Saturday, April 9, 2016

Missing Merle #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

There's always country music playing at our house so we were incredibly saddened by the death of Merle Haggard on Wednesday. He passed away on his birthday! There's something especially cruel yet strangely beautiful about that.

Our Caturday Art this week is in black & white in his honor.


Mommy got to see Merle in concert about 15 years ago right here in Burlington. Her favorite song of his is The Fightin' Side of Me and her favorite performance of that song is this duet version with Toby Keith (who she's been lucky enough to see 3 times in concert!)



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16 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

It was so sad to hear. My momma wuz in da car and saw it on her phone and went and put on Django and Jimmie (Merle and Willie's newest album).

Anonymous said...

That is such a honourful picture for Merle, Mudpie. You have a gentle heart my furriend! Grandpaw is a huge Country Man, so we are remembering him as well. Extra Soft Pawkisses for the occasion. RIP Mr Merle <3 <3 <3

Austin Towers said...

We were sad too! My human grandad used to listen to him! That's a sweet picture, Mudpie, in his honour!! xox

Anonymous said...

Sweet picture.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, this is such a purrfect shot of you in honor of Merle Haggard. It was so sad to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

We love your Caturday Art. I didn't listen to Merle Haggard's music but I know a lot of people are missing him. Have a beautiful Caturday.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Lovely art piece in honour of Merle Haggard.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is nice that your Mom got to see Merle in concert. Too many losses in the music world lately. I love your art Miss Mudpie.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, that is exactly how you put it, cruel yet strangely beautiful that he passed on his birthday. Very nice picture, Mudpie.

Kitties Blue said...

Our mom doesn't listen to country as a rule, but she knows a gorgeous kitty when she sees one. Mudpie, you are stunning. This B&W created photo is amazing, and we love it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

robin lorraine williamson said...

so sad I can remember growing up with his songs your picture is very beautiful and solemn

Cathy Keisha said...

Amen to that song and there's been a lot of presidential candidates who are running down our country by saying it needs to be made right.

The Island Cats said...

He was a country legend icon....and will be missed.

meowmeowmans said...

Great picture, Mudpie. We were sad to hear about Merle Haggard's passing, too.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We heard about that - and on his birfday too.... *sighh*

Marie Symeou said...

Wow... beautiful pic!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie