Sunday, May 30, 2021

Memorial Day Memories

In preparation for this day of remembrance we've been looking back and have realized that no one has been able to articulate what our hearts feel more than our sweet Katie could. We hope you enjoy our flashback Memorial Day post with Katie and Waffles. We love and miss our Katie so very much. Thank you for loving her so much too.  

WAFFLES:  What are you doing up there, Boss? Did Glogirly forget to put away some food? 

KATIE:  No, Waffles. I'm just thinking about what today means.

WAFFLES:  It's Monday, Boss. That means....well, it's Monday. And tomorrow is Tuesday–

KATIE:  It's Memorial Day, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  So it's not Monday? 

KATIE:  Well technically it is Monday. But it's also Memorial Day. 

WAFFLES:  Oh, you mean like parties and barbecues and FRIED CHICKEN Memorial Day! Too bad we're not supposed to have parties and stuff on account of the corona-thing.

KATIE:  Memorial Day is much more than barbecues and fried chicken, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  More than fried chicken? Are you sure???

KATIE:  It's a day of remembrance, Waffles. To honor and thank those we've loved and those we've lost. 

WAFFLES:  Don't worry, Boss. I'm not lost. I'm right here. 

Memorial Day Gratitude
We're pausing this Memorial Day to remember the people we love and say thank you. Friends, family, teachers, soldiers...some we've known our whole lives. They've touched our hearts and helped shape who we are. Some remain anonymous, having given so much, so selflessly, for this beautiful country we call home.

For us, Memorial Day serves as a reminder to honor those who we miss as well as those who continue to inspire us and love us unconditionally.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Balancing Act

WAFFLES:  You're going to fall off, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  No I'm not, Mr. Waffles. I'm purrfectly balanced.

WAFFLES:  Not for long, Ellie. I've seen how much you eat for breakfast. And dinner too. 

ELLIE:  Dinner 2? You mean like TWO dinners???

WAFFLES:  Exactly.

About Today's Photos

As we share more and more photos of Ellie, lots of our friends are commenting on how HUGE she is getting. Though it's hard to tell in today's photos (which were taken just a couple of days ago) she's still about half the size of Waffles. In fact, if anyone should be pointing paws at who is eating more for breakfast and dinner...well, you can guess that one! LOL!

Spring Ski Bunny

Our girl squeezed in another late spring ski day this weekend at one of the only ski areas left in Colorado that remains open. Arapahoe Basin is known for staying open later than any others. 

So while our friends in the midwest and south are already turning one their A/C to escape the summer-like heat, Glogirly was swooshing away at 12,000 feet. In fact, with the windy conditions, she even had to break out her warm "winter" ski jacket. 

Arapahoe Basin is planning on staying open through early June. And a couple of years ago, they even reopened for the 4th of July! 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Ellie and the Waffle Wagon

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles and me are hiding out where nobody can find us!

WAFFLES:  You mean I was hiding out where YOU couldn't find me. 

ELLIE:  You mean in the bright orange stroller with your WAFFLES license plate? 

WAFFLES:  It's my orange mancat cave. And yes, it has MY name on it. 

ELLIE:  I don't know, Mr. Waffles. It looks like a stroller to me. And you really shouldn't be driving it on account of you're sleeping. With your eyes closed and everything.

WAFFLES:  I WAS sleeping. With my eyes closed. In my mancat cave. And now–

ELLIE:  So are you awake now? 

WAFFLES:  Do I look awake? 

ELLIE:  Well your eyes are kind of squinty. Does that mean you're awake or–

WAFFLES:  Annoyed?

About Today's Photos

As much as Waffles adores his sweet Ellie, sometimes a mancat just needs his mancat time. Every once in awhile, Waffles will find a quiet napping spot far away from the action. The other day, Glogirly couldn't find either of them and was just about ready to go for the treat drawer to do a quick cat check. But she circled the house first and found both Ellie and Waffles curled up together in the corner of the guest room, inside Waffles' stroller. (a.k.a The Waffle Wagon) 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Love for our Moms AND Cat Moms

WAFFLES:  So, Glogirly? 

GLOGIRLY:  Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Glogirly, are you my mom? Because you don't really look like me and stuff. But I really love you. You know, like a mom and stuff.

GLOGIRLY:  Of course I'm your mom, Waffles. I adopted you so that you'd be part of our family and we all could love you, take care of you, and spend our lives together. 

WAFFLES:  So even though you're not a cat, you can still be my mom? Like forever and stuff

GLOGIRLY:  Forever and always. Forever and ever, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  And so you're Ellie's mom too, right? Forever and everything?


Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is a pretty special day for our girl. You see, like us kitties she was adopted as a tiny little one. Not only did she have a mom who loved her with all her heart and taught her how to love and be kind and study hard and grow up to find happiness and joy in the world, she also has another mother who loved her enough to give her to a family she knew would take care of her. Forever and always. Forever and ever.

Many of our friends and readers have read Another Mother, Glogirly's story of her search for her birth family. It still sits here on the pages of our blog, and she still has plans to someday turn it into a memoir. If you've never read the story or would like to read it again, we invite you to curl up with your kitties and favorite tea or coffee, and enjoy her journey and the story of her search.. 

It's "narrated" by Katie, our beloved tuxedo kitty who inspired our blog over 11 years ago. And today, we're dedicating it to all the strong women out there who have taken others under their wing to show them the way. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Cat's Work is Never Done

ELLIE:  So Mr. Waffles? Aren't we supposed to be working and stuff? Helping Gloman with his zoomies calls and organizing his paperwork?

WAFFLES:  Working? You mean, like...working???

ELLIE:  Gloman needs help with all his papers and stuff. 

WAFFLES:  Gloman probably needs a break from all that working. So I'm thinking we should be setting a good example for him. 

ELLIE:  You mean like showing him how to take a break? 

WAFFLES:  A good manager leads by example, Ellie.

About Today's Photos

Ellie and Waffles have a daily home office routine. At first we thought they loved hanging out in the office everyday because it gets so much sun and warmth. It also has prime bird and chipmunk viewing windows. But the recently spring snowstorms we've had have proven it's not the sun, not the wildlife, not even the occasional window whiffies. It's definitely Gloman.

Ellie and Waffles spend every single day with him in the office while he's doing his conference call meetings, answering emails, and writing smart stuff for his clients to do. They're favorite spot is a big blue chair that sits next to Gloman's desk. 

They're VERY dedicated to their work. LOL!