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If you have read my previous pet profiles you may already know about our “Hobo Kitty City” and about how we took in a few stray cats here and there.

The tale of Pumpkin, and of Tibet, which I hope you enjoyed.

Well now it is time for the tail, I mean tale, of Nub, the head bunting, big, sweet-hearted Romeo of a cat!

Pet Profile Of Nub:

 Pet Profile Nub

Nub was a neighborhood cat.

We were never quite sure if he was “owned” by anyone, a stray, or what.

All we knew for sure was he was far from feral.

Nub was and is to this day the most loyal, loving, cat you will ever meet.

We thought he may have been the sibling of a female cat that lived catty-corner (no pun intended) from us, who seemed to have a human in her life.

They had the same markings and often hung out together, yet the female, who we called Molly, would disappear for weeks at a time, whereas Nub was always at our doorstep.

Molly was also a very sweet cat and we loved her dearly, but I felt certain the man who lived catty-corner from us took her inside, where Nub just seemed to be alone.

We took care of Nub, fed him when he cried for food, which he often did, made sure he had access to fresh water and had a box to sleep in when it got cold.

Yet we still were unsure if Nub had his own home or not, so we did not bring him into ours.

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

After two years of loving him, and providing him care, one winter’s day he came to our doorstep crying like never before.

We opened the door and there was precious Nub, all scratched up and bleeding.

We instantly brought him in, cleaned him up, and nursed him to health.

This only took a few days but during that time he acclimated from being frightened by our other pets, to be a part of the family.

More so being totally in love with the humans in the home.

We attempted to put him back out, just in case he did already have a human, but after two years of not seeing, or sensing such, we knew what was about to happen.

Nub was about to become a member of our family.

No longer would he have any part of being an outside cat!

He demanded to come in with pitiful cries at the door.

We at that time brought him in, named him Nub, and set up his first vet appointment.

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale
The ever pleasant Nub is not hissing, he is yawning.

The name Nub comes from our geek side.

Harry and I play online games, and the term Noob or Newb is used in gaming and computer geekery for someone who is new.

Well, Noob was Nub’s first, but not a formal name.

Noob was new to us.

Later his name became Nub because we felt as if calling him Noob, for new, was undermining his status in our family.

So Nub it was and is what it is.

Granted Nub probably has more nicknames than any other furkid in our household, but he answers to Nub the most.

He is a giant lump of love, a true Romeo and we actually should have named him that, except my mother has a dog named Romeo so that could have been confusing.

He is also known at times as Oreo due to being black and white.

We refer to him also as Lover Boy, Noobkins, Nubbykins, Nubby, Love Nub, The Great Nubinski, and many other funny names.

All of our pets have pet names, as I am sure yours do too.

Sometimes I do wonder if we stole him from someone who loved him, but personally, if a cat comes to my door when he is hurt, he has come to the person he trusts the most, and therefore I was responsible for him.

We still wonder about Molly since we have moved. I also wonder if I separated Nub from his sister, but I know in my heart Nub is where he wants to be, and I know for a fact he is so very loved.

That all brings us to…

20 Facts About Nub:

1. Loves to head bunt. – I was going to call it headbutting but I learned this from a great resource!

2. Nub can never be brushed enough.

Not only does he love being brushed but his coat is so thick that even a two-minute brushing produces another cat!

He has a very thick coat and I often wonder how big he would be if we shaved him.

3. He is our largest cat but eats the least!

Which brings me back to my wonderings about the second fact!

4. He loves his curved perch in front of our large floor to ceiling window and eagerly waits for the curtains the to be opened each morning.

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

5. He loves all our other pets, although Tibet only tolerates him.

6. Pumpkin is his best friend and his girlfriend!

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

7. He loves to lay on our pup Lyla’s pillow.

Lyla tolerates Nub on her pillow, and will even sometimes lay on the pillow with Nub, touching him.

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

8. Since he joining our home he has never wanted to go outside, until this year.

Now he is obsessed with the outdoors!

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

9. He wants all of the other pets to love him.

Afterall, He is a lover boy!

Nub tries to get Tibet to accept him, and sometimes she allows him to lay close to her, as long as they are not looking at each other!”

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale

10. Sometimes he has an unusual reaction to being petted or scratched in certain places.

If you hit those special spots it causes him to start licking himself involuntarily.

11. He loves sneaking into the counters more than any other cat in our household and will stand by them begging for them to be opened so that he can crawl inside.

12. Also, he has a very loud meow that sounds almost like a baby crying at times.

13. Sometimes when Nub meows it also almost sounds like human language, especially when he calls “Marrrrm” which of course means Mom.

14. His body is very stiff.

I often wondered if he has some form of Palsy but the vet never mentioned that he did, and I never remember to ask, but he is overall very rigid.

15. If you pick him up he puts his arms forward like he is flying, he thinks he is Superman.

16. Nub loves to cuddle and mostly lay on my chest so that he can head bunt me, but he does not really like being held, especially if you are standing up.

17. At night he has “his chair” which really used to be a very nice antique chair, but now it is rather a mess. It is Nub’s either way though, and he sleeps there until we go to bed.

Profile Nub: A Winter's Tail Err Ummm Tale
Nub caught me taking his photo and opened his eyes.

18. He is the only male furkid left in our family.

19. Just recently Nub learned how to open a door.

Probably due to his deep desire to go outside and play.

20. Nub is a very agreeable, kind, gentle cat, other than that he weighs a ton when he stands on my chest, and likes to head bunt which sometimes hurts, he is the most gentle creature you will ever meet.

I know he has the kindest kitty soul, he sure has soulful eyes.

I do hope you have enjoyed getting to know our Nub kitty.

He needs more attention since he is so docile he tends to easily fade into the background.

Profile Nub A Winter's Tail, I Mean Tale

If you liked this story about Nub you may want to read an older article about his love Pumpkin.



  1. Josie R
    August 29, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    So cute, I love how much you love your animals! I have three cats and I’d love to get a dog, but I’m currently in an apartment and a little cramped.

    • August 29, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Awee thank you so much! I do adore them to bits! Ah yes you may want to wait for a bigger place but it’s so tempting isn’t it! Having pets in an apartment can get expensive too – here we have to pay extra rent on each pet!

  2. February 18, 2018 / 6:24 am

    I often think cats pick their owners more than the owners pick them. All my parent’s cats have turned up on their doorstep. Some have been feral others not so. The current cat obviously had an owner she had a little red collar on when she turned up on the doorstep, it was pouring down with rain and she was there all day, so I made my parents take her in to dry her off, we all tried so hard to find an owner but never did. So she stayed.

    • February 19, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      I agree Sarah!
      Aweee that is my weakness! Seeing a pet in the rain or cold!
      I am sorry you did not find the owner but I know she has a wonderful home now!

  3. February 18, 2018 / 8:23 am

    aww look at that cat! so adorable and fluffy! cats are the best, no matter what people say! I miss mine a lot!

    • February 19, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Awee I understand fully. I miss every single one of my pets who has passed.

  4. February 18, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    What a sweet story. He sure knew the right, caring people to choose. So happy to hear such a warm story Miss FAshionista. This touched my heart.

  5. February 19, 2018 / 5:30 am

    How lovely you detailed everything about your sweet min. We don’t have a cat but we have a dog and I believe it would be nice to have one in the house.

    • February 19, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Mary thank you so much. I could not imagine my house being a home without a dog and a cat.

  6. February 19, 2018 / 8:48 am

    I love the idea of a pet profile post – great job. I think our animals all deserve a feature post!

    • February 19, 2018 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you so much Athena!
      I think our animals do too – they are part of the family after all.

  7. February 19, 2018 / 10:48 am

    It is so great to get to know about Nub! I am surprised he eats the least amount of food! The pictures look lovely 😉

    • February 19, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      LOL I know right!
      He is just a meaty looking guy and he feels meaty too but he really isn’t “fat” he is just thick as a brick lol.
      Thank you so much for enjoying his profile!

  8. February 19, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    I love the back story of Nub. He’s a true cutie. Isn’t it great how animals choose us instead of us choosing them?

    • February 19, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Amanda that is so sweet of you to say. Thank you. Animals are smart indeed!

  9. February 19, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Awe, you have profiled our Miss Kitty. She looks identical to yours and has a similar personality.

    • February 19, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Aweee your Miss Kitty is a special kitty then! Such beautiful color indeed and I love that they have the same personality too.

  10. Autumn Murray
    February 19, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Such a sweet looking kitty! I love your devotion to Nub.

  11. February 19, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    It sounds like Nub has found a happy home! I really wish I could have a cat, but allergies are brutal!

    • February 20, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      Awee I am so sorry Andrea. I know there are medications, and sometimes shots that can help but I also have heard they do not work for everyone. I wish you could have a kitty too!

  12. February 20, 2018 / 2:57 am

    What a great post! Aren’t they a sweetie? We adopted a stray kitten two years ago and now, she is a mother of three cute and active li’l boys. Now, we have 4 of them running around playfully.

    • February 20, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Aweee I bet that is just so precious to see! It has been decades since any of my cats had kittens. I believe the last one was Tibet and after we had her spayed but kittens are so delightful!
      I hope you find them all good homes unless you plan to keep them all.
      I always wanted to keep all the kitties lol

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