Monday, July 15, 2019

July Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

This spring we premiered our new 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 were so happy that you guys seemed to enjoy it! Now let's take a look at July for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...(this month's selections aren't in chronological order because Conway comes first, of course.)

35 Years Ago - 1984, Somebody's Needin' Somebody, Conway Twitty

Two things strike me about this video - first, I would give my right arm to be on the receiving end of the ridiculously sexy smile at 1:45, and if you watch through to the very end he reaches down to shake someone's hand (I assume a female fan) and she nearly pulls him off the stage! Who can blame her???

50 Years Ago - 1969, I Love You More Today, Conway Twitty

"We've already done the things he plans to do
So don't be surprised if late at night 
I'm in your dreams with you."

Classic Conway...

30 Years Ago - 1989, Cathy's Clown, Reba

Probably my all-time favorite country music video. Reba sure made a beautiful saloon girl.

30 Years Ago - 1989, What's Going On In Your World, George Strait

40 Years Ago - 1979, Amanda, Waylon Jennings

Let us know if you have a favorite this month!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Cat Sitting #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

We have a guest selfie this week and I am *not* happy about it. Not one single bit.

Mommy is going to be cat sitting this little priss pants that lives next door for the next THREE weeks! Do you realize how much time that's going to take her away from moi? And would you believe Mommy said when she lets neighbor kitty sniff her fingers she scrunches up her nose and backs away? Mommy belongs to ME and my scent belongs on her fingers! 

Mommy says I should feel sorry for her, and how would I feel if she left me home alone for 3 weeks, but I don't care. I'm thoroughly disgusted by this turn of events and will rant if I want to!

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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Caturday Art

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

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

1. I am able to parallel park, but I won't. It's something so many struggle with, but I never did. Then when I took my driving test the instructor couldn't find properly placed cars to do it and he just had me mimic the movements as though there were cars there. Still, I haven't done it since and go out of my way to avoid it.

2. I won't ever drive a stick shift again. My father was determined that I learn to drive a stick when he started teaching me how to drive. I could not get the hang of it, and combined with the fact that I wasn't crazy about driving in the first place, it completely ruined the experience for me. Once I got an automatic to drive I loved it.

3. The current chapter of my life would be titled Is It September Yet?

4. I've been meaning to get a bunch more stuff gathered for Goodwill but haven't yet.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Paper Bag Day Flashback Friday

Meows from Mudpie!

Did you know that today is Paper Bag Day? I'm a huge fan of paper bags when Mommy brings them home from the grocery store. (Don't most kitties love to get inside the bags? Strangely enough, Mommy tells me Angel Tara used to prefer crushing them down and sleeping on top of them! It was one of her favorite nap spots and there was always one on the floor.)

I thought it would be fun to celebrate Paper Bag Day with a flashback to 2015 as we were getting ready for my first Christmas in my forever home. Mommy had come home from Trader Joe's and I ran into a slight problem...

(A word of caution: always remove the handles from bags before letting kitty play with them as they can be a strangling hazard. Mommy hadn't done that yet when these pictures were taken but I was never left unsupervised with the bag.)

Crap on a cracker. My favorite toy just rolled into this bag.

'Scuse me a minute...


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Book Review/Giveaway: Left Fur Dead (A Jules & Bun Mystery) by J.M. Griffin

Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has a very special relationship with one bunny in particular. Bun is a black-and-white rabbit who happens to have the ability to communicate through mental telepathy. Once she got over the shock, Jules found her furry friend had a lot to say.

One frigid March morning on their walk together, Bun spots a body. The police identify the frozen stiff as Arthur Freeman, aka Arty the Mime. Jules and Arty knew each other on the children's party circuit, where he’d perform magic tricks and she had an educational rabbit petting pen. With Bun egging her on, Jules decides it’s time they hop to it and put their heads together to discover who silenced the mime. But their investigation leads them down a rabbit hole of more suspects and lies, while a killer sets a trap for them .

I think the highest compliment I can give to this book is that after reading it I want to go out and adopt a rabbit!

In the debut of this wonderful new mystery series we meet Jules, owner of a rescue rabbit farm in a quaint New Hampshire town. Her constant companion is Bun, one of her rescues she's able to communicate with telepathically. On an early spring walk (Bun rides around in his own little baby sling), they stumble upon the body of a man they know from performing at children's parties together. Following numerous break ins at the farm and a physical attack that appear to be linked to the murder, Jules and Bun decide to do a little sleuthing of their own.

I'll admit to being suspicious of the person who ended up being the killer early on, even though I had no clue as to the motive. I enjoyed learning about the care bunnies require through Jules' activities at the farm, and I couldn't help but fall in love with Bun. He's sweet and innocent, wise and observant, a hysterical chatterbox and sometimes downright self-centered, yet he's beyond adorable and a total scene stealer.

If you're looking for a different take on the typical pet-centric cozy, you can't go wrong with Left Fur Dead. By the end of the book Bun is already looking forward to their next mystery, and so am I!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Remembering Two Precious Souls

Today is the fourth anniversary of the day my baby girl Truffles flew off to the bridge, and the sixth anniversary of the day her big sister Tara paved the way before her. 

It goes without saying this is the hardest day of the year for me. I've tried not to dwell on the anniversary approaching as much as I have in previous years, but that doesn't mean the pain has lessened in any way. Comprehending the tragic set of circumstances that took Truffles from me far before her time is something I will always struggle with, and most likely something I will never be able to accept. She deserved so much more from life. And the fact that I lost them both on the same day two years apart makes me wish I could scratch this date right off the calendar.

In honor of my precious girls, please give your own fur babies a little something special today. Maybe an extra hug or kiss, a few more minutes of play or cuddle time, extra treats wouldn't hurt either.

Our time together is so fleeting; their fragile lives all too short. Never miss an opportunity to show them how much they're loved.