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bugs! the harelipped feline


bugs is the character you daydream about being, but when you wake up, you're daffy

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Bugs! was born on or about May 8th 2004
He has a physical birth defect in the form of a harelip, hence his name
Bugs has some neurological problems as well -- his front legs have a curve to them and are an inch
or two too short. His rearend is "normal" size for his age but he's got a bit of a stiff-legged walk,
kinda swings his feet around instead of picking them up and he doesn't have 100% control over his rearend,
he falls (or gets knocked) over quite easily ...can't run as fast or jump as well as he "should", and when
he's runnin' around as fast as he can go doin' kittylaps he careens/fishtails off walls (mostly) as well as
furniture and people, altho he can climb a post or tree like nobody's business. We've also discovered
when he stands on a tv table it shakes like a bowl full of jelly, we tried other cats and it only shakes with him.
Other than that, he's a totally normal feline!

In answer to "what breed is bugs?" -- he's just the end product of a couple of regular ol' barn cats at a
breeding stable where one of my sisters is employed ...when bugs! was 7 weeks old, she brought him home
because he was near death, we nursed him back to health and i fell head over heels in love with him

bugs! knows his name, comes when i call for him, even from a deep sleep...if he doesn't show up
it's because he's either outdoors or shut in a closet. bugs! will come and follow me around
outdoors, occasionally crying out when i'm out of sight...but then there's the little adventurer
in him that runs off if he thinks i'm trying to bring him back indoors

he seems to also be a bit of a neat-freak, when near the barn, he goes into the horse's paddock
and covers a pile or two of their, um, you know...

he LOVES to catch and eat flies (i can't watch, blech!) ... he loves trying to intercept a ball
or toy tossed for my dog (georjet) who he will romp with...SOMEtimes he'll play with curbie, but
never beau or scout as they're large dogs and like to drown him with their tongues (he liked it
when he was younger, but lately hides under the sofa when they appear)

and he absotively posilutely LOVES to play Red Dot!!
altho a flashlight or the glare off the camera lens will do in a pinch


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8 May 2004 - 20 Jan 2020
New! found baby Bugs! photos
New! found baby Bugs! photos
bugs!
bugs!
bugs
bugs
bugs reading the paper
bugs reading the paper
more early photos of bugs!
more early photos of bugs!
bugsmeister!
bugsmeister!
The Bugster
The Bugster
feline stalks equine
feline stalks equine
watch and learn
watch and learn
bugs!
bugs!
bobble-head
bobble-head
teeth
teeth
stubby legs
stubby legs
spider watch
spider watch
news snooze
news snooze
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now i know he loves me
now i know he loves me
leopard-belly
leopard-belly
falling (again)
falling (again)
he's SO cute!
he's SO cute!
'choo
'choo
bugs!
bugs!
quit botherin' me
quit botherin' me
pretzel imitation
pretzel imitation
profile of bugs
profile of bugs
portrait of bugs
portrait of bugs
bugs' nose
bugs' nose
bug up
bug up
bugs beribboned
bugs beribboned
bugabooski
bugabooski
window sittin'
window sittin'
lamplight
lamplight
curious bugs
curious bugs
the next morning
the next morning
checkin' out the tree
checkin' out the tree
who, me?
who, me?
still checking the tree
still checking the tree
blech!
blech!
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low light
low light
tuckered out
tuckered out
grandma's baby
grandma's baby
gonna get that fly
gonna get that fly
watching blank tv screen
watching blank tv screen
observing jo and rufus
observing jo and rufus
bugs' first snow
bugs' first snow
snowplay with curby
snowplay with curby
bugs on deck
bugs on deck
surprise!
surprise!
funnyface
funnyface
up periscope
up periscope
where's that stick?
where's that stick?
picking up ice
picking up ice
let me out
let me out
why me not out?
why me not out?
drinking
drinking
in the hayloft
in the hayloft
love that tail
love that tail
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white tail (deer) alert!
white tail (deer) alert!
LOVE that tail
LOVE that tail
bugs' tail is...
bugs' tail is...
come out to play?
come out to play?
post climbing
post climbing
precious -- bugs' birth-mom?
precious -- bugs' birth-mom?
or is it emma?
or is it emma?
how to climb a tree, a bugs! primer
how to climb a tree, a bugs! primer
bugs! blue reflection
bugs! blue reflection
what are you doing up there?
what are you doing up there?
hey! i said, what are you doing up there?
hey! i said, what are you doing up there?
i can't believe you're not telling me what you're doing up there
i can't believe you're not telling me what you're doing up there
fine, be that way
fine, be that way
good BYE!
good BYE!
bugzabooski
bugzabooski
flattened to pounce
flattened to pounce
bugs'n rufus in the underbrush
bugs'n rufus in the underbrush
any place'll do for a nap
any place'll do for a nap
profile
profile
fang-face
fang-face
in the jungle
in the jungle
in the jungle 2
in the jungle 2
in the jungle 3
in the jungle 3
icu
icu
fang face #2
fang face #2
jail break
jail break
where's my cape?
where's my cape?
super bugs
super bugs
current news snooze
current news snooze
bugaboo
bugaboo
a year old
a year old
bugs!
bugs!
i don't know about this
i don't know about this
hmm, not bad!
hmm, not bad!
ahhhhh
ahhhhh
i'm too sexy
i'm too sexy
with porky pig ;o)
with porky pig ;o)
'm gonna getcha!
'm gonna getcha!
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sneeze comin' on
sneeze comin' on
so dignified
so dignified
hi! just peeking in
hi! just peeking in
bugs in box
bugs in box
just has to touch the lamp
just has to touch the lamp
that was hot!
that was hot!
short legs :o)
short legs :o)
curtains for bugs b/w
curtains for bugs b/w
coyote bugs
"coyote" bugs
sleepy toes cat nap
sleepy toes cat nap
about to pounce on another cat ;o)
about to pounce on another cat ;o)
little boy lost
little boy lost
just bugs
just bugs
bugs from above
bugs from above
leapin' lizards
leapin' lizards
steppin' out
steppin' out
sky watch
sky watch
ground patrol
ground patrol
quit followin' me
quit followin' me
there he goes!
there he goes!
bugs onrail
bugs onrail
bugs profile jun 18
bugs profile jun 18
another profile, cropped
another profile, cropped
playin' dead
playin' dead
in a small window
in a small window
foot-wide window
foot-wide window
in grass
in grass
followin'
followin'
in grass_0264
in grass_0264
back atcha
back atcha
my bugs
my bugs
three years old
three years old
gimmea smooch
gimmea smooch
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left profile smile
left profile smile
goofy
goofy
my face :o)
my face :o)
soft water
soft water
bugs w petunias
bugs w petunias
bugs
bugs
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funny
funny
chance shot
chance shot
got 'im again
got 'im again
four years old
four years old
so handsome
so handsome
bugs3
bugs3
bugs6
bugs6
whirlpool watchin'
whirlpool watchin'
bugs'n leo
bugs'n leo
Then and Now
Then and Now