Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May Snow Cats & Scenes From Our Spring Snow

WAFFLES:  What's with all this white stuff, Boss? Did someone spray Glogirly's whipped cream all over everything?

KATIE:  That's not Reddi Wip, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  It smells like Reddi Wip.

KATIE:  No it doesn't, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  It feels like Reddi Wip.

KATIE:  No it doesn't, Waffles.


KATIE:  Fine. It's Reddi Wip.

WAFFLES:  So where's my cherry on top?

Mother Nature Loves A Rollercoaster
We're continuing to ride the weather rollercoaster here in Colorado. Just a few days ago, Glogirly was wearing her sandals but Tuesday morning she had to trade them in for her snow boots.

From the Rocky Mountains down into Denver, just about everyone woke up to at least a little of the white stuff Tuesday morning.  We had about 5" and are expecting a little more throughout the day.

No one is complaining though! Even in the spring, when the snow falls in the mountains it's like the beautiful landscape has been tucked into a blanket of sparkly, white magic. All this moisture is a wonderful thing when it comes to summer and fall wildfire risk too.

Waffles, who has a reputation for being scared of snow on his paws, even ventured far enough out our deck door to get both of his front paws covered before Glogirly pulled him back inside.

Snow Hummers
Our hummingbirds have been here for over a month already and have proven to be very resilient troopers. 

Just after Glogirly took these photos, they were back at the feeder sipping their favorite sugar cocktail.

No Driveway Drama Today!
Despite the heavy, wet snow, our road is nice and clear, thanks to our neighbor. So bring it on down, FedEx!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Where's Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Bet you can't find me, Boss!

KATIE:  Bet I don't want to, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Ok! What do you wanna bet? Like money or treats or Glogirly's pillow? And how many? Like a lot or–

 KATIE:  Waffles, I don't want to bet. I'm busy.

WAFFLES:  But you said bet.

KATIE:  That's not what I meant.

WAFFLES:  But you said bet. 

KATIE:  You already said that. 


KATIE:  Really, Waffles???



Four Seasons in One Day
Spring in Colorado is like an amusement park ride. One minute you're riding through blue skies, sunshine, and puffy clouds. The next minute it's raining, no wait, hailing, no wait, thunder-snowing! 

Sunday afternoon was so foggy we couldn't even see our driveway. Mother Nature isn't quite sure what she wants yet. But that's ok. Every day is a pretty day in the mountains. Even when our eyes are closed and we're deep into our catnaps.

Friday, May 17, 2019

What Happens In Vegas - Suitcase Inspection

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, this suitcase smells really, uh... really strange.

KATIE:  That's because it came all the way from Las Vegas. 

WAFFLES:  But I thought they say what smells in Vegas stays in Vegas. 

KATIE:  No, it's what happens in Vegas. 

WAFFLES:  Well whatever happened in Vegas really smells. You don't think there's some Vegas inside here, do you Boss?

KATIE:  I sure hope not.

WAFFLES:  I better check it out. 

KATIE:  Well, suitcase inspection is your area of expertise. 

WAFFLES:  I'm goin' IN!

KATIE:  Perhaps what goes in that suitcase stays in that suitcase. At least one can hope.

Leaving the Cats for Las Vegas
Glogirly left Katie & Waffles for the first time since we moved to Colorado! She went to a family wedding in Las Vegas last weekend. Our neighbors tag-teamed cat-sitting duties. David took care of all the breakfasts and Over-the-Hill Bob served dinner and provided daily updates and photos. 

Katie and Waffles did great and made quick work of cleaning their plates each and every day. 

Meanwhile, Gloman served as the official wedding photographer and Glogirly, the official wedding photographer's assistant, was by his side the whole weekend. The photos are going to be part of an elaborate film and light show the groom's parents are holding back in their home state of Saskatchewan, (Canada), later this month. 

There were photo ops all weekend and on the big day, Glogirly and Gloman rode around with the wedding party in a stretch Hummer while they stopped at landmark locations in and around Las Vegas for photos. From the desert salt flats to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts to the Graceland Wedding Chapel to Lake Las Vegas where the ceremony took place, to the late night Bellagio fountain show on the strip...they were everywhere. 16+ hours and 2,650 photos, most in 95 degree Las Vegas heat. Phew! 

The day after, they celebrated by turning the a/c down in their room to 60 degrees, taking 6-hour naps, and ordering room service for dinner. 

WAFFLES:  Did someone say room service???

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Great Washing Machine Mystery Starring Waffles and the Green Socks

WAFFLES:  Did you see our new TV, Boss? 

KATIE:  Ok, I'll play along. No Waffles, I haven't seen our new TV. What are you watching?

WAFFLES:  Glogirly's Green Socks. 

WAFFLES:  Did you know there's a show about her green socks? It's on Netflix, I think.

KATIE:  I hear it starts out with two green socks but by the time it's over there's only one. It's kind of a mystery, sock-napping sort of thing.

WAFFLES:  But what happens to the sock? Do they find it? Is it ok?

KATIE:  You're just going to have to watch the show.

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are from 2016 when Glogirly was getting ready to leave on her trip to visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Our stackable washing machine and dryer met a tragic end. Glogirly had to gather all her quarters and head to the local laundromat so she'd have clean underwear for her trip. 

When she arrived home, the first order of business was to get a new washer/dryer. Waffles had never seen a front-loading washer before and he was absolutely transfixed. Especially when something colorful like Glogirly green socks took to the spin cycle. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Hokey Cat Pokey

WAFFLES:  So how does it go again, Boss? You put your left paw in? ♫♩

WAFFLES:  You put your right paw out? ♫♩ You put your–

KATIE:  I'd recommend keeping both of those paws to yourself, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  And then we shake it all about! ♫♩ Right Boss?

KATIE:  Personal space, Waffles! Personal space! No touching. No yelling. No hokey. No pokey. 

WAFFLES:  No hokey? No pokey? But that's no fun, Boss.

KATIE:  No, but that's what it's all about.

About Today's Photos
Today's blog post and photos is a flashback from September of 2015 when we were still living in our Minneapolis townhouse. Gloman captured these photos while Waffles and Katie were waiting for the morning meal service and when there was a little "hokey-pokey" going on. Emphasis on pokey. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Waffles is Meowing in Tongues #FridayFlashback

KATIE:  OMG Waffles! What are you doing???

WAFFLES:  *unintelligible chortling and tongue flapping*

KATIE:  Jeez, Waffles. Get a hold of yourself.

WAFFLES:  I was just meowing in tongues, Boss.

KATIE:  Do you even know what that means?

WAFFLES:  Yeah. It's when you meow when your tongue sticking out.

KATIE:  That doesn't explain those EARS.

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are from WAY back in 2014 and feature one of those rare moments when Glogirly actually captured Waffles in one of his "moments." He was only two years old and just discovering how fun it was to zoom around the house and use his voice.

Even though he's five years older now, Waffles still goes a little nutty for no apparent reason and without any sort of warning. One minute he's napping in his Sleepypod and the next he's breaking speed records, zooming through the house and banking off the walls. It's especially funny when he hops straight up in the air, runs sideways, and makes his funny chortling, trilling meow sound.

Glogirly giggles and Katie just stares. Oh to be inside Katie's head!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cat Treats, Laundry, and the the Tragic Spin Cycle

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, in case you were wondering, the Greenies aren't machine washable.

KATIE:  Waffles, what did you do now?

WAFFLES:  Nothing.

KATIE:  Please tell me you didn't put the Greenies in the washing machine again.

WAFFLES:  I didn't put the Greenies in the washing machine again.

KATIE:  That crumpled and clearly EMPTY bag looks awfully clean, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Maybe we should've used the gentle cycle. 

KATIE:  I've got your gentle cycle.

About Today's Photos
Today's photos are almost four years ago, when we were living in our Minneapolis Townhouse. There was an "incident" with our dishwasher that resulted in what we now call the Great Flood of 2015. In an episode of "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" - Waffles put a bag of Greenies Cat Treats IN the washing machine. How is this even possible? The following chronicles the sequence of events that led to the unfortunate demise of a perfectly good bag of Greenies.

  1. While construction workers were ripping up our damaged walls and ceilings, Katie & Waffles needed to be contained in what used to be the Kitten Quarantine Room so there would be no chance of them getting hurt or escaping. 
  2. Glogirly lured them into the room by offering them what looked like handfuls of Greenies. She even shook the bag. 
  3. Once Katie & Waffles were distracted with the tasty free-for-all, Glogirly made a run for it. She had the bag of Greenies in one hand and shut the door with the other.
  4. The only safe and convenient place to store the bag of Greenies was inside the laundry closet, just outside the Kitten Quarantine Room. Probably so she could trick Katie & Waffles again the next time another worker showed up. 
  5. Later in the day, Katie & Waffles got a glimpse of the treat bag sitting on the edge of the washer inside the laundry closet while Glogirly was doing the towels.
  6. A couple of loads later, Glogirly forgot to close the laundry closet doors tightly. 
  7. And that's how a perfectly good bag of Greenies lands in the wash. The spin cycle probably did them in.
Today's post originally appeared on GLOGIRLY May 18, 2015 and has been edited.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Cat Pod, Cat Pod, Everywhere a Cat Pod

WAFFLES:  Uh oh...the Boss is coming. I bet she wants my blue pod.

KATIE:  YOUR blue pod??? Waffles, why is it that every pod in this house is yours? We've got more pods than you can count. Ok, you can barely count, so that probably doesn't mean much. But we've got a pink one, a blue one, a white one, a brown one...and still, somehow they're all yours.

WAFFLES:  You forgot about the orange one, Boss.

About Today's Photos
One thing's for sure about Waffles - he's Katie's biggest fanboy. Whatever she has, he wants. Wherever she is, he wants to be.

This is funny - Just about two years ago, we were driving back from Minneapolis to Colorado after visiting Gloman. After a few hours in the car, we stopped for gas and bathroom breaks. That included Katie and Waffles. With the car doors safely shut, Glogirly reached around back to let them out of their Sleepypod carriers so they could explore the car and hopefully use the litterbox that sat in the far back of our hatchback.

Katie popped out of her pod right away and wasted no time taking care of business.

Waffles jumped right out of his pod too. But instead of exploring the car, looking out the windows or venturing back to the litter box, he hopped into Katie's pod and settled right in. He had no intention of getting out.

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