07/10/2015 – Zuzu’s Vacation

A brief update on Wednesday’s Wordless Wednesday post, yes, Danger Cat Tessa did slide down the bannister. Miss Newton gave her a little push and down she went. Miss Newton then was about to follow Tessa when mom jumped up to put an end to that nonsense. Miss Newton jumped down from the railing and took the stairs like every good cat should *glaring at you, Tessa!*

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Patrol Sergeant Zuzu – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

After several sit down talks with very strict and perpetually grumpy Patrol Sergeant Zuzu, we talked her into taking a break, a kind of summer vacation, if you will. We’d like to see her relax as well as give everyone else around here some much needed time off.

Zuzu's ring toy - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu’s ring toy – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

And after a day or two of decompression, she discovered we actually have fun toys in the house to play with. Imagine that!

Not fond of the Tickle Pickle toy - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Not fond of the Tickle Pickle toy – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Well, not all toys are appealing. She checked out the Tickle Pickle, a toy that’s been a hit with almost everyone else, and while there were some interesting whiffs to be had, she didn’t think it was all that and a bag of treats.

Zuzu's Internet habit - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu’s Internet habit – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Instead of walking the household beat every hour day and night checking for expired permits and forged fun licenses, she now spends her time playing AND surfing the Internet. Her favorite site this week features a scampery kitten cam; much better than browsing Amazon.com for those self help books – How to Deal with Unruly Housemates, Patrol Sergeant to Master Commander in 30 Days, Strategies for Controlling Your Family First – The World Second, and The Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Feline Army.

Zuzu's favorite toy of the moment - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu’s favorite toy of the moment – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

At last, she’s found the key to a great vacation. What vacation doesn’t include long, luxurious afternoon naps? Better still, a nap with a favorite toy, perhaps? Or even someone else’s toy? Maybe that’s the key that makes the nap all the better!

(We’re not telling Pia that Zuzu sleeps with her purple nip butterfly now.)

Happy vacationing, Zuzu!

30 responses to “07/10/2015 – Zuzu’s Vacation

  1. Patrol Sergeant Zuzu looks very strict! I think I would immediately do as I was told if I got that look!

  2. Danger Kitteh WILL find danger! And we are happy to hear Zuzu is on vacation at last.

  3. We hope Zuzu enjoys her vacation and comes back with a renewed spring in her step and a smile on her face.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Whoa baby that was a quick slippery ride Tessa
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. We’re glad she can take a vacation from her duties (and that we don’t have a patrol sergeant here).

  6. Yay, Zuzu is on vacation! Well, staycation, but it’s the same thing…let’s hope she goes into permanent retirement!

  7. Don’r worry Zuzu, no one here liked the tickle pickle that much. Big disappointment. Glad you took a little vacation. They are the best.
    Luvies,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  8. that looks like an excellent vacation….especially the trackball and the nap 🙂

  9. The Swiss Cats

    We hope you enjoy your vacation, Zuzu ! Purrs

  10. Whoa! I’m glad Zuzu has taken some time off and learned how to play. I love my Tickle Pickle. Hey, you guys are featured on my Foto Frenzy today.

  11. I think Zuzu is learning how to relax!

  12. We’re glad Zuzu is enjoying her vacation. Everyone needs to get away from the drudgery 🙂

  13. zuzu…..happee vacationz two ewe, we all knead a brake frum time ta time N it looks like yur vacationz iz off two a GRATE start….haz FUN….sleep, eat & ree peet N heerz two a dusky grouper & dottyback kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  14. ZuZu, sure looks like you are having a first class vacation. Those toys are fun looking toys. Glad you are having a good time. Take care.

  15. I think Binga has a bit of the Patrol Sergeant in her – but I taught her how to have fun without whapping anyone! Although she still whaps at dinnertime and Boodie is always fair game.

  16. Zuzu you deserve to take some time off to have fun and nap. You are way to cute playing with the ring thingy.

    Emma and Buster

  17. That sounds terrific, but I’ll have to explain to my Dad what a vacation is!

  18. I am glad that Zuzu has found that it is fun to play.

  19. Dat sounds pawsum. Weez not have a tickle pickle so weez not know ifin she be missin’ out or not. But she duz look quite bootyful sleepin’ there and havin’ a time out.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  20. What a great vacation, Zuzu!

  21. I just love this. Zuzu, you are so cute and remind me of Annie in some ways. Annie used to be militant in her patrols but has let off quite a bit over time. I’m so glad you’re taking a well deserved vacation! You look especially sweet in that last pic.

  22. Have a great vacation Zuzu!

    Noodle and crew

  23. I am glad Zuzu is having a vacation 🙂

  24. pawsome vacation, Zuzu! there are certain kitties here that should do the same ::coughcough::Pip::coughcough:: say…we think the books you were lookin at sound kinda interesting…

    have a great weekend!
    pip, smidgen, Minnie, hollie

  25. It’s nice to see Zuzu relaxing and enjoying herself. 🙂

  26. Someone else’s toy is always best!

  27. Zuzu, we are happy you’ve discovered the benefits of a good vacation! 🙂

  28. We are going to follow Zuzu’s lead and take a vacation like that!

  29. That kitten cam sounds like a great idea for fun – we need to check something like that out! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Gang

  30. Zuzu, you’ve clearly earned it!