by Janet Blue on January 20, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #37

Mauricio has some news to share, so he is doing the Friendly Fill-Ins today. His completions are in teal italics.

1. Cooper Murphy’s energy and enthusiasm make me feel old.

2. My beautiful wife Allie makes me feel young. We always have so much fun together, like we did at the Cat Scouts Sock Hop dance contest.




3. I have two infected boo-boos on my back.

So here’s my news: I had to visit Dr. Neel on Tuesday. Mom was petting me on Monday evening when she felt a lump on my back. She panicked and thought it was a tumor, but then she discovered an open, infected-looking wound. I wouldn’t stop licking it, so Mom thought she should apply a bandage until I could see Dr. Neel.


mauricio's boo-boos


Mom’s bandaging technique leaves a lot to be desired if you ask me. She claims this was such a mess due to my continued wiggling. Excuses…excuses! She sure is good at those.


mauricio's boo-boos


When Dr. Neel started looking through my furs, she found a second wound. This is how I look now. Sheesh! Look at all those missing furs. Dr. Neel says it appears as if I was bit by another cat. The holes would be from an upper and lower fang.

We do have neighborhood cats who occasionally invade our yard. Misty May and I always have to let them know they are not welcome. Dr. Neel thinks one of those hooligan cats did not appreciate my urging it to leave and attacked me from behind.

Dr. Neel opened my wounds a bit more to get out as much infection as possible and gave me an antibiotic shot. And now Mom and Dad have to put warm compresses on the wounds twice a day.

All three of us are super happy that I do not have to wear a stupid cone.

4.  Going to the vet is no fun, but I was the purrfect patient. At home I am chatty Mau, but I only made two peeps when we first left the house. I sucked it up like a good Cat Scout and didn’t complain at all.  I saved that for after I got home!


The Friendly Fill-Ins are hosted by Ellen (15AndMeowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Ellen selected the first two statements and Annie the second two. This is a blog hop, and you can enter by visiting Annie’s blog.

Caio and meow, Mau


McGuffy's Reader January 25, 2017 at 7:04 pm

OH MY GOSH! Heal quickly! Get better! There are so many dangers outside. I am glad Mom found these to stop you f HUgs.rom getting really sick. Excuse my absence, I have been sick. The anemia left me open to this cold that just keeps getting worse. Now, my lungs are infected.
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm

THose sure are big and ouchie looking boo-boos…hisses to the one who did that…too bad you cannot tattle tale on them…

We hope by now you are starting to feel better.

Timmy Tomcat January 22, 2017 at 7:40 am

Hi Mau
Meow that looks e fur shore. When I had my burn a few years ago I wore a nice shirt also. If Mom sews they are easy to make. Mine was made by a good friend from Catster. Ernie from The Island Cats has a good suggestion.
Purrs my friend!

PS Make sure you check out my Rumpy’s Self Help on the Pages Link at the top of our blog.
Rumpy Bump
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Canadian Cats January 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Excellent handling of those fang marks. What dirty scumbag would bite you, our baker and all round gentleman. Follow what mom says…she will fix it.

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The Dash Kitten Crew January 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

We have seen such wounds here Mauricio. Tell mom not to stress, you will be fine and get better!

PS We LOVE mum’s bandage *giggle * I bet it worked too!
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Katie Isabella January 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Mau, that makes me and momma too just wince. PLEASE let that get all better quickly and so glad your mom found it! xx

Deziz World January 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Oh Mau those look so ouchy. We’re sendin’ purrayers and hope dat never happens again. Maybe you should leave da hooligans alone or stay inside. Big hugs to all.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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The Island Cats January 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Hey, Mau…remember when I had my allegy problems and had sores on my back? I didn’t want to wear a cone either and the mom had me wear a t-shirt. It worked pretty good. Wanna borrow mine?

Hope you heal quickly!

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Kitty Cat Chronicles January 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Oh gosh!!! Mauricio, we are so sorry some mean kitty bit you! Those look like they hurt. Glad you have some antibiotics to help out though. We are sending purrs and prayers for quick healing! Sampy sends all of his love to his beautiful wife, Astrid, and we all send love to everyone!!
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The Menagerie Mom January 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Oh, Mauricio, we sure are sorry those hooligans not only invaded your yard, but attacked you from behind while at it! Talk about rude. Well, we’re glad that you’re in such great hands, and we’re sending you lots of purrs and prayers!
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Sherri-Ellen TD. January 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Sendin you oodless of POTP Mauricio!!! Those wounds look mitey red! Feel better soon mee furend….
**nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx an {{hugsss}}} LadyMum

The Swiss Cats January 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Poor Mauricio, we’re sorry for your boo-boos ! We hope you feel better soon ! Purrs
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William's Kith & Kin January 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

Gosh, it wasn’t from the secretly transported snapping cat Caroline, was it? That’s what she does to us.
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Ellen Pilch January 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except for the part of you being injured. I didn’t know you went outside. I hope you heal quickly. The bandage looked like
a diaper 🙂 As long as it worked. XO
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da tabbies o trout towne January 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

cranbereez dood….OW……sorree ya had ta make a trip two de land
oh eeeeeeeeeevil, but happee yur mom finded theeze woondz bee for
they got soooper crazee bad ~~~~~~ will ask R pal st francis two send
sum blessings yur way… coz they can give ya a wee bit mor heelin help

heerz two a frogmouth catfish kinda week oh end two all ♥♥♥

Linda Arthur Tejera January 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

Ouch! Good thing Mom found those and you got treated. Heal quickly and well.
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mariodacat roever January 20, 2017 at 9:24 am

Awww you poor baby. That must really hurt too. Hopefully the hot compresses feel good so they don’t stress you out. Hang in there – it iwll get better.
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Brian Frum January 20, 2017 at 8:04 am

Dang, you should get a big merit badge for bravery pal. We sure hope you are all healed up super soon.
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Sammy January 20, 2017 at 6:21 am

Mau you are one brave Cat Scout……those wounds are awful and I must say I hope that introoder into YOUR yard got his or her “comeuppance” somehow for hurting you so badly. Hope those wounds heal up soon and the infection is gone ASAP! That photo of you and Allie brings back some fun Scout memories!

Love and Friday Hugs, Angel Sammy
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Maureen January 20, 2017 at 2:52 am

So glad it was caught in time. One of our fur-babies developed an abscess and almost died. He had hidden, and we just found him in time.
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Summer January 20, 2017 at 2:16 am

Ouch! Who bit you, Mau? Or are you too polite to spill the beans?
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mommakatandherbearcat January 20, 2017 at 1:22 am

Aww … those look painful, Mau! We hope you’re feeling better soon and those hooligans stay out of your yard!
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Angel, Kirby and Max January 20, 2017 at 12:35 am

We are so sorry that you have wounds! Take care of them
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