Sunday, September 23, 2018

Welcome Back, Cuddle Weather! #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Guess what? Cuddle weather has finally returned, and I'm snuggling up with anything sitting still, whether it's Mommy, my grandparents, or a good ol' stuffie pile. I couldn't even bother to raise my head from this cozy stuffie pile to take a selfie, so I hope you don't mind my laying down on the job! I look pretty dreamy, if I do say so myself!


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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Caturday Art


Visit more artsy kitties in 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. The last time I panicked was Wednesday night. It was very late and I was batting my favorite new crumpled piece of paper across the floor, when it landed under the portable air conditioner!!! I tried to be very adult about it - I analyzed the situation by looking under the AC from all angles, even behind it, but my little arm wasn't long enough to get it out! Thankfully Mommy saw what had happened, and after oohing and aahing over how adorable and smart my reaction to the tragedy was, she moved the AC to free my toy.

2. My favorite word is LOVE.

Mommy's answers:

3. Loving cats isn't simply what I do. It's who I am.

4. Tough times are a blessing in disguise. They teach us to appreciate the good times more...at least that's what I try to tell myself.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Must-Haves from Triple T Studios

Mudpie and I can hardly believe that fall is finally knocking on our doorstep. This has been such a hideously long and hot summer here in Vermont (the 2nd hottest in history) that at times it seemed like we might never be able to cuddle again. Thankfully the last few days have felt heavenly chilly and Mudpie has already asked me to pull out her Santa blankie, which I was more than happy to do.

With fall comes a reemergence of my favorite cozy things - cocoa, hoodies, and snuggling with my fur baby while I read or watch TV. It's a time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays of Halloween and Christmas. It's also a time to think about updating your cold weather wardrobe and planning your holiday shopping list!

With that in mind, here are our fall picks for both cat ladies and their feline friends from one of our favorite online shops,  Triple T Studios...









Sleeping Cat Night Light with Remote



Cotton Rope Cat Bed



Halloween Bat Cat Scratcher



Halloween Cat Toys

Are you ready to go shopping? 
What's your favorite thing on our list?

This post contains affiliate links.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meow Like A Pirate Day

Pirate Mudpie is very protective of her toy box...


(Please don't tell her she's way too cute to ever be scary...)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Exciting News from Author Gwen Cooper

Last week I had the exciting opportunity to chat on the phone with Gwen Cooper, author of Homer's Odyssey, Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat, Love Saves the Day, and the Curl Up with a Cat Tale series. Gwen asked us to share some exciting news about her brand new release, My Life in a Cat House.

Here's what you need to know, straight from Gwen!



MY LIFE IN A CAT HOUSE comes out on October 30th, and I'm donating 100% of my royalties on all pre-orders and first-week sales (through November 4th) to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary in Raleigh, NC. Also, if you pre-order a copy of the book from your local bookstore (including chain bookstores, like B&N), you can enter to win a visit from me! Just email me at gwen@gwencooper.com with your name, your city/state, the name of the bookstore you pre-ordered the book from, and the number of copies you pre-ordered. Each pre-ordered copy counts as an entry, so if you buy two you double your chance of winning! And, of course, the more people who pre-order in the same town, the likelier that the winner will be in that town--so call your local bookstore TODAY, and get your friends to pre-order, too!

Online pre-orders from Amazon, etc. will not count for contest entry unless you pre-ordered online September 16th or earlier. I will, however, make the same 100% donation to Blind Cat Rescue regardless of where the book was ordered/sold.

Please take note -- for your donation and contest entry to count -- if you pre-order the book from your local bookstore, you then must actually go to the store and purchase your pre-ordered copy or copies between October 30th and November 4th. If you pre-order but don't buy and the bookstore has to ship their copy back, I will get charged for that out of my royalties, and it will take money away from the Blind Cat Rescue donation.

I'm also looking for a SMALL group of people to help me out in rallying pre-orders/donations to BCR. This SMALL group of people will get my private email address and home phone number (as we'll be in touch quite a bit), and whichever one rallies the largest number of pre-orders in their area will also get a personal visit from me. Anybody who's interested in being a part of this (small) group of Homer's Heroes can contact me at gwen@gwencooper.com. :)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Jukebox Junkie

In addition to being a country girl I've always enjoyed the early rock & roll music of the late '50s and early '60s. (This is one of the many reasons why I love Conway so much...he's the best of both worlds!) I'm crazy about that whole era and have often felt that I was "born too late."


While I was in the market for the Victrola record player I bought this summer, I was not in the market for a new CD player...until I saw this Victrola Retro Desktop Jukebox CD player. As far as I'm concerned, Conway's music just belongs on a jukebox, and I knew it would make the purrfect addition to my collection. In fact, back in 1990 he was one of the inaugural 10 artists inducted in the Jukebox Hall of Fame on the occasion of the jukebox's centennial birthday!

It arrived on Friday and I love it even more than I thought I would. It is SO impressive looking and the sound is amazing.


Instagram limited me to one minute, so here's the whole song I posted. It's one of my favorites because it shows how unreal his voice was.



Some of you have said you really enjoy Conway's rock music, so here's a few more songs you would've been likely to hear on a jukebox back in the day!







There will be loads of sounds from that era coming from my jukebox because in addition to having 95% of his country catalog on CD and vinyl, I just bought this amazing 8-CD, 202 song box set that encompasses his entire rock career...Mudpie's poor little ears!!!


Do you love the nostalgia of a jukebox as much as I do?