Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Savoring the Pro Plan Experience #ChewyInfluencer

Meows from Mudpie!

It's been a couple months since I've done a review for Chewy.com - something about Mommy being too busy to help me - but when I got our email this month I knew this was a review I could take the reins on all by myself without any assistance from her. (Well, except for the whole typing and editing photos thing...)


You all remember how much of a Pro Plan girl I am, right? Awhile back they introduced a new line of kibble mixed with pieces of shredded meat. I received a sample bag of the chicken flavor and didn't care for it, but now they've added turkey to the lineup, which is my favorite Pro Plan kibble flavor, so I was very excited to give it a try.

Before I give my verdict, here are the key benefits according to Chewy.com:

Key Benefits
  • Protein-rich formula features real turkey as the very first ingredient to help maintain lean muscles and an ideal body condition.
  • Unique combination of crunchy kibble and tender, shredded bits creates taste and texture variety that helps prevent food boredom.
  • Formulated for the indoor cat with natural fiber to help prevent hairballs and natural prebiotic fiber from chicory root to support healthy digestion.
  • Fortified with a comprehensive array of essential vitamins and minerals for complete and balanced nutrition that performs.
  • Proudly produced in the USA in a Purina-owned facility using high-quality ingredients for quality and safety.

Drum roll please...I pawsitively love this food! Mommy was skeptical that I would like it even though it's now available in my favorite flavor since I don't like anything freeze-dried, but I've gobbled it down every day since it arrived. Since I have a bit of a sensitive tummy we love the addition of prebiotic fiber, and we credit my shiny furs and muscular bod to my Pro Plan diet too!

The Purina Pro Plan Savor Shredded Blend Indoor Turkey & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food is currently on sale at Chewy for only $8.99 for a 3 pound bag! Chewy offers FREE 1-2 day shipping for orders over $49, and with over 500 brands in stock they have something sure to make every cat or dog happy. Tell them Mudpie sent you!

Disclaimer: We received product compensation from Chewy.com as part of their Blogger Outreach Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we never recommend a product we don’t fully believe in.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend #MewsicMovesMe


It's a freebie week for the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop so we decided to create a short Veterans Day playlist...




You're not imagining things, there are no Conway songs on my list! That's only because I'm saving the best for last. 

Even though it's not Veterans Day related, I have to mention his classic It's Only Make Believe, which was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 60 years ago this week, on November 10, 1958. It was a monster record, becoming a hit in 22 different countries and selling over 8 million copies. This is a song I could listen to on "repeat" for hours on end...



Do any of our choices catch your ear?

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Gazing at the Stars #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

Mommy and I found this template on Photo Lab and fell in love with it. Notice how the kitty couple is gazing up at the stars, and what do they see but moi


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!

Mommy's answers:

1. I just can't believe Christmas is less than 50 days away. Why does this time of the year have to go by so fast while summer just drags on and on?

2. My next cat will be named Conway Kitty. Mudpie has been warned that one day she will have a brother, and that will be his name. I've seen it so often lately on Instagram and at the cat cafe in Nashville, and I can't think of a better way to honor a man who means so much to me.

Mudpie's answers:

3. The sound of kids screaming and babies crying on TV makes me cringe. It wakes me up from peaceful naps on Mommy's lap.

4. Right now, I am craving a nap on Mommy's lap. Hope she turns the TV off!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Unboxing November's CatLadyBox

The theme of November's CatLadyBox was Cats in the Kitchen...here's what was inside!


Featured Cat Lady Art "Pesto Dreams of Sushi" by Amy Payne": Known for her Highly Professional Business Cats portrait series, Amy works out of her home studio with kitties Pinky Pistachio and Pimento Cheese.

Cat Kitchen Utensils Set: This adorable 5-piece silicone set with cat heads on top is going to be used as decorative items in our kitchen because I don't trust myself to use them. I have a nasty habit of leaving kitchen utensils in the oven (while it's on) and just a few weeks I melted a plastic bowl after turning on the wrong burner on the stove top. I really am a fire hazard so I can't put anything this cute in jeopardy.


Mod Cats Dish Towel Set: I'm tempted to hang these in the kitchen as decoration, or maybe find some other nicer use for them than drying dishes.

Cat Spoon Rest: Okay, so I'm not using anything in this box as it was intended. This is going on a bureau to hold knick knacks!


Chef Hat & Bread Slice Catnip Toys: Mudpie loves these toys and has used them each in different ways: the chef hat gets bopped around the house, the bread slice makes a cozy pillow in her KatKabin.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Chewy Box Love

Mommy nearly gave herself a hernia hauling this box containing 40 pounds of litter and 3 pounds of kibble into the kitchen, but it ROCKS! Why is she saying it's too big to stay in the house???

(Wait a minute...is "Box May be Heavy" a crack about my weight?)



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Book Review: My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines by Gwen Cooper


Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, mysteries, and life-changing moments.

Gwen Cooper—author of the blockbuster bestseller Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat—returns with the ongoing adventures of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family. Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this memoir told in eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen’s devoted readership has come to know and love.

Raised in a dog-loving family, Gwen never pictured herself as a “cat person.” But from the very first feline she adopted—an adorable five-week-old rescue kitten, slow to learn how to trust after life on the streets—Gwen was smitten. Eventually one rescue kitten became five, and all the ups and downs of a life with cats are lovingly depicted here: From the obsessive cat who teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning, noon, and night from his hapless human mom; to the crafty white beauty who raises outside-the-litter-box thinking to the level of an art form; to the routine vet trip that turns into a hijinks-filled misadventure on the streets of Manhattan with three (VERY cranky!) felines in tow. And Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in new tales of life and love after worldwide fame.

Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House will leave you laughing out loud, shedding an occasional tear, and hugging your own cat a little bit closer. Read and rejoice!


There's something about Gwen Cooper's cat books that touch my heart like few others, and My Life in a Cat House is no exception. I savored this compilation of her Curl Up with a Cat Tale essays, reading one per night. Each night while reading I would think to myself, "this one is my favorite"...until the next night when *that* story became my favorite. Each one is just that special, and with each story I felt Gwen's love for her cats, and cats in general, bursting off the page. 

There were moments that left me in hysterics, such as the conversation between Gwen and her husband where they debate who is going to clean up the cat vomit in the kitchen. (Hubby figures she should do since she's so much better at it - well, practice makes purrfect - and what if someone is sick? Well, short of calling in a CSI team, how is she supposed to know who the culprit was if no one saw it happen?) Other moments left me in awe, like when one of her cats who loved playing with crumpled up paper would start bringing her whole sheets of paper to crumple up and toss! Balls of paper are one of Mudpie's favorite toys too, and while I think I have the most brilliant cat in the world, even she hasn't figured out that paper balls start out as flat sheets!

Of course being as emotional as I am about cats, many moments left me in tears, both happy and sad. One passage rang so true for me, and is such an important reminder for all pet parents, that it needs special mention here. Gwen's cat Clayton loves nothing more than playing fetch with his toys, to the point of obsession. While at first Gwen finds this behavior quite irritating, she has come to the following conclusion:
These days, I'm more apt to appreciate the fleeting nature of a cat's obsessions-of a cat's life. Clayton is still young, but time moves much faster than it used to. Just yesterday, Clayton was a kitten. Today he's five. Tomorrow he'll be a little old man struggling to lug himself around on his three legs. His days of flying up and down the stairs like greased lightning in pursuit of a toy mouse will be a distant, cherished memory. Much sooner than I'm ready for it, I know, a time will come when I'll think, What wouldn't I give to play fetch with Clayton just once more! 
I can't tell you the profound impact that passage had on me as I stopped to think about all the times Mudpie wants to play and I'm too absorbed in what I'm doing to participate or simply stop and watch the joy it brings her. I know all too well that a beloved cat can be gone in the blink of an eye and that every moment we have with these precious little gifts should be cherished. 

Whether you've enjoyed every one of Gwen's cat books or this is your first, snuggle up with a cat or two while you're reading. I guarantee with each turn of the page you'll pull them just a little bit closer as you realize just how empty your life would be without their unconditional love. 


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. As members of the Amazon Associates affiliate program, if you click on our links and buy something Mudpie gets a little money for her piggy bank!

Monday, November 5, 2018

An Unconventional & Unforgettable Duet #MewsicMovesMe

The theme of this week's Mewsic Moves Me blog hop is "unconventional duets," such as country-pop crossover duets, or duets by artists from different genres you wouldn't expect to collaborate together. My choice couldn't have been any easier.


Conway did a lot of duets - of course his partnership with Loretta Lynn is legendary, and he also sang with both of his daughters and a number of other country artists - but only once did he step outside of country music in one of the most powerful musical moments of his long career.

Rhythm, Country & Blues was an album released in 1994 which brought contemporary country and R&B stars together to sing duets on songs from the two genres. Conway was paired up with Sam Moore from the soul duo Sam and Dave to cover Brook Benton’s ”Rainy Night in Georgia.”


It was recorded, and its accompanying video shot, on May 3, 1993, while ironically it was pouring rain outside. No one could have guessed that it would end up being Conway's last time in the studio. He passed away on June 5th.

Listening to this song and watching the video - even after all these years - still gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes. He looked and sounded so amazing right up until the end. I've read that Sam Moore was completely enamored by Conway and honored by the opportunity to work with such a legend (just watch his facial expressions while Conway is singing). The two hit it off immediately like they'd known each other for years and even discussed working together again in the future.

If only...



If anyone is interested in learning more about the project as a whole, PBS produced a documentary featuring interviews and the history behind everyone involved. (Conway & Sam Moore's segment begins at 33 minutes in...)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Half Awake #SundaySelfie


Do you need some coffee to help get you going, Mudpie?


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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Radiant Beauty #CaturdayArt


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


And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge (all answered by Mudpie this week), hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

1. One can never give too much love to a cat.

2. Given the choice of playing or eating, I would pick playing every time. I eat to live, I don't live to eat!

3. Cooler weather makes me feel cozy.

4. I never go a day without being ridiculously adorable.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Flashback & Friendship Friday

Meows from Mudpie!

While looking back to see what we were doing 2 years ago this week, we were reminded that on Halloween of 2016 the Mudpie Mobile came home! Thankfully I've only had to ride in it a couple times to visit the V-E-T, but as a race car driver wannabe I had to take it for a spin, right?


Mommy learned how to drive in a Jeep Cherokee and had barely ever driven anything else so she was nervous about making the switch, but she absolutely loves the Patriot. (She especially loves the Sirius radio that alerts her every time Conway comes on anywhere around the radio dial! Never mind drinking and driving, I don't think it's safe for Mommy to Conway and drive, do you?)


In case you were wondering, the yellow kitty with a death wish under my wheels was our neighbor kitty Milo, who has sadly since gone to the Rainbow Bridge. (No, I didn't run him over.) We sure miss Milo's visits.


As we wrap up Halloween, Mommy would like to thank our friends at As the World Purrs for the Target goodies they sent us (our Target *finally* opened, but too late for Halloween merchandise to be on the shelves).

And I would purrsonally like to thank Miss Sharon from Friends Furever for the yummy new blankie she sent me! I predict many warm and cozy nights during the long winter ahead!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Meowloween!

Meows from Mudpie!

I'm afraid to say Mommy hasn't really been in the Halloween spirit this year. She decorated and has taken part in all her usual traditions, but she just hasn't been as excited about it as she usually is. She didn't even think to change our blog header until last night!


So we weren't really sure what to do for our Halloween post until our friend Valentine at Noir Kitty Mews announced his Spooky Nanner Contest asking for spooky photos of kitties and bananas (toy or real) because he goes bananas for Halloween!

I play a lot with my nip nanner but we have no photographic evidence of this, but we did have a photo of me posing with Mommy's stuffed Bananya anime character which we used to create a spooky little graveyard scene. Anyone care to join us?


Happy Halloween everyone, and hopefully Mommy will get with the program when it comes to Christmas!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mudpie Interviews...Little from Mollie Hunt's Crazy Cat Lady Mystery Series


Meows from Mudpie!

I was just going through our blog and can hardly believe I haven't conducted an interview since July! Boy, do I feel like a slacker! That all changes today because I'm chatting with the kitty crew (led by the lovely Little) from Mollie Hunt's Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series. I hope you enjoy meeting them and check out their books!

Welcome, everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today. Could you start by telling us a little about yourselves and how you came to live with Lynley?

Little: Hi, Mudpie. I’m Little. I’ve designated myself official spokes-kitty for today’s interview. Since there are so many of us, to do it any other way would be a cat-tastrophe! As you may have heard, our cohabitor Lynley Cannon is a cat shelter volunteer, so she’s always finding kitties in need. She also fosters cats, and every once in a while, she doesn’t want to give them back. That’s how I ended up with her, in fact. Some people call it a “foster failure,” but Lynley calls it a foster success!

Let me introduce the rest of us. Dirty Harry, the big tuxedo boy, has been with Lynley the longest, and now he’s getting on in years now. He was a stray who wouldn’t leave, and we all love him dearly.

Violet arrived from a needy friend. She’s the fat one— oh, I’m not supposed to call her fat, am I? But what else can you say about a cat who looks like a gray velvet beach ball?

Solo came not long after, white with one green eye and one blue eye and totally deaf. She is shy and lives under the couch.

Big Red, another porch stray, is also on the shy side, but I don’t know why, since he’s a huge red tabby who shouldn’t be scared of anything. Maybe it’s something from his past. He doesn’t like to talk about it.

Lynley adopted Tinkerbelle from Friends of Felines cat shelter. She’s the oldest of all of us, all black and floofy. Lynley calls her a therapy cat and takes her to visit people in catless places like hospitals.

Emilio is black too, but twice the size of Tinkerbelle. He came from the Cloverleaf Animal Sanctuary in the San Juan Islands when Lynley went for an art retreat there. Tink, Emilio, and I are Lynley’s Beauteous Black Cat Club.

Mab is the only breed cat in our clowder. She’s a lilac point Siamese who Lynley rescued from a nefarious breeder. She’s still little more than a kitten, and acts accordingly.

I hope you can remember all that, Mudpie. Don’t tell anyone, but I think we may be getting another sister at the end of Cat Café. Solo is in for a bit of a change in this book, too.

What is a typical day like at your house?

Little: Well, obviously the first thing we must do is wake up our cohabitor and get her to feed us breakfast. Feeding time can be quite a chore at our house, because some of us are on special diets and medication. Big Red has IBD. Yuck! But he takes pills so he’s normal unless he eats something other than his prescription food. Unfortunately he likes our food better, so Lynley has to feed him in a place of his own.

Lynley plays with us every morning and evening. We have more toys than we know what to do with, but we love to torment her by snubbing the toys and playing with bits of paper or string instead. We like to help her clean the house by jumping in the bed when she’s making it and lying on her papers when she wants to straighten up. It’s all fun and games until the vacuum comes out!

All of us are indoor cats, but a few years ago, Lynley had her back yard completely cat-fenced, so now we get to go outside. I personally love to go out, but some of the others, not so much. Harry used to be quite the gallivanter in his day, but now he’d rather lie in his window bed and watch.

Most days, Lynley goes to Friends of Felines to volunteer. I don’t know why she needs to care for other cats when she has all of us, but she’s just nice like that. We don’t usually mind because she goes during the day while we’re all at nap.

She does other things that have nothing to do with us. She likes to listen to hip hop and take walks with the senior ladies. She spends a lot of time on her computer, looking up her Scottish ancestors. I know there must be a Scottish Fold in her background somewhere. I hear from our fellow cat character Joe Grey of Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s Joe Grey mysteries that the Celtic cats are magic. I’m sure she has inherited a little magic from them.

Do you all tend to get along or is there any kitty drama going on?

Little: Oh, we all get along, some more than others. Mab the Siamese kitten and big Violet are unlikely playmates. Big Red is a bit of a loner, though he’ll snuggle with Tinkerbelle sometimes when she’s asleep. Solo is the only one who doesn’t really seem to like us much, but she’s scared of everyone but Lynley, and now Lynley’s granddaughter Seleia. (More on that soon!) Our author is a cozy writer so there’s always a happy ending.


Tell us about the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series you all star in.

Little: Our author says it “features Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip,” but really it features us, as well as other guest cats who happen to drop by. It makes perfect sense that the real heroes should be cats, because these are cozy cat mysteries. One of our reviewers wrote: “I knew this novel was about cats but it's theme is cats! Cats are as much the main characters as the main character is!” Needless to say, we all play our parts wonderfully. Here is a little more about the books themselves:

Cats’ Eyes, #1:

Look what the cat dragged in! When Lynley’s old kitty Fluffo discovers a stolen uncut diamond, Lynley finds herself accused of murdering the thieves.

Copy Cats, #2:

When Lynley exposes a breed cat counterfeiting ring, she becomes the target of a serial killer who murders with a grisly cat-like claw.

Cat’s Paw, #3:

Two suspicious deaths at an elite art retreat send Lynley running back to Portland, but murder follows in her wake.

Cat Call, #4:

Lynley takes over as cat handler for a TV pilot only to find the show is hexed and murder is waiting in the wings.

Cat Café, #5:

A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!
(Books need not be read in order.)

How on earth does a retired cat lady get into so much trouble?

Little: Lynley doesn’t look for trouble, but I suppose that because she’s retired, she has even more time for trouble to find her. She’s won a reputation as an amateur sleuth among the Portland Police, and having a best friend who is a humane investigator (animal cop) exposes her to a certain criminal element.

Lynley’s learned a lot from feline-kind; she has a cat-curious minds, and isn’t afraid to leap into situations that would scare people of lesser character, though I must admit that sometimes she doesn’t think things through and gets in over her head.

Do any of you have special abilities that assist her in solving the mysteries she stumbles upon, or do you prefer to just provide kitty comfort when things get crazy?

Little: We are just normal housecats, and by normal, of course I mean smart, savvy, intuitive, telepathic, beautiful… you get the idea. We don’t speak human or anything like that, though Lynley usually has no difficulty understanding us when we want her to. One or the other of us has been known to step in and save the day on several occasions.

Can you give us any clues as to what's coming up next for you guys?

Little: Lynley’s next adventure begins at the local comic-con, where she is helping a friend sell her cute costumes for cats. (Cosmic Cat, coming in 2019) When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death right in front of her booth, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat! If you like superheroes and cosplay, you’ll enjoy this story. Lynley dresses in costume, and not a cat costume either!

Shortly after that, our author is bringing out a Christmas novella (Cat Noel, 2019). No one gets murdered in this one, thank Cat, but there’s lots of action as Lynley tries to help find a catnapped wiccan familiar and ends up… you guessed it… in trouble, herself.

No rest for poor Lynley, because her new year takes off with a Cat Summit on the Long Beach Peninsula. (Cat Conundrum, 2020) A rash of locked-room murders has the local sheriff in a tizzy. The only clue is a cat, and he’s not talking.

Well, Mudpie, it’s been fun, but we really have to get back to our routine now. Places to go, people to jump on… you know the drill. Thanks for having us, and I hope all your readers will be inspired to find out more about us in Cat Café and our author’s other Crazy Cat Lady cozy mysteries. Ta ta!

Continue the Cat Café Book Launch Blog Hop tomorrow, Oct 31, with:

Why cat café? Patricia Fry wants to know. www.MatilijaPress.com/Catscapades

Nov. 1: Fun Questions with Amy Shojai, CABC www.SHOJAI.com

Nov. 2: Kathleen S. Mueller reviews Cat Café, and we chat about 1950’s trivia www.travelingdoglady.blogspot.com


Cat Café, by Mollie Hunt
The 5th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery

Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon always finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, but this time it’s not about her. Someone is targeting very senior citizens, and when Bea Landrew, elderly owner of the Blue Cat café turns up dead, Lynley’s mom Carol could be next.

Handsome Detective Devon is looking for a link between the victims when he makes a different sort of connection— with Lynley! It’s been a long time since the cat lady had romance in her life, but while her mom is in danger, the case comes first.

It appears the cat café will go the way of its deceased owner, but Bea’s grandson, a slick Miami businessman, steps in at the last minute. Arthur is not a cat person so why would he bother? Romeo, the big Russian Blue, senses ulterior motives, but who will listen to a cat?

A black cat rescue, an antique photograph, an elaborate payback. Is this killer seeking justice or vengeance? With death as the objective, the results are the same.

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

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Portland native Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. The 3rd in the series, CAT’S PAW, was a finalist for the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award. Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, THE DREAM SPINNER, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion this year.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

Find out more about Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer on her website. (www.lecatts.wordpress.com)

Mollie’s Amazon Page: www.amazon.com/author/molliehunt

Mollie’s Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/

Twitter: @MollieHuntCats

Monday, October 29, 2018

1968: It Was A Very Good Year #MewsicMovesMe

It's a freebie week for the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop and we've decided to travel back in time 50 years to 1968...


What gave us the idea is because it was 50 years ago this week - November 2, 1968 - that Conway scored his 1st of 55 #1 records on the country charts. Next In Line isn't one of his classic songs like Hello Darlin' or Linda On My Mind that are still regularly played on country radio today, but it's special because it was his first...


While taking a look at the rest of the #1 country singles of 1968 I was struck by how many all-time classics were on the list - songs that most people know even if they don't consider themselves country music fans.













Now that's an embarrassment of riches if you ask me! This is just a small sampling too. The rest of the list can be found here.


How many of our choices do you recognize?
Do you have a favorite?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Artsy #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

This week I decided to get artsy with my selfie, snapping it from a unique angle as I stared wistfully into the distance...


Either that or I refused to look at the camera while Mommy begged me to cooperate for a selfie...which do you think it was?



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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

This week Mommy and I took advantage of all the cool Halloween effects on PicMonkey. It turned out really cool but I think I've ended up scaring myself!

'Scuse me while I go find a blankie to hide under...


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


And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge (all answered by moi this week), hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

Mommy's answers:

1. The Internet is an awful time suck. But what on earth did we ever do without it?

2. I always read very few sections of the newspaper. I get the majority of my news online.

Mudpie's answers:

3. Black cats are just as special as every other cat. They deserve to be worshiped in a forever home, not forgotten about in a shelter or horribly abused on the street.

4. Pro Plan lamb is my favorite treat. And just last week Mommy broke it to me that it looks like Pro Plan has discontinued them! They're not available on Amazon (which is where we bought a 12 pack last year, and I'm down to the final 2), PetSmart, Petco, or Chewy. They aren't even listed on Pro Plan's website anymore. Why do pet food companies do this to us kitties???

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mudpie's Cat Shack #PetPhotoFails

Meows from Mudpie!

Today we're super excited to be joining our sweet friends Paisley, Webster and Miss C from The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles for the Pet Photo Fails blog hop!


Today's pictures aren't really bloopers, just really dark, grainy and crappy looking (yet adorable).

When I first moved in with Mommy I got the cutest purple animal print triangle play mat from Chewy.com. Other cat bloggers received one too and most complained that it was way too small, but I adored it and had so much fun shooting through it.



Sadly, I grew up and no longer fit. As Mommy likes to say, back then I was a slice of mud pie, now I'm the whole pie. (Do you think that's a slam about my weight?)


On Tuesday Mommy got another new vinyl record in the mail (ho-hum...) but the 3-sided cardboard packaging was very interesting. We decided to try forming it into a triangle and it worked! Better still, it's large enough that I fit!

Mommy says it looks like a shack but I don't care, I love playing and hanging out of in it.


Sorry Mommy, it's probably going to be a part of our living room decor for quite awhile!