Sunday, November 26, 2023

Waffles and his Shrinking Santa Suit


WAFFLES:  So are you ready, Ellie??

ELLIE:  Ready for what, Mr. Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Well Glogirly put that Christmas collar on you, so that should be your first clue that she's getting ready for the big man in the red suit.

ELLIE: Don't you mean big CAT in the red suit?

WAFFKES:  Whaddya mean, BIG CAT in the red suit?

ELLIE:  I don't know, but your red suit is looking kind of...well...small-ish. 

WAFFLES:  It's not small-ish. I've been working out. 

ELLIE: kind of looks like your food dish has been working out, Mr. Waffles. 

We're Getting Ready!

Now that the Thanksgiving dust has settled, it's time to get ready for one of our favorite holidays. Glogirly's hanging our stockings with care and hanging the pretty glass ornaments way up high in the air. We're looking forward to a quiet Christmas in the mountains, but that doesn't mean we won't be making it look all sparkly. Glogirly remembers decorating the house for the holidays with her mom when she was young, so every time she pulls out the decorations from storage, it's a nostalgic trip back in time for her.

Ellie and Waffles are always happy to help!


Sunday, November 19, 2023

Thanksgiving Gratitude

As we look forward to the Thanksgiving this week, we're reminded of how many friends, family, and blessings we are so very grateful for. It's hard to think about all the special people and animals in our lives without thinking of our dear Katie. This will be our fourth Thanksgiving without her, but she lives on in our hearts every day. Somehow she always inspired us to see the world in a meaningful and thoughtful way. Today's blog post is one of our favorite conversations between Katie and Waffles. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives and our family. 

KATIE:  It's Thanksgiving this week, Waffles. What are you thankful for this year?

WAFFLES:  You mean like chasing bugs and fetch toys and stuff? And my girlfriends? I'm definitely thankful for the ladies.

What about you, Boss?

KATIE:  It's hard to put into words, Waffles. It isn't any one thing. It's lots of little things. Lots of little, wonderful things.

WAFFLES:  How little, Boss? Like the bug?

KATIE:  Not exactly, Waffles.

Like the sunshine in the morning that warms us and the blue jays that fly by our window.

Like how every time I roll over on the rug, Glogirly will pet me in just the right place.

Like how Glogirly talks to us in her sing-song voice. And how she sometimes even sings to us.

Like how Gloman picked me out of all the shelter kitties and adopted me for his girl.

WAFFLES:  And like how Glogirly picked me! You know, when she adopted me!

KATIE:  Now you're getting the hang of it, Waffles. Though as Glogirly tells it, you picked her.

We have a warm house to live in with comfy beds, plenty of toys, healthy food, and lots of windows to watch the world through. We live in a home that's filled with laughter and joy. And we have a forever family who loves us with all their hearts.

WAFFLES:  I love YOU with all my heart, Boss.

KATIE:  I know. 

I love you too, Waffles. But if you EVER tell anyone I said that...

WAFFLES:  I know.


We get a little misty-eyed here during the holiday season. Sometimes we get busy and lose sight of how fortunate we are. Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder of how important it is to never take our blessings for granted.

We especially want to thank YOU for welcoming us into your hearts and inboxes. For laughing with us, singing along with Waffles' silly songs, and sometimes, even getting all teary with us. Thank you for welcoming sweet Ellie into your hearts. Our friends and readers bring us so much joy throughout the year. We just want you to know how thankful we are for you.

We love you with all our hearts. 💕

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Waffles and the BIG Ladder

Glogirly is going to be switching out all of our smoke detectors for smoke and carbon monoxide combo detectors. She couldn't help but remember the last time she was on the BIG ladder just a little over a year ago...


WAFFLES:  Uh oh. Uh, Glogirly? Um, this ladder is really high.

Like really, REALLY high. 

Like Rocky Mountain High.

ELLIE:   What are you doing up there, Mr. Waffles? Do you even know how to get down?

WAFFLES:  Down? Of course I know how to get down. 

ELLIE:  Are you sure? On account of that looks really, really, super high. 

WAFFLES:  Yeah, maybe I'll just stay up here for awhile. Like forever. 

ELLIE:  Ok, I'll just wait down here. 

WAFFLES:  Can someone bring me a snack??? GLOGIRLY!! HELP ME, GLOGIRLY!!!!!!!!!!

Waffles and the 12' Ladder
We had a smoke alarm incident over the weekend. It was of course the hardest to reach, 14' up in the air, smoke alarm. Glogirly was using a LOT of HBO words on account of she had this same smoke alarm replaced less than THREE years ago with one of those 10-year smoke alarms that are all self contained and supposed to last for 10 years. That's why they call them a 10-year smoke alarm.

The unsuspecting people at First Alert are going to have some "splaining" to do when she calls them tomorrow.

Gloman was out of town and the alarm was screaming non-stop so it was up to Glogirly to maneuver the enormous 12' ladder into the house. Again, lots of HBO words. 

She first tried knocking the smoke alarm down with the big stick she uses for washing the windows outside. She managed to push the button with her stick to make the screaming stop. That worked for about 60 seconds. Finally she inched her way up to reach the beast with her bare hands. Fortunately it came off pretty easily and she found a deactivation button on the back to make the screaming stop. Well, it at least stopped the smoke alarm's screams.

Once the raucous was over, she thought about whether to just leave the ladder up until she could get help taking it down. But Waffles had other plans. So she had to rescue him from the top and then muscle the ladder down and back into the garage.

Good thing this all happened at 2am when she couldn't call for help. 

WAFFLES:  Can we do it again? Can we???

Sunday, November 5, 2023

While the Kitties are Nose to Nose, Glogirly Welcomes a New Ski Season


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. Mittens.

WAFFLES:  Zzzz...

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

WAFFLES:  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

ELLIE:  Sleep...Zzzz...

Early AM Beautiful

Ski season has officially kicked off in Colorado! Though only a few ski areas are open with very limited runs, you-know-who is already out there stretching her ski legs!

It was opening day at Eldora Ski Resort, so Glogirly and her ski buddy left early to beet the crowds. The sunrise was spectacular! 

And when they pulled into the parking lot, a huge rainbow appeared right over the ski area. They're thinking this means it's going to be a GREAT ski season. 

Ski like a cat-girl!

Monday, October 30, 2023

First Snow!


ELLIE:  Mr, Waffles! The cold white stuff is here again! First time this season. And it's almost as tall as ME!!!

WAFFLES:  You're pretty short, Ellie. I've seen bigger. WAY bigger. This isn't even enough to get the man in brown shorts stuck in our driveway overnight. 

ELLIE:  There's a man in brown shorts??? Isn't he cold? 

WAFFLES:  This is Colorado, Ellie. The Rocky Mountains. The men in brown shorts don't let a few snowflakes cramp their style.

Snow Scenes

We had our first snow of the season this weekend! The so-called weather experts were talking all big like 10"+. Glogirly even started getting her ski stuff organized. But here at the mountain house we didn't even hit 5". And with sunny skies and warm weather this week, our white stuff will probably be gone in no time. But it's still really beautiful and we're thrilled to have even a little. Word is the ski areas saw much more than we did here so that's making Glogirly smile. 

When it snows, our furry neighbors will often come to visit. 

When it snows, the sunrises are spectacular.

When it snows, these you-know-who's are doing you-know-what.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Case of the Great Waffle Wagon Hijack


WAFFLES:  Do you ever get that feeling someone's watching you?

ELLIE:  I can't even see you, Mr. Waffles. How can I be watching you?

WAFFLES:  I can see YOU, Ellie. And I know you're watching me. I wouldn't be surprised if you try and hijack my Waffle Wagon.

ELLIE:  Hijack?

ELLIE:  What's a hijack? I like sitting up here really high and stuff. But my name's not Jack. It's Ellie.

WAFFLES:  Hijack is you trying to steal my Waffle Wagon. I've got your number, Ellie. 

ELLIE:  What's my number, Mr. Waffles? I kind of like four. Or maybe two. Yeah, two. Like you and me–

WAFFLES:  Not that kind of number, Ellie. 

About Today's Photos

Despite the license plate, Ellie has no trouble claiming the Waffle Wagon as her own. 

Well, she may ask nicely first. But once the pleasantries are out of the way, she moves in.

Her favorite hangout is on to of the bonnet. Probably because Waffles is far too large for that maneuver. 

There's no way he could ever balance on the handlebar! But delicate Ellie has no problem at all. She's even put a small toy inside the cupholder for safe keeping.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Giddy Up, Cowcat!


WAFFLES:  Better hang on, Mr. Mouse! This bucking mancat's got your number!

ELLIE:  I don't think you bucked him very hard, Mr. Waffles. He's still there.

WAFFLES:  What the heck, is this guy velcroed onto me or something?

ELLIE:  Maybe he's glued onto you?

WAFFLES:  That would totally be cheating. Ellie! Come over here and help me out.

ELLIE:  You're right Mr. Waffles. Mr. Mouse has velcro pants. 

WAFFLES:  Velcro pants???! 

ELLIE:  Velcro pants, Mr. Waffles. Should we report him to the rodeo officials?

WAFFLES:  I think velcro pants are punishment enough.

About Today's Photos

Halloween is coming up and  Glogirly has officially broken out Waffles' Meowleen wardrobe! She's a sucker for a mancat cowboy with a mouse saddled up on his back. (!)

Not to worry... no mancats or mice were harmed in the making of these photos. Waffles (and Ellie by default) got plenty of treats after their quick photo session. 

ELLIE:  Sorry about the velcro pants, Mr. Mouse.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Waffles' Reunion With a Very Special Houseguest

ELLIE:  Hey, Mister Waffles! Are you ready for another houseguest?

WAFFLES:  ANOTHER houseguest??! Who's coming this time?

ELLIE:  Pssst! It's Glogirly's cat lady friend from Kansas! Word is you and her go WAY back! Something about a weekend in Nashville??

WAFFLES:  That was just a conference me and Glogirly went to. Her friend roomed with us. 

ELLIE:  I heard you slept with her!

WAFFLES:  I don't kiss and tell, Ellie. 

About Today's Photos

Waffles and Ellie were busy helping Glogirly prepare the guest room for her dear friend, Lisa. They met YEARS ago through their blogs and attended more pet writing conferences than she can count. Many times Waffles and sometimes even Katie made the trip with Glogirly. 

It's true, Waffles shared Lisa's bed with her on more than one occasion! LOL!

This is one of our all time favorite photos of Lisa and Waffles during a 2014 trip to Atlanta for a special party that Waffles threw for all the cat ladies in his hotel room. (If you'd like to read about it, just click HERE.)

Fast forward NINE years to just this past week. Lisa and Waffles shared a special reunion nose touch here in the rocky mountains. Lisa AND Waffles haven't aged a bit!

The cat ladies found time for some hiking at a nearby park. Nothing like beautiful nature and good friends to recharge your soul! 

Lisa headed home over the weekend and Waffles has been searching high and low for her ever since.

WAFFLES:  Lisa? Lisa???! 

WAFFLES:  Was it something I said?!