Monday, September 11, 2006

Minkly


On a rainy, cold night in February, 1999, we found this very wet, scared little black and white beauty on our porch. We took her in, dried her off, and...well, she never left. We learned shortly thereafter that she was "with kitten." Minkly joined our family very willingly, but, becoming a totally indoor cat was, I believe, quite the new experience for her. She showed absolutely no fear of us, loved being petted and carried around, and came running for attention each time we called her. March 20th, Minkly delivered three beautiful babies in the middle of our couch with us in full attendance of the event. She encouraged us to hold the kittens, and very proudly purred excessively as if to say, "Look what I did!". Minkly has been a wonderful Mom to Polar Bear, Panther and Callie. -Bari

12 comments:

Kim said...

OH WOW, what a wonderful story and you told it so well! Minkly is a BEAUTIFUL cat! She looks so fluffy and her eyes are gorgeous! Her markings are very pretty too! How did you come up with the name Minkly?

Good Morning All!

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning. I wasn't sure whether to post a cat of the day or not. But decided it would be okay and that a sweet kitty face would be good on this sad day. So Minkly, you're it! A sweet and beautiful face, a good momma and a lucky kitty to have found her furrever home w/Bari! How photogenic you are! And what beautiful babies you have!

LOA said...

beautifull beautifull baby

rosie(fruity!) said...

Fructiferous Fuzz.

Pumpkin said...

Awww, she looks like a very sweet kitty! Except for the colors, she reminds me of Pumpkin. She even has the fluffy toes!

Linda

caspersmom said...

Minkly what a beautiful and stately kitty you are. So pretty. I am assuming that Polar Bear, Panther and Callie are the kittens you had?? If they are I bet they are as pretty as you. So very glad you found your forever home with Bari.

BariD said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet words. Minkly is a total heart stealer - one of the sweetest most loving cat we have ever had. If you haven't been to her web page - I hope you will www.cathappy.com/minkly.htm

As noted, she is the mother of the lovely Polar Bear www.cathappy.com/polarbear.htm
and the handsome Panther www.cathappy.com/panther.htm

She got her name when her Daddy started saying what a little Mink she was...she has always been very, very feminine and flirtatious!

Thanks again for the sweet words. And I hope you are all flying your flags today...a date we should never forget!

And yes, she does have fluffy toes!

BariD said...

Me again...

I meant to add above that we still need homes for our 3 fosters...please share their page - and thanks in advance for doing so!

www.cathappy.com/Fosterkits.htm

Purrrrr

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Beautiful, sweet and extra fluffy! Intelligent too - she knew right where to go to find a purrfect home.
Karen

momsbusy said...

she is so pretty. love her markings and fluffy toes. very photgenic.

jess said...

Minkly is gorgeous and i love her story too! how funny that she had her kittens right where everyone could watch! they usually pick a quiet spot away from the action. i guess she was just so thankful to have you she decided to show off!

she really is a beautiful girl! she looks so soft and her markings are lovely...thanks for sharing her with us :)

kristen said...

Minkly is absolutely beautiful! She looks so soft and fluffy. I love black and white kitties!