A young man who couldn’t find a date to his high school dance, took his cat instead.
Meet Sam and his prom date Ruby the cat!
Ruby the cat is a big part of the family. When Sam Steingard wasn’t able to find a date from school, he knew he had already got the purrfect one at home.
“My brother took our cat to prom… My mom (Joanne) decided to buy our cat a dress and sparkly collar so my brother would have someone to take pictures with,” Sam’s sister, Caroline Steingard, told Love Meow.
The way Ruby looks at her human in the photo is priceless!
10 years ago, Ruby was found behind a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant. “So that’s how she got her name” Caroline said.
She is a very friendly cat and loves people and the neighbors. Ruby grew up with Sam and Caroline and they share a very close bond.
“When I was younger, she would walk with me to school and then when we arrived she would walk herself home and meet me there after school. She’s a great cat.” Caroline told Love Meow.
Ruby loves to be held. She’s a very chill cat and purrs when you pet her.
“She loves Sam because he likes to talk to her in a baby voice and he will give her treats once in a while.”
Ruby gives Sam a face hug!
“Since being home on summer break Sam did build her a little cat fort out of a cardboard box and an old tee shirt,” Caroline told Love Meow.
“Even though she has a $40 heated cat bed, she prefers the homemade fort.”
Sam and Caroline have both graduated from high school since the picture was taken last year.
“Both me and my brother miss her so much when we’re away at college!”
Whenever they are home, they come to their old friend Ruby for some very-needed cuddles and love.
Every time he’s home from school, they cuddle :).
Sweet Ruby 🙂