Memories: Happy Birthday Muschy


Hi (Furry)furriends,

Today it is memorie time,

so this post won’t be about me,

but of another special cat

in Granny’s life.

The pictures are very blurry,

but the memories never will….

Muschy's basket

While we were cleaning up the attic…

I saw this basket,

with a soft blue chamber coat inside.

I thought Granny got me a new sleeping place,

but when I asked her about it

I saw tears in her eyes

and she answered me with a lump in her throat…

that this was -the final basket- of her first beloved cat

Muschy asking to play with her


This was the first picture of Muschy,

she was about four month old here.

She really was beautiful…

Beautiful just like me

…just like me…

Granny was almost 11 years old

when her Grandmother

told her that she had a surprise for her

and that they have to go to a furriend

to pick it up.

Muschy is making a binky :D

Muschy was a little kitten about 2 month old

and she lived in a shed…

…kind of stable as far as Granny remembers…

together with her mom and other kittens

and the furriend of her Grandmother

had to look for  the kittens

because they were hiding above in the hay,

when they came to pick her up.

Muschy, here she was about 6 years old

Granny was astonished,

when she saw the little kitten

and she was

in love with her immediately,

and the love was mutually,

because after a few days of hiding,

Muschy came out of her hiding place,

when Granny came out of school,

and she jumped on her lab

and walked around her neck back into her lab,

purring like a crossmotor

and kneading and sucking at her clothes

untill they were all wet…

and giving her the look of love…

The look of love

Just like this…

Muschy was a very studious kitten..

Muschy played hide and seek with her and Granny’s sister

and she sat down and gave a paw

when Granny asked her…

She was so special…

and Granny always played with her

and her arms and hands were full of scratches,

but she didn’t mind at all.

Granny’s clothes were never without hairs,

and they were always wet of the sucking…

but Granny didn’t see it…

she didn’t care at all…

all she cared about was

Muschy and Granny

that they would be together for always.

When the whole family emigrated

from Germany to the Netherlands,

the end of the year Muschy came into their lives,

Granny and her sister had to bring Muschy back

to the furriend where she came from,

because it wasn’t allowed to cross the border with an animal…

and Granny was heartbroken

and cried for days

and then her Grandmother said..

“Go and get Muschy,

we’ll give it a try to bring her across the border.”

Granny never forgets that when she and her sister

came at the shed where Muschy lived,

and she called her,

how fast Muschy came running from the ladder

purring out loud of happiness.

Muschy in Rotterdam

Everything was packed to leave for Holland

and Muschy was sitting in the car…

between the furniture and other stuff.

Her first trip in a car…

..and then they came at the border…

They had to stop

and opening the car…

and Granny’s Grandma was purraying

that they didn’t find Muschy…

and after almost an hour

the border guards said that

everything was allright,

so they could continue their way.

Binky ask herself

OMC, what if they had seen Muschy…?

Where was she anyway…?

They didn’t have carriers in that time,

so Muschy was probably hinding somewhere

in the car.

When they came at their new Residence house

and started to unpack everything

they started to wonder where Muschy was.

Granny’s grandmother was worried and afraid

that she had jumped out of the car

when they were checked out at the border,

but when everything was unloaded,

they heared a little meow,

then they looked under a locker

and saw her sleeping like a Queen in it.

Muschy looking up propably to the birds

She found herself a place where she felt safe…

She was so wise…

Granny called her miracle cat,

because that’s what she was.

Muschy in the garden

She liked the garden

as much as I like it…

Garden fragrance

She liked to smell

and walk around…

just like I do…

Muschy Christmas

They took her almost everywhere

Granny wasn’t happy

to leave her behind

when they went on vacation…

….That never changed b.t.w…

Then one day

when they were on vacation

she sneaked out the door

and run away…

Muschy in the garden

After almost 2 weeks of searching in that area,

she finally came back to the house,

but was very sick.

The vet supposed she was poisened,

because of the symptoms.

Granny says that people fried sponges

in that time

to kill the cats,

and Muschy must have eaten that,

because she couldn’t find any other food.

It was horrible to see

your beloved cat dying

on such a horrible way.

It still hurts….

The vet tried everything she could,

but 5 days before Granny’s 17th birthday,

Muschy was only 7 years by then,

she had to bring Muschy

to the vet

While her Grandfather was driving,

Granny held the basket with Muschy on her lap

and so many memories came back

like a flasback…

and she tried to held her tears,

so that Muschy could not see how heartbroken she felt…

Muschy's basket

and when she came to the vet

Muschy looked up at her

with the same look of love

as how it all begun

and Granny said to her in spirit,

cause she wasn’t able to talk anymore…

“Thank You for being my furriend.

I ❤ You.”

Muschy the miracle cat


5-9-1969 – 8-11-1976








S O F T  P A W K I S S E S –

❤ ❤ ❤


73 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cat9984
    Nov 14, 2021 @ 15:26:49

    What a sweet story! At least they had those extra years in the Netherlands


  2. bert0001
    Oct 10, 2014 @ 14:36:12

    Thx for sharing this beautiful but heartbreaking story of your life …


  3. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Oct 07, 2014 @ 00:33:52

    Quiet paws in honor of a great Resident Cat of her Realm. She lived in wisdom, kindness, and the sunlight of love. Sweet cat Muschy, we know you keep watch. HUGS for all -especially Little Blinky who now reigns with such grace.


  4. Bonnie
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 22:59:30

    Cutie Patootie
    Happy Birthday Muschy!


  5. thehappyhugger
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 11:09:18

    Thank you for sharing your story of Muschy with us gran. It brought a few tears to my eyes. Sending you and lovely little Binky lots of hugs and love ❤


  6. Ann "Paws" Staub
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 10:13:00

    This is such a sweet story… I am so glad that Muschy made it over the border with you and got to spend the rest of her years with you. That is just amazing! I love remembering my childhood cats… they were all so sweet and special and made the very best friends…


  7. Sonel
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 06:51:41

    It’s so sad when our furries leave us. I know the feeling. Tell Granny Muschy will always be there with her, just like you are now and she is so blessed to have a loving furriend like you Little Binky. Please give her a pawkiss from me and lots of hugs and more love. 😀 ❤


  8. Linda Arthur Tejera
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 00:57:29

    What beautiful story of love. So sad what happened to Muschy but Granny gave her a wonderful life. The thing about these precious animals is that they’re with us such a short time but they leave a major imprint on our hearts. Blessings.


  9. Nerissa's Life
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 23:58:40

    Awww… Muschy was super beautiful, inside and out. I’m so glad your granny was able to get her over the border when she did. I just know that the time they spent together was FILLED with love.



  10. databbiesotrouttowne
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 20:31:00

    binky…pleez ta tell granny muschy sends love…N her talks bout granny all de time…bout how kewl her iz N how much muschy loved her bak…promise

    dude & sauce ♥♥♥


  11. lifeconfusions
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 17:10:43

    Oh I’m sorry Granny that Muschy had to leave you but as you said it’s your Miracle, You have happy memories with her and she is in peace now I’m sure. Also you have little Binky who cares so much about you ! My prayers are with you two ❤


  12. peacelovegreatcountrymusic
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 08:34:41

    That is a beautiful story of love. I know granny misses her, but she loves you, too. Im glad you and granny have each other.


  13. fozziemum
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 03:54:13

    What a beautiful tribute to a lovey little kitty taken too soon by peoples cruelnesss..I am sure Muschy is with you the garden watching and enjoying as you and granny love each other….loves and big big hugs Fozziemum xxx<3 ❤


  14. sunsetdragon
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 01:31:38

    Happy Birthday to your Grannys angel kitty and so sad, but thank goodness she has you to heal her heart and help her smile again.


  15. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 23:13:41

    a beautiful and sad story. So terribly sorry (((hugs)))


  16. Flynn
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 21:25:21

    That is a beautiful story of love between your Granny and Muschy. I am sorry it had a sad ending.


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 10:25:31

      It is unforgettable, dear Flynn, and it still hurts after all those years, but Muschy still lives on…Granny calls me Muschy sometimes and that’s okay with me 😉 Pawkisses for bringing comfort 🙂


  17. thecontentedcrafter
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 20:37:34

    What a wonderful story! Granny gave Muschy two new lives to add to her nine 🙂 Such a daring escape across the border too and what a special and delightful kitty. A wonderful memoir of your first fur-friend Granny, thank you so much for sharing. Please don’t weep any more – you know Muschy will be waiting, along with all your beloved others, when the time comes for you to cross the rainbow bridge again xoxo


  18. seeker
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 19:53:22

    Muschy, thank you for spending time with Grandma. Grandma thank you for sharing her story. Sending you thoughts of comfort. ❤


  19. dezizworld
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 19:50:56

    Aaaaaw Binky dat wuz a bootyful story. So sowwy yous gwanny lost her so tewwibly, but me knows dat da luv they shawed livs on.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


  20. draliman
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 18:22:46

    That’s such a sad story but some wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  21. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 17:28:16

    That’s a sad basket but filled with so many loving memories. We never forget the loves of our lives. ❤


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 10:53:47

      Granny calls me Muschy sometimes, Paulette, but that’s okay with me. She says that something about me reminds her of Muschy…I wonder what that is 🙂 Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday and for bringing comfort 🙂 ❤


  22. The Swiss Cats
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 16:58:46

    That beautiful and sad story gave us leaky eyes ! Sweet memories… Purrs


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 10:56:48

      She was very special, Zorro and Pixie, but Granny calls me Muschy sometimes, so I guess she found something in me that reminds her of Muschy 🙂 Thank you for bringing comfort 🙂 ❤


  23. Marty the Manx
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 16:52:40

    Thank you Granny and Little Binky for sharing. Your story made me cry. I am so sorry you lost your friend in such a sad way, but so glad you had such a wonderful friend. Little Binky give Granny an extra cuddle for us today.
    Marty and Mom


  24. Traveling Cats
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 16:15:42

    De gevoelens voor een bijzondere kat vervagen nooit. Wat fijn dat je nog altijd foto’s hebt van jouw lieve Muschy. Wel erg wat er gebeurd is.


  25. bulldog
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 15:04:03

    What a lovely share even though it is a bit sad. .


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 11:07:56

      Thank you Bulldog. It was hard to write, even if it was almost 40 years ago… Granny calls me Muschy sometimes, but that’s okay with me. She must have found something in me that reminds her 🙂 Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday 🙂


  26. The Island Cats
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 14:52:46

    Muschy was such a sweet kitty…thanks for sharing her story with us. Purrs to you and Granny as you remember her this day. ♥


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 11:10:00

      She was very special, IC. Granny calls me Muschy sometimes, but that’s okay with me. She must have found something in me that reminds her on Muschy 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for bringing comfort 🙂


  27. Yoshiko
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 14:34:34

    Yea, I never forget my stray pet also


  28. Marc-André
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 14:08:28

    Oh 😦 what a beautiful and sad story… It really brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing what must have been a difficult thing to write! ❤


  29. Marg
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 14:04:06

    What a lovely story that is. It is so wonderful to have such a great friendship with an animal. Muschy sounds like a wonderful wonderful cat. Glad Granny had all those wonderful memories. Glad she has you now Little Blinky. You all have a wonderful day.


    • angelswhisper2011
      Oct 05, 2014 @ 11:18:08

      Muschy was very special, Marg. Granny calls me Muschy sometimes, but that’s okay with me. She must have found something of Muschy in me, I think 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for bringing comfort 🙂 ❤


  30. giselzitrone
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 13:54:34

    Einen schönen Sonntag für dich so eine schöne Geschichte Liebe zwischen den Katzen das ist schön und wieder schöne Bilder,ja zum Tierarzt gehen ist nich schön für die Tiere.Wünsche eine gute neue Woche lieber Gruß Gislinde


  31. eloisedesousa
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 13:36:53

    Your story brought me to tears. It brings back fond memories of my first cat and how much I loved her. The horrible last visit to the dreaded vet to say good-bye because you know the pet you love is in so much pain. Big hugs to your granny. xxx


  32. utesmile
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 13:27:23

    What a beautiful love story. Like you Muschy will always be in her heart never forgotten.


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