The Diary of Captain Hector Horatio Hornwhisker

November 4, 1723: The men are near mutiny. It has been weeks since the mice ate the last of the cheese, and now the crew have eaten the last of the mice. I really must remember to invest in a compass and some maps for our next voyage. Oh well, live and learn.


Cat in a Pirate Hat, by, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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21 thoughts on “The Diary of Captain Hector Horatio Hornwhisker

  1. Duckie June 29, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Hubby and I had a Captain Jack Sparrow marathon yesterday. This picture puts it all into perspective.

  2. allein June 29, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Perhaps he should invest in a GPS?

  3. Phred's Mom June 29, 2016 / 11:07 am

    My father-in-law regularly read to students at the Overbrook School (for the visually
    impaired). As he enthusiastically came to the action in a Horatio Hornblower tale,
    a favorite, the ships closed on each other , “buns gooming”. The students loved it.
    He was prone to Spoonerisms, bless him.

    • Murray C. June 29, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      My husband used to be the fund raiser at Overbook – we live not far from there. What an amazing facility that is.

      And I love Spoonerisms.
      Dr. Spooner, The Dean of New College, Oxford (and alleged to have been an Albino, my husband, who studied at Oxford) for whom they were named is purported to have said something like “You have deliberately tasted two worms and you must leave by the town drain.”

    • Madame X June 29, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      I loved those Horatio Hornblower books! And the British series was excellent, with Ioan Gryffud (is that how you spell his name?) and Jamie Bamber and the guy who played the Admiral whose name I can’t recall…

      Hector Horatio Hornwhiskers is a worthy heir to such greatness (as all cats are, of course)!

  4. Janice June 29, 2016 / 11:13 am

    So, how can I see the hovers on a tablet?

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike June 29, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Depending on your device, you may be able to view hovertext by holding your finger on a picture. This may open a menu of options related to the picture, with the hovertext at the top of the menu.

    • Ms Can Opener June 29, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Murkle46, Love that.

      • murkle46 June 29, 2016 / 11:44 am


    • 6rabbits June 29, 2016 / 11:59 am

      That needs an “impending doom” tag!😀

  5. Faye June 29, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Did they end up at Catalina Island?

    • fkaWaldenPond June 29, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      😀 (and why the down vote?….*scratching noodle*)

      • Faye June 29, 2016 / 9:22 pm

        Beets me? 😜

  6. Gigi_the cat lady June 29, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    He shouldn’t have made that right turn at Albuquerque!

  7. bunnylove50 June 29, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    My relatives are from the Azores! 🙂 Hornwhisker! Awesome as always, Mike!

  8. Smartypants June 29, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I think every cat is a pirate on the inside…this one just dresses the part too.

  9. Kar June 29, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    What a handsome fellow.

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