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Happily Ever…

For a picture and the happily ever after for Zinky, visit, and follow Kevin’s picture-a-day blog.  Zinky will likely appear often.

But for a bit more of yesterday’s story: we met at the shelter and Zinky got very annoyed at the length of time he was in the carrier as the paperwork and medical history were gone through.  There were a lot of papers to cover.  I had no idea that he has a heart murmur, but then, so did our cat Michiko who lived into her early 20’s.  And there’s the microchip information, free offers of insurance for a 1-month trial, coupons, how to care for your cat, etc.

In the shifting to a cardboard carrier, the favorite mousie toy got left behind, but I’ve picked it up for a later return.  While there, a family came in specifically for Zinky, which felt a little bad.  There was another black 3-month-old kitten, but it was listed as being very shy.

As Kevin and Laurel go by bike or foot, I carted Zinky for his last bike-trailer ride with me, to her apartment.  It’s only a few blocks from a Pet Food Express, a recommended vet, and the 24 hour emergency vet, so a vehicle shouldn’t be a problem.


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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in oct2014 set


Changes Coming

IMG_20150101_172513~2Kevin’s freind, Laurel, is adopting Zinky tomorrow!  (If all goes well, which it should).  Kevin posts a photo a day, so I’m sure I’ll continue to see the Zinkster (

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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in kevin, oct2014 set



IMG_20141231_121809 The Zinkster was looking quite regal on the pillow I brought down so I could be more comfortable spending time with him last night–we were mostly gone that day.  I couldn’t find a crown, but the lei looked good.IMG_20141231_121906

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Posted by on December 31, 2014 in oct2014 set


Mighty Bitey

IMG_20141229_193429~2Zinky enjoys full days at home. We’ve just discovered a piece of aluminum foil bent but not smooshed into a ball can be blown instead of thrown, for a mysterious life-like action.

He’s learned to climb and descend the loft ladder, but didn’t go all the way up to join my sister when she stayed over.

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in oct2014 set


Laser Chaser

IMG_20141228_203353Zinky let it be known that he wanted the laser dot in this corner of wall by the mirror, perhaps so his mirror friend could play too.  As you can guess, he as not adopted this weekend.  He’s very sad and subdued at the shelter, which is not good p.r.  At home, he’s all cuddles and play, welcoming strangers and familiar people. IMG_20141228_203413

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Posted by on December 28, 2014 in oct2014 set


Two-Mode Cat

IMG_20141227_124534My sister is visiting and Smudge is visiting, so they played patty-cake.  Smuge wears a harness and leash to curtail his ambushing the home cats.  He’s out at a role-playing party tonight (with Mackenzie).

Zinky still wasn’t adopted, so he also got to meet my sister, and her boots.


Zinky is very subdued at the shelter. He misses his siblings and his home zone.  He plays a lot with anyone visiting in his room, enjoys cuddles, and chats, but as soon as he’s in the carrier headed for the shelter, he just goes into a waiting mode.  He was running laps in the room this evening.IMG_20141227_203052

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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in oct2014 set, tiny Gs 2014


Fetch, The Video

Zinky is very good at fetch.  He often even drops the toy in my hand.  His favorite thing to chase is the fur (not plush) black and white mousie.  Tomorrow is another adoption day.  I’ll bring the mousie with if it isn’t lost.

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in oct2014 set