Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 15, 2024

Say hello to Mixie Ghost! The black, white and gray striped tabby kitten with four white boots is the newest pet to join the Quintana-Gonzalez family in Miami Lakes. It’s hard to get a good photo of the 7-month-old girl because “she is always moving!” Cathy Quintana-Gonzalez said. Other household members are Cathy’s husband Omar Gonzalez, their son Gabriel and daughter KiKi. There is also another cat named Snickers and a tank of fish that entertain the felines. 

    Gabriel named the kitten Mixie and her middle name comes from a type of pepper. Mixie’s mother is a stray known in the neighborhood and is called Pepper.

     “She is slim and delicate,” Quintana-Gonzalez said about the kitten. “Mixie was part of a litter born in the wild and was the only kitten to survive. She’s super playful, very sweet. She doesn’t scratch or bite.”

     Mixie’s favorite toy is a bunch of feathers that hang from an elastic string attached to a stick. She also likes to dab her paw in the fish tank water, prompting the fish to swim up to her and then dart away.      

     If you would like to introduce your pet to the readers of The Miami Laker, please email Photo: Cathy Quintana-Gonzalez.