by Janet Blue on May 7, 2015

A Special Portrait

ThinkingCapBadgeEach week one or more of us enter Nellie’s (Penelope – The Cats from Hell) Finish the Sentence Contest hoping to win one of her mom’s pawsome graphics. Though we try to be clever with our sentences, it doesn’t matter as winners are picked using Randomizer. This week, the lucky winner was Mauricio.

This week’s sentence began with: If at first you don’t… Mauricio finished it by saying, “get what you want, whine until you do.” The complete sentence represents exactly what he does…constantly!

The inspiration for Mau’s graphic came from his Sunday Selfies post, “Self-Proclaimed King of the Selfies.”  Mau is an accomplished whiner as well as a first-class attention seeker, so Nellie and Mom Barb have portrayed him purrfectly. And here he is:




If you are not familiar with Nellie’s blog, click here to be transported there. Visit each Monday to take part in the Finish the Sentence Contest.

Thank you Nellie and Mom Barb for this spot-on portrayal of Mauricio.

A Sad Farewell

The blogosphere lost a huge purrsonality and blogger last week with the passing of Nerrisa (Nissy) the Cat. Nissy coined the exclamation, “MOUSES!” We enjoyed his great adventures and travels using his whisk and frying pan technology. We are pleased that his brother, Seville (Sivvers), will continue on with Nissy’s blog in his memory, but we will always miss and never forget Nissy. MOUSES!

If you have not had the opportunity to leave you condolences for Nissy’s peeps and fursibs, please click here.



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

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LP May 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm

We love that caricature of Mau! Barb is so talented! We left our condolences with Nissy’s family.Love to the gang and to your Mama too! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Savannah's Paw Tracks May 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

we keep trying to be a winner from Nellie’s contest; your graphic Mau is fab! Thank you for remembering my adventure buddy Nissy. We still have leaky eyes for him
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Silver Kitten May 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Cool win and you made us laugh! Well done.

and Thank you for the gracious Nissy tribute. His mum is deeply sad, as are wee, Nissy was a cat with an HUGE heart.
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Pawesome Cats May 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm

MOUSES! We love your end to the sentence. We will also miss Nissy – RIP angel!
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Cathy Keisha May 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

That’s a great drawing Nellie’s Mom did. She’s so talented. Concats to Mau. Guess what, I’m doing the selfie this week cos I got a real selfie.
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Robin May 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Congrats on your win! That was the perfect way to end that sentence 🙂 My kitties fight over who gets to be in photos too. It is sad that Nissy has left us all. He will be remembered.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Hey guys! You won’t the KCC Super Sleuth badge over on our blog today for solving the Case of the Cereal Caper. ConCATS!
Sampy sends 20948750293847602983476 kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!

Sammy May 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

We loved Nellie’s ‘toon of you Mau when we saw who won Nellie’s contest this week. Concatulations – we think Nellie and her Mom are terrific artists and capture the essence of the winning cat PURRRFECTLY!

We are broken-hearted about Nissy too…..I like to think that when I go over the Bridge he will be one of the “welcoming party” I see first….maybe he’ll hand me a primrose – they remind me of him.

Love, Sammy
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. May 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Conkatss Mauricio on yur winnin thee contest!!!
An that graffick iss way way way COOL; just like you!!!!
Wee too iss turrbilee sad over thee passin on of Nerissa. hee was ferst to wellcome mee to thee bloggie werld an mee feelss like mee has lost a deer Unccle. He nevurr new how much mee reespected him an now hee iss inn Pure Land with Aunty Nylablue an Aunty Mingflower an so many more….
Wee putted Nerissa’ss badge on mee bloggie; wee will NEVURR furget Nissy!!!!
*****paw patss***** an ~~head rubss~~
Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum
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Flynn May 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

That is a great graphic of Mau.
I am very sad about Nissy.
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meowmeowmans May 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

That is such an awesome cartoon of Mau! We love it. Nellie and her Mom are so talented and creative. 🙂

We, too, are so sad about Nissy having to go to the Bridge. We’ll love and miss him always.
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Brian Frum May 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

You graphic is way cool!!! We are so sad about dear Nissy.
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Great graphic! So sorry to hear about Nissy.
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Austin Towers May 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

We saw Mau’s graphic over at Nellie’s!! Very apt MOL

What can we say about Nissy? He will be so much missed. We are so very sad xxx
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Annabelle May 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm

That was a lovely graphic of Mau and concats on your win!
We were very sad to hear about Nissy. What a special spirit we’ve all lost. My heart goes out to his family who will miss him more deeply than any of us can imagine.
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Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats May 7, 2015 at 11:38 am

What an awesome graphic that completely captures Mauricio!
–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats
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Ellen Pilch May 7, 2015 at 10:02 am

Congrats on winning the fill-in- I love those and yours came out great. We will all miss Nerissa 🙁
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Lola and Lexy May 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

We love your cartoon. We just met Nissy, but we are very sad about his passing.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

ConCAts on winning the finish the sentence game. That graphic of Mauricio is purrfect. MOL!
We were very sad to hear of Nissy’s passing yesterday… what a loss to the cat blogosphere. We are sending purrs and prayers of love and comfort to his family.
Sampy sends zillions of kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!

Little Binky and Granny May 7, 2015 at 6:55 am

We’re heartbroken about the sad news, Kittiesblue. Nissy left an empty spot in our hearts too..MOUSES! Soft Pawkisses <3
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The Island Cats May 7, 2015 at 6:53 am

Mau, we love your graphic! Though Ernie may want to paw-wrassle you for the title of King of the Selfies. 😉

We are so sad to hear the news about Nissy. He will be missed.
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Charles Huss May 7, 2015 at 5:23 am

Nissy will be missed.
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speedyrabbit May 7, 2015 at 2:59 am

Oh Nissy is gonna be miss so much,Mau looks great,xx Speedy and rachel
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Summer May 7, 2015 at 2:16 am

Mauricio, I love Nellie’s human’s cartoon of you! We too are very sad about Nissy.
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The Swiss Cats May 7, 2015 at 1:55 am

We’re so sad about Nissy.
Concatulations to Mauricio ! Purrs
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Lone Star Cats May 7, 2015 at 1:54 am

I wuz so sad to read bout Nissy too.
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 7, 2015 at 1:10 am

We visited Nissy’s page. So furry sad.

Concats to Mauricio with his win!!

Christy Paws May 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

Another wonderful graphic from Nellie’s mom! We were so sad and shocked to hear about Nissy. We will miss him.
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Penelope May 7, 2015 at 12:51 am

Mes happy that yous liked your picture. Keeps on entering, you could wins again!

All of Canada is morning about the loss of Nissy. He was even running for the Canadian Senate! Wes will miss Nissy.

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Emma and Buster May 7, 2015 at 12:48 am

Oh so sorry to hear another kitty went over the bridge.
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McGuffy Ann Morris May 7, 2015 at 12:30 am

We did not know Nissy for a long time, but we adored him. He will be missed. Peace to his loved ones.
The portrait of Mau is really cool. What a great prize! ❤
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