Sugar sweetie snuggy-wuggums


aka "Benni-fer"

aka "Ben-Ben"
"Miss Ben-Ben"

aka "Benjamima"

aka "Benni-boo"

This sweet baby was born in my parent's house, June 1996.
My mother named her and her brothers and sister before they were good and dry.


Benni and Rudy came to live with me when they were 8 weeks old. Rudy stuck around until another  fluffy yellow feline took up residence and then he moved on.  :( Rudy was my golden boy.

But Benni.   Benni is my sweetie pie.

One day when she was still a wee kitten, I found her laying lifeless.  Limp.  Comatose.
I scooped her into a shoebox and drove like a mad woman to the vet with her in my lap.

The vet shot some honey down her throat with a syringe and she roused.
He explained that sometimes kittens just go and go and go until they literally drop.
Once he upped her blood sugar, she was fine.  I gave her another dose at home.
Scared the life out of me, and I was nervous for a while after that but it never happened again.

This is a paw that doesn't see a lot of earth or pavement.

This is why.

Miss Benni catching some zzz's in my suitcase o' fabric scraps.

Benni loves to be talked to.
She has the most beautiful expressive eyes. 
She can talk with them. 
And she can usually always get her way!


Linda Jacobs said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Love her eyes! And all her nicknames!

Cindy said...

I SO love her! I am sure that shocks you, right? She looks very similar to one I had named Abbey. I loved my Abbey too. Well, I kind of love them all. My Maxwell had diabetes when he lived. I found out after his death that the average lifespan of a cat with diabetes is 1 year. He lived 8 more years after he was diagnosed. Only twice though did he ever crash after getting insulin and I had to give him Karo syrup. I love cats so much. I should have been a cat. ;)

bois-fleurie said...

Beautiful beautiful cats. We have three, none so pretty to look at but all adored. I often realise our lives are lived round them.

Marilyn Rock said...

Benni is beautiful and I'm so glad I had a chance to stop by today. Your blackbird art is gorgeous below!

Kristin said...

I forgot to tell you that I had a dream that Benni and Roxy lived with me. It was quite the houseful!

Anonymous said...


I must say your collage art in your last post was great!
Love the silhouette of the blackbird...thanks for sharing!

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