08/04/2017 – Around Colehaus

By request, here’s an online puzzle of Wednesday’s wordless photo of Ruby and Quint kissing, courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com:

Ruby and Quint kisses.

Bonus: A second puzzle link of a visiting cutie is at the end of this post. Have fun!

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While our fountain wasn’t running, Mom looked outside from upstairs one afternoon and swears she saw a shadow shaped like a sitting cat. Dad didn’t see it and maybe you won’t either but here’s her photo:

Do you see a cat-shaped shadow? - © Colehauscats.com

Do you see a cat-shaped shadow? – © Colehauscats.com

Yes? No? Here’s the same photo with a blue outside around the shadow.

Cat-shaped shadow? - © Colehauscats.com

Cat-shaped shadow? – © Colehauscats.com

Let’s turn the photo. Better?

Shadow play in the fountain - © Colehauscats.com

Shadow play in the fountain – © Colehauscats.com

Mom says the cat shadow is sitting in the well-known loaf-cat position, paws tucked under, facing left with it’s tail straight out behind. If she could find a photo of one of the Colehaus Cats, maybe love panther Olivia, the shadow might make more sense. Or maybe not. She’s still looking for that photo. It could take years for as many photos as Mom has.

Anyhoo…. our fountain is back up and running, just in time for record-setting heat, with some necessary leaks and “tweaks” scheduled for repair in September.

Here’s some cuties who are happy having a constant running water source:

Raccoon baby - © Colehauscats.com

Raccoon baby – © Colehauscats.com

Two baby raccoons - © Colehauscats.com

Two baby raccoons – © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon - © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon – © Colehauscats.com

These are Patches’ babies who come to visit every second or third day. They are adorably cute… and wild. Mom keeps telling herself these are wild animals and she feels so fortunate to be able to photograph them nearby. And yes, that is cat kibble they are eating, leftover kibble Mom set out for great, great, great grandmother Happy who happened to have visited a couple of hours before.

And so, where was Mama Patches while Mom was clicking away with her camera. Oh, she was nearby.

Mama Patches waiting - © Colehauscats.com

Mama Patches waiting – © Colehauscats.com

She was behind the big tomato pot, letting her babies eat first. She is a very gentle and trusting mama raccoon, but we don’t want that to become the norm so Mom wished the family well and went back inside. Whew! You just know one of these days Mom’s gonna report how she touched one moments before she was rushed to the hospital after some mama raccoon taught her that is completely unacceptable behavior.

Later still, after Mama Patches and her babies went back home or out for pizza and video games or wherever it is that young raccoon families go, we saw neighbor cat W hanging out with Teese on the patio (Teese is laying on the chair in front of the green pillow). Truth be told, W chases Teese mercilessly and often picks fights with him. We’re not sure what kind of arrangement they came up with to be napping so close together but we hope it’s a lasting one (it wasn’t).

Neighbor cat W hanging with Teese - © Colehauscats.com

Neighbor cat W hanging with Teese – © Colehauscats.com

And just for the record, this is not our cat:

Not our cat - © Colehaucats.com

Not our cat – © Colehaucats.com

… but this is our sunset to share with you, simply beautiful after an exciting day of visitors to Colehaus:

August sunset - © Colehauscats.com

August sunset – © Colehauscats.com

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Courtesy of JigsawPlanet.com, here’s an online puzzle of one of the visiting raccoon babies. Have fun!

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Previously on Colehaus Cats:

2016 – No post
2015 – Ruby Tuesday
2014 – Multicat Monday
2013 – No post
2012 – No post

20 responses to “08/04/2017 – Around Colehaus

  1. We do see the shadow! That’s pretty neat.

  2. we totally see the cat in that shadow. those babies are cuties…

  3. We did see the cat shadow in the very first photo…Happy Weekend
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. I always love your puzzles! For the longest time, I thought I didn’t enjoy them – but shortly after I started stopping by, you offered one and I kind of fell in love with it again. A puzzle with cats?!?! BONUS! I love those raccoons. They are much maligned – but beautiful and magnificent creatures. I saw the cat shadow right away – though I saw it sitting up with it’s tail back behind it.

  5. Very cool shadow! Such cute critters stopping by to say hi and eat.

  6. Yay yay YAY! Jigsaw puzzzles! Thanks! I totally see the shadiw cat, and am impressed with Colehaus’s mama for seeing it.

  7. We luff the puzzles. It’s good that the water is running again.

  8. Shadow cat is darn cool and so are your visitors!

  9. guyz…..we saw de cat rite a way !!!!! YAY !!!!! N thiz weekz fotoz iz awesum…wavez two evere one frum all oh uz heer in TT 🙂 ♥♥ N joy de catio time ~

  10. Those babies are so cute!

  11. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I saw the cat shadow right away! You have some very cute visitors.

  12. Momma saw da shadow cat right away.

  13. I saw the shadow cat right away perched on the fountain. Baby raccoons are so cute but you wouldn’t want to mess with one.

  14. Thank you for the puzzles 🙂 I am off to do them now.

  15. I always love seeing your visitors to your garden!

  16. We loved your puzzle, and we always enjoy seeing your cute visitors. Purrs

  17. You do sure have some fascinating ‘Coon TV and Cat TV channels! We occasionally get a Cat TV episode out on the back deck but we’ve never been able to get that premium ‘Coon Channel. You cats are so lucky. (yes! The mom saw that cat shadow right away!)

  18. We saw the cat shadow right away, but still don’t know the cause. Was it a real cat shadow from one of you on a Bein’s shoulders?

  19. Around here, we try to keep the raccoons away because they get used to people and some get very aggressive. A 20-30 pound raccoon is not unusual here. Your visiting cat looks awfully relaxed in your yard.

  20. meowmeowmans

    We totally see the cat shadow, and it’s awesome! Glad your fountain is working again, and so are all those visitors, we’re sure. 🙂