Mighty Lou Girls’ Day Out

Hi Whitey,

Remember I told you I was escorting Lily to an event? Well, that happened yesterday. It was called Purses for Pooches and raised money to help animals. There was a luncheon, a purse fashion show and purses auctioned.

Me? I was one of two or three men there, but my Lily needed me so I went.

Mighty Lou and his Mother-in-Law



First thing I had to do was confer with my mother-in-law. She was running the registration table but she needed a little Mighty Lou advice to start her day.





Mighty Lou watches over Lily



Once I got her under control I moved on to other things needing my attention. Most important was guarding my Lily as she slept. She took a moment out to get a beauty catnap and I made sure no one bothered her.







Mighty Lou checks out the table setting



Next on the agenda was to check and make sure our table was set properly. I made sure we had a table with nice people.

These ladies loved your old Mighty Lou and spent a lot of time adoring me. They were really nice and they have cats. One of the ladies has a special needs cat so we had a lot in common. Take a look at the special needs kitties in my Friends Like Me Program.




Mighty Lou Doesn't Like Iced Tea


Lunch was being served…

​ …but I didn’t mind. I just let the waiters serve around me.

Not a real fan of iced tea. ​



MIghty Lou prefers Bottled Water in his own bowll


I prefer bottled water in my own bowl, but thank you anyway.




Mighty Lou says "Real Cats eat Quiche"



​Lunch was a nice salad and quiche. Yes, real cats eat quiche! But my Aunt Mary gave me some turkey, too.






Mighty Lou and his mom wear matching shades




It was a little overcast when the day started but the sun came out soon enough. ​​Mom and I wore our matching shades.







Mighty Lou Window Shops for Lily at Saks



The real reason I attended this event was to be with Lily. She was one of the purse models on stage so I had some waiting time. I did a little window shopping for something for Lily. I thought I would get her something nice to remember the day.








Mighty Lou finds Saks prices too steep


Upon closer inspection of the prices, I was forced to say….

​”No thanks, Saks!”






Mighty Lou and Lola



Miss Tracey is the President of the Board for Lily’s organization. ​I met her dog, Lola, in front of Saks. Pretty cute for a dog.







Mighty Lou and his bride, Lily

Enough of this waiting. It was time to do what I came to do; give my Lily a gift to remember this day. We picked a quiet place, away from all the fashion show activity. She was pretty in pink and tickled pink to see me!





Lily is pretty in pink


There she is, my little cutie. I have her a pretty pink purse, just her size. And I gave her a locket for her pretty neck. It has my picture in it so I will always be close to her heart. Doesn’t she look pretty?






Mighty Lou prefers monster trucks


All in all it was a great day. But I’ll tell ya, Dude – girly fashion shows and quiche are not much for the man in me. I liked it because Lily was there. But next time she’s going with me to a monster truck show or something!

Am I right?

Until next week!

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Mighty Lou, MD

Dear Whitey,

Will the talents of Mighty Lou never end? I say not. My work is always in front of me and this week was no exception. This week I went where no cat has gone before.

Mighty Lou - Doctor of Love


My official medical career began……….

I became Mighty Lou, Doctor of Love.


My little Lily got spayed this week. She was afraid but it had to be done. You know how many kittens can come from one little girl? So many the shelters could not possibly keep up. The world would be overrun with unfortunate cats without homes. (Sorry, I got on my soapbox again.)

Get Well Flowers for Lily from Mighty Lou



Anyway, she was spayed and I swooped in to make her feel better. First thing I did was send her some pretty flowers. They were waiting when she got home from the hospital.

She was a little groggy but she said she liked them. Once she started to wake up a little more she asked for warm whipped cream and catnip. That’s my baby asking for her favorite treat. She was back.




Lily Wears the Cone of Shame




Ahhh, but she was a bad girl and wouldn’t leave her stitches alone. Don the Cone of Shame……….

Oh, Lily.


She has a big event next week. It’s a luncheon and she really wants to go. So I am going to go with her, just to make sure she doesn’t overdo. This will be the first time “Mr. and Mrs. Mighty Lou” will be appearing together socially. You’ll see more on that later.


Dr. Mighty Lou


Can I talk to you man-to-man now? ​

As much as I love her and as much as I know she was hurting, I did have something I wanted to say to her. You know how girls are. They’re fragile. We’re supposed to be males and strong. But I wanted to say, “Lily, do you know what they do to male cats?! THAT is something to be upset about! Your pretty hair will grow back over that scar. We had parts taken off and they don’t grow back!”



Mighty Lou's look of shame


Now THAT requires the cone (or at least the look) of shame!!

However, it was necessary and I’m glad I did it. We have to all help control and stop the kitten over-population. Humans need to get us all spayed and neutered. It’s the only way.

Did you know that Cat Depot has received grant money to provide FREE spay/neuter surgeries to qualifying kitties in Sarasota zip codes: 34232, 34234, 34235 and 34237? To schedule an appointment, please call (941) 366-2404, extension 320, or email spayandneuter@catdepot.org.

Pass the word along! Let’s declare 2015 Happy Neuter Year!!

Have a happy week, Dude.

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Hey Mighty Lou,

I’m  proud  of you! Sounds like you took real good care of your sweet Lily…she is one  lucky girl!

I don’t  remember  being “teutered” (that’s  what cat depot folks call it, so they don’t  scare the kitties ). My Mom says I  was teutered  when I  was 6 or 7 weeks old. It’s  best to do it while you are a kitten. I hope everyone reads this and passes the word about spaying  and neutering  your cats.
Whitey's Dad Made Shelves for the Kitties


Now, I  want you to see what my Dad made for us.
Pretty cool!  Shelves for us to climb up to the ceiling!  We have the best Dad ever!

Later Dude,
Whitey  Wobbles 

Mighty Lou’s Modeling Gig

Mighty Lou in the dressing room


It’s official!  I, Mighty Lou, am a model. It all started in the dressing room.

​It was full of girls and I don’t like to be capeless in public but….you have no idea what was going on in there with all those women! Clothes flying everywhere.




Miss Lynn visits with Mighty Lou




Miss Lynn did take advantage of touching the very capeless body of Mighty Lou. She’s cool though, she’s a Cat Depot insider.





Mighty Lou takes one last check in the mirror



I always feel better fully caped. One last mirror check……….Purrfection!!





Mighty Lou Purrection




Don’t mess with purrfection!






Mighty Lou is ready for the catwalk




Dressed and ready for the public. Hurry up, girls.





Mighty Lou is swarmed by Papparazzi



As soon as I hit the runway for a dry run….the Paparazzi swarmed in.






Mighty Lou inspects the Hello Kitty stockings



One lady was even showing me her leg………..Upon closer inspection, I saw she had Hello Kitty pictures on her stockings. Really????




Mighty Lou Poses with Miss Terri




Miss Terri wanted her picture with me. She’s cool, too. She works for me at Cat Depot posting the blog. Happy to oblige.

Mighty Lou on the catwalk



So this is life on the catwalk.






Mighty Lou sits down to lunch at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota




Now for the good stuff……

​Someone say “lunch”?!

This was a benefit for the Sarasota Garden Club. All the hot shots from garden clubs all over were there.



Mighty Lou and Barb


The head of it all, the incoming District Director sat at our table. She was honored to be able to rub shoulders with the great Mighty Lou. She held the program while I read.




Mighty Lou cleaned his plate



Lunch was great. We had chicken. I ate everything on the plate.

When the official modeling started after lunch we all had to take our places. Several Cat Depot cats there and they did their thing on a leash. But I, Mighty Lou, strutted out there leashless and proud! Miss Lynn said video is coming soon to a theater near you.


Mighty Lou relaxes poolside



After a very full day of work, a guy needs to chill. A nice deck poolside was in order for this caped model.

All in all, it was a fantastic day. And when it was all over, what will be remembered is……



Mighty Lou leaves pawprints at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota


….Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader, left his pawprints on the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

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Glamour Puss

Hi Whitey,

It’s only the first week in the new year and I am already back to work. This week there’s a big fancy gig in town and they can’t do without your old Mighty Lou. It’s a fashion show called Catwalk on the Boulevard. Guess who is going to be one of the models?

But of course!

Since I am now adding modeling to my very lengthy resume, I decided to go out and get some glamour puss shots for my portfolio. You know, the kind of shots those fancy pants cats always get. Ready?


MIghty Lou's Formal Pose


Here’s my formal pose…..

You just gasped at my beauty, didn’t you?






Mighty Lou Poses While Wearing his Glasses


Here’s another:

​This is more me, with my glasses on. The photographer is used to taking pictures of fancy pants cats. He never saw any other cat wear glasses. He was quite intrigued with me.


I had to give him a little bit of my Mighty Lou-ness, just for fun…..

Mighty Lou Makes a funny face



​I quite like this one, but he didn’t.


Back to business….





Mighty Lou's Lying Down Pose



​Handsome is as handsome does. And I do it quite well if I don’t say so myself.

This event is Friday, January 9th at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota. Cat Depot will be represented. I hear tell there will be a few cats on leashes strutting their stuff. There’s also a rumor that Miss Terri from Cat Depot will be a model. She’s cool. She works for me doing my blog.

Mighty Lou's Serious Pose



Here’s another more serious shot but I gave it a little head tilt for fun.

I never know when my next opportunity will pop up but I’m ready now. Mighty Lou is versatile and ready at a moment’s notice.

I’ll report back on the event. Hopefully the cats that are coming from Cat Depot will find new homes. And Cat Depot will get good exposure to a new audience. Isn’t that why we all work so hard?





Enjoy your week, Dude!

Mighty Lou Signs Off


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Mighty Lou’s Year End

Dear Whitey,

Whew. Christmas is over.

Mighty Lou Has 1 Eye Open




I’ve still only got one eye open I’ve been so busy. I’m so thankful for this past year but it’s been a busy one. Almost every weekend I’m appearing at some event.

Everyone wants a piece of Mighty Lou and I have to put up with a lot. The last party I went to was a good one….until…..




Mighty Lou and Dog Fan



This girl’s asking me something. Of course I can’t hear her but I see my mom nod “yes.” And then……..





Mighty Lou Gets Kissed by a Dog



She kissed me! Right on the mouth! I was dog slobbered! Yuck!





Mighty Lou and his bride, Lily



Of course the biggest event of the year was the wedding to my Lily. ​Isn’t she sweet? But the best part of our union is that we are stronger together on behalf of special needs cats.



Mighty Lou is committed to raising money for Friends Like Me



​My commitment to Cat Depot’s Friends Like Me Fund remains stronger than ever. Lily and I got a lot of wedding gift contributions to my fund and to hers. I look forward to another year of working out there on behalf of Cat Depot and Friends Like Me. Of course I don’t mind the limelight either.

Wait until you see what I’m up to next week!



Mighty Lou takes a nap


In the meantime, I’m still tired from the Christmas activities. A nice long nap sounds great.  Next year, Dude!

​Hold it one second, wise guy! That is a catnip toy under my tail! Nothing else! So no wise cracks or other suggestions or assumptions!

Bye for now.
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou’s Christmas Outtakes

Merry Christmas Week, Whitey.

Mighty Lou's Holiday Card



It’s been a busy time for me with all the parties and photo shoots I’ve had to go to. This is my family’s Christmas card this year. ​


Stunning, I know.









Mighty Lou Poses


I was thinking of doing my usual blog about events and such today. But then I thought I’d rather share some of the behind-the-scenes outtakes, just for fun. Everyone thinks your ol’ Mighty Lou is so photogenic. While I am, there are moments when I give them a run for their money. I like to mess with them sometimes.

Like this… There aren’t too many words necessary. When they see this face they know it’s time for a break.






Mighty Lou Goofs



OK, I thought this was funny. This was my editorial comment on the whole thing. But I guess it didn’t go over very well. I never saw it in print.






Mighty Lou poses



​Not sure what was going on here.





Mighty Lou's tail gets caught in tree



Here’s a good one. I got put in time out for acting up. In reality, I was just trying to tell them my tail was stuck in the tree!






Santa doesn't know how to hold a cat



And then there’s the day with Santa. ​Is this guy kidding me? He has no idea how to hold a cat.






Mighty Lou howls at Santa




I was forced to give him the Mighty Lou howl. This one was not my fault!







Mighty Lou's Holiday Pose



So you see my photo shoots are full of fun (for me, anyway). Every so often I do what they want, just to be a good sport. ​I could do this every time, but I like messing with them. Overall, I’m a good sport and a good model.

What a mug! Have a great Christmas week, my friend.​

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Mighty Lou Ties the Knot

Dear Whitey and World,

Mighty Lou Ties the Knot



We did it! We tied the knot on Saturday!


So the wedding day is all about the bride, right? Well this groom may have caused a bit of a problem for her. I was soooo anxious that I made a mistake right before the ceremony.

Mighty Lou Tries to Kiss the Bride Before the Wedding


She looked so beautiful. All I did was go over to tell her how beautiful she was right before the ceremony. I wanted to give her a little kiss right before we exchanged vows.

Who knew the groom wasn’t supposed to see the bride before the ceremony!??




Lily didn't want Mighty Lou to see her before the wedding ceremony


She was really mad. Look at her face. I got out of there real fast.





Lily is beautiful in her wedding gown



She went through a lot of effort to look that beautiful. How come the groom has to dress himself and she gets help?







Mighty Lou waits at the Altar



I guess my place is just to wait for her. So I just waited at the altar, ring in hand.








Lily is having second thoughts?



​I’m hoping she was praying to be a good wife and not that I would behave!







Mighty Lou and Lily at the Altar



Once we were together at the altar though, everything was fine. The ceremony went off without a hitch – and we got hitched as her adoring eyes gazed upon her man!






Mighty Lou and Lily Get Hitched


​It was really quite romantic and beautiful.

So now we begin our lives together. And together fight for the cause and bring awareness to special needs cats like us. Read about Friends Like Me.





Lily Whispers to Lou


​”What’s that you say, Lily?”


I have to go.

She wants me all to herself!!

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou at Jingle Paws Jubilee and PawPurr’s Walk

Hi Again Whitey,

I am dead tired but I wanted to get this out to you before I went to bed. Today was Jingle Paws Jubilee and I was hard at work on the PawPurr’s Walk portion of the day.

Mighty Lou has Whitey Wobbles' Picture at PawPurr's Walk for Cape Support


First stop was Cat Depot Walker Registration tent. Your mom put a picture of you in the booth so I would have cape support. Nice touch.





Mighty Lou checks out the bagels at PawPurr's Walk


Right off the bat the day took a happy turn. Did somebody say “bagels”?? Silly humans thought it was funny to see me root through the assortment. Hey, I’m here to entertain!


Mighty Lou holds a quick staff meeting


But then it turned serious. The walkers were just about to start arriving and we had to spring into action. Time to get the staff in line…..

​Who knows what would have happened had I not taken the lead and got them into shape. Every one of them sprang to attention when your ol’ Mighty Lou spoke!

Mighty Lou spends time with his friend Jeff


I found time to have a quiet moment with an old friend. ​Jeff was always there for me in my Cat Depot days. We have a special bond and were happy to reconnect and talk guy stuff.




Mighty Lou meets Ruggles



I was all set to head over to the starting line when I got stopped by another fan. ​This is Ruggles. We had a nice little stare down but neither of us meant anything. He’s cool.



Mighty Lou at PawPurr's Walk



Then the walk was beginning. Your mom made sure you went with us. Thanks for going, Dude. We all made it around the whole track.







Mighty Lou learns to skateboard



After a successful walk, I deserved some alone time. But that was quickly thwarted by some teenagers. However………..I rather enjoyed this distraction. They introduced me to a new pastime……..skateboarding!

​They marveled at my steadiness and uncanny ability. Ahhh, I have gained the admiration of the youth!





Mighty Lou relaxes after PawPurr's Walk



All in all, it was one very tiring day, my friend. The reward at the end was to come home, drop into my bed and find a gift from you. ​Thanks Dude! I love it. Great ending to my day.


Until next time. I am…
Mighty Lou on skateboard


​Rolling onto the next adventure.

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Mighty Lou at Jingle Paws Jubilee and PawPurr’s Walk

Hi Whitey,

Yes I’m writing you mid-week but I’m all excited about this weekend.

Sunday, December 7th is the big Jingle Paws Jubilee event!

Bigger news than that is Cat Depot’s 1st PawPurr’s Walk featuring none other than…………

Mighty Lou has his walking shoes ready for PawPurr's Walk


My cape is flying high over this one! People can come from 11 a.m. to noon and walk with or without their dog – I know, but it is a dog event.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. If they walk, they get a goodie bag and a t-shirt! And guess what the best part is? It’s only $20 to go on the walk and all of the money goes to help our feline friends at Cat Depot!



Yes, sir, I’m in………….

Mighty Lou at Payne Park



I’m already waiting at the starting line here in Payne Park. Got my walking shoes ready. I’m small, but I’m mighty.

I know you have been working to get sponsors for the walk. Good going. Think of it, for only $20 people can get great exercise and help cats!

Besides the walk, Jingle Paws Jubilee offers lots of pet-related vendors, food, music and fun! Dogs are welcome even if they are not walking.


Mighty Lou and his walking shoes


Ol’ Mighty Lou loves a good party and this one is going to be huge!

I’ve got a job at the registration table. Everyone who registers to walk gets to meet me in purrson. That alone should bring in a crowd!

So keep working on those sponsors for the walk. Keep telling people to go to www.catdepot.org for information on the walk and the event.

They can also go to www.jinglepawsjubilee.com and see great pictures, maps and lots of information.

Remember to tell people there will be several shelter groups there with adoptable dogs and cats wanting a home for Christmas. And there will be a lot of vendors selling pet-related things for pet owners and friends of pet owners. Purrfect Christmas shopping event!

Mighty Lou can't wait for PawaPurr's Walk on Sunday December 7, 2014


Payne Park is in Sarasota on Route 301 four blocks South of Fruitville Road. I found it so it’s easy to get to. The time is 11 am – 5 pm. It’s a free event for the whole family!







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Mighty Lou’s Shopping Weekend

Hey Whitey,

So have you heard about Black Friday? And have you heard about all of the craziness that’s going along with it? Humans get themselves worked up about some of the craziest things. But I do love events so I actually went out there myself.

Mighty Lou Checks out the food aisle


Of course I headed right for the food aisle. Checking prices gets tiring though. There’s so much to read.






​I got a couple of things and gave the store guy a thrill. This is one of those “big box” stores and it was crowded.






Mighty Lou at his favorite small store


I chose to go on over to my favorite small business since it was Small Business Saturday. ​Over here I get a lot more opportunity to be mighty and go wherever I want.


Mighty Lou gets treats



They’ve got good treats over here.




Mighty Lou Noses Around his Favorite Store



​There are so many things to check out.





Mighty Lou isn't picky about his treats


So many of the things they have are for dogs. But I’m not proud. If it tastes good, I’m for it.

I like to sit up here on the counter and let the dogs on the floor watch me eat their food. The pool of drool grows and I like irritating them.


I did have to pick up one item of importance though. There was an unfortunate incident in my carrier last week. One of my sisters had to go to the vet and she used it. Let’s just say her body was empty when the got there but the carrier was full. Mighty Lou will not use soiled merchandise. I am a caped crusader who needs proper equipment.

Mighty Lou gets a new carrier


​So I got a nice new carrier. It’s purple to match my carriage. No girls allowed in this one!




All in all it was a good trip. Miss Nancy who owns the store, Cats n’ Dogs, donated 500 items for the goodie bags we’re giving away at next weekend’s PawPurr’s Walk Event. She also gave me several items for the raffle.


Mighty Lou is ready for the First PawPurr's Walk on December 7, 2014


It’s going to be such an exciting event I plan on writing a mid-week blog so watch for that. In the meantime, keep promoting Jingle Paws and PawPurr’s Walk on December 7th at Payne Park. Huge, exciting and benefitting animals in need! My cape is flying high for this event, Dude!

Tell everyone to get their walking shoes on and get over to Payne Park next Sunday. I’ll be there. What more do they need?? Registration is just $20 and benefits Cat Depot Cats.

Happy Week, My Friend!
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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