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FAT tuesday --MARDI GRAS MAMBO...


Down in New Orleans Where the blues was born
It takes a cool cat to blow a horn
On LaSalle and Rampart Street
The combo's there with a mambo beat
The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Mardi Gras mambo, ooh-oh...
Down in New Orleans
In Gert Town where the cats all meet
There's a Mardi Gras mambo with a beat
Join the Chief with the Zulu gang
And truck on down where the mambo's swing
The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Mardi Gras mambo, ooh-oh...
Down in New Orleans


Stepping out from our new rented limo we make our way toward Jacqueline's Cat House front stoop, we'll hand the doorman our invitation to join in on the festivities of the day...Rat, no wait just a sec...we mean FAT Tuesday. Tahoe and I, Sir Winston of Poo, just love fat rats...eeeerrrrrr, um....Tuesdays. In fact, Tuesday is our favorite day down in Nawlins. We're all gussied up and ready to parade our stuff down Bourbon Street. All in celebration of the Mardi Gras 2012!!



BACKGROUND PHOTO FOR BOTH --Bourbon Street New Orleans November 2011

Just before the doorman allows our entrance through the cat house door Winnie the Poo was hopin' and wishin' to see some nekked boobies on the balconies - Tahoe, as you see by her string of beads, has already shown her stuff once---and she barely had her paws on the ground stepping from the limo!!! Geez. I guess I didn't raise her to have any scruples, now, did I?...and we are in awe of all the costumes and musketRAT MASKeraid...we don't know how to spell masquerade!!! And maybe, before you leave, check out the invitation above - it is your free ticket to all the festivities......


Down in New Orleans Where the blues was born
It takes a cool cat to blow a horn
On LaSalle and Rampart Street
The combo's there with a mambo beat
The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
Mardi Gras mambo, ooh-oh...
Down in New Orleans


OTHERS WHO HAVE PAWSed to celebrate---

  • Cats of Wildcat Woods
  • Alasandra - The Cats & a Dog
  • Friends FurEver
  • Mademoiselle Madison
  • Eric and Flynn
  • Gemini
  • Daisy the Curly Cat
  • Brian's Home
  • Cory Cat Blog
  • Prancer Pie
  • Chloe and Cecil




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    1. You are such a fun person.

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      1. I do enjoy having fun. It's better than being dull and boring. LOLOL

        Your post today dear Denise, was inspiring.

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    2. Funny pictures and great music.

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      1. Thank you kindly Christiane...I enjoyed viewing your "Creative" talents today.

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    3. That looks like so much fun!
      And thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog :)
      By the way - I am 100% with you on that word verification rant - I disabled mine yesterday! Way to go, us!

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      1. Thanks toby...and thanks for backing me up on this horrendous new feature with the 'rant' on my sidebar.

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    4. These are some cool cats! Love the costumes - they look quite festive! I am sure they are having the time of their (9) lives! Enjoyed my visit today, as always! Greetings from "no verification Linda"!

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      1. clever...time of the (9) lives...I like that. And, I enjoyed your barn charm post today.

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    5. Our Mardi Gras celebrations here are more on the quiet side.
      Time for a Semla

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      1. I'm thinking the 'quiet' celebration is best. In New Orleans, it's quite boisterous and loud....and CROWDED!!!

        Loved your tulip images today.

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    6. Very funny ~ throw us some beads 'n' feathers please! We messed up our Mardi-Paws post for today ...
      PS ... our human (the ZH) likes your sidebar rant; we have
      a similar "rant" posting on Thankful Thursday this week ... come on by!

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      1. I'll try to remember to stop by and read your published comments then, on Thursday!!

        Your poor furbaby....it'll grow back.

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    7. Wow, don't you both look great! We are glad to join you for the festivities. Let's partyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

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      1. Oh yes...it's time for a furbaby retreat into PAWty land today.

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    8. Very cute! I love what you did with those pictures!

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      1. Good morning Mari...you're the first one I thought of today...I couldn't wait to see your photos of your son returning from Afghanistan.

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    9. is that you ? great !

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      1. I really enjoyed your Ruby Tuesday today. The French culture is always so beautiful.

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    10. MOL as soon as Mom quits howling like a hyena and wiping her eyes...we need to read this post AGAIN!

      Tahoe I had no idea you had such long legs and Winston I want some of whatever it was you ate/drank right before that picture was snapped? Nothing better than a good nose like
      Excellent post
      Hugs Madi and

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      1. Guess Tahoe is on stilts today....ya, that's it. I'm sticking by that ---stilts!!!

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    11. I've been to New Orleans during a regular week. I think that this post is about as close to Mardi Gras as I care to get. Thanks for the fun photo and music.

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      1. I know just what you mean....it's a loud, dirty, crowded city this time of year. Bud and I stay away too.

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    12. Whew, you really know how to party!!! We're celebrating today too!!!

      The Florida Furkids

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      1. Your masked furbabies were superb in celebrating today.

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    13. I never heard New Orleans referred to as "Nawlins" but it makes perfect sense and sounds a whole lot better than "New Orleeeeens" ever did! Love your costumes and Happy Mardi Gras! Live it up today for tomorrow it's boring...

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      1. You haven't heard "Nawlins" before? Where have you been all these years?!! [just kidding of course] Actually, if you're ever down there, most people say it that way....Nawlins. Guess it's a cultural thing.

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    14. Oh my goodness, y'all are looking Mardi Gras fancy!!!

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      1. {{giggles}} we tend to overdress, pro'ly.

        Loved your style today too.

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    15. Awesome post and fun photos=your costumes are just purrfect!!...Thanks so much for joining our party=we look forward to dancing with you sweeties!!...MOL about Tahoe's flashing for beads!!hehe...Happy Mardi Gras, precious friends=Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
      PS...We are following you fun kitties now!!WOOOHOOOOO!!

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      1. well now....thanks for the invite! It's fun.

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    16. Lol ! how funny ! Here too we are busy with carneval in some towns it's real folklore !

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      1. I figured you of all bloggers would like this post. Being the cat lover that you are. But you didn't answer my question...are your son's bike wheels glow in the dark?

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    17. this is hilarious!!
      do they pull up their tops for beads?
      I bet they do :)

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      1. Tahoe does...and even the humanoids do I'm told. Not that I've ever done it.

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    18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!!!!! We have a Winston too, butt he is a D..O..G
      Come by for a visit we joined the Pawtay!

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      1. I'm happy that you enjoyed it.

        I just paid you a visit. Had fun there...loved the costumes.

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    19. Great post - thanks for joining in. Happy Fat Tuesday!!!

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    20. Heyyyy, not fair, your kitties get to go to a Mardi Gras party but I don't????? hehe I just LOVE their costumes:-) Such a delightful post, dear Anni and I'm loving the music as well. Makes me want to mambo now!! Happy Mardi Gras to you and yours. xoxo

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      1. A Mardi Gras party is okay...but being in New Orleans today isn't a good idea. LOL

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    21. What a funny post.
      Have a nice evening.

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    22. Wow, all about cats! So cute:)

      Visiting from Rt2- hope you can stop by:)

      http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/2012/02/super-baby-snowsuit.html

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    23. Those are some COOL cats!!!!!

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      1. LOL...they had fun I guess.

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    24. Fangs so much fur visitin us and linkin us! We luf you blog! Let the good times roll!

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    25. Cats so often are seen as lazy, sleeping and eating most of the time. Yet our feline friends may be bored. Bring the kitties to NO, The Big Easy - and let them dress up for Fat Tuesday. Thus like these cats, a character change occurs when they get to dress up and lose their inhibitions...

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    26. Today we remember Christchurch, we also remember New Orleans.

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    27. New Orleans is on my bucket list. I hope I make it someday!
      Fun post Anni!

      You are so right about no word verification. Sadly some folks aren't getting the hint. :(

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    28. The cat is awesome! Love the character of his face and the striking colours of the costume!

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    29. what a beautiful cat! you are very creative :) thanks for joining us.

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    30. hahhaha...funny one!

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    31. What a Funny Picture!Thanks For Enjoying Me.

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    32. Yes, They are some very cool cats! lol

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