Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Had a Nighttime Encounter With a Ceramic Bowl


As I’m mourning my beautiful little girl, the memories keep flooding in. I still miss her terribly every day, and memories are sometimes comforting, sometimes painful, but that’s as it should be when you’re grieving a loss.

Today’s memory goes way back to August of 2011, when Ruby had been with us about four months. As you may recall, Ruby had a propensity to get herself in trouble when she was little, and this time was no exception. You kind of know that a story that starts with “there’s a small ceramic bowl sitting there, and I thought it might make a nice toy” does not end well.

Click here to read Ruby and the Ceramic Bowl.

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9 Comments on Remembering Ruby: That Time When Ruby Had a Nighttime Encounter With a Ceramic Bowl

  1. Vivienne Parker
    October 2, 2020 at 8:21 pm (7 months ago)

    I would find it hard to live without that little face too. I just remind myself that our cats are now back in the hands of God who made them…and keep a lot of photos around.

  2. Ms Vivian Rankovitch
    September 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm (7 months ago)

    I understand fully what you are going through because my four-legged child has gone to Rainbow Bridge January 2020 and I am still greaving I remember her each time I look at her album and see her I begin to cry because I remember the good old times. My sincere and deepest condolences

  3. Timmy Tomcat
    September 30, 2020 at 10:45 am (7 months ago)

    Ruby really knew how to have fun and sometimes when kitties have fun they can cause, well, excitement. She was a special kitty and we send you our purrs of support

    • Ingrid
      September 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm (7 months ago)

      Thank you, Timmy!

  4. Janine
    September 30, 2020 at 6:44 am (7 months ago)

    That’s hilarious. Ruby sure was a stinker at times. As I was reading the original post, I could picture it easily as my kitchen and dining room are set up with the ledge/counter top separating rooms. Before I lived in this house, before I met my husband, I had gotten into painting ceramics with my mother and a the lady who ran the classes liked a couple of the things I made that she actually entered them in a contest. I one first and second place in the beginners category with them. I set the birdhouse (second place) on the ledge between the dining room and kitchen and Nani knocked it over and broke it. The first place piece was a vase and my husband broke that one. Needless to say, nothing goes on the ledge anymore.

    • Ingrid
      September 30, 2020 at 12:23 pm (7 months ago)

      Everything on that ledge now is either anchored with museum putty or it’s not breakable.

      • Janine
        September 30, 2020 at 9:49 pm (7 months ago)

        I’m going to look into the museum putty for some of my breakables. I have decided to leave the counter empty because it’s become a runway for the girls when they want to hop up and down on top of the high cabinets. Little Lu is quit the jumper.

  5. Jane Vessels
    September 30, 2020 at 3:56 am (7 months ago)

    Ruby will always be loved. ❤️

  6. Summer
    September 30, 2020 at 2:55 am (7 months ago)

    Aww, who knew that would wind up being such a fond memory? <3


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