Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Saying Goodbye to the Fairy God Kitties

WAFFLES:  Boss! Where'd all the houseguests go? And what about their luggage? I wasn't done inspecting everything. 

KATIE:  Are you still here, Waffles? I was hoping you'd have stowed away in their luggage. Cod knows you were flirting with the short one enough. 

WAFFLES:  That's on account of she smelled like sausages. 

KATIE:  By the looks of it I'm thinking it's the tall one that smelled like sausages. 

About Today's Photos
We've had a wonderful time sharing our mountain paradise with Glogirly's Godparents, a.k.a. the Fairy God Kitties. Lots of beautiful scenery, yummy food, and of course CATS. Waffles has been sitting vigil inside the guest room. Well to be clear, he's been sitting vigil inside the laundry basket inside the guest room. Meanwhile, Katie is strutting her stuff all over the house and celebrating the fact that she's once again in charge. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Our Houseguests Smell Like Jimmy Dean

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, our visitors smell kinda good. This one smells like eggs and sausage and stuff. 

KATIE:  Never trust a visitor that smells like Jimmy Dean. 

WAFFLES:  But she doesn't look like a Jimmy Dean.

KATIE:  Of course she doesn't look like Jimmy Dean. They're all having Jimmy Dean in their breakfast egg bake this morning.

WAFFLES:  This doesn't look like Jimmy either. He's kind

WAFFLES:  Like ME!!!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Calm Before the Storm

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, you've been napping a SUPER long time.

KATIE:  We're cats, Waffles. That's what we do. 

WAFFLES:  Yeah, but are you ever going to let ME nap in the chair by the window? You're kind of,  sorta hogging it.

KATIE:  When Glogirly's Godparents arrive, it's all yours. I'll be stationed in the walk-in closet. Threat level orange.

WAFFLES:  Orange? Glogirly's Godparents are ORANGE?

KATIE:  Of course not, Waffles. *Yawn* But they're cat people, so expect lots of smells and a layer of foreign fur on their clothes. 

WAFFLES:  Foreign? You mean like from France?

Tick Tock
While Glogirly is drafting this blog post, she's waiting in the cell phone lot at the airport. Balancing her laptop between her knees and the steering wheel. Don't worry, she's parked.

It won't be long and Waffles will have some new people to cuddle with, play with and sing to. And Katie...well, at least for the first few hours, perhaps days, she'll be hiding out in her Sleepypod inside the walk-in closet. That is until Glogirly gives them a tour of the house. And the closet.

Everyone always wants to see the ginormous closet.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Fairy God Kitties Are Coming!

WAFFLES:  What's with all the vacuuming, Boss? Glogirly's been vacuuming EVERYTHING. Even my favorite chair. I hope she's not going to vacuum me.

KATIE:  Didn't you hear? The Fairy God Kitties are coming tomorrow.

WAFFLES:  The fairy who???

KATIE:  God Kitties.

WAFFLES:  What's a Fairy God Kitty? Do they have wings and stuff? Can they fly and do magic tricks?

KATIE:  They're actually Glogirly's Godparents. They love cats so much that she calls them the Fairy God Kitties. Pretty sure they don't have wings. But they're flying here on an airplane. You'll have to ask them about magic tricks. Glogirly's Godmother is going to need to pull off a magic trick if she thinks I'm going to let her cuddle with me. She's been trying to win me over for YEARS. I may give her a tiny morsel this trip. Maybe I'll let her pet me. Once. For a very brief moment.

WAFFLES:  Really, Boss? 

KATIE:  Really.

KATIE:  But for now, I'm getting the hello-kitty out of the way from this vacuum. 

Glogirly is SO excited for her Godparents to visit. This will be there first time at the mountain house. And their first time meeting Waffles in the fur.

They are cat people through and through. Devoted fans of our blog, they never miss a single day.

Glogirly has known them as long as she can remember. In fact, they're family too. Glogirly's mom and her Godmother's mom were sisters. Glogirly's mom was the youngest of 4 girls and her Godmother's mom was the oldest.

When Glogirly was 10 years old, her dad had a sudden heart attack. It was very scary, but her mom's oldest sister took care of them while her dad was in the hospital. Glogirly can still picture her aunt's pretty yellow kitchen with the lacy curtains and she can still taste her chocolate frosted brownies. Her aunt always made her and her mom feel safe.

And Glogirly's Godmother, even though she lived far away, made young Glogirly feel safe too. Glogirly always knew that if anything ever happened to her mom and dad, her Godparents would take love her and take care of her until she grew up.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Freckly Nose Waffles

KATIE:  What's that on your nose, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  There's nothing on my nose except for my nose, Boss.

KATIE:  And about a gazillion freckles.

WAFFLES:  Freckles? What's a freckles? 

KATIE:  Freckle, Waffles. What's a freckle? Freckle is singular, not plural.

WAFFLES:  But you said I have gazillions. 

KATIE:  Ok then, what ARE freckles?

WAFFLES:   That's what I SAID, Boss. What's a freckles???

KATIE:  Clearly today's grammar lesson is going nowhere fast. Suffice it to say that Waffles has more and more freckles every day. Pretty soon he's going to be one big freckle.

Waffles and his Lentigo
It's super common for orange kitties to have freckles. They may not have them as kittens, but as they grow older, the freckles can seem to multiply. It's a condition called Lentigo. It's not a bad condition, in fact, it's perfectly harmless. It's just something that's rather unique to many orange and calico cats.

Waffles didn't have a single freckle when he was a kitten. But now he's not only got them all over his nose, but he's also got them in his mouth.

If you didn't know better, you'd swear he had bits of his breakfast stuck to his lips and nose.

Katie doesn't have freckles, but she does have a very interesting color pattern of pink and black inside her mouth and on her lips. She's had these markings ever since she was a kitten. It's especially apparent at mealtime. LOL!

Do your kitties have freckles or other interesting markings?

Friday, August 3, 2018

Cutest Cat Glass EVER

WAFFLES:  I'm the cutest cat EVER! That's what the headline says, Boss. Cutest. Cat. EVER!

KATIE:  Cutest cat GLASS ever, Waffles. Not cutest cat. Which clearly you are not. ALL cats are cute.

WAFFLES:  That's not what Glogirly whispers in my ear. She says I'M the cutest.

KATIE:  She whispers the same thing to me, Waffles.  She's just being nice when she whispers it to you.

WAFFLES:  Hello cutest cat glass. I can totally see why you're the cutest on account all the orange cats painted on you.

KATIE:  Clearly a design oversight. No black and white? Coco Chanel would not approve.

WAFFLES:  Mmmmm, the cutest cat glass tastes really good too!

KATIE:  Yeah, tell me how it tastes later when your lactose intolerance kicks in, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Lack toes what???

About Today's Photos
Glogirly was doing a little online retail therapy a few days ago and found these totally adorable juice glasses at Anthropologie. She knew they'd sell out quickly, so bought a set right away. 

Waffles probably thinks it was all about the orange cats, but truth be told, she got them for visiting guests to enjoy their morning juice or milk in. She loves finding unique things to make our visitors smile. If the glasses had come graced with tuxedo cats, she would definitely have bought two sets. 

After Glogirly took the glass of milk away from Waffles, he realized the best part of the whole thing wasn't the glasses at all.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Day Everything Changed #WafflesWednesday

Once Upon a Time...
Approximately five years, three months, four days, and 8 hours ago, everything changed. That's the moment in time Glogirly fell in love with a tiny orange kitten. She named him Waffles before she even met him, despite the fact she had no idea if his personality would match his name. If you've been reading our blog for as long as a couple of days or so, you already know it does.

Soon after his arrival, like 60 seconds, heads were spinning. Especially Katie's.

It was at that moment that Katie became known as the Boss to the furry orange whirlwind and here on our blog. You could say it was a Fasten Your Seatbelts kind of moment.

After a few days in kitten quarantine, the door to Waffles' new world opened. Here's how that first face-to-face encounter went.

KATIE:  So this is what you look like.

WAFFLES:  Who are you? Are you my mom? You don't look like my mom?

KATIE:  I'm NOT your mom.

WAFFLES:  So if you're not my mom, who are you?

KATIE:  I'm the Boss of you.

WAFFLES:  Nice to meet you, Boss of You.

KATIE:  I'm not the Boss of ME, I'm the Boss of YOU.

WAFFLES:  Ok, nice to meet you, Boss of You.

KATIE:  You can call me just Boss.

WAFFLES:  Ok, Just Boss. So is Just your first name and Boss your last name? Or–

KATIE:  *sigh* This is going to be a long blog post.

WAFFLES:  So Just Boss, do you want to play? There's LOTS of cool toys here! Are they all yours, Just Boss?

KATIE:  It's Boss. Not Just Boss. Just Boss.

WAFFLES:  Wow, things are really confusing here.

KATIE:  It's pretty simple, Waffles. You only have to remember two things.
1. I'm the Boss.
2. Personal space. Always maintain an appropriate distance.

WAFFLES:  You mean like this?

KATIE:  Too close! Too close?

After that first face-to-face, Glogirly kept a close eye on Waffles and Katie. Whenever she was home, Waffles enjoyed an all-access pass to the whole house. Still, for a few days, she'd tuck him into bed for the night inside the kitten room.

She couldn't take the cute pink nose peeking through the door crack for very long though, and within just a few days, Waffles was officially OUT.

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