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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