cat of beauty
is a joy forever and ever
In Loving Memory
July 29, 1998 to September 16, 2013
Minkly was a dear,
sweet, loving girl who made each day brighter for us. We still feel
her presence in our home...so many wonderful memories. We love and
miss you, so much, sweet girl.
Cat of the Day - August 17, 1999 - before her
long fur grew in!
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."
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.
knew nothing about the noise of a television, her own reflection in a
mirror frightened her, and she had no idea how to play. Rolling a little
ball toward her or even teasing her with a ribbon to chase, made her dive
under the bed!
Birthday celebrated as July 29,
"Her Highness," spending the next few weeks lounging gracefully on our bed
and resting up for the blessed event we were anxious to share.
~ The Babies
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. As
the kittens grew, they taught their Mommie how to play!
Family Portrait ~
Polar Bear, Minkly, Panther, Callie