Binks


Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Pacific NW, WA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Wilbur Binksasaurus Rex, Binkies, Binky Boy, The Binkers, Binker Boo, Stinky Binky, Loverboy, Murp

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Birthday:
October 31st 2004

Coloration:
Black and White

Likes:
Love, his people, getting into trouble, lying on his back and getting his tummy rubbed, watching humans take showers, trying to escape to the great outdoors, waking the humans up at 3am for no reason, being held like a baby and rocked, his Catit fountain

Pet-Peeves:
Having his paws messed with, sleeping people

Favorite Toy:
pony tail holders or bottle tops (or anything my daughter is playing with). His baby (the black, furry mouse he carries everywhere). I find it in my daughter's bed every morning in the spot Binks was sleeping. Paper airplanes, soft frisbees!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere we are

Favorite Food:
Wellness Healthy Indulgence packets (Turkey & Duck flavor) and Orijen dry kibble

Skills:
He is the highest jumping kitty I've ever seen! He can also open drawers and cabinets. He is also skilled at loving and being loved. He can hear my eyes open from far away and be there to make sure I don't shut them again (like at 3 am).

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
When I got Binks, I already had two cats. One, Abbie, was nearly 17 and was starting to fail in health. The other was Matilda, an adolescent kitten who I had adopted from a cat rescue. My decision to adopt Matilda was based on her seemingly mellow personality; I didn't want her to pick on Abbie. Well, once she got into my home, she was very happy and no longer the mellow little kitty I had adopted. She needed a friend. I was not looking for a kitty the day I met Binks, though. I was shopping for Valentine's cards while my daughter was in preschool. I walked by a pet store that had a pet adoption center from a local cat rescue. There he was. A little black kitten with a white bow tie and white tummy. He was the last one out of his litter. He looked at me through the window, put his paw up and meowed. Our eyes met and I fell in love instantly. I went in, took him out of the cage and was given head butts, face kisses, rubs and the loudest purr. I adopted him right away, even though I knew my husband probably wouldn't be too happy about a new kitty (or the adoption fee!). He ended up being the sweetest kitty and fit in instantly with Matilda and Abbie. He was very sweet to Abbie. We soon discovered that she had lymphoma. I treated her with chemo for a year until she got bone cancer in the jaw. I think if it weren't for Binks' sweetness, I would still be too sad to function after losing my sweet Abbie. And my daugther treats him like a little brother. Oh, and Matilda loves him, too. They play and cuddle and act like siblings (they fight, too). Binks looks at me with the most loving look on his face. We connect in a very deep way. I feel we were meant to be together.

Bio:
Binks' mother was abandoned by her owners while she was pregnant. She gave birth to Binks and his litter mates in a cat rescue center. My Binks has never had to fend for himself, thank goodness. He's very trusting and tends to wake up in a new world every day. He's the goofiest kitty I've ever known. I used to think that he was a little "slow", but I think sweet and trusting are more adequate descriptions. He's smart enough to open drawers. Then again, he seeks out my four-year-old daughter as a playmate, so the jury is still out!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Little boy in a cat suit

The Groups I'm In:
**Environmentally Friendly Cats & Dogs (EFCD)**, ♥ Democats ♥, ♥All Fur Fun♥, Black Cats Crossing our Paths, FOR THE LOVE OF LAUREL, PETS for OBAMA, ~Shorthair Black Cats Around the World~, Black, Doc Hunter's House of Medicine, FLUTD: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease/Feline Urologic Syndrome, Indoor Kitty Adventurers Club, Little Night Terrors, Matzos Kitties Chevarim, Oceanic Flight 815 and other flights, Plastic Lickers Anonymous, The Minnow Sammich Men's Club

The Last Forum I Posted In:
has any cat had gall bladder surgery?

Names:
Binks was named "Brinx" by the cat rescue. My daughter wanted to name him "Sipsie" (she was three, what can I say), so I quickly came up with Binks in order to appease her. It stuck and it fits him well. Mostly, we call him Binky Boy or Binkies.

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My beautiful girlfriend:
Catster

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I've Been On Catster Since:
June 14th 2006 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
329109


Meet my family
MatildaAbbie (always
in my heart)
Sasha (now
terrorizing
heaven)

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The Life and Times of a Confirmed Mama's Boy


Mommy got a job!

April 17th 2010 3:59 pm
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She says that in one month, she will have to get up early in the morning and go to work all day. My human sissy, Matilda, and I aren't quite sure we are happy with this latest development, but Mommy seems relieved, almost giddy. She says she hasn't worked in nine years, though, and she's nervous.

The job, itself, isn't exactly what she was looking for. She was a marketing copywriter in her past, pre-Mommy life. Her new job will be phone sales/customer service. But it pays well, has benefits, and most importantly, gives mommy the financial independence she needs so she can buy us toys and food!

So, all-in-all, if I don't get to have mommy in the house all day, that's okay. I'll still get to cuddle with her at night ('cause I'm sure she'll be tired)!

 

I'm still around!

April 13th 2010 7:41 pm
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My life has been very strange recently. First, back in September, my mom said she was getting a divorce. I wasn't sure what that meant, but she said there would be some big, difficult changes ahead. Nothing really happened at first, except mom started looking for a job. Then, in February, we moved out of the house. Matilda, my mommy, my human sissy and I now live in a very nice two-bedroom condominium with no stairs. Mommy says I've gained weight without the stairs! The funny thing is, I don't yowl in the middle of the night anymore! Tilly and I get to sleep anywhere we want with no closed doors!

Mommy is desperately looking for a job. She is getting worried. But I don't want her to be gone all day. She says that she needs a job to pay for our home and food, so I can see how she would think that was important.

After we moved, my sissy started spending every other weekend with her daddy. Mommy gets sad on those weekends, but tilly and I do our best to make her happy. Mommy has lost a lot of weight. I miss her softness, but she is happy with it!

 

I'm still here in Catster Land

November 18th 2009 1:38 am
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It's been a very long time since I have been able to get online to see what my catster buddies are doing. My mommy says it's her fault and that she's very sorry. But she can't help it. She has a lot going on. My mommy is getting a divorce and is having to find a full-time job. With the job market the way it is, her search is not going well. But that's what she's doing mostly every day. She says if she gets a really good one, Matilda and I can get even more toys!

Don't worry about mommy, though. Divorce is difficult, but she is handling it very well. She and daddy are still friends and they are very good parents to their human child, my sister. And mommy is looking forward to a new chapter in her life (but has the incredible urge to read ahead).

 
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