Mini Cat is our 11th Kitty. We had done some work in the front of the house, replacing rocks with sod. In the evening, we
noted that there had been footprints in the dirt that we had leveled out before placing the sod. We knew that a kitten was
running around our neighborhood.
We finally met Mini when she came around while we had been doing some work outside. We would have taken her into our
home then, but she had a collar and we knew that someone locally owned her. Eventually we learned that Mini had been
rescued from the highway and brought to our neighborhood for her own safety (the highway would have been a rather short
life for this kitty).
Mini would walk around our neighborhood and began coming around our home more often. Ray would pick her up and pet her
and she would purr. After some time, Mini would come around in the early evenings on a regular basis, so Ray began to feed
her "Mini Snacks", which is cat food. Mini would come around almost every night.
On a couple of occasions Mini did not show up for days on end. As we live near a very busy road, we would always think the
worst, that she tried to cross the road. It isn't so much that there are a lot of cars, just that the speed limit is 50 mph. Small
animals and an occasional cat have been hit crossing that roadway, and any time Mini did not come by our home for more than
a day or two, Ray would get quite sad about what might have happened to Mini Cat.
One day, when Ray was coming home from running errands, he noticed a small cat that had been hit on a nearby road. This
young kitten almost made it across the road, and would have been safe if it could have made it another two feet. Ray knew
that Mini had crossed the busy road in front of our community from time to time, but seeing this young kitten was the point
when he decided that Mini's luck would likely run out crossing that roadway. Ray decided to ask Mini's parents if they wouldn't
mind if Ray adopted Mini Cat.
That evening, they had actually contacted Ray about another issue, and the subject of Mini came up. Ray asked if they would
mind if he brought Mini inside to see how she would get along with our other cats, and everyone agreed that it would be best for
Mini Cat. So, when Mini cat came around for her Mini Snack that evening, Ray brought her into the office where she has lived ever
Mini had lived as an inside/outside cat at her home in the neighborhood. She would eat at home (and at our house for snacks),
and she could sleep inside at home where she had a kitty door, and she spent a lot of time with Ray during the day. Now she lives
in the office with five other cats and they all are getting along rather well.
Mini still hisses from time to time, but all the cats are getting along very well. Mini likes to be petted and she purrs very loud.
Mini hisses a lot at Foster, but they are coming around fine together. Mini often spends much of her day laying next to the keyboard
while Ray works. Foster spends time nearby as well, sometimes just about two feet away from Mini, which she allows.
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