by Janet Blue on May 20, 2016


All of you have been so kind to tell me how brave I was to have my teefies cleaned and two extracted. I thank you all for that. But that toof stuff was nuthin’ compared to what I did last week.

I’ll let you see for yourself.



Bet you are wondering what the heck that was all about. I wanted to earn my Level 2 Swimming Merit Badge from Cat Scouts, and I had no other choice than to take the plunge. As you can see, it’s not something I enjoyed. My Cat Scout friends say it sounded as if I was hollering, “No, no, no!” And they would be 100 purrcent correct. But I earned my badge and 100 Karma points. Here’s the badge.


swimming badge - Brave Mauricio


To my surprise, I was awarded a trophy on Wednesday after class at Cat Scouts University. This swimming stuff is a pretty big deal for us cats. Here’s my trophy, which was presented to me by Academic Advisor Gracie and Chancellor Sammy. I had no idea this was coming, so I was a bit overwhelmed.


5-B-Trophy-Swimming-trophy -  Brave Mauricio


So, that’s the end of my bravery. I’m looking forward to returning to my sedentary lifestyle of guarding the house from the front porch rocker. I think Cat Scouts needs a Watch Cat Badge. What do you think?


mau yawning - brave


Mom has promised my sisfurs that I will not be here for Caturday Art or Sunday Selfies. They already think I’m a blog hog, and as much as I hate to admit it, they’re probably right.

Mom and Dad asked me to convey their thanks for all the nice comments and best wishes on their anniversary.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mauricio (with kisses and love to Allie)

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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 28, 2016 at 1:57 am

OMC!! You were evfur so furry brave indeed…way more than we would be, MOL!
Good thing you got out quickly!


Bailey Boat Cat May 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This is PAWESOME Mau! Congratulations on your badge. Like me you look like you’d be quite fast… I have to have to have help back onto the boat though and you’re lucky there that you can claw your way out! hehe! It’s all an experience hey?!
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Nellie May 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Oh! My! Cod!!! Yous is totally brave!
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

The only time I ever saw my cats in the pool was when they fell in while running and playing. They hated it but they were natural born swimmers! Who would thunk it? 😉
They wouldn’t come near me when I was getting in the pool! I think if I had tried to pick one up and place him or her into the water, I would have been shredded! LOL
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Ellen Pilch May 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Most of my cats would rather have their teeth removed than swim. You did a great job Mau!
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The Island Cats May 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Mau, I can’t believe your peeps made you do that. I will never get this badge…probably because we don’t have a pool. ~Wally
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Toby May 20, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Great job Mau – love the badge!!
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Flynn May 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm

You certainly earned that badge, Mau!
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Max May 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Srsly, someone would be losing half their face if they did that to me. Go treat something they love to a toothy death.
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Marg May 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Oh you poor thing Mau. Sure glad we don’t want that badge. Glad you were able to get out of there in a hurry.
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Three Chatty Cats May 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

No, no, no! That’s what my kitties would be saying too. 🙂
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BeadedTail May 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

Oh Mau! You poor thing! You should be the Master of all Masters Scout after that! At least you were able to make a quick getaway!

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad! We’re sorry we’re late but we do wish them many more years of love and happiness together!
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Annabelle May 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

A big concats on earning your badge Mau but we think you’ll be staying out of the pool from now on!
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The Menagerie Mom May 20, 2016 at 10:31 am

Congrats on earning your swimming badge, Mau! I think you should get a badge for valor as well. Purrs!
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Stephanie B May 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

Wow congrats on that swimming badge and trophy!


The Florida Furkids May 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

We heard you say NO NO NO…..Allie wanted to teleport over and get you out and dry you off!!!

Blog Hog? Allie says 100% Mau every day….Mom told her that isn’t fair to the other Kitties Blue though.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Sammy May 20, 2016 at 4:45 am

Oh my friend Mau……when I heard you say NO NO NO I knew it was heartfelt! That’s the sound I make right before I get sick to my tummy – I am NOT happy. You were so brave and you got your badge so now you need not worry that you will be involuntarily forced to swim again – EVER!

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer May 20, 2016 at 4:24 am

Mau, you poor guy! I can tell you did not like that at all! I wouldn’t have wanted to do that either… although I probably would have complained a lot less, since I am used to getting wet from all the baths I’ve taken.
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Hannah and Lucy May 20, 2016 at 4:09 am

Concats on getting your swimming badge Maurice – thank goodness we weren’t invited to join in!
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Lone Star Cats May 20, 2016 at 1:45 am

What da meow? You’s CRAZY dood!
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Beverly May 20, 2016 at 12:35 am

Mauricio, I am sooooo proud of you. What a brave kitty!!!


McGuffy's Reader May 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

Wow! Good job. We have had cats who hated water and cats who lovd it. We have had land lubbers, waders, and swimmers. To each their own. But, you were a brave guy, and it paid off! Congratulations!
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