He's One Cute Orange Kitty!
My roommate's marmalade cat, Rupert, is a natural clown. He has an appealing, kitten-like face and he's a little bit clumsy. Rupert loves enclosed spaces and any container he hasn't seen the inside of is irresistible to him. He is always doing something to make me laugh, whether it's trying to get into a tiny box or chasing his own tail, the silliness never stops.
Rupert is so curious and affectionate that it's actually pretty hard to get a photograph of him. As soon as he sees me creeping up on him with a camera, he comes right over and pokes his nose at it, spoiling the shot. Even though I keep a camera at my desk at all times, I probably only manage to photograph one in twenty silly Rupert antics.
The big orange fuzzball gives me so much joy and laughter that I felt I should share it with you.
Image Credit: All photos of Rupert Neuman by Kylyssa Shay
Rupert Loves His Wee Little Sofa
A while back my partner and I were out shopping in a thrift store when we came across this cute little fold-out doll sofa. He immediately texted our roommate, Rupert's "mom", to ask if she wanted it for her kitties. Of course she did so we brought it home.
Rupert was snuggled up on it within minutes. I think the green really shows off his gingery beauty.
What Cat Doesn't Love a Good Cardboard Box?
A Pet Product Review with Rupert Neuman: Cardboard Boxes
Kylyssa: I’d like to introduce you to Rupert Neuman, pet toy connoisseur and belly exhibitionist.
Rupert Neuman: Oh, hi. Have you seen my fuzzy tummy?
Kylyssa: Today I’d like you to give the folks a product review of one of your favorite commercially available items.
Rupert: How ‘bout boxes?
Kylyssa: Good choice, Mr. Neuman.
Rupert: I prefer Ru-Bear.
Kylyssa: OK, Ru-Bear, tell me about boxes.
R: Well, boxes are great multi-taskers. They are good for scraping plaque off my teef and for satisfying that urge to shred things to pieces without getting yelled at and spritzed with water by an angry human.
K: What else are they good for?
R: They are great for staging ambushes against my sister and human ankles. I can crouch down behind one corner and I become completely invisible.
K: That sounds really useful. But won’t the humans step on you if they can’t see you?
R: My humans seldom even come close to stepping on me. My extreme cuteness alerts them to my proximity and they take precautions.
K: Are you sure it’s not that bell around your neck?
R: Absolutely! It’s the cuteness. Look at me; could you step on someone so cute?
K: Well, Mr. Ru-Bear, I think I have a time or two.
R: That’s OK; humans are terribly clumsy but we love you anyway... so long as the petting, food, and clean cat litter continue to be supplied promptly and in the appropriate quantities.
K: Look at Mr. Rupert Neuman, such a great example of noblesse oblige! So, Ru-Bear, is there anything else after-market cardboard boxes are good for?
R: There are just so many uses! The humans bring home food in them and then I can use them as furniture. I can feel good about using cardboard boxes because they technically aren’t purchased items as far as my humans go.
K: What do you mean by that?
R: It’s part of the unwritten code of cats that we aren’t supposed to show interest in toys purchased specifically for us.
K: But your humans bring these boxes home for you; they even choose the ones you’d look the most adorable inside.
R: I said it was a rule, not that I enjoy following it. Boxes are a loophole. You pay for the food inside, not the boxes you put it in.
K: Excellent point. So do you have a favorite brand of cardboard box?
R: Not really but I am particularly fond of the ones that come from Aldi that have holes either in the sides or on either end. It makes the ambushing easier and sometimes, when feather-on-a-stick gets caught inside my clever box trap, I can attack it through the holes.
K: So, Rupert, would you recommend boxes to all the fine people out there?
R: I’ve got toe-puffs! What? Oh, hi. Yes, I’d recommend that all humans shop at Aldi and bring home boxes. Well, unless they live near here, in which case they should only take the boxes I don’t want.
K: Thank you so much for the interview, Mr. Neuman.
R: Please, call me Ru-Bear. Would you rub my belly? It’s very soft.
Rupert Loves His Boxes and His Flying Toe Puffs!
I admit, when I'm shopping at Aldi, I purposely bring home a box I think Rupert will enjoy. He loves chewing on them and he gets so excited he spins head over tail.
Rupert, the Pencil Thief
Ginger cat caught red handed!
Rupert is fascinated with anything made of rubber. This leads to him stealing pencils so he can try to eat the erasers. This time, I caught him in the act. He almost looks as if he's smiling.
Rupert in His Drawers
It's important to carefully store your ginger cat
With a bit of careful folding, you can fit a Rupert or any other flexible orange cat in the blue jean drawer.
Rupert is Ready to Travel - Always carefully check your luggage for stowaway kitties!
Rupert will crawl into any open luggage - bags, suitcases, or purses. If there's anything inside them that gets in the way, he shoves it out.
Be careful, he might just walk off with your lip gloss after he's done playing in your handbag.
The Rupert Mobile!
Rupert is such a good subject for photography I made him his very own Rupert photo mobile. He likes watching it spin in the breeze from the air vent.
Paper Bags are Fun! - Is that a bit of marmalade on your nose?
Like any other red-blooded pussycat, Rupert loves playing inside paper bags. It's cute when he sticks his little pink and terracotta nose out the bottom.
Rupert, the Cereal Killer
Somehow, Rupert managed to shove all thirteen odd pounds of his orange fuzziness into a Special K box.
They'll Ship Anything in the Mail These Days!
Seconds after I opened the box and removed the item inside, Rupert had gutted the box of its packing material and buried himself in the fluff.
Rupert, the Mailman
Rupert just walked off with a bundle of my mail. I assume he was after the rubber band.
Rupert Decided to Get A Job...
...As a Pillow!
See, you can stick your fingers inside the box and feel the tem-purr-pedic difference!
Beware the Creature Under the Rug!
Rupert Stows Away
This is Our Rug and You Shall Not Pass!
Rupert and his sister, Vanessa, quickly claimed this bamboo rug given to us by a friend. She claimed the top side and he claimed the underside. And yes, he pushed the rug up and slid himself under it.
Pretty much anything bag-like that you leave open in our apartment will soon be filled with orange furry creature, unless it's too small. Then it will be emptied by Rupert and over-filled with orange, furry creature.
Sometimes, Rupert can be a Little Shelfish
You Love Him, Don't You?
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on October 03, 2012:
I love the picture of your gorgeous marmalade cat on his miniature sofa. That is so adorable.
KateHonebrink on April 11, 2012:
Harmony, the tabby, REALLY loves Rupert! She thinks he's purrrfect!!! Love this lens!!
Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on March 26, 2012:
He's absolutely adorable. I love how mischievous he is - my cat used to try to eat erasers too.
Dianne Loomos on March 22, 2012:
What an adorable cat! Yes I love Rupert!
anonymous on March 22, 2012:
Congratulations for being featured on Squidoo's 50 Cats We Love Monster BoardBlessed by a Squidoo Angel
KateHonebrink on March 22, 2012:
Rupert is a HOOT! Boy cats often seem to have so much personality and Rupert certainly does! Great lens!
NightMagic on February 25, 2012:
I love Rupert. I used to have a cat the same color. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your pictures and reading the captions.
Loretta Livingstone from Chilterns, UK. on December 20, 2011:
Oh I doooo love these, what an absolute cutie. I have a gingerboy in my life too...have a look on my cat lens. I have sooo enjoyed looking at your pics. It's inspired me to put some more Ollie pics on my lens. This is one beautfiul lens, I have really enjoyed it. Best I've seen so far. Absolutely lovely.
Fay Favored from USA on November 24, 2011:
I have several orangies myself. They are really funny and can fit anywhere.
lovelylashes on April 26, 2011:
He's so cute and reminds me of my orange kitty!
PizmoBeach LM on April 02, 2011:
A great cat!
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on January 14, 2011:
I just love visiting the kitty lenses they just put me into such a good mood. Kitties are such goofy lovable sweet creatures. Best wishes.
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on December 11, 2010:
Your lens is a great showcase for this inquisitive cat. Very enjoyable.
Indigo Janson from UK on January 17, 2010:
Rupert is so cute! He seems to know that the camera loves him and that an adoring audience awaits!
Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on December 14, 2009:
What a ham!
Cynthia Arre from Quezon City on December 08, 2009:
Ohh this lens is too cute for words! Rupert looks (and acts) just as cute and silly as my marmalade tabby! (:
FlynntheCat1 on December 03, 2009:
Oh wonderful :D Blessed and lensrolled on my Unadulterated Cat lens ^_^
Quirina on August 12, 2009:
What a jolly good fellow your Rupert is!
anonymous on June 02, 2009:
Love it! And blessed by an Angel!
The Party Animal from Partytown USA on May 27, 2009:
love it!!!! it is just PURRRRRRRRR-Fect.
Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on May 27, 2009:
What a doll! He IS very cute.
Kay on May 26, 2009:
Okay, this just made me laugh! Treat that kitty to some Rat-atouile...he deserves it
Bambi Watson on May 26, 2009:
very cute, Kitty Wompuss thinks Rupert is the cat's meow >"."
Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on May 26, 2009:
You've made me giggle twice tonight on the forums and now here, several times. A major cutie-tootie kitty you have here. I enjoyed this. But I REALLY like your lenses, serious OR cute. It's all good!