R is for Rumbling purrs and belly Rubs

R is for Rumbling purrs and belly Rubs

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R is for Belly Rubs

This little guy visited me every night at my yurt.  After several day sof checking me out and the yurt, he plopped down at my feet, rolled belly up and a loud rumbling purr emerged — hint, hint, belly rub time!  So I obliged.
If I had my car instead of taking the plane, I would have taken this guy home and Midnight and Pinkie would have another cat to be jealous of.  He was just so sweet.

Lupin has a clowder of semiferal cats who like to hang out there.  Some move in, selecting one person in the small community of residents to become completely domesticated hanging out with their human. A few of the residents put out catfood for any takers and have a regular group of visitors that prefer to remain wild.

R is for Rumbling Purrs

It’s good that the cats hang around inside the parameters of Lupin usually because out in mountain wilderness there are bigger predators like mountain lions that will munch on a cat for breakfast. While the wild turkeys, deer and, of course, the ubiquitous squirrel are often to be found on Lupin, mostly the predators stay away because so many humans visit and/or live there.

This guy looked ready to adopt a human.  He had one that used to live here but when she moved back to the city, she left him behind.  She thought he would not be happy cooped up in a city apartment.  I don’t know if she was right.  I think he really liked having a human to say hello to everyday. He didn’t like to stay in the yurt.  Just came in, walked around. Jumped on my lap for a few minutes for petting and purring.  Then jumped down and waited at the door to be let out. He looked wellfed and his fur was groomed.

R is for Returning Home

I flew home last night and miss the little guy already.  However, Pinkie and Midnight were ecstatic to see me.  They were both, “And where have you been?”  They both gained weight too — stress eating? vacation eating? nothing-to-do eating? relaxed-and-I-can-do-anything eating? You decide.

Joe and Mary Lou were wonderful, checking on them every few days and putting out fresh food.  Pinkie, who is not friendly at all with strangers, greeted Mary Lou when she came over. Pinkie hid from Joe but Midnight welcomed Joe so they each one cat who checked them out. I really appreciated their help.

Both of them are rumbling with purrs now that I am home. In fact, as I am typing, Midnight keeps rubbing my hand to encourage me to stop blogging and pet him more so I am pausing every few minutes to give him attention.

day 18 in the A to Z challenge.

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You can use the Amazon search bar to do any search at Amazon like I did with “belly rub”. Who knew there was a barbeque-rub company with the name of “Belly Rub”? Laughing, that’s a great name. No one could forget it once they’ve seen it. And they even put out a coffee rub and you know how I love coffee.

Now if I change the search term to “belly rubs” with an s, I get dog and cat treats because another company “Bellyrubs” makes those.  Funny what a difference one letter in a search term can make.


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22 Replies to “R is for Rumbling purrs and belly Rubs”

  1. He is sweet and it is nice to have a visitor when you are away from home. Glad you had a good time and a very good welcome home from your kitties.
    We got back yesterday so I am just picking hit and miss posts to comment on from the 750+ in my Reader.

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  2. Firstly, welcome home! And secondly, this is so sweet – I agree, it does seem like he was ready to adopt a human. Shame you couldn’t smuggle him back with you 😉

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