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Greetings from Rufus the Red


Rufus the Red is the most friendly, busy, and playful cat we’ve ever adopted…
Fortunately, he must know that Santa is keeping a list, because he’s shown no interest in those shiny little Christmas ornaments.
And how are he and Mickey Mouser getting along?


You might remember that Mickey Mouser became an only cat when Tommie died last Spring. Mickey is a very shy formerly feral and seemed in need of feline companionship. So, we began searching for a calm, laid back, easy going male.


Rufus seemed perfect.
Due to his time on the streets, he was medicated for several rounds of parasites. When he finally recovered, we found out that we didn’t have a Cowardly Lion sort of cat; we had brought home Winnie the Pooh’s Tigger!


There ensued weeks of hissing (Mickey), wrestling, chasing, pouncing (Rufus), and some bad language (humans).


Here’s the happy ending to our story.

I hope you all have a cat or dog to cuddle this Holiday Season! If not, please visit PAWS or your own local shelter.

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6 years ago

That is most wonderful and we will do a quiet happy dance so we won’t wake them.

6 years ago

It looks and sounds like both Rufus and Mickey have been very good boys. Santa Claws is making a stop at your house, for sure! 🙂

6 years ago

Awww! They got there in the end! Love that last picture! Merry Christmas to you, Maggie xoxox

6 years ago

Aw, we’re so glad they’re getting along. 🙂 Meowy Christmas!

6 years ago

Merry Merry Christmas!
From all of us at ManxMnews
Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx (Mom Debra)

6 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes…the sequence of photos is just adorable. I am sooo happy that all ended up well!!! That snuggling photo is the best gift of all. May you have a joyous and blessed Christmas! xoxo

6 years ago

We are so pleased that Rufus and Mickey are getting on better and snuggle up and snooze now.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

S Hall
6 years ago

WONDERFUL Christmas Story!
Love a Happy Ending!
Great photos as always, great Kitties!
Merry Christmas M, R, MM & R!
Love, S, S & C

6 years ago

Gorgeous photos as usual!!! What a wonderful close to a tough year, dear Maggie. I’m so happy for you and your family!

6 years ago

What a wonderful story! I’m so happy Mickey Mouser and Rufus have become such good brofurs! The picture of big bitey is funny, though 🙂
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday weekend!!

6 years ago

We awe so glad things worked out. Merry Christmas.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

We love the Happy Ending. So glad to see they discovered they liked each other.

6 years ago

Awwww! That last photo melted my heart. I hope that you have a very merry Christmas! ♥

6 years ago

I love happy endings! Merry Merry Christmas from La Condo Keisha to your abode.

6 years ago

Glad there is a happy ending. Merry Christmas from our house to yours, Thank you so much for your kind words about our Georgie.

6 years ago

We are so happy for your happy ending! What darling photos! Wishing you all and all the PAWS kitties Happy Holidays and a Meowy Catmas!

6 years ago

Big aw and love takes time. So, so happy to see the boys bonding. Merry merry to one and all.

6 years ago

Glad to see they are getting along now! 🙂

6 years ago

That is a fine ending. And Rufus does look like our Toby’s twin. Nothing quite like an orange.

katie isabella
6 years ago

OH they have been SUCH good boys! And handsome too.

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