Monday, January 2, 2017

Inauguration and Farewell

We can't believe the time has passed so quickly! It seems like just yesterday that me and Stanley were soooo proud to be elected as your Mayorz!  We loved being your Mayorz of All Pawz!  We remember so many wonderful things!

Chewy sent us flowers butt mom wouldn't let us eat them!

The paparazzi went crazy!

The pawade to the inauguration and riding with all our furends!

Addressing Blogville as Mayorz for the furst time!

We remember making our acceptance speeches and setting up our new administration.

And then we moved into the newly renovated Mayorz office.

And then a year later we decided to serve a second term.  

We need a secretary!

Butt as you know, the rules strictly forbid ANYONE from serving more than 2 terms so it has come to the end for us.  So today we are honored to pawticipate in the Inauguration of our new mayor!

The Official Ceremony!

The swearing in of Mayor Arty will be done in our native tongue.


Stanley:  "Arty, please repeat after me:  As mayor of Blogville I promise to maintain the integrity of the office and represent Blogville as a fun and loving place to be. I will encourage others to do the same by my example.  I also will sniff the butt of any new residents unless they are sharp clawed kitties and then I will ask furst."

Arty:  "I will do that and sniff that."   ** Mabel swoons** 
Stanley:  "OK, close enough!  We need the key please."
Doods:   "We are honored to present you with the key to the City. Please pose for the press."

Join us at the official inauguration of Blogville's new Mayor Arty and Vice Mayor Mable!

Editor's Note:  It is immediately apparent that Mabel is going to set the mark for high fashion in Blogville!

Congrats Arty & Mabel! 

We know you will do a fangtastic job for the citizens of Blogville!

Murphy & Stanley
Mayorz Emeritus 


  1. You two did such an awesome job! We just know that Arty and Mabel will too...and we know we can always come to you for help if we need to! Happy New Year!!

  2. Murphy and Stanley, you did such a wonderful job, and it was all so much fun for the rest of us. Thank you thanks you thank you so much! Gail and I are sorry to see you leave the post, but understand that the two terms rule is sensible. We are also confident that Blogville continues to be in excellent paws under the leadership of Arty, supported by Mabel and the rest of the administration.
    Toodle pip!

  3. Bravo bravo bravo Murphy and Stanley and thank you for 2 fantastic years of fun in the sun, the snow and in all the beautiful National Parks you let us visit with you. WEll done and standing ovation. Who woulda thought 2 years ago your Mayoral Brain Cells would have taken on the task of organizing a B.A.R.!! You gathered up your posse explained your vision and OMCs we did it!! Thank you and all our buds and budettes who made that possible.

    Rest and relax and remember don't do anything I would not do or if you do not get caught!!!
    Hugs madi your bfffffff

  4. Hari OM
    I second the comments above and above that... and say just a great big THANK YOU for being you and having brought us through two wonderfurs years!!! It will be fun to share Blogville with you in your civilian capacity now. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. FURST WE (Ernie and I) would like to THANK YOU fur your SERVICE to Blogville. You Two were Wonderful Mayorz...
    OMD the Swearing In... PAWFECT...
    Ernie was disappointed though... he thought there would be REAL swearing (which he LOVES... the Fire Hydrant Mouth that he is) like Squirrel SquirrelS
    Tree Rat Tree RatS... Mail Man... FedX... UPS... Meter Reader and... TRICK OR TREATER..
    Thankfully you kept this Kitty and Puppy and Fledgling Furendly...
    What a GRAND ceremony this is... Blogville is the Bestestest place in the World and our Citizens are the mostest Wonderful.
    BEST WISHES to MAYOR ARTY and Mabel.

  6. We think you did a great job. And we know that Arty and Mabel will continue the tradition of the great job. We hope you will have a nice long holiday now, before going back to your new duties.

    Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

  7. you pups did a pawsome job as mayors! we know Mayor Arty and Vice Mayor Mabel will do Blogville proud :)

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  8. A well done and peaceful transition. We know Arty will do great with Mabel by his side.

  9. What a great ceremony! Good job guys!

  10. Thank you, Murphy and Stanley, for two whole years of serving Blogville! Congrats to Arty to becoming the new mayor...he will make Blogville proud!

  11. THANK YOU!!! Without you, I never would have had the nerve to step up and even run for office!! You both have done such a pawsome job keeping Blogville a fun, loving and exciting place to live and I(with lots of help from Mabel) am going to do my best to keep it that way!

    The New Mayor Arty

  12. Arty has big paws to fill but we know he'll be a great mayor!

  13. You Doods were amazing as mayors and left really big paws for Arty to fill. No doubt he will rise to the occasion. We did add the link and info to our newscast. ♥

  14. THANK YOU Murphy and Stanley for being the most pawsome Mayors these past two years. I know that ARty will continue to keep Blogville the wonderful place it is today.
    Vice Mayor Mabel

  15. WELL DONE Doods. YOU did a great job.
    Blogville is in good paws with Arty and Mabel


  16. Thank you two for your great service as our Mayors. You did a pawesome job. And congrats to Arty - he has some big paws to fill but we know he can do it.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  17. Shiver and Chico think y'alls did a great job and they're sad to see you go. However, they understand it can't last furever.

  18. You did such a great job, it will be hard to follow in your paw prints. Well done!
    We are getting all the cold weather from your area, burr is all we can say.
    Have a great week.
    Noreen and Hunter

  19. Hey Doods!
    Wow, you two were amazing Co mayors! We all enjoyed having you as our leaders and the ceremony was wonderful for Arty today. He's gonna be great too!

  20. You did a great job. This will be remembered as the Golden Age of Blogville. You are going down in history

  21. Crikey, Arty's got awful big boots to fill, aye?? You two, like those before you, did a great job but I know Arty will too. Thanks for the past 2 years and all your hard work. It sure was appreciated.

  22. You Doodz made amazing Mayorz. Blogville will miss you. But I know that Mayor Arty will do a grreat job! Thanks for two grreat years!

  23. You guys did a pawsome job at mayor-ing. Well done, Doods.

  24. We will miss you as Mayorz of Blogville, but you have a worthy successor. Thank you for the great job you two did!

  25. You two set a high bar but we know Arty and Mabel will meet it! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo


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