by Janet Blue on April 27, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Once again Mauricio has taken paw to paper to write a poem for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Our prompt letter for this week is “T.”

Tuxedo Cats

I have a tuxedo. I’m decked out in white and black.
Thankfully I don’t wear a top hat, as I’m a cat.
My formal wear goes from my ears to my toes.
While some cats have white spats, I have pantyhose.
If you’re a feline with more white than black,
Some may unwittingly call you a cow cat.
But I consider those white furs a dinner jacket.
You’re just as formal as I am; they need glasses.
Unless, of course, you like to wallow in the dirt
And scuff up that fine, pristine tuxedo shirt.
Then someone may think you really are a cow.
If that happens, you must let out a loud meow
To let them know you’re wearing special furs.
And once you’re clean they’ll know for sure,
You’re a proud and stunning cat in formal wear
Ready for a quiet day of napping or a fancy affair.
But whatever your color and type of furs,
You are special and should be proud of what’s yours!

© Mauricio Blue 04/26/2017

tuxedo cat


Click on the badge below to see what Teddy and Angel Sammy wrote for their “T” poem and to find links to the blogs of others posting poems today.



Thankful Thursday

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.35.21 PMWe mentioned after the Cat Scouts Cardwood Derby that Denmaster would be sending Mau and Cooper Murphy a special prize, called Hooligan in a Can. The boys and I thought this was a joke, so we were surprised when a package arrived. And there it was, sporting a Cooper Murphy-like orange kitty on it’s label.

If you enjoy pranks and shenanigans, you’ll be clapping your paws in delight for Hooligan in a Can. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Premium Catnip Toys, Silvervine, Valerian and Cat Treats to Get Your Cat High
  • Everything your hooligan cat needs for a night of shenanigans!
  • Euphoria-inducing catnip, Silver Vine and Valerian Root takes your cat to her Happy Place
  • Premium interactive cat toys (including the Red Dot game with 3 extra batteries) offer special appeal!
  • Got the munchies? Two packs of premium cat treats have gotcha covered.

Though this was a gift for Mau and Cooper Murphy, Kitties Blue all share and are thankful to Denmaster for this cool gift. Mauricio is working on a poem for Denmaster to express his gratitude. Sometimes he just can’t help himself when it comes to writing in rhyme.

We are joining Brian’s Home Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You can join and/or find the other hoppers by clicking on his badge.



 Purrfect Pouch Giveaway

Just in case you missed it, Kitties Blue asked me to remind you about the Purrfect Pouch giveaway. This is a wonderfully helpful product for transporting or controlling your kitty or small pup when giving meds, brushing teeth or grooming. To see our review and leave a comment for the opportunity to win one, click here. You must leave a comment prior to 5 p.m. ET on Monday May 1, for a chance to win. The winner will be selected using Random.org and announced on the following day’s post.

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Hemingway and Steinbeck April 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Mauricio, you are so gorgeous!!! You have great markings that are your and yours alone! My markings are different. Some of my white on my back foot gets mixed up with the black, and I do have some little black freckles on a couple feet. Mom says she loves me. In fact, she loves all Tuxedos. Rather……….I should say………..she loves all cats!!!
Giant purrs……….Hemingway
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Harvey Button April 30, 2017 at 3:08 am

Mauricio your amazing and Natasha admires your dashing Tuxedoness!!

I send my concats to Man and Cooper Murphy for your amazing prize too!

Happy Thankful Thursday and. regards to Miss Janet

Harvey Button and the Dash Kitten Crew
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The Florida Furkids April 27, 2017 at 11:21 pm

The THUD you heard was Allie when she saw that great photo of her handsome Tuxedo husband!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Brian frum April 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm

That was a terrific poem and you look tuxie purrfect to us. Congrats on that super price haul too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Canadian Cats April 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Mau, I love the poem and you’re right…you are a fine tuxie cat. There are few equals that’s for sure. Your hooligan can was a great gift from denmaster. What fun!


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The Island Cats April 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Mau, you are a handsome tuxie cat. Great poem! And we love your prize of Hooligan in a Can. Was Ernie in it? 😉
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The Swiss Cats April 27, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Yeah, Mau, pawsome poem ! Purrs
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da tabbies o trout towne April 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

dood ! how kewl iz yur poem; how kewl iz yur catwood derby gift….de denmaster
rockz…N joy all de goodz & we cracked UP at yur line bout pantee hoze ! 🙂 ♥♥
happee week oh end two all ~~~~~

Sweet Purrfections April 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Great poem and you do have a lot to be proud of and thankful for.
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Ellen Pilch April 27, 2017 at 11:51 am

That was a fantastic poem Mau! I love your built in tuxedo. Congrats on that cool prize, that Hooligan in a can is too funny. XO
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The Menagerie Mom April 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

Mauricio, you sure are a purrfect poet! You make this human here feel inspired to write poetry, despite her total lack of skill at it. Now, excuse us while we go research how to get ourselves some Hooligan in a Can. Purrs!
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Stephanie B April 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

Great poem, awesome gift!!!

Sammy April 27, 2017 at 5:52 am

Mauricio you are indeed a most handsome tuxedo cat! You celebrated your handsome tux “clothes” so well in your poem for “T” and as always we’re happy you enjoy poetic Thursdays with us! That Hooligan In A Can is absolutely WAY COOL – it was a nice gift for you to celebrate your wonderful Derby entry the Hooligan Wagon! Happy Thursday my friend………

Love, Angel Sam and Teddy too
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Summer April 27, 2017 at 3:50 am

I love your poem, Mau – tuxedo cats are truly dignified!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 27, 2017 at 3:26 am

We have not thought of you as a cow, Mau!

But sometimes petcretary calls dog-guy a cow…cause he goes and munches on grass. Sheesh!

Cool things you got in your shenanigans tin.

McGuffy's Reader April 27, 2017 at 12:57 am

Thank is quite a poem…and quite a haul, too! Hugs!
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