by Janet Blue on October 16, 2014


cat scout of the month: charles

If you do not have a Cat Scout in your furmaly or don’t stop by our blog with any regularity, you may not know this exceptional man-cat. He does not have a blog. But Charles has many admirers both at Scouts and among our furry residents, especially Lisbeth. The following has been written about him at Scouts:

Denmaster: “The newest Cat Scout of the Month is an everpresent angel, eager to help out in whatever way he can. He’s not here to toot his own horn; he’s here to become a better Cat Scout.”

One of his fellow scouts said of him: “Scout Charles is absolutely amazing. He is everywhere helping, doing and participating. I know you’re (Denmaster) aware of this because he was CSOTW earlier this month. He’s a popular scout and is always ready to pitch in to help. He would be a great CSOTM!!”

Charles is both Mau’s troop mate (Worldwide Wildcats) and patrol mate (Wolverines) and a total gentleman as well as a generous and thoughtful cat at all times. He has been Lisbeth’s escort for many Scouting activities, and Mom and Dad trust him completely with their beloved and shy, tuxie daughter. Lis and Charles are quite smitten with each other.

Cat Scout Charles goodiesShortly after Mau and Misty May’s tenth birthday, an unexpected package of goodies arrived in the mail from Charles. It was yet another indication of his sweet and generous spirit.

Cat Scout Charles goodiesIt was a veritable treasure chest of toys and treats, including yet another mousey that didn’t make it into our Mice Bucket Challenge. (See more about that below.) We received several types of nippy toys, a jingle ball, and a huge, pawsome kicker that makes crinkly noises. There’s also a story book, stickers, a mini plaque that Mom hung in the kitchen and a sweet card from Charles. Everything was even individually wrapped.

Thank you Cat Scout Charles




Even though it was not Astrid’s birthday, she thought she should have her pick of toys before Mom could get some photos; thus, the photo bomb! Lily Olivia decided to claim the box and tissue paper as her own.

We send our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Charles and his mom, Inge. And we apologize for our mom’s pathetic photography skills.

Purr Therapy Winner

Today, Mom was delighted to drop a copy of Purr Therapy in the mail to the winners of our giveaway: Marty the Manx and his mom, Kelly Jo. If you don’t know Marty, you can meet him on his blog, MusingsbyMaryManx.

Mice Bucket Challenge Update

Some who left comments on this post did not guess the number of mice. If you didn’t, you have until Saturday, October 18, at 5 p.m. to do so for an opportunity to win a donation to a 501(c)(3) shelter or rescue of your choice. Mom says she even will count those additional comments toward her donation amount to ALS and the 501(c)(3) rescue/shelter selected by the commenter chosen by What this means is that you have two opportunities to win a donation (one for commenting and one for guessing the exact number of mice).

Purrs, paw-pats and thanks, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth (with special purrs, hugs and kisses for Charles) and Calista Jo

p.s. Purrlease join us tomorrow for Mom’s review and giveaway of the book, A Cat With Three Tales, by Karen Rieser.


Maxwell, Faraday & Allie October 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

oh YAY! Concatulations to Marty!!!
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Cathy Keisha October 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Charles sounds like one cool cat. Can he send me toys too?
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meowmeowmans October 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Charles sounds like a most wonderful and thoughtful mancat. 🙂

ConCATS to Marty and his Mom for winning that book!
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Marty the Manx October 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Cat Scout Charles is very sweet! Astrid is doing a very nice job of photobombing MOL!
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Timmy Tomcat October 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Scout Charles is an everpurresent furce in Cat Scouts and a great team member in evfurry challenge we undertake. Three cheers for Charles
And meow my what a fine hoard he has sent to all of your great enjoyment I a sure
Cat Scout Timmy
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Canadian Cats October 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Scout Charles and his mom were so kind to give you all those toys and things. He sure is a great guy and Lisbeth has picked herself a winner.


da tabbies o trout towne October 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

conga ratz two ewe marty !! way awesum

N way awesum again…. of cat scout charles…we iz knot in cat scouts but his fame be known round blogland…total lee kewl of charles ta due this …

dood ewe rock !! high paws two ewe ♥

happee week oh end two all, heers two dusky grouper ♥

The Island Cats October 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Charles is an excellent Scout. What a nice thing he did by sending that package of goodies!

Congrats to Marty and his human for winning the book. 🙂
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The Florida Furkids October 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

What a fantastic package from Scout Charles and his family!!! That was super nice of them!!

ConCats to Marty too.

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and nose kisses to Mau from Allie

ps – we’re having a special comment-a-thon on our blog today. Please stop by if you can.
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Judy & C.A.T.S October 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Charles sure is a generous Cat Scout and a good friend to all. He represents all of the good things that make up a Cat Scout. That was so nice of him to send all of those cool things! Andy is glad that we took your advice and that mom let him join Cat Scouts. He has made so many great friends and has had so much fun. Mom likes the friendship with the other moms too. Concats to Marty for winning the giveaway. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

The REAL Maple Syrup Mob October 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Well done Marty!!
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
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Kitty Cat Chronicles October 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

WOW!!! What great presents you guys got! Cat Scout Charles sure is a super sweet guy. We are sure you all will enjoy those gifts for a very long time.
Concats to Marty on winning the giveaway! That book sounded great. Mom says she is going to get it for sure.
We will be anxiously awaiting the results from your Mice Bucket Challenge! We shared about it on our Twitter and Facebook.
Sampy sends 203945872304 kisses to Astrid, and we all send love and hugs.
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Savannah's Paw Tracks October 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

What a marvelous scout cat! Concats to Miss Kelly Jo and Marty
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Hannah and Lucy October 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

Cat Scout Charles sounds a real gentleman and is very generous too. What a great treat to get that pawsome box of things.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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Ellen Pilch October 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

Charles sounds like a sweetie. I will have to tell my Sammy to hang around with him at scouts. Congratulations to Marty the Manx- it must be your lucky week as you won our giveaway on 15andmeowing too.
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Brian October 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

That is sure a terrific box of goodies!!!
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Sammy October 16, 2014 at 6:50 am

What a wonderful box of FUN Scout and Friend Charles sent to Kitties Blue for the BIG birthday bash! He is indeed a special guy and one we love to hear from at Scouts……..we’re happy that he and Lisbeth are enjoying their special friendship too. All those goodies should keep everyone there happy for a long time to come!!

Hugs, Sammy
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Cat Scout Charles October 16, 2014 at 6:26 am

Sorry………………………… we hit post before sending concats to Marty the Manx and his mom, Kelly Jo for winning the Purr Therapy book. We know you will enjoy reading it.
CS Charles

Cat Scout Charles October 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

OMC….. We are so very glad the box was liked by all the Kitties Blue. We had fun putting it together with each of my fursibs deciding which toys should be included. We have a copy of the story book and love it when mom reads to us.
Warm purrs to everyone and smooches to Ms Lisbeth.
CS Charles

Austin Towers October 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

Cat Scout Charles is a brilliant scout and is everything you say! That gift looks like a terrific. Really thoughtful of him and his mom!

ConCats to Marty the winner 🙂 xxx
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Sometimes Cats Herd You October 16, 2014 at 6:10 am

What a wonderful surprise from Charles. He sounds like a great kitty and a stand-up cat scout, too.
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Kwee Cats and Art October 16, 2014 at 5:33 am

Wow! We think Scout Charles is indeed a hero kinda cat! We are proud of him.
Hugs to all of you 🙂
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The Swiss Cats October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

What a generous mancat ! It’s very nice of him ! Purrs

Molly The Wally October 16, 2014 at 4:57 am

Charles is a sweetie and a generous kitty too. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
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Lone Star Cats October 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

What a pawsome bunch of toys!
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers October 16, 2014 at 2:47 am

Concats to the winner!

You sure do have fun with your Cat Scouts!
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Summer October 16, 2014 at 2:32 am

Charles is a very awesome and generous kitty – that was so nice of him!
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers October 16, 2014 at 2:08 am

Glad you had fun with Cat Scouts!

Concats to Marty the Manx!

We think we already guessed a number…

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Deztinee High October 16, 2014 at 2:08 am

Aaaaw me luvs Scout Charles. Hims always so sweet. Lisbeth is one lucky ladycat fur suwe. Altho’ me will tell evewypawdy dat weads this comment a little secwet; All those tommy Cat Scouts awe wunnewful mancats. And so gentle and helpful. Dat’s a pawsum box. Concats on all da goodies. And ConCats to Marty on hims win.

Luv ya’

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McGuffy Ann Morris October 16, 2014 at 12:39 am

Charles sounds like a sweetie. Cat Scouts sounds like a lot of fun, too. How did it get started? What is the history ?
Congratulations to the winner of the book! I am going to get a copy!
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