Kitty by day, Ninja by night!

My name is Ninja Rosebud, Master of the Threadcount.
I will teach you in the ancient ways of the luxury bedding so that you might one day defeat low thread count and return honor to your futon.

Yes, really, her name is Ninja Rosebud! Right, Emma? Photo by Stuart Alliecat.



  1. 260Oakley says:

    It’s a little chilly, so Ninja kitty would like to work an undercovers job today. (He’ll note it on his time sheet.)

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Ninja Kitty is on the case. The Pillow Case.

  3. baby birdie says:

    The kitteh looks a little surprised, doesn’t she?

  4. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    Me like fuzziness, B & W paintjob and the half-mustache of Ninja Rosebud.
    Me also like her hoovertext!!!!

    YAY N.R.; YAY Emma, YAY pyrit & YAY CO !!11!!! 🙂

  5. TrixandSam says:

    260O firing on all cylinders today! Bravo!

  6. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Sheet on!
    Sheet off!
    Sheet on!
    Sheet off!
    Ninja Rosebud was taught by Mister Miyagi himself!

  7. Alice007 says:

    Adorable little punkin! 😀

    Well everyone … I would like to thank everyone that supported me after the death of my kitty Sparky, and gave great advice on a possible new addition. Well I went to the shelter and spoke with several kitties – and I found THE ONE. I have a new kitten friend in my home!! Her name is Powderpuff – I don’t know how to post a picture here – but I just want to say thank you for the support and advice – the wait for a new friend seemed long but so worth it!!

  8. Alice007 says:

    Here’s a picture of her wearing a small hat! 🙂

  9. She’s adorable and already looks “right at home”. Lucky kitty!!!!!

  10. baby birdie says:

    *Wahwahwaaaaahhh sound effect*

  11. YaY for shelter kittehs! She’s a beautiful gal!

  12. kibblenibble says:

    Awwwwww! Shelter kitties rock. She looks precious. 🙂

  13. I love this kitty! Fabulous face, spectacular name.

  14. kibblenibble says:

    Ninja Rosebud! 😆 She is bee-yoo-tee-ful!

  15. ninja rosebud???! that has got to be one of the best (not to mention most redonk) names ever.

    it’s very fitting. look at that punim!!! awwww

  16. Jelledge says:

    I would call this lil’ guy Half ‘Stache.

  17. skippymom says:

    Wonderful news!

  18. Gigi (the original one) says:

    She’s a beauty!

  19. skippymom says:

    You just had to post a kitty on a bed, huh? You somehow knew that this morning it was particularly excruciating to disentangle myself from Chloe and get up, and I barely made it to work, and I’m feeling all grumbly because I just want to go home and go back to bed and cuddle some more. So you decided to taunt me by showing a cute kitty on pretty bedsheets. Damn you, CO! (waving fist)

  20. and it’s Friday, making it particularly difficult to drag oneself out of bed…

    How’s Chloe doing? And of course, Skippy, Eddy, and Frannie?

  21. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    *hands skippymom a candy pacifier to use while
    she drives to — ugh!!! — workies*

    *sighs in empathetic trauma*

  22. Oh no, I feel sooo guilty now.
    Would it help any to imagine your boss with cute whiskers? Fuzzy ears? And a tail???!

  23. Oh STINKIN’! What a cute little booger. I heart black and white kittehs.

  24. skippymom says:

    Well, no, not really.

  25. o no he/ she/it DI-unt!!! says:

    skippy — I posted something to help but I used a word referring to tragedy so it’s been *bleeped* at the moment…check back later plz. sowwy!!

  26. skippymom says:

    Hi, ceejoe! Thanks for asking, they are all doing well. Chloe’s eye is all better (still looks a bit weird, but so what). As of today she is down to only three medications. Now we are trying to figure out why she has gone bald around her neck and shoulders (lab results due Monday).
    How are your eleven pals?

  27. skippymom says:

    Hey, Leslie, I’ll hang out with you in the Mod Lounge if you want.

  28. puddlepeppers says:

    Fourth caller wins a complimentary Boss-Makeover. (Toe Beans will
    come with a reasonable charge.)

  29. dottiebj says:

    She’s gorgeous! 🙂

  30. o no he/ she/it DI-unt!!! says:

    **Great College Try, tho’ pyrit** 🙂

    Here ya go skippy; maybe this’ll help, just a tad bit, in the meantime:

  31. Such great news! My day always looks a little brighter when someone adopts a shelter animal. ♥♥♥♥

  32. o no he/ she/it DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Alice007:

    and great name as well !!

    Her fur coat is lurvely; all higgledy-piggeldy splotches of chestnut brown and white and black tabbyness mixed in together!!!

  33. skippymom says:

    Wha? Is that a picture of you, pouting?

  34. Peeps, I have just been informed of a KITTEN EMERGENCY. A coworker found three newborn kittens in her storage unit, but no mama. Another coworker told her that the mama probably got scared when they opened the door to enter the unit. She did not want to leave the babies there so she put them in a box and took them with her…and then dropped them off at a friend’s house. Said friend did not happen to be home at the time.

    I just went to this coworker and avoided the temptation to give her a tongue-lashing, and instead gave her my cell phone # and told her that she needed to call the friends, make sure they found the kittens and that the kittens were OK, and if they can’t or don’t know how to care for the kittens, to call me. I can’t keep them, but I do know how to foster them and can get them out of the woods.

    My husband’s gonna kill me….

    Oh, and Ninja Rosebud is bee-yoo-ti-ful!

  35. I know there are some Dallas (TX) area peeps on CO…anyone interested in adding a kitten to their family in the future?

  36. She’s just lovely, Alice007! Congratulations!

  37. Ninja’s little black spot next to her nose is shaped exactly like a Pepperidge Farm Goldfish cracker! Awww!

  38. Geez. Why didn’t she drop them at a shelter or something? Or leave them alone and see if the mama cat would come back?

  39. She’s beautiful! So floofeh! 🙂

  40. My Dad (the Spit Bath King®) has a framed picture of me, ca. age three, in the most furious, death-ray sulk anyone has ever seen. I don’t know how I didn’t just destroy the world with that sulk.

  41. Everybody doing well. Had an annual check-up vet visit for a couple of the older ones on Tuesday, Joey and Samantha. They’ve lost some weight, but seem to be ok for a couple of geriatrics.
    I’ll send Chloe some more positive thoughts. 🙂

  42. Yeah. That’s kind of what I thought, but I know a lot of shelters don’t have the resources to deal with very young kittens. The coworker meant well, but she’s not a cat person and didn’t know any better.

  43. Hehe. There an infamous Christmas portrait of our family, when I was just turned 3, and I’m glowering like a thundercloud. (Because the photog wouldn’t give me the stupid toy. Don’t flap it at me if you’re not gonna hand it over!)

  44. Someone should go to the storage unit and see if they can find the momcat.

  45. Thanks everyone!! She is just a doll. And her fur is soooo soft, like a bunneh! I have never had a long-haired kitty before! I think she is part rag doll breed – she is so calm and just LOVES to be loved!!

  46. skippymom says:

    Theresa, you MUST borrow that picture and post it here. We DEMAND to see it.

  47. Those eyes are hypnotizing:

    YOU.WILL. bring me Fancy Feast. And a dozen catnip mouses. And you will sleep on the floor and leave me this puny sized bed.

    YOU.WILL. transfer all of your bank accounts and credit cards to my name. And the title to your car.

  48. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    almost. It’s just *a photo* of *a gal* pouting. Not me, tho’.
    (I went through / Images and made a search).
    Sorry that the photo is teeny-tiny. I tried to larger-ize the photo and only saw that one. Glad if you enjoyed it!!! 🙂

    OH — and the Moderators dun’ released
    my earlier (time-stamped 8:28) comment!!

  49. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    me: “anything else, o charming One???”

  50. skippymom says:

    And we want to see your picture, too, Auntie.

  51. skippymom says:

    Yes, please. She must have freaked if she came back and her babies were fone.

  52. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    *fixes the “f” into a “g” in skippymom’s comment*

  53. californiagirl says:

    Yes, PLEASE go back to the storage unit and find the mama. She must be going wild. And take the kittens along–she would never leave willingly without them. How would YOU feel if someone had just taken your children away because they wanted to “help”? I appreciate the desire to help– at least she did SOMETHING, so that is to be commended.

  54. Martha in Washington says:

    Powderpuff is gorgeous and she totally rocks that hat! Congrats!

  55. Yes, sweet overlord Ninja Rosebud. And I will of course do it all with a smile on my face.

  56. No can do, but I can tell you that I bore a striking resemblance to the old-school illustrations on Ramona from the Beverly Cleary books.
    Like dees:

  57. I’m kind of torn. On one hand I understand that momcat must be frantic. On the other hand, this is surely a feral momcat who will raise feral kittens. On the brighter side, a friend is going to get me the numbers of some rescue organizations that are set up to deal with kittens.

  58. There is a book all you cat lovers must read if you haven’t already. It’s called “The Wild Road,” by Gabriel King (actually a pseudonym for a two-writer team) and it’s been likened to “Watership Down” and “Tailchaser’s Song.” I bought a copy years ago but for some reason didn’t read it right away. I ran across it a few weeks ago and could not put it down. It’s out of print so you will probably have to look for it in used book stores or Amazon or the like. But it is definitely well worth seeking out. The writers totally get cats, and the result is beautiful (very sad at times). It’s quickly become one of my favorite books.

    For some reason Ninja Rosebud’s face and expression remind me of Cypher, one of the cats from “The Wild Road.”

  59. Do you know how old the kittens are? If they’re old enough that they can manage without mom, then maybe it’s not such a big deal.

    If nothing else, however, if momcat was found, she could be spayed before being re-released , so that there would be no future litters.

  60. ScooterB says:

    Would it help if your boss had only half a mustache?

  61. Ali-baba says:

    Noelegy- dang, my house is full!
    Did you try Operation Kindness? Even if they’re full, they usually have volunteers that foster & if you can manage to get the momcat, they may be able to help get her taken care of too.

  62. Ali-baba says:

    Oh what a sweetheart! Congratulations Alice007!

  63. Mary (the first) says:

    Congratulations to both you and Powderpuff and long happy years together!

  64. Mary (the first) says:

    re: hovertext: I do not believe Ninja has a Wrong Side.

  65. Ruffian9 says:

    She’s gorgeous – Happiness to you both!

  66. AWW 😀 What a cutie 😀

  67. Oh, yeah, skippymom?! You try to go to the bathroom and have your boy kitty, Dooley, come in and demand pets while you are on the toilet and then as you are trying to get ready to deliver newspapers 😆 He is a stinker, but we love him 😆

  68. Ninja Rosebud, another spoiled rotten kitty 😀 as if there were not any other 😆

  69. victoreia says:

    Low thread-count is indeed a terrible scourge. Teach me all you know, Ninja Rose.

  70. Cheers Jen, my son wanted to name her Ninja and I wanted to name her Rosebud. So we just out them together 🙂

    She has a page on Facebook.

  71. She’s is just beautiful, Alicie007, and she is rockin’ that hat! She won’t replace Sparky but she will find her own unique place in your heart!

  72. I have not heard from the coworker–yet–but a friend who is savvy about animal rescue has passed on some numbers to me. I will add Operation Kindness to my list, thank you!!