Meow Like A Pirate day




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.