Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie! 

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the pawsome cat dads out there...especially my grandpa!

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

Saturday, June 19, 2021

International Box Day #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie on one of the happiest days of the year for us kitties...International Box Day!!!

Since today is also Caturday Art day Mommy took one of her favorite "box pictures" of me and applied a bunch of different effects to it. She loves the rays of light coming from my cute little paw.

This picture was taken shortly after I moved here to my forever home, and I've enjoyed lots of great boxes since then!

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

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with someone involved in cat rescue. They're my heroes.

2. I would like to own a jukebox someday.

3. I can't stand the heat and bugs this time of the year.

4. Christmas in July is my favorite thing about this time of the year. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Fun Feline Finds: Garfield & Pooky Enesco Music Box

Garfield has been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. The original "crabby tabby," I identify with him in so many ways...we both love lasagna, hate mornings, and love spending hours curled up in front of the TV doing nothing.

Through the years I've collected nearly every Garfield book that's been released, numerous stuffed animals and figurines, household items like mugs and teapots, and loads of Christmas ornaments. (In the early days before the strips were collected in book form my mom would clip them out of the newspaper and glue them in notebooks for me. I still have those notebooks and will always treasure them!)

While I'm not adding to my collection as frequently as I used to, every now and then a piece catches my eye and I just have to have it, which was exactly the case earlier this week when I stumbled upon this Enesco figurine on eBay.

Other than Garfield himself his beloved teddy bear Pooky is my favorite character. Pooky brings out the soft side of Garfield and I always look forward to the strips that feature them together. This music box showing them dancing to I Could Have Danced All Night is so ridiculously adorable I couldn't resist. I just can't help but smile when I look at it.

Tomorrow is Garfield the Cat Day (and his 43rd birthday!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

See, Mommy? My Ear is Purrfect

Meows from Mudpie!

Last Monday morning Mommy noticed that I seemed to be having trouble with my left ear. I kept pawing and scratching at it, letting the ear droop and shaking my head. Her first thought was mites but couldn't imagine where I could've gotten them, plus I was only favoring the one ear. She came home from work and I was doing the same thing so she got a flashlight out to see if she could see anything obvious going on in there. It wasn't inflamed or smelly to indicate an infection and while it was a bit greasy/oily there was no dark discharge. She decided to see how it was on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning was much the same but I was acting completely normal otherwise, eating fine, just totally annoyed with my left ear. She started talking about calling the V-E-T that afternoon but decided to try cleaning my ear out with a cotton ball first. She didn't get much to show for her efforts but something must've worked because ever since then my ear has been perfectly fine! 

It's been a week now and she's keeping an eye out for any signs that it's bothering me again, but so far, so good! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

June Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

It's been a couple years since 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. This year we're delving into #1 hits from 1971, 1976, 1981, and so on. Let's take a look at June for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...

60 Years Ago - 1961, Hello Walls, Faron Young

This song was #1 for NINE weeks!

45 Years Ago - 1976, I'll Get Over You, Crystal Gayle

How many of you know Crystal Gayle is Loretta Lynn's younger sister?

40 Years Ago - 1981, What Are We Doing In Love, Dottie West & Kenny Rogers

35 Years Ago - 1986, Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes, The Forester Sisters

35 Years Ago - 1986, Living in the Promiseland, Willie Nelson

We hope you enjoyed our choices this month!
Let us know if you have a favorite.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

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!

1. I am overdue to visit the dentist. The dentist I went to my whole life retired (and has subsequently passed away), and after going to his replacement a few times I developed such a dislike for him that I refuse to go back so I'm in a bit of a limbo until I find a new one.

2. I am so sick of the heat. We've already had multiple days over 90 degrees and it's only early June. More than once our local meteorologist has said we've been one of the hottest areas in the Vermont!!! 
3. Peanut butter and strong cheese on a cracker is a strange snack I like to eat. 

4. A bag of old ALF comic books is one of the most random things I own. LOVE that alien!