The adventures of Exeter’s famous wandering cat

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3 days ago

Ruben The Cat

CAT-ASTROPHIC ⚽

We don't usually watch football but given that England were in the final last night Bryan and I made an exception. My face says it all, Bryan couldn't have cared less.

Love, and commiserations,

Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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CAT-ASTROPHIC ⚽

We dont usually watch football but given that England were in the final last night Bryan and I made an exception. My face says it all, Bryan couldnt have cared less.

Love, and commiserations,

Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›

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What's the difference between Ruben The Cat & the England team? .... Ruben eventually ends up 'coming home'.

How lovely to see you both together ❀

I’m glad you two sat together for this lovely picture. Although Bryan was bored, you showed enough enthusiasm to make up for it. I hope England won. The only football I watch is when the Tennessee Volunteers play (college team). I’m like Bryan when it comes to pro ball. Enjoy your day. ❀️🐈‍⬛

Boys you would have been better off watching a Disney film with young Evie. 🀣

I know the feeling boys ,great photo of you both handsome boys.😻😻😻

Ah dear Ruben. What a disappointment. We were so sure this time the game was ours but it wasn’t to be. But your photo has put a smile on my face - it’s great to see you and Bryan sat together. Still think England will do it one day just like the ladies did. Luv you lots Ruben and Bryan, Evie and humans 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸΎπŸΎβ€οΈβ€οΈ

What a lovely photo of the both of you

beautiful picture of you both xxx

Love the photo of you both but personally couldn't give a toss about the football!!! Xx

I don't usually watch football either but Dusty Cat and I braved it and watched with snacks.

Love seeing you two boys together like peas-in-a-pod! Bryan’s just more laid back than you are Ruben; just let’s Life roll by at his own pace. You’ll have to discuss the match with the mini-human and get perspective!

My face was a combination of the two!

So, again, England get a Cat-arse-trophy.

You are both so handsome

Great photo πŸ’•

Great photo of you two boys

Great photo

But they put their best into dear Ruben. xx

Fab photo, shame about the football ⚽️

Yep…Well Spain did play well…

Bad luck this time round ha Ruben!

beautiful xxxx

What a handsome pair of chaps!

Eh Boys together. X❀️ my two πŸ–€πŸˆ‍⬛ blackies say hi Sir Reuben and Bryan. Xxx

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1 week ago

Ruben The Cat

EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

For those of you also struggling silently with your own morality, I stumbled upon a self-help blog offering these wholly inadequate tips...

1) Remove yourself from the situation. You know what they say: out of sight, out of mind.
2) Treat yourself. We typically want what we can't have.
3) Distract yourself.
4) Visualize yourself resisting the temptation.
5) Predict and prioritize the outcome.

God help me,

Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

For those of you also struggling silently with your own morality, I stumbled upon a self-help blog offering these wholly inadequate tips...

1) Remove yourself from the situation. You know what they say: out of sight, out of mind.
2) Treat yourself. We typically want what we cant have.
3) Distract yourself.
4) Visualize yourself resisting the temptation.
5) Predict and prioritize the outcome.

God help me,

Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›

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Dear Ruben, repeat after me. " I can look but I must not touch." It doesn't work but at least you tried!

Now Ruben - you can do it; you’ve got this!!! You must not sit there thinking mean thoughts about the bunnies! Please go inside and talk to Bryan about this; follow his example of being such a good boy!

Initially I read this post as "mortality" not "morality" which was certainly a whole different ball of existiential thought! Could work either way.

Bunnies can be friends too! Love and hugs to you Ruben!

Now Ruben play nice and make friends. Think of all the brownie points you will get from mini human Evie and the adult humans too. It won’t end well if you take any other action and as you are a ‘Sir’ ………. Lots of luv Ruben and Bryan 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸΎπŸΎβ€οΈβ€οΈ

It's frowned upon to eat ones own family. Neighbours' bunnies are fair game. So my cat Suki told me when I found some ears and a pom pom.

Good luck Sir Rubes!

Ruben The Cat it is blatantly obvious that whoever wrote that has never been with a cat!

That's a really nice set up for bunny xx

Ruben bunny is part of the family now, play nice and be friends.🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸ‡πŸ‡

I thought my cat had got our neighbors bunny. Turned out it was a bit of a burger coved in ketchup.

Brilliant Ruben x

I know bunnies are weird looking but they have hidden depths, so make friends! X

Aw do you have a new friend Ruben? 😁🐰

Don't do it Ruben! It will not end well...

Think of your humans and resist!

There's a vegetarian in every family. At least it won't eat your food. 😺

A new friend Ruben thats so sweet be good ❀

Very contradictory and confusing advice, Ruben. I would advise you to follow the path of least conflict; a few “anguished” cries indoors should offer some edible reward and distraction.

That rabbit is the same colour as my cat

Hello Ruben. Have a fantastic week. xx

Please don’t terrorise the bunny Ruben!! 😳😱

Try not to tempt yourself by keeping away from the bunny. ❀️🐈‍⬛

Oh Ruben you are such a big drama "queen " or should that be " King "?!! At least you are on the outside of the rabbit run and can roam freely in the garden and you are very unlikely to end up in the cooking pot πŸ˜€ !!! Enjoy your freedom try and be friendly with Mr Bunny 🐰 πŸ‡. What's Bryan's take on the situation πŸ€”!? You are such a handsome little kitty 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛❀️❀️❀️xxxx

Visualize yourself resisting the temptation!!! As if, Ruben I feel your pain πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡

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2 weeks ago

Ruben The Cat

This week Bryan and I made our biannual trip to St Boniface Veterinary Clinic where we met lovely Alice 'The Irish' Vet. Not even Alice's dulcet tones could calm Bryan who is on edge at the best of times, let alone during an anal gland examination. In an attempt to impress her I told her I was a celebrity and she Googled me. I said I was a big deal and basically the feline Sean Connery and that If she wanted to, she could stroke my tummy. What happened next I leave to your imagination.

Love, Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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This week Bryan and I made our biannual trip to St Boniface Veterinary Clinic where we met lovely Alice The Irish Vet. Not even Alices dulcet tones could calm Bryan who is on edge at the best of times, let alone during an anal gland examination. In an attempt to impress her I told her I was a celebrity and she Googled me. I said I was a big deal and basically the feline Sean Connery and that If she wanted to, she could stroke my tummy. What happened next I leave to your imagination.

Love, Ruben x πŸˆβ€β¬›Image attachmentImage attachment

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P.S. Both Bryan and I got a clean bill of health.

Ruben you are a real flirtπŸ’•.

Oh such a saucy Ruben today. Happy 4th of July from your former colonies.

Ruben The Cat you are upstaging Bryan again , I hope you calmed him down. And checked Alice’s computer thoroughly πŸ–€

I do hope you call Alice and she’s not just a notch on your vaccination record. πŸ˜‰

Hello from Dublin. We love you Ruben πŸ’š

I am so happy you and Bryan are in good health love and hugs to both of you!

Def the most 'Famous feline' we've seen ..#wearenotworthy ..πŸ’ž

Glad your trip to get went well Ruben and Bryan! One for the diary I’m sure πŸ˜‰

So pleased you’re both in good health.😻😻😻

Hi Ruben and Bryan. I am so proud of you to let that nice lady vet examine you - especially the anal gland bit. You must feel a bit undignified at that point and I can’t imagine what happened when she tried to rub your tummy. Ruben you really must try and behave in the manner of a ‘Sir’. Good to know you are both the epitome of good health. Lots of luv Ruben and Bryan. 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸΎπŸΎβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Glad to know you’re both good on the health front enjoy your lives pussycats

Dear Ruben and so the adventures of life continue with you and Bryan, I have never known a cat to have as many adventures as you, it really must be quite exhausting!!! I am delighted to hear that you behaved yourself with the young Nurse,we only have your word for it!!! But I'm sure that as a. Sir,it would be beneath you to tell a fib!! How undignified having to have your anal glands checked but reassuring to know that all is as it should be. I eagerly await for a report on your next adventure, until then stay safe and charming 😊 ❀️ ♥️🫏🫏😊😊

Good news Ruben!

Ruben hope yours snd Bryan’s health checks are ok and you are both in good health xx

Brilliant 🀣

Glad you both passed your mot 😊

So very happy to hear that both of you are in good health! 🐈‍⬛♥️🐈‍⬛♥️🐈‍⬛

Sounds like you have another fan ❀️

Beautiful Ruben and Bryan xxx

Welldone to both of you Ruben you are so funny ❀

Glad you are both OK Ruben. You are such a tart!!! Xx

Hi Ruben. Lovely to see you. Love you!!!

My Charley girl sends her regards

Missy, Maisie and Pepsi also go to St Boniface Veterinary Clinic. Pepsi will need to go again in next week or so for yet another steroid injection for her itchy skin. All the Vets there, and not forgetting all the other staff, are 100% incredible, so caring. As your post says bi-annual visit I guess you are also on their lifetime care plan. Take care Ruben & Bryan. M,M&P send you purrs & head bumps.

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3 weeks ago

Ruben The Cat

In 2016, a black moggie was sent to the vets by a random stranger for a crime he definitely committed. This moggie promptly escaped to the Exeter underground. Today, still wanted by legions of fans he survives as a nanny. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire Ruben & Evie. πŸ’₯ ... See MoreSee Less

In 2016, a black moggie was sent to the vets by a random stranger for a crime he definitely committed. This moggie promptly escaped to the Exeter underground. Today, still wanted by legions of fans he survives as a nanny. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire Ruben & Evie. πŸ’₯

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Oh Ruben matey, beautiful picture! Make sure you look after that (not so little anymore) girlie! ❀️🐈‍β¬›πŸΎ

All he ever wanted was a house in the country and a kid to call his own.

What a glorious photo you must be so proud.A lovely young lady and her panther.

Read that with the backround tune in my head too …

Someone was an ATeam fan......love it 😍

Don’t need a nanny but am looking for a therapy cat to cuddle whilst I’m recovering from a nasty fall. No medical knowledge needed, just need to purr and sit with me.

Ruben you really are quite a rascal and I am intrigued as to what the crime was!! If I'm being totally honest I am secretly pleased that you fell foul of the law because we get to hear all about your scrapes and hair raising escapades!!! Hopefully you are keeping your not so little now charge out of mischief, no mean challenge but you are more than kitty enough to keep Evie safe, here's to your next adventure πŸ˜‰ 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛❀️

Ruben you rascal lovely to see you and your buddy Evie, greetings to Bryan too and your other humans.

Wow team Ruben and Evie how fab x

What a beautiful pair of sleuths xx

Lovely picture Ruben you are a legend xx 😘

Beautiful photo

Beautiful photo of you both. x

Lovely photo…they’re so cute & look like they’re about to do something they shouldn’t 🀭😘😘

What beautiful photo, Ruben! The two of you make a great pair.🐈‍⬛♥️🐈‍⬛

What a fabulous picture! Ruben The Cat you & Bryan have obviously been doing a sterling job at babysitting/ child minding! 😻😻

Both gorgeous! πŸ₯°

Brilliant photo!♥οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸˆ‍⬛

lovely pic of you both xxxx

Pretty cat so cute and adorable and sweet cute little girl

My dear Ruben, will you PLEASE get your humans to put all your adventures in a book, it would be a number one best seller πŸ€žπŸ™β€οΈ

"If people are cool, then they are not stressed. I pity the fool who don't be cool " Mr R.

Pray tell, what was this "random crime definitely committed" πŸ€”. Were Dreamies involved .....

We love it when a plan comes together! Honey, Onyx, Sherlock and Mom. <3

You and Evie make a great team Ruben!!!

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4 weeks ago

Ruben The Cat

WALKING THE PLANK

Evening humans, all my reminiscing of past adventures lately gave me the old bug. Here I am inspecting a house extension. All appears to be in order, joists are exactly 1 metric Ruben apart. I'll be sure to congratulate the site supervisor when I see him.

Have a lovely weekend all,

Love, Sir Ruben J. Cat, Esq. x πŸˆβ€β¬›
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WALKING THE PLANK

Evening humans, all my reminiscing of past adventures lately gave me the old bug. Here I am inspecting a house extension. All appears to be in order, joists are exactly 1 metric Ruben apart. Ill be sure to congratulate the site supervisor when I see him. 

Have a lovely weekend all,

Love, Sir Ruben J. Cat, Esq. x πŸˆβ€β¬›Image attachmentImage attachment

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Sir Ruben, you are doing an excellent job you have to make sure everything is right for your Humanns

Eddie Trunk also likes to supervise construction projects!

What a helpful feline you are Sir Rubes. Just another talent to add to your list.

You are a good inspector Ruben have a nice weekend love and hugs to all of you

Great playground Ruben

Excellent measurements Ruben!

Love those measuring skills Ruben!

You’re such a talented cat Ruben! There’s nothing you cannot lend a paw to!

Ruben, what on earth are you doing ?? 🐈‍⬛♥️🐈‍⬛

Well done Ruben just keep ’em on their toes

Ruben please get down a s a p. Yes you have 9 lives supposedly and I am sure you are used to climbing but that’s an awfully long way down. Be careful. Luv you and Bryan. 🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸΎπŸΎβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Yes please be careful Sir Ruben πŸ™

Congratulations to the photographer!

You are so brave Sir Ruben, but please be careful

you be careful ruben long drop down xxx have a good weekend and your family xxx

Oh Ruben, please be careful, it’s a long way up! ❀️

And you too Ruben. Don't fall off whatever you do!

Take care Ruben πŸ™‚ πŸ’•

Well done Ruben

You be careful Ruben, where’s your high vis and hat, health and safety will be on your case 😹😹😹❀️

Oooh adventures of the inner space

have a great weekend beautiful Ruben xxxx

Good morning handsome Ruben πŸ’‹πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸ’‹

Building Control is a very important job. I hope that you are getting paid in non-taxable treats as part of the black-cat economy.

Ruben,where on earth is your hard hat not to mention mention your hi viz jacket?!! You are in danger of using up too many of your 9 lives !! You be careful and when you get back down to ground level have a fabulous weekend xxx🐈‍β¬›πŸˆ‍β¬›πŸˆ‍⬛❀️❀️❀️

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Wandering Ruben

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 100 different addresses in Exeter since 2016. A children's home, 2 hospitals, 2 primary schools, 3 care homes, several private residents of all ages, colour and creed. I do not discriminate, I love everybody!

Ruben’s Adventure Map

Adventure Map
Ruben: Exeter's best travelled cat.

Ruben on BBC Radio Devon

My BBC interview with Lucy from Radio Devon.