Mingo – Ragdoll of the Week

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Ragdoll of the Week - Mingo Mingo 2.5 years c

Mingo is my beautiful mink colored Ragdoll boy. He has a gorgeous brown and white coat and big beautiful turquoise colored eyes. I got Mingo as a kitten almost three years ago from Gail Vettel of Angel Kissed Ragdolls in northern Minnesota. (Gail is a great breeder and produces wonderful cats!) Mingo is a half-brother to my older blue-mitted ragdoll, Kelchi – same father, but different mothers.

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Ragdoll of the Week - Mingo Mingo and Kechi

Mingo’s name means “chief” in the Choctaw language. Both of my cats have Native American names. Kelchi means “moccasins” in the Navaho language (because of her little white mitts.) Mingo and Kelchi have an older dog-brother named Colter. Colt is a 110-pound Shiloh Shepherd who is named after a mountain man from early American history. Both cats adore Colter, and he adores them as well. When I come home, all three of them are always waiting for me at the door.

Waiting at the door

I affectionately call Mingo my big sumo wrestler. He is large and big boned, whereas Kelchi is more like a lithe gymnast. Kelchi loves to jump up on top of my kitchen cabinets and lie there in a large decorative bowl to take a nap. She jumps up to the top of the cabinets like a graceful gymnast. Mingo, on the other hand, likes to copy his big sister and go up high, but he’s no gymnast. He jumps up on the cabinets like a bull in a china shop. When Mingo jumps, you can hear the thunks and bumps throughout the house as he clambers up onto the top of the cabinet.

Ragdoll of the Week - Mingo Mingo and Kechi on cabinet

Mingo has a great personality – sweet, curious, and gregarious. He often can be heard in the house meowing loudly with his deep voice when he’s looking for me. He is very talkative. Though Mingo is not a lap sitter, he loves to come lie on my chest for a bit and purr before bed. Speaking of purring… he has a very LOUD purr and also purrs at the drop of a hat. He is a very loving boy!

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One of Mingo’s favorite past times is to tip over my water glass and watch with glee as the ice and water pour to the floor. What a rascal! One time, I was trying to catch on video a little game he plays where he teases me with his paw near my water glass. When I got out my phone to record his antics, he didn’t play the game. Instead, he just sat there and then finally proceeded to lie down. As he was lying down, I thought, “Look at that, he’s learning not to tip over my water glass!” Well, that was definitely not the case. Check out this video link to see what happened. Such a character!

Mingo not only talks to me with his loud, deep meows, but he also has his “lazy” meow. When I watch TV in the evening, he likes to lie nearby my chair on my sofa. He is such a relaxed boy, and lies flopped on his back looking very comfortable. When I turn off the television, I tell Mingo it’s time for bed. He always looks at me lazily and meows back in a very tired way, as if he’s saying, “I’m not too sure I can make it upstairs with you. I’m pretty comfortable here right now.” I have also included a link to a video showing this lazy reaction. Again, he’s such a character!

Mingo worked his way into my heart as soon as I got him. He was a sweet little kitten and continues to be a sweet and loving adult. I love him dearly, as I do Kelchi and Colter. We are all one happy family!

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Peggy Bennett

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  1. Mingo the Magnificent! What a beautiful boy. He reminds me of our wonderful boy Sebastian. We adopted him from a shelter, but he looked so much like a Rag Doll. In fact, he looked very much like your adorable Mingo. Sebbie had the same fun personality as Mingo. Love Mingo’s antics. He is quite a furry character! Thanks so much for the videos. They were charming. Love the photo of the critters at the door. That is a holiday card if I ever saw one! Thank you for sharing your lovely fur babies. Wishing you all a lifetime of love, health and fun.

  2. omg your cat is just gorgeous!!! holy crap! both of them are and your dog too but that Mingo is a prince. thanks for sharing his story. lol he was slick with that cup , that was so funny. cats….

  3. Hi, Peggy! THANK YOU SOOOO VERY MUCH for your wonderful Love Story about your PRECIOUS & STUNNING Mingo boy!!! HE IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! Your Kelchi girl and Colter boy are also BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂 <3

    The pics of all of your babies are just wonderful!!! I simple adore the color patterns on Mingo and Kelchi (her white girlstache is so cute!) 🙂 <3

    Mingo sounds like such a delightful and charming lovebug & cuddlekins!! He obviously has a great sense of humor, too, and I'm sure you are laughing at his antics all the time!! 🙂 <3

    The videos were marvelous and I was grinning and giggling throughout my viewing of them!!! 🙂 <3

    Wishing all of you many, many more years of good health, happiness, love, laughter and purry & barky adventures together!! 😉 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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