Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Mario

Hi Everyone:

I'm so happy you came to my Birthday Pawty.  Would you believe that M finally remembered this year?    I has never celebrated my birthday in my bloggy before cuz M usually thought of it after the real day!  Sigh!   So, come on in and join the fun.  Help yourself to all the food and drinks.

Assorted Cheeses

Healthy Choices for those on a diet!

Canape's containing fresh Mousies

Fresh caught  salmon

Puppy Chow

Assorted niptinis and Barkaritas

Refrigerator Full Of Sodas

Birthday Cake

Thanks for coming to my birthday pawty.  We hope you had a good time and are leaving with a full belly!


Monday, October 13, 2014

YIKES! It Can't Be Possible!

Hi Pals,

We can't believe that I'm going to be 9 years old already.  M has had leaky eyes just thinking about it cuz she says I'm getting old and she not like that!    Pffft - I say I'm in the prime of my life.   I do worry tho that I'm getting grey.   You know how the humans are with worrying about grey hair, well I know that means old age!   Take a look at the following picture and tell me what you think.

See all that grey?  Maybe I should have a fur touch up?   What do you think?  Do you have any grey hair? 

Be sure to come on Wednesday for my birthday pawty!  Stop by my blog any time - there will be lots of food, drinks, and maybe games to play.   

Old Man Mario is signing off for today,

See you Wednesday,


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thankful Thursday - This Could Have Been Me

Hi Pals, 

I'm so thankful to the Humane Society of Northeastern Wisconsin for keeping me for 6 months before my humans came along to adopt me.   Yup - I was held there for 6 months cuz I was a friendly fellow, but was black and white.    Black cats get a bad rap you know!  sigh!  I'm here to tell you most of us are wonderful kitties if you would just give us a chance.

Anyway, this past weekend M read in the newspaper about a program that the Humane Society has had for 3 years called "Barn Cat Buddies." This program places unadoptable kitties (Feral)  in various places where the humans are looking to control mousies!  They are all spayed and neutered before being placed.   

Our Herritage Hill (Living Histrory Mueseum) has 3 Barn cat Buddies - they have controlled the mousie population and are treated very kindly - to the point where they can be found lounging in office chairs in the barn or other buildings.  They have trap doors so they can go out and come in at will, are is attentive, kind staff on hand if it's so snowy outside that it's unfit for a kitty to go out, then staff can feed them.    It's and win/win situation for both the kitties and business they are working for.  So we say BIG KUDOS to the Humane Society of Norheastern Wisconsin for coming up with this program and to the various business that have adopted these willing workers!

It would be wonderful if all these kitties could be adopted in forever homes like we have, but some are just too wild to become household pets.  The Humane Society tries their level best to see that adoptable kitties get a wonderful forever home like you and I have.  What do you think about this program?   I am one of their success stories.  


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Selfie - Cheating

Hi Pals,

We really cheated on the Sunday selfie this week.   M was going to try to help me take my picture with the new IPad, but she said she can't get down on the floor with me.  So, she took one of my pictures from outside and cropped it really small.  In doing this and letting it go back to a larger size, it  came out looking rather artsy!   So, Maybe we'll use it again next Caturday for that blog hop.   Hop on with us and have some fun. 


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Hi Pals,

I had to remind M today about the Caturday Art Blog Hop -  she didn't remember.   Geeesh!  Can you believe it.   If I didn't reminder her of most of the things, nothing would get done around here.   She says times goes too fast and she can't keep up ------- likely excuse!

The above picture (minus a few finishing touches) was used as my AV for #Nipclub Thursday night.  They celebrated "Broadway" by playing lots of tunes from Broadway hits.   That's M's favorite.   So, for today's Caturday Art Blog Hop, we put it in Photoshop Elements 10, went to Filters, clicked on Brush Strokes, then clicked on Crosshatch!  Oh, she also did a beviled edge too, which is easy once you figure it out.

The original picture is bits and pieces of different pictures, which she put in a program called Play With Pictures.   That's a program where you can cut pieces of a picture out of the original and put those pieces in a new picture.  Notice the Microphone in my hand - that was cut from a picture showing 3 different microphones.   The cats' eyes in the back and the "Cats" writing, was cut out from another photo, then she found a picture of a stage with lighting that she combined  too.  For the Caturday Bog Hop, she just put the picture into Photoshop Elements as I said earlier.   Tonight's work amounted to about 1/2 hour by the time I said I liked it.

Now join us on the blog hop by clicking on http://www.athenacatgoddess.com/.  You can also click there to see the art work of the participants.  Hop on board.

Until next time pals,


Friday, September 26, 2014

Caturday Art Blog Hop With Athena

Hi Pals,

I've joined AthenaCatGoddess' Caturday Art Blog Hop.  He he - that masterpiece (not) above was done on Photoshop Essentials 10 using Fresco button and Clicking another button for Scaloped Edge!   That was basically it!    

I love seeing all the neat things done with using the free sites too - you don't need a Photoshop program to some pretty things.  We already had the Elements program, so prefer to use it rather than try to learn something new.  It's called laziness on our part!

Can't wait to hop around and see all the other unique art work this week.  Join us.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Getting Closer to Goal! - #HillsPet

All this for .2 pounds!  Will it ever end!
Hi Pals,

Woohoo - I'm down to 13.6 pounds now.  I tried my best to escape being carted off to to the vet today by hiding under the bed.   Dang!  It didn't work.   I got caught anyway.

The good news is I overheard M tell the lady behind the counter that she wasn't going to bring me in next month cuz I'm starting to be wary!   So they will weigh me on our baby scale at home and call the weight in to the vet's office.   That sounds like the best idea my peeps have had in ages!  I don't mind getting on the baby scale at home.   M says I'm looking real good too, but it's hard to tell from the pictures of me because I'm sitting like a loaf and have a "broad beam."  he he    

I'm thankful that I won't have to go next month.  i'm also thankful @PepiSmartDog is hosting another blog hop.  Join in - it's fun.