Ahoy me hearties! Shiver me Timbers! Today is Meow Like a Pirate Day and we are SO enjoying it. It’s also Talk Like a Pirate Day for our humans if they insist!

We have written a poem to celebrate all of us Pie Rats, for your eddyfication and enjoyment!  * hands out rum ration to crew *

Ahoy me hearties
Our bunch of Pirate smarties
We sail the Spanish main
On Meow Like a Pirate Day

We shout “Shiver me Timbers”
Standing with our paws ‘akimbers’
As our ship ploughs the waves
Manned by scurvy Cat Knaves

Ask the B’osun for a weapon
If on our deck you’re steppin’
As we Swash and Buckle away
on Meow Like a Pirate Day!!

In order to get to the sea we had to sail down the Hutt River. Mum did a video so you can see what it was like for us swashbuckling kitties as we sailed down to the bay at Wellington Harbour on Meow Like a Pirate Day. Our swashbuckling shipmates had to work hard to keep us afloat and our cat treats from washing away as the water was so dramatic. 

Mum even gives you an introduction – it’s cool stuff! Our thanks to Dad for the nifty camera work too.

The Hutt River Spring 2016 from Marjorie Dawson on Vimeo.

If case you missed it, we have a fabulous post about the Grand Canyon here.

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  1. Kitties Blue

    September 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Blimey! We sure hope that river stayed within its banks, and you did not run aground in your pirate ship, mateys. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  2. Ellen Pilch

    September 23, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Sorry I missed you on Pirate Day! Great poem.


  3. Annette @PetsAreFound

    September 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Are you sure this isn’t about Rat Pies and Eatification???? and by the way… that river is Russian… russian… rushin… get it???
    Lovely to see you and the beautiful NZ countryside. Pity the ‘film’ in the camera ran out before we got to see the Pie-rats launch in those Hutt River rapids.
    WeK 😉


  4. Gattina

    September 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I missed the pirate day for my cats, but anyway they don’t like to wear hats, lol ! What a nice video !


  5. Noodle

    September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    What talent!
    Great video, great poem…

    Noodle and crew


  6. Deziz World

    September 21, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Dat was a really cool video. And a great poem/song. You know what woulda been really cool? You meowin’ and your mommy singin’ da poem/song durin’ da video. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  7. mommakatandherbearcat

    September 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Beautiful poem … Happy Meow Like A Pirate Day … you’re doing it in style!


  8. meowmeowmans

    September 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Arggh! That be a mighty fine poem, me hearties! A rollicking river adventure had ye!


  9. Brian Frum

    September 20, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Ye mates will make many a timber shiver!


  10. Three Chatty Cats

    September 20, 2016 at 10:39 am

    That’s one might argh-erific poem, mateys!


  11. da tabbies o trout towne

    September 20, 2016 at 5:27 am

    blimey buckoz; a draught two all ye bucaneerz N hearties spesh a lee sum nelsonz folly ~~~

    total lee awesum moovee guys ~~~~ insert heartz


  12. Erin the Cat Princess

    September 20, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Arrrr, and Arrrr again just because I’m a Pirate Princess! That there is a mighty rousing poem you have there, just right for swigging the rum…. Mind you that river looks mighty stormy to me, I think I best set sail of dry land and a Niptini ASAP purrs ERin the Pirate Princess


  13. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    September 20, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I LOVE that poem!

    Hmmm… I wonder if shiverin’ me timbers is anythin’ like when I shiver my tail so it looks like I’m gettin’ ready to spray. MOUSES!



  14. The Island Cats

    September 20, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Avast mateys! That be a fast river…we would not want to sail our pirate ship on it! 😉


  15. Basil

    September 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    That be a mighty fine poem Furst mate Silver! We be thinking that we be sailing down ye neck of wurld soon, keep an eye fur our ship, The Crimson Revenge…. arrrrrrrrrrr….

    Bestest Pirating Purrs

    Cap’n Basil Blackheart and his heathen crew XOX


  16. Flynn

    September 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Avast there me poetic hearties! The sea must have been a doddle after braving the river to get there.


  17. The Swiss Cats

    September 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    What a wonderful poem ! ‘n what an adventure on th’ river ! Purrs


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