Thursday, November 1, 2012

FLASHBACK FRIDAY


Minnie Pumpkin
Oct 1996 - Sept 2006

We are well into Fall, and so we are featuring our much beloved and much missed autumnal colored Minnie Pumpkin.  She was such a sweetie and character.  She loved to put her little punky paws all over the mom's face while she was being scratched.  The mom misses her pulling her hair when it was time to get up for breakfast.

If she wanted attention, she sat up and waved with both paws.
(Julie picked up this habit.)

Naturally, she was interested in a good tummy rub.



She and Toby were best buds from the beginning.  She didn't mind the size difference when she was a kitten, she was game.

Minnie Pumpkin was born under a porch.  See how quickly she adjusted to the good life.  She almost died the first night from an intestinal infection that caused bloody diarrhea and had to be rushed to a 24 hour emergency clinic.


When we brought her home, the mom called her mother and told her there was a new calico kitten.  Years before the mom's mother had taken in an old crabulated calico and named her Minnie cause the mom's grannie always called all kitties Minnie (after Minnie the Moocher) no matter what their real name was.  The mom laughed and told her the kitten's name was Minnie Pumpkin.

That started the family tradition of all calicos and torties having "Minnie" as part of their name.

The Girl was a mere kitten herself way back then!

The current MeezerTortie, Mica Minnie Moo.

Purrs!
And everyone enjoy your weekend.

27 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We luff stories about the Kittehs Who Came Before. Unfortunately my Human has nefur been much of a picture-taker so we don't has very many. But we really enjoyed these. Minnie Pumpkin was a dear!

Prancer Pie said...

Miniie Pumpkin sure was a cutie, as was the human kitten!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

The cat before me was a calico too. She was quite a kitty, I gather - fierce and loyal and took nothin' from no one!

Marg said...

We love calico cats. We have one now whose name is Gertrude.Minnie Pumpkin was really pretty with such pretty furs. And the human kitten is too cute too. Great pictures. Take care and have a great week end.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That is a beautiful story, and Minnie Pumpkin was obviously quite adorable!

Purrs,
The Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

She was a doll, wasn't she? Such a wonderful post, with lovely memories.

Pat Hatt said...

She sure was a beauty and sounds like lots of fun too.

Brian said...

That was a beauteiful flashback tribute for a sweetie girl!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Minnie Pumpkin looks as though she was such a sweet lady. We love to see the flashback tributes.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a beautiful flashback! We love the name Minnie. Maybe we should call Tutu Minitu? MOL!

Katie Isabella said...

Precious dear and very beautiful girl with her sweet kitty heart full of love for her family.

I wanted you to know that Angel from Mewsings of Garden Cats wanted to know how you are. It was a voice mail I got so I will give her a brief call on her cell to tell her how you are doing.

Katnip Lounge said...

What a beautiful gal! Minnie Pumpkin sounds like she was QUITE the character.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Minnie Pumpkin seemed like an enchanting and cute kitty!
Lots of purrs

The Island Cats said...

What a cutie Minnie Pumpkin was! Thanks for sharing her pictures and story with us!!

~*Connie*~ said...

Minnie Pumpkin was adorable!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

JULIE I'M BACCCKKKK!!!! ^..^
We haz power and i'm teleporting right ofur!! me waz furry wurried about you and your family.We all ok, no damage fur us, Ceiling Cat waz furry good to us, Sandy waz Very B A D!!! Da mom said after she getz straightened owt (^..^???) she will help us post about what happened. It waz Terrible & Scary ^..^ me heading ofur fur some cuddlez ♥♥♥xoxoxo

Da mom thinkz Minnie Pumpkin waz a furry Cute baby, and likez da Minnie da moocher story, she thinkz dat'z funny ;))

We are glad you All are ok ^.,^ x6 +1 ;)
♥♥xoxox♥♥

Angel MoMo's mom said...

I love the tradition of Minnie!

Simba said...

Minnie Pumpkin was a cutie!
We are glad you did OK in the hurricane and that your power went back on after 18 hours. Our power is still off and it looks like at least several more days before we get it on, unfortunately. Mom's work does have power, though, and our town library is open now and has internet and heat. But it is COLD in the house!!!

rumpydog.com said...

What a sweet baby!

Oskar said...

This was a wonderful tribute to Minnie Pumpkin.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

GreatGranny said...

Minnie Pumpkin was a pretty girl. Mom had a Calico years ago and she still misses her.
xoxo Kassey

GreatGranny said...

We're glad you all are OK.

Keisha said...

Awww, she must have been a neat kittiy. :)

Kwee Cats and Life said...

We so enjoyed this post. Minnie Pumpkin, such a cute face and sweet kitty, we wish we could have known you better - thank you.

meowmeowmans said...

What a wonderful post! We loved learning about Minnie Pumpkin. It sounds as though she was an amazing cat, and it's clear she was much loved. :)

Hugs!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww what a lovely tribute to adorable angel Minnie Pumpkin!!!

Take care
x

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

We loved your post-- such sweet cats!
PS stop by our blog, we gave you an award