Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday, America! #CaturdayArt

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. My plans for the weekend include doing as little as possible.

2. I can't understand the big deal about fireworks.

3. I'm grateful I have the freedom to speak my mind, even though everyone is so hyper-sensitive right now I end up keeping my mouth shut to avoid drama. I bite my tongue so frequently it's a miracle I still have one!

4. Pets make a house a home.

Friday, July 3, 2020

5 Years Ago: A Day of Firsts & Lasts

Five years ago today - Friday, July 3rd, 2015 - my very first CatLadyBox arrived. I had been looking forward to it for weeks and to finally see it on my front doorstep was exciting beyond words.

Bringing the box inside I immediately began to regret not signing up for the Crazy CatLadyBox which included goodies for cats as well as cat ladies because Truffles was so interested in checking out the box. In my defense, Truffles was never that into toys, so I figured it would end up being a waste of money, but I planned to give it some thought before renewing my subscription.

What I didn't know is these would end up being the last photos of Truffles I would ever take. Less than 4 days later she would be gone and my heart would be shattered into a million pieces.

The next morning she started acting a bit "off", and even though my concern grew as the weekend went on, never in a million years would I have guessed what was to come on Monday night.

What scares me most of all is that for the first time in 5 years the calendar falls exactly as it did in 2015 and I can't help but feel a sense of dread. July 4th is notoriously tragic for my family - my dad had a heart attack right on the holiday in 1993, my mom in 2014. I lost both Tara and Truffles on the 7th, 2 years apart. Hiding under the bed through the holiday weekend is not out of the question. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mudpie Gets Even

Meows from Mudpie!

I need to ask you as politely as I possible can to PLEASE STOP ENCOURAGING MOMMY!!! Anytime we do a mewsic post and don't include Conway it inevitably gets pointed out to her and makes her all the more difficult to live with!

I'm just kidding. Mommy says all the time that me and Conway are the only things keeping her sane right now so I'm learning how to deal with it. Sort of.

A few weeks ago Mommy got a ginormous package in the mail filled with Conway goodies from a friend in the Nashville area who scours antique malls and record shops for her. She laid everything out to take a picture and I immediately went over to check stuff out and make sure I got in the shot.

I figure he's always photobombing me so why shouldn't I return the favor???

The RC Cola poster is a cardboard display ad straight from Twitty City! I think it would make a pawsome new scratch pad but I know if I did that I would be looking for a new home. Mommy told me it cost as much as my adoption fee! Now I must ask, which was the better deal?

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Cat in the Camera #MewsicMovesMe

It's a freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop, and in honor of National Camera Day our selections are all songs that are picture-related. We'll start with photogenic Mudpie, as we should...

Our song picks this week are all a little more contemporary country than usual. There might even be an artist or two that non-country music fans will recognize!

We hope you enjoy our choices! Let us know if you have a favorite.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ooh La La #CaturdayArt

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. I almost twisted my ankle stepping on Mudpie's deshedding tool the other night. Luckily I caught myself because I don't have the time to be laid up with an injury right now!

2. I finally got around to taking a load to Goodwill and the line was so long to drop things off I gave up waiting and brought my stuff back home.

3. I find true crime shows very interesting. I'm especially addicted to Investigation Discovery which disappeared from my cable lineup after I bundled my internet with cable earlier this month. I was devastated but 10 days later Comcast added it to the package I subscribed to! Once in a blue moon things work out.

4. I have my doubts about how our nation's current struggles will end. It's scary to see things spiraling out of control and I don't see it ending well.