Elvis did “Love Me Tender,” but Cat Depot did it better!
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.
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!
I acted as official greeter (although they gave me a name tag that said otherwise).
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.
We had a private moment before the crowd began. Don’t you think we look good in matching glasses?
Everyone who was anyone wanted a moment with Ol’ Mighty Lou, Founders included.
I hadn’t met Miss Elaine before but she passed the Mighty Lou sniff test. She can stay.
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.
Old friend and big fan, Miss Katie, stopped by for a Mighty Lou smooch.
Miss Shelley was still hard at it all night but she never misses an opportunity to touch the great cape.
Miss Lynn and I posed for quite the formal portrait. Lookin’ good.
Not all of my admirers were human. Petunia couldn’t believe her eyes. Even she dared to touch the mighty cape.
Everywhere I turned they were looking for the Mighty Lou stamp of approval. You’re good to go, girls.
Finally I got a break for dinner. Dining on mahi mahi, Hyatt Regency style. Not a bad paycheck.
Everyone got a Valentine at the table including me.
They tried to get me to bid on a $4000 bracelet. Uh, thanks but no thanks. Not right now.
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.
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………..
….and Mighty Lou has left the building.
Thanks, Cat Depot, for a great time.
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader
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