by Janet Blue on September 19, 2015



We didn’t think we were going to get to participate in one of the most fun days of the year: Meow Like a Pirate Day. Our seamstress didn’t even start making our costumes until this afternoon, except for Mauricio’s. He has a party at Cat Scouts so, of course, his costume got top priority. The rest of us are getting pretty tired of his always getting preferential treatment.

In the end, we all got some pretty nifty costumes. While Mauricio is at Cat Scouts, we girls will be terrorizing and pillaging our neighborhood. Surely somebody around here has some booty or cat treats to plunder.




As we are dressed as pirates, we needed pirate names as well, and here they be, matey. (Listed in the order in which we appear in the photo.)

Lily Olivia: My pirate name is Sal “Tall Tide” Seamen – “The Bounty of Ape Bay!” This pirate be a clever sort—a valuable treasure aboard a ship of fools!

Astrid: My pirate name is Opal “Voodoo” Murphy – “The Fury of Rum Atoll!” This pirate be the angriest pirate of all the seven seas!

Mauricio: My pirate name is Dick “Shivers” Welch – “The Serpent of Locker Island!” This pirate be sly as a sea serpent and twice as slippery!

Misty May: My pirate name is Sadie “Toothy Grin” Jamieson – “The Captain of Seaweed Bay!” This pirate be in charge of the ship, ye mutinous dogs!

Giulietta: My pirate name is Georgette “Parrot Charmer” Dunkin – “The Stranded Sailor of Seastar Reef!” This pirate be wandering the shore, looking for ships. Not lost. Just wants something to aim the cannon at!

Fiona: My pirate name is Jilly “Soft Heart” Pepper – “The Stranded Sailor of Ghost Beach!” This pirate be wandering the shore, looking for ships. Not lost. Just wants something to aim the cannon at!

Lisbeth: My pirate name is Bella “Parrot Charmer” Trembles – “The Poison Claw of Rogue’s Bay!” This pirate be known for their merciless rule of the ocean!

Calista Josette: My pirate name is Betty “Fair Wind” Dunkin – “The Demon of Mango Cove!” This pirate be a prankster and a rogue—a bit of a devil you might say!


We know our art is a bit unconventional, but this is our entry in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. This is one of our favorite hops, and we didn’t want to miss it.  To enter or view the other submissions, click on their badge.

Cat4-001And tomorrow is our other favorite blog hop…Sunday Selfies. Why not consider taking your selfie in your pirate costume if you are participating in Meow Like a Pirate Day. We actually will be having guest hosts tomorrow. That’s right, you will get two participants in a “groupie” photo. No hints as to who our guests are. You’ll need to drop in to find out.


Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

piratep.s. The Cat on My Head is giving away three copies of an excellent book, Fat Cat Art. To read our review and leave a comment for the opportunity to win a copy, click here. You have until Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT to leave a comment.

Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the Pirate Day badge.

Clooney September 20, 2015 at 11:38 pm

What a fun post and what a good-looking crew of Pirates ye all are! Of course, I favor Georgette “Parrot Charmer” Dunkin & Jilly “Soft Heart” Pepper…puhleez don’t be aiming that cannon at me when I pull up in me Clooneymobile, I mean Pirate ship to pick up the Parrot Charmer and Soft Heart…wink!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles September 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Ahoy mateys!!! Happy Meow Like a Pirate Day! You all sure have some magnificent costumes, and your names are hilarious! And very fitting. Looks like you all had fun. Sampy sends Astrid a kiss for every pirate ever, and we all send lots of love!

Lola and Lexy September 20, 2015 at 8:30 am

Ahoy Lads and Lassies! You have great pirate names!

Ellen Pilch September 20, 2015 at 12:35 am

I love the group photo and such cool pirate names.
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Cathy Keisha September 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Ye make fine scurvy pirates! Happy Meow Like A Pirate Day!
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Caren Gittleman September 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Wow you have a ship full of kitties there!
Love the Pirate names!
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles September 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Ahoy Mateys! Happy Meow Like a Pirate Day!!!
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Flynn September 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Arr ye be a fine band o’ fearsome pirates! It be I, Barnacle Breath Flynn and some scurvy rat sank my good ship the Ginger Furball! I be looking to join a goodly pirate crew to get my revenge!
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Georgia and Julie September 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Yar! A fine ship ye have and names to booy(y) Har har.
Ye all be a fine crew ‘o pirates!
Sail over and share in the plunder and some nip grog!

Arrrrrgh, Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
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The Island Cats September 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Arrrrr….what fine pirates ye be. We would love to sail the seven seas with ye!
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Dezi and Lexi September 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Yous all look just pawsum. Me didn’t know there was a pawrty at scouts. Me better hurry on over.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Buddy Budd September 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Ye have a fine crew of scurvy cats ta sail the seas Captain Mau! Well done my hearty cat
Terrible Tim and Crew
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. September 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Avast yee mateyss’ iss good to see you here…come have sum grub an sum grog an wee shall sashay ’round thee deck an see who we can keel haul an send to thee bilge….
Yoo Hoo Hoo you all look so fine inn yur costumes…..speshelly thee buxom wenchess…
**swashbuckling** Cap’tinn Siddhartha Henry Sparrow =^,.^=
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LadyBird September 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm

We love your outfits!! Your seamstress worked double-time on them. Hope you paid her well! LadyBird & Toby
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speedyrabbit September 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Ye be a fine Crew don’t forget to join me at me party,xx Speedy
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Annabelle September 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Arrrrrrrr ahoy me hearties!
Go fetch me some mousies!!!
Capt’n Annabelle
Happy Meow Like a Pirate! You are all so adorable!!!!
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meowmeowmans September 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

Your costumes are great, sweet pals. Ye be making right fine pirates, and yer names be savvy! Arrgghh!
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Athena and Marie September 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

How cool you all look!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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The Feline Contingent September 19, 2015 at 10:31 am

We are meowing like a pirate today! It is also our man-human’s purr day. We gave him a present by redecorating. Then he yelled at us for messing up his desk. Ingrate! HMPH! We’re going to make him walk the plank! ARGH! ARGH! MOL!

Purrs & Headbonks,
Lilith, Rosco, Tina, & Lucky
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Bell Fur Zoo September 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

Arrr you look smashing in your pirate attire! Wuv all the names 🙂

xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda
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Cat Scout Charles September 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

Arrrrrrrgh…..Great family portrait and purrfect pirate names.
Purrs everyone and special kisses for my sweetie Ms Lisbeth…
Scout Charles

Brian September 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

Ye be getting me timbers shivering!

Chuck Huss September 19, 2015 at 6:56 am

Now Mateys, where did ya bury the gold? Arrrgh!
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Peaches & Paprika September 19, 2015 at 6:34 am

You are all magnificent pirates! What a fun way to celebrate being feline!
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Austin Towers September 19, 2015 at 6:10 am

Aaaaaargh! You mateys look mighty fearsome!! Avast and Ahoy! Happy Pirate Day! 🙂

Sammy September 19, 2015 at 5:01 am

What a wonderful group of scurvy pirates ye be! Avast and Ahoy and all that stuff! Enjoy your day aboard your pirate ship!

Hugs, Sammy (aka Gingerbeard)
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Hannah and Lucy September 19, 2015 at 4:18 am

Your pirates all have great names and you look so fierce we trembled!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles September 19, 2015 at 2:57 am

Thaose are a great set of monnikers!! Yarrggghhhhh!!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties September 19, 2015 at 2:22 am

Arrrr, what a fine crew ye have there!
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The Swiss Cats September 19, 2015 at 1:35 am

What a terrific crew ! We love your pirate names ! Purrs
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