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.

Feline Friday Beauty

The last picture of Mientje I posted was in June. And she is such a sweet and wonderful tabby cat, that today she is our Feline Friday Beauty.

It is Feline Friday Time! For more Friday Felines or if you want to share your cat photo/story, visit Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog.

PS – Friday is Ruis’s day off.

Mientje

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Thursday Thirteen #2: Miral

13 things about Miral ~ by Ruis


  1. Her birthname is Jamila Witz de Levant, but Marlene is a Star Trek Voyager fan and named her Miral.
  2. She is a Cornish Rex and was born on April 1st, 2000 in Leiden in the Netherlands.
  3. Her mommie is also my mommie, so she is my half sister. Her daddy was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 1999.
  4. Miral has a complete white coat and blue eyes. Yes, the Meezer gene… with curls, but a Rex with a Siamese (pointed) coat is called a Si-rex. You don’t see colored points at Miral because they are covered by the white, like the white Siamese: a Foreign White cat.
  5. Princess from Caesar and Princess’s Happy Place is Miral’s muzzle twin. Or Miral is Princess’s muzzle twin, I don’t know exactly? Well, they just are twins!!
  6. Miral is mommie of Korenna and grandma of Djenna (and Odo and Dax.)
  7. She LOVES food!! While the staff and young bean eat their dinner she is investigating the kitchen counter to see and taste what’s on the menu. Also when we get fresh fish or some other not everyday meal she eats like a hungry Lion which hasn’t eaten for a week.
  8. She also is a music lover. Sometimes Henny sings especialy for her a song with her name in, then Miral go sit right next to her and gives her headbutts.
  9. Miral is the leader of our whole cat family. She sees and hears everything we do, and correct us when needed. I do not always agree with her when she corrects me, but that’s another story.

  10. Showtime
  11. Miral went to cat shows a few times and won some prizes. And although she still has her beautiful curls, she is no show girl anymore because she has too much belly fat.
  12. Sometimes she has red eyes instead of blue. I don’t know why that is, but going through her pictures on the computer I saw lots of her with red eyes. Maybe she got those from her dad?
  13. She has a very quiet, sweet and relaxed character and we all love her very much (except B’Elanna.) I wonder if that is the reason she is the leader and not I?
  14. She is a real family kittie. She loves to snuggle and sleep with Korenna, her granddaughter Djenna and of course ME, her BIG half brother.

Edited at March 22, 2008 – 02:00 AM: If you want to comment about Miral, please post in the comments section at the homepage, where you also find the latest news. Thank you!

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Wordless Wednesday: Manipulated Grandma

Bes from Deir Alla
B’Elanna’s grandma Bes from Deir Alla (Jordan)

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Mancat Monday with Ruis

It is official! I am reporter of this blog!!

Heavy negotiations went in advance. I got very good advice from my friend Daisy about my payment, only the staff did not want to pay 10 Temptations per post. But it was good to start so high because they were thinking of 3 Tempations per post.

Then I threatened to start my own blog, Karl, my friend at The Cat Realm gave me that idea. After that they did an offer of 6 Tempations per post + 3 new toys of my choice a month + help from Marlene with the pictures. At the end of this year we evaluate and there’s maybe a salary raise.

Marlene and Henny will also be reporting of course, but after some stupid comments from anonymous beans yesterday and this morning they take a few days off from the computer this week. Marlene will help me with the pictures, though.

Ruis
Me at Blogger after I logged in.:)

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Hurt

Is someone sick or what? Read the 3rd comment of Feline Friday with Korrenna

A few weeks ago we had to delete some comments which hurt. We blog, we talk and we respect everyone, and we expect the same back!

[edit: We have deleted the comments + the anonymous one on this post.]

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