by Janet Blue on October 7, 2013


“Mom, you are a traitor for deserting me.”

Mauricio is pea green with envy. His friend, Wally, from The Island Cats joined Cat Scouts well after Mauricio and has earned oodles more merit badges and even been named Cat Scout of the Week. And he is now in second place on The Cat Scout Points Leader Board.

I tried to explain to Mauricio that Wally is more motivated and industrious than he is. But, of course, Mauricio blames me. He says that since Wally is a year older than he is, he should not have the energy to be in the lead. Mauricio claims to have worked tirelessly toward his merit badges while his dad and I were away playing (his word) for ten days, but with no one to get the photographic evidence, Wally was able to surge ahead.


“Leave me alone. I’m pouting.”


After meyowling at me, stamping his paws and giving me the stink-eye, I promised to help him as much as possible this week. He still left the room in a huff as I didn’t jump up immediately to assist him. I found him later doing what he does best. I also suspect this is exactly what he did the entire time we were away. Now you know why he continues to lobby for a Napping Merit Badge. After he got up from his nap, I did help him earn his Journalism Merit Badge so he’s a little less perturbed with me.

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Lidia October 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Awe, sorry Mauricio. 🙁


The Florida Furkids October 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

Hi Mauricio,
Ellie posted her award today on our bloggie! She says thank you again!!!

Raz is trying really hard to get more badges in Cat Scouts…it’s hard work but worth it!

The Florida Furkids
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MyThreeMoggies October 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

We would love to join scouts, but we are so busy 🙁 xxxx
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Raven October 9, 2013 at 12:40 am

Mauricio, I’m not sure green suits you. But you do look quite handsome on your green scratcher. I bet you’ll catch up on your badges soon.


Harvey Button October 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

C’mon guy you can do this – you can catch up. You are pawsome lad GO FOR IT.

Harvey Button.


Spitty the Kitty October 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Snap out of it Buddy! At least you *ARE* a Cat Scout!! My Human has not even helped me join yet. And what’s up with THAT, I’d like to know. By the time I join, all the good badges will be GONE or somefing. ::pout::
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Judy October 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Mauricio don’t feel bad you will catch up. Sometimez hoomanz just insist on doing what they want to do, they just don’t listen to the catz. I hope your fitz and pouting worked and now your Mom is back to doing what you tell her to do.

At least your Mom blogs. We are really mad at our mom cause she duzzn’t even have a blog. We iz missin out on a lot of fun stuff bcuz we don’t have a blog. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)


Clooney October 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Oh Mauricio, we don’t blame you for being po’d! There’s always the nose bitey…to motivate your Human!


janetblue October 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hey that sounds great. There’s even a bitey Merit Badge. Head-butts, Mauricio


BeadedTail October 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

We hope you’re able to get more merit badges Mauricio! Sometimes our help isn’t very helpful huh?
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Bailey Boat Cat October 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Mauricio I’m sure you will soon have the badges you deserve… Bisous Bailey
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sassmuffins October 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Ha! A napping badge…all my kitties need one of those. That’s one thing they are REALLY good at. Lucy gets bonus points because she could definitely earn a modelling badge! And if there is a sporting badge for running on walls, Tyler earns that one!!
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Texas October 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

Hiya furriends,
Just wanted to let you know that an award is waiting for you on my bloggie =^.^=
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Flynn October 8, 2013 at 7:21 am

I am sure that once you start cracking the whip at your Human that you will soon catch up.
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Ann Paws October 8, 2013 at 1:45 am

Aw poor kitty! At least Wally is motivating you to catch up Mauricio!
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Spitty the Kitty October 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Hey–don’t give up on me. I’ve been sick-ish and miserable but I am better now and I want to join up. The Human says if I keep feeling better I can join up this weekend unless it gets to be a million degrees again. Sigh. Don’t use up all the fun before I get there!
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Oui Oui October 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

We’ve been hearing about cat scouts, but don’t know anything about it. It must be good if it can make you change color!
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Sushi October 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Mauricio, don’t feel bad. You can catch up for sure. I wanted to join the cat scout too but mom is sick again and always busy with work. Can you tell your mom to teach my mom how i can join the cat scout. Tell her to tell my mom that it’s not hard. She needs convincing.
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Cathy Keisha October 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Whoa! He’s totally green with envy.

BTW, TW sez there’s no way she’s photographing me eating my breakfast at 4 in the morning. MOL! She’s sabotaging my blog just like you’re messing up Mauricio’s Cat Scout career.
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Ragdoll mommy October 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Okay. I am here!
Great pics:-)

Love Ragdoll Mommy~


Sometimes, Cats Herd You October 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

There’s plenty of time to catch up, Mauricio!
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Brian October 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Don’t feel bad Mauricio, you are still way ahead of me. I couldn’t even earn the UTI Badge!


Angel Abby October 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Mauricio we know you are going to earn lots more badges!!!
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LP October 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Mauricio…it sounds as though your home “team” is a bit weak. Maybe if you replaced your secretary and photogrpher… you’d be a little ahead in the badge department. Just saying… :p

the critters in the cottage xo


Austin Towers October 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

That’s ok, Mauricio, the human isn’t helping me to get any badges either. She’s just lazy!!
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Timmy Tomcat October 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Oh that reminds me we are joining up! I will soon be in the running for at least one badge… MOL we are a napping bunch here
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Marg October 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

We need to get started on our badges. Our Person is just so so slow. Congrats on your badges. Take care.
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da tabbies o trout towne October 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

a merit badge for sleepin, snoozin N nappin wood bee rite up R allee even if an allee iz noe wear in site !!! best fishes two ewe dood 🙂


The Island Cats October 7, 2013 at 11:17 am

Mauricio, I better watch my back because I got a feeling you’re gonna pass me up on the leader board real soon! I’m with you on that napping badge. That’s one thing I’m really good at! And as for that age crack…it’s experience that earns the badges, my furiend. See you around the campfire. *saluting*

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Kuruk October 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

Maybe you can get lots of extra treats for pouting! WOoooowooooooo!
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Whisppy October 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

Hmm…Cat Scout? Sounds like we’re missing on some pawsome fun!
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Molly The Wally October 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

I am attempting a merit badge for napping today. Good luck. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
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Texas October 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

Go Mauricio! Put your human to work!
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Sam and Pam October 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

These cat scouts of ours are keeping us busy aren’t they??? Good grief! Like we have nothing else to do but help them earn their merit badges!!!! HAHAHA We saw that Wally’s a big “star” in the scouts but something tells me Sam will never be #1 there (unless of course they have a bacon eating competition…)

Happy Monday! It’s raining here (yay!)
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Kitties Blue October 7, 2013 at 10:06 am

Maybe Sam can lobby for that merit badge while Mauricio is lobbying for the napping one.


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