04/17/2015 – Smug

Smug Olivia is smug - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Smug Olivia is smug – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Call me Smug Olivia today because I’ve been successfully avoiding having my photo taken for almost three months. I “let” mom take this one because I didn’t want her to lose interest in me or anything. I’m feeling pretty good about myself!

04/15/2015 – Tax Day Hideouts

It’s Tax Day here in the states and I thought I’d share with you some of my best Tax Day hangouts for you know, when you’d rather do anything else but fill out those forms and write out that check.

Here I am in my fort. Invite into such is by special circumstance only. Mom had to make arrangements well in advance to be allowed in. While my fort isn’t a boys-only club, the only girls allowed are my sister Olivia and mom.

Forts are good if your taxes are very complicated and you need to hide out for a while. I’ll bet the government couldn’t hear you weeping in here, if you felt the need to.

Quint in his Fort -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint in his Fort -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Here I am exposed, out in the open in a hammick. I recommend this hangout if you’re a bit more comfortable with your tax situation. They take a little, you keep a little much like I’m keeping this kickstick. Sure, it’s my bigger sister Pia’s kickstick, in theory. But today, it’s mine. Tomorrow, it’ll be gone. Note that mom cut off one of the hammick legs in this photo making it appear I may be floating in air. This is a shout out to all those tax payers who feel as though not much is holding them up. I feel your pain. Truly, I do.

Quint in a Hammick -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint in a Hammick -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Lastly, here I am in my box. This is the most comfortable hangout and best suited for those who have nothing to hide and expect a nice, fat refund much like I expect treats to be served on a silver tray shortly. Those treats are coming, right mom?

Quint in a Box -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Quint in a Box -2015 © Colehauscats.com

I hope you enjoyed seeing my hangouts and that they are of some help today. Cheers!

04/14/2015 – Ruby Tuesday

On our ongoing quest to find Ruby a toy:

Hey, there's a new toy! - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Hey, there’s a new toy! – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

We’ve got something new for you, Ruby!

Hey, now we’re talking! That looks interesting.

I'll just ignore it - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

I’ll just ignore it – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Well, go on. Check it out!

You don’t just “check it out.” Don’t you humans know anything? You’ve got to play hard to get with something like this. The key is to ignore it initially.

Or sneak up on it - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Or sneak up on it – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… and gently, quietly sneak up on it while acting like everything else is more interesting. Like this scratchy post. See? I just needed to touch it but notice I’m not taking my eyes from the prize.

Sniffing... - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Sniffing… – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Or like this smell. I’m close to the toy yet, this smell here is more important. So important, I needed a good, two-paw grip on my tower post to position myself right before…

Going in for the kill - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Going in for the kill – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

… I go in for the kill!

The kill -2015 © Colehauscats.com

The kill -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Hey! Um… NO! Ah, stop, hey, don’t… um, STOP! HEY! Wait… RUBY STOP! NO!…

Ruby like(d) it -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Ruby like(d) it -2015 © Colehauscats.com

Tasty! Got another?