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April 2nd 1999
She loved sitting out on the deck with us in the summer time. She had her own chair, and she was happy to stay in it unless a bug or bird flew too close.
She had hyperesthesia and allergies, and she HATED to be brushed.
She really loved the little rabbit fur mousies.
Favorite Nap Spot:
She loved to nap on my pillow in a sunbeam.
She would beg for cheese and loved lettuce.
She was very skilled at opening doors as long as they weren't tightly closed, and she was incredibly photogenic. She actually wore all the outfits in her photos.
Miss Muppet adopted me three days after my beloved Trampas Tiger flew off on his angel wings. She was just 7 weeks old. She was my closest companion for the next 10 years. I said goodbye to my beloved Missy Mups on November 6, 2009. I held her in my arms as she flew to the bridge on her new wings.
Mups had a normal kittenhood but then became world famous as Star Spangled Muppet. We had done her first photo shoot in costume in June 2001. I sent the photo to Iams, and Mups won their monthly and then the quarterly contest. Shortly after the trade towers fell on September 11, we received a call from the Iams headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. They asked if they might use Muppet's photo as an icon on their site. Later they told me people from all over the world asked about her, and they enjoyed telling everyone she was known as the Montana Mouse Muncher. Muppet was very proud to be an Americat. Mups continued her career as a kitty model for her mama. She was the real deal. She actually wore all the outfits seen in her photos. Nothing was ever photoshopped. Later in life she began traveling with mama and daddy. Her first trip was to Idaho with a stop at the Craters of the Moon. Mups was far from frightened. In fact, her daddy had to go after her as she scampered off an observation platform for a closer look at the lava bed. Muppet had her own Webshots photo album entitled Montana Mouse Muncher. Several years ago she formed her own greeting card company called Montana Mouse Muncher Productions and proudly took the helm as CEO. Her last trip with us was in the fall of 2009. Although in poor health and very fragile, she happily kept us company on a 1500 plus mile journey to eastern Montana and back. She struggled to stay with her mama and daddy until November 6, 2009, when her mama helped her make her journey to the bridge. They say the last cat sends the new cat. Mups must have been smiling when she sent Gunnarr to us since he's most often referred to as Gunnarr the Terrible.
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April 2nd 2013 9:52 am
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Today I would have turned 14. Mama still remembers the beautiful spring when I was just a kitten. She liked to take me out in the back yard and let me toddle around on my short little legs. I was only seven weeks old when I went to live in my furever home.
Mama always thought I was a very wise kitty. One day when I was still tiny, I walked right over to Uncle Trampas' grave and laid down right in the middle! I was just telling mama I knew he was there, and I was honoring him in my own way. Many times I went straight to his grave and laid down. Mama said I always looked so at ease and peaceful relaxing there with Uncle Trampas.
Daddy didn't become my daddy until I was grown up. We didn't have enough time together, but the time we had was wonderful. I got to sit out on the deck with mama and daddy without even a harness or leash. I always stayed in my own chair unless a bug or birdy flew too close. If I jumped down, mama would tell me no and put me back in my chair. If I jumped down again, I had to go inside for the evening. Then mama and daddy would hear me whooshing on the door asking to come back out. Mama even left the deck sometimes when we were outside and changed the sprinkler. She would use a hand signal and tell me to stay. She never left me alone for more than a few minutes, but I was always still in my chair when she came back.
As a kitten I was very afraid of loud noises, so you can imagine mama's surprise when I sat out on the deck on Independence Day with all the fireworks going off near and far. It was loud but very beautiful, and I wasn't scared at all.
I was very lucky that mama and daddy began letting me travel with them. The first time I went I was healthy, but after that I wasn't very well, and mama and daddy wanted me with them so they could take care of me, spend quality time with me, and make sure I got my medicine. I didn't mind at all riding in daddy's big noisy truck. Mama would sit in the middle and strap my carrier in on the passenger side, and away we would go. I mostly slept while we were on the road. When we made camp, I became queen of the camper.
I even got to go to Virgelle in the fall with mama and daddy and stay in a cabin. The cabin was called the Little Mosier, and it was very small. The bed was big and high with a patchwork quilt on it. From the bed I could see out all the windows and the screen door.
One fall it was very hot during our stay. Mama and daddy went out to do their photo shoot in costume. When they came back, they were very hot and tired, and they could see I was too hot too. I had a huge basket that mama called my "baskette." Mama and daddy put me in the basket and took me out onto the porch in the shade, and mama wet a washcloth and stroked it over my fur. It felt wonderful, and the breeze cooled me right off. Within minutes we all felt better.
That evening a storm came up. As it got dark, mama and daddy and I sat out on the porch and watched the clouds gather. The lightning in the distance looked like fireworks. Then the thunder began to rumble, and mama and daddy and I went inside where we continued to watch the storm. It got closer and closer, and the wind came up. The thunder began to crack, and lightning split the black sky. Finally, mama and daddy had to shut the door. Inside the cabin we were snug and safe, and we could still watch the magic of the lightning from the windows. Slowly the storm blew over us and then moved on to the southeast, and all was quiet again.
Every year on my birthday, I spend part of the day thinking about my life with mama and daddy. All in all, I was one of the luckiest kitty girls in the world.
When I had to leave, I knew mama and daddy needed kitty company, so I used my angel powers and sent Gunnarr to them. Then later when I saw a little girl kitty who looked a lot like me, I knew she needed mama and daddy, so I sent her too.
Birthday celebrations at the bridge are heavenly, so I'm off to enjoy my day.
April 1st 2013 12:25 pm
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Even though it's still early, spring is springing in Big Sky Country. The birds are singing and fighting for mates, mama's flowers including my little rosy pussytoe plant are beginning to poke through the cold ground, the grass is greening, and the sunshine is warm again.
Gunnarr and Peekie are so excited to see the new camper. I always loved traveling with mama and daddy, and Gunnarr and Peekie are following in my paw prints. At first Peekie wasn't too sure about riding in daddy's big noisy truck, but she gets more confident with each trip.
I wish I had had a pet stroller. Mama and daddy both agree I would have loved going for rides around the neighborhood. That said, I am happy that Gunnarr and Peekie have the opportunity to be traveling cats just like me and even happier they can go for strolls around the campgrounds in their stroller.
I enjoy watching from the bridge as the two kits discover new things and become more worldly. I chose Gunnarr for mama and daddy because I knew he would be a good traveling companion. Peekie was a bit of a wild card, but I was pretty sure she could learn to be worldly too, and she has proved to be a brave little girl.
What mama and daddy don't know is that on every trip, I'm along for the ride, watching and making sure everyone stays safe. They can't see me, but I'm always there.
The new camper is beautiful, and mama has been doing a great job decorating except...what's up with the jackalope in the bedroom?
February 15th 2013 12:06 pm
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Oh, my, thanks to everyone who gave me boxes of candy for Valentine's Day. Here at the bridge, we can eat as many chocolates as we want and never gain an ounce. My favorites are the catnip filled dark chocolates. I'm sharing with all the wonderful angels at the bridge, and we are getting nipped out.
Thanks again for thinking of me. It was a wonderful Valentine's Day at the bridge.
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