Mighty Lou’s Working Weekend

Hi Whitey,

I’m up early getting ready for another day of work. There is a two-day cat show in Fort Myers and I’m there both days wowing the crowd.

Mighty Lou Front and Center

 

The middle of the table always seems like the right place for me. After all, I am the best work my mom does!

There I was, minding my own business and waiting for the public to enter. Just then, a lady I don’t know came up and was asking my mom something. Next thing I know, this happened…..

 

Mighty Lou with a harness

 

They dared to take my cape off and put this thing on me! I do not like this sissy thing. And it’s disrespectful of the cape!

Then it got worse.

 

 

 
Mighty Lou on a Leash??

 

The lady put a leash on me! A leash? Is she kidding? Mighty Lou cannot be leashed! Turns out the lady is a vendor and sells these items. Not to me, she doesn’t! She wanted me to be her model for the day. No way!

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou re-dons his cape

 

 

My cape went back on and I took my rightful place next to the Cat Depot collection box. My purpose for being at the show was to promote special needs cats and help Cat Depot. That, my dear sir, is a dignified job.

What happened next was exciting.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and his adoring fans

 

 

I was missing my Lily because she’s usually at this show but she had to be somewhere else. Two people came running across the room shouting “It’s Mighty Lou!!” And there they came, just wanting to touch the great Mighty Lou and let my mightiness rub off on them. They were talking all about the pending wedding and how they follow Lily and me.

Awwwwww, shucks.

It was a really busy day.

 

 

Mighty Lou keeps an eye on the cash box

 

Towards the end of the day, I checked the money box as I usually do. ​It is full. Time to turn this one in and get an empty box to get back out there. No time this weekend though, I’ll have to do some cramming because I expect another crowd on Day Two.

Whew.  I was tired at the end of the long day.

 

 

Mighty Lou rests on his mom's arm

 

On the ride home, I needed the comfort of my mom’s hand. She had to drive home with one arm, but that’s OK, I needed her.

Back to work today, Dude! Have a good one.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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You GO Mighty Lou! 

Whitey Wobbles

 

The hard work you and I are doing is well worth it. There are so many of our feline friends in need. We need to work every waking hour to raise money and awareness for them.

My Mom volunteered at Cat Depot yesterday and she told me about the great work they are doing with the spay and neuter clinic. That is only one little thing that needs to be done. The list is very long of needs, as we know.

I have been working my cute little butt off trying to get more sponsors for the PawPurr’s walk on December 7th. I’m up to 12 and guess who number 12 is……drum roll…Miss Shelley! Yep. Even though she spends most of her time and efforts on Cat Depot, she still sponsored the Caped Whitey Wobbles!

Well, I am headed out to visit some new neighbors and try to get sponsors. You go to Fort Myers now and wow those crowds with your awesomeness!

Over and out for this week,
Whitey Wobbles

Mighty Lou’s Life-Changing Event

Dear Whitey,

Look into Mighty Lou's Eyes

 

 

Now onto your hat, Dude! This is going to blow your mind. Look into my eyes. Deep into my eyes……..Pay close attention to what I’m about to say. You don’t want to miss this.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's Girlfriend Lily

 

 

You know my girlfriend, Lily. The one who captured my heart and stole my cape. ​Yep. That’s her. My little cutie.

So here it comes……………get ready……………

 

 

 
Mighty Lou is ready to propose to Lily

 

 

​I decided to pop the question! I have been stowing away my treat money and finally got enough to buy her this big rock. (I’m not making eye contact with you right now because I’m a little shy about this venture).

I know she’s the one for me and I have to have her. Don’t think of me as weak. Just think of me as a Caped Crusader with a heart that’s aching for my Lily.

 

 

Mighty Lou asks for Lily's Paw in Marriage

 

 

Ol’ Mighty Lou is a proper gentleman so I did the right thing. I went right up to her Mum and asked for her paw in marriage. ​Her Mum is real protective of her but I used my Mighty Lou charm. She could not resist and gave her approval.

 

 

 

 

 

Lily Accepts the Ring from Mighty Lou and Says "Yes!"

 

 

 

The big moment came and I gave my sweetie the ring. ​Look at her! Isn’t she just the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?? And look at her holding onto that ring for dear life. She isn’t going to let her Mighty Lou get away! Ha!

So my friend, what do you think? Did you ever think you would be hearing news this big from your caped friend? I wanted you to be the first to know. We’ll be making our announcement public now and the big day will be very soon. Of course you will be my Best Man.

 

 

 

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How’s that news for knocking your socks off?? I’ve got to go start making plans now.

Mighty Lou is a Man (cat) in Love!

 

Later, Dude!

​Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader and man in love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitey Wobbles’ Reaction

OMG Mighty Lou!

I had no idea you were so serious about Lily. I do understand…she is quite adorable if I must say so myself. Please make sure about this. It is a life-changing event. I will be honored to be your best Caped Cat at the ceremony. You said Best Man, but I know you meant best cat. Your mind is all jumbled with this silly love bug.

I sure hope you can maintain your strong Caped Crusader image after you marry Lily. Remember our mission is to help our friends at Cat Depot find forever homes.  Maybe Lily can work for us.

Well, Dude, you did blow my mind and my head is still spinning with this news. I will work on getting a proper Cape and bowtie for the wedding.

Oh, I have some really awesome news. Since June 1st, 14 cats over 8 years old have found their forever homes! Isn’t that cool, Dude?? My Mom keeps telling me to get a job, since I pledged $10 for every cat adopted over 8. She doesn’t know about my secret stash! I hope a bunch more get adopted before the end of the year.

Whitey Wobbles

 

See you later, you crazy, love struck Dude!

Whitey Wobbles, Caped Crusader (and Best Cat)

Mighty Lou’s Redecorating Project

Hi Whitey,

It’s a busy place over here this weekend. There is some redecorating going on. The humans need help and I’m there!

Mighty Lou is Ready to Paint

 

 

I’ve got no problems with heights so the ladder is fun. I’ve got the paint, roller, brush and rag.

 

And most importantly…….

 

 

 

Mighty Lou has his painting cape on

 

 

 

I’ve got my painting cape on.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Hangs on to the ladder

 

 

 

The first thing you have to do is read the directions. I don’t have my glasses on so I have to look really close. I’m without glasses because I don’t want to get down from this ladder and have to get back up. You see how I hold on to the ladder with my right paw for safety?

 

 

 

Mighty Lou gets ready to use tools

 

 

 

Sometimes you have to do other things besides paint. You have to use tools. Very manly, don’t you think? But you know what, Whitey?

This whole project is just a little beneath a Caped Crusader, don’t you think? Don’t you agree those humans should be able to do their own projects and let me do more important things? Time to call them back to the job.

 

 

Mighty Lou wants off the ladder!

 

 

 

In my loudest Mighty Lou voice I called “HELP!” They came running because they thought I fell off the ladder. Now I ask you, would a Caped Crusader fall? Of course not. But I did want to get down. I was over this project. It was time for some Mighty Lou time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou takes a nap in the sun

 

 

Time for a short nap in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou has his peeps supervise the humans

 

I assigned someone else to watch those humans while I was busy napping. We always have to have a pair of feline eyes watching those humans. I have “peeps.”

 

 

 

Now I have a purrsonal question before I let you go, Dude……

 

Mighty Lou asks if his cape makes his butt look big

 

 

Does this cape make my butt look fat? Ha ha ha!

Until next week, my friend.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou Gets Stoned

Hi Whitey,

How’s your week going?  Mine was going fine and then I got stoned. No, no, Dude. Don’t go there. I’ll tell you what I mean.

You know I like to get out and meet new people. Parks are nice places to meet people. So I visited a nice little park I had never gone to yet.

Mighty Lou Meets a Nice Guy

 

 

Right off the bat I met a nice guy. He was very quiet and very still. At first I thought he didn’t like your old Mighty Lou. Then I realized ‘that’s not possible!’ It was something else that had him sitting so still.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Spots Danger

 

 

 

Being the investigative kind, I saw the problem right away. There was danger lurking under the bench. My new friend was frozen in fear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou confronts the alligator

 

 

The Caped Crusader jumped into action and faced danger square in the face. No ugly alligator is going to scare my new friend. I think I put that gator in a trance. He didn’t move a muscle from then on. Hah!

On to meet other new people.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou finds a new statue

 

 

This nice family seemed to be very close. They were holding bowls so I sensed maybe a meal was in the offering? They were antisocial though and didn’t even look at me. So much for thinking they were nice.

Mighty Lou is starting to catch on here. There seems to be a theme going on with all the folks in this park. If they don’t respond to me, it has to be them. Am I right? They’re just not normal.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Fish Statue

 

 

I sensed there was something fishy going on in this park. Fishy indeed. And it stunk!

Now I know why none of the people in this park were going crazy over me. They were all stoned, or should I say stone.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou is not amused

 

 

Mighty Lou is not amused. I will not be mocked by stoned humans! I will not be back to this park.

Later, Dude.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou Parties

Hi Whitey,

Things are back to normal here and Mighty Lou is hitting the party circuit hard. I got a purrsonal invitation to an event called “Top Dog.” It was billed as “Florida Gulf Coast’s premier dog lover’s event” and was for the benefit of Donte’s Den.

Mighty Lou Arrives at Top Dog

 

 

 

Now I know what you’re going to say – “Why do we want to do anything for dogs?” You’re right, Dude, but this was for our friend Marsha Panuce. She’s so kind to me and to Cat Depot, I thought I would grace her with my mighty presence. ​I took the purple coach since there were dogs everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Stays in Cart to Avoid Dog Drool

 

 

​Every time I attend a dog event, they drool all over my cape and I had my tux on. It’s just safer in here for me. I don’t want to have to hurt any of those dogs.

 

Mighty Lou visits the exhibits

 

There were some merchandise vendors there so I checked them out. This young lad was really taken by me. I had my glasses on so I could clearly read “dog treats” on all of those packages. Where’s the CAT stuff, Dude??

 

Mighty Lou's Mom on Stage

 

A special thing happened during the night. My mom had done a painting of Marsha’s dog, Donte, and it was unveiled on stage. ​There she was, way bigger than life. I should have been up there with her.

 
Mighty Lou's mom presents painting to Marsha Panuce

 

​The painting was unveiled. Marsha was touched…….I was proud. The crowd adored your old Mighty Lou. ABC-7 Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. He loved me and kept mentioning me as being the only cat and so well behaved. But of course!

 

Mighty Lou received a kiss from Samantha

 

 

I also met an old friend, Samantha, who couldn’t resist me.

 

So I mingled with the Donte’s Den supporters, saw Mom’s presentation and met new friends. Oh, and I had fish sticks for dinner!

Mighty Lou takes a napThe second part of the evening was all a bunch of stupid dog tricks. I was not interested. So I found a quiet spot and took a little power nap.

All in the life of a Caped Crusader.

Until next week, my friend,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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The Joke is On Mighty Lou?

Dear Whitey,

Your Ol’ Mighty Lou likes a good joke but I like to be the one in control. I can play a good joke on someone but when the tables are turned, I fail to see the humor.

My mom went on a cruise, right? OK, so I got left behind. Cruise rules so I can live with that. But what happened on the cruise is not funny.

Here’s how it went:

Mints on Pillows - No Mighty Lou

 

Nice chocolates on the bed each night. No Mighty Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dining Table - No Mighty Lou

 

 

Nice tables and food everywhere. No Mighty Lou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy Soap - No Mighty Lou

 

 

Nice bathrooms with fancy soap.  No Mighty Lou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Views from every window - but no Mighty Lou

 

 

 

Nice views out of every window. No Mighty Lou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruise Ship Shows - Mighty Lou Wasn't Here

 

 

Nice shows every night. No Mighty Lou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Wasn't at the Piano Bar

 

 

Nice piano bar lounge. No Mighty Lou.

Unacceptable in Mighty Lou’s World!! But….

 

 

 

 

Now Mom is home from the cruise.

My feelings?

A picture is worth a thousand words…….

Mighty Lou is happy his mom is home from her cruise

 

Next week, Dude.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

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Mighty Lou Left Behind

Dear Whitey,

Well, Dude, it’s official. I, Mighty Lou Caped Hero, have been left behind!

Mighty Lou Tries to Find Out About His Mom's Cruise

 

I knew my mom was planning a cruise. I got my globe out to see exactly where this boat was going.I put my nautical cape on and got out the binoculars. What more could I do?

 

Mighty Lou Wants to go on a Cruise

My Mighty Lou tail even sprung into action to test the wind direction and speed.

 

Mighty Lou Charts the Course of His Mom's Cruise

 

 

I did my homework. I charted the course and knew the waters well.

 

 

Mighty Lou Checks out the Globe

 

I had my finger right on the exact spot for that cruise docking. I was on it, Man!

 

Mighty Lou Sits on Suitcase

 

 

 

But as the suitcase closed, so closed the opportunity for me to actually go on the cruise. It was packed, it was zipped up and it was locked. Look who is on the outside looking in? How dare she?

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou fakes an injury

 

I was forced to reduce myself to actions unbefitting a caped hero. I removed the cape (don’t hate me) and plead for mercy…​I assumed the pose and faked an injured backend. Surely she will show me mercy and either take me or stay home with me. I moaned in pain and begged her to stay home and nurse me back to health. She didn’t buy it. I’m not a good actor.

 
Mighty Lou is left behind

 

​So she left me here and is cruising to who knows where. I’m left here wearing this nautical cape, which now has no meaning, looking at a globe that now means nothing.

Feel sorry for me, Whitey. I’m on my own for a while.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Somethin’s Fishy Around Here

Hi Whitey,

Mighty Lou on Messy Bed

 

Something smells fishy around here. Things are a mess and that’s not normal. When things aren’t normal, the Caped Crusader needs to investigate. My first clue was that stuff was scattered all over the bedroom. Clothes, shoes, bags, everything. It’s a mess.

 

 

Mighty Lou is Worried

 

 

I immediately went into my worried pose. Sister Mixie was concerned about me.

 

 

Mighty Lou Observes from Closet

 

 

I did what any good investigator would do. Kept a low profile in an inconspicuous space and observed.

My observation proved that there’s something fishy indeed. My mom is going on a painting cruise for 10 days! My capes are not in the pile of clothes to pack and I am gravely worried.

 

 

Mighty Lou disguises himself

 

 

Perhaps if I disguise myself as clothes she will pack me and take me with her.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou tries to pack his cape

 

 

I’ll also give her another big clue that I want to go….My nice sailing cape and sunglasses should make her know I’m on board for the trip.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou stays in disguise

 

 

My pursuit to go will continue. I am not above staying here like this until she notices me and packs me.

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Your Caped Buddy,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

This is serious, Mighty Lou! You can’t be left behind  When she opens the suitcase, in you go and stay low! She will never know you are there until you are safely aboard the ship.

Whitey Wobbles dons his cape to give Mighty Lou good luck

Bon Voyage good buddy! Keep me posted. I have my Cape on to give you even more power and send you positive vibes!

FYI…Two more of our older feline friends at Cat Depot found their forever homes in September! We sure are doing a great job, Mighty Lou!

CAPE POWER!!!

Whitey Wobbles

Crazy 4 Paws

Hi Whitey,

I’m a bit late with the blog this morning. I slept in because I had a really busy day yesterday.Crazy 4 Paws is a big pet expo and I, Mighty Lou was the main attraction. Of course, I’m the main attraction wherever I go. The place was crawling with drooling, smelly dogs, it’s easy to show them up.

Mighty Lou at Crazy 4 Paws Pet Expo

 

My job was to work in my mom’s booth and help her show paintings. I arranged the table myself so you see I put my magazine cover and my portrait right up front. Who needs to see paintings of those other animals??

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Greets Customers

 

​I was in charge of overseeing the prints. Any time anyone came to go through them, I greeted them and helped them find just the right one.

 

Mighty Lou Meets Hope

 

Occasionally, I found a dog that had good taste. This is Hope. She’s was just “hoping” she could meet the great Mighty Lou. Well done, Hope!

My real purpose at the show was to tell people about special needs cats and work for the Friends Like Me Fund. I really worked the crowd on that end.

 

Mighty Lou Says Show Me The Money

 

“Show me the money, Lady!”

 

 

 

Mighty Lou helps people contribute to Friends Like Me

 

​I pushed their hands to the opening in my money box and forced those bills in. (Mighty Lou does not accept coins!)

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Accepts Money for Friends Like Me

 

“Well done, Lady!  Thanks!”

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Takes a Nap

 

​The crowd was tiring. Even a Super Hero needs a break once in a while. My admiring public still hovered around asking “is that cat real?” Are they kidding me? Every once in a while I lifted my head and they jumped back because they thought I was a prop. Quite entertaining to catch these silly humans off guard.

 

 

Mighty Lou Checks Out a Shiny Pendant

 

Towards the end of the day I decided to take a break from work and stroll around to look at the other vendors. Something shiny had been attracting me from across the room all day so I went to investigate. ​See this pretty pendant?
Mighty Lou is interested in the shiny balls

 

​I was most attracted to these shiny balls. They were very beautiful. Wait!

Upon closer inspection, they have names on the inside! There are collars on the inside of some of them! Yikes! I just noticed that sign behind the booth! Pet Passings??????? Mighty Lou has left the building!!

 

 

Mighty Lou Wearing Glasses

 

And that, my friend, is just one day in the life of a Caped Crusader.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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Mighty Lou Falls Hard

Dear Whitey,

Now you know your caped friend has a hard edge and I work with the strength of the super hero I am. You know my purrsona is the “tough guy who gets the job done.” You know “it takes might to make things right,” and I am Mighty. But even Superman had his Kryptonite. That didn’t make him less of a super hero, right?

Lily Calls Mighty Lou on the phone

 

Well Mighty Lou met his Kryptonite and it came in the form of a soft, cuddly little bundle called Lily. She called me yesterday to see if she could come and see me.

 

 

Mighty Lou tries to hear Lily on the phone

 

 

I was listening as hard as I could but I could not hear her sweet voice. She forgot I was deaf. Drat! But lucky for me, her Mum drove her up to see me! My mom did a painting of her and she came to pick it up.

 

Lily with her painting

 

 

Ooooooo….she’s so beautiful. She’s a special needs little girl like me, so we’re a match made in Heaven. She works hard in Fort Myers for special needs and she does a good job.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou is selfish with his things

 

 

 

I am known to be a little selfish…….OK, a lot selfish….with my
things. My sisters never get to touch any of my stuff.

 

 

Mighty Lou gives Lily his mouts

 

 

But when Lily was here, everything I had was hers. I love my little mouse even more now because the sweet scent of Lily is on it!

 

 

Mighty Lou in his mom's art studio

 

 

NO ONE gets to share my mom or her art. I go to art classes with her and I am the only one who gets to be with her when she creates.

 

 

Lily is allowed in the art studio

 

But what did I do for Lily? I threw the doors to the studio open and let her have full access to everything! I’m telling you, Dude, this is serious. Mighty Lou has lost his heart and Lily found it!

 

 

 

Look Mighty Lou in the eye

 

You want me to tell you how serious this is? Look me right in the eyes, Dude. This is going to blow your caped mind.

You know how we feel about our capes. They have super powers and no one touches them or is allowed entrance into our caped world. Right?

 

 

Let me show you the extent to which your old Mighty Lou has lost his heart…………..

Lily wears Mighty Lou's cape

 

Yep! My little lady said she was a bit chilly so I whipped my cape off and covered her in Mighty Lou love.

 

 

You see what I mean? I’ve lost it! I have completely lost my heart!

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Winks

 

Until next week, my friend. Let this little wink let you know there’s a lot more Lily to come! I’ve got it bad and that’s good!

 

Love,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

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