Photo Comments Age: 14 Years Sex: Male Weight: 16 lbs.
Leave a treat for Bruiser Bear
The Bear, Big Katten, Sexy Bear, Purr Monster
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August 18th 2001
Licking plastic, eating, playing with newspaper, eating, sneaking outside, eating, mauling us, eating and did I mention eating?
Closed doors, especially the ones that open to the outside
Tiny mice, catnip balls and his evil little sister, Cricket Alexis
Favorite Nap Spot:
Wherever there's a sun beam -- floor, desk, shelf and especially outside
What ISN'T Bruiser Bear's favorite food!?! But of course, being a bear, he's partial to fish and berries. He's also obsessed with baked items. Several times he has torn into a loaf of bread and gobbled it up like it was full of catnip!
Despite being born with an eye condition in which parts of his iris "stuck" to the lens, causing The Bear to have "spotty" vision, he is the best hunter in the household!
We were living in a bad part of New Orleans where there were tons of stray cats and dogs. At the time, we only had one cat, Elvis, so I was really confused when my husband came running through the back door yelling, "Cats! Cats! We've got cats!" At first, I thought he meant Elvis had gotten outside, but then I realized he had said cats -- plural! I followed him outside and there were the two cutest little kittens I've ever seen in our neighbor's sideyard. My husband had surprised the mama cat and she had left behind her two babies, who the vet estimated to be about 4 weeks old because their eyes had just opened. I warned my husband to be careful about picking them up since they were feral. He picked up Bruiser's sister, Cricket, first -- who had big green eyes and was watching him the whole time -- and she made this tiny hiss sound that was way too cute to be scary! Then he picked up Bruiser, who was already twice her size and continues to be, even as adults! We didn't think we would keep them, but it proved impossible to resist their charms.
Even as a kitten, Bruiser had a giant head in proportion to the rest of his body, hence his name. He looked like he'd be a real "bruiser," but in fact, he is super sweet and loving. He and his sister, Cricket, are nothing alike, physically or personality-wise. I jokingly said to the vet that they must've had different fathers and the vet said they probably did. Who knew? It would certainly explain a lot!
The only time Bruiser is even close to ornery and stubborn is when he desperately wants to go outside. Then he cries and cries and CRIES until he finally gives up or someone (usually me) feels sorry for him and lets him go in the backyard, but only under close supervision. I love watching him romp in the grass, pounce on bugs and chase butterflies.
We couldn't imagine not having Bruiser Bear in our lives. But my husband and I joke that one day, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans will say they want their rare Louisiana Black Bear back!
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Time to maul!
I've Been On Catster Since:
|June 27th 2006
||More than 10 years!
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