Minou

Birthday: Spring of 2005

Identifying Marks: Small. Short-haired. Pale yellow eyes. Walks with a limp.

Personality: Friendly but particular, Minou is a princess. She loves to cuddle, but only on her terms. Sit down nearby, and she’s likely to crawl into your lap for attention (petting will do, but she really loves a good brushing). Try and pick her up, however, and she’ll grumble angrily until you let her down. You may also get some grumbles if you don’t pet her long enough, or if you try cuddling too long, but if you manage to time things just right, you’ll be rewarded with loud purrs. She isn’t terribly social with other cats or children, but she will climb onto guest beds if given the opportunity. Fair warning: she snores. Minou rarely plays indoors, but she will chase bugs and light reflections. She prefers to play outdoors in the garden. 

Story: Minou was the first feline to join the Floyd Home for Disenfranchised Black Cats. The innkeeper’s brother received a small black kitten as a gift. After about a year, it became clear that he couldn’t keep her, and the Floyds volunteered to adopt her. They named her Minou (pronounced MEE-new), which is French for “pussy cat.” She begrudgingly moved with the Floyds to the inn in 2010, and she finds that a large house with tall windows suits her. While she spends most of her time snoozing on a loveseat in the parlor, she takes a walk through the gardens at least once a day in summer. Even though she’s never been a particularly graceful cat, she can’t resist the call of the great outdoors. An unfortunate outing in the summer of 2012 resulted in a tumble from a tree and a broken bone in her shoulder. The injury has long since healed, but it gave her arthritis and a permanent limp.

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