Monday, January 07, 2008

Zoe

This is my Manx, Zoe. She is one of the "ferret in a cat suit" Manx, always into something or up to something. Those big green eyes are ever alert for a new place to get on top of or into, and she never misses a thing. She will stare at one of the other cats till that cat feels those eyes on it, hisses and leaves in a huff, then Zoe takes over the coveted spot in the sun or the catnip mouse or whatever it was the other cat had and she wanted, with this expression of pure innocence. She runs to meet me at the front door, follows me from room to room all day, and sleeps with me every night. The vet I work for says Zoe looks like a purebred, and with her beautiful markings and classic Manx conformation, she might have been a show cat. A friend of my daughter found her on a country road in Washington state, skin and bones, trying to eat road-kill that was so old it was petrified. She had been nursing kittens but her milk was drying up, so they had probably died a week or so earlier. The woman went back to look for the kittens, but despite a long search, she never found a trace of them. Possibly predators got the litter. I wonder how a gorgeous cat like Zoe ended up out there miles from any house. She is a joy and royal pain, simultaneously, with enough personality for several cats. -Kay in Oregon

7 comments:

Katnippia said...

Kay thanks for sharing your beautiful Zoe with us. I have a manx and his name is Shamy. I just love her facial expressions in this picture.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Zoe looks like a lovely cat. She is lucky to have found such a wonderful home.

momsbusy said...

zoe is beautiful. such expressive eyes. the better to make mischief with.

Tybalt said...

Zoe is one gorgeous kitty! It is sad about her kittens, but I am very glad she found a wonderful forever home.

PitaBread said...

Wow, Zoe sounds right up my alley! I love cats that have great, distinguishable purrsonalities. She sounds like a wonderful cat, and I'm so glad you took her in.

In my experience, just from her picture, she looks like a purebred to me as well.

Jess said...

Zoe is absolutely gorgeous. i love her markings and the expression on her cute face :)
how sad that she was trying to provide for her babies, but they didn't make it :( i'm glad she was found and is living the life of luxury now. she sounds like she has tons of purrrsonality!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I am so glad Zoe was rescued, too bad about the kittens. She is beautiful and good to hear she has a loving home now.
ML