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Meet Mr. Minkus. He's a Cat.

Updated on January 23, 2012

Meet Mr. Minkus

Are you lookin' at me?
Are you lookin' at me? | Source
Doug and Minkus, 2001.
Doug and Minkus, 2001. | Source
Liz and Minkus, 2001.
Liz and Minkus, 2001.
Mr. Minkus's tail has fur!
Mr. Minkus's tail has fur! | Source
I am comfortable.
I am comfortable. | Source
Zombie Cats are Kittehs, too.
Zombie Cats are Kittehs, too. | Source
The Box Cat in it's natural habitat.
The Box Cat in it's natural habitat. | Source
Doug and Minkus, about 2005.
Doug and Minkus, about 2005. | Source
Sunlight causes humans?
Sunlight causes humans? | Source
I has a fuzzy tail.
I has a fuzzy tail. | Source
You're upside downright friendly.
You're upside downright friendly. | Source
Look, over there.
Look, over there. | Source
Over there?
Over there? | Source
I am beginning to doubt your motives.
I am beginning to doubt your motives. | Source
Your continuous staring at me makes me tired.
Your continuous staring at me makes me tired. | Source
Are you still here?  I need to nap.
Are you still here? I need to nap. | Source

Scraggles appears.

Back when the world was young and things were different there appeared a kitten.

While most kittens come from cats, or shelters, or warm baskets, this one didn't.

He came out of a dirty tire.

Why he was in a tire, we may never know. But we heard a tiny, "meow" come from a stack of tires. When we looked inside, we saw a tiny black and white kitten with a pink nose.

He was a friendly kitten, but he was dirty. His tail wasn't a nice tail. It looked like a black rat tail. It was scabby and had little or no fur on it.

The tiny kitten loved people. He was their friend. He would come up, say hello, and climb into your lap.

Claws out. Up your leg. Into your lap.

And then he would help you type, or read, or whatever you needed to do.

He was called things like Scruffles or Scraggles or Scraggle-Kitten.

Unfortunately, a tiny, friendly kitten shouldn't be wandering around a tire store. He got stomped on.


So, he came home. Riding my shoulder. Like a parrot to my pirate. Arrghh!

We learned, after he loved everyone, that his scaly tail was a sign of ringworm.

Everyone had ringworm. We even sent ringworm to another state with my sister.

Once we cured everyone's ringworm, the kitty's tail began to grow fur.

He became a beautiful, long haired cat.

He named himself Minkus. We don't know how. Or why. Or When. But he became a Minkus. He is soft and sleek like a Mink. That may have something to do with it.

He slinks around corners. That, too, may have something to do with it.

He wears a tuxedo. Every day.

He's my Minkus.


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      Cheryl Simonds 

      9 years ago from Connecticut

      I love kitties and love to hear about rescues. Minkus is absolutely beautiful. Thanks you so much for sharing. :)

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this endearing story and the adorable photographs. I love the captions too.

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      Marie Hurt 

      9 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I love your story about Minkus. What a great cat. Looks like you have a loving home. Glad you found him. Voted up.

    • Liz Green Berry profile image

      Liz Green Berry 

      9 years ago from TX

      Well done, sir. A fine look at our friend Minkus.

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      Sunnie Day 

      9 years ago

      What a beautiful story and a beautiful kitty..Love his name. I would not have been able to resist him could you..he is so sweet. Always warms my heart to see one more animal find a good home.

      Thanks for sharing,



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