Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the ole pining

I'm not sure what I've been missing more these days; the strange, anti-technological and kitschier days of yore or Texas. Thankfully this video brings me back to both.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cat tus

living stone cacti
scottish fold cats

old man cacti
white persian cat

cat in a hat & prickly pear

I think when I make my big move into the desert, and never return, I'm going to divide my time between collecting cactus, feeding cats, and drinking sangria while watching lightening storms. My favorite cactus has always been the prickly pear, but I just discovered the "old man cactus" and it's just so durn cute I want to make it a cup of tea and tuck it into bed. Here are my fantasy Texan cacti friends and their cat counterparts.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Favorite Book

Yesterday I stopped in Barnes and Noble and spent about 30 seconds looking at the astrology books to see if any would pique my interest and help crush my cynicism. What ended up catching my eye was this gem of a book. I bought it immediately and I've been flipping through it ever since - like right now, I just flipped to a random page which is filled with incredible pictures of Nightjars and Frogmouths. They sound like something out of a Harry Potter book, but they're kind of like skinnier insane owls. I had no idea they even existed but I'd love to have a few as pets.

Oh and this is a Nightjar:

and this is their friend the Frogmouth:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

M: Marfa and Back

Marfa, TX. 7.3.11.

Well, we made it home in one piece. Only one blog post, but many stories to tell.

At some point, we both fell in love with Texas. Marfa is a very special place filled with lovely people and gosh darn DEEEE-licious food. I've also realized there is nothing quite like a cowboy. The charm, the country, the manliness. Eek! Cowboys win greatest type of man award. Jenny will agree with me on this. Perhaps more to follow.

There is also nothing quite like the open road. Just you, your car, and the horizon. Part of it is a little too overwhelming while the other part will leave you at peace with your personal state of mind. I know it sounds like I am talking out of my bottom BUT I believe if you've experienced this aspect of a road trip, you'll know what I'm talking about. At least I hope.

I will leave Jenny to tell the greatest tales of this trip -- she's better at telling stories anyway. It's been fun, weird, gross, exciting, frustrating, the list goes on and on and on. We've done things that we will probably never do again but that's exactly what I was hoping for.
In sister blog conclusion: I love you Jenny and I hope this post is alright. More importantly, you can put the girl out of Texas but Texas will never leave the girl.

Adieu for now,
madcat (maddog)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

maddog and wildcat's american road trip adventure

hey! meet our long lost new mexico goat family!
(they're much bigger in real life)

this post was inspired by an email we got from dad somewhere between arizona and new mexicaaow

subject: My two little Friends

Thursday, June 9, 2011

welcome to trout stew

hello and meow! wildcat & co. welcomes you to trout stew - enjoy the heartiness.