Ruger has always been one of the kids since he joined his family. He gets along swimmingly with his human siblings, and the four of them enjoy running about and playing together whenever possible.
Ruger’s mother, Molly Figueroa, told The Dodo, “He has particular yet different ties with each of my three kids.”
Figueroa is a photographer, therefore her human children and Ruger are frequently the subjects of her photographs. Regrettably, none of them are particularly adept at remaining still for the camera.
“My kids despise posing, and Ruger avoids eye contact with Mom’s camera as well,” Figueroa said.
Figueroa was attempting to get everyone to sit still and pose for a lovely shot one day. Ruger appeared to empathize with his mother that day for some reason, and he chose to set an example for his human siblings by posing for the camera.
He even grinned at me.
“He had to beam that gorgeous smile straight at me because he was enjoying the finest day ever,” Figueroa recalled.
Figueroa was overjoyed when Ruger agreed to grin for the camera on that particular day, and anticipated that his cooperation would spread to the rest of the gang. Instead, she got a number of images of a well-behaved Ruger and a rowdy group of kids, which turned out to be very amusing.
When Figueroa saw the images, she couldn’t help but giggle at the sight of Ruger sitting in the center of it all, posing and smiling.
The other kids eventually sat quiet and allowed mom snap a picture, but Ruger was by far the most well-behaved child that day — though it’s possible that it helped that mom had brought along a special incentive for his excellent behavior.