Cats & other amazing pets
Ruben, born sickly (in unsanitary conditions in Ontario), called to my heart from across the country from a single blurry online photo. He thus travelled with his new grandparents in a motorhome all the way across Canada in a snowstorm - leaping and bounding about in sheer delight at the chaos - to meet me, his new mom, in BC.
Since that initial adventure, Ruben has become a true adventure cat. An avid 1-directional hiker, he hikes anywhere from 4-7km per day, rain or shine or snow. His longest hike to-date was 15km to see the big trees near Port Renfrew.
Ruben adores car rides and makes biscuits galore in his car bed while driving. He's also sailed up to Desolation Sound, kayaked, camped, and ran many errands zipped up into the front of my coat.
While most kittens become cats on their 1st birthday, Ruben is now 2 and has not yet graduated from Kittengarten. Failed classes include: (1) Gracefulness 101; (2) Judging Spatial Dimensions for Beginners; and (3) Saying No to FOMO/Introduction to Staying Asleep Even if Your Mom Opens a Drawer or Door or Wrapper During Nap Time.
Ruben is, however, the teacher's pet (literally and figuratively) and has an astoundingly kind temperament. His strengths include extreme beautifulness, being heartbreakingly gentle, displaying glee when being chased around the house, and creating distractingly mesmerizing sleeping positions. He also loves bugs, twist ties, hidey holes, cracks, crevices, drains, and dragging his stuffed animals up and down the stairs at night, loudly announcing their presence.
An incredibly tolerant, loving, kind, and sweet soul, I am beyond grateful to share home with him.
You can find him and his curly-haired adventures on Instagram @ruben_sheepcat