Saturday, May 25, 2019

It Always Rains On Caturday

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 stay home on Memorial Day. I'm a total homebody and take any opportunity I can to not leave the house!

2. I try to avoid travelling on long holiday weekends.

Mudpie's answers:

3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be some days you're the mud, some days you're the pie.

4. Not much motivates me to work hard. I am a cat, after all!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Unboxing May's CatLadyBox

The theme of May's CatLadyBox was "Cat Mom's Day"'s what was inside!

Featured Cat Lady Artist: The Dancing Cat Is there anything cuter than cats in pajamas? I think not.

Neon Cat Light: This is hanging over my bed next to my Pop Your Pup portrait of Mudpie. It looks beautiful!

Cat Mom T-Shirt: Wore this out on Mother's Day and already got a few compliments on it! The raspberry color is just gorgeous.

Band of Cats Cuff Bracelet: I love this bracelet so much but my wrist is so small it falls right off! I tried putting it up higher on my arm but I still can't get it to stay. Looking for suggestions on how else I could use/wear it?

Fluffy Heart & Crinkle Catnip Cupcake Toys: Feathers and anything that crinkles are Mudpie's favorite kinds of toys, so these were both a big hit with her!


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Book Review: Purrfect Alibi (The Mysteries of Max Book 9) by Nic Saint

When Marge Poole managed to get the world’s bestselling writer to come down to Hampton Cove for a reading at the local library, she never expected to become a prime suspect when the man is found murdered instead. Now it’s up to her daughter Odelia to track down the real killer, before the murder turns Marge into an outcast in the small town they call home. But when Odelia’s grandmother insists she join the hunt, things suddenly get a little… complicated.

Meanwhile, Odelia’s cats have some issues of their own to contend with. Like the fact that Dooley has become convinced that the apocalypse is about to happen any day now, or that Brutus has been acting very strange lately. And then there’s the fact that Max and his friends have been tasked by Odelia to lend aid and support in her murder investigation. Soon they’re ferreting out clues, interviewing witnesses and discovering some surprises of their own.

It's impossible to believe, but I swear this series gets more enjoyable and the feline characters more adorable with each new book. For example. in Purrfect Alibi alone, tough guy Brutus believes he's dying because of red spots on his chest and needs to be baptized, Max starts to think his owner's boyfriend is actually Jesus, and Dooley thinks the world will soon be coming to an end thanks to the Discovery Channel documentaries he's been watching. Oh, and let's not forget there's the murder of a famous author too, but for me that takes a back seat to the cats' crazy antics that left me giggling from beginning to end. I adored the introduction of a new kitty character as well, Big Mac, who plays a huge role in solving the mystery.

Summer reading season is upon us and this is a series that's best read from book 1 in order to follow the character development and mini soap opera among the cats. Download the entire Mysteries of Max series and treat yourself to one of the most adorable cat cozies available today. Purrsonally, I want to take little Dooley home with me. If you have read any of the Mysteries of Max books, I would love to know who your favorite kitty character is!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

May Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

Last month 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! Let's take a look at May!

40 Years Ago - 1979, Don't Take It Away, Conway Twitty

After 15 years of recording strictly traditional country, Conway could see that country music was changing. In 1979 he started producing himself, taking on a more modern sound and sexier image. He stunned people with the changes he made but it paid off big time. Don't Take It Away was the first of three #1 records from his amazing Cross Winds album. Songs like this are the reason he was called the "king of country soul."

(I love this performance so much that I have a poster on my closet door with an image from it.)

45 Years Ago - 1974, Country Bumpkin, Cal Smith

One of my all-time favorite country songs. Conway & Loretta recorded it as a duet, but Cal Smith's version is the chart topper most widely known.

50 Years Ago - 1969, Mama's Hungry Eyes, Merle Haggard

30 Years Ago - 1989, If I Had You, Alabama

I had the opportunity to meet Alabama backstage at a concert in 1991. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs.

Let us know if you have a favorite this month!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mudpie's Bunny Friend #SundaySelfies

Meows from Mudpie!

My new little friend didn't feel like taking a selfie but I wanted to introduce you to him/her today anyways. Over the past couple weeks Mommy and I have seen him in our front yard, back yard, even playing in the street late one night! (Mommy had a minor coronary watching that one.) 

We're a bit concerned about what's going to happen once the vegetable garden goes in the ground, but I sure do enjoy watching the little critter!

What do you think I should name him?

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies 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. Christmas (followed closely by Halloween) is my favorite time of the year.

2. My favorite character on Big Bang Theory is Soft Kitty. Is that even a character? I've never watched the show.

3. I could set a world record for online shopping. On a daily basis I ask myself how the world existed before Amazon and Ebay came along.

4. Adopting Truffles and Mudpie before meeting them in person is the craziest thing I've ever done. I don't recommend that anyone adopt a cat this way but it has worked for me! (Both were in out of the area shelters, I saw their pictures online and just *knew* they belonged with me.)