Sunday, December 31, 2023

Happy Mew Year Kiss!

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles! Thanks for my New Years kiss! 

WAFFLES:  That wasn't a kiss, Ellie. I'm just checking your fur for leftover dinner crumbs.

ELLIE:  That's ok, Mr. Waffles. I won't tell anyone about our New Years kiss.

WAFFLES:  Not a kiss, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  Well maybe I'll tell just a couple of people.

WAFFLES:  Still. Not. A kiss. 

ELLIE:  I love you too, Mr. Waffles.

WAFFLES:  You're ok too, Ellie. But still not a kiss.

Happy New Year!

As we ring in 2024 we can't help but think of how grateful we are for our dear friends and readers. Thank you for welcoming us into your hearts and inboxes all these years. You're like family to us. And for us, that's what the holiday season is all about. Family and friends. We also want to share our wishes with those that are alone, missing someone they love, struggling, or sad. Please know that you are in our hearts and never alone. 

Sunday, December 24, 2023

A Meowy Mountain Christmas


ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, did you know that this is my FOURTH Christmas with you and Glogirly and Gloman?!

WAFFLES:  FOUR?! I didn't even know you could count that high, Ellie. So you know what four means, right?

ELLIE:  Four? I don't know, Mr. Waffles. I thought it just meant, you know, four.

WAFFLES:  It means you're supposed to get me FOUR presents. 

ELLIE:  But Mr. Waffles, Glogirly's been telling me that it's not about the presents. Or the the treats. Or the toys. 

WAFFLES:  Well yeah, it's about being with the people and cats you love and stuff. Your family. Your friends. But that doesn't mean there can't be presents. 

ELLIE:  But isn't me being here with you present enough? 

WAFFLES:  Well, sure...but I was kind of thinking freeze dried salmon, feathers, wand toys, catnip mice and stuff...

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles, as long as I have you, as long as I have Glogirly and Gloman, well...I have everything. 

WAFFLES:  That totally sounds like something Katie would have said. 

ELLIE:  You mean Katie, the Boss? Does that mean I get to be boss now?!

WAFFLES:  I love you too, Ellie. But I wouldn't push it. 

Merry, Merry! Happy, Happy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! It's Christmas Eve here in the mountains and as we're writing this the snow is falling peacefully and covering our beautiful trees. We want to wish you the most beautiful of holidays.

Thank you for letting us into your inboxes and hearts all these years. You're like family to us. And for us, that's what Christmas is all about. Family, friends, and love. We also want to share our wishes with those who are alone this holiday season, missing someone they love, struggling, or sad. Please know that you are in our hearts. 


Waffles, Ellie Belly, Glogirly, and Gloman

Somekitty is making sure the stockings are hung with care. 

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Santa Paws and the Infamous LIST

ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles! I'm so excited for Santa Paws I can hardly wait!

WAFFLES:  Well are you sure you made the right list?

ELLIE:  Well duh...I sent him a list of what I want like forever ago.

WAFFLES:  That's not the list I'm talking about, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  Huh? Whaddaya mean, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  What I mean is did are you on Santa's naughty or nice list.

ELLIE:  He keeps a LIST???

WAFFLES:  Yup. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. 

ELLIE:  So YOU better be good, Mr. Waffles. For goodness sake!

WAFFLES:  Who, ME???

About Today's Photos

Ellie and Waffles know something is up, what with all the sparkly lights and ornaments. Oh, and Waffles incredible shrinking Santa suit. Waffles definitely manages to get into orange-mancat-mischief on a regular basis, but nothing that would ever land him on Santa's naughty list. And Ellie is the perfect little girl-cat. Not a naughty fur on her sweet little head. Santa Paws, a.k.a. Glogirly (Waffles knows...but don't tell Ellie!) has a couple of surprises up her sleeve. It won't be long, but for now her lips are sealed! 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Let it SNOW!


ELLIE:  Mr. Waffles! Check out all this white stuff! Looks like sugar! a LOT of sugar!

WAFFLES:  It's snow, Ellie. A LOT of snow. A LOTTA LOTTA snow.

ELLIE:  What are we supposed to do with it? Make snow angels? Eat it?

WAFFLES:  I'll pass on the snow angels. And eating it is pretty overrated. Tastes like super cold water. 

WAFFLES:  I'm sure Glogirly's going skiing tomorrow. 

ELLIE:  Like outside? In the snow???

WAFFLES:  That's the general idea. She straps those big sticks onto her feet and swooshes down the mountain.

ELLIE:  You mean on purpose???

WAFFLES:  She's a little crazy. 

Snow Day!

We had our biggest snowfall at the house this season! Almost 15"! We even got more snow than our local ski area. ...Glogirly should have strapped on those big sticks and skied down our driveway! 

It's been a late start to our snowy winter. We're doing our snow dance and hoping for much, much more!

Ski like a cat girl!

Sunday, December 3, 2023



WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, those weird looking neighbors are back. They're hanging out in our driveway. And I think they're talking about me. 

ELLIE:  Those aren't the neighbors, Mr. Waffles. Those are DEER. And I don't think they're talking about YOU.

DAISY DEER:  What the heck? There's that orange cat again. 

DELILAH DEER:  He just sits there and stares at us. 

DAISY DEER:  I know. It's very unsettling.

DELILAH DEER:  Not to mention, impolite.

DOLLY DEER:  Don't worry ladies. He's completely harmless. Probably a big chicken.

WAFFLES:  They're totally talking about me, Ellie. And chicken! They're talking about chicken. I can read their lips.

ELLIE:  Do deer even HAVE lips???

DAISY DEER:  Do deer have LIPS??? Of COURSE, we have lips! What kind of lady deer do you think I am?! 

Just Another Day in the Mountains
With so much fresh snow on the ground, our resident deer have been making frequent visits looking for snacks. Believe it or not, Ellie and Waffles actually get more excited spotting a bird or a bug. But this herd of ladies definitely get their attention.

It's pretty fun sharing this beautiful canyon with the wildlife. We never get tired of seeing them.