Minkx & Lucy
(Eau Claire, WI)
Minkx (or Minky) is a 5-year-old grey/cream/white female medium-long haired cat. She has small ear tufts (not the long ones that purebred Maine Coons have just small ones that bring her ears to a point).
She has long hair protruding from inside her ears and from between her toes. She has a very intelligent air about her, and typically lays in a high place with her front paws crossed looking regally about at everything that lies below her. Her usual relaxing spot is just to the left of my head on the back of the couch, watching my every move of course.
She is extremely good at hiding and will actually play hide-and-seek. She will hide somewhere and softly mew until someone finds her. She has no problem with dogs. We have an 85 lbs., large, fluffy mixed-breed dog who she plays with. Often she is the one who initiates it. She is a huntress. She has caught mice on several occasions, and avidly watches birds through the window waiting for the chance she will never get. She will also tolerate almost anything, including being toted around by my son (who has been toting her around since he was 3, he is now 6).
Lucy is a 5-year-old tortie (I think that is what his color is called) male medium-long haired cat. His ear tufts are more prominent than Minky's with the same tufts between his toes and coming from inside his ears. He is inseperable from his sister.
He has a very commanding attitude and almost seems offended if you do something he may consider "wrong". He has taken a particular liking to our son, and can usually be found in his bedroom (more often than not in the bed or the bookshelf). He almost acts like a dog sometimes.
He comes when he is called, and has somehow achieved a higher rank than our dog (LeKent) in the "pack". He will often get LeKent to move from a comfy spot and take it. When LeKent's water bowl is filled Lucy drinks first (even though he already has water), and LeKent sits and waits his turn.
Even when LeKent is fed Lucy gets to inspect it first, sometimes even eating a piece before leaving and letting the poor dog have his dinner. He walks around the house with his tail held high like a banner. Yep, Lucy owns the place.
These two came into our family by a fluke. We were looking for a couple of kittens, when we discovered that a farmer that my husband delivered to had just gained 2 litters of barn cats.
The farmer showed him a black kitten and a white kitten that we could take home when they were ready, and we agreed. When the time came, the black and white kittens were no where to be found, and the farmer scooped up two very small balls of fluff. When they came home they could have sat one in each palm of my hand.
I think that they were from a more recent litter, and should not have been separated from their mother yet. Of course, as there were multiple litters there we do not know if they were from the same litter or if they just happened to be in the same spot when they were scooped up. We cared for them, and they grew and grew and grew into the two beauties we have now.