Friday, November 29, 2019

A Conversation with Katie and Waffles on Gratitude

As we go to bed late this Thanksgiving, we're reminded of how many friends, family, and blessings we are so very grateful for. Today's blog post is one of our favorite conversations between Katie and Waffles. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives. 

KATIE:  It's Thanksgiving this week, Waffles. What are you thankful for this year?

WAFFLES:  You mean like chasing bugs and fetch toys and stuff? And my girlfriends? I'm definitely thankful for the ladies.

What about you, Boss?

KATIE:  It's hard to put into words, Waffles. It isn't any one thing. It's lots of little things. Lots of little, wonderful things.

WAFFLES:  How little, Boss? Like the bug?

KATIE:  Not exactly, Waffles.

Like the sunshine in the morning that warms us and the blue jays that fly by our window.

Like how every time I roll over on the rug, Glogirly will pet me in just the right place.

Like how Glogirly talks to us in her sing-song voice. And how she sometimes even sings to us.

Like how Gloman picked me out of all the shelter kitties and adopted me for his girl.

WAFFLES:  And like how Glogirly picked me! You know, when she adopted me!

KATIE:  Now you're getting the hang of it, Waffles. Though as Glogirly tells it, you picked her.

We have a warm house to live in with comfy beds, plenty of toys, healthy food, and lots of windows to watch the world through. We live in a home that's filled with laughter and joy. And we have a forever family who loves us with all their hearts.

WAFFLES:  I love YOU with all my heart, Boss.

KATIE:  I know. 

I love you too, Waffles. But if you EVER tell anyone I said that...

WAFFLES:  I know.

We get a little misty-eyed here during the holiday season. Sometimes we get busy and lose sight of how fortunate we are. Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder of how important it is to never take our blessings for granted.

We especially want to thank YOU for welcoming us into your hearts and inboxes. For laughing with us, singing along with Waffles' silly songs, and sometimes, even getting all teary with us. Our friends and readers bring us so much joy throughout the year. We just want you to know how thankful we are for you.

We love you with all our hearts. 💕

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Blizzard Cats

WAFFLES:  BOSS!!! Look out for the FedEx truck! 

KATIE:  Not to worry Waffles. I'M not going in the ditch. 

WAFFLES:  And the tow truck! Don't hit the tow truck!!!

KATIE:  I'm not going in that ditch either, Waffles. 

More Driveway Drama
It's true. Our mountain driveway has claimed two more vehicles. And it's not even Thanksgiving! Maybe we should come up with a Fantasy Driveway pool. People can place their bets as to who and how many will succumb to our little road. 

In much bigger news, Colorado was hammered with a monumental snowstorm over the past day and a half. After the third time Glogirly had been outside shoveling, snow blowing, and plowing, she's estimating about 29". That's over TWO FEET! 

If Katie stood on Waffles back, she wouldn't even reach the top of the snowbanks. 

And the BIG piles of snow from plowing the road and driveway reach nearly NINE FEET.

Glogirly was so busy dealing with the snow and preparing for our Thanksgiving guests, she barely had a chance to get any photos. Tomorrow though, the sun will come out and the photo ops should be spectacular! So more to come...

Monday, November 25, 2019

Snow Hooky Cats

WAFFLES:  Glogirly says we're playing Snow Hooky today on account of it's supposed to snow like crazy.

WAFFLES:  So, Boss? What's a hooky? Do I need ice skates to play? Or a hooky puck?

KATIE:  Please make him stop. I thought today was supposed to be all about napping by the fire. Quietly napping. 

We're all bracing for our biggest snow of the season. On Monday, we could get as much as 12" up here in the mountains. Even down in the flats, Denver is talking big about the white stuff. And another 4-5" will come down on Tuesday.

So Glogirly did all here Thanksgiving shopping Sunday. (As did everyone else apparently!) The stores were crazy busy. She's cooking for 8 this Thursday and after she unloaded all the groceries, it was like an advanced game of Tetris to make everything fit in the fridge. Good thing for Glogirly, she's always been really good at Tetris.

Once the snow starts falling today, we'll all be enjoying a little lounge time by the fire.

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.