In Memoriam: Moiré

July 14, 2016

From welcoming customers at the door, to sharing his journal on Twitter, Moiré was an integral part of the MPA team. Now running happily in kitty heaven, he may be gone from our daily lives here in our company headquarters, but he’ll never be forgotten.

Moiré: 20?? – 2016

Moiré was always a big supporter of the “shop local” movement.















He loved to bask in the warm glow of the afternoon sun.

Moire dance











Though the light was just too bright some days for a restful slumber.

Moire hidey face











A favorite memory from Jodie: Every morning a lady with her two white dogs would walk by and say “hi” to Moiré. She even took his picture once.

There was that time he decided to jump on the New Year’s resolution bandwagon.










He loved his country…










…and the Iowa State Fair.










Michael shares: My favorite thing was when customers would come in and talk about Moiré’s latest updates on Facebook.

He created memes that entertained fans on social media:

Most Interesting Cat Applebees meme














Moire needs better lighting









And hung out with friends every day.










Justin & Moire


















We’ll miss ya, buddy.

Diana Hill

Project Manager / Media Specialist - Diana is our Media Specialist by day, then a performer and music teacher by night. She brings to MPA a deep passion for creativity, and a near-insanity level of organization. Diana attended Indian Hills College and Truman State University, the latter from which she holds a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Vocal Performance. She loves her family & friends, digs historic preservation, and just appreciates life in general. Being bored is never a problem, and she hasn't quite figured out how to do something “half-way.”

  1. Katie Mitchell

    You will be missed Moire. You were an incredible Cat!!!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words.

  2. Louise Perry

    My little white doggies, Presli & Lexi, and I loved to stop at the MPA windows & flirt with Moiré. He was a beautiful kitty and we are so sorry that he will no longer be in the window to see us.

    • We, too, will miss the interaction Moiré had with you, Presli & Lexi.

  3. Vondale Tonelli - Dodds

    So sorry for your loss, it is hard losing a friend that obviously brought so much joy to each of your lives. May he rest in peace.

  4. Kay rickelman

    So sad , he will be missed. He didn’t know a stranger.

    • That’s for sure, Kay! Thanks for helping us to remember him so fondly. :)

  5. Hi David,
    I am so sorry. I too am a cat person so I know how special a great kitty can be. Your heart(s) will be broken for a long time, but know that those really awesome ones don’t come by very often and you were lucky he found you. Talk to you soon,

    • Thank you, Nancy. We appreciate your kind words.

  6. Aunt Bunny

    Sweet testimony for a much loved kitty!! Rest in Peace

    Love, Aunt Bunny

  7. Joleen Reynolds

    It is ironic to me that Moire is gone. Our faithful cat, Maxwell, also left us this week. I miss him so much! We really enjoyed reading Moire’s posts and seeing his pictures, he was a busy cat!!! Moire, you will be missed!!! I don’t know if MPA will survive without all your helpfulness!!!

    • Much love to you and your family as you mourn the loss of Maxwell, too. Kitties are so special!

  8. Dave

    I only met Moire a few times but always enjoyed his ‘ask Moire’ column. He even answered one of our kitties question in his column!

    Yes, a couple of tears….. It is always hard to lose a family member!

    • So glad Moiré was able to bring joy to your life while he was with us. He will definitely be missed!

  9. Doug Dixon

    He loved it when I did my cat whisperer trick to him. on his back all stretched out on my lap, head in hands, arched back to the extreme with my fingers rubbing his ears. sublime :>)

    • Thank you for sharing your memory, Doug. :)

  10. Jane Pisarik

    Sorry for your loss! We loved seeing your cat & our grand daughters loved petting the cat!!

    • Thank you, Jane. We’ll definitely miss how Moiré was such a good friend – especially to the little ones!

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