Hi everyone, it’s Ruby! Today is a very important day! It’s my 7th adoption anniversary! Seven years ago today, Mom brought me home to live with her and Allegra. What a happy girl I was that day! And every day since then!

Before Mom adopted me, my name was Cinnamon. Mom liked the name, but she said it wasn’t special enough for me, so she named me after a gem stone! Because I’m so precious!

Allegra: Precious is one way to describe you, Ruby…

Ruby: blows raspberry at Allegra.

Ingrid: I know it’s hard to tell in photos, but Ruby only weighs seven pounds (Allegra is slightly bigger at 8 pounds.) Ruby not only still looks like a kitten to me, with the exception of maybe sleeping a little more than she used to, she still acts like a kitten. It’s hard to believe that she will be eight in September.

Ruby: Mom, Allegra, come on! We need to celebrate me! Where’s my tuna cake?

28 Comments on Ruby’s Reflections: 7th Adoption Anniversary

  1. It was so generous of you, dear Ruby, to bring so much joy into the lives of Ingrid and Allegra! Happy Adoption Day – you made a very good choice! With purrs, Nicholas and Nadia

  2. Happy Adoptversary pretty girl!!! And wishing you many more…You have grown into a lovely young lady…

  3. Happy Birthday Ruby! And thank you Ingrid for adopting her from our organization – SPCA NOVA! So nice for me to be able to see how she is doing over the years. 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday Ruby! Both of your pictures are cute! Wish you many more to come.

    Grayson, Milo and Nancy

  5. So happy for you, Ruby!
    My 7-yr-old Rosie weighs 10 lbs, and I thought she was small.

    and thanks to the doc for the piece on rotating foods. I think it’s good advice. It wouldn’t be good for one of us humans to eat exactly the same thing day after day. My challenge is to get Rosie to eat more variety. For 4 years she would eat only one canned food, Friskies Poultry Platter. She was rescued from a feral colony, and had only eaten dry food, I suspect, until I adopted her at 2 yrs old. A neighbor’s cat is the same age, and they have been good friends since they met. One night this year, I opened a can, giving them both dinner outdoors (they have a safe outdoors and spend a lot of time there together), a Fancy Feast Classic fish meal. To my great surprise, Rosie wanted to eat it, too. Now I’m inspired to offer different, new canned foods to her (and her buddy) outdoors. But it’s been a Challenge. I have offered every canned food offered at our local pet supply store, good quality foods, and she has refused and rejected every one. At the Shelter, they were feeding one brand, donated, which she did not like. When I brought her home she was 1.5 lbs under weight. If I had ever wondered, she demonstrated to me again and again, if a cat doesn’t like the food, she won’t eat it, she would rather go without eating. So I give her what she will eat, which includes dry food. She insists she must have it, and will not eat enough wet food Kcal. I have been able to give her some variety there, and choose ones which are high protein, meat based.
    Oddly (to me) I’ve found that my indoor-outdoor cats who hunt and eat mice and baby rats will not eat any of the raw foods I’ve offered. They look at it, sniff it maybe, and seem to say, that’s not mine, I didn’t kill that, it’s not fresh.
    thanks again.

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