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“How YOU doin’?”

Givin’ the attitude.


When I walk into the guest bedroom, Rufus is almost always either on his cat bed (which is usually located at the bottom of the cat tree, which is near the window. This is the cat tree that was upstairs in the foster room, but I was afraid that Maggie would opt to give birth in the condo on the second “floor” of the cat tree, and I further thought that Rufus might like to have something familiar around when we brought him home from the vet last Friday) or hanging out under the bed. When I sit down, he stands up from wherever he is, and he streeeeetches and rubs against whatever’s closest (usually the bottom of the bed) and streeeeetches some more, and then slowly makes his way over to me. Then, depending on his mood, he either sits against me and lets me pet him, or he climbs into my lap and rolls around while I pet him.

Occasionally I let one of the other cats – usually Jake or Elwood – into the room with me. Rufus is always happy to see another cat – his tail goes straight up in the air – but for the most part none of our cats want anything to do with Rufus yet. They’re mostly interested in eating his food, since it’s different than what they get. Elwood even GROWLS at Rufus if Rufus should happen to think he’s going to have a bite of his own food while Elwood’s in there. Oh, that makes me so mad! So I’ve started putting the food bowl up where they can’t get to it, and then when they want back out, I give Rufus his food bowl back.

Corbie did go in and touch noses with Rufus, so I suppose that’s a start. Poor Rufus. He just wants friends!

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::slurrrrrrp:: “It’s like this, lady.”

“You keep the canned food coming, I’ll see about getting you some babies.”

“You get me?”

(No babies yet, obviously.)

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Poor Alice. She was laying in that box, then Joe Bob got on top of it, and started smacking at the side of the box, and it scared her. See the baleful look she’s giving him? (Pardon the 63 pairs of shoes in the background. We have GOT to do something about getting that area cleaned up, I swear. Some day.)


2010: So, sit down. (AKA: See Baby Corbie!!!)
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



3-17-11 — 8 Comments

  1. That Rufus is really sweet! It’s all tabbies up for fostering in your house, at the mo’, isn’t it? I can’t wait to see Maggie’s kittens; I love how mum cats are so in love with their babies…until they grow teeth!
    Rufus was the cat we were looking for 13 years ago when we went to a cat adoption place to get our now oldest cat. We had a black and white (what you would call tuxedo), short haired male. And we wanted another boy, not long haired and any colour except black and white. A silver tabby was just what we fancied. We looked and the cat who chose us was…female, long haired and black/white (tuxedo)! She was in her bed when we walked past the first time and when we came back she was posed adorably in her doorway, looking up at us with big green eyes, pink nose- as our boy had a black nose and was DH’s first cat, he noticed that- and a black splodge on one of her white paws. We picked her up and I saw she had not long been feeding kittens; the two further down. She let us handle her and later we realised she must REALLY have wanted to be took home, because she doesn’t like being picked up. Moral of story; when you go to adopt a cat, you are not going to choose a cat, but to be chosen BY a cat!

  2. Maggie is so pretty! Can’t wait to see her kittens! And yay for Corby being friendly as well as gorgeous!

    Finally, poor little Alice having that behemoth Joe Bob parked on top of her real estate. I’m sure she got over it, though.

  3. Awww lovely Rufus!!! All stretchy and just wanting friends!! 🙂 Yay for sweet Corbie!!! Two very handsome mankitties!!!

    Oh my stars, mum kitty!!! Talk about keeping us on tenterhooks! LOL!!!

    Hope gorgeous Alice and adorable Joe Bob are ok together now! Take care

  4. Yeah, I don’t think Rufus will have a problem finding a home. Love the tongue peeking out in his last photo.

  5. Yay for Corbie!! Love the idea of them making friends until Rufus finds his furever home. I’d say “Rufus and Corbie,” but I’m almost as in love with him as you are… and selfishly wouldn’t mind seeing him become a part of your General Population. 😀