Monday, March 30, 2020

Sheltering at Home for our CatDaddy's Birthday

 KATIE:  Five, ten, fifteen, twenty. Twenty-five, thirty–

WAFFLES:  What are you counting, Boss?

KATIE:  Candles, Waffles. We're going to need a LOT of candles.

WAFFLES:  How many do we need?

KATIE:  More than YOU can count.

KATIE:  Well according to Gloman, 60-something is the new 50-something. Or something like that. 

WAFFLES:  That's WAY more than elebenty-million. 

While sheltering at home and social distancing from the rest of the world, we had a chance to celebrate Gloman's special day last week. Waffles started off the big day with some extra lap time and Katie enjoyed an extra birthday breakfast, or two.

As for Gloman and Glogirly, they celebrated with cheesecake from Junior's in Brooklyn and TWO takeout buckets of chicken. The cheesecake arrived just in time via Fed Ex...proof that even during a pandemic, we can still get our paws on the best New York cheesecake.

KATIE:  I may or may not have dipped my toes in the chicken buckets.

WAFFLES:  Chicken buckets???

KATIE:  None of your beeswax, Waffles.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sniffing the Spring Snow

WAFFLES:  What do you smell, Boss? 

KATIE:  You mean besides an orange cat?

WAFFLES:  There's an orange cat outside our window???

KATIE:  Spring, Waffles. I smell spring. 

WAFFLES:  But there's still snow outside, Boss. How can it smell like spring?

KATIE:  That's the magic of Colorado, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  It might be spring, but I don't want any of that white stuff touching MY toesies. 

First Day of Spring Snow
The first day of spring marked what just might be the biggest single-day snowfall of the year for us in the mountains.  While our friends to the south were likely social distancing with their windows open, we were digging ourselves out of over TWO FEET of fresh (and very heavy!) spring snow.

The next morning the sun greeted us with a spectacular scene. If you've got to stay in place, this is definitely one of the best places to stay.

Be safe, dear friends. Please know that we're with you.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Waffles & Katie Practice Social Distancing

WAFFLES:  Fist bump, Boss?

KATIE:  Bump your own fist, Waffles. Don't you understand the concept of social distancing? 

WAFFLES:  You mean like keeping a paw length between us?

KATIE:  You're touching me, Waffles. That's hardly keeping your distance. Haven't you been listening to any of the news conferences?

WAFFLES:  How's this?

KATIE:  Social distancing means keeping a minimum of six feet away from me. I suggest you back off.

KATIE:  That's not exactly what I meant by back off.

Keeping Close to Home
We hope all of our friends and readers are doing ok what with the everchanging status of the terrible virus that's sweeping across the world and right here at home in our own country.

We're keeping all of those affected directly in our prayers. And we continue to pray for the safety and well being of everyone.

We are doing just fine here in the mountains. Gloman is with us now, which always makes us feel safe. And it provides an additional lap for Waffles. We're staying very close to home, only venturing out for necessities. And because Glogirly does a pretty good job of preparing for snow storms and power outages, our pantry is in good supply.

We usually keep about a one month supply of frozen raw food for Katie and Waffles on hand, but to be safe we have a second month supply arriving this week. Same for cat litter.

Like many, we're trying to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

Sending you our love and purrs from the mountains,

Glogirly, Gloman, Katie, & Waffles

Monday, March 9, 2020

28 Years - A Snowy Milestone for Glogirly

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! So what's Glogirly doing out in the snow? Isn't she worried her paws will get cold?

KATIE:  She went skiing, Waffles. And I'm pretty sure she's got gloves to keep her "paws" warm. 

WAFFLES:  Skiing? Like on skis? Down the big, gigantic mountain? Like on purpose???

KATIE:  Well she can't really ski without skis. 

WAFFLES:  Why would she want to go down the mountain with a couple of sticks strapped to her feet? And since when does she ski anyway?

KATIE:  Since 28 years ago, Waffles. The last time she skied, she was 28 years old. And that was 28 years ago!

WAFFLES:  28 years??? That's way before we were even born. Did they even have skiing back then?

28 Years
You read that right! The last time Glogirly went downhill skiing, it wasn't even this century. Now that she's a mountain girl, she decided it would be fun to see if she still remembered how to do it. Would it be like riding a bike?

So she asked our neighbor and resident ski bum Over-the-Hill-Bob if he'd go with her the first time out. Bob knew she was nervous, so instead of planning ahead, he sent her a last-minute text Thursday morning. That way she wouldn't have to get all nervous thinking about it overnight. She just had to pack up and GO!

It was a beautiful bluebird day. Sunny blue skies and crystal clear views of the neighboring mountain ranges.

Much to her surprise, it all came back. She swooshed her way down virtually every run, except for the black diamonds. They even closed the place down making it just in time to catch one of the last chairlifts of the day.

Here's video proof of Glogirly carving out some turns. This was just her second run, so she's still pretty rusty. We think there are going to be many more runs though, in her future.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Rocky Mountain Kitchen Counter High

WAFFLES:  Check it out, Boss! Glogirly put the stools up here on the kitchen counter for me. It's like a super tall jungle gym cat tree! 

KATIE:  That's no cat tree, Waffles. She's washing the floors and just put the stools up there to get them out of the way. 

WAFFLES:  Well I think she put them up here for me. 

WAFFLES:  You should totally come up here, Boss. It's really cool. You can see forever!

KATIE:  You do realize, Waffles, that you are technically ON the kitchen counter. 

WAFFLES:  I'm ON the stool ON the kitchen counter, Boss.

KATIE:  Exactly. ON the kitchen counter.

WAFFLES:  You're not going to tell, are you?

KATIE:  That depends. What's it worth to you?

About Today's Photos
Glogirly may not like washing the floors very much, but whenever she moves all the chairs and stools out of the way it sure creates an irresistible playground for Waffles. He's got to climb to the top of everything and perform a thorough inspection.

Meanwhile, Katie chooses to observe the chaos from a safe distance, very likely waiting for Glogirly to discover any mischief Waffles has gotten himself into.