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)