Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Interwebs are BACK!!!

WAFFLES:  Boss! Did you know that the Century Link guy has TREATS???!

KATIE:  Treats are great, Waffles. But the BIG question is, do we finally have internet? 

WAFFLES:  So, Mr. Internet guy? Do we–

ROB:  It's Rob, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  The internet is named Rob???

ROB:  If you want your internet to be named Rob, we'll name it Rob. 

We're BACK!!!
Our knight in a shining white truck came to the mountain house today and after a few minutes of magic, we HAVE INTERNET AGAIN!!!

Rob, the nicest Century Link tech EVER, arrived with a smile on his face and what turned out to be an immediate love for Waffles. You gotta love a Century Link Cat Guy!

It didn't take long for Facebook to start dinging alerts and more importantly, put Waffles back in touch with his girlfriends.

Rob hearts Waffles, and we heart Rob!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Internet Missing In Action

WAFFLES:  BOSS!!!! Where's the internets? They've been gone for forever and I can't find them.

WAFFLES:  Are they here? Hold still, Boss.

KATIE:  For crying out loud, Waffles. What are you DOING???

WAFFLES:  I'm looking for the internets, Boss. Glogirly can't find them either so I'm just trying to help.

KATIE:  Well looking there is no help at all. 

WAFFLES:  But I'm desperate, Boss. My girlfriends...I can't even Facebook them.

KATIE:  Unless you drive a big white truck and wear a tool belt, you're not going to be finding our internet anytime soon. 

WAFFLES:  Wait. Did you say TOOLBELT?! I totally need one of those.

Still Internet Silent
Today we're coming to you live from the Starbucks in Boulder. After last weeks lightning strike, we're still without internet, email, cell phones, and TV. Oh, the horror. 

Fortunately, the internet/phone company that shall remain nameless, is due to be here Tuesday. Sometime between the crack of dawn and midnight. The tech better get things rolling again or there's going to be one very frustrated cat girl and two impatient mountain cats entering the throws of internet withdrawal. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Cat Blog

WAFFLES:  BOSS!!! The interwebs are broken! How am I going to chat with my girlfriends???

KATIE:  Don't know. Don't care. Take a nap.

WAFFLES:  Well that's not a very good answer, Boss.

KATIE:  Would it be a better answer if I meowed in ALL CAPS???


Whaddya MEAN Our Interwebs Are Broken?
Today's blog post is coming to you live from Glogirly's Jeep, parked at the way top of our hill by the mailboxes. Why? The short answer is because a certain phone and internet provider that shall remain nameless *cough-cough-Century-cough-Link* is totally and completely inept. 

Ok to be fair, it's not entirely their fault. But the fact that they can't get a service technician here for a WEEK IS entirely their fault.

Yesterday we had a huge lightning storm in our canyon. Though our house didn't take a direct hit, it was VERY close and we believe the surge entered through our satellite TV cable. There was a bright light and huge crash bang that came from our audio/visual cabinet. Our TV is fine, but the modem and all the satellite TV components are fried. 

No modem means no internet. No internet means no online shopping, no phone, no email, no Facebook...and unless Glogirly drives up our hill and crosses her fingers, no new blog post. 

She managed to get just enough of a signal on her phone to quickly post today's blog using it as a hotspot. That's interwebs lingo for, PHEW!

We hope to be back in business by Monday so we don't have to do another blog post from the mailbox at the top of the hill.

Mountain living is a wonderful thing, though it certainly has its challenges!

KATIE: Just as long as this lapse in internet doesn't result in a lapse in mealtime. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cats, Cat Ladies, and Diana Ross On The Rocks

KATIE:  It's about time, FINALLY. Once again the blue chair is mine, all mine.

WAFFLES:  But I kind of liked hanging out with Miss Laura in her bed. She smells nice. 

KATIE:  Seriously, sleep with anyone. 

WAFFLES:  Not anyone, Boss. I haven't slept with you.

KATIE:  In your dreams, Waffles. 

And my nightmares. 

About Today's Photos
We said goodbye to our friend, Miss Laura, this morning. She came all the way from Jersey City to celebrate Glogirly's birthday. The big highlight was seeing the legendary Diana Ross perform live at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. 

They arrived early to tailgate in the parking lot. There were snacks, drinks, and what turned out to be a torrential thunderstorm! But moments before heading into the amphitheater, the skies cleared and a beautiful rainbow reached across the sky. It was a spectacular evening with LOTS of dancing and singing along. 

Pre-concert with Glogirly and Laura.
Diana was beautiful, gracious, and every bit the legend Glogirly and her friend had imagined. It was a bucket list concert they're so grateful to have shared together and an "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" night they'll never forget. 

Top: Looking back from our 10th-row seats at the crowd and spectacular red rocks.
Middle Left: Diana in one of her FIVE amazing gowns.
Middle Right: Diana closed the show with her daughter and adorable grandson, who offered a prayer of grace and thanks to the crowd.
Bottom: Thousands of lights shine for Diana.

Monday, July 22, 2019

All's Fair in Love and Treats

MISS LAURA:  Ok, Katie and Waffles. Everyone gets a treat. Glogirly's orders. Let's make this fair.

KATIE:  One treat? What's fair about that?

WAFFLES:  Glogirly always gives me LOTS of treats, Miss Laura. Like she gives me the whole bag. 

MISS LAURA:  Now Waffles, does Glogirly really give you the whole bag?

WAFFLES:  But Miss Laura, the Boss totally got more treats than me.

MISS LAURA: Waffles, I told you you had five and she had five. I counted on my fingers.

WAFFLES:  Are you sure you counted ALL your fingers? Toes too?

MISS LAURA:  Yes, Waffles. I'm sure.

WAFFLES:  *raspberry*

About Today's Photos
Glogirly's dear cat lady friend, Laura, is staying with us. She came in all the way from Jersey City and helped to celebrate Glogirly's birthday weekend. Laura has been here once before and managed to get within 12" of Katie without incident on that first visit. This year, she had Waffles AND Katie eating out of her hands. Literally.

Katie momentarily set aside her houseguest skepticism when it came to the catnip flavored treats. 

As for Waffles, he was more interested in snagging as many treats as possible. 

Bday Weekend Continues
The birthday celebration continues tomorrow (or today depending on when you're reading this). Glogirly and her friend Laura have tickets to see Diana Ross at the Red Rocks Amphitheater!!! Ain't No Mountain High Enough! ♫♩

Friday, July 19, 2019

Birthday Cards for Our Girl - Plus a Giveaway Sneak Peek!

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, is this the birthday card you gave Glogirly today? It totally smells like you.

KATIE:  Well you should know, Waffles. Given how you're constantly smelling my you-know-what.

WAFFLES:  Your you-know-what??? Can we even say that on our blog?

KATIE:  That's why I said you-know-what.


KATIE:  You know.


KATIE:  How about you share what you wrote in YOUR birthday card for Glogirly?

WAFFLES:  Ok, but first I have to tell everyone about the front of the card. It says Taco Cat. On account of Glogirly likes tacos AND cats. And Gloman told me that Taco Cat is some kind of fancy word. 

KATIE:  Palindrone. It's what you call a word that can be spelled the same backwards and forwards. 

WAFFLES:  Oh yeah. That. Told you it was fancy.

WAFFLES:  So here's what I wrote. Gloman helped me hold the pencil, but I told him what to write.

"And Sleffaw Backwords
is yur FAvorate Cat!
(next to Eitak)
Happy Birthday
Love Waffles"

KATIE:  Favorite cat??? I bet you don't even know why I picked out the card with the cats spinning the toilet paper off the rolls, do you?

WAFFLES:  Because one of the cats looks just like me???

KATIE:  Close, Waffles. Very close.

"I'm only sending you this card* to remind you what it would be like if I was like Waffles, but I'm not, and for that, you should be thankful. 

*and to remind you that I like to play, but not like an immature cat.
*and to wish you a happy birthday because I know you love me.
Love, Katie"

About Today's Greetings
Although Gloman can't be here to celebrate with us, he made sure to fill the mailbox with some very special birthday greetings. And magically, two of the cards were actually from Katie and Waffles.

Birthday Giveaway Sneak Peek!
Next week we're going to be hosting a special birthday giveaway, so be sure to stop back to check out the prizes and enter. Here's a clue to just one of the prizes - OMG! Is that Elton CAT?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Calm Before the Houseguest

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, you sure have been napping a long time.

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

WAFFLES:  Yeah, but are you ever going to let me nap in Glogirly's chair by the window? 

KATIE:  Maybe when our next houseguest arrives. I'll be stationed in the walk-in closet. Threat level orange.

WAFFLES:  Orange? Our houseguest is orange?

KATIE:  Of course not, Waffles. *Yawn* But she is a cat lady. So expect lots of smells and a layer of foreign fur on her clothes. 

WAFFLES:  You mean like from France?

We've got a surprise guest arriving for a mountain visit this Friday, all the way from Jersey City. She's a dear friend of Glogirly and a longtime admirer of Katie and Waffles. In fact, she was swooning over Katie before there even was a Waffles.

Glogirly calls that BW. Before Waffles.

Or as Katie refers to it, When life was simple, quiet, and peaceful. And no one stole her breakfast.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Waffles & the Watermelon

It's officially watermelon season, and you know what that means! We HAVE to share one of our all-time favorite blog posts from 2016. Hard to believe it's been three years since Waffles & the Watermelon. We hope you love it as much as we do.

WAFFLES:  *uuuummmph* Man, this thing is heavy. How do those Harlem Globetrotter guys do it?

KATIE:  Waffles, what on earth are you doing???

WAFFLES:  This isn't regulation size, Boss. It's too big. I don't think I can shoot hoops with it.

KATIE: Shoot hoops??? Seriously? Waffles, its a watermelon. Not a basketball. Oh're a CAT.

WAFFLES:  Wait! I've almost got it. Just have to dribble–

KATIE:  Waffles, the only thing you're capable of dribbling is food onto your chin.

WAFFLES:  He shoots! He scores!

WAFFLES:  And the crowd goes WILD! *AAAAAAAHHHH!*

WAFFLES:  Hey! Where'd the crowd go?

About That Watermelon
Today's pics are from Waffles' first watermelon encounter back when we lived at the Townhouse. Glogirly had just returned home from the market and her arms were so overloaded with grocery bags, she had to set the watermelon down on the floor before she could make it to the kitchen.

We'd heard that some cats like watermelon...but not quite like this.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Cuckoo for Chicken and Netflix

WAFFLES:  What. I'm just Netflixing.

KATIE:  Waffles, it's 2:00 in the morning. Shouldn't you be breaking into the kitchen cabinets? Or locking yourself in the bathroom?

WAFFLES:  I already did that. Now I'm watching One Flew Over the Chicken's Nest.

KATIE:  Cuckoo, Waffles. It's Cuckoo's Nest.

WAFFLES:  No wonder there's no chickens in this movie. What a rip-off.

KATIE:  The real question is why you're Netflixing in the first place. You're a CAT.

WAFFLES:  A cat who likes movies and stuff.

KATIE:  Whatever. You're just in it for the cheese popcorn.

WAFFLES:  Wait. There's CHEESE popcorn???

KATIE:  Must have missed it during your cabinet raid.

About Today's Photos 
Waffles' photos might look a little grainy today, but for good reason. Would you believe they were taken in total darkness? That is, except for the light of the computer screen shining in his face. That's why his pupils are so dilated.

Given the state of the kitchen many mornings, what with all the snack cabinet door left wide open, we're pretty sure the late night cupboard raid is a regular thing.

This really is a cuckoo's nest.