Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cat Unemployment Awareness Week

Meows from Mudpie!

Our friends at the As the World Purrs blog created Cat Unemployment Awareness Week back in 2015 to shine light on all the unemployed (aka homeless) cats in animal shelters. With kitten season right around the corner lots of experienced (aka older) kitties will be overlooked in favor of their younger counterparts. Now is the time to take to social media and share cats in your community that are looking for full-time employment (aka forever homes)!

I went to the website of my alma mater, North Country Animal League in Morrisville, VT, and found several pawsome kitties looking for work.

Please join us in filling up Facebook this week with the adorable faces of adoptable cats!!!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Book Review: The Whiskered Spy by Nic Saint

When Tommy the cat witnesses a murder taking place right beneath his favorite elm tree, at first he’s not too worried. After all, humans will do these things, and as long as his own human keeps the kibble and the milk coming, life goes on. But when the murdered woman’s ghost comes haunting him and accuses him of gross negligence by not interfering when he had the chance, things definitely take a turn for the mysterious.

Regular readers of this blog know what I huge fan I am of Nic Saint's Mysteries of Max series. I recently discovered The Whiskered Spy, released a few years ago, is actually the author's first foray into the world of cat cozies. Different cast of characters, but almost as much fun!

The action begins when Tom the cat witnesses a murder (or does he?) while surveying his surroundings from his favorite tree. He winds up getting recruited by feline femme fatale Dana into the FSA (Feline Spy Agency), a secret group of cats who keep an eye out for us humans and come to the rescue when need be. Tom doesn't have much faith in Stevie, the cat he's partnered with, and with their only lead being the killer had a pimple on his nose, the task seems insurmountable. With secrets everywhere he turns, Tom's first case as a secret agent just may end up being his last!

I love books written from a cat's unique point of view as they try to decipher all the crazy things their humans do. The Whiskered Spy is fresh, funny, and ends in a twist I never saw coming. For books that purrfectly take you inside a cat's little world, you can't go wrong with a Nic Saint story!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ticked Off Tortie #SundaySelfie

Not exactly sure what I did that warranted this look from Mudpie. Maybe I should steer clear until I figure it out...

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

St. Catty's Day #CaturdayArt

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

And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

Mudpie's answers:

1. I could live on love.

2. I rarely do anything naughty, but when I do, Mommy doesn't get upset with me. I could pretty much get away with murder around here ;)

Mommy's answers:

3. I would most like to be known for being a great cat mom.

4. If you want something, you have to go after it.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Unboxing March's CatLadyBox

The theme of March's CatLadyBox was "March Meowness"...here's what was inside!

Featured Cat Lady Artist: Este MacLeod

Kitten Shoulder Tote: I used to change purses every few months but since getting my Chala bag a couple years ago I haven't been tempted to make a switch...until now. I am so in love with this bag it's ridiculous. Vegan-friendly, super soft and roomy, neutral camel-colored so it goes with everything, and the cutest cat head pocket on the front you've ever seen. One of my favorite CLB items ever!

Cat Sequin Keychain: These sparkly keychains came in pink, purple. and blue. I'm so glad I got the pink! It would look super cute hanging from my new tote, but I have plans to make a necklace out of it :) 

Cat Silicone Can Covers: Useful and adorable at the same time!

Catnip Ladybug: Mudpie loves toys that you can bat around the floor like a hockey puck. I'm surprised she hasn't lost it by now!

Dandy Dandelion Catnip Toy: When I pulled this toy out of the box Mudpie took it from me by the stem and immediately started playing with it. Most of the pictures I took are destined for this month's blooper reel, but this one is too cute to leave out of today's post.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Guess Who's Photobombing Me?

Meows from Mudpie!

When Mommy snapped these 2 pictures of me with a Conway CD tin in the background, she couldn't help but crack up at the looks on my face and the story they told.

He's behind me, isn't he?

Now we challenge you...

What do you think I'm screaming?


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Book Review: Cat Poems by Mollie Hunt

Let the mystery
that is cat
teach and inspire 
those of us
who are merely human.

Mollie Hunt is an incorrigible cat person. In "CatPoems" she celebrates love, loss, and life shared with the feline species.

*Includes the poem, Tyler,winner of the Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion award for poetry 2018.

I have such admiration for anyone who can write poetry because it's a form of writing I struggle with. This collection of cat poems touches on the joy of becoming acquainted with a newly adopted friend, the heartbreak of saying goodbye to an old one, viewing life through a cat's eyes, and celebrating those who foster and advocate for cats. There's even a Christmas poem that every cat mom or dad will identify with.

I've always thought of cats as poetry in motion, so even though it's a genre I rarely read I enjoyed every single entry in this book tremendously.  I guarantee Two will take you back to those innocent days with your childhood cat, and New will remind you of the unforgettable day you brought your current pet home for the first time. Every one will touch your heart.

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