Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Unboxing July's CatLadyBox

 Take a look at what was inside July's pawsome CatLadyBox!

Featured Cat Lady Artist:
Amy Beth Payne is a cat-centric painter. She publishes a Highly Professional Business Cat calendar each year and runs a kitty portrait themed retail space.

Feline Purralysis Shirt: Most days during the fall, winter, and spring, I have feline purralysis...and I wouldn't have it any other way! Love the pretty purrple.

Cute Woven Cat Basket: I haven't decided yet how I'm going to use my basket but it is the cutest thing ever! I wish I was a foster mom so I could make a kitten bed out of it! 

Cat Coin Bank: Mudpie has asked to use this to help her save up for an emergency squeezie fund :) 

World's Best Cat Mug Catnip Toy & Wild Thing Catnip Bow Tie Toy: Mudpie is lucky she got either of these toys because I love them both so much! The animal print bow tie is super soft and the coffee mug toy is super creative.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Too Pooped To Selfie #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Lemme tell ya...between my Gotcha Day on Tuesday, and my Grandma's birthday on Thursday, I am one tuckered out tortie!!! 

Mommy just reminded me it's our 11th blogoversary tomorrow too. I'm getting too old for all this partying. I'm gonna need more squeezies for sustenance. 

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies blog hop! 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Retro Tortie #CaturdayArt

Visit more artsy kitties at Athena's Caturday Art blog hop!

And now our weekly answers (all answered by Mommy this week) for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

1. I'd like to peek into nobody's closet. It's kind of embarrassing the lack of interest I have in clothes LOL. Now bookshelves, on the other hand...

2. I secretly enjoy social distancing

3. There's no use crying over things you cannot control. Easy to say, not so easy to do.

4. If I don't get enough sleep, I have to take a nap at some point during the day.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thankful Thursday: Gotcha Day Wrap Up

Meows from Mudpie!

I had the most pawsome Gotcha Day on Tuesday! I had squeezies, a taste of cream cheese from Mommy's morning muffin, a little deli meat. I got a couple packages of my favorite Party Mix Morning Munch. and yesterday Mommy went to PetSmart and redeemed a coupon I got for a free treat (squeezies, of course)!

Most importantly, temps were only in the 60s so Mommy and I had tons of cuddle sessions! It was chilly enough I even felt like playing a little, and in the evening Mommy helped me read all the nice Gotcha Day comments I got on our blog and social media.

Oh, and today is my grandma's birthday, so I bet I'll be getting some extra cuddles out of her too! She thinks I'm the cat's pajamas, and she's right!

I'm super thankful for one of the best Gotcha Days ever!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Happy 7th Gotcha Day, Mudpie!!!

Meows from Mudpie!

Seven years ago today my life changed forever when Mommy decided I was the kitty to fill the empty hole in her heart that Truffles left behind. We've told this story for the past 6 years on my special day, but it's a real life "fairy tail" and I didn't think you'd mind reading it again. I know that I never get tired of telling it!

It all began 10 days earlier with a series of photos posted on the shelter website. Mommy says she saw my picture and had the same feeling in her heart that she had the first time she saw Truffles. Still, she didn't want to make a hasty decision so she saved my picture to her PC and tablet and kept looking at it over and over. When she finally decided to call the shelter and ask about me it didn't take long for her to decide that I was the one.

She filled out the adoption application, gathered the needed references, and was immediately approved, but then we hit a bit of a snag. The shelter doesn't typically finalize adoptions before the prospective family meets the pet, meaning I couldn't be placed "on hold" (for lack of a better term) and when Mommy spoke to the shelter on Friday afternoon she learned that another lady had just stopped in and was very interested in me! Thankfully the nice shelter volunteer heard the panic in Mommy's voice when she reiterated that she just couldn't come get me until Sunday (they had already agreed to open the shelter just for us!) and said she'd do everything she could to steer the lady's attention to another cat. (People are just drawn to me...what can I say???)

So on a sunny Sunday morning Mommy and my Grandpa made the hour drive to make our union legal and bring me to my forever home.

She had never been to this particular shelter before and thought it was so beautiful. She especially loved the cat quotes on the walls.

She enjoyed spending a little time with Thomas, the shelter mascot, but her heart was pounding with anticipation to meet *me*!!!

There was a cute little tortie in the front holding room, and at first Mommy thought it was me! Then she was told that I was sequestered in the shelter director's office because I don't play well with others. Tattle tails!!!

As soon as Mommy saw me it was all over...I held her heart in my paws!

In no time at all the paperwork was complete and I was on my way home. Mommy rode in the back seat with me and I barely made a peep. We just gazed at each other as well fell completely in love.

I made myself at home the moment I walked in the door, immediately gravitating to the toys set out waiting for me...

...and the pawsome cat beds too! (Geez, wasn't I a skinny, scrawny little thing???) I was totally tuckered out at this point!

The whole day was just a dream come true, one Mommy and I will never forget. Life is pretty darn amazing for this little tortie today. I have a wonderful family who worships the ground I walk on, and loads of friends in the blogosphere who welcomed me with open arms.

Of all the kitties in the world, Mommy picked me. And I thank Cod for her every single day.

Note from Mommy: I thank Cod for you every single day too, precious girl!

Do you remember the day you moved to your forever home?

Sunday, August 7, 2022

'Tis the Shedding Season #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Every morning when Mommy goes out to feed the birds, squirrels, and neighbor kitty, I'm waiting for her when she returns so she can hold the door open for me for a few minutes. 

That's when this selfie was taken, and it's obvious from the loose furs showing that she hadn't taken time to "do my hair" yet! (During the hot, humid weather she brushes me 3-4 times a day!)

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies blog hop!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Cutie in a Coffee Cup #CaturdayArt

Visit more artsy kitties at Athena's Caturday Art blog hop!

And now our weekly answers (all answered by Mommy this week) for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

1. The highlight of my summer so far has been Christmas in July and seeing Halloween merchandise appear on store shelves.

2. August is a good time to start scouring stores for new Halloween decor.

3. Political discussions often get me into trouble.

4. I start sneezing every time I try to dust. So I dust as little as possible!