Ruby’s Reflections: Ruby and the tree branch

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Hi everyone, it’s Ruby! Mom has been hogging the blog, and it’s about time that I get to write something. I’ve been a busy little kitten, helping Mom work, playing with my sister, and trying really hard to stay out of trouble.

But what I really want to tell you about is the excitement we had here a couple of days ago. Let me set the scene: we have a lot of really big trees in our backyard. I love sitting on my window perch next to Mom’s desk, and looking out over the backyard. There’s always something going on: there are birds, and squirrels, and occasionally even bunnies and foxes. And one of the big tree branches was so close to the window that sometimes, I came eye to eye with a bird or squirrel! I love that!

Well, apparently, Mom doesn’t love that particular branch as much as I do, because I’ve heard her muttering that “we need to do something about this.” I didn’t know what that meant. What on earth could be wrong with a tree branch that provided daily entertainment for me?

Well, the other day, the entertainment got even better. I couldn’t believe my eyes: there was a man in our yard, and he was climbing our tree! I pressed my nose up against the window to get a better view. Then I started growling a little. Was he going to crawl across the branch and come get me? I growled a little more, just to be safe – and it worked! I must have scared him, because he didn’t crawl across the branch! I’m a ferocious kitten!

Then all of a sudden, there was this really loud noise. Allegra had already taken off for her safe space. I usually don’t mind loud noises, but this was too loud, even for me. I jumped off the window perch and started to run out of the office, but then curiosity got the better of me. I climbed back up on my perch and looked out the window again. My branch was gone! It was laying on the ground!

At first, I was a little upset. I looked at Mom, but she didn’t seem to mind. What was she thinking, allowing this man to cut down my branch? But then, I decided it wasn’t so bad – because now, I had an even better view of the other trees in the yard that I could hardly see before, because the big branch had blocked them. Now I can see even more birds and squirrels!

I heard Mom on the phone later that day, saying “they took down that branch today. You know, the one that was starting to damage the roof?” Oh – so that’s her story of why she had that done.

But I know better: she did it to provide an even better view of our backyard for me! Because that’s just the kind of Mom she is!

23 Comments on Ruby’s Reflections: Ruby and the tree branch

  1. Esme
    June 24, 2012 at 10:48 am (8 years ago)

    We get crows in our backyard and it is funny to watch the kitties stalk them from the kitchen window-they are biger than Penelope so I am not sure what she would do if she got close to one.

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  2. Vicki
    June 21, 2012 at 6:33 am (8 years ago)

    A very exciting day, Ruby! Enjoy your wonderful big view! Sasha cat xx

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    • Ingrid
      June 21, 2012 at 6:40 am (8 years ago)

      She’s sitting on her perch enjoying the view as I’m writing this, Vicki!

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  3. Savannah NanaMo
    June 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Mom’s are so good at taking us into the whole perspective…and now I betcha you can see way more than before…enjoy your larger world dear furriend

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    • Ingrid
      June 21, 2012 at 6:39 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks, Savannah!

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  4. Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
    June 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm (8 years ago)

    A nice clear view can be a wonderful thing too! You can see the birds flying by and the squirrels playing – people coming by – so your Mom did you a favor I think!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm (8 years ago)

      I think she’s coming around to seeing it my way, Sammy. 🙂

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  5. Bernie
    June 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Ruby, Mommy really wanted to open up a whole lot of your new little world for you and Allegra. Now you can see more birds and squirrels to see.

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm (8 years ago)

      That’s just the kind of cat mom I am, Bernie. 😉

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  6. Lisa Richman (of Ryker's Boyz 'n' Allie)
    June 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm (8 years ago)

    MOWZERS, Ruby! Mommy had a friend who had a branch like that – and in a fierce ice storm, it punctured the roof and stopped just short of her son’s bed! She sez you’re much better off with a better view of the other trees!

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm (8 years ago)

      Ruby had no idea tree branches could be that scary, Lisa!

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  7. Layla Morgan Wilde
    June 20, 2012 at 10:54 am (8 years ago)

    We missed your adventures, Ruby! A better view is worth a few strangers.

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm (8 years ago)

      I think Ruby agrees with you, Layla!

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  8. Bernadette
    June 20, 2012 at 10:16 am (8 years ago)

    Ruby, we don’t like to see our favorite branches go either, but every so often our mom does the same thing for us and we’re always glad. Besides that, it’s fun to watch her struggle with the branches and drag them around the yard. We guess it’s like the human way of practicing to hunt.

    It’s really impressive how you growled at the guy in the tree and he left!

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm (8 years ago)

      She’s turned into my guard kitty, Bernadette.

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  9. Bopeeps
    June 20, 2012 at 9:24 am (8 years ago)

    Wow Ruby you get to see foxes and bunnie? I only get to see birds, squirrels , the other “apartment cats” and of course the humans. I sit in the window in Mom’s bedroom and lookout. I sometimes see the humans point up at me and smile because I’m so cute 🙂 Although sometimes certain humans called “maintenance men” make an awful lot of noise and carry big equipment like ladders. I just growl at them like you.

    Enjoy that extra special view and remember Mom did it especially for you.

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm (8 years ago)

      Good for you for growling at those maintenance men, Bopeeps!

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  10. Marg
    June 20, 2012 at 8:37 am (8 years ago)

    Yup that is terrific that you have a better view now Ruby. Maybe you will meet some new birds and squirrels.

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm (8 years ago)

      I think she’s happy with the new view, Marg.

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  11. Carine
    June 20, 2012 at 8:18 am (8 years ago)

    Of course she had it cut for you Ruby 🙂
    So cute! I’m sure you’re going to spend even more time in front of the window!

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm (8 years ago)

      Why, of course, Carine! Everything I do revolves around Ruby! 🙂

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  12. Max the Quilt Cat
    June 20, 2012 at 6:45 am (8 years ago)

    Hope you see all sorts of extra birds and such with that branch out of the way.

    pawhugs, Max

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    • Ingrid
      June 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

      She’s having fun with her expanded view, Max.

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