07/04/2016 – Happy Fort(h)!

So… as we understand it, our Mom’s been complaining a lot about us being skerred of all the boomie things outside for the 4th of July holiday (a holiday for what? boomie things??). What’s a bunch of cats to do? Hide under the bed? Already done that. Already counted all the dust bunnies AND given them names. Some have become livelong friends!

And then, just when we thought our lives would remain miserable with all the noise going on, our Mom forced us to like her even more than we already did because…

She made us a super fort! Please click the photo to enbiggen.

The entrance to our Secret Fort! - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

The entrance to our Secret Fort! – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

It’s big and snuggly and all of us can easily fit in there. We’re not in our fort right now because we’re lounging elsewhere, taking in the peacefulness that’s surely to be dashed away soon by loud booms. But we can hardly wait to race inside. Soon, our Mom assures us. Soon!

Mom stocked our fort with all kinds of things: A flashlight and books for reading because we like it when Mom reads to us. “The Stray Cat Handbook,” “I am the Cat, Don’t Forget That,” “Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes (our personal favorite),” “All My Patients Are Under The Bed,” “The Good, the Bad, and the Furry,” “The Itty Bitty, Kitty Committee,” “Kittens on Vacation,” and “I Can Pee On That.”

Yes, they are all cat-themed books. And… your point?

Reading books for the fort - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Reading books for the fort – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

She also put all our best loved toys in there – all kinds of mousies, milk jug rings, kicksticks with silvervine and nip inside, our Molly doll, Tickle Pickles, even a feather or two! – and two ham-micks and some comfy blankets and a box with crinkly paper inside and even a bag of Greenie treats! What’s a fort without treats? A boring fort, that’s what kind.

Toys and treats for the fort - 2016  Colehauscats.com

Toys and treats for the fort – 2016 Colehauscats.com

Now, we’re just waiting for the biggest noisy night to begin so we can all scramble in there together, Mom included! Happy 4th of July! Celebrate safely and don’t forget to hug your pets!

30 responses to “07/04/2016 – Happy Fort(h)!

  1. We hope you have a great 4th of July.

  2. Happy Independence Day!! Wow, looks like you’re ready for it!

  3. Oh wow, that is seriously pawsome! Y’all are very lucky to get this attention.

  4. Paws up to your human. She knows how to make hiding from scary things pawesome!

  5. What a fun place to hide out,Happy 4th,xx Speedy

  6. What a great idea! Have a nice Fourth–in spite of all the boomies

  7. You have the most PAWESOME Mom EVER!! I LOVE that idea!! Cody and I wanna come!! xoxoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  8. How cool you get your own fort! The boomies come later, and mum will shut the windows and doors to keep the sound down. Maybe turn on the moving picture box as well. Thankfully our little area is usually quiet and those that do set off local boomies end early so we can all sleep in peace and quiet.

  9. What an awesome idea! None of us hide with the fireworks noise because it’s not happening that close by, but your fort looks really handy, especially if you have some neighborhood fireworks nuts.

    • ALL the fireworks nuts live near us, some right across the street! Next year, we’re hoping for less noise and damage because of a new law that, unfortunately, only affects the nearby incorporated area. We can hope, though!

  10. Your Mom is a Queen!!! You should all be super nice to her for a few days now. She rocks! She made all of you the coolest fort ever!!! We hope you are able to get through this noisy holiday. Enjoy your treats! Happy Fourth to all of you from all of us. 🙂

  11. Happy 4th of July! We LOVE your fort!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  12. Bravo to the Mom, that is a very special fort!!! Happy Independence Day everyone!

  13. What a pawsome idea ! Happy Independence Day ! Purrs

  14. Don’t tell our mom, but your mom is the best! Dexter says to tell Pia if she gets scared, just imagine him snuggling next to her keeping her safe ( he’s so mushy!) Stay safe dear friends!

  15. How cool is that fort?!? It’s been quiet here so far today…but we know once it gets dark, the noise will begin. Can we join you in your fort?? Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!

  16. NJ is one of 3 states where private fireworks are banned. We here a few but not many. Tonight is it doesn’t rain, the peeps will go out to watch the Macy’s show but that’s only loud outside. Have a happy and safe Independence Day.

  17. That is a great idea, you have the best Mom ever. She has good taste in books too. Happy and quiet 4th!

  18. I love how she stocked your fort!!! I wouldn’t mind spending some time curled up in there myself!

  19. That is an awesome fort. Any more room left for 2 under there?

    Happy Fourth of July!


  20. meowmeowmans

    Your mom is the bestest mom ever! We love that fort. 🙂

    Happy Independence Day, friends!

  21. Spike William

    Wow, that is the most terrific fort I have ever seen! I have been sitting in the front window wondering about all the booming noise outside. Hope that you really enjoy your Independence Day in your fort!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  22. Happy 4th Of July Independence Day to you! We are hiding unner the bed cuz there is loud noises outside.

  23. looking furward to finding out how the well the fort worked fur all of you! Happy Fourth and hope you had a good time in the fort. -Katie Kitty Too.

  24. BionicBasil

    Guys, your fort is magnificent and we really hope mew all had a Happy & Safe 4th July!


    Basil & Co xox

  25. I would say you kitties have a pretty pawesome mom! I love your fort and everything in it. I hope you all had a safe and sound 4th of July in there!

  26. We like your fort–wish our mom would make one for us.

  27. I’m so jealous of your secret fort!! I better not show my kitties this or they will be jealous too!

  28. MOwzers, we think it’s cool your mom goes into the fort with you!!