by Janet Blue on July 17, 2021

Caturday Art

One year ago today, our wonderful Mauricio (Mau) became an angel and flew off to the Rainbow Bridge. He hadn’t been himself for a couple of weeks, but the vet could not find anything wrong with him.

Through the years, Dad Tom and I have lived with many terrific cats, but none was like Mau. He was a character and loved to tell us stories and just jabber, especially when carrying a toy in his mouth. Mau was always a happy cat. He loved his beautiful and sweet wife Allie as well as all humans and his fursibs.


angel cat


When Mau passed, a light went out. Our home was too quiet and our hearts hurting.

When we adopted Kizmet in December, she brought some of the spark back; though, not one day goes by when we don’t think of or talk about our Mau.

To celebrate and remember Mau as well as help out Kizmet in her quest to win the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Superheroes Sidekick Calendar Contest, we are having a comment-a-thon. I will donate $1 for every comment on today’s post (made prior to Monday the 19th at 5 p.m. ET) in order to add votes to Kizmet’s pursuit. She is currently in third place.

Mau is participating in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. If you’d like to do the same, click on Athena’s badge.

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We will be having our blog hop tomorrow, and all the Kitties Blue have their paws crossed that you will join in the fun. All anipals are welcome regardless of species. This is a great place to meet and make new friends whether furred, finned or feathered.

Tomorrow we also will be remembering two friends who recently gained their angel wings: Clooney (Clooney’s Num Num Fund) and Finley Rose (Lone Star Cats).


Mary Jane Witter July 20, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Mau was the first cat that I have ever connected with. He understood me and tolerated my clumsy attempts at petting and affection. I never tired of his talking, all were sweet whispers to my ears. I can only say that Mau left me a better person for having known him. Your warm and welcoming home gave him the best life any cat could hope for. 💕

Melissa & Mudpie July 18, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Such a beautiful tribute to Mau. Losing our precious babies never gets any easier.

Service Cats U.S. July 18, 2021 at 4:45 pm

We miss Mau too. Leaving our comment so you can get another dollar. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby
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The Swiss Cats July 18, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Beautiful tribute to Mau. Purrs and hugs

Angel Charles July 18, 2021 at 3:27 pm

I can’t believe it has been a year since you went away my friend. I remember when my mom and I found out you had gone we cried and hugged each other for The longest time. You were my first friend at Cat Scout and you introduced me to you gorgeous sisfur Ms Lisbeth. You and I will celebrate in the stars this weekend. Hugs to your family anAngel kisses to my love Ms Lisbeth.

Indulgedfurries July 18, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Fun contest for the Helen Woodward Center. I hope Kizmet does well in the contest – at least well enough to get in the calendar. We’ll pop over and cast a few votes.
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Athena and Marie July 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Lovely tribute to beautiful Mau xx

Susan from Bucks County July 18, 2021 at 11:12 am

Wonderful pictures of Mau. Still praying for Sawyer. Good luck Kizmet! I will vote for you again. I followed Finley and gang for awhile. Her parting is sad – as all are.

Turtle Lover July 18, 2021 at 9:46 am

Continued prayers for Sawyer and good luck to Kizmet 😻

meowmeowmans July 17, 2021 at 10:30 pm

That’s a lovely tribute to Mau, who is forever loved and missed. Sending you love, purrs and prayers as you remember your special mancat.
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BellaDharma an LadyMew July 17, 2021 at 9:03 pm

Mee-yow Aunty Janet iss all reddy a yeer deer Mauricio has bin inn Purr Land!?!? Wee think of him offen here two. Hee was such a kewl man cat!
Wee hope you an Unkell are doin all rite…..we still purrayin fore Sawyer an fore youss’!
***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} LadyMew
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MARJORIE DAWSON July 17, 2021 at 7:22 pm

I will never forget your cute and sweet face. I could tell in every post that your family loved you and that you were special. You are missed and, if you see Sawyer wandering about outside down here below, direct him back home please. He is missed by so any.
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ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren July 17, 2021 at 6:44 pm

We often think of Mau, Cat Scouts just isn’t the same without him. Sending comforting purrs and paws of love.
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The Island Cats July 17, 2021 at 5:40 pm

Sending you many purrs as you remember sweet Mau today. I’m hoping he will guide Sawyer back home to you. ~Ernie
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Timmy Tomcat July 17, 2021 at 4:09 pm

A year has passed already dear Mauricio. You were the glue in the friendships within your family as I was in mine. You were one of the first to give me a big head bump when I came to the Bridge and tell me it would be alright and when you stepped aside I was all the great Scouts and friends you brought along. Oh Mau you are dearly missed by your family and by ours. Comment-a-thons are a wonderful way to pass the love onto others in our name. You are a very special fellow and live deep in all our heart!
Angel Timmy, Einstein, Dad Pete and Family
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Ellen J Pilch July 17, 2021 at 1:55 pm

Sending you hugs as you remember your sweet boy . XO
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Lucy and Xena July 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm

While all the kitties and pups are special, there is often one who stands out and is never far from your thoughts and heart, even after they’re gone. Mau was one of those.
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Sue Brandes July 17, 2021 at 11:39 am

He was a handsome guy. We sure miss him at scouts. Sending more prayers for Sawyer.
Sue and Angel Tubby and Jake

Brian Frum July 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

It’s really hard to believe it’s been a year. Such a special and sweet guy. Hugs from all of us.
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Cecilia Upchurch July 17, 2021 at 9:11 am

Sending hugs and purrs today for all your family for Sawyer. Angel Mau was quite the gentleman always so formally dressed for sure the James Bond of the Feline world
Hugs Cecilia
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Angel Allie July 17, 2021 at 8:25 am

Mom Janet, Dad Tom and Kitties Blue,

It is so wonderful to see this tribute to my handsome husband. He misses you as much as you miss him. We watch over you from the Bridge all the time. We have each other as well as lots of friends to comfort us when we get too homesick.

All of us at the Bridge are purring and praying for Sawyer’s safe return.

Angel Allie
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Katie Isabella July 17, 2021 at 7:13 am

A loving tribute to Mau, whom I remember and love too. Our babies are cherished and terribly missed when they travel on to the Rainbow Bridge. They are unique and firmly in our hearts forever.

Cleo July 17, 2021 at 6:09 am

What a beautiful tribute to Mau on this sad anniversary. We know what a hole it leaves in your heart when you lose a furbaby. Our hearts go out to you.

Memories of Eric and Flynn July 17, 2021 at 4:48 am

That is a lovely tribute to Mau. He will always be loved and missed.
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Pam and Teddy July 17, 2021 at 4:37 am

Dear, sweet Mau. One of the best friends Angel Sammy ever had and a friend who welcomed Teddy after Sam left us with open paws. Mau was a friend to all – and an extraordinarily sweet boy who left a permanent hole in his family when he flew off to the Bridge. We understand that – totally. Love seeing the photos of darling Mau and remembering the fun at Scouts he and Sam had. Life of course moves on but in our hearts there is a place that will never be filled no matter WHAT. It would be a wonderful thing if Sawyer would come back home to bring some comfort to his family on this occasion and we will hope for that……..

Love, Pam and Teddy
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Stephanie B July 17, 2021 at 4:34 am

Mau sweet Mau, always remembered 💞♾

Summer July 17, 2021 at 2:49 am

Purrs to you as you remember Mau.
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The J-Cats July 17, 2021 at 2:45 am

We remember Mau, with love in our hearts. They are never really gone, are they – our angels? They are always there, just around the corner, waiting, watching over us. They know, as do we, that the day will come when we will all be together again.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 17, 2021 at 2:45 am

This is a wonderful tribute to your precious Angel Mau.

We sure hope Kizmet will gain enough votes to win!!

It was so sad to have more angels leaving…we didn’t ‘know’ Clooney, but we have known Finley since 2009…they both will be very missed.
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Colleen July 17, 2021 at 2:11 am

A loving remembrance for sweet Mau. Wonderful photos of Mau and his fursibs. He’s a special kitty loved by all of us.
Best wishes for cutie Kizmet !

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