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.

20 thoughts on “Greetings from Rufus the Red”

  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

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