Happy Birthday, Ruby!


Today is Ruby’s birthday and she seems to know it. She has been running around the house chasing her hard food – batting it like a hockey puck, playing with her favorite kickeroo, batting a toy mouse and teasing Skippy and Little Alice.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Ruby!

  ♥ ♥  ♥

We knew we wanted another Maine Coon to be a friend for Skippy. John had scoured the internet for all the Maine Coon breeders and knew which cats were about to be “new Mamas” and the bloodline of the new litters.

I wanted a calico kitty like my first kitten, Ruby.

Ruby the first was a sweet, gentle kitten who allowed this six-year-old to dress her up in doll clothes and to stroll her around the neighborhood in my red doll carriage. I wanted another kitten like that! Although it is difficult to find a kitten with the same temperament of another cat (especially one born more than forty years later!) but I remembered what my Ruby looked like so that is what John looked for.

One night, he called me into the home office and said that “Nicole’s” kittens had arrived.  I saw the picture of this tiny kitten and my heart leaped. “That’s her! That’s my little Ruby!” I said with confidence.

 ♥ Our first picture of Little Ruby

Wasn’t she adorable? I’m not sure John thought so at first. I seem to recall the phrase “little wet rat” was spoken with a chuckle. But I knew this was our little gal. No doubt about it. John contacted Karen, the Maine Coon breeder and made arrangements for us to visit them in Lenoir, North Carolina.

 

 

  By the time we were able to visit Ruby the first time she was this adorable, fluffy kitten.

 

 

 

 

Ruby and her kitty family lived in a nice, clean bathroom. Ruby didn’t hesitate to come to us.

Mama Nicole anxiously watched us for a few minutes and then seemed to give her approval. I had the feeling she was telling me that she was happy to let me be Ruby’s new “Mama” and we were delighted!

 

 

 

 

Ruby and her kitty family lived in a nice, clean bathroom. Ruby didn’t hesitate to come to us.

Mama Nicole anxiously watched us for a few minutes and then seemed to give her approval. I had the feeling she was telling me that she was happy to let me be Ruby’s new “Mama” and we were delighted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen kept us up to date on our sweet kitten and we noticed the term, “feisty” mentioned once or twice.

 

 

 

Good practice for meeting Skippy! Notice her sibling? Not sure if she just punched him or if he is watching her practice her “princess wave

 

 

 

It didn’t take long for Ruby to settle into her new family. We think it was love at first sight when she and Skippy finally had the freedom to play together.

Best Friends!

They have enjoyed playing together ever since.

They still have a bit of kitten left in them!

It’s not unusual to see the Purdy cats running through the house or stalking each other one minute and snuggling the next!

They play hard and sleep hard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then Little Miss Alice to be a loyal friend!

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to Ruby, our little Princess!

 

One thought on “Happy Birthday, Ruby!

  1. Reblogged this on Katherine H. Purdy and commented:

    They grow up so fast! Ruby is still a sweetheart and communicates very well! I took her towel from the foot of the bed in order to wash it while I changed the sheets. She was not thrilled. She came up to me as I typed on the computer and starred at me. Then she vocalized and turned toward the bedroom and looked back to see if I was following. She jumped on the bed to the corner of the foot of the bed where the kitty towel goes. So I placed my folded blanket on the spot instead and now she is a very happy camper. Our Princess is very particuliar and we love her.

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