Ruby’s Reflections: Ruby and the Stink Bug, Part 2

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It’s been a while since I got myself in trouble, but you knew it was only going to be a question of time. Some of you may remember my stink bug adventure from back in October. Yup, you guessed it. I found another one of those creepy little bugs. We had some really warm weather here last week, so maybe he thought it was safe to come out. Little did he know that not only would he have to deal with SuperKitten (aka, me!), he also had to deal with AvengerWoman (Mom).

See, when Mom saw me play with the stink bug, she went ballistic. I guess she still remembered how sick I got after I ate the last one, and she didn’t want that to happen again. She grabbed the bug out from under my nose! I was only playing with him, I wasn’t about to eat him. I’m smarter than that! I remember how awful that first one tasted! I was just having fun!

A little while later, I noticed an awful smell right where I had been playing with him. I scratched on the carpet and tried to cover it, but it wouldn’t go away. Mom said I must have squished him just enough to release some of the foul smell. She ended up spraying the area with something that magically took the horrible smell away (Ingrid’s note: I used NOse Offense, our go to odor remover. Yes, it even works on stink bugs.)

That was a close one, huh?

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14 Comments on Ruby’s Reflections: Ruby and the Stink Bug, Part 2

  1. Paul Pfleger
    January 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Paul: I have a kitten and Tigger is his name. He has the uncanny of sensing out Stink Bugs. He’ll be laying on my lap asleep and suddenly he’ll fly off of my lap and “point” out a Stink Bug. I don’t is anyone else has a cat like this, but my question is: What triggers this action. We don’t hear them, not smell them. It is a mystery to us.

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  2. Anna
    December 22, 2011 at 10:11 am (8 years ago)

    Oh those stink bugs sound awful! Be careful, Ruby! 🙂

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  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and
    December 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm (8 years ago)

    My goodness Ruby… so much trouble for a little kitty to get into!! Our Mom gets a bit nutty when we find bugs too – we have roaches in Florida and they are cruncy. We don’t eat them, but Mom gets upset nonetheless… At least they don’t smell! Happy Holidays to you, Allegra, and your Mom!

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  4. Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101
    December 21, 2011 at 10:04 am (8 years ago)

    Ruby, this is how cats get on Santa’s Naughty List. Good thing your mom is quick. We love NOse Offense and it’s a nice company.

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm (8 years ago)

      Ruby is working hard to get on that list these days, Layla…

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  5. Bernadette
    December 21, 2011 at 9:57 am (8 years ago)

    Beware stink bugs! Ruby, you’ll have to be a little more cautious so your mom doesn’t figure it out and you gt to play a little longer.

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm (8 years ago)

      I’d be fine with her playing with it, Bernadette, but I don’t trust that she really wouldn’t eat another one!

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  6. Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
    December 21, 2011 at 7:28 am (8 years ago)

    Oh Ruby it’s good that your Mom got that stinky old bug away from you before it had a chance to get its stinkiness on you!!! We haven’t seen any of those things thank heavens – that’s not a very FUN Christmas present for sure!

    Sammy

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

      I just didn’t want her to eat it again, Sammy!

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  7. Marg
    December 21, 2011 at 8:23 am (8 years ago)

    Ruby, we sure are glad you didn’t eat that silly stink bug again. But bugs are fun to play with, for sure. We have those stink bugs around here but there are so many other bugs especially grasshoppers, that we don’t bother the stink bugs.
    We sure hope all of you have a really good Christmas.

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

      I think that was the problem, Marg: other bugs are hard to come by here this time of year!

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  8. Max the Quilt Cat
    December 21, 2011 at 6:57 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve never seen a stink bug, but it doesn’t sound very good on the nose.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

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    • Ingrid
      December 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

      I don’t think they’ve made it as far south as you are yet, Max, but hardy bugs that they are, I wouldn’t be suprised if you eventually got to see them there as well!

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