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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Introducing...Rueben.

Three years ago, on a Thursday, I went into the city to have lunch with Irma. She says to me at one point.."I saw some really cute kittens in the vet's window." We had just lost our ginger cat, Paddyo a month before and she thought it would be good for us to get another one. I said "O.K but just to LOOK at.." Yeah right. Next thing you know I'm driving the 45 minute ride home with this....
That same night we had the most fearful, wicked hurricane that we've ever had here and guess who decided to sleep all alone upstairs? Yup...Rueben. I realized later that his namesake (after the boxer Rueben Carter) fit perfectley because not only was he ballsy, but Rueben Carter's nickname was....the Hurricane... Anyway I thought I would show a portrait of Rueben and his many moods.
He loves the fire...
He loves his basket..
He loves Griffin and  thinks he's Griffins little brother...
He sleeps in very strange positions...this one is the 'ready for anything' pose. Notice the hind feet on spring mode...
This one is the feline question mark yoga pose....
Stealing Griffins bone.
Here is the 'melt into the couch' pose...

Rueben goes by many names...the most obvious is 'Rubber man', then there's 'Little man', 'Bad Boy' (for gorry reasons to do with birds and mice) and a few unmentionables which shouldn't be in print (to do with the previous reasons).
But we love him just the same....

5 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

cats are soooo funny and unnerving, the way they
can change the shape of their heads, so weird.

farmlady said...

Picture #6 makes me think that this cat may be a dog, in disguise. But, that kitten photo is so adorable and all cat...

mariel said...

adorable!! cats are so comical. my fella is 20 now, so no longer very bendy. takes him 10 minutes to lie down!

PK Studios said...

I found you on my sister's blog...Thanks for your comments on my jewelry! I love your blog .... and adorable furry friends : ) We have one too... Lucy... LOVE labradoodles!

namibsands said...

What a gorgeous little cat! Such a beautiful face! He looks naughty, adorable, snuggly, mischievous, and lovable all rolled into one. May he entertain you and Griffin for many, many more years!