Friday, March 29, 2019

Waffles and Katie in the Kitchen

WAFFLES:  Mmmmm, chicken. Yes, please!

KATIE:  With a cilantro and 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. The marinade is what she's soaking the chicken in. 

WAFFLES:  Well I 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, 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 more cilantro.

WAFFLES:  Aaaack! What's with all the lime and cilantro stuff??? I liked it better when Glogirly got her chicken from the colonel.

About Today's Photos
Wherever Glogirly goes, so too do Katie and Waffles. Especially when it comes to the kitchen. Waffles favorite spot is on his stool by the island. Scratch's his second favorite spot. First is the kitchen counter. He knows he's not supposed to be there, but cats will be cats. Especially Waffles!

Katie hangs out in the kitchen in hopes of an additional meal or snack. But she's only interested in her own food. Waffles is interested in everyone else's food.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cats and Taxes

WAFFLES:  So how come Glogirly is using HBO words at the computer, Boss?

KATIE:  Taxes, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  What's taxes, Boss?

KATIE:  Everyone has to pay a portion of the money they earn to the government. Glogirly is figuring out how much she has to pay. 

WAFFLES:  Cool! What does she get for all the money she has to pay? Does she get to pick out what she wants? Like can she get wand toys and stuff?

KATIE:  Taxes don't buy wand toys, Waffles. They pay for roads and schools and provide help for people who need it. They pay for lots of stuff.

WAFFLES:  But what if I need a new wand toy?

KATIE:  Waffles, you have TONS of wand toys. You don't need a new one.

WAFFLES:  But what if I did?

KATIE:  That's not how it works, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Well that's a ripoff. 

KATIE:  Perhaps you should write your Congresscat. 

It's That Time of the Year
Tax time. Glogirly dreads it every year. She's been camped out in the office with stacks of paper surrounding her. Wherever she goes, so do Katie and Waffles. So at least she's had company. though that might be because the office is the sunniest room in the house.

Katie likes to observe the whole process, but Waffles enjoys taking an active role in the paperwork. Kind of like a slip-n-slide made out of bank statements.

Monday, March 25, 2019

A Birthday Weekend for Our #1 Cat Daddy

KATIE:  Wake up, Waffles!  It's here!

WAFFLES:  It's here, Boss! It's here!  

KATIE:  That's what I said, Waffles. It's here!

WAFFLES:  Uh... what's here again?

KATIE:  I'll give you a hint.

WAFFLES:  OMG,  it's my BIRTHDAY!!!  What'd you get me, Boss? A bucket of extra crispy? A huge side of gravy?

KATIE:  Believe it or not Waffles, it's not always about you. It's Gloman's birthday! 

WAFFLES:  We should totally get him a present! Do you think he'd like a wand toy? 

KATIE:  Not unless Nikon makes wand toys. 

WAFFLES:  He's always talking about some 400 millimeter Nikon thing.  That must be a REALLY BIG wand toy!

KATIE:  I've got a better idea, Waffles –

Birthday Letters to Our Cat Daddy

Dear Gloman,

Happy Birthday from your FAVORITE cat. Thank you for adopting me and bringing me home to your girl. Thank you for our long conversations about life, love, and Waffles. Thank you for scratching my tummy and massaging my face whenever I tip over on the rug for you. Thank you for understanding me, watching out for me, and for the extra snuggles when Waffles isn't looking. 

Most of all, thank you for loving me.
xo, Katie

Deer Gloman,

Happy Birthday from your EXTRA FAVORITE cat. Thank you for always having room for me on your lap. Thank you for playing fetch with me, watching movies with me, and fixing my broken wand toys. I'm sorry about all the singing when you're trying to watch the news...but if you tell me your favorite song, I'll try to learn it for you. 

Thank you for calling me your little buddy.
xo, Waffles

Happy Birthday to the Best Cat Daddy EVER!
Most of today's photos are from a birthday vacation we took as a cat-family a few years ago. We rented a pet-friendly condo up on the north shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. 

This year we're thrilled that Gloman could spend the weekend with us here in Colorado. We spent lots of time relaxing, having a few friends over, and enjoying all the beautiful sun puddles together. 

Gloman's actual birthday is Sunday, March 24. He and Glogirly are going to celebrate at his favorite restaurant and then they're going to see a super funny comedian perform in Denver. His name is Sebastian Maniscalco. Glogirly describes him as a blend of Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Stiller, and Tony Soprano. His tour is called Stay Hungry.

WAFFLES:  Did someone say HUNGRY???

Happy Birthday, Gloman! We love you BIG! ♥︎♥︎♥︎

Friday, March 22, 2019

Freddie Meow-cury Cat Doll

KATIE:  Who is this imposter? I'm the only one around here with a mustache. 

WAFFLES:  OMG, Boss! That's Freddie Meow-cury! 

KATIE:  Freddie who?

WAFFLES:  You know...Bohemian Catsody, Don't Stop Meow, We Are the Champion Cats. 

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. You look more like Groucho Marx in that getup than Freddie Mercury.

WAFFLES:  Freddie MEOW-cury, Boss.

Freddie Meow-cury Etsy Find
Just last week a fellow Freddie fan and friend posted a photo on Facebook (how's THAT for alliteration!) of a Freddie Mercury action figure doll. He kind of looked like a cross between GI Joe and Barbie's Ken but dressed up like Freddie. It got Glogirly to thinking though, that there might be some cool looking Freddie Mercury dolls out there. So she did a quick Google search and found something even better. A FREDDIE MEOW-CURY doll!

He's an adorable handmade felt doll from a sweet shop on Etsy called Brussel Sprout Babes. Brook Russel (get it, Brussel?!) is the talented artisan behind this clever creation. She's from Minnesota too, so we knew she had to be special.

Glogirly HAD. TO. HAVE. HIM.

Freddie arrived just a couple days ago. Katie and Waffles have been checking him out ever since. Brooke is a fellow Cat Lady, so we're sure Freddie came with all sorts of kitty smells! But Katie and Waffles seem to have figured out that he belongs to Glogirly and is not a cat toy.

Many of our friends and readers know that Glogirly loves Freddie Mercury and Queen. The Bohemian Rhapsody biopic was her favorite movie of 2018. Brooke must be a fan too because the attention to detail on Freddie Meow-cury is over the top!

Above photos courtesy of Brooke Russel, Brussel Sprout Babes

He's wearing his iconic yellow jacket and white pants with stripes up the side with a square-buckled belt. His mustache and eyebrows are purr-fect. Glogirly giggled out loud when she saw the back of his head with his black hair. His tail looks a little like a lightning bolt. Perhaps a nod to David Bowie. He even has some little chest hairs!

And his heart-shaped nose is a tribute to Freddie Mercury's deep love of cats.

Freddie Meow-cury is available as a made to order item in the Brussel Sprout Babes Etsy Shop HERE.

*FTC Disclosure: GLOGIRLY is a participant in Etsy’s affiliate program. This means that if you decide to purchase through our link, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or think you'd like to use too.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pillow Fort Fun

WAFFLES:  I see you, Mr. Fetch Toy. You can run, but you can't hide. 

KATIE:  Are you seriously having a conversation with your fetch toy, Waffles? Do you expect "him" to talk back? 

WAFFLES:  OMG, Boss! He's floating! He must have magic superpowers!

KATIE:  Magic superpowers? Perhaps you just tossed it in the air in the middle of your twirling and chortling. Did you ever think of that?

WAFFLES:  I wasn't chortling, Boss. I was talking to Mr. Fetch Toy.

KATIE: Exactly.

WAFFLES:  He's magic, you know. 

KATIE:  If he's so magic, how come he hasn't made himself disappear? Oh wait, that's right– You haven't stuck him under the fridge with the 37 other fetch toys yet. 

WAFFLES:  Wow, Boss. He's got a big family. 

Laundry Day Just Got Even BETTER
Glogirly washed the sheets today. So that means the day was totally awesome, what with the promise of warm sheets and pillowcases fresh out of the laundry basket. While everything was washing and drying, she did something we can't even believe she hasn't done before. She built a PILLOW FORT. Right on top of the bed.

Waffles was the first to discover it. He thought it was so cool that he took off and found one of the few fetch toys that isn't stuck under the fridge, then darted back into the fort with it. He loves to push his toys under and around things and then stalk them. This was SO much fun inside the pillow fort he was twirling and chortling the whole time Glogirly was clicking away with her camera.

Meanwhile, Katie indulged in a little undercover play with the fresh sheets. That's her favorite part of laundry day.

Eventually, no matter where Katie is playing, Waffles is quick to find her and join in. Or at least attempt to join in.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Bomb Cyclone Driveway Drama Part Two

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? Is the tow truck guy still stuck in our driveway? I'm starting to get hungry. 

KATIE:  He's still there. We're still trapped. And will likely starve.

WAFFLES:  He's been there like forever. What...did he camp in our driveway last night? He could have at least brought us snacks.

KATIE:  Waffles, he was stuck. How's he supposed to bring us snacks?

WAFFLES:  I can dream, can't I?

KATIE:  How about you start dreaming about him getting unstuck instead of wasting all your time counting chicken drummies?

WAFFLES:  Counting chicken drummies is never wasting time, Boss. 

One, two, three, seven, elebenty hundred...

Driveway Drama Part Deux
In case you missed the excitement of our Bomb Cyclone Snowmageddon last week, including our Driveway Drama Part One, you might want to click on back so you can get up to speed on all the craziness.

OR, here are the highlights -

  • HUGE Bomb Cyclone snowstorm hit Denver and the Mountains with hurricane force winds and tons of heavy, wet snow last Wednesday. We had 20" at our house.
  • FedEx truck got stuck coming down our road.
  • Neighbor Bob #1 pulled out Fed Ex truck.
  • Fed Ex truck couldn't get back up our road.
  • Tow truck came to rescue FedEx truck.
  • Tow truck got stuck.
  • Neighbor Bob #1 attempted to pull out tow truck.
  • Neighbor Bob #2 replowed the road in hopes of getting them both out.
  • FedEx truck made it on it's own.
  • Tow truck did not. Got stuck again. Badly stuck.
  • Second tow truck came to recsue first tow truck.
  • Fail.
  • First tow truck spent the night in the middle of our road.

The Morning After 
Well, it was quite a show! Really, we should have made popcorn.

It took until about 1:00pm, but the tow truck AND all of his cohorts are officially OUT.

The morning after the tow truck sat stuck overnight, two more tow trucks showed up along with a flatbed truck carrying a front loader bobcat sort of thing.

They had to clear the road literally down to the dirt. They started at the top and worked their way down to the stuck truck, in hope of him being able to gun it and get out. But that was a no go.

Glogirly moved her home office to the kitchen window so she could watch through her binoculars in between design projects. At one point the stuck truck was bouncing up and down like one of those tricked out classic cars. But he was just getting buried deeper and deeper.

Eventually, they had to winch him out backward, so that gravity would be on his side. They attached a cable to a tree down below and then drew the cable in, essentially dragging him down into the middle of the road. He probably thought that was going to be it, but then he got stuck AGAIN on the other side of the road.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

It took some doing but eventually, the tow truck was able to back down to our house. So he was finally out, but not out really because he was still at the bottom of our road. LOL!

They had to clear the snow off the rest of our road down to the dirt. We've now got snowbanks taller than Glogirly.

Once the road was clean as a whistle, the tow truck was ready to make his escape. But not before they had to grab some shovels and dig through the five-foot mound of packed snow that they dumped on top of our propane tank access.

THEN, they were finally on their way.

When I asked my neighbor if anyone has ever been THIS stuck on our road before, he responded with, "Well, this IS pretty top tier." 🤣

Oh, and in case you're wondering what FedEx was attempting to deliver when this all began– A small box with a pair of eyebobs reading glasses. So small, it could have fit inside our mailbox at the TOP of the road.