Friday, October 18, 2019

Little Cats on the Colorado Prairie

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, nice bonnet.

KATIE:  Yeah, well look who's wearing braids and playing with dolls.

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? I have to go.

KATIE:  Go where? To the general store to pick up another outfit for that doll of yours?

WAFFLES:  NO, Boss. I have to GO-go.

KATIE:  What, didn't you go before we left 2019?

WAFFLES:  Bo-ss!

KATIE:  I hate to tell you Waffles, but it's 1874 and there's no such thing as an indoor litter box.

WAFFLES:  Uh, I think I'll just hold it.

Glogirly and the Wild West
Glogirly's got western on the brain. She's been putting together an outfit to wear to a 1930s themed murder mystery dinner this weekend. Would you believe when she was searching for inspiration, she came across one of our all-time favorite TV-spoofs?! When we first published this back in 2014, Waffles and his braids just about broke the internet. 

Granted, the late 1800s Little House era predates her costume. But she'll be decking herself out in classic western wear. Think Calamity Jane meets Jesse from Toy Story. 

We purromise to share photos next week! 

Left: Doris Day as Calamity Jane ©IMDB
Right: Jesse from Toy Story ©Disney Pixar 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Great Plastic Pumpkin

We're already halfway through October! We thought it would be fun to look back on the day the Great Pumpkin paid us a visit at our Minneapolis townhome. We hope you enjoy the flashback!

WAFFLES:  Look, Boss! The Great Pumpkin... it's really REAL!

KATIE:  Waffles, there's nothing great about that. It's a plastic pumpkin.

WAFFLES:  But it's HUGE, Boss. 

WAFFLES:  And magical.

KATIE:  Well if it can make you disappear, it must have some kind of magical powers.

KATIE:  Waffles? 

KATIE:  Waffles? Where'd you go? Waffles?

KATIE:  Well who'd have ever thought that Halloween would be my new favorite holiday?

 About Today's Photos
A few Octobers ago, when Glogirly came home with the big plastic pumpkin, it took Waffles all of 10 seconds to dive inside and hunker down. Katie has never been a fan of enclosed spaces, especially enclosed spaces inside giant orange plastic pumpkins. But when Waffles looked like he'd never come out, she became very curious. We're certain she had no plans on joining him, but more likely was peering over the edge hoping for a little of that Great Pumpkin disappearing magic. 

Eventually, the treats came out and then it turned into a big free-for-all. 

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss!  I got a catnip Greenie! What'd you get? Did you get something good?

KATIE:  Freeze-dried chicken. 

WAFFLES:  We should totally trade.

KATIE:  In your dreams, Waffles. That's like trading a Reeses for a measly circus peanut. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Glogirly and the Three Bears - Two Years Later

Today's blog post is from two years ago...the day our big and furry "neighbors" paid us a surprise visit. We haven't seen them since, which in some ways may be a good thing! Enjoy the photos of our neighborhood WILDlife!

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? I think we've got some new neighbors. 

KATIE:  What do you mean? I don't see any new neighbors.

WAFFLES:   I think you better come over here, Boss. They look kind of like Glogirly's teddy bear, except bigger. Like WAY bigger.

The Three Bears
The internet exploded when we posted these photos  late one evening two years ago. Glogirly was minding her own business, Netflixing on the living room sofa, when she heard Waffles chattering over by the kitchen window. She craned her neck up and looked over the back of the sofa, ready to tell him to stop opening up the cupboard doors again, when she saw THREE bears RIGHT outside the dining room window. And when we say right outside the window, we mean it. They were less than 6 feet from the glass.

A momma black bear and her two cubs were chomping away on what used to be bountiful, wild raspberry bushes. One of the cubs was attempting to swing from the empty hummingbird feeder. 

Always ready for Katie and Waffles to do something cute, Glogirly had her camera within reach and was ready. In between hyperventilating, and numerous "OMGs," she managed to snap off a few photos. Don't worry, they were all taken from the indoor safety of the dining room and kitchen windows. 

It was quite a sight! None of us have ever seen anything like this before. After they left, everyone was a little unnerved. There was lots of pacing and looking out the windows. 

Later in the evening, in an unprecedented display of, well... sheer madness– Katie and Waffles both slept right by Glogirly's side ALL night. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Snow That Knocked Out the Internet

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

KATIE:  Don't know. Don't care. 

WAFFLES:  Did the snow break the internet, Boss? 

KATIE:  That's what they're saying.

WAFFLES:  So then the snow better hurry up and fix it. 

KATIE:  Yeah, it doesn't quite work that way, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Well that's messed up. 

KATIE:  Perhaps you should just relax and do what cats do best.

WAFFLES:  How can I relax without my interwebs? And my girlfriends???

Whaddya MEAN Our Interwebs Are Broken?
Today's blog post is coming to you live from Glogirly's Jeep, parked at the bus station where she's picking up a cat lady friend that's coming to visit for the weekend. She's using her phone as a hotspot so she can connect while she waits.

Why? Well, the short answer is because we had a big snowstorm that knocked out the internet. When it came back on earlier today, Glogirly's modem somehow restored itself to the original factory settings which really messed up our network and has made it impossible to connect. 

Fortunately, our visiting cat lady is way more techie than Glogirly and assures us that she'll have us up and running in no time. 

In the meantime, Waffles waits.

WAFFLES:  *sigh*

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Pre-Storm Sunbathing

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, are you using that sun puddle?

KATIE:  Does it look like I'm using this sun puddle, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Wanna trade places?

KATIE:  And leave my sun puddle???

WAFFLES:  But my sun puddle is in the shade. 

KATIE:  Exactly.

WAFFLES:  So, does that mean yes? You'll trade with me?

KATIE:  Zzzzzz...

WAFFLES:  Ok, so how about we share this sun puddle instead?

KATIE:  Purr-sonal space, Waffles. You're getting awfully close. Hey, look! There's a new sun puddle way over there on the other side of the kitchen. You should grab it while you can.  

WAFFLES:  Wait! Where's it going?

KATIE:  It's Colorado, Waffles. One minute we've got sun puddles and the next we've got a blizzard.

Katie is right. One minute we're wearing t-shirts and sandals and the next we're looking for our snow boots. Our first snow is due to hit Colorado Thursday. It will probably only snow about 6" or so, but since it's the first of the season, the meteorologists are acting like it's the armageddon.

The weekend promises warmer temps and lots of sunshine though. So whatever snow does fall on Thursday, won't be around very long. Just long enough to be beautiful!

In the meantime, we're soaking up as much sun as we can!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Undercover Laundry Agents

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, want to go undercover? You know, like secret agent cats. 

KATIE:  You mean with you?

WAFFLES:  C'mon, Boss. It'll be fun. 

KATIE:  Fun? You sure have a crazy, mixed-up idea of fun, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  But I like crazy, mixed-up fun.

Laundry Day Shenanigans!
There's nothing quite like warm, clean sheets to bring Katie and Waffles together. They could be on opposite sides of the house, deep into a long afternoon nap. Once they hear the snap of the clean sheets, they come running. It's like they have laundry-radar.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Wouldn't You Like to Be a Pepper Too?

WAFFLES:  I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, we're a pepper... ♩♫

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

KATIE:  Waffles, what did Glogirly say about touching the pepper?

WAFFLES:  You mean this pepper?

KATIE:  Do you see any other peppers, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, WE'RE a pepper... ♩♫  Everybody's a pepper, Boss.

KATIE:  *sigh* 

About Today's Photos
It's safe to say Waffles is fascinated by ALL food. Especially when it's sitting on the kitchen island. Sometimes it's just too great a temptation. Sorry, Waffles. Pretty sure bell peppers taste nothing like chicken. But they sure are fun to touch!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Foggy Feline Fun


KATIE:  Busy, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Can you see anything out the window yet? 

KATIE:  It's still foggy.

WAFFLES:  Froggy??? How many frogs do you see?

KATIE:  FOGGY, not froggy. And if you're so curious Waffles, why don't you just get up and look out the window for yourself?

WAFFLES:  But you're already up there. And I'm WAAAAAY down here. 

KATIE:  No, you're just WAAAAAY lazy.

WAFFLES:  C'mon, Boss!

KATIE:  I'm sorry, I can't see a thing.

WAFFLES:  Are your eyes even OPEN, Boss?

KATIE:  *sigh* They are now. So if I tell you I see frogs outside, will you leave me alone? 

WAFFLES:  That depends. How many frogs? 

Fogged In
Mr. Sun took a vacation yesterday. We were completely fogged in all day and into the night. So Waffles and Katie hunkered down on their favorite blanket. Katie scored the window seat on the back of Glogirly's chair in the bedroom. That left Waffles down on the ottoman.

Although we couldn't see the mountains in the distance, there's something magical about the fog. Even when the air is completely still and not a leaf or branch is moving, the fog moves through making the wind chimes just barely tinkle.

WAFFLES:  Tinkle???

No, not that kind of tinkle.

Spring, summer, fall, winter...we love them all. Every day is a beautiful gift.

Scenes from our Foggy Tuesday

The view from our kitchen - Up our drive into the mist and trees.

The view IN our kitchen - Glogirly's homemade chili.

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