time to time, I have an adult Tonkinese to place.
These are usually retired breeders or retired show cats.
Sometimes they are older kittens that I have held back to show or breed and then changed my mind.
I love these cats as they have been with me for a while.
It isn't easy to part with them but there are only
so many cats I can keep and be fair to all of them.
As a result, I like most breeders, place some of my
retired adults or older kittens as pets.
Since it is difficult to
part with the adults, (far more so than kittens), I tend to take a long
time looking for the perfect home. I turn down many people,
not because they wouldn't make great pet owners, but because I didn't feel the
match was quite right. So far I've made very good choices and
the adults Tonks that I have placed
have very good lives with loving people and are in the perfect
environment for them.
If you are interested in a retired Tonkinese, please e-mail me
and tell me a little about what you are looking for and why.
We may just have a match
Elvis is a two year old Champagne Mink boy. I placed Elvis in a wonderful home in Canton Ohio where he lived for two years with his human mom and dad and two Siamese cats about the same age. Unfortunately Elvis's human daddy died and his human mom was placed in a nursing home shortly there after.
Elvis is currently living with his mommy's best friend, Susan, in Canton. Susan loves Elvis but can not keep him because Elvis does not get along with Susan's resident cat who is very shy. Elvis just wants to play. Elvis has his claws and the resident cat was declawed.
In September, we found a wonderful home for Elvis in Columus Ohio. Teresa, the new owner, also fell in love with Elvis but unfortunately she had to give him back. Again, Elvis was a little to rambunctious with her other cat which was also declawed.
Here is an e-mail from Teresa dated 10-15-2013
Susan probably let you know but I reluctantly had to return Elvis. He was a wonderful cat. It took him about a week to warm up to me but, once he did, he turned out to be a very affectionate cat…a great lap cat! I really fell in love with him but he was not a good mix with my cat Mavis. ....<snip>....... My vet thinks the problem was that Mavis is declawed and the cat she grew up with didn’t have claws. I would really have loved to have kept Elvis but I was afraid that Mavis would really get hurt.
Don’t tell Mavis, but Elvis has more the cat personality I’m used to – chatty and a lap cat! I grew up with Siamese and I miss their personality…which seemed to be the same as the Tonkinese. I hate to think of a time when Mavis is no longer with me; however, when the inevitable happens, I’m going to get a Siamese or a Tonk! In the meantime, I think Elvis will be a fabulous cat for someone but probably best as the only cat of the house. I think that is sad because Susan said he used to have so much fun with the two Siamese he was raised with but as he has two cats (Susan’s and mine) I think it would be safer if he was on his own….or at least matched up with another cat with claws. Maybe a fair fight would settle them down faster and they could become friend!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Elvis was a great cat. I was so disappointed and sad that I had to return him on Saturday. I hope he finds a forever home soon as he deserves it! Thanks again for all your help in hooking me up with Susan.
I asked Teresa if I can use her e-mail in my web site and here is her reply: on 10/15/2013
Yes, you can. After I sent the email, I realized I got the day wrong…I returned Elvis on Sunday, not Saturday. I guess that really doesn’t matter but you can correct it if you want it to be accurate. On Saturday, my last day with Elvis, he crawled up on me and fell asleep for four hours…I didn’t really want to watch TV that long but I didn’t have the heart to move because he was so relaxed…and was “hugging” my neck the whole time. Elvis sleep in bed with me the whole night Saturday night. He was just starting to get so comfortable and then he had to go. So sad! I can’t stop thinking about him.
Elvis is a wonderful and beautiful cat. He's been bounced around a while so we want to make sure his new home will be his last one. We suggest that he be an only pet, at least to start. Once he's settled he will probably take to a new kitten. He got along great with his two Siamese playmates but they came into the home about the same time as kittens.
He has his claws and we want to make sure he keeps them.
He has no litter box issues and he loves sleeping with his human. He has a lot of personality. If you are interested, please e-mail me. I can put you in touch with his current care giver Susan.
GC Minkitty's Sonatina, a champagne Point Spayed Female born 02/20/2008
Tina now lives with Mike in Pittsburgh. All is well and Mike just loves his new housemate
CH Minkitty's Dusty Rose, a Platinum Solid spayed female
Dusty now lives with Stacie and Fred in Chicago.
In stacie's own words. She is very happy here and I know it was hard for you, but we want you to know that we are both so in love with her and she gets along very well with our other cats. She adores them! She has such a sweet disposition (as you know), the other cats couldn't help but like her. Her personality is the perfect balance of respectful, inquisitive, and just a teensy bit pushy that she allows distance when they want it but seems to know when to interact, love and play with them as well. She and Panda (the black & white one who is the same age) run and chase each other around the house - it's such fun to watch! And the older two, she plays with but she spends more time loving them, she gives them the sweetest little greetings by either touching noses or by gently pushing her head into theirs. Fred and I are so enchanted by the fact that she is a full grown cat but has such kitten-like qualities! She is such a joy for us!
Stacie and Dusty