02/09/2018 – A Day with Ruby

Ruby's morning pillow spot - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby’s morning pillow spot – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby’s day begins whenever she wishes it to start, as all sweet kitties named Ruby have that right. Sometimes, she’ll stay sleeping on the soft blankets and comforter near Dad until his work alarm goes off at o’ dark-thirty and he turns on the lights. Then, she moves to his warm pillow after he gets up. Other times, she’s already snuggled under the covers against Mom whose internal heater is always on full blast.

Snuggled Ruby - © Colehauscats.com

Snuggled Ruby – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby stays there until she hears Dad coming back with her breakfast. Sometimes, she meows softly, insistently, telling Dad to hurry. Mom says that’s a much better sound than her alarm clock and way much better than hearing a cat barf. NOTHING gets Mom up faster than that sound.

Watching birds and the sunrise - © Colehauscats.com

Watching birds and the sunrise – © Colehauscats.com

After breakfast at her own SureFlap feeder, and a quick bath to get her furs perfect, it’s Tower Time. Sometimes, she sits in the window to watch the sun come up first, but not for long. Ruby LOVES her tower and what’s not to love? It’s tall, has two heated levels, and is set where she has complete view of the master bedroom her room. She’s had entire blog posts dedicated to her love of her tower. It’s where she prefers to spend over ninety percent of her day. It’s rare that Ruby ever leaves this room because…. why?

Ruby still loves her tower - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby still loves her tower – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby's warm tower cubbie -  Colehauscats.com

Ruby’s warm tower cubbie – Colehauscats.com

Ruby and her Tower - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby and her Tower – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby became a member of our family when she was ten years old after her owner could no longer keep her. What most people don’t know is that Ruby had lived alone in a small, windowless sewing room her entire life. We think that’s why she’s not a fan of large spaces. She likes the space to be the right size to keep her eyes on everything and everyone coming and going. The position of her tower in her room gives her the perfect view.

She isn’t a social cat, either. Maybe from being kept separate all those years? Maybe she was picked on because she’s small; only six pounds, and that’s why she lived in that tiny room by herself? We’ll never know.

Ruby misses nothing - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby misses nothing – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby watches for room intruders - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby watches for room intruders – © Colehauscats.com

During the day, Mom checks in on Ruby and takes note of how much she’s eaten. Sometimes, Mom reads to her or turns on music, either one Ruby can take or leave. She’d prefer Mom took a nap so she could snuggle under the covers again, but Mom’s not the napping kind.

Ruby's not getting anywhere near that thing - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby’s not getting anywhere near that thing – © Colehauscats.com

The only time Ruby feels adventurous enough to leave her room is right before Dad brings her dinner. She’s taking a big chance then, because many of the other cats are lounging around in that general area. But she does it anyway. We think that’s to bring home the point that Dad needs to hurry up because somewhere in the world, cats are starving.

By the way, Ruby never eats all the food in her bowl – at breakfast or at dinner, and has food sitting there waiting to be eaten 24/7. We think it’s as much about the attention, ambiance, and dining partners as it is the expertly served pate in a gleaming stainless steel SureFlap bowl. And by dining partners, she means no one else. Must be more fallout from all those years spent eating alone.

Closer to bedtime for Mom and Dad, she acts lovey and gets talky because she knows brushies before bedtime are coming, not to mention the snuggling on blankets with Dad again. It’s been a good day. Mom hasn’t come in to nap, but she hasn’t come in to vacuum, either. Her sister Olivia hasn’t snuck in to chase and glare at her, and in just a little while, Dad will be home to serve dinner and brushies before bed. Tomorrow, we start all over again.

*yawn* Now we feel sleepy for some reason…

Ruby, February 2018 - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby, February 2018 – © Colehauscats.com

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Courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com, here’s an online, 60-piece jigsaw puzzle of Ruby. Have fun!

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2017 – No post
2016 – No post
2015Off Duty
2014 – No post
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

24 responses to “02/09/2018 – A Day with Ruby

  1. Ruby, we didn’t know about your previous history. So very sad, but clearly you’ve got a wonderful life now. Enjoy that pawsome tower !!

  2. We’re so glad you have a happier life now, Ruby. Being in a small room is no fun. Now you have a CASTLE of a room with all the amenities!

  3. Ruby! So pretty, and it seems that you’ve got a good thing going now after being locked up for all those years. And, your humans are wrapped around your little paws…! Loved the jigsaw!

  4. I’m just marveling that Ruby waits for an alarm to go off, Cody IS our alarm and he starts at 2:30am…….then…like a snooze, he goes off every 15 minutes after that til my husband finally gets up at 4:30am to feed him

  5. Sweet Ruby, thank you for allowing your story to be told. Now, all that is far behind you and only sweetness, light and love surrouds you.

  6. You are a sweetie dear Ruby and darn cute too!

  7. Oh, Ruby, we didn’t know about your past. You certainly hit the jackpot when you moved into Colehouse! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  8. da tabbies o trout towne

    ruby; my stars girl but I am sorry about life … other; while I prefer to be left alone, I did and still do have access to the house; I can’t imagine being confined to one room only….bless your mom and dad for taking you and giving you a castle ~~~~~~~~ hugs from dai$y and I’m supposed to say that mail delivery is no better ~~~ =^..*= ♥♥♥

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    oh, and I finished the puzzle in 8:21…..YAY !! ☺☺♥♥♥♥

  10. It sounds like Ruby has things just the way she likes them!

  11. Oh, my goodness … I LOVE your puzzles! And Ruby – with her uniquely colored fur is the purr-fect subject! I can’t believe she was left in a sewing room by herself. So many people believe cats are solitary and even prefer little contact -but Bear and Ellie disprove that easily.

  12. Ruby this is exactly as it should be….
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Ruby, you have quite the life….

  14. Jenna and Marie

    Oh, Ruby…I feel for you. That little brat Marie won’t let me live in peace except under the bed!

  15. So glad ya has a nice life now Ruby.

  16. Yay! A Ruby puzzle 🙂 Nice to see you get a nice long post too. XO

  17. Windowless room? That is just not right. Glad that Ruby now has a tower and windows to look outside.

  18. We’re glad you have a great life in a wonderful home now ! Purrs

  19. Ruby we too are glad that you have gotten the chance to have the kind of forever home you deserve.

  20. Congrats to you Ruby!
    Have a wonderful Sunday in your new home…

    Noodle and crew

  21. Ruby, we are so happy you found your way to Colehaus. You are loved, happy and safe. And you have your very own castle! 🙂

  22. You are such a sweet little girl, Ruby.
    I am sorry you were shut in a small room om your own for so long, but glad you have a loving home now.

  23. HAH! TW yawned at the end of the post just as you were feeling sleepy. I didn’t know about Ruby’s past but I’m glad she’s not getting loving and has a tower and a window to look out of and see the sun.

  24. My Princess, despite being adopted at about 12 weeks old, prefers closed spaces too. She now lives in the master bedroom. Don’t worry, it is large and the bathroom attached is also large. She hates one of our boys but at night I let the girls and the foster kittens who are old enough come in and she doesn’t seem to mind them.

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