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.


  1. Little Waffles was such a cutie. Of course, now he’s a big handsome man cat. I wish I had baby pix of my cats, but I got them all as adults. Keep up the good work, Waff, I know you’ll wear Katie down eventually. And when she admits that she really likes you...

  2. We can't believe it's been 5 years!

  3. I love the photo of both of them hissing! Can't believe it's been 5 years, but then again, I can't believe Truffle and Brulee are 7 this summer.

  4. It’s hard to imagine it’s been 5 years..... our mommy is squeeing all over the house.

  5. There's nothing quite like an orange kitten. And Waffles is more orange than most. Poor Katie though, her world was never the same again.

  6. My human wishes she had baby pics of me that young, but I didn't come home until I was five months old. She has a couple of photos of me at four months, but they're from a cat show (my first!).

  7. My girls are going to be 11 in three weeks. 11!!!!

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  9. He was an adorable kitten and is a handsome mancat.
    Sue B

  10. I read this every day and today was an especial treat. Seeing that fat little kitten body. *sorry wWaffles* and Katie. XXX

  11. Happy Gotcha Day Waffles. Say hi to the Boss for us.

  12. We so remember that! Happy Gotcha Days dear Waffles, you're a special one!

  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Waffles. Thanks to inspiration from you and several other handsome orange mancats in blogland, I have been craving an orange boy of my own since my Ladybug passed. And I finally got one! Archie, and his sister Rosebud, were rescued by my niece from a dumpster in Brooklyn, NY. They are now about 4 months old. Arch is a bit of a chicken (not the kind you eat), but he's learning. Rosebud is brave and crazy!

  14. and things have never been the same :)

  15. Waffles is...and was...a Grade A goofball!

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Waffles ! Things have never been the same since your arrival indeed ! Purrs

  17. dood...happee gotcha day two ewe ~~~~~~ oh em cod we canna bee leeve itz been
    five years, three months, four days, and 8 hours ago coz it seemz like 3 yeerz 8 monthz 5 dayz & 4 hourz.....time fliez dood....time fliez ~~~~ N joy yur day N pleez tell just boss we said hi ~~ ☺☺♥♥

  18. Wow!! 5 years already? It seems like yesterday!!! Happy Happy Gotcha/Adoption Day Waffles!! Cody's was this past Saturday, (July 28th) his was number 11 :(

  19. It was definitely a world rocking moment for Katie. Actually, the last 5 years have kinda rocked. ;)

  20. Waff had catitude since Day 1. Keep it going Waff.

  21. Waffles, you were definitely one cute little orange guy!


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