Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Mario - 12 Wonderful Years

Yesterday was Mario's 12th birthday

and Gotcha Day

Hi Pals,

M is taking charge of my bloggie today  cuz it's  my birthday (12th) and she forgot all about it yesterday.  (Can you believe it - this is the 2nd time she's forgotten my birthday!   She owes me big time)
D and I had gone off to church one Sunday after we had
only had Mario about  a month.  When we came home,
this is where we found him.   We assumed he was asking  for
a drink of water, so of course he got one.  It's one of my favorite
pictures of him.

M here:

Yes, I forgot all about Mario's birthday until I got on Face Book last night and saw a "Memories" thing on Mario's birthday a couple of years ago.   I was saved by the bell again.  

I thought it might be fun to do kind of a "throw back" of a few birthday pictures.  So here we go:

Graphic made by @RealFakeGator for #NipClub
(Not sure of year)

Graphic made for NipClub - not sure of year but
I believe it to be approximately his 8th

Mario's 10th birthday

Thank you for visiting Mario's blog and being such faithful readers for
so long.    We love all his friends.   You are all appreciated.

M and Mario

Sunday, October 9, 2016

What An Honor! .....And Selfie Blog Hop

Hi Pals, I'm honored!  My pal Bailey Boat Cat featured me in his Caturday Connections Blog yesterday.  I'm truly honored because Bailey is  famous and leads such an exciting life.   If you haven't visited his great blog yet, please do so because he really has adventures that I can only dream about.  I'm truly honored and humbled to be featured in his blog.   Thank you Bailey - you made my weekend.

I'm joining the Selfie Sunday hosted by There Is A Cat On My Head.   Thanks again to Kitties Blue for hosting this event week after week.   Love you guys! Mario

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Yes - Now What! (Sunday Selfie Blog Hop)

Hi Pals,

I'm always getting interrupted around here.   I was just sitting peacefully again in the window watching birdies and the world go by.   Here comes M with that darn flashy box.   I really must hide that from her one of these days!

We're joining A Cat On My Head's Sunday selfie blog hop.  Thanks to Kitties Blue for keeping  the blog hop going. Join us and see all the great selfies!  Now excuse me while I try to think of a way to keep that flashy box out of M's hands.

Until next time,


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

YIKES - I Did Not Do It!

Hi Pals,

I thought it  was about time you saw my new digs - errr, apartment.   See that little tiny red X in the middle, well, the window on the right side is our front window.  The bedrooms go around to the side of the parking lot.

Yesterday M and D and I were peacefully sitting in the living room.   M decided it was a little chilly in the house so asked D to turn on the furnace to take the chill out of the air.   Welllllllllll, that set off the smoke alarm in our unit.   M immediately called down to the concierge desk and told them what had happened.    It seems that is typical the first time you turn the heat on in the fall because all the dust and kitty furs settled in the registers over the summer. M could smell it burning and ran around to the two bedrooms, but could not see anything on fire.   

The fellow from maintenance was up to our apartment within minutes and cleaned out the registers for us so it should not do that again.   

I tell you pals, we had flashing lights blinking inside the apartment in addition to the loud siren.   I just stayed on D's lap cuz I knew I was safe there.  It was kinda scary tho!

Until next time,


Thursday, September 22, 2016

I Am A Lucky One! - Thankful Thursday. #RememberMeThursday

Hi Pals:

Today is #RememberMeThursday, a day to remember all the shelter cats that were not as lucky as I was.  Many have died while waiting for their forever home.   What a sad thing to think about.  I am so very thankful that I was one of the lucky ones.   No wonder I  insisted that D adopt me when M and D came to the shelter looking for a cat.  (See my adoption story) in the Tab at the top of the page).    I had been in the shelter for 4 months, and I think M and D saved my life.  It makes us sad that many others didn't make it.  So when thinking about getting a pet (cat, dog, or whatever), check with your local shelter first.   They have so many wonderful, loving, adoptable pets just waiting for a good home.

Our good friend The Stunning Keisha said it so well in her blog yesterday, please read it if you have not already done so.

On this Thankful Thursday, I am so thankful for my loving home with two staff humans that dote on my every need and whim.   In return, I give them lots of love - head bumps, purrs, lap time when they want it, and I'm a very happy kitty to be here.

I'm joining PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I'm also thankful to Michele for leading the blog hop every week.   I hope my try at linking up goes better this week.  I have absolutely no idea what went wrong last week that I could only connect to part of the link.

Join us in the blog hop and remind pals people to shop at Animal Shelters first when looking for that special pet.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Working Hard (Thankful Thursday Blog Hop)

Hi Pals,

We have lived in our new digs (apartment) now for 3 months, according to M.   When we first moved in, I stuck to M like glue and didn't have much to do with D, who was always my favorite since the day they chose me at the shelter!   M felt bad for D cuz I was ignoring him.  So Katie Isabella's mom suggested maybe it would be good if D gave me my nightly treats after dinner.

Well pals, that worked.  Now I'm back to being stuck to D like glue and ignoring M, except for sleeping at night.

Sadly, D is much tougher than M and makes me work harder to get a treat.  I have to stand on my hind legs, front paws not touching anything for support - just left dangling down - and then I have to take the treat from him with my mouth.   Pals, this isn't easy cuz I have no toothies - remember?  I work really hard to get those two treats - really hard.   D can be a slave driver when he wants to be.  But I still love him anyway.  He's back to being my main buddy once again.    I just wish I didn't have to work so hard to get my treats!

It has been awhile since we've participated in PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   We are thankful we are  back to link up with blog hop once again.   Join us and have some fun!


Help pals - We can't get Linky Tools to post all of the other pictures of pals who have linked up.   We've been doing Thankful Thursday Blog Hops off and on for about 5 years and never had a problem.   All of a sudden, we can't post the link.

Any tips or anyone know why?

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Hi Pals,

It's been awhile since I've participated in the Caturday Art Blog Hop with AthenaTheCatGoddess and the Selfie Blog Hop with TheresACatOnMyhead.  So here we are once again.

M happened to snap this picture of me sleeping on her bed.  After she bent over and kissed my cheek, she snapped the picture, and I didn't even open my eyes.

Then she put it in a new program she found called PhotoCat for a little editing and to give it the black frame.   They have some pretty cool effects you can use, but she kind of liked me just as I am.  It's a pretty simple program with easy in and easy out!

It's not often she gets a picture of my toesies!  Well, one paw anyway.

Have a great weekend pals.  I plan on doing a lot of snoozing myself.