Patrol Sergeant Zuzu.

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu, ready for duty - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu, ready for duty – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

We mentioned last month how Zuzu had appointed herself as a kind of sheriff here at Colehaus, a position she takes very, very seriously. Nothing, and we do mean nothing, gets by her without her inspection and go-ahead approval. Where did this behavior come from? Were we that unstructured and lax in our day-to-day lives? Guess so…

Litter patrol - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Litter patrol – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

What is this? You can’t leave crinkly paper just laying around like this? Not without a permit!

Feather patrol - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Feather patrol – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

It’s a good thing someone’s paying attention around here! This feather could have up and walked…. uh, nevermind. This feather is dedded. Still, you’ll need a permit if your plans include leaving this here.

Literary patrol - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Literary patrol – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

No, mom, you cannot read any of these books until I’ve checked and verified each and every one. And I’ll get right on that, right after my noontime nap. Patrol work is a tiresome, but important job, and someday, you’ll thank me for stepping up and whipping this household into shape! Come back in an hour and we’ll see about getting you the right permit.

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Life of Squirt.

Viola's Internet habit - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Viola’s Internet habit – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Life is rough on this little one year old. You know how we use our cats as forced labor – vacuuming floors, beating laundry creekside using rocks, keeping tabs on Internet kittens…

Internet surf position - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Internet surf position – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Viola was so addicted to watching the Tinykittens foster kittens streaming webcam, a part of the LAPS – Langley Animal Protection Society, we thought she was going to throw a conniption when the latest batch was adopted. Good thing for her, the Internet is a V-E-R-Y big place to explore.

Scratch Post Inspector - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Scratch Post Inspector – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Don’t forget to tell everyone I’m an excellent scratchy post inspector. Is this a union job?

Official batter - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Official batter – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

If I may be so bold in saying, I’m also an expert at batting things. And if someone doesn’t like it, well…

Bunny Butt! - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Bunny Butt! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

… here’s what they get!

Alright, Viola, that wasn’t very polite. Let’s see, she spends part of her day playing hide and seek with Quint and Olivia.

Playing Hide & Seek - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Playing Hide & Seek – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

We didn’t say she was very good at the hiding part.

Having a laugh - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Having a laugh – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

What do I care if they find me? That’s part of the fun!

Going for a laugh - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Going for a laugh – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Oooo, let me tell this part, mom. Sometimes, when things are really, really serious around here, I’ll do just about anything to get a laugh. You wouldn’t believe how long I sat here with this speck of litter on my nose before anyone noticed.

You aren't laughing AT me, are you? - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

You aren’t laughing AT me, are you? – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

And then, when they finally paid attention, they laughed. But swore they were laughing WITH me, not AT me. Sure, sure you were.

Pretty Viola - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Pretty Viola – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Yeah, I’ve got it good here. I like my home and family. I think I’ll keep ‘em.

Whew! That’s a relief! We were a little worried there, Viola. Now, c’mere for some kisses.

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Multicat Monday – Every Home Has One.

Every home has one - the Lookout - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Every home has one – the Lookout – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Every home has one – The Lookout. And when it comes to Quint, he’s a good one.

SHHHH! Quiet, you guys! I think I heard Mom! She won’t be happy to hear your breakout plan to catch birds!

Bonus Lookout: Miss Newton watches out for Patrol Sergent mama Zuzu who dislikes all kinds of fun.

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The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society dinner and auction over the weekend was fun and beneficial as always. We saw lots of shelter friends and a good amount of money was raised for this little shelter with a big heart. We were immensely proud to see one of the early Niblets photos featured under cats and kittens who had found homes…

The Niblets (front top) Robbie, Russell, Illy & Viola - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

The Niblets (front top) Robbie, Russell, Illy & Viola – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

…and sad to see sweet, orange boy Caine, the Seattle Seahawks fan, still without a forever family. He’s become very shy and subdued at the shelter in the years he’s been there and sadly, was unable to witness and celebrate his Seahawks win last season’s Superbowl. If only we weren’t a full house…

Homeless Caine, a  WCGHS shelter cat and Seattle Seahawks fan

Homeless Caine, a WCGHS shelter cat and Seattle Seahawks fan

Last week, due to unforeseen circumstances and a bit of communication snafu-ery, we were unable to place Quint’s special 6×6 inch canvas set of seasonal paintings in the WCGHS auction. We were very disappointed, but with hopes of making something good of the situation and help out the shelter, next month we will offer that single set in the group of four – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and yet to be released Winter – online at Quint’s Art Shop for one hundred dollars.

This is a single set of four 6 inch by 6 inch canvases, each with a small easel, each signed, numbered, and dated. The Spring canvas was painted in 2013, Summer is from 2012, and both Autumn and Winter were painted this year.

(Please click each to enbiggen.)

Quint's Spring Blossoms on 6x6 inch canvas - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s Spring Blossoms on 6×6 inch canvas – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint's Caribbean Summer on 6x6 inch canvas - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s Caribbean Summer on 6×6 inch canvas – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint's Autumn Skies on 6x6 inch canvas - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s Autumn Skies on 6×6 inch canvas – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint's Winter Frost on 6x6 inch canvas - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s Winter Frost on 6×6 inch canvas – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

We think this would be a terrific gift set for a collector of Quint’s work or that special cat admirer who thinks they have everything feline. Quint would love knowing his work continues to help his fellow shelter kitties while bringing joy to one special art lover. Will you be that one?

Pia's signature

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Quint's signature

Newton's Signature