by Janet Blue on August 12, 2014

I was worried that Mom wouldn’t let me post today on Tuxie Tuesday even though she had promised. I was a little naughty last night. I snuck out after dinner. I heard Mom say that if I was lucky she might let me in before bedtime. Well, guess what? She and Dad totally forgot about me until it was time to turn out the lights and sleep. Mom noticed she had more room on her side of the bed than usual.

First Dad came downstairs and called for me. I didn’t respond. About ten minutes later, Mom took a turn. No response. But when my finely-tuned, kitty hearing and exceptionally strong radar picked up on the lid being removed from the treat jar, I immediately appeared at the front door.

Anyway…I am being allowed to show you a slide show of day two, which we spent in the swamp, of my recent Cat Scouts trip.

I am also sharing the “ballad” I wrote for our scary story telling at campfire on the second night. We even had fireworks before returning to the lodge where we watched the movie, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” I sure am glad I didn’t have nightmares.

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Here’s my story I shared at campfire while we were being frightened by all types of swamp monsters.

Max the Dancing Riverboat Captain

There once was a Riverboat captain named Max.
Legend has it that he liked to sing and dance.
You could find him each day singing a jaunty ditty
And kicking up his heels on the boat or in the city.
One day he decided to visit the swamp
With a pretty young gal who wanted a romp.
But Max still wanted to dance & rock.
He crooned a song that attracted the crocs.
Before he knew it, they were swarming around,
Slithering toward him across the ground.
Their jaws were open with teeth bared.
Max was so shocked, he just glared.
And before he could run or even move
The crocs came toward him, oh so smooth.
The next thing he knew his paw was no more.
At the end of his leg, he just saw gore.
The pretty young maiden wrapped Max’s bloody leg.
While he tried to act stoic and oh so brave.
Many years have passed since that life changing day.
But Max remains happy and gay.
Though his dancing days are no more,
And he rarely ventures onto the shore.
He still loves to sing and croon a tune
While he rests on his peg and stares at the moon.
With that pretty young maiden at his side.
As her love for him she just couldn’t hide.
He never lost his desire to sing a sweet song.
For the love they would share all the days long.
The End

Once again our trip was planned by Sammy’s Travel Service and directed by the Worldwide Wildcats Troop Leader and my good furiend, Sammy. He really has a knack for organizing these outings.

If you think this all looks like fun, purrlease consider joining Cat Scouts. All boy and girl cats are welcome, and we have no dues. We are always pawticipating in a variety of activities. This next weekend we will be having a Tea Party, the following weekend is Quest 3 and then our Jamboree in September. And, of course, you will have the opportunity to earn merit badges and pawticipate in Service Projects.

Oh, and the noms! Did I mention the noms? I cannot forget the noms…best anywhere. And we always have cake. Scouts LOVE cake.

This is the cool bsammys bayou tour cat scouts participation badgeadge I earned for pawticipating in this Cat Scout activity.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lion Cat Scout Mauricio

p.s. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can read the story I wrote, “The Legend of MAUverick,” in our sidebar.





Clooney August 16, 2014 at 1:34 am

Wow, love seeing theese photos of your camping trip, Mau! (Mom Janet, you are a serious photoshop genius, we love seeing your creations!)
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Sherri-Ellen T-D August 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Brofur Mauricio ya shure are tallented! Yer a Ballad-deer Mum sayz!!!
Waz a grrrreat song n yer pix are fab! Lookz like ya had a a pawsum time..
Sendin ya lotz of lub,
Yer Sisfur Nylablue n Mum too xxxxxxx
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Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew August 14, 2014 at 7:38 pm

That is a great ballard but we got a little scared when the crocs started getting close.
Good work on training the humans to pull out the treats when they want to find you. We use that with our mama all the time.
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Austin Towers August 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Mau, buddy, I could read your ballad over and over. It is so good 🙂 We had the best time, didn’t we!!! Ahem! I am glad you returned at the sound of the treat lid being removed. I do exactly the same!! MOL
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Deztinee High August 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Oh Mau yous stowwy wuz pawsum. But yous shuldn’t run outta da house like dat. Outside is even mowe dangewous than da swamps. (shivers as she thinks about all da furiends lost to cars and wildlife) Meez wuld be vewy sad ifin sumfin’ wuz to happen to yous.

Luv ya’

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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie August 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Mowzers, Mau! Way ta skeer the humanz! (MOL) Glad you’re training them properly with the treats, though! Heeee!
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Cathy Keisha August 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Nothing like treats to get one to find themselves.
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Marty the Manx August 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Looks like you had a great trip Mau. You ballad is very scary though!
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Brian Frum August 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

We are sure impressed and you know how to find the fun!
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canadian cats August 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Oh my your ballad was scary as it was the first time. *shudder* I still think the bayou air was great for you and Allie as you both grew a few inches. Allie could be a model kitty and you well, you could be a model mancat for nip smokes.

Kisses Shoko
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Crepes August 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

HIs paw! No!!! Don’t sing that gator song any more. Never never again must you sing that gator song! – Crepes.
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal August 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

And I missed all the FUN at the Cat scouts again , because my hopeless mom-person was working all weekend 🙁

That was quite a ballad, Mau !
You are furry talented !!


Kitty Cat Chronicles August 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Mau, that ballad was great! And scary. Unfortunately, I missed it when you shared it on the trip. I’m sort of glad now because that might have scared me too much – those alligators and crocs are quite terrifying. I really enjoyed it though. Thanks for sharing it and all of the wonderful pictures. I had such a fantastic time rooming with you on the trip! Your pal, Sampy
P.S. Please send kisses and love to Astrid for me.
P.P.S. You tricky kitty, sneaking out at nighttime like that. You sure are brave! Good thing you got back inside before sleepy time.
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The Island Cats August 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

That was quite the ballad, Mau. We all sure enjoyed it. And the swamp trip was so much fun…if not just a little bit scary!

I’m glad your mom remembered you were outside before she went to sleep. Otherwise you woulda been outside all night!

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Ellen Pilch August 12, 2014 at 8:28 am

Great ballad-you are so talented!
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McGuffy Ann Morris August 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

Wow! Your adventures are exciting and fascinating. ~xo~
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Sammy August 12, 2014 at 7:06 am

What a trip huh Mau? And I’m talking about not just to New Orleans but your sneaking out last night!!! HAHAHA I bet you enjoyed that – a little freedom goes a long way though and hearing the treat jar reminded you that there’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Thanks for coming along on the wonderful trip – we’ll be doing something else soon I’m sure……..meanwhile, I too encourage everyone to be a Scout – we have a blast……..and make some grand friendships along the way….

Hugs, Sammy
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Sometimes Cats Herd You August 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

It looks like the Cat Scouts had quite and adventure down south!
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Molly The Wally August 12, 2014 at 5:11 am

Nothing like the opening of the treat jar to deal with selective hearing LOL. Pawsome ode we say. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
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Hannah and Lucy August 12, 2014 at 3:50 am

Thank goodness you heard the treat jar lid or you could have been out all night. BTW we love your new scout badge.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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The Swiss Cats August 12, 2014 at 2:01 am

We love the alligator badge ! Nice trip ! Purrs
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers August 12, 2014 at 1:18 am

Was it a fish cake under that yummy icing??
Fun swamp…but we will just stay up here out of damp swamps, MOL!!

Now stay safe inside, OK?!
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prancer pie August 12, 2014 at 1:15 am

Good thing Mom and Dad remembered you! You better not stay out too late, you know what they say, ” nothing good happens after midnight”. MOL MOL MOL!

Sounds like a wonderful trip. (The cake sounds good, too.)

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