Last Minute Gifts, Calendar Giveaway, and Zuzu’s Favorite Story

WintersFrost2014_can4x4_4miniIf you live in the states, there’s still time to pick up one of Quint’s original paintings in time for holiday gift giving! Or if you’re looking for a little something wintery to bring indoors (without the chill and melting ice), check out his Winter’s Frost series by clicking on Quint’s Art Shop icon over there on the right sidebar –> or visit his art shop directly by clicking here.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Thank you for entering to win one of two kitty calendars that include calendar boy Maxx alongside many beautiful and squee-worthy others. We wish we had thirty-three more calendars to pass along, one for each of you who entered, but we only had two to give away. (Note to self: Get more next year!)

We printed out all the entries, cut them out, and spread them on a big piece of felt. After an initial bout of WTF-ery, Maxx wanted nothing more than to lay on the group of email entries (ooo, felty!) and drool, like he does. Just in case he didn’t find any two to his liking, we had an Internet random selection picker waiting in the wings, (no, not Viola like we used in our last giveaway).

Maxx looking over calendar entries - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx looking over calendar entries – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Then he got serious.

So many entries to pick from  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

So many entries to pick from – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx walked around a bit and had to sniff each entry, you know, to be fair.

Choosing  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Choosing – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Picked one  - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Picked one – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx picks his first winner!

Picking a second winner - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Picking a second winner – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Keeping his eye on a choice - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Keeping his eye on a choice – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

And decides on the second winner, after Mancat-handling the entry a bit until it fell apart.

Miss Newton verifies the winners - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton verifies the winners – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Miss Newton, of the law firm JinJur4all, Inc., was our official winning selection judge.

And the winners of our two Feline Medical Clinic 2015 Cat Calendars are:

Annabelle and Angel Abby
and
Laila & Minchie

Congratulations! Look for our email asking where to send your calendar! Thank you all for entering!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

And finally…

Zuzu and her Dad - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu and her Dad – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

“… and then I checked my email and remembered I have today through the New Year before I have to go back to work.”

Listening to her favorite story - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Listening to her favorite story – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Dad, I love this story! Tell it again!

Sleepy Pia and Niblet Updates

Today’s the last day to enter to win a 2015 11×17 inch wall-hanging calendar (in which Maxx appears, sharing the month of December). If you haven’t already, leave a single comment here by midnight tonight, specifying you’d like a chance to win and include a way for us to contact you via email. Two email addresses will be randomly selected tomorrow and once we hear back from the winners, we’ll get those calendars into the mail asap!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Niblet Updates! Apparently, the Niblets are a toy-lovin’ bunch!

Talliah (Robbie) family says in response to Viola’s question on whether there are enough toys or not: “Viola’s sister wonders the same. Talliah is not afraid to tell you all about it too. Her absolute favorite is the mouse on a stick. She will play with it longer than I can. Then of course it’s onto the lap to be petted until sleep comes. Then perhaps over to the patio door to watch leaves blow by and the occasional squirrel or chipmunk and dream of chasing them.”

In response to Zuzu going all crazy-pants over toys, Russell’s family says Russell looks just like his mama Zuzu when playing with the Neko Fly!

Zuzu goes Crazy-Pants over a Neko Fly - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Zuzu goes Crazy-Pants over a Neko Fly – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

We love Niblet updates!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Displeased Pia - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Displeased Pia – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Pia says: I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me but have you noticed how much my mom has been fixated with us napping lately? I mean, it’s unnatural. Look, we’re cats and cats nap. End of story. But my mom feels the need to capture the moments. Here’s some examples:

Pia naps - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Pia naps – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

See? Cat napping. No story here, though I do enjoy showing off my magnificent toehawks any chance I get!

More Pia naps plus bonus tongue - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

More Pia naps plus bonus tongue – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Again, cat napping. Please ignore the crashed-out/partied-too-hard-on-Fleur de Nip -for-days look about me. Man, that’s some wild stuff!

Even more Pia naps - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Even more Pia naps – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Another day, another nap. Move along. Nothing to zzz here.

Pia napping with 'friend' - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Pia napping with ‘friend’ – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Lastly, another nap. I’m snuggling with my favorite toy from my boyfriend (sending winter kisses, D!) in a brilliant sunpuddle, and thankfully, mom’s photo is washed out enough to almost protect me from identification.

Wait! I think I messed that up!

Mom owes me an apology - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mom owes me an apology – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Anyway, there you have it. I nap. We nap. We all nap. There’s nothing exciting about this, mom (though I guess it’s better than poop pictures). You owe me!

Are There Ever Enough Toys?

Our 2014 Colehaus Cats Christmas eCards are ready for download. Click the eCard of your choice over on the right sidebar –> and download either Maxx or Ruby. Or both! They won’t mind.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Lots of toys - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Lots of toys – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Viola says: I have lots of toys. Technically, the toys belong to everyone but not everyone plays with them. It’s not like there’s dried spit on every single toy. Lots of the toys in this Trap-a-Cat box hardly have anyone else’s smell on them, other than mine!

Let’s see, there’s an IKEA rat here – he’s buddies with big brother Maxx’s Busy Bee, a couple of kick sticks, two crinkle balls, a swirly ring, a catnip pillow, a leather mouse, a braided felt pull, and a milk jug ring.

Whippy Toys - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Whippy Toys – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Of all my the toys, I think I might like this Neko Fly the best. It’s seen better days, my dad says, because the fur is almost gone. My mama Zuzu likes to chew on it a lot. I don’t mind my mama’s spit ‘cuz she’s my real mama.

She’s showing me her best left-handed whappy paw here and I’m trying to mirror her moves. She’s good!

Feather Toys - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Feather Toys – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

But of all the toys here, and there are lots, sometimes the best toys are the simplest ones. I LOVE feathers the best! Luckily for me, there’s usually one or two of these things lying around outside. A quick wash and dry and I’m free to play to my heart’s content.

And a place to watch toys - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

And a place to watch toys – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Or until I bat it under the refrigerator. Gee, there must be enough feathers under there by now to make up a whole bird! And when that toy comes out to play, I’ll be all over it!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

WintersFrost2014_can4x4_4mini Quint has Winter’s Frost paintings in both canvases and art paper now! Perfect for that unique person on your shopping list, Quint’s paintings are original, one-of-a-kind pieces of art smartly priced for holiday gift giving. Click on Quint’s Art Shop icon over on the right sidebar -–> or visit his art shop directly here to see what else of his might be looking for a forever home.