffles. Glogirly's making one of her favorite recipes for her dinner tonight. The marinade is what she's soaking the chicken in. 

WAFFLES:  Well I sure hope it doesn't drown. I don't think chicken can swim, you know. 

KATIE: And I think you better get off the kitchen counter pronto, Waffles. Before Glogirly turns around and sees you hiding behind her computer.

WAFFLES:  So what else is in the recipe? Gravy??? I like gravy.

KATIE:  A strawberry tomato salsa, Waffles. With jalapenos, lime, and cilantro.

WAFFLES:  Aaaack! What's with all the lime and cilantro stuff??? I liked it better when Glogirly got her chicken from the colonel. But she says there's no colonel in the mountains. ...what a ripoff.

About Today's Photos
Glogirly's been trying to learn a couple of new recipes each month. There are winners and losers, but so far she's been faring pretty well. Her success rate is about 25%. For every four recipes, three are good and one's a loser. We're not sure though if that includes the recipe where she opens a pint of Ben & Jerry's and combines it with a spoon. 

Tonight's dinner really had Waffles' attention. As soon as she opened the chicken, he was right there on his kitchen stool. But after the chicken had a chance to marinade for a half hour, he wasn't so sure about it anymore. 

The recipe is called Cilantro Lime Chicken with Strawberry Salsa. Since Glogirly loves anything with strawberries, she decided to give it a whirl. The marinade is very simple - just a little lime, lime zest, olive oil, honey, and cilantro. 

The salsa was equally easy with chopped strawberries, Campari tomatoes, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro. 

The Verdict?
Glogirly thought the chicken was tasty. Kind of citrusy. You definitely have to be a fan of lime and cilantro to enjoy this dish. Needed some salt and fresh cracked pepper. The strawberry salsa was VERY yummy. It was even good on tortilla chips. The combination of the chicken and salsa needed a little something-something though, so she tossed some feta cheese crumbles on top and that was the ticket. Well, that was her ticket.

Katie and Waffles were just happy they didn't have to wait for Glogirly's recipe experimentation to conclude before they got their dinner. 

P.S. About That Kitchen Towel
As a matter of fact, yes...that is Katie's likeness on the kitchen towel in the salsa photo! A dear friend made it for Glogirly as a gift using one of Katie's pictures. There's one with Waffles on it too.

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