Ming the Merciless and Melvyn catching some zzzzzzzzzzeds

1 Aug

Ming the Merciles and her Man

 

Cats are not easy to draw when they’re awake because they move around so much, so most of my cat drawings are of sleeping kitties, which can get a bit boring, so I jump at the chance of getting a different angle. Ming has always adored Melvyn and he her and she often uses him as a giant cushion. They had both dozed off one evening and I managed to get enough time to do this drawing.

We rescued Ming when she was just a tiny, starving scrap about 10 months old. She was extremely ill from neglect and after 4 nights at the vet’s hospital, touch and go, we brought her home and she promptly went to sleep stretched along Melvyn’s legs. We had three older cats and she was very scared and reacting aggressively with them but she obviously felt secure when she was with Melvyn. We’ve had her 9 years now and she still cwtches up to him and usually sleeps next to him on the bed. They’re pretty much inseparable and she’s brought so much fun into our house, it was worth all the effort to save her.

4 Responses to “Ming the Merciless and Melvyn catching some zzzzzzzzzzeds”

  1. Rosie Scribblah August 2, 2011 at 09:16 #

    She’s a little sweetie but turns into Ming the Merciless when she sees the flea drops!

  2. Melvyn Williams August 2, 2011 at 09:06 #

    She is slowly destroying my speakers in the office.

  3. Doodlemum August 2, 2011 at 08:56 #

    Aw, great name for a fearless little fighter.

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