The shoelace has passed!
I, Whitey Wobbles, promise to never eat shoelaces again. Good advice for all you other cats out there.
I’m on a timeout now.
Way to GOOOOOO, Dude!
Isn’t this supposed to be the season of good will and aren’t we all supposed to be good? I guess I understand that “Have you been naughty or nice?” question now. I’ve got holiday turmoil over here and I’m in super cape action.
Here’s what went down over here….
Not good, is it?
I know what you’re thinking, but no, I did not do it and I need to get that on record!
I had to get into action quickly on this one so I started investigating the evidence. The perpetrator of this crime against the season had to be identified.
Suspect #1 – Monet
Now she’s pretty quiet but sometimes the quiet ones are the ones who get into trouble.
Nope. I had to rule her out because she lives in the studio and the crime happened in the house.
Suspect #2 – Ty-Dye
She’s also quiet and generally afraid of her own shadow so I ruled her out, too. She may be valuable to me on the investigation as she seems interested in the evidence.
Suspect #3 – Marina
She’s the youngest and not that smart yet so she’s safe. (Although I’d like to cite her for hissing at me.)
Suspect #4 – Buddy Van Gogh
This guy is my choice as the brains and brawn behind the evil deed. He’s the only other boy over here and is usually into everything. But nope. He lives in the studio so he didn’t have access to the house.
And so that leaves….
Suspect #5 – Mixie
Height – 11.25 inches
Weight – 8.6 pounds
Long hair, silver tabby with white
Generally known as the sweetest personality in the family
Right! She’s the one who did it! The evidence was all over her.
Crime solved by your caped buddy. This will not happen again on my watch!
Standing guard over the situation for the remainder of the season, I am,
Mighty Lou, Caped Hero
Hi Again, Mighty Lou,
Just thought I should report to you that I did a very bad thing.
I had my Spartan Cape on this morning and when my Mom took it off, I took the tie off and ate it. Yep…about 12 inches of soft cotton shoe string.
I got in big trouble and now my Mom is watching my poop for it to pass. I feel fine, but she keeps telling me how dangerous it can be to my insides.Learn from my lesson!
I’ll keep you posted on the “passing.”
Whitey, Whitey, Whitey,
Dude! Bad cape move! What caped brother wants his litter examined?? Don’t make me come over there and de-cape you! Let me know how everything comes out.
Hey Mighty Lou!
I got your card this week. Great photos of you! Your “Friends Like Me” story brings a tear to my eye every time I read it.
You can count on a contribution from your Caped Buddy and family! I don’t know if Daisy and Harley have much money, but I do know every little bit helps.
I had my Mom move my new tower by the window, so I can watch for neighbors to walk by. That way, I can get their attention and tell them about our “Friends Like Me” program. I bet they will donate too! That darn Harley won’t leave me alone though! He thinks my tail is a toy…kids!
Well, I hope you are well. Our good buddy, Hector, isn’t feeling well this week, so let’s say a little Caped Buddy prayer for his recovery.
Until next week,
Sorry I didn’t reply sooner, Mighty Lou. It has been pretty crazy around our house. My Dad had shoulder surgery the day before Thanksgiving, so I was in charge for a few days. It was a lot of responsibility, but I was up for the task!
I sat on top of my new tower to keep an eye on Harley and Daisy. No major problems to report. I decided to surprise my Dad and Mom and got out a few Christmas decorations. Well, I didn’t really have to get them out…my Mom had them packed to move and I just unpacked them!
This tree is my favorite because it is so shiny!
I wasn’t as lucky as you with the Thanksgiving dinner. No turkey leg for Whitey Wobbles! I think I will come to your house next year for the Holidays! I did get some special turkey food in a can and yes, I overate and paid for it! I was so tired, I couldn’t move! Harley too.
Hope you have a great week, Mighty Lou! I plan to talk to some neighbors about adopting cats at Cat Depot for Christmas. Everyone deserves a home of their own for the Holidays.
Happy Weekend after Thanksgiving. I hope you were able to eat a little turkey.
We have a lot to be thankful for, you and I. We have our forever homes. We gotta get working harder to help all of those cats at Cat Depot get a good home.
Anyway, onto my adventure for this week. As you know the humans make a big deal about Thanksgiving and all of the cooking and eating. I, Mighty Lou said “hey….we deserve something special, too!” Sometimes a guy has to make a little racket to get some attention. I demanded a place at the table, too! I had a nice glass of tuna juice, a fitting name card and a big drumstick.
Eating at the table was good but I decided I needed some privacy. Humans sitting around watching every bite got on my nerves after a while.
Being my own man, I pranced that drumstick right across the table.
I guess this picture just about says it all.
A guy has to make his own rules and do his own thing. No formal place setting needed, no fancy dishes and no lacy girly tablecloth. Just give me a big old drumstick and a clear path to a private place.
My cape is hung in shame. Just when I, Mighty Lou, think I have it all figured out and I’m untouchable…it happens. I’m not proud, Man, but I gotta keep it real with you. What is said between us, stays between us, right? We can’t let this get outside of our caped brotherhood.
Remember last week when I went to the car show? Remember when I had my very special 2014 Lou-Go? Remember when I was all proud of myself for being the star of the day? Well there’s something I didn’t tell you. And something I didn’t remember…
What I didn’t remember (and this is between you and me) is that the back of the license said I have to wear glasses to drive. Now I know that, but I got all excited about being in the car show and I forgot them at home. I didn’t let on to anyone that I was having a slight problem judging turns and parking. And then it happened.
Oh yes, the great Mighty Lou got stopped by the law!
Yep. Deputy Cotton nabbed me! And he had the nerve to put his dirty copper foot up on my clean car! I couldn’t say much because as I looked down, I realized I was hung up on a parking curb.
Drat! Never saw it!
I thought about jumping out of the car and running off, but you know my legs don’t work too good and I’m slow.
He ended up slapping me several charges before it was over. What I didn’t like was he smiled as he was doing it! That’s insulting.
So here’s my rap sheet…
Isn’t that something?
So, with my cape flying low, I confess to you that maybe Mighty Lou made a mistake. I know you won’t tell anyone. I have to keep my reputation strong.
Note to self: Wear glasses when driving!
Woeeee Mighty Lou!
You should call your Caped buddy when you are in trouble. Whitey Wobbles is ready and waiting to assist the great Mighty Lou. Just so happens, I know a great Bail Bondsman. Don’t you worry, all is taken care of and no one will know a thing.
We have been busy packing again this week. Wow…I have a lot of mice to pack! So far, I have 3 boxes of mice packed. I’m looking everywhere for the rest of them. Daisy and Harley hide them on me.
I do have some good news to report this week. I have your boat lined up for the speed boat races. We will have to come up with a clever name for your speed boat. I did a trial run and it is fast! You will be a sure winner. Please wear your glasses for the race!
As you can see, this is a really cool boat. Those 3 dudes gave me a good deal for the boat when I told them it was for the great Mighty Lou.
Stay out of trouble this week, buddy! I’m off to rest as usual!
How was your week?
Mine rolled right along. I went to the Veteran’s Car Club show at the Sun News in Punta Gorda.
It’s a club that has all kinds of fancy, shiny cars and humans showing them off.
Not to be outdone, I, Mighty Lou, drove up in my own car.
They all have signs on their cars that tell all about them. My car was a 2014 “Lou-Go” complete with my own set of dice. Only one in the show like it and everyone loved it.
First thing I did was drive it over to visit a nice man with a shiny Packard. He was amazed and right away wanted to pose with me.
This beautiful red roadster was used in the advertisement for the show. The owner invited me to sit on the luggage rack basket. I was very taken by the sparkling white walls.
Don Royston is the President of the Veteran’s Car Club and he couldn’t wait to have his picture with me. He said he was allergic to cats but I got him with my Mighty Lou personality and he fell for me right away.
I know your dad has a Harley and your brother is named Harley, so I had this shot taken especially for you. Me and my new friend on his Harley.
Oh my gosh, Jimmy Mazz was there to entertain. He has worked in Las Vegas and he still couldn’t believe he was actually with the great Mighty Lou. He wanted his picture taken with me so I obliged him. In return, he sang to me. Guess what he sang? Yep!
“What’s New Pussycat?” by Tom Jones!
The crowd went crazy because he said it was for his friend Mighty Lou. I was in the front row so everyone saw me and they were all coming over to pet me. When he was finished singing he wanted one last picture with me. That picture was ruined though because at the last minute an old ugly dog snuck in the photo!
OK, he wasn’t that old and he’s not that ugly, but he is a dog and this was Mighty Lou’s shot! You can see who the humans are interested in though, can’t you? Of course they are both looking at yours truly (and not the dog).
So Whitey, that was my adventure in my 2014 Lou-Go. It was fun, but I must roll onto my next adventure…
Mighty Lou has left the show.
Hey Mighty Lou!
You the Cat! You looked perfectly awesome in your car. Those others don’t even compare! Looks like you made lots of new fans too. I sure hope they all visit Cat Depot to help out all of our friends who are still looking for their “forever homes.”
As your agent, I am working on entering you in the boat races. We are going to have to have a special kayak made for you. Do you want me to paddle it for you?
This was a great weekend for me. My Mom brought some boxes home to pack. Well – Harley, Daisy and I had a ball playing in them!
My Mom got a call and was asked to take care of Simone for the weekend. Her adoptive parents had to go away for 2 days. Well, let me tell you how happy Ms. Simone is! She has a beautiful diamond collar and talks all the time! She loves to play on the lanai and sleep in her plush bed. This is just another happy ending for a Cat Depot cat!
More good news! Simone’s mom plans to start volunteering at Cat Depot! The good word is spreading, Mighty Lou! Keep up the good work, my friend.
By now I know you have heard that the big Friends Like Me Luncheon was last Thursday and was a great success. Your mom did a lot to make it happen and so did everyone else on the Friend Raiser Committee. They all worked really hard. The centerpieces your mom made were great. You and I were both on one of them! (Everyone thought we were the most handsome of all the cats represented in all of those pictures).
Your old friend Mighty Lou sure worked the crowd that day. I had the humans working overtime just to keep up with me. I made it a point to hide every once in a while under a table so they would have to stop what they were doing to find me. It was great fun teasing them.
It seemed that the lunch took a long time to come but then again it was the main thing on my mind so I may have misjudged the timing. I had been sitting in my special seat you got for me (thank you, guy) for a while before my private waitress came to serve me. She thought I looked thirsty so she brought me a bowl of water. Water?! Was she kidding? I heard there was FISH! So I sent her back to the kitchen….
THAT is more like it! I love my fish!
You will be pleased to know that I was a perfect gentleman during lunch. I stayed in my special seat and ate off of the fine china, just like everyone else.
When it was time for the speeches to begin, I had to go up with them to make sure they said everything right. It was very important that the message of Friends Like Me got across to everyone. Special needs cats need people to know we are waiting for them to love us in a very special way.
While my mom was talking, Miss Shelley took the opportunity to actually touch the super cape of Mighty Lou! I wanted to turn around and bite her for daring to touch the super cape. What are these humans thinking? I was busy concentrating on mom’s words to make sure she was saying the right thing so I had to allow the violation of cape rules. Miss Shelley will hear from me later on this subject. Doesn’t it look like she was trying to hold some of the super powers in?? It can’t be done. Super powers come from the cape no matter what!
Miss Charlotte got to go up to the front with her mom and sister. She was a little shy, but isn’t she a cutie? I had my eye on her but we never did get a chance to talk privately.
When it came time for the most important part of the presentation, they had to call on Mighty Lou to have the last word. I was up to it and happy to give my opinion. Humans cannot finish their work without some super power input.
Sorry you weren’t there with us, Whitey. It was great fun and the whole day was for the benefit of our special needs friends. It was heartwarming and brought a little tear to my eye. (For those who couldn’t make it to the luncheon, you can still Donate Here to the Friends Like Me cause)
One last thing happened on that day. A lady went way out of her way to come to the luncheon just to meet the great Mighty Lou. I was so flattered she would do that for me. It was very special. She even brought me a gift. I was not able to wear it on that day because I had my formal tuxedo cape on but I did wear it for a photo shoot. What do you think?
Something new for my wardrobe!
Until next week,
Good job, Mighty Lou!
You made me proud. I’m not sure if you noticed, but I had an undercover agent following you the day of the luncheon, taking pictures to make sure you were treated with respect and dignity. I’m not sure I like the way your Mom carries you around. You look like a stuffed toy! I will have a chat with her…no way to treat the great Mighty Lou!
I was happy to see that you had a nice seat at the reception table to greet the guests.
But I did see a disturbing site – a man trying to pet the great Mighty Lou! As you know, I had him handcuffed and taken away. He won’t try that again!
And again, I see your Mom holds you like a ragdoll…man, your belly is showing!
I’m glad the day went well. I heard there were kittens there too. They are good at getting people to help out…they think they are so cute.
Charlotte is a cutie! I would like to meet her in person or in cat. I see you were helping Miss Lynn with the speeches. Good job, Mighty Lou!
I know you worked hard behind the scenes to make the day a huge success. I see you finally got to rest!
I, too, got some much needed rest after arranging everything for the great Mighty Lou at Cat Depot’s Friends Like Me Luncheon! That’s my little brother, Harley. He likes to sleep real close to me.
Agent Whitey Wobbles
Things are looking up this week at Cat Depot! I’ve got my tux on and I’m looking up, too! This week is going to be a very special week for our special needs friends. All of the cats who come into Cat Depot with special needs like me get a chance to really shine this week.
Cat Depot is joining me, Mighty Lou, and inviting people to share the vision of helping homeless cats.
It’s a special day for special needs. I will be there to purrsonally greet my adoring public and invite them to help my friends. Invitations have gone out to humans who have visited us for special tours this past year and RSVP responses have come in. We have a few seats still available and we would love to fill them. Hey Whitey, watch how I’m going to get those humans excited to help…………….
Calling all humans who love Ol’ Mighty Lou and have a heart for special needs cats!
If you read my blog every week, you already love Mighty Lou. If you love me, you have a chance to meet me in purrson!
Please join us for a one-hour complimentary luncheon.
Thursday, November 7, 12:00 noon
Palm-Aire Country Club, Sarasota
Please arrive at 11:45 am. Lunch will be served at noon.
Attendees will be asked for a pledge or donation to the Mighty Lou Friends Like Me Fund.
Your choices for food are chicken, fish or vegetarian/vegan. Purrsonally, I’m going for the fish.
In order to attend this luncheon, you must follow the instructions I give you here: RSVP to Tim Weeks at Cat Depot, 941-366-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You must do it right away or it will be too late and you will miss meeting me. This is your opportunity to help special needs cats like me. You will be asked to pledge your heart on that day. You can give a one-time donation, a monthly or annual donation, or a pledge for the next five years. Special needs take special care and special funding. I, Mighty Lou, am worth it and so are all of my special needs friends. We cannot live unless you humans help us. We are not strong enough or able to help ourselves.
So come on, humans, you can help Mighty Lou help my friends. If you are there, you will be able to pet the great Mighty Lou! Now that alone is worth it! Some of my special needs friends will be there, too. Have a heart and have a lunch! Mmmmmmmmmmm! See you all there!
With Love and Gratitude, Mighty Lou
One more thing…. If you cannot come to the luncheon but would like to help special needs cats like me, you may send a donation to Cat Depot. Be sure to label the donation “Friends Like Me” so it goes to help special needs cats. Thank you!
Good Mornin’ Mighty Lou!
You look awesome in your tux. Not sure I have ever seen you look better…makes you look younger too! I too am working on getting all my neighbors and friends to come see the Great Mighty Lou on Thursday and to help all of our friends like us. I’m doing pretty well so far. My friend across the street is going and another friend who can’t go said she already sent her donation to the Cat Depot! Isn’t that great? We are sure making lots of new friends!
Unfortunately, I cannot attend the luncheon on Thursday. My Mom says I am still NRR (not restaurant ready). I am a little disappointed since I just found this great tie in my Mom’s closet and I think I look pretty dapper!
AS you can see, I am not smiling…I wanted to meet all those great friends who attend the luncheon and help us out. Maybe next year. I’m working on my manners.
I did arrange for you to have a special chair and I ordered your fish dinner. Please take pictures, so I can see you in action! Good Luck, Mighty Lou!
Your Caped friend forever,
I’m a bit late on my blog today. I like to get it finished in the morning but I’m just getting to it now. Before you judge me on being late, let me tell you why I’m just now getting to it.
My mom had a booth at a pet expo today and I went with her. That might have been a mistake on my part. I thought I was just going to help her sell paintings and greet my adoring public but she had something up her sleeve.
At first everything seemed to be going as usual. It was a Howl-O-Ween party for dogs so I wore a new cape. It’s a nice giraffe pattern that I thought would complement my coloring and speak to the season. Everyone was coming up to the booth commenting on how well behaved I am and what a nice cape I was wearing. We were passing out flyers with my story and a painting of me in my regular cape on it so they understood the deal with the cape.
There were dogs everywhere. Some of them smelled me and I let them do it. If any of them over stayed their welcome though I gave them a Mighty Lou swat. And then it happened….
This lady came up with a goofy little dog in a stroller. She said she was so happy to see a cat wearing a cape and that she had something to show me. I thought maybe she had a copy of Sarasota Pet Magazine with me on the cover and she wanted an autograph.
Oh no, that wasn’t it. She picked that goofy dog up out of that stroller and showed me what she had…
A dog in a super hero cape!! I was horrified! How dare she and how dare that goofy dog! It was a costume party but this was just too much.
It was time for Mighty Lou to put my costume on and scare them all.
Mighty Lion Lou!! I was on the prowl now. No dogs better get in my way!! I decided to enter the costume contest and blow those dogs away!
I took a seat in the audience to wait for my name to be called to come up on stage. The stupid dogs all had to sit on the floor on leashes. Mighty Lion Lou got a soft seat.
When my name was called Mom went up with me. I strolled that cat walk better than any dog every did. I was swinging that big tail and giving a nice mighty roar.
When my walk was over I went back and had a seat in the audience. Mom and I discussed how well I did and we watched the stupid dogs strut their stuff. When the awards were given, there was a special award for Mighty Lion Lou. I got the special award because I was the best…….and of course the only cat.
We were all proud. They were taking pet photos so I got my formal shot done.
So that, my friend, is why I was late with my blog and why I’m tired right now. It’s been a big day but I showed them all that “cats rule and dogs drool”!
You have a good week, my friend.
Mighty Lion Lou has left the building.
Roar Mighty Lou!
You never cease to amaze your admirers! Again, I am so proud of my Caped Buddy. You looked awesome in your lion get-up. When Harley read your blog, here is what he said…
He wanted to let you know that he can roar too!
My mom wants us all to dress up for Halloween. As soon as I heard that, I took off. Caped Whitey Wobbles does not like to wear anything other than his Cape!
I guess she caught poor Daisy and made her look like a pumpkin…Daisy was not happy! Better her than me.
Anyway, we have had a quiet week. Last night my Dad heard some noises outside, so Harley and I set out to find out what it was. It came from the side of the house, so we climbed up to the window and I had Harley hold it up for me.
Finally, we discovered it was just a bunch of frogs making loud croaking noise. We hissed a bit and they stopped! My mom was happy with our discovery, so she called us for treats! You don’t have to call Whitey twice for treats!
After the treats, we decided to call it a day and get some snooze time in. Harley is the best snuggle bunny ever! (Yes, I said “snuggle bunny.”)
Well, that’s my week in a nutshell. Not as exciting as yours, but I’m still looking for more “gigs” for the famous Mighty Lou!
Till next week,
Whitey Wobbles and crew