Sunday, March 26, 2023

Birthday in the House!

ELLIE:  Last week was SUPER exciting! Gloman had a BIRTHDAY! 

WAFFLES:  You're talking like this is the first birthday he ever had, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  Well I've only had TWO birthdays. I bet Gloman has only had like three or four! 

WAFFLES:  And I thought I was bad at math. Seriously Ellie, I've had like TEN birthdays. 

ELLIE:  You mean you're older than Gloman, Mr. Waffles?! 

WAFFLES:  That hurts, Ellie. That really hurts.

Happy Birthday, Gloman!!!

Our dearest cat daddy celebrated another spin around the sun last week! Glogirly made him his favorite breakfast, Eggs Benny. There was cake and cupcakes too, Then they celebrated at one of their favorite restaurants for a yummy dinner. Over the weekend they watched their Netflix stories in their pjs surrounded by cats and snacks. It was PURRfect! Happy Bday, Gloman! We love you so, so much!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Cat Tax Prep

WAFFLES:  Whaddaya mean you can't deduct our toys on your taxes??? 

ELLIE:  Glogirly says that's not how it works, Mr. Waffles. She also said you don't even know what a deduction is.

WAFFLES:  I do too know what a deduct is.

ELLIE:  You mean a deduction? 

WAFFLES:  That's what I said. And our toys should totally be a deduct. And our litter, and our food.

ELLIE:  Glogirly said you also have to pay taxes to claim deductions. Do you pay taxes, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  PAY?? You mean like with real money and stuff?

WAFFLES:  This whole tax thing is no fun at all. 

About Today's Photos

Last week Glogirly had just started on her taxes and this past weekend, with the help of Waffles and Ellie, she finally finished. Ellie was more of a bystander, but Waffles was very much into the paperwork aspect of it all. He even wedged himself into Glogirly's office chair while she was working in it. That is until he realized that tax prep is not nearly as much fun as he'd hoped.

Monday, March 13, 2023


ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, I'm supervising Glogirly while she works on her taxes. Do you want to help?

WAFFLES:  Kind of busy, Ellie. There's no sun over there either.

ELLIE:  Yeah, but there's a pretty awesome cat tree. 

WAFFLES:  Have at it, Ellie. I'm busy.

ELLIE:  You don't look busy, Mr. Waffles.

WAFFLES:  It takes a lot of skill to not look busy when I'm this busy.

About Today's Photos

April 15 is fast approaching, so when Glogirly isn't skiing, she's prepping her taxes. And that means a LOT of supervision on Ellie's part. Until there are bank statements and receipts cluttering the floor and bags of paper to climb into, Waffles is taking a back seat in the sun.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Waffles in Wait

WAFFLES:  It's almost dinnertime and Glogirly's still not home. 

ELLIE:  Don't worry, Mr. Waffles. She's probably out skiing. Gloman will make us dinner. 

WAFFLES:  But look at the clock, Ellie. It''s...

ELLIE:  You still can't tell time, can you Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Well my stomach can. My tiny, starving, food-deprived stomach can.

About Today's Photos

Whenever Glogirly is out skiing and the time approaches mid-afternoon, Waffles takes to his post to wait for her. He sits on the back of the sofa where he has clear view of the clock AND clear view of the road coming down to the house. He can see the Jeep come down the big hill, and then he knows Glogirly's home. Once she walks through the door from the garage with her boot bag and jacket, he gives her a  very serious talking to!

Rescue Mission: Cat Ears

This is Glogirly with her cat-loving friend, Barbara. They try to get out and ski together twice a week. Always with their cat ears! Last week though, they had to embark on a rescue mission to hunt for one of Glogirly's ears. She lost it when they were skiing in the trees. The ears attach with strong magnets and one had apparently popped off when she brushed against some branches while skiing between a couple of tightly spaced trees. So they retraced their steps. It took three chairlifts and two black diamond runs to get them to the spot where they entered the trees. Slowly, they repeated their path, following their own ski tracks. And right where the tree branches were hanging low, there was a tiny black speck peeking out of the snow. 

Their rescue mission was a success! Glogirly once again had her helmet ears and all was right in the world. 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Couch Cats

ELLIE:  Hey, Mr. Waffles. This blogging stuff is hard work, isn't it?

WAFFLES:  Zzzz. Hard. Very Hard. Zzzz.

ELLIE:  So what do you think we should blog about today? 

WAFFLES:  I don't know, Ellie. I'm kind of busy.

ELLIE:  We should come up with a funny story, Mr. Waffles. Will you tell me a story? Mr. Waffles???

WAFFLES:  Zzzz...

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, you keep saying the same thing over and over.

WAFFLES:  Zzzz???

ELLIE:  This coming up with funny stories is hard work, Mr. Waffles. And you're not really helping. You're just SLEEPING. Why do you keep sleeping so much?

WAFFLES:  Because I'm a cat? You really should try it.

ELLIE:  Try being a cat???

WAFFLES:  No, try sleeping. 

ELLIE:  Well....ok. I'll try.

ELLIE & WAFFLES:  Zzzzzzzz....

About Today's Photos

Glogirly was trapped over the weekend. Trapped on the sofa with her laptop and two cuddling cats. In other words, a PURRfect day. 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Yin & Yang Kitties

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, you're pressing my forehead. 

WAFFLES:  You're pressing on MY forehead, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  Your foot smells kind of funny, Mr. Waffles.

WAFFLES:  You're foot smells kind of girlie, Ellie.

ELLIE:  It smells kind of like Gloman's Cheetos. 

WAFFLES:  I can neither confirm or deny touching Gloman's Cheetos. 

About Today's Photos & Video 

The infamous blue chair sits in Gloman's home office, right next to his desk. And the scene during office hours is usually the same. Ellie licking Waffles, Waffles licking Ellie, peace and harmony, with enough cute and cat hair to warm our hearts. Even when Glogirly is out on the ski hill, Gloman is texting her photos and videos of his two office assistants. 


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Hut, Hut, Hut! Super Bowl Flashback

ELLIE:  Hi everybuddy, Ellie here. There was a big football game on our TV yesterday. Truth be told, the snacks were way more fun. Mmmm...Cheetos. In honor of Super Bowl LVII, whatever LVII means, we're bringing you one of our very favorite football conversations between Katie and Waffles. Are you ready?
Hut, Hut, Hut!!!

KATIE:  Orange-23, Pink 32, HUT, HUT, HUT!

WAFFLES:  Hut, hut, what???

KATIE:  Hut, hut, HUT, Waffles. Get ready for the snap!

WAFFLES:  Ready for what?

KATIE:  The SNAP, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Snap? You mean like ginger snaps? Licorice snaps? Oh! West Side Story snaps!

KATIE:  The BALL, Waffles. Get ready for the ball.

WAFFLES:  You said snap.

KATIE:  I'm going to SNAP the BALL.

WAFFLES:  Boss, this doesn't look like a ball. It's not even round. And look must have gotten in a fight or something. I mean, just look at all these stitches! I'd hate to see the other ball.

KATIE:  Seriously, Waffles. It''s a football

WAFFLES:  No way, Boss. This doesn't look like a foot either. 

KATIE:  Waffles, it's a good thing YOU weren't playing in the big game yesterday.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Catching the Worm


WAFFLES:  So Ellie, THIS is how you catch the worm! 

ELLIE:  But Mr. Waffles, that kind of looks like cheating on account of the ladder and all. 

WAFFLES:  Cheating??? I'm not cheating. I'm just using Glogirly's ladder to catch the wormy wand toy. Like she uses it to catch the cobwebs and stuff. 

ELLIE:  I don't know, Mr. Waffles. Still looks like cheating. 

WAFFLES:  Well you're sitting on the sofa, right? 

ELLIE:  Yeah, but everyone sits on the sofa. Nobody sits on the ladder.

WAFFLES:  Well maybe they should

ELLIE:  No way is Gloman going to lay down on the ladder to watch his Netflix stories. 

About Today's Photos

Wherever there's a ladder, there's Waffles. And wherever there's a wand toy, there's Waffles too! Ellie's got no interest in catching her worm from the tippy top of the ladder. She's more of a purist, hunting her worm in it's natural habitat. Like on the sofa. LOL!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

While Glogirly's Away, the Cats Will...

ELLIE:  Have you seen Glogirly, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzz....

ELLIE:  I think she's out playing on the snow again.

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzzzzz...

ELLIE:  I hope she has a warm jacket and stuff.

WAFFLES:  Zzzz...

ELLIE:  Ok then. I guess I'll go back to –

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

ELLIE:  Sleep...Zzzz...

While the Kitties Sleep –

Glogirly took full advantage of the beautiful Colorado mountains this past week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. She spent every day at our local ski area, Eldora Mountain Resort. It's just a quick 30 minutes from home so it's practically like driving to the grocery store. Except way more fun.

(Yes, we know this is a CAT blog and not a ski blog...but we did lead off with a pretty cute Ellie-Waffles photo. Thanks for indulging Glogirly.)

Winter wonderland @10,800 feet!

Going UP!

Ski like a CAT girl! 

Don't look down!

Yes, Glogirly dared take her phone out of her pocket while on the chairlift. (!)

The snow AND the view was magical. This is looking down towards the quirky little town of Nederland, Colorado.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Christmas in January with the Family

WAFFLES:  I'm on guest bed duty, Ellie. You're on your own. ...Ellie??

ELLIE:  And I'm on play duty, Mr. Waffles. This is WAY more fun than a boring guest bed. 

WAFFLES:  BORING??? Do I look bored? 

ELLIE:  Well you kind of do, Mr. Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  This is my nonchalant mancat centerfold pose, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  Do you even know what nonchalant is, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Well not really, but I'm sure it's got something to do with super handsome.


WAFFLES:  Are you LOL-ing me, Ellie??

ELLIE:  Who, me?

Christmas in January

Glogirly and Gloman's son and daughter-in-law flew into Colorado from Minnesota late last week for a belated Christmas celebration. Waffles took FULL advantage of the gift bags and tissue. 

And when we say full, we mean full!

Ellie got in on the paper fun too.

A big highlight for Glogirly was taking Gabe and Justina to Arapahoe Basin for some fun on the snow! This is the first time they've skied and snowboarded together. And for sure, not the last!