Our beautiful cat, Muffin, was adopted from a nice older woman who lived on a very large farm out in the country. She had a lot of little kittens running around and told us to pick one out that we liked. I noticed a sweet little face hiding behind the old woman's grill out on her back deck so I immediately wanted to see her up close. When I got her out to take a closer look, I was instantly in love. She was so sweet and cuddly and her little "meow" was just precious!
She was a very lively little kitten, constantly playing with our shoe strings when we were trying to tie our shoes and always wanting attention while we were eating dinner. She also really enjoyed lounging around the house in every conceivable hiding place: under the beds, in our closets, on our couches, and under a blanket. One time she even nuzzled herself in between our clothes while we were packing our suitcase for a trip!
She had two litters of kittens, both with 4 kittens in each litter. We gave 3 away in the first and kept one, a boy, named Friday. In her second litter, all but one died and he only survived because we fed him milk with a baby bottle. He grew up to be probably the fattest cat I've ever seen still to this day! We named him Rambo for his enormous size.
Muffin eventually became an outdoor cat and really enjoyed prowling around outside. She would leave little "presents" on our doorstep consisting of mice and birds. She took her naps underneath our front porch and would always come out to say hello when we came home. She loved to have her chin scratched and her purring would last for a very long time.
She was a very loving cat and we were all saddened when we learned of her passing. She will be remembered as a sweet kitten, a cuddly cat, and a dear friend.
What is a cat?
Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side -
A friendship that takes time to grow -
Small wonder why we love them so.