Goodbye Ruby Tuesday (because I wrote this on Tuesday)


My first ever attempt at the 100 Word Challenge! (The hardest bit was working out how to do all the linking!!!  And I still can’t do it. If anyone knows how…PLEASE tell me!!!!)

*UPDATE*   Thank you so much for all your advice and suggestions on here and via Twitter.  Thanks to Notquiteold, I’ve finally managed to link to the post here!

100 Word Challenge

Anyway, the word is RUBY.  Here goes…..

Our first cat was called Santa.  She was a female tabby but we got her at Christmas so Santa (Claws) she was.  Then came Pickle, a bruiser of a tom who used to look at me with contempt.  Our third cat was called Ruby.  A dear little thing, the runt of the litter and a gorgeous little tortoiseshell with huge eyes.  She would curl up in my cowl neck jumper, resting on my chest, purring happily.  She didn’t really ever grow, she was tiny.  She only survived two years, she was not really meant for this world.  

Dear little baby Rubes.

33 thoughts on “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday (because I wrote this on Tuesday)

  1. Hello You & a warm welcome to 100WCGU!
    From reading this I’m glad you have found us and I hope you will continue to share your writing. Although sad, this is a lovely description of that relationship we have with cats!!

    • Thank YOU for the challenge, I have certainly enjoyed it and I am really touched by the lovely comments I’ve received. I am formulating my next piece as we speak!! 🙂

  2. So sad and a lovely piece of writing. Our beautiful cat Danny is now nearly 8, don’t know what I would do without him.

  3. I love the names you have chosen for your animals. It’s always sad that they have shorter lives than us and good that we can cherish them. A really nice piece.

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  5. I only have two offerings for this challenge so far. For your first try you did very nicely. A cute and touching story. I’ll look forward to your next installment.

  6. This was lovely – Ruby sounds like a gorgeous cat. Maybe not meant for this world, but thanks to you she had two happy years in it.

    Really sorry I wasn’t able to help you with the badge.

  7. I’m not sure what kind of link you are trying to do. Maybe this will help.
    When I add a simple link:
    On a separate tab open the file you want to link to.
    In the body of your post write the words (for example, the name of the post) you want to link to. Highlight those words. Then click on the link button. You will get a pop up for the link address. Copy the link address from the file that you had opened earlier. Paste it in the space for the link on your popup. Click “add link” . (If you are linking to one of your own posts, that’s even easier, because WordPress has a drop down list.

    • Well, I am sure that is what I was doing and I have done it in the past so I know I can do it! But it just wasn’t having it yesterday! Now I’ve calmed down, i’ll have another go today!!! Thank you!! 🙂

    • Hurrah, it worked!! Thank you! Still need to work out how to do a badge again but I did the important bit, and I linked you in too for helping me!! 🙂

    • Thank you. I have had a total of 7 cats plus one who adopted us for a while. Not all at the same time though! Now, I just have a smelly old dog!

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