T.G.I.F. – They’re Good, an Award and Balloons


Friday, yes, it’s Friday, and we’re so ready for the weekend, how about you?  Today T.G.I.F. means They’re Good In Friendship, featuring Sisters Gracie and Dolly.  They sure are snuggly close enjoying some whiffies!!!

Sisters Gracie and Dolly

Sisters Gracie and Dolly

I was quite honored to receive an Inspiration Award from my friend Kim from Cindy Lu’s Muse.

Thanks KimI just love her blog and think that Kim has the most inspirational posts going, so it really was a surprise and an honor to receive this from her.  If you want to see some other great bloggers, go check out her post, there’s some goodies there fur sure.  Thanks Kim!!!

Also, every Memorial Day weekend our town hosts Freedom Weekend Aloft which is a terrific festival and celebration.  They have tons of balloons here every year too and this year was no exception.

Here’s a sampling of what we saw out our front window this year…

Freedom Weekend AloftFreedom Weekend AloftFreedom Weekend AloftFreedom Weekend AloftIt was lots of fun watching all the balloons go by, but I’m not real sure I’d like to be up in one of those things.  I’m not sure what we’re doing this weekend, how about you, do you have any plans?  Just remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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12 years ago

The girls look so happy (and pretty!) Congrats on your award…. Those balloons are beautiful… how lucky you guys are to get to see that… I have always wanted to ride in one of those….

12 years ago

Congratulations on the award. Love those balloons – would be fun to see that in person.

12 years ago

Congrats on your award! Gracie and Dolly look they have everything figured out. What a perfect spot!

Those balloons are beautiful. We have been to a few of balloon events up in Wisconsin. I am pretty sure I would not want to ride in one either!

Your pal, Pip

12 years ago

Congrats on that award. That really is a great blog of Kim’s. We will have to go back there and visit more often.
We didn’t know you lived that close to the Freedom aloft. What fun. I wouldn’t go up in one of those balloons either.
Hope you have a good week end and stay cool.

Max the Quilt Cat
12 years ago

Congratulations on the award. Much deserved! I’m on my way to check the blogs of the other winners. The girls look happy in the whiffies… We’re off to find a window too. Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

Maya, Harley and Lola
12 years ago

congratulations on the award 🙂
it is well deserved!
you are so lucky to see all those lovely balloons, but we agree,
it would be very scary to be up so high in the sky!
we also love the snuggly picture of the sisters 🙂

12 years ago

You are indeed an inspiration Brian! A very fitting award for your blog to be sure!

I hope all you kitties have a most wonderful weekend!
xo Catherine & Banjo

12 years ago

Sweet sister, great award, and a neat flight of balloons. Happy weekend!

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
12 years ago

Brian, congratulations on your very VERY well deserved award. I’m proud of all you do..I am..and so is mommy and you deserved that wonderful award. (((HUGS)))

The sisfurs look fabulous and mom, as usual, wants to get on the floor with them while the whiffie and snuggle them.


Batu Khan
12 years ago

Those balloons look amazing!!!


OMG those gorgeous balloons are very close to the rooftops. Hope they landed safely:)

Fuzzy Tales
12 years ago

Concats on the award! And we think seeing those balloons would have been pawsome!

We’re not sure what we’re up to this weekend, but the mom says her weekend *won’t* involve painting in the house for a change. 🙂

Enjoy the window whiffies and bird TV!

Hannah and Lucy
12 years ago

Gracie and Dolly look furry comfy and ready for a laid back weekend. We hope you all get some window whiffin time. What a great and colourful lot of balloons.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines
12 years ago

Concats on the award – you deserve it!! The girls look very comfy by the door.

Nothing too exciting here. Mom has another transport on Saturday and then a kitten shower at the shelter. Goofing off on Sunday!!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

It’s nice when sisfurs get along so well! Those balloons are pretty but they might be too scary for us.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Peggy Frezon
12 years ago

Great napping spot where they can check out what’s going on outside. Cool to have those balloons overhead!

Cat's Cats
12 years ago

I like that picture of Gracie and Dolly snuggling! One of my dreams is to go hot air ballooning on the Serengeti and see all the wild animals from up high 🙂

Congratulations on you award Brian, all your hard work for kitties is indeed an inspiration!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
12 years ago

Awwww beautiful Gracie and Dolly!! That is such a cute pic of you two relaxing and enjoying some window whiffing! Lovely!! Yay for this parade of balloons!!! Wonderful!!! Hello too to adorable Brian, Precious, Sascha and Zoe! take care

12 years ago

Snuggle-buddies!! They know the best spot in the house.

Love the balloons–we saw a lot when we lived in Colorado. Not so much here…..

Thanks for the well wishes for Toby. We’re hoping for the best.

12 years ago

We really love that picture of Gracie and Dolly sharing those window whiffies. 🙂

Concatulations on your pawsome award! We are inspired by you guys, that’s for sure. So we think it’s very well-deserved!

Great balloon shots … fun to watch, but I’m not so sure I’d like riding in one, either!

SAS........Sammy, Andy and Shelly

Concats on the award.

Mama got all excited about the hot air balloons….us kitties thought they were a little large for us to enjoy though……:)

Have a funtastic weekend, sweet friends.

12 years ago

Brian, Yous the Man! Yous deserves lots and Lots of awards! And we loved the ballons! (They are actually really fun)

12 years ago

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Cat Lady Diary
12 years ago

What sweet snugglers!

12 years ago

Congratulations on your award! The balloons look so pretty. I love to see kitties snuggling against each other, just enjoying the day. 🙂

Julia Williams
12 years ago

It would be fun to watch all of those balloons. I think I would try it, if I had the opportunity. A lot less scary than something like skydiving, and I imagine the view is incredible.

Sharon Mayhew
12 years ago

Awww, the girls look like they are having a lovely afternoon. 🙂

Wow, those balloons were wonderful, but I think I might be a bit nervous about getting in one too.

Happy Friday!

Bossy Betty
12 years ago

Move over kitties! I want some of that floor space!

12 years ago

Concatulations on the award, Brian – you ARE an inspiration!

Debbie & Holly
12 years ago

The girls look so beautiful!! Congratulations on the award…you definitely deserve it!!! Love the balloons! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Cathy Keisha
12 years ago

Those balloons sure are pretty as are your sisters. I’m waiting to see more Precious. Concats on your award. You certainly deserve it. xoxo

Gin, Richard, Bailey and Angel
Gin, Richard, Bailey and Angel
12 years ago

Kudos to you Brian, you are indeed an inspiration to all, furballs and us humans.
So, congratulations for a well deserved award and honor!

Love the balloons. They also appear in the skies here once a year but, Bailey
is a little afraid of the noise.

Have a great day!

12 years ago

Congrats on the award!

One year we live near a balloon festival and the balloons went over the freeway by mistake and they landed in our yards in our neighborhood. We got a SUPER close up. haha

12 years ago

Congrats on your award — you deserve it!

Happy Friday woofs & hugs,


The Golden Eagle
12 years ago

Great TGIF picture!

Congratulations on the award. I love the shots of the balloons; they’re so colorful!

12 years ago

Congratulations on your great award, you deserve it! Those balloons look really cool.

No plans except to chill with my peeps this weekend.

Nubbin wiggles,

Fuzzy and Zoe
12 years ago

Concats on your award – well deserved, we think! Miss Gracie and Miss Dolly look very happy to be in each others’ company! And those balloons look cool!

Laila and Minchie
12 years ago

Well deserved award! It’s so nice to have a sister shoulder to lean on, right Dolly? Have a great weekend!

Kim Thomas
12 years ago

You’re very welcome on the award, and so very deserving of it! Those balloons must have been pawesome to watch!! We’re not into riding in them, either, though. Have a fantastic weekend, whatever you do!

CindyLu et al xo

siku marie
12 years ago

Both you, and your blog are very inspirational and deserving of award recognition…Congrations, it is lovely! Seeing your sisters side-by-side watch life go by makes us smle. Do hot air balloons and their propane heaters make your ears hurt like they do ours (we howl when they fly overhead)? We have lots here in ABQ because of our thermals…beautiful but harsh on the ears. This weekend is swap cooler weekend, dad is going to hook things up so we will be cooler although momma says that will guarantee cooler weather (either way, we win, right?). Have a great weekend!

12 years ago

Well done on the award recognition, you certainly deserve it!
YOU are an inspiration.
Those sisters of yours look so happy and lovely.
Have a great weekend.


12 years ago

Girls, you´re so beautiful!!!!
HAve a nice weekend family!!!!

Tillie & Georgia
12 years ago

Brian, it is nice to see the sisters getting along so well 🙂
They look so comfy 😉 We like the balloons, but would not like to go up in one either!!! heehee Have a fun weekend!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

12 years ago

Well done Brian!!

Caren Gittleman
12 years ago

CONCATULATIONS on your MUCH DESERVED award!!! You ARE an inspiration!!

I have to tell ya, Dolly’s tummy has me laughing!!!


The Island Cats
12 years ago

We love seeing Gracie and Dolly enjoying whiffies together! And those balloons are awesome!!

12 years ago

Congratulations on the award! We agree that it is well-deserved!
It makes us feel all fuzzy and snuggly seeing the beautiful sisters reclining and taking it easy together. Have a fantastic weekend.
~Casper and Angel~

Mumsy and Co.
Mumsy and Co.
12 years ago

You two beauties look very comfy enjoying those window whiffies. Congratulations on the award…you are well deserving of it. Have a wonderful, fun weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

Ayla, Iza, and Marley
12 years ago

We are glad Gracie and Dolly got some window whiffie times! Um, Dolly really spreads out, doesnt she?

Congrats on the lovely awardie…