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5 days ago

Ruben The Cat

THE WHITE RUBEN PART III: THE FULL MONTY

Thanks to my ever growing following of human minions, it has been possible to identify Falkor!

Falkor's real name is Monty, a young Ragdoll who is yet to gain his fluff. Not that lacking fluff has stopped him. Like me, Monty is known for exploring. Unlike me, Monty has retained his testicles; which appear to be in full working order. I have learned he is the proud father of three young kittens. Monty and his family live very close by so we are likely to have many more visits in the future. Question is, will I visit them?!?

Love, Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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THE WHITE RUBEN PART III: THE FULL MONTY

Thanks to my ever growing following of human minions, it has been possible to identify Falkor!

Falkors real name is Monty, a young Ragdoll who is yet to gain his fluff. Not that lacking fluff has stopped him. Like me, Monty is known for exploring. Unlike me, Monty has retained his testicles; which appear to be in full working order. I have learned he is the proud father of three young kittens. Monty and his family live very close by so we are likely to have many more visits in the future. Question is, will I visit them?!?

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I would imagine if Monty is "entire" he is probably the father of a lot more than 3 kittens - and will also get into fights because of it. I do hope his owners get him neutered.

Monty will be wandering far and wide with his testicles in tact. An unneutered male cat will travel for up to 3 miles to find a mate. Cats are as bad as rabbits when it comes to mating - randy little buggers! I hope Monty gets neutered for the good of his health or is kept in to prevent him travelling too far and "seeing to" all the lady cats in that 3 mile radius.

Awwww reminds me of my dear boy Monty much missed (bluepoint colourpoint persian)

Sorry about your testicles Ruben, you can't win em all. I hope you and Monty go on adventures together, presumably with Bryan as a third wheel to your bromance.

Ruben I’m very surprised to hear that you didn’t mastermind the recent ‘my cat/not my cat’ switcharoo that recently happened in Exeter and Teignmouth. www.facebook.com/groups/2333138266919453/permalink/3399811803585422/?fs=e&s=cl www.facebook.com/groups/2333138266919453/permalink/3399673190265950/?fs=e&s=cl I am hoping you don’t put Bryan in disguise …. I hear there is a mystery thurs cat involved, but that is shrouded in secrecy. Love hearing about your exploits on here xx

Monty is gorgeous BUT Monty needs to be neutered!

Welcome to (the absolutely gorgeous) Monty and family! 😻😻😻

Awww they are adorable, I think you and Monty are going to be double trouble in your neighbourhood lol πŸ˜‚xx

I am glad you’ve found out more about Monty, Ruben. You’ve got readymade new friends and new hoomans to visit!! πŸŽŠπŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸŽ‰β˜€οΈπŸŒΌπŸŒžπŸ₯Ή♥️🐾

Well hello Monty nice to meet you and your trouble nuggets 🀦‍β™€οΈπŸ€£ still think Falkor suits him

Love your new friend Ruben. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures 🐾🐈‍β¬›πŸΎπŸ˜Ί

You can't fool us Ruben, we all know you will visit, it's in your jeans. (fur)

Love this adorable and gorgeous Ruben as always πŸˆπŸ’–β€οΈπŸ˜»πŸ’•

What a lovely new friend for you and Bryan 😻😻

Falkor/ Monty is a lovely looking boy, but the fact he comes with a full package and has been checking out your patch & cat flap probably means he’s looking for trouble! πŸ€”πŸ˜‰ Maybe worth reminding him of who you are and your celebrity status, if nothing else but to put him in his place! The bed in his crib certainly looks comfortable,but stay safe Rubes & keep us updated on your encounters with him. You know you can’t count on Bryan for backup, he’ll be on babysitting duties! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»πŸ˜»

I’m glad you found out about your friend. His babies are beautiful. ❀️

Omg how beautiful Montys family are Ruben. Hope you become firm friends 😻😻😻😻

You will visit Ruben because you’re such a friendly puss and won’t be able to resist those dear little kitties 🐱

So adorable what lovely neighbours you have Ruben πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜β€

That's wonderful Ruben, you now have a new set of little friends to play with!

Oh Wow! Let’s hope Monty’s humans decide he had done his dash and now take him to the Vet to be neutered! Or else decide to keep him in a Run if he is to remain a stud cat as he will get mean and aggressive as he gets older and wander for miles! And we don’t want you and Bryan getting into fights when you’re such nice gentle boys. Be careful Ruben - take care!

This is lovely, what a beautiful Ragdoll. A new friend for Ruben and Bryan. You will have to go and visit Ruben...Happy Days <3 xxx

Hi Ruben. Well I am sure you won’t be able to resist visiting Monty at home and meeting his humans. As he is intact he will wander and probably fight so he took a chance on visiting you. If you and Bryan & Monty team up and have fun as friends be wary of any trouble you may get into. You will I am sure be the new talk of f the neighbourhood. Enjoy. ❀️❀️😺😺

So like may cat sapphire who is now across the rainbow 🌈 with her brothers.so beautiful.πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜½

Awesome beautiful babies Monty and babies ❀️❀️❀️🐈🐈🐈

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6 days ago

Ruben The Cat

THE WHITE RUBEN PART II: FALKOR RETURNS

As mentioned on June 16th, we have had several visits from a mystery white cat with very Ruben-like character traits. We have nicknamed him/her 'Falkor'.

Does anyone recognise this Siamese seducer? Is this visitor friend or foe? Is this an on-going territory dispute or a clandestine love affair? Have Bryan's science experiments gone awry resulting in an anti-Ruben, risking the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroying the entire universe?

Thoughts welcome.

Love, Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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Your space-time continuum theory is fascinating but totally illogical.

Ruben, this is clearly one of Bryan's unsupervised experiments and this seductive and lovely feline is some sort of anti matter version of you. I hope you can make friends with them, just be VERY careful not to occupy the same space at the same time as this could have CATastrophic consequences for the Universe as we know it.

The White Mystery Feline with the sexy blue eyes is letting you know that this is also his/her territory! Keep your friends close but your enemies even closer boys - until the three of you reach an “understanding” for shared fur patrols of the garden!

Let us hope that Falkor has a loving home nearby and is just interested to meet new neighbours.

Ruben if it’s a she cat then she’s very stunning I would get in quick before Bryan sweeps her off her paws 🐾 lol x

Pawsome adorable and gorgeous baby praying the baby have forever home and family β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸˆπŸˆπŸˆπŸˆ

He/she looks rather gorgeous 😽

Lol...Either a three way love affair or three brothers from another mother getting together!! Hope it's friendly and wants to share territories! Looking forward to updates!!

Has to be said Ruben - you've got a rival! πŸ™€ "Falkor" is beautiful - possibly (whisper it!!) even better looking than you . . . And you & Bryan have clearly been moved into his/her territory (not that that ever bothered you in your travels!) so be nice to him/her, huh? 😻😸😹

Ruben and Bryan and oh of course hoomans this is interesting, very lovely feline, love the name. I'm sure that he/she has possibly always meandered around your territory sorry garden! And now there's two handsome newbies to be fascinated by. As always Ruben xxx

What a beautiful feline he/she is. It may be in your best interests to befriend this lovely feline as he/she could be used to popping in and out of the garden at will. If the beautiful creature is female you could find yourself and Bryan in competition. You may have the upper hand there as you have met Royalty. Otherwise nice to have a new friend. But make sure you don’t keep your humans or new neighbours awake at night with your ‘noises’. Be discreet!!!!! Lots of luv Ruben & Bryan ❀️❀️😺😺

Maybe he/she has heard about a famous celebrity moving into their village and has popped round to meet him 🐈‍⬛

Ruben I think this is an example of Time Travel, where an alternate version of you has come back to alter history!

He/she looks more the lover than the fighter and I'm sure if they was destined to be a rival the humans would've heard and seen signs by now. πŸ€” 🐱❀🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛

He/she is absolutely gorgeous xx

Such a handsome fellow. Hope you two become best friends.

Is this a secret love affair Ruben? Let's have the info, we can organise a wedding. Think if all the guests for cat naps and treats....

I hope the baby has a home and just wants to be friends with Ruben and Bryan.

Oh my goodness. Such a beauty. I hope its friendly. We dont want another ear incident Ruben. Xx❀🐈

What a special garden you and Bryan have now. Wonderful for baby Evie ( have I got that right?) to grow up in. No wonder you two have a white visitor, he/she wants to enjoy the garden too.

Ruben maybe you have a friend and will sit outside with you

He looks like a pedigree with that colour pointed face

He/she is rather gorgeous, isn't he/she? I hope he/she is not an anti-Ruben, we don't want the space/time continuum destroyed in the middle of summer, do we?!

He/she is gorgeous!

awwww do you think he is a stray? he/she is beautiful ... if homeless hopefully he's a new addition

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7 days ago

Ruben The Cat

Like SchrΓΆdinger's cat before him, Bryan is testing the limits of known physics. At first glance not much is happening, but here we are witnessing Newton's laws of gravitation, motion, fluid dynamics and the coefficient of friction in a precarious balance. The sum of these forces can be simplified and expressed as 'Cat Logic'.

What could possibly go wrong?
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Like SchrΓΆdingers cat before him, Bryan is testing the limits of known physics. At first glance not much is happening, but here we are witnessing Newtons laws of gravitation, motion, fluid dynamics and the coefficient of friction in a precarious balance. The sum of these forces can be simplified and expressed as Cat Logic. 

What could possibly go wrong?

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My cat Bertie did the exact same trick Ruben, except it went a bit wrong when he slipped, completely submerged himself and popped the pool in his wild panic to get out. He then ran through the house looking like a pipe cleaner πŸ˜…

Dearest Ruben, please ensure that Bryan has feline safety grade scientific goggles and a lab coat on at all times when experimenting!

Just be careful Bryan.Lifeguard Ruben I do hope you’re standing by in case of any mishaps.🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛

Hope those claws aren’t too sharp, Bryan. One way to water the lawn quickly I suppose ….

Yes, but all those laws only apply to humans, not to cats . . . 😹😹😹 I suspect Bryan is about to discover the tensile strength of that plastic when subjected to panic-stricken kitty claws . . . πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€

He who dares...swims

I'm very impressed Bryan. Maybe you'll figure out the furmula for keeping your brother home more often next?

Exactly right, but I just love ❀️ looking at Rubén’s sense of balance!! He’s graceful as only a beautiful cat can be 🐾 🐈‍⬛. Testing the limits, πŸŒΉπŸŒžβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸŒΊβ˜€οΈ

Hey bro the water feels great jump on in !!!!

Nice being able to dabble yer paws in the heat. We had 32°c here these last 2 days and Tjacke really does not like the heat.

The void threatens to puncture the pool so not to cause a splash

I have to say you look gorgeous Bryan while you weigh up the chance of doing a ‘Tom Daley’ into the pool. Go on I dare you…………lots of luv Ruben and Bryan. ❀️❀️😺😺

Ooh dodgy position you didn’t sneak up and give a gentle paw on the back the pretense of saving Bryan no no cannot believe you would love to all of the family xxx

Bryan is looking for the cat flap in the space-time continuum...

Don't lean to far forward Bryan 🀦‍β™€οΈπŸˆ‍β¬›πŸ’™

He’ll be practicing his doggy paddle then! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»

Good morning adorable and gorgeous baby Ruben πŸˆπŸ˜»πŸ’–πŸ’•β€οΈ

Umm seems to be catching on Ruben The Cat 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛

Just don't dig those claws in else you're in for a soaking...lol

I presume you descended as elegantly as you arrived, dear Ruben The Cat !

Ruben be careful sitting there we don't want you to get wet love and hugs to you

Enjoy your swim, Ruben

It would be 🐈 catastrophic, if you fell in! You'd be out of your depth!

beautiful bryan xx

it's a matrix really and put there by Aliens πŸ‘½πŸ‘½

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2 weeks ago

Ruben The Cat

A LOVER NOT A HUNTER

Today I embarrassed myself trying to hunt a Wood pigeon. After wallowing in my complete failure, I picked myself up by picking an easier target......a curtain.

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A LOVER NOT A HUNTER

Today I embarrassed myself trying to hunt a Wood pigeon. After wallowing in my complete failure, I picked myself up by picking an easier target......a curtain.

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Ruben - I need your help! I’m being invaded and I can’t fight them off on my own! The perils of living by the sea! Fancy a trip to Bognor?! πŸ™€ 🐾

Moz did the same yesterday and decided to give me the look for laughing 😳

Hobi does a wimpering meow before he pounces on anything and inevitably blows his cover 🀣🀣

There is just something special about black cats. ♥️

Look at the bright side Ruben, you chased it away, right (I hope) so nothing to be ashaimed of there. Also, you did lay waste to the curtain, and gave your human a lovely set of photos to share, so all's good.

Ah darling Ruben never mind we can’t always be on the winning side, and we have got some lovely pics of you. You need never feel a failure with us - your adoring public - you will always be our number one. (Maybe stick to mice !!!). Luv to you and Bryan ❀️❀️😺😺

Jasper succeeded in his quest for a bird however failed to kill it! It flew off at pace straight into the closed window and killed itself!!

Archimedes prefers to hunt butterflies as the wood pigeons are just big enough to be scary.

This is nice - photos of Ruben AT HOME (& his own home, too!!) 😹😹😹 But yes, our cats would agree - pigeons are pesky critters to catch . . . πŸ€πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ₯😹😹

My cats spend all day eck eck ecking at animals they wouldn’t know what to do with if they did catch them

beautiful Ruben not out and about on your travels today xx

Lovely to see you enjoying yourself Ruben ❀️❀️❀️

Aw I love you Ruben, your definitely a lover not a fighter. ❀️ wouldn't have you any other way.

Aww Ruben curtains are easier to catch you did a good job love and hugs to you

Well done sweetie, lots of love.

Ruben! You were only practicing scaring the wood pigeon 🀣

Beautiful Ruben and all hot you have a cool place it’s so hot πŸ₯΅ xxx

Ruben you are so adorable 😍

Beautiful day Cutie pie and gorgeous baby Ruben we love you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸˆπŸˆπŸˆ

Your a Lover not a Fighter.....are we getting itchy Paws by any chance? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜΅πŸ’‹πŸ’—

No worries Ruben! Wood-Pigeons are clever and fly high. It's great to learn 😌 how to deal with a pesky curtain! We're all proud of you. ❀ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’– πŸ’— πŸ’˜ 🐦 🦜 🦚 πŸͺΆ 🦒 🐦 🦜 🐈 😻 🐈‍⬛ 😺 🐱

Rueben - now you have a massive garden are you roaming less often? We miss you on St Leonard’s Road.

Kiku needs to be more like you, he massacred a bird earlier in the week. He is a beast!

Good to see you relaxing Ruben and guarding garden xxx

Hi, handsome. Love and kitty kisses.

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2 weeks ago

Ruben The Cat

"OH MY GOD, IT'S RUBEN"

Hello weekend bipeds,

It's always nice when your reputation precedes you. This was the case when I wandered into Woodlands, where I was greeted by a human exclaiming "Oh my God, It's Ruben!" Shortly after this the local paparazzi swooped in with their cameras and cuddles. As a celebrity, it's just one of those things you have to accept. A small price to pay when you consider all the free cuddles and lavish attention. After the media frenzy subsided, I made my way to the home of a nice human who I must say, had an exceedingly soft bed! I snoozed for a while and later, I met his daughter and granddaughter. Turns out Nancy (the daughter) had been a fan of mine for a number of years. They decided to walk me home as a family and meet my humans.

I hear tomorrow is human-father's day. If you have a father and you visit him, and when you get there he's also being visited by a black cat, perhaps you could walk me home as well?

Love, Ruben J. Cat, Esq. x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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Glad you your settling in to your new home, from Harold the tabby age 19.1/2 still enjoying life ruling the roost in Newlyn Cornwall, keep up your bulletins πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ¦€πŸ¦žπŸ¦ˆπŸ™

This is my Roco , he is definately not as brave as you Ruben. He stays close at all times to his human family! ❀️

My Daddy would have loved you Ruben. He was a real cat lover. Love and kitty kisses.

Another day, another round of lovely new people to schmooze with you Ruben! You've had a great time with your adoring human fans. ❀ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’– πŸ’— πŸ’˜ ❀ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

So glad Sir Ruben the Wonder Cat you are Loving your new home and stopping grounds. Your reputation precedes you and everyone is so excited to have a celebrity of caliber around...I know I would!! Have a great weekend. Happy Father's Day to your hooman dad it's so exciting to have your first Father's Day with Evie and wife/mom. Hello to family. Stay safe little buddy.

Stay safe handsome and beautiful Ruben ❀️❀️❀️🐈🐈🐈

Hi Ruben ,you’ve not been at your new house 🏑 very long but it seems your fame knows no bounds. I hope your neighbours realise what a total celeb you are.Stay safe my furry friend.😻😻😻

Ruben you are so well known and well loved anybody would be pleased to walk you home Aw all those cuddles and kisses and media think you are enjoying your new home and area keep up all the good kitty love spread it all over new area xxxx

Hi gorgeous. Just shows how special you are - everyone knows you now. Your fame goes before you. Do you think they know you went to London to visit the Queen? I think you and Bryan are going to enjoy living in your new community. Lots of love to you and Bryan, Evie and your humans. 😺😺❀️❀️

Ohh hi Adorable and gorgeous baby Ruben have a good day we love you β€οΈπŸˆπŸ˜»πŸ’–πŸ’•

I’m so glad you got out and met more humans Ruben and the cuddles and hugs were extra. Happy Father’s Day to your human Dad. 🐈‍⬛❀️πŸ₯°

So glad you’re finding a new local network of beds and laps Ruben

So glad you have found your paws and masses of new friends in the country.❀

Oh Ruben it looks like you are getting around your new area and making all the bipeds aware of your wandering habits. Good luck in your new area! β€πŸ’•β€πŸ’•πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»

Ruben you are so sweet and made friends with nice people love and hugs to you

Aww Ruben you get recognised wherever you go now as you are a proper household name in the world of Catlebritys and the local paparazzi love you! ❀️ Will you be featured in tomorrows Daily Meower? πŸ˜„πŸˆ‍⬛ Xx

I'm very pleased to hear that your fame has followed you Ruben. Its only right.

Oh Ruben, you've certainly made yourself comfortable in your new surroundings. XxπŸˆπŸ’•

It always makes my day to see a Ruben post, full of wit, adventure & comfy places to crash out. Long may you remain a star ⭐

Beautiful Ruben and all stay safe xx

Gorgeous boy. You're a celebrity these days xx

Hello gorgeous Ruben. Love to hear of your many visits 😽

Ruben, my dearest of all alive felines (sorry, but no other creature, feline or other, replace or better the two cats I was bought up with Boots and Pebbles, photos will come later) where are you now? Keeping warm and cosy I hope? Xx

Ruben you are so adorable 😍 πŸ’– πŸ’• πŸ’“

Ruben what a character you are, you bring a lot of joy and happiness to so many people, however I do worry about you crossing the road but I am sure you will tell me that you know how to cross the road safely!!! You carry on doing what you do best, you are such a special little kitty xx 😽😽😽😽

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Ruben: Exeter’s wandering cat

If you live in Exeter there’s a fairly good chance that at some point, I will follow you home and move in with you. I’m an extremely friendly cat that despite appearances has a loving home. Every now and again I get itchy feet and wander off on adventures. I have been collected from over 40 different addresses in Exeter since 2016. A children's home, hospital, 2 primary schools, 3 care homes, several private residents of all ages, colour and creed. I do not discriminate, I love everybody!

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Ruben on BBC Radio Devon

My BBC interview with Lucy from Radio Devon.