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Picture of Minuette, a female Tonkinese

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"In my new cat tree."

Home:Portland, OR  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

A different angle.

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"A different angle."

What are you looking at?

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"What are you looking at?"

My new favorite gift: a small analog travel clock! It

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"My new favorite gift: a small analog travel clock! It's got my nose prints all over it."

Me with my clock.

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"Me with my clock."

Me and my sis.

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"Me and my sis."

Portrait of Minnie Won in Catster Contest

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"Portrait of Minnie Won in Catster Contest"

Love means tolerating your sister

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"Love means tolerating your sister's butt in your face."

Go away, pawparazzi!

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"Go away, pawparazzi!"

Snuggle, snuggle, after toil and trouble.

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"Snuggle, snuggle, after toil and trouble."

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The family of MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A, Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9, SAM Dreamboat In Training #23 and MALLEE DG# 22
The family of Walker , Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!

Minnie, Minnie Doll, Angel, Darling, Her Royal Friskiness

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:

August 20th 2006


Chasing her favorite toy, and being held (in order of importance)

Not getting to go somewhere Penelope is going, and being ignored--also being photographed by the "stalkerazzi" (mom)

Favorite Toy:
Neko Flies Foxifurr

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the couch curled up with Penelope and mom, or next to the heater

Favorite Food:
Friskies Plus Chicken and Tuna

Minuette has figured out how to open my bedroom door (lever handle), and is a natural gymnast as well (backflips and the works)


Arrival Story:
After Bliss' death I needed a new cat with a similar personality (he spoiled me), and after much research on temperments I decided on Tonkinese. Minuette was part of a package deal from a breeder with her sister Penelope, as the two are very close, and I am infinitely grateful she came. She had won lots of ribbons in cat shows before she came to live with me, but underneath the seemingly ideal appearance is a true sweetheart. It's always what's underneath the surface that matters most to me, and she's far more than just a pretty face.

Minuette is not only a glory to hold, but an amazing athlete. When she plays she's like a little tornado, so her sister knows well enough to stay out of the way. While originally Penelope was the one thought of as the therapy cat for my autistic niece, Minuette has been invaluable. She is completely unflappable. The things that would frighten Penelope roll right off of Minuette's back. My niece will sometimes chase her, and then Minuette will chase her right back, to her great delight. She's absolutely incredible: sweet and daring, which is a hard combination to find. She also is surprisingly sensitive, and is usually the first to comfort me if I'm feeling bad. Everytime I sit and play with her she'll come over periodically and give me a nose nudge to connect with me before going back to playing. She's a true sweeetheart with a heart of gold.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

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October 19th 2007 More than 6 years!

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A Thoroughly Modern Minnie

Boy, Mom is out of it . . .

September 20th 2014 7:15 pm
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Mom sends her apologies to those who so kindly sent all sorts of prezzies on our birthday: they were so cool, and as my Mom had a doctor appointment that day she completely forgot! But she made up for it with lots of loves for us, but was too tired to thank all our friends for being so kind to us.
And let me add: "Arrr, ye be the best mateys a pirate ever had for sending me and my First Mate such first rate Jolly Rogers! Maybe I won't make ye walk the plank!" MOL
In other news I've been sick this past week, and miserable, which is draining an already drained Mom (first she had to be taken off of antibiotics because her doctor thought her bone marrow was failing--which thankfully it wasn't--but got a bad sinus infection while off of them.) On Wednesday I went to the vet, as I first got an eye infection (which Mom fixed with antibiotic eye drops) was miserable and had the sniffles which is usually fixed by a Convenia shot. That worked, but today I was queasy and then vomited up all my food and water (mixed) on Mom's bed and floor, so Mom has another headache today (both figuratively and literally.)
Send some purrs for me: after Mom stripped the bed she put a heavenly soft and silky blanket on it, and I'm currently finding comfort underneath it (Mom calls me her "heavenly bean" when I do that.)
In addition, Mom has surgery on Wednesday, so she could use your purrs as well. Basically a minor one, but the first she's had that's more serious than biopsies or endoscopies.


Obsession with the little red dot

August 9th 2014 3:44 pm
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I know what you're thinking--this is about those little laser pointers, isn't it? Nope: when I see those red dots I look at them, then at the laser pointer in Mom's hand with a gaze that says "Who do you think you're kidding?"
No this one is something that mystifies Mom, but further proves that I'm a very observant kitty. It's a little red light that flashes for less than a second once every two minutes on the fire alarm in Mom's bedroom. Every time I catch a glimpse of it I get frantic to get Mom to help me get up there and get a closer look. At first Mom thought it was flashing because the battery was low, but no, it was just there to let her know it was working. But it fascinates me for some reason.
All this mystifies Mom because cats aren't supposed to see red like humans do. Yet most of the lighted products made for cats have red lights: lasers, lighted balls in tracks and lighted crinkle tunnels. Whatever the case, so long as it's me or it making the moves it fascinates me. If it's Mom running the show, though, I'm in "whatever" mode. MOL


Wowee, a DDP!

August 7th 2014 1:57 am
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Not that the competition is particularly fierce, what with Catster fleas and all. Just make sure to go to a kitty's personal page to read their diary entries, not using the link on the Diaries page or the one on the Friends Activity diary entry listing, although if you didn't know that you wouldn't be reading this. MOL Does feel a bit like speaking into the void right now, but I'm keeping right along as:
A: My voice needs to be heard, and Mom likes a site more specific to kitties to add my voice to than Facebook.
B: If we all give up on Diary writing here because of Catster fleas, there is no chance of returning back to the Catster we all knew and loved, so Mom's devoted to keeping up.
Here's hoping we can all get through the fleas!

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