07/22/2016 – Friday Flashback with Tessa

In the spring of 2012, we considered looking for a tuxedo cat to add to our family, probably a kitten (we were open to adults, even senior adults). But life issues got in the way, like they sometimes do, and we nixed the idea completely.

Two weeks later, two girls showed up on our doorstep and asked if we could take in this little bunch of energy.

Tessa's first baby photo - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Tessa’s first baby photo – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Baby Tessa’s first official photo. Soon after, she showed us how silly we were to think we’d hang drapes on the French doors.

Baby Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Baby Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

She was a bundle of joy, of bounciness, and of cute. And she loved toys (still does)!

Coy Baby Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Coy Baby Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Ah, the cute was very strong with this one. And she knew it, like all kittens do.

Brave Baby Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Brave Baby Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Baby Tessa’s first windowsill. Seeing the big outdoors from this high up didn’t phase her in the least (a fondness of that we would soon discover).

Baby Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Baby Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

This little gray and white tuxie girl, this special one who keeps us on our toes…

Baby Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Baby Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

… we couldn’t imagine life without her.

Tessa - 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

Tessa – 2012-2016 © Colehauscats.com

“Hold your applause, folks. I know I’m special.”

23 responses to “07/22/2016 – Friday Flashback with Tessa

  1. Tessa you are such a pretty lady and we’re sure every one of your forever family will love you to pieces,

  2. Yes indeed, you are quite , quite special.

  3. What a baby doll!

  4. Awww…baby Tessa was adorable and she still is as a big Tessa!!

  5. I never knew your story before, Tessa! I love the adorable kitten pics of you!

  6. Great photos of beautiful Tessa. I love the last shot to hold back the applause 🙂

  7. Katie Isabella

    oh Tessa. How sweetly made you are dear girl. Smoochies from mom and me too.

  8. Aaaaaaaw How purrecious. Tessa be just bootyful.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  9. You are special, and darn cute too!

  10. You’re so cute, special girl, we loved hearing your story. Purrs

  11. Tessa you are woman I hear you roar. We cackled at
    “Soon after, she showed us how silly we were to think we’d hang drapes on the French doors.”
    Cats have a way of showing the error of our ways and how much time we waste.
    Hugs Madi’s Mom

  12. Such cute pictures and cute kittens. So glad they found you. Great post. Have a good week end

  13. You are so sweet, Tessa. Those photos of you are lovely.

  14. Tessa, you are the purrfect addition to your family! 🙂

  15. A beauty-full lady cat!

  16. Hemingway totally approves since he’s also a Tuxie. They are special. Of course so are the ginger ones, which would include Shakespeare. Wonderful pictures of baby Tessa!!!
    Pam (The Mom)

  17. meowmeowmans

    You certainly ARE special, Miss Tessa. So happy that you found your purrfect forever family. 🙂

  18. Aaaawwww Tessa you are the cutest!!!! As a kitten and now as a beautiful lady! ❤️

  19. Awww, so adorable right from the start!

  20. Beautiful photos of Tessa.
    Have a super Sunday…

    Noodle and crew

  21. Those are great pictures of your kittenhood!

  22. tessa….ewe waz az gorgeouz aza wee tinee kitten az ewe R now….total lee awesum flash bax… even tho we iz flash bax late ~~~ ♥♥♥

  23. Kittens sucker you in with their cuteness and never let go 🙂