Saturday, August 15, 2015

Our 4th Blogoversary & All Ears for Bootsie Auction

Meows from Mudpie!

I'm jumping into this whole blogging thing with all four paws today to wish Mommy a happy four year blogoversary! WOW! Mommy's been blogging for FOUR WHOLE YEARS...that's longer than I've been alive!

For our first Caturday Art project together we used to create a cute little cat collage of the 3 torties who have been a part of the last four years...Tara, Truffles...and ME!

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


We also wanted to tell you about a fund-raising event that we're participating in for a poor, abandoned, and hurting kitty named Bootsie.

This is from Bootsie’s YouCaring page:

"Bootsie was abandoned in Greenville, SC a couple of weeks ago when his owners packed up and pulled away in a U-Haul. There was poor Bootsie, sitting in his driveway for weeks until some new people moved in. Then Bootsie guessed they were not coming back for him.

Bootsie’s owners never treated him for ear mites he got way back in September of last year. A hematoma and horrible scar tissue has rendered him with a lot of constant pain and scratching. The canal which is bent normally, is so thin and convoluted that no medicine can get in to help bring him some relief. Can you even imagine?

Vets I have taken him to said the ear drum may rupture, which would be excruciatingly painful, but there is nothing more they can do for him. Then I researched a surgery called a TECA (total ear canal ablation). The ear canal and ear drum are removed. Upstate vets is the only one I have found that can do it at a cost of $1,800 to $2,000 dollars.

Every time I see him he is desperately rubbing his ear on the street and he shakes his head and paws his ear all day long without cease. I cannot stand to watch it and am putting in a steroid, but I know it is not getting down to do anything to help this poor fellow. His ear is always full of infection.”


An All Ears for Bootsie Auction has been created by our wonderful friends at Dash Kitten. There are some wonderful items available to bid on, from jewelry to books to clothing and much more.

Christmas is coming up and we would love to point out the items that we've submitted for auction: 


As the World Purrs said...

What an exciting time to start, Mudpie!
Congratulations, Melissa!

Your fur friends,
Gus, Pearl, and Jaq

Kitties Blue said...

Mudpie, how thoughtful to do a collage of all the MMM&M torties. Concatulations to Mom Melissa on that four year blogoversary. It is a great accomplishment. Hope you will be part of our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop tomorrow. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

GLOGIRLY said...

Congratulations, Mudpie! You're doing a wonderful job!

We're praying for dear Bootsie. We hope the small auction donation we're making will help just a little bit.

Sweet Purrfections said...

What an adorable collage. You're doing a great job, Mudpie!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow, congrats on your big milestone. We started our cat blogs the same summer! Wishing you all the best on your rebranding and new blogger Miss Mudpie.

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Gattina said...

What a very nice collage ! If this poor Bootsie doesn't belong to anybody, wouldn't it be better to just put him asleep ? He must suffer this poor cat.

Marg said...

Happy Blogobersary to you and the Mom. Mudpie, we sure are glad you came to live there. We thank you for putting some items on the auction for Bootsie. We sure hope that Bootsie gets better soon.. You all have a great Saturday.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary ! Concatulations, Mudpie, that's a beautiful collage ! Purrs

pilch92 said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! That is a great collage.

Unknown said...

Welcome to the world of Blogs and Caturday Art, Mudpie!!!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Mudpie, what a great time to start. Happy Blogoversary!


That sure is a good way to jump in Miss Mudpie. Guess what today is our blogoversary too! A big happy blogoversary to both of us!
You're off to a GREAT beginning!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collage! Hoping Bootsie reaches his goal soon.

meowmeowmans said...

That collage is such a creative way to celebrate your blogoversry! Happy 4th Blogoversary, dear Mudpie and Melissa. Here's to many, many more!

The Florida Furkids said...

Beautiful collage! Happy 4th Blogoversary. We hope they get all the green papers they need for poor Bootsie.

The Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

ConCats on yous 4 year blogoversary and here's to many many more. Weez purrayin' fur Bootsie. Have a gweat day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

CATachresis said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary. That is a great collage. How clever! xxx

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely art!

Happy 4th Blogoversary:)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely art!

Happy 4th Blogoversary:)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy Happy 4th Blogoversary!!!!! Can't believe it's been that long already!!!!!!!!! Here's to many, many more! xoxo

Unknown said...

Happy 4th!!!
*•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary Dear Mudpie!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy Blogoversary, and welcome to blogging, Mudpie! That is a great collage.

Cathy Keisha said...

Concats on the Blogoversary! Have you seen the latet updates. He’s doing really well and may not need the surgery although his bills are already up to $800. I hope we can raise lots of money with the auction.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! We're purring for Bootsie and hope he gets the help he needs.

Clooney said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary, that is wonderful...Congratulations! Love the collage, so sweet. Big purrs for Bootsie...

Priscilla King said...

Oh poor Bootsie. I wonder, though, about that diagnosis. Hematomas and scar tissue sound less likely to cause pain than bewilderment about his hearing loss, which the expensive surgery wouldn't cure.

Ingrid King said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary! I love the collage.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happy Blogoversary!