About me

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Ahoy there furiends!

My name is Bailey Blue! I’m a male seal point Siamese. I was born on the 9th of July 2011 in the South of France and was destined to become a boat cat. I’m a fearless feline who loves nothing better than a salty sea breeze ruffling through my fur. I enjoy panoramic horizons, inky sunsets, and starlit fishy feasts. I dislike dinghy devils (known to some humans as seagulls I believe) because they’re an annoying nuisance.

I live on my beloved boat in a port just outside the ancient city of Rome with two human members of crew. My human ‘mum’ is a cool Cornish lass and my human ‘dad’ is an awesome Irish Aussie. Together we have a shared dream to throw off the bow lines and go cruising. We don’t have a set route as such because we intend to be doing this for a long time so there’s no rush. We’d love to see more of the Med, do the Pacific circuit, the Northwest Passage looks like it would be a pawesome challenge and purrsonally I’d like to head to Alaska to see the bears! It would be nice to think that one day we might even do a circumnavigation but we’re happily going with the flow at the moment.

We’ve already made progress since we decided to go for it. To begin with mum and I were commuting between a flat in Nice France and the boat here in Rome Italy and now we’re all happily living aboard full-time. The projects that we’ve been working hard on have all been geared to getting the boat ready for cruising safely and comfortably. Once the cruising kitty and the boat are equally ready we’ll be setting off. Until then we’ll be purring along the Italian coast and islands.

I’m very happy you came aboard to say ‘Hi’ please feel free to stick around and enjoy the fun. You can also sign up to stay updated on all my adventures.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Love and Bisous (French kisses)

Bailey

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  1. I love the blog! Thanks for visiting my Bushranger blog. By the way, does the life jacket work ok for him? Our Koko even has problems with a small harness, but I worry that she might fall in and I don’t hear it.

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    • Thank you! I think your blog is awesome! I didn’t like my life jacket at first but I realised I’m allowed a lot more freedom if I wear it. My humans clip me on a long rope in the dingy. I fell in, in the marina last week and no one heard, I was hanging off the transom of our neighbours boat for a while waiting for my humans to find me… I will definitely wear my life jacket without complaining now! Maybe Koko and I could meet up somewhere in the the ocean someday!

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      • You know, Baily, I know you say that you won’t complain about your jacket from now on, but it has been my experience that you (as a cat) will forget that statement the next time your humans request you ‘suit up’! …not that there’s anything wrong with that. Also, if you do get to meet up with Koko, don’t be surprised if she has a few negative thing to say….she’s not the most social cat I know…but give it a shot! Tell your human I said ‘hi’ and thanks for following.

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      • I will try my hardest to be a good boat cat and wear it without whinging! I can be quite charming, I’m sure I could win my way into Koko’s affections. My human says Hi back and thank you too! =^.^=

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      • excellent emoticon, Baily 😉

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      • hehe! thank you

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  2. Great blog! It took MaChatte a while to write hers, but she kept at it cos she thought it was really important. I like yours too, Bailey. Happy Sailing!

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  3. Wow, this is an amazing an beautiful blog. I’m going to jump on board and hang around if you don’t mind. Bowie says “Meow!”
    Thank you for following HoB. Appreciate it.

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  4. Nice to meet you Bailey! Looks like you have a good life!

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  5. Oh how cool that you’re a boat cat Bailey! I think that’s really grand and I’m SOOOO jealous! Thanks for visiting my blog – I do of course live on land and haven’t ever BEEN on a boat but I imagine you can smell FISH and the SEA and that sounds good to me……I’ll be following you from now on to keep tabs on your adventures.

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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    • Hey Sammy! Aww thanks for being so nice. You’re welcome on my boat if ever we come cruising by. The fish are super cool, I keep trying to catch them but no luck yet. I love you blog and am really happy to have made a new friend! Bisous, Bailey

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  6. Hiya Bailey!
    Wow you seem to have a very interesting life! I’m eager to read your blog!
    Merci d’avoir visité le mien =^.^=
    Ronrons

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  7. Well Hey Bailey!

    I love your blog! Mine is mostly about dogs but I secretly love cats just as much as those bigger fur balls. I can’t wait to keep up with your adventures!

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    • Hi Morgan! Thank you, I think yours is very special! If we weren’t travelling around so much I would like to foster too. It’s just not feasible for us atm so I’m looking forward to hearing all about your experiences. You’re an inspiration.

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  8. Ahoy there fellow sailor!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I’m so happy you found me 🙂

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  9. Your cat is adorable!

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  10. I saw your Gravatar and was intrigued by it, so I came by to find out about you. My bipeds used to have a Siamese cat and tell me that he was quite special.

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    • Hey Clowie! Nice to meet you! We Siamese are quite something, closest cat to a dog apparently! 😉

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      • Yes, Siamese have some of the good points of a dog! Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are often referred to as being like a cat – I think it’s because we’re quite independent in nature and not generally known for our obedience!

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  11. Thanks for the kind words on my video! My name is Beryl and I’m the cat star of this video about living on a boat. My human had to speak for me and there are a lot of other humans talking, too, but I’m so glad that you enjoyed it–I’m sure because of my own purrfect star quality. I see you do have quite a blog here about your boat, humans, and even your own turtle pets. Unfortunately, my humans seem to think the boat needs a blog and I haven’t pressed hard enough for them to tell the rest of the world that it really should be my blog. mine. mine. mine. Ah, hem…Please do feel free to share my living aboard video with all your cat buddies since my humans are trying very hard to help those clueless people who live on land to understand why lots of smart people like living aboard a boat. Simple. Living. Aboard a Boat https://vimeo.com/52324027#

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    • Oh you’re welcome it’s a great video my humans and I really enjoyed it! You should definitely get your own blog! It’s great fun and a lovely way of making new friends. My humans even met up with some of my friends when they were on holiday on the other side of the world! Our live aboard/cruiser community is so welcoming! Wishing you fair winds and following seas Beryl, If you are ever around the Mediterranean make sure you look me up! Bisous Bailey

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  12. What a beautiful cat you are, Bailey, and what an adventurous life you live. 🙂 (Thanks for the like on my blog.)

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  13. Meowsie Bailey! What a col life! Thanks ever so much for stopping by my bloggy, and I am following you now. I don’t let anyone pick me up so I would never even be able to get to and from the boat to try it out MOL! But now I can experience it through you…purrfect for me! Paw pats, Savannah

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  14. I love this cat! Bailey could teach my cat a thing or two about enjoying the water. Bisous to Bailey!

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  15. Dear Bailey, I thought cats didn’t like water?? You are a natural! – Kaye
    http://www.youtube.com/user/kittrellkaye

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  16. hello
    thanks for calling by to my blog. Chutney and Spice are going to be doing a guest post and especially now that they have seen that a cat has his own blog !
    Keep up the writing

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  17. love to visit this blog..i am thinking why i hadn’t find it before…well its true i love cats ^_^

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  18. I’m not sure I’m meant to like cats but YOU ARE COOL!!!!!

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  19. I “hate” dogs, I “hate” cats, but wow Bailey Blue (if you were a human chick I’d call you Baby Blue – but then again that’d remind me of my ex), ypu are one cool, lovable AristoCat.,, 🙂

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  20. I love your blog Bailey Blue you are beautiful! Look forward to following you on your travels. 😀

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  21. journeyman1977 says:

    What can I say about this blog other than it’s perfect as it has all that I like….a cat, the sea, travel and is written with passion……Here’s a small token of my appreciation. Thank you for having found me 🙂

    http://journeyman1977.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/spreading-some-more-cheer-cos-im-sick-of-being-sad/

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  22. I long for a cat of my own, but it’s not to be in my present circumstances. So I get my cat fixes where I can – and your blog is a lovely fix indeed!

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  23. Bailey! My cat Ted is uber, ultra green with envy at your lifestyle and now wants me to produce a boat for him to prance around on. Sigh. We look forward to reading more of your adventures!

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  24. you wicked cat! I like your style, jumping into cyber space bringing a voice to your fury kind. After seeing that crazy video of that other cat bonding with a dolphin I’m kinda turning my opinion on your kind. Loving your style little feline! ciao meow….

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    • Hi bent people! Thank you very much, I’m glad your opinion of us funky felines is changing for the better. I’m soo excited about meeting my first dolphin, so far I’ve only seen turtles! =^.^=

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  25. 1EarthUnited says:

    You have the cutest blog on WP! We love you Bailey and look forward to your “naughtycal” sailing adventures!

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  26. Yow Bailey…me finally got me Mum to read me yer ABOUT page n you iz a pawsum cat fer shure!!! So young….ah me bememberz bein young…..sort of…..anyway, you shure DO have a modern family n da look like lubly Hu’Manz.
    Da job fing iz where da go to do sumfing dey are guud at to make diz fing called MONEY…da sign fer it iz diz: $$$ With diz $$$ dey buy us fuud n blankiez, n harnessez n treatz n stuff dey need too!!!
    Sum Hu’manz are what dey call ‘rich’ n dey don’t have to work so dere iz alwayz $$$.
    Sum are ‘retired’ meanin dey are old az dirt n get $$$ fer NOT workin (like me Hu’Mum!)
    Me knowz it iz hard to be patient wif dem. Howeber dey iz doin it ALL fer YOU!!!!
    Pawsum Hu’Manz!!!
    Lub ya sweet boy n hope we can hang out here fer a long time to come.
    =^..^= Nylablue…

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  27. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Namaste Bailey ~ thank you for stopping by and following my blog 🙂 I was delighted when I found your cute blog! I have a black cat called Barney who is a huge party of our family’s life too…I’m looking forward to following your travels…

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  28. We’re meezer lovers and delighted to meet you!

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  29. Hi Bailey, looks like you are really enjoying your life there. would love to read about your adventures…
    purrs, Dushtu

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  30. jessmittens says:

    Hi Bailey,
    I’ve nominated this blog for the Addictive Blogger award! You’re welcome to just accept the award without playing along if you like :3
    http://mittenskittens.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/the-addictive-blogger-award/
    Happy Sailing!

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  31. Hi Bailey,
    Every morning, one of the first things I do is check to see what you’re up (Koko makes me…). I decided that since Koko and I were so addicted to you, that you needed a special award (although I am sure that you are probably tired of people giving you awards by now). Anyway, I want nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. …I hope you don’t mind. Kindest regards, Koko and Mrs Bushranger

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  32. What a fabulous blog. Looking forward to following your adventures.
    Theodore…the Barncat of Hampstead

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  33. Thanks for visiting my site. This looks like an amazing an adventure coming up! How long will you be at sea for? Perhaps we will pass each other out there…

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  34. Great blog! Looking forward to following your posts. >^..^<

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  35. In a couple of weeks we are getting a male Siamese cross kitten that will become a boat cat too. While trying to come up with a name I came across your blog. Me & the skipper also really like Baileys and have it daily in our special “boat” tea while onboard, and Bailey would have been a purrrfect name for the new kitten, but in case I want to have a blog too…(I’m Editor of our Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons newsletter)…I think there’s only room for one Bailey boat cat blog. However, we really like Kahluha too…;) Fun blog!

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  36. quelle glorious feline.

    =^.^=

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  37. Ahoy Bailey, I´m pleased to meet you! Going to explore your blog right now *excited ears* and tell my aussie furiends about you xxx´s

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  38. My Tropical Home says:

    lol Hope you’ll let me ride your boat Bailey Blue! Love your blog 😉

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  39. Thank you for following my site today, Bailey!!

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  40. Bailey, once you’re back in Nice, you’ll have to get your bipeds to build you something like this – how cool is that!
    http://cuckoo4design.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cuckoo-for-my-cats.html

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  41. Thank you kindly for dropping by my blog. I love these pics!

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  42. A very, very, cool cat indeed! Bailey you need your own television show.

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  43. Meow Bailey, I have nominated you for the WP Family Awards. Stop by to pick up your award. Thanks for being a part of my blogging family! http://woodandrope.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-word-press-family-award/

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  44. trinityartphoto says:

    sooooo cute! xoxo

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  45. you are correct BoatCat all Aussies are awesome …………. by the way your boat is fantastic

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  46. I love the blog. Thanks for reading mine.

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  47. Compliments Bailey! Most cats are adventurous but its rare to meet a sailor cat. I’ll surely keep an eye on you.
    Lots of purs from Sicily.

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  48. haha this blog is so pawesome! 🙂
    Makes me smile every time i come and visit this beautiful cats display!

    Dear Bailey, please keep on having such great adventures my dear cat friend. Oh and btw, my two black friends on the coach say hi too

    Cheers
    Pieter

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  49. …just outside of Rome??? San Felice?? Ostia?? wonderfull!

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  50. Bailey, I just adore your photo above, you’re such a cool cat 🙂

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