by Janet Blue on July 19, 2020

Sunday Selfies: Week #310

These photos were taken on July 8, the day after we took Mauricio to the vet hospital. At that point we had no idea he would be leaving us so soon. I apologize for the blurriness of the photo on the right.



As usual Mau was telling us one of his stories. He was always a talker, and I already notice how much quieter the house is without him.

We have received two more beautiful badges in Mau’s memory. The first is from our dear friends, Teddy and Mom Pam (Two Spoiled Cats). They gave our sweet angel the most gorgeous blue wings.



The second is from Pipo and Mom Ingrid (Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs).



Thank you for these mementoes.

I will be sharing so much more about Mau in the days and weeks to come. He may not be with us physically, but he is and will remain in our hearts.

I will do my best to reply to all the comments and e-mails in upcoming days. Almost everything I read sets me to crying uncontrollably, so it could be slow going for a while. Everyone has been so kind and supportive. This is the best community, and the kitties and I feel so thankful and blessed to be part of it.

Finally, all the Kitties Blue and I hope you will return here on Tuesday for our Eighth Blogoversary as well as for a special Wordless Wednesday photo and for Allie and Mau’s Fourth Anniversary party on Thursday. Though Allie is earthbound and Mau is with the angels, he had planned a special party, and we all agree it should take place.

Hopping Time

It’s now time for you to grace us and all your friends with your selfie. We can hardly wait to see your sweet and smiling faces. And remember, it is not necessary to post on Sundays to join us. The hop remains open through Thursday.

Wishing all a happy and easy Sunday.

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The Menagerie Mom July 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm

What a beautiful angel Mauricio was, is, and always will be. We will never forget him or his sweet face, and we know you won’t either.


Gracie July 20, 2020 at 12:19 pm

What a sweet love Mau was. He was such a dear friend and good cat scout. He will be missed by many and forever remain in our hearts. Prayers to you at your place as you go through this very difficult time.
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Raven July 19, 2020 at 6:23 pm

Mau was such a handsome mancat. A little blur will never change that. Purrs for all of you.


Melissa & Mudpie July 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm

What a precious little guy. He will be so missed.


Deziz World July 19, 2020 at 5:05 pm

Mau was always so handsum. We’re so sorry fur your loss. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrayers.

Luvs ya’

Raena and Dezi
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The Island Cats July 19, 2020 at 4:01 pm

We will miss Mau very much. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Purrs….
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Mary McNeil July 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

No reason to apoloize for the (very slightly) blurry photo…every photo is precious because you will always be glad to see any reminder, especially as the years go by.


Millie & Walter July 19, 2020 at 1:42 pm

We were so sad to hear of Mau’s passing and are sending warm hugs to all of you. Those were a couple of great last pictures to remember him by.
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annabelle July 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

We didnt’ do a selfie today because we wanted to memorialize our sweet Gracie’s 15 angel Gotcha day. We are still so sorry about your loss and know how hard it is. Purr purr purr
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Canadian Cats July 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm

Mol….This is our Baker Mau!! We love the expression on his face and can almost hear him mewing out his story. Such sweet memories you have,

Shoko, Tyebe and Jean
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The OP Pack July 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm

We too join in offering you our sincerest sympathy on your sudden loss of Mauricio. We loved following his marriage to beautiful Allie, and we agree that the anniversary party should go on. He will live on in everyone’s heart forever. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 19, 2020 at 11:37 am

Mau’s selfies are very special ones today.
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BellaDharma an LadyMew July 19, 2020 at 10:53 am

Deerest Aunty Janet an Unkell Tom an Kittiess Blue wee come here today to vissit an meow to you our deep sympaffiess over yore loss of Mauricio. All tho’ mee not here fore quite 2 yeerss now, Mauricio was a pller of bloggin werld an well ree-sepcted an loved.
May MAU’S memoree bee fore a blessin…….
All our Love an **paw kissess** an **purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

Pee S: Thanx Aunty Janet fore goin on with Selfie Blog Hop! An fore mee linky up! An fore beein THE sweetest Hu’man inn THE werld….
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BellaDharma an LadyMew July 19, 2020 at 10:55 am

Guud Greef! Where iss mee brain??
Deer Mauricio pleese know wee all love you an yore last selfiess were grate! Run free inn Purr Land an know wee all miss you so-o much…..
***purrss*** BellaDharma


noodle cat July 19, 2020 at 10:43 am

We are so very sorry to hear about Mau.
We are sending bunches and bunches of Noodle hugs and kitty kisses to you…

Have a serene Sunday,

Noodle and crew
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Eugenia July 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

RIP sweet angel Mau and have fun chasing leaves with my Angel Amanda, which she left us in January at 19 years old.
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Sandee July 19, 2020 at 9:45 am

Big healing hugs to you both and loving scritches to all the kitties. ♥♥♥
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Fran Hunne July 19, 2020 at 9:31 am

Oh my, that is another furry family member gone – just two or three days ago Douglas mourned the silent passing of one of his black Persian kitties, Dougy, aged just 9. And a few weeks ago Mrs Angloswiss took her Tabby offline, as she did not want to share her last time. Tabby had a good run at 16 but was suffering from kidney disease.

While the cat community is always good for a smile or two on the best of days, it is weeks like these where one beloved cat after another seem to pass that my heart is heavy.

Corona-friendly distanced hugs from Germany.
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ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren July 19, 2020 at 9:28 am

We aren’t going to be able to hop today as the Mom is away, but we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. Mau will be missed by all in Blogville.
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Lola The Rescued Cat July 19, 2020 at 8:59 am

We are so very, very sorry about Mau’s passing. He made footprints on so many hearts and will be remembered forever.
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The Swiss Cats July 19, 2020 at 8:58 am

This is a very special post today ; Mau’s selfies are lovely. Purrs
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Catscue Catmom July 19, 2020 at 8:54 am

I am so sorry that Mau has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, our eyes are wet and we send lots of hugs and purrs your way.
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Ellen Pilch July 19, 2020 at 8:53 am

Mau was such a handsome boy. Those selfies are adorable. He will be missed by all who knew him and Cat Scouts will never be the same. XO
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Eastside Cats July 19, 2020 at 8:20 am

Please take your time. Grieve. Cry. Avoid the internet…whatever YOU need to do.
Hugs and purrs during this difficult time.
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Allie July 19, 2020 at 8:19 am

Seeing my handsome Angel Mau made us all smile and cry at the same time. It’s so hard to believe he is gone. I love the one of him talking. He was my wonderful husband and I will love him from here until we are together at the Bridge.

smoochies and love to my Angel Mau,
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Brian Frum July 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

We are so sad that Mau had to leave, it makes our hearts ache and our whiskers weepy wet. Ann did an image for you too, it’s over at the Cat Blogosphere. Hugs and love from all of us.
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Peaches & Paprika July 19, 2020 at 7:34 am

We are so sad to hear about Mao’s crossing the bridge. Though he will always be in the hearts of his humans, he will be with his bridge buddies, at peace and pain-free, looking down on you guys and we wouldn’t be surprised if he sent you a message or two. Or three. R.I.P., sweet Mau!
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Stephanie B July 19, 2020 at 7:31 am

Oh my, tears flowing as I read this. I am so sorry for your loss. Mau was an awesome cat ambassador. I know Grandpa Mason of Tiny Kittens and his fursibs were all waiting for him to arrive with his awesome purrsonality and cat scout skills. Mau will be missed🌈😿🙏🏻


Katie Isabella July 19, 2020 at 7:26 am

I was stunned when I learned of Mau’s passing. As with many of us, we expect our little ones to go on and on. We never think of the unexpected and unwanted regarding them. They are precious, deeply loved, and cherished family.
Please accept my condolences again, and know that I, as does everyone here, know this terrible pain. We are holding you in a virtual hug. But, just as loving regardless of the distance.


Charles Huss July 19, 2020 at 6:45 am

He was so handsome. I imagine his first and last photos are very special.
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Cleo July 19, 2020 at 6:16 am

Dad and I send our heartfelt purrs and purrayers your way on the passing of your dear Mau. We learned of it late, but dad says to tell you he feels the pain you feel on the loss of such a close kitty companion. Take care of yourself, and know that so many others on here share your grief.


Athena and Marie July 19, 2020 at 6:06 am

Lovely selfies of sweet Mau.

We shall miss mim.

Hugs and purrs xx


Little Binky and Granny July 19, 2020 at 4:21 am

We’re thinking a lot of you, sweet KittiesBlue. Angel Mau was very loved💗Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all🐾😽💞
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Pam and Teddy July 19, 2020 at 3:57 am

Our Selfie today is a tribute to our strong and amazing boys and how I believe with all my heart that they ARE still with us in so many ways. Mau’s passing was as hard to take as Sammy’s was – they were supposed to be here forever – and indeed they are – always in our hearts. All the love in the blogosphere is so helpful of course. Friends get us through the toughest of times. The selfies of Mau above captured him chatting – they have so much to tell us sometimes! I’m sure he will continue chatting to you in your dreams………………

Love and Hugs, Pam and Teddy
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Summer July 19, 2020 at 3:56 am

I love Mau’s selfies today. Lots of purrs to you. <3
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Erin July 19, 2020 at 3:43 am

So sorry to hear of Mau’s passing, he will be dearly missed, not least because he was so handsome and such an active selfie taker. Our heart goes out to you all at this time, and may your warm memories keep the sadness away.
Gentle purrs


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 19, 2020 at 3:37 am

Its so hard to loose a furry friend, indeed a fur-baby…all the more so when you didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye.

Years ago we also unexpectedly lost a kitty (Simba), at age 7…he just went to sleep and he never woke up…he looked so peaceful…but the house was SO empty and quiet, even though I had 2 toddlers about and another kitty…he had been such a conversationalist…and told us all kinds of tales, esp when we came back from being out of the house, even for a short while…

Adding our hugs and love and Pipo’s meezer purrs.
(((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))
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Marjorie and Angel Harvey July 19, 2020 at 2:26 am

Losing a family voice like Mau is hard and the silence hits you.

He will be missed so very much by so any who love the Kitties Blue family. Words are never enough but you know we all feel some of your great loss.
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Douglas Thomas July 19, 2020 at 2:17 am

I fully understand how responding to each and every condolence message can be. I lost my Persian kitty, Dougy, July 15th. It happened suddenly, was a total shock.

Initially, I had no intention of answering condolences so soon after Dougy”s death, then I just did it. The messages, like yours, left me crying, bur were full of love and concern. They literally came from every continent except Antarctica. I knew there were readers of my blog in many places, I just didn’t realize how personal a relationship my blog’s readers have with my kitty boys and how they, too, mourn the death of Dougy.

This knowledge has helped me a lot.

Yes, I still have moments where crying needs be. The other day, Dougy’s wee brother, Andrew, barely moved while sleeping. Yes, I touched him to verify he was alive. Yes, I cried when he woke up and gave his, “Don’t do that!” look.

Andy, too, watches places where his brother used to pop around the corner. Yes, that’s made me cry, too.

You aren’t alone. Dougy was a talker, too, so I know that emptiness you feel that only Mau could fill.

I don’t need a response. I know how that goes. Just know that I send my love, hugs, and hope that your heart will fill with joy when Mau pops into your thoughts. I know Mau will live with you forever, just as Dougy will with me.
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Timmy Tomcat July 19, 2020 at 12:21 am

The loss of our dear friend Mau is still a huge shock to us. We send our heartfelt prayers and purrs of support at this very sad time. He was greeted by all his friends at the Bridge and we are sure he is already watching over us all.
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meowmeowmans July 19, 2020 at 12:20 am

We are so sad that Mau was needed so suddenly at the Bridge. Through your posts about him, we fell in love with his larger than life personality, and we will miss him greatly. We know that he will live on in spirit forever, and we hope that one day, memories of him will bring more smiles than tears. Love and hugs to you all, dear friends.
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