Monday, May 29, 2023

A Special Memorial Day Conversation

 In preparation for this day of remembrance we looked back on previous blog posts 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! 

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.

We couldn't publish today's post without including one of our favorite photos of Ellie tucked into her beloved Waffles. 💕

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Waffles Has a Lisp!

 ELLIE:  So Mr. Waffles, how's that tooth fairy of yours doing?

WAFFLES:  (with a lisp) Toof Fairy??? 

ELLIE:  Mwaahaha! Mr. Waffles has a lisp! Mr. Waffles has a lisp!

WAFFLES:  (still with a lisp) At least I still have lots of teef and stuff. You don't have ANY teefs. 

ELLIE:  Yeah but I don't EVER have to go to the vet to get my teeth cleaned again. 

WAFFLES:  (still lisping) Wait, what???

About Today's Photos

The week before last, Waffles spent the day at the vet for his annual dental appointment. He had his teeth cleaned and this time, NO extractions! Dr. Fern did see a root fragment from a previous extraction in his X-rays, so he had to have that removed. It was where one of his canines use to be and we're guessing that had something to do with his sweet little tongue sticking out. 

A dental cleaning requires general anesthetic, so that explains his extra-dilated expression. LOL! 

Waffles is doing totally fine. He came though his procedure with flying high colors. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

A Cat Mom's Love, plus Honoring Glogirly's Many Mothers


WAFFLES:  So, Glogirly? 

GLOGIRLY:  Yes, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Glogirly, are you my mom? Because you don't really look like me. You don't even have orange fur or stripes or anything. 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 really 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 X4!

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's also been incredibly fortunate to have many mothers looking out for her and holding her in their hearts. 

You could say Glogirly has 4 moms!

Her mom-mom, who along with her daddy adopted her when she was little like a kitten. She's lived more years without her than with her and even now, misses her so much. 

Her birthmother, who carried her for nine months and had the strength and love to give her away.

Her birthmother's sister (Dorothy), who Glogirly met 16 years ago and immediately bonded with. Her positivity and joyfulness are infectious. She welcomed Glogirly into her family with open arms and an open heart. Dorothy has three sons and Glogirly has become the daughter she never had. 

And finally, her Godmother, Barb.  Their mothers were sisters. Glogirly's mom was the youngest and her Godmother's mom was the oldest. Growing up, Glogirly always knew that if anything ever happened to her parents, she would go to live with her Godparents, who have always loved her like their own. When Glogirly was just 24, she lost her mom (her mom-mom) to cancer. A few years later, she and her Godmother became very close and today they are closer than ever. Glogirly loves her with all her heart...and so does Waffles! She will always be a mother to her. 

Another Mother Memoir

Many of our friends 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, brew a 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 13 years ago. 

Today, we're dedicating it to all the strong women out there who have taken others under their wing to show them the way. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Hello from Waffles


WAFFLES:  Hello, Glogirly??? You've been gone for're coming home soon, right? Gloman's been doing a pretty good job with breakfast and dinner and stuff. But Ellie's being all kitten-y and stuff. 

ELLIE:  Whaddya mean I'm all kitten-y??? I'm a whole TWO YEARS OLD. 

WAFFLES:  Super kitten-y, Glogirly. Ellie's horning in on my mancat time with Gloman. What should I do?

ELLIE:  Horning in? You mean like a trumpet? Or a trombone-y thing? Oh! Maybe a bugle! I like Bugles. They're like Cheetos!

WAFFLES:  Hurry, Glogirly. Seriously, hurry.

About Today's Story

Glogirly left last week to visit her California family and celebrate her Aunt Dorothy's 90th birthday. Even though they found each other later in life about 15 years ago, her Aunt Dorothy is like another mother to her. 
It was a wonderful party at one of her son's house and the entire family came to celebrate their love for this wonderful woman. 

Dorothy may be a Nonagenarian, but she's incredibly young at heart, sharp as a tack, and one of the most kind, generous, and optimistic people you could ever know. She's an inspiration to all she knows and touches.