06/10/2015 – Colehaus Garden Visitors

Some recent visitors to the Colehaus Garden:

Cocoa - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Cocoa – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mom still hasn’t gotten close to shy daily visitor Cocoa but just this morning, mom got within two feet while putting out the day’s food bowl. Mom also reports she’s eleventy point eleventy-eleven percent sure Cocoa is sleeping over in Geoffrey’s straw-filled house almost every night.

Tough Boy a.k.a Toughie - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Tough Boy a.k.a Toughie – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

When Cocoa isn’t around in the early morning hours, it’s a pretty safe bet Toughie is here waiting for food. He’s a mean tomcat and everyone gives him a wide berth. Everyone except brave mom who can pet him ever-so-lightly but never, ever after he’s just finished eating. That boy has a bad attitude!

Scruffy - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Scruffy – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Almost completely opposite of Toughie is longtime neighborhood cat, Scruffy, who always enjoys a pet from dad. We say, “Almost completely opposite…” because Scruffy is his own cat and while he likes a good petting, he’s got places to go and things to do and will only tolerate people for so long. Thankfully, his days of biting mom are long past.

We’re sad to say neither Church or Momo have been spotted in several weeks, though a few families have moved away from our neighborhood. It’s possible these handsome boys have new homes elsewhere and if so, we wish them well!

Editor’s Note: Out of the blue and as if he hadn’t been away, Momo came visiting yesterday before his dad scooped him up and put him back indoors where, his mom reports, he is learning to become an indoor only cat. Momo sustained another serious injury to his hindquarters a couple of weeks ago, this time requiring stitches at the base of his tail and they can’t afford the $$$ for another surgery every few months. We told her we had seen Toughie chase and bite Momo months ago and with that knowledge, they’re determined to keep Momo inside from now on where he will lead a safe life.

Mystery Man - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mystery Man – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Sometimes, mom spots this new mystery Tuxie leaving the food bowl mid-mornings. She assumes this black and white kitty is a boy because he sports a brown studded dog collar (shhh, don’t tell him!), though the tag which she has not been able to see close enough to read as of yet, is a pretty red heart. And look! Black toe beans!

Neighborhood hunter - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Neighborhood hunter – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Super friendly neighbor cat Whittles is officially on mom’s poop list. His family loves that he’s a hunter and mom was all on board with that too when he caught several moles threatening to destroy the garden again. But when he traipsed through the yard with a bleeding, half-dead rabbit and later, snatched two birds from under the feeder, mom was one unhappy mom… so much so, she won’t open the window blinds upstairs in her office area anymore, she says. That window overlooks Whittles’s home front yard where he seems to be piling up the bodies of mole, vole, mouse, and now other creatures. Who wants to look at that??

Bald eagle overhead - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Bald eagle overhead – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Speaking of birds, here’s one that might consider Whittles as a meal if he’s not careful. A couple of these bald eagles fly high over the garden every couple of weeks taking advantage of the wind thermals we have around here.

Curious squirrel - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Curious squirrel – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

We hope neither Whittles or the eagles pick on our rodenty squirrels! We like them.

Lounging squirrel - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Lounging squirrel – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Mom says she saw Limpy, the squirrel the other day, and that he looked very good for only having use of three legs. She didn’t get a photo of Limpy this time around but is convinced that’s just a matter of time. Also without photo, one of Trouble’s three babies (last year’s raccoon) has returned to raid the squirrel nut box in the late afternoons. Mom’s named her Lily (again, making an assumption on gender).

That’s about it for now. Something’s always going on outside and someone’s always stopping by it seems and we’re glad you could visit us too!

22 responses to “06/10/2015 – Colehaus Garden Visitors

  1. Goodness me you have a ton of visitors. We hope Momo adjust quickly to the indoors…cause we all know an indoor cat is a safe cat.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. We loved the picture of Limpy the squirrel as his toes and fingers were so much longer than than we remembered.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. What wonderful visitors! And so busy! Lovely, lovely photos!

  4. I am so happy that Momo is now going to lead the life of an indoor cat. Momo is exquisite, I don’t want anything happening to Momo or to any outdoor kitties. It breaks my heart.

  5. My goodness, you have a regular highway and B&B right in your backyard!

  6. You sure have an exciting metropolis in your yard! It’s good that all of you are staying inside where it’s safe.

  7. oh how we wish people would keep their cats inside….. hope the wildlife stays safe and some of those big boys can get neutered (if they aren’t)

  8. Wow, great update on the visitors. Hope Momo’s people can keep him inside. Thanks for keeping a watchful eye over everyone!

  9. Wow, there are a lot of critters in your neighborhood – and lots and lots of kitties! We have a few cats around here, but I think they all belong next door.

  10. Wow! Your garden is like the Avenue of the Americas! So many visitors! 🙂

    While we’re sorry that it took getting his tail bitten, we’re glad Momo will be an indoor kitty now. It’s so much safer that way.


  11. You have plenty of neighbors. Some critters don’t want to be cooped up inside the house. Your kitty visitors are so adorable.

    Emma and Buster

  12. Oh Meow dat’s a lot of news and a lot of visitors. We syre hope Momo adjusts well cuz hims wuld fur sure be much safer and happier in da end, bein’ an inside kitty. And weez sowry yous hunter be huntin’ fings yous not like, but hims is a hunter and da fings hims killin’ awe purrey. Good, bad or udderwise hims only duin’ what comes naturally. And altho’ da bunnies be cute, they can be just as much of a pest as mice. Mommy can’t plant a veggie gawden cuz da bunnies eat it all afur it even gets big nuff to matter. Hope y’all have a gweat day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. guys….total lee awesum post two day bout yur nayborz….itz nice ta see everee one …but KNOT ….letz see…what iz that now we like ta dizz everee chance we getz ??????? squirrel ? 🙂


    total lee awesum oh yur mom ta look out for & afturr everee one two;
    even whittles !! 😉

  14. You sure have a lot of activity in that yard! We don’t have a lot of neighborhood cats like you do.

  15. Eeek – whittles, you’re one major hunter! Our mom woudl shut the blinds too. Cocoa sure is a lovely thing. And we’re so glad to hear Momo is indoor only now!

  16. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    You sure have some adorable visitors in your yard!

  17. Wow! You sure have a lot of visitors. We wouldn’t be so welcoming to all those introoder cats.

  18. I dunno, dem skwerrils look yummy to me.

  19. You have lots of guests! We only have a jackass in the condo behind us.

  20. My, you have so many visitors! We’re glad to hear Momo will be an indoor cat now.

  21. You have many interesting visitors ! Purrs

  22. katie isabella

    This was an especially good bloggie today. I am happy happy that mono IS an indoor cat now. I wish every cat was. And thank you so VERY much for caring for the hungry cats outside who have no one. They have you and that makes my heart happy.