by Janet Blue on December 8, 2013

I was very busy yesterday writing a Morality Tale in the form of a poem for Cat Scouts. It’s been pretty quiet at Campfire lately, so I thought efurrybuddy could use a story. The story is printed below the photo if you have any interest in reading it. Writing it was a lot of work as was telling it at Campfire, so I am taking it easy in my dad’s lap today. Hope you all are having a snoozy Easy.

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The Story of Tuxie Cat Horace

There once was a tuxie named Horace,
Who ventured one day to the forest.
He wanted to explore just like a Cat Scout
So went for a hike to figure out
The skills he might need to apply.
He identified some trees: elm, oak and maple,
Decided acorns and syrup aren’t a cat staple.
He met a robin and mouthy mockingbird,
The latter not letting him say even a word
Without copying and repeating each one.
Next came a fox, rabbit and chipmunk
Until finally he met an aggressive skunk.
Being a tuxie, he was sure it was a relative
But then he got a really good smell of it
And headed for home on the run.
Then abruptly a terribly bad thing took place,
He realized he was all turned around in the space.
He’d forgotten his compass and no stars were in sight.
He was definitely lost and confused by his plight
And could only wring his paws in distress.
But all of a sudden, he perked up his ears
And tried desperately to brush away his tears.
He saw a huge troop of Worldwide Wildcats,
Singing and marching and all wearing hats
With bright lights attached to the brims.
It was then he became acutely aware
That to be a Cat Scout he would need to purrpare
For any event that might ever occur.
So as he went to their fire to warm his chilled fur,
The helpful Cat Scouts finally heard Horace purr.
Today, Horace is home where he’s warm and safe.
He’s decided that Cat Scouts maybe must wait
Until he has practiced some Cat Scouting skills
‘Cause he learned that scouting takes more than just will.
To be a Cat Scout you must be purrpared.
© Bobcat Mauricio Blue
December 7, 2013

Clooney December 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Oh Mauricio, what a great cuddly picture of you! Love your poem, you did a fantastic job!
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Timmy Tomcat December 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

My Cat Scout furend Mau!
Wonderfur story and tells a cutionary tail about going where you know not with purrparation!
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Catherine December 10, 2013 at 4:39 am

What a cutie!
xo Catherine
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Ann Paws December 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Your story is wonderful Mauricio! I bet that it was pretty hard to write. I’m not very good at writing things that rhyme and when I try it takes forever!
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BeadedTail December 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

We love the poem! You look so comfy on your daddy!
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Cathy Keisha December 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Wow, that was a good poem! I’’m sure you’ll get a badge for all your hard work.
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Oui Oui December 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm

What a great story and poem! We aren’t good at that kind of thing and can appreciate it in others.
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Noodle December 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Mauricio is a great teller of tales
all of our stories next to his pales…pale? pales…
oh well, great poem!


Katnip Lounge December 9, 2013 at 1:07 am

We were TERRIFIED Horace wouldn’t make it home…


Good Poem!
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Robin from Playful Kitty December 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Looks like you got a good nap in Mauricio! Great story too. I bet the cat scouts will be really proud to have it at their campfire. I’m glad that Horace made it home safely. It’s not good to be a lost kitty.
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Spitty the Kitty December 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Mauricio, I thought that was like the BEST STORY EVER–it was exciting and suspenseful and full of action AND a lesson too! The Human was so distracted by how adorable you are that she could hardly pay attention to the story though. Sorry.
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The Creative Cat December 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

You’re quite the talented kitty, Mauricio, and that’s a really, really, easy Sunday!
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Quinn, Carol, and Catitude December 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Yay!! We like happy endings!! Good job!!!!
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Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris December 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

You did an amazing job, we are all very impressed. Thanks for sharing your poem with us.
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Nerissa's Life December 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

That’s a great tale! AMAZIN’!!! purrs

So glad you stopped by today and found your award and everythin’. Sorry I’m just gettin’ over here to tell you about it now, after you already know and everything. MOUSES! I am so behind. So behind! Gotta get myself back on track.

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The Island Cats December 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Mauricio, we love your story/poem. Wally says he’ll try to come by the Campfire later.
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Sparkle December 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Awesome poem, Mauricio! You are so talented!
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Georgia and Julie December 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

What a pawsome poem!!
You deserve a big snooze after writing that too 🙂
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,Tiger and JJ

Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs when our Tillie crossed the Bridge.It happened so fast.
We miss her SO much.
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The REAL Maple Syrup Mob December 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I hope Daddy stayed like that until you woke up…disturbing a cat is against the rules.
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
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McGuffy Ann Morris December 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Both your picture and poem are very sweet! You made me smile; thanks. I needed that!
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Whisppy December 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Yup, it’s important to always be purrpared! Love the story of Horace. 🙂
You look mighty comfy on your Dad’s lap. Daddy’s little boy. xox
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speedyrabbit December 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Sweet poem and a comfy snoozy too!
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You December 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

You look really comfy in that photo! Are you sitting at the table in case the peeps have a snack there?
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mariodacat December 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

What a great story and you did such a good job telling it. I think you will be prepared from now on tho. Guess I’d better put some serious effort into getting prepared too. Sorry I haven’t been around either – dang humans think Christmas stuff is more important.
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Loupi and Zorro December 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

You look comfy on Dad’s lap ! Bravo for the story ! Purrs
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Molly The Wally December 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Sammy December 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

Mau I just love this story and REALLY enjoyed reading it at Campfire this morning. I wish I’d been there to hear you say it in purrrson. I see too that you’re going to assist Denmaster with the project to put all the great songs together for her to post somewhere on the Cat Scouts site – woot woot!! We have snow here this morning – I hope you don’t get too much ice and snow there and lose your power – we’re hoping for the best here too!!! Stay warm…..

Kitty Hugs, Sammy
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal December 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

Grrreat scout poem !
Me haven’t been round the fire much lately 🙁
Of course it’s all my hopeless mom-person’s fault !
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Marg December 8, 2013 at 8:23 am

What a great poem. Good thing Horace ran into the Cat Scouts and got saved. We like that story. Have a great day.
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