Friday, November 22, 2019

Whaddya Mean the Kitchen is Closed??

Today's blog post is a flashback to our final year in Minnesota. This was just a few months before Waffle and Katie became Colorado Mountain Cats. Some things never change though. There's still plenty of daily drama when it comes to mealtime. LOL!

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! What are you having?

KATIE:  I'm having a hard time waiting for breakfast is what I'm having.


WAFFLES:  So where is everybody? The kitchen's supposed to be open, right?


KATIE:  It's already 8:01am. It's practically lunchtime.



WAFFLES:  Lunch? You get lunch? But I only get breakfast and dinner. LUNCH???


KATIE:  Well don't come crying to me. You need to take it up with management. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Soooo Many Toys

WAFFLES:  Boss, I'm bored. 


KATIE:  Seriously Waffles, how can you possibly be bored? You've got a whole bin FILLED with toys. And all you've left me with is this one measly fish. 


WAFFLES:  Fish? What kind of fish? You mean like Filet-o-Fish???


KATIE:  Nice knowing you, fish. This isn't going to end well for either of us.


About Today's Photos
Like so many cats, Waffles is fascinated with boxes, bags, really anything he can climb into. So much so that the best part of his toy bin isn't the rainbow crinkle ball or even the catnip-filled drumstick. It's the bin itself.

Unless of course, there's a toy Katie happens to be playing with.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Twinkle-Twinkle, Waffles

WAFFLES:  Glogirly's getting ready for Santa early this year on account of she just likes Twinkle lights and stuff. And she asked me to help.


WAFFLES:  I'm an excellent ornament sorter. 


WAFFLES:  And ornament inspector. These are going to need LOTS of inspecting.


KATIE:  FYI, Waffles. All that inspecting isn't exactly going to land you on the top of the Nice list.


 About Today's Photos
We're getting ready to host a family Thanksgiving here in the mountains and Glogirly wants everything to twinkle. Usually she waits to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year we'll have a house full of guests, so that means the twinkle lights are going up early. 

List or no list, Waffles couldn't be happier. 

As for the guests, Katie is proceeding with caution.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Waffles & Katie - The Original Odd Couple Cats


*Cue Intro Music*  ♩♬ ♬ ♬



NARRATOR: *speaking in a monotone, matter-of-fact style*


On November 25, 2012, an orange cat named Waffles left the Animal Humane Society in Buffalo, Minnesota. 

Glogirly adopted him.

Deep down he knew his life would change.


But he also knew that big things were in store for him.

After a long ride in a strange car, he appeared at the home of Katie, a well known blogging cat.

Several years earlier, Katie had been adopted as well and was living a quiet and comfortable life, free of any *other* cats.

Can two rescued cats share a townhouse and blog without driving each other crazy?


*Cue Main Theme* ♩♬ ♬ ♬

*Fade Out* 


Katie & Waffles: The ORIGINAL Odd Couple

















Seven YEARS?
Can you believe we're coming up on the SEVEN year anniversary of Waffles' adoption?!? Or as Katie calls it, the Waffles Invasion. Time sure flies when you're having fun. We can't imagine life without our orange terror. And deep down, Katie can't imagine life without her orange sidekick either.


Earworm Anyone?
Just in case you need to refresh your memory, or would like to compare our version to the original–

Original Intro to The Odd Couple.
Click below to listen or click HERE to see on YouTube.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cat-naps & Deer-naps

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, where's Glogirly's big camera? How come she's taking pictures of us with her iPhone? 

KATIE:  Perhaps because she's trapped under that blanket you've clearly parked yourself on.


WAFFLES:  Whaddya mean? Is Glogirly's lap a no parking zone??? 


KATIE:  Well there are limits to how long you can stay parked in the same spot. You don't want to get a ticket, do you?

WAFFLES:  Ticket? What kind of ticket? Like to a movie with popcorn and stuff?

KATIE:  Not that kind of ticket, Waffles. Anyway, it's a good thing you moved out of that spot. Better to be safe than sorry.




Speaking of Naps & Parking
We got a little fresh snow in the mountains the night before last. The snow often brings out our deer neighbors. This smiling young fellow decided to make himself comfortable right on our driveway.


Monday, November 11, 2019

BUSTED: The Great Pancake Mix Dust Storm of 2019

WAFFLES:  What. 


KATIE:  OMG, Waffles. What did you do now???


WAFFLES:  Who me?


KATIE:  No. The other orange cat named Waffles that lives here. 


WAFFLES:  Wow, that other orange cat is gonna be in a heap of trouble. 



About Today's Reenactment
Last week, while Glogirly was visiting her California family, Waffles and Katie were busy breaking in a new cat sitter team. Everything was going just fine, until the night before she was due back.

She got a text from the cat sitters that read: 

"So Waffles got into the kitchen cabinet and ripped two bags of pancake mix apart. I guess Waffles has something against pancakes 🙀😹."

Waffles was fine. Katie too. Apparently once the bags were shredded, they realized there was nothing tasty amidst the pancake mix dust storm. Still, the cat sitters monitored Waffles and Katie closely to make sure no one got sick.

How do we know it was Waffles who breached the cabinets and created the carnage? Well, if you have to ask, you don't know Waffles and Katie very well. Plus, word has it Waffles was seen sporting a pancake mix mustache. 

The cat sitters definitely got more than they bargained for. On the flip side, the pancake mix company might have a new spokescat. 



Classic Waffles
Here's one of Waffles' classic kitchen cabinet videos. Would you believe the aforementioned pancake mix was stored in one of the UPPER cabinets??? Sure wish we had video evidence of that!

Click the video below to watch. Or if you're reading from our daily emails, just click HERE to watch our snack cabinet video.

Waffles and the Snack Cabinet from Debbie Glovatsky on Vimeo.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Superpowers and Sleepypods

WAFFLES:  *whispers* Be very, very quiet. 


WAFFLES:  *whispers* I'm practicing my invisible superpowers. 


WAFFLES:  *whispers* The Boss has NO idea that I'm–



KATIE:  Waffles, you do know the white Sleepypod is mine, right?

WAFFLES: *whispers* Boss, I'm not really here on account of I'm invisible. 

KATIE:  Seriously Waffles, I can totally see you.

WAFFLES:  You just THINK you see me, Boss.

KATIE:  No, I definitely see you.

WAFFLES:  SEE! It works! It works! My invisible superpowers WORK. I can make you THINK you see me. 

KATIE:  That's a great trick, Waffles. How about you use those superpowers to make me NOT see you?


About Today's Photos
Katie and Waffles may have checked ' √⃞ It's Complicated' for their Facebook relationship status, but we have photographic proof that may not be 100% accurate.



Every morning after breakfast service and drinks at the fountain, Katie and Waffles often meet up at their Sleepypods.

Though we have a white one (Katie's) and a brown one (Waffles'), for some reason, whoever gets to the white one first claims it as their own.

Although skirmishes break out regularly at the daily meal service, it's all peace, harmony, sunshine, and rainbows at the pod.

Sorry, Waffles. We think the Sleepypod is the one with secret supers powers.





  



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Working Out With Waffles

WAFFLES:  So Boss, how do I look? Can you see my muscles and stuff?


WAFFLES:  Because Glogirly says I need to work out on account of the ladies like a buff mancat.


KATIE:  Hmmm, when you moved in Waffles, I didn't think you'd EVER work out. Yet, here you are, SEVEN years later.


WAFFLES:  Glogirly does curls and flys with these dumbell things. I don't think she knows what she's doing though. These things are WAY too heavy to fly. And they don't look curly either.


KATIE:  Giving up awfully quickly aren't you, Waffles? Surely there must be some other exercises you can do besides curls and flys. You're always running around the house, jumping up on the door frames, chasing that ridiculous red dot... What about push-ups and bench presses?


WAFFLES:  Ok, I'm pressing really hard. Does this count? Can you see my muscles?

KATIE:  I don't think that counts as a bench press. How about lunges?




WAFFLES:  NOW you're talking, Boss! And I can practice on YOU. 


About Today's Photos
Katie and Waffles have always been fascinated with Glogirly's exercise stuff. Especially on those never frequent enough occasions she actually uses them. HA! Surely they think she a little crazy walking on a treadmill but never getting anywhere, or row-row-rowing on her rowing machine and sitting in one place. But they provide her with lots of company and some silly looks while she does her daily exercises. Laughing burns lots of calories, right?




Monday, November 4, 2019

Waffles the Time Traveling Cat

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! I'm going back to the future. Do you want to come?


KATIE:  Back to the future? You can't go back to something that's in the future. That's an oxymoron, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  Boss! That's not very nice. I'm not a oxymoron...I'm a super smart–

KATIE:  No, Waffles. Oxymoron is a grammatical term. It's– nevermind. So why exactly do you want to go back to the future?


WAFFLES:  To save the daylight, Boss! 


KATIE:  This wouldn't have anything to do with daylight savings, would it? You know, setting our clocks back yesterday and all?




WAFFLES:  That's what I said! We have to save the daylight! SAVE THE DAYLIGHT, SAVE THE WORLD, Boss!


KATIE:  Waffles really takes this daylight savings stuff seriously.


Tick Tock!
If you forgot to set your clocks back over the weekend, you've probably been running an hour late since Sunday. Katie and Waffles were thrilled that the morning and evening meal service seems to be a little on the early side. Falling back is always easier than springing forward. Except for the fact that it's so dark, dinnertime feels like bedtime.


About Today's Photos & Painting of Waffles


A few summers ago we featured Splendid Beast custom pet portraits on our blog. We have three hanging in our home love them SO much. The photos just don't do them justice...the attention to detail is exquisite. And they make Glogirly smile every single day.

Here's our original post about them with some great photos of the other portraits they made for us.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Adventure Snowcats

WAFFLES:  Faster, Boss! Faster!

KATIE:  Any faster, Waffles, and we'll blow right over the house. Or land in the ditch.

WAFFLES:  You mean like the UPS truck?

KATIE:  FedEx. 

WAFFLES:  Maybe the guy in purple shorts needs a Jeep. 

KATIE:  And pants. 


Our first BIG snow of the season!
Just in time for Halloween, our little corner of the mountain got about 15" of fresh snow. Record cold temps have kept it from melting, until today that is. Mr. Sun is going to make fast work of the white stuff.



But earlier this week, Glogirly had to break out the snow boots and mittens to shovel a path to our front door.

Meanwhile, Katie and Waffles got an up-close and purr-sonal look at the snow on our deck. One paw touch was all Waffles needed to remind him how cold it is on his toes.


WAFFLES:  Are you going to touch it, Boss?


KATIE:  I'm not touching it, Waffles. YOU touch it.

WAFFLES:  Do you double-dog dare me?

KATIE:  Dogs have nothing to do with it. But sure. I triple-dog dare you. 


WAFFLES:  I'm going in!

KATIE:  And?


WAFFLES:  Nope. 


Want to take a virtual ride down our driveway?
Check out this video Glogirly took!  CLICK HERE to watch it on our Facebook Page. 

We couldn't get the video to load properly on our blog, but it's working just fine on Facebook!





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