Saturday, March 23, 2019

Caturday Art

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!

Mommy's answers:

1. I admire anyone who devotes their life to making the world a better place for animals.

2. I can’t wait for lilacs to bloom.

Mudpie's answers:

3. I’m proud to say I have Mommy wrapped around my paw!

4. Noises from the television make me nervous. I'm a pretty brave kitty, but dogs barking, babies crying and other strange noises coming from the TV corner freak me out!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Pawsome Wins

Meows from Mudpie!

This week we decided to join the Thankful Thursday blog hop so we could show off some recent wins.

Back in January Summer gave away a set of RompiCatz cat toys and I was one of the lucky winners! The set contained fabric & feather teasers, plush tip teasers, and feather & bell wand teasers shaped like fish and cat heads (too cute!) I can't even tell you how much fun I've been having with these toys! Mommy thought my favorite would be the feathers because I'm bonkers over feathers, but so far the plush tip teasers have been my faves. They're totally different from my other toys and super fun.

(Unfortunately we don't have any photos of me playing with these toys because Mommy is totally inept at playing with me and taking pictures at the same time. Trust me when I say I've been going crazy pants!)

Then just a couple weeks ago Mommy was over the moon when she found out she won Lola & Lexy's pawsome Cat Cafe Swag giveaway! Their sweet mom Dawn was on the road all last summer visiting cat cafes and picking up souvenirs everywhere she went. (Mommy was SO jealous as she followed along on Dawn's adventures!) For a cat and coffee fanatic like Mommy is, this prize package was a dream come true and she couldn't believe that she won. Shirts, travel mugs, magnets, stickers, pins...oh my!!!

This week we're thankful for our recent wins, but most of all we're always thankful the friendship of Summer, Lola, Lexy, their humans, and all our other blogging pals!

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.