8.21.2012

Tuxie Tuesday with Ben

Benjamin the Loyal: Ben is the most overtly loving of our cats but also the most ornery, he is a cat of extremes, highly emotional and demanding.  If I am unwell he will lie on the bed beside me with a paw resting on my arm and stay with me until I am better.  He will chase the other cats off in a proprietary huff if he feels they are interfering with his doctoring duties. 

Ben perched on the pillows above me

As much as Ben adores me he is ultimately his papa’s boy and the lovefest begins the moment Robert enters a room.  Ben will literally throw himself on his back presenting his tummy for stroking and will accept nothing but full attention and praise.  Any perfunctory pets will be met with a disapproving nip, although he is quick to forgive these slip-ups. 

Ben on papa's shoulder canoodling
Tomorrow we continue with Archie....

29 comments:

Sparkle said...

I've noticed that often tuxie cats lean towards the male of the family. I wonder why that is...

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Ben, speaking as a fellow doctor, I understand and appreciate how hard you work.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Love that picture of Ben on his papa's shoulder.

weaverpat said...

Aren't all their different personalities amazing!?
Our tuxie female, Tipper seems to have that proprietary thing going on too. Being the most loving cat is a serious job!
Ben does it perfectly! And he's cute, too.

Catherine said...

You know if you have to be sick, there's nothing like a sweet kitty to help nurse you back to health! The most wonderful thing about cats is all their different personalities. So cute!
xo Catherine

Fuzzy Tales said...

A fine example of catitude! :-)

Madi and Mom said...

Ben....your secret is out you have the roar of a lion but the heart of a lamb. What a sweet boy to look after you mom when she has the sickies. Ultimately you are doing what your Papa would do if he were there and you know your Papa would approve!!
hugs to you our sweet devote BEN
Madi and Mom

Cory said...

What a love! Ben, you get a gold star for being such a good doctor and caretaker. Our Tuxie boy is a devoted mamas boy, even though todays post has him hanging out with his daddy.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awww Ben ~ such a handsome boy. xx

Rene said...

Aww, those photos are so sweet.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We just love Ben's little face - he is so cute.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

You are very, very special Ben!

Marg said...

Oh Ben, you sound like such a good boy, love the Mom and the Dad too. Cats are supposed to demand attention. How else would we get the attention that we need. Hope all of you have a great day.

Repositório said...

I love tuxie white socks!

Random Felines said...

that Ben is a cutie...we are glad he loves his daddy so much. :)

Kathy said...

Ben is a very complex kitty!
I guess it comes from being a Tuxedo cat. He can't be just normal.
Fun to be loved by him, I'm sure!

CCL Wendy said...

Ben sounds very much like Domino. I wonder if it's a tuxy thing. She is also very demanding of attention, although I must say she is more a Mommy's girl.

Ben is amazing in his dedication to both you and your husband (as you are with him).

looloo said...

Hello, Ben,

Let me tell you something, this is very confidential, really between you and me, ALL my cats are special to me, but...I have a small, very small, preference for tuxedos... I can't help it, I fall in love with every tuxie I meet... You are so special, so sweet, so handsome, so unique, so... ok, I will stop here, I also love black cats, grey cats, ginger cats,... but... tuxies are special!

Smoochies to you and your brothers!
looloo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

What a sweetheart! And you have a scarf kitty too! I love that! There's nothing like a neck warmed by a kitty..

~*Connie*~ said...

Ben is such a smart and handsome boy.. I mean mancat!

~*Connie*~ said...

Ben is such a smart and handsome boy.. I mean mancat!

June said...

We have a Benjamin, too (actually, his name is really Benny, but our nickname for him is Benjamin Puppy Panda Boy, or Benjamin Bunyip). Your Benjamin looks just like our Benny.

Oh! I love tuxedo cats. What am I saying?! I love (and adore) ALL cats! Thanks for sharing these adorable photos of your Ben. He's a beautiful fella.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you are probably too young to remember this show but do you remember "Ben Casey?" Your kitty "Dr.Ben" is Ben Casey!! Cody also has a huge love affair with my husband, when it is ME who is the cat lover in our home!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Ben is very cute and smart: he's monitoring his human's activity on the last pic?
Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Ben, you are just a little love bug, aren't you??

Annuk said...

Ben you are such a cute, adorable boy!!!!!

Pretinha said...

Ben você é muito carinhoso. E um ótimo enfermeiro.

Eric and Flynn said...

You are such a sweet loving boy Ben.

meowmeowmans said...

Handsome and loving Ben sounds like our Moosey. He loves Tracey, but he is a real Daddy's boy when it comes down to it. :)