Monday, October 14, 2019

Torties Take Trips Too #MewsicMovesMe

The theme of this week's Mewsic Moves Me blog hop is "in honor of Columbus Day, songs about taking a journey. It can be an actual trip, or a trip into the imagination, or even an emotional journey."


I'm not a fan of travelling by any stretch of the imagination, but this is a topic that lends itself to some great songs. We'll start with a legendary Conway & Loretta duet about a trip across the Mississippi River to get to the one you love...











Should I be worried that Mudpie has her suitcase packed?

Where do you think she's headed, and who wants to ride shotgun?


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Heart Melting #SundaySelfie

Mommy here!

Mudpie melts my heart on a daily basis, but this took the cake.

Her favorite way to sleep in our bed is with me on my right side, legs bent just enough to make a little nest for her. Yesterday morning I woke up to find her sweet little head resting on the back of my leg, looking completely blissed out. I grabbed my phone to capture this priceless moment and was surprised that it came out pretty good in spite of no lights being on in the room.

Have you ever seen a more cozy, content kitty? I was so glad it wasn't a work morning because it was a moment I wanted to last forever.


The blankie she's on is from the wonderful Florida Furkids mom. And Mudpie is quite appalled that no matter what angle her photo is taken in our bedroom, Conway is in the background. She's just gonna have to learn to live with that!


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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Scary Mudpie #CaturdayArt


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!

Mudpie's answers:

1. Delectables Squeeze Ups are tasty. I'm totally addicted to "squeezies," as we call them. I want to try those Inaba Churus too but we can't find a place to buy them singly. Mommy doesn't want to buy a case if I'm not going to like them.

2. If I was going to a Halloween party, I would go as myself. So many people dress up as cats for Halloween, so I wouldn't even need a costume. Good thing because nobody's gonna cover up all this cute!

Mommy's answers:

3. If everything goes according to plan, I'll finish up my Halloween decorating this weekend. I'm so late this year!!!

4. Some of the haunted house attractions I went to as a kid are the spookiest things I have ever experienced. I miss going to those! One was a Haunted Forest and it was amazing. Now it seems like Halloween parties have taken the place of haunted happenings.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Unboxing September's CatLadyBox

The theme of September's CatLadyBox was "Teacher's Pet"...here's what was inside!


Cat-related office supplies are right up my alley, so this box made me very happy! The items are pretty self-explanatory so this month's post is primarily pictures.

"I Speak Fluent Cat" Shirt


Black Cat Scissors

Cat Binder Clip Set


Light-Up Cat Pen

Cat Memo Notepads


Catnip Ruler Toy & Crunchy Catnip Apple Toy

*************************************************************

Not a subscriber yet? Visit CatLadyBox today!

Interested in purchasing individual items from past boxes? You can do that too!

Disclosure: I receive a discount on my CatLadyBox subscription as a thank you for my monthly review. Regardless of compensation received, we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Napping Negotiator

I posted this story on my Facebook page Monday evening, but for anyone who didn't see it...

Put this at the top of the list of Cutest Mudpie Moments Ever...

My car lease is up at the end of the month and I've decided to buy it. I wanted my Dad on speaker phone when I called the leasing company because I had no idea what I should be asking.

While we were on the phone Mudpie strolled into the room and heard the seemingly disembodied voice coming from my cell phone. She climbed up into Dad's lap and started meowing...right into the phone!

The lady didn't say anything but I was laughing so hard I could barely contain myself. I only wish I had video! It surely would've been a contender on America's Funniest Home Videos, and maybe my little one would've won me enough money to pay for the car!


Negotiating such a tough deal took a lot outta Mudpie and she needed a looooong nap afterwards! I think she earned an extra Delectables Squeeze Up, don't you?

Monday, October 7, 2019

October 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 October for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...


45 Years Ago - 1974, I See the Want to In Your Eyes, Conway Twitty

In a way it breaks my heart and irritates me that some people only know Conway as a running gag/distraction on Family Guy. On the other hand I've read YouTube comments from people who say they looked him up after seeing him on the show and fell in love with his voice, so I guess if it's introducing him to a new generation it's a good thing. The one episode that featured an entire song, not just a snippet, was this performance.


40 Years Ago - 1979, Last Cheater's Waltz, T. G. Sheppard

Such a beautiful song...


35 Years Ago - 1984, I Don't Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song), Conway Twitty

This footage came from 1985's Wembley International Festival of Country Music in the UK. 


30 Years Ago - 1989, Living Proof, Ricky Van Shelton

Read on for my personal RVS story!



This picture was taken on August 31, 1991. As a fan club member, this was actually the second time I'd gotten to meet Ricky backstage. It was 2 weeks after the death of my childhood cat Patch and our hearts were still broken, but it was still an amazing night. Two things in particular I remember - it had been very rainy and the mud was insane, and I took note when he covered a couple Conway songs. (Even when I was enjoying another artist it was still always about Conway!)


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