Saturday, December 23, 2017

Caturday Smorgasbord: Art, Poetry & Fill Ins

(LunaPic's Needlework effect)

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 McGuffy's Reader...

Mudpie's answers:

1. I can’t wait to see my Secret Paws open my gift to them.

2. I have had the same cat beds and food dishes for as long as I've lived here. (Maybe it's time for some new stuff, Mommy!)

Mommy's answers:

3. I would not mind if Santa were to bring me a tortie sister for Mudpie.

4. On Christmas Eve, I always take a picture of the tree with all the presents underneath.

Lastly, we decided to try our hand at Angel Sammy and Teddy's Photo Poetry Challenge where each week they give us a photo prompt to write a poem about. I struggle with writing (and reading) poetry so I'm not sure we'll be able to rise to the challenge every week, but the given photo immediately put a funny little idea in my head and I went with it...

Mommy said Mudpie was going to the vet
It was time for a checkup she claimed

She didn't know her cat had other ideas
And swore that someone would be maimed

Unsuspecting she drove down a long, lonely road
Then with a loud pop she swerved to a stop, got out of the car and was pained

To discover that someone had messed with her tires
But Mudpie would never be blamed


  1. Mudpie, I love your needlework art piece. Merry Christmas!
    Yael from

  2. Your poem made me MOL! I'm sure LOTS of kitties could relate!

  3. WOW! You did have a cool idea for a poem that went with this photo....well done. I totally believe Mudpie had NOTHING to do with those tires......(tee hee). Thanks for joining in the fun - hope to see you again with a poem for NEXT Thursday's photo!

    Love, Teddy

  4. I do love the needlework effect, my friend. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!!!

  5. Sometimes, great poetry need be unmentioned. This is one of those times!

  6. You are a beautiful and festive masterpiece, Mudpie! And we love your fill-ins, as always. We completely agree with your #1 and can't wait to see our Secret Paws open their gifts. We also can't wait to open the gifts our Secret Paws sent us, which we'll be doing today! Your #3 sounds purrfect. Double the tortitude! We are so happy to see you participating in the poetic challenge, and your poem is fantastic! Have a festive Caturday, Mudpie and Melissa!

  7. Lots of fun at your house, this weekend, Melissa and Mudpie! :)

  8. Mudpie is there a new tortie maybe coming to your house next year? Are you getting a new brother or sister? You sure do look festive and lovely today.

  9. Ooh, Mudpie you are so pretty as needlepoint! Did you make that for Sandy Paws? Purrs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

  10. Hey--as to your number three answer --Amarula says that she would love to be Mudpie's long distance sister!

  11. That looks like Grampa's old car. MOL! Cool embroidary (sp?) piece.

  12. Oooooooo! We would like Santa Paws to bring Mudpie a sister too. ;)

  13. Lovely art!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  14. Love the cross stitch Mudpie! Your poem was fun :) Ohhhh another kitty for Christmas????

  15. Mudpie, you look beautiful in needlework! Wouldn’t it be fun if you got a little sister for Christmas? Except I think your mommy said once that you don’t get along so well with other cats!

  16. Very nice art and great poem. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I wonder if Miss Mudpie would like your answer to #3 ? :) Have a wonderful Christmas. XO

  17. We like the art and your snazzy poem
    Merry Christmas and Happy Mew Year
    Timmy and Family

  18. Wishing you both many blessings in the new year.