Friday, August 30, 2019

Batcat & Waffles Friday Flashback

About Today's Rewind Flashback:
A hundred years ago, way back in 2014, we started a weekly feature called TV Trips. Though the magic of Photoshop, we spoofed some of our favorite classic television shows. One of the first shows we did remains one of our all-time faves. It's got everything, after all. A cool theme song with lyrics that are easy to remember. Save-the-world crime fighters. And of course, capes. We got to wear capes.

WAFFLES:  Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, WAFFLLLLLES!!!! ♩♬

KATIE:  Waffles, that's not how it goes.

WAFFLES:  Holy Theme Song, Boss! Did I mess up the number of na-na's?

KATIE:  No, you've got the na-na's down. But the show is called BATCAT & Waffles. Not Waffles & Batcat.

WAFFLES:  Holy Wand Toys, Boss! I think WAFFLES & Batcat sounds much better.

KATIE:  Holy Dyslexia, Waffles. Let's just get on with it, okay?

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BATCAAAT!!!!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BATCAAAT!!!!


♬ ♬ 

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tickle Fighting

Today's blog post is one of our favorites from the archives. The photos were taken way back in 2015 when we were still living in our Minneapolis townhouse. When it comes to Waffles though, some things just never change.
WAFFLES:  TAG! You're it, Boss!

KATIE:  Tag, I'm what, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  It, Boss. You're it.

KATIE:  You're touching me, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  No, Boss. I'm tagging you.

KATIE:  Tagging doesn't sound any better than touching. And what have I told you about touching?

WAFFLES:  What have you told me about touching?

KATIE:  That's what I said. What have I told you about touching?

WAFFLES:  No, I'm asking. What have you told me about touching? 

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. We've been over this again and again and – 

WAFFLES:  Ok, so if touching is out and tagging is out. How about tickling?

KATIE:  You did not just ask me that.


About Today's Photos
It's no secret that Katie and Waffles have what can only be described as a complicated relationship. Often their encounters end in a huff and a hiss with one or the other storming off. Occasionally, Glogirly has to play referee. But when these photos were taken, Glogirly caught them doing something she never thought she'd see. Playing. Or at least as close to playing as two cats like Katie and Waffles can get.

Glogirly had glanced over to the other side of the kitchen and saw what she thought was a fight ensuing. Sure enough, Katie and Waffles were batting back and forth patty cake style and then tumbling around on the floor. A little chase here, a little chase there. But vocally, they were silent. None of the usual hissing. Not even a faint growl. It was as if they were actually having fun. 

Could it be the two were finally letting their guard down? What's next? Grooming and napping together? ...uh, probably not.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Mealtime Conversations with Waffles and Katie

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, what're you eating?

KATIE:  None of your beeswax, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Beeswax? I have beeswax???

KATIE:  It's an expression, Waffles. Like none of your business.

WAFFLES:  You mean like a job? I could get a job! I'd make an awesome chicken rancher.

KATIE:  Something tells me you'd be eating your own profits, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Mmmmm....profits. That sounds good. Do they taste like chicken?

Mealtime Mania
Katie never misses a meal. And Waffles never misses one of Katie's meals either. As much as he loves his own food, he's FAR more interested in Katie's.

And lately, Katie is more interested in Waffles' dish.

Despite the fact that they eat exactly the same food, exactly the same amount, in dishes that look exactly alike, apparently the grass is greener in the other dish.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Getting Ready for a Special Guest

WAFFLES:   Glogirly's sure doing lots of cleaning and laundry and stuff.

KATIE:  You know what that means.

WAFFLES:  We get to play Let's Make the Bed?

KATIE:  Well, *I* get to play Let's Make the Bed. 

WAFFLES:  What the heck? The bed's all made already.

KATIE:  You snooze, you lose, Waffles.

Getting Ready!
Glogirly's bestie from high school is coming to visit us this weekend! She's Glogirly's oldest friend. Not oldest as in "wow, she's really old!" but rather old in that they've known each other since they were 12 years old. In fact, Glogirly and Joanna have known each other even longer than Glogirly knew her own parents. That's a LONG time.

Their big plans include plenty of time hanging out on the deck sipping adult beverages, wand toy play sessions and movies, and certainly lots of laughing. The big highlight is a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. They have tickets to see Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony. ♩♬

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?

WAFFLES:  Hello??? 

KATIE:  Do I really have to answer?

WAFFLES:  Is it me you're looking for?

KATIE:  Uh, that would be a big NO.

WAFFLES:  I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile. You're all I've ever wanted, and my arms are open wide. ♩♬

KATIE:  That's it. I am definitely screening my calls.

WAFFLES:  Tell me how to win your heart. For I haven't got a clue– ♩♬

KATIE:  Truer words were NEVER spoken. Or sung.

Lionel Richie at Red Rocks
Last week Glogirly had a chance to see Lionel Richie perform at the Red Rocks Amphitheater during his 2019 Hello Tour. She had the time of her LIFE! Everything about the concert was absolutely fabulous.

Lionel's love songs are big part of the soundtrack of her life. Especially during college and the big-hair 80s. She knows the words to every single one. In fact, she can probably identify each of his songs in three notes or less. 

Just a little Photoshop fun with Lionel and Waffles.
She already knew she loved his music. What she didn't know, having not seen him live since seeing the Commodores in 1981, was what a genuinely wonderful, humble and kind human being he is. Numerous times during his performance, he was markedly moved by the fans singing every word to his songs. At one point, he crossed his arms, shook his head and said, "My work is done here. You already know every single word." 

And that was true. It was a sing-a-long concert. And what better singer, songwriter, and musician to sing with than Lionel Richie.

This concert is one that will remain in Glogirly's memories forever. 

Glogirly arrived early before the concert to enjoy the beauty of Red Rocks and soak in the sun. Ok, truth be told is was CRAZY hot. But as soon as the sun started to set, it became the most gorgeous of evenings.

Glogirly can't take credit for that amazing close up of Lionel. But it was taken during the Red Rocks concert! The others are snaps from her iPhone. 

There's no place like Red Rocks to experience a concert. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Waffles and Katie in BED?!

WAFFLES:  Psssst! The Boss and I are sleeping in the SAME bed. You know what that means!

KATIE:  Clearly, it means you're trespassing, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  I'm not trespassing, Boss. 

WAFFLES:  I'm tres-staying.

About Today's Photos 
Today was supposed to be laundry and bed-making day, but after the morning meal service Waffles and Katie had other plans. 

The sun had gone behind the clouds so the usual sunpuddle on the bathroom rug was no more. That led to a mad dash for the next coveted napping spot - Glogirly's pillow. 

You've got to be on your toes around here to grab the coveted pillow spot. 

And Katie is ALWAYS on her toes.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Waffles Has a (another) Girlfriend!

WAFFLES:  BOSS!!! Did you meet Emmy? She's my girlfriend. And she brought me TREATS!

KATIE:  Waffles, you'll literally eat out of anyone's hand. 

WAFFLES:  Not anyone. Just my girlfriends. All elebenty million of them.

KATIE:  What about Gloman? 

WAFFLES:  Ok, him too.

KATIE:  And Bob, our cat sitter?

WAFFLES:  Bob too. 

KATIE:  Don't forget the Century Link guy. 

WAFFLES:  Oh yeah, him too.

KATIE:  Exactly.

WAFFLES:  All gone??? Whaddya mean, they're all gone? 

KATIE:  No kidding, whaddya mean they're all gone???

Welcome, Emmy!
Years ago, Glogirly, Waffles, and Katie had the pleasure of meeting Emmy at one of the big pet blogging conferences. Emmy radiates joy and love in everything she does. And when it comes to animals, her love is multiplied tenfold. 

Emmy is visiting Colorado to attend a horse clinic and during some of her free time, she got in touch with Glogirly. She often travels with her hamster, Sophia. We think she needed a kitty fix though, or rather a Waffles fix, so she was all smiles when she arrived at the mountain house.

Safe travels, Emmy! Thank you SO much for coming to see us. 💕

You can find Emmy on Instagram at @emmyscammahorn and follow her adventures and travels! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Waffles and His Cat Bed Phone Booth

Today's blog post is one of our Waffles Wednesday greatest hits. Back away from the morning beverages. We don't want to be held responsible for any damage to your mobile device or keyboard when you spit out your coffee. *wink* 

WAFFLES:  Hello Operator? I'd like to make a collect call.

OPERATOR:  Wah wah wah?

WAFFLES:  The Chicken Rancher University, please.

OPERATOR:  Wah wah?

WAFFLES:  HOW many quarters? That's a LOT. Ok, let me count. One. Two. Four. Chicken–

OPERATOR:  Wah wah wah. Wah wah.

WAFFLES: Ok, ok! I got the quarters! Uh, where do I put them?

OPERATOR:  Wah wah wah wah wah. Wah wah wah.

WAFFLES:  It's ringing! It's ringing!

WAFFLES:  It's still ringing! 

*Let's not tell Waffles the only ringing is in his ears*

About Today's Photos 
All of today's photos are outtakes from our photoshoot for the Googie Cat Bed from Davie's Decor. We did a review and giveaway a few summers ago and have since then donated our Googie bed to the kitties at Minnesota's Feline Rescue. They're still getting their Googie on!

We took a TON of photos, mostly because Waffles was having WAY too much fun. At one point, Glogirly turned the bed on its side. That's when Waffles really went bananas. He was moving so fast, many of the silliest photos are out of focus. But they're just too funny not to share. Despite his goofy expressions, one of our favorites is the first one. The moment we saw it, all we could think of was Waffles standing in a phone booth trying to make a call.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Waffles and the San Francisco Treat

WAFFLES:  So what's up with Glogirly not bringing us any presents from her trip to San Francisco?

KATIE:  Well she hasn't unpacked yet. Maybe she's got some treats in here. 

WAFFLES:  Maybe some Rice-A-Roni.

KATIE:  Rice-A-Roni? Seriously?

WAFFLES:  You know, Rice-A-Roni. The San Francisco treat. 

KATIE:  Well I sure hope she's got something better than a box of rice in that bag. 

About Today's Photos
Glogirly snuck away for a secret rendezvous in San Francisco with Gloman last week. Ok, it wasn't exactly a secret, but secret rendezvous sounds exciting. San Francisco has always been one of their favorite cities to visit. In fact, it's where they celebrated their honeymoon years ago.

Their favorite San Francisco treat is a local restaurant right on the wharf called Scoma's. Top of the menu for them is their famous cioppino, followed by their calamari at a close second. We can neither confirm or deny that they ate at Scoma's every single day

Glogirly left Katie and Waffles in very capable paws. Our good friends and neighbors Bob and Jodie took care of the morning and evening meal service. Word is that treats and wand toys were also involved.