The Wild Rumpus

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Why I Love Pete the Cat

One of the best things about having young kids has been discovering the book character, Pete the Cat. He’s a laid-back, black feline who likes to surf, uses the word “groovy” and takes life as it comes.

For instance, he doesn’t give a fig if all the buttons pop off his favorite shirt because, hey, he still has his bellybutton (“Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons”). His white shoes get stained after he walks through a pile of blueberries? No worries! They’re just groovy blue shoes now (“Pete the Cat and His White Shoes”).


Pete’s motto: “It’s all good.” Certainly a message from which little ones can benefit at this age. That cliche about crying over spilt milk is no joke. That stuff is for real.

Still, any adult fan of Pete the Cat has probably wondered if Pete has a little side habit. When Pete is not teaching your children important life lessons, there’s a chance he’s out behind the hosta bushes enjoying a spot of cat nip. Let’s look at some evidence.

Exhibit A: His eyes. Pete must have stayed up realllllly late last night, right?




Exhibit B: His attitude.

Pete pretty much sucks at baseball, but he knows it’s all about fun and trying your best. He’s never been to the cafeteria or library at his new school, but he takes it all in stride. Pete is always calm, cool and collected, dude.


Also, his dope shoes make him feel calm, which I can appreciate.


Exhibit C: He’s a musician. ‘Nuff said.


Exhibit D: Look at this guy EAT. Munchies, anyone?



Um, if this is not a cat nip-inspired sandwich, then Pete is definitely pregnant.


Every time I read a Pete the Cat book, I think they need to make a movie and Matthew McConaughey circa “Dazed and Confused” needs to do the voice. And it kind of makes me love him even more.

If you have small tots, check Pete out. Great lessons, and an added laugh for mom or dad.

(And, Pete… I’m not sure where you live, but if it’s not Colorado or Washington, you may want to check out those states.)


“The moral of Pete’s story is: No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song … because it’s all good.”






8 comments on “Why I Love Pete the Cat

  1. clarasmom
    September 15, 2014

    Hilarious! We need to get some Pete the Cat in our lives. Ordering on Amazon now!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nadia Minter
    September 15, 2014

    Love it! You should be getting a commission from the author or at least free copies of “Pete the Cat.” Ordering for my boys now!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Maisy Fernandez
      September 15, 2014

      Haha, that would be nice! Glad you are checking it out. They really are so adorable. 🙂


  3. Pat McClure
    September 18, 2014

    Maisy, love your blog & have become a follower. Reality parenting…who knew it could be so much fun?


    • Maisy Fernandez
      September 18, 2014

      Hi Pat! Thanks so much for visiting and following. Glad to have you! 🙂


  4. Cristina
    October 6, 2014

    my 3 and 4 yr old are obsessed with Pete. I don’t even have to read these books to them anymore because they have every page memorized. And still, this never dawned on me. Now that is has, lol lol lol.


    • Maisy Fernandez
      October 6, 2014

      Haha, I know. You will never read it the same again. I never have since I saw that towering sandwich. 😉


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