World Cat Day

Today is World Cat Day! To celebrate this day, I wanted to remember my sister-before-me, Muff.

Muff was my mom's first kitty ever. She grew up with woofies and had never had a cat. When she got married, she wanted a pet, but her husband didn't like (or was afraid of) woofies. So, they got a cat during Mom's senior year in college (yes! She got married when she was 19!). Muff lived to the ripe age of 19 and went to the Bridge one month before mom's divorce was final. Unfortunately, I never met Muff, but Mom says she was a very special kitty.

We found some pictures recently and have scanned them into the slide show below. I hope you enjoy these and you may need a tissue because Mom did (the music adds to this!).

Mom messed up - the last slide should say 1978!

Muff Collage

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They will not go quietly, the cats who've shared our lives.

In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives.

Old habits still make us think we hear a meow at the door.

Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor.

Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,

And, sometimes, coming home at night, we miss them terribly.

And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill,

That one place in our hearts belongs to them....and always will.

~ Linda Barnes ~


I couldn't let World Cat Day go by without including a Baby Praline photo! My 14th birthday is next month!!!

Cats are Wonderful Friends

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.

~ Author Unknown ~


Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

I'm melting, the baby Praline picture!! My mummy keeps coming back to have a look too!!

RIP to the special Muff, she was clearly very well loved and happy.

us4 said...

a very sweet post.

those baby praline pics get me every time.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Oh the baby pictures. Mum is going ooh and aah. Muff looks like a sweet kitty.

Huffle Mawson

Anonymous said...

We couldn't see the video but we thort the baby pics adorable. It's good to remember those we love who have gone ~ even tho it makes us sad.

Happy World Cat Day 2009!

Love Milo and Alfie xx

Zoolatry said...

Good morning Sweet Praline... you were a boootiful baby and you're a boootiful girl now! Muff had a special place in your Mom's heart for sure (tho the video wouldn't load for us). Tell your Mom that our Mom loved her choices of poems, very appropriate.
Happy Day to you both.

Confucius Cat said...

Awww. What a lovely post. Happy World Cat Day. Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Happy World Cat Day, Praline! Muff was a special kitty! And you were a cute babykit!!!

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful post! The video said it is private and we have to accept a friend request to view it.

We know Muff had to be a very special cat and we know your are one too!!! Your kitten picture is toooo cute..our Mom is making those squeeeing noises!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

We are happy to hear the lovely memories your mommy had of Muff. She seemed like such a nice kitty. And your kitten picture??? The CUTEST ever!!! And, you grew into a beautiful ladycat! Have a Happy World Cat Day...

The Monkeys said...

Happy World Cat day!

What a wonderful tribute to Muff! She looked like a great kitty that your Mom loved so much.

We always love seeing baby Praline pictures too! You're such a cutie

Furkidsmom said...

Mom is all leaky eyed now...she started as soon as the music came on but she's smiling too. Moms are funny like that. Thanks for sharing those great pictures of Muff.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Praline, you WERE the cutest baby ever☺

We is wishin' ebby kitty in the whole, wide world a safe and comfy WORLD CAT DAY. An we wish that for one day the whole world would do one thing nice fur a kitty that has no home.

The Creek Cats said...

What a lovely tribute to Muff! And a beautiful baby pic of you, Praline!

Happy World Cat Day!

Cory said...

Oh Muff! Our eyes are leaking like crazy. Mom lost our Morgan (the one who started it all) in January of 1998 and she was 18 years old. This is reminding mom it's time to do a proper tribute to her.

Praline, you were such a cute kit!

Reese =^..^= said...

That was such a sweet and special tribute. Happy World Cat Day to you from me.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We loved Muff's tribute and the BABY PRALINE!!! You were such a cutie pie!!!!

Fin said...

What a nice post! Happiest of World Cat Days to you both!

pughy said...

That is a lovely post. Mum was quite wet eyed..

Happy world cat day...

Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

Our Mom cried right away...we said we're gonna cry if you don't bring home chicken and ham for world cat day!

Anonymous said...

We came back to see the video, it is beautiful. We felt sad, and yet happy that Muff had such a happy and loved life.

Love Milo and Alfie xx

Hansel said...

Praline, Muff is adorable! We are glad that you remember her on this day.

Patty Skypants said...

Oh, Sweet P, we think you have Muff's eyes! What a lovely slideshow and collage! xxoo Patty & Bhu

peggy and The Cats said...

Oh Praline, your mom is so lucky to have two special kitties in her life. And you both were young when she adopted you so she's been blessed to see you grow up to be such wonderful kitties. You sure were a cutie as a kitten :)

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy World Cat Day! What a beautiful tribute to sweet Muff. She was so beautiful! Our Mom's first cat was named Muffin.

Chesney Cats said...

Happy World Cat Day!!

What a beautiful tribute to Muff, we're sure your mom misses her very much.

Praline, you are just such a cutie pie!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Lovely tribute to Muff. And baby Praline? It is hard to believe she is going on 14.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...


Happy World Cat Day!!!!!

love, uSSSSS

Derby said...

Happy World Cat Day.

Anonymous said...

Muff was lovely:) And your baby picture made our Mom go squeeeeee!

Angel and Kirby said...

This is a great way to celebrate. Happy World Cat Day! We hope you had a good day!

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Awwwwww......the Muff video and pictures were precious! Happy World Cat Day Praline! We just love your baby pictures!!
Your FL furiends,

Keiko and Luna T. Katt said...

Pawsome posting! we love it all! Thankies for sharings =^_^=