Welcome to Ruis' new blog! Here he continues (photo-)writing about his Dutch cat- and dog family, online adventures with his friends and other things that come to mind. ~ the staff.

Goodbye sweet Soraya

Friday, February 27, 2009

Early this morning my sweet sister Soraya went to Rainbow Bridge.

On April 24, 2007 she came into our lives when I found her in the animal shelter in Geleen. Last night all of a sudden she got sick, the vet could not help her anymore so the staff took her back home. Soraya softly purred and snuggled with them all night, until around 8 AM she peacefully went to the Bridge.

Goodbye Sweet Girl!

Thank you so much KC for this beautiful graphic of our beautiful girl!

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Fashion Friday at the Spa

Friday, March 7, 2008

You probably already read it at The Cat Realm blog…, we are still at the Spa in Tucson. In the Netherlands it is raining and cold, so I saw no reason to go back home this week. And Karl and I are having such a wonderful, relaxing and romantic time……………..


Our friends Asta and Daisy have showed it before, and we make it official:
The New Look For Spring 2008!


For all of you who want to follow the latest fashion trends we have created fresh,
slice designed “Cucumber Glasses”, and they go together with a stylish
off-white “Spa Turban”.
Set off your new look this spring and take these designer accessories!
(For ALL genders & species.)


We also sent them home and Bubbles let us know that B’Elanna was
the first to try out the glasses.


Noooo, not because she’s old or needs them or will be 15 years this May,
our Soraya is just a fashion girl! 🙂

Spa 2nd

With a famous name as Gucci, “our still not to Dubai moved” 10th cat
shows the Spring 2008 accessories with style and charme!

I want to thank Mrs. OZ for distributing The New Look For Spring 2008 and arranging the fashion photographer!!
(graphics by The Cat Realm)

More photos of The New Look For Spring 2008 at The Cat Realm

Added by Bubbles: The warm and healing energy coming from the blogosphere is amazing! Our Maxime is eating more than yesterday, and there’s also a sparkle in her eyes again. She is still weak, but we and our staff have hope again. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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Catch up & Penguins

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I have a lot of catching up to do, as my typist has had a arm surgery at January 4th and the healing process did not go as she had hoped. Because she still has to do it easy, I hope I can get as much computer time as possible before her next (other arm) surgery February 8th.

We want to thank everycat and everybean for their purrs, visits and thoughts, sweet emails and post card!!

Okay, on to the 1st catch-up post and collecting the penguins!

From my Antarctica cruise with Karl we brought back some souvenirs for the cats at home. There is no sun here in the Netherlands now, but all cats got a pair of sun glasses. And of course there were the penguins… I’m not sure anymore how many I had, but where I look I see penguins, everywhere in our house.

Korenna, Ruis, Miral & Penguin
Korenna, Miral and I

Mientje & Penguin
Mientje is an outdoor cat mostly, so she looooved the sun glasses!

Soraya & Penguin
Soraya comes more and more in the living room, is that maybe because I was away…?

B'Elanna & Penguin
I hear B’Elanna thinking…”Hmm, that’s not Bubbles, but who is it then ?”

Bubbles & Penguin
Here is Bubbles, and he already washed his penguin from head to bottom!

Bubbles and B'Elanna & Penguin
Bubbles & B’Elanna in the cat room… Marlene, you forgot their sun glasses!!

Buzzer & Penguin
Oh no… if Buzzer has a penguin that means it’s dead by the time you see this photo — see here why!

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Secret Paws

Monday, December 24, 2007
Secret Paws
Secret Paws
Secret Paws
Thank you, Dragonheart!!

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Thursday Thirteen #3: Soraya

Thursday, November 22, 2007

As good journalist and reporter my eyes and ears are always open…, I don’t miss a thing! Today 13 things you did or did not know about our oldest cat Soraya.

  1. Since April 2007 Soraya lives with us. After an unsuccessful survival trip I (Ruis) ended up in the animal shelter in Geleen (South East of the Netherlands). When the staff came to pick me up they also took Soraya and gave her a forever home & family.
  2. Soyara is 14 years old! She was born at May 21st in 1993.
  3. She only listens to Soraya, which is also her birthname, given by her breeder. We don’t know her breeder or her last family because she was brought (with her papers) to the animal shelter.
  4. Soraya is a cream smoke with white Persian girlcat. Of course she is spayed.:)
  5. She can talk!! Yes, really. I have never heard such a weird sound from another cat in my whole life. The staff says it sounds like a little kid talking.
  6. We feel a little sad about the fact Soraya’s last years at her previous home, there she had to stay in one single room. Because of that she is still a little shy when she is in the living room and is too scared to go outside in the garden. She likes it the most in the staff’s bedroom, but she may only be there at night. “She must get used to us and a family life,” the staff says. It improves bit by bit.
  7. She is/was afraid of me sometimes. 😐 Okay, I’ll be honest with you. I did not liked her at all! She looks very much like Chrissy (Maxime and Ralph’s mommy), she has almost the same color and same look. Chrissy was the Queen in the house as you know what I mean, her will was law! Chrissy went to the Bridge 3 years ago, and now there’s a look-a-like…
  8. Soraya can scream very, very loud!
  9. Because she is still too shy to sit on the couch and on the cat tower in the livingroom, she sleeps with the staff. There she feels more free and dares to cuddle and purr, and she gets the attention she needs so much.
  10. The staff said that I have to be nice to her. All the other cats and doggies here are nice to her. Oh, I know it is my own fault she is here! But since about 2 weeks I am nicer to her because she doesn’t want to be a Queen. I think she will get used to us sooner now.
  11. Soraya does not like fresh fish and stinky goodness. She only eats her special for her and Maxime’s RC senior dry food. Sometimes I steal a few and I must admit it is yummy.
  12. She loves to watch television with the staff. CSI and Animal Planet are her favorites.
  13. Soraya is an older girlcat, but she is very playful. When the staff plays with her she acts like 2 year old. She also has her “crazy” hour as the staff called it.
She doesn’t like her picture taken when she is playing, she quits right away.

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