Skills: she likes to fetch, she can sit, come, jump into my arms, she can use her paws like human hands (minus the thumb of course)
Arrival Story: I had wanted a second cat for quite some time but couldn't bring myself to get one. Last October I had minor surgery and right after the surgery I was wondering what I was waiting on. I started looking at rescue organizations for a cat and on breeder websites to see if there was a particular type of cat I would want. When I saw the Tonkinese I fell in love. At first I wanted a Platinum Mink but then I saw the most beautiful Natural Mink on a rescue site. I would have gotten that little guy but he was blind and I wasn't prepared to deal with a blind cat. It was then that I decided I had to have a Natural Mink Tonkinese. I found a breeder close by that had one so I jumped on it. I brought Marina home on Christmas Eve. She was 14 weeks old to the day. What a great Christmas that was.
Bio: Marina is a very curious and smart cat but she takes a while to warm up to new people and places. She loves to get on top of the refrigerator and she has learned how to fetch and sit. I'm trying to teach her to go to a particular mat and to lay down. Both are taking a while.
She thinks the greatest game in the world is to try to eat Velvet's back legs. Velvet doesn't appreciate this. Marina also likes to chew on power cords (especially the mouse cord when I'm on the computer), play with the miniblinds, walk on the second story railing and make me nervous. Once she did this and fell off. She was stunned but unhurt.
Marina also likes to give lots of kisses, when she isn't running around like a monkey on caffeine.
If I could, I'd comb the sky
and collect the stars,
quickly pile them into a basket
until it overflowed with silvery light.
And then I'd give the basket to you,
because all things precious
should be yours today.
Hi everyone. This is Marina. I know you can't see me. I'm hiding under the bed. Mommy was watching the World Series last night. I don't like the world series. It's too scary. Everyone is making lots of noise. And last night mommy was screaming and hollering and crying and laughing. I got really scared and ran away. She said she's watching the last game tonight so I won't have to be scared anymore after tonight. I said, "What about Halloween?" She said I don't have to be scared of that either. I can stay in the bedroom while she gives out candy. Fine by me. I'll just stay there from now until Tuesday. Have a great weekend everyone!
I want to thank all my friends for their wonderful Happy Birthday wishes. It made my birthday special and a little more joyful than expected.
We are still in shock about learning of the passing of our dear friend, Michelle Brunner, Catster mommy to Toulouse McNoNo. Since Tosca and I have everything a kitty could want (except a floor to ceiling cat tree), I told mommy I didn't want any birthday pressents this year. Instead, I want her to make a donation to the Siamese Cat Rescue in Michelle's name. Michelle would have loved that.
Mommy couldn't let me go completely without a birthday treat. As my happy birthday pressie from her, she cleaned off the coffee table (usually a catch-all surface of items she'll deal with later), and cleaned it with lemon furniture polish. I love to roll around on a freshly cleaned lemon surface. It's like catnip for me.
Thanks, Mommy, for the lemon pledge and thanks for donating to Siamese Cat Rescue in Michelle's name.