03/17/2017 – Tessa MacTroublesomes

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Sweets MacTuxieton – © Colehauscats.com

This kitty, this cat, this most-of-the-time sweetheart, Tessa.

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Danger MacDangerson © Colehauscats.com

This adventurous member of our family who sometimes gets things in her head and pushes the corners of her envelope.

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Grumps MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

This cat woke up on the wrong side one day back in February and soon, found herself in all kinds of trouble. It started with a grumpy day. Over what, we have no idea. But we’re working on a theory based on past behavior.

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Scrappy MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

The case of the grumps turned into picking fights with Quint and Miss Newton (who even as a very petite girl, can definitely hold her own in a fight). Tessa’s grumpiness continued as she lost every fight she initiated.

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a. Fights MacTroublesome – © Colehauscats.com

By the end of the weekend, she had more scratches on her nose than ever. And she was still grumpy. And then, on Valentine’s Day, she sauntered into the kitchen, looked up at Mom, and peed.

This was the exact behavior she exhibited back in 2014, and similarly, she was very healthy with no UTI or anything else going on, but suffering a case of Tuxie Attitude. Instead of hoping this was a one-time thing and suffering the consequences of finding secret pee spots around the house weeks later, Mom took the same eventual approach as she did in 2014. Tessa was grounded to the master bedroom for a month, 24/7, where she instantly turned back into a perfect angel. No grumpiness, no fighting, and no inappropriate peeing.

Hmmm, do you suppose she just wanted/needed a vacation?

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa a.k.a Sweets MacSweetyton (after adjustment) – © Colehauscats.com

Tessa gets out on parole this weekend. Let’s hope a month filled with servant calls, special attention, and treats on silver trays taught her a valuable lesson!

31 responses to “03/17/2017 – Tessa MacTroublesomes

  1. Aw, Tessa, we hope you’re back on track and will be a sweet girl again. It’s hard being the only tuxie, isn’t it?

  2. Tessa, taking time out and a mini vay-cay is always good fur the soul, here’s hoping that mew feel supurr happy again!

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  3. That was a nice vacation, Tessa~ Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  4. We hope the all is calm returns and stays!

  5. Don’t worry Miss Tessa….we all need a break sometimes

  6. tessa….it bee de pizza…. thatz what did de trix !!! 🙂

    nothin wrong with a wee bit oh cat a tood everee now & then ~~~~~~ wavez two all

    happee week oh end &
    lá sona st patrick le sláinte do gach ♣♣♣

  7. Yep Tessa want her own Gal Cave w/o any visitors. Good thing your mom speaks/reads Tuxie minds.
    Hugs O’madi and O’mom

  8. Katie isabella

    Tessa, you grouchy? Hard to believe!! But there it is. You were. I hope Quint’s paining paws weren’t tired out from fighting the good fight.

  9. Tessa, here’s hoping there is no recidivism in your future! Happy St. Patrick’s!

  10. We can’t believe that sweet face could ever cause trouble or pick a fight 😉
    Bear’s an only child … but he picks fights with me and makes trouble when he’s bored or looking for attention. If that were Tessa’s issue, it would’ve gotten worse being trapped in a smaller space with less to see and do – which doesn’t sound like was the case. Regardless of cause, hopefully she’s back on track. She’s beautiful and could charm the pants off anyone!

  11. Maybe I should suggest that next time my human gets in one of her moods – confine her to the bedroom with no internet until she chills out!

    Hopefully Tessa will be back on track now!

  12. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  13. Tessa was Greta Garbo in a previous life! 😀

  14. Hope your mood has improved Miss Tessa!

  15. We kittehs know how to get what we want!

  16. Tessa is a sweetie! We all get our moments!

  17. Just like the best of us! We all need to give into our inner grump sometimes!

  18. Tessa, we’re hoping this grumpiness is just temporary.

  19. I hope Tessa will be OK now.

  20. Tessa, sometimes we humans just don’t understand what’s going on in the fur people world. You know your human parents love you very much and I hope you can enjoy freedom without problems.
    Hugs to you dear kitty, from Pam, the Mom

  21. Poor baby! I hope Tessa’s feeling more like herself now. There is tortitude…is there such a thing as tuxitude too?

  22. She looks like an angel to us and we’re experts on Angels here. Just sayin.

    Angel 🙂

  23. Whoa! You got a timeout—bigly! When I wake up on the wrong side of the “crypt” as Pop calls it, I attack and bite him while he’s getting ready for work.

  24. meowmeowmans

    We hope you had a relaxing, de-stressing vacation, Miss Tessa. Enjoy your parole!

  25. MOL! And you brought that C up to an A in the timeout room!

  26. We hope Tessa will enjoy being on parole and loves sitting on the silver trays.

  27. Tessa, sweetie, can’t you find a nice place to hide out instead of causing mayhem? We’re glad to hear you’re on parole now.

  28. I am glad you have put your grumpy pants away after your enforced vacation. I hope all is sweetness and light again.

  29. Hope that vacation did the trick for Tessa!