Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: The Leg Dangle

Meows from Mudpie!

Whenever Mommy holds the door open for me, she always cracks up at how I dangle my leg(s) out the door, just like someone dipping their toes into the water at the pool...

Ahhh, that sun feels sooooo good!!! 

Monday, May 20, 2024

Purrfectly Framed: A Mobile Cat Groomer Mystery by Ruth J. Hartman - Spotlight & Giveaway


When mobile cat groomer Molly Stewart asks her friend Evan to photograph her new feline clients, they both get more than they bargained for when the body of Evan’s old art teacher is found bludgeoned to death in his photography studio darkroom. After one of Evan’s photos catches suspicious activity in the background, Molly is ready to call the authorities with the newest piece of information. However, an anonymous phone call, which threatens not only her but Evan and their pets, convinces Molly to clam up and find the murderer herself. Will the tenuous situation end up being picture-perfect or a photo bomb?

About the Author:

Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats and her nights spinning mysterious tales. She, her husband, and their cats love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats sit in the people’s recliners. Not that the cats couldn’t get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else’s.

Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, farmhouse-dwelling writer uses her sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women who seem to find trouble without even trying.

Ruth’s husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her despite her insistence all of her books have at least one cat in them. See updates about her cozy mysteries at

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Rosebud the Mommy Stealer Guest Sunday Selfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Good news! My grandpa will be coming home from rehab on Thursday! (Now could someone kindly remind him that cats belong on the floor, not grandpas, so we don't have to go through this again?)

Today I'm reluctantly sharing a guest selfie. This is Rosebud. She belongs to the daughter of another rehab patient, and she gets to visit her grandpa there every day! 

Needless to say, everyone at the rehab facility has fallen in love with Rosebud, most notably, Mommy, and the feeling is mutual! Rosebud adores Mommy, and even flops down in front of her for - gasp - tummy rubs!!!

Yep, there's a serious love affair going on behind my back and Mommy is giving tummy rubs to a DOG!!! 

I guess she is kinda cute, and Mommy says she's as sweet as can be. She's a brindle pittie mix, so her coloring is very similar to my tortie colors. 

Mommy and Rosebud sure are going to miss each other when grandpa comes home, but Mommy belongs to ME!!! 

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

Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Purrtiest Flower #CaturdayArt

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. Back in the day, we didn't have the Internet. How did we live?!?!?!

2. A meerkat is an unconventional pet I would like to have.

3. Though owning my own pet sitting business is my dream job, I'd also settle for working as a pet sitter for someone else.

4. I'd like to get ???'s autograph. I honestly can't think of any modern-day celebrity that I care enough about to want an autograph. And everyone I admire from the past is already dead.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Monday Mischief: The Tortie Tirade

Meows from Mudpie!

It's no secret that I demand to be an only child because I loathe other cats. After all, even at the shelter I had to be sequestered in an office because I didn't get along with the other residents! 

The other day Mommy was holding the door open for me to get some smells, when up the driveway comes one of our neighbor kitties. (Not Mo, I actually don't mind him, which gives Mommy some hope.) Anyways, I've told this neighbor kitty exactly what I think of him before, so Mommy was prepared for what was to come. While holding the door tight (just in case) she whipped out her phone and started recording.

(If you have any kittens around, you may want to cover their sensitive ears. I don't want to be blamed for being a bad influence on the next generation.)

Yep, all of that hissing and foul language is coming from yours truly. The neighbor kitty didn't make a peep! He just stared at me like I had a problem. I did...him on my property! 

Mommy went into the kitchen to play back the video, and the sound startled even me! Laughing, she informed me that it was me on the video. I just don't know where I learned such language! I appear to be the sweetest, most innocent tortie in the world...fooled ya!

MOL...Mommy wishes I would tell off the people who come to our door the same way! 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Mother's Day #CaturdayArt #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Since I'd like to have a little extra quality time with Mommy for Mother's Day, I asked her if we could do just one blog post this weekend, combining our Caturday Art project with my Mother's Day message/Sunday Selfie

Happy Mother's Day to all the pawsome cat moms out there!!!

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

1. Life is too short to tolerate others trying to dictate how you live.

2. People who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals give me hope.

3. I've been feeling overwhelmed because LIFE.

4. I'm well aware that my year round Christmas blog header is a bit odd. I have a general header, as well as a Halloween header, but a few years ago when Blogger made some changes I heard people saying they were having trouble getting their headers to show up as the proper size, so I've been scared to change it.