by Janet Blue on July 18, 2020

Mauricio “Mau”

September 17, 2004 — July 17, 2020


Mauricio “Mau” has passed away. The king of the porch, patroller of the garden
and resident of my lap
 during volleyball on television, went outside this morning,
as usual, and peacefully put on his angel wings.

I will write a nice memorial post for our beloved Mau at a later date. For now, Dad Tom, Kitties Blue, Mau’s beloved wife Allie and I just want to say, “thank you,” to everyone who has posted comments and left condolences on Facebook, here and at Cat Scouts.

Also, we’d like to send our thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for this beautiful memorial badge.


Caturday Art

In Mau’s memory, I am sharing one of my favorite arty creations of him from May 13, 2017.



Our Angel Mau is joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. To participate, click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

As much as I would like to take the day off tomorrow, Kitties Blue have not missed posting our Sunday Selfies blog hop since it began. So, one of the Kitties Blue will be here tomorrow as your host, and we really hope you will drop in to see us and post your selfie.


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Clooney July 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Oh Janet & Kitties Blue, we are so very sorry to hear about Mau’s unexpected passing. Sending you all our love and holding you in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your special Mancat. Gentle purrs to you all.

Love Clooney, Neytiri & Karyn
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The Menagerie Mom July 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

I’m so sorry I’m so late to comment. Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers as you remember your sweet and handsome Mauricio. He will always be with you.
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Denise Brixey July 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Me and my gang are so sad to hear that Mau has left us to be on the other side. Take comfort in knowing that you will be see him again someday.

Head bonks and purrs,


Denise Brixey July 21, 2020 at 1:38 pm

M and my gang are so sad to hear that Mau has left us to be on the other side. Take comfort in knowing that you will be see him again someday.

Head bonks and purrs,
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Kathe W. July 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm

so sorry to hear of Mau’s passing. Always too soon and never easy. Our condolences. Take care.
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VickyC July 20, 2020 at 9:44 am

So sorry for your loss. Sending you all big hugs, purrs and head bonks.
Vicky Inky & Toots


CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE July 19, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Please accept our condolences and sympathies for the passing of ‘Mau’.
It won’t be easy but the pain will ease with time. Always remember and cherish the memories.
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Stephanie B July 19, 2020 at 7:39 am

I am so so sorry for your loss. 🌈😿🙏🏻🌈😿🙏🏻🌈😿🙏🏻


Maggie July 19, 2020 at 7:35 am

I’m so very sorry Mau has gone to the Bridge. May sweet memories help to comfort you.
Love and sympathy.
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Athena and Marie July 19, 2020 at 6:04 am

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sending love, purrs and hugs xx


Lone Star Cats July 19, 2020 at 3:55 am

We are gonna miss you so much Mau. Sending purrs to your family.
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da tabbies o trout towne July 18, 2020 at 8:36 pm

May your journey to heaven be swift Mau, we hope mom and dad know St Francis stayed by your
side every step of the way, so you weren’t frightened, felt alone, or had any suffering. We are truly
sorry and send hugs and loves to not only you, but to mom, dad and the family you leave behind ❤️♥️


Raven July 18, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Oh, no, I’m so sorry for your loss. But it’s good to know that sweet Mau passed peacefully. Purrs for all of you.


Catscue Catmom July 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Oh sweet Mau, run free over that Rainbow Bridge good boy, you will be so very missed. Lots of virtual hugs to your loved ones left behind.
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CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE July 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Our sympathies for your loss. Sorry Mau passed. Til you meet again.
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Melissa & Mudpie July 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss. The line “peacefully put on his angel wings” is incredibly beautiful.


Deziz World July 18, 2020 at 6:03 pm

We are so sorry fur your loss. Mau’s loss is a loss to the blogging community and cat scouts. He will be missed. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrayers.

Luvs ya’

Raena and Dezi
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John Bellen July 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm

I read of Mauricio’s passing on the Eastside Cats’ blog. I’m very sorry that he had to go. It never feels right, even if the decision is. God bless you, and Godspeed, Mauricio.


Canadian Cats July 18, 2020 at 5:03 pm

We are deeply touched by Mau’s passing. Our thoughts are with the Kitties Blue at this sad time.

Shoko, Tyebe and mom Jean
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Mickey's Musings July 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Mau.
No matter their age, each kitty holds a firm place in our heart and it hurts when they go.
Purrs and many hugs,
Purrs,Georgia and Julie
and mum Nancy
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Sweet Purrfections July 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm

I was so sorry to read Tom’s post about Mau. Losing one of our furry companions can be so hard, but please know he was well loved. My thoughts are with you.

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ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren July 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Thinking of you at this sad time. May all the happy memories you have of Mau bring you comfort.
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Mary McNeil July 18, 2020 at 3:27 pm

We are so sorry to read this ! Sounds like he went peacefully, in his own way and on his own time. We know many many friends met him over the Bridge, but that doesn’t make his loss any easier on this side. Purrayers and POTP to all who love him.


Timmy Tomcat July 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Janet and Tom and family we dont know what to say but will say that we are thinking of you and sending our prayers and purrs of support. Dear Mau was such a great Scout and always a fun fellow who we will miss terribly. We are deeply thankful for having known him and you all.
Timmy, Dad and Family
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Catwoods July 18, 2020 at 1:27 pm

We are so sad and sorry to hear of the loss of your Mau. What a beautiful kitty he was! Hugs, purrs, and wishing you peace and comfort in good memories.
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BellaDharma an LadyMew July 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Deer Aunty Janet an Unkell Tom an Kittiess Blue wee are so furry sorry Mauricio iss now an ‘angel’….wee not beeleeve when wee red ’bout Mau on FaceBake.
Wee are so furry sorry Aunty an Unkell….an wee are sorry fore Kittywife Allie too.
Iss furry furry sad….
Wee hope all yore memoreess an fotoss will bee a comfert to all of youss’ now an furrever….
**paw kissess** an **purrss** BellaDharma an gentell (((huggiess)))LadyMew
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annabelle July 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

I was very very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mau. I am not sure what is worse the suddenness of losing a beloved one or the long goodbye. Either one is awfully painful. I understand the painful feelings in your heart as I too just went through my own loss of the Momma cat to all to my kittens, Mina, on Monday. You are in my thoughts and prayers and of course all the kitties in the house are keeping your in their purrs. This is a beautiful reminder of how beautiful and handsome Mau was in your Caturday art.
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Darla M Sands July 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. What a lovely boy he must have been.
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The Island Cats July 18, 2020 at 11:22 am

We are shocked and saddened about the news of Mau. We send many comforting purrs, hugs and lots of love.

Sue, Ernie & Zoey
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Eastside Cats July 18, 2020 at 11:12 am

We grieve with you.
Run free at The Rainbow Bridge, Angel Mauricio.
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Joanne July 18, 2020 at 10:56 am

My heart goes out to you. No matter how long we have them it is never long enough 😢


Zoolatry July 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

Farewell Mau ~ as you meet with friends beyond the rainbow, feel your joy, your peace and your freedom from earthly ills and pain ~ but never forget how much love for you remains here with all who knew you.
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Ellen Pilch July 18, 2020 at 9:53 am

I am so sorry. I wish I had words of comfort, but there are none. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tom and all Mau’s fursiblings. XO
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Edith Chase July 18, 2020 at 9:46 am

I’m for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.


Cecilia Upchurch July 18, 2020 at 9:17 am

To all the loved ones of Mau a most handsome Tuxie Angel. I send you my purrs and hugs…and a wee message made from the letters M A U

Magnificent mancat
Allie’s true love
Uwill be truly missed Mau

Hugs Cecilia
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Brian Frum July 18, 2020 at 8:45 am

We are so, so sorry to hear about your special and dear Mau. Our hearts break along with yours . We’re at a loss for words so we send hugs, purrs and all of our love. Dear Mau touched so many hearts.
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Sandee July 18, 2020 at 8:26 am

I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. Big healing hugs to you both. Loving scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Sue Brandes July 18, 2020 at 8:10 am

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bev Green July 18, 2020 at 7:54 am

We are not blogging but saw the sad news about Mau..sending our purrs and woofs on your loss.
Love Fozziemum xx
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The Florida Furkids July 18, 2020 at 7:42 am

We can’t even start to express our feeling about Mau leaving for the Bridge. Our hearts are so heavy and Mom has had leaky eyes since she got Mom Janet’s text. We loved Mau so much. He was a fine ManCat, a super Cat Scout (and baker) and a wonderful and loving husband to our Allie. We still can’t believe this is true.

Love to all of you,
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon
Allie sends love and smoochies to Mau at the Bridge and Noelle sends paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer.
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Katie Isabella July 18, 2020 at 7:25 am

I am saddened to learn of your Mau’s passing. I know, as do all of us here today, the intense sadness in the household right now. My deepest condolences and purrs to you all.


Angela Butz July 18, 2020 at 7:08 am

Bunty and I heard the news at Cat Scouts. I had hoped it was a bad dream and that Mau was still with us. He is greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Hopefully his spirit will still be found at Scouts. Hugs from me and purrs from Bunty. Angela, Bunty’s mom and fellow cat lover


Linda Arthur Tejera July 18, 2020 at 6:28 am

I am so very sorry to hear this news, Janet. My heart aches for you and Tom. Sending prayers that you all can find some comfort in the happy memories.
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Pam and Teddy July 18, 2020 at 5:54 am

That sweet boy of yours was part of all of our lives…..always will be. Sometimes there just aren’t enough words to express what’s in our hearts but just know we love you all, will miss Mau like crazy and hope in time, your heartache will ease.

Love always, Pam and Teddy
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Charles Huss July 18, 2020 at 5:21 am

I was very sad to hear about Mauricio’s passing. I hope you will all be okay.
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Little Binky and Granny July 18, 2020 at 5:09 am

Oh, Janet and sweet kittiesBlue, just read about the passing of your sweet boy and we’re so deeply sorry. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all🐾😽💞Fly free beautiful Soul💗
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mommakatandherbearcat July 18, 2020 at 4:34 am

Dear Janet, Tom and The Kitties Blue, I can’t even imagine the pain you all feel. Please know how much we care about you and that you’re in our prayers. We’re sending you love and hugs – and if there’s anything we can do, please let us know.
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 18, 2020 at 3:31 am

I am so sorry at this very sad news and send my love to all of you.
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Summer July 18, 2020 at 3:29 am

I’m SO sorry. 🙁
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Herman July 18, 2020 at 3:23 am

So sorry to read this sad and painful news about Mau. I hope you can find some comfort in the beautiful and heartwarming memories of a beautiful cat. My thoughts are with you, Janet.


The Swiss Cats July 18, 2020 at 2:16 am

We’re so sorry to hear this sad news. We send you tons of love and gentle purrs
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The Creative Cat July 18, 2020 at 1:03 am

I’m sorry he’s gone, and it seems so fast. I’m glad it was peaceful, and you have many wonderful memories of Mau.
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The J-Cats July 18, 2020 at 12:49 am

We are so so sad at this heartbreaking news. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet angel, Mau.
Run free, magnificent Mau. You will never be forgotten and though you and your loved ones are parted for a while, the day will come when you meet again.


Lavinia Ross July 18, 2020 at 12:34 am

Sending our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Mau. It is so hard to lose our fur babies! 💙🌈🐾😿
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Lavinia Ross July 18, 2020 at 12:32 am

Sending our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Mau. It is so hard to lose one of our fur babies. 💙🌈🐾😿


meowmeowmans July 18, 2020 at 12:31 am

We are so very sorry to hear that Angel Mau was needed at the Bridge. Thank you for loving him, and for sharing him with all of us. We will love and miss him forever. Gentle purrs and prayers to you all as you mourn Mau’s passing.
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Joyce Moore July 18, 2020 at 12:23 am

Oh, Janet I am so sorry to get this sad news. So sudden after he seemed to be getting a bit better. May all the kitties Blue and you & Tom fund comfort with each other and all your blog friends from all over. Special pets to Allie and to his sister. Super Caturday art rememberence.


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