Monday, November 30, 2020

Waffles Remembers Katie with Ellie

ELLIE:  So Mr. Waffles? 

WAFFLES:  Ellie?

ELLIE:  So what's all this thanks and giving stuff everyone was celebrating last week? And turkey? The WHOLE house smelled like my very favorite food.

WAFFLES:  Ellie, EVERY food is your very favorite food.

ELLIE:  Yeah, but what does the thanks and giving thing mean?

WAFFLES:  It's Thanksgiving, Ellie. It's a holiday that we all celebrate with turkey and pumpkin pie and stuff. It's a day that we think about what we're thankful for too. 

ELLIE:  I'm thankful for turkey. I LOVE turkey. Everyday should be thanks and giving day! 

WAFFLES:  You're right about that, Ellie. Someone once explained to me how Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey and yummy food smells though.

ELLIE:  What do you mean, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Well, she told me that it's hard to put into words, but it's about being thankful for the little things. Just last year, this is how she explained it to me:

"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."

ELLIE:  She's a cat??? That Gloman adopted?? She sounds really smart. What's her name? 

WAFFLES:  I called her the Boss. But her real name was Katie. 

ELLIE:  That's a pretty name! It almost sounds like my name. I want to meet her! 

WAFFLES:  I'm sorry Ellie, but you can't meet her. Katie passed away before you joined our family.

ELLIE:  That's sad, Mr. Waffles. Do you miss her?

WAFFLES:  I do, Ellie. And so do Glogirly and Gloman. And lots of other people miss her too. Katie is the whole reason Glogirly started our blog over 11 years ago. And if it weren't for Katie, I might not be here either. 

ELLIE:  I'm really thankful for Katie, Mr. Waffles. Because I really love you. And Glogirly. And Gloman. 

WAFFLES:  Katie would tell you that you're definitely starting to understand the real meaning of what's important, Ellie.

Read Katie's Thanksgiving post from last year HERE

About Today's Photos
Glogirly gets a little sentimental and misty when it comes to Thanksgiving. Especially this year. She still misses Katie so very much, but is filled with gratitude for the love that surrounds her and our family. Gloman, Waffles, and Ellie fill her heart with love and laughter every single day. 

We've been waiting for just the right time to share this beautiful windchime with you. It was a gift from a very dear friend of Glogirly's and a special remembrance in honor of Katie. It's from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah where hundreds of these windchimes hang at Angels Rest, the animal cemetery, singing the songs of beloved animals as the wind blows through them.

This one was designed for Katie and hangs from a beautiful old ponderosa pine tree just outside our windows. We can hear her when the mountain breeze rushes through the canyon.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thanksgiving Cuteness ALERT

WAFFLES:  Hey Ellie! Just so you know, you're not the ONLY cute kitten around here. It wasn't very long ago that*I* was a cute kitten too. Just sayin'.

ELLIE:  Is that really YOU, Mr. Waffles???

WAFFLES:  You don't see any other orange cats around here do you?

ELLIE:  Um, no? So you must be super old, Mr. Waffles. How long ago was that?

WAFFLES:  Whaddya meansuper old???

ELLIE:  What, are you like a whole year old or something?  

WAFFLES:  Very funny. Ha. Ha. Well, I'm not super good at math and stuff (neither are you!) but Glogirly says this photo is from eight years ago, on my gotcha day. 

ELLIE:  Gotcha?

WAFFLES:  When Glogirly and Gloman got me. 

ELLIE:  You mean like from Amazon? Did they get free shipping on you too?

NO, Ellie! My adoption anniversary. I'm not some bag of litter or wand toy you can order online. 

ELLIE:  You can order wand toys ONLINE???

Happy Thanksgiving Week from our family to yours!

Our hearts are full this week as we pause to reflect on the many blessings we have. We are so fortunate to have a home filled with love, good health, plenty of food, and lots of wand toys. Our hearts go out to those who are struggling, who are alone, who are scared with uncertainty, and especially to those who have lost someone they love.

Eight years ago, Waffles joined our furry family and changed our lives forever. He brings joy to everyone who knows him, up close and from afar. Glogirly and Gloman can't stop smiling when they see him take little Ellie under his wing. He truly has a heart 1000 times the size of his furry little body. 

As we reflect on the people and pets we are so very thankful for, we hold the memory of our sweet Katie close in our hearts. We miss her every day and find great comfort in the thousands of photos and blog posts that grace our site with her memory. We will always love you, sweet Katie girl.

We are so very blessed to have you, our friends and readers, in our family too. Thank you for welcoming us into your hearts and inboxes year after year. Thank you for laughing with us and loving us. 

All our love,

Glogirly, Gloman, Waffles, & Ellie

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Other Side of the Door

ELLIE:  How come you're on the other side of the door, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  I'm not on the other side, YOU'RE on the other side.

ELLIE:  Are you sure, Mr. Waffles? Because it kind of looks like you're on the other side. 

WAFFLES: Nope, you're definitely on the other side. 

ELLIE:  How can you tell?

WAFFLES:  Well, that's the workout room. Are you planning on working out?

ELLIE:  Working out? You mean like a job and stuff? Do kittens have jobs?

WAFFLES:  What the???

ELLIE:  I'm practicing to be a supurr-model. 

WAFFLES:  How does she even know what a supurr-model is??? 

About Today's Photos
Little Ellie Belly is growing up FAST! It's been just over two months since she joined our family and already she's taken command of the entire house. Some of the most coveted sun puddles can be found in the workout room. Lounging on top of the Total Gym is her new favorite spot. 

Wrestling with Waffles underneath it is pretty fun too. LOL!

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sweetest Bedfellows

ELLIE:  Tell me a naptime story, Mr. Waffles. Pretty please?

WAFFLES:  Once upon a time there was a very sleepy orange cat. 

ELLIE:  A very handsome, very sleep orange cat?

WAFFLES: there any other kind?

ELLIE:  And what about a girl cat? Isn't there a pretty little girl cat too? 

WAFFLES:  The girl cat is also very sleepy. In fact, I'm pretty sure she's already sleeping. Which means she's also not talking.

ELLIE:  If she's not talking, how can there be a story, Mr. Waffles? Mr. Waffles???

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzz....

ELLIE:  This is like the shortest naptime story ever. 

About Today's Photos
It's only been two months since Ellie came home and joined our family. She and Waffles are positively inseparable. They eat together, play together, watch the deer and birds out the window together, and every day and every night, they sleep together. 

Did we mention they've even started grooming each other? 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Ain't No Cat Tree High Enough

ELLIE:  Hey, Mister Waffles! Look at me! I made it all the way up the cat tree thing!

WAFFLES:  ALL the way??? You're not even close to the top!

ELLIE:  Beep, beep! Coming through, Mister Waffles! 

WAFFLES:  Sheesh...never thought there'd be a traffic jam on my cat tree.

ELLIE:  Beep-beep, beep!

WAFFLES:  Clearly we're going to need some kind of EZ pass thing. Rush hour's going to be a nightmare.

ELLIE:  Almost there...

ELLIE:  Ok, this is super high. Like really super crazy-high. 

ELLIE:  Look out, Mister Waffles! I'm coming down!

WAFFLES:  Kids.  

30 seconds later...

WAFFLES:  I'm still, and will forever be...


About Today's Photos
We finally got our big, fancy cat tree up! We had it installed in our Minneapolis townhouse and ever since we moved to Colorado it's been in storage awaiting the purr-fect placement. And a handyman with cat tree installation on his resume. 

It didn't take long for Waffles to leap to the top. Within minutes is was monkey-see, monkey-do for Ellie!