Monday, September 23, 2019

Return to Downton Tabby

LADY KATIE:  After 3+ years, the PBS drama Downton Tabby, I mean Downton Abbey,  has returned. And this time, to the big screen. The movie opened last Friday and it didn't take long for Glogirly to snag a ticket and settle into her theater seat with a bucket of popcorn. Don't worry, we won't be sharing any spoilers.

LORD WAFFLES:  I don't smell anything spoiled.

LADY KATIE:  Spoilers, Waffles. Not spoiled.

LORD WAFFLES:  I still don't smell anything. Except for maybe some of Mrs. Patmore's chicken.

LADY KATIE:  *sigh...always with the chicken*

LORD WAFFLES:  Do you still smell something, Boss? –I mean, Your Ladyboat?

LADY KATIE:  SHIP, Waffles. It's Your Ladyship. Not BOAT.

LORD WAFFLES: Well if you're a Ladyship, what does that make me? A Boyboat? A CATamaran?

LADY KATIE:  I was thinking more on the lines of a dinghy.

LORD WAFFLES:  Jeez, Boss. Are you sure this isn't Downton Crabby?


What do you get when you combine Downton Abbey, Petula Clark, and CATS?
To celebrate the return of Lady Mary, Mrs. Patmore's chicken, and the whole Downton gang, we've got a special song for you. For the longest time, Glogirly thought it was Downtown Abbey, not Downton Abbey. So now, every time she sees the word Downton, she can't help but think of Petula Clark's iconic song of the same name from the 60s.


*and a one, and a two, and a three... to the tune of DOWNTOWN by Petula Clark*












KATIE:  ♫♩
When you're a cat and life is making you crazy
you can always go –
DOWNTON

Waffles is driving, better hold on tight,
Or you won't make it to –
DOWNTON


WAFFLES:  ♫♩
Just listen to my song so settle down and make some biscuits.
But look both ways for coppers cause we wouldn't want a ticket.
How can we lose?
There's no traffic here,
We'll forget all our troubles, but watch out for deer.


CHORUS:  ♫♩ 
Let's go DOWNTON!
Things will be great when we're DOWNTON!
No cooler place for sure,  DOWNTON!
The dinner gong's ringing for you.




LORD WAFFLES: Did you say dinner???


Original background photos:  Downton Abbey for PBS Masterpiece

Friday, September 20, 2019

Waffles and His Chicken Hat

Yesterday was Talk (Meow) Like a Pirate Day and we just couldn't let this week pass without looking back at Waffles and his "chicken" hat. And it just wouldn't be complete without a song, of course?! We hope you enjoy it!

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! How do you like my new chicken hat? 


KATIE:  Waffles, that's a pirate's hat.



WAFFLES:  I didn't know pirates ate chicken. No wonder they're so awesome.

KATIE:  Waffles, that's not a chicken on your hat. It's a parrot. And he's not your lunch.




WAFFLES:  So, he's my dinner?


KATIE:  You can't eat a parrot, Waffles. He's supposed to be your friend. Your matey. Your comrade. Your–

WAFFLES:  Cool, so we can hang out and talk about girls and stuff. Maybe do some karaoke.

KATIE:  Oh no–


WAFFLES & PARROT: 
Somewhere, beyond the sea ♫♩
Somewhere, waiting for me ♫♩
My chicken stands on golden sands ♫♩
And watches for cats that are hungry ♫♩
♫♩




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bathing Besties


WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? Want me to help you get between your toes?



KATIE:  Thanks but no thanks, Waffles. I know where that tongue of yours has been.


WAFFLES:  What do you mean? My tongue is right here.


KATIE:  Whatever. Just keep it to yourself. We are NOT going to become those cats that bathe each other. 


WAFFLES:  How about those cats that bathe together???


Maybe Someday... NOT
Glogirly has always held out hope that one day Katie and Waffles would become the kind of besties that bathe each other. Well, it's approaching 7 years since Waffles joined our furry family and it's safe to say the whole bathing each other thing is just never going to happen.

Oh, Waffles has certainly tried! But like we said– Never. Going. To. Happen. LOL!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Waffles Phobia

KATIE:  What are you looking at, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Where'd you get the blue pod, Boss?

KATIE:  None of your beeswax.


WAFFLES:  But I thought you didn't like pods and boxes and stuff, on account of your closet phobia. 

KATIE:  That's claustrophobia, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  And you don't like closets either. 


KATIE:  I like closets just fine, Waffles. What I don't like is getting LOCKED inside them with you

WAFFLES:  What about bathrooms? Did you like it when I locked us in Glogirly's bathroom? Or do you have bathroom phobia too?

KATIE:  More like WAFFLES phobia.


WAFFLES:  Is that even a real thing?


KATIE:   More real than you know, Waffles.



About that pod...
Though Katie has never been a fan of enclosed spaces, shut doors, or even boxes, she loves just about any kind of pod. Probably because they're perfectly sized for ONE. Of course, whenever Katie is lounging in her pod, Waffles takes that as an open invitation to test out how TWO cats might fit inside.

Whatever Katie has, Waffles wants.

Katie's Kivikis Cat Cave is no exception. It's hand-felted from 100% sheep wool. Ours is sky blue, but there are a variety of other colors available on Amazon. It's very soft, thick and cushiony. And for now, it's all Katie's. ...Emphasis on "for now."





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Friday, September 13, 2019

Anniversary Wishes & Thank Yous

WAFFLES:  Happy Anniversary, Boss! How 'bout a kiss?!

KATIE:  That would be a big NO. 


WAFFLES:  But isn't everyone supposed to kiss on their anniversary and stuff? 

KATIE:  A). It's not our anniversary.  B). We're not everyone.


WAFFLES:  Sheesh, Boss. I got all dressed up and everything. Are you sure–

KATIE:  Waffles, it was Glogirly and Gloman's anniversary. Not ours. We're not even married. 

WAFFLES:  Yet.


KATIE:  That's it. I'm outa here.


Thank You SO Much!
Glogirly and Gloman want to give our friends and readers a BIG thank you for all the wonderful anniversary wishes and comments here on our blog and on Facebook.

Everyone had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with so much love to go around.

On Sunday of this week, their actual anniversary day, they celebrated at one of their favorite restaurants in Denver.    Late in the afternoon, a big thunderstorm made its way through the mountains. Just before they left for dinner, this happened -

A Double Rainbow Anniversary

Right outside our windows off of our back deck, was a HUGE rainbow. And if that wasn't glorious enough, a second rainbow appeared. They were so close we could almost touch them.

If rainbows had a name, these would be called Glogirly and Gloman.











Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Katie & Waffles on 9/11, the Day Our Hearts Stood Still

This post appeared on our blog on September 11, 2016. We reread it last night, hoping to find the right words to share with you today. But we realized the right words were already here. We hope you don't mind us republishing Katie and Waffles' conversation about the day our hearts stood still.




WAFFLES:  What are you thinking about, Boss?

KATIE:  I'm just thinking about how lucky we are, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Really? Did we win a prize or something? 

KATIE:  You could say that. 

WAFFLES:  Did it come in a nice box? You know, like one that I can fit in?

KATIE: No Waffles, what we have doesn't come in a box. 


WAFFLES:  No box???

KATIE:  Waffles, the things that really matter don't come in boxes. Things like friends, family, freedom. Most of all, love.

WAFFLES:  I love YOU, Boss. And Glogirly and Gloman and chicken. Oh, and wand toys too! Definitely wand toys.

KATIE:  Waffles, long before you were born, even before I was born, our country suffered a terrible tragedy. Lots of people, animals too, lost their loved ones. Nearly 3,000 people died. And all because of things like intolerance and hatred.

WAFFLES:  Intoler-what? I don't know what those words mean, Boss. 

KATIE:  That's ok, Waffles. I hope you never do. 



In honor of those who lost their lives, and those who live with that loss.
We will never forget.


Monday, September 9, 2019

Happy Anniversary to the Couple that put the GLO in GLOGIRLY


WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? 

KATIE:  Waffles?

WAFFLES:  What's it like to be an old married couple? 

KATIE:  How would I know, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Because you're old and we're a couple?


KATIE:  Watch it, Waffles. You're on thin ice. 

WAFFLES:  Ice? But it's not even winter yet. 

KATIE:  Yesterday was Glogirly and Gloman's 17th wedding anniversary. THEY'RE the only couple around here. You and I are not a couple. Got it?

WAFFLES:  Are you sure? Maybe we could elope or something.

KATIE:  Waffles, we can't elope.



WAFFLES:  You mean like melons?

KATIE:  *sigh*

WAFFLES:  Is a wedding anniversary the same as a Gotcha Day? Did they gotcha each other? Like from the shelter?

KATIE:  I'm pretty sure they didn't get each other at the shelter. They met by chance though, on a doorstep.

WAFFLES:  They got YOU at the shelter though, right? Isn't it your Gotcha Day too? Will you tell me the story again, Boss? Will you?

KATIE:  Fine, Waffles. If you promise to behave. No food stealing, no fur sniffing and no meowing back.

WAFFLES:  Got it, Boss. Food, fur, meow.


Once upon a time...
KATIE:  I bet you didn't know that this is the photo that started it all. It was the picture we used on our very first blog header way back in 2009 when I started every blog post with, "Hi Everyone, Katie here."

I was an anniversary present. A nice man with kind brown eyes and a deep voice adopted me for someone he said was very, very special. This special someone had no idea what he was planning. It was going to be a HUGE surprise. He'd been hinting around ... telling her that he was working on her anniversary 'kit.'

She was thinking maybe a kit for washing her car, or a kit of accessories for her iPod or something.

Little did she know, 'kit' was short for kitten.

It was love at first sight.

Gloman's given Glogirly some very special anniversary gifts over the years. He's always really creative and silly about how he gives her presents. Sometimes he'll hide cards by her toothbrush or tucked inside her makeup bag. One year he hid a beautiful watch in the refrigerator next to the milk and butter.


But the most special gift of all was a little black and white kitten with a purple bow around her neck and a tiny little tag that read, "Happy Anniversary."  


The Story Behind the Story
Over the years we've shared the hopelessly romantic story of how Glogirly and Gloman met. And how they came to be Glogirly and Gloman. If you're new to the blog and like a sappy love story, turn off the Lifetime channel and click the story link below. If you already know the story and want to read it again, well that's your problem. 

Their story is proof that love is everywhere. 
And when you least expect it, love might just tap you on the shoulder.



This post was previously published September 8, 2017 on GLOGIRLY and has been edited.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Catdaddy INCOMING!

WAFFLES:  Today's the day, right Boss? 



KATIE:  Right, Waffles. Gloman arrives early this morning. Did you get him a present?

WAFFLES:  You mean like a rainbow crinkle ball? He likes to play fetch, you know. What'd you get him, Boss? Another hairball?


KATIE:  Very funny. I'm going to shower him with my love. That's my present.


WAFFLES: But Boss, you don't like the shower. 

With Gloman, Everything is Pawsible
Ok, maybe not cats-in-the-shower-pawsible, but when Gloman comes to visit, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everything is right in our little corner of the world.

Gloman is coming home to Colorado to celebrate Glogirly and his 17th wedding anniversary. The big day is Sunday, so on Monday we'll be sharing the story of how they met. Again. We know...you've probably read it more times than Waffles can count. But it's a love story that makes us smile. And it's a story that, had it never happened, would mean there'd be no Katie, no Waffles, and no Glogirly. 

Have a wonderful weekend, friends. We'll see you on Monday. 💕


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Kitchen Counter Cat TV

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, you should check out the Kitchen Window Channel. The hummingbirds are on AND there's a cool new show called The Chipmunks Eating Glogirly's Flowers. Should I DVR it for you?


KATIE:  Waffles, you do realize that you're laying on the kitchen counter, right? 


WAFFLES:  Technically Boss, I'm laying in the windowsill.

KATIE:  That you had to jump on the kitchen counter to get to.

WAFFLES:  It's not my fault the kitchen counter's on the way to the windowsill. 


KATIE:  But you do realize you're not supposed to jump on the kitchen counter.

WAFFLES:  I didn't really jump on it, Boss. I was just passing through. 

KATIE:  Fine, you're not supposed to pass through the kitchen counter either. 

WAFFLES:  Duh, Boss. I'm not David Copperfield. I can't magically walk through the counter. It's made out of super heavy granite rock stuff, you know. 


KATIE:  Well you can't magically hover over it either.


WAFFLES:  Wanna bet?

The Best View In the House
Apparently, the best windows in the whole house, if you're a cat, are also the smallest. We have windows in the kitchen that run along the front of the house. They're only about 12" high and sit right at counter level and underneath the upper cabinets. They look out over Glogirly's perennial garden and flower pots. The windows face west and get the glorious afternoon and early evening sun.

And they are Waffles' new FAVORITE windows.

Lately, there's been a flurry of activity for his viewing pleasure. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, bunnies, and some VERY brazen chipmunks and squirrels.

Two ground squirrels clearly up to no good - plotting the next flower invasion.


Glogirly thinks they're out to get her. And her flowers. There are SO many chipmunks and squirrels, it's like they're in a gang or something. Every morning, they leave stems of shredded flowers by the kitchen door just to taunt her. When Glogirly tried spraying some of the flowers with peppermint, they raised such a ruckus we could hear them even with the windows closed.

Some neighbors recommended dusting the flowers with cayenne pepper. It was like Glogirly set up a free taco bar. You'd think she was serving margaritas in the water dish she keeps out for them.

She's replaced her potted flowers more times than Waffles can count. (which is still quite a lot) She's just about given up. When she told Gloman about the whole saga, he said that at least the flowers were going to a good cause. LOL! 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Glogirly's Oldest Friend Visits - Plus RARE VINTAGE Photos and an Evening of Magic at Red Rocks!!!

WAFFLES:  So Boss, are you going to sleep with Glogirly's friend? Or should I?

KATIE:  What do you think, Waffles? When have I EVER slept with one of our houseguests? 

WAFFLES:  I just thought on account of you snooping through her suitcase and stuff–

KATIE:  Just because I was conducting a routine baggage check–


WAFFLES:  Ok then, I call firsties!


KATIE:  No firsties necessary, Waffles. She's all yours. 


JOANNA:  Do you hear that, Pancake Batter? You're all mine.

WAFFLES:  Pancake Batter? Whaddya mean, Pancake Batter? Who the heck is Pancake Batter? 


Old Friends, Best Friends
Glogirly's oldest friend, Joanna, came to visit last week. Ok, so she's not THAT old. She and Glogirly are exactly the same age. But they've known each other since 7th grade. That's FORTY FOUR years. Holy CAT! Waffles can't even begin to count that high.

Joanna's son used to call Waffles 'Wafer.' So in the tradition of food-themed names and mispronunciations, Joanna had some fun calling Waffles everything from Pancake Batter to Hamburger Patty. Yes, she's almost as silly as Waffles. 

Joanna surprised Glogirly with an envelope FULL of old photos. Before selfies were even a thing, they were taking pictures of themselves using the timer on Joanna's old Instamatic. Pretty sure Joanna may have invented the selfie!

Glogirly & Joanna - The Original Selfies
We thought you'd enjoy seeing a glimpse of them through the years - 

A Night of Red Rocks Music & Magic
The highlight of Joanna and Glogirly's visit together was an incredible night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre to see Josh Groban perform with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 

It was a beautiful night outside with the city lights and stars twinkling in the distance. They arrived early to tailgate with "sparkling" beverages, snacks, and a yummy dinner while enjoying the beautiful scenery. 

The Most Amazing Grace Ever
The Colorado Smyphony opened for Josh and just before he came on stage, they performed a very special arrangement of Amazing Grace the conductor had been working on for a number of years. It was the first time it was performed for the public. 

It began with a violin solo so gorgeous, the crowd was silenced. You could hear a pin drop. Right in the middle of it, Joanna and Glogirly saw a shooting star in the distant sky. The entire crowd gasped. It was truly magical.

Glogirly & Joanna before the concert.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Josh Groban. LOVE his suit!
Josh Groban was beyond fabulous. His voice was as powerful as the mountains, as was his love for his fans. He sang classics like Bridge Over Troubled Water and many of his original pieces. It was a night Glogirly and Joanna will never forget. 

You can't see them, but Glogirly and Joanna are right above Josh's head in this selfie of Josh!


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