Monday, December 30, 2019

Waffles and the New Year's Eve Kiss

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, how about an early New Year's Eve kiss?

KATIE:  How about NOT.

WAFFLES:  But isn't everyone supposed to kiss when the big ball drops? 

KATIE:  We're not everyone, Waffles. Besides the ball doesn't drop until tomorrow night.

WAFFLES:  Sheesh, Boss. I got all dressed up and everything. Are you sure?

KATIE:  It may be a new year Waffles, but rules haven't changed a bit.

Happy Early New Year's Eve!
It's hard to believe that 2020 will mark our blog's eleventh year! Over 2,300 posts, 125,000 comments, and hopefully even more smiles and giggles.

Thank you for welcoming our furry family into your inboxes and hearts. Your love and friendship mean the world to us.

With all our love,
Glogirly, Katie, Waffles & Gloman

Friday, December 27, 2019

Lap Parking Rules

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 parked yourself on.

WAFFLES:  What, is Glogirly's lap a no parking zone??? Since when?

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? Like to a rock concert? Who's playing?

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.

About Today's iPhone Photos
We don't often post iPhone photos since Glogirly usually has her big camera within easy reach. But she and Gloman have been busy Netflixing over the Christmas holiday, which means lots of sofa snuggling for the cats.

Waffles was firmly parked on her lap and she was trapped. When she made even a subtle move, like she was going to get up, Waffles pushed even more firmly into lap position.

Her phone was an arm's length away, so she did the best she could. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A Very Meowy Christmas!

WAFFLES:  How about a Christmas kiss, Boss?

KATIE:  How about NOT.

WAFFLES:  What if I meet you under the missile paws?

KATIE: You mean mistleTOE? Same answer.

WAFFLES:  Fine. Hey Boss, this one totally smells like KFC. Extra crispy. Definitely extra crispy.

KATIE:  Waffles, I'm pretty sure Santa doesn't do his Christmas shopping at KFC. 

WAFFLES:  Duh, Boss. He's got elves for that.

KATIE:  Ok, but he's still got to fly all the presents, and in your case fried chicken, from the North Pole to here. In his sleigh, no less. That chicken's going to be way cold by the time it gets here. And definitely not extra crispy.

WAFFLES:  Doesn't he have one of those warmer thingies like the pizza man has? 

A Meowy Mountain Christmas
We hope you enjoy a few scenes from  Colorado Christmas here in the mountains. We are so very blessed to have a warm roof over our heads, delicious food on our table and presents under our tree.

We are most thankful though, for the love of family, friends, and you, our dear readers. From our hearts to yours, Happy Holidays.

And just in case Santa needs some backup...
KATIE:  We've got you covered, Santa! 

WAFFLES:  You too, Rudoph!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Waffles and the Figgy Pudding - Encore Purrformance

We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
We wish you a Meowy Christmas ♫♩
And a–

WAFFLES:  –and a...

WAFFLES:  Uh oh boss, I forget. And a what?  

KATIE:  And a Happy New Year ♫♩.

WAFFLES:  Oh yeah. Then what comes next?

KATIE:  Now, bring me some ♫♩–

Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩
Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩
Now bring me some chicken drumsticks ♫♩

WAFFLES:  And bring them RIGHT HERE ♫♩!

KATIE:  Sorry to break this to you, Waffles. But it's figgy pudding, not chicken drumsticks

WAFFLES:  Figgy Pudding??? Who eats figgy pudding?

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. It's just a song. Get ahold of yourself.

WAFFLES:  I bet Santa never had to eat any figgy pudding.

KATIE:  Looks like someone got up on the wrong side of his sleigh.

With Love from the Rocky Mountains
We hope you enjoyed one of our favorite Christmas posts. Waffles and his figgy pudding always makes us giggle.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we'll be celebrating together here in the mountains. Ever since Glogirly was a little girl, Christmas Eve has always been a very special day for her. To spend it with the ones she loves is the best gift of all.

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! We'll see you on Christmas Day. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Cat Wrappings

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, where does this one go?

KATIE:  Hang on, Waffles. I'm busy.

WAFFLES:  Sometime today, Boss.

KATIE:  Watch it, Waffles. Or YOU might get packed in that box.

WAFFLES:  Well who's it going to? Because if it's going to the Colonel, I'm IN.

KATIE:  The Colonel???

WAFFLES:  You know, the chicken man. KFC. Extra crispy. Gravy. 

KATIE:  Pretty sure it's going to Glogirly's friend in NYC.

WAFFLES:  Well isn't there a KFC in NYC? OMG! Maybe Glogirly's BFF can take me to the KFC in NYC. Then I can meet the Colonel IRL. 

KATIE:  You know, Waffles. Despite your exhausting overuse of acronyms, you might be onto something. But I think we're going to need a bigger box. 

Wrapping It Up
Glogirly's been busy wrapping up gifts and the temptation of boxes, tissue and ribbon was just too much for Waffles. He had to be in the middle of everything.

Katie is more of a spectator. Always keeping an eye out for falling tissue paper and cat toys.

Cat Daddy Enroute!
Gloman is arriving today for a nice long Christmas break in Colorado. Katie and Waffles will be getting lots of quality Cat Daddy time in. ...and so will Glogirly!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rocky Mountain Bathroom High

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, what's that John Denver song again? 

KATIE:  Please tell me you're not going to start singing.

WAFFLES:  Oh wait! I remember. ♩♬  Colorado rocky mountain high... ♩♬

WAFFLES:  I've seen it raining chickens from the sky. ♩♬ La la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la,  something 'bout a lullaby...

WAFFLES: Uh oh. I don't think the next verse has anything about getting down from here. 

About Today's Photos
Locking himself in the powder room was Waffles' thing when we lived in the Minneapolis townhouse. Since we don't have a powder room, he's had to find a new bathroom thing. 

He's now taken to scaling the door frame between the bathroom and the closet. The first time Glogirly discovered him up there, she couldn't believe her eyes. The door was swinging and Waffles didn't seem to have a plan. So she grabbed a stool and rescued him. Only for him to do it again. And again.

In just two swift leaps, one onto the bathroom counter and the next to the top of the door, he was teetering on top of the door. And she was up on the stool again, lifting him down.

Let's just say there's now a stool within very easy reach of that doorway. And it gets used a LOT.

Our Rocky Mountain High
Pretty sure this is what John Denver was singing about. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Pre-Christmas Convo

WAFFLES:  So Boss. 

KATIE:  Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  So Boss, it's almost Christmas. 

KATIE:  Right. Almost Christmas.

WAFFLES:  So you're probably wondering what you should get me. You know. For Christmas.

KATIE:  Hadn't really thought about it, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Do you want me to help you think about it? 

KATIE:  No, I'm good. 

WAFFLES:  So you have thought about it. 

KATIE:  No. 

WAFFLES:  And you're sure you don't need help? You know, picking out my Christmas present?

KATIE:  Did I say I need help? 


KATIE:  Ok then.

WAFFLES:  Ok then? You mean you DO want me to help pick out my present!

About Today's Photos
Some of our most favorite photos of Katie and Waffles are those that catch them having what is clearly a private conversation. Sometimes their actual conversations are entirely nonverbal. Occasionally though, Waffles will vocalize. Usually it's quick trill or two. But every once in a while, he'll full out MEOW at Katie. Long and loud. 

Katie almost always stays quiet. After all, she is totally the queen of deadpan stares. If she stares hard enough, Waffles will take his trill and run the other way. Fast.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Santa Sees All

WAFFLES:  So Boss, are you sure Santa will find us again this year? I heard he's got a bunch of temp elves working for him. What if they mess up our address like the post office always does? THEN what???

KATIE:  Don't worry, Waffles. Santa's technology is WAY better than the post office. I'm certain you've got nothing to worry about. Other than being on the naughty list.

WAFFLES:  You mean there's a LIST???

KATIE:  Yes. realize you're on the kitchen counter right now, don't you? 

WAFFLES:  But Santa's not even here. How will he ever–

KATIE:  See you when you're sleeping? Know when you're awake? Know when you've been on the kitchen counter?

WAFFLES:  And I thought YOU had eyes in the back of your head.

KATIE:  Santa's like the big brother of Christmas, Waffles.

Getting Ready!
It's Christmas central in the mountain house. Glogirly's making her lists and checking them twice. She's already got a line on who's been naughty and nice. Don't worry though, any naughtiness is instantly erased by cuteness.

It won't be long and Gloman will be riding in Santa's sleigh from Minnesota to Colorado. He may come bearing gifts, but for us, HE is the greatest gift of all. ❤️

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Waffles and His Santa Spreadsheet

Today's blog post is a few years old...just look how much of a youngster Waffles is! But it's one that always makes Glogirly giggle. And since we're less than a month away from SANTA, we couldn't resist sharing it again.

WAFFLES:  I'm ready for Santa, Boss. Emailed him my spreadsheet and everything.

KATIE:  Email? Spreadsheet?

WAFFLES:  Duh, Boss. Santa's gone digital, you know. I need to facetime him and make sure he has my list.

KATIE:  Waffles, I think you're overlooking what Christmas is all about. It's about giving, not receiving. 

WAFFLES:  I know, Boss. That's why I GAVE Santa my list.

Oh, Waffles...

Despite the fact that Waffles has likely appeared on Santa's naughty list multiple times throughout the year, he scores points every single day with his happy, silly, and loving purr-sonality.

Katie loves giving and receiving love too. She's just a little more ladylike about it. And prefers to do it without wearing a silly red coat.