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.
The Story of Tuxie Cat HoraceThere 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
Oh Mauricio, what a great cuddly picture of you! Love your poem, you did a fantastic job!
My Cat Scout furend Mau!
Wonderfur story and tells a cutionary tail about going where you know not with purrparation!
What a cutie!
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!
We love the poem! You look so comfy on your daddy!
Wow, that was a good poem! I’’m sure you’ll get a badge for all your hard work.
What a great story and poem! We aren’t good at that kind of thing and can appreciate it in others.
Mauricio is a great teller of tales
all of our stories next to his pales…pale? pales…
oh well, great poem!
We were TERRIFIED Horace wouldn’t make it home…
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.
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.
You’re quite the talented kitty, Mauricio, and that’s a really, really, easy Sunday!
Yay!! We like happy endings!! Good job!!!!
You did an amazing job, we are all very impressed. Thanks for sharing your poem with us.
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.
Mauricio, we love your story/poem. Wally says he’ll try to come by the Campfire later.
Awesome poem, Mauricio! You are so talented!
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.
I hope Daddy stayed like that until you woke up…disturbing a cat is against the rules.
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
Both your picture and poem are very sweet! You made me smile; thanks. I needed that!
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
Sweet poem and a comfy snoozy too!
You look really comfy in that photo! Are you sitting at the table in case the peeps have a snack there?
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.
You look comfy on Dad’s lap ! Bravo for the story ! Purrs
Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly
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
Grrreat scout poem !
Me haven’t been round the fire much lately 🙁
Of course it’s all my hopeless mom-person’s fault !
What a great poem. Good thing Horace ran into the Cat Scouts and got saved. We like that story. Have a great day.