Picture of Tasha, a female Tonkinese

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Home:Havers Hill, Virgin Islands, British  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Tashamatics, MissT, Tashaboo, Dinglebunny, Boo, SillyBilly, Tashagirl, Boodes, Stealth Kitty + Puddleducks.

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:

Me kissing her face 100 times from her ears to her nose, snuggling in bed, finding the sunny spot that makes her fur molten to the touch, grooming us with her raspy tongue.

Any kind of human maintenance on her body, screeching children, + thunderstorms.

Favorite Toy:
Beanie Baby scorprions which she drags around like kill presents for us, a special piece of string that for some reason she just LOVES, any old sock, + human hairballs.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere that is warm and preferably beside a human or her sister Portia.

Favorite Food:
Doesn't like human food at all, OK, maybe a spoon of milk from the cereal bowl. Other than that, dry Science Diet and water.

Amazing at catching hairballs made out of my hair from my hairbrush, superior hunter girl when it comes to the unique sound of a lizard dropping off the wall as that sets her and Portia off on a big hunt [we try to save most lizards].


Arrival Story:
I was searching on the internet for Blue Mink Tonkinese and started corresponding with a breeder in California. She had two sisters available so we frantically worked out the arrangements to ship them to us [did not want to do this but after I saw their pictures I wanted them so much]. Long story, lots of paperwork but they flew LAX~JFK where they spent the night in the animal facility and then travelled JFK~STT. We went over on the ferry to pick them up and ran into a mountain of red tape. I went to the ramp and crawled up the ladder and saw the girls. My husband says they knew that I was coming to get them because they never took their eyes off of me. Luckily, a man went to find a person who actually loved cats and she helped us through the mountain of paperwork and then we were all on our way home, by ferry and car, to their new home.

We had come to live in the Caribbean in 1996 and we brought down our beloved Foxy who was 18 at the time and we had three wonderful years with her until she passed away in early 1999 from kidney failure. We were devastated even though she had lived till she was almost 21. Fate intervened because within a couple of months we had the news that the girls were available to us. All of my life I've had cats and until this point I'd always had adult rescue cats, Foxy was 10 when she came into my life from a bad situation. So, for the first time in my life I wanted to have kittens, either two sisters or a brother and sister. They have brought so much joy into our lives I cannot adequately express it in words. They are so much a part of our lives and routines and they are always checking to make sure we do things in the right order. Tasha is definitely the alpha cat of the two and she is always on the lookout for any lurking danger or a lizard who has dared to come down to scurry on the floor. It is amazing that they have become used to our climate and they get cold when the temperature drops below 80F. In the winter when it might be 72F, they puff themselves up like it is 40F. We/they are in big trouble if we ever have to leave this place.

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