Nicknames: Munchy, Munchkins, Mr. Munch, Munchalot
Birthday: January 27th 2007
Likes: My husband Ira, and hiding in boxes and bags, then springing out at his sister, or any human leg that goes by.
Pet-Peeves: Not being able to scam some of his sister's food, getting eye drops!!
Favorite Toy: The Laser pointer, a pink feathered boa, and a catnip filled cotton triangle.
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere on Daddy, preferably accross him
Favorite Food: He loves everything, and apparently has a nose for sniffing out sweets, which he's obviously not allowed to have!
Skills: BOING !! He flies over furniture, people on furniture, and can jump onto your back if you're bending to pick something up. He's also adept at using his cute pink nose to get out of trouble!
Arrival Story: I found a different cat online and my husband and I went to Pet Smart intending to meet him. That cat had zero interest in us, but Munch (then Mahoney) came over and instantly was attracted to my husband. He jumped on his lap, put a paw on either side of his neck, and kissed his chin. He wouldn't leave my husband alone...and he is so cute, there's no way we could turn him away! He assured us we'd made the right decision when he tried to follow us out of the shelter! He was delivered to our home a few nights later by the wonderful volunteers at Hope for Animals.
Bio: Munch was found in a parking lot in Staten Island by a really nice human who lived near our neighborhood. Although Munch was healthy, the man already had some animals with medical needs and couldn't manage more pets.
Munch is named after the Detective played by Richard Belzer on Law and Order. It's one of our favorite shows. He's grown into the name though, "munching" on any and everything he can carry around the house.
I want to thank those of you who sent me gifts yesterday, it is really nice to be commemorated that way. My spirit is strong up here in Heaven, and I often send little reminders of myself down to Mommy and Daddy (and sometimes even Perri, who looks around and up as if she's reading the ceiling).
I can hardly wait until I'm reunited with the ones I love...but until then, I'm PLAY PLAY PLAYING all the time! I never get tired! I never get hungry! There are treats whenever I think about them though...and lots and lots of playmates!
I look down on my loved ones a lot. Perri often looks up and sees me. I remind her to keep playing and pestering Mommy and Daddy and pretty much everybody to play with her. They forgot how SMART she is and pretty soon, she's going to become a sous chef at a fancy restaurant, get a 401k plan, and start providing for Mommy and Daddy!
The last night I had with them they let me into their bedroom. I was going to just sleep on the comforter near them but I couldn't get to sleep. My heart was all jumpy like it had been for a few days. I wanted to remind both of them how much I love them. So, i nuzzled my Mommy's hair and kept purring and rubbed my face against her and Daddy's faces and of course, licked Daddy's chin. I just felt really grateful for them both and the life that I shared with them and I wanted to express it. They kept leaking on me from their eyes and it only encouraged me more. I also decided to start rolling over on my back and letting them rub my belly, which I never really wanted before I started feeling all fluttery in my heart. The vet said I have a really BIG heart and Mommy and Daddy agreed, but it didn't sound like a good thing for some reason.
My last trip to the vet I was anxious, but I have to say the passing was easier than I would have imagined...at least for me. I know it was painful for Mommy and Daddy because they hugged each other and cried. My last vision was of my Daddy looking at me and Mommy had her hand on my side. Then everything just kind of faded and I gave in to the rest that I so deeply wanted.