This is Ruckus in a rare quiet moment. I made a couple of mistakes in my last two posts. Zeke isn't really any bigger than Sushi; he just thinks he is. The reason that the two dogs don't play together much is that Zeke has gotten fairly old and just doesn't want to play much any more. I messed up Tiger Lily's gotcha story a bit, too. I got her mixed up with Ruckus. Tiger Lily was a present to the Dad when she was six weeks old, because the Dad was really missing a cat who went to the Bridge. On May 27, 2007, a tiny kitten crawled through the fence in the back yard and came right up to the Dad. The kitten followed the Dad all the way to the back door. Of course, then the the tiny kitten had to be petted and fed and brought indoors. The Mom and Dad figured that the kitten had been born in a nearby barn, but they never saw any sign of a momcat. That tiny kitten was Ruckus and she was only four weeks old. Her full name is Raisin' a Ruckus and that is what she loves to do. Anything, anywhere is a toy for Ruckus. She made herself right at home by snuggling up to Sushi the first day of her adoption. Sushi thought that getting a new kitten to play with was just great. Ruckus also made herself at home in Tiger Lily's basket. This did not please Tiger Lily. Neither was she pleased when Ruckus discovered her food bowl. However it didn't take long before Tiger Lily and Ruckus were playing Thundering Herd of Elephants all over the house. Ruckus has also discovered that the people have wonderful things to eat at the table. She can get very insistent that the people share. Once the Mom had a plate with whipped cream on it. Ruckus adores whipped cream. She climbed up in the Mom's lap to get at the whipped cream. The Mom held the plate over her head to keep it away from Ruckus. Ruckus climbed up on the Mom's shoulder, then tried to climb the Mom's arm. Now that is determination. At a later date, Ruckus got a little plate of whipped cream all to herself. She was in kitty heaven.
Ruckus really loves whipped cream.
A plate all to herself was her dream.
She jumped in Mom's lap
Her plate for to whap
Then tried arm climbing to get the whipped cream.