Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fun Feline Finds: Vintage Cat Mask

Last year around this time I was browsing Walmart's website for Halloween goodies when I ran across this vintage cat mask. I fell in love with it, but of course it wasn't available in my store, and it was sold out online too. I found a few listed on eBay for $50 paired with a vintage pumpkin mask that had also become scarce. Once the spooky season was over I gave up trying to find it.

Fast forward to last week when I was once again checking out this year's Halloween offerings at Walmart, and when I did a search for "Halloween cat" the very same vintage mask was at the top of my search results! Not only that, it said 2 were available at my local store! I was hoping to be able to order it online and then pick it up later in the day, but that wasn't an option. I was so eager to get my hands on the mask I nearly left work early, but I was a good girl and waited.

Finally at lunch I flew out the door and headed for Walmart, where both masks were still sitting on the shelf. (Which leads me to ask, with everyone so paranoid about COVID, why are Halloween costumes out in the open for anyone to try on, possibly contaminate, and then put back down?) 

But anyways, I finally had my vintage cat mask, which I plan to hang on the wall with my Halloween cat decor. Better still, Mudpie's squeezies were finally restocked after being unavailable all summer, so it was a very successful shopping day!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hand Over the Squeezies and Nobody Gets Hurt #SundaySelfies

Meows from Mudpie!

This week Mommy helped me snap my selfie from the coffee table where I eat my squeezies each day. If I look rather impatient it's because I am. I'm not a fan of lollygagging when it comes to serving up my favorite snack, and taking a picture of my desperation felt like she was mocking me!

(For anyone concerned about the abuse I endure, I'll admit that immediately after this was taken I got my half squeezie. Yes, I only get half at a time so I can have them more often, or so Mommy says...)

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

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Meow Like a Pirate Day #CaturdayArt

Ahoy! It is Mudpie, pillager of cat treats! 

Since Meow Like a Pirate Day falls on Caturday this year I decided to cartoonize my very first pirate post from 2015 as I guarded my pink treasure chest full of squeezies! 

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

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

1. If you are looking for unconditional love, try adopting a pet.

2. People who devote their lives to making the world a better place for animals fill me with hope.

3. It’s only a matter of time before things get back to the way they were pre-2020. I hope. Who would've thought "the good old days" were last year?

4. Cats and Conway are my favorite conversation topics.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Unboxing September's CatLadyBox

The theme of September's CatLadyBox was Cozy Cats...here's what was inside!

Featured Cat Lady Artist: Celeste Gagnon Smale "Fall Echo" The character Echo is based on the illustrator's late cat. Can you see the little mouse hiding in the leaves? I would love a larger print of this. One of the cutest cards yet.

Cozy Cats Shirt: Our blog is all about living a cozy life with cats, and this trio of cozy kitties is just the cat's pajamas. The autumnal color will go purrfect with my fall wardrobe.

Cozy Cat Rope Basket: I can honestly say I've never had a cat-shaped basket! Such a clever design. I'm going to use this to hold some of my favorite collectible cat dolls.

Counting Cats Pillowcase Set: Last spring Mudpie started sleeping on my pillow at night for the first time. I loved having her so close while I was sleeping and hoped she wouldn't forget doing it over the long, hot summer. She didn't! Over the past couple weeks she's been curling up on my pillow again, and now we have these cute new pillowcases to share pillow talk on!

Fuzzy Squirrel and Fall Leaf Toys: It seems like every month the accompanying tags on these toys are just as adorable as the toys themselves! CatLadyBox thinks of every detail, right down to the tag artwork. Once Mudpie is through bopping these around I just might snitch them for my fall decor!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Bag Ban Blues

Meows from Mudpie!

Ever since July Mommy has been griping about the plastic bag ban instituted here in Vermont. Retailers are no longer allowed to provide single-use plastic bags even though many people repurpose them as trash bags (not to mention for used kitty litter!) Stores can still provide paper bags but there's a ten cent fee now! Mommy says she refuses to pay for something that's always been free.

So now every time Mommy goes shopping she has to make sure she has enough reusable bags in the car. So you know what I started thinking? If I lay down on the reusable bag, she won't be able to leave me and go shopping!

What's that, Mommy? There are more bags in the car? Oh well, I tried. Bring me back some squeezies!

Monday, September 14, 2020

September Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

Last year we premiered our mewsic feature "Retro Country Rewind," a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago. We have so much fun gathering the songs for it and hope you enjoy our selections.

Let's take a look at September for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...

45 Years Ago - 1975, Feelins', Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

If I told you that I loved you
Could we slip away where the lights are low
And if I put my arms around you
And held you close could you tell me no

Take me away, Conway...

40 Years Ago - 1980, Lookin' for Love, Johnny Lee

(From the Urban Cowboy soundtrack)

35 Years Ago - 1985, I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, Rosanne Cash

(I've selected 3 songs from 1985 because I couldn't choose a favorite. I love them all equally!)

35 Years Ago - 1985, Modern Day Romance, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

35 Years Ago - 1985, I Fell In Love Again Last Night, Forester Sisters

We hope you enjoyed our picks this week! Let us know if you have a favorite!