Friday, May 14, 2021

Remembering Bear

Meows from a broken-hearted Mudpie...

Our love began a few years ago when he sang about his love for torties to the tune of Three Times a Lady, not knowing it was one of Mommy's favorite Conway songs...

Then just this past Valentine's Day he serenaded me with yet another Conway song, making both Mommy and I pawsitively swoon...

My beloved Bear ran off to the Rainbow Bridge on Mother's Day, safely cradled in his Momma's arms one last time. Now it's my turn to express my love in song...

Song Credit: The Rose by Conway Twitty

Bear, Mommy and I will miss you so, so much. You will always have an extra special place in our hearts. You left your Momma with enough love and memories to last her a lifetime, yet I wish there was something we could do to ease her pain.

Oh, and Bear? I just know you're chasing torties up there in Heaven. If you run into my big sisters Tara and Truffles, please let them know I'm taking good care of Mommy. But don't forget that I'm your best girl, okay?


Note from Mommy: After leaving our condolences on their blog, Momma Kat responded with a comment that brought tears to my eyes, "I imagine he might be surrounded by torties on the other side - but they won't compare to Mudpie - and she better live a nice and long life - until they meet again. Some things are worth waiting for."

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

For the Love of Squeezies: A Limerick by Mudpie

Meows from Mudpie!

Today is National Limerick Day, a day that celebrates the silly little poem on it's originator Edward Lear's birthday. I decided to write a limerick of my own, inspired by my beloved squeezies...what else?!?!?!

There once was a tortie named Mudpie 

Whose love for squeezies was big as the sky

Her mom was so mean

Each portion too lean

Sometimes she just wants to cry

Monday, May 10, 2021

May Retro Country Rewind (Part 1) #MewsicMovesMe

It's been a couple years since we premiered our mewsic feature "Retro Country Rewind," a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago. This year we're delving into #1 hits from 1971, 1976, 1981, and so on. Let's take a look at part 1 of our May selections (since we found too many great songs for just one post) for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...

50 Years Ago - 1971, How Much More Can She Stand, Conway Twitty

One of my top 10, maybe even top 5, favorite Conway songs. 
Read more about its history in my Crazy In Love With Conway blog post HERE!

50 Years Ago - 1971, I Won't Mention It Again, Ray Price

45 Years Ago - 1976, After All the Good Is Gone, Conway Twitty

40 Years Ago - 1981, I Loved 'Em Every One, T.G. Sheppard

40 Years Ago - 1981, Seven Year Ache, Rosanne Cash

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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mother's Day #CaturdayArt #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Since I'd like to have a little extra quality time with Mommy for Mother's Day, I asked her if we could do just one blog post this weekend, combining our Caturday Art project with my Mother's Day message/Sunday Selfie.

Happy Mother's Day to all the pawsome cat moms out there!!!

And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

Mudpie's answers:

1. My day is not complete until I eat a squeezie or two.

2. I simply refuse to accept wet food as part of my diet.

Mommy's answers:

3. It is time to start thinking about mowing the lawn. So much rain the past couple weeks has really made it grow.

4. Getting older (and lazier, and more tired) made me change my mind about getting a dog. I love them, I just wouldn't have the energy to take them out for multiple walks each day. Give me a nap on the couch with a cat any day!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Unboxing April's CatLadyBox

 The theme of April's CatLadyBox was Neon's what was inside!

Featured Cat Lady Artist: Melanie Schultz, whose Persian Gimli inspired the painting on the card.

Neon Cat Umbrella: After a really dry early spring I've been using my new umbrella daily for the past couple weeks. It's a cheerful ray of sunshine on dreary days. The pink carrying case is the icing on the cake!

Neon MEOW Shirt: This shirt just SCREAMS cat lover!

Neon Cat Zipper Pouch: I'm always finding little things to tuck into zipper pouches for safe keeping, and anything pink with a black cat on it just makes me happy. 

Rod the Lightning Catnip Toy: Mudpie had her claws into this toy the minute it came out of the box!

Totally Tubular Neon Wand Toy: Mudpie loves adding to her wand toy collection and I love the multi-color animal print pattern.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

A New Blog...and Another Photobomb

Meows from Mudpie!

Several weeks ago Mommy hinted that she was thinking about starting a second blog, and the time has come.

Crazy In Love With Conway, a blog celebrating all things Conway Twitty, made its debut on Friday. 

She got the idea while watching an episode of Strange Inheritance showcasing a man who writes a blog about Harry Houdini, Wild About Harry. She thought, "Well I'm crazy about Conway,  so why not?" The blog title was inspired by Conway's 1990 hit single Crazy In Love.

Personally, I say it's about time the guy got a blog of his own since he's constantly making guest appearances on mine!

My selfie was taken this week while I was checking out Mommy's new clock. She had just told me that she loves Conway the same way I love squeezies. Now that's crazy!

Since we're also including this post in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop on Monday, here's Conway with Crazy In Love, his first music video and last song to hit #1 on a national chart...

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Old Fashioned 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...

1. I wouldn't mind if we had a cooler than normal summer.

2. I want to calm my nerves.

3. Others come to me when they need cat sitting services.

4. The day I brought home each of my beloved fur babies is a memory that I regularly think about.