BombayAdopted or Rescued?
YesPet personality / Story of adoption / Why is your pet special?
Midnight is shy, introverted, and mysterious. She likes to hide and it seems sometimes for days at a time. When she emerges she can be (not always) a real timid "scaredy cat" verses the black cat image on Halloween "frightening" starngers during the night. She looks like a black panther with her pearl black sleek and shiny fur coat & amber eyes. While some say crossing the path of a Black Cat can mean bad luck, Midnight is such a curious and timid /sweet girl, you would actually be lucky to meet her and pet her. And she has an adorable soft gentle purr.
Rescue story: We rescued Midnight when she was just a little kitten in Kearney when she ran across the road in a neighborhood near a relative. She was running from something which scared her and she had a massive red gash taken out of her fur due to another larger animal biting her, or a human mis treating her. Either way, it took some coaxing and time (weeks actually) for her to feel safe and confident around us (any human). But in time, she warmed up to us and came around. We fed her and comforted her.
We have had her now for over 9 years and while she is still mostly timid and shy, she has gained a lot of confidence in her life and has brought boundless joy to our household. She is lucky to have run across our path that evening, but we a re lucky because of the love and tenderness she has shared with us.
According to the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) the Bombay breed was created by a Louisville, KY breeder named Nikki Horner, who set her sights on producing a copper-eyed, black short haired cat with the exotic appearance of a mini or “parlor” panther. The black leopard of India inspired her choice of the breed’s name and the most defining characteristic of the Bombay is its short, flat, gleaming, black-to-the-roots fur coat. And along with its conspicuous large, brilliant gold (to copper) eye color, the Bombay is described as the “patent leather kid with the new penny eyes.” This description definitely fits our "Midnight."