02/12/2018 – MultiCat Monday

We’re not a real close snuggle kind of cat family, meaning everyone snuggles with Mom and Dad, but the cats snuggling amongst themselves? Well… it depends.

Olivia and Miss Newton sort of snuggle - © Colehauscats.com

Olivia and Miss Newton sort of snuggle – © Colehauscats.com

Olivia and Miss Newton don’t snuggle as much as they used to. If we check our handy-dandy Who Gets Along With Whom chart (WGAWW)*, we see that Olivia LOVES Miss Newton but Miss Newton could stand a whole lot less attention from our ten-pound dark mass of black cat.

Pia and Olivia kind of snuggle - © Colehauscats.com

Pia and Olivia kind of snuggle – © Colehauscats.com

Pia and Olivia sort of snuggle. It’s actually more like Olivia was sleeping there first, Dad took the other chair, and so, Pia decided to take the rest of the space, and Oh Look! A smaller cat is there. Okay, whatever.

Pia and Olivia snuggle - © Colehauscats.com

Pia and Olivia snuggle – © Colehauscats.com

“… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…”
Gotta love those gingery bunny paws. Pia gets along pretty well with everyone and frankly, she couldn’t care less if anyone didn’t get along with her. She’s a diva that way.

Tessa and Miss Newton "snuggle" - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa and Miss Newton “snuggle” – © Colehauscats.com

After putting up with Olivia, Miss Newton wanted in the big bedroom where Tessa was telling herself over and over how good she looked against the pale blue coverlet. Going back to our WGAWW chart, Tessa gets along with Miss Newton and Miss Newton gets along with Tessa just fine… until Miss Newton gets her wild hair late every afternoon and chases Tessa into corners to which Tessa growls and cries and knocks things over trying to get away.

(We realize we just spilt more of the beans on Danger Cat Tessa and her ever-softening ways by sharing that seven-pound Miss Newton chases twelve-pound Tessa into corners and makes her cry. Let’s keep this our secret!)

Miss Newton, Sunny, and Tessa don't snuggle - © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton, Sunny, and Tessa don’t snuggle – © Colehauscats.com

And this is the most snuggling you’ll probably ever see with these three independent Colehaus Cats.

The chart shows Sunny gets along with everyone, and by getting along with everyone let us remind you Sunny is the house Patrol Sergeant and everyone pretty much follows her rules. There will not be fights, there will be no shenanigans, there will be limited running amok (preferably between the hours of 1 a.m. to 3:38 a.m. and by permit only). Any activity more serious and Sunny intimidates everyone into submission by striding through the middle of the ruckus, sitting down, and glaring at all guilty parties who generally slink away in opposite directions.

Quint and Olivia snuggle - © Colehauscats.com

Quint and Olivia snuggle – © Colehauscats.com

One cat we can always count on to be a snuggler is Quint. When he’s not in his blanket fort, he’s usually snuggled up with someone, and his favorite co-snuggler is Olivia. These two get along famously and have since they were adopted together**.

*Who Gets Along With Whom chart subject to change at any time.

**While Quint and Olivia were technically adopted at the same time, they came from different foster homes and didn’t like each at all at first. During their mandatory two-week isolation and adjustment period, there were many full-blown fights between the two. Finally, Mom swore she would tie the two nine-week old kittens together*** until they either liked each other or turned 37 years old. The very next day, Quint and Olivia decided they were meant to be loving brother and sister.

***Mom says a lot of things, even crazypants things, sometimes. She would never actually tie kittens together to force them to get along. She thinks just the thought of that happening would work, and in this case, it did. Whew!

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Quint taking it easy - © Colehauscats.com

Quint taking it easy – © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s been feeling under the weather for the past couple of days and we’re still not sure what might be going on. We thought maybe he had a bowel blockage but that doesn’t seem to be it. Urine output is good, eating and drinking water is good. Some barfs here and there alongside stinky gas from the other end have him feeling miserable. We’re watching him nonstop and will provide an update as soon as we get one.

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A Colehaus Cats flashback:

2017 – No post
2016Helper Quint
2015 – No post
2014Thinking
2013Ruby Tuesdays
2012 – No post

22 responses to “02/12/2018 – MultiCat Monday

  1. We had thought about making a “chart” for our house too, LOL. We have a lot more snuggling going on at our house, well, except for Sadie.

  2. da tabbies o trout towne

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  3. The chart is always fun. We were wondering when Quint would pop up. We hope this is one of those things that passes quickly.

  4. Joan Ryan (KitKat)

    We’ve been thinking about Quint and hoping he’s better. We’ll continue to check for updates. We love that little guy.
    Smoochies!
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  5. I need a patrol Sargent in my house! I wish someone would stop my two fuzzy black boys from their tiffs.

  6. Our chart is easy: Angel here, Manny and Chili Bruce over there, and never the twain shall meet! We’ve kept them separated for weeks now, but this morning Angel and Chili Bruce met on either side of a closed door, and Angel’s warning vocal ability let the whole household know that something was amiss! Keeping our paws crossed that Quint is fully recovered.

  7. I hope Quint feels better quickly.

  8. We love to snuggle together, our chart is very easy ! We send tons of purrs for Quint and hope he feels better soon. Purrs

  9. Quint, please please feel better. Love you.

  10. Sunny mom likes this rule
    “There will not be fights, there will be no shenanigans, there will be limited running amok (preferably between the hours of 1 a.m. to 3:38 a.m. and by permit only).”
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. sending get well wishes to Quint and the photos are darling!

  12. Very cute cuddly photos. Poor Quint, I hope he feels better soon. XO

  13. We know all about a cat chasing another. Marie is the bane of Jenna’s existence. They are definitely not cuddlers but do occasionally bed down near each other.

    We’re sad to hear Quint isn’t feeling up to par and hope he’ll be back to his ol’ self soon.

  14. We love seeing all the snuggling going on. We send lots of purrs to Quint and hope he is feeling better soon.

  15. Quint we hope you feel better soon.

  16. Purrayers that Quint feels better soon. Our snuggle lineup is very complicated too.

  17. We are not really snugglers around here, except for Binga and Boodie sometimes, and me and my therapy cat patients.

    I’m sending lots of purrs to Quint.

  18. Sending healing purrz for Quint. I’m not a snuggler either. Sometimes I’ll lay up against HHGutt.

  19. As we get older, snuggle-closeness is a little farther apart. We move about more, so it makes it harder. But we still love one another…

  20. Good to learn other kitties are challenged by best way to coexist

  21. We’d love to see that Who Gets Along With Whom chart … even with its fluid nature (cats are fickle!!) Olivia and Quint look like the snugglers in the family. We sent you an e-mail over the weekend about nominating you for the Nose-to-nose Awards – let us know what you think 🙂

  22. Maybe not snuggling, but still close together. I hope Quint is soon feeling better.

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