Welcome to Red Couch Recipes! I have been MIA from blogging, posting and visiting, because we have a new kitty in the home -- Ruby, the newest Red Couch family member. About three weeks ago when driving home with my teenagers on a country road near our home, we saw something in the road. I thought it was a plastic grocery bag, and I swerved to not hit it. As we passed the "bag", we realized it was a little kitty -- sitting in the road! No, she was not crossing the road, she was sitting in the road. Instinctively, we turned around and the teenagers ran out and picked it up. They brought it to the car and realized that this poor little kitty really stank! Something traumatic had happened to her. We took the poor, starving kitty home and gave it a bath, and later gave her two more baths. She was just skin and bones, and didn't seem to mind the bath at all! All the while, I kept on thinking, "What am I going to tell my huband?" Unlike me, he is not a huge cat fan. We have one other inside/outside cat and one outside cat that came with the home.
Don't let this little cute face fool you, she is actually getting ready to pounce on one of the other cats.
When my husband came home, I related the story to him and asked him, "What would you have done?" He couldn't say anything because he would have done the same thing. She has grabbed our heart; she is a little sweetie. In three weeks she has doubled her size! I saw a cartoon in the paper today that reminded me of Ruby. A little boy told his mother that she needed to sit down because the cat needed a lap to sit in. At first, Ruby was very needy; I felt like I had a baby in the home because she always wanted to be held. Now she has settled in and hopefully I can get back to visiting and posting.
I know of two other cats that aren't too happy about Ruby coming to stay!
Ruby is a spitfire and can climb this tree so fast!
She has stollen all of our hearts!
My daughter named her Ruby and it just seemed to fit. It is also fun to say "Ruby Doobie Doobie Doobie Do!"