by Janet Blue on August 11, 2014

Hi Gang. It’s Mauricio here. Mom is giving me today, Man-Cat Monday, to post about my latest trip with Cat Scouts. And she says I can have Tuxie Tuesday as well so that I don’t overwhelm you here.

Mom and I learned how to do something new, and I have created a slide show from our first day. I only included five photos as most of our day was spent traveling to the Carolina Queen Riverboat docked in Vicksburg. To see the captions move your cursor anywhere over each photo. You must close the caption for the slides to advance.

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We spent the evening dressed in period costumes. I was a gunslinger/cardshark and Allie a Southern Belle in the gown my mom selected for her. She is wearing her diamond collar I sent her for Christmas. Isn’t she just the most beautiful lady-cat you have ever seen? She makes my heart go pitter patter whenever we are together. I am so happy we are both Cat Scouts and can enjoy these adventures together.

When we retired to the Lounge after dinner, I shared a special story with our fellow Cat Scouts. I want to share it with all of you so am keeping the rest of this post short. Mom has promised to feature the story on our sidebar for a short time. I so hope you enjoy it.

The Legend of MAUverick

This is the story of a purrported gunslinger and cardshark, MAUverick, and his beautiful and genteel girlfriend, Allie Scarlett. (She is not related to Austin Scarlett of Project Runway Fame but legend has it that all her gowns were designed by a distant relative named Miss Melanie. They were all hand-sewn by mice seamstresses.)

Getting back on track…legend has it that MAUverick could shoot the center heart out of the Ace of Hearts at a hundred paces. No photographic proof exists, so it remains a legend. All reports say, however, that he never  drew his gun on any human or cat as he was a peace loving man-cat.


Before meeting Allie Scarlett, MAUverick traveled the Mississippi River on the paddle-wheeled boats playing poker and telling stories about his time in the Old West. Rumor abounds that MAUverick used to keep an ace or two up his sleeve, but this has never been proved. And it is known that he was not a cat of great wealth. Any money he won at cards was always donated to a worthy cat shelter of which there were many along the Mississippi.


Once he met the beautiful and charming Miss Allie Scarlett, he gave up his wandering ways. They settled in a modest cottage in New Orleans where they ran a kitty refuge and tended a garden of cat nip in their spare time. They were said to have lived happily ever after, well into old age, never letting a day go by without holding paws and sharing tender kisses.


The End
I hope you will join me tomorrow for another slide show, the story of our day and evening in the swamp and a short, semi-scary poem I shared at our evening campfire.


Purrs and paw-pats, Lion Cat Scout Mauricio



Clooney August 16, 2014 at 1:36 am

What fun, we agree that we love you in the Hello Kitty lounge too!
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Sherri-Ellen T-D August 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Kewl storey dere Brofur mauricio!! Y shure are a romantick! Allie iz lucky to haz ya fer a boyfurend!
We iz thrilled ya had such a guud time on da trip n we gonna go reed part 2 rite now!!
Wif lub n **nose kissez**
Nylablue n Mum too xxxxxx
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Marty the Manx August 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Love the story about Mau-veric! You and Allie look marvelous!
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Katie isabella August 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Oh how wonderful you guys look! I am so glad that mommy finally got me here. All we could find was the Google+ blog but I knew somewhere I had filed this version under bookmarks…finally found it. xxoox

Nerissa's Life August 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

And they lived happily ever after, huh? YES! The best stories always end that way and believe-you-me, yours was right up there with the best.

Nissy #Niss4Senate – tell the PM, today.
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The Swiss Cats August 12, 2014 at 1:34 am

What a pawsome riverboat cruise ! You and Allie look gorgeous in your period costumes ! Purrs
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers August 12, 2014 at 12:28 am

Wowee! What a nice outing!
You sure did a lot in a short time, and romance too, MOL!
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WW Oh My Heartsie Girl (Linky) August 12, 2014 at 12:01 am

What a sweetly told story of the Rivercat Cruise!! Lady Scarlet is just lovely and MAUverick is a pawsome dude!! Thanks for sharing!
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meowmeowmans August 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

We are so glad you had a good time on your riverboat cruise! You and Allie look fantastic in your period costumes. And we LOVED your short story. 🙂
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BeadedTail August 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

What a fabulous trip! You’re one stylin’ Mancat Mauricio!
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Deztinee High August 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Oh Mau da twip wuz so much fun. Meez gunna share it all tumowwo. Luv yous slide show, and meez knows Allie just luved hers dwess and da roses yous bwought fur hers. 🙂

Luv ya’

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Angel AbbyGrace August 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

What an adventure on your Riverboat Cruise!
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Layla August 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

What a fun and romantic time. Where can we find mice seamstress? Odin eats them ;-0
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The Island Cats August 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Mau, we had the best time on our riverboat cruise. I loved your story about MAUverick! ~Wally
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Canadian Cats August 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Hi Mau,

I like your description of our trip. I also enjoyed your story in the lounge. We all had a ball and made tons of memories.

Your friend Shoko
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Austin Towers August 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Hey, buddy!! It certainly was an awesome experience. How clever of your mom to do the slide show! Everything was terrific and I was thrilled to be a part of it with my roomie Spitty 🙂 Now if I can get the one with thumbs organised, I shall blog about the trip tomorrow! ciao!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles August 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

Sampy had such a great time on the trip! He is still talking about it, inbetween recovery naps of course. Mau, you and Allie both looked so marvelous in your costumes! You make such a sweet and handsome couple. Your story is wonderful too. Sampy really enjoyed it. He sends lots of love and headbutts to Astrid, and we all send love and hugs!
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Katie Kat and Toby August 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

We loved the pics and the story!!! Such purrfect period costumes, too.

Mauverick looked a lot like James Garner in Maverick… Me thinks your story honors Mr. Garner who went over the human Rainbow Bridge.

Katie Kat.

Hannah and Lucy August 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

How pretty the lady cats were in their gorgeous dresses and the man cats looked very handsome too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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Brian Frum August 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

That looks like the most amazing trip and you sure done it up right!
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Molly The Wally August 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

FABULOUS just FABULOUS. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sammy August 11, 2014 at 6:52 am

So glad you had a good time on the trip Mau. You and Allie looked fabulous at the costume buffet dinner…….sure was fun to “pretend” to be riverboat gamblers and see our ladies in their beautiful southern belle costumes! It was a trip to remember always.

Hugs, Sammy
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Bev Green August 11, 2014 at 5:49 am

Goodness me Mau you and Allie look smashing 🙂 a gunslinger hey….and all the mystery surrounding the a element of wonder :)so glad you all had a great time..we saw on Sammy’s post even more fab pics! time to have a siesta maybe now 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx
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Ellen Pilch August 11, 2014 at 5:39 am

Looks like you had a great time. Nice story- I love a happy ending.
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prancer pie August 11, 2014 at 1:45 am

You were really stylin in that pink Hello Kitty lounge, Mauricio! Mee-yoww!
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