New Kitten Mr Bear!

mr bearIf you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me announce the arrival of Mr Bear. He’s my new kitten. A British Shorthair. I adopted him from a wonderful lady in Devon and he is now thirteen weeks old. He’s absolutely mental – he spends half the time trying to climb impossible surfaces and the other half falling into a coma-like sleep! I’ll do a little video of him very soon – I tried to record some hair videos last weekend and he kept on shinning his way up the tripod and biting the wires so it took absolutely ages!

mr bear

He looks extremely fat here, but he’s really not. (Honestly.) I’m kind of more worried about my face – what is that expression?! I must be about to speak. Just for a change.

british shorthair cream self

Here is Mr Bear unwittingly preventing me from doing any work whatsoever! How can I type with that little snoozy face pointing up at me? And those huge bear paws…it’s just a no-win situation, productivity wise.

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  1. January 23, 2012 / 6:44 am

    Mr Bear is absolutely gorgeous!! I just keep looking at his chubby little face. Congratulations with your newest addition to your family.

  2. January 23, 2012 / 7:20 am

    Oh my goodness, he is *adorable*! Look at the size of those paws!

  3. Jo
    January 23, 2012 / 7:57 am

    Hes absolutely gorgeous! So glad all is going well

  4. Kristina
    January 23, 2012 / 8:00 am

    He is AWESOME!

  5. January 23, 2012 / 8:05 am

    OH MY GOD SO CUTE!!!!!!!

    Seriously, you have the second most adorable kitten ever (mine is the most adorable.)

    He has such a fluffy face! And fluffy body! And he looks so happy passed out in front of your keyboard.

  6. Julia
    January 23, 2012 / 8:08 am

    He’s gorgeous! xo

  7. January 23, 2012 / 8:24 am

    It’s really nice to see that you were able to get another kitty, he’s gorgeous and sounds like a handful :)

  8. Christy
    January 23, 2012 / 8:26 am

    !!!! OMG he’s absolutely adorable!!! awwws!! He’s really is a bear! I big squishy butterball bear!! He looks pretty big for being only 13 wks old but awws! <3 love kitties! too bad my boyfriend has 3 dogs…

  9. January 23, 2012 / 8:50 am

    That last photo is, quite possibly, THE cutest thing I’ve seen for a long time!

  10. Kelly C.
    January 23, 2012 / 8:56 am

    Awwwwwwww :) I’m happy to see you’ve invited such a sweet little guy into your life. So adorable!

  11. January 23, 2012 / 8:59 am

    He is ADORABLE! That last photo is just too much :)

    PS – saw your interview in Teen Vogue, congrats!

  12. Ayla
    January 23, 2012 / 9:02 am

    He is so adorable!

  13. Jenny (love in a mist)
    January 23, 2012 / 9:02 am

    OMG! OMG! OMG! Mr Bear is just the most gorgeous kitty, what a sweetheart, I’m so glad that you’ve found another companion, he is just scrumptious I would be fussing him constantly lol!
    Im genuinely so happy for you Ruth, this post has made my Monday :-), lots of love and a big chin tickle for Mr Bear Jenny xxxx

  14. alice
    January 23, 2012 / 9:11 am

    mr. bear looks so fluffy and adorable and your hair matches hah.

  15. January 23, 2012 / 9:22 am

    He’s adorable! And kitty is aptly named. Welcome Mr.Bear! ^_^ Looking forward to seeing you in YouTube and Blog Land.

  16. January 23, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Ahhh Ruth, he’s gorgeous! I did wonder if you’d get another one. I love the snoozy picture! He does look chunky but chunky is good. You look gorgeous xx

  17. lucia
    January 23, 2012 / 9:50 am

    Hi, beautiful cat…have the unpleasant habit of walking on the keys of the computer as you tipe! They want to add their
    comments…or check the spelling! See you soon.

  18. Nichola
    January 23, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Ahh, Ruth! I’m so pleased to read about your new arrival :-)
    He is absolutely gorgeous! I love his stripy markings and massive smile. He sounds like a very happy little kitten and what a great name, it suits him very well.
    This has put a big smile on my face at the start of a challenging Monday.

  19. gaya
    January 23, 2012 / 10:33 am

    He’s so cute! I wanna hug him! :D

  20. Lisa
    January 23, 2012 / 10:47 am

    I love him! Congrats!

  21. Sammi
    January 23, 2012 / 10:55 am

    Awwww! Such a cutie! Similarities to Garfield the cat are uncanny! Absolutely adorable! X

  22. Shelley
    January 23, 2012 / 11:15 am

    OMG Ruth – he is sooo cute. I’m surprised you get anything done at all with him around.

    My cat George used to bite wires to get our attention. I can’t tell you how many mobile phone chargers we went through :-).

  23. claire
    January 23, 2012 / 11:35 am

    Too cute for words. Looks like my cat Mr Ripley but with a no. 2 buzz cut!
    Makes my broody for another kitten, but I’m not sure how Mr. Ripley would take it!

  24. Yvonne
    January 23, 2012 / 11:44 am

    Mr Bear is absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to his video.

    I also like his cute name – a little reminder of Ted.

  25. Helen
    January 23, 2012 / 11:53 am

    Congrats Ruth in getting a new, healthy kitten! I’m so glad that you got him, he looks beautiful and just so adorably cute! I bet you’re absolutely delighted as his owner :D xx

  26. January 23, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    All together now: ‘Awwwwwww’.

    I’m so delighted for you, Ruth, and hope that your new companion will bring lots of happiness, giggles and mischief into your life.

    Sarah x

    P.S: The picture of Mr Bear sleeping beside your computer has MADE MY DAY! :0)

  27. January 23, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    he’s adoooorable!!!!!!

  28. lizziee
    January 23, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations, Ruth.


  29. January 23, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    I love him so much, he’s gorgeous!! x

  30. January 23, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    He is adorable!!! and he looks well fed (not fat!) xxx

  31. Sue
    January 23, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Aaaaw, kitty!!! Congrats on Mr Bear’s arrival, and his successful hunt of toy mouse(?) and tape measure- worthy foes! xxx p.s. most delightful shade he’s wearing!

  32. BooBooNinja
    January 23, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    Mr. Bear is adorable! He lookes like a cuddly toy in the first photo. :)

  33. Sue
    January 23, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    p.p.s. He’s going to be a monster! The size of those paws! xxx

  34. Eva
    January 23, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    I would like to subscribe to the mr. Bear fanclub. Very aptly named :D

    I wish you lots of luck and happiness with mr. Bear (:

  35. Anna
    January 23, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    SOOOOOOO SUPER CUTEEEEE! <3 i want one too…!

  36. Meeta
    January 23, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    He is absolutely adorable! Love that first pic especially

  37. Selvi
    January 23, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    He’s wonderful! May you bring each other (and Mr. AMR, of course) lots of happiness and adventures!

  38. January 23, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    He is such a cutie! It always makes me laugh when kittens get Nap Attacks! xx

  39. January 23, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    One word – adorable!

  40. January 23, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    Oh wow. So happy for you Ruth, he sounds like a very kitten-ish kitten if that makes sense. I love the name too.

    Congrats on the Marie Claire Shortlist by the way. Do you think you’ll be attending the awards thingie?


    • Ruth
      January 23, 2012 / 11:35 pm

      @Meg oh I had no idea!!!! I shall look into it, I didn’t know anything aboiut it! x

  41. Piscohof
    January 23, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Oh dear. That bottom photo: have you made him the smuggest cat EVER? I salute you!

    He’s gorgeous.

  42. Kim
    January 23, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    What a cute little fluffy guy! Love his big smile and little pink nose in the picture where you’re holding him. If you’d like a word of advise . . . string toys, lots of them!

  43. Monika
    January 23, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Congratulation!!! He is so cute, an angel in your life .xoxo

  44. Monika
    January 23, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    Adoption is the best way to have a pet.

  45. Amigurumigirl
    January 23, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Congratulations! What a sweetie. I can’t wait to see more of Mr. Bear. :)

  46. January 23, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    I’m so delighted about the new kitten!

  47. January 23, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Oh congratulations Ruth! Your whole sad experience last month left me just heartbroken that anyone had to go through that – Mr Bear looks fat and happy and very snuggly, enjoy all his kittenish charms and please keep the pictures coming – expensive beauty products and baby animals are my main weaknesses:)

  48. January 23, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    OH MY GOD what a cute little rascal !!!
    and that last photo is making my heart melt !

  49. Annette
    January 23, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    <3 <3 <3 What a babe!

  50. Julia
    January 23, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    He is absolutely gorgeous! And has a brilliant name:-) I’d never get work done either with him snoozing around the place! No doubt Mr Bear has found himself a wonderful home :-)

  51. Sophie
    January 23, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    he’s absolutely gooorgeous! very jealous, lots of love x

  52. Anonymous
    January 23, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    He looks lovely! Congratulations on your new baby! xxx

  53. Eva
    January 23, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    What a sweetie!

  54. January 23, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    Ruth, he is absolutely adorable!!! (Sighs but the thought that my own cat is miles away from London in my home country…). Anyway, I’m really pleased that you’ve decided giving it another go with a new cat despite what happened with Ted. I have no doubt that little mr. Bear will bring you lots of joy :)

  55. January 23, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    Awwww CUTE! More pictures, more pictures x

  56. Lucy_W
    January 23, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    He looks so sweet!

  57. Katherine L. S.
    January 23, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    AHAHAHAHAH! So getting crazy! Mr Bear is that adorable! <33 I own my own Kitten, Snupie, since a few years and he just turned 4 – he kinda looks like yours in an older version. So cute! I hope he's gonna have a happy life with you! <3

  58. January 23, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    o my o my! So cute!! I have a norwegian forest cat at home and would like to get her a friend, but my partner is saying no. I would love a little kitten though!! xx

  59. Nina
    January 23, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    He is just adorable! Like a fluffy ball of love! Congrats to Bear on adopting Ruth :D

  60. Erin
    January 23, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Yeah for Mr. Bear!

  61. January 23, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    He is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and really really adorable!

  62. Joanna Galloway
    January 23, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    Arrrhhh Ruth hes adorable!!! Reminds me of a cat i used to own- his name was Cashmere and he lived to the ripe old age of 21! My dog is currently in labour so im in for a long night….

  63. Roberta
    January 23, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    I am so happy for you. Enjoy Mr. Bear!

  64. Ana
    January 23, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    Oh Ruth, he’s the cutest cat i’ve ever seen x

  65. leah
    January 23, 2012 / 11:53 pm

    He is so lovely! I’m so happy for you!

  66. January 24, 2012 / 12:19 am

    He is beautiful, you’ll have to do what I do and get him in on as many blog photographs (and YouTube videos for yourself) as you can. Love cats. x

  67. Alexandra
    January 24, 2012 / 12:37 am

    Oh wow he is adorable i want to smoosh my face in his fluffyness lol. Dont worry im just a crazy cat lady.For once my cat is asleep on the floor and not streched out on my desk stopping me doing anything. Congratulations on your new addition :)

  68. Katy
    January 24, 2012 / 2:13 am

    What a handsome boy! I love his face. I have a marmalade cat too. His name is Cummins (he has a purr like a diesel engine!). I’m sure Mr Bear will bring you as much joy as my puss cat has brought me!

  69. Kitty
    January 24, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Oh Ruth, I am so happy for you!!! Mr Bear is gorgeous. Hehe I remember back at uni there was a cat from a nearby house who liked hanging out at the uni library balcony. If you sat down and opened a book he would come and stretch himself full length across your book, guaranteeing once and for all that absolutely no work would be done.

  70. Anonymous
    January 24, 2012 / 10:55 am

    Mr Bear is such a cute name and he is so adorable!!!

  71. flick
    January 24, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    that brightened my day! my cat used to ritually fall asleep on my laptop keyboard in some kind of cuddly protest (while i was using the laptop). You may find that there’s competition between cat and keyboard ;)

  72. Christina
    January 24, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    I am so happy that you got another cat after the sad story with ted. We had two british shorthair too – one creme and one blue one. I am sure you’ll have a wonderful time with your new family member – he looks gorgeous ;)

  73. January 24, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    He is absolutely adorable, congratulations Ruth! I hope we will be seeing Mr Bear making a peek in your new tutorials as well. Another excellent reason to have a look at your website!

  74. Ireland
    January 24, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Congratulations – he’s lovely, I just want reach out and give him a little pet and say hello.

    When people ooh and aah over puppies I always think just get a cat and you’ll have a puppy for life !

  75. Chloe Elizabeth
    January 25, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    For some reason didn’t get the email on this so only just saw this as I was reading your today’s email fix and you mentioned about a kitten hanging from venetian blinds so quickly transferred to your website

    WOW !

    HOW – ADORABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!



  76. claudia
    January 25, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    he looks like garfield, but cuter!

  77. Katy
    January 25, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    I can’t believe he’s real! He’s like a cuddly toy, so adorable! So jealous haha xoxo

  78. Abigail
    January 25, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    So happy for you Ruth, Mr Bear is STINKIN’ cute!!!! He is going to be a big cat looking at his precious huge paws…!! Enjoy him, he will bring you so much happiness!

    • Ruth
      January 26, 2012 / 12:38 pm

      @Annette that is amazing! Hahaha, what a cute cat!! xx

  79. Annette
    January 26, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    Ruth, i’m sure Mr Bear will be cuter – may he bring you much love and hilarity – (all the videos of that cat are hilarious!) X

    • Ruth
      January 26, 2012 / 1:01 pm

      @Annette I know, I’m sat watching them now! Haha. There goes Thursday.. x

  80. Joanna
    January 28, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    He is so cute! He looks like Garfield :)

  81. Song
    January 29, 2012 / 8:35 am

    Hi Ruth and Mr.Bear

    From Thailand

  82. alice
    January 29, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Congratulations. He’s gorgeous.

  83. January 30, 2012 / 9:14 am

    He is incredibly cute!!! Never seen a cat that looks so much like a bear before!!

  84. Rebecca
    January 30, 2012 / 11:29 pm

    Darn it! Now I am dying for a huge pawed kitty!

  85. Chantal
    February 7, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    Just need to look at the pictures to fall with Mr Bear!!

  86. Charlotte
    June 12, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    Oh my god, he’s just adorable.

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