Not sure where to start my little story...
This past fall we lost our eighteen year old kittie Cotty (Cotton, Dave's cat) to old age. Two years previous... the day before Thanksgiving her sister, Patches (Verbal, my cat) passed away. We had our cats for almost as long as we had been together. We referred to our home as the "Cotton Patch!"
After the devastation of our loss... I told my Mom that the next kitten had to be a Manx! A Manx cat can have less than a three inch tail or no tail at all. Now mind you... these are rare to find and very expensive. Sort of like finding a needle in a haystack... what were our odds?! We realized our daughter Sophie needed another pet, but one that would be around for quite awhile. I just don't deal well with the loss of animals. Your talking about a woman that had our hamster (snowflake) euthanized to the tune of thirty dollars and left the vet's in tears! *wink* Anywho... Mimi (my Mom) was like a woman on a mission. The next thing I knew my Mom (aka the bloodhound) was calling me letting me know that she was in the supermarket this morning doing her shopping when she came across a woman, that knew another woman that had two female cats that were pregnant by Manx males. Don't ask... it's just too complicated to explain... *rolling eyes*
The first litter that was born, held only one Manx kitten, which was spoken for by a woman in Maine. We had the pick of any and all Manx kittens in the next litter to be born December 28th... well this is the little female you see in the photograph! *wink* My Mom and I snapped this photograph while visiting yesterday. Ms. Spencer informed us that the kittens would be ready for their new homes this Thursday... I was told not until March 1st?! Mom and I raced from Warren to the Capital City to Pet Smart for all the things that a kitten might need... let's just say it was an incredibly expensive trip! *wink* We don't have any names in mind, so if you don't mind leaving a comment to this post with any and all name suggestions for us to consider... would be greatly welcomed! Our kitten is a grey tiger female, only brown patch is on her nose and she literally has only a fur blob as her tail! I forgot to mention that she is double pawed in the front. I'm writing this post in secret as our daughter has no idea that she is about to receive a new kitty next Saturday! *wink* I'm truly bouncin' with excitement and can't wait to see our daughter's face light-up when she meets our new family member!
*please be sure to post us a name comment... I wouldn't ask if we didn't really need your help... our new family member requires a special name!
Thank-you Ms. Spencer for generously giving our daughter Sophie this lovely lil' kitten in lieu of our loss. To learn more about the Manx breed click here. *wink*
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...