Chronicles of Mingo

It’s Deja Kitten, All Over Again (Part 2)

By Mary Holland / May 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have I mentioned that I do not do well on sleep deprivation? Well, I’m mentioning it now. Last night was a horrid combo of alternating insomnia and nightmares, punctuated by sporadic bathroom visits to feed the kitten. Apparently my subconscious, that sneaky thing, decided the alarm wasn’t going to go off and so I would … Read more

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It’s Deja Kitten, All Over Again (Part 1)

By Mary Holland / May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Okay. Deep breath. Last night I received a series of texts from my yard person, the same yard person who gave me Mingo. I was confused, because she was texting photos of Ming as a kitten. Except of course she wasn’t. She’d found ANOTHER too-young feral kitten by her house. This woman, who reads this … Read more

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Mingo: Corrupting Older Cats Since 2017

By Mary Holland / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

I haven’t posted much about my two other cats so far. This is The Chronicles of Mingo after all, not the Chronicles of Mary’s Cats. However, as Dumbledore would say, ‘Recent events must be taken into account.’ Ming’s overwhelming thrust to go outside has inspired my sixteen-year-old black cat to do the same. Mingo went … Read more

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Please Don’t Eat The Chihuahua

By Mary Holland / May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mingo’s had an interesting week. One of my neighbors brought over his chihuahua. This dog has been raised with cats, but he only weighs about 6 lbs. and he wasn’t thrilled to meet this huge, furry, aggressive monster. Add to this his heartless, cruel, sadistic** owner dropping his leash and you have the situation below. … Read more

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Watch Out, World, Mingo’s Out

By Mary Holland / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

I let Mingo go outside from pure self-defense. He’s pushing 12 lbs. in weight, he has an endless supply of energy, curiosity, and limited common sense. He’s like a four-year-old. (This might be a libel on four-year-olds. If so, my apologies.) In the last few days, he’s climbed inside the dishwasher twice, attempted to climb … Read more

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How Much To Feed A Maine Coon Kitten?

By Mary Holland / April 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

When you Google “How much to feed a Maine Coon kitten?” you don’t get answers. What you get is miscellaneous posts of plaintive owners asking the same question. Because the short and accurate answer is “Lots”. Or, as we say in the Coon Verse, a fuck-ton. As of today, Mingo weighs 11.2 lbs. I bought … Read more

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Kitten Electronics Edition

By Mary Holland / March 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Did you know that HDMI stands for Highly Delicious Munchable Interconnect? Well, Ming did. So far, his score is 1 HDMI cable, 2 Apple charging cables, one extension cord, and he’s working on the soon-to-replaced power cord for the kitchen lights. Not mention the random tooth marks on the power cord to Squeaky’s cat bed. … Read more

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No Room at the Scorpion Inn

By Mary Holland / March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mingo and I had just had an interesting interaction where I was determined to comb the mats out of his tail and he was equally determined to not let me. I had to scruff him, which he hates, and instead of a nice soothing brush I had to use the grooming comb and work fast … Read more

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Freudian Kitten

By Mary Holland / March 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Obviously I selected a granite countertop color-coordinated with Mingo. Sometimes I want to take my subconscious and give it a good slap.

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Belly Up To The Bar, Kitten!

By Mary Holland / March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Probably due to all the construction, the one place Mingo hadn’t climbed onto, jumped up on, or generally messed with has been the kitchen countertop, the bar behind it, and the stove. About two days ago, that changed. No, he hasn’t set himself on fire. It’s still early days yet. I’m making my usual pro-forma … Read more

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