Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spooky Thankful Thursday

Boo Pals!

Are you ready  for halloween tomorrow?    I will be so thankful when it is over.   All those two-legged rug rats running around screaming from a sugar high - I tell you - a cat can't even nap through it anymore! The doorbell will be ringing off the hook until M and D finally turn the lights out.

M here:  Now Mario - it's really not that bad.  We only get about 50 kids, and D and I happen to enjoy the kiddos!   So just relax, close your eyes, and know that tomorrow you can catch up on your napping! You slept most of today anyway, so you shouldn't even be tired!   Help me answer the door like you used to do and check out all the great costumes.   Take your nap later.

I still say I'll be thankful when it's over.  It's Thankful Thursday, and that's what I'm thankful for.  So find your own something for Thankful Thursday M!   (Humpf!   I think we'd better go over the rules of who really is supposed to be catered to - it's ME!

Happy Halloween pals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Super Big Thank You and HodgePodge

Hi Pals,

M has had the Do Not Disturb sign out for me for the past week.   My birthday pawty last Wednesday was a total success.  I sure had a great time, but have been so tired ever since. (Shhh, don't tell M, I had too many niptinis.)  My pawty was a success because of all you good pals who came to wish me a Happy Birthday.   We are so very thankful for all of you.   

Today I told M to check to see when my first blog was posted - it was 10/22/09.  he he - it didn't say anything tho cuz we didn't know what to say and didn't know what we were doing.  We were green horns at this blog stuff.  As of today, I has been posting for 5 years.  So I guess today is my Blogoversary date too.  Woohoo

Sorry we haven't been faithful in visiting.  M's back and Sacro joint have been hurting big time so she can't sit very long in her office chair.   She says the change in seasons isn't helping any.  We'll get back on track soon - we hope.  You might want to follow me via email.  There is a button for that in my side bar.  I don't post every day, as you know.  I'm a hap-hazard kind of kitty.  Sometimes I only post once a week, sometimes 3 times. 

I've joined @PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Bog Hop.   Thanks to Michele for keeping it going every week.  Hop on board and join us.

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.


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  You can also click there to see the art work of the participants.  Hop on board.

Until next time pals,