Bugs, Highly Rufous

Here’s Bugs this morning, inspecting his Bat-A-Rat treat dispenser.  Empty, naturally.  It takes him about three minutes, to get it that way.

A while back, a commenter asked what color Bugs is.  I said (in my super-educated way):  “Gray.  But also, gee, I don’t know, dusted with gold, a little?”

One who does know — Oldcat, who knows everything  worth knowing — says Bugs is “blue; dilute black.” Explains:  “the dusting could be either `fading’ of the blue due to sun, or maybe he has high `rufousing’ . . . and it peeks out slightly.”

I regretted I didn’t have a picture capturing that.  This one does, a little.  You can get a taste of the effect if you look at his elbow and flank just behind.  Still doesn’t do justice to the richness, the golden gingery haze that seems to hover around him, in a certain light — but you can get a hint.

Happy Thanksgiving.  Lots to be thankful for, in life.  Compared to the alternative.  For the alternative, I blame Woody Allen.

Woody Allen in Oviedo

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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22 Responses to Bugs, Highly Rufous

  1. Anya says:

    Ah – dusted with gold – that is a beautiful image 🙂

  2. Anne D says:

    My parents called his color Maltese. His head is dusted with silver in this pic.

  3. Hi! I’m coming over to make friends 🙂

    • nadbugs says:

      Yay! Welcome, Spidey! I need to run over to your place and see you for real! I’ve enjoyed you over at — lahgitana, I think? Confessions? somewhere. I love this blogging thing. Ya know, if we had had it when I was an ex-pat in England 1.5 million years ago, I do believe I could have stuck out the transition and stayed there . . . . Maybe found my way to Ireland, which is where I bet I would have preferred — if wishes were horses. You live long enough, you can get a rough approximation to wishes being horses — or spiders . . . . So I’m so glad to know you in this way.

      • Both, we three seem to get into a theme and run with it quite easily 🙂 Ah, England… my sister was there for nearly 12 years and loved it, but being military they are back in the US now. Ireland is good, but it goes bad financially quite a lot – like now. Oh well, at least I don’t have Black Friday here!

        • nadbugs says:

          Black Friday!! }}}shudder{{{ Didja hear about the one guy at Target who revolted against the management geniuses who declared that Black Friday would start, this year there, at 11:00 pm Thanksgiving night, and who started a protest petition? Haven’t seen where that went . . . but along with the Occupy movement, maybe we are coming to our senses here? Dare I ask? Alas, I have heard news of Ireland’s financial troubles — I really regret hearing that, every time. I loved Maeve Binchy’s latest — I love all her books needless to say, but as to her more recent ones (e.g., Scarlet Feather) — because they celebrate Ireland’s prosperity — now a memory. Impermanence strikes again. Great to welcome you here; let’s talk! and talk!

          • I’ve always loved a grey cat, by the way. Poetry in motion. 🙂 Yes, it’s a bit… a lot… bad here. We’re up there with Greece and Italy with bad econonomic woes, me being unemployed for over 2.5 years is a good example-I can do nearly anything, and I know it, but there’s nothing to apply for. Ugh, no, happy thoughts 🙂 I can hope the retail slaves rise up in revolt against going to work at 8 pm on T-day and get this nonsense stopped. But, would I go to work, if I had a job? Yes, there’s a hundred waiting to take my place if I don’t. Bullying…

  4. littlemiao says:

    Wow, I do see the dusting of gold. That is gorgeous. I have never met a grey cat with gold highlights.

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Miaos!

    • nadbugs says:

      And right back atcha, dear littlemiao. Wonder if you’ll be writing about what you’re eating. Am sure it will be delicious. All the joys of the season to you and your little gang.

  5. Wazeau says:

    Bugs is a handsome fellow. I love the white in his ears. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • nadbugs says:

      Yah, the white floofiness seems new to me. As he grows. But — am I a bad person? unfortunately it reminds me of nose hair, is that wrong? — May you have a grand holiday yourself. I see you’re cooking. Mmmmm.

      • Lurkertype says:

        The technical term is “ear furnishings”. Does that help you regard them in a better light? Bugs simply has well-furnished ears.

        • nadbugs says:

          HOOTS Lurkertype. It helps a LOT. If only I could get this notebook to stop jiggling around as I try to get a grip. Oh heck with it. Too much fun to crack up. Well-furnished ears. Enough! My face hurts!

  6. Who wouldn’t love a cat dusted with gold? MOL. He’s very handsome and quite purrsonable no matter what color he is.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • nadbugs says:

      Purrsonable. Cute. And a great holiday to you, too, Julia. BTW, I loved your anticrazy-cat-lady post and am saving it — want to get back to it and see whether I still have a lot to say in response. Probably — just need the time. Cheers to you.

  7. If you can convince people that he’s dusted in silver & gold, then you could sell him to pay for 2nd story addition. Although, without him you don’t really need a 2nd floor… Oh well, might as well keep him, then. 😀 (Just kidding, Bugs!)

  8. MelanieJ says:

    I could have sworn that I already responded to this, but maybe I just thought about it really hard! I’m sure the original response was much more profound, but Happy Thanksgiving! Bugs is a handsome devil no matter how we describe his coloring. (Though you might not want to tell him I said so, in case it puffs him up too much!)

  9. nadbugs says:

    Melanie, I know he’ll enjoy the devil part. So I may report that bit to him. I’ll definitely omit the handsome bit, tho, for the reason you state. A very happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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