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Bluebell, a Tonkinese, will often tilt her head back to touch my chin two or three times and look at me while I'm holding her in my arms. She 's being friendly and reassuring herself I'm still there and paying attention to her. The Tonkinese is a cross between a Siamese and a Burmese. Bluebell has gorgeous blue eyes like a lot of Siamese but has Nystagmus which causes her eyes to bounce/wiggle from side to side at times when she's staring at me. It is a neurological condition that is a consequence of the cross breeding between the Siamese and Burmese. The condition is involuntary, non-life threatening, and not communicable.
She is tawny in color and the darker portions of her fur keep getting darker as she ages. Her nose looks as though someone took an eyeliner and outlined the little pink triangle. So unique.
Bluebell is a classical representative of her breed. She loves attention and is demanding of it. She gets along well with the other four members of her cat pack here in the house. She enjoys the great-nieces and nephews who visit as long as they approach her quietly. And when adults come to visit, she makes herself a pest.
She loves to play fetch, and her favorite toy is a plastic ball with openings and a bell inside. She will locate one in the house, pick it up, and call for someone to come play with her. When Bear doesn't respond, Bluebell continues to call, with the ball in her mouth, and comes on into the living room to find one of her humans to throw it for her to chase. The front hallway stretches the whole length of the house. My recliner is positioned so that I can throw the ball down the hall toward the bedrooms. Bluebell will zip after the ball, playing soccer with it until she wants it thrown again.
The first couple of times Bluebell returns the ball for another toss, she'll drop it close to my feet. What she really wants is for me to run after the ball with her, so she will bring the ball back but drop it too far away for me to reach from my recliner. She's talkative like her Siamese cousins, but her voice is higher and a bit softer.
Bluebell arrived at the house on the next day after my sister Krissy's cat, Frosty, crossed the rainbow bridge. Krissy's grief was so intense she had to have another animal to hold, and Vader isn't a lap cat. Krissy's best friend told her of a woman who had kittens. Krissy drove to Hallsville and brought Bluebell home. I came home after work, headed for the bathroom, and saw this tawny head pop over the back of an arm chair in the living room. When I returned, Bluebell came to make my acquaintance.
Krissy moved to heaven December 28, 2015, and I inherited Bluebell. The question in my mind is: who inherits the cats if I move to heaven before they do? Guess I'll have to make some provisions in my will.
If you want to know more about the Tonkinese, there are a number of websites with information.
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