Monday, April 20, 2009

When I am an Old Cat

My sweet little old lady Muffin will be turning 18 early this June. She is still healthy for a cat her age and other than a bit of dementia and deafness, she can still keep up with our younger (ten years) Siamese. Because of the deafness, she tends to scream to tell us what she wants. In her early years you very rarely ever heard her meow.

I found this poem quite a few years ago and decided that my Grand Lady needed a Diamond Collar. Because of her long fur, I had to settle for a necklace so you would be able to see it. (Don't you just love Photoshop) Click for a larger view to read the poem
old_cat

KarenOX

23 comments:

LiLi M. said...

That necklace really suits your Lady Muffin! Cats are so much fun. They definitely have their own will!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

She certainly looks like a regal old gal. That is such a lovely poem....so cat like. My cat is about 5 now and she is a total brat. Loves to play games and drive us crazy, which is kind of cool because our "old" cat Maggie who passed away several years ago was a completely different personality.
♥, Susan

Stephenie said...

Lady Muffin is so Beautiful...I just love her necklace..It's so pretty...I just love that poem it brought tears to my eyes..These animals really are such a part of the family....Hope you have a wonderful week..
STephenie

Fete et Fleur said...

She is GORGEOUS, Karen! I loved the poem.

Hugs!
Nancy

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, I just Love this!
She is a Dear! And So very Beautiful! It is a funny thing because the clip art you used below, the polka dotted black kitty, I used to represent my "old girl kitty'! And she was my little love too!
P.S.
I enjoyed that you shared the photos from your vacation to Egypt, I really want to go there some day!
Sandra Evertson

LW said...

What a pretty dear old kitty.
I love the poem and necklace.
I too had a gray long hair cat many years ago,
a Persian named Purity.

Louise

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

She and the necklace are so beautiful...m.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my, your cat has so much character! You are fortunate to have such an old companion. My first cat lived to be 17 years old, and when she passed on, I'd lived with her, longer than any living being. She was such good company, especially when I was a young wife, and my husband worked nights. Our pets...they really do become part of the family.

Thank you Karen, for your kind comments, and for the sweet birthday greeting. I appreciate them, very much.

Natasha Burns said...

what a beautiful cat and a beautiful photoshopped necklace Karen! So cute how she shouts at you :)

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so sweet Karen and your cat is beautiful!

Amy said...

What a lovely kitty! Still gorgeous at 18!

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

Marina Capano said...

What a pretty dear old kitty.
I love the poem and necklace.Still gorgeous at 18!
I have cat with 15 years old!

xoxo

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh how sweet is this?! It made me teary-eyed! My oldest cat is 17, and she still does very well (and boy can she keep her ground when our 4 yr old cat gets in her way)! =) Thank you for sharing!

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen how cute - wouldn't we all love a necklace like that
Alison

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Just love your Muffin! Such a sweet and might I say, Beautiful, cat!

Kitty

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Muffin in Blue and Miz Karen! We have been meaning to come and thank you for your kindness during our worrisome time here at the cozy cottage. It means so much to us to know that we are not alone. Life is so fragile and precious...we nee dto surround ourselves with love and beauty. You do that here on your blog...mommy loves your style. You are a stunning little kitty and remind mommy of Miss Minka the blue cream who came b4 me. She loved that poem because she lived to be 18...
I will visit more when I feel better....thank you again for being my new friend.
XOXOX from the cozy cottage and Miss Peach

Saucy said...

Mad photoshop skills on your kitteh! I had no idea that cats could get dementia...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Mother's Day Karen...m

Tecu'Mish said...

She's a gorgeous gal! Love the poem too!

Natasha Burns said...

Thanks for popping by again Karen! Hope you're doing well :)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Just stopping by to say hellow and meow to you both!!
Spring is here and it is getting hot already. I am feeling so much better...that is a blessing I owe to my friends...thank you...
Love Miss Peach

Miss Sandy said...

Adorable poem! She does look very grand indeed with her fetching jewels. Thanks for dropping in for a visit and for your sweet comments.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Karen, how are you doing? Hope to see you update your blog again soon so we can see what you've been up to!