Sunday, July 4, 2021


WAFFLES:  It's 4:43.  

ELLIE:  Whatcha doing, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Dinnerwatch. It's 4:44. You really should come over here. I may need backup. 

ELLIE:  I'm kind of busy, Mr. Waffles. There's butterflies and stuff. 

WAFFLES:  Dinner is WAY more important than butterflies, Ellie.

ELLIE:  But there's all kinds of cool smells and bugs. It's all breezy too. Don't worry, it's not windy. I know you're scared of the wind.

WAFFLES:  She's heading into the kitchen. She's opening the refrigerator door. It's like 5:01, I think. Seriously, Ellie. You need to get over here. Enough with the windows and breezy bugs... 

ELLIE:  Mmmmm, this one smells really good.



WAFFLES:  It's 5:04. We're doomed. Surely we're going to starve. 

About Today's Photos

Happy Belated 4th of July, friends! We spent a quiet weekend at home, enjoying the beautiful weather and mountain air. Glogirly worked in her perennial garden, while Ellie and Waffles napped in sun puddles. That is, when Waffles wasn't on dinnerwatch. That's what we call it when Waffles heads to the kitchen, or wherever Glogirly is in anticipation of dinner. Sometimes he'll start as early as 3:30pm. When the clock approaches 5pm, things get really serious.

Ellie is far more interested in looking out the windows. She's absolutely fascinated with every little thing outside. The breeze, the quivering leaves on the aspen trees, the birds and butterflies. She can spot our resident bunny from 100 feet away. Since our windows are our air conditioning, we open and close them regularly. Her favorite time of the day is just after dinner when it's cool enough to open up all of them. She'll follow Gloman around and sit in every single windowsill as he opens up the window. Once one is opened, she bounces to the next with him. She does this again and again...and we have a LOT of windows!  

Remembering Our Katie

Glogirly wanted to share one of her favorite parts of her garden with you today. She added in this beautiful engraved stone late last summer. It sits next to patina kitty that's gazing up into the heavens though a pair of bronze binoculars. She likes to think that Katie is watching us when she gazes up at the clouds. Just behind the stone are three peony plants that Glogirly added to the garden nearly four years ago. They've never bloomed before, in fact she had no idea what color they'd be if they ever bloomed. They're blooming now. And they're the most beautiful pink. 


  1. Happy Fourth...a wee bit late for us, too. LOL!

    Waffles, dinner will get to you...eventually...
    Ellie you are ever so sweet, and you sure know where to find all the different 'channels'!

    Those peonies are marvelous!

  2. What a lovely garden! You guys are lucky - my human refuses to be on a regular dinner schedule. I don't know if I'm going to get dinner at 6:05 or 7:30! Usually it's somewhere in between. Somewhere.

  3. Ellie, it is wonderful to have so many things to observe and enjoy.
    I bet your garden is pretty too Waffles, I purr you don't starve waiting for supper ;)
    Purrs, Julie

  4. Waffles, 3:30 is the new 5:00, especially when it comes to getting dinner on time. Or, if you're lucky, early! -- Ashton

  5. Waffles, you've got the same routine as Da Boyz...the countdown to dinner often starts rather early!
    Love the garden, and the cat with binoculars is magical.

  6. We love that Waffles is ever hopeful

  7. That's what it's like around here, except Ichiro is always on dinner watch!

  8. Nothing wrong with starting dinner watch a little early. We love that kitty!!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. No open windows here, too hot and humid. The air chiller even kicked in already in the morning.

    Pee-o-knees are pretty, most are pinkish although mum had a darker reddish one for a bit.

    Dinner is served when dinner is served. I just know it's food o'clock. I can't tell time.

  10. I loved everything about this post! Waffles is just like how Cody was...he would start at 3:30 too!! Roary and Ellie are quite similar too. Roary is mesmerized by EVERYTHING that takes place outside, much more so than Cody was. Your garden is just beautiful, it's no coincidence that everything bloomed this year (((hugs)))

  11. We know what that is like. I usually feed them when I get home. Chris "holds vigil" while Frankie walks over my wife's keyboard trying to convince her to feed them before I get home.

  12. Waffles those eyes let us feel your anxiety and pain over dinner being on time. Ellie you have the right idea. Katies spost is so sweet and her flowers beautiful

  13. Waffles, it is good to monitor the people. Sometimes they forget what time it is!

  14. Waffles, Zorro is just like you, MOL ! What a beautiful spot for your sweet Katie ! Purrs

  15. I love the expressions on Waffles' face! He really likes his dinner!

  16. At our house the witching hour is 4p.m. In fact, it's 4 p.m. right now and Rabbit is pacing under Mom a the 'puter. I love yoor Katie statue. Of course the flowers would be pink. You can't think of Katie without thinking of the color pink. Purrrs, Dori


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