From the Files of Mighty Lou – April 20, 2015

Hi Whitey and Friends,

Were your humans going crazy this past week? Tax Day happened and humans scrambled. Each year it happens at the same time, you’d think they would be more prepared.

Prepared is what I was thinking about. Do me a favor, Caped Buddy….will you please pass on a way for them to be more prepared?

Tell them Mighty Lou says:
Mighty Lou says keep accurate records

 

​1. As you go through the year, keep good records and be accurate.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's commitment advice

 

 

2. Commit your money to things that matter. It’s easy to waste money.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou says to challenge yourself

 

3. Challenge yourself to help others more than you did last year.  It feels good.

Tell them to remember our kitty friends at Cat Depot. Giving to help them really does save lives. Donate to Friends Like Me.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou says every penny counts

 

4. Every penny counts and the kitties benefit.

Think what would happen if humans just saved all of their change for a year. That would mean a lot of kitty food and medical supplies for our friends!

 

Will you tell them for me?

Tell them, my friend.

 

 

Mighty Lou will be watching

 

 

I’ll be watching.

Love,

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Angel Mighty Lou,

Hope you are ok with the “angel” part. I know there is reason you were taken from me and everyone else here on earth. I figured it out…it’s so you can watch over all the cats and not just the ones at Cat Depot. Am I  right?

You have an even bigger job now. Wish I could see the cape you are wearing. I bet it is awesome…well, everything is awesome on Mighty Lou. And I know you don’t have to wear glasses, cause you can see and hear perfectly in heaven.

So, of course, I will tell everyone to save their money and help kitties at Cat Depot…especially the special needs kitties.

I’m sure you know about the big celebration of your life on May 3rd at Cat Depot. I know everyone who is anybody will be there. I see lots of  good things coming from that event.

I’m helping my Mom bake lots of cookies for your party. I think we need to make some cat treats…I’m gonna go talk to her about that!

Go do your “angel” stuff good buddy. I feel better now that I figured out why you had to cross the rainbow bridge and leave me here.

Till next week,
Your caped friend, Whitey Wobbles

Mighty Lou Heard It

Dear Whitey and Friends, 

Can you believe I heard something from the other side of the Rainbow Bridge? And did you notice I used the word “hear?” Yes, I can hear up here! All of the animals who were not physically perfect down there are perfect up here! Please tell the humans who loved them so much that we are all in perfect health!

Anyway, this is what I heard:

I heard that I am going to be a TV star once again! My friend, Marsha Panuce is going to feature me on her TV program again.

Mighty Lou does his happy dance

 

 

 

And this was my reaction:

My happy dance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Marsha Panuce

 

 

Here’s Marsha and me. She loves me so. Marsha’s show is called Animal Outtakes. It’s on WWSB ABC7 in Sarasota. The show will air on Saturday, April 18th at 6:30 AM.

I know you’re up early but if your humans oversleep, they can catch it on www.mysuncoast.com.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou is still a winner

 

 

And so, Dude, your old Mighty Lou is still a winner……even now!

Thanks to Marsha and thanks to everyone for continuing to keep my memory and spirit alive!

I love you all.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

From the Files of Mighty Lou – April 5, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

It’s Easter. Another day for humans to do silly things. Another day I went along with it.

Mighty Lou Wearing Bunny Ears

 

 

I remember this day. Those ears seemed a little heavy and made me list to the right. Later on we straightened them up but this was a funny pose. Of course it never made the cut for the blog that year because it was a little off (in more ways than one). Since these are my notes coming from my files, I’m sharing it with you just for fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Sparkles

And then of course everyone wanted to get a closer look at the great Mighty Lou. ​Is she kidding me? Is that outfit a little outrageous? And nail polish? Her name is Sparkles for good reason.

But in all seriousness, I think about something else on this day. This is Easter – Resurrection Day. Resurrection means coming back to life. And isn’t that what every cat at Cat Depot does? We come back to life when we’re rescued. We get a second chance at life.

We come in there in one state or another but it’s always a state of need. We need medical care, food, love, human care. And that’s what we all get.

 

Mighty Lou's Easter Wish

 

 

Do on this resurrection day, please continue my work of helping cats, especially special needs cats. Do it for me, Whitey and Friends. Do it for the cats who need so much. (Donate to Friends Like Me)

 

 

And hey, Whitey and Friends……….

 

 

 

 

 
Mighty Lou as the Easter Bunny

 

 

​Smile when you remember me!

Love you,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

From the Files of Mighty Lou – March 30, 2015

Hey Whitey and Friends,

Here’s another of my many archived tidbits………..

Mighty Lou Weathers the Storm

 

 

You know what I’ve been thinking about lately? The storms of life. The seas are not always calm, my friend. Sometimes they’re a little rough and your footing is a little unsure.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Mighty Lou on Boat

 

Sometimes you have to get out there and look into the distance to chart the best course in life.

 

Humans are great at just plunging in and then getting themselves into trouble. They make fun of cats because we plan every move with caution. But isn’t that better?

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in the Driver's Seat

 

 

I like to get into the driver’s seat right away. Mighty Lou likes to be in charge, as you know. When I’m in charge and rough seas come, I can calm the storms with my mighty cape power.

 

We have power to calm the storms in our humans’ lives, too. You know how? With our purr. Yep, nothing calms a human quicker or more efficiently than the purr of a good cat.

So help me spread the word. “Adopt” is the word of the day. “Adopt” is the only way.

 

Mighty Lou knows all

 

 

​And there is yet another storm calmed by the Mighty One!
​Later, Dudes,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

 

 

Hey Mighty Lou,

I really miss you, Caped buddy! I do look forward to your files, but it’s not same.

I continue to work hard to tell humans how important it is to adopt our little furry friends at Cat Depot. They all dream of a forever home like you and I have or had.

You are so right about our “purrs” being so calming to our humans. My Mom melts when I purr. I can pretty much get anything I want with a little purr!

Whitey Wobbles takes a nap

 

I’m working hard to spread the word to adopt, donate or volunteer to help Cat Depot!
Time for my nap.

Whitey Wobbles, Caped Crusader

 

From The Files of Mighty Lou – March 24, 2015

Hello Friends,

Here’s another file I’m leaving behind. My file cabinet is full so Ol’ Mighty Lou’s wisdom will be floating around for a while.

This is the first week of Spring!

Mighty Lou with Goggles

 

Pictures from my files show me looking both enthusiastic and somewhat remiss about the whole thing. Don’t know if it was the warmer weather or the ridiculous goggles but it’s not one of my better looks.

 

 

 
Mighty Lou is ready to swim

 

This gives a little better angle. Can’t mess with the handsomeness of Mighty Lou.

 

You know what I think is important though?

 

 

Mighty Lou with Rubber Ducky

 

That no matter who you are, human or feline, that you have someone you enjoy spending time with. I always loved everyone I spent time with.

Please help continue to spread the word to humans that cats are some of the best friends they will every have. Cats fill the heart in places other people can’t.

You keep promoting adoption. And for my sake, please keep promoting those special needs guys…….they’re the best.

As for me?  I’m still working…..just in a different place.

Love ya.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Naps on the Blanket

 

Bye for now.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

Files Mighty Lou Left Behind

Hi Whitey,

If you’re reading this, I’m not here anymore but my spirit and my humor will live for ever. You help people remember me and always remember my mission, to help special needs cats.

Since you’re my closest feline friend and my caped buddy, I’m going to share some “outtakes” from some of my blogs. I only liked to show my best to my public, but I don’t mind letting you see the behind the scenes misadventures.

This is from the time I met Jackson Galaxy, Cat Daddy. He was really smitten with me and I know he’ll remember me forever.

Mighty Lou trying on his Jackson Galaxy cap

 

 

 

Being fit for that bald head was something. It seemed a little heavy at first.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou is falling over

 

​When I got my glasses on, the whole thing started to list to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

An off moment for Mighty Lou

 

 

​I knew I had to turn this around. No way was I going to let my public see me struggle with a stupid bald head.

Finally got her going in the right direction.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his Jackson Galaxy Get Up

 

 

 

This is what the public saw. The other ones made you laugh, didn’t they?

You help keep my humor alive, man.

 

 

 

 

Close Up of Mighty Lou

 

 

Because I was and always will be,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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From the Files of Mighty Lou

Hi Whitey,

Don’t freak, my man. I was not able to garner up enough cape power to get back to you. Sorry. But I don’t want my good work and my legacy to help special needs cats to stop because I had to leave. I have left behind volumes of my oh-so-creative and ever-entertaining writings to still thrill my public. Your Ol’ Mighty Lou cannot be silenced. The work is too big and has to go on.

So……

​…writings and pictures will go on.

Mighty Lou at His Computer

 

My weekly blog will go on and my Facebook page will go on.

I have left instructions in my files that someday, somewhere, someone will take my place. (I already have some ideas).

Until you receive further instruction from me, know that I’m here, on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, watching over special needs cats everywhere.

I miss everyone and I know everyone is sad because I’m no longer there.

 

Don’t be sad.

Continue my work and my files will direct the path.

Mighty Lou at Computer

 

With cape power from beyond, I am,

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

The Mighty Lou Memorial Fund was set up to continue his mission and a very special room at Cat Depot will be dedicated to Mighty Lou. Donate to Mighty Lou’s Memorial Fund.

Response from Whitey Wobbles

I hear you good buddy! You just made my day, because I do miss my best caped buddy (BCB) very much.

I’m staying on this side of the rainbow bridge to carry on as you direst! You can count on Whitey Wobbles!

Whitey Wobbles and his friends

 

I have been teaching Daisy Doodles and Harley a few things that will help us also. They are all for helping special needs cats and Cat Depot cats in general. They both donated their allowance to buy food for the monthly food bank.

Keep up the instructions from wherever you are…good to hear from you, ML!

Your Caped friend,
Whitey Wobbles

 

Mighty Lou Gets the Final Word

Dear Friends,

I just took another adventure. This was my final adventure. I passed over the Rainbow Bridge last night. Please don’t be sad, I don’t want that. What I want is for you to remember me for my Mightiness and my caped strength.

Mighty Lou's Final Blog

 

 

I was special needs and my second chance at life was special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou had many adventures

 

The world is a big place. It’s frightening for a cat on their own. But the lucky ones who are saved and given a second chance get to enjoy it. ​I wanted to make a mark on this new world I was given and worked hard to do that.

I charted my own course and enjoyed every ride. My mission was to show people that special needs cats are indeed special. We may take extra effort, but we’re so worth it.

 

Mighty Lou Loved to Make People Laugh

 

 

 

My way of showing people that was to make them laugh. You just laughed, didn’t you? Good. I don’t want you to be sad.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Loved a Party

 

 

No one loved a good party more than me! Bad Legs?  What bad legs. I could shake it up pretty good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Jackson Galaxy

 

 

I wasn’t intimidated by anyone. Jackson Galaxy thinks he’s somebody? He’s met his match in me.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on the Radio

 

 

I wasn’t intimidated by public speaking either. ​If I could get a chance to talk about special needs, I was there. When Mighty Lou speaks they listen (take that, E.F.Hutton).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou was committed to raising funds for special needs cats

 

 

My mission was always to promote adoption, support and love for special needs. ​I did what I could whenever I could to help Friends Like Me.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou admiring Mighty Lou

 

 

Of course I did it the Mighty Lou way because no one admired me more than me!​​​

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on the cover of Sarasota Pet Magazine

 

 

Except when it was the entire population admiring me….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his Tuxedo

 

 

 

 

No one liked a party more me. And, by the way, no one looked better in a tux than me.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his lion costume

 

 

 

Actually, I looked good in just about anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou weathered many storms

 

 

 

I weathered all kinds of storms in my life……but I did it with my Mighty Lou smile and those piercing eyes.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou fought many battles

 

I fought battles in my life. Not the battle of special needs but the battle to get humans to love us as we are. I was one of the very lucky ones to be so loved by so many.

So I leave some parting words for humans everywhere. Please consider opening your heart to a special needs animal. Special needs simply means they need a little extra. In exchange they give so much more back.

The Mighty Lou legacy will go on.
Friends Like Me will go on.
My love for you will go on.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou at Computer

 

 

 

Thank you for reading my blog and letting me share my Mighty Lou-isms. ​I enjoyed it.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's Final Blog

 

 

 

Remember me with a smile. Keep the memory, humor and uniqueness of Mighty Lou alive.

I loved you all.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

Mighty Lou is Grumpy

I am grumpy (in attitude, not an impostor of that somewhat well known other guy) about the weather. Can you tell me what’s going on these days?  Yesterday is the perfect example of what I’m talking about.

Mighty Lou in Blanket

 

 

I slept a little late because I was so cold. I had to get an extra blanket on my bed.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou hides from the cold

 

 

 

It was time to get up but I was not exactly into it. Everywhere I looked it said “cold”.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Huddles in his Blanket

 

 

Are they kidding? Are we in Florida or what? Is it really supposed to be near freezing here? I don’t think so.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou dons winter duds

 

 

 

It was time to get up and brave it though. So the Caped Crusader did what had to be done. I donned some winter duds and headed into the day. You’re laughing aren’t you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Dons His Flannel Cape

 

Well it’s cold; what am I supposed to do?! I even had to wear my flannel cape reserved for only the most severe temperatures. It was still just too cold yesterday morning to do anything productive.

And I wasn’t having any of it. So I made the decision just to give in and go back in the house.

However………Mighty Lou does not give in even to the weather. And I must have the last word.

 

 

So hey, you weather….

 

 

 
Mighty Lou sticks his tongue out

 

​Take that!!

 

Until next week, stay warm and stay cool!

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou Love Me Tender

Elvis did “Love Me Tender,” but Cat Depot did it better!

Mighty Lou gets a new cape for Cat Depot's gala

 

Saturday night was the “Love Me Tender” Gala and quite a party it was (view photos of the gala). I had a special cape made for the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on his pedestal

 

 

It’s a good thing I did because as soon as I got there they put me in the position I rightfully belong. On a pedestal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's badge

 

I acted as official greeter (although they gave me a name tag that said otherwise).

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Jeff Donahue

 

I was all set to meet and greet the public. My first visitor was an old friend. ​Jeff and I go way back to my Cat Depot days so I let him help me with my glasses.

 

 

 

 
Mighty Lou and Jeff have matching glasses

 

 

​We had a private moment before the crowd began. Don’t you think we look good in matching glasses?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou with Bev Meadows and Garo Partoyan

 

 

​Everyone who was anyone wanted a moment with Ol’ Mighty Lou, Founders included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou meets Elaine Spang

 

 

​​I hadn’t met Miss Elaine before but she passed the Mighty Lou sniff test. She can stay.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Mary Budd

 

 

 

​Mary Budd had that “I found you so you owe it all to me” look on her face. She’s right though, I do owe her for bringing me to Cat Depot in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Katie Norvell

 

 

 

​Old friend and big fan, Miss Katie, stopped by for a Mighty Lou smooch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Shelley Thayer

 

​Miss Shelley was still hard at it all night but she never misses an opportunity to touch the great cape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Lynn Rasys

 

Miss Lynn and I posed for quite the formal portrait. Lookin’ good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Petunia - Cat Depot's Mascot

 

 

​Not all of my admirers were human. Petunia couldn’t believe her eyes. Even she dared to touch the mighty cape.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and his admirers

 

 

Everywhere I turned they were looking for the Mighty Lou stamp of approval. ​You’re good to go, girls.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou sits down to dinner

 

 

Finally I got a break for dinner. ​Dining on mahi mahi, Hyatt Regency style. Not a bad paycheck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou receives a Valentine

 

 

​Everyone got a Valentine at the table including me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou checks out a $4,000 bracelet

 

 

​They tried to get me to bid on a $4000 bracelet. Uh, thanks but no thanks. Not right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou works at the checkout table

 

 

After dinner I was back to work. ​In addition to opening the night as greeter, I closed the night at the auction check-out table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Lena Hernandez

 

 

​Miss Lena did a fantastic job but everyone needs a little Mighty Lou assurance.

 

 

Dude, I’ll tell ya I had a great night but it was long. I was there at 5 PM and I didn’t leave until after 11 PM. Now only a guy can relate to this, but I had finally had it with that tuxedo. I couldn’t wait to get out of it.

 

 

I waited until everyone had left the building and then I did it. The tux and the cape were off………..
Mighty Lou has left the building

 

 

​….and Mighty Lou has left the building.

Thanks, Cat Depot, for a great time.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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