The Muffin Man says that the dogs are boring and that I should write about him. Muffy, who actually runs the zoo at a ripe old age of 18 or so, is one of those really special cats. You know the kind. The cat that makes you feel like you are the only human in the world and that he adores only you, until he goes sits on someone else’s lap and gives them that same story. The Muffin Man, aka: Muffin, Muffy, Mufasha, Muff, came from the SPCA to live with V and kids when he was maybe a year or so. We don’t know his story really but he picked V out of the line up of humans available that day and decided that this was the family he wanted to come home to (and you thought it was the other way around, didn’t you?). I inherited Muffy when V and I became a family. He, as stated before, wins your heart immediately. At the time, my 2 cats, Gertrude and Alice, were his senior and were very happy with their lives (except for the silly dog Nikki, but they were used to her). They were not thrilled in the least to join a house with 3 other cats (Muffy, Zackary, and Cuddles). Muffy, however, being the cool negotiator he was, managed to get everyone ultimately to tolerate each other well.
Muffin has a heart problem. He used to get EKGs every 6 months (we don’t do that anymore) and has been on heart medicine every day and a baby aspirin 2X a week forever, but, thankfully, he is doing great (obviously, he is 18). Starting about a year ago he begin to get that old cat skinniness that makes them look really haggard. We worry that he is cold and the kids put blankets on him all the time, but I think he knows how to take care of himself (like lying on the floor heating vents).
Muffin likes to help me type and spends a great deal of time on the keyboard and in front of the computer screen with me. He his a fascination with my office phone cord and likes to chew on it just about the time he wants dinner. Oh Yah, over the years, he has chewed through about 1,000 microphone cords, ipod cords, Barbie doll arms, and associated soft plastic things. Not a big sacrifice for the millions of hours of enjoyment he has added to everyone’s life.
Ok Muffy, are you happy now? This post is for you. Just another
DogCatDaz morning at our house. ❤